Mike Shafarenko

Director, Civic Commons ideastream

Mike Shafarenko

I'm the Director of Civic Commons ideastream and one of its co-founders.

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Tips and Tactics for Online Facilitation

I responded to David Rosenberg: That is correct. 

David Rosenberg

Is it correct that once someone responds to a post, the "Edit" and "Delete" functions are no longer available?

Tips and Tactics for Online Facilitation

I responded to David Rosenberg: The "Reflect" feature was really intended to summarize the entirity of a dialogue once a) the...

David Rosenberg

In the GoToMeeting today, Mike spoke about the lead moderator entering a daily summary. That sounds like a reflection on that day's conversation. So it might fit in with the "Reflecting on our conversation so far" feature.... Continue reading

Tips and Tactics for Online Facilitation

I responded to David Rosenberg: It's a little tricky. For one, you can click on the node from the "Soap Box" if it is recent. You...

David Rosenberg

How do I get the node number (or the link to the node) for a specific node?

Tips and Tactics for Online Facilitation

I responded to David Rosenberg: David, I really like that idea and truly appreciate the spirit of your questions. As Sandy sets...

David Rosenberg

OK. I'll move to HackPad as soon as I know that it's ready. Will you be able to move my questions and your answers that were entered here to HackPad when it is set up? There was a lot of good discussion about how to... Continue reading

Tips and Tactics for Online Facilitation

I responded to David Rosenberg: While you can use this conversation for the purposes you mentioned, it would be better to use the...

David Rosenberg

Is it correct that we can use this conversation: 1. To ask for advice 2. To ask questions 3. To report bugs 4. To suggest enhancements or new features 5. To comment on how we see things being used If so, what... Continue reading

Tips and Tactics for Online Facilitation

I responded to David Rosenberg: The notification comes to our team and we determine how to address the given situation. It can be...

David Rosenberg

I notice that each post has an "Inappropriate? Alert us." link. To whom would such an alert go? I'm assuming that since the software regards us (moderators) as ordinary users without any special tools, we're not involved... Continue reading

Tips and Tactics for Online Facilitation

I responded to David Rosenberg: You understood correctly during today's call and I apologize for my mistake. As it turns out, we...

David Rosenberg

I see that my posts have "Edit" and "Delete" links, but I understood from the GoToMeeting, that users couldn't edit or delete their posts. Please unconfuse me.

Tips and Tactics for Online Facilitation

I responded to David Rosenberg: That's an interesting question. There's no way to move threads around on the Civic Commons....

David Rosenberg

One system (Multics Forum) that I used for many years gave the moderator (called "Chairman" in that system) the ability to re-thread posts - that is, move them from where they were posted to a more appropriate place. For... Continue reading

Tips and Tactics for Online Facilitation

I responded to David Rosenberg: There is no limit. 

David Rosenberg

Is there a limit to how deeply relies can be nested?

Tips and Tactics for Online Facilitation

I responded to David Rosenberg: Simply put, you e-mail me with any technical questions/issues you may encounter...

David Rosenberg

I just found the FAQ, but it seems to deal with mostly social questions rather than technical questions. I also just found the support forum at https://getsatisfaction.com/theciviccommons Is there any deeper "Technical... Continue reading