The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36577   Message #509888
Posted By: SharonA
18-Jul-01 - 05:42 PM
Thread Name: Dear Joe Offer et al
Subject: RE: Dear Joe Offer et al
Jon Freeman sez: "What seems to be said is that if it is worded differently, it has the rights to sit in the FAQ where presumably it will be seen to be part of Mudcat Policy..."

That's the impression I'm getting, too, and I find it disturbing.

Jon Freeman also sez: "I just thought Max set the policy not spaw and Joe or any other combination of us lot."

The only definition of people's "jobs" that I could find in the FAQ is this, from 06-May-00: "Max runs Mudcat and is the Ultimate Guru of All Things Technical. The Digital Tradition Folk Song Database is operated by Dick Greenhaus and Susan of DT. Since Max and Dick and Susan don't have time to handle the day-to-day problems like duplicate posts and bad HTML and registration problems, Max gave "edit" buttons to some of us.... The only person actually known to have a button is Joe Offer.... Pene Azul [is] available to maintain some of the [technical] areas of Mudcat.... Max is the Ultimate Authority." There's nothing specific there about anyone setting policy, so the presumption is that the "Ultimate Authority" who "runs Mudcat" does so.