Top-Down Versus Bottom-Up and the Light Hand of Moderation

As someone who has worked (not always successfully) to maintain a healthy community dynamic at Comixpedia, good articles on community-building sometimes strike me as interesting. They may not be for you, so forewarned and all that…

Mark Pesce wanders through USENET to Wikipedia to talk about the tension between community and schism, authority and anarchy. It's an interesting, well-written post.

UPDATE: Here's another interesting piece on the eternal debate: Is our wikipedians learning?


Xaviar Xerexes

Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.