Fighting for freerecyling

Good moderators do not grow on trees

It takes a certain person to become a moderator, never mind a good one.  It takes someone with some free time.  It takes someone with the zest to do something more than “take”: it takes someone who wants to give something back.  Add to that the mix of freecycling and you then find that a good moderator is someone who SIMPLY wants to run their group well.

Unfortunately on top of all that goodness comes a load of crap.  Sorry for putting this so bluntly but that is what it is.  FC.ORG thinks it “owns” some kind of concept and that moderators owe them something.  Well such bullshit only goes so far.  Eventually good moderators question the ground around their feet and see that they can get by quite well without the bullshit.  Not only that they simply do not have time for being talked down to.

If you want to know what I am talking about, then don’t take it from me but instead take it from others who have woken up to the fact that they only have so many hours in the day to give to freecycling, and that has to be focused on running their groups well rather than dealing with some hierarchy that has grandiose ideas of dominating the planet.

To read more take this open letter.


July 22, 2008 - Posted by | freecycle

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