Author Topic: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community  (Read 8223 times)

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Re: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community
« Reply #135 on: February 28, 2021, 12:26:56 PM »
IIn the interest of full disclosure, I was in favor of a Reddit group when we made the transition from the Chronicle to here. Reddit's threading makes it easier to ignore/skip tirades that may now dominate an interesting thread and it is much simpler to downvote, report, and personally block from ever seeing again, specific, obnoxious posters.  Having said this, I am always grateful for this community and more so the work of the moderators.

I recall your interest in reddit then and again when IHE dropped their comments and the r/insidehighered subreddit was formed.  Unfortunately that subreddit has devolved to be mostly the kind of comments that you find frustrating. It would take the concerted effort of a lot of thoughtful redditors to bring it up to the kind of interesting discussion we have here.

In both cases, as with all online communities, satisfying participation takes being intentional about seeing where the good stuff is and recognizing that 10 to 99% of the overall content is just not for you. Perhaps even aggravating. But building on the good stuff.


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Re: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community
« Reply #136 on: April 15, 2021, 03:40:09 AM »
The effort to continue IHE comments on Reddit r/InsideHigherEd has officially failed. The organizer u/splunge, put a lot of effort into posting several articles every day. However, the comments that resulted were not quality discussion. The subreddit has been locked with a farewell note from u/splunge.
"I appreciate that it gives people an outlet for complaining about every little thing, and I appreciate that such an outlet is needed. But reading through all this has become more of a chore than a passion."

The other subreddits covering similar material include
r/professors
r/highereducation
r/highered
r/faculty
r/college
r/universities

Thanks to Splunge for giving it a shot.

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Re: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community
« Reply #137 on: April 15, 2021, 04:34:05 AM »
I was a big loudmouth over on the old Fora. I'm also in engineering and there weren't a lot of engineers (though some notable ones for sure) around the old place, so I kept most of my discussions general. Got a lot of useful advice and tried to give out some that I hoped was useful.

I was looking at a guitar transcription of one of my favorite jazz tunes, ran across a Bbmaj7b5, and my new moniker emerged from the chrysalis.

I appreciate the work of Eigen in getting this place started, and Polly for helping to keep things going.

Since it's good to have goals, my immediate goal is to make it to "Member." After that, we'll see how it goes.

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Re: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community
« Reply #138 on: April 15, 2021, 05:58:31 AM »
I was looking at a guitar transcription of one of my favorite jazz tunes, ran across a Bbmaj7b5, and my new moniker emerged from the chrysalis.

Since first seeing your moniker, I've been contorting my hands trying to get the flat 5th into a Bbmaj7 chord (and reminding myself that I am not a jazz musician). It's an excellent moniker.

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Re: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community
« Reply #139 on: April 15, 2021, 09:43:02 AM »
The effort to continue IHE comments on Reddit r/InsideHigherEd has officially failed. The organizer u/splunge, put a lot of effort into posting several articles every day. However, the comments that resulted were not quality discussion. The subreddit has been locked with a farewell note from u/splunge.
"I appreciate that it gives people an outlet for complaining about every little thing, and I appreciate that such an outlet is needed. But reading through all this has become more of a chore than a passion."

The other subreddits covering similar material include
r/professors
r/highereducation
r/highered
r/faculty
r/college
r/universities

Thanks to Splunge for giving it a shot.

That's too bad, sorry to hear it folded. We'd welcome the discussion on r/professors, and most articles there seem to get pretty decent discussion if you want to migrate over. Only policy rule is against blind links- so if you post an article, also post some starting discussion.
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Re: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community
« Reply #140 on: April 15, 2021, 07:42:17 PM »
I was looking at a guitar transcription of one of my favorite jazz tunes, ran across a Bbmaj7b5, and my new moniker emerged from the chrysalis.

Since first seeing your moniker, I've been contorting my hands trying to get the flat 5th into a Bbmaj7 chord (and reminding myself that I am not a jazz musician). It's an excellent moniker.

I usually play it as X-1-2-2-3-X, low to high. The E on the D string is the flatted 5th.

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Re: Polly's Thoughts on Future of Our Community
« Reply #141 on: April 15, 2021, 09:46:20 PM »
I was looking at a guitar transcription of one of my favorite jazz tunes, ran across a Bbmaj7b5, and my new moniker emerged from the chrysalis.

Since first seeing your moniker, I've been contorting my hands trying to get the flat 5th into a Bbmaj7 chord (and reminding myself that I am not a jazz musician). It's an excellent moniker.

I usually play it as X-1-2-2-3-X, low to high. The E on the D string is the flatted 5th.

Now, that's a threadjack I'd endorse. My guitar is not accessible, but I'm trying out the fingering on my desk.

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