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::It seems odd that you are in a discussion about communication as a way to facilitate teamwork, and yet you do not seem eager to use IM or email. --[[User:Ed Poor|Ed Poor]] 18:53, 6 April 2007 (EDT)
 
::It seems odd that you are in a discussion about communication as a way to facilitate teamwork, and yet you do not seem eager to use IM or email. --[[User:Ed Poor|Ed Poor]] 18:53, 6 April 2007 (EDT)
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::: My apologies, I haven't selected the checkbox.  A valid email has already been added and authenticated.  The IM option is not something I can do without actively circumventing software (and port 6667 has also been blocked for years). That said, I still prefer communication in the open to any other option. --[[User:Mtur|Mtur]] 19:02, 6 April 2007 (EDT)

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I'd like to make a few suggestions about teamwork. Since I'm new here, I do not presume to start a project page. I'll just post my suggestions on this talk page.

  1. Let others boss you around.
    • Yes, take assignments from your fellow editors. If someone asks you for an article on a topic you know about, or are interested enough to bone up on, please do.
    • Conform to formats, styles, and emerging patterns of article organization.
  2. Be nice to the other editors.
    • Sarcasm seems witty when you're typing, but will the reader really get the point you are trying to make?
    • Hurt feelings reduce cooperative spirit and ultimately work against teamwork.
  3. Be helpful.
    • Are you good at spellchecking, grammar, copyediting?
    • Do you know how to design a template or format a table?

Just a few thoughts. --Ed Poor 17:40, 28 March 2007 (EDT)

  • I would suggest that serious editors invite communication, via not only the talk page, but by email and IM, for speed and clarification of disputes and collaborative work. Team work means resolving disputes fairly, without passing them off for others to settle, or impose their will. --~ TerryK MyTalk 22:43, 2 April 2007 (EDT)

That may be a good thing to include as well. I strongly agree with everything Ed posted here, but some of the internal communciation, especially among sysops, has been somewhat wanting. MountainDew 16:55, 6 April 2007 (EDT)

Given the current state of some talk pages, what is the correct method for communicating with these individuals? Not everyone has email or IM available. --Mtur 16:57, 6 April 2007 (EDT)
I'd like to encourage more users to make their names available. MountainDew 17:24, 6 April 2007 (EDT)
I've created a hangout place for Conservapedia:Sysops. Let's hope it catches on.--Aschlafly 18:10, 6 April 2007 (EDT)
  • If you go to the account creation page, I recently noticed that the email field is now listed as mandatory. Some unannounced change, it seems. And who using Conservapedia would not have email or IM available, except by choice? --~ Sysop-TerryK MyTalk 17:23, 6 April 2007 (EDT)
At my place of employment, external instant messaging is prohibited and enforced with software. While email is available, I am not going to expose my work account. --Mtur 17:44, 6 April 2007 (EDT)
I recommend against contributing from work, without permission in writing. Why lose your job over a hobby? --Ed Poor 17:53, 6 April 2007 (EDT)
It would only be difficulty if this site got categorized as hate speech or bigotry by the web filtering software and I tried to get around it. Until such a time, it isn't an issue as long as my objectives are met. All in all its a fairly good company - the IM issue is about having internal communications traveling outside of the intranet. --Mtur 17:59, 6 April 2007 (EDT)
Yes, I agree with Mtur. There's nothing wrong with using Conservapedia at work, unless there is a ban on all websites. Most employees are checking stocks and news sites at work anyway. And as many employers monitor email now, websites like Conservapedia are often preferable to email anyway.--Aschlafly 18:10, 6 April 2007 (EDT)

You could always sign up for a second free email account. MountainDew 18:03, 6 April 2007 (EDT)

That is there and what is linked for email to me. For those who want to contact me that way, it is available. However, whenever possible I prefer to conduct all communications in public for maximum transparency of process. That way, no one can attribute to me things that I did not say and the full context for what I did say is always available to read. --Mtur 18:07, 6 April 2007 (EDT)
Your "email this user link" told me:
  • This user has not specified a valid e-mail address, or has chosen not to receive e-mail from other users.
It seems odd that you are in a discussion about communication as a way to facilitate teamwork, and yet you do not seem eager to use IM or email. --Ed Poor 18:53, 6 April 2007 (EDT)
My apologies, I haven't selected the checkbox. A valid email has already been added and authenticated. The IM option is not something I can do without actively circumventing software (and port 6667 has also been blocked for years). That said, I still prefer communication in the open to any other option. --Mtur 19:02, 6 April 2007 (EDT)