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I could be wrong, but I think that Frank expected to be integrated into the inner circle (the FP status?) given his efforts. From what I read, this didn't happen - and created a lot of frustration. "... a few illuminati preaching" is evidence of this. He didn't feel that he was part of the few... and as a result he felt preached to.

So it boils down to what your vision is of ET. A truly collaborative space - in which case you need a process to integrate new FP-ers. Or more of a top-down communications exercise focusing on a defined political agenda - in which case... you don't need the above process.

by vladimir on Sun Apr 5th, 2009 at 01:22:35 PM EST
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Umph. I got on Frank's case about his surmises upthread, so understandably this makes me a little uncomfortable.

This discussion is challenging enough when we take Frank's diary at face value.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Sun Apr 5th, 2009 at 02:06:35 PM EST
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The FP process, like others on or about ET, has been a consensual one, involving the existing FPers and a number of regulars (typicaly those that have been to meetups or are present very regularly), and Frank has been involved. There have been no new FPers for a while, as we did not even have the time to work on it, for various reasons. It was a mistake that we're now trying to correct. But Frank seems to exclude himself from all this.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Apr 5th, 2009 at 02:55:33 PM EST
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To add a little precision:

we did not even have the time to work on it

We were down to three or four active front-pagers throughout the past winter.

It was a mistake that we're now trying to correct.

More than trying: we've been working on changes for the past few weeks, and a new editorial and site management group will be announced very shortly.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Apr 6th, 2009 at 02:35:21 AM EST
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