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Howdy.

I'm Ben Samples. I am a long-time veteran of InternetRelayChat but have just recently stumbled across the magic that is a Wiki. I'm particularly interested in structures of power within online communities and I hope someday to be able to create an egalitarian, non-power-based IRC community of my own. I'm not sure how that can be done, exactly, but I'm certainly open to suggestions. The structure of Wikis is beautifully simple and absolutely fascinating to me, and I'd love nothing more than to be able to take the Wiki notions of community ownership and move them into a more real-time setting.

I also keep a LiveJournal and you can find much more about my by [reading my bio there] and, also, if you'd like, by [reading my most recent posts]. I don't update it all that often, but I try to put at least a little bit of substance there when I do.

Community is beautiful. This community is beautiful. And I'd love to be a part of it.

Welcome, Ben! Thank you for the compliment. You're more than welcome to be part of Meatball. -- SunirShah

Welcome! Interesting ideas you are bringing. Best, MarkDilley

Hi Ben! I'm fascinated by your feelings about bringing Wiki stuff back to real-time / real-life. MarkHarmer


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