Here We Go Again

How many of you have ever co-owned a business or co-chaired an organization? I would guess that it is an experience that few have experienced, and I can't say that I would recommend it to anyone unless there were unusual circumstances involved. I will try to explain why I bring this up.

You will note that an announcement has been made on ramfanatic.com that a message board has been established. That's great except that I didn't know it until I clicked on the site Saturday morning before leaving for Chapel Hill and the Syracuse game. There had been some brief discussions between me and the web master about my feelings that an improved method of communication was needed, but the appearance of the message board was as much of a surprise to me as was the establishment of the site itself. Those of you who are interested should click on the "about this site" topic at the left side of the front page.

I have tried to review the message board, but my limited knowledge of the cyber world causes me to think that we have some problems to iron out. Ideally, these problems would be worked out before we put the finished product on display for the world to see. Obviously, it's too late for that.

I will be working with the web master over the next few days to see if we can eliminate those things that do not work and/or explain other things so there is a better understanding of what we are trying to do.

I have never had any enthusiasm for a conventional message board even when we established the first one. I spend quite a bit of time lurking on message boards and all of them contain elements that I find unattractive. I have made it clear to my WM that I am not going to spend a great deal of time monitoring a message board to prevent those things I find objectionable on other boards from appearing on this board. What I would like to see is some sort of vehicle established that would make it easier and more inviting for viewers to comment on the articles I write or to make a statement about activities associated with UNC. Needless to say, I don't know how to do that and I need help from my WM to accomplish it.

So hang with us for the next few days while we try to modify what has been done so as to create a simple way for viewers to communicate with me and other viewers. If we are not successful, I assure you this message board will go the way of our first effort at this some months ago.

In the meantime, I have the feeling that my WM and I are going to get to know each other much better.