Docudharma 2.0: Who We Are

It’s has been two weeks and we are moving along. I want to thank everyone for all your essays and comments. There is a lot of discussion behind the “curtain” about how we are going to move Docudharma into the future and I’ll tell you about those plans and ideas as they become more solid. Right now, I want to introduce your admins.

I hold the “keys”, that is, the domain and the Soapblox account but that just means I keep the place running and make sure the bills are paid. You’ll notice the donations pot is still there. 😉

I’m a busy lady. Beside DD and The Stars Hollow Gazette, I am actively involved with an international NGO, Emergency Medicine and a family which consumes a great deal of my time. That means I need a “staff”.

ek hornbeck is “managing editor”. It is his responsibility to do promotions to the Front Page. That is a lot more work than you would think and ek has been the “glue” that held this place together since its inception. He is also my partner at Stars Hollow. He and I consult with each other closely about this and the other admins also have input and suggestions. There is no set policy on which essays get promoted but we look for quality and content.  

My other partner is Edger. He’s the tech guy who answers my dumb questions and keeps the “engine running” plus if it weren’t for his support DD might not be here. We discuss a lot about how the site looks and functions, as well as how we can improve on it. He is also closely involved in our future plans. His blog, Antemedius, is one of the best collaborative sites I have encountered in my years of blogging.

Robyn and mishima are integral to this site for their devoted contributions and dedication. They have been here forever and have my deepest thanks for the art, insight, and information. The “Muse in the Morning” and “Six in the Morning” are among my “must reads” in the AM. Mishima‘s weekly “Random Japan” with the news about Japanese life and culture and the daily “Late Night Karaoke” are mainstays, as are Robyn’s Friday evening essays on GLBT issues. They are representative of the diversity and openness of this community.

Every contributor, commenter and “lurker” are part of my “staff”, too. This site would be nothing without all of you. You are the “flesh and bones”, the “heart and soul” of Docudharma as it moves into the future.  

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    • TMC on January 17, 2011 at 1:03 am
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    • Edger on January 17, 2011 at 1:35 am

    to you DD is something a little like the human race, where everybody does her or his little bit to keep the…

    World Turning?


  1. Could you explain how DD’s mission/focus is different from Stars Hollow’s?

    Thanks for all you do in both places.  I don’t know where you get the energy.  

    • RiaD on January 17, 2011 at 2:42 am

    for keeping this place going.

    OT- i think this guy is a spammer.

  2. must be solidly connected to a tin foil hat to be totally effective.  This does limit mobility.  But hey, where else are you going to go to get way outside the box thinking, the horses of the Apocalyptic Ranch and Knights of the Fifth Veil.

  3. you forgot to mention me, who makes this place infinitely bad ass by being my natural awesome self.

    Yeah so put that in, you know, whenever ya got the time.

    No rush.

  4. … whenever I read a title like this I think now what did I do, or don’t make me try to remember another damned password.  

  5. it would have been cool if DD Admin stayed unknown. If there was some issue that needed solving then “DD Admin” could have stepped in, not the poster’s username.

    That way there’s nothin’ but chill on the board, and no “authority” figs around. Not that TMC isn’t pretty chill, Edgar seems chill, no comment on the other dude, hehe , but it might have been an interesting approach.

  6. will save me some guilt as I seem to be unable to move my lazy ass away from places that are on my route so to speak. Thanks you guys as this place does feel like home to me and I may wander but always come back. It’s a great place to dream on and a great place to find some truth and opinion that doesn’t require bending the reality to match the arch of stupidity and delusion.. see your inspiring, smart, creative and humanists.  

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