On Tuesday, February 25, 2003, at 07:44 PM, J C Lawrence wrote:
How do lists with Real People differ in culture and participation of
My observation for non-geek lists is that the definition of "wizard"
tends to have more to do with social politiking and adherence to the
social norms of the list (even in rebellion).
I use the term wizard the way I use terms like troll or eeyore. it has
no geek connotation here, so I'm sorry if I confused folks.
But basically, in any social group, there are always natural leaders,
the people others naturally tend to be attracted to and defer to.
whether they're social directors or content experts or simply the fun
guy you want to buy a round for, he's the one you want in your "bar",
because he generates a crowd of fun people around him.
Chuq Von Rospach, Architech
com -- http://www.plaidworks.com/chuqui/blog/