|Re: Filtering members in a forming community (nathan schomber)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Leah (drsweetieyahoo.com)|
|Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2007 08:08:17 -0800 (PST)|
In our community we have done really well with self selection and I am glad that we have so far listened to the wiser and more experienced on this listserv. How would I have gotten to know the "mildly crotchety" guy that always points out the practical reasons why we are doing something wrong or the woman that passionately jumps into every idea without hesitation if I only moved in with people like me? However we have now reached the place that we knew we would be getting to one day. While nothing is certain until move in, we pretty much have one or 2 units left. There are more than 1 or 2 interested parties that are interested in those units. One very enthusiastic woman that we were really hoping to become part of our community has stopped coming because she is not comfortable with "competing" with others that are "in the running" for the unit that she would purchase. At one point over a year ago our group actually agreed to a set of "values" that we would rank potential members on if it came to this place. Although I agreed to it, I stay awake at night worrying that I will have to one day "play god" and choose between people that would be part of things. The ironic thing is that we have sort of been in this spot before. Quite a few times (including when I became a member over 2 years ago) there were more interested parties than spots available and people dropped out because of the competition aspect that made them uncomfortable. About half of the members of my group need to sell other homes to move in to our project this summer and it is likely that, again, people will drop out and we will have openings. --------------------------------- It's here! Your new message! Get new email alerts with the free Yahoo! Toolbar.
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