Re: Use of Email in Group Decision Making
From: kwan lu (
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 17:41:11 -0700 (MST)
'Tis possible, however, to password-protect specific pages within websites. 
Or simply not include an actual link to the forum page: it would still be 
accessible, but only to those with the complete address to that one page...

>From: Eris Weaver <eris [at]>
>Reply-To: eris [at]
>To: Multiple recipients of list <cohousing-l [at]>
>Subject: Re: Use of Email in Group Decision Making
>Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 17:40:03 -0600
> > Rather than using e-mail per se, why not set up a group webpage, with a
> > forum page accessible to members? It would keep e-mailings from getting
> > lost, and would also allow for commentary and consensus. There is also
> > polling software available online as shareware...
>I would be concerned about security and privacy.  Our group does have a
>website and posts our minutes, but we edit them to keep "sensitive"
>information private.
> > >Have any cohousing groups developed methods for decision
> > >making by email?  (Particularly groups who have not yet moved in
> > >to cohousing.)
>Our group uses email quite a lot; however, as we gain new members that may
>change if there are some that are not as "networked" as the rest of us.
>We do make some minor, routine decisions via email.  For important
>decisions that must be made FAST, we use a combination of email and
>telephone to make sure that nobody's left out.  However, we are still
>small, with fewer than ten full member households.

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