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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2010
    • (edited Apr 15th 2010)

    You may or may not recall that we once created a steering committee (nlabmeta) for the nLab, in order to have a body of people who can make some decision if some decision needs to be made.

    The hope is that the steering committee is mostly irrelevant, but the point is that sometimes it does may become relevant, and then we don’t want to be without something like it, in order not to run into some deep trouble.

    Recent incidents caused our esteemed David Roberts to want to have a voice in matters that the steering committee may have to have a voice on, and so he asked to become part of it. By the rules we set ourselves, the steering committee grows if there is consent among all its members on it growing. This consent was found here and so, now David Roberts is part of it.

    Right now this should have no practical consequence for your life on the nLab here, whatsoever, just as generally the steering committee should not have any relevance for you, as long as things don’t go really wrong. It might have had an influence on how a recent quarrel had been handled, but, as it goes, the bureaucratic formalities of making David become part of it took longer than that quarrel took.

    Anyway, welcome David Roberts!

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    • CommentAuthorHarry Gindi
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2010
    • (edited Apr 15th 2010)

    And now, David, we hoist you up on a chair in celebration!

    Huzzah!

    Oh, by the way, something of note. If you search for “nlab nforum” on google, the very first thing that comes up is the thread on the steering committee “Organization of the nLab”. I wonder if there is a way for you to force google to index the main page first.