"I've been on listservs which were essentially taken over by a few
people ... I wouldn't want WAO[E] to be raided and destroyed."
Yes, I've written about this in the following:
"Ideological Spamming vs. Academia in Cyberspace"
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 46 (19 May 1997)
"Academic Websites subject to Attribution Ethics"
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 433 (1 December 1997)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
"Reconstituting Academia in Cyberspace"
Online College Classroom List (25 January 1998)
WAOE aims to be a real organization of educators, not just a listserv,
providing places for educators to be based as well as communication
systems interlinking them. Disinterested educators are definitely needed
to apply checks and balances, such as through the Online Parliamentary
Procedures Committee--which plays a sort of Judiciary role--and the
committee that establishes standards for evaluating online courses and
resources--would it be another Organizational Committee in addition to
the Online Educator Development Committee?
Like Diogenes ever searching for an honest person, I would be glad to
follow anyone who lives by academic standards and ethics.