December 13, 2002
New Discussion Software from Haaah-vahd

Looks like the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard has released Rotisserie, a new discussion forum software package that claims to get around the problems that plague most threaded discussion forums, namely out-of-control flaming and the domination of the forum by a few loudmouthed participants. It does this by organizing discussion into “rounds”, and requiring replies to the forum to be directed to one person, rather than to the forum at large.

Does this work? I have no idea… readers with experience running Rotisserie should give me a shout and let me know how their experiences with it have gone.

Posted by Jason Lefkowitz at December 13, 2002
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