Gosh I have not read about Social Constructs in years, more than twenty at least. In fact it is twenty years this month that I had to hand in my dissertation for my Bachelor of Science degree in Business Information Systems. The subject I wrote about was entitled, "Ethical Aspects of the Internet: Cyberethics or Virtual Morality" a mere 10,000 words. The previous Christmas I wrote another missive of 5000 words about the importance of culture in Information Systems Development. This is where the social constructs came into the discussion.
Moodle itself is an Information System, so too are the Moodle forums. However we are seeing vast changes in both Moodle and the forums where attitudes are changing, there is a feeling we need to regroup, think differently, which is hard when you see your old values and norms being challenged.
Anyway at the end of the day, what we do as individuals is up to us. If Fernando wants to manage the Adaptable theme discussion himself, then that is fine by me, which means I don't need to worry myself that someone has not been answered. Also if Fernando wants a Moderator to delete, split or move a post, then we can do that too, can't we? Isn't that what we are here for. If we think otherwise then there in no point in any of us being moderators.
As Moderators it is our duty to keep a watchful eye on things. But we can also do as Helen suggested, that of Adding the theme name to the subject line of the discussion, if relevant, or changing a title so that the discussion header is readable and makes sense and found by search engines.
Anyway, rest assured, because I am not going to advocate change in the way things are done in this forum if that helps, unless Moodle HQ wants us to change the way we work that is?
Sorry for the ramble...
Thanks for listening
Mary L. Evans B.Sc(Hons) UCLan 1996