posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 04:15 AM
As Walt Whitman wrote so long ago:
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
It's not just different audiences, though. I was a mod for a while on another site, after having been a member there. I could still post opinion,
"just like" when I was a member. But when I did, my role affected how much other members would get in my face, and
how much I could
get in theirs.
A "paradox of power" - I could edit somebody else's post, but I couldn't call BS
So, same audience, but different role, made a big difference in how the interaction played out.