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I believe I have posted Chapter 11,The partitioning of Power, and everything is complete up to the end of that chapter. Somehow the logic behind the blog is not obvious to me. It is not usually clear to me where I am from how I read the blog. For example I cannot go directly to Forming Tribalized Communities and see what is completed - or if it is there I cannot understand what the text is telling me. For example I re-wrote the end of Chapter 9 and then found it was already posted. I did not know it was completed the first time I looked.
When I talk about strategy what I am saying is that sections need to be clearer so that visitors know what is available and can go there directly. Perhaps it is me, but in blog entries I am not sure if I am in a thread or not, - is it a blog entry on a topic by Augustin, or by me, or by someone else?
I'm thinking it is a good strategy to prioritize what is on the wechange site. What is going to attract readers? How do I know if readers want to read a whole book such as Forming Tribalized Communities? I don't! I am sure there are restrictions in the software and this makes me think about a web site. Really though, what I am feeling envious about is how sites look easily manouverable and I get the impression I know what is on the site and it is easy to navigate. With the blog I navigate by guess and by golly.
Perhaps what is needed is to review fundementals - what we are doing is wechange (that's OK) - how we are doing it is not clear. Does someone come to this site wanting to hear Augusin's view? Does someone come to the site wanting to debate an issue? Does someone come to the site wanting to read a book? What is the main focus of how we want to change the world? How do we organize what we want to do? I'm suggesting we are not very clear about the 'how' and the site shows it. It would be good to have some outside comment on this.
When I mention prioritizing what I have in mind is asking the question, 'What makes the reader want to read this'? It is a given the reader is interested in global change. But why come to this blog? Why not go to the BBC? What draws a reader to our blog?
I can ask questions. I have no answers.
What are your thoughts on this?

About the group "Creating Communitas"

Hi Forbes,

Thank you for your input. I don't have time to give my take on all the questions you raise today, but I will in the coming days.

I would like to give you some information that you need to know.

As you know, wechange aims to cover a very wide range of topics. Each topic is the focus of one 'group' or 'project'. All the projects are listed at the very top of this page (yellow links, above). You can also see the list of projects with more information by clicking the white link 'groups' at the very top, just below the yellow links.

You are the 'leader' of the group "Creating Communitas", and you are responsible for organizing the information and leading the discussion within that group (I will help you with both!). You can always come back to your group homepage by clicking on the very first link, at the top of the page.

From there, you have links to your two books that are part of your group/project.

When you create content, you have the choice between creating a blog entry (all your own blog entries will be listed in "forbes leslie's blog" - see links above), a forum topic (less personal than a blog entry, and a good place for dialog with the wechange community), or a book page (more on that later).

When creating content, notice a tick box lower in the form, where you can decide which "group" your blog/forum entry belongs to.
Currently, you are only a member of the group "Creating Communitas", so you can tick the appropriate box so that your content appears on the "Creating Communitas" homepage.

Later, I'll try to summarize this information in a new "help" section below:
When it's done, I'll show it to you and you can tell me how to improve it.


Adding a chapter to one of your books.

The other important information you need to know now is about how to add a chapter to your books.

You should be able to easily find the Table of Contents of each of your book. The links are on your group homepage.

New chapters are not 'forum topics' nor 'blog entries' but a 'book page'. The easiest way for you to complete the book "forming tribalized communities", is to go to the TOC, go to the page "Part 3: future structures" and click the link "add child page" at the bottom.

I have deleted your previous blog entry that contained one of your chapters, and copied the content into a book page, in the appropriate place. I have updated the TOC, so you can see all the content that has been posted already. You can update any chapter any time.


Trying to make sense of this to me

Continuing on - since the first part of this message disappeared.
'From there' - if I click on the yellow (not Front Page) I go on to two books. OK, I see that.
To create content I have three choices, forbes leslie's blog, forum, or a book page. OK - and I just click on one of them.
When creating content there should be a tick box - I don't see one here - somewhere I can tick a box for 'Creating Communitas' I'll post another book page - today I hope - and see how that goes.
I hope the first part of this message is saved somewhere- it disappeared when I was looking for 'Front Page' or home page.
I must be a good subject for your 'help' section as I seem to be perpetually blundering into wrong sections and losing my way. As I say, I'm grateful for your patience.

improving the introduction / help section of the site.


This section of the site is very important (as are all the links at the bottom):

I have started improving this help section, but I need your help to tell me what is still not clear to you, and what should be improved.

See this new page, about the wechange projects:

I think you should join the 'Site development' project:
it is the proper venue to discuss all those details, if you still wish to help.
So, subscribe to the group, see my forum posts there.
You can comment on them and post new forum topics within that project.