F: WeChange Community!

Here you can post anything related to wechange.org. You can report technical issues, discuss the organisation of the site, etc... This site is very new. We need to build it, defines some simple rules and the mission statement, and start building a community around it. Here, we are shapping what this web site is to become.

suggestion for a 'Hello' thread


I'm new, I was just having a look for the usual 'Introductions'/ 'Hi I'm new'/ 'Hello's Here' kind of thread, and you don't seem to have one yet... so may I suggest it?

I also wasn't sure which section would be most appropriate to start it in. But actually I think it'd be worth making a whole specific forum for this purpose.

Oh, and btw, I'm new, hi! :-)


New group: science and spirituality


This is just to inform you that I just created this new group.
I am going to post some information in it in the next few days and weeks.

You are welcome to join and contribute what you want.


updating the Help / Introduction section


Little by little, I'll be updating and improving the whole introductionnary section here:

Today, I wrote a first draft of a new page to introduce the Projects at wechange and how they work:
You can post a reply to tell me what is not clear, what information should be added, or wording improved.



New 'wechange' action blockquote.

There is a new input filter that allows you to easily create an action blockquote within your posts.

Just use the markup { wechange + the text of your action (Remember to make good use of the new action block!) } (without the space before wechange) and an action block will appear as below:

+ the text of your action (Remember to make good use of the new action block!)

The primal need for connection and where to post article.

I think my last post about the need for connection should be on the communities forum. I'm assuming this post will also go on the communities post.
There is a need state the difference between the communities forum and the communitas forum.
Communities is a broad classification and includes almost any gathering of people for whatever purpose.
Communitas is a restricted grouping and only applies where there is a felt sense of close connection. In communitas the individual willing surrenders will to a group of individuals. A recent clear example is the video and television series, A Band Of Brothers. In that series Easy Company moves into that magic space called communitas. The individual members of Easy Company willingly surrendered their will to a group called Easy Company. They were bound together by the knowledge they were prepared to die for each other. Whatever it took to keep their buddies alive was their commitment.

"Interpersonal Relationships" and "Web participation"

Hello Forbes,

Speaking of Interpersonal Relationship:

People interested in Interpersonal relationships

I once started the following as part of a new project, "Interpersonal Relationships"

I didn't do much with it, but it's not because it's not an interesting topic.

Project "creating communitas": a first step.


things are slowly taking shape on the project http://www.wechange.org/creating_communitas .

Still, there are a lot of things to do.
1) create a slightly different design for pages relevant to this project.
2) you may notice that on book pages (the three books that are part of the project), the menu specific to it appears on the left. But it doesn't appear when viewing posts on the project's forum (see for example the first post: http://www.wechange.org/node/57 ).
3) so, technically the most difficult, I need to work on the best way to identify which project each node or forum posting is related to...

About registration requirements

The "Open Participation" policy highlighted here:
http://www.wechange.org/introduction/open_participation_registration_note ,
has been influenced by the following web sites and discussions:

http://www.bugmenot.com/ ,
http://www.poynter.org/article_feedback/article_feedback_list.asp?id=60149 ,

And especially from http://wakaba.c3.cx/shii/shiichan . Quote:

  • Registration keeps out good posters. Imagine someone with an involving job related to your forum comes across it. This person is an expert in her field, and therefore would be a great source of knowledge for your forum; but if a registration, complete with e-mail and password, is necessary before posting, she might just give up on posting and do something more important. People with lives will tend to ignore forums with a registration process.