F: WeChange Community!, wechange web site

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.


How to find your way in the web site?

As the amount of content within the site grows bigger and bigger, we want to help you find the information you want easily.

The primary links

At the very top of the site, you can find two list of links: one yellow, one white.

The yellow links correspond to the list of projects currently hosted at wechange. This way you can find each project home page very easily, and from there find your way within that particular project.

The white links give you many convenient entry points to some special areas of the site. Try them all and see where they lead you to!

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.



About the wechange Projects

The web site wechange is organized around "groups" or "projects". The software running this site is using the word "Group", but within wechange the word "Project" would be more appropriate. You may see the word "Group" in the title of certain site blocks (like in the block "My Groups"), while we use the word "Project" elsewhere. Both actually mean the same thing.

What is a Project?

A project is a special area of the web site that focuses on one single topic. People who are interested in that particular topic may want to "subscribe" to that project, so they can easily post content to that project.

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!)

Web site update: the tag lists have arrived!


Wechange runs on stable Drupal release

Wechange.org started running last fall on a development version of Drupal. A stable release was then due out very soon, but due to some circumstances unforeseen by any Drupal developper, the release date kept being postponed. Unfortunately, this has impaired the proper functioning of our website because of a certain lack of stability.

At last, thanks to the hard work of the Drupal developper community, wechange is now running on the latest 4.7 stable release of Drupal.

As a result, we are at last able to introduce some more features to the site.

Tags, tags, tags. Tags everywhere!

Today, I am happy to introduce a little new feature, but that will make looking for information more interesting and fun: wechange now has not one, but a set of Tag clouds.

What is a Tag Cloud, you may ask.
Have a look yourself:
http://www.wechange.org/tagadelic ,
http://www.wechange.org/tagadelic/people ,
http://www.wechange.org/tagadelic/places ,
http://www.wechange.org/tagadelic/topics .

Click on any keyword/tag, and you will get a list of posts on the corresponding topic.

You can find the links to the tag clouds in the main menus at the top of every page.

When you create a post, you will notice that you are given the possibility to enter a list of people's names, places and topics that your post cover. Do so conscienciously so that other visitors can find your post more easily.

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...