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Postby swithun » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:19 am

We have which people use for linking to other cool Foresty organisations. Anyone can add something and it is low maintenance. I suppose it is hidden away a bit, if people are expecting a top level page devoted to similar places. But I would say that the Forest charm is in figuring things out for yourself, and confounding expectations (both good and bad).
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Postby beev » Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:14 am

How about using our wiki for this? Each place could take a page to describe themselves, add a photo, a link, whatever. They could also be categorised geographically, so when you are visiting somewhere you can easily find the best place to hang out in.

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Yeah i know what you mean swithun

Postby chakan hislop » Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:52 am

I Know what you mean swithun... however what i am thinking is not so much about the forest charm, but i am thinking more about making sure we get more traffic to the site... and then developing a system of cognitive navigation when users get here, specifically in regards to links and submissions... Im not suggesting a huge overhaul, not yet, but i do think by linking with more organisations initially online we will become more accessible within other communities that share similar values to us, creating not just opportunities for collaboration as an organisation but creating a larger shared platform for the many individuals at the forest that share their insights and content whether through the forest events, gallery or publications....

I think the forest values are becoming more evident in a myriad of places, and it would be great if other people or orgs doing what we are in different ways in different places can find a way of sharing, which means it may be necessary to reevaluate which values we pay attention to when creating information resources... i think sharing insight and content, and creating opportunities for individuals in a wider community is a good starting point... the questions i suppose your putting out there is how do we get there without affecting the integrity of what we are doing, however i dont think my suggestion negatively impacts on the forest values, do you????? 8)

By the way i think the the general thrust of a wiki is a good idea, as it will allow people to post information in a comparatively easy way, however i do think its a good idea that its moderated before live post to stop certain types from placing content that does not share similar values... and i think its important that the link area is about a wider community not a completely open link exchange area if you get my drift...

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Postby beev » Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:32 pm

I think it has always been our intention to forge better links with other similar orgs. And I agree that our current setup in terms of web links is not very effective. The bb post about other foresty orgs was always meant to be a temporary thing until we got a wiki up and functioning. Unfortunately, I ran into technical difficulties with the original wiki effort and never managed to get it off the ground. However, I am still willing to be involved in the admin work of getting another one going and maintaining it.

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can we create a consensus and then plan

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yes great idea

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