Hi, I've just joined Ooooby. What I would love to get out of it at this stage is to find opportunities for Wwoofing over the next 6 to 7 weeks. Is there a Wwoofing section that I've missed? It would be great, and it could help propogate Ooooby around the planet and country too. I would love to work in somebody's garden, and learn about permaculture, and about Ooooby, sustainability, self reliance- from someone elses perspective. Receive a little mentoring into the culture that surrounds Ooooby. Be Immersed in the daily life of it, even though I am passing through and don't have my own garden currently. Is the swap section only for swapping food, or can people list tuition, accomodation, labour or even non gardening related goods and services there too? Looking forward to getting involved somehow.
Also, it would be cool to be able to view a basic geographic display or listing of the members, so that one might gauge local involvement. I understand that this is all fairly new so it may not be that helpfull yet, but I think it would be awesome once it gets up and running. Glen.
Hi. I'm so chuffed you adopted my suggestion about the Woofing link. a further suggestion:
I would like to be able to send a message to all these people..... on my email program I can check boxes next to all the people and then perform the same task; could something be added to this effect, so that a message could be addressed to all the people who appear as a result of search criteria? if this is already possible by some means, could someone let me know how?
Hi Pete & James
Nice to stumble across the NZ gardener article today :)
A couple of small comments re site - just my opinion, and what would suit me :). I would like to see the groups which are actively being used featured on the front page more, e.g. recipes, and the questions and answers etc. For me (apart from the sharing) this is what i enjoy most about using the site. Would be good to see what new discussions were being started in these groups for example (the less clicking i have to do to just 'check' something the more likely i am to do it). For me personally the big blog posts that take up most of the space could be a lot smaller - some are interesting but I'm most interested in more local articles and fellow ooooby members comments and blogs. Under 'recent blog posts' it would be good to see who posted, and the first couple of sentences from that post. I also liked it better when the photos were bigger and changing.
But maybe only my personal preferences :)
It looks like I'm the first member from Belgium. The title 'From the UK or USA' nearly discouraged me from joining as it kind of implies the site is only for people from New Zealand, the UK or USA. It may be a good idea to change this to 'not from New Zealand?' or even leaving it out altogether and putting the history in a generic 'about' page
Nice new ooooby banner :) I'd like to point out though that it doesn't play nice with some of the themes :(
here's an example from one of the featured members: http://ooooby.ning.com/profile/Keb