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Comment by Pete Russell on January 9, 2009 at 3:08pm
I like the koha idea for paying the $24 a month. Easy to explain to people and not much to raise every month.
Comment by brent simpson on January 9, 2009 at 2:45pm
It may be useful... although it doesn't really seem very wiki to me. I'm not a member of that network ... but are the pages editable by anyone who is logged in? and can you easily create a link from one page/note to another? I'd suggest though that this community may be better of being "seeded" at first before it "grows organically" in the wiki way ... wierd how all these metaphors creep in ... so by being "seeded" i mean we create groups where people can easily identify with at first -- a lot of this has already happened. Perhaps promoting the notion of groups to the front page would be a good start. Also, on a slightly different tack .. how about having a koha tin at the store who's proceeds go straight towards removing the Google ads -- not because i'm totally against google ads but because they're taking up valuable real estate! removing ads is like $24 US / month from what I can tell.
Comment by James Samuel on January 9, 2009 at 2:35pm
Brent your comments and thoughts and suggestions that "hopefully helping the former [online] will help the latter [food]" are noted and I reckon we should get together in the flesh sooner rather than later.
Comment by James Samuel on January 9, 2009 at 2:33pm
The Transition ning site has this wiki notes function:
http://transitionaotearoa.org.nz/notes
Is this anygood?
Comment by brent simpson on January 9, 2009 at 12:49pm
There has been some discussion on the Ning boards about having a wiki implementation in Ning (see post: here) but as of yet no progress seems to have been made. If a tab and an external URL could be added to the top set of tabs the we'd be somewhere nearer to being able to link out to an external wiki implementation like a MediaWiki. The problem is though as I see it that we'll also risk fragmenting the content/community into too many places. It's already getting a wee bit confusing with the creation of a waihekeooooby Ning site. I'd have suggested that the primary tool for knowledge management on a site like this was the tagging (which for all its simplicity can still be confusing for some) but the problem is that on Ning the tagging doesn't seem to work across all content types! which is kind of silly .. so that the above tags for Waiheke say, only work across blogs where they should work across all content types: pics, videos, etc. Oh well. I'm still liking the Ning though. I'd suggest we create a group for talking about Ning and how to grow the community online ... growing food can be as complex as growing community, eh? Perhaps i'm better at the former, but hopefully helping the former will help the latter ... or so i'm hoping :-)
Comment by James Samuel on January 9, 2009 at 12:23pm
Yes, I reckon that is a must at some point, as this social network site doeas what it does well and has some limitations in terms of the knowledge base repository.

This was EXACTLY the issues we identified with Transition Towns, and the need for the www.tt.org.nz wiki type site (Drupal in this case) and the TT social networking site (ning).

The trick I think will be to have the same banner and one set of menus so that people can cross back and forth without feeling like they have left one and gone to another.
Comment by Will on January 9, 2009 at 11:57am
Wicked little video of Pete and James there!

I was wondering if we should have an ooooby wiki to record some of the community ooooby knowledge... as in a place where we can throw down and share "how to..." articles.

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