I have a serious problem with being seen to be intellectually 'wrong'. I need ways to get over it [more inside]
Looking for an efficient, respectful and fair process for a group of 10-15 people to reach a consesus. Some of the desired results: everyone would be heard respectfully (talking stick?) and cast a vote, a maximum amount of people would end up aligned with the choice, minimized influence of power games and hidden agendas, speedy (1-2 minutes per participant, including voting, so w/ 10 participants, a solid decision could be made in 10-15, max 20 minutes) Have you experienced an effective process supporting the above? What does it look like, step by step? Is there a resource where I can look up practical approaches to community-based choice-making?
I'm looking for examples of best-of-breed healthcare/medical websites that combine solid clinical information with community features. [more inside]
Need ideas for websites I could build. I am going to be in between jobs in the next few months. That gap could be a week or it could be a year depending on how long it takes to find my next gig. During that gap I would like to stay productive. I am a project manager, but I can write decent python/js/css/html. I need ideas for websites I could build that 1) I would have fun doing, 2) Would be something I could talk about in interviews, and 3) Could maybe produce a community, traffic, or a few dollars. [more inside]
Hi, I am about to graduate university and went through a long process of deciding what I wanted to major in and what I wanted to do after school. Suffice to say that those questions have been grappled with. I'm planning to get an MA in economics, and plan to take a year off to take my GRE and the appropriate math courses I need. In that year I'd like to do some sort of public service work in economic development (in the states, not in some 3rd world country). [more inside]
What are some genre-breaking companies that blur the line between for-proft and non-profit in imaginative ways? [more inside]
Ok so I have asked a similar question recently but I wanted to be more specific to get some feedback from people. Thanks. [more inside]
I would like to form a little group to improve my town's little beach. I know nothing about community organizing, and nothing about beach maintenance. [more inside]
Hi I am starting a ebooks community site where people can submit their books and then we will publish and sell the books for the authors. I was wondering if anyone knew a good way to reach independent authors and how to market our site to them? We are looking for writers of self help, recipes, novels, and anything else. We really want to empower writers to get their stuff out their and to help them make some money in the process. Any help on how to find people like that would be much appreciated! Thanks!
I've been asked to brainstorm for themes in which I can run a weekly or twice-weekly activity for an urban day camp for kids. Please help me come up with ideas! [more inside]
I would like examples of successful digital movements, forums or communities built around a creative concern, be it professional or personal. [more inside]
Looking for family friendly neighborhoods in Austin. My wife and two small kids will be relocating to Austin. Our current neighborhood is filled with kids playing in the street and neighbors interacting with each other. We know and hang-out with a lot of our neighbors. We want a neighborhood / community like that in Austin. I know a lot of master planned communities bill themselves as family friendly but a lot of them always seem like ghost towns. Where are the true active / friendly communities in Austin?
What could I study, learn, and eventually do (for a career or otherwise) that would help the most amount of people in the most meaningful way? [more inside]
I'd like to have some photo assignments / challenges given to me at regular intervals (ideally once a week), then post my submission and see other people's work. Does anyone know of an active community like this? [more inside]
Looking to start my own in-person depression support group, but have zero background in social work or psychology. What pitfalls should I be aware of? [more inside]
I have passion for a non-profit idea, but I can't do this myself. Help me get started and ask for help in the best way possible. [more inside]
Can anyone point me to stories or case studies about conflicts between communities and land developers that were resolved to everyone's satisfaction? [more inside]
What interview questions should I ask Bill McKibben? I'm interviewing him for our community blog, and would like to do this well. [more inside]
Looking for web based Open Source tool for allowing tagging of text documents by a community [more inside]
I want a weight loss community for people like me. [more inside]
clinical psychologists! what listservs, mailing lists and online communities do you belong to? [more inside]
How do I make the most of this quarter, rediscover myself, and recover from hitting rock bottom? [more inside]
Are there any people or communities that deal with spirituality as well as social justice & anti-oppression (rather than perpetuate it further)? [more inside]
I have tried Elgg and BuddyPress, but those solutions just don't seem to work very well, mostly because of issues with the templates. I want to develop an online community that is based around my online radio station. The community should have forums, chat, galleries, user search, comments, walls, and all the other basic stuff that comes with an online community. It needs to be completely graphically customisable I'm looking for the best solution that is under $600, but preferable free.
Can anyone recommend a good, well-trafficked forum for Microsoft Office (particularly 2010) questions? Seems like this should be eminently Googleable, but maybe because there are so many of them, I'm not finding the one that is the one. Thanks!
Looking for TV shows, books, and movies where a smart, sharp comedic sensibility masks a deeply sentimental core. [more inside]
"I think I got half of it, which got me through the half I didn't." "Like the first season of The Wire."
What are the pop culture references cited in Season 1 of the TV show Community? [more inside]
A series of series and serialized sub-serials. Seriously, basically help me make some mini-series - there will be spoilers.
*Spoiler Alert*Never Read This Thread (but none within the question itself): I am hoping to create a set of custom original miniature series "arcs", highlighting various things; characters/topics/ story-arcs/plot-arcs... any sort of "shortening of a longer series" that you love, or like or know. [more inside]
For a long time now I've been aching to feel part of a larger community. Have you ever felt this way? How did you handle it? Have you ever built or been a part of a tight-knit social circle or community that lasted? [more inside]
I have never played D&D before, but last week's Community looked super fun and interesting (not to mention, what a great episode) I've hit up some friends who used to play and there's some interest about getting a game going. But I literally know nothing, and don't know if I'm going to like it. How do I proceed? [more inside]
My community group needs a website and I've been given the job of setting it up. We need to sell tickets to events, keep track of membership dues/renewals, have some basic info pages, photos, etc. Right now we've working with Paypal, some spreadsheets, and a very out of date website (has a geocities era look to it). I have 20 hours to devote to this project, and have some very rusty coding experience. I know I can't build this myself. Are there ready to go solutions out there?
Seeking ideas for getting my Intro to Literature students in a community college involved collaboratively in their class experience. [more inside]
Can you suggest Buddhist resources - churches, sanghas, gompas, meditation groups, communities - in the Los Angeles Area? [more inside]
I want to become more engaged in my community. Should I join a fraternal organization? [more inside]
What are some fun, smallish, friendly online communities that I could join? Details for what I am looking for inside [more inside]
What are your suggestions for successful/interesting mixed-use architecture projects? Bonus points for ones in New York City. [more inside]
How can I make a career out of teaching resourcefulness and self-reliance? [more inside]
AskLAFilter: What's a better place to learn computer programming from: Pierce College or Los Angeles City College? [more inside]
What are the best online communities for poets? This previous thread says that poetryslamming was pretty good, but it looks dead now. Are there any others?
Co-op question. We contributed $400 (fully vested!) to a food co-op that may never happen. It hasn't been able to secure funding through a USDA loan, or by any other method. It's been about four years. Can I take an income tax deduction?
I'm interested in checking out the local hackerspace -- partly out of interest in doing stuff there, partly because they do work that's similar to ours (they work with adults, we work with kids). Their pricing policy is very expensive and only seems to make a token effort to reach out to low-income people like myself. They've expressed interest in meeting and getting to know us -- I'm excited about this, but am also really personally affronted by their pricing scheme. How do I get over this so we can have a conversation? [more inside]
What's stopping people in the U.S. from forming health care co-ops? [more inside]
My university department (art postgrad) wants to use Facebook as a community and research hub. What is the best way to go about this? [more inside]
Forget about Facebook for a minute. What's a good way to get my group connected? [more inside]
Where can I go to trade one-on-one in-person tutoring? For instance, I live in Brooklyn and could teach c++ and computer vision, but I want to learn CakePHP and Autotools. Where can I make this trade? [more inside]
Help me complete this bell hooks quote: "in the act of breaking bread, we call upon" [more inside]
I'm leaving college, and I want to know where I can find a sense of community in the 'real world.' [more inside]
Can anyone tell me whether a non-profit decentralized manufacturing network is feasible? Interested in opinions both legal and financial in nature. [more inside]
Good online or print resources for community design? [more inside]
I'm in the process of developing an online community (for a fairly specific industry/group of people) and was hoping to hear from others about their experiences during the early months/first year of getting an online community to grow. [more inside]