I'm new to this website- and not technologically savvy, but I am an organizer, have a weekly radio show, have started 3 non-profit organizations and am working on an event for February 10th which I'd like to post on whatever events listing I can. How do I do it? The event listing is at- http://communitycurrency.org/node/63
Go to http://transitioninaction.com/groups/group/new and create a group for EACH of your three non-profits that you want to associate with Transition. If your community currency announcement relates to one of these 3, announce it on the Comment Wall of that group. The announcement will go out in next week's GROUPS IN ACTION newsletter.
If the currency announcement is separate from all 3 of your groups, go to http://transitioninaction.com/events/event/new and post it.
Let me know when you have questions.
Hi Les, I've pasted a note below from a member of Transition Vermont. We could really use a "how to" page, users guide, for the site. None of us admins can attempt it. Anything you could do or any ideas? Thanks, Annie McCleary
From Robert Riversong, member of Transition Vermont:
Perhaps I'm the only one here who is relatively ignorant (deliberately so) about social networking and virtual community (to which I give a critical eye), but I can find no "users' manual" here to explain what it means to "friend" someone, the difference between a discussion, a group and a blog (I'm not completely oblivious to this, but it might not be clear to others), why some discussions require membership in a group and whether groups are completely open or can be exclusive by control of the initiator.
In other words, this site could use an introductory page which explains how it works and how to engage it.
Hi Annie. I used to receive comments similar to your quote. For about a year I worked on written materials, but realized that people for the most part never read them, and asked my advice anyway. My response to that was to create the menuing structure found on this site. I converted the bulk of my documentation into these helps. You may have noticed that when you click on a main menu item like "MEMBERS", you are routed to DOCUMENTATION on FRIENDS -- getting to the menu item requires going through an explanation of what you're going to get when you get there! I took some heat from purist website designers, but the incidents of problems dropped to an all-time low. Now, when somebody asks for assistance, I show them how to use these descriptions.
Vermonters are most welcome to copy and use any of the materials here on this site.
Let me know what you think.