|MMMark's Whycandoo Room: Participation|
5 comments13 Dec 2001 @ 21:25 by ashanti : Participation
Thanks very much for bringing this to our attention - it is fascinating, exciting. I have made a fairly shy contribution to the thread, as I am not an expert in the field, but felt the need to point out one aspect. Hopefully more NCN people will follow, because this is really (as I perceive it), the essence of what the NCN is all about. Kind regards, Kim.
13 Dec 2001 @ 22:49 by ming : Subjects
Yeah, I hope that the subjects sections can be places where many contributions can be made. And I consider it my job to make enhancements and improvements along the way. So, don't take any of it as being final. The idea is to have different spaces for different interest areas where people and knowledge and connections might gather, and where collaborations might be born. Btw, you should be able to post a picture in the bulletin boards if you include its URL in the middle of the text. But part of the experiment is to settle on useful and comfortable formats for the different types of places. Like, these news logs work very nicely now, I think. But a bulletin board is a different kind of place, one intended to promote discussion and dialogue. Whether the format needs to evolve for that, I don't know. But let me support Mark's suggestion. Go and use those sections, contribute some stuff and see what happens.
14 Dec 2001 @ 00:00 by ashanti : Subjects
Actually, I am having *great* excitement at the discovery of this area - I hadn't gone further than just the top page, ie not seen the bulletin boards before. I think, ming, it may be easier for people to navigate this section if there was a fuller explanation of what "Subjects" is about, in the Subjects area. (ie, this is where you can post, network, etc, in your interest areas). Maybe I'm dense, but I just saw a list of what looked like resources and categories, without realizing there were bulletin boards, etc. Actually, I *am* dense, but so are many others. ;-) Also, once in Subjects section, maybe if the link to "bulletin boards" could go a bit further up in each section....? Just suggestions, from a very grateful me. Just think, if it wasn't for the Internet, I (and many others)would *never* have had the opportunity to be exposed to the ideas here.....it is *so* exciting! Kim
14 Dec 2001 @ 03:25 by ming : Subjects
It is actually a quite new thing that there's anything at all in those subject pages. And I haven't fledged everything out yet. Like, there's no way for you to add something to the "article library", for example. But one thing I'll have to add soon is a more clear way of showing where there's recent activity. I.e. you should be able to see in one glance which subjects had new postings today.
14 Dec 2001 @ 13:13 by mmmark : PICS
Image posting along with text would be useful for diagrams and charts. I wasn't my intention to just add illustrative stimulation.I do like the fact that I can place a symbol of continuity in the logs.
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