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#46

Hi Arnold , I will be shorter than in the emails.

1-The closer in time , is that I will be in San Francisco, in a Union Square Hotel , from December 21 th to January 4 th . I will share Christmas with friends of mine in El Cerrito, in the SF Bay Area.

So I would like to kwow people of the CHT Team, only to share some words , to know the place , to know the faces of people that create this great movement in which we are involved. Participating from February ir would be great for me to know them . Surely, it will motivate me a lot

2- The second point is how to interest people here in my country , where I am the only man in CHT
I have some ideas , and I am talking with people . But next year I will take this like a goal , and I will report you results.


#47

Hi Alfredo,

Unfortunately I’m not living in SF, but in The Netherlands. Technically also not part of CHT, but HTC. My contact is mostly digital as well :slight_smile:

Why don’t you invite your friends and other interested people to become members of our community?


#48

Soooo, strictly speaking having spent a lot of time stuydying on “Vanity Stats” which is the polite term for social media based on not transparent and destructive principles, is there a way to apply some of those ideas in how this forum is being developed.

Already, we seem to be bringing in several less-than-transparent ideas here.

  • What is a “heart” mean?
  • Why are we rewarding that?
  • What do the badges stand for?
  • Why does “most responded” mean more than those that are less responded.

Maybe how we develop our own community could be an example.

Take a look at this network for those with long term conditions.

https://www.mycounterpane.com/

It’s social tags are based on fungible qualitative terms like Stable, Aware and Frustrated. They can be tested, disclosed and studied by society.

Is there a way we can wrap that kind of rigor into this organization? I am super happy to do that work. And share my research.

Sorry if I am trashing somebody’s work. The overall experience is so awesome.

–jb


A better social network (inspiration, research, opinions?)
#49

I see what you are saying @patm. What about an icon that says “I’m thinking about this”. The icon can be a Michelangelo deep thinker statue. Shows interest, but not necessarily agreeing with what is said at that time. What do you think @aschrijver, @patm?


#50

I like the idea, healthyswimmer!


#51

I replied this elsewhere on the forum several times. There is no such facility in the Discourse software to do that. I think the only thing possible is change the heart with e.g. a thumbsup. But then I like a heart better :slight_smile:
Note that Github does have this functionality.


#52

@aschrijver we may explain this in our statement of our forum. “A reminder, we are grassroots and don’t have control over every little detail”.

My daughter is a swimmer- and at some swim meets we get slightly annoyed over the facilities- small locker room- no pool deck view space not enough competition lanes etc. the fact of the matter always comes to this- some communities lose their breaking down pool due to funding issues- so the moral is- we are grateful to have a pool to compete in and we’ll make the best of it. We are grateful for this forum is the mantra.

We need to be strong, and remind people our goal- we are grassroots and are grateful for their engagement- and welcome them to let go of the little things we can’t control;)


#53

Yes, a Q&A entry in our FAQ will serve this well i.e. here: Help draft our Community FAQ (Editable Wiki Post)