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Moving Right Along

Things are now starting to shape up.  I've fixed a number off odd little development issues I had caused on the site and I think things are acting more as expected - in particular I reset the broken text formats that were causing some  issues with links, etc. being presented improperly. We're now just about ready to start taking on some actual users, and will be starting to do so in some of the test spaces. I'll be able to talk a little more about that in a couple of weeks. 

In the meantime, take a look around and see what you think.

Latest Wiscommunity Plan

I've made some revisions to the latest Wiscommunity plan. I'm looking for feedback on this, which could include suggestions, ideas for functionality, ideas for use cases, etc. Comment Away!

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Phase 2 – a rethinking

Draft 3 – 7/4/2016

Wiscommunity has been a work in progress for the past two years. It has undergone several different stages of thinking, but has finally settled on an initial plan and mission.

I have been struck for the last several years by how much information in communities around the state is distributed by mailing lists – these are either ad-hoc lists of people that someone maintains on their desktop computer, or a slightly more technologically advanced version in a mailing list server like Mailman. I have also occasionally seen groups attempting to leverage project management systems as a means of organizing communication, with limited success. All of these have one thing in common – they depend on email as the main means of communication. Email is still more or less the least common denominator of communication on the internet, and is well-understood by people who use the internet at all. It also has the great advantage of being a push medium – it comes to you, you don't have to seek it out.

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