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July 21 2007 Meeting[edit]

Comittees[edit]

When and how will these be started and organized? I suggest sooner, and with Project pages: StrategyWiki:New User Committee, etcetera. The project pages can list the members, current goals, and satisfied goals. The talk page can be discussion. It's simple and straight forward. Any objections or additions? --blendmaster 19:05, 22 July 2007 (CDT)

How about now? :P. Anyway, if you want a committee that you are on to have a page, I suggest that you create it yourself. I'm currently working on the layout for mine, but the sooner it is up, the more time people have to be aware about it. --http://media.strategywiki.org/images/1/16/Skizzerz_Scissors.pngSafety Skizzerz Talk · Contribs · Spel Chek™ · VFG · RTFM 19:11, 22 July 2007 (CDT)
I would say we start forum sections for each committee or get together over MSN/IRC/e-mail (or forums when we have them, clans on abxy perhaps?). Hopefully these committees don't last very long and don't require a full on project. -- Prod (Talk) 19:15, 22 July 2007 (CDT)

Some thoughts...[edit]

First off, I accept the position of chairman of the look and feel committee, or whatever. Can I get the title of chief lizard wrangler? :-P Regarding surveying new users, I believe this could easily be achieved by a little highlighted section (in a green box?) at the bottom of {{welcome}}, asking users to add a section to a StrategyWiki:Poll page, or something. Regarding the moneys, I think it would be a bad move to go for-profit; we would gain a lot of negative karma (profiting off other people's hard work), and I don't think we could make enough money at this point for it to be even remotely viable as a source of income for anyone. I'm firmly sticking with non-profit. --DrBob (Talk) 18:21, 24 July 2007 (CDT)

People are more willing to help a non-profit for nothing in return. Since our content is user generated the idea of someone profiting from it would scare away a lot of new contributors. Doing free work to help others is more appealing than doing free work so someone else can profit. Also, as an opinion from a random consumer: for profit companies that have no clear product/service they sell look shifty. With the GFDL issue in the forums making it optional sounds like it would be best. A checkbox either in user preferences or somewhere on the screen where the user writes the post would be easy to use. This could make it easier to randomly choose if a post will be under GFDL. I can see wanting to flag one of my posts as not GFDL if quoting someone or talking about something that I have doubts about being accurate/correct. The forums sound like a great way to solve the problem from a user coming to SW for help and finding what they need is a stub and leaving. Perhaps the stub blurb could lead to a forum page where the person can explain their problem and get help that way. --Zaiqukaj 07:21, 2 December 2007 (CST)