35Re: Possible Resource for Emergence of NVC
- Mar 20, 2008View SourceHeya Emma,
I am intrigued by what you say here, in part because not too long ago
I did a bunch of work with Drupal. I also set up the drupal site for
the Washington D.C. area NVC group - http://www.capitolnvc.org/
Now, what comes up for me reading what you wrote is - why not work
with the CNVC over this? The CNVC recently switched their site
(http://cnvc.org/) over to be a new drupal system, with the hopes of
fostering more of an inter-connected grass-roots community thing.
I figure, why go through all of the work of setting up a new Drupal
system when one is already there - not only that, but one that already
has all of the viewers that you will be wanting to get anyway! Much
time & energy could be saved this way, I believe.
I recommend that you contact the webmaster for the CNVC site directly
about incorporating the Emergence vision into the new drupal site. I
met him in person at the "Compassion In Action" NVC conference in
Oakland, California the summer of 2006, and he struck me as a good
person (ie, I had a sense of ease, flow, and trust in our
interactions). He might very well be interested in doing this.
His name is William Poehner and his e-mail address is: wpoehner@...
Wishin' you well.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Emma McCreary" <emma@...> wrote:
> Holly, I agree, Biznik is an excellent model to start with. Since they
> use their own code, not a system already out there, there isn't an
> easy way to just press 'copy' and have our own system like that
> Drupal was described recently to me as "a dumptruck full of legos"
> which I think is pretty accurate. It's very powerful, especially when
> you add all the modules available to extend the base system. So I
> think it is a good choice for building the site we are talking about.
> We can use it to replicate functionality we like on Biznik and on
> other community sites that we like.
> Here is my status: I am learning Drupal right now. I am involved in
> two projects right now that I'm going to be helping port to Drupal.
> They are both existing sites, one is an online literary journal that a
> friend runs and one is a content site of mine that I want to turn into
> a community site. So over the next few months I'm going to be learning
> Drupal really well.
> So I think in a few months I'll be ideally suited to start building
> the NVC-matching site that Conal describes here:
> Meanwhile, we could figure out what we really want the site to be like.
> So, my proposal is that we adopt that as the gameplan for now, and
> start compiling a specification on what we want on the new site.
> Conal, can we compile that list on the notebook above?
> Here are some things to think about feature wise:
> - what community features do we want? (create a profile, become
> "friends" with other members)
> - what content-writing features do we want? (ie can members write
> articles, how are they approved?)
> - comments on articles, comments on profiles
> - how will comments be moderated?
> - internationalization? translation?
> The original specs Conal wrote up don't includes as much of the
> "social networking" aspects as Biznik does. I am quite partial to
> social networking sites. I would love to see a buzzing online
> community of NVC folk connecting with each other, writing articles, etc.
> I'm proposing this b/c it's my best guess of how we could implement
> the system. As always, if people want to explore other strategies,
> let's discuss.