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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-05 09:24 AM
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13. Skinner, while the reorganization of the forums is under way
you might consider an idea that came up at the same time "After Katrina, we were totally swamped with just trying to keep the site online."

DU got "swamped" with heavy usage after the hurricane. In response to the non-response in New Orleans, there were some here who felt a need for action discussions specific to Katrina/NOLA.

Would you consider somehow subgrouping forums on specific subjects for action OR general discussion? Perhaps allow the activist concept to float in various forums, esp. when a huge issue like the Katrina/Non/Response hits? There was not a lot available in the Activist Corps (momcat and GreenPartyVoter both had excellent consolidated threads). DUers who were looking for somewhere to plug in were a bit at a loss.

There were political aspects to the non-response that also deserved response-- DU would seem the appropriate place, via the activism function, to organize LTTE and leadership contacts, to send the message that the abandonment of New Orleaners was completely unacceptable. There was a need for a concerted call for immediate independent investigations.

The potential for that response from DU was clear. Please consider folding into your new structure some ways to capture that energy specific to big events. When those crucial moments arrive and you are busy keeping the site up and running, the floating activist framework will function without extra attention.

Thank you and good luck :kick:
Omega Minimo
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