Minguo Community

Minguo Community Project

Minguo community

The organisation of this web site, its content and its regulations are community-driven. Any interested person can register and participate.

Regulations

Any specific regulation will be listed here, as and when they have been decided by the current members.

A fourth focus block

More information regarding the minguo community project.

Another block here

Any useful content you want to add here.

"No Politics! No Religion!"

In many places, whether at the dinner table, at work or on some internet forums, we can hear the mantra: "No Politics! No Religion!".

The logic behind this plea is that those hot topics are considered divisive. People tend to have strong opinions about them and tempers tend to flare. Thus, in order to prevent disputes in some social settings, we are often encouraged to avoid discussing politics and religion.

This approach is short-sighted and even damaging.

Redesigning the introduction to minguo

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Project

Fred recently made some pertinent comments regarding the content of the front page:
http://en.minguo.info/blogs/fredgohlke/the_round_table#comment-1259

The very top of the front page links to the following article, which is indeed very un-inspiring:
http://en.minguo.info/node/27

The measure of success

This web site is still a very long way away from where I would like it to be. As the host, obviously I wish for this site to be a success. Here, I would like to simply define success, both in terms of shallow success, and meaningful success.

Features to implement

Here is a random list of features I would like to implement.
Their implementation depends on their complexity and the time I have available to develop them.

- Automated list of polls per project. Some polls are specifically created for a particular project, and are tagged appropriately. I'd like to find the most appropriate way to display the list of polls on the project's home page related to it.

Dispell fallacies in political discourse

Fighting and dispelling fallacies in political discourse is one major objective of this site. I do not wish for this web site to become yet another political forum where people are free to spew their falsehood and distorted logic.

Disagreement and differing opinions are very welcome. The goal is not to impose a certain ideology.

Web site goals

See augustin's objectives for this site:
http://en.minguo.info/book/augustin/web_site_objectives

See the community poll:
What would you like to use this site for?
http://en.minguo.info/poll/1_what_would_you_like_to_use_this_site_for

The Round Table

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Project

Can we have a Round Table for Democracy?

The display, when I enter the site, would be something like this:

                                 King
                               Augustin
                           _______________
                          /               \
                         /                 \
                        /                   \
   Sir William Rickards/                     \
                      /                       \Sir Jameson Quinn (3
                     /                         \

Users' Personal Books

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Project

I like a lot what Fred has done with his own personal book:
http://en.minguo.info/fred_gohlke
I would like to extend the concept to all trusted users.

I will make incremental changes so that each regular member can have its own personal book.
The personal books are single-author: each member can have its own.
The personal books are not dated: they can be updated by their author at any time to represent the best that it has to offer.
The personal books are not the place for discussion. Use blog entries for that.

What are the fundamental flaws in our society?

What are the fundamental flaws in our society and in our form of government?

You can add more options to the poll.

Give a higher score to the problems you feel are the most acute, important and fundamental.

Choice Blog entries Score votes Maximum score
100 % The way our political system allows the least principled of our citizens to be elected into office. 1 entry 10 1 10
80 % The way we select our representatives 3 entries 56 7 70
80 % The way we conduct elections 2 entries 56 7 70
View the full results and vote
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