Minguo Community project

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.

Help

Check our Help! section for anything related to technical problems, site organization, etc. There is also a link to a blog entry where you can request direct assistance.

Todo

We have a collective To Do list. We work together to create the best site and the best series of wiki articles on topics that matter to us.

How to get started with my Personal Book?

See this article first:
http://en.minguo.info/wiki/content_types

Some trusted members have the opportunity to post Personal book pages. Such pages carry the author information, but are not dated. The system will assume that the content of those pages will remain relevant forever, and represent the best thoughts that a person has on the topic addressed within the page.

See this blog entry about Personal Books:
http://en.minguo.info/blogs/augustin/users_personal_books

How to make massive changes to my book?

Making massive changes

The short answer is: "Don't. Ask first!" The reason is simple: there is often an easier way to achieve your purpose. Also, massive changes to any content may have unintended consequences.

Changing the outline

If you want to change the outline of your Personal Book, moving one page from one place to another, do not attempt to delete the page to recreate it in the new place. It won't work. Check the following page, and ask for help:
http://en.minguo.info/wiki/how_to_organize_a_book_structure_outline

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
82.5 % The way we select our representatives 7 entries 66 8 80
82.5 % The way we conduct elections 5 entries 66 8 80
80 % The way our political system allows the least principled of our citizens to be elected into office. 2 entries 16 2 20
View the full results and vote

Politics, Policy & Political discourse projects

As part of our re-design effort:
http://en.minguo.info/blogs/augustin/redesigning_the_introduction_to_minguo
I am now working on improving the list of projects hosted at this site:
http://en.minguo.info/help/projects

There are four core, inter-related projects that I would like to discuss now.
I need your feedback to help name the project, and define their respective scopes.

Election Methods project

The Election Methods project is the core project at minguo.
We just finished re-designing its home page:
http://en.minguo.info/wiki/election_methods_project
I am very pleased with what Fred and myself have accomplished. It all started with a remark from Fred, and some of his suggestions. I followed his train of thoughts and there is the result.

The Election Methods project is however only one of four projects that are closely related to politics.

"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

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.

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