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Thanks

Thanks Jon. We're looking into the Germany thing. Generally, you've been very helpful. We're going to look into many of your suggestions, and I'll come back to you with more questions I'm sure. Please feel free to contact me with any additional suggestions that come to mind. Thanks so much, and good work with the article. I appreciate it very much. -- Brooks Lindsay 14:35, 8 April 2008 (CDT)

Moved Libertarian debate

to Debate:Libertarianism. I think this makes sense, since the scope of the debate surrounds the legitimacy of the philosophy generally. But give me your feedback. -- Brooks Lindsay 11:48, 9 April 2008 (CDT)

Debatepedia:Community forum

Debatepedia's community forum is where we're trying to get the community members to request help from one-another. It hasn't picked up too much speed yet (at all), but it is where you should post requests. I will certainly join in on any efforts you propose there. The Debatepedia:Editing tasks page is also a place for this all, but has also not picked up too much speed.

Thanks Jonathan for volunteering one hour per day. I'm very excited by this. One of the things that Debatepedia can use from you is your continued perspective of the ingredients that go into strong community-building. So, be critical. :) Best. - Brooks Lindsay 16:11, 13 May 2008 (CDT)

Re:Media Kit

Very cool Jonathan. Thanks for taking the initiative to do that. Yes, we will start sending out monthly press releases at the end of this month. I'm glad you liked the contributions on the Ex-felon debate I made. I'll keep em coming. Great debate topic, by the way. :) -- Brooks Lindsay 11:41, 14 May 2008 (CDT)

Subquestion background sections

I noticed that you edited in the subquestion background boxes in the Libertarian debate. What did you think of this feature? Criticisms/improvements? The other question I would ask is that we want to open up our software add-ons to the larger MediaWiki programmer community. Do you have any suggestions on this front? -- Brooks Lindsay 14:15, 16 May 2008 (CDT)

Libertarian debate; quotations

As you've noticed, part of what we are doing is amassing in argument pages quotations that make particular arguments. The general idea has been to synthesize the birds-eye view of a debate in debate articles with the details of quotations in argument pages. But, also, on debate pages, we want to have a mix of summaries of arguments as well as quotations (when a particular quotation does a particularly good job of summarizing an argument). BTW, we refer to the argument "headers"/titles of argument pages as "argument claims" or just "claims". I'll refer to them this way in the future. I'm going to "publish" the Libertarianism debate on the main page Daily Debate Digest at the end of the day. You should keep working on it, and I'll continue as well. Next, let's publish the Vegetarianism debate. Great work Jonathan! You've done everything exactly right. I've given you administrator status. -- Brooks Lindsay 14:23, 16 May 2008 (CDT)

Reading

In your opinion, what are the most important blogs, websites, articles, or books for me to read to improve my knowledge of wiki community-building techniques? I'm pretty appraised in the area, but could use your more expert advice. Also, are there any primary forums in the wiki programmer community that would be appropriate for me to look at and maybe solicit volunteers? -- Brooks Lindsay 18:51, 16 May 2008 (CDT)

Monthly press release

Hi Jonathon, I was wondering: How and where would we have monthly newsletters/press releases? I don't really understand how that would work. -- Matt 05:54, 18 May 2008 (CDT)

June 1, Monthly press release

We'll schedule our first monthly press release for June 1. We just submitted a grant proposal to the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. That notion of Debatepedia defining the in-depth journalism of debates and argumentation was central in the proposal and could be an interesting focus of this first press release. -- Brooks Lindsay 10:58, 19 May 2008 (CDT)

Vegetarianism

You'll notice that I brought many of the arguments over from the animal testing debate. Many of them cross-over (they are general animal rights arguments). One of the things we have to do is provide a link from these argument pages back to the vegetarianism "parent debate", in addition to the link already provided to the animal testing parent debate (and soon the larger animal rights debate). You could help with this. It's an important feature of our model; the cross-applicability of argument pages. -- Brooks Lindsay 13:49, 19 May 2008 (CDT)

Community forum

Also, what do you make of the community forum? Do you have any ideas to stimulate community engagement on it? -- Brooks Lindsay 13:51, 19 May 2008 (CDT)

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