On Thu, 2002-10-31 at 07:31, Isaac Forman wrote: > I've been playing around with something today based on a design from months > ago: > > http://www.triplezero.com.au/isaac/evolt/evolters2.gif > > I've talked before about renaming [thechat] to [evolters] and creating > evolters.org as a social side of evolt.org. That's something that's puzzled me for a while, the lack of a *social* presence on the web when [thechat] is such an active community. > At the top is a universal evolt.org header. I'm not really happy with the > tabs or the presentation of much of that... That's alright then. > In the sidebar could be a listing of the top member sites, a search box, and > then member text ads. > > Madhu might use his text ads to promote his recipes, or pitch for freelance > work. I might use mine to beg for accommodation in Europe. Someone else > might use theirs to look for a job, or promote a photo gallery, or promote > an open source project. Now that I like. I like a lot. > Now, behind all of this is what WAS m.e.o sites. Free for maybe 2MB. > Subscribers get more space, a certain number of text ads, a designation next > to their name as a supporter of evolt.org, etc. You become a subscriber by > making a donation (or paying a monthly thing or whatever). All of that is > obviously to be determined. Again, all good stuff. Are you thinking completely free-form sites like meo, or something more constrained in terms of fitting to templates? > I'm just hoping this might kick something off. I no longer have time to > participate on thelist, but I do read [thechat] fairly closely and think > there is a pretty cool group who enjoy social interaction and identifying > themselves with the community. Yeah, with work and life getting in the way, [thechat] has become my primary source of interaction with the community. Anything I can do to help? > > Thoughts? Oh no, thoughts are dangerous. seb.