Back To: Citizens Guide to St. Paul
- 1 Frequently Asked Questions
- 1.1 This is confusing to use, can we make it easier?
- 1.2 Do you plan to require a user name and log-in?
- 1.3 Why the big gray space?
- 1.4 Should we find an "editor" for each page and list their name on the top of each page?
- 1.5 Can we add a section on ________________?
- 1.6 How do you format a link to a web site?
- 2 Why You Should Always Trust Yourself
- 3 Food People Power
- 4 Awakening Our Collaborative Spirit
- 5 The Relationship Between Gifts & Community
- 6 Pilgrims for Peace: One Couples Incredible Journey
Frequently Asked Questions
This is confusing to use, can we make it easier?
Yes and no. We can do a better job at providing instructions and help, even offer a phone number where folks can call for support. We can also offer short training sessions. BUT, we can't do much (at this time) to make the software itself easier to use. Over time, WIKI's will become easier to use, but for now, we can either use this software or wait until it does become easier to use. We should keep in mind, that only a small portion of users need to be able to edit the WIKI, most folks will just use it to retrieve information. The question is, is it easy enough to use that we'll have a large enough base willing to edit it. Based upon feedback I've gotten so far, I've tried to add additional "help" information. As you figure things out, please feel free to add to the "help" section yourself (or add links to the help section, in useful places).
Do you plan to require a user name and log-in?
At this time, we don't. BUT, we might consider it. I don't believe that you have to "log-in" to the wikipedia to make changes. We're still in "experiment" mode. We'll definitely revisit this question over time.
Why the big gray space?
I'm not sure what you mean. Please, elaborate. I mean, when you first go to the home page of this Citizens Guide, there is a gray space into which I wish we could slide the lower stuff. Hey! It moved! --18.104.22.168 11:26, 20 Jul 2005 (PDT)
Should we find an "editor" for each page and list their name on the top of each page?
This is an interesting idea, but would require additional coordination. At this time, I'm inclined to try running this without a designated editor for each page, but with a team of folks who do review all edits. Decisions like this one will be make by the Citizens Guide to St. Paul volunteer team. Please, consider signing up - volunteer
Can we add a section on ________________?
One of the beauties of this document, is that anyone can add a section on anything that falls within the scope of our mission (which probabaly needs to be better defined). The current content is only a small fraction of what could eventually end up in the CGSP (Citizens Guide to St. Paul).
See the Help Section.
Why You Should Always Trust Yourself
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. Benjamin SpockAs time passes by and the more work you will do on discovering and improving yourself, the more you will realize that the ancient Latin quotation: Ne te quaesiveris extra - Do not look outside of yourself for the truth, is true.
Food People Power
For many years, people living in West Oakland had accepted eating unhealthy food as a way of life. That is, until a small group of people decided to change their community through Mandela MarketPlace, a non-profit that partners with local residents and rural, minority farmers to bring fresh agricultural produce to their local corner stores. Mandela MarketPlace now represents the difference that youth can make by challenging prevailing paradigms - you CAN select what you put in your body.
Awakening Our Collaborative Spirit
The physicist, David Bohm, while researching the lives of Einstein, Heisenberg, Pauli and Bohr, made a remarkable observation. Bohm noticed that their incredible breakthroughs took place through simple, open and honest conversation. He observed, for instance, that Einstein and his colleagues spent years freely meeting and conversing with each other.
The Relationship Between Gifts & Community
Wherever I go and ask people what is missing from their lives, the most common answer (if they are not impoverished or seriously ill) is "community." What happened to community, and why dont we have it any more? There are many reasons the layout of suburbia, the disappearance of public space, the automobile and the television, the high mobility of people and jobs and, if you trace the "whys" a few levels down, they all implicate the money system.
Pilgrims for Peace: One Couples Incredible Journey
"In the life of each and every one of us, there is a defining moment, one after which we know that our lives will never be the same. For me, 9/11 was that moment." Mony Dojeijis defining moment eventually led her to an ancient pilgrimage route in Spain, where a chance encounter with an artist would change both of their lives forever. Together they would end up walking a pilgrimage for peace in Jerusalem -- and in the process would uncover precious insights about themselves, each other and the goodness of humanity.