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Invite your friends and neighbours to join you: '''http://neighbours.cc'''
 
Invite your friends and neighbours to join you: '''http://neighbours.cc'''
  
'Neighbours Forums connect people online to real world local community life. To assist post-earthquake community recovery, a volunteer-led network of forums covering Christchurch is being established. Details below.
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Neighbours Forums connect people online to real world local community life. To assist post-earthquake community recovery, a volunteer-led network of forums covering Christchurch is being established. Details below.
  
 
We all use real names to build neighbourly trust and promote useful, civil exchange.  
 
We all use real names to build neighbourly trust and promote useful, civil exchange.  
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Participate via e-mail or the web. Facebook Page and Twitter options will be turned on when a forum opens with 50 founding members.
 
Participate via e-mail or the web. Facebook Page and Twitter options will be turned on when a forum opens with 50 founding members.
  
Select a forum, then click "Join the Forum" to register:  
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Select the forum most relevant to you, then click "Join the Forum" to register:  
 
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''March 2 Update - Most forums ready to join, detailed descriptions being drafted.'''
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* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/cc-aranui Aranui]
 
* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/cc-aranui Aranui]
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* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/cc-sydenham Sydenham]
 
* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/cc-sydenham Sydenham]
  
If you have any trouble joining, we will add you manually, simply e-mail your full name and desired forum to: chch@e-democracy.org
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If you have any trouble joining, we will add you manually, simply e-mail your full name and desired forum to: [mailto:chch@e-democracy.org chch@e-democracy.org]
  
* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/canterburyissues/ Canterbury Issues Forum] - Since 2007, a place for policy discussions, hosted on E-Democracy.org run by local volunteers
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* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/canterburyissues/ Canterbury Issues Forum] - Since 2007, a place for more political policy discussions, also run by local volunteers on E-Democracy.org  
* More [[Christchurch local online communities]] - Local "placeblogs," e-lists, forums, Facebook pages and other '''two-way''' discussions in the community.
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* More [[Christchurch local online communities]] - Local "placeblogs," e-lists, forums, Facebook pages and other '''two-way''' discussions
  
Join the forum that is closest to where you live ([http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/canterburyissues/messages/image/423-2011-02-28T181154Z rough map]). Based on demand we will open more and consolidate others.
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Join the forum that is closest to where you live ([http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/canterburyissues/messages/image/423-2011-02-28T181154Z rough map]) or see partner [http://placerama.com/location/view/1/new-zealand/canterbury/groups Placerama's map]. Based on demand we will open more and consolidate others.
  
 
== Project Information and Links ==
 
== Project Information and Links ==
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Our forums are hosted using the open source [http://groupserver.org GroupServer] platform from Christchurch-based [http://onlinegroups.net OnlineGroups.Net].
 
Our forums are hosted using the open source [http://groupserver.org GroupServer] platform from Christchurch-based [http://onlinegroups.net OnlineGroups.Net].
  
Opening forums "for" neighbourhoods, even with local regional volunteers, is a break from our normal, non-crisis one forum at a time approach starting with a volunteer forum manager from an area before opening. The urgency involved and opportunity to contribute value in a timely manner is prompting this experiment. Forums that open (with 50 people or fewer instead of our usual 100) will need to fill the local volunteer forum manager role within one year.
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Opening forums "for" neighbourhoods, even with local regional volunteers, is a break from our normal one forum at a time approach. The urgency involved and opportunity to contribute value in a timely manner is prompting this intensive effort. We don't know which forums will gain traction, but with your help we can create a vital exchange that helps people go beyond consuming the one-way flood of information from official sources. Forums that open (with 50 people or fewer instead of our usual 100) will need to fill the local volunteer forum manager role within one year.
  
 
* [[Christchurch Neighbours project notes]]  
 
* [[Christchurch Neighbours project notes]]  
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== Contact ==
 
== Contact ==
  
Team e-mail coming, for now team@e-democracy.org
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Team e-mail: [mailto:chch@e-democracy.org chch@e-democracy.org]  or use our [http://e-democracy.org/contact contact form].
  
 
* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/p/andrewgroom1 Andrew Groom], [http://placerama.com Placerama]
 
* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/p/andrewgroom1 Andrew Groom], [http://placerama.com Placerama]
 
* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/p/johnsveitch John Veitch], [http://www.streetgroups.co.nz/ Street Groups Limited]
 
* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/p/johnsveitch John Veitch], [http://www.streetgroups.co.nz/ Street Groups Limited]
 
* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/p/stevenclift1 Steven Clift], [http://e-democracy.org E-Democracy.org]
 
* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/p/stevenclift1 Steven Clift], [http://e-democracy.org E-Democracy.org]
* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/p/eddavis1 Ed Davis], E-Democracy.org
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* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/p/eddavis1 Ed Davis], [http://e-democracy.org E-Democracy.org]

Revision as of 23:40, 1 March 2011

christchurchnasa200.jpg Join the Neighbours Forum for your area.

Invite your friends and neighbours to join you: http://neighbours.cc

Neighbours Forums connect people online to real world local community life. To assist post-earthquake community recovery, a volunteer-led network of forums covering Christchurch is being established. Details below.

We all use real names to build neighbourly trust and promote useful, civil exchange.

Participate via e-mail or the web. Facebook Page and Twitter options will be turned on when a forum opens with 50 founding members.

Select the forum most relevant to you, then click "Join the Forum" to register:

If you have any trouble joining, we will add you manually, simply e-mail your full name and desired forum to: chch@e-democracy.org

Join the forum that is closest to where you live (rough map) or see partner Placerama's map. Based on demand we will open more and consolidate others.

Project Information and Links

In addition to the Canterbury Issues Forum, E-Democracy.org volunteers host over 35 "Issues Forums" at the city and neighbourhood level across three countries - the UK, the US, and New Zealand.

Neighbour Forums are the most local version of our public forums. The largest, with over 500 members each, engage over 15% of households in their area daily. Unlike most Facebook Pages, our multi-channel technology approach breaks through with everyday people by creating a vibrant neighbour-power exchange.

When it comes to effective outreach, we have special experience with inclusion efforts (we support paper sign-up forms for example) focused on lower income, highly diverse populations. We broadly share our 17+ years of non-profit online community building lessons via our blog, guides, and behind the scenes global volunteer support networks.

Our forums are hosted using the open source GroupServer platform from Christchurch-based OnlineGroups.Net.

Opening forums "for" neighbourhoods, even with local regional volunteers, is a break from our normal one forum at a time approach. The urgency involved and opportunity to contribute value in a timely manner is prompting this intensive effort. We don't know which forums will gain traction, but with your help we can create a vital exchange that helps people go beyond consuming the one-way flood of information from official sources. Forums that open (with 50 people or fewer instead of our usual 100) will need to fill the local volunteer forum manager role within one year.

Contact

Team e-mail: chch@e-democracy.org or use our contact form.

 

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