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    I post on Alternet, Raw Story, Truthdig, Truthout ( all Disqus) all the time about RBE and haven't had any problems. I've been to Common Dreams, but not sure if I posted anything, but I probably did. My Disqus handle is Steve Lives if you want to see my posting history.
    I have also thought about a news website for RBEers, as each of these websites seem favor a particular political spectrum. It would be cool if we had one too. But don't put the zeitgeist name in it. Call it Common News or something like that. Zeitnews didn't go anywhere I think because of the name. The name makes it seem inclusive. It would be a huge and risky (money wise) undertaking so... Are there any rich, bored, Zeitgeist people?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Bottrell View Post
    I post on Alternet, Raw Story, Truthdig, Truthout ( all Disqus) all the time about RBE and haven't had any problems. I've been to Common Dreams, but not sure if I posted anything, but I probably did. My Disqus handle is Steve Lives if you want to see my posting history.
    I have also thought about a news website for RBEers, as each of these websites seem favor a particular political spectrum. It would be cool if we had one too. But don't put the zeitgeist name in it. Call it Common News or something like that. Zeitnews didn't go anywhere I think because of the name. The name makes it seem inclusive. It would be a huge and risky (money wise) undertaking so... Are there any rich, bored, Zeitgeist people?
    I don't think money is the problem because it only takes something like 10$ a month to have a website. for the website to be successful it needs a strong community behind it who visit it and post comments and also create original fresh content about RBE.
    anybody can just link to other websites , but few can create original content themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handy andy View Post
    An umbrella website linking into all other closely or border line related websites or potential supporting websites, may increase the hit rate on any website created.
    I love this idea!

    Part of the challenge of transitioning is that most people are not even aware that alternatives to capitalism exist. Therefore discussions of how to transition are limited to relatively quiet forums like this one.

    We could start a website and add a twist to make it stand out. At the website we could offer a cash prize for the best transition plan. People could post their ideas and everyone could rate them on a scale of 1 to 10. The person with the plan that gets the most support (perhaps after a set length of time) would receive the prize money.

    To raise the prize money we could accept donations at the website. People who like the idea of an RBE could contribute any amount to the prize pot if they wish. The rising prize amount could be displayed on our home page to encourage more participation. Imagine the website took off, how high could the prize go?

    Regardless of what transition plans are eventually tested in the real world, having a website in place that links supporters would likely benefit any transition attempt.
    If we start this website I'd be happy to contribute money to help start the prize pot.
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    I too would be happy to contribute some money for the building of the website. I'm not a website builder but I'm sure someone on the forum is. If this goes anywhere let me know so I can contribute some.

    Thanks,

    ~apocryphous`
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    I too would be happy to contribute some money for the building of the website. I'm not a website builder but I'm sure someone on the forum is. If this goes anywhere let me know so I can contribute some.

    Thanks,

    ~apocryphous`

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    Quote Originally Posted by apocryphous View Post
    I too would be happy to contribute some money for the building of the website. I'm not a website builder but I'm sure someone on the forum is. If this goes anywhere let me know so I can contribute some.

    Thanks,

    ~apocryphous`
    I can't build websites either, but if someone does build this site I can contribute money and ideas, but most important I can click the 'share' button!
    Does anybody else think this idea worth a shot?
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    From my experience, it is better to talk about the ideas of the movement rather than the movement itself. You don't even need to pronounce the words zeitgeist, tzm, rbe etc.. People will connect much more easily if they just know that those ideas are 'out there' and not just the ideas of one specific group. Also, tzm might disappear one day but the ideas will never die, and those ideas existed long before tzm was born.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad* View Post
    Does anybody else think this idea worth a shot?
    I dont know i'm quite happy with the forum, but if there is a demand for a new website i can build it if nobody else comes forward.
    i'm not sure it is necessary though.
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    I like this forum too, but I see two main problems with it.
    1 Not enough active members.
    2 Transition plans get lost in the archives.

    Some transition plans are good but not quite ready to be put into action. Even if a plan is really good at some point it hits a wall and the conversation stops. Unless members continue to discuss a thread it gets bumped down quickly making it unlikely that new members will ever review it.

    By setting up a website that organizes transition plans in order from the highest to the lowest rank (similar to redit.com) new members will immediately see the plans with the most potential inspiring more participation and collaboration.
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    Actually, I would like it this site were more like a Yahoo, where you can get news, comment on the news, do we searches, etc... but have its focus on the topics we have in the forums (transition, societal breakdown, a RBE). The site would be far more engaged.

    I recently found a news site started by some Libertarians, it has good information though you can get a sense of how they are pushing their own agenda. The site posts articles from other sites and uses the Disqus site to have discussions on articles. Link here:

    Homepage - The Free Thought Project

    I regularly go to different sites to promote the movement and this is one I have recently been working on and I have received some positive responses from people there.
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