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    • Thu, Feb 05, 2009 - 02:34am

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      lucasaltic

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      Re: What has happened to the brigade?

    I noticed a few new members signing on and I think that’s great! 

    This thread seems to have taken on a life of its own (another example of community building, dps!)

    If you’re logging on for the first time, welcome!

    I would also like to have everyone post something in the "Introductions" thread, so if you haven’t done that yet put a little something about yourself there when you get a chance:

    https://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/introductions/9075

    It’s great to see you all here!!

     

    Lucas Altic

    Director of Volunteer Operations

    PeakProsperity.com

     

    • Thu, Feb 05, 2009 - 02:22am

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      lucasaltic

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      Re: What has happened to the brigade?

    Futuo,

    I look forward to your Facebook newsletter.

    I don’t THINK I updated the Facebook group… was something changed that you weren’t aware of?

    I have another guy, Patrick Brown, working on a Wikipedia article on Chris himself.  Is yours on the Crash Course?  I’d be interested in seeing what you have come up with.  My guess is it’s phenomenal as you are a very talented writer.

    Patrick has concerns that there are not enough "controlled" sources to give an article on the Crash Course any staying power on Wikipedia.

    I’ve appointed Patrick as the point man for Wiki stuff.  Perhaps you two could get together and pool your efforts on this.  His email is thisispatrick(at)gmail.com.  Replace (at) with @.

    It would be good for one of you to start a project planning thread for it when time allows.

    Congrats on finishing finals!

    Luc

     

    • Thu, Feb 05, 2009 - 12:38am

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      lucasaltic

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      Re: What has happened to the brigade?

    Don,

    Email me with your ideas.  I would be that "boss" but I want to talk to you a little more about what you suggest.

    Thanks!

    Luc

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    • Thu, Feb 05, 2009 - 12:34am

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      Re: What has happened to the brigade?

    Kate,

    Great to see you!

    It is no small deed, what you are doing.  I find it to be amazing work.  I encourage you to start a thread in one of the folders where you occasionally update us on your progress and ask for help when you need it!

    One advantage of being a brigade member is that this forum is private and will not be polluted with the topics you speak of.  Our mission here is to talk about how we can help as many as we can by getting the word out about the Crash Course.  Since we have a common goal, and a common mindset, controversial and offensive topics rarely poke their head up here like they do in the public forums.

    Also, I’m not sure you have been on for awhile, but the public forums are now being moderated by two great guys so you might find them a far less savage place than when you left.  Chris was very adamant about ensuring that the forums reflect his overall message and intent and he is not afraid to restrict topics that might turn some away. 

    We lost a few active participants as a result, but (and I’m not passing judgement here) I’m not certain we’re not better off for it.

    If you see something that offends you, hit the "Alert Moderator" button and the guys will be right on top of it. 

    Again, great work and I love what you’re doing.  I’ve been talking with a buddy of mine about starting a community "grow-op" here in Lakeland, FL.  Any wisdom you can pass to us about such community efforts will be much appreciated and utilized!

    I look forward to seeing your progress.

    Thanks for everything.

     

    Lucas Altic

    Director of Volunteer Operations

    PeakProsperity.com

     

     

    • Wed, Feb 04, 2009 - 02:48am

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      lucasaltic

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      Re: Getting the word out.

    Thanks for all the updates Don.  Great work.  You are a brilliant promoter.

    Christopher, how’s it going?  I emailed you a few times.  I think Jason Kibbe did too.  How’ve you been?

    Sorry for the silence, much of that is my fault.  Read my  response to "What Happened to the Brigade" in the General Discussions.

    Luc

    • Wed, Feb 04, 2009 - 02:36am

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      lucasaltic

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      Re: What has happened to the brigade?

    Don and all,

    Erik is right in many respects.  My time is very scarce these days not to mention I had a terrible flue last week and demands for my time at work are increasing rapidly as the economy crumbles before our eyes and we scramble to find more efficient ways to run our production plant.

    Though the Brigade has not reached the critical mass of "self organization" and there haven’t been many new projects popping up in the last couple of weeks, I have been communicating with several of the Brigade members through email on the YouTube, LinkedIn, and Google Maps projects.

    Here is what has been going on in those departments:

    YouTube:  Jason Kibbe has been working on actively maintaining and promoting the YouTube page.  Chapter 1 has just under 9,000 views which is exceptional for only being online for 1 month and having little to no direct promotion or advertising.  Jason and I are also working on an SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) for the YouTube extension of PeakProsperity.com.  It’s basically a manual for the YouTube page, how we want it to function, the roles of the YouTube webmaster, etc.

    LinkedIn:  Landon Santos is the point man for the LinkedIn page which he has been finishing out and getting my direction on.  I will also be working with Landon soon on developing an SOP for the LinkedIn page.

    Google Maps:  Yoshi Hash has been tweaking the maps page and investigating other ways of tracking Brigade progress.

    Also…

    Facebook:  As of today (2/3/09), the Facebook page has 408 members.  It appears someone has been working on the page and keeping it updated regularly without my direction.  My guess is that is Futuo who has been a shining star on our team.

    Social Network Panel:  Ron Shimshock added a social network panel below the fold on the front page so visitors can link directly to our social network.

    Email Support:  My dad, ronaldaltic, started a DVD email support initiative for people to post emails of officials and figureheads whom they have sent DVDs to.

    So… there has been progress despite gross negligence on my part.  The main problem, dps, is that none of that has been updated here on the forums.  It has been happening behind the scenes, through email, instead of publicly.

    THAT is my fault.  I think there is strong passion amongst our volunteers and they seem to be completing their roles with or without direction.  But it is up to leadership like me to ensure that the documentation of those efforts is communicated properly.  That is something I need to work on:  better forum participation and heightened communication.

    Don, you are one of those rare examples of someone who is truly plugged into community.  You are our rare beacon of hope, the glue that holds the team together.  Though you might not be a social media webmaster or Wikipedia article writer, I think you have found your true role in this fledgling volunteer community of ours and that is as our team role model, the guy who captures the essence of what we are about and never allows anyone to forget it.

    I commend you for that.

    In future weeks, I hope to pull more people onto the forum to keep us abreast of the brigade activities.  I also need to develop a project list and a "captain list" (e.g. list of project leaders).  But rest assured that progress IS happening, though at a slower pace than we might like.  My main directive will be this: to flesh out the "community" side of our volunteer community.

    So that’s where the Brigade stands.  It’s in this strange place:  too small to be truly global, but too unwieldy for one person to tackle.  In the end, it will be the thriving spirit of community that determines its fate.

     

    Sincerely,

    Lucas Altic

    Director of Volunteer Operations

    PeakProsperity.com

     

     

    • Sat, Jan 24, 2009 - 05:38am

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      lucasaltic

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      Re: Blog Roll & Affiliates

    Great find, Fujisan. 

    Thanks.

    Lucas

     

    • Sat, Jan 24, 2009 - 05:35am

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      Re: Initiate Geographic forums

    Great ideas guys.  Maybe this is something that could be integrated with Yoshi’s Google Maps tracking project?

     

    Lucas Altic

    Director of Volunteer Operations

    PeakProsperity.com

     

     

    • Sat, Jan 24, 2009 - 05:30am

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      lucasaltic

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      Re: Anyone with Facebook: update your status to something …

    And if you haven’t joined the official CM.com Facebook page, be sure to check it out.  See link under the fold on the left hand side of the Home page.

     

    Luc

    • Sun, Jan 04, 2009 - 05:36pm

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      Re: Translation vs Localization

    Fijisan,

    I think this is imperative in making the Crash Course a truly global work.  Your suggestion in starting with the low hanging fruit is good.

    I think the first thing we need to do is go over the Crash Course slide by slide and do a write of the required changes for each.

    If we wished to localize to, say, 5 countries as you suggest, a matrix would likely be the best way to present this data.

    Slide number in rows, country in column.  Notes for changes where each one intersects.

    That way we can move towards a revised script and images for each one.

    Fujisan, are you game for this?

    I will need to appoint a team leader as I have several people interested in translation/localization, so you’re the guy if you want it.

     

    Let’s take this to the appropriate folder and begin a project thread for it.

     

    Luc

     

     

     

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