The End of the World is Coming, and YOU MAY DIE
Started by Cramulus, May 30, 2008, 05:55:05 AM
Quote from: triple zero on May 31, 2008, 02:15:58 PMoh sweet synchronicity i was just discussing this particular topic with Ratatosk yesterday.
Quotespread the worda GASM-call is basically a couple of paragraphs of text describing the project. it also requires at least one image, for visual anchoring.this text should be presented in easily-copypastable ways, including multiple formats for posting on livejournal, myspace, facebook, orkut, blogs, forums, etc etc, in a similar fashion as imageshack and photobucket include several formats for copypasting images/imagelinks/thumbs.this way the original GASMeteer can easily create an initial propaganda/buzz onslaught across the GASM-o-sphere.
Quotethe first step, the second step and the third step: DIY-MF-S!if you're not willing to do the first and second steps all by yourself and pull the third step out of the ground with barely a minimum of help, your GASM is simply not going to come off the ground. this is actually a really bad thing for all the other GASM projects because it will make it look like starting a GASM is just like an excuse for calling out "we (=not me) should really do X and Y" and "discordians should really prank Z in P and Q improbable ways" or "hey everybody let's all K and L" -- which is not only just useless pollution of the GASM-o-sphere, but are also usually unrealistic and badly thought out half-ideas that can't even start to get off the ground because the person hasn't even considered how he would get from step one to step two if he had to do it all on his own.
Quoteexample of a first step you want to take yourself: if you want some kind of letterwriting GASM, be prepared to write at least three sample letters that people can simply copypaste, print and post to some addresses that you provide them.
Quotewell i dunno about you, but I am going to design, brainstorm and implement some kind of simple PHP code to facilitate the more technical ideas i've thrown up in this post.
Quote from: Golden Applesauce on May 31, 2008, 11:18:30 PMI like the idea of a central website/forum, where people of all different discordian flavors could congregate. There wouldn't be that "Man, I don't really need to join another online community" vibe that people would get if we just asked them to join PD.com.
QuoteIdea: to weed out all the poorly thought-out, unrealistic GASMs, set up a tiered system. If it were a forum, have a couple different sections, a brainstorming subforum, where people just post ideas, and a refining subforum, were the promising ones get hashed out and improved. The ones that make it out of that section go active, and get posted to the main blog, sent out as a mass email alert, etc.
QuoteAfter that, the GASMs go to the Tales of Epic Win subforum, where people congratulate each other on getting Colbert to make weekly references to Discordian in-jokes, et cetera, generally serving as a inspiration to other people. Maybe a MetaGASM section, where people discuss what sorts of things make GASMs successful (or not) and how to improve things?
QuoteThe general idea scales; we could use a similar system for the One-Sentence Memebombs or for individual PosterGASM posters. A lot of the posters and one-liners are good but could use some tweaking, or are just lame and make thread-digging for the good ones a chore.