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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #120 on: February 28, 2011, 10:01:56 pm »
I'd say you could probably mix 1 and 5 together, give that they run in a similar vein. I'd also say you could probably drop 7, since I'm the only person who had that one.
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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #121 on: February 28, 2011, 11:15:44 pm »
I'd argue that 1, 5,  and 7, and to a lesser degree 6, are basically the same goal with different means. But if I tried hard enough, I could also argue that they are all the same in the end.

But... honestly, I'd leave them as is, with the possible exception of merging 5 and 7 (depending on what Semaj means by apathy, it probably falls under the broader category of changing cultural climate). Maximizing Freedom, while, it COULD be altering the political/cutural climate is also a matter of working within oneself to over come inhibitions, at least for me it is, so again, I would say they should remain separate. I have no issues with any of the categories, honestly, and unless an OP does, I don't think it should matter.

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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #122 on: February 28, 2011, 11:57:04 pm »
You can sign me up for 1, 2, 3, and 4.
5 is a good goal, but seems relatively unfeasible from my perspective. 6 could be fun, but I see it more as a means to accomplishing the first 4 goals than as an end unto itself. For my opinion on 7, see 5.
That being said, I'll do what I can for those last three. They just aren't my main objectives right now.
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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #123 on: March 01, 2011, 12:18:53 am »
If we're smashing goals together, then count me out.

That's exactly what Kalera and Liam were warning us about.
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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #124 on: March 01, 2011, 12:24:43 am »
If we're smashing goals together, then count me out.

That's exactly what Kalera and Liam were warning us about.

Well, there you have it.

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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #125 on: March 01, 2011, 12:38:54 am »
I wasn't planning to jump back into the discussion this early but.. my biggest concern in constructing the list is that I had made the "winners" too vague and catch-all.  That said, merging is appropriate if someone put down something which upon reflection is legitimately covered by an existing category, and they want to change.

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I'd also say you could probably drop 7, since I'm the only person who had that one.

I think this would be a terrible reason to drop a category.


I'm not sure where this idea of merging/pruning categories came from:

I'm looking for suggestions about any additional categories I missed, or any obvious way to split up/rearrange the existing ones.


My goal here is to represent everybody as best as possible, and then use that as a basis to devise projects which may have a broad appeal.  As it stands, I think the list is already somewhat useful in that regard - but a finer-grained list of categories would be more useful.

Open question - is there any way that #2 "Reality tunnel escape/intellectual improvement/think for yourself" and #4 "Have Fun" (the two largest groups) could be meaningfully split up?

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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #126 on: March 01, 2011, 12:44:55 am »
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I think this would be a terrible reason to drop a category.

Okay, so we're not getting rid of categories, but expanding them where need be? Fair enough then, misunderstood what the goal was at this stage.
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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #127 on: March 01, 2011, 12:47:02 am »
I have no issues with any of the categories, honestly, and unless an OP does, I don't think it should matter.
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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #128 on: March 02, 2011, 01:36:41 am »
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I think this would be a terrible reason to drop a category.

Okay, so we're not getting rid of categories, but expanding them where need be? Fair enough then, misunderstood what the goal was at this stage.

Likewise. I'll try to expand upon the political climate category so that it's distinct enough from maximizing freedom.
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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #129 on: March 02, 2011, 01:50:18 am »
If i can play too, I'd like to be put down for a 2, a 3 and a 4.
If i may also be so bold as to suggest an 8; socialising/networking

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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #130 on: March 02, 2011, 02:10:46 pm »
If i may also be so bold as to suggest an 8; socialising/networking

We keep that on a sub-board.

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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #131 on: March 02, 2011, 02:46:27 pm »
If i may also be so bold as to suggest an 8; socialising/networking

We keep that on a sub-board.

http://facebook.com

I humbly and respectfully disagree.

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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #132 on: March 02, 2011, 03:14:49 pm »
If i may also be so bold as to suggest an 8; socialising/networking

We keep that on a sub-board.

http://facebook.com

I humbly and respectfully disagree.

There's also www.spagbook.com
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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #133 on: March 02, 2011, 03:30:18 pm »
If i may also be so bold as to suggest an 8; socialising/networking

We keep that on a sub-board.

http://facebook.com

I humbly and respectfully disagree.

There's also www.spagbook.com

I don't go there for those things.  AND I come here for different things.  Also, I don't really have "goals" for this place and my being here.  *shrug*

But I wouldn't want to see my interactions with people on a social level limited to facefuck or spagfuck, either.  *shrug again*

If PD.com is to become a place of ALL GOALS ALL THE TIME!!! then I probably will post less than I do now.  I don't have the bandwidth, since IRL is so busy and hectic, to contribute more than that.

...but I explained that already when I originally responded.  I come here for reading up on all sorts of things, and sharing others.  But I do cheer on the work that others take up for whatever cause or reason.

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Re: So Just Exactly What ARE We Doing, Anyway?
« Reply #134 on: March 02, 2011, 04:34:21 pm »
If PD.com is to become a place of ALL GOALS ALL THE TIME!!!

No-one wants that, we're just talking about making it easier for people who want to get together to do stuff.

First step is figuring out what it is that people might want to work on together.