Talk:Occupy Portland Events

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Get On The Bridge: We Declare a State of Economic Emergency for the 99% - November 17, 2011323:37, 16 November 2011
OccupyPortlandEvents vs Occupy Portland - Events515:28, 14 November 2011
Occupy Portland Events - Past Events615:59, 4 November 2011
Event template123:16, 1 November 2011
Guy Fawkes Statue of Liberty image123:16, 1 November 2011

Get On The Bridge: We Declare a State of Economic Emergency for the 99% - November 17, 2011

I read the article at PortlandWiki titled "Get On The Bridge: We Declare a State of Economic Emergency for the 99% - November 17, 2011"

It calls for the Steel Bridge, being in such disrepair, to become one of the jobs that could be maned by the 99%ers. There is also a call to "Get On The Bridge" as part of bringing this 'cause' to the attention to those that Occupy Portland knows (I wish they made these things clear). I question the wisdom of getting as many people as they can to get "On The Bridge" considering this is a bridge in such disrepair. Could it be a dangerous move putting a bunch of people on a damaged bridge?, 13 November 2011

It depends on how you look at it.

Let's say we all "get on the bridge" to declare a state of economic emergency. Then suddenly we all quickly migrate off the bridge and into the river after the bridge suffers a catastrophic failure.

That event could profoundly illustrate the point we're attempting to make about directing more money towards useful projects -- like bridge repair -- and away from less worthy projects, like blowing up hapless villagers in faraway lands into bloody bits using predator drone bombs.

Of course, it may not be an entirely pleasant experience for those making a quick and brutal transition from bridge to river.

WikiMaster (talk)09:38, 13 November 2011

The more life guards that can attend, the better!

Ios (talk)12:42, 14 November 2011

PLEASE do not block the bridge. Hundreds of thousands of trimet riders cross that bridge daily, blocking the bridge will upset many potential supporters., 16 November 2011

OccupyPortlandEvents vs Occupy Portland - Events

I think it would be clearer to use standard English formatting ("Occupy Portland - Events" or "Occupy Portland: Events" or "Occupy Portland Events") instead of CamelCase ("OccupyPortlandEvents"). I know that CamelCase is a convention from the early days of wiki, but most visitors will be unaware of that history or be interested in using anything other than standard English. I think a normal, spaced title as you would see in any other context would be better, not only because it's what people are familiar with, but because I feel it's more readable. Outside of the early wiki software (like WikiWikiWeb) that parsed links by recognizing CamelCased words, I don't see any benefit to using CamelCase for page titles. Just my two cents.

kotra (talk)10:04, 1 November 2011

Aha! gotcha, I didn't make the page that way, the editor made it Occupyportlandevents for ease of typing, I suggested CamelCase for ease of writing and ease of reading. So, that is a little outside of what you were saying :-)

MarkDilley23:15, 1 November 2011

Thanks! I didn't realize that. Since I think the spaced version would more sense for most people (just speculation on my part), I went ahead and moved it to Occupy Portland Events, leaving behind the redirect from OccupyPortlandEvents of course. If there are any objections, feel free to move it back or let me know and I'll do it.

kotra (talk)19:53, 9 November 2011

This has got to be the lamest topic to cover. Who really cares about this when the cause of Occupy Portland is what needs to be talked about? Leave these trivial little things alone people!, 13 November 2011

Details matter in any good construction. Please don't simply complain about details that others find important, but rather: start the discussion that you'd like to see take place. Otherwise you risk becoming a part of the very problem you are complaining about. The occupy portland forums are a great place for your political thoughts, and your voice is both encouraged and welcome.

Ios (talk)14:29, 14 November 2011

We also welcome you to be creative and work in public on the wiki like we are. Best,

MarkDilley15:28, 14 November 2011

Occupy Portland Events - Past Events

Mark asks (in reference removing mentions of events that are now past): "are these being stored anywhere?"

Great question, Mark![1]

I've been thinking about that for days now, but have been too jammed on other issues to do anything about it. We should definitely go back in to archived versions of the OP events page and grab old material and format it into a more usable historical reference.

I'm so jammed I really can't focus on this right now. (Sorry!) But a couple of initial ideas:

  1. Let's format each new event into its own magic page, something like: {{name-and-date-of-event}}.
  2. Drop that specific event into OccupyPortlandEvents.
  3. When the event is over, move that event ({{name-and-date-of-event}}) from OccupyPortlandEvents to maybe something like: OccupyPortlandEvents/PastEvents.

Waddya think?

  1. (Actually that's ("!") an exclamation mark; this ("?") is a question mark.)
WikiMaster (talk)12:17, 31 October 2011

yep - also Simon from mailing list was talking about this as well - I pointed him to my wiki calendar at USSFwiki - he liked, sure someone will get to it when there is a break!

MarkDilley12:54, 31 October 2011

I'm working on this now! I'll do a first pass, and then people can fix up as they see fit.

Ios (talk)23:00, 1 November 2011

Rockin! :-)

MarkDilley23:17, 1 November 2011

okay, all done. I've added pages for everything by going backwards through the history and selecting the version of the page just before the event was removed. i've added comments on all the restored pages as to which revision they came from.

i discovered that there was a PortlandOccupyPastEvents I haven't moved / merged its information with the individual event pages, but that might be a good idea at some point. Not sure how to handle its PortlandOccupyPastEvents#Encampment section.

All the upcoming events also have their own pages now. Either I or User: have to go through and add the other known action committee events that got lost in the [change conflicts]

I tried to add reasonable categories to all the pages, mainly the set: Category:Events, Category:Street Protests, Rallies, Demonstrations, Category:Occupy Portland but also the set: Category:Jobs, Category:Organizing, Category:Union Organizing, Category:PortlandUnionWiki when that seemed applicable

Ios (talk)01:52, 2 November 2011


MarkDilley02:31, 2 November 2011

Thank you Ios!

WikiMaster (talk)15:59, 4 November 2011

Event template

I saw there was some desire for an event template, so I created one: Template:Occupy Portland Event. Feel free to use, modify, or rework it as you see fit. If anything about how to use it is confusing, let me know.

kotra (talk)13:02, 1 November 2011

Saw that! Looks pretty cool. :-)

MarkDilley23:16, 1 November 2011

Guy Fawkes Statue of Liberty image

I removed Template:Mask-of-Liberty from the top of the page because I think it might send mixed messages, and its copyright/licensing is unclear (it's hotlinked to somewhere on the Facebook server). Feel free to revert if you disagree.

kotra (talk)10:47, 1 November 2011

I think it is great, I thought it was a little odd myself.

MarkDilley23:16, 1 November 2011