Event Calendar default to Occupy as lead
Much is happening besides the Occupy that the Occupy needs to know.
than is only one reason for not defaulting to the Occupy calendar.Why not go to a calendar page with a "suggested events" listing on the page as bullets and headings that reflect the Portland wiki brand?
For example, I am getting ready to flash out the mayoral race, which as many forums about town that were missed in calendaring. Even if the Portlandwiki is all Occupy all the time - we should be attending diligently to the mayoral race, as it will be pertinent.
Our market is more than Occupiers, and Occupiers are more than that; they are the 99%. Give 'em the info they need.
Hi Teresa, I think you touch upon a great point: PortlandWiki is not just about Occupy Portland, and we should have a clear place in PortlandWiki for events that don't relate directly with Occupy. I do think the Occupy Portland Events page should only be about events relating to Occupy Portland (hence the name), but that's been the work of other people so I don't have any other thoughts about that. As for non-Occupy events, it would be great to have a calendar that encompasses them. I'm not sure what would be the best way to do that in PortlandWiki (we've tried a few other things in the past, which either fizzled or never really took off), and I certainly won't be able to take the lead on that project (due to time, not lack of interest!). But I welcome anyone else who wants to do so.
Whatever ends up being done with events, I think it should tie in somehow with the PortlandWiki:Current events page (even just a link on it).
Kotra et al,
This became evident when I was over viewing to create a calendar for Mayoral forums and other events. I don't know how extensible that would be to other pertinent election events for community involvement with the election cycle in general, but I think it is important that we have that going on with the Portland wiki if at all possible.
I am hip deep this week, but would have more time nest week to begin work on such a project. As you know, the wiki Monday and Wednesdays are not generally held in locations where I can participate, due to the seating accommodating a disability. Thus, I am not able to participate at the level wiki community member with access to community as others are able. Help would be welcome.