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The Occupation does not begin at noon on Thursday. The march does.
The Occupation will begin after the march, at as yet undisclosed site.
I do not have the knowledge or possible the admin rights to make this edit. Is the banner under categories?
For added community value, we should be sure that what Newbies need to know for the march - like stay on sidewalk, or be arrests; if arrested, do not resist the cuffing and call your name out loud, then shut up - and for the Occupation - bring two mess kits, no paper plates; no structures and that means tents, tarps only, etc - be listed PROMINENTLY on the front page for the first week of occupation, with an updated stream of information.
Do we have a communications model? Is Burning Man is a good model for starts
The "Occupation" wording in the sitenotice was based on the "Occupation" page on the official site, basically to mean that the entire "Occupy Portland" event/demonstration begins at 12pm at the waterfront. But I can see that that wording might be confused with the "full occupation" which begins after the march at an undisclosed location. So I went ahead and changed it to "Occupy Portland" which is a little less punchy but more accurate. If you need to make any other changes to it, the place to edit is MediaWiki:Sitenotice. As a general reminder to everyone who may read this, be extra careful with edits to that, as it's at the top of every single page of PortlandWiki.
I agree that a page like Occupy Portland - Behavior or Occupy Portland - Newbies would be good prominently linked at the top of the Occupy Portland page, for example: IMPORTANT: How to protect yourself and others
Is there a page that lists important guidelines like those you mentioned, so we can get the "expert" wording as I am not one and don't want to unintentionally mislead anyone?
Not sure what you mean by communications model so I will leave that to someone else to answer.