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Old 12th October 2014, 05:15 AM   #1
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Will www.internationalskeptics.com be only the forums?

//Note: Sorry I wasn't 100% sure whether to post this here, down in FMF, or elsewhere. Mods/Admin feel free to move as appropriate//

Just curious if they are any plans long or short term to host anything besides the forum on the www.internationalskeptics.com domain. Just posting/publishing some skeptical articles or blogs or whatnot might help us grow as a separate entity from JREF and would help bring in traffic.
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Old 12th October 2014, 06:46 AM   #2
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There seems to be little interest in doing more:
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Old 13th October 2014, 01:15 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by JoeBentley View Post
//Note: Sorry I wasn't 100% sure whether to post this here, down in FMF, or elsewhere. Mods/Admin feel free to move as appropriate//

Just curious if they are any plans long or short term to host anything besides the forum on the www.internationalskeptics.com domain. Just posting/publishing some skeptical articles or blogs or whatnot might help us grow as a separate entity from JREF and would help bring in traffic.
Short, quick, answer: yes, I'd like to expand the site outside of just the forums.
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Old 13th October 2014, 01:56 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by icerat View Post
Short, quick, answer: yes, I'd like to expand the site outside of just the forums.
What would a few of your off the cuff, non binding idea(s) be? I know previously you've mentioned community building, would such ideas be what you connected (non-bindingly)?
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Old 13th October 2014, 03:25 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by The Greater Fool View Post
What would a few of your off the cuff, non binding idea(s) be? I know previously you've mentioned community building, would such ideas be what you connected (non-bindingly)?
just brainstorming -

* Event listings with maps to make it see what's going on locally
* Member map to see who lives where for possible meetups
* Reddit-like AMAs with well known people of interest to the skeptic community
* IS scholarship fundraising (as per JREF forums for TAM)
* Annotated Skeptics Bibliography (idea from idoubtit to recreate a defunct resource)
* Member Blogs for more permanent/filled-out expression on a topic
* social network w/profiles
* IS coordinated and/or arranged events
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Old 13th October 2014, 03:30 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by icerat View Post
just brainstorming -

* Event listings with maps to make it see what's going on locally
* Member map to see who lives where for possible meetups
* Reddit-like AMAs with well known people of interest to the skeptic community
* IS scholarship fundraising (as per JREF forums for TAM)
* Annotated Skeptics Bibliography (idea from idoubtit to recreate a defunct resource)
* Member Blogs for more permanent/filled-out expression on a topic
* social network w/profiles
* IS coordinated and/or arranged events
Thanks for indulging my curiosity. I look forward to these ideas being fleshed out.
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Old 13th October 2014, 03:37 PM   #7
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If we ran something like Meetup.com for the members it might be popular.
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Old 14th October 2014, 08:11 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by icerat View Post
just brainstorming -

* Event listings with maps to make it see what's going on locally
* Member map to see who lives where for possible meetups
* Reddit-like AMAs with well known people of interest to the skeptic community
* IS scholarship fundraising (as per JREF forums for TAM)
* Annotated Skeptics Bibliography (idea from idoubtit to recreate a defunct resource)
* Member Blogs for more permanent/filled-out expression on a topic
* social network w/profiles
* IS coordinated and/or arranged events
Why are we sponsoring the Islamic State?
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Old 14th October 2014, 08:22 AM   #9
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Why are we sponsoring the Islamic State?
Peak Oil?
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Old 14th October 2014, 08:29 AM   #10
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Why are we sponsoring the Islamic State?
They seem to know how to get things done. They also seem good at consensus building, as when they are through, there are no dissents.
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They seem to know how to get things done. They also seem good at consensus building, as when they are through, there are no dissents.
Is beheading an option?
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Old 15th October 2014, 05:50 AM   #12
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Is beheading an option?

That depends on the location of the caravan .

In Syria it's fine/ignored/part of the uprising against Assad - Near Kirkuk its bad [very very bad] & a threat to world peace.
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Christ! I'm trying to organize a militia to go and fight alongside the Kurds. How are we supposed to do that calling ourselves "IS" and having a black banner with white lettering?
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Is beheading an option?
I think that's a bit severe even for repeated breaches of the MA but at least it would mean no sockpuppets.
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