We’re using pretty common tools - a whatsapp group, a mailing list and a bunch of open source pads and google docs. But weekly calls have been most productive so far in terms of decision making. If there are any other tools you’ve found particularly useful for online collaboration, please let me know!
Thanks for the insight. Did you also know, that we are publishing commons alternatives to the commercial infrastructures you mention at degrowth.net?
the two flagships
- cloud.degrowth.net for collaborative file, contacts and calendar sharing, plus editing text and spreadsheet documents
- agora.degrowth.net for structured conversation, mapping, event publication and Markdown formatted writing
and smaller utilities
- pad.degrowth.net for pads with Markdown formatting, images, and more
- chat.degrowth.net for messaging on computers and mobiles
- lists.degrowth.net for mailing lists
Would you like to try out some of those?
Great, thanks for the info! I’ll share with the team.
We should have a chat this friday about the website plans, hopefully will be able to decide something - will let you know then. Many thanks for your help!
We created a little working group to deal with the website and other digital tasks, and scheduled our first call for 14 Jan 6 pm London time. Let me know if you’d like to join the chat.
Best wishes for the new year!
Hi @Oxana, that would be a pleasure.
Then we could boild down your actual needs, and decide upon items for direct implementation. Good luck with all your prospects, too!
Awesome and thanks! I’ll send you the link closer to the date.
Hi Jon! Here’s the link https://meet.jit.si/Degrowthsummerschool-DIGITAL. The call will be at 6 pm London time. Hope you can make it and looking forward to chatting with you!
Hey Jon, could you please double-check the invitation to the ‘Summer School UK’ folder on the cloud you sent to me earlier? I can’t see it in my account. My user name is oxa. Maybe you created another profile when invited me? Thanks!
Hey Jon! Sorry for disturbing you again. The cloud is working perfectly now. The only problem is that it keeps sending email notifications every half an hour or so, I’ve already received about 100 emails from it with mostly the same notification. Is there any way to adjust the number of notifications? Thanks!
Also, I’m not sure if Emidio informed you, but he dropped out. We’re trying to find another person to set up the website. Thanks for your patience and support!
Hi @yala. I’ll be doing the setup of the UK summer school website. I’ve built some sites on Wordpress in the past, so it would be great to use that again. Do you have a Wordpress hosting service that we could also use?
Best people, sorry for being absent the last week. And thanks for tuning in @jbusch.
@Oxana I suspect the cloud notifications continue to arrive? We have a similar incident reported from another instance of the Software.
@jbusch Yes, we maintain WordPress farms and independent sites, depending on the needs. We might want to refurbish a farm for you, or launch a new independent instance.
For now we were talking to start collecting the content and its structure in a ghost.org blog, so writing can start before actually building a design.
@Oxana Please excuse I had abruptly quit the conversation without the voluntary delivery. Please find a login screen for the blog inviting you to register at
I hope the environment it offers is as self-explaining as possible. Please give notice, in case you have questions.
One might also take examples from my previous theme research for arts.degrowth.net at https://lab.allmende.io/degrowth/degrowth.net/issues/33#note_12335
Thank you very much Jon!
The notifications stopped arriving after a couple of days.
Hi @mark.burton! Thank you, it would be great to share info about the summer school on the website once we’re ready to go public
Do you manage the website, or, if not, maybe you know who we could get in touch with about this?
Yes @Oxana, it’s managed by me and Joe Herbert (Newcastle). So yes, just let me know. And do join the email list.
Hi @Oxana I am finding that the registration screen has disappeared and someone reclaimed that blog for themselves. Was it maybe you?
I’m especially interested, if email transmission is working from the system. If you need any assistance in setting up the content, please create an account for
email@example.com. We can then request a new password, if necessary.
Hi @jbusch are you decided on WordPress, or would you like to give Ghost templating a try?
Hi Jon! Thanks for the message and following up with us.
Indeed, the screen has disappeared, I didn’t register and don’t think anyone else has, but trying to find out to be certain. Is there any chance that it could expire?
We should have another call sometime soon, likely this week, and will try to make some decisions about the website then. Again, you’re welcome to join us if you’d like! In any case, we’ll keep you posted
That’s great! Thank you @mark.burton! We’re actually planning on starting promoting the summer school relatively soon to fuel interest before the launch of the call. We’ll be in touch then.
I think many people in our group have already joined the email list, and it probably can be another channel to spread the word.