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So, I will have some free time coming up for the next yearish, maybe more if our plans prevail, and I am wondering what sorts of things I can help with here?

I can do, linkage stuff.
I would guess I can figure out Reddit.
Appropedia's website is, for me, hard to navigate, however, I am a wordsmith by training, so if there are specific articles that need to be written, based on permies.com threads, I am happy to give it a go. Just tell me which threads to convert.
Maybe someone can point me in the direction of one of these areas, or if other more pressing things need to be addressed, that's cool too. Just let me know.

I met Paul at the earthworks class and discussed these things with him and he told me to pop up on this forum and say I'm here.
I am very grateful for this website and want to show my appreciation.
I think I can put in an hour a day, or 7 hours a week, and see from there.
So, here I am.

 
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Fantastic Tom, fasten your seatbelt...
 
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Tom,

I will try to get in touch with you in the next few days. If I don't send me an email to remind me. Thank you so much for offering, there is tons of stuff to do and with Paul getting land, we are in a huge need for help!
 
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We have had a few people helping with the podcast summaries. It would be good to get a few more to help so that the ones currently helping don't get burnt out. At the same time, it would be even more awesome to get a podcast coordinator. That would allow me to work on other stuff.
 
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I think I could handle helping to write summaries.
 
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Tom Davis wrote:
I am very grateful for this website and want to show my appreciation.
I think I can put in an hour a day, or 7 hours a week, and see from there.
So, here I am.



I would like to show my appreciation too in a way that benefits the forums. Would you like for instance to have an interested individual submit a podcast summary for consideration? If so, which one? And I would consider volunteering for podcast coordinator if I was certain I would be a good fit for the job.

When the need arises for a ceramist/printmaker/land art installation artist/gardener I'm your man woman!
 
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Susan and Shawn,

thanks for offering your help. I will contact you by email in the next few days.

Does any of you have experience with audio editing software?
 
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Hi, I have about 4 hours a week that I can devote to helping out. Please give me a yell.

Thanks!
 
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Hello,

I am a huge fan of the podcasts and would love to help. I enjoy writing immensely and would be delighted to help with summaries. I also have some limited experience with audio editing, but have resources to learn much more.

What does the coordinator job entail?

Josh
 
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Adrien Lapointe wrote:Susan and Shawn,

thanks for offering your help. I will contact you by email in the next few days.

Does any of you have experience with audio editing software?



Adrien,

I don't have any experience with editing software but am willing to write reviews. No experience there either but I can give it a go.

Thanks, Susan
 
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I am a bit on the busy side for the next few days, but I will try to get back to people wanting to help before mid-week.
 
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Hello!

I would like to join the amazing permies team. For a long while now I have been soaking up the forums -- consuming the information, podcasts, and videos. I am completely enthralled with permaculture, and I want to support the movement and the folks that are working tirelessly to get this message out.

I am ready to pay my dues for all of my consumption.

I'm willing and able to work 6-8 hours a week. I am moderately savvy with computers, but am quick to pick up. With a little direction or training, I would become self-sufficient. The tasks could be redundant or tedious as long as it would be helpful...

Is there an interview or vetting process for volunteers?

A.J.


 
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Here's a task: create a thread in this forum (tinkering) asking people for ideas of simple tasks that anybody can do at anytime. Stuff for people just getting started.

It seems like we get about five or six volunteers a month, but we usually don't get around to giving them good tasks (due to the severe need for help). It would be good to have a list where people can go to to get started.

It would also help if in your first post you invited the permies.com staff to edit your post as they see fit.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:Here's a task: create a thread in this forum (tinkering) asking people for ideas of simple tasks that anybody can do at anytime. Stuff for people just getting started.

It would also help if in your first post you invited the permies.com staff to edit your post as they see fit.



Hmmmm....would any of the staff like to chime in here? I think, without having been part of the permies "back end", as it were that many tasks may be invisible to us on the front end.

A couple of tasks I've been doing are:
--promoting permies on other sites/blog
--encouraging people to write book reviews when I read a post where someone mentions a good book they've read. I then PM them with this msg:

Wondering if you might be willing to write a review of Peter Bane's book for this site - we are collecting them in this forum, trying to build critical mass: http://www.permies.com/forums/f-83/books

Procedure:
If there's not a review on the book in question, start a thread with "Review: {insert book name and author}"
Insert a pic of the book if possible
Give the book a rating "X out of 10" (10 being the most wonderful book ever)
Review



--Burra supplied me with the information needed to contact authors/publishers to solicit them for Book Promos on this site so now I can go ahead and pursue that. I know Adrien is super busy right now and this is way far down on his "to do" list.

I guess other tasks are invisible to me...
 
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