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It would be great to hear about people's experiences with Appropedia - good, bad, disappointments, life-changing experiences. How you participate or why you don't.

And if it's a really positive bit of feedback, we'd really appreciate permission to use it on our Testimonials page.

Thanks in advance!
 
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So far, I like it.  And I want to start building links between my sites and appropedia. 

 
                                      
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Chriswaterguy wrote:
It would be great to hear about people's experiences with Appropedia - good, bad, disappointments, life-changing experiences. How you participate or why you don't.

And if it's a really positive bit of feedback, we'd really appreciate permission to use it on our Testimonials page.

Thanks in advance!



Put groups of Share buttons throughout the wiki, Google Blogger-style.
Especially put Buzz buttons everywhere:
"Share with Buzz" (their Buzz account)
"Follow on Buzz" (they can follow Appropedia's Buzz posts)

Google's Buzz is a wonderful new resource, vaguely similar to Facebook but light years better, more useful
and ultimately a much better social networking resource. As far as information sharing and
archiving this is a remarkable new resource; there's nothing on the Web that can equal it.
It easily ties together browsers, wikis, blogs and email, easily, accurately and efficiently.

How nice it would be to offer a "Share With Appropedia" button for browsers, blogs, wikis, email, etc.
Like the current Google share button collection. Maybe someone could create one for you, Chris.

As for my involvement with Appropedia, I hope to spend more time there and will see how and where I might contribute.
I see the value in doing this. Though I have similar resources at ibiblio I do not plan to do more than archive my own
resources, whatever they may be, as I have been doing all along at ibiblio since 1991.

I do not plan to do any work at all at permaculture.info, no contributions, just occasionally browse and download information that was posted there years ago.

Lawrence
 
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A very slow reply:

dirtfarmer Hatfield wrote:Put groups of Share buttons throughout the wiki, Google Blogger-style.
Especially put Buzz buttons everywhere:
"Share with Buzz" (their Buzz account)
"Follow on Buzz" (they can follow Appropedia's Buzz posts)



Took a while, but our hardworking, unpaid tech people put their heads down and made this happen a few weeks ago - we now have "+1" and "Like" buttons on every page. Very happy about that.

dirtfarmer Hatfield wrote:
How nice it would be to offer a "Share With Appropedia" button for browsers, blogs, wikis, email, etc.
Like the current Google share button collection. Maybe someone could create one for you, Chris.



Good thought - putting that on our tech wishlist.
 
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I know this is a very old thread, but I would like to share my experience I have a pretty large project of my my own and certainly would like to work with Appropedia  My recollection however is that there was no way to communicate with anyone. You just had to conform to the predesignated system of making digital contributions An understandable approach in many ways, but one that was difficult for me on several levels Thanks for what you are doing however
 
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Thanks for the feedback, Matt.

I can see why you had that experience. The ways to communicate in MediaWiki are too high a barrier, and we could definitely create easier ways.
 
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