Thank you for surfing TTHOL (Truth-Tellers Hall of Fame) !!!!!
We started Truth Tellers Hall of Fame to give us a place to showcase our insights about issues of the day which are important to us. The Truth Tellers Hall of Fame is crude at this point, but I intend to keep improving it so we have collaborative living pages where we can store insights past the current two days at crappy old Disqus, which, can no longer be searched with google for specific messages, nor can specific messages be pointed to.
This is a constellation of floating pages very much like wikipedia.
Wikipedia is kind of like OWS (Occupy Wall Street);Sort of structured anarchy, and while it is never perfect, it represents public knowledge and wisdom superior to what we would have as lone individuals. Our wiki pages on Wikidot's server should be similar in communal-collectivist philosophy; though not necessarily look like or adhere to the neutral point of view wikipedia aspires to.
My vision for our site is for it to accurately accommodate everyone at CD and other sites who obviously have great writing talent, but who, right now, are restricted to crumby comment boxes that disappear in one day, never to be read again. It's my belief that frequently our gang writes better than the featured articles put on these sites. Already, TTHOF (truth tellers hall of fame) is very different than when I started it. Many of the entries are favourite truth-tellers that people have asked me to add. I've never even heard of some of them. I decided to accommodate everyone with the exception of violent activists like mad bombers, etc. What do you think of that restriction?
The side bar stays no matter what page we are looking at. I think we maybe shouldn't change the broken liberty torch logo, because doing so will confuse newly returning visitors, many who can just barely navigate to it now. Democratically we could change it later if everyone wants that. But a logo is something that defines the site, and what I'm trying to convey at the outset, is that we've been betrayed by the powers that be; hence the metaphor of the broken social contract. Now I realise it's not really a logo, but my real computer with photoshop is down right now, so it's going to take me a while to get things going again. I'm doing all this from a crumby little touch tablet; so have please have pity on me if improvements are slow! The logo belongs up on the top line, and I know how to do that; it's just very time consuming, but I'll eventually fix that.
So I think the guidelines for net citizens is: Don't drastically change other's work without discussing it with them first. You can type desired changes right below their work and explain why you are about to change it. The reason I bring this up, is that we are sure to have troll damage shortly. The cool thing about wikidot, is that the programming code is all common asci characters: just plain text. So at the end of a session, be sure to copy the whole edit box with a 'select all' command and copy and paste it into any word processor or text editor file on your computer: In case something happens to me. This must be done for each page of course, but the main page is the most important. Then if I get nailed by a tsunami, all you have to do is open a new site on wikidot and paste the info in.
Keep in mind that you can experiment with radical changes in the 'sandbox' and it can't hurt anything. Also do anything at all on your private page. The rule we will tell new people is not to modify other's private pages without their permission before hand. Now to protect your page takes money, if I remember correctly, so the free account we're using does has limitations. But if somebody vandalises your work, first I would try revert ("r" link on the history page).. and if that doesn't work use your plain text backup from each day before you quit. Copy all the text into a word processor that respects carriage returns (I don't thing MS notes will).
Now if all that is too complicated, don't worry: leave a message on the "Site Message Board" and others will help you get started. Remember a few things:
1. We all have different experience levels on computers; and experienced users should help new ones along.
2. The powers that be, (TPTB) make computers difficult to use on purpose: to oppress the working class, and to deny them basic education on these things. It's been decades since a new computer came with a library of manuals to assist the new user.
3. "We're all in it together!" (apologies to Harry Tuttle: Rebel Heating Repair Man in the movie: "Brazil"!)
I think you will find this is quite an addicting little hobby.