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    • Modern Poly Community Meeting
      November 17, 2010
    • Overview
      Introducing the Modern Poly team
      Project scope to-date
      E-Zine
      Community site
      Group directory
      Future directions/projects
      Partnerships & Collaboration
      Poly House Party (2011)
      Support needed
    • Modern Poly “Movers & Shakers”
      Current Admins:
      Jessica (Tech)
      Mai Li (Media/Publications)
      Randy (Business)
      Former Admins:
      Ashe
      David
      Ranger
      @ Loving More Philadelphia – Feb 2010
    • Project: E-zine
    • Project: E-Zine
      Main section(Hosted Content)
      Writer submits (article / review) to Modern Poly editing team
      Editors review article and work with author to revise post
      Writer is credited as volunteer staff for Modern Poly
      Great for occasional writers that don’t want to keep own website
      The Commons
      (Syndicated Content)
      Content hosted on author’s site (or 3rd party location)
      Syndicated to Modern Poly via. RSS Feed
      Original author credited – links back to their site
      Diverse content for us / more traffic for them (win-win)
    • Community Site
      Started with Elgg in November 2009
      Transition to Drupal in Summer 2010
      Massive (& frustrating) database transfer
      Learning curve for new (but easier to use) platform
      Need to re-assess needs/usability of site
    • Goals for community site
      Bridge between “brick and mortar”
      poly groups and online community
      Discussion boards
      Personal profiles
      Event Calendar (iCal feeds in/out?)
      Photo albums
      File shares (documents / brochures)
      Skill-share (?)
    • Poly Group Registry (polygroups.com)
      Lack of up-to-date directory of poly groups
      Several resources with overlapping lists
      Updated sporadically
      Changes in info dependant on site owner
      Need for site with
      Information updated in near-real-time
      Visitors able to contribute info on their own groups
      Ability to collect additional data (research before visiting)
    • Poly Group Registry
      Version 1.0
      Collecting group data
      Contact information (email / website)
      Demographics
      History
      Membership Requirements
      Geographic map
      Text directory
    • Poly Group Registry
      Version 2.0 (in early development)
      iCal feeds from group calendars (no RSVP system)
      RSS feeds from group blogs
      Easy to navigate layout
      Group/region statistics more accessible
      Regional Liasions
      Version 3.0 (dreaming)
      Tools / Community for local organization leaders
    • Partnerships and Collaboration
      Poly House Party
      Result of Poly Leadership Network Summit
      Joint project with Loving More
      Foster camaraderie in local communities
      Build awareness about polyamory
      Raise funds to support organizations
      Spring 2011 (Weekend dates TBD)
    • Support needed
      Volunteers
      Writers
      Coders /Developers (PHP/MySQL, Drupal)
      Marketing (community liaisons)
      Funds
      Hosting/registration costs
      Administrative costs (P.O. box, licenses)
      Travel to conferences
      “Outsourcing” projects and tasks(writers, coders, etc.)
    • Follow-up (from call discussion)
      Topics brought up by participants
      Revise/upload existing poly group resources(some of us have “Poly 101” brochures or guides on starting/upkeeping poly groups)
      For e-zine “Commons” section, find a way to tag content so readers know if source site may have more explicit content (vs. “family/teen friendly”
      Emphasize that polygroups.com is about identifying local polyamory groups/resources
    • Follow-ups (from call discussions)
      (Continued)
      In development of community site, separate “experience share” (here’s how I live my life as poly) from “skill share” (here’s how I do x, y, and z)
      Find alternative options for event management/notification (for next Town Hall)
      Follow-up with participants regarding options for gathering resources (volunteers and funds)
      Consider developing a 501(c)(3) – One participant commented that having another polyamory based nonprofit doesn’t necessarily pull potential funds away from existing organizations – it allows individuals who may not identify with existing org’s to have another outlet to donate to.