Better networking capablities
Hi, personally what would make this site phenomenal for me is if it had a fully functional networking system: a messaging system specific to the site, a way of getting to know each other before exchanging emails/facebooks/ what-have-you, friends' lists, PM and modifiable chat system, including ability to create a room, as well a permanent room for every category. That may sound like a lot, but personally, the concept this site was made off of deserves that much. This may need to be a long term goal, as all that would take more admins, but I think it should definitely be a goal. Actually, given my general impression of site owner capabilities, I think GlobalDemocracy could start the bones of this relatively soon.
Also, a more dynamic ability to manipulate topics would be nice; say, with recurring themes, there could be a temporary sub- category, like for National Defense Authorization Act, which happens to be why I wound up on this site instead of looking to network more with psychiatric survivors about mental health civil rights (but I'll leave that for elsewhere), or gay rights, or, say, under business, a certain business; but tags and the ability to follow more specific strands of conversation more dynamically. Not a computer programmer, I'll leave figuring out how to make what I just described to the people who made this site; but if you agree, please take the time to support my comment and maybe leave a supportive comment of your own below.... I had a similar idea as this site, the People taking back turf from our increasingly encroaching international governments (well, national governments internationally), but I found this site, and seeing as I've found someone else who came up with my idea first, I want it to be everything it can be; and we need more capacity in general, is what I'm trying to say, for people to interact and network with each other, less of a focus on climbing ranks on this site and getting someone else to do social media work, and more on those who use it finding each other, like-minded people, and working together, more dynamically, I will use the word again.
By the way, I noticed in reading back that I listed quite a few different individual ideas; basically this post is arguing for advancement in this site along the lines of that kind of thinking, and I am asking for all of those ideas to be worked with. If you liked part of it but not all of it, hate to do that to you, but greater ability to interact with each other directly and follow specific ideas in general is what I'm asking for. If I find a thread I feel strongly about, I want to be able to send the woman/man who wrote it a message with my personal information; and I want that ability in place for someone else for me; and moreover I want to be able to follow each others' thinking for a while before offering out where to find me on the net/ in the world, other than here. I want to know who else is thinking about the topic I cared about, too, even if they post a month from now when I've stopped looking and I'm not on. Do you get what I'm getting at? Thank you for reading.