In lieu of my submission for Organization Round 3 Oct 14, 2018 18:33:05 GMT vennyflennard (ENTP-A) likes this
Post by Napoleoff (INTP) on Oct 14, 2018 18:33:05 GMT
It can be said as of now (October 14th 2018) that Organization Round 3 has not yet taken place, seeing as none of the three participants (including myself I confess) have submitted their posts. My excuse is that I was busy, sick, fatigued from my busy week in general and also burnt out from the massive amount of effort I put into my submission for Rightist Art Research Round 2 the previous week and so the Organization Round 3 deadline passed me by before I knew it. I think Ken's Rightist Art Round 2 research team produced great results though.
These excuses are of course neither here nor there and nobody cares. However, I think we should certainly try again soon to hold Organization Round 3, but the fact that our Organization research has ground to a (I hope temporary) halt has inspired me to write this post with a few thoughts about what went wrong:
1. I think we had too few participants for Organization Round 3 and so nobody was inspired and it ran out of steam. This was partly caused by the fact that for whatever reason people missed the initial roll-call (aarvoll speculated in his livestream #17 Hysteria and Effeminacy at the 45th minute of the stream that maybe the roll-call page was not posted in a visible enough space).
2. The rules for Organization Round 3 were too relaxed to provide a concrete framework for people to work around, and this might partially account for the poor response. I think the way we were doing it before was much better, where each person was allocated a day especially for their submission and there was a long rule-sheet posted with the schedule, than in this abortive attempt at Round 3 where a deadline was just posted and everyone was told to submit their piece by the same deadline, which is not a schedule (a schedule in my understanding is made up of more than one date). Basically, this research works best as a structured discussion just like we started off doing with amazing results. The more well-structured the research is the better people's creativity and intellectual energy can be focused on the question at hand.
3. Both the above complaints stem also from a lack of growth in membership of the forum and therefore a fall in participation. Since people tend to leave organizations, if there is no addition to membership or additions are too few and far between the result will tend towards a net fall in membership or participation. From this complaint therefore we get into the subject of recruitment, which we have already discussed briefly including in this short thread:
I would like to take the opportunity here to say that we need to get serious about doing recruitment. In this post I expressed my preference in these early formative stages of our academy project for recruiting people ourselves by approaching them, an idea which I speculated would allow for quality control (which was really just me expanding on a suggestion initially put forward by aarvoll in this post at the start of the thread). I would like to iterate this call now; if you spend any time at all idling on forums or on Youtube or even twitter and you see interesting intelligent passionate rightist-minded individuals who compose well-written coherent and thoughtful comments or posts, then you should approach these people by private message with an invitation for them to participate in our forum. Each of us should try to approach 5 people every week, wherever on the internet you are and rightists also are this can theoretically be done.
Below the line is a template you might use for these private messages. If you think it is worth using then you should copy and paste it into a text document on your computer. You should suggest below edits for it if you think it's too unfocused or rambly, because I thrashed it out in a few minutes. I will use this message myself. It's not overly-formal.
I invite you to participate in our new rightist academy project on our forum at deepright.boards.net/
We are dedicated to structured academic team research into rightist subjects of interest which will allow us to expand the aggregated working knowledge of the rightist sphere so as to make it useful and accessible to people. Our research is divided into time-limited rounds, currently set at two weeks for each round, with a maximum of 6 members on each research team who are all assigned their own day to submit their contributions to the subject at hand (the whole team normally gets the first week for research so contributions are required only in week 2). We want to grow our membership to create a flourishing online academy which can act as an alternative to the inadequate and misguided official academic institutions currently operant, and we hope to provide wholesome lively and truthful education to the masses and in doing so help people to develop an integrated and logical worldview of their own so they can function without the confusion and vexation that seems almost to be mandatory for people these days. Our academy uses a meritocratic ranking system to apportion forum rank based on the quality of your contributions so there is the opportunity if you are a talented and dedicated contributor to influence the organizational aspect of the academy. All we ask are sincere and hopefully good-quality contributions from conscientious individuals interested in the rightist sphere of thought.
Above all, we are constructive and positive in our philosophy, and so engagement and production on our forum can provide a good alternative to what rightist-minded people often tend to do on the internet (namely talking in circles about how depressing world events are). If you spend, or perhaps waste, a lot of time pessimistically talking in circles in rightist chatrooms, Twitter or Youtube comment sections then you might be interested in taking some time off from those activities to contribute to our rightist academy reseach projects and expand your mind and educate yourself in the process of having to look into, understand for yourself and explain to others the intellectual concepts you are grappling with. If you gain enough in rank and there are enough members you can even get the opportunity to form your own research team to investigate questions you think would be interesting and useful to people. We are an open-minded academy and we can accommodate research into whatever your area of interest is so long as we have the numbers and interest exists for it among the members; the research is very much driven by the members.
These are the ground rules of the forum for anyone who is interested in creating an account and taking part: deepright.boards.net/thread/3/rules-remain-online
This video explains how our academy is structured and how the research teams work: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVDT7O-gCHY
If you are interested in participating then visit us, make an account and we will be glad to have you on our forum.
This is an attempt at a controlled non-public recruitment drive and if it doesn't work out after a few weeks of trying then we should think about getting aarvoll, since he is the highest-profile contributor, to do what he suggested he might do which was make contact with rightist Youtubers and putting advertisements out on their channels and so on. Recruitment-wise, we have to get this show on the road. I would appreciate if people would respond to this post with their thoughts or personal plans because I think this is quite important.
Thanks for reading everybody.