What is social.coop? Who are we (it's members)? How do we contribute?

We've started a thread on loomio, where we will post one question every couple of weeks that will help us to get to know each other as members, with the objective of using this understanding of each other, our motivations and expectations to launch the next phase of social.coop.

Third question: "I would be a bigger social.coop fan if..." (in 500 characters or less)

loomio.org/p/MjUZshCQ/-i-would

A little late... but results from our second social.coop status check poll!

"What kinds of co-op enthusiasts/practitioners/scholars reside among us?"

Looks like most of us are co-op members and general co-op fans! Wahoo! Goooooo co-ops!

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5 more days for our social.coop poll!

What kinds of co-op enthusiasts/practitioners/scholars reside among us?

loomio.org/d/K2o5QbDH/social-c

@canonicalbrud @harris

These are great questions! We have a tech working group and a community working group.

Currently the community working group (CWG) moderates the instance and manages intake of new members. There are three of us (@mattcropp @Matt_Noyes and @emi with two vacancies)

The tech working group is headed by @wu_lee who has been looking into doing an upgrate soon.

We'd love more members to join the WGs. Check out the loomio page for more info! loomio.org/socialcoop/

Do you already have plans for early November? You might want to reconsider.
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Musician, academic here. Most importantly for this place, I sit on the board of directors for my housing co-op and have put a considerable amount of thought into the housing co-op model over the last year or so. It's how I can afford, as an artist, to stay in Toronto. Wisdom across the housing co-op sector is a huge part of how I can help make my home co-op better, and I look forward to dipping my toes into this space.

What is social.coop? Who are we (it's members)? How do we contribute?

We've started a thread on loomio, where we will post one question every couple of weeks that will help us to get to know each other as members, with the objective of using this understanding of each other, our motivations and expectations to launch the next phase of social.coop.

Second question: What role(s) do you have in the co-op movement?

loomio.org/p/zx5XqBR6/do-you-h

@Mami_Yoshinaga

Welome to social.coop! It's wonderful to see you on here!

ようこそ!

Please introduce yourself and your awesome work with the .

自己紹介お願いします!

Thanks to everyone that participated in our first social.coop poll!

"How do you use/participate in social.coop?"

Looks like the most popular use of social.coop is to "post and read toots about co-operatives"

@nev

interesting! @wu_lee , what do you think? Is this something the tech team can take on?

Living in a place where a significant chunk of the economy is tourism-based, got to thinking recently about the role that can play building community wealth and minimizing extraction in tourist economies.

Anyone have a recommendation as to a good introduction to as I proceed further down this :bunny: hole?

What is social.coop? Who are it's members? How do members contribute?

We've started a thread on loomio, where we will post one question every two weeks that will help us to get to know each other as members, with the objective of using this understanding of each other, our motivations and expectations to launch the next phase of social.coop.

First question: How do you use/participate in social.coop?

loomio.org/p/r2sOJV3c/how-do-y

@ben_hr

Hey Ben! Valid question, and thanks for poking us. Our tech team is pretty small at the moment and so we can't promise a specific timeline.

Any chance you have any tech skills you could contribute to the ongoing maintenance of the instance?

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@ND3JR

Hmmm. That's good feedback.

How would you feel about doing the survey in chat form? We could arrange for direct messages where you respond to each question one by one and we will input your responses for you?

In an effort to better understand our community and strengthen ties, volunteers on the community working group are currently running a member survey. They are using a "snowballing"-type networking approach in which members reach out to other members. Please help by doing the survey and helping spread the word.

If you have strong objections to the survey, feel free to share them.

I hope we will all take the "good enough to try" approach.

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social.coop

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