[okfn-discuss] A tool to help us think through community keywords
laura.james at okfn.org
Thu Apr 17 20:49:06 UTC 2014
Also, tweeting :)
On 17 April 2014 21:16, Laura James <laura.james at okfn.org> wrote:
> This is really awesome Heath, thanks! Looking forward to seeing the
> results when it's been running for a bit.
> I'm going to add some words in now, too :)
> On 17 April 2014 21:03, heath rezabek <heath.rezabek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> At the risk of overstepping, I've created an AllOurIdeas poll focused
>> solely on community keywords for the process of sorting our thoughts on
>> OK's brand and identity. This is not an official leadership-created tool,
>> but an unofficial contribution by a community member who's seen this tool
>> do some interesting work.
>> - - -
>> *How It Works*: Sort -- as many times as you can stand to, over and
>> over -- between keywords which come up. This tool only works with a vast
>> abundance of decisions made, ideally from many participants.
>> If you have an idea for a new keyword and don't see it in the [View
>> Results] tab, or aren't sure if it's there yet, *please add it!* Just
>> type it in below the two choices to add it to the flux instantly.
>> It's important to have as many ideas in the mix as possible for the tool
>> to work best. Want to add a short phrase or a different form of a word?
>> Do it. Don't worry about multiples, as they'll just cluster in the
>> results over time and aren't a problem.
>> In the View Results tab, the number you see to the right is simply the
>> percentage chance that this word will win any random matchup. As more
>> votes are cast, these numbers shift -- at first, and with less data,
>> position will be quite volatile. As terms are eroded into place by many
>> votes, they'll stop showing up in the voting as often.
>> I'll also add this link to the wiki page on the slogan at --
>> No-one is bound to use the data form this exercise, obviously. But even
>> if the terms and short phrases which rise to the top are not useful for
>> purpose/slogan statement, the whole process may help all of us really
>> consider what it is we mean -- or want it to mean -- when we say --
>> Open Knowledge.
>> Hope this is helpful,
>> - Heath
>> Heath Rezabek // labs.vessel.cc
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