Joined: 18 Apr 2007
But what about a simple thing like having members of a guild agreeing to do 2 hours of community service every other month in order to maintain membership. And before you yell at me- think about it...
Everyone has a specialty they are bringing to the table. If you are an age writer- you could give a short talk about programming. If you are a relayer- you could demonstrate how the system works. If you are a maintainer- you could talk about how game age inspections are done or what equipment you use. The Cartographers could take explorers on field trips and explain how they measure the ages. The Messengers that publish video or podcasts or write for publications could also talk about those. Set these discussions up in the guild pubs. These little talks could be OOC or IC depending on the subject and would let anyone not participating in the guild know what exactly what goes on and continue to involve the public at large. Besides you have great imagers for showing charts and photos and KI mail text notes- and lots of room for a crowd. Each individual guild member wouldn't have to do it- but maybe each of the inner organization would like to contribute as a whole on a regular basis. The greeters do this kind of thing every day- they are the ultimate community service!
So the benifits would be - involving the public at large so they can see what the guilds are doing and how. Would help the public feel included. Maybe get an explorer about thinking how they could contribute and donate their time too. Many of you have outside the cavern interests and something interesting to share. Would give us something new to do "in the cavern"- guild related. And would give the guilds a little satisfaction that they are giving back to those who "support" them.
Sorry to keep using the messengers- but this would be a simple, not very demanding way to qualify for membership. Huh???? Let your separate organizations, each group as a whole so no one person has to do it all, donate this small time to giving a talk, lecture, radio show or skit or whatever, just as this donation- above what you already do- once every other month just to educate the community about what you do. Eliminates dues, favoritism, lots of rules and gives back to the community...
Only 12 hours a year... not much right? I have spent that much time making forum posts. Imagine how productive I would be if I would leave the forums and go get some work done...
(goes back to the Delin mumbling things to herself .... gotta think of more ideas... one will surely catch someones eyes...)
"Always consider the Whole, Atrus. Always look at the interrelatedness of things and remember the 'whole' of one thing is always just a part of something else, something larger." wisely spoken by Anna- "The Book of Atrus"