Talk:Occupy Portland

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this mornings speech 307:07, 18 November 2011
Main Occupy Portland Page Almost Unusable118:40, 28 October 2011
Bond financing conference the day before Occupy Portland016:18, 3 October 2011
Made some major changes to organization, format115:29, 3 October 2011
Announcement of march location010:29, 2 October 2011

this mornings speech

the woman speaking this morning had all the irratating maturity of a 12 year old . what a drama queen . the protesters were repeadly warned of the citys expectations and now wish to whine about it , because they didnt get thier way . what did your lil tantrum /protest dope encampment accomplish , other than to cause the tax payers of oregon thousands of dollars because you cant act like adults ., 15 November 2011


Unfortunately, there is a somewhat widespread misconception that folks at Occupy Portland had assembled in two downtown parks to protest dopes. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth; indeed we warmly welcome all internet protocol addresses, such as yourself, with open HTTP gateways. We'll make sure the library at our next encampment comes equipped with a speak 'n' spell for you and our prepubescent drama queen friend.

WikiMaster (talk)13:23, 15 November 2011

Are you more concerned about the 'thousands of dollars' spent on free speech than the $20 million dollars we are currently spending, per hour, on war? Best,

MarkDilley01:33, 18 November 2011

Awww c'mon, Mark! The Obama administration has budgeted only $159.3 billion for war in FY2011. If we do the math (159,300,000,000 / 8,765.82 = 18,172,857.80) we see that little more than a puny, tiny, nearly insignificant $18 million dollars is the hourly allocation for mass killing and wanton destruction in Iraq and Afghanistan. Don't you think it's high time we thank our corporate benefactors in the weapons of mass destruction industry for such a magnificent peace dividend?

WikiMaster (talk)07:07, 18 November 2011

Main Occupy Portland Page Almost Unusable

The main Occupy Portland article is so cluttered it has become virtually unusable. Let's please organize a small group to:

  • Create a clear, consistent and easy to use navigation section that combines all Occupy related articles into coherent groups (based on similarity of topic).
  • Construct an easier to use announcement and breaking news templates that encourage frequent, ongoing updates.
  • Combine links to external resources into a table that includes:
  1. name of resource
  2. type of resource
  3. resource summary
  • Place as much of the above as is practical into separate templates based on resource grouping.


WikiMaster (talk)12:35, 28 October 2011

I went to WikiWednesday to try and get with you on that Dave. I think we can start working on a replacement front page together. If I heard right, Kip is going to get a link in the menu somewhere for the wiki.

MarkDilley18:40, 28 October 2011

Bond financing conference the day before Occupy Portland

I am posting this here because I could not find a place to post anonymously elsewhere. Could someone please pass this along to Occupy Portland organizers?

There will be a fairly high-profile bond financing conference occurring the day before Occupy Portland kicks off. Some of the sponsors include Bank of America, US Bank, Key Bank, and Wells Fargo. The content in general is fairly positive stuff in my opinion: economic development, local and state investment in businesses, etc. However, a significant concentration of Oregon "movers and shakers" in the political and business sectors will be in attendance, and a thoughtful, civil, and accessible Occupy Portland presence may help push the dialogue in an even more positive direction, or at least provide a counterpoint to the financial behemoths sponsoring the event. Apologies for the short notice.

This conference will garner some press coverage, likely in the Oregonian and other local news outlets.

16:18, 3 October 2011

Made some major changes to organization, format

Trying to get the front page as user-friendly as possibly. Reorganized some of the material, changed a lot of bold to italics, etc.

I know I should have done this in smaller steps to make it easier to roll back individual changes, but I got ahead of myself!

Please let me know if you think any of the changes are a bad idea...

Racer (talk)10:41, 3 October 2011

Looks good, Racer!

If you have the time to show up to one of PortlandWiki's weekly meetups (each Monday and Wednesday), that'd be great.

Each meetup happens at The MEZZ coffee shop (NW 12th & W Burnside). We usually show up sometime between 6:30-7:00 p.m. At the very least, we can show you some more geeky wiki tricks.

WikiMaster (talk)15:29, 3 October 2011

Announcement of march location

"The exact location of the camp will be announced one hour prior to the march."

I was encouraged to take this out of the Press Release; I did, because I don't actually know that it's true! Delete? Can it be verified?

Racer (talk)10:29, 2 October 2011