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SCENARIO SEQUENCES

EXERCISES FOR DETERMINING FACTORS FOR DESIGNING THE SCAFFOLDING FOR NES. Add your comment on this item1
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david-braden
08-21-2005
03:54 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 1
I have to laugh at myself and my mental limitations. You successfully penetrated my work mode and now I am finding it difficult to focus on details. You did some very good work here. I will read through again and hope to contribute.
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Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
08-21-2005
04:04 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 1
/m2 Maybe you are shifting work modes. To explore this doc of scenarios is, to me, to focus on details, or systems of details.

I often wonder how I function at all, being ignorant of my numerous mental limitations. I am even severely limited on using the few talents I have developed -- seemingly in attempted compensation for large gaps of competencies.

But, then I think of the toddler - limited and courageous. Toddle and fall, get up and go toddle more, fall some more. But all without any real goal or any sense that falling is failure. Out potentials are virtually infinite, but we should not let the fact that we will never actualize most of them stop us. Can we "adults" return to toddling?

Larry Victor 8/20/2005

 

            This page lists some types of events or happenings in the ordinary functioning of a viable NES. One objective of exploring "Scenarios of Functionality" is to uncover factors that might be overlooked in the design of NES. Unfortunately, this page in QuickDoc is not a workspace, to be edited - to add more scenario types. But, this is only an exploratory beginning. We can dialog in the comments on details revealed by each scenario type. All are presented in the "abstract", but each will involve REAL physical systems, data systems (sems), and live persons -- some emotionally distressed, others positively energized. Add your comment on this item2

 

USE THIS COMMENT SPACE TO LIST OTHER SCENARIOS NOT MENTIONED BELOW. Add your comment on this item3

 

            It is not necessary to fleshout each scenario down to specific key presses; but it is often useful to develop a scenario in some detail to get a feel of the relationship of patterns of objects, presented sems, and interacting and thinking live persons. These scenarios are for NES as viable and launched -- distinct scenarios will be needed for the creation of NES to launch -- which may go through Alpha and Beta testing phases. I DO see this as employing a Spherical Dynamics -- maybe more Spiral and it deeply employs the ideas of Second Order Cybernetics. Add your comment on this item4

 

             

            FIRST VISIT TO NES WEB SITE -- BRANCHING STORIES AS TO WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU WANT. Add your comment on this item5
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david-braden
08-21-2005
04:01 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 5
If the initial target market is the retired, we will need a marketing approach designed to attract attention and allay fears.

 - Computers made easy
 - Stay up to date on the latest issues, and
 - have something in common with your grandchildren

We can suggest to CPs that they offer a computing class at the local retirement communities, use the experience to develop basic competency scripts, identify potential f2f leaders, use the experience to develop SEAFing a group scripts, . . .
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Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
08-21-2005
04:20 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 5
/m3 I believe we will need to develop some scripts for CPs to do this. Those who do may need to be in a mutual support group that experiments. I find myself resistant to experiment in the community I live in. There is a small computer group, to which I attended one meeting -- they passed around prints of digital pictures. Since my community is setting up a WiFi system, I would like to get access to those who have email addresses.

Even this little subproject has a lot of hidden details. How not to get bogged down with them, and yet consider them?

For me, it means to break out of my secure house and computer and go knock on some doors -- or to ask if the email lists are available. Are there search tools for finding email addresses by physical location?

I feel I need a curriculum and plan before I start - but that isn't really true - it's MY HABITS. I have thought that the excuse of interview with questionnaire about issues that relate to the three items you list, and others, and jus t inquire as to their interest in courses, and get their email addresses if they are willing for future contact.

But, do I - ME - want to commit my time to this? Yes and No. It sure would be easier if I had someone here in Tucson to help me. Maybe that is where I should start?

But, we do need some basic data on the retired population relative to their potential interest in what NES may have to offer.

             

            You receive an email inviting you to visit the NES homepage. What do you do when the homepage fills your screen?  Add your comment on this item6
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david-braden
08-21-2005
04:13 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 6
Are you talking about mass e-mails (spam) to attract users? Or is this a part of the word of mouth growth? Is the e-mail from a friend, an adult child?

We will only reach people resistant to computers through a process that introduces them to specific REEEE uses. Most likely involces CP/Evaluator or f2f leader.

Need - why participation will improve the quality of my life.
     - there is nothing to be afraid of - its fun - its easy
     - Clearly apparent "Start Here"
     - introductory tour that engages
     - explain two option if problems 1) join f2f group 2) call for SEAFing
     - then simple registration
     - credit card info
     - secondary tour
     - competencies evaluation
     - if you answered __ of the foregoing correctly go here? etc.
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Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
08-21-2005
04:33 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 6
/m5 There are variations from any of your list. I would probably stay away from spam, but a person could "spam" their own personal list. I would see it best as word of mouth, and the email be a specific, personal invitation.

Don't comprehend second sentence:
"We will only reach people resistant to computers through a process that introduces them to specific REEEE uses. Most likely involces CP/Evaluator or f2f leader."

Good first listing of NEEDS. At some point we need some concrete alternative outlines of websites (branching pages) and then explore ways to make the homepage address all that needs to be there and not be confusing.

How can some of the NEEDS be simply expressed on the first h omepage? Do we need different homepages for those with broadband and those without -- what is the current distribution? We need to be sure to get the email of those who enter, even if they don't respond.

We need to organize a project to explore this design, which in turn will trigger more thinking on the structure/processes within NES -- and in the means by which NES will be created. REAL THINGS NEEDED DOING.

            Consider what you would hope to find if you were: Add your comment on this item7

             

        A total novice to NES -- what is it and how might it be important to me? Add your comment on this item8

        A potential user, prepared to learn about scripts and how to access them. Add your comment on this item9

        A potential content provider, looking for more information and how to apply. Add your comment on this item10

        An experienced user or content provider, coming in to use the system with specific intention. Add your comment on this item11

             

            The intent of this exercise is to explore what the NES homepage might look like, to meet the needs of different people with different intentions. This includes thinking about the structure of the whole NES website.  Add your comment on this item12
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david-braden
08-21-2005
04:25 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 12
The way Omidyar.net is set up, you cannot get into the network from the main page. You must use Omidyar.net/home. At least that was the way it was the last time I checked. I think they did not want it to grow too fast.

Advertising could carry what we might call (privately) a sales page designed primarily for the novice. For a registered User, we could go so far as to have them log on to their personal page that showed them where they have been and where they can make notes about where they want to go.

Links to the NES News page. Highlight popular scripts - system changes.

CPs would have a double password - one from us and their own - to access 1) upload script function 2) CP forum 3) script evaluations (should this be available to all Users?) 4) script templates 5)

Need a find a f2f group in your neighborhood function
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Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
08-21-2005
04:43 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 12
/m7 I don't see Omidyar.net as adequate for the NES website. It is too limited to text. O.net may be what we use as we explore scripts for CPer recruited from O.net and O.net may have features those who "manage" NES may use.

             

            How is the website created, modified, and maintained? By whom and according to what procedures? Add your comment on this item13
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david-braden
08-21-2005
04:35 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 13
I see this as a function of the Platform Owners. The platform should enable multimedia scripts by CPs in any creative format they choose. (Recommendations for system requirements for Users fed back to CPs re: what most Users will be able to view - how fast in dialup - dial up vs. broadband versions of scripts).

System stores script as a set of web pages - automate return function when Users finishes access of off net materials - Automatic return to place if script is interrupted - final page is evaluation of both User and Script.

Do we require the User to evaluate the script? That was my first suggestion but what if they have to access the script multiple times to finish it? Must limit each User to one evaluation per script to avoid manipulation of compensation scheme.
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Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
08-21-2005
06:12 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 13
/m9 I imagine a number of factors playing roles in calculating the compensation of the CPer. These variable need be presented in various formulae.

First, there is the User's eval - which may have different variables we weigh differently pre circumstance. This may be weighted by an evaluation of the User's prior evaluations -- or a test to deterime empirically his evaluation bias. We must also guard against a CP-User fraud team, or a CP getting a number of crony users to highly evaluate their scripts (possibly by not even using them as anticipated). There are potential frauds in the system.

What if a user devotes some considerable time to a script, but decides not to complete it. Will there be partial compensation?

What about compensation for Alpha and Beta testing of scripts, if we were to use this system?

Somehow scripts that involve the user for significantly longer times should be given more value.

If scripts are previewed and approved, a rating by reviewers could put the script in categories for different rates of compensation. The amount of time given to script production may also be a factor.

Should scripts that are very popular be awarded the same compensation no matter how often used -- or should there be a "depreciation". I can easily imagine a script template that could generate hundreds to thousands of different scripts, that once the template was constructed and the means to access the urls to plug in, could be put on an assembly line. Should all these be compensated equally?

Scripts used by teams can have individual as well as team evaluations. If a team of 5 uses a script, is this 5 times compensation? Also, if a script is produced by a team, but team members contribute differential effort - how is the compensation to be distributed?

Scripts may be produced as systems of sub-scripts - which could be individually used. Do we compensate extra when a user (or team) completes a whole complex of scripts?

We need to protect against a user repeatedly using a script, just to pump up the compensation - but I can imagine scripts that might well be used multiple times, especially if they have branching points. A user may return to a script once used when triggered by other activity and repeat it, using it in new ways.

Some scripts may openingly invite and involve users, which leads to a modification of the script - do the users become part of the scripting team and earn compensation? If we store "completed" scripts in "readonly" form, we block those scripts that invite user contribution (which might just be data for the script, as distinct from new sems added by a user). The data for a script may be stored in a means by which it can be added to, while the basic script remains readonly.

It may be that we have a family of script types and compensation formulae that CPers can chose from.

I DO LIKE THE IDEA THAT A CREATIVE PERSON COULD CREATE SCRIPTS AND EARN A BIT. It is really very difficult to find honest online piece work - most of it are scams like stuffing envelopes where you get paid only for those recipients of your mailing (you pay for stamps) who responded to the mailing by ordering what was promoted.

We still need to consider compensation for SEAFers and Evaluators. Getting messy?

             

            IDEA: Normally frequent users of the NES website would want to enter directly to their workpage and bypass the homepage. BUT, suppose there was an ongoing competition for creative variations of the NES homepage, to which each person entering NES can vote/evaluate the current page, and then quickly click to their workpage. Current homepages would rotate. Templates of homepages could also be used with different data as "top pages" for different subsystems of the NES website. Add your comment on this item14

             

            WE RECEIVE REQUESTS FROM PROSPECTIVE PERSONS -- WHAT DO WE DO, DEPENDING ON WHAT THEY WANT. Add your comment on this item15
Comments for item 15
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david-braden
08-21-2005
05:52 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 15
Explanation of what NES provides
 - Opportunities for CPs
 - Support for f2f leaders
 - Opportunities for Evaluators

Initially it will be David/Larry personally responding to all requests.

 - Position of CP coordinator
 - CP orientation materials
 - CP SEAF network
 - Same for Evaluators? Can we combine positions to start?

 - CPs to work with f2f Leaders
 - f2f Leader orientation materials
 - f2f Leader SEAF network - Separate login, forum, development scripts?
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Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
08-22-2005
12:17 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 15
/m11 Good initial list of projects to work on.
How do we compensate "coordinators" and "leaders"?

             

            Persons click within the NES website, enter data, complete applications and questionnaires.  Add your comment on this item16
Comments for item 16
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david-braden
08-21-2005
05:55 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 16
Make this part a game? Progress to different levels of the game - complete questioniers at each level. (At the first level, I would limit how intrusive NES is. Maybe a few questions at the end of each basic competency script)
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Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
08-22-2005
12:23 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 16
/m12 Some people LOVE to complete questionnaires, expecially if they reveal things about themselves, and in comparison with others. I like polls where after I respond I see the stats at to other responders.

The GAME FORMAT should be used as much as possible. Non-Competitive Games were once a big thing.

Maybe we can ask explicitly how they would best like to give us their information.

In the early days of Arcade Games I saw such potential, which has YET to be seen.

            Where does this information go and how is it processed?  Add your comment on this item17
Comments for item 17
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david-braden
08-21-2005
05:59 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 17
Ideally?

 - complete record of all activities of each User stored by User name. User and authorized Evaluator can access. Otherwise, "system" can sort through User records for statistical information, number of Users at various levels. Responses to questions, frequency of use, . . .
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Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
08-22-2005
12:35 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 17
/m13 This is basically a challenge for Art or other computer experts. We need to deeply think ahead as to what we want to do with the data, so that it can be stored for ease of access. To later decide to do more can create big headaches.

In the old systems, as at my college, each new data study required the writing of a new program. I hope we are well beyond that Neanderthal era, but who knows?

But, maybe the technology has gone to a new level, that data in any form can be used in any process. I don't know.

ALL stakeholders need a say on what is done with their data.
We will need educational/orientation material on how data can be stripped of personal name and used statistically -- along with how hackers may be able to backtrack to the source. Many will need an "education" about the multi-dimensional issue involving: privacy, authenticity, transparency, protection, etc. Especially as identity theft become a bigger problem, and the misuse of databases by insurance and other corporations.

This is itself a major issue that only a few aspects are being considered by those planning "security".

            Can a person view their information, and edit it? Add your comment on this item18

            What systems and what personnel are needed?  Add your comment on this item19

            What email messages are sent to the person after they complete a process?  Add your comment on this item20
Comments for item 20
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david-braden
08-21-2005
06:01 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 20
Welcome with orientation message. Print out these useful reminders? Acknowlegement of payment - Password.
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Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
08-22-2005
12:44 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 20
/m14 YES -- but someone must compose the text of these messages. There are many, many little tasks that need to be performed, and their performance "evaluated" before posted for the whole world to see.

I am very sensitive to knowing whether what I just did on my computer/online actually TOOK. This morning I composed a comment to a blog but did not see that it TOOK. It was only hours later that I saw my comment, and wonder what happened to my complaining followup wondering whether or not what I did happened.

YET, for many systems there will be time delays, and maybe many more in the future as The Internet overloads. We need to design for variations in The Internet.

The RESPONSE TIME for our system is something we will need to attend to.

            Will there be a live soul on hand for chat questions, even realtime voice? Add your comment on this item21
Comments for item 21
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david-braden
08-21-2005
06:10 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 21
I imagined this as a list of Evaluators who would mark their names as available when they log on and note that they are working with someone when actually giving advice. They would need visual and auditory notification when a User needed their assistance. (What are the technical requirements to allow the Evaluator to log on to the Users computer during the session - see what the User sees - manipulate the Users GUI and Mouse?) 800 phone number?

This may be the most important service to retain new Users. We have discussed whether we could get CPs to perform this function for free by explaining how it would give them an advantage in developing scripts and keep the Users whose subscriptions pay for Content. Some other compensation for Evaluators?
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Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
08-22-2005
12:55 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 21
/m15 YES, this level of support is a major issue in the commercial computer field. I have many horror tales to tell about DELL and AOL. Sometimes the help is fantastic. Other times it is as if they are trying to get you.

We need to schedule AT CALL help available at all times, even late hours. We may spread NES to Asia! The more PERSONAL the better - but that costs.

REMOTE access to a Users computer is a big step. According to Friedman, it fixed Y2K. At a NES community builds, it will be easier -- but it will not be available at the beginning.

I have been on phone for HOURS with help lines. A good earphone set is very useful. We may need to go beyond the CP in providing this service. DELL pulled back its service for corporations to the US, but left its service for individuals global. Yet, global may be better. Yet, at the beginning we will not have that access -- unless we can make NES a global enterprize from DAY ONE. Is this possible?

             

            PROCESSING THROUGH PRSOS Add your comment on this item22
Comments for item 22
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david-braden
08-21-2005
06:12 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 22
Promote, Recruit, Select, Orient, Support

             

            There will be different scripts for different categories of members: Users, Content Providers (Scripters), Evaluators and SEAFers, NES "staff", nuets, etc. Add your comment on this item23
Comments for item 23
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david-braden
08-21-2005
06:14 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 23
Yes, many different types of scripts for many different purposes.
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Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
08-22-2005
01:00 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 23
/m18 "SCRIPTS" as sems takes on a universal character. What we will be composing for others to do creating NES will be scripts. SCRIPTS will move our process forward. SCRIPTING SCRIPTS may be our most demanding activity.

Eventually, Scripting Scripts will become "second nature" for the initiated; but a challenge, always, for the novice.

            We should collect as much information as a person will tolerate; information potentially useful for NES. Add your comment on this item24

            We need security systems for this information, and messages to prospective members about our security policies BOTH brief & clear AND in detail. Add your comment on this item25

             

            One project of NES may be a NU Census -- a SelfStudy of Humankind, starting with those of us working within NES.  Add your comment on this item26

            A beginning of this process, its rationale, and an invitation to everyone to be an active participant probably should be part of the PRSOS process for everyone. Add your comment on this item27

            We may ask all applicants to perform a short script -- as part of SelfStudy assessing process competency.  Add your comment on this item28

             

            Many people are field dependent when it comes to even linear listed steps -- they have difficulty comprehending and following instructions.  Add your comment on this item29

            Can we detect this and account for it?  Add your comment on this item30
Comments for item 30
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david-braden
08-21-2005
06:17 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 30
For people in this category we may need to design scripts like those used for software installation. At each step, there are only two choices <back> and <next>.
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Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
08-22-2005
01:06 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 30
/m19 I discoverd this in my teaching and experimenting with my students. It was shocking how many students could not perform a list of steps of instruction. Often, it is not an inability, but a belief that it may not be needed, just jump in and do what feels right. This DOES work in many cases, but also fails in many cases.

YES, in computer software installation there are really only two choices: proceed of punt.

           

            If this test script is also a real task being performed for a real NES project, there may be an immediate bonding.  Add your comment on this item31
Comments for item 31
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david-braden
08-21-2005
06:23 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 31
You need to expound further on this. It sounds intriguing.

A self test of User competency in 1) computer skills 2) level of spiral dynamic development? 3) other?

Helping NES map the development level of participating populations? Or another project?

Who is bonded? User and NES? Is this based on a specific feedback? Can we make participation in the project an ongoing attractor?
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Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
08-22-2005
01:17 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 31
/m30 I hypothesize that once a person is an active participant in a process integral to an org, there is a "bond" established. I expect there is good evidence for this in research.

If we can early involve a new person in a project that is believed to be integral to NES, there will be a bond - and that could be with User, CPer, Evaluator, SEARer, etc.

Simply completing questionnaires as part of a SelfStudy project for Humanity may do it.

This is in context with my exploratory idea that quick involvement in projects is both a great recruitment technique as well as a means to maintain participation.
Work comes before explicit learning; but the learning is deeply integrated into the work.

In my experience with political campaigns, the most important thing to do is give the volunteer something TO DO, IMMEDIATELY. In the last days of the 2004 elections, once I signed my name I was given a list of people to call and was shown a phone to use.

            This script may be the same as involved with questionnaires. Add your comment on this item32

             

            We may experiment with questionnaires disguised as interviews -- real persons on video or animations asking questions in audio.  Add your comment on this item33

            Later versions could have speech response for those who prefer it. Add your comment on this item34

             

            Users will need to select their level of subscription, and set up a pay process -- which we will need to link with NES Accounting. Add your comment on this item35
Comments for item 35
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david-braden
08-21-2005
06:27 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 35
User charged a nominal periodic fee. At $5 per month many will choose annual subscription but system must distribute based on what was paid for any pay period.

Also want to offer a "Give the gift of Knowledge Option" where Users can contribute money to allow participation for those who cannot afford the subscription fee.

Indigent Users served on a first come first serve basis. Submit financial affidavit showing expenses >= income.
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Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
08-22-2005
01:37 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 35
/m21 I believe we need to explore the USER payment system in greater detail. $5/month seems way too small. I prefer to have an entry fee, and then a piece user fee, with specials and bonus offers.

We want Users to consider their time with NES as substitutes for time "out" when they may go to movies or concerts.

But, we don't want anyone to hold back because of money.

Also, people contribute to causes -- NES is a "cause" for which they contribute money (so the system can be maintained) and time as User and eventually F2F member and CPer.

There has long been a tradition that everything ONLINE should be FREE. That is on its way out. More and more users are expecting to pay, and are willing to do so.

If NES meets people's needs, and is seen as a "cause", they will eventually shift their discretionary funds towards NES and NES sponsored ventures.

Asking for "financial affidavit showing expenses >= income" may BLOCK those most in need. I would prefer starting with asking for a simple verbal statement of need - in a way that those who can pay, will. Those who can't pay $$$ might be asked to perform NES scripts that are necessary for the functioning of NES.

I am not worried about too many free loaders. Some free loaders may become embarassed and join. Initially we need USERS of scripts more than PAYERS. We might offer a FREE use of x scripts (from a select category.

In the past month I was embarassed to contribute small sums ($15) to info services that I use DAILY, in their periodic funds drive -- even though I need a fund drive for myself. I could not honestly use their valuable service without contributing something.

The statistics of contributions to causes and charities is awesome. You downplay philanthropy on O.net; but philanthropy IS a major way of support. It won't change the world, but we should not exclude it from our options.

            System will need to direct the person, according to information gained, towards their selection review and targeted orientation. Add your comment on this item36

            We need to set up criteria for non-selection and means of informing persons who have not been selected. Options to re-apply? Add your comment on this item37

             

            Passwords must be given by secure means. Do we want to provide password reminders? Do we want to suggest frequent password rotation? Add your comment on this item38

             

            Each person selected should be matched with a specific SEAFing team, who facilitates the WELCOME process (that should be integrated from the beginning, and the whole PRSOS process needs to be designed as not to fatigue or turn off applicants.  Add your comment on this item39

            However, any person not willing, once informed as to NES's rationale, to provide the time for a REEEE PRSOS, we probably don't want in NES. Add your comment on this item40

             

            THE SYSTEM CRASHES, WHAT PROCESSES GO ON WITHIN NES Add your comment on this item41

             

            Who is alerted, what BUs are available and who knows what to do?  Add your comment on this item42

            What messages are sent to members if there is data loss.  Add your comment on this item43

            Do we need mirror sites?  Add your comment on this item44

            What level of virus protection do we need? Add your comment on this item45

            MOMENT BY MOMENT DUTIES OF THE SYSOP TEAM, which may apply to multiple applications such as websites, O.net, Wiki, Project Management Apps., etc. Add your comment on this item46

             

            ACCOUNTING TIME & PAYDAY -- AND ANY INTERNAL "SHARES" OR "CURRENCIES". Add your comment on this item47

             

            USER SEARCHING FOR SCRIPTS -- VARIOUS SCENARIOS SHOWING WHAT TOOLS WILL BE AVAILABE, WHAT SEAFING? Add your comment on this item48

             

            A User has subscribed and has processed through PRSOS. What will they encounter as they search for and select scripts?  Add your comment on this item49

            Can they select a number of short scripts to "play" in sequence -- as when scripts may simulate tv viewing or radio listening.  Add your comment on this item50

            What kinds of information do we provide about scripts - and can the field of scripts be searched as to various characteristics?  Add your comment on this item51

             

            For example: time expected to complete script (some may require multiple visits - and thus their position in the script needs to be recorded), special competencies required, various ratings from prior script users, parameters that may tailor the presentation of the script.  Add your comment on this item52

            Also, to list those scripts to be performed by teams - and where there are openings or waiting lists. Add your comment on this item53

             

            Various levels of instruction, help, FAQs about selecting, performing, and evaluating scripts. And recommending scripts to others. Add your comment on this item54

             

            VARIOUS SCENARIOS OF USER WORKING THROUGH A SCRIPT -- AND EVALUATING Add your comment on this item55

             

            What kinds of processing issues may a user encounter?  Add your comment on this item56

            Multiple windows to display multiple pages in NES, external websites, and pages where they can compose comments and reactions.  Add your comment on this item57

            Feedback channels for the user to the Content Provider, Evaluator, or SEAF team. Add your comment on this item58

            In time, ways to input comments by audio and video. Add your comment on this item59

             

            Many users may wish to use text-to-speech systems; some for almost everything, others for only long documents. NES needs to provide the information assistance and SEAFing to help users set up their systems for text-to-speech. I think Microsoft XP has a primitive version built in; I use a commercial app TextAloud. Add your comment on this item60

             

            Will there be facility for offline script performance -- meaning with NES disconnected. Can they export and import. Can some scripts be performed on an isolated laptop or desktop and then uploaded to NES? Add your comment on this item61

             

            We must attend to the full REEEE of the experience, including COMFORT. Add your comment on this item62

            FRUSTRATION ALERT -- 911 FOR IMMEDIATE COMPUTER SERVICE.  Add your comment on this item63

             

            If we track activity -- a separate issue -- it could detect patterns indicating frustration and activate SEAFing intervention. Add your comment on this item64

             

            We may seek user evaluation of a script at different stages in the use of longer scripts, which could trigger formative evaluation.  Add your comment on this item65

            There also needs to be a final evaluation - as comprehensive as possible but also easy and not time consuming.  Add your comment on this item66

            YET, the importance of feedback for the viability of NES needs to be communicated and reinforced. Add your comment on this item67

            All evaluation data must be collected, stored and processed.  Add your comment on this item68

            Some going to the profile of the user and private, others statistically to other destinations. Add your comment on this item69

             

            MONITORING SCRIPT PERFORMANCE AND FORMATIVE EVALUATION Add your comment on this item70

             

            If we monitor, we will need the system for it, and those to maintain it.  Add your comment on this item71

            If this is used to alert for formative evaluation, this process needs to be developed and operative.  Add your comment on this item72

            If scripts have built in places for formative evaluation, how is it applied? Add your comment on this item73

             

            We need to be careful in our many different uses of the term "evaluation". Add your comment on this item74

             

            ACTIVITY OF THE SYSTEMS TESTER Add your comment on this item75

             

            We need people who will experiment with new scripts and provide Beta testing evaluations of scripts and other systems improvements.  Add your comment on this item76

            Do we want a few dummy accounts to follow through to test the accounting and other data systems -- especially when they get complex with personal data of members. Add your comment on this item77

             

            PROCESS OF SCRIPT CREATION, SUBMISSION, TESTING, PUBLISHING Add your comment on this item78

             

            Once a person has completed the PRSOS for Content Provider, including orientation, what are the processes involved in creating and presenting scripts?  Add your comment on this item79

            Will there be a review process for submitted scripts, how handled?  Add your comment on this item80

            Do we want Alpha and Beta levels for scripts?  Add your comment on this item81

             

            What will be the SEAFing system for CPs?  Add your comment on this item82

            Will there be script templates -- and what form of compensation for the designer of frequently used script templates?  Add your comment on this item83

            How will revisions and upgrades of scripts be handled -- given that some people may be using older versions.  Add your comment on this item84

            Will there be compensation for significant upgrades? Add your comment on this item85

             

            VARIOUS SCENARIOS INVOLVING SEAFING TEAMS Add your comment on this item86

             

            How will the SEAFing team be made aware of SEAFing needs.  Add your comment on this item87

            How might they network to bring focus the best to meet each need?  Add your comment on this item88

            How should they set up their external network, the whole of Cyberspace?  Add your comment on this item89

            How will the SEAFing teams be monitored, as well as evaluated by those SEAFed? How compensated? Add your comment on this item90

             

            SEAFing teams may be involved in SEAFing the setup and maintenance of f2f groups and orgs that emerge from NES activity.  Add your comment on this item91

             

            For example, in organizing in communities of the retired.  Add your comment on this item92

             

            There is a whole REAL TIME aspect of NES that needs attending to, where possible.  Add your comment on this item93

             

            The early WELL got a boost from having most of its members from the Bay area and they had frequent picnics in parks. Add your comment on this item94

             

            A MEMBER HAS BEEN INACTIVE FOR AWHILE - WHAT TO DO? Add your comment on this item95

             

            What frequency of use was normal for that person?  Add your comment on this item96

            Should there first be an email query -- or immediately a more personal contact?  Add your comment on this item97

            This should hold for both users and content providers. Add your comment on this item98

             

            TYPES OF ACTIVITIES ON NES COLAB WEB Add your comment on this item99

             

            Beyond the formal processes listed above, members of NES, from Platform Owners to Users may be involved in discussions and workspaces, in polls and decision-making sessions -- online and in synchronous virtual meetings and in real F2F meetings (which may be recorded and put online). Add your comment on this item100

             

            What types of meetings and NES-community processes should be established and promoted.  Add your comment on this item101

            How might some be limited in participation? Add your comment on this item102

             

            ORGANIZING AND SCHEDULING - THEN CONDUCTING A COMPUTER MEDIATED MEETING -- REMOTE AND F2F, & BOTH. Add your comment on this item103

             

            Real Time F2F MEETINGS: SCHEDULING, FACILITATING, RECORDING, ETC. Add your comment on this item104

             

            DECISION MAKING PROCESSES Add your comment on this item105

             

            What criteria and methodology should we apply for decision-making at different levels and among different populations? Add your comment on this item106