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→‎Mission Statement Conversation: More nagging about Mission, adding Vision to the mix
:Great idea! I think we can make some good progress (already have) via postings, then when we get a little stuck, or even if we think we are there, we can engage with your expert and "put a bow on it". --[[User:Curtbeckmann|Curtbeckmann]] 15:58, 1 October 2006 (PDT)
::I believe she will be posting some questions here to help guide us. Look for them soon. --[[User:Lonny|Lonny]] 18:45, 1 October 2006 (PDT)
:::I've made a stab at my version of answers to the questions at [[User:Curtbeckmann/Mission]]. Not much else has happened within the wiki (hopefully folks have been thinking about it offline), so perhaps this "posting" approach is not the right approach for us, and we should explore other options. I definitely want to continue this process because I want to have an inspiring message to help motivate folks who kind of want to help, but wonder what the point is. I would like Mission to be accessed from the nav bar.
:::One thought I've had is that, in addition to Mission, we should also have a vision. The vision is the larger picture beyond what Appropedia does. The Mission is essentially what Appropedia's role is within that vision; in that model, the vision really needs to precede the mission (or, alternatively, each Mission statement kind of presumes an implicit vision). Many of the questions below are vision-oriented. If we think in terms of the "build a cathedral" analogy, then I think the vision is what people can use the cathedral for, and how it helps the community grow and bond, etc. This story helps make "build a cathedral" that much more appealing.
:::We can puzzle over how to structure the pages. My recommendation would be that we have a Vision and Mission page, because they're pretty much inseparable.
:::To that end, I am going to go back to my Mission page and work on my personal versions of Vision and Mission. What are ''you'' going to do? :-) It's possible that my versions will be so compelling that everyone in the community will want to line up behind them. But don't count on it. These things work a lot better when every provides input. But I suppose the wiki way is to wait for someone to publish the page, then edit it. That works too.
:::Comments? --[[User:Curtbeckmann|CurtB]] 21:09, 26 October 2006 (PDT)
===Mission Statement 1===
'''Appropedia seeks to facilitate successful and practical hands-on application of appropriate technology and processes in field or academic venues by all interested parties.''' We welcome content documenting field and academic projects world wide, including the technologies and processes (e.g. assessment efforts) used, plus the results and any potential pitfalls to avoid.<br><br>

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