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Sat 5 Apr 2014 2:52PM

What should we name the Wave for May Day?

OA Occupy Anonymous Public Seen by 31

The heart of Wave tech is it's hashtag.

Like #OccupyWallSt birthed the #Occupy tactic, call to action & community the Wave Of Action bears similar fruit

The World Wide Wave of Transformation introduced a new dynamic tactic that mixes grassroots campaign mobilization with a little flavor taken from the old world and it's love of large scale, regular community celebrations with the #WaveOfAction Day Of Action on April 4th.

The Wave of Action which hit on April 4th brought together new & old community members was 3 months in the making.

In NYC it was suggested in the spontaneous assembly facilitated by Echo, Harrison & several others at 60 Wall St on 4.4.14 that we attempt a SHORTER wave cycle for the May Day celebrations.

To make this work we need a May Day Wave Hash Tag that can function in the same way.

Are there any suggestions for a name?

Please suggest a SINGLE #hashtag that can be broken down well.

An effective one will need no explanation.

SG

Steven Geary Sat 5 Apr 2014 11:36PM

#occupymayrise #round2

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Dallas Sun 6 Apr 2014 2:38AM

It's May Day: #WorkersWave

KAF

Katherine A Flowers Sun 6 Apr 2014 3:39AM

Dallas stole mine while I was sleeping,

J

Justin Sun 6 Apr 2014 5:56AM

The boring & obvious one i can't shake but not sure i like is:

#MDayWave #MDW

The only twist in there is that the M can be both:
Movement & May Day.

T

Tricia Mon 7 Apr 2014 8:02PM

#MayDayWave

OA

Poll Created Wed 9 Apr 2014 5:00PM

Naming the May Day Wave Just That #MayDayWave Closed Sun 13 Apr 2014 5:07PM

Outcome
by Justin Wed 26 Apr 2017 9:09AM

We agreed we should have discussed consensus threshold, but aside from Mary/Luca's thumb down the reaction looks mostly good.

Keeping it simple is a proven tactic.

Let's use the name #MayDayWave as the global coordination hashtag for the events culminating on May First.

#MayDayWave -> #MDayWave -> #MDV

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 72.7% 8 J T D MEV DS E RS HS
Abstain 18.2% 2 OA KAF
Disagree 9.1% 1 MM
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 15 J J J SG SG I TL CC AB L SS A TB Y A

11 of 26 people have voted (42%)

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Justin
Agree
Wed 9 Apr 2014 5:01PM

Like it.

OA

Occupy Anonymous
Abstain
Wed 9 Apr 2014 5:18PM

Im just the admin account. I don't have fingers to #uptwinkle

OA

Occupy Anonymous
Abstain
Wed 9 Apr 2014 5:26PM

Shortened version would be #MDW.

Im just the admin account. I don't have fingers to #uptwinkle

KAF

Katherine A Flowers
Abstain
Fri 11 Apr 2014 12:36PM

I would prefer something different but I am fine with choice.

E

EricZen
Agree
Sat 12 Apr 2014 11:49PM

PS: Simple labor sound of #MDW could b insp from labor groups too PPS: alts MDforWorkers, MedicineforWorkers etc

E

EricZen
Agree
Sat 12 Apr 2014 11:50PM

Simple labor sound of #MDW could b insp from labor groups ALSO: alts MDforWorkers, MedicineforWorkers etc

E

EricZen
Agree
Sat 12 Apr 2014 11:51PM

Simple labor sound of #MDW could bring graphics insp from labor groups ALSO: alts MDforWorkers, MedicineforWorkers etc

RS

Rivera Sun
Agree
Sun 13 Apr 2014 1:14AM

Sounds very alive and active

MM

Mary Mcculley
Disagree
Sun 13 Apr 2014 4:05AM

It needs to mean something.
#MayDayMayDay is like sounding an alarm, and I think people need to be alarmed.

I

Iwanka Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:29PM

#0501rocks

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Iwanka Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:29PM

#play0501

I

Iwanka Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:30PM

#nanana0501

I

Iwanka Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:30PM

#ty1&all

I

Iwanka Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:30PM

#helpushelp+1

I

Iwanka Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:31PM

#goto0501

I

Iwanka Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:31PM

#walkfor0501

I

Iwanka Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:31PM

#05012014

I

Iwanka Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:32PM

#0501queen

I

Iwanka Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:32PM

#0501blossoms

I

Iwanka Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:32PM

#MAY1

I

Iwanka Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:33PM

#MAY2014

I

Iwanka Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:33PM

#MayDayDanceathon

I

Iwanka Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:33PM

#1stDAYSummer

I

Iwanka Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:34PM

#0501gooutside

I

Iwanka Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:34PM

#MaytheDay (bring you and the sender fills in the blank with wishes)

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Iwanka Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:35PM

#goMayDay

I

Iwanka Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:35PM

#wanna0501

I

Iwanka Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:35PM

#find05DAY

I

Iwanka Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:35PM

#0501Bar (create drinks and share recipes to serve at popup locations

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Iwanka Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:35PM

#haymayday!

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Justin Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:37PM

Iwanka. Maybe you didn't read the post above asking for one hashtag? Didn't you say you used this platform before? Would love to see your community discussions on how you dealt with funds as you explained in the Occupy listserves.

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Iwanka Wed 9 Apr 2014 11:38PM

Those were a few suggestions I thought of and shared for events which could be apart of the big umbrella of #MDW

Hope it helps.

MEV

Malú English Version Thu 10 Apr 2014 3:54PM

I like the proposal because it is simple and continues the wave:
#MDayWave #MDW

It can include everything.

For instance, in Latin American countries this day is huge - it is Labor Day and it is a national holiday commemorating the Chicago workers uprising for a 8-hours pay, the fight of all the workers in the world and all the unions.

Día del Trabajo - #diadeltrabajo
1 de mayo - #1demayo

For Immigrant workers in the US it is a day validating his work and cheap labor:

1 de mayo - #1demayo

RS

Rivera Sun Sun 13 Apr 2014 1:13AM

#MayDayWave Sounds lively

MM

Mary Mcculley Sun 13 Apr 2014 4:04AM

#MayDayMayDay

OA

Occupy Anonymous Sun 13 Apr 2014 4:18AM

Very important to get people's attention. Sadly that is not the option on the table. Maybe we can build a #MayDayMayDay Tweet Storm DURING May Day? WOuld make use of your great hashtaggery. If we considered such a tactic would that remove your concerns about the tag being proposed?

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Dallas Sun 13 Apr 2014 6:19PM

So I'm gonna ask an annoying question: did this group ever agree on total consensus/supermajority/simple majority? I'm totally OK with 8/9/2 = 89% modified consensus, but I think it's only fair to confirm that everyone is OK with this.

OA

Occupy Anonymous Sun 13 Apr 2014 11:40PM

I think this being a horizontal effort the poll speaks for it's self. The account Mary Mcculley is a moniker of an #OWS comrade who wouldn't even stand by their ideas so 68% sounds good to go forward with using the hashtag.. mostly good reaction

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EricZen Sun 13 Apr 2014 11:42PM

Random but interesting tech note: I deleted 2 out of the 3 posts with my name on it ... now fully public and undeletable showing above a few days later now.

Dallas: was there a previous discussion somewhere for that question or should this be a new discussion perhaps? Just seems it may get lost here at the bottom of a closed topic.

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Dallas Tue 15 Apr 2014 3:05AM

@occupyanonymous there are 8 yes 2 standaside 1 no.... again this is 89% (well 88.8%). Not 68%.

@ericchristozen I don't think that discussion makes sense for a group based on a single day of action that is 2 weeks away. Is there a larger Wave of Action group maybe?

My point is that going forward it's important to define the parameters of consensus/voting for a given proposal or group BEFORE voting/trying to achieve consensus.

OA

Occupy Anonymous Tue 15 Apr 2014 4:21AM

This was informal discussion. Members of Wave Of Action, OWS & other online communities were invited.

One must remember this is a horizontal effort of those involved.

Feel free to invite folks to the conversation & feel make a proposal along those lines.

If we do not speak now, two weeks before when would we?

The issue in the past has been stakeholders of May Day efforts have to made little or any effort to build buy in.

This discussion around the hash tag & the May Day Assembly is intended to do that. Build buy in & community participation.

J

Justin Fri 18 Apr 2014 1:42AM

Looks like #MayDayWave seemed to make the most sense. Let's use & see if it catches on?

T

Tricia Fri 18 Apr 2014 12:00PM