Mon 1 Oct 2012 3:18AM

Sandbox for new users

DS Danyl Strype Public Seen by 49

Danyl Strype Mon 1 Oct 2012 3:18AM

Now that we have some new people coming into the TBANZ Loomio group, it would be good to brainstorm some ways of helping them get to grips with the tool. For example, do we have a place where we introduce ourselves, what TB we're involved with etc? Posting to that would give an immediate intro into how to comment, and how an ongoing discussion thread looks.

Can anyone think of a way to demonstrate how to create proposals, and take a position on a current proposal?


Paul Smith Mon 1 Oct 2012 10:10PM

Yeah having a sandbox/playground area for just playing with discussions/proposals is an awesome idea.

A cool example is the New Brighton group's discussion about "having a holiday on the moon" http://loom.io/discussions/758?proposal=555.


Miles Thompson Mon 1 Oct 2012 11:03PM

let's start a discussion / fake proposal like that moon hopper one as soon as we have a bunch of 'new' people on board to do it.. looks great.. but the question is when would be the right time?

Hmm i guess if we started it a bit early and people came late we could always point them at the ongoing proposal as long as it was still 'open'


Hannah Mackintosh Tue 2 Oct 2012 7:38PM

We have an introduction thread in another loomio group that I'm in and that's quite good. The only issue is that it gets lost underneath the piles of other proposals that get posted.

We could always send people the link to it as part of their 'welcome to loomio' email so it's the first thing that they read when they join up.

I have been using New Brighton's discussion that Paul posted as an example for people and that seems to work quite well.


Danyl Strype Tue 23 Oct 2012 2:14AM

It's a bit of a hack, but one way to keep a discussion at the top is to have an open proposal in it. The proposal for the intro/ sandbox could be something like 'I am comfortable with using Loomio to participate in decision-making'. Then, if people take it seriously, we could see who is finding it easy to learn Loomio, and who is struggling and needs more support.