Many groups have rules (although not all) but there is no way of easily managing them inside Karrot. Some groups use the description fields of the group, place, or pickup to explain the rules, but it’s not ideal.
So, we invite you to help us design how this feature could work inside Karrot
What does adding “rules” into Karrot mean?
This is what we want help with, to get your appetite ready we already had a few ideas and thoughts though:
We got excited about the idea of a rule library so you can choose rules that have already worked well in other groups. How could this work? What are the pitfalls? Which rules could we include? How would people add/change/remove/review/discuss rules?
We thought we could support more intergroup learning, especially when groups are getting started. What support could they provide? How would we connect people? Where would they discuss things?
It also seemed important to help groups to express their visions, values, and various governance points (how do you make decisions? how do you handle conflicts?) - and perhaps the rules could be connected with these bigger points as nobody likes following rules if they don’t know why they should. How could we encourage groups to think about their structure? How would we allow it to evolve over time? At which point is a group ready to write about values?
… but don’t be limited by us, maybe you have other ideas!
Sounds great! What do I have to do?
Next Thursday (2020-11-19T12:00:00Z) we’ll gather online (https://meet.livingutopia.org/b/nic-lfe-olw-svx) and we invite you to bring your ideas, experiences, comments, and criticisms to share. You might like to make some sketches with pen and paper, use an online tool, write some notes, or just chat with people.
We’ll adapt according to who turns up and what their interests are.
You don’t have to register in advance to attend, but it might help if you write a short message (or sketch even) below to share your interests and motivations.
Sorry if this is too short notice for you to participate (we are still finding our way in this process… ).
If you’re unable to participate, you’re still welcome to contribute by writing (or adding images) to this thread here