Thu 12 Mar 2015

Crear sub-grupo "Loomio Community ▶ Beginners - Demonstration"

Carlos Gallo Garavano Public Seen by 291

1) facilitate the incorporation of new users Loomio.
2) dispose of a meeting point to practice during the initial use of Loomio.
3) obtain the minimum knowledge, to intervene in discussions, make proposals and create their own groups.
4) exchange, consultations and opinions in their own language.
5) channel the feedback, which helps improve and optimize Loomio.

To avoid translations in the sub-group "Beginners - Demonstration" initiate discussions by language (same sub-group "Translation")

Remember and keep in mind:
a) The lack of experience of the coordinator of the group can generate an inefficient and misuse of Loomio
b) Frustration can be a source of disappointment and failure of new user

Sequence of that suggestion
1- Create a (public) subgroup of the group "Loomio Community", called "Beginner - Demonstration"
2- In the description, include the suggestion to visit the Explore page, to learn how they work, some existing groups.
3- Create the discussions in the languages of users who need it, but Loomio know which are the most used.
4- Link to the official website and help documentation
5- When you activate the new user account Loomio, default access to "control panel" sub-group "Beginners - Demonstration"
6- Assign and identify users who act in specialized collaborators in each language
7- The collaborators are users that help beginners

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Carlos Gallo Garavano started a proposal Thu 12 Mar 2015

Yes to the creation of sub-group "Beginners - Demonstration" Closed Thu 19 Mar 2015

by Carlos Gallo Garavano Mon 27 Feb 2017

a) 13 votes in accordance with one abstention
b) they agree 93% of voters (no votes against and no blockages)
c) 1% of members expressed their position (14/710)
d) How many members were notified of the existence of this proposal? (They had no the volume on "Quiet or Mute")
e) How many members read this proposal?
f) Is it a success or a failure this proposal?
g) Do we follow ahead or we abandon?
h) The team Loomio did not vote. Is it positive or negative?
i) The group members we can do nothing, we are not authorized to create the sub-group "Beginners - Demonstration"

Team Loomio: You have the final word

Yes to the creation of sub-group "Beginners - Demonstration"

To support this proposal or explain the reasons for refusal

All information is very positive

Agree - 13
Abstain - 1
Disagree - 0
Block - 0
14 people have voted (1%)

Carlos Gallo Garavano
Thu 12 Mar 2015

I believe in the proposal


Peter Schurman
Thu 12 Mar 2015


Brandon Burns
Sat 14 Mar 2015


Greg Cassel
Sat 14 Mar 2015

I think it would be a helpful additional feature for the orientation of new users.


Noam Levy
Mon 16 Mar 2015


Luz María Cabrales LLach
Wed 18 Mar 2015


Adam Glickman
Wed 18 Mar 2015


Lisha Sterling
Wed 18 Mar 2015


Wed 18 Mar 2015


Erkan Gencol
Wed 18 Mar 2015

I fully support this idea


Ramsey Margolis
Wed 18 Mar 2015


Thu 19 Mar 2015

And if you want me to be involved let me know (maestro trained).


Thu 19 Mar 2015


Thu 19 Mar 2015


MJ Kaplan Fri 13 Mar 2015

@carlosgallogaravan I work with Loomio in the US and also teach at Brown University. One of my students put this brief video together and he's open to adapting it and/or creating more tools.


Carlos Gallo Garavano Fri 13 Mar 2015

@mjkaplan thanks, very good video

The advantage of a sub-group is to exchange comments


James Wilson Fri 13 Mar 2015

Very good. @mjkaplan can we spread this around?

I would like a similar one which can be sent to those who I have invited to join Loomio and join groups that have already been established and so not get into the details of setting up a group etc. It seems to me that V1 should be number two in the series.


Richard D. Bartlett Sat 14 Mar 2015

@carlosgallogaravan can you clarify two things: 1) who is creating and maintaining this subgroup? 2) how do new users find it?


Carlos Gallo Garavano Sun 15 Mar 2015

@richarddbartlett I answer your questions

1a) Sub-group as a meeting place for beginners to learn and consultations, in their own language.

1b) Loomio chooses and appoints coordinators and assistants between the experienced users who are offered to help beginners in their own language

2) The picture shows the “Try out” button and a few months ago, there was also another “Try out” button to the left of the button: “Log In”

Button “beginner” to replace the “Try out” buttons

I hope I have clarified the questions


Carlos Gallo Garavano Sun 15 Mar 2015

Take into account

The sub-group "Beginners" is public and visible without user account

The first time the new user activates your account, to proceed directly to the control panel of the sub-group "beginner" and if possible to the discussion of default language of the user


Richard D. Bartlett Thu 19 Mar 2015

Sorry I got in here too late and the proposal has already closed.

I think it is important that we make the 'new user experience' much more instructive. In the next two weeks we are going to be looking closely at the new user experience for the two main cases (starting a group + joining a group), as we build this flow in the new interface.

I'll report progress back in here. I'm not really sure about the idea of a new subgroup - it might be brilliant, or it might be more confusing. I don't really know what the answer is though as I haven't had a good look at it yet.


Carlos Gallo Garavano Fri 20 Mar 2015

@richarddbartlett Taking into account your comment:
  In the next two weeks .......... esta flow in the new interface.

I make the following comment:
Persons are aware of loomio, in three different ways:
a) receiving an invitation from a member of a group
b) by diffusion of those who use, in Spain myself, with the information of the political party "Podemos"
c) internet browsing, stumbles upon the official website or with a group of public work

In all cases is not taken knowledge about the functioning of loomio

In the first moment is not fundamental be transformed into a expert in groups. Need to be expert in discussions and then expert in creating proposals