posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 12:34 AM
I believe that if you have a well written subject line or title to your post and nestle your post somewhere reasonably close to a topic that it is
related to, then the readership will pick up on that idea... propagating the idea... encouraging it or discouraging it in an on-going dialogue. I was
thinking of starting a couple of such threads but I am new here on ATS and I still have much exploring to do.
Having a good thread title is really the best way to go.
For example thread titles:
"ECONOMIC IDEA: you propose the ideas" and in the OP you just state your argument for it in simple terms not unlike the voter pamphlets that are
mailed out during the election season.
If you understand that YOU ARE THE PEOPLE and YOU ARE THE GOVERNMENT then it all makes sense that you would find other threads in other forums that
are of a similar nature. As there will be many "ECONOMIC IDEA: threads" generally they will coelesce into a stream of ideas all dealing with
economic ideas. A certain amount of credibility becomes attached to the ideas which are hailed as being "good ideas". The ideas gain momentum
according to the volume of participation in these threads.
It's a way to enable citizen participation in the public process, ie. grass roots marketing mixed with the ethics of DIY.
On a different board I once proposed a thread called "Higher Level Problem Solving" which was designed for the purpose of getting the board to act
as a think tank for my grand scheme to become the Emperor of the Known Universe. Well, that idea got shot down.
Well, what happens with all the good ideas? If they are really, really good ideas they become public policy, vetted by experts, directed by a
religiously transparent government apparattus accountable to the public, implemented by a mix of NGO's, and the chiefs of all committees will be
directly elected from the population. The process of revolution never really ends in this respect.
Once you have your idea on a board we know that ideas can become viral memes all it takes is the right idea at the right time which requires almost
perfect timing. I'm happy to answer any questions if maybe I was unclear in some of this. Anyway, your thread is a good idea in itself! F&S!