Yep, the outline above is just a process scaffolding all the decisions on how things work will be up to the members of the body. Our power is only the power of “default”
Default effect - Wikipedia this sadly is a #dotcons view of the idea, but good to get us to start thinking.
We remove all HARD default choices that we can, we build in a small number of #KISS tools and then let the body members work out themselves how to use them.
An example - The story of CS is good soon after getting #dotcons money - the website was redesigned.
“The new interface just didn’t lend itself to interpersonal connection-making,” Bear recalls.
The tools active Couchsurfers had used to self-organize—group pages, event invites, and a wiki—were all removed. Since then, more redesigns have simplified the interface, most notably turning city pages into a newsfeed.
“The site has become more of a Facebook clone and a place for people mostly looking for free places to stay and for socializing in,” says Mike Gazbacho, who recently closed his account. “It disappoints me that most members don’t host at all.”
Let the member make their own process - open vs closed - we have to overcome the #geekproblem to have hope for alt-tech.