Nicole Bienfang responded to PALE BLUE DOT VIDEO with completed 2018-02-18 19:28:49 -0600 on February 18, 2018 at 07:28 PM (CST)
The viersion of the pale blue dot video you have linked on the basics page is currenly unavailable.Official response from Nicole Bienfang completed
Try again it seems to be working for us.
Nicole Bienfang responded to How do I deactivate my account? with completed 2018-02-18 19:20:15 -0600 on February 18, 2018 at 07:20 PM (CST)
How do I deactivate my account please? It doesnt appear as an option here. ThanksOfficial response from Nicole Bienfang completed
Common answers like this one can always be found on the right vertical menu when a website user is logged in via the FAQ page.The answer for your particular question can be found here: http://www.thetransition.org/how_do_i_delete_my_account
Nicole Bienfang responded to /meet_your_point_person VIDEO with considering 2018-02-18 19:12:57 -0600 on February 18, 2018 at 07:12 PM (CST)
Please seriously consider making a new video with a) lower volume b) a different more quiet-mellow backing song.Official response from Nicole Bienfang considering
Would you like to make one for us? Contact your Point Person and inform them of your desire to do this volunteer work for The Transition website!
Nicole Bienfang responded to Suggestion: fix broken links with completed 2018-02-18 19:09:02 -0600 on February 18, 2018 at 07:09 PM (CST)
especially on the Our Trust page the links in the Res section either lead to nothing or just cause me to be logged out when I click it. I have had this happen with some links on other parts of the site as well. http://www.thetransition.org/our_trustOfficial response from Nicole Bienfang completed
When suggesting we fix broken links it is important to provide the direct page you were on and inform us what hyperlinked word or phase is not working. In regards to the Our Trust page those are not broken links. Those are links you are unable to access because you have not advanced through Your Action Plan and or have not become a Contributor.
Nicole Bienfang responded to Searching for subjects with completed 2018-02-18 18:30:55 -0600 on February 18, 2018 at 06:30 PM (CST)
It would be nice to have a place where someone can search what hie'd like without doing research. I once saw a full list of the subjects arranged by headings. TOfficial response from Nicole Bienfang completed
There is a Google Search bar on the bottom of the vertical menu of the website when you are logged in. The other page you were referring to is the Sitemap http://www.thetransition.org/sitemap which is also found on the vertical menu. Pretty much all of the most useful pages and tools for our active website users can be found on the vertical menu when a person is logged into the website.
Nicole Bienfang published My Personal Expectations in Site Expectations 2018-01-22 20:13:56 -0600 on January 22, 2018 at 08:13 PM (CST)
1. I feel by using the site I will find my "tribe" or group of people whose values resonate strongly with mine. When I do, I intend to start an intentional community with them which will help elevate the stress and need for money due to us working together reducing all of our overall costs. I feel reducing this stress will help other aspects of my life improve as well. 2. I intend to be actively engaged with Transition supporters and Contributors on a daily basis. 3. While I am not adverse to hard work and have done plenty for The Transition already I feel real momentum will happen when our team expands. 4. Yes, I truly believe carrying out this project is my life's purpose. 5. Through pooled funds of monthly contributions as well as targeted crowd-funding campaigns when tangible needs and skill-set options are not available via the site's existing resources. 6. Both 7. Yes 8. Yes 9. It has already changed me as a person in numerous ways. 10. Slow until more consistent and dependable volunteers are available. 11. Yes
Nicole Bienfang published TV Cache in Learn 2017-10-13 02:37:00 -0500 on October 13, 2017 at 02:37 AM (CDT)
You will find a lot of these television shows are available on Hulu or Netflix which are platform typically accessible only by US residents. If you are from another country other than the US please try to find these shows on other platforms that are accessible for your home country. Once you have found those resources please send them to our Contact page along with information about what countries are able to view the film from that platform. By working together to meet our needs, we can accomplish more!
Take Note: Hosting viewing parties of these shows along with panels of “experts” to answer questions at the end of each episode, are very effective for community events. Talks by experts in their field regarding the topic of these shows can also be very inspiring. Articles in local papers, interviews on local radio, presentations to existing groups, including schools, are also a good way to get people aware of the issues facing our world today, and get them ready to start thinking of solutions.
Nicole Bienfang published Answer the Question in Examples of Spreading the Word 2017-05-18 21:37:45 -0500 on May 18, 2017 at 09:37 PM (CDT)
Loraine posted a status that expressed his deepest desire and it popped up in my Facebook feed.
I made a comment directly in reference to that status which he "liked".
At this time he was already aware about my personal values and how they align with his own due to being my Facebook friend. He also knew about my affiliation with The Transition since he was part of our Facebook group when we were doing research and development for our website and recruiting beta testers. However, he never became a beta tester or migrated over when we shut down our temporary Facebook group page once our website was launched. My comment demonstrates to him exactly what he needs to do to get what it is he says he wants in his status. Our website was designed specifically for people exactly like him! Everyone needs a fellow "crazy dancing person". Your Action Plan was designed to do just that!
Many others replied to his thread as well. One of them commented a question directly below his "call to arms"to which I replied.
After reading my response Loraine then "liked" my comment. My one comment by default could potentially have an impact on getting Loraine back involved with The Transition and maybe inspire his FB friend Peter to get involved as well. As interest builds on this thread many other folks may find themselves ready to take action too. When people ask questions or vent their concerns answer the "call", direct them to where they need to go to make their dreams and aspirations happen.
Nicole Bienfang commented on "Fed up" documentary (2014) 2017-01-22 01:26:04 -0600 on January 22, 2017 at 01:26 AM (CST)Youtube has deleted this film. Are you able to find another place this movie is available for free?
Nicole Bienfang responded to Featured request for Nation Builder list with planned 2017-01-22 01:19:28 -0600 on January 22, 2017 at 01:19 AM (CST)
Perhaps it would be advantageous to remove; Assign Political Capital Based on Memebership Levels. Create Ability to Edit Copy on Log In Page. As these issues have been resolved. Thank you again for your tireless work to improve the site.Official response from Nicole Bienfang planned
Neither of these issues is in fact resolved. Nationbuilder has now moved Assign Political Capital Based on Membership Levels to 'Considering'. And Edit Copy on Log In Page has now been escalated to No Error Message When Navigating to a Page You Do Not Have Permissions to Access
Nicole Bienfang commented on Pickling typo - 2017-01-22 01:12:13 -0600 on January 22, 2017 at 01:12 AM (CST)Need a direct link when you provide issues like this please.
Can you please provide a specific link to the page this typo was found on? Our website has over 180 pages and counting!
Nicole Bienfang responded to ImagiNATION CO-OPeration tab logs non-contributor out. with submitted 2016-12-28 23:48:38 -0600 on December 28, 2016 at 11:48 PM (CST)
I am new to the site and clicked on the ImagiNATION CO-OPeration tab and it logged me out. I contacted the Help Desk who explained that I need to be a Contributor to access the page. IMHO, most people will think that it is a glitch and leave the page. From a usability standpoint, a message that tells the user that they need to be a contributor to access the content of the page, and have the contributor sign up appear on the page. (or at the very least, a link to the contributor sign up page)Official response from Nicole Bienfang submitted
We are unable to do anything about this issue as it pertains to aspects of the site only Nationbuilder has control of. We have submitted it as a problem and are waiting for them to pick up this issue and work on a resolution. You can see said request here: http://nationbuilder.com/entrepreneurista/create_ability_to_edit_copy_on_log_in_page
We also have a page that we ask users to go to periodically (usually brought up during Phase 0 Review Session) that lists all issues we have submitted to Nationbuilder see: http://www.thetransition.org/sign
Please go to this page and follow the hyperlinks to theirs registering and marking these items as "Important to Me" the more our users do this the more likely they will work on them sooner.
Nicole Bienfang tagged Jon Norcross' Micro Job Site Project Lead, Volunteer/Consultant- The Transition Team with volunteer/consultant 2016-12-24 21:58:23 -0600 on December 24, 2016 at 09:58 PM (CST)
The Transition is in need of a project leader for a Micro-Job site that we would like to have for our supporters to utilize. We were thinking of using the software that is here, however, we are open to alternatives. We expect this project to take around 80 hours to setup and continuous support for 1 year as our supporters learn how to use the software. The requirements of this position include the following:
- Able to communicate effectively with the The Transition team
- Knowledge of setting up and configuring complex web applications
- Can put together a schedule and follow through with it
- Can commit to supporting the software, which includes bug fixes or other issues that may arise, for up to 1 year
Please do not apply if you only have book or internet knowledge and have no prior experience in actually setting up and configuring complex web applications. You will be expected to have a portfolio of your work and references. To get more information and apply please contact The Transition Team Seed: Nicole Bienfang
Nicole Bienfang tagged Video Editor/Maker, Volunteer/Consultant- The Transition Team with volunteer/consultant 2016-12-12 01:12:14 -0600 on December 12, 2016 at 01:12 AM (CST)
A Contributor using the site has asked that we exchange the video You the People Have the Power (http://www.thetransition.org/you_the_people_have_the_power) we currently have up in The Basics for another one where Charlie Chaplin's voice is used as a voice over more current images that illustrate the words he is saying. This is a Volunteer/Consultant position. This person will be expected to meet all requirements of being a Transition Team member if their desire is to become a full time Transition Team member. Their duties include, but aren't limited to, the following: Finding stock video footage to use Supplying their own software to make the video that is needed Determining technical requirements Creating back up files Providing high quality and well produced finished product Please do not apply if you only have book or internet knowledge and have no prior experience in actually making or editing video footage for short videos. You will be expected to have a portfolio of your work and references. To get more information and apply please contact The Transition Team Seed: Nicole Bienfang
Nicole Bienfang responded to Avatar Compassion Exercise with planned 2016-11-12 04:48:15 -0600 on November 12, 2016 at 04:48 AM (CST)
Here is the website about the Compassion Project. http://theavatarcourse.com/en/the-compassion-project-eng.html. If you would like to use an image of the Compassion Exercise somewhere on the site, I can seek permission from Star's Edge, the publisher of the card on your behalf.Official response from Nicole Bienfang planned
Nicole Bienfang published A New Story of Us in YouTube Tracker 2016-11-11 05:37:40 -0600 on November 11, 2016 at 05:37 AM (CST)
Happiness: it’s what we all want. And contrary to the messages advertisers want us to believe, we cannot buy it. So how do we find happiness?
We can start by looking at the way society is currently structured. Do our systems help all of us meet our human needs? Do they foster our sense of compassion? Is everyone treated fairly and justly? Are there widely established mechanisms for building relationships of trust?
We can also look at our view of humankind. Do we hold a positive understanding of who we are and what we are here to do?
Metta Center’s short video “A New Story of Us” answers these questions, highlighting a path to the happiness and peace we’re all seeking.
We Are All Contributors
How can you contribute to creating a happier, more peaceful society? In what ways might you be able to share the new story of us? To get some ideas, explore the key topics touched upon in the video:
- Restorative Justice
- Unarmed Peacekeeping
- New Story
Where to Go From Here
Ready to take concrete action? Here are a few things you can do right away:
- Spread the word about “A New Story of Us”: share the video link with others
- Learn more: guide yourself through our Education section of the site
- Stay inspired and informed: sign up for the Metta Center's bi-weekly newsletter, and get the latest nonviolence news with our Peace Paradigm Radio show
Sources: Metta Center: What is a Road-map
Contributors: Metta Center
Recommended Books: Metta Center: What is a Road-map
Nicole Bienfang responded to Store Supplier with considering 2016-08-26 18:10:58 -0500 on August 26, 2016 at 06:10 PM (CDT)
Hi Nicole! Wow! The Transition site is looking good! Congratulations! I am working with Bituen Organization and we're helping local craftsmen/women to market their goods. May I submit to you samples of these goods if necessary to be sold at this site with Transition getting a percentage of it like etsy/darby, or will photos and descriptions suffice (like the shops I mentioned)? All profits are returned to our projects Reading caravan (free books disirbution to marginalized children), and Sustainability & 3Rs Forums and workshops (free workshops for gardening, livelihood, etc). in the Philippines. Thank you! MargeOfficial response from Nicole Bienfang considering
Hi Margaret! This is something we know our supporters and Contributors have wanted to do we just didn't know how much interest there was for it. Now that you have submitted this inquiry we are looking into it more thoroughly. Since we have a small team that is volunteer based we are looking for the cheapest options available to make this happen. We will keep you posted on this the minute we find a solution that best meets the needs of those of you we serve. We also have a Contributor Businesses portion of the store we will also work on building once we come back from the Twin Oaks Communities Conference.
YOUR Solution Specialist - firstname.lastname@example.org
When booking a time, please do so 24-48 hours in advance of your desired day and time. Day of appointments will not be honored as the day's schedule has already been put in motion. Thank you for your understanding.
I support The Transition because: the current state of things is not sustainable and we have to start building a better future NOW!
I am happiest when I'm: in the moment.
People see me as: a person without judgement.
I want to help because: our world is in need of some major healing.
My philosophy on life is: we are all far greater than we give ourselves credit for.
Intentional Community Preference: Income Sharing, Egalitarian
My Personal Reading List (All the books I am currently reading right now)
My Wish List (Want to send me a THANK YOU gift? This is my wish list!)
Personality Test Results:
The 5 Love Languages:
- 7 Words of Affirmation
- 6 Acts of Service
- 6 Physical Touch
- 6 Receiving Gifts
- 5 Quality Time
The 5 Languages of Apology/ When Sorry Isn't Enough:
- 6 Expressing Regret
- 5 Accept Responsibility
- 5 Genuinely Repent
- 4 Make Resitituition
- 0 Request Forgiveness
Strengths Finder 2.0 (Top 5 Results):
How The World Sees You Result:
- The Veiled Strength