TED Conversations

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The Great TED Conversation

This Conversation started on 06/06/2013 3:50:43 PM UTC.
This edit was made on 14/06/2013

DISCLAIMER: TED is not involved in this project, it is entirely user generated.

This Conversation's original intent was to gather all the conversations about improving TED and sort it out somehow. Since then a Wiki has been started to enable collaborative efforts on building this gigantic library of Ideas about TED that have been posted here on TED Conversations.
TED Improvements Wiki: http://ted-improvements.wikia.com/wiki/TED_Improvements_Wiki

We have been able to gather 27 Conversations with a total of 1339 comments concerning most aspects of improvements for TED. A table with the Conversations and links to them can be found on the Wiki: http://ted-improvements.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Sources
If you know of any Conversations that aren't listed please provide them.

But we have enough Conversations to begin the work of extracting all the different ideas that are in them, and this is where we are at present.

So now we need to extract and sort all the ideas, develop them and present them somehow. Any and all thoughts and comments on the development of this project are welcome and if you'd wish to help build this you are welcome to join at any time.

Any Ideas concerning improvements for TED are of course also welcome in this Conversation or on the Wiki forum.
Wiki Forum: http://ted-improvements.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Forum

A copy of the old explanation can be found here: http://www.ted.com/conversations/18816/the_great_ted_conversation.html?c=691472


Closing Statement from Jimmy Strobl

The project has been inactive since the conversation ended ,I sure wish that they'd bring back the open-ended option... I recently created a subreddit for TEDconversations where suggestions for improvements can be openly and continuously discussed.

You're very welcome to join it on http://www.reddit.com/r/TEDconversations/comments/1s8mh4/what_changes_or_improvements_would_you_like_to/
(don't you wish that links in the closing statement were clickable?)

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    Jun 16 2013: Hi Jimmy, I think that you are on the right track. Simply put, if you can signatory prove that X number of TED members want X, then as per democratic initiation, that is what would become! In my opinion, crowdsourcing is the way of the future, especially in terms of democracy.
    Have got to say tho, when you fail to acknowledge a postee supporter, you can make them feel like their opinion is inconsequestional and irrelevant. I have posited a similar proposition to a Shell representative.That is not to say that I concur with implied consensus, however are more disappointed with a lack of acknowledgement, especially if the reply is consistent with a note worthy remark/contribution because the postee can see that a peer has responded to their own contribution and to ignore/not acknowledge it is akin to snobbery or arrogance.
    I do appreciate that there are time constraints on individuals, tho they only carry so far. Annoyingly there does appear to be a selective discrimination that I cannot understand or justify! Is there someting that I am missing? Something that I am doing or not saying?
    The TED o sphere is rather new to me and I'd guess is also to others. In what way is the best way to amalganate support and supporters via post/opinions posited? : D
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      Jun 16 2013: Hi Time Traveller,

      Thanks and I agree that crowdsourcing is the way of the future.
      I apologize for the lack of acknowledgement that you feel. your previous comment was in fact so nice and approving for this project that I really didn't know what to say. I simply gave you a thumbs up to show my approval of the comment as a whole and thought that I'd take some time until I get back to you. I'm sorry for the negligence.

      The TED-o-sphere is indeed something complex and not very well understood when it comes to what gets responded to and not. I think that most times when a good or brilliant comment is made many just feel that there's nothing more to add to that and leave it.

      I see that there are some specific suggestions and questions in your previous post that haven't been addressed, I'll do that now in a reply to that comment.

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