I have been a member of Atheist Nexus for about 2 years - great site. Thankyou for your efforts.
i) I am intersted in extending Atheism into other media channels in South Africa. We have real structural probelms here with Bishops councils etc. I would like to use Atheist Nexus as reference point :- Philip Copeman, spokesperson for Atheist Nexus said "Blah Blah". If you google me or look though my posts you will see I have straight froward mainstream Atheist views (albeit more evangelistic than most), with clearly defined tolerance for secularism, see www.philipcopeman.net . Do you have a formal mechanism of allowing spokespersons?
ii) Have you used the Ning extensions? I have a great communtiy in www.turbocash.net - 110 000 SME accounting users. Huge penetration in the Church market. I am interested in apps that mix accounting and social media. Any ideas? See also www.turbocash.ning.com
iii) I run similar sized communties to Nexus. I have used Joomla in the past but I am finding it increasing cumbersome. I want to swing my investment to Ning, but I am worried about how it stands up on volumes. You have 88000 how do you think it would be if I had 500 000 thousand members - see www.azania1.com
Saw your tweet regarding an Atheist Nexus think tank and am interested in participating. I pride myself on being a pragmatic thinker (which is a fair portion of what finally got me with atheism), and I think I could bring that and my experience to the table.
Give a shout either way, and thanks for hearing me out.
Hey Richard, I hope you enjoy the Rally! For those of us stuck in our own towns, please encourage people who you run into, or who you speak to, to "live blog" or post their experiences on Nexus! That way we can be "almost there". have fun and thanks!