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Forum Post: Add a "Reasons" button above?

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 29, 2011, 1:02 p.m. EST by raychel (37)
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I have friends who are only just now taking an interest in OWS.

They have come to this site for the first time this week and are overwhelmed by the OWS updates for all the camps and marches.

They came here to find out if the reasons they want to protest are similar to the reasons others are protesting. I think it is important to have a button above, that shares our reasons for this movement.

A place for new comers to see if they have anything in common with the people here. I am personally angry at the ingredients being put in our food. Angry that pizza just got re-passed as a vegetable in our school lunches when it's main ingredients are sugar and wood pulp.



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[-] 1 points by raychel (37) 12 years ago

I think that as long as new comers come here to see if they belong and only leave overwhelmed and confused, we will have a harder time sustaining and growing the movement.

[-] 1 points by HarryCrew07 (433) 12 years ago

I agree that it would be interesting to have a "reasons" tab, but I think it should be similar to the forums tab. People would be able to post individual reasons for approving/disproving of the movement. I know a lot of speculation goes on here in the forum, but it could be a nice way to direct people who are new to the movement, and separate some of what goes on from the forum to a more productive space.

[-] 1 points by RedJazz43 (2757) 12 years ago

Everybody has their own reasons, which is one reason why their are no "official" OWS signs. Everybody makes their own signs. It's not quite true that OWS is a leaderless movement. We are all leaders. Look in a mirror. There is your leader.