The mission of The Rhizomatic Revolution Review  includes supporting, elevating, and publicizing ARMY discussion. We are working to make our peer-reviewed journal as accessible, approachable, and rhizomatic as possible. Open interaction and discussion are a vital part of this. We’ve been exploring ways to accomplish this through our website, events, and other virtual spaces.
What is Consider.it?
Consider.it is an open source public discussion tool meant for groups to offer their members the opportunity to make proposals and discuss the merits of them in an easy and transparent way. The tool has been used by RuPaul’s Drag Race, open source development projects, and public engagement campaigns.
How to make a proposal
Building a good proposal is a little different and more difficult than creating a discussion question. You have to make a concrete statement with your arguments and provide evidence to back it up. Then people will choose to agree or disagree with it. Sometimes in the interest of spawning discussion it actually works better to take an opposite stance than you actually believe as long as you have some points to make (it is ok to note this in your proposal). You’ll notice as you try to respond to other proposals how some inspire dialogue or not. Making your title provocative might ensure interaction, but make sure it doesn’t overshadow your objective in starting the conversation. Pro Tip: add a picture to your profile, it makes your proposal just that more attractive to answer.
Once you make your proposal it will be moderated for general appropriateness and completeness. If we have feedback we’ll respond through consider.it and the email might go to your spam. We don’t have another way to contact you, so if you notice we haven’t approved, check your messages; if you don’t find anything, email us. Once your proposal is approved, tweet about it and encourage your friends to submit their opinions! Have fun! Fighting!
- Bring receipts, not rumors.
- Comment on and use others’ pros and cons to consolidate points.
- Be authentic, but remain aware of your own preconceptions.
- Please be considerate of your fellow ARMYs’ opinions and experiences.
Do you have another guideline you’d like to add? Let us know.