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I would like to build this out slowly but surely. Basically this will be a port of the existing (but incomplete) website at [IdeaGrid](http://ideagrid.org). The basic structure is as follows:
-* Users can post problems that exist in the world.
-* For each problem, users can propose solutions to these problems.
-* Users can vote on proposed solutions and the top ones will become projects.
-* For each project, users can add tasks to help work towards the project.
-* For each task, user can set parameters such as "frequency", "people needed", "type"
-* Users can then accept a task and help contribute towards the project's completion
+* Users can post problems that exist in the world, no matter how big or small.
+* For each problem, users can propose ideas to solve the problem.
+* Other users can upvote good ideas and when an idea receive enough votes, it will become a project.
+* For each project, users can add actionable tasks to help work towards the project.
+* For each task, users can set parameters such as "frequency", "people needed", "type".
+* Users can then commit to completing a task and help contribute towards the project's completion
Checkout [IdeaGrid](http://ideagrid.org) for an incomplete execution of this idea. I want to port the existing functionality (creating problems, projects and tasks) over to this new application.
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-A port of a cool idea by George Ruan. Basically a huge site for solving the world's problems through working together over the web.
+Ideagrid is a site designed to help people efficiently solve problems big (i.e climate change, water shortage) and small (i.e an accident prone traffic light in your town). The site solves problems by using a 4 step process that turns abstract ideas into actionable tasks that anyone can carry out:
-Ideagrid is a community of diverse individuals with the common goal of improving the environment through communication, planning, and cooperation.
+Step 1: Identifying the problem
-An innovative community collaborating to provide solutions to local and global issues.
+Step 2: Crowdsourcing a solution
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+Step 3: Breaking the solution down to actionable tasks
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+Step 4: Committing to carrying out the actionable tasks
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+Here is a proposal of the main features for Ideagrid.
* Incorporate your concerns of current events in the Problems tab.
- * Demonstrate your methods or solutions in the Idea tab.
- * Execute your plans of improving the world in the Tasks tab.
- * Arrange events with interested members in the People tab.
+ * Propose your solutions in the Ideas tab.
+ * Look for actionable tasks you can carry out in the Tasks tab.
+ * Look for like-minded people with the right skills in the People tab.
-Whether you change to using energy efficient light-bulbs or switch to a more fuel efficient car, your contributing to creating a greener environment.
+We believe there's no problem too big for the human spirit. No matter how monumental a problem is, it can be compartmentalized and solved by people with the passion to make a real difference.
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