Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2008-02-03 22:06
The RSS feed is worth subscribing to, so you can see what sort of petitions people are proposing.
It's interesting; it's clear that most people do think carefully about the petitions they submit (either that, or someone's doing a terrifyingly fierce job of filtering out the silly ones -- which appears not to be the case, from the list of rejected petitions).
However, I wish they'd do some kind of copyediting on the petition descriptions -- while they're usually comprehensible, they're highly inconsistent, poorly punctuated, spelled and capitalised, and so on.
So I'm offering a free service.
Send me your petition description, and I'll copyedit it and send it back to you.
I'm not exactly a great copyeditor, but I'm probably better than none at all...
(Also, I don't expect anyone to take me up on this.)
Posted by ats at 2008-02-03 22:03
"Unfortunately, many of those who claim to be working for enviornmental improvements lack an understanding of a few basic concepts which are absolutely critical to accomplishing anything."
"2. Every little bit does not help. ? There is absolutely no point in perusing technologies or methods which do not have the potential for actually making an ecological difference, especially if doing so will expend funds, energy or other resources without any significant return."