My original comments were moved and then locked. I’ve been a member of this community for years. I’v e brought in many now disappointed investors. I’m obligated to speak my mind and be critical of the approach taken by Maidsafe in this forum. Remember there are no leaders according to Maidsafe which means we are all equal in leadership. Or are we not? How does the ranking system work? Who makes the rules around here in regard to free speech. Does the community vote to make rules?
The reason I keep voicing my opinion in regaurd to the project’s visibility is that I disagree with the approach. Since there are no leaders I take on this issue myself. When I see a comment that relates to the problem I’m going to voice my opinion about it. Censoring critical voices does nothing to change the approach taken. In fact it highlights the strange nature of the project and how it is being managed. I ask for leadership then I’m told there are no leaders. So okay I’m critical of an approach now the criticism is siloed and locked. How am I to encourage other people who are disappointed with the approach to speak if the topic gets locked and discussion shutdown? Shutting down criticism is in favor of positivity is dishonest. If we only allow positive opinions then we are lying to the public which is wrong.
To answer @JimCollinson question is that once a week 1 hour is dedicated to talking to the public on any media available to the Team. Have engineers volunteer or pick them to share struggles and successes. Ensure there is a link to the weekly updates on any platform the interviews are allows a team member to communicate. Isn’t there one day a week in the work week where there is a free day? Take one hour from one person to expose the project to the world.
If Safe is the equivalent to building a city on Mars then it should stir plenty of excitement from both technical and non-technical people. Technical people with skills that could help will want to join in such an effort. Non-technical people will talk to others and spread links, which contain links to the weekly updates, to the interviews and media talking about the city on Mars being built by a small focused team.