Looking for 50 good men. (atheist activist call out)

Sapient's picture

Disclaimer: The title of this blog is a parody of "a few good men." It is in no way meant to lessen the effectiveness of female activists.
In the last year I have received hundreds of emails and comments from people asking how they can help. My suggestion was always to use our forums and participate in the projects that you see come up from time to time on our forums. For those who are curious, most issues of importance come up in our alerts section. Here is a feed to our alerts section for your RSS reader

I have a new suggestion for those who want to help, and I've had recent success putting together a crew. Much of the work I do requires having not only knowledge of the issues we are working on but also advanced knowledge of the internet. Before I waste any more of your time, if you don't have at least 5 hours a week to help for a long period of time (like for at least a year) then you don't have the time to make it worth training you. Please don't take offense, I speak from experience, many have tried to keep up with me and they can't. I bust my ass behind closed doors, and feel like I need a total of 75 part time helpers to keep up with my level of activity. I've had past problems with getting helpers on board that took more time to train than the return on the training I received in work. Please keep this in mind, right now. If you aren't dedicated to helping with what may seem like menial tasks on a recurring basis, but are in effect responsible for big growth, please don't waste my time (by doing so, you may actually slow us down).

Because of time that I lost due to "training" people and along with security concerns, it may take a while to build my trust and the trust of our other volunteers. I am looking for dedicated helpers.

The ideal candidate is one who:

  • will use skype.
  • While not as mandatory as skype, you know how to access our chatroom and have a mic/cam.
  • Can work at least 10 hours a week, hopefully more.
  • Would be well versed in either video production, graphics editing, audio editing, drupal, and/or html.
  • Can work independently
  • Has a good idea on how to utilize internet to research issues.
  • Writes well
  • Dedicated to helping even if tasks seem small. (ie searching google, cutting and pasting info, data entry, etc...)

You need not have all qualities, but hopefully this gives you an idea of what we need. I am willing to work with all of you in a massive private skype area to work on specific projects to enhance our sites, draw in traffic, and work towards the progress we want to see made in the future.

If at any point we are able to develop paid roles for people, we would first pull them from this group of activists who will be putting in their time on a volunteer basis. Volunteers will receive special recognition and gifts when possible.

If you are serious about wanting a change, and you like how the RRS does it, this is your chance to work with me behind the scenes and make yourself feel better about making a big impact.

If you are interested, your first job is to get skype at www.skype.com. Please also feel free to bump this thread with your interest. In fact, if you don't have the time, just bumping this thread alone will be a help. It'll likely take me a year to build this crew, but when I do, it'll be a force to be reckoned with, that is for sure.

For those that have already been helping and don't have skype, please get it. We'll be using it more often to call on people to help, the instant a project comes up.

After you get skype search for "Brian Sapient." Do not call me, no microphone is attached to this computer, I can't answer. If you have never posted on our board and don't have someone we know that can vouch for you, please be prepared to take the slow track, including starting by posting on our message board. Basically we need to be able to be reasonably certain of who you are and your intentions before we ask for too much from you, I hope you understand.

If you even consider helping us in this sort of manner, please accept my thanks already.

Keep in mind that we currently manage multiple sites with the same name and password and hope to be bringing many more on in the future. Because of our support for Margaret Downey, we already have interest from two major atheist groups to merge. We are not opposed to helping to create the largest multi site atheist community in the world. And if we already are the largest multi site atheist community (I think we are), then we're willing to make it larger, and find the money to afford the server. Special thanks to Gizmo for footing the bill and spending tons of hours on our sites in the last few months.

RRS Network Sites


Your username/password will also work at these sites:

Coming soon:
RookHawkins.com
BrianSapient.com
TheComptonEffect.com
ProclaimCreations.com

Sites that would come on board if we had the time to help integrate everything properly (requires 5 good coders with time whom can be trusted):
atheistnetwork.com
afterfaith.com
secularstudents.org
marlenewinell.net

Sites that we could probably get, have expressed interest, or would show interest as a result of support for Margaret Downey:
www.atheistalliance.org
www.atheistsunited.org
Many other Atheist Alliance sites may be willing to come on board.

If you found this post long or boring, this volunteer task is likely not for you. This request for help will be posted elsewhere online. If you feel as if it'll make a difference, please feel free to redistribute. If you found this elsewhere and you want me to see your comment, please post it on my blog post version of this.

In Rationality,

Brian Sapient
Rational Response Squad

- Brian Sapient


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CrimsonEdge's picture

I'm open for any help that's

I'm open for any help that's needed. I've got plenty of time on my hands (almost all day every day) and have been looking for a chance to get active.

nullusdeus's picture

I'm retired and have plenty

I'm retired and have plenty of time. I filled out the application Kelly sent me to become an afilliate in VA. Additionally, I definitely want to help build RRS into an activist atheist behemoth! I meet about 85% of your list of requirements and hopefully wouldn't burden you with a whole lot of training.

Miracles don't exist. "Miracle" is a word given to a preposterous event that a theist considers dogmatically advantageous. Def. - Ecclesiastical sensationalism.

shelley's picture

I would love to help by my

I would love to help by my medical conditions would make it impossible for me to commit to uninterrupted volunteering.

 

so - just to help out a little, i thought i'd give this thread a bump. 

Gauche's picture

I've worked in video editing

I've worked in video editing and graphic design before. I might be able to help you depending on what your needs are.

There are twists of time and space, of vision and reality, which only a dreamer can divine
H.P. Lovecraft

Same as Gauche here.

Same as Gauche here.

Sapient's picture

Ok guys...

Thanks for stepping up folks.  Find me on skype, and be prepared to use it whenever you are online, if you want to help.  the best way is on skype.

 

- Brian Sapient


Buy popular atheist books and support the Rational Response Squad at the same time on Amazon.

Drahyden's picture

Count me in

Hello, i have experience with video editing (Magix edit pro), and creative design (Not that creationist shit), ive studied judeochristian myrthology for the last 3 years as a hobby, as other mithologies of the world. I do have skype and i can manage from 6 to 12 hours a week. I speak also german and spanish, i thought i mentioned it just in case.

My Body Is My Temple, My Bain Is My Soul, Science My Creed, Reality My God

ic0n0clast's picture

I'm more than willing to

I'm more than willing to help. I work for an internet marketing company, and I have been doing web design for a long time now. I'd love to help design new sites, improve your current ones, or whatever. I'll be sure to IM you on Skype.

Sapient's picture

Thanks for all the interest

Thanks for all the interest folks.  Reach out to me on skype and tell me a little about your background in activism, the time you'll have, and your areas of expertise.  Or you can cut and paste your post from here.

 You've got to reach out to me though, as I've been too busy and my contact list is too crowded to keep up with the volunteers who expressed interest.  As of this moment we are at least 22 people strong all volunteering several hours per week, and a portion of the 22 are able to work for several hours per day. 

Like I was saying... YOU FIND ME.  Skype.

 

 

- Brian Sapient


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lazuli13's picture

Anything to wake people up

I should be in a position to help in a month or two. (bump bump)

Call Out To Atheists

Wow ALL of your requirements fit me! ^_^ Check out my myspace page and you will find out that I'm versed in video editing and CG animation.

myspace.com/solstice_halcyon

Plus, I'm an atheist, and I know it is my duty to help the atheist community bind together so we can change the world for the better. Please visit my page, and read my blog if you'd like to know my views about why religion has confused the world and fostered ignorance, stagnated scientific understanding, and caused too much division and wars. All in all, I'd love to volunteer my help to the Rational Response Squad in any way I can.

Sapient's picture

ChaosChief... find me on

ChaosChief... find me on skype.

 

To those who sent me friend requests to help, but we haven't yet talked, please send me an IM~

 

We're about 26 people strong now, with about 5 people who sent messages but haven't sent me an IM on skype.

 

- Brian Sapient


Buy popular atheist books and support the Rational Response Squad at the same time on Amazon.

shelley's picture

bump

bump

Zombie's picture

Hey

Sapient,

Can you tell us a bit more about what you would like to see for each of these sites?  I can guess but I`d like to see a bit more of what you would have in mind.

Morte alla tyrannus et dei

Sapient's picture

Zombie wrote: Sapient, Can

Zombie wrote:

Sapient,

Can you tell us a bit more about what you would like to see for each of these sites? I can guess but I`d like to see a bit more of what you would have in mind.

 

Thanks for the bump Shelly.  Keep the bumps coming.

 

Zombie, we'll talk in private soon.  Was real busy today.  Planning some big things. 

- Brian Sapient


Buy popular atheist books and support the Rational Response Squad at the same time on Amazon.

Add me to the list. I have

Add me to the list. I have skype and will be getting hold of you Either thursday or friday. I Can probably give more than 10 hours a week but it will be in the mornings. I work a weird Sched.  I was trying to do my own thing(fighting religion) but found you all and figure it would be better to work as a team. I live In Virgina.  I haven done much video edditing but I am a fast learner. Ill talk to you soon.

Brian "Bakrauf"

Nero's picture

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shelley's picture

bump.

bump.

nullusdeus's picture

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Miracles don't exist. "Miracle" is a word given to a preposterous event that a theist considers dogmatically advantageous. Def. - Ecclesiastical sensationalism.

Zombie's picture

Another Bump

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Bump Bump

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Diaphanus's picture

I'd love to participate in

I'd love to participate in this, Sapient, but the problem that I have is that I don't have the time.  Perhaps in a few months, when things get better for me, I'll be able to help.

I am Antie at the Infidelguy.com forums. Avatar made from this image.

Zombie's picture

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