So far on evoke, We have managed to change a few little things here and there...
We all have learnt a lot. We have had some excellent ideas.
But have we really done anything, that has actually changed lives, on a large scale?
I am talking of projects like Wintermute's OperationSEED, Radhika's People's World Bank and EVOKE@Kiva which aim to do so.
We talk of very few players joining evoke. I believe, it is because we have not done anything to deserve their attention yet.
We have not brought about radical change, something big enough to create a huge impact on people's lives and to get noticed, so that the people are inspired to join to contribute, and not just because of the illusion that Evoke is a 'cool game'.
Now, thanks to some unknown person's mistake, we have lost A.V Koshy, one of our top agents. His "Evoke literature project", one of the finer projects on the site, aiming at actual action, will remain a dream, as will his hopes and aspirations for this site....
And this had led to people giving up hope, and talking of leaving. I fear we might lose a chain of good agents.
Most problems arise from conformity of the people on this site...
I am talking about players who have a great idea, and think an unknown person will read their blog and try it for them....so it's just post and forget....or they make up cool sounding ideas, that they know will never work, just to get people to notice them/get power votes....
In this site of over 16,000 people we have only 30-40 agents dedicated to ACTUAL CHANGE. These people are the backbone of this site. We need to protect these people.If we fail to do so, Evoke will really become an EPIC FAIL.
If by the Evokation after may 12, we fail to implement one Large Scale idea, which would radically change people's lives, I fear we wont be different from the millions of people around us, who only 'talk' of change....and evoke will remain 'just a game'.
I am new to this site, and I am ignorant of it's finer workings, please feel free to criticize me, if you feel I have made a mistake.
Having said that, I'll catch some sleep. Its about to be 3am..
'Help if you can. If you can not, fold your hands and stand by and see things go on. Do not injure, if you can not render help'.