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Post by MedicalAnon on Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:10 pm

We need a way for people to put up money, but not have it taken until the whole town is purchased...

Aka I will pledge 3,000 dollars, but I'm not putting 3k into some random person's account just to have it stolen..

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Post by MultiAnonymousG on Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:11 pm

how do we keep track of the money?
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Post by Unprox on Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:14 pm

I think a bank account would be best. Also, seeing how this whole thing might take some time, the interest would give us some extra cash.
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Post by Harmony on Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:14 pm

Kickstarter?

We could say it's to build 'an artsy blahblahblah'
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Post by MedicalAnon on Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:15 pm

I read an article in wired magazine where a website lets someone put forth an idea, and other people donate money. If the goal amount isnt reached, all money is refunded. If the goal is reached, then the money goes through.

I'm going to try finding it.

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Post by LaezE Boy on Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:24 pm

MedicalAnon wrote:I read an article in wired magazine where a website lets someone put forth an idea, and other people donate money. If the goal amount isnt reached, all money is refunded. If the goal is reached, then the money goes through.

I'm going to try finding it.

if you can find it, I'll donate

unfortunately, poorfag here, so it won't be much
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Post by Bman on Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:25 pm

Harmony wrote:Kickstarter?

We could say it's to build 'an artsy blahblahblah'


I think it could also fall under the 'tech' category if we said we'd wire the town or something.



MedicalAnon wrote:
I read an article in wired magazine where a website lets someone put forth an idea, and other people donate money. If the goal amount isnt reached, all money is refunded. If the goal is reached, then the money goes through.

I'm going to try finding it.

kickstarter is one
indiegogo ?
profounder?
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Post by MedicalAnon on Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:27 pm

What are the chances that we get a government grant to do a research project to see if 200 people can successfully take over a failed town and make it profitable.

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Post by Harmony on Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:30 pm

MedicalAnon wrote:What are the chances that we get a government grant to do a research project to see if 200 people can successfully take over a failed town and make it profitable.

That could work, I mean the government has granted stupider ideas.
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Post by LaezE Boy on Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:31 pm

Harmony wrote:
MedicalAnon wrote:What are the chances that we get a government grant to do a research project to see if 200 people can successfully take over a failed town and make it profitable.

That could work, I mean the government has granted stupider ideas.

lets get a legal fag to do this
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Post by MedicalAnon on Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:32 pm

Harmony wrote:
MedicalAnon wrote:What are the chances that we get a government grant to do a research project to see if 200 people can successfully take over a failed town and make it profitable.

That could work, I mean the government has granted stupider ideas.

Alright we need to look into how to get a grant, etc. Please tell me someone has some knowledge of this and can get it done

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Post by chode_blumpkin on Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:32 pm

MedicalAnon wrote:What are the chances that we get a government grant to do a research project to see if 200 people can successfully take over a failed town and make it profitable.

That's a really cool idea. Also, someone brought up the idea of an escrow account that would put specific terms on the money that was put into it. When the goal was reached, the bank would buy it on our behalf. I'll need to do some research and be %100 sure before I hand over any money.
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Post by Harmony on Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:33 pm

MedicalAnon wrote:
Harmony wrote:
MedicalAnon wrote:What are the chances that we get a government grant to do a research project to see if 200 people can successfully take over a failed town and make it profitable.

That could work, I mean the government has granted stupider ideas.

Alright we need to look into how to get a grant, etc. Please tell me someone has some knowledge of this and can get it done

Grants DOT gov
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Post by anon on Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:55 pm

MedicalAnon wrote:What are the chances that we get a government grant to do a research project to see if 200 people can successfully take over a failed town and make it profitable.

Not huge. But then again, there was a government grant of $600k given to a group of students that wanted to debate whether or not (a a cultural basis) a burrito could be considered a sandwich.

So if we word it correctly, or if we find a good enough purpose?

For example, what if we tried to make this the first locally sustainable city? All food grown/raised locally? It would mean everyone in the town would have to give up eating a shitton of meat and people would have to get involved in farming and shit.

But I bet there'd be a holy ton of press, and the odds of winning a grant.

Maybe not something so extreme, but something as a social experiment like that, I think we could win a grant for.

We would just need to be fully qualified to do what we intend to.
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Post by MultiAnonymousG on Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:59 pm

anon wrote:
MedicalAnon wrote:What are the chances that we get a government grant to do a research project to see if 200 people can successfully take over a failed town and make it profitable.

Not huge. But then again, there was a government grant of $600k given to a group of students that wanted to debate whether or not (a a cultural basis) a burrito could be considered a sandwich.

So if we word it correctly, or if we find a good enough purpose?

For example, what if we tried to make this the first locally sustainable city? All food grown/raised locally? It would mean everyone in the town would have to give up eating a shitton of meat and people would have to get involved in farming and shit.

But I bet there'd be a holy ton of press, and the odds of winning a grant.

Maybe not something so extreme, but something as a social experiment like that, I think we could win a grant for.

We would just need to be fully qualified to do what we intend to.

see if it is possible to run a town with no money?
everything we own/eat we make
we trade favours
and generaly just help each other
say its an experiment
posibly say its a new religion that requires us to live in the same town
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Post by MedicalAnon on Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:03 pm

MultiAnonymousG wrote:
anon wrote:
MedicalAnon wrote:What are the chances that we get a government grant to do a research project to see if 200 people can successfully take over a failed town and make it profitable.

Not huge. But then again, there was a government grant of $600k given to a group of students that wanted to debate whether or not (a a cultural basis) a burrito could be considered a sandwich.

So if we word it correctly, or if we find a good enough purpose?

For example, what if we tried to make this the first locally sustainable city? All food grown/raised locally? It would mean everyone in the town would have to give up eating a shitton of meat and people would have to get involved in farming and shit.

But I bet there'd be a holy ton of press, and the odds of winning a grant.

Maybe not something so extreme, but something as a social experiment like that, I think we could win a grant for.

We would just need to be fully qualified to do what we intend to.

see if it is possible to run a town with no money?
everything we own/eat we make
we trade favours
and generaly just help each other
say its an experiment
posibly say its a new religion that requires us to live in the same town

Impossible to live without money. Now we are talking communist state and I say fuck that.

Who is going to want to farm out in the heat rather than be a "computer tech" and sit in AC all day and jack off to porn.

Do not propose moneyless society. Bad bad bad

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Post by John Doe on Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:10 pm

Heyheyhey, guys! I have an idea. Can we get some money from tv, bringing them idea of reality show? DERP.

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Post by RaTaTaT on Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:12 pm

I pledge 5k, but i think i can get more. Need more momentum.
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Post by Tide on Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:21 pm

anon wrote:
MedicalAnon wrote:What are the chances that we get a government grant to do a research project to see if 200 people can successfully take over a failed town and make it profitable.

Not huge. But then again, there was a government grant of $600k given to a group of students that wanted to debate whether or not (a a cultural basis) a burrito could be considered a sandwich.

So if we word it correctly, or if we find a good enough purpose?

For example, what if we tried to make this the first locally sustainable city? All food grown/raised locally? It would mean everyone in the town would have to give up eating a shitton of meat and people would have to get involved in farming and shit.

But I bet there'd be a holy ton of press, and the odds of winning a grant.

Maybe not something so extreme, but something as a social experiment like that, I think we could win a grant for.

We would just need to be fully qualified to do what we intend to.



Just saying "We can grow our own food" would probably not be enough, that's what the fucking Pilgrims had to do to survive.

But, if we get a few engineerfags together, we could say we would like to develop methods of alternative energy, and are using the town as a way to test the sustainability of these methods, or something along those lines. Then, the rest of Anon who wants to live there can say they are there to keep the town functioning, and to test the energy methods on common tasks in most towns.

Basically, we say we are trying to build a town with sustainable, alternative energy. The government will eat it up.
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Post by MedicalAnon on Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:27 pm

Tide wrote:Just saying "We can grow our own food" would probably not be enough, that's what the fucking Pilgrims had to do to survive.

But, if we get a few engineerfags together, we could say we would like to develop methods of alternative energy, and are using the town as a way to test the sustainability of these methods, or something along those lines. Then, the rest of Anon who wants to live there can say they are there to keep the town functioning, and to test the energy methods on common tasks in most towns.

Basically, we say we are trying to build a town with sustainable, alternative energy. The government will eat it up.


There's the winning idea. Anyone who has a dream about alternate energy gets whatever the fuck they want. Now we need to lawyer up and apply for a grant.

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Post by MultiAnonymousG on Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:32 pm

MedicalAnon wrote:
Tide wrote:Just saying "We can grow our own food" would probably not be enough, that's what the fucking Pilgrims had to do to survive.

But, if we get a few engineerfags together, we could say we would like to develop methods of alternative energy, and are using the town as a way to test the sustainability of these methods, or something along those lines. Then, the rest of Anon who wants to live there can say they are there to keep the town functioning, and to test the energy methods on common tasks in most towns.

Basically, we say we are trying to build a town with sustainable, alternative energy. The government will eat it up.


There's the winning idea. Anyone who has a dream about alternate energy gets whatever the fuck they want. Now we need to lawyer up and apply for a grant.

i have a dream about that... but im underage fag and probably wont be able to contribute much to this town the next couple of years
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Post by anon on Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:47 pm

Tide wrote:
anon wrote:
MedicalAnon wrote:What are the chances that we get a government grant to do a research project to see if 200 people can successfully take over a failed town and make it profitable.

Not huge. But then again, there was a government grant of $600k given to a group of students that wanted to debate whether or not (a a cultural basis) a burrito could be considered a sandwich.

So if we word it correctly, or if we find a good enough purpose?

For example, what if we tried to make this the first locally sustainable city? All food grown/raised locally? It would mean everyone in the town would have to give up eating a shitton of meat and people would have to get involved in farming and shit.

But I bet there'd be a holy ton of press, and the odds of winning a grant.

Maybe not something so extreme, but something as a social experiment like that, I think we could win a grant for.

We would just need to be fully qualified to do what we intend to.



Just saying "We can grow our own food" would probably not be enough, that's what the fucking Pilgrims had to do to survive.

But, if we get a few engineerfags together, we could say we would like to develop methods of alternative energy, and are using the town as a way to test the sustainability of these methods, or something along those lines. Then, the rest of Anon who wants to live there can say they are there to keep the town functioning, and to test the energy methods on common tasks in most towns.

Basically, we say we are trying to build a town with sustainable, alternative energy. The government will eat it up.


You underestimate what it means to grow our own food. The pilgrims did it because it's not like they had any other option. Those were the times and that was the way things were done, then.

I forget that people don't have any idea what a big deal a sustainable food source is. The government would jump on it like flies on a cow pie. Do you have any idea what going on with farms and food sources in America today? The problems? The government is paying farmers all over the US to *not* grow anything.

Just saying, don't knock the idea. If you think it's that easy (haha) why not give it a try.
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Post by timmyntc on Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:10 pm

a religionless town.
no atheism.. just a total absence of thought about deities and whatnot.

a study to see if religion is hindering progress.

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Post by anon on Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:13 pm

timmyntc wrote:a religionless town.
no atheism.. just a total absence of thought about deities and whatnot.

a study to see if religion is hindering progress.

There are actually some of us that I'm sure are religious. I don't think it would sit well with them.

What if we just sold the idea as a straight up guinea pig town? What happens when a bunch of people get together and decide to start a town. Instead of coming over on the Mayflower, we come by car an show up in one place.
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Post by timmyntc on Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:16 pm

anon wrote:
timmyntc wrote:a religionless town.
no atheism.. just a total absence of thought about deities and whatnot.

a study to see if religion is hindering progress.

There are actually some of us that I'm sure are religious. I don't think it would sit well with them.

What if we just sold the idea as a straight up guinea pig town? What happens when a bunch of people get together and decide to start a town. Instead of coming over on the Mayflower, we come by car an show up in one place.

it'd be fun, something we'd like to see.. but you wouldnt get a grant for that. you might get a reality tv show, but no grant.

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Post by Mephisto893 on Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:38 pm

What I've read across the whole forum is this:

We propose a town whose individuals know nothing about one another, other than their willingness to join in the effort. they come together to resurrect a ghost town that is quickly becoming nothing more than a pile of old wood. we plan to experiment with and eventually rely on alternate energy sources, namely turbines and solar energy.

not only does this attract attention from alternate energy corporations, it would probably attract a little attention from sociologist, and possibly even the media. maybe a documentary or two as well?
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Post by MedicalAnon on Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:56 pm

Mephisto893 wrote:What I've read across the whole forum is this:

We propose a town whose individuals know nothing about one another, other than their willingness to join in the effort. they come together to resurrect a ghost town that is quickly becoming nothing more than a pile of old wood. we plan to experiment with and eventually rely on alternate energy sources, namely turbines and solar energy.

not only does this attract attention from alternate energy corporations, it would probably attract a little attention from sociologist, and possibly even the media. maybe a documentary or two as well?


Exactly. It sounds like an amazing idea. All we need now is an official website and a way to pool money together (Safely).

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Post by timmyntc on Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:57 pm

Mephisto893 wrote:What I've read across the whole forum is this:

We propose a town whose individuals know nothing about one another, other than their willingness to join in the effort. they come together to resurrect a ghost town that is quickly becoming nothing more than a pile of old wood. we plan to experiment with and eventually rely on alternate energy sources, namely turbines and solar energy.

not only does this attract attention from alternate energy corporations, it would probably attract a little attention from sociologist, and possibly even the media. maybe a documentary or two as well?

thats sort of all the aspects tied together. The alternate energy thing is a good one to have down.. seeing if alternate energy can support a town is relevant to the governments interests.

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Post by MultiAnonymousG on Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:00 pm

MedicalAnon wrote:
Mephisto893 wrote:What I've read across the whole forum is this:

We propose a town whose individuals know nothing about one another, other than their willingness to join in the effort. they come together to resurrect a ghost town that is quickly becoming nothing more than a pile of old wood. we plan to experiment with and eventually rely on alternate energy sources, namely turbines and solar energy.

not only does this attract attention from alternate energy corporations, it would probably attract a little attention from sociologist, and possibly even the media. maybe a documentary or two as well?


Exactly. It sounds like an amazing idea. All we need now is an official website and a way to pool money together (Safely).
there are services where you enter the amount of money you want to "donate" and then if the desired amount of money is not gathered then all of the money is sent back to the person that "donated" them
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Post by JD on Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:05 pm

MultiAnonymousG wrote:
MedicalAnon wrote:
Mephisto893 wrote:What I've read across the whole forum is this:

We propose a town whose individuals know nothing about one another, other than their willingness to join in the effort. they come together to resurrect a ghost town that is quickly becoming nothing more than a pile of old wood. we plan to experiment with and eventually rely on alternate energy sources, namely turbines and solar energy.

not only does this attract attention from alternate energy corporations, it would probably attract a little attention from sociologist, and possibly even the media. maybe a documentary or two as well?


Exactly. It sounds like an amazing idea. All we need now is an official website and a way to pool money together (Safely).
there are services where you enter the amount of money you want to "donate" and then if the desired amount of money is not gathered then all of the money is sent back to the person that "donated" them

I've got a dedicated host for us, as well as a couple developers to work on the site, I could set up a paypal that all the money is pooled into, and if it doesn't work out properly, issue a refund, but I don't want to have everyone's money, too much risk, and liability.

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