is read by hundreds of thousands
of people, a big portion of whom lean Libertarian.
Most slashdotters are geeks that work in the computer / IT industry. Most of them are fiercely independent, and reject the authority of the federal government over their freedom to get information on the internet. The FSP is a dream come true for them. Moreover, they are likely to be able to move to NH sooner rather than later. Many of us (including myself) found out about the Free State Project because it was mentioned on Slashdot, during the media blitz when NH was chosen as the Free State.
Since then, myself and others have tried to get the FSP mentioned on slashdot, to varying degrees of success.
The good thing about slashdot is, anyone can post a comment, and Freedom-related issues are discussed on almost a daily basis.
The bad thing about Slashdot is... for people to see the comment, it needs to get moderated "up", and fast
We can have thousands of readers on any comment.The key is, to get those comments posted quickly, and get them moderated up quickly -- minutes count!
I've tried several times & several ways to get pro-FSP comments moderated up to where thousands of people will see them.
After several moderately successful attempts I have come up with what I believe is a highly effective solution.
Here's how it works:
- I have set up a "secret" Yahoo group. It's by invite only: to join the group, contact me (PM or email).
- When you join the Yahoo group, pick "immediate message notification" (ie, do not get messages bunched up "digest")
- Any time you have "moderator points" on Slashdot, post a message to the Yahoo group, saying you have them.
- Any time you post a pro-FSP comment on slashdot, post a message to the Yahoo group, along with a link to your comment.
- If you have moderator points that day, use them on people's pro-FSP comments.
- If you don't have moderator points that day, post follow-up comments to the pro-FSP comments. Active, engaging discussion is very important!
I expect there would not be more than 5-6 emails per day as a result of the above. That should be quite manageable.
If a dozen or so of us do this, we should be able to get a pro-FSP comment moderated up to +4 or +5, within minutes of its posting, every day or two.
That would in itself generate more high-quality FSP interest than tens of thousands of dollars worth of advertising
Let's Slashdot for Freedom!