The Muncie Scene is a constantly-developing website with the goal of creating a promotional vehicle, an information hub, and a networking portal for the Muncie, IN art / music / activism community. It is run by volunteers under the direction of the Full Circle Arts Co-op, a local 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and will continue to develop according to the needs of the community.
For more insight into what this project is all about, read thearticle that was written when redevelopment of this site first started.
A lot of people have been asking what's going on with this site and the project behind it. Well, here's the skinny.
TheMuncieScene.com was chugging along pretty well from around 2003 to 2006ish and did a pretty good job staying current, well-trafficked, and useful for anybody that wanted to stay up-to-date on Muncie arts, music, and community development and network with likeminded folks. Then I did what's typical of me and I got all tangled up in my own overreaching ambition and let the thing die out. I was going to rebuild the site to be all modern and extra-useful, but once I started rearranging things, I never really finished, which left us all with a largely useless shell of a site that I never even bothered to promote to begin with.
But since Muncie obviously needs something like the old Muncie Scene site again,
I'm making another honest effort to get one set up. Except this time, it's going
to have all the bells and whistles that a community-run community website should
have, and I'm going to pull in as much outside help as I can so the project
doesn't just fizzle out again because of my lack of free time.
Here's what would help me:
What will you get out of it? Well, primarily an awesome community website. Also, if you're a Ball State student, you can get independent study or internship credit for your work. Also, if you're writing grants or selling ads to help defray the cost of hosting the website, you will keep a percentage of those sales. And everybody that donates their time to helping develop this project will get fun perks like free admission into fundraiser concerts. And everyone who donates anything else will get a tax deduction, as the project is operating under a local 501(c)(3) not-for-profit group called the Full Circle Arts Co-op.
What exactly are all the crazy ambitious plans for this website? Well, there are lots of ideas, all of which can be accomplished with a little bit of effort, but moreover this project is quite open-ended and I'm willing to integrate any new ideas that utilize the Internet to help promote and develop great things in Muncie. Anyhow, here's a quick rundown of some of the initial goals of this project.
If you'd like to help, or if you want to know more about what's planned, you can get in touch with me by emailing me or attending Full Circle's twice-monthly meetings.
P.S.: Congratulations for reading all the way to the end of that. Your bonus prize is my shameless plugging! Come down to Doc's Music Hall on Sundays at 9pm to catch me hosting Doc's Trivia Night. Free to play, $50 bar tab to the winning team, ages 21+ only (sorry, kids!). Also, tune in to MAX 93.5 / 96.7 FM to catch me cohosting the Doc's Music Hall radio show on Mondays from 10pm to 12am.
|Mar 23, 12||Introduced the new "event accordion" version of the calendar.|
|Feb 14, 12||Added a workaround to Internet Explorer not supporting the date-picker part of the event form.|
|Feb 11, 12||Implemented 'upcoming event tags'|
|Jan 6, 12||Overhauled the user account settings / main profile editing page|
|Dec 31, 11||User profiles have been given a much-needed facelift in preparation for upcoming artist / musician / activist profiles.|
|Dec 30, 11||Flash messages (those confirmation / info / error messages that pop up after a user performs some action) have been rejiggered to be less obtrusive.|
|Dec 29, 11||Same with flyers.|
|Dec 27, 11||Events can now be submitted by users without logging in. These will enter a moderation queue and will be posted to the calendar following administrator review.|
|Dec 6, 11||Moved the 'Just Added' list of recently contributed content to the 'About' page.|
|Dec 3, 11||Music, Art, and Activism pages now display the next few relevant events.|