[modbreak=Beleth]Since traffic has died down for the International League of Skeptics child forum here at SGU, all the posts pertaining to the ILS have been rolled into the Skep/Sci board.
To find them, just do a search for the string "ILS:" in the subject line.
Meanwhile, the permanent home for the ILS is:
and their forum is:
The International League of Skeptics (ILS) is a loose group of people on this forum, who are interested in working together to make skeptical videos. The videos will be uploaded to youtube, on our channel
.How it works
In this thread we'll discuss the ILS in general and suggest new projects. If enough people support an idea for a project, we'll do it. If there are ongoing projects, it'll be added to the list of upcoming projects. How many ongoing projects we can have simultaneously depends on how many people we have working on them.
When a project is begun, a new thread for that project is created and will be linked to in this post under ongoing projects. Ongoing project threads, as well as this one, will be stickied.
MisterMarc nicely summed up
what the process might look like: "pick a video....brainstorm ideas/tasks.....volunteer for pre-prod tasks....write/research rebuttals.....volunteer for production tasks....critique/edit/revise.....post to public.....pimp the hell out of it."Who can join / how can you help
Anyone can join. There are no requirements on skills or knowledge you must have. Neither do you have to commit yourself to every (or any) projects. If you don't have any technical skills you can help by giving feedback, ideas and suggestions. Putting the video together is only part of the process, we also need people to come up with the content.
Of course we do need people with certain skills and equipment. Video editors and graphic artists will certainly be needed, as will people with microphones of good enough quality. What else we need will vary depending on the project, but video cameras and digital cameras can come in handy.Ongoing projectsJenny McCarthy's anti-vaccination claimsILS WebsiteSteve's wikipedia articleUpcoming projects
SGU wikipedia article (SGU 5x5 and panel members sections)Completed projectsRebecca's wikipedia articleLinksILS websiteYoutube channelFacebook GroupDouchebag 20-somethings for Prop 8
- "NO on prop H8" video development thread (Not an ILS project, but sort of an ancestor)
Seeing how much we've done in the last two days in this thread
I (and some of the people I talked to on IRC) thought that it could be an idea to have more of these kinds of projects. I think it's a great idea, we can acheive pretty cool things when so many of us are working together.
What do you guys think? Anyone interested? We of course wouldn't all have to work on every single vid, so saying you're interested wouldn't bind you to spending all you time on a project you weren't into.
I could create a youtube account for us, where we could post videos we produce. The "vote no on proposition hate" video could be our first.
If so, what should we call ourselves?
I suggest International league of skeptics
is available as a youtube username) any other suggestions?
Or am I just being lame here?