So, Portland, the most recent delusional person wanting to move to our fair city and have the best alternative life ever got me thinking. A lot of dpers are out of work. A lot of them do useful things. And a lot of us want these useful things done.
What would be the best way to advertise requests or for these services? What do us employed dpers need?
I was thinking things like:
Errands like dry cleaning/cobbler
That kind of stuff. And then we can barter/give money to the unemployed. See? Would you guys be interested in this kind of network? Would it be better on FB? Would a LJ group do? Like, in a few months I could really do with a math tutor. So what I'd like to do is go somewhere and go 'hmmmm, this user could tutor me in math.' Alternatively, is there something like that out there that isn't full of spam? (see: Craigslist.)
What do you guys think?
Edit: From da comments, https://dibspace.com/
And I created a community. http://community.livejournal.com/pdxski
I used to be part of a community called thriftstoreuk which was awesome for buying and selling stuff. Their feedback system was good. Everything was on an honor system and someone would say if someone was on time or if things were as advertised. I think that would work for skills barter/odd jobs type stuff.