Needpedia makes it easy to create new layers to posts so that citizens and experts can collaborate more easily and effectively than ever before.
Once you've found, (or created), your post of interest, locate the "Layer" button on the upper right corner.
The button should open a drop down menu showing all current layers and the option to make a new one. The truth is making layers is easy, it's understanding all the things you can do with them that's overwhelming. (See "What is the Layer System for?" on our FAQ section here: https://needpedia.org/faq ).
Remember, you don't have to be an expert to make an expert layer. You can create layers for experts you want to join a project, then invite experts to share their knowledge there.
*Always use plain English on public layers, (the layer you see first when you click on a post). In the effort to make Wikipedia a high quality encyclopedia they've relied on professional language so much that it honestly makes it hard for everyone to participate. But Needpedia's not here to look nice, it's here to empower people, so always use plain English on public layers.
As far as we're concerned, black people are experts on what it's like to be black, the same way women are experts on what it's like to be women. So if someone has an idea for a homeless shelter or something, we want there to be experts from ALL related backgrounds, all collaborating together through the layer system. -Sharing important information, in plain English, on the public layer.
And if you learn an effective conflict resolution language such as Dr. Marshal Rosenberg's NonViolent Communication, you can use conflict resolution layers to discuss practically Any subject on Earth, without worrying about name-calling and other useless nonsense. Conflict resolution languages are extremely effective ways to boost your ability to solve problems, and there's a video of a really good one totally free on youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7TONauJGfc