So here are the results of Monday's poll to see who might prefer a less politicized organization meeting the needs of philosophers:
There's no reason to think this sample is representative of the population of philosophers at large, but that's OK: what the poll does suggest is that there's at least nearly 800 philosophy faculty and students out there who are quite open to an alternative, and another 200+ who might be persuadable if a new organization did the right things.
So questions for discussion here: (1) what would you want from a new philosophy organization to make it worth joining and paying dues? and (2) would you be willing to invest time and effort in creating it? For the latter, it would obviously help if you post under your actual name; for the former, that's not necessary. Please submit comments only once; they may take awhile to appear. Only comments responding to one or both of these two questions will appear.