So, I have an idea... this is based partly on the fact that certain things such as book lists and subjective discussion aren't great fits for the SE engine (although communities have been known to make it work. You can debate that issue here.
So my thought was - why don't we make use of the crypto chat room or perhaps a dedicated room and run organised events where we discuss, well, whatever we need to discuss. The rules of chat, aside from the usual be nice requirement, are more relaxed, so we could:
- Have a session on book recommendations. We can bookmark these, kinda like this, thereby preserving them, and links to amazon onebox with pictures.
- Do "introductions", such as our background, if anyone's interested in that.
- Discuss site specific stuff in a slightly less ad-hoc way, like, for example tag cleanups, editing, policies etc.
To make this work we'd need:
- Reasonable commitment to come along.
- A date and time.
- A topic.
Good idea? Bad idea? Insane idea? Suggestions?
This has received a generally positive response. I've also promoted another idea - challenges. Discussion starts here. So now, I'd like to ask when are suitable times?
I propose we run events every other week. Not so demanding as to require weekly contributions, but not as long as a month. Thoughts?