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There's a chat room for our site and I was just talking to AshRj, wondering how to promote the chat itself. He suggested holding a community event. A moderator would have to create it, but we could organize it amongst ourselves.

Not only would using the chat more foster the community spirit, I think it may also be a good way of getting to know each other.

What do you think? Should we hold a community event, perhaps discussing RCE topics, perhaps discussing how to promote the site, perhaps just aligning on topics such as the FAQ discussion here on meta and others?

  • Sounds like a great idea and it will probably also speed up resolving some open FAQ questions. Just as a note: it should probably be held on Saturday or Sunday for timezone reasons. Looking forward to it! – ixje Apr 20 '13 at 17:56
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I think it would be great if we could get industry professionals to hold scheduled Q&A sessions live in the chat-room or even a small presentation on interesting tidbits that they've come across.

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  • @AshRj so how should we promote it? Are there means for putting up a banner or the likes at the top of RE.SE or maybe in the side bar? – ixje May 5 '13 at 10:21
  • @justsome The event shows up in the Community Bulletin a few hours before the event as well as on the main page. Other than that, its simply about spreading the word. Post the event link under people's posts (those who may be interested). (Be sure to delete them later on once the OP responds) – asheeshr May 5 '13 at 12:42
  • @AshRj: so how does this work if I can't attend a particular instance of the meeting, such as this upcoming weekend? – 0xC0000022L May 13 '13 at 15:28
  • @0xC0000022L There is nothing extra that you have to do. However, do drop a message in chat stating this, if you know in advance. – asheeshr May 13 '13 at 15:45
  • Could it be shifted 2 hours later, for those of us on the pacific coast who don't get up that early? – Avery3R May 30 '13 at 7:25
  • @MMavipc We are going with an entirely new time. Add whatever suits you most. – asheeshr Jun 5 '13 at 4:21
  • @AsheeshR Are you ever going to update the doodle with times that suit other people? – Avery3R Jun 19 '13 at 19:34
  • @MMavipc 0xC0000022L is handling the doodle. Its better if you ping him to add more time slots. – asheeshr Jun 20 '13 at 0:59

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