So there’s naturally a lot of discussion about specific content and upcoming communities. People are eager to hear if there is going to be a community for “this & that”, what rules it will have and so on. This has little to do with MVP and the implementation of the core site mechanics, but maybe it would be helpful to have a separate forum to brainstorm about upcoming communities still?
If we can keep such to a specific forum, it won’t distract from the implementation of the core mechanics. Still, discussing specific communities could lead to good ideas or point out problems with the core implementation. It might also help to build up “hype” about the upcoming site and we can get an idea of which communities there will be at release (currently just Writing and maybe a programming one?).
SE is currently bleeding veteran users badly and I’d love to catch those before they vaporize. All of them (such as yours sincerely) aren’t necessarily useful for building the site itself, but certainly for providing content once it is up. Ideally we’d have some preliminary/temporary moderators ready to go and sufficient numbers of domain experts to provide traffic. So maybe we could come up with some sort of loose format “Area 51” that might provide clues for which communities that will be feasible to include at launch?
Thoughts? Would it be too distracting still, even if kept separate?