Hello everyone, I think I have an awesome idea...
My idea aims to better facilitate interpersonal relations between awesome Nerdfighters. It's loosely based on chat roulette with a view to improving 1-on-1 contact. Theoretically, once you're on the ning, you would then be able to click on some sort of button or tab which opens a new chat window. Then the computer randomly pairs you up with another person logged into the same system and you can introduce yourself and talk and get to know more about the other person; or hit 'next' if you're not getting on well. Hopefully people all over would then be able to easily meet like-minded Nerdfighters and then add them as friends and keep in touch at their will.
Any Thoughts? I realise the idea would need some help from a computer literate person with some free time, but in my opinion it would definitely be worth the wait.
Maybe combine some posts... It seems that there a lot of the same topics just repeating and each one has only a few posts.
I think that might help.
I think we need a tutorial that pops up when someone registers for the site that can be accessed later. It covers basic principles of how to use the site, what the site features, and frequently asked questions (some which have been covered in multiple forums). In the tutorial covering the "Tag" feature of forums and blog posts would be really handy, because for me at least, it took awhile before I even knew I could post a discussion of my own, and then I noticed that some of what I was trying to figure out, others had already posted on, but not used tags. So better use of tags and understanding how to use the site will go a long way. It also might help noobs feel more comfortable posting their ideas....dealing with unwieldy tech doesn't leave much head space to talk nerdy.
*Other things I didn't know when I registered: John and Hank started this up with the vlogbrothers project. The site has individual blogs. It has lots of people under 20 (I had no idea, serious). The site has chat. The site has a noobie adoption project. the site has groups.