Public Metamaps Chat Room(s)
This discussion will hopefully resolve the question of whether we should have a Public Metamaps Chat Room(s), and then if necessary, how to implement this idea.
Poll Created Tue 3 Feb 2015 10:16PM
We should create a public Metamaps chat room(s) Closed Sun 8 Feb 2015 8:05PM
So it seems many agree that creating a public Metamaps chat room has potential and will be worthwhile to implement in some form... The next stage of this decision process will be to go over implementation options and figure out how we want to do this.
What I am proposing, before worrying about how to make it happen, is that we should create a public Metamaps chat room.
Initially it would consist of one global chat room that is not topic-specific (besides the fact that it is a Metamaps chat room, whatever that implies). Maybe we create other public rooms later on that are topic-specific.. But I'll leave that for later.
I personally am FOR this idea, so I will state my case for it here, but please use this discussion/proposal to weigh all the pros and cons.
For me, the biggest pro is community building and a means for sustained day-to-day engagement with our community. Even if we had map-specific chat fully implemented today, I would still want this public chat room to happen because it gives us a lens on our entire community (in theory), a metric to measure how our community grows....
It also allows for holopticism, meaning that everyone can see everyone else.
This decision may increase daily levels of community engagement, which will take some added effort... But this is an amazing "problem" to have... Also, because everyone is around... Simple questions can be answered by anyone (peer-learning happens)
Another fruitful thing I would hope to happen is that, while hanging out within the context of metamaps... Someone might propose a mapping excursion, or game, to the others in the room... and then off they go metamapping!
I think I have given a general sense of why I think this is a good idea.
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5 of 10 people have participated (50%)
Wed 4 Feb 2015 1:55AM
I agree that having a nexus point for all public general interaction is an excellent idea, this is after all the very reason that I have a facebook page for my book despite my book being available on numerous platforms.
Wed 4 Feb 2015 5:03PM
I'm going to put my initial reaction down as negative / skeptical until I understand the question and intention better. Taking a literal interpretation of the proposal statement, my answer is "no" there's no "should" that we set this (what?) up.
Fri 6 Feb 2015 11:17PM
I like the idea that people, like Jacki Saorsail for instance, who are just really into metamaps could just enter into a living room with us, and other people interested in mapping.
Fri 6 Feb 2015 11:38PM
Going to switch my stance to 'abstain' here for now, to make way for continued development of the idea as something that could benefit our community. I do have some reservations about the idea in the way that I have been able to understand it so far.