Here's my idea
How nice would it be if the Moderators here can start permanent chat rooms / Live discussions for the community on various topics, The chat rooms will be permanently available so the experts can choose what rooms they join and people with problems can join in and start live / normal chat.
I mean something like this....
- Breathing meditation chat room
- Vipassana practicalities chat room
- Mindfulness in modern society chat room
The reason why i'm saying this?
This must be started by the moderators because it gains easy merit in that way and only they can send a massage to all the users of this community.
If this form of chat exist it would be easier for Bloggers and other web masters to link our community properly.Because it is hard to find a question once you see the need to link it (Say someone wants to link his site's Mindfulness video to a discussion to our SE, There is no place he can actually link it to unless he is able to find the question himself)
But if there was a chat visitors will easily see the community and join in. This would also be a good way to promote because they are not joining a community blindly. They have seen us and what we do.
Example - Join the chat about Mindfulness on Buddhism SE
- We can even have announcements
Example - *Tomorrow Ven.Yuttadhammo will answer your questions on breathing meditation in this chat room on this day at this time, Feel free to leave your questions if you are busy that time*
The biggest reason of all is once you are in discussion you get to learn what you do not know, And this give the opportunity for people to come up with questions that they themselves did not know existed within.
I would like to propose fellow members of the community to not to argue about technicalities or practicalities and just jump in. Because as far as i see it here in Buddhism SE every good idea is well discussed but never taken beyond this Meta.