Hey! I think we've spoken before, I'm with Wikia's Community Development team and I'm reaching out to you because you're the bureaucrat with the most edits on here (other admins are also welcome to chime in).
We're doing a promotional thing for the new Deus Ex game and I'm wondering if your community would be interested in participating! The theme is "Augmentation Pride" and we're planning a contest based on fan submissions. We want to make a blog post on here asking people to submit how they would modify or augment the Adventure Time characters to make them better, i.e. giving Finn chainsaw hands. The winning submission will have their idea turned into an illustration by a professional artist. Then we're gonna decide the best one out of several different communities in a bracket tournament. It should be pretty fun and you literally wouldn't have to do anything. I'm just asking if you guys are cool with us hosting this contest on a blog over here. Would that be alright?
You probably already read my announcement of Discussions to the community. Since I haven't heard from any of the admin team yet, I'm contacting a few of you directly, to see if you've had a chance to check out Discussions. If you have, what did you think? Do you have any thoughts on what we could do to improve this new feature further?
Did you maybe even spot some app users that might make good discussion moderators, if you're not planning on moderating yourself with your fellow mods and admins?
Discussions is still in its early stages, so we really rely on feedback from the community to make this a truly awesome feature. Happy to hear any thoughts you might have!
I'm personally undecided about it.
I was a major fan of the message boards but this site stopped using it when the Chat and messages under articles were added.
Though a lot of people in Chat have been begging for a Chat app that lets them connect to the standard Chat group via an app and was so excited to see the Adventure Time Wikia app but was greatly disappointed when that app had no Chat connectivity.
Does this Discussions thing connect to the normal Chat?
Discussions works more like a forum, and isn't linked with your chat, meaning if you post something here in chat, Discussions users won't see it, and vice versa. We've seen users from other communities use Discussions quite a bit like a chat, though, having almost real-time conversations, and others use it more like a forum.
Discussions may not quite be like chat or a direct messaging app, but we still hope it'll fill the void for those users who want to talk about Adventure Time, but don't want to have to turn on their laptop or desktop for that all the time. Discussions lets them talk and connect via mobile, which wasn't possible before. (And we're also working on making Message Walls more usable on mobile, for when you want to contact someone directly)