As some of you may be aware, we have a chat system installed on the site. Up till now the admin/mod team are the only ones with access. It is where we talk about ideas for the site, or start discussions on comp themes and more.
This chat system has the ability for us to create a members chat area. In the past we have swayed away from that cause if tempers get frayed in a chat, things can be said in the heat of the moment that maybe should not have been, ruining the AP experience for those in chat at the time.
The mods and I are now talking about opening up the chat system for members, but not on a full-time basis.
Our idea is that we setup some "Ausphotography Q & A" sessions. We pre-arrange a date and time that the chat will be open and we have a specific topic for that session, and members can come in and we can have an informal chat about whatever the topic is. Ie, we could plan a chat on 'Raw file processing' or 'How to take long exposures', or 'Shooting for sport' or even get some of the very experienced AP members in for others to talk to them about their shooting and processing. In fact we could have "Ausphotography Q & A" on a huge range of topics.
We envisage most of these chats would last about an hour, and everyone and anyone could come in and participate in the discussion.
So with all this concept in mind, would you like us to see if we can offer "Ausphotography Q & A" chat sessions at pre-planned times as part of what is offered on AP? And what sort of topics would you like to see?
Whilst we need to check a few things to ensure the software will allow this, so we cannot guarantee it will happen, we hope it can, but want your thoughts on it.
Over to you to tell us what you think!