When will it be next week?
For now, we're not doing Question of the Week. What we really need is for people to read the task force recommendations and Sue's letter and to identify gaps in the plan. Then, we need to begin drafting a larger strategy: the strategy for the movement as a whole, which will include components for the Foundation, the chapters, and individual volunteers.
Sorry that we didn't clearly tell you that we were putting QOTW on hiatus.
I can't figure out why these QOTW discussions keep showing up at at Special:NewMessages for me.
I have tried every way I can think of to unwatch all LiquidThreads discussions, and they keep showing up. How do I unwatch them? A single "unwatch" button to nuke them all would be nice.
Hmmmm... that's a very good question and one that I don't know the answer to. I'm going to point Werdna to this discussion. :)
Thanks. It looks like my reply put this particular discussion on Special:NewMessages. I always click the "mark all as read" link to bail out for awhile. But many discussions keep coming back. I will unwatch this discussion too. So I may not see other messages to me here.
The LiquidThreads Special:NewMessages format is so confusing that I normally avoid LiquidThreads if at all possible.
It would be much more intuitive if LiquidThreads discussions were watchlisted the normal way.
I'm sorry to hear that you don't like the format of Special:NewMessages.
There isn't presently a way to disable the functionality of Special:NewMessages — you are, of course, free to ignore it entirely. Do let me know if there's something about Special:NewMessages that is difficult to ignore, and I can probably resolve it.
Is there a way to designate a particular thread and say "don't tell me about new messages to this thread again"? For instance, if I'm watching threads relating to the 2008 election, and I no longer care about it?
We can certainly continue doing these here, but we need people with energy to come up with good, general questions from the discussion, particularly data-oriented questions. For anyone motivated to drive this, count me in to help.
We need well prepared data-oriented questions that will likely get enough responses to start a semblance of discussion.
I prefer one good question every 2 weeks rather than meuuuhh one every week. A good question is one that let participants feel that homework have been done before putting it and that reaching realistic proposals is within their capabilities.
So avoid questions where people "contest" the very basis of the question and/or question that not likely get enough participations to break the discussion initial inertia.