Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I agree with the idea of formatting the front page to make it a more "occasional user-friendly" one. It would greatly serve our goals.

If we want to have "products" that are attractive and credible for Sven's two first categories, we should try to separate the informal/humorous exchanges and digressions from the more "on the point" comments in the thematic diaries. However, we must preserve the spontaneity.

And we must take into account that the community is also the "production tool" of ET, which means:

_ it is a community based on collaborative thinking, so the "product" and the "process" are the same thing unless there is a summary made afterwards. That means  a new architecture should not hinder the dynamics of exchange and the conviviality of the community.

  • we are working on a voluntary basis: we write diaries and comments according to what motivates us. That means we should not let the "marketing" lead our reflections/exchanges.

  • maintaining and developing the community is essential. The Open threads and European Salon de News, Discussion et Klatsch are the place where the community create bonds that are a prerequisite for the quality of debates.

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 02:36:30 PM EST

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