by In Wales
Sat May 10th, 2008 at 10:32:44 AM EST
Original text put below the fold. Story bumped because the discussion is still active and useful. -- Jérôme
Every so often it is good to take a breather from running around and stop to review where we are and where we are trying to get to.
So the questions to put to you all are;
How are you finding the general vibe and flow of ET at the moment?
What do you think of the balance of content on the site? What kind of diaries and stories about Europe would you like to see, and what could you contribute?
Are more meta diaries needed, more diaries on topics covering social issues, as well as economic, more debates on approaches that we can take to engaging with European politics or politics in our own countries?
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We want to ensure that ET continues to develop as a site that covers a broad range of topics, appealing to the interests of a wide audience, encouraging members to contribute through comments and diaries of their own.
The balance often feels a little heavy on the side of UK and France and discussion around the US. Whilst it is no bad thing to have that, it would be great to see more contributions covering other European countries and a wider range of topics.
So how can we enable that to happen? Some of our main contributers and the front pagers lack the time needed to pull many diaries together to keep the content flowing. With some topics there is not the critical mass of people who are interested or knowledgeable enough to get a good discussion going.
I still haven't figured out what really draws the crowds in for a good old debate, beyond economics and some meta diaries...
So, what needs doing, and what do we want more of?
Over to you.