I’d welcome suggestions for how to organize the categories for this forum. (That’s the list of areas for conversations: http://forum.nationalgocenter.org/categories) There can be parent / child categories, too, as shown where we have National Go Center as a parent category with child categories like technology, K—12 education, etc.
For the moment, I haven’t changed much from the out-of-the-box stuff NodeBB has. MassGo has a pretty good list:
I might structure ours to take some of their good ideas. But I thought I’d throw out the question to the forum at large and see if there were any particular suggestions people had. One possibility would have having specific areas for local clubs, like the GWGC and NOVA go club.
I want your awesome go photographs for use on the National Go Center site. I’ve got a nascent collection of general photography on Flickr for use in banner images and other aspects of site design, but I’d like more variety. Obviously when we have a physical location, we’ll start to get a lot of photographs taken there, which will be great, but I’d love any photographs you have that you’d be willing to let us use that involve either go equipment or (better) people playing go at local events or places.
At the suggestion of my friend and GoKibitz collaborator Christopher Annanie, I’ve set up a Slack team for the National Go Center for group chat and collaboration. If you’d like to be involved, that’s a great place to start. Download Slack and then either post your email address here or send it directly to me so that I can send you an invitation to the team.
They’ve worked for us! We started with a smaller list and added categories at it made sense. Perhaps best to see what discussions are happening for a while and decide from there.
Creating specific areas for local clubs is interesting, but worry it would mostly end up being pits on inactive despair. The MGA is on the large and more active side and it is work to keep ‘reasons for people to look at forums’ happening regularly. We’ve got stewards that actively post each week to maintain energy.
Trying to finalize clock order this week. I’m close to the limit for what I am able to front dollar-wise right now - but if your club wants 20+ clocks, can send me ($20 x #clocks) asap, and lets me know by Friday 9/16 - I can add you to order. Shipping from Boston to you will be an additional cost (estimating ~$60 to ship 20 - 30 clocks inside US through USPS, but might be able to get better deal).
MGA has been having a discussion/battle over which clock for ~year and the thread Nate links to is a good summary. I suspect in 6 months we’ll have some strong feelings one way or another about the LEAP clock, haha.
MIT Tournament Sun, Oct 23
The MIT Go Club is hosting an up to 100 person tournament on Oct 23 which you can sign up for on the MGA meetup:
It seems large enough that it is worth telling people about outside MGA, but unsure where to advertise it … so putting it here for now, haha.
@Drazi My fault! Looks like the options for Slack are direct invitations or automatic signup just for emails from a specific domain. I updated my post to instruct people to just post or send their email addresses to me so that I can send invitations. I’ve sent one to you. Thanks a lot for your interest!