I noticed that there are quite a few users with questions that are little open-ended, which is not a good fit for the Q/A format that we have on SE sites. I suppose a lot of us, grad students, would like to have a medium of communication where we can discuss matters and questions about previous experiences of the more senior members of AC.SE.
The chat room is a good fit for this purpose, however it appears as there isn't much activity there. For instance just before writing this meta question the last entry on chat room was from 6 days ago. So here comes my suggestion/proposal:
- We hold regular discussion groups on the chat; for instance once a week or every second week ...
- ... where the subject to be discussed is voted here on meta
I am not sure if there has been anything like this before, here on AC.SE. CrossValidated has journal clubs with article discussions on the chat, a concept which I find pretty cool despite my lack of interest in statistics :)
What do you think? Is this a desirable or sustainable