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Devember 2018

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#141

@FrogE @Shecks Starting early insofar as to do planning and making sure everyone sees it.

Last year there were a lot more people who didn’t see it till like the 10th.


#142

There’s always next year!

Provided it isn’t the year of heat-death.


#143

Well, the odds are tad smaller than that. But yeah.

Sry for off topic


#144

haha, it’s fine. The only real useful posts are the first two which bring to light of the challenge and participants. The rest is kind of like a Devember lounge. However, it’s fun that we can all congregate and overwhelm the forum with #devember2k18 posts.


#145

I think we need an edition.


#146

I like Devember lounge :sunglasses:

But Devember is this month and we are voting for next.:thinking:

I think @psycho_666 suggested to make challenges for every month. We could make an “Art January”, “Woodworking February” and a “Metal working March” :smile:


#147

I shit you not, forum engagement has been a hot topic all the way up to the top brass.

There have been lots of monthly ideas that just fizzled out over time. Mostly because its been community-driven with no leadership so it sunk.

The L1 crew is very stand-offish with stuff, mostly because this is the spare-time and pet project stuff.

Yes I’m frustrated that they won’t fully commit whole-hog to the cause, but it is not my decision to make and I don’t know what their logistics would be, but it still bums me out. :triumph:

Anyway, I really like the r/dailyprogrammer side of things. They have daily/weekly programming challenges to stay sharp. Maybe we could do something like that.


#148

Every month will be overdoing it. Maybe once a quarter?
Spring art, summer craft … Something something fall…


#149

As I was saying, it depends on the scope and depth of the challenges. Smaller stuff would be more manageable. See my previous post.


#150

What do you guys think about having something like Screenshot Saturday, for your projects. All year, every week. Just post a screenshot and write a bit. Doesn’t need to be in depth updates.


#151

IIRC there’s already threads dedicated to stuff like that. But not automated and so people forget about them.


#152

Also, I know this isn’t a programming specific forum, but I think there kind of needs to be a designated leader who specializes in a specific subforum and spearheads related event’s and engagement.

There are lots of subforum categories, but unfortunately mostly dead because there’s no one cornerstone individual(s) to really drive the engagement.


#153

That’s a good idea, but I am the wrong person for programming related stuff.
I already contributed a bit to

and made the sciency stuff threads:

https://forum.level1techs.com/t/post-any-interesting-sciency-stuff-discussion-thread/133639

Physics and science in general, electronics and smaller DIY projects are my element. There I would be comfortable to something like that.


#154

People would be forgiven for not knowing this though. I know there are tags and supposedly there are categories, but the forum just appears to be a bit list of threads, with the lounge safe space at the top. It isn’t intuitive to type hash tags into the search box to find something you want. I don’t even know how to go into a sub category.
*edit: Oh I see the tab at the top… Never been in there. Are there website metrics that monitor feature use?

It’s a chicken and egg problem. I am guessing that threads only get engagement if people know they are there, or they are front page. Take the 3d printing one. I would expect a bunch more activity in there, given it’s a tech channel, and they are pretty cheap or even DIY these days.

Id be happy with MAYgineering, I have some projects I need to start/finish, and it is punny enough.


#155

That’s because by default it should be category view IMO.


#156

Semi-related topic + shameless self-promotion: FermiOS: An OS development for Raspi 3


#157

I definitely needed this challenge. I am thinking about how to do stuff properly for my game. I’m organising stuff in my head so I don’t have to reprogram shit again…
Thanks for the challenge. I really needed it.


#158

I’m only on day 6 but I’m strangely already sad that it’s going to end. I hope I can keep up the motivation in January.


#159

Up to 1 week. 1/4 through. How is everyone doing?


#160

Honestly I thought I will be much more ahead. I was expecting to reach the point where I am now at day 3. Not Day 6. But anyways, I’m rusty like nobody’s business, so it will take some time to fix this, but at least I am doing something… In the last few months I have done absolutely nothing about the project, so there’s that.
How are you doing with your thing?