Dearest Members and Visitors to the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,
Very recently, we were asked if it was possible to provide space for a research and special interest group, more specifically, for Mabie Todd aficionados.
As we have been thinking a lot lately as to the way forward, also because of new possibilities in the new board software we hope to upgrade to towards the end of the year, this fits well with the ideas to add structuring for different "social groups", essentially people who share a specific interest, and would like to do things, share things, post things in a community wiithin our community, to which other members can subscribe.
As this idea of a research/study/special interest group fits very well within these developments and the ideas we have, we thought it would be a good idea to take an advance, and start experimenting with this, be it in the current structure of forums, as that is all that is available in the current software setup..
The difference with a normal forum is that essentially the subcommunity itself does the moderating, by appointing moderators themselves. As before, we would want at least two moderators for these types of groups. However, their tasks are more limited, which may well be beneficial to these groups, as the moderators could therefore spend more time contributing to the forum group, rather than spend a lot of time just moderating.
Our first experiment just went live today, namely:
The Mabie Todd Research/Special Interest Forum/Group.
You may find it in the Brand Focus category for now, right here:
Our new volunteers moderating this forum/group are Empty-of-Clouds, Greenie, and MarcShiman.
Let's all welcome them and give them a round of applause for being so brave to take on this new venture!
Warm regards, Wim
On behalf of the FPN Moderator and Admin Team