I’m hoping the start of the year comes with splitting into executive groups (nothing’s been decided but I think many agree) – forums, instructors, website, IT, workshop, finance and others are already healthily operating independently.
Right now these various teams are using closed mailing lists or email chains, which hampers cross team activity and means a new volunteer starts blind.
I’d like to propose centralizing communications to and among executive groups into sub forums on the YO – it can serve as a mailing list for those who wish it, and as a close-enough-to-slack for folks who turn notifications on.
It makes it straightforward for regular members to find the group they should contact, and to see the types of questions asked and maybe even the answer. Most of all, it shows a public record of people actively creating our community and models volunteerism.
If private Comms are important for a team we can create parallel website/website-internal, finance/finance-internal, etc forums, with the -internal one restricted to the corresponding teams, or make channels on our internal slack.
This isn’t a formal proposal, just looking for a temperature check esp from regular members and folks serving key officer/volunteer roles