Link Talk post(s) to events (and groups and vice-versa?)?

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#1

Heya,

I’d like to be able to link individual posts (for granularity/ relevance, but maybe threads/topics would be OK ) in talk to events (and maybe groups and vice-versa)…

So as a Community lead or host lead I could mention an upcoming (or past) party in a post and it would appear (maybe just a subject heading?) under a particular party.

As a Restarter or Host I could say “I’m bringing” or “who could bring” a tool or spare, or generally talk about the party (from transport, about the venue (how accessible? what facilities/equipment do they have?) to after-party destinations?)

So at the moment each event has the Headings: Event Details, Description and Attendance) we would add something like"Related Discussion" (and maybe a “talk about this” button/ link).

In the future: attendees, could say I’m bringing/ brought item X, so people could do research and suggest “homework”.

This would give functionality currently only available in Meetup or Facebook to “directly”/ “obviously” discuss the event (and hopefully draw people onto the platform…) …also in the short term it lets us add information (in a freeform way, which could eventually be more structured).

dyaknowhatimean? :wink:


#2

I like this idea. It sounds like having a comments section for each event powered by Discourse. Agreed it could be a useful feature for volunteers would be a nice way to encourage people to join & use Talk.

Would you see these conversations/comments being visible on the event pages on restarters.net AND therestartproject.org @Ten?

At the moment, I think the idea is that members can use private discussion groups (like the London one) to start conversations about events. While I think there are some advantages to this, there are significant limitations, not least: those conversations don’t appear on the event page and most groups on the Fixo don’t have a group on Talk.

In terms of feasibility, one way this could potentially be implemented is by generating a discussion for each event once it’s approved by a Community Lead (perhaps in a new subcategory, which would be suppressed from appearing in the ‘latest’ discussions feed) - then including a link to it (or even embedding it) on the event page.

I guess the obvious question is: how easy/quick would this be do and how useful would it be to how many people?

It’d be good to hear from organisers and repairers on this


#3

Definitely not initially (i.e. in development), in the longterm I think this info might appear in a more detailed view on .org maybe after a click and possibly subject to some level of moderation?