Weekly Hangout for Slicer user and developer

I don’t mean to extrapolate, but for me Slicer forum is just one of the many I use to seek help on various tools I use. I almost never subscribe to get all updates from the forums I use - I usually only get notifications for the posts I contributed to.

If we assume that every user subscribes to get and read every message on the forum, the current approach might work. But even those notifications arrive with delays. With all the love and attention I give to the Slicer forum - I recall getting planning notifications after the hangout already happened.

I believe most users do not look for updates on every thread. I think developers usually go to forum to find answers, and ask questions if they cannot find answers. With the current approach of publicizing the weekly meeting in an existing thread, chances of finding it for a new developer/user are really slim. That is why I would strongly recommend making the thread sticky so it is prominently visible for the new visitors of the forum.

I think most people do the same thing: follow all topics in a few projects and follow own topics in many projects. Using Discourse, you can explicitly sign up/cancel notifications for each topic. So, if you want to be notified about weekly hangouts then you set that topic to “watched”.

We can add a note about this on the new developer’s checklist on the wiki and we can advertise at other places, too (including some pinned topics).

2 posts were split to a new topic: 2017.09.05 Hangout

A post was split to a new topic: 2017.09.12 Hangout

A post was split to a new topic: 2017.09.19 Hangout

A post was split to a new topic: 2017.09.26 Hangout

A post was split to a new topic: 2017.10.03 Hangout

A post was split to a new topic: 2017.10.10 Hangout

A post was split to a new topic: 2017.10.17 Hangout

A post was split to a new topic: 2017.10.24 Hangout

2 posts were split to a new topic: 2017.10.31 Hangout [Cancelled]

A post was split to a new topic: 2017.11.07 Hangout [Cancelled]

A post was split to a new topic: 2017.11.14 to 2017.12.19 Hangouts for planning 27th Project Week

4 posts were split to a new topic: 2018.01.16 Hangout

A post was split to a new topic: 2018.01.30 Hangout [Cancelled]

A post was split to a new topic: 2018.02.06 Hangout

A post was split to a new topic: 2018.02.13 Hangout

A post was split to a new topic: 2018.02.20 Hangout

16 posts were split to a new topic: 2018.02.27 Hangout - Presentation by Dr. Xiaolei Chen “Usage of 3D Slicer for neurosurgeries in China”

2 posts were split to a new topic: 2018.03.06 Hangout