This is a bit more of a serious question, so please take a bit of time to think about it before you reply. I’ll ask about this on the old forums too so everyone can comment on it.
###Showcase / Craft Talk / Other
We’d like to encourage more discussion about craft and making on the forums. Craft Talk seems to be the obvious category for this, but we’ve noticed that the current Craft Talk forum has become dominated by promotional threads in the last couple of years.
That’s fine - we’re happy for sellers to continue sharing new listings, but we’re wondering if it might be better for buyers/non-sellers visiting the forums to have all promotional/ threads in a category called ‘Showcase’.
We envision this to be a kind of ‘Show & tell’ category to replace the underused ‘Offers & promotions’ forum, which we can place at the top of the Categories list so it’s more prominent for buyers. We could then encourage craft/making chat in Craft Talk. (Louisa, you might be one of the best people to answer this!)
What about the mutual support threads like the Daily ACEO & Art thread or the Listings Challenge Club. Should they go in Craft Talk, Showcase, or in another (new) Category - if so, what would you call it? (Natalie, Stephanie and Hazel - you might be good people to answer this!)
We’ve organised it like that to begin with so you can see what we mean, but it can be changed to go with the general consensus.
What do you think?