Unikorn wrote:As for the hanging out concept - I would have thought that the Grove and Seedgroups forum creates a space for this? In there I have seen people do a shout out for locals people and make connections etc.
Well, the seed groups or grove forum is good for folks to find groups in their area, but at the point where they make contact with a group, this list becomes obsolete as they have established flesh and blood contact.
For our seed group, we all have each others e-mail and/or phone # and can set up time to meet at a rl pub. The Druid's Head becomes a place to seek wider contact.
I know there is a yahoo group called "Canadian Druid Fellowship" that provides some nation wide contact, but I would like to see an OBOD specific forum. I suppose this could be done through Yahoo, but as this board seems to be the crossroads for Order internet communication, it would be nice to see something here.
I relate to Unikorn's comments about having a South Pacific forum as a way to counter-act the Northern hemisphere's dominance. That is why I would like to see a seperate "Canada" forum instead of a unified North America forum, as I think our unique voice and interests would be lost amongst the much larger United States membership. In fact, I'm sure even within the U.S. and Canada there are regional differences that could accomidate seperate forums, but that starts to get administratively complicated.
The sticky idea is a good one as a feeler to see how much interest there is out there.