Hello all, thanks for Discourse. It’s amazing.
I’m finding that there are a lot on event and opportunity announcements (and associated conversations) on our forum. This is an important part of our conversation, so I’m trying to find a better way to organize these items by date, help them fade into the background when the event has passed and keep upcoming events front and center.
An example of an event might be a visiting artist lecture (which could be described with an attached iCalendar entry). Similarly we might want to announce an opportunity with a deadline – for example a deadline for a grant or a deadline for a Artist residency application.
I am working on creating a shared Google Calendar for items like this, but the conversation around these opportunities and events is an important part of the forum itself, so it would be ideal for them to have a presence on the forum.
So what existing moderation / admin mechanisms / strategies might be employed for better organizing these types of topics? Would it be a good idea to attach a specific category to a (yet-to-be-written) plugin that could help help with this event moderation process? Our current strategy is just to carefully include a date / time in the topic title.
Thanks for your ideas!