EA Directory & Groups Discussion Board

post by DavidNash · 2020-02-25T13:01:53.949Z · score: 22 (8 votes) · EA · GW · 2 comments

Contents

  Summary
  Problems I'm attempting to solve
  Another EA Conversation Space
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2 comments

Summary

I've made a website to help people find the most up to date resources and communities for the areas they are interested in. There are sub-directories for careers, causes and local regions, with the largest topics within those having sub-sub-directories. It is also has the capability to be a groups discussion board if it reaches a critical mass of people who want to post about niche topics or cross post resources/questions.

Problems I'm attempting to solve

There have been posts every so often about the EA forum, "I find this forum increasingly difficult to navigate [EA · GW]" and "The EA Forum is a News Feed [EA · GW] ". I'll copy over the bullet point summary I made in the latter post.

I think these are issues for EA as a whole, not just the EA Forum, and that having a directory/discussions board would be complementary. I suspect that if it becomes popular it would mostly take conversation away from Facebook subgroups and that the main source of conversation would be from people who otherwise wouldn't have posted, whether that's because they don't know about a subgroup or there is a perception of high bar to pass on the EA Forum.

Another EA Conversation Space

One large concern with this idea is that there are already lots of places for people interested in EA to discuss ideas. At the moment I'm aware of the following EA conversation spaces

I think there are a few advantages to having a new groups discussion board that aren't covered by the above options.

Let me know if there is a way to improve this. Also if people think there is missing content feel free to message me or post it to the specific subgroup and I can add it to the pinned posts at the top of each category.

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comment by Peter_Hurford · 2020-03-16T11:10:26.287Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

I really appreciate a lot that you're trying to solve this. That being said, in my personal opinion, my blunt feedback is I find your new site even more confusing and difficult to navigate the EA Forum.

comment by DavidNash · 2020-03-17T10:28:35.977Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Yeah, it's trying to do 2/3 things at once, and using a forum software for a directory isn't optimal.