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A while ago we introduced GD.SE's Strike Force. Since then, we've been planning and implementing some very humble ideas. I think it's time we report, because it's good news!

The Chat is aliiiiive!

One of our main goals was to bring our chat room back to life, after a long (looong) time frozen. We are back! And we have cats!

Some things we did were:

  • We first prepared the Chat guidelines, or rules of etiquette for our fancy room,
  • We added Chat feeds (We have a great selection of GD blogs! Check them out)
  • We renamed the room, made the description more inviting. This worked out really well, because we now have people coming from other rooms (mainly because of the cats).

Survival and Adaptation

We successfully migrated to SE's new Close system and the Help Center!

Improvements to the Site

Like geniuses driven by... nevermind.

We cleaned.

  • Completed and formatted most of the wiki tags excerpts
  • Cleaned tags and created a bunch of synonyms
  • Took care of a lot of flags (our average handling time is less than 3 hours, a record!)
  • Censored and re-worded badge-awarding amounts of questions, answers and comments

In planning

Some of these are coming very soon! We keep a Trello board with our ideas (it's public to see, just send us a message for an invite to edit), so please join us!

  • "Celebrity" chat-cast (soon!)
  • Logo of the Week Contest
  • We would like to try scheduled events, like "Bounty Day" or "Ask about ... Day". What do you think?
  • We were toying with the idea of a GD.SE Blog

We have more visits, more questions and more answers than ever. We are growing, and we have a great community. Not too bad for a beta!

Your loving Pro-Tem Mods,

JohnB & Yisela

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So glad you've been doing all this. As buried in work projects as I've been, it's been hard (okay, impossible) to log in as often as I would like. Awesome what you've accomplished! :-)

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  • Thanks Alan! It's great to see you back. You have probably seen this post, right? It's happening!
    – Yisela
    Aug 18 '13 at 22:56
  • Yep. Jin ran a design by me many months ago that I commented at the time seemed rather bland. Looking forward to seeing what he comes up with! Aug 19 '13 at 4:59
  • Poor Jin - having to come up with a design that a community of designers agree on! Not sure I'd accept that brief... Aug 19 '13 at 20:36
  • No kidding! :) That's got to be one of the hardest briefs ever. Aug 19 '13 at 21:12

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