As some of you may have noticed, for a little while the Tulpa.info community has started to become somewhat stagnant, without much happening to push things forward, improve the community, try and make things better overall, etc. In addition to this, the staff team is a shadow of what it once was, with only two forum moderators as well as only two or three active chat moderators on any given day.
We've been planning something for a couple of weeks now--we intended to announce it much sooner but I was sick for a week or so and another staff member was inactive for a few weeks--which we hope to be the way forward for Tulpa.info and its community. The plan is to host community meetings every week, on an agreed day, at an agreed time, at which both staff and community members can converse on how to move things forward week-by-week, discussing things like current issues in the community, recent and upcoming changes, suggestions for changes, suggestions for topics to be discussed at the following meeting, etc.
These meetings will take place on IRC (Rizon) in the #tulpa.design channel but a comprehensive summary of each meeting will be posted in its own thread once the meeting is over, initiating a thread of discussion on the forums for those who can't make it to an IRC meeting. Ideally, a day and time for the next meeting will be soft-decided (not absolutely set in stone) at the closing of each meeting, but the forum thread will also allow any issues with the day/time to be worked out as the next meeting approaches.
As it happens, the very first meeting is going to be held today, starting at around 19:00 (7pm) GMT. We hope to kick things off by answering any questions you might have about the meetings themselves, followed by the announcement and discussion of a new appeals process for users who wish to appeal moderator action taken against them (warnings, bans, etc). After this, we'll be discussing the current state of the staff team and solutions to the fact that, at times, there simply aren't any staff around to watch and deal with things.
Following this, we'll take suggestions for topics of discussion and, if there's enough time, discuss some of these at today's meeting. Other topics of importance can be pushed back to the next meeting so don't worry too much about fitting things in today. After the meeting, we'll be creating a thread summarizing the outcome of the meeting and opening up the discussion on what needs to be brought up next week.
Once again, today's meeting will be in #tulpa.design at 7pm GMT (2 hours from now), so make sure to come along if you'd to participate and help shape the community for the better moving forward. Also feel free if you have any questions or suggestions to post in this thread, however, the main discussion of these will be happening in the meeting itself.
EDIT: The summary thread for the first meeting is now up and can be found at https://community.tulpa.info/thread-december-3-2015