So, in light of many's apparent dissatisfaction with the BBS as of late, I propose an experiment.
There is too much complaining, and not enough doing, so let's do something.
So I need a few volunteers. I'm thinking 5-10. Too many is probably not good, although it might make the result even more interesting.
The challenge/experiment is for each of the volunteers to come up with one new and interesting thread each day for a week. If five people volunteer, that means we can expect 5 new threads each day, and a total of 35 new (and actually interesting) threads in a week.
What is interesting? Obviously that is not clear cut, and it will be up to the volunteers to try and decide. If the volunteers are diverse, we can maybe expect something for everybody's taste. I'd say you should try and come up with something original and creative, but that's not necessary. Anything that's not completely mind-numbing is a step in the right direction. I'd say you should try and initiate discussion. Perhaps give a thought and provide a lead-off question? Links are okay, but I would suggest to only include a link along with some discussion and a concrete topic, and not just "hey, this is a funny youtube video." Those links are perfect for the "link dump" thread, if that still exists. And threads don't have to be discussion based. You could post a short story. You could write up an amusing anecdote from your day. You could ask for advice.
If you want to do this, reply in this thread and say that you intend to partake. That will hold you accountable, and will hopefully provide the motivation to go through with it. If we want to make it a little more competitive, we could have a vote at the end of the week on who came up with the best threads, and who is thus the best BBS revolutionizer of 2009.
I'm thinking if a few people take on the challenge, the result could be really great. And then after a week, we could create a new challenge, or just see if that's enough of a catalyst to kickstart a more long-term change.
I'm going to take my own challenge. This starts right now. Who's up for it?