This idea has been on my mind for some time, so here goes.

Let us get together every second¹ Saturday² at 1800 CET³ for several hours to do one of the following (fixed beforehand) collaboratively:

  1. Answer unanswered questions.
  2. Ask and answer questions in a preselected field.
  3. Write tag wikis.
  4. Do cleanup work (voting, retagging, flagging, editing (images!), ...); maybe focus on some tags.
  5. Whatever topic we desire!

I can offer a Teamspeak server for easier and more personal communication. Furthermore, we can use one of the many online whiteboards (for instance this) for tinkering.

  1. Open for discussion
  2. Imho the only feasible day (usually no work, not Family Day)
  3. So it is an evening event for Europeans and morning/noon activity for Americans. I do not know of many regulars in Asian timezones; if necessary, we should alternate between several times (1000,1800,0200 CET?).

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There has not been any response here, so I'll take a shot and announce a first installation.

Our ratio of unanswered questions has risen to uncomfortable levels (over 10%). So let's meet next

Saturday, June 16th, around 11am CEST¹

in our chat to check out unanswered questions and collaboratively

  • answer,
  • improve or
  • close² them.

Maybe we will even create some follow-up questions. I expect to be there till around 5pm CEST, but that's certainly no reason to stop.

I hope to see many of you in chat then. See you on Saturday!

Three people attended the event and contributed answers (jmad, Dmitri Chubarov and myself), namely

Obviously we did not make a dent into the unanswered question statistics given the manpower, but I think we did well. Instead of actually digging through the list of closed questions, we tackled questions we had on our minds to deserve more/better answers, and as it turned out that kept us busy for the day. Imagine what ten or fifteen users with two answers each could do!

Please let me know what made you not join in so we can make future instances more attractive.

  1. That's 9am UCT, 5am EDT, 2am PDT -- sorry NA folks, but I have other plans on Saturday evening. Just join in when you wake up and keep it going.
  2. I expect that most questions which can not be answered or improved to be close-worthy. I do not suggest to make that a general rule or anything!
  • $\begingroup$ Hah, maybe I'll pull an all-nighter for that (Pacific time). One way or the other, looking forward to it. $\endgroup$
    – Patrick87
    Commented Jun 13, 2012 at 4:39
  • $\begingroup$ I have "borrowed" the specifics of your event as a potential prototype for a similar activity that we were thinking about starting on CogSci.SE. Hope you don't mind! $\endgroup$
    – jonsca
    Commented Jun 13, 2012 at 12:18
  • $\begingroup$ @jonsca: Not at all, I got the idea from tex.SE! :D $\endgroup$
    – Raphael
    Commented Jun 13, 2012 at 20:09
  • $\begingroup$ If you can, please prepare a list of questions you would like to tackle in particular! $\endgroup$
    – Raphael
    Commented Jun 14, 2012 at 11:02
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    $\begingroup$ For me and the other lazy ones that don't know how to tell the time I won't be there that long though. $\endgroup$
    – jmad
    Commented Jun 15, 2012 at 20:47

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