I created a chat room as an experiment to help people get game recommendations.
Let's see how it goes.
Opinions are welcomed.
Please remember you need 20 reputation to talk in our chat channels.
I don't like this idea.
Chat rooms not only get a lot less visibility than the main site, they are also very temporal - if you weren't there and don't check the transcripts for the exact moment a question was raised, you won't see it. And starring is a poor replacement for voting, in my opinion.
Not to mention that if you do find something in the transcripts, how are you going to respond to the user? Just using the @ mechanism in a new sentence? It is horrible.
So in general I think chat-rooms are bad for asking questions that are meant to address the whole site - [game-rec] or not. They are good if you want to discuss something (although, again, it's just with the users currently there) or if you want to ask a specific user something.
We could have a question on the site like
"I need a game recommendation, where should I go?"
and just try to tag it heavily enough that it will come up in the "Related questions" for somebody creating a new question.
Hopefully that will start to get the word out.
I myself had no idea of the chat room and today was the first time I had seen mention of it, and i had to post a question that got voted closed to find out about it. I don't think that's the kind of experience we want a new user to have.
I like this idea, as I have quite a few questions that fall under the game-recommendations tag.
My question-answer to this question would be if it is somehow possible to make it more visible in the gaming.stackexchange main page? I get the feeling that it isn't very often visited because people don't exactly know about it.
I would love to make it more obvious to users. If you have any ideas, post them as suggestions in the Meta thread I just linked. – Grace Note
What kind of questions should I not ask here?
If your question is about …
- Game recommendations, such as "What's the best ABC game" or "Which XYZ game should I play next?", check out our experimental recommendation room.