by Michelle O. - Posted Sun October 11, 2009 @ 9:10 PM
I think it is a valid observation that there is not a lot of feedback (if you will) coming back from the KT meetings. I'm not sure to what extent it would be wise to put out ideas that are submitted, but ultimately not implemented - there is so much heartfelt discussion about all changes, potential or otherwise, that I think that might be counter productive to the site and any harmony there might be.
I agree, that if an idea is submitted, and is not anonymous, that an update could and should go to the submitter. I will bring that up to Greg and the rest of the KT.
Additionally, I don't feel it is my place to announce any of the things discussed - in all fairness, it needs to come from actual site admin. There may be things in the works, or at least suggested that you would like, but until they are ready to proceed, admin may keep it close to the vest.
Obviously we all know that just because a suggestion isn't implemented, does not mean it wasn't heard or discussed. In some cases it seems as though the assumption is that ideas are just dismissed out of hand.
For anyone interested, ideas that are sent to me are immediately (as soon as I see them anyway) forwarded. If it is something sensitive in nature I send to Greg only - if it is a suggestion/idea I forward to the KT group. Ideas are sometimes discussed at that time via email, or held until the next meeting. Since our group is still relatively new, we haven't had many meetings.
While the comments back and forth on these sorts of letters are sometimes heated and passionate, if there is an actual suggestion - please do send it in to either a KT member, anonymously, or to Greg. To Donno's point, there may well be very valid suggestions popping up in threads, and they may be discussed, but if you care enough to make the suggestion, why not go about it in the way that ensures it is brought to the table.(no pun intended) And, before anyone says it, I am not saying that the comments shouldn't be made, just offerring a suggestion that may be helpful in furthering the idea.