So, one thing about me everyone should probably know since we seem to be a group of people that tries to be as close as possible is that I have a few..."disabilities". The only one that's relevant right now is that sometimes my mind can wander and while this can be pretty common, in my case the wandering can be more erratic than most.
This however, I mostly find to be a good thing cause when I get dedicated to something I can come up with a good number of ideas revolving around it. During work the subject was this site. For those of you that don't know I am planning to write articles of my own for this site and also begin contributing videos for this site's Youtube Channel (something I feel we need to do to help our prosperity) but now I've come up with other suggestions to help improve this site. Feel free to ask me questions and give comments.
1) Shoutbox: This is a hit-or-miss, some people hate these but I feel like it could be a good way of just chatting with each other about random topics instead of having to make a topic about it, plus they're fast, easy, open, etc.
2) This is my biggest and my most favorite idea. There is one site out there that I follow with great interest and loyalty. They're content has been of stellar quality since I began watching it about 7-8 years ago. One particular thing of theirs I enjoy is their weekly podcasts. It became a goal of mine to start my own with a group of friends but I could never get a group together...until just now when the thought occurred to me: TheAndroidChannelHangoutsOnAir. Every week or so, we'd all get together and discuss tech, and other subjects like a podcast but without having to be in the same room. Plus thanks to the nature of HangoutsOnAir we wouldn't need any special equipment, just us, our computers, our webcams and that's it.
3) User-created Merchandise: So most big sites out there have their own merchandise that fans of the site can buy to represent that site. While this is probably too costly for us due to us being a small site dedicated to a select awesome few we could do it differently. We can create our own ways of representing TAC and then post them on here so others can make our own. Just give a description, a picture for reference, list of needed materials and a simple, but detailed tutorial on how we can make them. Soon everyone we know would hear of this site and maybe they would want to join.
4) More contests: this is self-explanatory since IMO since the first one seemed successful. Except for the fact that I didn't win the Lloyd figurines so now I have to spend a few of my own dollars to get my own. I don't know how you bastards can still with yourselves. (Yes, I'm still a little bitter about it. lol)
Anyway, what do you guys think? I'll probably come up with more.