Yeah, just kinda making suggestions since things are still in the early stages here. Definitely a good idea to have a thread like this that can be bookmarked or stickied so at least theres something, but heres kinda what I was thinking:
We have personal profiles on here for some reason or another, and they’re really most valuable as a place to store information that is specific to us, as individuals within the community. That would support a couple of different things that could be helpful to the type of interactions we have in the hobby.
First, In the case of social media accounts, we could link those things to our profiles and have them stay connected to the user in that way. it would help keep things clean because there wouldn’t need to be unorganized threads to store it (i.e. a thread for insta, snapchat, reddit, and whatever new ones show up eventually), so people would always know where to look for info like that if it was being shared. It would also help for verification purposes.
Secondly, in the case of the market thing I said, it came as a response to the various show and tell threads, and the notion of consolidating stuff like that too. If we were able to set up an “inventory” within our profiles, we could populate it with our personal collections (whether they be keyboards, artisans, etc.) I know it’s somewhat of a grand idea, but something like that would almost create a system of giving items having a trackable history of ownership as well. I know in the case of older and replicated artisans, a trade/sale history to track legitimacy can be super helpful.
I’m sure there’s holes to be found in my idea, but again, with this forum being as new as it is, I figured I might try my hand at making constructive suggestions.