Help me find new tools for planning a Gameday (please)
For over a decade now, planning for #ChicagoGameday has been handled by starting a thread on ENWorld and having people post event descriptions (blurbs, images, etc.) and chatter in general. I don’t know that I want to do this going forward. We’re not really associated with ENWorld as a community any more, and it seems sort of weird to use what’s essentially a disinterested third party for such a critical part of Gameday administration. I’ve also been polling the Gameday regulars, and no one seems especially attached to this methodology.
But what do I use in its place?
Two options currently topping the list are: 1) somehow use the existing Gameday Facebook page, and 2) create a G+ Community specifically for Gameday. As a big fan of G+, #2 is obviously very appealing. However, our Facebook page already has over 200 “likes”, meaning that there is a built-in group of people who are already essentially there and monitoring discussion, so #1 is also compelling.
That said, I don’t know how well FB would handle planing discussions. A FB post feels to me like a tenuous place to have a long, threaded discussion. I suppose anyone who’s liked the page can post, and so it would be a series of posts rather than one big thread, like it would be on a forum.
Anyway, the point here is that I’m still figuring out what FB is capable of, and don’t want to dismiss the 880 lb. gorilla of social networks just because I might personally prefer G+. Not to mention not wanting to scatter Gameday’s identity across multiple networks.
So, does anyone have any suggestions? Have you done something like this via Facebook or G+? Is there a feature of features on either platform that I am overlooking?