Working Group idea: Community

This is an idea that been rattling around my head for a few weeks. As a moderator on the Django Discord Server, we have some informal processes about nominating new helpers and moderators. But it strikes me that I have no idea if any such process exists for the forum as they currently operate very independently from each other. This in itself is not inheritantly wrong or bad, but I do believe there is likely some room for improvement as well as setting up some boundaries about what belongs in these community areas and what requires it's own space.

Generally the idea is a working group could work to set out these boundaries, some processes within the platforms (permission elevation, succession of roles), moderation policies & budgets available to keep the current platforms running. There could also be scope for improving these platform with time and/or budget.

I guess one way of thinking about the concept for this group is that it's an inward facing version of the Social Media working group, ensuring that the community and the tools we use are fit for purpose and serve the community as a whole.

What do you think? Let me know on Mastodon.