The explosion of content on KK is a sign that our network is becoming increasingly popular .. but popularity brings along with it its own problems ... one of clutter !! With so many things happening it is difficult for everyone to keep up with all that.
While I do not wish to curb anyone's thoughts, ideas or kreativity ! .. Here are some simple guidelines on how to make the best of this versatile medium.
Step 1 : Decide whether your content merits feedback and discussion ? or is it a point of view or piece of information that you wish to share with the world?
If it merits feedback or discussion or if you are soliciting feedback or discussion then use the FORUM ... otherwise use the BLOG on your personal page ...
In either case, tag your content liberally with key words ... so that the search function can locate it quickly
Step 2 : If you have chosen to use the FORUM platform ask yourself if the topic is of interest to the ENTIRE Praxis community ? If so, the default discussion forum is the perfect place ...
BUT .. if your discussion is for a small group of people .... may be the faculty and students in ONE course ..... consider the usage of a GROUP ..
you can create a group very easily. this can be a private group ( where membership is restricted ... as is the FACULTY group ) or an open group like Web 2.0 or QT1 ....
if the group exists, use it .. if not create one !!
then whatever happens can happen inside the GROUP ... which has its own discussion forum and content of repository.
Later on, when the group becomes irrelevent ... for example when the course is complete .. the group can be deleted and all contents wiped out in one shot. Which is important because we do not have infinite storage space on our platform.
For example, I am putting this content in a FORUM because I want others to comment upon this suggestion or come up with other suggestions to Kut the Klutter.
Secondly this impacts all of us ... hence i am using the default FORUM ..
Think about this ... and let me know how you feel about this