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Comment author: SoerenMind  (EA Profile) 19 August 2015 07:36:29PM 3 points [-]

Awesome, I was totally thinking this should be created and now it's on the way! I actually hope it gets even more frequented than the LW study hall. This project could also help by letting people casually ask questions in the breaks. When this comes out I think this deserves to be heavily promoted so that everyone in the target audience hears about it! And in my experience people can need a bit of a push (e.g. I didn't get on the LWSH the first time I heard about it).

Does your suggestion about the project board include the possibility for teams to set open their own chatroom to work on a project? That would sound very beneficial to me. Working together remotely can be tough and this could help with both coordination and motivation.

Comment author: AnneWissemann 04 October 2015 05:47:19PM 1 point [-]

It will definitely be possible to open new rooms. Actually, every Complice user can do this already via https://complice.co/rooms/.

For non-Complice users, there will be a bunch of existing "breakout" rooms once the EA Study Hall is officially open. I think it's a great way to use a room! As I have a Complice account, I can also open a specific named room for a team wanting to work on something for a longer period of time. There is no qualitative difference between a "generic" breakout room and a special team room, though, so I guess it'd be more cosmetic / keeping non-team EAs from popping in.