In our main chatroom, Mos Eisley, there are several feeds, all named Obie. There's regular Obie (main site questions), Meta Obie (meta questions), Blog Obie (new blog posts), and Movies & TV Obie (select tags from movies.SE).

So. Would Mos be interested in a feed from Literature.SE for certain select tags, such as , , , etc, named Professor Obie Lit Obie?

  • Are there any Mos users that would be interested that aren't already active in Lit? If the idea is to draw more users to Lit, like community ads, I guess I can see the appeal. Something to keep in mind for regulars is that you can ignore individual Obies.
    – user31178
    Mar 13, 2017 at 18:07
  • Three downvotes? :-o
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Mar 13, 2017 at 21:45
  • @Randal'Thor - yes. Most annoying :/...
    – Mithical
    Mar 13, 2017 at 21:54
  • I downvoted because I don't think it's an especially good idea.
    – Valorum
    Mar 14, 2017 at 0:00

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I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, Movies Obie works just fine and doesn't flood Mos with messages. On other hand, Literature currently doesn't have a tag - in order to collect all related questions, we would have to build and constantly update a list of individual works, which will most certainly be a tedious task.

But I propose we try this out.

It could be interesting to see the works we know from the perspective of a community that is not science-fiction or fantasy oriented.

Here are the tags I propose:

Some of the authors listed have written works that are not science fiction or fantasy (hence no ), but others are mostly science-fiction or fantasy writers; I guess we can tolerate some non-sci-fi question in our feed once in a while

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    The quality of the Movies Obie feed is questionable as well. It misses a lot of sci-fi questions because they're poorly tagged.
    – Valorum
    Mar 13, 2017 at 18:10
  • @Valorum the policy on Lit says all questions about a certain work get the author tag, so we're good here. Mar 13, 2017 at 18:11
  • I'd be happier if we had a curated feed rather than an automated one.
    – Valorum
    Mar 13, 2017 at 18:12
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    @Valorum sounds like an answer Mar 13, 2017 at 18:13
  • @Valorum - if you add an answer, we'll see what happens.... Although I don't know how to set up a curated feed.
    – Mithical
    Mar 13, 2017 at 18:48
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    @Mithrandir - I'm hesitant to put up an answer that says that someone else has to do work that I'm unwilling (and in this case, unable, since I'm not a room owner) to do myself. I'd rather they just post a feed, then bitch about it :-)
    – Valorum
    Mar 13, 2017 at 18:55
  • @Valorum Mith's feeling masochistic, who are we to deny him the pleasure? Go for it Mar 13, 2017 at 19:09
  • @Valorum What do you mean by "curated"? Someone posting interesting questions manually? Or a feed as suggested in this answer but with the tags list being constantly updated by hand?
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Mar 13, 2017 at 21:46
  • @Randal'Thor - The former, at least for the time being.
    – Valorum
    Mar 13, 2017 at 21:48

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