We used to have scheduled recommendation chats.
That didn't seem to work and was stopped.
IMHO, it may have been due to the scheduled aspect. Many people LOVE to ask for and provide recommendations (as witnessed by many questions asking for recommendations - AND many people posting a constructive comment about coming to SFF chat to get them). But based on old meta discussions, not too many people showed up for scheduled ones (<10).
Question: Does it make sense for us to institute a permanent, non-scheduled recommendation chat room separate from Mos Eisley?
We would need a recommended protocol to deal with asynchronicity (e.g. a way to easily thread things), since chat doesn't have Q&A format; but IMHO the content win would be greater than formatting and navigational worries.