So, we have a decently large steam group and occasionally Jim or some other member of the Hivemind posts an announcement or two for a game weekend. Usually it's TF2 or Bad Company 2, occasionally something like Air Buccs.
Recently, things have been largely left in the Tyrannical hands of the non-Hivemind admins and most events have been for Arma 2, Red Orchestra, or whatever the people in the chat room really want. You should join the chat room, by the way. We don't want it to stagnate.
The non-Hivemind events have also included advertising for one person to join a Defcon game (maximum of six people, with five already in the game), or asking people to watch someone (non-Hivemind) stream a popular recent title. Neither of which have been particularly popular with the people in the chat, and I know a lot of you hate any and all popups... but eighty people watched the stream, and even for RO2/Arma/TF2 only 30 or so people can join in on a single server!
So, what do we DO with the group then? Do we continue to let the spurious announcements seep through? Should we be putting up a weekly event for various games? Should we be explicitly inviting people into the chat with the events? Do we drop the more esoteric announcements in favour of just the (irregular) gaming ones? Or do we drop announcements altogether?
The "Plan", before the Hivemind got distracted, was to have regular Game Club weekends. Remember those? There was one for Plain Sight, another for Dogfighter... and about five for Arma. These went up on steam, and had good turnouts. Whilst it would be nice to resurrect them, the effort of organising such events is non-trivial and the Hivemind is busy churning out Finest Words.
So tell us, what should we do?