If somebody will not be participating in the chat, can they leave a question here for an admin to ask during the chat?
I dont know yet. This might be ok, but I would like to talk to all of the admins first.
Also, I'm just curious - I read the other chat transcript - what is the purpose of this chat? We cannot get any information about upcoming products, the only thing we will get is "2004 will be a banner year for Castle". Any other company-related topics were already answered in the German chat that was done recently.
The chat has many purposes. A main one, as you have guessed, is to help castle fans communicate with the LEGO company. Even if we can not get new set information we could:
- ask questions about current sets
- talk about involvement with LEGO for fan displays
- give constructive feedback on products
- express how we feel about the castle theme - what we think it is
- talk about where we as fans would like the theme to go, etc
It is true that many questions have been answered in the other chat. But a large proportion of CC members do not speak German. It will be nice for us to communicate with Jake. In addition, I am sure people will bring up some new questions that others have not thought about.
It's cool that he is agreeing to talk with us and it's cool that we can talk with him, but it just seems as if everything he could possibly say has already been said.
I hope not
New discussion is good, in my mind. Lets just see what happens.