Awhile ago I put together a discord server with the intention of creating a hangout spot for appsheet citizen developers - a “water cooler” we could hang around and chat with people when we wanted to shoot the shit.
The community here is okay… but it’s not the same. It’s not an informal hangout, it’s more of a tool. You don’t see people posting memes that they think are funny, or random discussion threads that are completely off topic from anything related to AppSheet (or some kind of integration, or other SaaS, etc.), there’s no chat or voice capabilities… it’s just not the same.
One of the downsides of working from home is the lack of opportunities for socialization. You can’t go and hang-out in someone’s office door for 5 minutes and have a quick chat, there’s no “lunch room” to go and see what people are doing, there’s no smoking area (if you smoke)… all these social interaction areas just don’t exist when you work from home.
And given the current situation , perhaps now more than ever having a digital version of these places would be a good idea and maybe someone will find comfort in it.