Consider this sort of a test post. We've got a slowly growing contingent of readers living over in Europe and when checking out some site analytics I've noticed readers from different countries around the world. Over the last few weeks we've had an increase in the number of posts going up during the day, thus spreading out the conversation a bit more. For the folks living over in Europe, Africa, and Asia, their alternate hours means many of these posts are going up late at night.
It's almost 8:30am in London right now, which means folks over there will get the Golden Nuggets at 11am and then the next post won't be until 2pm. While they can read all of the previous days posts, I have to believe it's difficult for some of them to get involved in many of our daytime discussions. They can reply to comments but they then have to wait until the next day to get responses. I'd imagine that can be a little bit frustrating.
I've attached a poll question to see how many lurkers we have out there living outside the time zones that cover North America and South America (including Hawaii). My thought is with enough people that might be interested, we could have some kind of evening thread each night to allow you some kind of discussion for people either living in Europe, Asia, etc... or people working crazy hours in America and looking for a diversion. Maybe a midnight pacific time post or something like that to carry us over to the Nuggets. The other idea is to have the Golden Nuggets post earlier than 3am pacific. Any thoughts from the lurkers?
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Consider this an open thread, but I would like to hear from our foreign contingent as to interest in some kind of late night (day time for you) thread.
Do you live outside the time zones encompassing North and South America (including Hawaii)?
Yes (89 votes)
No (261 votes)
350 total votes