Shoggington the Ninth and I were having a conversation on Wave, and I mentioned that I wanted to get everyone's Google Wave ID, so that we can have behind-the-scenes secret conversations about ponies and waffles and waffles covered in
But the Shog said that such a thread wouldn't be appropriate. So I asked him if making a thread asking if it would be appropriate would be appropriate. He said yes (transcript attached):
So, is it acceptable to make a thread about SO users' Wave IDs on Meta? If not, how am I supposed to get Tony the Pony's Wave ID so that I can ask him embarrassing questions about what colour the sky is in England? What about other IDs, like Steam? If I made a Steam Community for SO (like the one I made for TDWTF), would it be appropriate to announce it here?
I know we're not here for community lovey-dovey crap like that, which is why I'm not suggesting that SO have these features added to it. It's more that I'm wondering how I can gauge interest in things that can be used to interact with other users, or if I should even bother trying.