On Wednesday, March 23, 2011, the Sci-Fi And Fantasy site is going to have a recommendation chat event. The only problem is that I think that only regulars will know about this event, because they are the ones who enter the chat rooms.
I'm proposing that below the list of chat members in the front-page chat widget, we add a link with the time and title of the next chat event. That way non-regular users can see that there is an event coming up and they can click on it to see what's going on.
Chat widget now:
Proposed Chat widget:
I guess the only draw-back is that the right-bar is longer, and the widget is less concise. But I think those negatives will probably be offset by increased community involvement.