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Comment author: Daniel_Burfoot 28 November 2016 01:09:44AM 12 points [-]

There are lots of diverse opinions here, but you are not going to get anywhere just by talking. I recommend you do the following:

  1. Get together a small "LW 2.0" committee that has the authority to make serious changes
  2. Have committee members debate possible changes and hash out a plan. General community members should have a place to voice their feedback, but shouldn't get a vote per se.
  3. Once the plan is decided, implement it. Then reconvene the committee every 3 or 6 months to review the status and make incremental fixes.

To say it in a different way: success or failure depends much more on building and empowering a small group of dedicated individuals, than on getting buy-in from a large diffuse group of participants.

Comment author: sarahconstantin 28 November 2016 03:17:28PM 10 points [-]

This is being done.

Comment author: casebash 01 December 2016 09:55:27PM 2 points [-]

Can you tell us who the committee members are?

Comment author: John_Maxwell_IV 28 November 2016 06:16:07AM *  2 points [-]

This is how most companies work: there are employees of the company working full-time on making users as happy as possible. (In this case, I'd guess the users to focus on are users who have a history of making valuable contributions.)