In StackExchange podcast #42, they talked about the graduation of Travel.SE. (The bit about Travel is around 36 minutes to 43 minutes.) Apparently, the graduation was held up because Joel had strong opinions about our original design.

There are a couple of other issues worth for the community to note:

  • There is a disproportionate number of highly active users. By which I think it means we need to find ways to encourage a larger number of users to provide answers.
  • There were questions raised about how welcoming the site is for travellers who aren't hardcore. (I'm rephrasing, but that was the gist of it.)

Any other things that the community wants to discuss related to the podcast?

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Thanks for the heads-up, will have to listen to it later. –  Mark Mayo Feb 7 '13 at 0:08
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@MarkMayo: You are alluded to in the podcast but I am mentioned by name d-: –  hippietrail Feb 7 '13 at 1:05
    
Alluded to?? Robbed :/ –  Mark Mayo Feb 7 '13 at 1:05
    
I think Joel(?) made some good points. A lot of the questions we have here seem targeted a lot towards hardcore travelers. That's not bad obviously, and it is clear we have a lot of such questions since a lot of the frequent users ARE hardcore travelers. However, we might look into how we can make this site also more welcoming for not so experienced travelers. –  RoflcoptrException Feb 7 '13 at 10:07
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I've been listening to it. But now my ears hurt. Their accent is horrible and they made no effort to speak articulately. Are they assuming that their audience is made by by American English speakers? –  user3470 Feb 7 '13 at 18:36
    
And I have posted the following comment in the blog: "As a casual user of travel.stackexchange.com, I've been listening to this podcast with much interest. But now my ears hurt. The speakers' accent is horrible and they made no effort to speak articulately. Are they assuming that their audience is made by by American English speakers? This being said, and if I understood correctly, I share the speakers' point of view the hardcore questions asked and the welcome of newbies." –  user3470 Feb 7 '13 at 18:43
    
@MarcelC. - did you? I don't see any comment there? Unless I'm looking in the wrong place. –  Mark Mayo Feb 7 '13 at 23:56
    
It has probably been censored. That's why I have also pasted it here –  user3470 Feb 8 '13 at 0:20
    
I for one welcome our inexperienced traveler overlords (-; –  hippietrail Feb 8 '13 at 15:10

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One thing they did bring up was that we sort of have a new name "Travel Answers" - I'm still in favour of something less generic.

I encourage everyone to voice their opinion on “Travel Answers” - to be, or not to be?.

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