With the new blog up and running, how about some suggestions on new features? Forums, podcasts, photo areas; any neat tools you’ve seen on other blogs or websites. Here are some suggestions from the topics thread.
“I suggest people go out and get photos of things that suggest the end of the bubble and upload them to Flick with the tag housingbubble. There are only four photos with that tag right now and Ben can add one of those Flickr web page inserts that show the latest images for a tag. We’d have a constantly updating look at the bubble and it’d be simple to do.”
“Tools, Tips, and Tricks. There are a lot of tools like domania.com I use today that I had no clue about until I stumbled onto this blog. Let’s share more of what works for us. I would wager that there are many bloggers here who have Tips and Tricks used to make sense out of the housing market. Some for watching RE pricing, some for gauging HBS.”
“If we can put all of these things in one place we may be able to create a toolbox and a tips and tricks FAQ (on this blog).”
Another reader suggests dedicated threads. “I want some one subject only threads. That and a little more restraint. When the subject is unoccupied Phoenix housing Boston condo cancellations don’t belong in the comments section. Single Subject suggestions can mean limited to just one geographic area and let fly, say San Diego or Maryland. It can mean outrageous incentives, free SUV, etc. It can mean a contest for who can show ziprealty or realtor.com the highest price per square foot.”
“To piggyback onto (the previous) comment/suggestion, how about just having some sort of FYI topic? It’s obvious that posters are itching to share information to help enlighten and inform the readers, but usually the place to put that information is in whatever the current topic is. Or, they post where the biggest audience may be. I don’t know what you would call it other than FYI Financials, or FYI Anecdotal Info…something like that.”
And this was added, “FYI Breaking News/This Just Out, FYI New Resource, FYI Anecdotes, FYI Misc/OT.”