I just found out recently that the creator of our wonderful Wiki, Scott, has been approached about paid advertising on the Wiki. The Columbia City Business Association (CCBA) would like to create a section where local businesses could communicate directly with the community. But what I'd like to know is, what do you all want?
As both a resident and business owner, I think there's great value in dialogue between residents and business owners. What goods and services would we like to see? What do we, as businesses, want residents to know about? Is the Wiki the proper forum for that? And if so, what's the best way to organize that?
Personally, I think paid advertising would create a lot of work for someone to track, and change the flavor of the Wiki. I like the grass roots feel it has now. But maybe someone else knows of a reason this would be a good idea.
It's easy to look to Scott, as the creator, for the answers. But he holds fast to his belief that this forum is what we want to make of it. Fair enough. So, I'd like to open up a discussion and hear what people think and want.