Phone erotica chat rooms
In "Sex and death among the disembodied" Sandy Stone refers to "the primacy of play in interactive virtual environments" (Stone, 245).
Perhaps this is the wrong place for this, perhaps it's the right one, but I'd really like to see the Sci-fi/Fantasy discussions get kick-started again.
Child groomers might look for opportunities to have time alone with the child, which can be done by offering to babysit; the groomers may also invite the child for sleepovers, for opportunistic bed sharing.
Actions such as online communication have been defended by suspected offenders using the so-called "fantasy defense", in which those accused argue that they were only expressing fantasies and not plans of future behavior. S., case law draws a distinction between those two and some people accused of "grooming" have successfully used this defense.
One book, perhaps one chapter, picked apart by writers, discussing the merits, the problems etc. With a rule not to pick books written by AW's (if known)... *There could be a prompt, like "why I hate my antagonist's guts" or "why I love my love interest so much". It's just a way to get people to try to get a bunch of regulars with a similar interest so we can have an actual live discussion as opposed to posting on a forum and waiting for people to respond. The real-time interaction you get in chat allows for discussions and brainstorming that you can't get in a forum.
Here are some more ideas: *A regular, scheduled event, weekly perhaps, where the participants "speak" as their characters, not as themselves. I'd be willing to moderate if it was on a tuesday or thursday night. An organized chat is simply a date and time arranged for a live discussion on a set subject in the chatroom.