The Collaborators Corner is a new category addition.
While everyone can see what is posted here, only Collaborators will be able to create and reply to topics/posts.
We continue to believe every hard worker newbie is capable of upping the scale on continuous learning curve - provided he/she is continually exposed to the right, high-quality discussions VP has been known for.
However, with huge membership now ( ~40K) and increasingly accelerating new registrations, it is difficult to control/incentivise quality discussion flow without diluting the essential democratic VP traditions (and/or imposing restrictions on newbies).
This category could be used by the community as a barometer of desired higher-order contribution at VP. Purpose is to give back to the community - in a more controlled/structured way through the Collaborators Corner - where no one has to spend time (continuously) to nurture/clean-up the discussion flow.
Invited participants (by virtue of new data-driven collaboration-capable work at VP, and/or exemplary work outside) are fully aware of the participation demands. They willingly put-up their hands for it, appreciating how it helps improving their own learning curve, as well as the larger Community’s.
As mentioned before, just about anyone (all newbies inclusive) can put his/her hands up for this - but has to demonstrate that willingness by submitted work at VP.
Proof of the Pudding - is always in the Eating!!