I understand that current English channel works for some people but not for me.
I was an active chatter for quite a while but it’s not interesting for me anymore. In the current state you either participate in English chat and get tons of casual chat and a tiny but of go chat or you don’t participate in English chat and don’t get both. Because English channel is so quick you need to actively monitor it to catch someone starting a go topic, so you have to sit through chit-chat to get to the go stuff. And even when you get to go the conversation is often in casual spirit, with many people in parallel discussing something else.
It’s a big waste of time.
I want a topic which I can hop on any time and see some go stuff. Ideally it would be like Help channel. It’s not very fast, people come in, drop some questions, get some answers.
I would use it.
If you want an example, Through the Years tournament chat has around 300 people in it but it’s still rather slow. You can check it and see all the content written for the last day or two. Very good pace.
And the cost of setting it up and tearing it down (if we don’t like it in the end) should be very low. It’s not a new feature in any way, so it should have almost no development costs.