I think for wiki like things we can see whether it would have a place in the zig wiki and if it is a bit too offtopic for the official wiki, we can create either similar wikis or repos on demand just by what people think makes sense or what they want to create on their own (you can always aggregate/link things later).
So while I think the results collecting part is certainly valuable and makes sense, I think it is a separate issue, first we need to kick up some dust and actually gain some insights.
I think you are right that there are two separate things here, I think the category may be more general.
One of the things I would be interested in posting:
It is just that I wouldn’t want to post a “Hey lets explore this part of the zig code base” topic in any of the existing categories. If I wanted to improve some part of the code base than I could use the brainstorming category.
But my idea is more like lets be tourists that lost their tour guide and stumble together through an unfamiliar place, until some of us start to understand the language of the place and begin being able to help the group to navigate and find new places to explore.
I think the part that could be helpful about that particular idea is that we don’t know that much / too much, thus whatever we will end up explaining to another will also help others that don’t know that yet.
Maybe it is also a bit about finding the things we didn’t knew we knew, through interaction with others (additionally to things we don’t know at all).
If we instead would go the route of finding an appropriate tour guide first, the process would lead to different results. I guess I suggest more of a research expedition/hike, instead of a talk where somebody needs to spend more time upfront in preparing something.
I sometimes take photos, however after a while I got somewhat bored with it, recently I started going to “photo walks” (a bunch of people walking around taking photos of whatever they find interesting) and it immediately made it more interesting to me again, my idea is more about having something like that, without having a full in person meetup (those are great too). I guess another analogy would be, it is like a book club, but our books are zig code.
After all that I wonder, maybe the category should be simply named ‘Community’ and it is for social discussions and projects of different kinds, that the zig community comes up with?