If I understand this correctly, the Private Forum was created in part to open up an arena where high quality discussion of topics could occur, with a relatively high signal/noise ratio.
One of the things I love about the site Reddit is their /r/Bestof section: basically, members will submit posts from elsewhere on the site that they believe to exemplify the best of Reddit (there's also a /r/worstof). Posts are then upvoted or downvoted based on how strong the community feels those posts are (in theory).
We don't have an upvote/downvote system here, but I do believe we have some high quality discussions going on. Some of these may be buried, and I was hoping to start/maintain a list of some places where good things have happened on this site. A basic format could be the following:
1. Tyson Mao reminisces about the past, and starts a thread with stories about "significant" cubing events. http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/sh...th-Uncle-Tyson Macky later created an entire blog, filled with user submissions following similar guidelines talking about their experiences cubing (http://uncletyson.wordpress.com/). Submitted by vincents.
2. lucasparity: It doesn't look like very much, but this was the beginning of the end for r2 B2...
Submitted by Lucas Garron.
3. Speffz: The origin of Speffz is one of the most productive discussions we've had on this forum. It's normally very hard to get somewhere without lots of irrelevant post. Submitted by Rucas Gallon.
4. Bryan Yu's BH Tutorial. Submitted by Cubenovice.
5. AVG's write-up on Fewest Moves Tips and Tricks. Submitted by Cubenovice.
So, if there's enough popular support for this, what do you think are some of the best posts/things to have happened on Speedsolving.com?