Suitable topics: - Getting to know you posts with the aim of finding likeminded friends. - Questions about practicalities, e.g. flights/accommodation/must-dos. - Sharing of previous experiences about Kalamazoo. - Requests for help - e.g. finding someone to share car hire from Chicago to Kalamazoo; - General squeeing and sharing of Kalamazoo love.
Unsuitable topics: - Pimping of your paper. It's just not classy. Of course, if someone asks you if you're speaking, it would be rude NOT to tell them... ;) - Likewise, gratuitous pimping of goods/services. It's fine to say "I'm a bookseller and I'll have a stall at the conference; for further details contact ___." It's not fine to splash ads all over the place with flashy graphics and annoying sales speak. - General medieval questions. I suggest you go over to medievalstudies. - No trashing of individuals. If you went to a really bad session last year and want to provide it as a "how NOT to do it" piece of advice for speakers, fine. But name no names!