I am new to MSE, and I do appreciate the good attitude of (almost all) the users.
However, I really miss the personal interaction, possibly with the assistance of a blackboard. Therefore, I wonder if MSE could also provide a platform which helps the users sharing the same interests, and which live approximately in the same geographical region, to meet each other.
I find inappropriate to use the comment board to organize such meetings. Ideally, there should be an optional feature that allows those users which are open to meet other users to let them know.
I imagine a map of the region, showing the open-to-meet users (with no other info, for privacy issues) as a dot on the map. By selecting the dot, the selected user receives a notification, such as "User $x$, living in $y$, asks to meet you to discuss about the topic $z$. Would you like to open a chat?", or something like this.
But I am not sure that this is feasible within MSE.
Thanks for your suggestions!