Early on, active peeragogue Charlie Danoff suggested that someone take on the “wrapper role” – do a weekly pre/post wrap, so that new users would know the status the project is at any given point in time. The project wiki main page also serves as a “wrapper”, and in Peeragogy, we check it from time to time to make sure that it accurately represents the basic facts about the project. Note that the “wrapper role” is similar to the integrative function that is needed for commons-based peer production to work (according to the theory proposed by Yochai Benkler, it is vital to have both 1) the ability to contribute small pieces; 2) some “integrative function” that stitches those pieces together.
In Peeragogy, the Weekly Roundup” by Christopher Tillman Neal served to engage and re-engage members. Peeragogues began to eager watched for the weekly reports to see if our teams or our names had been mentioned. When there was a holiday or break, Chris would announce the hiatus, to keep the flow going.