I'm a PhD student working in theoretical and mathematical Physics. I'm particularly interested in one subject and would like to do research on it. By now I have studied some relevant papers on the field and I'm quite familiar with it, but currently I know no one also acquainted with the subject to discuss about it and because of that I'm finding it hard to identify what can be done to contribute. Particularly I find it somehow hard to come up with ideas and so on when I have no one to discuss about (that's perhaps one weakness, but maybe just lack of experience).
Now, I'm going to participate on one online event on which the subject will be discussed among others and on which there certainly will be other people interested in the same subject. There will be one Slack channel and then I would like to know: would it be fine to post a message there saying that I'm interested in that particular subject, that I'm currently a beginner, and that I'm looking for some online collaboration on it?
Intuitively I see no harm in doing that, but I feel this might be something "nonstandard" and that could be seem as bad form by other people in the community.