I guess it depends on the user.
If they’re either decently experienced or not very experienced, yes I think it might. The former because if you have a relatively large amount of experiences, there would definitely be better more advanced places for you, and some users coming in with that knowledge may feel kinda :// about the limit and would also realize that. In that case theyd probably go to those other platforms. The latter because if they’re newbies and they have project limits, they won’t be able to mess around with code as much or remix and branch off of other ideas a whole lot. It’d just be kinda like “Hey, you get these 15 projects. You choose what you wanna do with them”. While some people may not mind that, there’s also the fact that after the 15 they get filtered or you have to buy a subscription. This could be discouraging for a variety of reasons. First off, you’ve gotta think about the age group and what era we’re in. These are little kids in a modern world. If the project is filtered, they won’t really get plays or likes because people can’t see it. This would be super discouraging to some – I know if I were in that situation, I’d feel like everything I was doing wasn’t appreciated or good enough, and that might lead some users to completely shun coding and comp sci as a whole. For the more experienced people coming in, as I said, they could easily find other places where this wouldn’t be a problem, and might feel that it wasn’t worth their time or effort to fix the filter problem or pay for an app they could possibly be beyond.
But for other kids coming in, this may not be a problem. Some of them will definitely get popularity, fame etc and likes and stuff, which would encourage them. Maybe enough for them to pay, or keep making a new acc every 15 projects.
But that’d probably get very old very fast.
Overall, I’d say yes. It probably would drive away the majority of new Hopscotchers
This is a personal opinion, and I mean no disrespect to THT or anyone else.