I don't mind this community being strict, but I do believe that to understand each other, it
takes socializing and communication. To do that, we kinda have to be a
little bit looser. And I don't think anyone has the power to change the
rules except for THT.
A miscellaneous category like Kiwicute brought up way back wouldn't be a great idea
since you could talk about literally anything, but I was wondering if we
could make a "get to know each other" category. For major events like the
olympics and other live events, we could socialize and have a mini party.
Although the forum is meant to ask questions, I do believe that talking
amongst each other isn't a harm. Again, you don't have to listen to me,
it's your choice, but please hear me out. What happens about the safety?
Well, we currently have THT members like @Rodrigo who are on a lot. And of course, the super strict hopscotchers who like the rules as well.
If you put yourself in my shoes or a member's
shoes, you will eventually get bored if all the forum contains is questions
and answers, and a collab or two.
Here are some of my ideas for the category:
- Discussions about games, current events, things, projects, technology,
- Talking to each other with general categories such as "basketball topic,
reading topic, etc.", but only admins or mods can create the topics (I
dunno if discourse can do that but I hope so)
- Maybe after talking and finding someone similar to you, make a project on
Of course, the rules would be enforced, such as
- no talking about communication outside forum (multiplayer game servers on
- all other community guidelines
The goal is to have everyone to be friends and notice shared interests and make friends on the forum. We dont want everyone to not know each other, we want to have conversations with each other to know each other more! And my idea would work greatly for this.
We could do this by being more flexible with the rules, but i believe another category will fix the off topic issue, so we wouldn't need to make another rule. On Hopscotch questions: The current categories
^^ what i wrote in August for Liza who didn't respond