For another aspect, I think this community is self-managing in a lot of ways. We do discuss disagreements with each other pretty respectfully a lot. And particularly when we've had any conflicts in the past while, I always admire at how people jump in to help, I think it's lovely seeing people stand up for each other, and also when their way of helping is to not engage further and advise taking a break for a bit.
Sometimes it has felt like massive arguments break out in the midst of multiple topics being made about a problem (maybe not extremely recently but over the past while again) And it does feel hard, but to me in those times, it looks like the community is trying to manage itself, without the presence of any 'official' mediator (mediator means someone who talks to both parties, an in-betweener).
I'm just reflecting on a few things here, feel very free to add your thoughts Discourse was made for a number of aspects of self-management. I'm not saying in the least that you can't call me! Very okay to do so. I was just thinking about how this community looks after itself in a lot of ways too (which is rather lovely). And that if you feel the community has been doing pretty okay without a community moderator, all good!
(I think I was reflecting on this also because I remember times when the community actively called upon leaders/mods more in times of conflict)
I'm mentioning this also because I definitely think there are a lot of Hops who'd want to help out or who'd be great with helping out — that the community can manage itself in a lot of ways. For now, it looks like it'll be through me on your behalf
Edit: maybe I was being a bit optimistic with the community and maybe I hadn't seen everything, who knows. But I do definitely know people were trying to look after things themselves
Anyway for now my old topic is lost, but one of the ideas I've been noticing a lot and thinking about is to try rescue the old Help With Code topics too. I might go on the other topic for that.
Sorry that I write so much