:Hopscotch: Leaders Q and A Topic 1

@Leaders (sorry idk who to ask) are we allowed to have alternate accounts on the forum? Because in the past I’ve seen a lot of alts, and I was wondering if I can make my own, even though now that’s probably not allowed.


Sadly alts are not allowed (usually) now.


nope, alternate accounts are not allowed. if you think we’ve overlooked an alt and you have some sort of proof, please let us know through edit history.


They aren’t allowed but some people have allowed alts from ana (past community manager)


if you see someone with an alt account you should tell the leader

they may up to be no good


After some discussion, the post edit time limit for users with trust level 2 and above has now been changed to 30 minutes.

This should hopefully at least be less restrictive on editing, and allow people more breathing room to make corrections, while still balancing moderation.


Woah great thank you! Wait why is there a time limit for that anyway?


We’ve historically had many issues with users communicating with each other through old posts by editing them


Maybe next Wiki Posts will return


ohhh, that’s AWESOME!!!

sorry for my excitement but this is awesome


That is awesome!!


@FearlessPhoenix edit history

sorry for typo
(pkay => okay and 14 => 14 days)

mobile view is not easy to use ._.


I looked at this just now, and I must say that there should be some clarification on the subject. We definitely don’t want users to be confused about the rules, and I think we do need to improve on having all rules stated clearly in the central guidelines topic.

And yes, we try our best to remind users first before taking moderation actions such as community warnings and suspensions, in case they are just unaware of breaking the rules the first time.

That said, @via, I looked at the deleted post, and it was because of a guideline established some point last year stating that we’re not allowed to talk about injuries and sicknesses of this sort, since this is a coding forum after all. If you have concerns with the guideline itself, you can either ask one of the leads to clarify this more or send an email to yuanyuan@gethopscotch.com


By the way please dont talk to me if you are older than eighteen it makes me uncomfortable as I am a minor and don’t like to talk to grown ups

Thank you I hope you understand and respect my space.

I have a genuine question, I have moderating experience from another community, and not only I, but every member in the mod team for said community has been struggling with the same problem;

Do you guys not get bored of not having anything to moderate sometimes?

The mod team, although I disagreed, opted to incentivize the users’ freedom, in order to, quoting, “spice things up”. Have you ever considered anything of sorts, perhaps even on a personal level, without bringing it up to the other leaders?

Thank you for your response in advance!

Disclaimer: this question is a hundred percent genuine and has no intention to offend or harm anyone


Hmmmm this is a very interesting perspective and is making me ponder the ideas you discussed
thank you for your opinion


I’m going to have to be pretty conservative with this answer, but –

It can be dry sometimes, but the backlog of things we need to do as a team is quite large (with new ideas coming in and being drafted too), and we don’t really have all that much time to be watching the forum for that long every day. So, I think it’s not really an issue.

Definitely not here, especially because this is a community geared towards younger people. I think it’s been that way (very strict) ever since Ana, and making things more “risky” carries the cost of someone else being hurt online, which is much more costly than one of us being “bored for a few minutes” for not having to moderate. I’ve learned that for the users, it can be inconvenient at best sometimes, but after being on that side of it I’ve realized why that’s been the case.


it is on purpose to leave forumers some freedom or it’s only because of irl of leads?


He means because of irl happenings they can’t always be moderating the forum 24/7.

They have leaders from a variety time zones so that there is almost always someone checking in when others can’t be online.

Most of them seem to only be on for a couple hours a day and sometimes less but since they are on different schedules there are only like at most an hour interval between times that one of them is online.


yes but lots of leads aren’t very active