The forum is growing so much! We've been blown away by everything that each of you has added to the community. You’ve really made Hopscotch so much more enriching. Thank you!
To keep this up, we’ve added a few new leaders because we need help managing all your great posts!
Now you’re probably wondering, “What are ‘leaders’?” This post should tell you everything you need to know...But ask away if you have more questions
What are ‘leaders’ and why do we have them?
The forum is way too big for just THT (The Hopscotch Team) (mainly me!) to manage, and leaders help us keep it happy and helpful. They set the tone of the forum by providing useful answers to questions and making sure that topics are relevant and positive.
The forum software we use, Discourse, describes it like this: “Leaders are regulars who have been around forever and seen everything. They set a positive example for the community through their actions and their posts. If you need advice, these are the folks you turn to first.”
How are Leaders chosen?
The Hopscotch Team chooses leaders. We look for Hopcotchers who have been a part of our community for a long time and who consistently demonstrate kindness, helpfulness, maturity, and excitement about building on Hopscotch. Some specific things we look at include time on and participation in the forum and the app (how much, what, and how you contribute).
Leaders focus on, and represent, our community.
If I want to become a leader, what should I do?
Help make the forum a place you are proud to be a part of! And keep at it—it takes time to become a leader in anything, including Hopscotch.
- Be helpful: ask good questions, answer other people's questions and direct them to other relevant threads
- Be kind: always be respectful, keep your cool, and treat people like you want to be treated; don't gossip or talk about other Hopscotchers
- Make it useful: post on the forum about making stuff on Hopscotch
- Be mature and responsible (this is why you've noticed that many of the leaders are older—we get better at these things as we get older )
- Spread positive energy throughout the community. Have fun!
What happens if I’m not chosen as a leader?
Everyone who consistently demonstrates awesomeness in the forum already is a leader.
There are over a thousand Hopscotchers in the forum who need your help! We’re counting on you to make this forum an awesome place to be creative and make cool things. So, ask questions when you have them, help other people out when you can, and always try to be your best self. Each one of you is hugely important to the forum and to us, and we’re so grateful that you choose to spend your time making stuff on Hopscotch.
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Liza and the whole Hopscotch Team!