I have seen a lot of comments on some topics saying that the forum has changed and is not how it used to be.
I am here today to sort of discuss that whole topic! If you have any additional thoughts to what I am saying, be sure to reply!
MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS (WARNING LONG!!)
I personally, disagree with people saying the forum has changed. Although I have not been a longtime forumer, I have a pretty general idea of what the forum as like in its earlier years of 2015 and 2016 (from all the topics I have read!) I think that anything will change after a long time, and the forum was bound to change after the new trends and updates and community! Every day we have new users joining us and new problems to overcome.
It is true, ever since late 2016 GTs have been very popular. I think there are for sure both pros and cons to GTs, and they are one of the biggest changes the forum has overcome since its debut in July 2015. (I hope I have the right date) GTs can be great to interact with others and discuss so many things and share art and projects and all of that. But they are also hard to monitor for bad behavior and can be the root of profanity and other mean stuff. And it is also true that a lot of topics on the forum nowadays are GTs!
If you really do not like this fact about the forum, I would say either commit to leaving, or you yourself try and change this! Make other topics! Because trust me, I have noticed that many people who complain about change are the ones creating so many GTs and topics for chatting purposes! There are so many other forum topics to discuss. (will be making a topic about this soon, TBD on when!)
Change is not something that can be reverted so quick. Change can be so great, or not so great. But something that is just horrible is the complaints. First off, THT is working so hard to make the hopscotch community a great place! Of course, we do need to complain if something is really off, but something so longterm like this is not really something we should be adding to their plate at the moment. I am sure they are already so busy with bugs and monitoring and everything!! We ourselves, as forumers can attempt to fix this, if we are having trouble! Besides, THT cannot take down all of the GTs!
I hope you guys enjoyed this little rant. I have to admit, it is super raw AND I got really passionate in the middle! I am sorry if this offended you in any way, but this is just how I feel! If you disagree, feel free to leave your own side to this! Please do not be rude and show no hate towards this topic, because it can be controversial and many people have strong feelings about this!!
PS- sorry for the bad grammar! I sort of wrote this super fast and some stuff may be spelled wrong!!
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