hello this is where we will write down everything that we are feeling and all the ideas and wishes that we have
I stress that it's okay to feel whatever it is you're feeling, and that we aren't crossing off any ideas before we put them on Also by everyone, I mean everyone here and THT too. I am taking what you're feeling seriously. I am going to start off by collecting what others have been saying elsewhere.
How we're feeling
The place is different from what we've been used to, different to what we've expectedwe like having discussions and interesting conversations and just having fun with others on here, even if it feels off-topic. The forum/Hopscotch is the only place where we can do thisThere are still on-topic posts, although we may see it differently (that they are still here, or that there aren't enough)We can be off-topicOne of the things that we use general topics for is discussing things that don't quite require their own separate topicsThe forum feels like it is not about Hopscotch any moreThis place feels really off topic.We have younger audiences and people who are looking up to us, and this place doesn't quite feel like something to look up to We're not really sure what we all want this place to be right nowIf we limited the forum from off-topicness, it would feel really upsetting for a lot of people.
when people come to the forum though, it can be hard to look for things
This is a nice place and community
we do feel there are very friendly people here (eg. just look at all the welcoming new people topics)
The forum is feeling chaotic very oftenWe are feeling powerlessThings feel a lot worse after we lost leadersthe forum requires a lot more time to watch over everything, and the Hopscotch Team can't always deal with everythingSome things are being flagged unnecessarily, and sometimes flagging doesn't address the problemThere are a lot of meta-discussions going on (meta is when you're talking about how things run) and we would like to get back into discussionsThis is a constructed environment and too much is being put into thisIt seems that there are many posts which are accusing people of seeking attention in what feels like a rough/uncaring manner.It feels like there is much focus on fame/status hereSome things are lounged when they feel like they shouldn't beThere have been a lot of rant topics
it has felt like a lot of people want to leave the place
We can bring back/reinstate leaders and/or moderatorsHave an off-topic areareport general topicsHave a separate category for general topicsthere are some forum features that can maybe quickly sort a few things outAutomatic system for removing bad posts and/or dealing with flags Add more categories/use categories as a default landing pageFilter out more words that are unrelated to HopscotchUpdate the list of banned wordsUpdate forum rules/management of forum rulesHave flags checked along with adding a comment alongside flagHaving two general topics for different purposesExtend the use of tags in the forumMake it easier to contact Hopscotch Team
People have expressed concerns with ideas too
Concerns on categoriesOn forum management
Sorry in advance if it takes me a while to add things, I am doing it. (Also the order doesn't mean anything, it is just a little all over the place) Some of these may overlap at the moment too (and that's okay, just writing down things here.)
I feel like the forum had a downhill after the leaders were demoted. People thought that there isn't any more rules cause the leaders are gone. Everyone went wacko. This became a war zone. Everyday a flame war happens. At least someone gets upset everyday. No one became a leader and try to stop this. They just flag it and leave it. Like that will help. IT WON'T PAL. That just make them more angry. Argh this cycle. Please just get the leaders back. Go back to last summer where everyone was happy. What happened to those days? Why did everyone stop all of the sudden. Where's all of the coding topics? WHAT HAPPENED! You know what happened? After the leaders demoted. This is what happens. Chaos.
@theacinggamer, on your topic, the purpose of general topics is mainly to talk about stuff that don't need their own topics. Most people's are -00% off toPic though. We need more like mine, where it's sometimes off topic and sometimes on.
Flame Wars. Ohhh boy. You know there is something called emailing. Just email the dang team and they will solve it. Right? Well you know they have a life too. Sometimes they might be buys and take a long time to reply. Don't always rely on them. You should be leaders and solve it. Don't fuel the flame war with more drama. Try to STOP the flame war.
Most people on the forum don't even use Hopscotch. They see the forum more than Hopscotch. That's kind of sad.
Off topicness. Psh there isn't that much on topicness anymore. It is very rare seeing a coding topic. Then most people ignore it! WHAT?
Role models. There are some younger people who look up to us. They are showing bad examples and they are following it! No! Please no!