So I've seen a lot of topics, mainly including newbies, that post a topic like
And other people, trying to be leadery, reply with a flat
This isn't right. I know there has been a "leadership doesn't equal being mean" topic, but I have something besides that to say
People are being flat out mean to others who post off topic things. Wether they're trying to be popular, some leader, or whatever, they reply with something mean. And it should NOT be like this. I know the forum is supposed to be hopscotch related and whatever, but sometimes we can be mean and cruel.
For example, someone posted something like "Help me I'm being bullied" on the forum, and the replies are not what I expected. Instead of a helpful tip, or even a tip and reminder to keep things related, people flat out said, "this is unrelated. Make it related"
Look, I know it has to be all related, but if someone genuinely needs help, we shouldn't just say "this is unrelated". Even if it is unrelated, even if they should take it to a friend, teacher, or some other Internet forum, we should still help them. Even just helping them then giving a gentle reminder is good. But I'm just disappointed in how far we go to keep the rules. It's almost like saying "I can't help you because it's against the rules"
Think about it, do you want our forum to be that way?