I’ve seen a lot of talk about the forums being “off topic” even in “off topic topics”. (If that makes sense). I’d like to make a recommendation.
On the other forum I am active on, the other Beta testers and I are allowed access to a category that nobody else has access too. It is called the Dump category. That category is used for one purpose: dumping bad threads.
Seeing that getting regular seems to be a challenge at times here due to the constant flagging, what if a category similar to the Dump category was made here? Regulars would be able to click the pen icon near the names of topics and then can move the topic into the Dump category to hide it from the public.
Seeing that this could be abused by regulars, if any regular creates topics intentionally or continues to post on topics in the Dump, they could lose their rank as regular.
I feel this would be helpful to eliminate clutter from the forums, especially if somebody posts something bad. People can still see the bad content even if it is flagged. The topic could instead be dumped so not as many people would see it. This would also allow a way to “delete” topics. It won’t really be deleted, so if it does have bad content the curators will still be able to see it.