Hi! I made this topic because some people have been saying things like:
“THIS FORUM IS MESSED UP!”
“I can’t even with this forum any more”
“The forum is literally trash now”
“Really… This forum… Ugh…”
(These are just for example. I’m not quoting anyone directly.)
Well anyway, guess what?
The forum is awesome! :D
The forum is amazing! :D
And the forum is okay.
This isn’t just my opinion. It’s true, there are almost no issues with this forum. There are issues with everyone on this forum.
And there isn’t anything wrong with that, nobody is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes :)
But you shouldn’t say there’s a problem with the forum when there isn’t. The only problems on this forum are bugs/glitches.
So then, the problem we have with getting reported/flagged when there’s nothing wrong with the post? The problem we have with off topic posts and topics?
All of these are caused by the people on the forum, not the forum.
Saying the forum is messed up won’t fix anything. Saying the forum is trash won’t fix anything.
If we want to fix these problems, we simply have to work on fixing them! :D
Here are some tips that might help:
If a new user makes an off topic topic, don’t flag it immediately. Remind them of the rules first, and if they don’t listen, flag and then ignore the topic.
If a user who knows the rules makes an off topic topic, flag and ignore the topic.
If you see a post that annoys you and there is nothing else wrong with it, don’t flag it. Flagging is reporting, and there’s no need to report a perfectly fine post just because it’s annoying to you. Use your flags only if you see something that breaks the rules.
If you think some users on the forum are getting way too off topic, don’t complain. Remind them that this is the Hopscotch forum. And if they don’t listen, flag their off topic posts and ignore them. (Remember that in some topics being off topic is okay)
If you get flagged for no reason, don’t complain. Ignore it. It’s okay to get upset about this, but there’s no reason for you to bring this kind of negativity on to the forum. It’s okay to ask why it was flagged, but don’t be mean about it, and don’t ask who flagged. Asking who flagged a post creates unnecessary drama.
Don’t side with people just because they are your friends. I understand not wanting to get your friends in trouble, but if they are breaking the rules, they need to stop. Remind them of the rules and if they don’t listen, flag their posts breaking the rules.
Remember, it’s up to us to keep this forum organized and fun. Together, we can make it great and keep it great :D
Thanks for reading!! ^-^
I’m really sorry if I offended anyone with this topic, I wasn’t trying to :o