As has been known for a while, and somewhat back in the spotlight now, that the forum and discord channels can get rough pretty quickly. I myself made some misguided but well-intentioned suggestions and got an undeserved rough treatment.
This does not help us get feedback from new people, it is very discouraging to get such responses or see people get them. Therefore I suggest setting up a subforum and discord channel for this.
Primary Purpose: get much more information from new, low-rated and sensitive people
Secondary Purpose: give these people a safe way to participate in the community
- Negative or harsh responses are not allowed, posts will be deleted without warning
- (Constructive) criticism is strongly discouraged, mod may interfere without warning
- Asking questions to get to the core is encouraged
- To discuss a point raised, create a new topic in another subforum
Example misguided post and proper reaction:
OP: Seraphim ruin the land game!
No responses for 3 days: post ignored, there is nothing to say
Inquisitive person: Why do you feel that way?"
I'm willing to be a moderater for this forum, Discord too in principle but I am too busy to be an effective Discord mod.
Ideally this subforum and channel should be up ASAP, well before the end of the Player Councilor election