This blog posting By Danny Matteson is along the lines of how this forum will be moderated and grown going forward.
So how does this work? The Internet is a big place, and there are many places and ways for people to interact. Your job as a community leader is not to appeal to everyone, but instead, appeal to an intimate community that follows norms and guidelines that are created in cooperation with your members...much like a real life community. (Matteson, 2016)
Indeed. The problem I had before was that I REALLY believed I could maintain a utopia of ideas and commentary, where people would interact in a manner that while heated and vociferous would also self censor and self moderate. Unfortunately the overwhelming voice here became...
A group of folks need order, a community can not grow to its potential if there is unchecked strife and overt anarchy among the masses.
Disagreements and heated exchanges, filled with passionate debates, are welcomed and expected here. No one, especially the lone voice on a subject, should be shouted down prior to being allowed to present their opinion. If the lone voice is able to present their case to an open minded audience then who knows, that lone voice could become legion. On the other hand, persons unable or unwilling to articulate in a coherent manner are open season for mocking and ridicule, this forum will not cater to the lowest common denominator of human society and you'll find very little "dumb-ed down" content here.
Just because a message is unpopular does not, necessarily, mean that it is invalid.
This forum encourages open and candid discussions and debates. Differences of opinion are okay; personal...