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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 19230] New: Please make the forums worse


          Issue ID: 19230
           Summary: Please make the forums worse
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: P1
         Component: dlang.org
          Assignee: nobody puremagic.com
          Reporter: aliloko gmail.com

Mathematically-speaking, the more users D get, the less qualified they will be.

But it appears a good fraction of them feel qualified enough to post on the
DFeed forums strong opinions like if they were language design experts.

This problem is a blocker for scale since there is only so many complaints you
can answer back.

My idea is to get the forums less accessible, less responsive, or its UI more
disagreeable so that:
- people that are not vested in D have simply less incentive to post (it's less
- people see the forum less, so people won't feel a pressing need to appear
authoritative or troll,
- lessen the amount of conversation, most of which is unproductive

A fast forum encourage fast answers.

Productive conversation instead happen on Slack, Discord, and email, in shrot:
everywhere else.

Maybe it means there isn't a need for a medium that, by virtue of being good,
_encourages_ improductive conversation (conversations that I can't imagine
aren't draining for core developers).

Sep 06 2018