So here’s the thought:
Create an ongoing topic where the mods choose the top 5 posts for the day.
Then they put them into the ongoing closed thread. So the public can read responses, but not participate.
The devs choose a new question or topic to address once a week from the 35 posts the mods selected.
They guarantee a full conversation concerning the selected topic throughout the whole next week.
This enables the community to see what issues the developers have with our ideas, and gives the developers a chance to voice their thought process about what’s going on.
The mods already read soo many posts, they really have a great beat on how the community feels, and they can then stand in for the community.
Perhaps something like this could lead to some real progress, without having every topic on a hot button issue turn into a 1,000 posts that the devs couldn’t possibly keep up with.
Maybe if we start having civil discussions with the devs consistently, we can begin to see real changes we actually appreciate.
Thoughts? And thanks for reading!