This morning I saw the thread on "Developing the Inferior" and wanted to comment at some length on the video. But it would have taken at least an hour or two to write (MBTI posts tend to run long), and that's a considerable investment of time. And probably no one would respond. So I blew it off. MBTI discussion at this website tends to be crap, and the atmosphere at the board in general has been contentious for a long time.
I'm just saying. A little definition as to what the board's actually about might create some stability; people might then contribute more than fluff posts and rant threads.
I agree with pretty much all of this.
Everything stems from a mission or purpose. If the goals are contradictory, then they've gotta be examined. If the goals aren't contradictory, they'd still need to be prioritized. Do we want to first work on how to generate content or how to foster a social environment? And for content, kind of content--psychology, typology, support and advice and "safe space" talk, ... ?
That whole exercise would drive answers to (very legit) questions like @Magic Poriferan's, set the direction for the modstaff, and perhaps that too of a committee. It'd also drive how much we value long, good comments. If content is a priority, then we'd want to foster an environment where those who have something to say aren't dissuaded from doing so. That environment would be one that's (a) not so damn contentious and (b) where thought-provoking posts are somehow brought to the forefront (as stickies, articles, ...). Both of those, and possibly other environment conditions, would increase incentive for folks to create content. The implementation? Well, the committee could help decide the posts that contain substantial, worthwhile content; and the mods could deal with the contention.
Yeah... about that advice... maybe somehow getting people ^^ to read the FAQ?
"Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"
“Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft