Agreed that anything which improves in_thread’s accessibility and inclusiveness while still being easily manageable is a good thing
Here’s a few of my thoughts about the above:
Some rules :
I’m not entirely sure how easy it would be to enforce any rules about what is posted or how; people don’t always read the rules
In theory I suppose it could be useful to encourage limiting content in beginner-friendly areas or topics to a certain style (and/or the opposite, limiting ‘advanced’ content to certain areas).
It would as Daniel suggests most likely require content moderation!
yes this forum needs an internal audio file player without external service
This would be useful, but IIRC it is not going to be an option - as there would be financial costs involved.
maybe not only English spoken
I think not requiring English/facilitating other languages is quite a reasonable idea - Sonic Pi does have an international community after all!
The only drawback is that if non-native speakers are interested in joining in on a conversation, they’d need to manually reach for something like Google translate themselves. (As far as I can tell, attaching an official translation plugin to the forum is only available on the Enterprise level subscription plan ). Personally however, I think that’s perfectly acceptable.
with an “advanced users” section and an “interlingual users” section? Or! Maybe we could tag our posts and filter them too?
Either of those ideas sounds fine to me! Maybe tags could be slightly more flexible, since they would allow folks to have topics that, while all of an ‘advanced’ nature, really belong in different categories? If it was agreed that they are useful, I think Sam would need to enable them in the forum settings…
Discussion like this is definitely helpful in any case. What do other people think about all of this? any other ideas?