Continuing the discussion from Cannot distinguish reply to previous post vs reply to original post:
Welcome to the Discourse Hobbyist Bar Club!
This is a thread for people to discuss what they hate about Discourse or what they love about Discourse on a more philosophical basis. .
The title of the club is based on Joey_P’s description of some people in multiple site feedback threads who just want to talk about Discourse, like they’re in a bar talking about their first gen Mustangs, which is their hobby.
I think it would be helpful to separate out the “chewing the fat” discussions from the discussions in site feedback where people are trying to find solutions to the issues or finding alternative ways to deal with the issue that are available now, not solutions that could be available. . . if only. . . .
Hopefully, that might help the people who feel like they’re talking at cross purposes in the same threads.
This is my reply to Joey_P’s post that gave me the idea for this thread.
As you note, it’s becoming clearer that there are several posters who have made discussing the issues they’re having with Discourse into a hobby or a sport and consider doing it in a thread like this one as a sort of club as you suggest.
The issue is that it’s not clear to everyone reading that some people are just discussing their Discourse issues for fun. To some people, it might look like that people really are trying to solve the issue when that’s not their goal.
Keep in mind that the posters here didn’t “buy” a Mustang. They don’t have access or permission to touch the engine. They’re riding in someone else’s Mustang and getting together on a frequent basis to discuss how the owner of the Mustang should get a mechanic or upgrade the engine because they don’t like the ride. And the owner of the Mustang is not in attendance and not interested in their discussion. The only person who can fix most of the issues with the SDMB Discourse is the SDMB admin.
Fair enough. My suggestion is that those threads should be labeled clearly to note that the participants are taking part in a club discussion about Discourse. Maybe an ongoing thread called the Discourse Hobbyists Club or something like that. It would be less confusing to people who might be reading and wondering why the club members are being so counterproductive to trying to fix the issues.
I also don’t think that people would talk to Lee Iacocca like this if they wanted him to continue attending their club meetings of the riders of the Mustangs club.