Continuing in my series of questions to you: Last week, I heard some great origin stories. This week, I’d like to refocus a bit on what could be better (in your view). I’m very curious about whether we’ll find near universal agreement or if we’ll discover that different communities have very different needs or ideas of how things “should” work. So my question for you this week is:
- If you had a magic wand that you could wave that would let you fix ONE thing that would help your community (not the network, not the company, but the specific site community with which you most closely identify) overnight, what would you change (and why?), and what would the result look like - how would we know it was different?
This can be something technical (a site “pet peeve” - props to Mithical for suggesting as a topic), or could be something in policy, or could be the size of your mod team, or permissions of your users, or something about the environment in which you operate, or none of the above!
I hope it goes without saying that I don’t have the ability to magically “produce” technical change. While I might be able to advocate for technical solutions, I’m not committing here and now that we will build anything suggested here. I’m just looking for ideas - and I would ask that you lean toward social or community based ideas rather than technical fixes, if possible.
- For bonus magic internet points, feel free to hazard a guess about whether your beliefs would be widely shared or whether you might be a bit of an island on this one.