First of all, i do not know if this is even possible and the right place to Post it. Just something that sometimes feels overwhelming and time consuming.
I’ll try to make this Short and understandable.
Take X Y Z and devs/forum users.
X creates a NEW topic. The topic seems interesting for a Couple of users including Y and Z. X receives some replies on his topic, one of them being from Y…now Z is not on the same page with Y and a contradictory conversation starts. A lot of Times it happends that this contradiction ends up with Trolling/name calling/topic closure, only because Y and Z have different opinions.
Now the bad part comes for the devs and forum users. Usually this thing between Y and Z goes on for days/weeks and in most case either self expires or is being closed by a Moderator.
Why not have the conversation between Y and Z optional and have the Main topic Clean, something like YouTube/Facebook. I was thinking of somekind of “message/reply” style topic interaction where Y and Z could reply to eachother without Messing up X’s Main topic, while still having their chat opened for all users that enjoy some good Popcorn.
Maybe this could make reading on this forums a lot less stressfull/distracting for the devs and other forum users. Topic could finally have some content apart Having Y and Z all over the place, and, maybe a dev/mod would even take their time and reply to X’s topic.
I Had my Account suspended a Couple Times for going a mile to far, but i also find Y and Z conversations useless and mainly offtopic(unfortunately, atm i find myself between those Y’s and Z’s). You might say, just skip it, sure no Problem…if it would only be a Couple of posts, usually it goes for 10+ replies from Y and Z( those Walls of text).
In other words, if you are a normal Reader and not there for the popcorn, you kinda read a bad book…sometimes interesting content…but without a Happy Ending.
Why not Upgrade the forums with some QoL Features?