Arqade, our well loved Q&A site for passionate videogamers is rapidly approaching its 9th birthday! We (and Stack Exchange as a whole) have grown a lot as a community from those heady days and - although we’re still going strong, we always strive to do better.
Firstly: Yes, we heard you. The recent election was controversial for some, and while there isn’t a lot we can do to change those minds, we mods want to put our best foot forward and get on with the job. In case you missed it, we listed some options available to community members if you take issue with anything the mods do. On top of that, moving forward, we are going to try and make every effort to be more open, welcoming and accessible to the wider community, starting with this post.
So what exactly is the purpose of this post?
We want your opinions, feedback, suggestions, annoyances, pet peeves, wishlists, bucket lists, gripes and grievances when browsing Arqade, using its features, or interacting with the community at large.
If you're not sure what to put, here's a couple of example questions to get you thinking:
In your opinion, what are Arqade’s strengths and weaknesses?
What are the day-to-day challenges or issues you face with Arqade? (eg. We get a lot of Minecraft tech support questions; can we introduce new users better to them?)
What’s that ‘one thing’ you wish the site had, handled, or did differently?
Do you have any suggestions, feature-requests, or other wishes?
Got an idea for a tournament, contest, or other community get-together?
Would you like a followup to an old meta/bug/feature-request?
Can we look over a reviewed/edited/closed/deleted question for a second opinion?
What can we do to facilitate community events or otherwise help you out?
We won’t be able to cover everything raised here in detail, but our hope is to identify the major issues, and then follow-up with dedicated metas for those issues afterwards. Plus, we know meta can be intimidating, so hopefully this meta will help to encourage folks that have otherwise been silent to weigh in.
Any other general feedback to share?
Got something constructive to say not listed above? Go ahead! This post is to take stock of the community and gauge some interest in doing more. Remember that Be nice applies here too!