Ok, @Settlers, it’s time for our second poll. This one is a big deal affecting the future of this community. You’ve got 24 hours to vote.
Several of you have given us feedback about the balance of public vs private communication in this community, and some of us have spent quite a bit of time arguing (privately, ironically) about the pros and cons of various approaches. Time to open up the conversation.
Our current setup is that this is a public website and all content is publicly visible, except for private messages, and a couple of administrative areas. However, you need an account to post, and you also need to become a citizen before you can post in the Town Square.
With that explanation, here are a couple of questions for all of you.
Would you be more inclined to post if there was a "private" area of the site visible only to Citizens of Sanityville?
What do you think we should do?
- Have private & public areas.
- Leave the whole site public.
- Take the whole site private.
Argue the merits below.
P.S. We are not promising to be democratic here.