This poll probably needs a small introduction as not everyone may be aware of the existence of the private section of this forum (the ‘lounge’) that I mentioned in the thread title.
As described here by @maki.mukai, this Cardano Forum has three trust levels; ‘new’ (L1), ‘basic’ (L2) and ‘regular’ (L3). The Cardano Foundation chose this setup to prevent the forum from being spammed, but also to give regular users some privileges in being able to maintain and moderate the community. Rewarding community members for being active also could be seen as an incentive to participate in a constructive way.
The lounge is a private section of the forum that is only visible for Level 3 forum members, and thus a place where ‘regular’ members can converse. Whether a private forum is a desirable function on the forum of a cryptocurrency community has been debated a few times but has particularly been discussed after the recent chain of events that led to the resignation of Cardano Foundation Michael Parsons. The concerns about the functioning of the Cardano Foundation’s chairman was first voiced on the lounge (link; only visible for L3 forum members) and was the breeding ground for the Guardians of Cardano initiative that spearheaded the community movement that requested a change of direction from the Cardano Foundation.
To get a better idea for how many of you are aware of the existence of this private forum and opinions about whether or not it is desirable and/or has added value I set up the poll below. It would be great if anyone that read this can just answer the poll questions. Thanks!
Question 1: Were you aware that a private section on this forum existed before reading this post (and before you became a lounge member if you already are)?
Question 2: Do you feel there should be a private section on this forum?
- Not sure
Edit: Making the questions a bit more visible and rewording 2 sentences to clarify them a bit.