I got this PM from someone:
I have some questions related to the new enforcement of the policies concerning Testing, and how this affects some of what the forum was used for, but is now useless for due to the drastically shortened life of threads there.
Specifically, what do we do with topics that were formerly directed to Testing, such as birthdays, anniversaries of events, game night threads, and so forth that are transitory in nature, but which the poster would actually like to see some response to? I should think that, for instance, a birthday thread should at least last the day, but with regular wholesale deletion of the forum, this is impossible. Should we resume posting such threads in OT? Will the moderators start making exceptions for such threads so that they can live out their useful lives? Or are such topics now de facto banned from discussion?
If you feel it appropriate, you may post this to the Senate for discussion or simply answer the question to the best of your ability; I care not either way.
I figured we might let the Senate discuss.
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