About the strange forum software this site uses

This forum uses Discourse instead of Xenforo for forum software. This means:

  • People will read more than they post. Discourse actively discourages content (source: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/spark/spark-270-1.2889937/why-listening-is-more-important-than-talking-1.2890065) in favor of readtime. Gamification is built on readtime instead of post count. The entire forum software is built to make sure people do not just mindlessly reply to your threads to bump up post count, but instead read your posts. You can see your readtime by clicking on your avatar. If you post here you can be guaranteed your posts will be read more than on other forums, at the cost of less replies.

If Vanilla forums were better we could move there, but sadly that software sucks.