We reconvene here at the QOTO Discourse, Moderation area as suggested by @arteteco.
This thread will focus on ONE of the issues being previously discussed in the Local feed area (open to fediverse), the issues being :
Posts by new users who reached QOTO in search of a first home, a General instance in the fediverse.
Posts that have no relation to the site’s stated Thematic line of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Very fast growth in the users numbers - likely caused by QOTO’s prominent position at or near the top of suggested instances on the https://joinmastodon.org/#getting-started
What to do to focus in the Theme, preserve the tone and the existing membership
How and what to do regarding the influx of General instance seeking new members.
A reminder that there are other issues (Non-English Language posts and non-Latin characters script particularly) that we are looking at in a separate thread here - to facilitate a more focused discussion. That thread is located at :
The discussion on the Theme and General posting behaviour has been ongoing for four days at this time, so I consider important to refer to past posts, as many of us made good points, and we could use any insights and consensus to advance this thread’s progress.
This thread is Open to the general membership of QOTO, to read and to participate if they like. Reading can be done as guests, no account in the Discourse (this forum) is needed to read.
Anyone wishing to post a reply is invited to sign up for an account and join the discussion - and we thank you for your participation beforehand.