I don’t refer to either very often because after many years I (think I) know how to ‘drive’ - in actual practice versus theory.
This aligns with the idea in the CA manual of the rules flexing to meet the demands of weather conditions and ‘flow of traffic’ - so if you’re in compliance to the letter, in certain situations you’re actually not.
You’re trusted to use your best judgment as a licensed driver. Good.
With respect to the Forum, I think the Mods and Staff would prefer you keep everything tight and on-topic. By-the-manual, like. But they also trust your judgment to adjust to conditions, the flex, of the ‘road’ and its peoples.
Largely agreed, with the note that nothing matters as long as people are civil and, even better, kind. If something seems off topic or you don’t get the joke, move on instead of clogging up moderator time. Maybe people are having fun, or maybe they are speaking about something you simply don’t understand. Moderators should only have to worry about bad behavior.
There’s a philosophy embedded in the software this Forum uses. Its values influence any Community that develops upon it.
If you’ve used it for any length of time you’ll infer it - no need to reference any Discourse manuals.
In two instances.
Via Heartcoin in that an empty heart is indeterminate. It may mean indifference, disapproval, admonishment or nothing at all. When it is used by a bloc for disapproval or admonishment it is akin to shunning.
And as soft banishment for staff-judged bad behavior - you are formally Silenced.
Framed positively, this may mean to spur a review of conscience with respect to one’s behavior.
Framed negatively, it may have unintended effects.
Have you noticed these or any others? What do you think?