On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 04:28 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
It might be helpful to allow beta members to start topics that they only want
private replies to, either because they are somewhat off-topic and they
don’t want to clutter up the message list with the replies, and/or they
want to communicate with others offlist about the subject for some other
(non-nefarious) reason, thinking that beta members may be the best-equipped to
discuss it with. To that end, I suggest a beta hashtag set to private replies
only and usable by non-mods.
My first inclination is to not do this. I thought there was too much off-topic stuff on Beta recently, and I'd like to avoid that going forward. I'd like it to be more focused than it has been recently. If you have a specific example, I could be open to changing my mind. But I think it'd have to be compelling.