This is MUCH more reasonably worded and much more rational than anything you've posted on this topic so far. Why the fuck can't all your posts be like this? This post is good. I wish more of your posts were like this. I wish you always talked like this. I really do.Kinsie wrote:I don't think I'm being too unreasonable. Consider that the post that revived this thread has proven that this is a legitimate concern for actual humans, I don't think painting it as otherwise is either helpful or constructive. This community needs fresh, new blood to survive, and the current registration situation is actively warding them off. That's not a healthy situation, bots or not.
That being said - yes I agree it does need fresh blood to survive - but not at the expense of making things a nightmare to manage. We can't seem to get active moderators if our lives depended on it and the ones that we have get spotty activity, at best. (Not their fault - this is purely a volunteer thing, they aren't getting paid, and real life or social life always comes first anyhow)
I don't think it's too unreasonable to ask people to come to Discord for help. If we get a feel for them we can tell pretty quickly if they are a bot and whether they genuinely want to be a part of the community or if their only intent is to advertise. I know talking to an actual human is not everyone's thing - but unfortunately that's just going to have to do for now.