I wanted to take this opportunity to step in, specifically to address a few ideas and comments.
For the most part, it seems as if the community would like GoKunming to exercise more moderation on topics and users that regularly take forums off topic or post with troll-like behavior. We will certainly delete threads and ban users that potentially damages our relationship with China, and thus our ability to service the community. I believe we should be more assertive on stopping off-topic or troll posts at their inception, and we will try. Sub-thread comments of the same nature can be ignored or down-voted, and thus haven't received more attention. In some threads there is a choice to not respond and some responses are only subjectively cynical or offensive. As many have pointed out, it is challenging to walk an objective line on judging all types of speech that should be allowed or disallowed, thus we have let the community decide. As we perhaps take a shift in policy to being more aggressive, we'll be seeking feedback.
If you see anything we miss for moderation, please report it via the contact form or start a conversation
within the site with user 'GoKunming'.
We do want to be active, principally consistent partners with the users and the community. GoKunming does not seek more traffic by allowing more asinine posts. We seek more quality posters and users. We all share the same vision for a site like this: to help people build better lives. To go a step further as another user pointed out, it is a goal to involve more of the community and promote more interaction. Countless more people use this site without ever interacting with its forums, or other content, and we want to engage them. So, taking inspiration from you all, some questions:
Some have stated that they do not regularly find useful information on GoKunming and thus do not recommend it. What kinds of info are we missing that you would like to see? Are there other modules, perhaps inspired by other sites, that the community wants to see added?
Are there services outside of our current online content that we could provide as a company for expats and English-speaking locals? Would any integration with WeChat be useful, and in what respects?
Any more criticisms (constructive if possible) are welcomed. While we as a company are quite busy with other projects, this second generation of manager/owners are passionate about making what we do better. Thanks everyone for your input!