I’m seeing a lot of philosophical discussion lately about how communities should behave – closing criteria, the value of canonical answers (and how to make them happen), what kinds of edits should and shouldn’t be ok, handling obsolete content, and so on.
These are matters for the communities to decide.
We need to focus on designing the platform. In so doing, we need to understand the range of use cases we need to support – the things communities might want to be able to adjust. But we are not imposing policy. I humbly suggest that discussions of what those policies should be, absent the context of and participation from specific communities, are not helpful now.
We have a lot of work to do. We’ve been talking about Codidact since mid-October, and we have a decent (but incomplete) list of MVP requirements and the beginnings of a functional spec (with very little review so far). It’s already going to take longer than some of us want to get an MVP built. Can we please try focus a little more on the discussions that advance that goal?