Meta-meta discussions

Hi @peterkaminski

Discourse seems quite nice in one particular way: it is soaking up less of my attention than the mailing list was. However, I’m a bit surprised that it doesn’t seem to have much built in ability to do “meta-…” discussions. Yes, we can HAVE them, but that’s not marked inside the system.

Often a thread will get started and someone will come along and take it in a completely different direction. On Wikipedia this kind of “directorial” intervention would go into a talk page (and if it gets stuck there, it will go into some sort of arbitration, etc.)

It looks like there’s a built in way to do this but maybe people don’t know about it (I didn’t) so I’m going to press save to see if my hypothesis is correct…


Of course we could also carry on discussing things at any given level of abstraction.