Currently, every Discourse page has a header with the introduction, “This is the SourceCred communities home to play the SourceCred game”, linking to this post. Can we please reconsider and reword this? It suggests that this is a community for, like, some guild in an MMO. SourceCred can be a lighthearted and energetic community—we don’t have to conduct Serious Business Only—but what we’re trying to create and foster is first and foremost not a game.
For instance, we don’t want new community members’ reaction to their first impression to be, “goal: accumulate points”, but rather, “goal: determine whether this community’s vision resonates with me, and if so consider contributing to it at a meaningful level”.
I’ll fix the unambiguous grammar error unilaterally, but will entertain discussion for the framing change.
Aside from the exact contents of the banner, it’s a bit jarring to have such a large intrusion on every single page. Barely half of my 1080p screen remains for actual content below the banner, and the banner is only useful on at most the first visit. (I had the same complaint when the banner was just a screenshot of a cred graph, for what it’s worth, but haven’t voiced it until now.) Content like this makes sense for the home page or landing page.
(Feel free to redirect me if this discussion belongs somewhere else; I got here by clicking the giant banner.)