As a neglected New Member, it saddens me that I cannot participate in many categories of the developer forum. I can read thoughtful discussions, but I cannot interact in any way, add my own thoughts or discuss them with others.
Due to the discontinuation of Post Approval and the Member promotion system, I do not see a future where I could ever gain such privileges back. I am simply not allowed to interact with full Members and their discussions in critical categories such as bug reports and feature requests.
I am writing this topic to request that you allow me and other New Members to hide these categories and topics from view that we are limited from interacting with. Quite often I read a post and want to share my opinion but find that it’s in a restricted category and I can’t even reply.
I feel like hiding such posts would be an acceptable (optional) solution to this problem if you are unwilling or unable to give existing New Members the opportunity to earn a promotion. It would ease the sadness at least and remove some of the constant reminders that I have essentially zero access or privileges.
I wish you the best and hope that the developer forum remains sustainable despite the limitations placed on its community during these trying times.