You and @DavidNet22 are just creating another argument. I have more in my life than the DevForum, so don’t use it. It’s not practical for me to do a study and survey forum members, so there’s no way for me to prove that it happens. When I said that the community can flag posts that they disagree with was completely hypothetical. It isn’t practical for me to create evidence. When you unlist a topic you essentially hide it, this will severely impact its reach to the point that the topic will essentially be deleted or hidden from sight. By allowing the flags to unlist topics, you are essentially giving the community a giant “Vote for Deletion” button. Sometimes topics can turn into heated arguments, and possibly a lot of posts getting flagged. If someone strongly disagrees with a post, they could flag it. And if enough people who strongly disagree with it and flag it, they could effectively censor a voice. The community should not moderate the forums, the moderators should with an unbiased perspective. I may not have as much time as you to spend on an online forum, but that doesn’t make me any smarter nor dumber. Just because I joined recently and haven’t been as active as you doesn’t make you better. Just because it’s highly unlikely doesn’t mean it’s impossible. For you to assume that just because I haven’t been as active as you, and you who has been active hasn’t seen, it means that it’s “highly unlikely” that I have seen it. Nevertheless, I see where you are going with this. Honestly, I agree the DevForum has its problems, as any online forum does, but I think the moderation team and the community are doing a god job. Yes, I am only speaking for my self and so are you, you are not representing a corporation nor a group of people. You are only speaking for yourself, and so am I. As for your claim about “wrong categories”, that is the job of the Editors and the DET. Moderation isn’t fast nor is it perfect, but it works.
Again, I don’t want to have an argument. I get it. The DevForum has problems. I just don’t see unlisting topics flagged by the community to be a solution.