The problem with #cybersecurity is that the name suggests ANY security news of a cyber nature. A few months ago, we (@moderators) had a discussion about this and decided that we needed to limit the Cybersecurity category to specific SAFE-related topics that explain how SAFE will help so we could keep it on the front page.
Otherwise, we could put anywhere between 10 to 1000 topics a week in #cybersecurity since SAFE will solve ever so many of the current Internet related security issues. This in turns takes the focus of the front page away from SAFE and into a security forum.
We’ve been trying to enforce the rule mentioned above, but it’s not very intuitive and in many cases we have a hard time deciding if a topic fits or doesn’t fit in #cybersecurity.
We think the best solution would be to remove #cybersecurity from the front page. Topics that are directly related to the SAFE Network could still be discussed in categories such as #development, #features, etc. But if people are just posting links to general security news, it’s probably better to put them in #cybersecurity.
We think it makes sense to hide #cybersecurity from the front page because this forum is mainly about the SAFE Network. There are lots of privacy and security related news every day and we can’t possibly discuss all of them on the front page.
Another solution could be to restrict #cybersecurity to a single topic (or a few topics), just like we did for #safecoin:price and #local. This could enable community members to discuss the latest cybersecurity news without taking too much space on the front page. We could start with one topic (e.g. “Cybersecurity News”) and then divide it in multiple topics if necessary (e.g. “Cybersecurity Videos”, etc.).
We could probably leave the existing #cybersecurity topics where they are. But we could change the settings of #cybersecurity to only allow moderators to create new topics and encourage people to post in the main topic(s) (e.g. “Cybersecurity News”).
Please let us know what you think of this and feel free to suggest other options