During the merge phase we were talking about finding moderation volunteers and increase the amount of moderators in discourse. This makes totally sense on ask.fedora. But when it comes to the Project Discussion (and maybe some other categories too), more moderation is not really necessary imho.
Instead, I think this category is more or less designated for promoting self-organization with TL3 & TL4. There is much more discipline around compared to ask.fp, and the teams who organize themselves consolidate sufficient experience and eligibility for self-organization. However, it still happens that they need to ask others to, e.g., split a topic or things like that.
I would like the idea that the Project Discussion is self-organized by those teams that use discourse for their internal organization instead of “separating” moderation from them.
This leads of course to the problem: more or less none of them is able to even achieve TL3 (due to the amount of posts, likes, and so on), which excludes them from getting the incentives to “discover the self-organization capabilities” of discourse (which includes becoming aware of TL3 promotion and demotion and the related value of, e.g., likes) that go along with the trust level promotions (… and demotions): at the moment, TL3/TL4 developments and incentives are more or less not possible / not existent for Project Discussion people.
However, before discussing if it makes sense to focus on providing/increasing incentives towards self-organization instead of more moderation, the question is if that is possible?
Because of ask.Fedora, it does not make sense to reduce the requirements for TL3/TL4 in general since they are appropriate for there. But is it possible to add additional possibilities for the teams in project discussion to enter the TL2 → TL3 → TL4 development? From a technical point of view, I assume the most realistic implementation would be to use different TL3 requirements in the two categories. But I don’t know if discourse supports that? Or some other ideas?