>>12697> Has there been anything resembling a thought process behind this decision, and if yes, could you briefly describe it?> What are the intended benefits, if any?
Yes there has been a thought process behind this decision. I could describe it, but even if I did so the description wouldn't do the thought process justice.
That said you asked for a description, so find your description below:
The main reasons for hiding the board list are
* people are complaining that the board list is too long or that their favorite board isn't there
* that they want <insert xyz> board reorganization strategy implemented
* People say they won't browse the site, if it has <boardx> or doesn't have <boardy>.
* People continue to break the rules and post soykaf instead of putting effort in their posts, hiding the board list is one of the many small ways the barrier to entry can be raised.
Other administration staff have suggested just deleting entire boards, but I didn't want to go down that path at this point. (E.g. delete /civ/, Delete all boards except /feels/)
* Everything wants different things, but instead of actually helping to realize them, they just complain and post soykaf
* Less posts on lainchan in general
* Less soykaf on lainchan
* Harder barrier to entry for new lainons that just come from 8chan or 4chan and mass post low quality soykaf. (Since I became admin, I focused on reducing barrier to entry and being nice and friendly, but this isn't making lainchan any better, so I will stop being as nice)
* More reason for lainons to think about what they post and where they post.
* More reason for lainons to build character through shared suffering, so that there are less posts that are just fighting with each other.
<insert your favorite> other reason here.