Your sarcasm is unnecessary…
1st, webcore is a smartapp that runs exclusively with ST. It’s not Stringify that ties competitors platforms together.
If someone wants to talk about the relatively narrow topic (webcore) or rules engines for ST on the WC forums, they can. We do have a general discussion category. While it is small and not the purpose of the community, general home Automation discussions can be had within that category. People can link to relevant items and issues in that group.
Webcore’ discussions were getting impossible to follow being crammed into a few difficult to sort threads. The new forum is NOT for discussing all means of Smartthings or competitors, just simply for discussing webcore and helping users.
It’s not there to make money off users, it’s a free app, community created… no subscriptions, no hardware to buy. So why would ST have issue with it? It brings users and keeps users on the platform…
As to promoting it, announcing and continuing to tell users who post here that the people who take their time to volunteer to help fellow users, happen to be doing it somewhere else that is more conducive to those conversations doesn’t seem wrong to me…
Remember, webcore was developed by one guy, the rest of us who admin the forum are just users like the rest who happen to be very familiar with the platform and are happy to help and answer users call for help.
As to using the PM system here, ya we are. For one reason, to protect users reputations. If you have a username here, we would like people to be able to have the option to have it there too. Mostly because we had a user who started creating accounts there to impersonate users from this community who are known and have reputations. So if you don’t want us to do that, to try to make sure nobody comes over there and starts talking trash with a username of X10, and it’s not you we sure don’t have to.
These 2 forums are complimentary in nature, they do not compete. And again as this is a relatively small group of people in the HA enthusiast arena, we simply don’t want people trash talking using a screen name on purpose made to look like someone else.
You still have issues?