My forum is pretty small so we haven’t really used the Lounge category. The biggest problem, I think, is that nobody has any idea who has access to the Lounge or how it works.
When I navigate to the Lounge category, this is what I see, which doesn’t really help me. Why can’t I see who else has access to this private category? I’m better off just using private messages.
The bigger problem is that the Lounge appears to be tied to trust level 3, and you can be automatically demoted from level 3 down to level 2 if you don’t come around for a week or a day… and there’s no explanation for anybody involved on anything that is happening.
Case in point: I was granted Lounge here on Meta for one day. I posted a bunch of times on a Lounge topic that I was mentioned in, and then the next day I’m not included anymore. I can’t even see the Lounge. It’s almost like it never happened.
Either I’m trusted and should be in the Lounge or I’m not. And once I’m in a lounge, I should be able to look around that lounge and see who else is also in the lounge. And if I’m not contributing anymore to the lounge and I’m being asked to leave the lounge, then I should be informed of this instead of being drugged and secretly moved out of the lounge with no memory that it happened. There should also be cigars and whiskey in the lounge.
This is a feature that doesn’t really make any sense.