Maybe my problem is with the wording, but letting people comment on a game and give them rules how to do that doesnt sit right with me, if you understand what I mean.
Rules like this are incredibly common throughout many online communities. It's not trying to force you to change your opinion on a game--in my opinion, it might cause you to evaluate why you dislike a game and what exactly you find unsatisfactory.
And I think this rule is a bit too protective against "poor" devs. I understand you feel like an artist getting their work judged by others, its a sensible topic. But there will always be someone who doesnt like your stuff. Learn to live with it as every other artist needs to learn this.
I understand that artists of all kinds should expect criticism constructive or not, but this is not a public space. This is a curated community, and yhvr has decided that rude and unconstructive messages do not have a place here.
If "boring" is a comment that makes you go into depression, its not the commenters fault and there shouldnt be a rule to protect against such a thing.
I think that the commenter should consider what they are trying to achieve by telling the developer that their game is "boring." What feature of the game is causing them to feel this way? Otherwise, they're just being rude. I like yhvr's response to this thread: https://galaxy.click/forum/thread/223
Then I dont see where this is protecting anyone. If a person wants to be toxic and attack a certain dev, they will find a way. Same goes for people who want to disturb this community. If they see that they can change the whole side with their efforts, they will just get motivated.
As I described, galaxy is sort of a curated community. While the staff cannot control what happens off-site, they can absolutely handle any bad actors that do try to disturb people here. I don't find "adding a rule will only motivate people to break it" a compelling argument for not adding a rule.
If you dont want trolls/toxic people/unconstructive messages dont ask "what are you thinking about this game?"(exact wording of the comment field below a game). If you do a comment like "heck this is boring and awful" is valid even if its not constructive. If a dev owns a right to get only constructive critic is a topic for a philosophical debate- so lets skip this.
I do like the idea of making the comment prompt more personal. However...
But if you write there something like "what do you want to say to the dev about this game?" you are giving the user a certain way to formulate their thoughts without invoking a rule. After a while this kind of communication becomes tradition on this side and will be enforced without a rule. Just try to motivate people more to work with the devs feedback-wise. There will always be an asshole who wants to see everything burning still.
...I disagree with the idea that it would be "enforced without a rule." Is an unwritten rule a rule at all?