If that doesn't happen then the mods at HN are not responsible people - in the truest sense of the word.
We need a pressure release valve somewhere.
I like it here. For me, it's not about the news (I get them through my feed reader just fine), it's about spirited discussions with bright people. We have to realize that overall the user base of HN is something extremely valuable. This place lives and dies with its inhabitants. So if there is a sizable group who wants to get a specific issue off their chest, by all means have that discussion and then move on.
Let's get back to what we actually enjoy on HN.
There are usually lengthy discussions about stuff every time something about the site changes.
There was a lot of discussion about comment vote counts, for instance. That is "discussing the community".
If you have a submission that's earlier than that, then I'm wrong.
And here is another "meta" discussion that I started:
I'm not complaining, I'm just saying the moderators are funkay sometimes.
It's fine to want to have a meta discussion about the board, but there's nowhere on HN to do so, by design.
A) it's a site for posting interesting links and discussions, not meta-conversations about the site itself
B) I don't think the moderators/administrators really care, and nothing engenders them to listen to you
So, this is a fine thing to talk about, but this isn't the place to talk about it. Start an off-site discussion, start your own site, do whatever you want, but making this post won't accomplish a thing. It will be deleted.
It's the community doing it though, not pg.