Recently, meta (and the main site to a lesser extent) became a mess with a lot of critics blurting out from every side and people accusing each other of bad things and a lot of other bad stuff.
This question is not about any of this.
We have a really nice community, to be honest. Despite having people sometimes wanting to kill each other with the heaviest RPG book available on the nearby shelf, there are tons of times that people are polite, nice, helpful and in several ways, awesome.
We can see glimpses of that in some of our comments and on chat. Even users that get a lot of flak (like the moderators) can have some really nice words here and there, helping an OP or a answer-poster, showing signs of kindness and politeness.
So, I got myself wondering about this. We rarely see those comments/chat lines staying around because the way the SE system works, trying to keep the questions clear out of noise. I can understand that.
However, as RPG players, we are mostly social people. Yes, with some levels of weirdness built-in (all of us. No exceptions), but we are social people. And as social people, most of us enjoy nice, kind words now and then. And, since we are dealing with a hobby here, we are touching things that we personally hold dear - so, seeing someone saying good things about something you like can be a really pleasant experience.
So, I think we should take actions to make the kind and nice actions we take - and we do take them - more visible. Let's move the Nice-to-Mean ratio toward the Nice side!
The question is, how? How to show everyone that strolls around the site that we are not basement-dwelling, light-avoiding anti-social trolls? How do we promote kindness?