Without knowing where the community currently stands on a topic can lead to wasted time. Temp check = gud. Writing proposal cold = no gud.
Make sure you are able to set the context for yourself and others by pulsing your pod/ the community on the topic and get an idea for general sentiment.
A temp check topic is recommended, but not mandatory. If you feel like you have already gathered enough information (through meetings, 1 on 1’s, async Discord chats, etc.) feel free to skip the temp check topic on the forum and go straight to the draft.