High level play
Rank: Ace Attorney
Joined: Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:37 pm
Ah, pretty neat a thread has opened up to involve C-R members regarding how to proceed with the forum. I'd like to give my 2 cents about 1 topic for your next mod meeting and give 1 suggestion for improving the forum itself.
1: my 2 cents about the random topic/conversation thread.
I won't deny that this thread has some problems. It contains debate about controversies, contains content that may upset some users and sometimes it's just plain bickering and snickering between users. But it would greatly sadden me if the mods decided to close this thread. The way I see it the random conversation thread is what a schoolyard is to a school: easily accessible, it connects threads together and it's a relative free place where the C-R users can casually talk to each other about anything. Anything means good as well bad, but that's how people are. The random conversation was the place where I truly got to know the other C-R users. Discussing politics with Pierre, arguments about final fantasy with Cat or the most simple things like if you drink coffee or not (geez there even was a guy claiming 'hot leaf juice' was the best).
Granted these are all topics which can be placed in their own thread. Or going back to the school analogy every subject has the appropriate areas and classroom. You go to school for education, you go to C-R for Ace Attorney related content. But recess was always something to look forward too when you were in school. You could do what you wanted to do and talk about anything to anyone, as long as you didn't break any rules given by the school. The random conversation is very similar to me. It's the place in this forum where you're relatively free, where you can really express yourself (for better or for worse) and to me it's contents make me want to return to the forum on a regular basis. C-R without the random conversation thread ... would feel a lot more empty to me. Like a school without a yard for everyone to get together when it's recess. I strongly advise against the lockdown or deletion of the thread.
That said, you have to obey the rules, either in school or on this forum. Rules to prevent spamming, rules to stop distribution of NSFW or TSF images and the such are welcome in my opinion. I just don't want to stop speaking my mind on this forum, which I now mainly do in the random conversation thread.
If something doesn't make sense or you want some extra clarification regarding this matter please tell me so. When talking about something serious like a change in policy there should be no room for doubt.
2: This is an additional option to the whole forum itself. What I would like to see is that I can 'mark' a certain thread and when a new post gets posted in it the thread goes to the top of a list of all your 'marked' topics. This is basically the same concept as the 'view your posts' option, but now you don't have to make a post in the thread.
This is useful for:
Let's say people don't want to add anything to this change of policy discussion, but they want to keep track of it out of interest or to know where things are heading policy wise. You want to know what's going on and quickly see the update, but you don't want to get involved. Another example:you want to follow a RP on this forum, but not intrude on the RP itself.
Thank you for the opportunity to give feedback. I hope it will be taken into consideration when the next meeting comes around.
There is no solace above or below. I pray for myself, to myself - Frank Underwood