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Proposed Forum Cleanup
« on: August 02, 2017, 10:31:53 AM »
I took a quick look through the forum and think that a bit of streamlining can be done. I'm thinking of implementing these changes Soon(TM), so please let me know your thoughts on them.

First of all, Media hasn't gotten any posts in almost 5 years. I'm thinking of merging that into General so that some threads (the YouTube Videos Thread) can get a bit more visibility. (Completed; archived Media forum--Random Chat should be used for those topics from now on)

Second, I'm thinking of archiving and closing the Odds & Ends section. None of them have really gotten much in the way of content, and some of the goofs there ("|)|)R FR3|<"--oh god, after all these years I just noticed that I forgot the "A". Can't unsee!) are seriously, seriously dated. I don't even remember what Snowman was originally supposed to be, but it was always a bit of a shitposting zone. And the Demilitarized Zone was always a silly gimmick. It barely got any activity even when it was new, and the novelty wore off quickly. These forums will not be deleted, but will be made read-only. (Completed)

Finally--and this one might be a bit controversial--I'm considering locking the meta threads in General in order to encourage the creation of new topics. They served a very valid purpose when this site was more active, but with only a handful of us (5, maybe?) posting, it would allow us to better organize our discussions, and even if we created a thread for every silly thing that pops in our heads it won't cause too much clutter. I think the same is true with the "whatcha playin'" thread--rather than using that, we could just create threads for the games in question to make things easier to keep track of. (Completed)

I think that's about it! Again, please let me know your thoughts on this.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2017, 09:19:38 AM by Spectere »
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Re: Proposed Forum Cleanup
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 11:18:30 AM »
Im fine with the proposed changes.
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Re: Proposed Forum Cleanup
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2017, 09:19:53 AM »
All done!

I kept the gaming achievement threads, since those don't tend to have much in the way of discussion.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2017, 09:21:31 AM by Spectere »
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