Post by Densetsu Karu on Jan 6, 2012 22:00:54 GMT -6
Okay, let's see if this vending machine works
So who here thinks the archives, which suck up all those threads of ours, make everything look dead? Maybe not dead, instead just really new? Either way, it can damage the full potential of new members that sign in. Nobody wants to join a dead site, and if a site looks too new than there's a risk that it could die out within a few months of it's conception. We don't want to lose the chance to get more members.
Fortunately, I have a solution. Eliminate the archives, and everything will look much nicer. Not only will the forums look experienced and well-established, but everything will be easier to find! Imagine, you no longer have to sort through dozens of threads to find one incident; all you have to do is ask the one in the thread which board it's in!
When a thread is finished, staff can lock it, and erase those [...] in the title so that you know from first-glance that the thread is finished! How nifty is that?
Enough, I sound like a freakin' advertisement.
Anyhow, as said, this will make everything quite clean. If you wanted to read a thread, say, Kichiro accidentally groping Tomoyo, you could do it, simply by going into the roleplay board. This way you don't have to sift through four pages of archives to find one thread.
Post by Okazaki Tomoya on Jan 7, 2012 2:51:07 GMT -6
This is a good idea, but I believe we need to edit some of the role-playing boards before we can implement it. As it is I'm sure if we retracted all of the threads in the archives some sections may be flooded with old threads that nobody really wants to see (Imagine clicking on Hikarizaka Private High School and seeing a million old threads underneath the sub forums). We should work on removing some boards and including more sections per boards [Maybe have a section for hallways, classrooms, etc?]
Post by Kichiro Haru on Jan 7, 2012 10:54:57 GMT -6
Well, I made the archives just so we didn't have like a million old threads all over the place, but if you all would rather have the old threads in the forums I don't care *shrug*.
As for editing the forums, I think we're fine with what we have. There is such a thing as having TOO many subboards, and having a subboard for hallways and classrooms might be too many (if you had a subforum for each classroom it'd be what, 3 for each year so at least 9?).
Basically the subforums are supposed to just be for particularly important locations *shrug*. Granted that means Kotomi's house may not be that important...
Post by Sakagami Tomoyo on Jan 7, 2012 13:03:19 GMT -6
I am in favor moving the archived RPing threads back to their original locations.
As of right now, locked threads look the same as stickied threads. They still have the normal tri-colored-look which will make it confusing to see which threads are in progress and which are done. But yeah, I can fix that.
As for the sub-boards, the main board of the school tends to get flooded. This can be solved by dedicating the main school board to all threads taking place within either hallways or classrooms (because I noticed that classroom threads often transition to the hallways). We can make a sub-board for threads taking place outside at the front gates of the school.
However, before we act, I'd like to get the opinion of some of the other members. : ) Expect a change today if I can gather enough opinions in favor of the movement, or if there's any disagreement, well... we'll work it out.
Allow me to use this thread again, but this time with a different subject: Spotlights.
Spotlights. What are spotlights? A light that hangs over an or many actors/actresses so the focus of the audience would be on them rather than the guy who plays Tree #1. Every first week of each month, the members of Dango Daikazoku have the right to vote for an actor or a play that deserves having a spotlight shining onto their frame, basking them with the glory of being "chosen" by the community.
Male Spotlight. Female Spotlight. Member Spotlight. Thread Spotlight.
... Couple Spotlight? I am wondering about why this is still ongoing since we do not have many... couples on this board. Yes, I know, some people are having their delicious fluff and cheesy romance.
But why "Beloved Lovers"? Why limit that Couple Spotlight to those in relationships? What about friends or duos that should deserve having a spotlight hung upon them? Limiting that spotlight to romantic couples will get tedious as the same couple gets elected over, over, over, over and over again.
Here, I have a suggestion: Would it be preferable to change the "Beloved Lovers" / Couple Spotlight to a spotlight that will allow best friends to shine under it?