- Oct 26, 2017
Where would my prehistoric animal thread go?
You can laugh all you want doesn't change what I'm saying.People choose to report others every day; this is no different.
Lol at the bolded as that's what they are trying to do with this change.
Again I say ban discord talk and discord links; I mean since we're giving things a try; what's the harm? Be open minded and see how the community threads improve.
One can use the word slave without it meaning directly to human slavery or any historical African slavery in America. It is an English word after all that is used in far more context than what you insinuate.
I also agree with this which is why folding all hangout threads into their respective parent boards and then letting people hide the ones they don't care about would work better. All members new and old would see all non-gaming threads while in EtcetEra and if they don't care about certain threads then they'd place those on ignore and other threads would take their place on the front page until only threads they cared about appeared along with all new threads.
I think one of the problem that some - like myself - are identifying is a clashing of:Right now, people are complaining without even seeing the end result. After we implement this restructure, we'll keep an eye on the metrics. If it seems clear that both members and communities do not like the change, we'll take a look at rolling things back then. Like you've alluded to, there are elements of 2.0 that will most certainly address some of the fundamental criticisms of this change. Unfortunately, we've learned what happens when we talk about things too early, so we're still not rolling back the curtain on what that means exactly. Either way, after the dust settles on this restructure and the dust settles on the release of 2.0, that would be the time that we would first look at whether the restructure will be a long term success in the way we hope it will be.
Re: The invariable "why not wait for after 2.0", we determined at this was a change that the communities wanted, that was good for the long term success of the communities, and the sooner it was done, the better.
Re: The invariable "why not wait for 2.0", trying to do a site redesign is enough of a headache on it own that we didn't want to introduce a restructure and a redesign that the same time.
Yeah suggested something like this earlier. Threads should just have links to relevant community threads in the Op
It was a blood bath in 2016, you guys can have fun sniping at each other for 9 months going at each other’s throats. It’s a bummer to watch and legit brings on depression. I’m good on that, entertainment and video game side for me.
Then don't click political threads in November, it ain't hard.
It’s 90% of the front page at all times during election season, two posts above yours you got someone saying they have to wade through all the depressing posts just to find something uplifting and positive. It is that hard.
Nothing about that post said anything about depressing or uplifting/positive.
During election season in November, and yes that post did, read it again.
Yeah. I agree. Just today I saw a thread on an incel killing his coworker I believe. I mean, it gets tiring. I get my news from other places online. I don't need to know about the thousandths murder, rape, etc. What's there to discuss there?I think I'm going to be in the super minority here but I would love an Entertainment sub-forum and love these changes. I wanted it at the old place for years, for things like movies, television and music concentrated in one place. The primary issue I had was that in Etcetera or Off-Topic you have to wade through all these negative news threads to get to the more uplifting, positive stuff, which to be perfectly honest made for a depressing experience, as everything that's not video games is collated in one master sub-forum, so in addition to that you also have to crawl ten pages in order to see everything. So personally I adore this new idea. As for the crazy mathematical thread-moving community stuff, sounds great. I'd love it if for example the Screenwriting community thread was more active, amongst others.
So I'm putting my vote in as supportive of this idea, to evolve the forum, and I'm looking forward to giving it a test drive on Sunday. Thanks to everyone for making this happen.
It's something I've suggested a number of times and hasnt garnered a response. Seems like it was the simplest option and completely not thought of.Between this, and the Express Clothing pop up ad that keeps sliding in and covering up content, I may start looking for another forum. There are already a lot of topics that hang on the first page for days, don't need football, wrestling, and pop music clogging it up even more.
Should just be more members and mods redirecting people to the appropriate community thread. If you want your community to gain visibility, then promote it in relevant news threads.
They are saying it's not viable to poll 40k members especially when most of them don't even read the OP.
This is just not true. You create the poll and do an announcement. Those that want to participate will, those who do not have made their choice to not be heard.
I'm not American and I liked reading EtcetEra, there even are the occasional non American political news threads, which will now be buried even faster and be even less visible - if people even bother to still make those, which is doubtful since no one will see them anyways.
It doesn't appear to have been 50ish people selected at random though, it's 50 people that would specifically benefit from this change (community thread creators etc). That's the issue I have with it, they seemingly only consulted people who they knew would agree with this change.Actually, it's more than enough to poll 50ish people for something like this, I'm a UX/Web designer and I've never seen hundreds of people being polled. 50 is even on the higher side of it.
And at the end of the day, someone has to be selected, and most people won't be selected.
I can assure you that we were brought in not to set up anything, but asked about possible changes upcoming and what we thought. it wasnt like we got into a room together and said, "WE NEED TO GET THIS DONE TO SAVE THE COMMUNITY THREADS"It doesn't appear to have been 50ish people selected at random though, it's 50 people that would specifically benefit from this change (community thread creators etc). That's the issue I have with it, they seemingly only consulted people who they knew would agree with this change.
To use a UX/Web designer analogy, it'd be like if Amazon wanted to "simplify" their website navigation by removing all text entry and navigation menus and forcing everyone to use Alexa Voice Search instead, then they poll 50 amputees and/or blind people to justify their decision. It might make the experience better for that small subset of disabled users, while also making the experience worse for the vast majority of users.
Calling out conservative bullshit and the right-wing going to very much in the entertainment forum, because there are plenty of entertainment based stories and topics where it will be relevant.
This doesn't address what the user you quoted said though.
Thanks, I found it! But the OP is permabanned lol.
Only Americans care about politics apparently? Guess I must have missed the memo.
and what's wrong with that? not everyone is interested in people's opinions on politics, no matter how relevant to the topic, especially politics that may not even be about their countryPlenty of people have voiced their displeasure with this change and also how it is being implemented. Perhaps the mods and admins in charge of this decision should pay attention to these fears and worries that this change bring and the detrimental impact it will have on the forum.
Also, admins and mods should take a look who is loving this change - i.e. the ones who hate being reminded about "politics" .