1. We have added a Gift Upgrades feature that allows you to gift an account upgrade to another member, just in time for the holiday season. You can see the gift option when going to the Account Upgrades screen, or on any user profile screen.
    Dismiss Notice

Off Topic reorganization

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ori, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    32,610
    Location:
    Moscow
    You mean, basically dead?

    Great, another thing to be bitter about.
     
  2. Knight-Dragon

    Knight-Dragon Unhidden Dragon Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2001
    Messages:
    19,963
    Location:
    Singapore
    Indeed, just blame the mods for everything. :goodjob:

    Dead forums? Mods are supposed to bring in the traffic, and create content!

    Maintain the status quo? Mods are old fossils who can't change with the times and adapt to new forum dynamics!

    Experiment with new ways of doing things? If it ain't broken, don't fix it!

    Letting the trolls run loose? The mods are supposed to do something about it (never mind that everyone always think the other guy is the troll, and everyone's troll list is different)!

    Good times. :)
     
  3. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2003
    Messages:
    54,579
    Location:
    Thessalonike, The Byzantine Empire
    Four trolls good, two trolls better. Having half the trolling around is surely an improvement :goodjob:

    Besides, i think TF cares about the fact that people have been driven away from this forum specifically because they were being trolled. Better to kick out the trolls, than any decent folk ;)
     
  4. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2004
    Messages:
    28,601
    Location:
    London, UK
    You'll find that different posters want different things. It's not just one guy saying all those things you know. It's almost as if different people have different opinions about how things should be done :wow:
     
  5. Ziggy Stardust

    Ziggy Stardust New Englander

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2005
    Messages:
    24,103
    Location:
    High above the ice
    Where are my socks you bastards!
     
  6. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2001
    Messages:
    42,975
    Location:
    Chicago Sunroofing
    Once you hit less posts per days than moderators, you can consider some layoffs.
     
  7. Agent327

    Agent327 Observer

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2006
    Messages:
    16,080
    Location:
    In orbit
    :rotfl:

    Oops! I´m in the Debating Chamber... :shifty:
     
  8. Leoreth

    Leoreth 心の怪盗団 Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Messages:
    33,055
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Leblanc
    Nobody's saying that. People are providing examples why scattering the community doesn't work. You either don't get what people are talking about, or deliberately don't engage their points for whatever reason.
     
  9. Arwon

    Arwon

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2006
    Messages:
    17,399
    Location:
    Canberra
    Just letting you know that "Debating Chamber" is a terrible name, guys. Particularly if you've got things like the español 101 thread here.

    What is latin for serious business? NEGOTIUM GRAVIS or something?
     
  10. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    32,610
    Location:
    Moscow
    You know, in addition to what Mise said - I don't think that all of these are problems - I didn't blame "mods" for World History being dead. But if this reorg killed off OT - which, if it weren't a joke, it would be, and is - then that would be something to blame mods for.
     
  11. Agent327

    Agent327 Observer

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2006
    Messages:
    16,080
    Location:
    In orbit
    All the 101 threads could have gone into Arts and Literature, but it it got named Arts and Entertainment, thereby killing the original idea behind it... :mischief:
     
  12. Skwink

    Skwink FRIIIIIIIIIITZ

    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Messages:
    5,647
    Mods, why is the old OT still there?
     
  13. Quintillus

    Quintillus Archiving Civ3 Content Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Messages:
    6,249
    Location:
    Columbus
    Interesting to see. I'm glad it's being tried out. Although I can't say I'm a fan of the name "The Debating Chamber".

    I also like that this was announced within a day of April 1st. :goodjob:
     
  14. kiwitt

    kiwitt Road to War Modder

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2006
    Messages:
    5,548
    Location:
    Auckland, NZ (GMT+12)
    We have a similar concept on www.gpforums.co.nz - Open Discussion (free-wheeling) and Current Events, Politics and Philosophy (and Religion) (Serious discussion). Generally the debates have to be well thought out arguments in the CEPP forum
     
  15. metatron

    metatron unperson

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2002
    Messages:
    3,754
    This.

    There is actually stuff to be said in favor of the general concept of having a more loosely and a more tighly moderated OT running alongside. But the way this is being done is beyond reckless and incompetent.

    Please get those 58k thread unlocked and to a living forum (or the other way round).
    Just do that. Now.

    Not that there isn't other stuff wrong with this.
    If i'd care i would read into what nonsense you were thinking with the postcount nonsense. Just enable or diable it for the entire colloseum. I don't care.
    But decreeing that some OT posts are worth a pc+1 while others aren't... yeah, that will turn out to be great.

    Edit:
    The nonsense about the nonsense. Yeah...that wasn't eloquent. *sigh*
    But i wanted to do long posts with lots of graphs and not deal with this anyway. Oh, but i can't cause everything is locked and i would have to pm a mod and before i'd do that i'd like to proofread stuff i wrote before. which i can't cause it's locked.
    And all this is really annoying... *sigh*
     
  16. Leoreth

    Leoreth 心の怪盗団 Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Messages:
    33,055
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Leblanc
    Why does it have to be Latin? It just sounds pretentious and is not very descriptive unless you're able to translate it. Why not simply call this forum "Serious Business"?

    By the way, the German civ boards on civforum.de have a split similar to this, and the forums are called "Civilized [matters]" and "Discussion Corner".

    Agree. Enable postcount again and merge it with the Tavern.
     
  17. Algeroth

    Algeroth 8 and 1/2

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,466
    Location:
    Прага
    This.
     
  18. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Messages:
    45,355
    Location:
    US of A


    Yes, I was thinking about this last night after having to report a thread of mine to get it bumped, moved, and reopened. It makes no sense to have all the old OT threads locked. What I think should be done instead is to merge the OT light with the old OT and everything open as it was before. Then when an older thread is bumped, it can be moved or locked manually as necessary. As it stand right now, if someone has something of substance to add to an older thread, it's too much of a hassle and a lot of good posts won't get made. The random useless thread bump can be handled better by locking after the fact than preemptively.
     
  19. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    13,582
    Location:
    where mise
    Erasing or hiding OT and losing all our threads would cause armed rebellion. There'd be pitchforks and torches. Likewise if they were moved to a PC-free forum.

    Easy way to deal with OT #18:

     
  20. Serutan

    Serutan Eatibus Anythingibus

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2002
    Messages:
    5,350
    Location:
    Baja Arizona
    At least it isn't in a dead language any more.
     

Share This Page