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one month in - opinions on the forum split

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by holy king, May 3, 2012.

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do you like the forum split?

  1. yes

    35.0%
  2. no

    65.0%
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  1. Kraznaya

    Kraznaya Princeps

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    most important part of the change, and why it's bad
     
  2. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Overall all, I like it it, though making Tavern-level moderation the default with the Red Diamond Option available in one easy forum would be better.

    Two small issues:

    1. A thread that was started in the Tavern and duplicated in the Chamber was locked in the Tavern and is still thriving in the Chamber. I do not think that is a good move in general and hopefully we won't see that as a pattern.

    2. Just as some of us get tempted to post Tavernistic posts in the Chamber, there seems to have been a couple of instances of mods getting tempted into Chambermaiding the Tavern.
     
  3. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    The poll needs a "meh" option...

    Since the split, I have added the Chamber to my daily email updates. I haven't bothered with the Tavern, since there isn't much there that interests me.
     
  4. holy king

    holy king Chieftain

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    so if you dont have to go through what doesnt interest you anymore, why is it just meh?
     
  5. rugbyLEAGUEfan

    rugbyLEAGUEfan Chieftain

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    Doublethink has kicked in . OT never existed
     
  6. Akka

    Akka Moody old mage.

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    I find it rather pointless.
     
  7. Algeroth

    Algeroth 8 and 1/2

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    Pointless. Slightly annoing. And the quantity of good posts gone down, IMO.
     
  8. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    The apparent decline in overall participation is the worst part.
     
  9. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    I didn't say that none of it interests me. Just not enough of it to bother subscribing to yet another forum and having to deal with yet another set of email notifications that pile up if I don't have time to get to it on a daily basis.
     
  10. kramerfan86

    kramerfan86 Chieftain

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    Dislike it, find myself coming here a bit less because the overall activity seems down. As others have mentioned keeping the original OT with tavern moderation in general with chamber moderation in red diamond threads would have been an infinitely better idea. Unfortunately from an activity standpoint I think the damage is done and cant be undone at this point.
     
  11. MjM

    MjM Chieftain

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  12. Ziggy Stardust

    Ziggy Stardust New Englander

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    I still can't tell the difference between them, and I never take the divide into account when posting.

    To me it just added a nuisance. Still waiting for the promises of condensing the other niche forums into something more .... condensed.
     
  13. Verarde

    Verarde Pondering Wearing A Hat

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    I really don't mind. It seems to me though, that the types of threads in The Tavern are still pretty much the same level as The Chamber. Except for the serial threads of course.
     
  14. Terxpahseyton

    Terxpahseyton How much Parmesan to put on your umbrella?

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    It to me seems that the split most of all was supposed to mean a split of moderation style. Which I think is in principle a good idea.
    However, without moderators moderating, this starts to feel superfluous.

    Btw, the poll lacks a "Don't care" option IMO
     
  15. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    I do notice a bit of difference between the two, fwiw.
     
  16. jtb1127

    jtb1127 Chieftain

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    No. The tavern is a spam zone and red diamond land lacks character. I'd prefer a middle ground between the two (what we had).
     
  17. Hygro

    Hygro soundcloud.com/hygro/

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    I like it.

    I wasn't expecting this but a lot of Chamber-worthy topics find themselves in the Tavern, and a little vice versa. It's like red diamond without the silly. Swapping between the two is slightly annoying, but it's not that bad. The strongest saving grace between this split and other forums' splits really is that this forum doesn't define what kind of topic goes in which--just requesting the tenor of discussion.

    Bravo, it worked. Please keep it. But please undo the science/art-as-a-separate-forum nonsense.
     
  18. Princeps

    Princeps More bombs than God

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    this poll needs a 'meh' option
     
  19. Winston Hughes

    Winston Hughes Wrathful Warlock Retired Moderator

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    This.
     
  20. Silurian

    Silurian Warlord

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    Well it is now more than two months since the split.

    The number of threads since 1st April this year is less than last year.

    There are 543 threads in the Chamber and Tavern (excluding the 23 threads with no posts after the 31st)

    Last year there were 624 threads between 1st April and this time on 4th june 2011.

    (note any moved threads etc that take up lines are included in the above figures).

    So OT was 15% more active last year.
     
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