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Those jerks. And the worst thing is that you cannot skip straight to the last read comment. That is really troublesome.
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At least we're not getting owned as much as back then by grammar-Nazis. Grammar-Nazis that turned likely to wannabe forum mods.
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Darkphoenix3450 was the only user who had the balls enough to post anything (backed by citations/references/annoying_wisdom/annoying and unproven experiences) regardless the grammar. He'll be like, "you're or your, fuck that. I ain't petty. Eat real knowledge."
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Well, I wish I knew how many threads I made and how many post are on it. If that means anything to you.




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Honestly you summed up everything for me, better than I ever could. Spend most of my time lurking the forums, other than anime.


I agree with this.
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I agree, hope they'll look at this thread and try to make some changes.
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Mukurowl wrote:

I agree, hope they'll look at this thread and try to make some changes.

Hmm. To be honest, the only things I can think of that I'd like them to improve would be the guestbook character limit, the review system and the post-karma system which as far as I'm concerned is broken.

Otherwise I think the issues with our community come from us.
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I'm not super active on the forums, but I have to agree with the OP on a lot of his pros and cons. For me the biggest pro is that people here understand that anime is a diverse medium, not just magic schoolgirls and hello kitty. Unfortunately, that doesn't always mean the majority of people are willing to discuss anything beyond the show du jour. There seems to be a pretty heavy emphasis on trying to illicit cheap laughs by tacking your own spin to whatever currently circulating memes there are. But at least it's mostly friendly.

I wish there was a place to discuss things like the prevalence of debt as a theme in shows like Kaiji and [C] Control. I also like discussions that open me to new ideas that I might not have even been aware of, whether it be regarding a particular show or fandom at large. I even like learning about the industry side of anime. But I feel like you would need to create a group with especially selective membership in order to consistently generate such discussion. Hmmmm, maybe I'll start one? Not sure who would want to be in a group with just me though? haha
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Worst things are people trying to make outrageous topics in the forums just for the sake of controversy, instead of creating a topic to actually learn or debate something in an honest constructive way.

Best things are the people who genuinely care and build a rapport with other members.
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Hard to have an in depth conversation with friends?

can't you just send a message?

I agree with pretty much everything else you mentioned.
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CalifCat wrote:

Worst things are people trying to make outrageous topics in the forums just for the sake of controversy, instead of creating a topic to actually learn or debate something in an honest constructive way.

Best things are the people who genuinely care and build a rapport with other members.

For the first part, yeah it can be fun for all of half a minute to participate in those ones, hence why people just come to make one post replying to OP and then have no reason to return, which is kind of sad.


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Hard to have an in depth conversation with friends?

can't you just send a message?

I agree with pretty much everything else you mentioned.

Yeah, you can, though I generally prefer approaching people by guestbook systems than via PM's, which feel unnecessarily secretive, cumbersome and formal rather than open, spontaneous and relaxed. Without wanting to sound like a stalker, I also often like reading other people's discussions if they're things I can learn from or are otherwise interesting/funny, and I don't think I'm the only one.

Otherwise I could just flip the question: why would we have guestbooks at all if not to use them rather than PM's?
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Posted 6/4/14 , edited 6/4/14

WitlessMean wrote:

Hard to have an in depth conversation with friends?

can't you just send a message?

I agree with pretty much everything else you mentioned.



Yeah, you can, though I generally prefer approaching people by guestbook systems than via PM's, which feel unnecessarily secretive, cumbersome and formal rather than open, spontaneous and relaxed. Without wanting to sound like a stalker, I also often like reading other people's discussions if they're things I can learn from or are otherwise interesting/funny, and I don't think I'm the only one.

Otherwise I could just flip the question: why would we have guestbooks at all if not to use them rather than PM's?


Don't worry man, you're not a stalker. I find myself doing the same sometimes. Your intent is not to gain close and personal information on someone, you're just interested in seeking knowledge and good conversation. Would you be a stalker for sitting in on a lecture for a class you didn't belong to?

My one qualm with the guestbook system is that the notification system is lacking. I don't always get a notification, and when I do, it's only after I happen to travel to another part of the website sometime after the message has been received. I find that the delayed response times associated with this issue hamper any kind of lengthy discussion. Instant messaging clients are my preferred mode of online communication (Get on it Crunchyroll!). But I admit, part of the problem is myself being technologically disinclined.

PS: Apparently I suck at quoting people too!
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Fair points. I'm okay with notifications not being truly instant but I think what you've argued shows that the current guestbook system is sort of a "worst of both worlds" get-up. It's not as fast as it could be and it's definitely not flexible or adaptable to serious conversations. We can't even edit them or enable them for non-friends last I knew, lol.
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Fair points. I'm okay with notifications not being truly instant but I think what you've argued shows that the current guestbook system is sort of a "worst of both worlds" get-up. It's not as fast as it could be and it's definitely not flexible or adaptable to serious conversations. We can't even edit them or enable them for non-friends last I knew, lol.


Correct. I believe anyone can SEE a guestbook, but you have to be "buddies" to post to one.

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You could start a deep topic yourself and have all the deep conversation you want... Whether other people want to be deep with you is another question

I don't see the lack of drama as a negative at all. There are way too many places on the internet where people constantly fling poo at each other (e.g. pretty much everywhere else you look) so a break from THAT is always welcomed.
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nanikore2 wrote:

You could start a deep topic yourself and have all the deep conversation you want... Whether other people want to be deep with you is another question

lol, alright I may sound like an elitist cunt but it had to be said.

I don't see the lack of drama as a negative at all. There are way too many places on the internet where people constantly fling poo at each other (e.g. pretty much everywhere else you look) so a break from THAT is always welcomed.

I think we're talking about different types of drama. I'm not talking about xbox vs ps fanboy wars on Youtube, but more about events and processes within the community itself, resulting in a kind of history being possible. This is just about impossible though, because CR forum is attached to a business, and things here will always be run in a very streamlined and authoritarian way from what I've gathered, which is perfectly understandable.
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