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NEW POLICY ABOUT SHOW ANTICIPATION AND DISCUSSION THREADS
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Posted 10/18/15 , edited 10/18/15
Hmmm after reading some people's comments, I've kind of changed my mind on this issue.

Honestly, we should go the MAL route and actually use the subsections for each anime. Then we can have "episode 1 discussion" and etc. Also, all info, questions, SOURCE MATERIAL DISCUSSION, etc. about an anime can all be sorted in their subsection. It's much more organized.

What's up with the tabs up top for animes that no one even cares about anymore except for Naruto maybe?


This should all be for currently airing shows and there should be some type of filter to separate subsections by season and year.

This way we could just eliminate anticipation and discussion threads in the "general" anime section altogether and just focus discussions in an anime's subsection. This would be the best solution, but the forum part of CR hasn't even been updated since when I joined in in the beginning of 2013.

Where the hell are the forum engineers? I know the mods can't change this because they aren't part of the development team. I feel like mods should bring this issue to the development team.


Nobodyofimportance wrote:

I'm in favor of Loki's index idea.
There are already tabs at the top, why not use them for current shows?
The main difficulty would be overcrowding the area.
Perhaps the list could be organized by year and cour on a separate page linked to by one of those tabs?


Exactly, we should actually make use of those tabs/subsections.
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LoomyTheBrew wrote:

What's up with the tabs up top for animes that no one even cares about anymore except for Naruto maybe?


>implying you aren't constantly lurking the shugo chara and vampire knight sections

Nice try Loomy, you won't fool me.
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Posted 10/18/15

Saemonza wrote:


LoomyTheBrew wrote:

What's up with the tabs up top for animes that no one even cares about anymore except for Naruto maybe?


>implying you aren't constantly lurking the shugo chara and vampire knight sections

Nice try Loomy, you won't fool me.


You caught me red handed!
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Posted 10/18/15 , edited 10/18/15
I don't like this change. And plus I only trust Stark, Kurodenki and on occasion some other people who happen to beat these two to the discussion/anticipation threads for official business. Otherwise I think there would be too many people trying to create discussion threads if we wait for the first episode to air in order to discuss.

I just think it's too much work. I like the way things are now, didn't think there was anything wrong with it. But I'll adapt if I have to.

But yes those tabs at the top need to go somewhere
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Posted 10/18/15 , edited 10/18/15

Swaggercandy wrote:

Otherwise I think there would be too many people trying to create discussion threads if we wait for the first episode to air in order to discuss.
I just think it's too much work. I like the way things are now, didn't think there was anything wrong with it. But I'll adapt if I have to.


Pretty much this.

It would create more hassle and confusion not to mention controversy. This change doesn't help ease the issue at all.

As for the tabs, my opinion is that it can only work for very popular series of well-known franchises. I'm having doubts that most people would ever notice them.

The bottom line is that those who post in discussion threads are mostly regulars. CR still has a much smaller user base compared to MAL despite the community growing these past few years. Back in 2012, the only topics that got attention for discussion were series like SAO and occasionally, sometimes a topic gets some decent discussions. It was even less so in 2011.

Like I mentioned before though, maybe we could give it a try but I'm not supporting the change.
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Posted 10/18/15 , edited 10/18/15

stark700 wrote:

As for the tabs, my opinion is that it can only work for very popular series of well-known franchises. I'm having doubts that most people would ever notice them.

The bottom line is that those who post in discussion threads are mostly regulars. CR still has a much smaller user base compared to MAL despite the community growing these past few years. Back in 2012, the only topics that got attention for discussion were series like SAO and occasionally, sometimes a topic gets some decent discussions.

Like I mentioned before though, maybe we could give it a try but I'm not supporting the change.


But I think it's a change that would work best over time. Regulars will still post in the discussion threads in the subsections and it will be easier for newcomers to find and join on a discussion, even months or years after it's already over.

Here, once a show ends, the discussion gets lost in the flux and people would have to make brand new threads since they aren't going to bother digging or using the terrible search function on CR. In this anime section, it's a huge melting pot.

Anticipation threads are made months in advance and then they get lost for a while until it's getting closer to the release date, and it can be hard to find them and then they get lost after the show ends. It's way harder for new people to go and find anticipation threads or discussion threads if they aren't familiar with the forums here.

That's why focusing on subsections would at least mend this issue and would be more organized.
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I don't know how this is lessening the work the mods have to do.


If people start making threads a day, a few hours early, they have to be deleted, as per the rules.
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I can only agree about the sub-boards once we see results but in my opinion, I don't think it will work in the long run except for very popular series. Quite frankly, the only sub-boards I've ever visited was Naruto and Bleach in the past (not recently though).

The main part is the judgement that doesn't make this new system flexible. Anticipation topics were fine honestly as long as the OP kept in pace with news. It also gives a nice insight for newcomers to discuss anticipating content such as staff, cast, visuals, PV, etc. Spoilerish topics can be labeled with spoilers appropriately and to be honest, it would also carry over to a regular discussion topic in the long run. (Ex. SnK, Fate, etc)

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Posted 10/18/15
Let stark continue what he was doing us user like to see what's coming and talk about it amongst us fans.
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Posted 10/18/15
I find it kinda pointless, unless they change the forum categories, because all that will happen is that we now have two threads instead of one. But that would require an overhaul of the forums.

I like the setup of the 5-6 Miniature Wargaming forums that I use.

1. Destroy General Discussions, rename it Off-topic, put it at the bottom of the forum categories(index) page.

2. Split the Anime Forum into 3 Parts:
a) Anime News and Rumors - Upcoming Series Threads / Season 2+ Discussion / Future Season Anime List Threads (Winter 2016, etc)
b) Anime Simulcast Discussions (Episode Discussions) - Simulcast (Episode) Discussion / Rankings / Current Season Anime List Thread
c) Anime General Discussion - Random Anime Discussion / Anime Industry / Past Series / Tourneys

i.e. At the end of Fall 2015 Season, all of the Fall 2015 anime get moved from the Anime Simulcast Forum to Anime General Forum.

But tis merely a dream, with the few amount of CR forum users.
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Posted 10/19/15 , edited 10/19/15
I do the Greenlight anime and dont have a problem with the viith First Show Page that is created !

Why not have a Future Show Discuusion Page !! You have a person take care of it ! On the Greellight I post The Shows and the page # for infro / updates ! So they could do the same ! Then somebody could transfer the links when the Shows are close to being aired !

I know Stark ( Seasonal Threads ) and myself (Greenlight threads) it is constant work Being Accurate updates etc ! It takes a lot of time and people dont know what goes into them .

You get VA's Visuals PV's so why redo it all over again ??

If you search for a show and dont type the Show correctly you come up with nothing / then if you create something you get flagged !

I have more of an issue when there is a show thread already and people create a new thread on something about the show when it just should be in the original show discussion !
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Posted 10/19/15

FLjerry2011 wrote:

Why not have a Future Show Discuusion Page !! You have a person take care of it !


I'm not sure I understand this. Can you explain more?
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stark700 wrote:


FLjerry2011 wrote:

Why not have a Future Show Discuusion Page !! You have a person take care of it !


I'm not sure I understand this. Can you explain more?


There vwould be one person to set up the First page !

Like this maybe

FUTURE SHOW DISCUSSION

ShowName PAGE #

As people create a Show PAGE the person in charge would add the bame and the page it was posted on

The person could put it alpha or when posted ! I just thought it would keep better track then when the season antipaction is created somebody could move them or whatever ! It was just an additional thought and I am real tired right now so not so with it !

Then the Antipaction Thread just gets moved to discussion !

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I am not against the idea of changing how series discussion threads are done, for the simple fact that there are plenty of flaws with them as it is already.


Source material readers seem to forget what the spoiler tags are for, and that the topics for the anime aren't the place to hold discussions for source material when there are forums dedicated to that.


Then there are users who aren't subscribers who are behind on what is currently airing, which keeps them out of discussion threads due to spoilers.


I like the idea (think it was Loki) who suggested Discussion threads for each episode of a series. That way even if there are spoilers they can be kept to that specific thread and not the entire discussion, and users who aren't subscribers can join in after they have watched the episode for the corresponding thread.




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Posted 10/19/15 , edited 10/19/15

stark700 wrote:

I can only agree about the sub-boards once we see results but in my opinion, I don't think it will work in the long run except for very popular series. Quite frankly, the only sub-boards I've ever visited was Naruto and Bleach in the past (not recently though).

The main part is the judgement that doesn't make this new system flexible. Anticipation topics were fine honestly as long as the OP kept in pace with news. It also gives a nice insight for newcomers to discuss anticipating content such as staff, cast, visuals, PV, etc. Spoilerish topics can be labeled with spoilers appropriately and to be honest, it would also carry over to a regular discussion topic in the long run. (Ex. SnK, Fate, etc)



It works fine on MAL, I don't know why it wouldn't work here either if mods enforced it. I think it's worth a try. In general, the anime forum needs to be revamped.

I agree with your second paragraph though. The old system worked well enough.


CKD-Anime wrote:


2. Split the Anime Forum into 3 Parts:
a) Anime News and Rumors - Upcoming Series Threads / Season 2+ Discussion / Future Season Anime List Threads (Winter 2016, etc)
b) Anime Simulcast Discussions (Episode Discussions) - Simulcast (Episode) Discussion / Rankings / Current Season Anime List Thread
c) Anime General Discussion - Random Anime Discussion / Anime Industry / Past Series / Tourneys


I think something like this would work great too. Though that would require the mods to me more on it so they can move "Future Season Anime List Threads" and Season 2+ discussions into the b section when the time is right and then every simulcast thread would have to be moved into the c section. That could be a hassle for them because they would constantly have to do this. We need more mods.

This is why I like subsections because it keeps everything all in one place for a show and you don't have to worry about moving stuff all the time.
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