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Posted 3/8/16 , edited 3/8/16
Why does the "General Discussion" forums exist, when there's a perfectly good "Chit Chat" forum? Personally, I've never used the Chit Chat forum, because I know that most of the Chit Chatting is happening here in General Discussion.

I think the two forums should be merged into one. This way my threads won't have to be moved to Chit Chat every time I start one (I'm starting to take this personally, I did a thread about anime movie I bought, and the stuff I got with it in the mail, and it got moved to Chit Chat. but that's off topic).

The topic is with such a wide variety of topics and discussions, including topics such as "What was the last thing you bought", "You wake up and found your avatar in bed with you", "Pictures of delicious food thread", "Would you move if Trump becomes president", etc, how in heck does one decide that a thread about weather or not to eat a chocolate coin that came in the mail with an anime movie would be SO DIFFERENT, that it didn't belong in the "General Discussion forums?"

Look at the discussions I found in Chit Chat: ( http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-935285/replace-one-word-in-an-animes-title-with-bacon ), ( http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-904013/what-made-you-decide-on-your-username ), ( http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-900983/how-much-does-lighting-matter-to-you ), ( http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-936501/your-avatar-wants-to-make-love-to-you?pg=1 ). There are tons of similar topics like this one in General Chat... So, why did these somehow get singled out for not belonging in General Chat and instead wound up in Chit Chat?

Here were some of the other discussions in Chit Chat: ( http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-912503/new-anime-skype-group ), ( http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-922869/xbox-live-gametags ), ( http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-3/introductions ), ( http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-942895/anyone-wanna-do-a-dangan-ronpa-roleplay-thing ) Notice, that that last one got moved from Anime to Chit Chat because it was about "meeting with RP'ers to do RP'ing stuff, which means it's not a General Discussion type topic.

My thread obviously doesn't belong in that mix of conversations. It's about freebies that came with an anime movie and whether I should eat the chocolate coin or not... Woops! I got off topic again. The topic is whether General discussion and Chit Chat should be merged, because, the first bunch of topics are "General Discussion" in nature... The second bunch of topics are more like "I want to meet someone who visits CR" in nature.

If a topic was about whether or not to eat something, and the tread got moved to Chit Chat, then why is this thread ( http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-913723/the-cooking-cooked-meals-photography ) still in general? If a topic is about relationships, why is this thread ( http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-942987/so-people-are-getting-mad-at-me-for-deleting-my-facebook-account ) in General and not in Chit Chat? If it's about personal tastes and what kinds of people you like, why is this thread ( http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-942859/what-type-are-youwhat-type-do-you-prefer ) in General and not in Chit Chat?

The answer is obvious! It's because it's a subjective matter of opinion. That's why. General Discussion and Chit Chat need to be merged. Also, discussions about wanting to meet people who visit on CR should go to a new forum thread called "Personal Connections forums."

Let me know what you think. Seriously. Are the standards for determining what gets moved too arbitrary, and unevenly applied? Or can you see the logic, where I have failed to see it?
Posted 3/8/16
Blame the mods, they always move them to places no one goes to :'(
Posted 3/8/16 , edited 3/8/16
I think you're taking this a bit serious



also this thread belongs in "suggestions/feedback" rofl
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Posted 3/8/16 , edited 3/8/16

DeadlyOats wrote:

Why does the "General Discussion" forums exist, when there's a perfectly good "Chit Chat" forum? Personally, I've never used the Chit Chat forum, because I know that most of the Chit Chatting is happening here in General Discussion.


Chit Chat was especially created as a place for more personal threads--which used to get closed outright. It isn't just for threads about meeting other people but if people want to just share something personal. Yes there are a lot of frivolous threads in General Discussion, and yes to some extent many threads are "personal" in that that they consist of people sharing personal opinions or experiences, so it ends up at mod discretion. Basically if your thread looks like it's primarily sharing something personal -- like the cool thing one acquired recently, then it's Chit Chat because it's more focused on your cool thing.

Right now if a thread is started that clearly invites others to share similar things, then it's okay in General Discussion.

So, "Hey here's this cool thing that I got. Isn't it cool! I was so excited about it!" goes in Chit Chat

But, "I've received some cool things lately and I bet you have too. Here's a thread for sharing cool things we bought recently. What have you bought lately that you want to show off. To get things started, take a look at this amazing chocolate coin I got free!!" would be more the sort of thing that's okay in General Discussion.

I agree that some of those threads are pretty chit-chatty too, but folks are accustomed to having them in General Discussion and they lend some balance against what can be some serious and argumentative threads. Mostly though, we don't want to be overly prescriptive or make the forums too difficult to use. The answer to "Is it a personal thread" ends up being the deciding factor in some cases.

Also, sometimes something stays where it doesn't really belong because mods don't notice it and no one reports it.

Thing that somewhat justifies keeping that Facebook thread in General Discussion is the "PS has this ever happen to anybody else too?"
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Posted 3/8/16
They need to restore the extended discussion forum
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Posted 3/8/16 , edited 3/8/16

stars201 wrote:

Blame the mods, they always move them to places no one goes to :'(


To be fair, a lot of what gets moved to "places no one goes to" is stuff that we used to have no place for at all, and the threads would therefore have just been closed in the past.
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Posted 3/8/16
i once went to the chit chat forum

takes a lot of effort

CR front page is a lot less work
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It's like Chit Chat is the place where threads are sent to die. The population there is pretty damn low. If you wanna talk anime, the anime forum is bustling. If you wanna talk games, the Gaming forum is kicking. Wanna talk manga? The manga place is where it's at. You wanna talk about stuff in general, General forum is where to be. However, the Chit Chat forum, now Chit Chat forum is like a ghost town. Threads there die slow deaths and are forgotten, even by their original posters....

By the way, I've decided to eat the chococoin tomorrow. Now, I'm drinking beer.
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