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#21 nathanchow

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 12:07 AM

What about the current state of the main forum bothers you?

http://www.thecomato...howtopic=102660
http://www.thecomato...howtopic=102257
http://www.thecomato...howtopic=102273
http://www.thecomato...showtopic=99802
http://www.thecomato...howtopic=102651
http://www.thecomato...howtopic=102592
http://www.thecomato...howtopic=102544
http://www.thecomato...howtopic=102337
http://www.thecomato...showtopic=99904

(at the time of this posting)
9 of the top 10 threads in the main forum have no news in them, that's what bothers me.
i understand people want to talk about TMV. but i only really go to the main forum for news.
i know that i'm asking for a change, but i think it would make a huge difference to the members that only care about new news.

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 12:42 AM

It would certainly make it easier for a direct to navigation, news portion of the site. But I also see the counter point of already having a TMV section and thats for everything. Hmm, this is a good point, but needs further investigating on my part. Kudos for the idea though.

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 04:29 AM

Well, it would be in the Mars Volta section, but it would have a subforum. Other areas of the board have subforums, and those have been helpful to collecting a bunch of a certain type of thread together. This would be equally as helpful for putting together all of the straight news threads into one section, and everything else into another. That way, people who just want to look for/discuss news don't have to look for those threads on the main page.

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 05:21 AM

What about the current state of the main forum bothers you?

http://www.thecomato...howtopic=102660
http://www.thecomato...howtopic=102257
http://www.thecomato...howtopic=102273
http://www.thecomato...showtopic=99802
http://www.thecomato...howtopic=102651
http://www.thecomato...howtopic=102592
http://www.thecomato...howtopic=102544
http://www.thecomato...howtopic=102337
http://www.thecomato...showtopic=99904

(at the time of this posting)
9 of the top 10 threads in the main forum have no news in them, that's what bothers me.
i understand people want to talk about TMV. but i only really go to the main forum for news.
i know that i'm asking for a change, but i think it would make a huge difference to the members that only care about new news.

Actually, when you put it that way, it makes perfect sense.

Silly me, forgetting what it's like to not be a super-hardcore fan :rolleyes:

Alrighty, go for it, I say!

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 12:26 AM

I fear this separate "news" section will eventually lead to the total annexation of the regular "TMV" forum at the hand of drunkshippers, spammers, trolls, and the like; this would seem to render the traditional "TMV" forum useless and moot. Intuitively, it seems to make more sense to just be FAR stricter (about what is posted, etc) in the main "TMV" forum than create a subsection within it. It almost seems like a recipe for a mess, or at the very least, an invitation for more ridiculous topics within the original section. Although, I suppose provided moderators keep the "news" section up to date, clean, and nonsense free, than all relevant information can be readily available and the idea is worth it. Essentially: I think the idea a bit tedious and foolish, but I am confident in our moderating team and believe wholly that it will work.

I guess it breaks down like this:

Previously:

TMV forum = spam, random intimations and "what ifs", polls, opinions, news, etc, etc, etc

Now:

News Sub-section = News (and perhaps a constant battle to keep it simply that)
TMV Forum = everything else (is this the same as inviting everyone to a "free for all?" No matter your opinion, the TMV forum does not apply to every post, so an additional "news" subsection means two areas to comb and patrol, which means even more moderation work to be done)

Oh well; I did not mean to complain. It will work in the end.

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 12:31 AM

Lets create a forum for discussion for news regarding each individual member while we are at it.

Fucking stupid. Fuck this fucking forum. WTB diana and cybrid

#27 Renz Talk End

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 05:56 AM

Understand that it's going to be basically EXACTLY the same as before. But you won't have to search through "MY FAV SONG" and "LYRIC GAME" or anything like that to find news. The threads will be the same. But the news it going to be easier to find. It's a consolidation. The rules are exactly the same, except news threads go in one place, and all other TMV threads go in another.

It's been up for one day. Can't you just wait it out and see how it works? If it's awful, it will go back to the way that it was. It really isn't a huge deal. I think it just makes things easier.

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 06:28 AM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO SOMETHING IS DIFFERENT AND I DON'T LIKE IT

hahahahahahaha chill out mang. it just means you won't have to trawl through 800 threads about cedric's pants in order to find news relating to tours/releases/interviews

how could that be a bad thing?

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 08:27 AM

too many conservatives on this board

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 12:38 AM

-1 to news subform

Any crappiness of the main forum is not sturctural but due to the general jackassery of several hundred members.

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 01:21 AM

Well now people can bypass the shit and go straight to what they want to see.

I have yet to see any strong argument against having this news subforum, besides James's, but he's for the idea at this point.

Tell me why you don't like the news subforum.

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 01:33 AM

i dunno just seems like a temporary fix, any probs the other forum had will eventually bleed into the new one.

tbh i didn't really think there was a problem, thats just what happens when a band as big as tmv releases a new album and a bunch of folks mozy on over to start threads.

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 01:41 AM

That's not the point of the new forum, though. The new section is just making it easier for people to find interviews and the like. Since there are so much more discussion threads than news threads, it can sometimes be hard to find them on the main page. So by moving them to one place, they're easier to find. Nothing else it changed. Just their location. We didn't make the change to stop crappy threads from being made or anything. Just so that the news threads can be easier to find, because some people don't care about what another person's favorite Mars Volta song is.




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