:lol... fine with me as long as you increase the size of my PM box. I've got enough "junk" in there already... excuse the somewhat distant pun.Note to self... rename the Junkyard to "Really Exciting Classifieds" and have all hate PMs automatically routed to Mr. No Stripes. :lol
I know this wasn't directed at me, but I can give you my reasoning.Can you explain why you think a few specific subforums for the most popular franchises is a bad idea.
This would be the same "problem" with creating franchise specific subforums. They will not get the exposure the main forum provides and all one needs to do is see how most people use the site to see that they don't visit all the forums, usually just one or two, sometimes three.People aren't responding because you have to post it in the main prop forum to get any kind of exposure. Very few even bother to come into this section either.
When posters realize their post isn't getting the exposure they think it deserves they will begin posting in the main forum instead of the appropriate subforum. We have this problem already with a few members but would very likely see the problem increase exponentially if we added subforums. This would create a nightmare for the staff, constantly moving threads and then having to debate irate members about why their thread was moved to a less busy forum.Using prefixes doesn't help because as simple as they are to use, most people still won't end up using them and we'll just end up with a prop forum littered with prefixed thread titles.
I would say the main prop forum is active enought that if you post a thread at noon, by the end of the night has made it to page 3.Discussion forum based sites live and die by activity or the lack thereof. Right now, this site is relatively active, but the truth is, it isn't as active as one might think.
That is an immense amount of posts and would have a significant effect on how far and how fast any particular thread would drop depending on whether or not people continue to post in it.As a reference point, the Replica Prop forum (the forum, not the whole site) is currently getting between 250-350 posts per day.
I disagree, and I'll explain why.Lets say we take your suggestion and break up the Replica Prop forum and add in just ONE subforum. Let's consider adding in a Star Wars subforum to the Replica Prop forum.
What would we gain?
We would gain your ability to not be "bothered" by threads about other franchises that do not interest you.
and... that is about it.
I have to disagree with that as well.What is lost?
This would be the same "problem" with creating franchise specific subforums. They will not get the exposure the main forum provides and all one needs to do is see how most people use the site to see that they don't visit all the forums, usually just one or two, sometimes three.
I don't think you give people enough credit. I don't think you would have a problem with people posting SW threads in the main prop forum. There would be no need.This would create a nightmare for the staff, constantly moving threads and then having to debate irate members about why their thread was moved to a less busy forum.
Based on how quickly threads fall now, I'd say we've been there for awhile. And with the increase of new registrations, the worse the problem is going to get.Am I saying we will NEVER consider subforums? Not at all. I could forsee a time when the site IS active enough to warrant a breakout but we would have to be much more active than we are now.
Since the creation of the paper props sub-forum... I've barely checked it out.
I think you nailed it there birdie.I'm not too lazy to scroll past stuff that doesn't interest me.