a forum: just the beginning (more mergers itt)

Discussion in 'Inside Poop - April Fool's Day 2011' started by Swaggersaurus, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. Swaggersaurus

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    the transformation of cong and firebot into af was controversial, but i think we've seen a lot of improvement in socialisation's atmosphere. some of you may remember that when we first started talking about a forum, it was really the first step in something much greater. now that we know the model works, let's keep up the good work

    next on the cards for project amorphous is finding a way to streamline site & projects so that we can lump it in with contributions & corrections. we can simply make pokemon a subforum (potential name?) of competitive and name the whole thing something that won't cause any confusion, mons or something. it is important for our forums to reflect our community accurately; smogon is less and less about pokemon, and 4/5 forums about pokemon is just not right. 1/3 seems a better ratio. i think most people were agreed on this in irc

    obv cricus, smeargle's et al will eventually be roped in under af

    discussion here please; i know there were some minor objections to certain aspects of this plan and i'd like us to smooth those out and silence them before we head any further

    name suggestions are also welcome. i've talked to doug on the sly -- we can wrangle you mods if the name is particularly good, same with af
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    "another forum"
  3. monkfish

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    perhaps we could utilise the tagging system a bit more - maybe even double-tagging? for example, all threads concerning pokemon in any way would simply have the "pokemon" tag. this would dispense with the need for the kind of rigid structure we are trying to escape from.
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    this is a great idea monkfish, i don't know why i hadn't thought of something that innovative. a real space saver

    good call darkie, i think

    a forum
    - a sub forum

    another forum
    - another subforum

    would be a good model to head for atm, obv later swallowing up the two subforums under their respective parents and hopefully(!) finally a merger of the two final forums as "the forum"

    anyone else want to weigh in? i know everyone is up in arms about the adblock scandal but we have to plan for the future too
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    just a thought: while we're in the process of shuffling the forums around i think it would be a better idea to have a more consistent naming system. at the moment forum names are all over the place - in keeping with the current socialization overhaul, i propose a rebranding of all forum names. C&C will become B Forum, Inside Scoop renamed to C Forum etc.
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    alright, doug and i have been tooling around in the development environment and we have some mock-ups, with a progression for what we plan in the future for you guys to check out, please weigh in if you like what you see

    step 1

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    step 2

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    step 3

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    we discussed whether users would get suspicious about the leap from a forum to c forum with no b forum but lol, these guys actually play pokemon, i don't think we have anything to worry about
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    In full support, the forum is just so messy! Anyway, just name c forum "b forum" and vice-versa
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    smeargle's studio will obviously be "d forum"

    because d is for drawing :toast:
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    Proposing that you also get the admins to change the moderation team to "a moderator", "another moderator" etc.
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    this is actually an incredible idea
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    that sounds good bk, think you can come out of retirement to pull a few strings?
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    I think we should removed all of this forum clutter in the first place and just use prefixes.
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    ive been trying to push that agenda, heysup, but these stuffy beaurocrats are clinging to their outdated 'forum' system. ive just about had enough if im honest.
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    I've been on other message boards like that, monkfish. Of course, those were so forward-thinking that they let every user be a moderator, giving them the ability to edit anything and everything, creating a complete utopian internet anarchy. I don't think Smogon is quite ready for THAT yet.
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    I think it would be more topical if it were "/b forum", not "b forum".

    And C&C Forum chould be shortened to C Forum. The extra c is unnecessary and ampersands are so 19th century,

    Maybe out social forum could be t forum.

    Or does everyone prefer coffee?
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    deck knight i appreciate your attempts at witticisms but these little references are going to make things less uniform, not more so

    also could you please feature more docile pokemon in your signature. we don't want users seeing those fiery mons and getting all worked up; it makes them harder to manage
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    can we extend this to some of our usernames

    so like a few key community members change their names to

    a user
    another user
    yet another user
    not just any user, an m&s user
    heroin user
    a loser
    a boozer

    i have the last one reserved for phil
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    a boozer in moderation
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    step 1: wifi swept under the carpet

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