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Fatalysm

Condensing the forums

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This is just throwing it out there and seeing what people think. I dislike clutter and you go back into some forums and on the first page it's down to 2014. I think merge old categories in with others and be done with it. I don't think it's totally needed, but then what is on a forum on the internet, might just look a little nicer.

  • Forum & Site Talk
    • Website & Forum Announcements
    • Website Content Submissions
      • Guides and Rewrites, Database Submissions

      [*]Forum/Website Help & Suggestions

      [*]The 'Scape Lounge

  • Everything Runescape
    • RuneScape Updates & News
    • RuneScape Events
    • "OldSchool" RuneScape 2007 - Help, Questions, Trades & Information
    • General RuneScape Discussion
    • RuneScape Questions
    • RuneScape Suggestions
    • RuneScape Media
    • RuneScape Marketplace
    • Clan Headquarters

  • General
    • General Chat
    • Creative Corner
    • The Debate Room
    • Other Games
    • Technology: Discussion and Help

Creative corner can be graphics, literature whatever.

General chat encompasses polls, surveys, homework etc.

Runescape sub categories slimmed down.

Fun & games removed/merged with scape lounge.

Help/Suggestions merged into one area.

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I'd keep Fun & Games and Scape Lounge separate, I agree with changes to General Chat though.

 

In general I think most of the subforums with a front page of 2 years ago can be condensed.

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I considered condensing fun and games not because of it's content differences but more because there are only two topics with posts from this year and even they date back at least 1 month.

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Merging Polls & Surveys into General Chat seems agreeable. After all, they're virtually identical in terms of content with the exception of the fact that all topics in Polls & Surveys will be polls, but the latter will already be delineated at first glance at the topic. However, I'd say I lean against merging Breaking News with General Chat. The content is quite distinguished from the broadness of "general chat." I suppose its nonexistence would even end up with its content possibly redirected to Entertainment or The Debate Room, for that matter.

 

I suppose merging RuneScape Media into one would work. Two of its subforums are exceedingly dead, and it would be active enough with everything together.

 

I don't know much about the guides section, but I feel like getting rid of the "Guides in Other Languages" section wouldn't be beneficial. I don't think it was ever meant to be very active at any period of time; it just serves as a placeholder for what otherwise wouldn't have much of a home.

 

As for merging Forum & Site Feedback and Forum & Website Help, eh, I feel like those two are too distinct to be lumped together. This does raise the concern that one of them says "site" while the other asymmetrically says "website," however...

 

I don't have much of an opinion on anything else, but I believe such changes as merging the Scape Lounge and Fun n' Games should require some discussion.

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We could consider this but IDK if it will actually change anything.

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We could consider this but IDK if it will actually change anything.

It doesn't change much, just makes it look nicer also might be more appealing to people who come here if they 1 aren't bombarded with forums and 2 those forums are inactive and they run away...Also we'd need an administrator to help.......LILSHU WAKE UP MATE.

 

I'd go as far as to merge general chat with entertainment, IMO.

Done and done sir, oversight on my part sir.

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We could consider this but IDK if it will actually change anything.

It doesn't change much, just makes it look nicer also might be more appealing to people who come here if they 1 aren't bombarded with forums and 2 those forums are inactive and they run away...Also we'd need an administrator to help.......LILSHU WAKE UP MATE.

Oh no no no. I'm not falling for this trap again. I already murdered the role playing folks.

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We could consider this but IDK if it will actually change anything.

It doesn't change much, just makes it look nicer also might be more appealing to people who come here if they 1 aren't bombarded with forums and 2 those forums are inactive and they run away...Also we'd need an administrator to help.......LILSHU WAKE UP MATE.

Oh no no no. I'm not falling for this trap again. I already murdered the role playing folks.

But you have a role to play. This can be your redemption for the destruction you once caused. Liberate the dead *forums*, return a hero.

 

:rofl:

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personally I see no point in changing the board structure

it won't make the place look more active because there aren't even enough active threads to fill one page and it won't help bring new members in either

 

but it won't do any harm either

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Eggh is absolutely right about that. If the change alters nothing, then it is a pointless change to make. In fact, I would say it would make things a tad more messier for those of us that enjoy to go back and browse old topics for memories and nostalgia.

 

Cosmetic alterations will not change the fact that activity is at an overall minimum. I do not think that consolidating all forums under a handful of subsections would be efficient since it would not really address the actual issues. Besides, at this point and numerous attempts, I think it is safe to say that we will not be able to boost activity to any old state. 'tis an inevitable fact that all must come to terms with. :ice:

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RS suggestions and marketplace are obsolete due to runelabs and GE respectively, and not a consequence of lack of forum members.

 

Remove them.

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Runelabs is getting removed.

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Runelabs is getting removed.

 

In general, Jagex rubbishes everything we say, takes everything in the wrong light and treats us like garbage so what were we really expecting out of it?

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