I'd like this thread to be about our ideas for making the forum a better, more inviting place for koa-ers everywhere. Ely's quote below, I think, contains a lot of good ideas that we could easily adopt here - what do you think ?
I'd encourage a cross-section of views on this subject...after all it is our forum and we make it what it is....
Thowra wrote:Now these forums used to be a happy bubbly place, full of life, opinions, debates, friends, ennemies, arguments and fun. These days, it's like ghost forums... you could hear a pin drop most days!
What happened to Pedro, and to Manix, why do the greats post less (Alkis, Durban, Spyros, Toasty, Rob etc) when was the last time we heard from Rodolfo? Why is it that the enthusiasm generated by the last WC was so easily killed and that this place has become but a mere shadow of it's former self? Have people insulted each other beyond hope? How did everything fragment? What happened to the pages and pages of heartful debates?
gdh82 wrote:It seems that disagreement quickly degenerate into something worse and I think the recent thread about italian football violence is a case in point. As you say, forums should be about different points of view - if we all looked at things the same way, there'd be no reason to have a forum! (Unless you have threads and thread of "what the above said"!!!!)
Ultimately, I guess, any forum is only as good as its members
Menace wrote:JamesHBeard wrote:Hey, I've got an idea.. why don't you try posting some new threads and new topics, maybe discuss some things you find interesting..
The only thing that annoys me here is the way that discussions go off-topic really fast, with lots of 'what he said' comments etc. - or topic titles that are misleading or just obscure (but that goes for most forums).. Not very constructive I'm afraid..
gdh82 wrote:At the risk of sounding a right killjoy, Menace is right !
I'm not against having a laugh on this forum of course (be dull without it) but how many posts to this thread are actually concerning Claire's point that the forum is slowing dying ?
Do these posts add to the debate or belittle it, do they encourage futher debate or limit it ?
PS Only constructive posters need reply!!!
Ely wrote:For a forum based on a Football game I'm really surprised by the lack of talk about stuff like the Premiership, League Cup/FA Cup, Champions League and back in the previous year the World Cup.
I also think there's too many 'in jokes' as well, Beckite's Jacket for instance (jeez those are tiring). It's all a bit cliquey, but then it will be with such low numbers of regular posters I guess.
Oh and I hate RTS games so that's me out of 100% of those discussions
As for the threads going off topic easily, that's the same for a lot of forums and unless you have strong willed posters who'll try to bring the topic back on track (like Garry in this one) you'll always get that.
One thing I have seen work on other forums is threads decidated to specific things. So on here for instance Claire can have a Thread called 'Really Bad Jokes' and all of them can live in one thread rather having multiple ones.
On the main forum I post on these days we have huge threads for stuff like;Pictures I've Taken, Girls I fancy, all Xbox 360 Talk, all PS3 Talk, a Junk URL thread (where you post interesting URLs for News Stories or Funny Videos or whatever) and all Football Talk etc. etc.
But that model only works as long as people are aware these type of threads exists which is hard unless you post all the time.