Nice responses, guys. Useful feedback. Thanks. =]
First off, I would like to say that individual thread ideas are perfectly fine. But this thread's purpose is to discuss additional features/sections rather than individual threads. I can support and I agree with leaving more threads in the hands of the players and members (for example, Jutsu thread for talking about those things), but I'm more interested in the core changes to the website rather than those. But, overall, absolutely. I'm definitely down for more member involvement and letting them manage things better.
I'm going to see about finding a hook that will allow members to assign additional members to have editing powers over the original post. Should make it easier.
Suggestion forum changes will need to be discussed with Pana, but I'm overall cool with the idea of considering the amount of people who rated a topic / liked the post. That being said, it's impossible to make it so every suggestion will be looked at in that priority order. It could be a consideration - but not the final consultation. There are other things that are looked at such as how complicated coding the feature would be and what else it would change and effect as a result.
In reference to the PR problems, I see where you're coming from. I'm going to try and use the TNR News section to make more of an open environment on the Forums. When big changes happen I'm going to see about making it as an announcement - both on the Forums, and on the Main Site. =]
For Questions & Comments, I agree. I think it should be more open to discussion. As I mentioned to Basil in my first post, I'm open to changing the name and allowing more open topics and conversations (rather than locking most things). Power to the player, as Gamestop says.
Help me look for names and new section ideas / suggest how the new Forum should look when the areas are made. =]
I also remember back in the day that this was a bit of a cluster. The Jutsu/Bloodline threads were always a bit cluttered.
Separating them (one with the information and facts, and another with the open discussion) would probably be best.
I like the potential for this idea a lot. It would probably be too complicated to code and implement (after thinking about it some more), but I can for sure see the merits of doing this (especially if the Forum Involvement kicks off even more). I would love to hear a more detailed idea behind this idea. =]
For most of the initial feed ideas suggested, I'll admit that I agree with the others. Seems a little too unnecessary for what you can send through (with just that).
I approve most of this with the comments I made earlier.
Voting system for threads has up to 5 stars. We have likes for individual posts, but no dislikes. =]
I had a similar idea for making TNR News Announcements more common. Right now the area hasn't been updated in a while despite there having been many News Posts on the main site. I can see us allowing something similar, like a "Best Topic of the Month" thread of some sort. But that'll be for later, I think. xD
Definitely something to consider.
It already exists, but it's buried deep in other areas. Part of the change / transfer is to get new areas and sections, and listening to what the members have to say about things, so I can support making a feedback thread more open and available.
Hi, I'm Zett and I approve this message (and your tools, which I actually use).
I'm definitely hoping to address this and more. =]
When I get back home I'm going to update the original post with a mini to-do list of a sorts, but try to keep things focused on the forum arrangement / layout rather than individual threads. I'm going to try and have members update and keep them running themselves, so what I want to really zone-in on are the core sections you guys would love to see added or how the forum should be rearranged, etc.