relaxed? i think it should be more discriminating. like all these "ZOMG THIS IS TERRIBLE!!!1 DEAD BABIES RAPED AND PUPPIES STOMPED!!11" rabble threads with no room for debate so everyone can say "my heart goes out to..." and "i will pray for..." etc. those imo belong in the OTF.'
now lets make love
"Sell crazy someplace else. We're all stocked up here."
This thread popped into my head cause I had no idea if I should post a new thread in the GDF or OTF...so Ill post while Im here..
I think that's why it failed, you already had an OTF that everyone was used to, so they really had no reason to move to the newer OTF forum. Also, cleaning up the OTF is a task not worth wasting time on.
I disagree with this statement. There are many threads that should go to the OTF, purely because they dont belong in any other forum but get lost under the rubbish. Example:
Made in the GDF, it would be lost under all the thought provoking, discussion/debating threads. Moved to OTF, it would get lost under all the nonsense threads. The topic is still legit but it gets pulled under the 'forum toilet' label people like to use for some reason. Despite the amount of shit in there, not all threads are shit. 'Pet's Health' is obviously not as useless as 'Do you wank with your left or right hand?'.
Also, side note, a few useless threads get moved into the OTF as if its a bin.
Duplicate threads like these (not specifically these ones) made in the GDF:
Instead of being merged and kept in the GDF, they get tossed over to the OTF....why? They arent going to generate any more discussion, they're as much a waste of space in the OTF as the GDF, so merge and keep in the right forum or close them.
In response to this, I dont think a new Junk forum should be made. Instead, I think a new 'Legit Thread' forum should be made (but with a snazzier name )
The OTF can stay as the OTF with all the nonsense threads, but rename it to something like an officalSocial Forum (seeing as thats basically what it is now), so it clearly indicates what the threads will be. All those 'on topic yet still off topic' threads like 'Last Time You Had Sex' or 'Rate the Sig' threads can stay in the Social Forum, while the 'on topic yet not quite GDF/OTF worthy' threads like 'Pet's Health' etc can be made into the newer forum. It would be much easier to keep clean than trying to sort out the OTF in its current state.
The OTFers are happy cause their forum hasnt been renovated, the GDFers are happy cause all those 'non debate worthy but still legit' threads finally have a place to go, and the people complaining about having nowhere to post their relevant threads can post without worrying about it getting buried.
How about warn all the people in the "Off Topic Forum" that anything completely relevant and without an idea should go to the "Social Forum" and punish anyone who does the opposite the same way you would if you post a pokemon thread in the Star Wars forum. You just need to regulate the rules, and soon people would get used to it and use the forums correctly. It would only recquire for a new collection of moderators for both forums in order to regulate the rules there more strictly.