I have an idea that could liven up the Movie Discussion Forum and get rid of some of the, for lack of a better word, dead movie genre sub-forums:
The Sci-Fi/Fantasy Forum, the Animations & CGI Forum, the Foreign Cinema Forum, and the Horror Forum should all be mass moved into the Movie Discussion Forum.
The Horror Forum, like BackFire has already said in agreement with me, has lost most of, if not all of it's regulars who kept it going.
The Sci-Fi/Fantasy forum is down to a snail's crawl with little activity therein.
The Animations & CGI forum is basically a duplicate forum, in my opinion, since there are duplicate threads in the MDF that I can't keep track of sometimes. The same can, also, be said for the Sci-Fi/Fantasy forum.
As for the Foreign Cinema forum? Just go look at it's "recent activity" and tell me that it's not dead.
The only movie genre sub-forums that are alive and well are the Anime Forum and, especially, the Anime Versus Forum. I feel that these forums should be left the way they are, and separate from the MDF. That, and Anime discussions, in my opinion, are an all together different type of experience that would be found in the MDF.
I feel that if a mass forum merge happened, then the Movie Discussion Forum would be more active and people would not have to keep sending me PMs about "where should I put this thread I want to make" or "can you tell me where I can find a thread for this film?", and so on and so on.
Also, it would be VERY crucial to teach people on how to effectively use the Search Function to look for already existing threads as to avoid clutter.
Honestly, I really look forward to seeing this happen. Not just from a a moderator's stance, but from a member of KMC, as well. All we need are some positive comments from you, the posters, and wait for Raz to make a decision.
What say you guys? Use the poll I made and comment herein!
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Last edited by Impediment on Mar 13th, 2010 at 04:41 PM
what we need to do is find out why its dead as in have others post their opinions with the site as in do they go to another site as well to chat and why ? is there to many mods on here ? are the topics not intresting anymore ?
we need to know what the problem is so we can try to fix it
I think the merged forums would open up a lot of films to people who wouldn't venture into those forums through initial lack of interest. This would probably apply in particular to the foreign cinema thread where a huge number of truly astounding films are only ever discussed by the people on the boards that have a serious interest in film beyond the mainstream.
I would also like it if there were threads allowed in the main movie forum that are based on the same films as those found in more specialised threads (particularly the comic book movies).
I think there's people who'd like to discuss the movies and have little interest in the comics but don't want to be hounded and flamed as somehow being inferior because they don't have an obsession with the comics that the movies are based on. I think you see that a lot in the comic book section. I even recall someone saying something akin to "If you don't know then don't ask cause it makes you look like an idiot"...I could really use with that kind of mentallity fenced off from the broader discussion of film.
The anime I have no real interest in so that doesn't affect me so I wont comment on that section as I have no clue as to the traffic it generates.
I think the only downside to the merging would be that threads about great films that, while only ocassionally getting posted in, still generate interest as more people discover the hidden gems, would be lost in among the new big budget releases and drop off the page and be lost.
To add to this, I'd say that most of the movie franchise threads could probably be merged as well...For all the serious activity there is anymore in the LotR, Matrix, Terminator etc they probably aren't worth the space.
Perhaps the merging of some related threads from those sections would have be done 1st before they are moved into the MDF.
theres one forum i dont go on here because of a certain mod on there thats a little unfair and takes advantage of being a mod.
i go to the AVs forum site. dont want to say any names or the topic to start any junk but on that site the mods on that forum page are more fare and kind. im sure its one of the reasons its a little slow on that forum to.
Instead of 1 Movie Discussion Forum and a few genre forums, we can go by the rating system.
*Or foreign equivalents.
Keeps things together, but separated.
We take Comic Book Movies and discuss those in the appropriate, aforementioned forums and have one forum for Comics and a sub-forum for Comics Vs and another for Respect threads. We don't really need all the different forums for each character. [b]And on the same note, we don't really need to lump every topic for each character/series into one thread either.
I think that's the problem with fewer forums, the mods would force everyone to talk about each thing in specific, single threads. That's very disconcerting to some members because they don't want to have to read every page of the thread to be caught up to speed. Sure, merge the ones that are the same discussion, but if it's a completely different thought, let it fly.
I think that'd just lead to confusion as I don't know the ratings on most films I watch because they are generally irrelevant once you're old enough to watch all of them. They're not even a good guide to content anymore.
I also think any forum labelled with an 18 or R rating would be like a beacon for idiotic 13 year olds trying to find out about films they're not supposed to be watching and inevitabely chiming into the discussions with moronic drivel. A large chunk of the illiterate retarded comic book forum dwellers would fall into that catagory (no offence to those intelligent people who have an interest in the subject but i'm sure you can agree that the comic forum is chock full of shit spouting flamer half wits)
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The movie subforums all don't seem to get that much traffic at all so I think just discussing all movies in the Movie Discussion Forum makes sense. I'd even say that you should allow Comic Movies (even though we should keep the Comic Forums) to be discussed in there, like Jaden said, Comic Movies have definitely become more mainstream however the comic hobby as a whole is still more niche, so it is good to have the subforums to discuss things about the movie, in relation to the comics, etc. but for people who just like the movie, and don't obsess about it, it would be nice to have a thread in the Movie Forum.
We should definitely do this. Move the movie sections of the comic book sections to the movie discussion forum, without it's own subforum....just simply dumped in with the rest of the movies.
We should be able to discuss movies in the MDF. I admit that I have a hard time finding things, once in a blue moon, and that's stupid because I help design and index searching features for databases at work. I think i've gotten used to searching with it, though.
Anywho, this is a great idea and I've wanted this to happen for a while and I've whined about it to the mods about it on more than one occasion.