Hey guys! It's time for me to give you my first idea as the new head admin.
Before Gren reignited the forums with his post, most people said that this site was dead. Well, it was. Only a couple of threads would be replied to every day, so those that opened the forum's homepage would see a load of forums with no new content. This made the site just feel desolate, even if there was content to read.
So how do you solve this problem? Well, you could recruit new members to speak in the other forums. Not only would the site feel more active, it would be more active. In an ideal world, that's the solution we want to take. But for now, it is our goal.
The other option is to reduce the number of forums, and hence reduce the number of unused forums. The site should then feel like more of it is being used - like it's not actually so barren. We can fill up XC with threads, not forums.
So a lot of the current forums will be merging, and a few will be getting removed altogether. If activity in one forum is too much and calls for a reseparation or a subforum, then that will be done at the time.
So, without further ado, here's my proposed new structure for XC:
- Site News
-- Introductions & Farewells
- Card Games
- Video Games
- Forum Games
- General Discussion
- Creative Corner
Perhaps the biggest change is the fusion of the Yugioh and M:TG forum. It's pretty much still the Yugioh forum, except any occasional thread to do with another card game will go there too. This makes it easy for a thread to be about Pokemon TCG, or Hearthstone, or Force of Will, etc.
Aside from that, all our creative powers are condensed into one forum - the creative corner. This is for art, writing, graphics, code, music, you name it. The Xerocreative Main category loses a lot of junk too.
And finally, the archive. There's a big question to ask about the future of XC, and it's about its past. Do we archive the inactive threads and start anew? Or do we keep it as is for everyone to see - including any potential new members.
Let me know what you think below. What do you think about the structure, and what's your stance on the archive?