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01-12-2018 at 07:40 AM
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The problem with Wall Posts

I recently created an unofficial petition on my wall to gauge the community's positon on merging JROK and Arcade platforms (and tracks). While the wall post was getting comments, it maintained visibility.

The tally so far:

3 votes NO
1 vote Possible
13 votes YES


I have several problems with using Wall posts to discuss important matters, however:

1. Wall posts are vulnerable to moderation by the owner. I am able to remove the posts I disagree with, thus skewing the results in favor of YES. I assure you I am doing no such thing.

2. Wall posts soon get pushed off the main page thanks to an uptick in user activity. As the comments trickled off the post became buried.

3. It is just a wall post, not an official thread in any way.

I would like to see a return of the Tribunal function, but not as a way to judge each other. Simply as a way to discuss a topic and vote. The final say in the matter would of course be left up to management, but we would have an official area to discuss matters, and to look up previous discussions.

Yes I know there are possible features in the works that may address these issues. But with no State of the Galaxies, we are left guessing and wondering. We already have a functioning feature (Tribunals). Can we at least use that while we wait for the new and improved features to appear?

Thanks!

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  1. Snowflake's Avatar
    Wall posts need some way to be pinned if they can in anyway replace forums, because yes, otherwise they are lost too easily. It also needs to be easier to search old wall pots like it was easy with the forums.

    Moderating makes it unsuitable for discussing matters of community importance. I get people should be able to moderate their own wall, but when official answers are given that can be deleted, and when public opinion can be artificial scewed, then if moderation on walls is to stay (which i think it should stay, its your wall) then I'd like to think matters of community importance handled off walls. Of course it makes sense for the TG account to be helpful and answer peoples questions ont their walls, but perhaps those same answers should be repeated on twin galaxies own wall so that people who the other user blocked can still see it and so the other user cant delete it.
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  2. The Evener's Avatar
    A general catch all forum with threads should be preserved. Walls are supposed to be for TG members to share, to grouse, etc - Walls shouldn't be for documenting discussions leading to TG policy changes or decisions. Walls can't be viewed as a "catch all" like forum threads; all posts can be edited by the wall owner; and you can't lock a wall thread, leading to awkward scenarios where TG on its wall banned people for 24 hours because they didn't jump to the last page to read about "this thread is closed - further posts will lead to bans." That bizarre scenario alone should put the breaks on dumping the forums save for adjudication and disputes. Walls weren't designed to be surrogate forums and it shows. Please reconsider.
    Updated 01-12-2018 at 08:43 AM by The Evener
  3. lexmark's Avatar
    I agree. This wall posts ONLY is a really BAD idea. Really bad!
    I'd like to see the general discussions forum returned.

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  4. GibGirl's Avatar
    It was hard to tell when there were new posts in the old forums, due to the fact that listings of the new posts was entirely too full of the noise of posts in submissions threads. But I suspect fixing that - filtering out the submissions forums from the list - would have helped make them useful and more active.
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  5. lexmark's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lexmark
    I agree. This wall posts ONLY is a really BAD idea. Really bad!
    I'd like to see the general discussions forum returned.

    john

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    The other problem I have with the wall posts is, how does one "multi quote"...there's no quote tool?


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  6. datagod's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lexmark
    The other problem I have with the wall posts is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lexmark
    ...how does one "multi quote"...there's no quote tool?
    john
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    I just copy and past the QUOTE and /QUOTE making sure to include the [] wrappers around each one.
  7. lexmark's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by datagod
    I just copy and past the QUOTE and /QUOTE making sure to include the [] wrappers around each one.
    Thanks, Bill. I thought so much. I just couldn't be bothered. Doesn't make for a nice easy user experience!


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