So, we, the mods, want to hear from you, the forumers, about things that can be changed on these, the forums. Thus, we have created this thread to hear ideas. Mostly, we're looking for things we can change with regards to policies and practices; most of the stuff we'd like to change that's code-related will have to wait until the next version of the forums (yes, there will be a thread for that, too). This thread isn't "let's vote on what to do," either. It's mostly here for the administration to mine for ideas for changes that might be good; it's a way for us to get more brains throwing out ideas than just the mods.
Now, for the ground rules: first and foremost, if you're posting in here, it had damn well better be constructive. If you're dragging the thread off-topic, being snarky, or putting in personal attacks, not only are we temp-banning you, but we're also trashcanning the post. This also
goes for anyone replying
to said posts. Don't do it. This isn't to say that you can't criticize an idea or a current policy/practice, merely that "that's retarded" is not really helping anything. This also means we refrain not only from ad hominems, but personal attacks altogether (yes, this goes for me, too). We don't want people to be afraid to put out just about any idea they're willing to subject to rational, thoughtful criticism. Second, no discussing the G&T chat thread or the megathreads. They're not coming back, and all such a discussion of that will lead to is a thread full of people yelling at each other, which is exactly what we'd like to avoid. We'll be using the same trashcan/ban policy with these posts, as well as with people replying to them.
Of course, we don't want to limit this merely to G&T, or SE++, or D&D. We're looking for ideas for any of the forums, or overarching ideas for all of the forums. Anything that hasn't previously been mentioned as verboten is fair game.
Just to get people started, we're currently trying to figure out some way to help PAers get together and game, aside from the standard Game On threads. One of the ideas we've come up with is AFK threads with people's DS friend codes, Wii codes, Xbox Live handles, etc.
So, get to it. Let's hear some ideas.