Jay wrote:Also, anyone want that special gold star thing?
I do, because I miss having my name being in a non-default colour. As silly of a reason as it is.
Although, since the gold thing was BeeAre's idea(I believe), if BeeAre has anything against it, then I'd totally understand not getting it.
Dorian wrote:If that's what Dave wants then more power to him and I wish you luck.
Nah I doubt Dave knows BeeAre is primarily a spam regular, or what the state of activity of the individual sub-forums is, or about the gold member thingy.
From what I gather, after 1 hour of lurking, what happpened was:
1) Forum gets flooded with bots
2) BeeAre, Warbear and Soth ask for new member registration to be put on hold, due to busy real life and weak forum registration security, making it impossible for them to clean it up fast enough.
3) BeeAre, Warbear and Soth lobby via a month long e-mail exchange with Dave, for BeeAre to be made Admin, since they feel getting Mods approved through Dave and ninnypants takes too long.
4) BeeAre gets Admin powers and promises to implement some solutions he brainstormed with spam regulars, to increase interest in the forum once the new membership registration gets restored. New comics, some kind of upload mechanism for self-made flash videos etc. And also the gold sub-section or however you call it.
I don't think the forum activity will increase too much, no matter what gets implemented, because I've been to enough Internet forums to know they're basically all
declining/dying right now, due to people discussing things via facebook, twitter and wordpress-like blogs mostly. The few that don't, prefer imageboards or irc chats to message boards.
BUT There's nothing wrong with letting people try.
I just hope the Snafu section won't get tinkered with any, for old memories sake.