Thread: Update Message Board
I know that it is a great work behind this site (and all credits to you!) but cant we do something to seperate (or clear) the Message Board. You can find old threads from early 2004 (or even older?)
And that is my (not so) humble opinion.
BEing an oldie myself. THis is my 1200th post!!!
Why, I remember how pseudo-Silmarils first existed. Someone asked Grondy if they could have a shiny bauble for getting their answer right. And the next person didn't want to be outdone. So Grondy started giving out pseudo-Silmarils. You remember, Amarie?
I wish I had found this community longer ago...this is the greatest website I've ever been a part of, and ever will be. Someday soon, I'm going to read through those old messages! I will gain much knowledge No, Grep has no point in deleating them! They should LIVE!!! Someday, they could even be brought back
You remember, Amarie?
I do, and I remember the cuddly badgers Plastic gave out. Ahhh the memories...
Oh, I really recomend that everybody takes a look at the threads where all the past Post Of the Week (as it was called back then) are posted. If you don't have time to look at old thread (very few do), at least look at the POWs. You won't regret it!
The reasonwhy I wrote this was because I tried to join a role-play and I think it was Vee who wrote that the role-play was down...
If this means you don't like Vee, just send a message to D-rob, I'm sure he will give you some "guidance" (just kidding).
But I do see your point.
1. Why do old enough threads or posts have dates from 1970- from what I've been reading, the site didn't exist then? (just curious)
2. What is with the symbols beside the thread titles? What are the criteria for a thread being "red hot" or "just getting going" (That is how it explains them when I pass my cursor over them)? For example, the Khazad-Dumish Inn is right now at the top of the just posted list on the right of my screen and has 114 pages- but is "just getting going" according to the symbol, while "Help with bookshelf" is on the bottom and has 2 pages. So... what???
1) Taz (the creator) made a new forum for Planet Tolkien, and the posts lost their dates when they were moved. Posts posted after the move has correct dates.
2) I have no idea why they have different colours, it can be how often people have posted in them today (or during some period of time). The Kazad-dumish inn have only had 3 posts today (so far), Help with bookshelf have 10. That is my best guess so far.
HINT: It might be a little smarter for the newbies to wander around with their eyes and ears open for a few days and maybe write a hundred posts or so, rather than right off opening their mouths asking for a revamp of the forum because our format isn't what they're used to. Else someone may rudely suggest that if they don't like it, they may leave. As rudeness amongst our members is frowned upon, please try not to upset the inmates and stay out of range of the gorilla cage.
As I explained earlier (and I dont know how I can make myself clear in this matter) this thread was about the roleplaying-area. Someone suggested that you mabe could lock this threads and re-open them later if anybody was interested. You can find very interesting threads that is old and expect to be occupied for years (and that is good!). And I think that this debate became a lot more serious than I intended to. This wasnt a "aha-I-want-to-complain" thred, it was just a retoric question. It seems that this became a personal matter for many of you and (again) this wasnt by purpose...