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Nuke the TF2 section because we're clearly not a TF2 group anymore. Hell, we don't even got servers anymore. Maybe if we had servers and people played it might justify it but clearly those people are gone and now the site is a revolving door of intro threads and status updates.

 

Given time, I might find more sections that could be better off pruned/merged to clean things up. But we gotta start somewhere. Start playing TF2 againnor remove it; use gaming instead.

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Aaron's broader list of complaints on things to remove, merge, or move to some other section of the forum landing:

 

Why is it the first thing anyone sees on the site is Introductions and Town Hall? Introductions I can get but having Town Hall defeats whatever minimal purpose this site may have. A website - even a forum - operates like a newspaper so Town Hall with all is moderator applications, site bitching, and what not needs to be relegated to the bottom of the barrel where anyone who will spend more than five minutes here will be going down to anyways. Sections and sub-forums dedicated to the primary focus of the forum in general - My Little Pony - needs to be moved closer to the top so that's it's clearly visible and up front. To that effect too, Introductions should have a smaller profile so it's not as dominating; no one should be here to introduce themselves.

 

Reasoning being the average attention span for most new users on average ends at three seconds and if the only establishment is that MASSIVE AS FUCK LOGO then of course we're dead: everyone might as well just go to EQD itself to talk pony and not use the """official""" EQD forums.

 

Events & Groups and the Rainbowfalls Exchange - Nukes these entirely. Clearly no one uses them but a forum isn't typically a workable platform for these things. And after all we have a Status Bar and if one or the other's only purpose is to effectively advertise, then someone can use that. There's been no new posts in six months outside of an ad bot. This isn't mentioning that any organization for a meet up is going to be at the local level and the forum now just has too small a presence at even a """national""" level to be more appropriate a place to organize these outside of localized MLP Facebook groups.

 

Move everything in the My Little Pony section up to take control of the main landing screen on this site. This should be front and center or clearly exposed on initial loading of the site. Not the 450 pixel tall logo and header bar, not so much introductions. Turn introductions into a small side thing without any description because the name is already a description. This should give room to put the pony front and center.

 

Nix the 2017 MLP Movie sub-section in general horse discussion and at the least turn it into general horse movie discussion. Move EQG into that since they're mostly movies given weight of content as plot content versus the shorts. Maybe nuke the classic MLP board and relegate it to the general nature of the general MLP discussion board.

 

Relegate Community Projects into the realm of whatever topical fan-content genre in any of the other forums below.

 

Everything in Friendship is Gaming can probably by merged into one general-purpose forum. Kick all that into the Changeling Hive. Relegate Paper Pony in with Roleplaying because that's effectively what that is. Pen and Paper roleplaying. No need to complicate with additional sub-forums and sub-sub forums. Just lump it all together.

 

Outright murder Fanclub Fortress. If General Posting is going to be the most prominent form of posting for any other board then for the sake of a consistently rising post ticker you don't need to contain that sort of shit.

 

Next: start asking what point this board is because I'm beginning to suspect it's an excuse for people to claim some sort of horse authority by being associated with Equestria Daily on tenuous links.

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Kinda hoped there would be some response to this. But then perhaps it is simple too late for this forum anyway. 

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On 4/18/2018 at 6:50 PM, Cinder Vel said:

Kinda hoped there would be some response to this. But then perhaps it is simple too late for this forum anyway. 

 

Every passing moment is a moment of confirmation this forum is an excuse for the admins to call themselves EQD staff without work.

 

:^)

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