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Postby Burgy » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:08 pm

As the recent catastrophe that happened in the Lounge with everyone and their grandparent's creating an AMA thread for themselves.
There was the idea proposed that an AMA thread be created to house these sorts of threads, however for the time being they were cluttering The Lounge so they were moved to the *Trash Bin* (I assume just a forum that users cannot see, but so the posts are not deleted? I hope they're not deleted... ;-;)

There was talk on the general AMA thread about creating a subforum and I was instructed this:
Nellyfox wrote:Remember you're allowed to necro your own threads within reason.
Also posts like this will only clutter the thread even more, if you have a suggestion please make a thread in the Suggestions board.



  • I've personally worked hard to update the OP of my thread and even do some photo editing for some questions. I want people to know who Burgy behind the alias is.
  • It's so much easier to make these threads it's ridiculous.
  • And with just a general thread, people will not see the questions they are asked. Maybe people won't see the answers.
  • Some people just want to see about user X and not about user Y.
  • It's much less work for 1 user to update their own thread than 1 user to update a thread about 16 and climbing users.
  • It'd be much more organized from my perspective.
  • The general thread would turn into a chat thread

Those are just my two cents. What do you guys think?
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Re: AMA Subforum

Postby chitownmvp01 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:22 pm

I like the idea, but based off past situations, I find it highly unlikely that the mods would be okay with this.
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Re: AMA Subforum

Postby Exacerbated » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:43 pm

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Re: AMA Subforum

Postby Primorix » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:56 pm

Nuking all the threads seemed unnecessary. It was sort of annoying to see so many of these threads pop up (even from the active topics tab, I imagine it was much worse browsing the lounge normally), but no one was breaking forum rules by making them, and if people were actually participating then they did serve a purpose. It's a tricky problem, since we won't want 10 AMAs at the top of the lounge all the time, but I agree that the megathread isn't a very good solution. Honestly, I think the best thing to do for now would have been nothing. I expect that most of the AMAs would have died off in a few days or so, and the problem would more or less solve itself. Basically the same thing happened with the counting games a little while back: we got a flood of counting games, then a few threads making fun of the flood of counting games, then people got bored and the counting games more or less went away (well, they're at least not as prevalent now). I think the AMAs should have been given some chance to go through the same life cycle, especially since they'd actually generate meaningful content in the meantime.

I also think that committing to a subforum for AMAs would be dumb at this point, since, like I said, it's unlikely that this trend would have lasted a while. If we waited and it turned out that there was a sustained interest in AMA threads, it would be reasonable to consider a new subforum then. But if we really want to get rid of the lounge threads now, I think the best solution would be to move the whole operation to Introductions (either by moving the threads, creating new ones, or working from existing intros), since the content belongs there at least as much as it belongs in the lounge. (I guess that doesn't change a whole lot from leaving everything in the lounge, but I really do think it's too early to determine what a good course of action is.) Again, if it becomes clear that this is more than just a trend, then we can consider creating new infrastructure for AMAs, but there's no need to commit to a subforum now when there's a decent chance we'll have 0 active AMAs by this time next week.

But even if the decision is still to put all AMA stuff in the megathread, the people who made their own threads should have some opportunity to access them again temporarily. Just based on the timeframe in which this happened, I'm guessing that the people who made threads weren't given any sort of warning that everything would be deleted. It seems like the deleted threads are still archived somehow just based on the error I get when I click a link to a deleted thread; if they are, people should absolutely be able to grab answered questions, pictures, etc from that thread to edit into a megathread post/intro thread post. I can't say for sure what happened because I wasn't really involved in this, but the impression that everyone's threads were nuked without any warning is the thing that bothers me most about this whole mess. Hopefully that feeling is unjustified.
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Re: AMA Subforum

Postby JorJorBinks » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:34 pm

Exacerbated wrote:/support


you only support it because your guilty!

Although, I see no reason. Why? I don't know...I just don't see it as necessary.
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Re: AMA Subforum

Postby Arckas » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:09 pm

As it stand, even I would object to having a sub-forum for this if I was in administrations shoes. While its really popular now, its only been going on for a less then 3 days; not enough time has passed for this to be recognized. Anyone will easily argue that its "just a trend and it will pass sooner or later" and that point is hard to overcome.


My advice: Learn from how DR sub-forum and FM forum boards came to fruition. They all were really popular, they had stuck around for a large amount of time, then when enough people really wanted a sub-forum, a representative went to TurdPile and asked if they could have this forum. He could say yes or no, and as its stands he most definitely (assuming) going to say no. Give it time, show that its something thats going to stay and stick, and he may consider it seriously.


I recommend you really kick this trend up a notch and give it a good 3 weeks to 1 month and a half before going to him and asking him.
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Re: AMA Subforum

Postby Burgy » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:14 pm

All the threads were nuked. It's hard to after that.
I reaaaallyyy dislike the idea of a "general" thread.
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Re: AMA Subforum

Postby LeDerpinator » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:59 pm

Yes, I'm not the only one~

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Re: AMA Subforum

Postby Finn » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:04 pm

I don't like this that much. This reminds of that time where the forums went pony crazy for like 2 weeks and everyone was over it after...well..not everyone. This thing is gunna blow over soon and there's going to be lonely AMA threads at the very back. A sub-forum for this I feel is asking for too much.If anything just make one thread where you can ask any person questions, I don't want to see 50. I realize that this is already a thing, a thread like that is fine in my opinion.
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Re: AMA Subforum

Postby JorJorBinks » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:12 pm

LeDerpinator wrote:Yes, I'm not the only one~

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Another guilty person =3=

Eh, after reading all these posts. My opinion has slightly shifted. I'm still interested in the idea.
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Re: AMA Subforum

Postby Achro » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:03 am

/Support

I worked very hard on my one!
I drew pictures and everything :(
And it took so long to post everything and upload stuff and draw. :(
It may be a trend now, but who's to say people won't keep it up by the way?
Also: I want to be known for more than just art, like Burgy has said.
I'm more than a 1 dimensional art slave working for everything, y'know?
And even so, we can all get to know each other in more in-depth conversations if you know what I mean.
I feel that we should keep this AMA thing up.
We get to be known a tiny bit by everyone, and an introduction thread really doesn't do that.
Introduction threads are for people who are new and stuff and it's for everyone to say 'Oh hey, welcome!'
But AMAs really get more of a feel of who a person is, by asking questions y'know?
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Re: AMA Subforum

Postby JorJorBinks » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:07 am

@Everyone Calling It a Trend

If the trend lasts long enough with enough community participation, then I think this suggestion would be qualified.

Let's see how long this lasts!

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Re: AMA Subforum

Postby ciary » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:57 am

Can I make a suggestion for those who support this?
If you want to show that this isn't a trend and will stay for a long time, start using the one AMA thread that does exist as an AMA thread ... And not as a place to complain about the removal of all the others. If you want a subforum, you will have to prove that it's worth making one.
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Re: AMA Subforum

Postby chitownmvp01 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:29 am

ciary wrote:Can I make a suggestion for those who support this?
If you want to show that this isn't a trend and will stay for a long time, start using the one AMA thread that does exist as an AMA thread ... And not as a place to complain about the removal of all the others. If you want a subforum, you will have to prove that it's worth making one.


That is a good point. Complaining doesn't typically get you anywhere in life.
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Re: AMA Subforum

Postby Achro » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:33 am

chitownmvp01 wrote:
ciary wrote:Can I make a suggestion for those who support this?
If you want to show that this isn't a trend and will stay for a long time, start using the one AMA thread that does exist as an AMA thread ... And not as a place to complain about the removal of all the others. If you want a subforum, you will have to prove that it's worth making one.


That is a good point. Complaining doesn't typically get you anywhere in life.


Actually, yeah that is a really good point.
Idk about the rest of you, but I definitely can keep it up for 3 weeks+
((I used to have an 'Ask' account where I had to do the same thing, while RPing as another character, y'know?))
I ran that account for a good few months, until I just dropped out of the fandom.
I'm pretty sure I won't drop out of my life/become disinterested with answering your questions xD
But a very good point indeed, Ciary!
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Re: AMA Subforum

Postby Finn » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:53 am

Why not use the thread that milte made? If you really want to know a person better just message them, I'm not one to start conversation with people in real life but i have done it many times here... there's only so many questions you can ask someone on a public thread anyway.
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did we make a thread for ponies
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I don't see why everyone needs their own thread, the one that milte made seems fine to me :?:
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Re: AMA Subforum

Postby enderitem » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:55 am

Why not use the Introduction threads? Nelly herself said it:

Nellyfox wrote:Remember you're allowed to necro your own threads within reason.


I can give you your initial AMA threads too, so you can use them as templates. Just send me a PM requesting it.

I believe using AMAs will bring much more purpose to the Introduction section as it is just in this template:

OP + replies practically saying "Welcome!" or "Hello."

Adding AMAs to your Introduction thread will help you a lot more to actually introduce yourself. How is that?
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Re: AMA Subforum

Postby enderitem » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:05 am

Cerilium wrote:
enderitem wrote:Why not use the Introduction threads? Nelly herself said it:

Nellyfox wrote:Remember you're allowed to necro your own threads within reason.


Pfft. I said to use your introduction thread. Dammit Ender.

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Just won the most impossible game AMA

Postby Effortless » Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:51 pm

Won against 5 maf and 7 neutrals as a transporter.

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Re: Just won the most impossible game AMA

Postby shelboo » Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:48 am

My question: Did you spam that Donald Trump bit throughout the game or just after victory?
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Re: Just won the most impossible game AMA

Postby Effortless » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:39 am

just after lol
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Re: Just won the most impossible game AMA

Postby oliy » Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:45 am

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Re: Just won the most impossible game AMA

Postby GaaraOfDaFunk » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:11 pm

oliy wrote:Fite me (ง ͠° ͟ل͜ ͡°)ง
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And here I thought I did good when town won with only 4 roles (jailor, lookout, ret, amnes turned lookout)...
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Re: Just won the most impossible game AMA

Postby ChubbyMooshroom9 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:54 pm

How do you guys do images in sig? That option doesn't appear for me.
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Re: Just won the most impossible game AMA

Postby GaaraOfDaFunk » Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:27 am

ChubbyMooshroom9 wrote:How do you guys do images in sig? That option doesn't appear for me.


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