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A number of proposals for the new forum
« on: July 17, 2009, 06:40:20 am »
I kind of feel like an ass listing out improvements, but I promise this is for the forum's benefit :D

1) A "Suggestions for the Forum" board should be added. Threads like this, the "Where's quick reply" thread, and generally anything that has to do with the forum itself. It, along with Wiki Discussion and site news, should probably have a unique category called Project iM@S or something.

2) We change the rank names (Newbie, Junior Member, etc) to fit iM@S. The higher post count ones could be idol ranks, and the lower ones things like "auditioning idol" or something more creative. We should also have a list of them and the number of posts to get it pinned somewhere (probably Rules).

3) We explicitly rule out the differences between General Chatter and Chit Chat. In the former we have "What anime are you watching," and the latter "What games are you playing," and it doesn't make sense for them to be in different boards. In my opinion, Chit Chat should be lighthearted, no discussion topics (aka quasi spam) and forum games like "OMG IM THROWING A TOMATO AT YOU WHAT DO YOU THROW BACK :nowano:" General Chatter should be anything that requires on topic input, from "What'd you have for breakfast" to "Billy Mays just died." These are just examples, obviously the moderators should decide.

I feel like I'm bitching, sorry :3 these are just ideas I have.
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Re: A number of proposals for the new forum
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2009, 06:46:29 am »
1 and 2) Nice, will be possibly be added when Yuna or Kami sees this. I recall making the ranks before, I'll post it again later.

3) Gen. Chatter = Basic non-iM@S info hut (other games, news, etc.) while Chit-chat = Forum games, not-as-important-to-the-economy rants, member diaries/threads (if they want).

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Re: A number of proposals for the new forum
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009, 06:49:29 am »
Idol ranks would be a bad idea to the males on here, you want trap city?

Forum Games should be anything that requires on topic input, from "What'd you have for breakfast" to "Billy Mays just died." These are just examples, obviously the moderators should decide.

Those really don't sound like games.

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Re: A number of proposals for the new forum
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009, 06:51:22 am »
That really sounds like a typo.

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Fixed :v

Also male idols are people too

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Re: A number of proposals for the new forum
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2009, 06:52:15 am »
All of these are logical, and I agree that they should be done XD The suggestions board sounds like an especially good idea, since Project-iM@S is, for the most part, starting over. Like a new iM@S-y layout |3

I agree with the rank names thing, for sure. The old ones were kind of related, as when you got enough posts you became a "Rank -- producer" (but before that, it was contributor, poster, and...I don't know, something else)
Considering that some people don't like the 1st-person-idol thing, though, maybe keep them related to producing? (though, what are you before you become a producer?)

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Re: A number of proposals for the new forum
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2009, 06:56:39 am »
You were most likely an intern like Kotori.

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Re: A number of proposals for the new forum
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2009, 06:57:09 am »
I agree with the rank names thing, for sure. The old ones were kind of related, as when you got enough posts you became a "Rank -- producer" (but before that, it was contributor, poster, and...I don't know, something else)
Considering that some people don't like the 1st-person-idol thing, though, maybe keep them related to producing? (though, what are you before you become a producer?)
The old ones were related to producing, if I recall.

As far as I can remember:

Lurker (no post)
Newbie
Poster
<forgot already XD>
Contributor
Out of Rank Producer
Rank E Producer
Rank D Producer
Rank C Producer
Rank B Producer
Rank A Producer

EDIT: I don't think we need to change it, but we gotta know what is that blank one there. XD

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Re: A number of proposals for the new forum
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2009, 06:59:28 am »
Fixed :v

Also male idols are people too

How about titles that's not gender tied?

The only male character with a face in iM@S is Ryo really.

Oh yes new trap titles plos.

Also, it was changed to Shy not Lurker.

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Re: A number of proposals for the new forum
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2009, 07:02:07 am »
I was joking :\

I like lurker better

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Re: A number of proposals for the new forum
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2009, 07:07:29 am »
I was joking :\

I like lurker better

Too late, we're all going to become traps.

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Re: A number of proposals for the new forum
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2009, 07:09:37 am »
I think it was:

Lurker (no post)
Newbie
Poster
Regular
Contributor
Out of Rank Producer
Rank E Producer
Rank D Producer
Rank C Producer
Rank B Producer
Rank A Producer
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Re: A number of proposals for the new forum
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2009, 07:10:28 am »
Yeah. that's about it, I think. Thanks Curriegrad.

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Re: A number of proposals for the new forum
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2009, 07:13:32 am »
I'm glad the forum tells you if someone replies before you post stuff.

Anyhow, they're still not really related to producers 'till you become an out-of-rank producer, right? Though, I wouldn't object to them being the same as before.

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Re: A number of proposals for the new forum
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2009, 07:16:38 am »
But still it's nice to see a new forum added for Mangas.

Haven't seen a category for that. Or should we just shove it in the sub-forum of derived products?
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Re: A number of proposals for the new forum
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2009, 07:21:05 am »
I'm glad the forum tells you if someone replies before you post stuff.

Anyhow, they're still not really related to producers 'till you become an out-of-rank producer, right? Though, I wouldn't object to them being the same as before.
Well, the reason why some of it isn't like so is because there isn't enough spaces before to fill up all possible spots with producer ranks. I recall posting some fan ranks in the list, such as Distant fan (forgot, rough description), Fan club member, fan club president, etc.
Haven't seen a category for that. Or should we just shove it in the sub-forum of derived products?
Probably a sub-forum, especially for doujins and stuff.