Arigatomyna wrote:What's to stop this section from turning into a 'write essays about every episode of your favorite anime and study it in much more depth than anyone alive cares to read' forum?
Well nothing really. If you feel the need to write a dissertation about the latest episode of something you saw, go right ahead. It's your life after all. I can't guarantee that it will be appreciated by everyone, but I still carry the (possibly misplaced) hope that people have enough self-restraint to censor themselves. If that's not the case, then the mods will have to step in. And perhaps we don't have the greatest of track records, but hey, it's a new year and it's time to try a different approach to things.
Arigatomyna wrote:My question:
How much are we allowed to talk about a certain episode (or various episodes in a certain anime), and how far is too far - at what point is it more than anyone wants to see in the forum? Are we going to stop interesting posts because they're too 'in-depth'? Or are we going to allow threads that could very well bore members to death if they happen to read them?
I'm verbose (as if you couldn't tell), so I'm quite serious here. ^_^ I know I can't wait to jump in there and talk about anime on a 'specific episode' basis. But I know very well that it will bore people out of their minds if I were to do so. Are boring threads going to be deleted? Or will posts like "you're thinking too much about it - it's just a cartoon" be discouraged and/or ignored?
I am inclined to let people go on about a show as long as they want to. Unless they start being abusive to other members. The way I see it, if a thread becomes really boring, it'll just die on its own (barring necroposters and frivolous bump posts). But if we're discussing weekly shows, that's not so bad because there's always the potential to revive the conversation next week in a new thread. We wouldn't delete boring threads. Those tend to resolve themselves. Offensive threads are the ones we want to delete, or rather excise the offensive posts within them.
The posts of the "you're thinking too much about it" variety will be discouraged and should be ignored. If they lend absolutely nothing to any side of the discussion, they will most likely be deleted.
This site revolves around Anime Music Videos and as such, everyone that comes here is to some extent an anime fan. So with that as our common bond and interest, I think we have a really good mix of people with widely differing tastes and perspectives and there is the potential here to have some really interesting and insightful conversations.
Other people have mentioned the limited scope of the new section but I see nothing wrong with it. As I mentioned earlier, it's pretty much a given that we have at least a passing interest in anime and there are a lot of shows out there. It only takes two people to spark a conversation (although the more the merrier). I think it's safe to say that everyone's a critic and has their own opinions. It's just whether or not they want to share them with others. But I certainly hope that people share their opinions. I certainly will if I get off my ass and watch more anime. =P
I hope that satisfies at least some part of your optimistic curiosity.