In before the shitstorm this thread causes... Also its prolly been talked about several times before but oh well.
I'ma just be honest and give my opinion here, I think the bump system in the announcement thread is a bad idea. Not to pick on anyone in particular but to give an example. It's just not right seeing videos from september while nearing the end of november on the list still when some vids barely make a week because of friends bumping videos from past months and people waiting the max amount of time to respond just to get another bump. Its just silly. This has probably been argued over before but I don't want to argue about it really, I just wanted to express my opinion about it (give feedback). Hell, I'm not even sure if the thread is oganizable by date of first post only anyway.
Actually I think this bump system does more harm then good. In most cases I'm betting people think along the lines of, "Well that person never comments on my thread or bumps it with something short just for a bump, so I'll do the same for them... Nothing." If there was no bump system people might be more inclined just to leave a comment since there's nothing to really lose or gain. If I post on this video, it wont be bumped lowering some other video, there is no effect! We all know people have friends wait to post for that epic bump from nowhere. If there was no bump system people would be inclined to just comment after viewing all at once. You get what you get, not draw it out and get as much as you can resorting to tactics regarding comments and views.
The idea that if we took away the bump system people would miss the announcement is a flawed reasoning as well. I'm sorry but if you don't visit the org atleast once within a weeks time thats your problem. If a mod could give a statistic for amount of announcements on a day or even a week I bet you it wouldnt even be that big of a deal if even a problem at all. The only rare case would be after big conventions in which people all upload at once, even then, that could easily be staggered if people really wanted to. Some wait to release and apply quick fixes to their vids also. These days we have all these different ways of keeping in touch and finding out a vid from someone has been released. If you dont frequent the org regularly you could just manage specific people with alerts that let you know when they release a vid or even do a journal post. Friends are gonna tell friends their vid is finished and able to be commented on anyway.
I'm big on equal oppurtunity and fairness so I just figured I'd voice my opinion on this. If it goes anywhere, great. If not, oh well. Again I don't plan to really argue for my opinion, maybe I just wanted to vent it cause lately I've felt like I've wanted to comment on some videos but the whole passive aggressive "they never bump my thread" has held me back and for the most part reason why I stopped commenting a while ago with the exception of QC's, it has even effected my overall chance of viewing a vid. Also partly cause its just unfair to see some vids quickly streamline down the list and forgotten while others date months back for release. If its truely an announcement thread then it should be dated by the announcement and ordered by the announcement, not by last post.
This is just feedback. If you disagree thats fine but the effects it has on me as a AMV viewer will remain regardless which is why I posted this as feedback. Feel free to offer ideas and your own feedback about the system whether good, bad, yay, or nay.
It's OK org, I still
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