Nestorath69 wrote:Other than the consistent reposting of the same stuff, over and over and over? You don't see this as a definitive problem?
If people weren't flamed for adding onto those 'same stuff' older threads, then maybe they would bother to add onto them instead of starting new ones. But we hate necroposters, remember? And if you can't add onto the existing threads, the only alternative is to start a new thread about the exact same thing.
Just take away people's right to start a thread. Clear out Gen Anime and let the mods/admin/smart people create the threads they think should exist here. Then everyone else can post on those threads, and you'll never see another 'new crap' thread popping up. If someone wants to discuss something that doesn't exist, he can drop a suggestion in this section - asking for a thread in which he can talk about that subject. The admin can think about it and if they agree it's a reasonable subject for members to talk about, they can create a new thread. And if they think idiots are posting too much in one of their threads, they can ban the offending individuals - or just take away their ability to post until they write an appology for being stupid to the admin who 'banned' them - or permanently if you want to really crack down on the stupid members. Better yet, make people write an intro essay to be allowed to post. Those who don't show appropriate ability to be intelligent stay off the forum, or become 'read-only' members until they get smart enough to join as 'real' members.
Honestly, if you want a police state, there are simple, strict ways to go about it without copy-catting another forum and clogging the place up with stickies. The admins already make their own rules about what is and is not an appropriate subject to be discussed. Surely they can create their own threads to make sure people only talk about reasonable topics - completely eliminating the crap threads. After that, it's just a matter of finding a way to keep the dumb posters from spoiling those 'good' threads.
/not sarcasm, resignation