Originally posted by GAOTU789
reply to post by Druid42
We will certainly be taking you folks ideas on board. It's going to take a little bit of work on all our parts but we should be able to get it moving
forward soon. The tourney won't be soon. Like you said, we want a good compliment of participants in the forum before we go forward with it.
We appreciate any ideas you have and all will be considered. The staff, like yourselves, just want the forum to be vibrant and active. It is a good
way to hone posting skills and maybe curb some of the less pleasant habits we all see on the boards.
Thanks again folks.
The interaction with the staff here is amazing. Honestly, to see staff working with members is a real treat, and yes, together, we can get things
For now, we just need a Super Mod that can grant "fighter" status. I realize that is a drain on the staff, merely because of a possible inundation
of requests in that particular mod's inbox, but a mod would be required to grant such requests after the mod checks the criteria of the member, like
200 posts and a 6 month membership. That's one Super Mod with one extra responsibility, that could blossom, and that's not really feasible.
There WILL be many more requests for "fighter" status once you guys post the thread. That's gonna be a flood of work. Yikes.
Then, there's the realization that 60% of the new debaters will lose interest, after a sunny day. You'll have a base of 40%, it's a social
tensor, but even if you count the dozen "active" members in the debate forum, an addition of 40% will be close to 50 active members. Over six
months, that percentage will drop to 20%, but by then the debate forum should be robust and self-sustaining.
I would shy from heavy advertising about the debate forum, and simply create the thread that the Super Mod to ask for "fighter" status is
"xxxxxxxxxxx", (WHO DREW THE SHORTEST STRAW
) and list the debate requirements, and the rules.
The members can create debate threads, and it gives them the chance to learn and enact different aspects of debating, mainly being a host, as well
as a judge, and as well, a participant.
It gives debaters the ability to round out their abilities on a voluntary basis, and therefore, it also
alleviates a lot of official Super Mod and staff's responsibility to judge debates, knowing that they don't have to "baby sit" a bunch of
grown-ups. Sure, there'll be the occasionally pm about something, but it won't be a monstrosity that consumes a Mod's time.
Those are just my ideas. I'm offering the simplest suggestions, and also allowing for adjustments in the future....I simply, like many others, want
to get the debates flowing again. We abide by the rules. Lay some down.