Here's the thing. As a sweaty nerd, I don't care about anyone on these forums from an OOC standpoint when it comes down to it. I'm here for roleplay. Community interaction is fine and all, and should 100% be apart of RP and the server, but it gets kind of annoying when retards who think they're the funniest cunts in the world just ignore anything RP related and focus on general random bullshit. I too am guilty of this recently, but yknow, there's nothing really RP related being posted constantly to actually focus on in the first place. Like wtf, this is an RP forum, not a fucking chatroom, yafeel?
Memes and all that shit are generally just whatever, and I too enjoy interacting with the community, but god does it get annoying to see less and less RP related shit being posted nowadays. Kudos to both The Beast and Thiccroy for creating the RPH writing threads, which I would have participated in more if it weren't for the fact that I've been sick irl, and don't rlly have the motivation to write anything here. When you think about that though, it's kind of sad to think that those posts are actually the only real RP/writing related things we've seen posted recently, from my knowledge, except for a few exceptions like Chronicles of Lordaeron, which was/is lit af, and some anime project that everyone just unnecessarily tore into. I may just be misremembering or have clouded judgement when it comes to recent posts, but I think it would be nice to have rules against shitposting and general useless garbage. Not like "haha you posted a bad meme time to delete u from the server" levels of control, but more just deleting threads that are absolutely useless. Cough Ghun cough. The problem simply comes down to: who would mediate such things? Who has the right to determine what is and what isn't worthy to be posted on the forums? The easiest answer would be Dread or Goudy, but it kind of sets a bad example if the two server mods who manage everything just go around and delete and mediate peoples posts constantly.
Idk man, maybe I'm just gay, but whatever happened to quality character bios? Stories being posted at random? I can remember a few in recent months sure, but I personally feel that posts like that are becoming less and less common. You know why? Because they don't get any attention. The shit that gets the most attention on this server is drama, probably. Things that people can just absolutely fucking rip on. Like wtf is this, reddit? A bunch of fags sitting around debating online about roleplayers, when in reality most of those same fags don't even put in any effort to keep the forums related to actual quality RP? That, and sharing shitty memes. "Just post something yourself Esadan" you may say. And to that I'd respond: bitch I have, multiple times.
TL;DR because I just went on a gay rant: I personally think the idea of mediating peoples posts could be good but it would need to be very controlled by Dr3/Goudy, which let's be honest, is worse than just having little to no moderation at all. We don't want anyone turning into tyrannical overlords concerned more with feelings than the overall quality of the server, which could be very real in a scenario if they deleted threads, or even god forbid, hired a member of the community to have that power. I haven't been on the forums for any longer than 2 years, as I joined RPH in late 2016 and started posting here in early 2017, so I'm not really a veteran who can look back in the far past and determine from my own pov what works and what hasn't, and what should be implemented in the present.
Point is, forum rules when it comes to posting may need to be more heavily revised/enforced, but not to the point of batshit insanity.
there I contributed my actual opinion in a formatted post you're welcome