[22:31] Huojin So BgKnight and I have been talking about this and this is my view: I'm super paranoid that something will go wrong. Which is not to say I'm against the idea of new members. I'm always in favour of new members. But when our voting system can oh-so-easily be turned into a popularity contest, I begin to worry about how a sudden influx of new members from a pre-existing community will integrate, and
[22:31] Huojin how they'll affect voting. All it takes is one person to screw something up in a big way. And frankly, I don't know these people. My initial idea with regard to this was to finally implement our long-considered-but-never-officially-discussed probationary period on admin voting through use of the Newly Registered User group. Assuming we merged any time soon, it's unlikely to be an issue,...
[22:31] Huojin ...since the next elections aren't for a couple of months anyway. But generally speaking I think the probationary period is something we should finally do.
[22:34] Huojin Also, BgKnight had an idea of a "dual-monarchy" system where we divide the forums in two, but that doesn't solve a lot in my mind either, since it unnecessarily divides the forums into two, limits us to an uneven distribution of admins, since I think at the moment we technically have more members (?), risks forming some sort of bloc/division/us-and-them attitude.
[22:33] CWestfall You know that thing we did where we offended a lot of people coming over from Patton by making wild assumptions about them? I'm worried about doing that here.
[22:35] Huojin And I'm basing my views on them from what I know of them, having read the AH forums, spoken to some people from there, and so on. Like most communities, they have their good and their bad. But given that on the whole I have no idea who any of the people we're proposing merging with are, or how they behave, I reserve the right to assume the worst and be pleasantly surprised. Hopefully.
OYID wrote:It's ok, Kinky Hotels can be distracting.
Anyway, what do you mean by probation? We elect admins and then confirm them or something? I'm still against the merger.
Rising Phoenix wrote:We have not resolved the issue of whatever we allow guests to view the forum and we just want to double our userbase just like that?
Smyg wrote:The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of Gesar coping with being a total fucking a-grade revolutionary thinker
BgKnight wrote:Alright, thank you for the input gents, it has been mostly negative so this will not go through.
I will delete the topic in a day or two.
Langben wrote:Rising Phoenix wrote:We have not resolved the issue of whatever we allow guests to view the forum and we just want to double our userbase just like that?
Those two items are unrelated. The guest viewable content discussion is an issue mostly of catering to Gesar/et. al so they're not being harassed, whatever is eventually worked out there simply makes the site more appealing to unregistered viewers. That can stay in limbo indefinitely and not really affect operation of the forum.
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