1. From 1-10, how satisfied are you with the forums at the moment?
42. What's the main reason you use the forum?
Nowadays, simple the Off Topic Minecraft forum, reading anything else is just the usual 2 side BAWWWW that we all see ingame and frankly is dull.
"These" 2 sides have effectively ruined the eUK community with their bitching and Bawwwing both ingame and on here, "Your Gov" did this, "Ah but,Your Gov did that".
Until that is resolved people simply wont bother posting anymore, what's the point....3. What problems do you feel the moderation team has, (bias, harshness etc. etc.)?
Harshness, and inability to allow topics that have gone off on a tangent continue on this trend. 4.Do you have any suggestions for how the problems from number 3 can be solved (bearing in mind that choosing mods from specific parties or electing them is off the table)?
Rather than infract, or stop discussions dead, how about changing the title? or just allow it to run its course. Not hard is it....
I submit the afore mentioned "OFF TOPIC" section thread viewtopic.php?f=703&t=86340
Note 11 posts before a moderator butted in... Since then 0, you killed the thread..... Only 2 replies actually reference the original topic. Its Off Topic, thats why its in the off topic forum! Not in addition to the fact that it was actually turning into a good recruitment thread for our RL forces and encouraging people not to just sit on thier ass*s behind a desk. 5. Public discussion, general and off topic central are all three different areas of the forums, do you believe that there should be variations in moderation across the three boards? If so, what?
Moderators should just common sense whatever section its in. If a Topic is lively, heavily posted in and attracting lots of discussion whether its on topic or not, LET it continue. 6. Do you believe the political discussion of PD belongs on the forum?7.Do you believe that there is any bias or targeting of specific groups on these forums? Can you provide examples
Seriously?? If you can't already see this yourselves then us providing examples isn't going to change anything. The key here is too look over posts yourself, look at comments made by those you infract and then look for comments made by similar people from your own "group". Its pretty much clear to most on the forum.8. What will encourage more users to join and remain on the forum?
Get rid of some forums, and tidy things up, your spreading an already thin user base thinner by having MASSES of forums. Do we really need a PD & General forum, look at the threads in both, a ton of the threads in General are related to Political matters! Last I checked Embassies were also Political......
How about a revamp of the look of the forum? Might be difficult without Kumnaa (can never spell the name), but a new look might allow you a "relaunch" of the forums with a new look and attitude. There are plenty of Mods avaliable for PHPBB that could allow a revamp with some pretty nifty and cool features.
Move the focus AWAY from Erep. We are a community and as such should change to that sort of style, clan type mentality, many of us play lots of other games besides erep, often as groups, the gaming section proves that. To use Minecraft as an example, we have about 20 of the UK community just on our server from ALL Erep sides, and I know there are Steam groups setup for other games also. The forums started as an EREP addon, but a community of online gamers exists. Embrace that!