Hey guys. Just want to says a few words about the recent changes.
Sinbad, Valiant. You guys are Admin. You got all the whirls at your command. You guys may or may not care about the extra features, as your main job here is to keep the gears oiled and spinning without and crap in there, but try to look at it from our perspective. It will take a long time to get 1500 posts and 1500 rep, for the average poster.
Look at me, I'm quite average, and I have been here two months. I have 60-70 odd posts. Lets see, some quick mental arithmetic(aided by Calculator) 2 months=roughly 60 days, 65(average) posts...about 1 post a day, more or less.... So at one post a day, maybe two, or a week hiatus, lets say, 300-400 posts a year, so that would be 2-4(roughly) years before you reached 1500 posts. And in those years you had good quality posts, so people would give you rep, and say you had some good guides, so in that 2-4 years (remember, its roughly) you would easily have 1500 rep points. But, 2-4 years. Hell, the world could end by then. People may lose interest. Sure, its like a game, but I have never played(or, would have liked) a game that long.
I know it seems like I am "complaining". I don't like that word. I like the word "explaining". I am explaining how I feel. I feel like the site is losing interest. I don't want to be here for a year, or two, or three before I get any good stuff. It's not like I want all the goodies in one basket. Its not like that, at all. But I would like what makes a good forum, a good forum. Signatures, Arcades, Gamerooms, Blogs, you know, the works. I know you have em, I just don't want to work off 500, or 1000, or 1500 posts and rep points to get there. Maybe for higher stuff like Custom User Title, or Animated Profile Picture, things like that. But guys, every forums starts off with signatures, PMs, Invisibility status, you know, the basics. I know shutting some of those things off kills spammers and the works, but is it worth the amount of people your going to turn away because of the limits?
I said it before, and I'll say it again. I like change, and I am happy for your guys 'cuz your willing to do it. But maybe if it was in moderate steps, not huge giant steps, it would be better. In fact, not maybe, it would be better.
And keep in mind, I am not trying to flame you guys.I am not trying to be rude. I dont want to, and it's not me.I am not trying to be negative, either. But I am just trying to show what it is like right now. I don't hate it, I just wish it was easier. I think I speak for most of us here.
Please hear me out.
And, beware of my grammar and spelling mistakes. I do proof read, but I am only human, and make mistakes.