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Are all of the original suggested changes going to be made
(like making the Arenas Talk forum)
or is it just what's on the proposed list (that got a "yes")?

As a side note, I don't think "Arenas Talk" is a good name.
Because it has the same abbreviation as Avatar Talk.
Both forums would be "the AT." :XP
Perhaps "Arenas Discussion" would be better.

That would be great! However, seeing as so many folks who venture to the SQ&A forum never seem to notice the stickies.

yeah.. like this Sticky Announcement, i just noticed it last week actually sweatdrop
just becuase its hard to see when we have
3 Announcement
6 Stickies all on the same page. gonk
i just cant tell when Admins change these stickies

so heres my idea: idea

tata! cool

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Is there a Gaia Towns subforum? OTL
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I was getting really tried of going to the forums section and seeing thousands of dead forums just lying around.
i wish you the best of luck
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let adventure time keep it's forum i dont care if it's moved to the anime section as long as all the adventure time threads are together and keep the lady rainicorn background
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I'd like to suggest that the Heaven forum will be removed. From the very start I've had no clue why it existed or what it's really about. It seems more at home as a Barton Town subforum and Barton Town should be renamed as RPG forum so it will actually make sense for new users.
I think the hot topics are great, but the Adverture time one has been there WAY too long.

The Discussion forums could also use a make-over: again: use one main forum for discussion and add the others as subforums.
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I've always wanted to delete some of my exceedingly old posts in some of the forum threads--especially those that have never had any activity or past relevancy.

Way to go on this major undertaking!!
Best of wishes guys!
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I've always wanted to delete some of my exceedingly old posts in some of the forum threads--especially those that have never had any activity or past relevancy.

Way to go on this major undertaking!!
Best of wishes guys!
I think only Mods can move threads to the recycle bin. sweatdrop They might reject you as it would require dev work to program in that ability (and possible consequences).
Fall Forum Clean-Up

Hello everyone,

October is already here, and Fall is definitely in the air! It's a time for colorful leaves, big squishy sweaters, hot chocolate, and... Fall Cleaning!

We've heard from a LOT of our members over this past year, and one of the most common suggestions is that you'd like us to clean up the forums a bit. Many of you have told us that you feel the forums often feel cluttered - that it can be overwhelming for both new and old users alike to try and navigate through the maze of forums to find a discussion you want. Some of you also expressed that some of the forums have little activity, and that posts there could be made in other locations which are more active. You've also suggested renaming some forums, and merging other forums. After hearing your feedback, we think you are right, and it's time for an overhaul!

So, starting in a few weeks, we'll be doing a Fall Forum Clean-Up. This project will include removing underused or inactive forums, combining forums with common interests into one location, perhaps relocating some forums to new sections of the site, possibly renaming some forums to better reflect the community that inhabits that forum, creating new forums that people have requested - all sorts of things!

Below is our current list of changes that will most likely be coming down the clean-up pipe. This list may grow, but for now, these are the changes we plan to implement. We wanted to give you all a heads up before making the changes so that you were informed ahead of time this was coming, had time to process the changes, and to provide your feedback.

  • Renaming Picture Post and shadowing Art Freebies, Art Shops, Art Auctions, and Art Contests as sub-forums of Picture Post. Note: This does NOT mean they are moving from Mini-Shops to Picture Post, but that these will also be accessible as sub-forums in the Picture Post forum.
  • Rename the Ragnarok forum to MMO and change rules to allow discussion of all non-Gaia MMOs in the forum.
  • Closing down TV Anime and Anime/Series/Movies forums and allow all anime discussion in the main forum.
  • Removing underused sub-forums from all main forum listings. (e.g. some of the underused sub-forums in Health and Fitness)
  • Merging various forums which are so similar that having more than one forum for discussion is not ideal (e.g. Merging Gaia Towns and Gaia Homes forums)
  • Making Avatar Talk a top level forum and combining the individual Arenas Forums into one general Arenas Talk forum.
  • Closing down the Spring Cleaning forum and moving any highly-active threads to a new home, most likely the Petitions forum. We want to keep these active threads as they contain awesome user suggestions, and we'd still like to try and get to finishing more of these requests as we have time.
  • Renaming General Discussion and creating a new sub-forum for casual discussion for those GD forum goers who have requested a space to have more lengthy discussion than what is currently offered in the GD main forum.
  • Closing the Sponsored Offers forum and updating the FAQ/Help Center with information on how to get help with offers.
  • Cleaning up and re-posting forum rule stickies- these need refreshing, so we'll be updating these.

That is all for now! If we have any additional changes, we'll post them in this thread. As well, if you have any feedback on the proposed changes, or wish to suggest changes of your own, please feel free to post your ideas in this thread. We'll be following the discussion, and will take any good and well-formed ideas into consideration.

Take care and Happy Fall!


UPDATE! Spreadsheet Finished

Hey everyone,

As I posted, the plan was to make a spreadsheet to track changes, requests, and provide a status update on those requests, and why we've made the decisions we have regarding some requests.

We have the first round of forum clean-up decisions made, and you can view them in the spread sheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhpoJvtq63NhdExvZVlDSy0waXhvMWpBS2h2WV9Fc3c
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good luck on this task will word games and the other fun games still be kept i can't find it any more though
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I hope that the removal of the Heaven Forum background is temporary.

Please bring it back. It is one of the main things i liked about the forum . It gave it personality.

Also the Zomg! Forum should have its on background as well.
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Soooo... I kinda decided I want my post still postable (and would prefer not having to remake it) :/. I reported it (since it's now archived) buuut it appears there are no mods to interpret the report and move it accordingly.

If myself, or someone else, wants to move a thread they wanted kept active from the archives, how would they go about doing it (since reporting doesn't seem to be doing the job?)

Sorry to be a pain.

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