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Should we change the name of the GD?

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NO! 0.25 25.0% [ 1 ]
Merge CB with GD 0.5 50.0% [ 2 ]
Who...cares? 0.25 25.0% [ 1 ]
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This stuff actually sounds good! emotion_dowant
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I would think you would make the Casual Discussion the forum and the GD the subforum. I don't understand the thought of hiding legitimate conversation behind pic drops and spam.


Aren't people less likely to use subforums, though? So, if the GD is the subforum,
people might just turn around and use whatever they rename as the main forum
the exact same way.

I don't like the logic, but... :c

I see your point, but its partially why I'm sad to see the Casual Discussion as a subforum. I know subforums are usually less frequented and I think CD will just end up wasted potential.

Edit: Maybe Casual Discussion would do well as a main forum on its own. I've always wanted a place like, but the place we are supposed to have this is the GD and frankly I don't care for the tone in the GD.
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I don't understand renaming it to "The GD" in the slightest. How is an abbreviation going to help anyone know what goes there at all? ^^;

Honestly, though, If we're going for streamlining, I don't think this is going to help at all. It just seems to be making things more cluttered.

If I made the decision, (and this is my opinion, ymmv) I would send pic-drops and one line OPs to CB, because CB is already more than bump threads. Then, I'd rename General Discussion into Casual Discussion and have that be the end of it. The first two just feel like they belong in CB along with all the short, silly, random conversation threads. Also, not adding more forums and making things into abbreviations would be actual streamlining. *shrug*

That said, CB threw a fit when people were allowed to do achievements in there, and I'm sure if we tried to take away pic-drops from GD they would also flip tables. Either way, I guess it doesn't really matter to me. And it's not going to matter what they do at all if they don't enforce the rules they set down.
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I dunno. The fact that they're allowing the picdrops and a few other things in there seem to make it worse. It's kinda like they're encouraging it. Perhaps under the new name the mods will attempt to separate out what belongs in the GD and what is completely spammy and goes in the CB.
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I said it in the thread and I'll say it here too. Don't change the GD. Don't even change the name. Contain the cancer where it is so it does not spread.

Make Extended Discussion allow less deep topics or add a subforum for lighter discussion that still has a definite topic expected to be adhered to. Anything less than that belongs in Chatterbox, really.
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It still irks me that mods let rulebreaking crap happen in the GD solely because there's so much of it and it's been there so long.
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Though GD and CB are very...similar in content, I think merging them or simply getting rid of GD would be a mistake. GDers hate Chatterbox with a passion it seems, and GD is sort of like a neat little container for all that spam and "trolling".

...ohhh how I remember prommie threads. And "Are You An Oldbie?" *shudders*
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a lot of the bullshit in GD belongs in the CB anyway.

who cares.
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So far, I like and agree with everything they're doing with the forums. They're might be some small backlashes at first, but honestly I don't think the discontent will last. Glad they're breaking up the GD. I'm sure the GD has scared a lot of members away thinking they wanted to discuss something light, lol.
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User ImageSo "General Discussion" is going to be "the GD", which is what everyone calls it anyway. Seems rather pointless. Is anyone new going to know what GD stands for now? Well, if the GDers are fine with it, I guess it doesn't matter. Newbies shouldn't go into "The GD" anyway. xD
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I think it's great they're taking steps to try and make GD cleaner. I hope it ends up helping. I really need a forum where I can just talk casually without having to wander into CB and possibly FC. confused
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I say just get rid of the damn thing. Chatterbox too. Whatever happened to making friends the old fashioned way and PMING THEM your BULLS*T!!!

*ahem*

Sorry, my ranter almost came out..... :0
No no! If we don't have specific forums to contain that kind of stuff there...I'd be afraid of that type of stuff bleeding out into other places. PMs are good for individual stupidity, but if you wanted to socialise on a group basis...well people get bored, and there's a lot of young and exciteable users that probably want to do nothing other than act stupid with each other. Meaning, if you take away their space, or hangout, I'd figure it would be the social equivalent of real-life teenage vandalism and grafitti over a city because they were chased away from places they've established as hangouts. Because there would be no other space to do dumb stuff like that otherwise.

That's how I think of it.

I kind of think of leaving those forums alone would fine because people are going to act seemingly senselessly no matter what you name it. And for the reasons above I think it should be left as is. They've festered around long enough anyway, and it hasn't killed the site so...yeah.
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I would think you would make the Casual Discussion the forum and the GD the subforum. I don't understand the thought of hiding legitimate conversation behind pic drops and spam.


Aren't people less likely to use subforums, though? So, if the GD is the subforum,
people might just turn around and use whatever they rename as the main forum
the exact same way.

I don't like the logic, but... :c
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It really sounds like they're just going to make it a second Chatterbox which... seems really pointless?

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I haven't been on Gaia since 2009, but I remember the General Discussion forum having a lot of trolls and mostly posting stupid "prommie lists." There was hardly any discussion at the time. Wonder if it's changed now.

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