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Old 2013-05-16, 21:48   Link #1
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Changes to Index/Railgun Sub-Forums

Hi everyone --

We made some experimental changes to the structure of the Index/Railgun sub-forums to help deal with spoilers and "on-topic" issues. Here are the changes:

1. The Index and Railgun sub-forums have been split.

Threads that were formally joined have been moved to the Index sub-forum (since it's the base), but new threads will probably be created for Railgun.


2. We have, for the first-time, tried creating sub-forums under each of these sections specifically for discussion of the source material.

- Index Novel/Manga Readers
- Railgun Manga Readers

So as you may have gathered from this split, the idea is that the parent forums are only anime-related (or things that are truly generic), and topics related to the novel/manga can go in the appropriate sub-forum, but we also allow thread requests in those sub-forums (and they also have their respective Q&A thread). So the idea is that rather than having everything bunched up into a few threads, many threads can be created related to the source material, just like we have many threads for the anime, and each thread can be more focused. So, for example, threads could be created for each story arc, or for each newly-released volume, or... well, I'd like the fan community to think about it and make a proposal about how to organize it.

The basic rules are:
- each thread should have a single defined focus
- no thread should be a "chat room" or "social club"
- no shipping threads
- nothing that is otherwise forbidden by our forum rules (incl. no posting of raws, etc.)


Anyway, as this is an experiment, I don't yet know how this will turn out, but we want to see if this approach makes it easier for source readers to keep inappropriate comments/spoilers/hints out of anime threads by having a dedicated section to discuss the source material.

I welcome your comments, but I also ask that we try this format out for a little while to see how things go. If it really doesn't go well, then we may change and try something else later.
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This thread also exists in the Railgun sub-forum, so please use that thread to discuss/provide feedback.
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