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Offline JeffT

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Forum re-organization
« on: January 22, 2010, 04:50:47 am »
The forum has just undergone its most significant re-organization in, probably, ever!

We've reviewed all the categories and forum areas to try to improve organization and make sure the subject matter of each area is clear.

There is no longer a "General" area that combines multiple topics. Topics relating to Kumoricon (the con), and anime conventions in general, are now in a new "General Kumoricon" forum. All the posts in the previous "Help, Complaints, and Suggestions" forum are now located there.

Topics relating to anime and manga are now in a new forum, "Anime, Manga, and Japanese Media and Culture".

Finally, we've moved around some forum areas to make sure that the "Convention Events and Programming" and "Convention Community" categories are still meaningful.

In short, some forums have moved around so you might need to get used to the new locations.

To long-time forum users, no content has been deleted--just moved! You should be able to find anything you're looking for quickly. Remember, you can use search if you're having trouble finding an old thread. For new users, we hope this organization makes it easier to find the types of content you're looking for, and decide where to post.
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Re: Forum re-organization
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010, 07:58:50 am »
Oh boy... This is going to take a lot of getting used to after 4 years with the last layout. lol
KCon '08: Forum Mod/Tech Staff
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Re: Forum re-organization
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 09:13:34 am »

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Re: Forum re-organization
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010, 05:09:55 pm »
Weeeeeeeee I'm going to be in all sorts of forums I dopn't expect to be in!  ;D
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Re: Forum re-organization
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010, 11:46:14 pm »
since I missed the big update I logged on and said "where the heck is Cosplay, Spam, and Plan your own adventure' I found them with no problems, but I'm so used to the previous layout I keep looking towards the top of the page for plan your own adventure xD
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Re: Forum re-organization
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2010, 01:15:00 pm »
The new layout really hasn't bothered me at all since I mostly just use the "Show unread posts since last visit." button.

In fact, if you hadn't told me it was different I wouldn't even have noticed. XD




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Re: Forum re-organization
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2010, 07:55:16 pm »
I realized what happened.

This is now more like the Sakuracon boards. lol
KCon '08: Forum Mod/Tech Staff
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Re: Forum re-organization
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2010, 07:57:11 pm »
Ick, Sakuracon forums.
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Re: Forum re-organization
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2010, 08:07:36 pm »
I'd have to disagree... for one thing... at least for me;

This forum is tones of BLUE
Sakuracon is tones of.... oh noes!

Well yeah but we have an Announcement Board!
Sak has.... ACK!

Well, we seperate our off topic or not kumoricon related boards from everything else,
Sakura.... dangit!

Aha!

We have 3 Sections to our boards... they only have TWO! ^_^
See! There! We are different!

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Srsly guys... It really hasn't changed THAT much... it's just easier to know what goes where, so policing and hunting for threads isn't so... sparatic. What makes it into each forum is now pretty streamline;

Anime and Japanese Culture Stuff Goes Here
Random Junk Goes there
Conventions that aren't K-con go in this room
Conventions that are K-con go in that room

You get the picture? That way if you haven't been on the site for 5 years... you can find what you want, quickly simply and without as much "I don't know where to put this so..."

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Re: Forum re-organization
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2010, 11:45:32 pm »
The new layout really hasn't bothered me at all since I mostly just use the "Show unread posts since last visit." button.

In fact, if you hadn't told me it was different I wouldn't even have noticed. XD
same here!

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Re: Forum re-organization
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2010, 01:46:02 am »
It really made no sense to have a "General" topic. Everything in "General" was also on-topic in some other forum area. So what would happen any time we have a popular topic of discussion, is there'd be a thread for it in "General", and a thread for it in that other forum area.

The old "News" and "Contests" topics also had this overlap. That's why they were eliminated last year and all their contents moved into the already existing forum areas where their threads fit.

Last year, we eliminated the overlap of "General" with "Off-Topic". Just now, we eliminated the remaining overlap with anime-related topics, and with con-related topics. There was already a topic for "Help", so every subject of discussion that related to Kumoricon had a thread in there and a thread in "General".

When there's a forum topic, and every single thread in it neatly fits into a different topic, it's a really good candidate for deletion. "News" and "Contests" were like that last year, and "General" has always been like this and we finally took care of that.

Guys, please don't talk about the Sakura-Con forums in this thread. It's really inappropriate as it's an unfounded attack on them and it's not related to the problems we're trying to solve by re-organizing the forums--and it's not discussion, it's innuendo.
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Re: Forum re-organization
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2010, 04:10:07 pm »
-Jeff, in this next post I am not trying to be little you, I am just trying to make a joke about your previous post that lightens the mood, but I will promise there is something relevant in the post too! -

First Rule of Kumoricon Forums is: You Do NOT talk about Sakuracon Forums

Second Rule of Kumoricon Forums is: You Do NOT talk about Sakuracon Forums

Third Rule of Kumoricon Forums is: Have Fun!  ;D

That third rule really should be the key here guys; The reformation of anything is the destruction of nothing, human kind can still go on living with this new format for the K-con boards. Nothing was lost, just changed. The boards are about having fun and connecting with the K-con and Anime loving community so, I say... forget the rest of the beauracratic junk and just go out and have a good time conversing and learning about anime with friends!

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Re: Forum re-organization
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2010, 04:55:14 pm »
First Rule of Kumoricon Forums is: You Do NOT talk about Sakuracon Forums

Second Rule of Kumoricon Forums is: You Do NOT talk about Sakuracon Forums

Third Rule of Kumoricon Forums is: Have Fun!  ;D


I proofed your last post. That should help!  :D


Also, the Kumoricon forum has 5 sections now.  8)
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Re: Forum re-organization
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2010, 06:12:06 pm »
Also, the Kumoricon forum has 5 sections now.  8)

Because the Staff forums are really totally awesome and utilized to their full potential!  ::)
KCon '08: Forum Mod/Tech Staff
KCon '09: Panelist
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Re: Forum re-organization
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2010, 06:16:02 pm »
Tom - I knew there were 5 sections, but I didn't want to confuse anyone who was trying to figure out where the 5th one was.... *wink* Magic secret candy club- er, I mean the staff forum section is strictly on a need to know!

And Mustash... actually.. we do awesome work on the Staff Forums! As I keep saying... and will try not to make everyone sick of hearing me say... I AM REALLY EXCITED ABOUT K CON 2010! All of our staff are awesome hard at work to make it... well... AWESOME!

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Re: Forum re-organization
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2010, 07:24:03 pm »
I'm sorry to be kinda off topic, but i really really can't NOT say this anymore.
We ALL know who's making your posts... you really really really don't need to sign them. Its just overkill and kinda is disconcerting and gets on people's nerves.
I like you! its just a pet peeve! sorry ;;>_>

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Re: Forum re-organization
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2010, 08:03:58 pm »
But see, thats the kind of thing thats important you know.... what if one day.... a cylon... or even a body snatcher takes over as me... and knows almost all of my manerisms (being silly, ocd, way too enthusiastic about stuff) but does NOT see the inherent genius in me signing my posts... and so they DONT... then all of you will instantly know its NOT me making the posts and is infact and evil alien/robot/zombie out to take over the world or something!

But okay... if it really bugs you.... I'll try and remember to not do it, but I sign everything I do, regardless, e-mails, documents, event texts sometimes... so, it'll be a hard habit to break.
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Re: Forum re-organization
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2010, 09:48:24 pm »
YOU DIDN'T SIGN! CONSPIRACY! :P
but yea, sorry about seeming kind of rude >< its just been bugging me for months ><

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Re: Forum re-organization
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2010, 11:03:27 pm »
everyone has a right to their own opinions

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Re: Forum re-organization
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2010, 06:00:29 pm »
everyone has a right to their own opinions
-kylite

Wait... "-kylite"...?
So everyone has a right to their own opinion, EXCEPT for kylite?
Sounds right to me.  ;)
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Re: Forum re-organization
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2010, 06:27:54 pm »
so since chris and i are married so under taxes i get TWO opinions?!? I can cancel my self out!
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Re: Forum re-organization
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2010, 11:50:55 am »
so since chris and i are married so under taxes i get TWO opinions?!? I can cancel my self out!

No you don't get to have two different opinions. Tou get your opinion and then Chris' opinion has to match yours.

With the new organization, the Hide Section buttons on the left are gonna be even less useful.
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