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Out of the Blue

I asked last night for opinions about ditching the bulleted tech lists here in favor of a more timely approach to game news as it arrives. The limited response to this questions was mostly in favor of keeping things as they are, which I probably should have anticipated, since those of you who frequent this site are most likely doing so because you like the way things are. This brings up the question of whether making the change would be beneficial towards growing the audience here, which is desirable, versus the prospect of disappointing the regulars, which is not. This has me contemplating the idea of doing things differently as a trial for a day or two to allow everyone to compare the pros and cons of doing things each way.

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30. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 28, 2011, 13:04 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Sep 28, 2011, 12:51:
It's hard to moderate opinion. I don't see how the comments section here differs from anywhere else

It's less open to new people. Someone comes in here and posts something casually stupid and they're immediately flamed and chased off. They don't return. I've posted on a few messageboards that turned into that. They all died a slow death, as new people don't show up to backfill old people that stop coming around quite as much.

It's a hard thing to fix, but it's something that happens when the regulars are a small group with largely the same attitude and very closely overlapping opinions. If someone doesn't have that same attitude and same opinion they won't join.

There's what, maybe 15-20 regular posters here? We're probably losing them faster than gaining new blood. And there's no denying we're fairly closed-minded - no matter what game you like or how you like to play it you're going to get called an idiot.
 
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