It's unbelievable how long it takes for suggestions to get implemented or even considered here.
all suggestions are considered on their merits pretty much immediatly, this forum rearranging discussion has been ragging on for a long while now. and that's because nothing has been finalised or sorted, the very fact that there are three layouts proposed is a sure sign that there is no final conclusion.
The excuse always seems to be along the lines of "it could be abused by members" or "it'll take too much work". Some members of staff were so uptight about enabling custom avatars because people would be abusing the feature and posting inappropriate images.
I believe that I was one of the biggest neigh sayers with regards custom avatars and inappropriate images, and low and behold I was proved right, though we have of course got around that by approaching members and asking them to change inappropriate avatars.
And the "it'll be too much work" excuse
, well, I have a job, a life, a daughter, other hobbies and interests as well as coming to a forum. I think that the "excuse" of not having enough time to sort forty six thousand threads to their correct destination is perfectly valid! although I did actually say in the staff lounge that if that were the only sticking point on this I'd move them myself.
but what's the point of me going over and above duties as a moderator, (moderating discussions and moving spam posts) if you end up thinking that we're all a bunch of lazy unhelpful good for nothings?
So far as discussing in private, the reason that I put forth my suggestion in private was simple, there were already two suggestions that had been tweaked many times, (none of which had what I feel was an appropriate method attached of how to do this), all seemed to say delete x,y,z without thinking that would loose thousands of posts etc... I put my suggestion forward in a private area because I had tried to amalgamate the suggestions that had already been put forward, but not start yet another debate on thread layout with a new and slightly tweaked version of two earlier suggested layouts.
that's my prerogative, if you want to discuss in private you could find ways to do that as well.
you do not need to delete peoples post when you PERSONALLY don't like it. I'm sorry that you feel you are always correct and that others should bow down.
it's not a case of bowing down, there's just no need for a separate thread discussing the same thing. especially if the only reason that it's needed is because people couldn't stay on track in the original thread!
perhaps if the entire post that I'd made had been quoted it might have been obvious why it was discussed more about than the solutions proposed here.
I'd gone to the trouble of trying to see what was wanted, what was lacking in the current arrangement, keeping the current forum asthetic and size (which I consider good), suggested what forums could be merged and deleted, and the order to do it in to make the work as smooth as possible, whilst also trying not to leave empty forums that'd look messy.
The idea that I proposed didn't get more attention because it was put in a special place, or because I'm some kind of godly creature around these parts, it's because of the way that it was put across.