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ITT The Chatterbox will be archived

Discussion in 'Chatterbox: Vice City' started by Santi, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. Santi Retired Staff

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    The purpose of this thread will not only be to let you guys know that we're nuking this section alongside the Blender, but also to discuss the new shitposting section we intend to create and see what ideas we can pull from you guys; either way I'm committed on moving forward with this decision.

    To answer one question I know is going to be asked, @jayjay³², the new section will not be hidden.

    So WHAT ARE WE DOING exactly?

    Basically this, in a nutshell. Neither of these two sections have done their job much of getting people to shitpost, and it doesn't make sense to have two shitposting sections for two different groups of shitposters and neither of them are getting much shitposting done.

    Consolidating the two sections and their extremely muddied and blurred identities should make it easier for people to walk in and more or less get the /QUICK RUNDOWN/ on what to do.

    The countdown begins now.
     
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    Finally. Half a decade late, but finally.

    We will be reborn beautifully or die gloriously.
     
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    What are we gonna call it
     
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    Limbo. Cuz it prolly won't be any more alive
     
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    To be determined.
     
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    Agreed.

    But, this sounds like you're ultimately recreating the same product (Chatterbox). Just rebranding it and unhiding it? What's the difference? Is it going to be located in Downtown Konoha or have higher visibility?
     
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    I gave you the best suggestion you'll bb get hermno
     
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    TFW you win the rat race but you're still nothing but a fucking rat.
     
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    and so it begins :smoke
     
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    that’s a terrible name for a section
     
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    I was expecting that Jones dono.
     
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    Right, so as someone who has extended user history in both the Chatterbox and Blender I think I have a pretty decent introspection regarding this.

    Originally (I'm talking like 07-09) the Chatterbox was a place for discussions considered off-topic, particularly those about the members and was filled with classic threads like "say something about the user above you!" or "Message to a friend" and of course "post your recent profile visitors", whereas the Blender was more a hub to post “whatever the hell you want to post” meme hub and eventually developed into this big, enermous clique that had lots of rep and scared off a lot of users.

    Many of those users pushed out, myself included, settled into the Lounge instead between 2010-2012 (which replaced the Chatterbox at the time) and acted as a re-branding designated for “member discussion” and initiated that Blender vs CB mentality of trying to out-meme it and shitposting about whatever the fuck we want, and it became a lawless battlefield that was even less regulated than the Blender before Kami and Patchouli stepped in and wanted to take a more community/activities approach to it, and according to Trinity, someplace friendly and welcoming to new people.

    We, the regulars at the time, wanted nothing to do with that and fucking tore them apart for doing any proactive modding, and just ran wild with it instead, and ultimately became not too different from what the Blender was a few years back.

    2014 is a bit of a gap in my history, I lived outside the US at the time and was really disengaged from NF comparatively to other years, the Lounge was archived in this time and rebranded again to the CB for reasons I'm not too sure about. Not sure what the plan was or what was the idea going into it, but by the time I came back around in 2015 it was more or less the same Lounge I knew. Fast forward to today and now the only difference that sets these two sections apart are the different cliques and faces that you’ll find within them.

    To answer your question, we're not re branding the Chatterbox, we're re-branding what the Blender originally was prior to the Blenderites and implementing some controls that we've learned through our previous shitposting sections (Chatterbox v1, Lounge, Outlet, Chatterbox v2) to keep it fresh and open to new users.

    Some of the ideas floating around are: scheduled thread prunings to emphasize creativity and memorable posting, Chrolloseum-type arrangements in terms of challenge threads (art battles, bets, games, MvM's), and generally more of an emphasis/identity on free-posting "anything you want" as a section identity rather than the current "members" one. The chatterbox also has this weird identity as a pseudo-social section due to the "members" focus of it, and we plan on phasing that out some and focusing it more into the KCC

    This is a tl;dr, but I wanted to share my thoughts going forward on this and the history that led me to this conclusion.
     
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    2014 was the best part because milad, luc, Ray, wad, jossy, Nina, trin,nighty and I would prime shitpost it up. Sad you missed it.

    The idea for the section is what it always should have been but the hard thing is going to be keeping it alive and getting new people to post and stay.
     
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    You can also host irregular flash fictions with more lax rules.
     
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    You're confirming that we can win points in those threads? :hm

    Are new ratings planned for this new section?
     
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    The only rating it should have is like. You animals using other ratings need to be put down.
     
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    If it were to be implemented, yes; and if it does, whether this will be a constant thing or timed, re-occurring events also needs to be fleshed out.

    New ratings have not yet been discussed.
     
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    :mako
     
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    Sounds like nothing will change at all
     
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    Why so negative fam
     
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    This should have happened back in 2015, but better late than never I guess?
     
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    You're projecting, what I said is completely neutral. Because this is neutral.

    There will be a slight increase in posts due to higher poster density but a slight decrease due to the loss in blender-specific generated content. I however think pruning's a terrible idea, we don't need more contests when that's its own section, and talking about members in the KCC is a terrible idea
     
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    In some cases this kind of apathy can come across as negative cause it means you're setting a low standard.

    But anyway it seems like the mods are just doing what people have been clamoring for, for awhile in the hopes that the community can be renewed. Still, only time will tell.
     
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    Archive me. It's past time.
     
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    Lol Steph pls
     
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    :thumbsup
     
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