Well the adventure related is pretty much the 5th choise forum for me, if theres nothing else to talk about, or if the others are dry, I go there. I wouldnät mind it being combined with the gengen, however, I wouldn't want it to clutter up the gengen page or the other way around. One might say we don't get that many threads anyway, to make one disappear too soon or so, but still.
I've seen the pages change quite a bit after a week of absence, which in my case is prettty scarce, but nevertheless. And I'm not sure if that means we have enough posts thread-wise, people do start them every now and then, or that we don't enjoy posting in one thread more than once. I certainly do not. With this I did the exception of reposting due to the vagueness of my first post, and after reading through this, realising how interesting this actually is.
I usually read long serious posts, threads, opinions, but occasionally they just start repeating each other, and I'm quite used to people's opinions here, so mostly I just have to see the avatar, and I know what's coming, and basically we've had a couple of threads of people contemplating on an issue no-one disagrees on. It gets very boring after a while, or as to say, 10 answers. Well then someone jokes about a bit, and either it goes off topic or everyone ignores them. Basically I see myself writing under a subject that I want to discuss, but only to get answers by certain few people that are the most active at the moment. And that reverses the need to post, kind of when you already know what the answer is going to be. I think the forums lack the moment of surprise nowadays. I thought, well, people are willing to fight over drugs and God, over things that are completely opinion based, but ifsomeone wrote a political thread about the president of Russia for example, what kind of feedback would it get. Well, it didn't. I guess no-one cares enough, or people realise, that the internet knowhow isn't all that there is to it, but opinion-rant is a refreshing, yet frustrating way of making time go. Well, not for me.
I just started a thread, trying to find out how many of us were really willing to read the first post if it was longer than some few lines and then how many were really willing to contribute to it, no matter how obvious or boring they found the subject. Well we had our fun, I see it died pretty soon without bringing in any discussion really, and I'm really diappointed in the people who never even cared enough to read the post without first seeing a short brief explanation of what they're reading. Well, the forums are like a lesser IRC, people are not reading a book or a newspaper but jsut comparing a few ideas at haste, and so are the AGS ones, mostly used for actual need, or to find a solution to real issues.
As with the moderator issue, I've been quite happy with the mods here. I realise that sometimes it would have been fun to go about joking in one thread, but then, who would benefit of it? Yet, i don't think that that is the main point why we come here. As Petteri linked, those two threads were a great joy, and just reading them is a joy itself. So sometimes I find myself wondering, why should they be closed, as in to stop the fun. It's like coming to pick your kids back home from the kindergarden, still knowing they'll be going back there tomorrow to continue the same fun in some other way. I think that's exactly what we need. Provocative subjects and places to really have fun. Like a just for fun -forum. I know I know; it would draw useless posts and a lot of meanindless stuff, but it would still keep us bored of life wanderers here and not at some other forums. It doesn't all need to be that serious, does it? The games aren't, as far as I know (and I don't, sry). But I am under the impression, that I am the only one trying to make a serious game with no humour anywhere, just a political message, whereas most people use games to like separate them from the moment, just for a while. Why couldn't the forums be like that too?