It's a rather old idea, really, that the mods have bounced around for... well, as long as I've been a moderator, at least. In essence, the idea is to combine all the little "games" threads into one special subforum - the "Forum Games" subforum. "Forum Games" would be threads like the ban thread, the "one game per letter of the alphabet" thread, the "add three words to the previous sentence" thread, and so on. There was really never any vote or real urgency, so we mostly just let things go as they would... and they did. The games are now scattered all across the forums, between General, Creative Writing, Everything & Anything, and Games.
And, here's some potential pros and cons:
- It would help keep them from getting scattered all over the place, and clean up the forum.
- It might get rid of some of the inherent negativity/judging surrounding people that do/don't post in this kind of thread.
- It might encourage more forum activity, even if just through game threads.
- It could pave the way for larger RtDs and other RPG-like games, such as you'd see on Bay12
- Playthroughs of other games would finally have a proper place.
- It might encourage more people to make dozens of posts there to raise their postcount.
- It might actually look rather empty, encouraging more people to spam up the place with new game threads.
- Alternatively, it might create less traffic because the sub-subforum is less accessible than a normal subforum.
- I'd have to rewrite a few of Taiya's things (minor) to get her to recognize the new board.
- I'm sure there would be some demand to move REKT there, and that could be a messy debacle.
Mostly I'm just curious to see what other people think of it, but if there's enough demand, I could move things over myself.