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Offline GreenthornTopic starter

Renaming Boards!!
« on: December 10, 2008, 03:53:29 PM »
You will hate me for this...but I think the boards need to be renamed.

Light Solos
Light Groups
Consensual Solos
Consensual Groups
Non-consensual Solos
Non-consensual Groups
Extreme Solos
Extreme Groups

*cringes*

One of the newbies mentioned that there seemed to be an awful lot of NC boards and I actually agree.  I also think we can ditch the "exotic" title because well...does it really matter if it's consensual sex with a human or a tentacled monster?

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Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2008, 04:04:37 PM »
That may not seem like it matters to you, but some people don't want to read things that involve beings other than humanoids :)  I think that's the reason it's separated, although that's just a guess.

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Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2008, 04:08:31 PM »
That may not seem like it matters to you, but some people don't want to read things that involve beings other than humanoids :)  I think that's the reason it's separated, although that's just a guess.

I'm one of those.

It's a fact that these boards are more heavily-leaning. That's always been true, and it won't change. Yes, there are more non-consensual boards, but if they reflect how the boards really weigh, then is it necessarily a bad thing?

Personally, if NC isn't my thing, I just click that little minus mark next to where it says Play-By-Post: Non-Consensual Exotic and collapse the whole board so I don't even have to look at it. *shrugs* It might seem a bit mocking, but if this new member feels a little uncomfortable seeing how many NC boards there are, maybe let them know that they can collapse boards so they don't have to see them - it might at least subconsciously help them be more at ease.

I really appreciate the separation between Exotic and Human, but that is only my take.

Offline GreenthornTopic starter

Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2008, 04:18:23 PM »
Well okay...then get rid of bondage...because bondage can go either way, Consensual or NC...so why not merge it that way? ;D

And I meant the main boards.  Merge Exotic into the main board

Main: Consensual
Then have the categories
Consensual Human
Consensual Exotic

Basically when I say main board I mean the blue bar titles

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Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2008, 04:20:07 PM »
Essentially, if we don't mark what's in a thread, we cannot hold people responsible for reading those markings. Some people are truly, genuinely turned off by tentacle beasts or anthros or furries or whatever you want to call them.

We have a lot of NC boards, but each NC board sees the same amount of activity in general as its counterpart in bondage, light, and extreme (system vs system ... freeform vs freeform, etc) so they are useful. :)


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Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2008, 04:21:00 PM »
Actually, NC bondage belongs in the NC section, I believe?

Offline GreenthornTopic starter

Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2008, 04:21:08 PM »
But why not put NC Exotic heading under the main heading of NC?

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Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2008, 04:22:02 PM »
Oh!  I see what you're saying... you just want the main categories condensed?

Offline GreenthornTopic starter

Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2008, 04:24:11 PM »
Yes!

Sorry forgot to offer my GT Decoder!!


Offline GreenthornTopic starter

Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2008, 04:24:50 PM »
That way it doesn't look like NC is our main offering here!

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Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2008, 04:26:08 PM »
But... isn't that what we have already?

Play-By-Post: Non-Consensual Human
Play-By-Post: Non-Consensual Exotic

If you want to mash them together, that's great and all... but that's still the same number of boards as before. >>; It doesn't actually... change anything, except that all of the boards from Exotic get moved into NC.

[personal opinion]To be perfectly honest... I'm less squicked by NC when it's a human doing it, than when it's NC and it's a tentacle furry monster thing doing it. [/personal opinion]

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Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2008, 04:27:36 PM »
I think she's saying that the main categories would be more balanced if human and exotic weren't separated for that category alone.

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Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2008, 04:27:56 PM »
No...I think that NC should be merged...one big NC title...with the variations underneath it

Edit: Moon gets me

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Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2008, 04:30:35 PM »
GT.

You have a lot of kinks.

Not all people have these kinks ... and not all of them want to read these kinks.

Now. *starts to undo shiny new leather belt* Since I know you don't let an idea loose without a distraction ... c'mere.

 ;D

Offline GreenthornTopic starter

Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2008, 04:32:11 PM »
No, no, no!! I'm sitting on this one!! Go away!!!

 ;D

The newbie said it seems like there wasn't a place for consensual sex except if it's light and not all consensual sex is light.  But yet it seemed that NC was -huge-.  Not sure if we want to give that impression..so why not merge the NC under one NC board?

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Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2008, 04:33:04 PM »
I think she's saying that the main categories would be more balanced if human and exotic weren't separated for that category alone.

Would it really change anything, though? The main thing that makes those games so big, is that system games. Because the other categories DO have exotic - but they don't have System Solos, System Small Groups, System Big Groups, etc.

If you simply move ALL of the NC: Exotic games into a new category that says NC, then... it's the same number of boards. You just shoved them all into one category, not two.

The newbie said it seems like there wasn't a place for consensual sex except if it's light and not all consensual sex is light.  But yet it seemed that NC was -huge-.  Not sure if we want to give that impression..so why not merge the NC under one NC board?

Bondage, then? It's not quite the same as "Consensual hot and heavy", but in the scheme of the boards, it does relatively go from light to heavy content.

Offline GreenthornTopic starter

Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2008, 04:34:52 PM »
But...why make it look lopsided?  Sure NC might have a bunch of sub categories...more than the rest...but why have two boards...why not just one?  NC shouldn't get special treatment dammit!! ::) ;D

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Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2008, 04:37:24 PM »
But...why make it look lopsided?  Sure NC might have a bunch of sub categories...more than the rest...but why have two boards...why not just one?  NC shouldn't get special treatment dammit!! ::) ;D

My argument: It will still look lopsided if you expand the NC category and that humongously-sized number of boards shows up. In my mind, it has little difference than separating it into two categories. Right now, the little kiddies like me who get freaked out by tentacle monsters, scary werewolves, and man-preying giant Venus-flytaps can simply collapse the exotic category and live happily ever after.

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Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2008, 04:38:45 PM »
Blah! Go away Caeli!!

*giggles*

 ;)

Fine! I'll drop it!

Pfffffffffffffffffft

 :D

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Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2008, 04:43:22 PM »
I'm not sure why the main categories have NC separated as Human and Exotic?  I can see your point, GT, regardless of how many things are under each category.  It's also not immediately clear that everything before NC is Consensual, unless it's specifically stated in the title.

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Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2008, 04:44:40 PM »
Yeah...it makes it really lopsided and I only noticed when looking through the eyes of the newbie!!

PErsonally I'd like Extreme to take up all the right side...but that's just me *grins*

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Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2008, 04:45:43 PM »
*rolling up a newspaper in preparation for the swat GT's asking for, pushing the Extreme board*

*giggle*

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Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2008, 04:46:16 PM »
Blah! Go away Caeli!!

*giggles*

 ;)

Fine! I'll drop it!

Pfffffffffffffffffft

 :D

*giggles* You don't have to drop. I'm just inputting my argument here. ;)

I'm not sure why the main categories have NC separated as Human and Exotic?  I can see your point, GT, regardless of how many things are under each category.  It's also not immediately clear that everything before NC is Consensual, unless it's specifically stated in the title.

I can see the point too, of course... *tilts head* But I also am blessed with the ability to see the argument from the other side. ^^

That's my take.

*hugs Greenie and Moon*

Offline GreenthornTopic starter

Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2008, 04:46:34 PM »
*giggles*

I know, I know...I won't ask for it!!

/hijacking of own thread

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Re: Renaming Boards!!
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2008, 04:46:49 PM »
I'm not sure why the main categories have NC separated as Human and Exotic?  I can see your point, GT, regardless of how many things are under each category.  It's also not immediately clear that everything before NC is Consensual, unless it's specifically stated in the title.

What about the mouseover text? That states which boards are consensual and which not.