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3043 No. 3043
As very few of you might have noticed, /tt/ is presently not working. It's no secret that this is perhaps the least visited board and perhaps, most unnecessary. Not only is there little activity, but the embeds are small anyways. Directly linking to an actual video in a thread is just as effective, if not more so, than posting something there where no one will look.

This is why instead of spending time uselessly and attempting to fix it for little gain, the alternative of deletion is being proposed. This thread is a plebiscite, and your opinion on the issue matters.

So;

Delete /tt/?
[] Yes
[] No

No. 3044
{X} Yes
No. 3045
[X] Yes
No. 3046
[X] Yes
No. 3047
[x] Yes
No. 3048
[x] Yes
No. 3049
[x]Yes
No. 3050
[X] Yes
No. 3051
[x] Yes
No. 3052
[X] No
No. 3053
[x] Delete /tt/ and a few other boards, too

Are write-ins allowed?
No. 3054
[X] Delete /tt/
No. 3056
[x] Yes
No. 3058
[X] Yes

Honestly, I'm of the opinion that we should only have /gensokyo/, /th/, and /at/
No. 3059
[X] Yes

The job could probably be done by a thread in /gensokyo/.

Does anyone have the slightest idea as to why it stopped working, though? Is it a native part of KusabaX, or an add-on by one of TH-P's coders?
No. 3060
>>3058
That's pretty much an awful idea
No. 3061
[x] Yes
No. 3062
[X] Yes
No. 3063
>>3060
awfully good, maybe. We've never had enough activity to warrent no more than maybe two story boards at once. Yes, even back in the rose colored glasses periods.

anyways.

[x] Deltree c:
No. 3064
[X] Yes
No. 3065
>>3059
From what I know, it worked when we were running KusabaX on Teruyo's box, 'cause I was goofing around uploading videos on there. We were also trying to get it to link to NicoNico.

Then we merged that board with the remnants of this board in a massive rebuilding effort, and it stopped working.

Personally though, I believe it is lacking as a feature and probably not worth the effort of debugging. Correct me if I'm wrong but if you do see something you want to view there, you almost always decide to click through the video to watch it on a larger youtube screen.

We would probably be better off replacing Touhoutube with our own embedded Touhou Livestream and a sidebar that links to a mibbit version of the #thp chatroom. They host the non live content, so we could just upload a bunch of touhou vids, and then someone could run games in procaster. (I used to do this with hosting Monster Hunter games on Awesomejpg)

Well, thats just an idea. >>3063 is me so I already voted.
No. 3066
>>3063
Yes, with HY pushing everything off now and again with SUDDENLY 1341234 THREADS BEFORE HIATUS. It would have worked so well.
No. 3067
>>3066
with smart board management which I admit we didn't have before but we do have now, it wouldn't have been an issue.
No. 3069
[x] Delete it

I'm also under the opinion that unless someone actually starts using /words/ that we should ice that as well.

As an alternative, we could replace /tt/ with an image-dump board, so we don't flood /gensokyo/ or /th/ with that stuff.
No. 3070
>>3069
>I'm also under the opinion that unless someone actually starts using /words/ that we should ice that as well.

I'm taking over!
No. 3072
Opinion here seems to be nearly unanimous. /tt/ is now gone.
No. 3073
>>3063
>>3067
>We've never had enough activity to warrent no more than maybe two story boards at once. Yes, even back in the rose colored glasses periods.
Uh, we had active threads being pushed off the front page in /th/, /others/, and even /sdm/ at times. We had authors hesitating to start new stories because they felt the boards were already too crowded. Also with more boards, it's a lot easier to check if that one story in, say, /forest/ you've been reading has updated lately. There might be an argument for removing one or two of the slower boards, but something that drastic would have definitely affected the amount of new writers we got.
No. 3074
Condensing boards will just make things too crowded. Things should stay as they are.
No. 3075
>>3073
First off, I'd like to state that I'm not the bad guy here. I've been painted as a doom and gloom prophet on IRC for my opinions... But guys, I'm not secretly out to destroy the board. I love this place and I want to see it succeed. That is why I keep bringing up these fatal flaws I see in our construction. I want to fix them so we'll have this place for a long time to come.

I know the solution I and others have brought forth of board condensation Is a harsh one, but it is the most comprehensive one that I have thought of. I'm open to new ideas so long as they aren't do nothing.

>Uh, we had active threads being pushed off the front page in /th/, /others/, and even /sdm/ at times.

Way to completely miss what I've said about smart board management earlier. We are a slower moving board with text based content and a lower population base that dwindles by the day and there are some questions we should be asking ourselves. Why do threads ever have to expire? Do we even need a 10 page limit here? Is our organization ideal for our project? can we do more with less?

I know we set thread limits to 250 replies because the loading times were immense back when Holy ran the site, But that was also back when GM was the only game here and people were constantly F5ing and hammering one thread constantly. I believe that accounted for most of the lag and general slowdowns of large threads rather than a general large thread reply size.

Furthermore, I have seen boards that have successfully functioned with a small population like ours with only one board. Image heavy ones like the voile library board where they translate the touhou doujins or Pooshlmer.

There are many options that we have yet to even begin to explore that would aid a smaller population board in functioning, and none of our problems are things that can't be fixed. Or at least experimented with to find a solution. These are things we have to try if we want to fix the gremlins that persist with this format.

If not then we really should be discussing a format change.

>We had authors hesitating to start new stories because they felt the boards were already too crowded.

I personally don't believe this but I'm giving your argument the full weight it deserves. I think there are just as many who've been confused as to which one of the 10 story boards we have now to start a new story on and even after that, its not like they will find an audience on the 6 or 7 lesser visited boards.

Lets face it, we do have a laundry list of problems. Our board organization is a mess, our user base is spread too thin, half the boards have no circulation making them look dead, and The format we use is not the best to use for the projects we undertake but we keep it because it is a format we love.

I'm not going to say that something has to change, The above are just my thoughts as to how we can improve both board readability and circulation, but we can't pretend the problems we do have don't exist and hope they will go away.

> Also with more boards, it's a lot easier to check if that one story in, say, /forest/ you've been reading has updated lately. There might be an argument for removing one or two of the slower boards, but something that drastic would have definitely affected the amount of new writers we got.

It wouldn't have affected the amount of new writers we have as much as you might think. First, Most the boards currently show a stagnant face when you join them. They look dead and don't move for days. New writers would not be so apt to start a story on what looks to be a dead board. Second, I mentioned before, if you do start a thread on one of the boards, The chances of you finding an audience are slim. As in the confession thread, Most anon don't even visit certain boards, and if they do, its only to visit one certain thread.

tl;dr I'm not trying to be all doom and gloom as the IRC has painted me, but there are some glaring cracks in our foundation that we should be trying to fix.
No. 3076
>there are some glaring cracks in our foundation that we should be trying to fix.
Condensing the boards won't fix anything. Only make it worse.
No. 3077
>>3076
so give me a solution then that would work. Maybe my putting forward such a harsh option is to shock someone into coming up with a less invasive one.
No. 3078
>>3077
Doing nothing.
No. 3079
>>3077

When are you going to update that yuuka story in /coriander/?

Or are you going to pull an HY/Angry Desu with it?

Touhou fans has always been picky, and as of late even /sdm/'s showing some life. And some new blood would be perfect for perking up things.

And most new writers prefer to do things in /th/ because they don't want to limit themselves to just one part of Gensokyo.

And you're the only one complaining about things these days.
No. 3121
>>3069
Considering how much anon loves image dumps, I think that would actually be a good idea. You could give it a second use as a request board.

>>3070
It wasn't made for you, sir.

>>3079
>yuuka story in /coriander/
I stopped visiting that board a few days after it was made. Because, well, it was dead. After I saw this, I slapped myself for having stopped. Then I saw that story, with only an intro and a single update (made 15 days ago), and realized I was right to continue ignoring that board, and that it never revived since it was made. There is nothing else new aside from that thread.
No. 3122
>>3121
>intro and a single update
>single update

... you might want to check again. I think you missed something.
No. 3124
>>3122
Hmm, guess I visited at the wrong times.
No. 3128
>>3122
Though it seems to have halted for some unknown reason.
No. 3129
>>3128
He expected anon to come up with the entire plot for him and write-in lots of interesting dialogue for a protagonist who's childishly naive and spends all his time with a mother figure (both part of his premise). So now he's whining in IRC that there isn't any discussion or participation in his story where nothing's happening, and every other story except Taisa's is the same and all the other writers are complaining about it too and the site is going to hell and it's all the fault of the readers.

The guy is depressed to the point of pessimistic delusion. He's addicted to his own despair. That's the reason the story halted.
No. 3140
>>3129
You know when anonymous accuses people on IRC of some evil conspiracy? Well, it's useless and inflammatory posts like yours that add fuel to that fire. You're contributing nothing that isn't a bad excuse for hearsay.
No. 3141
>>3129

You must not be reading many other stories, since after the new boards were made there were discussion explosions in many stories.

There's RiG which has shots of discussion when the larger plot comes into play, The AG LA story, the Soldier story in /eientei/, by Serial ATA, a guy who tries his best to update and doesn't make a massive fuss.

This brings up the point: If you want discussion, don't bury the interesting points too deep. Discussion occurs when Anon trips on the tip and looks to see what it is.

And with that Yuuka story, it's a clear simple tale of a person in Gensokyo found by Yuuka. And what kind of conceit does it take to expect anon to provide the plot to your story?

Then again he's the guy who thinks a WUiG-style story has considerable plot and mystery. It doesn't; such stories are basically hijinks in Gensokyo.

And lately there's been no complaints from writefags about discussion or criticism. Sure they like more, but no one's really insanely complaining about it other than him.

If one wants it, ask for it, and anon will provide. (Even Norseman asked and he received.)
No. 3146
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3146
>>3140
Haha yeah, you got me, it's all lies and propaganda from the IRC troll coalition. Have fun waiting!