We can go on and on with this marcush, but in the end it wont change since 'enough guys like the moderating'. I have yet to see them, I have seen like 2 of them, compare that to a vast majority of forum members who dislike it.
I have said it so many times, without effect, others did it too, without effect. Topics become less and less enojoyable and more unreadable per minute, since we are getting quotes which arent in the topic, references to things said which arent in the topic and half posts. Not to mention there are huge gaps in the topics due to that. The mess becomes pretty much unreadable, and because of what? To categorize things?
It is useless moderating to categorize things, things are split up way, way too fast, as with the littlest it is split off. Then mods start saying 'only things about the car in this topic', but then when we actually do and there is a bit more talk about the great new rear wing they are having it is split up into its own topic, which is completely unneeded. The Lotus DRS thingy was split up. All great, but now we have talk about it in the merc topic, lotus topic, the split up topic, I beleive there is one for Merc's DDRS too. Why is that even needed? Not only has the DDRS system became a unreadable mess, it also causes 5 times the same thing. People are saying thins already said in the other topic, and why? Because it was just a little off topic.
90% of the time the off topic corrects itself when the topic isnt interresting anymore, too bad it is split way before that and we have another dead topic just doing nothing until some idiot bumps it 5 years from now.
Then on the other hand, members are flaming each other a lot of the time, no one does something about it. I do it a lot, I know that by myself that I am quick to call someone an idiot etc. I have only gotten a warn once, and that was after me and another member started calling each other all sorts of things. It was going on for days by then. Honestly on any other forum I would have been banned long ago.
Mods should take more attention that members are kept in line instead of topics, when that is done huge off topics are much less likely to happen and it keeps everything much easier to control.
Just food for thought, but would it be a possibility to let a topic be searchable by tags? For example the Lotus topic would have a DDRS tag, that would immediately show all posts containing 'DDRS' and quotes to which was referred to. That would save a lot of time for the mods to categorize things, since that isnt needed anymore. Also it would make much less dead topics that get bumped in 2017 by new, stupid, idiotic forum members.
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