Shitpost forum?

Discussion in 'Help and Rules' started by Galba Otho Vitelius, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Galba Otho Vitelius Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if the site could use a shitpost forum for subscribers. It would be for posts and topics that would possibly be verboten in the regular forums, but the original poster is genuinely unsure.
     
  2. Red Arturoist Napoleon II. - Marxist-Arturoist-TraƂkaist Donor

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    Honestly, I don't see the need there. Possibly for mass death scenarios, but for oneshots, we do have oneshot threads - and "shitpost"-type maps (e.g. "Most Absurd Britwank/Ameriwank/... ever!") are mostly accepted in the regular map thread.
     
  3. Kermode Well-Known Member

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    I would rather not see the forum encourage low-quality content and discussion in the guise of "jokes".
     
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  4. e of pi Layers on Top of Layers

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    There's a few threads in several of the forums on the board which are for "low effort" posts/topics, though mostly in ASB (which used to be the worst cesspit of that sort of thing). I see no reason to congregate and encourage them by giving them their own section--in most cases, they exist as a relief valve for their specific forum:

    https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/oneshot-scenarios-2.380935/
    https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/frivolous-asb-thread-mark-ii.342719/
    https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/miscellaneous-non-frivolous-non-fandom-asb-ideas.412770/
    https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/flamebait-thread-titles-4-0-live-free-or-flame-hard.444306/
     
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