So one of the biggest issues I have with the forums is the constant creation of DBWI's that exist within the different forums. Now I am not entirely against the creation of a DBWI as they can tend to be somewhat fun experiences. It just seems to me that lately they have gotten out of control with dozens of DBWI's each week over the smallest and weirdest divergences and are blocking up too much space in the section. I'm mainly concerned about this for the relevant Alt. History discussion threads and up and coming TL's who do not receive high support as new writers may not get enough attention in the first page if its constantly fluttered with DBWI's with insane scenarios that at a first glance people will pay more attention to than their threads. Then there's also the issue that DBWI's get too out of hand easily and become a different discussion then what it was intentionally. This is due to the nature of it being a collaborative thread and the fact that certain users will hijack it and say whatever they want, even if it has of no immediate or clear relation. Posts like these tend to derail the thread and make it unreadable after a few pages while some threads just get bland altogether. An example of a thread derailment is" DBWI: What if Franz Ferdinand died in Sarajevo? "Well obviously without WWI starting the way it did than Britain would've never gotten involved and would have Canada taken over by the USA after Douglas MacArthur captured Ottowa." DBWI: What if Richard Nixon attempted to break into the DNC? "Well without Donald Rumsfeld in power than WW3 would never have happened." My question to the Mods and the board in general, is should we allow DBWI's to continue to exist outside of Shared Worlds? If so why and if not then why not?