Posted by The Void, 2011-09-28 09:39 BST
fak raises some great questions. Here are some [judgement value omitted] more.
Small/Big talk distinction seems arbitrary, and my suspicion is that it will be unclear to most people (including, currently, me) what belongs where. To me it seems like the Timer is the only clear distinction. A better definition is needed, I think.
Why would someone want to come here instead of RJ? RJ does what it does very well, via whichever means of access used. Various people will have their own loves/hates about the presentation thereof, but what exactly is there to tear me away from there to come here? (Cue the circular "No-one's using it because no-one's using it"/"Everyone's using it because everyone's using it" arguments).
IJDb is currently a 1-stop-shop for me for RJ, Club listings, Events (both future and past - It's nice to have my own personal list of events attended, which I would loose should IJDb close), and (personally, to a lesser extent) Members, Compendium, Records. (The videodb is screwed, and redundant nowadays, sad to say). If the Edge is "an alternative to RJ", then I don't want the other bits of the IJDb to disappear. And while the other bits are still there, then I probably want the Headliner portal to RJ to be there too.
If however, IJDbHeadliner (and the rest of IJDb?) is to die, then I want an alternative to also offer the very useful other bits that the IJDb currently does. This seems to me to not be within The Edge's remit (or is it just a case of "not yet"? Discussion forum only, or expanding to other things in time?), which brings me back to "why would I want to come here?".
Assuming I *did* end up here, I would hope to see the following functionality:
- search for old posts/keywords/etc.
- "View threads with new/recent posts"
Sorry if this is all sounding a bit negative - I dont mean it to be, and I'm trying not to compare apples to bananas, though in some senses this is inevitable. (I like bananas). I think I could come to like this format of forum, but it's early days yet.
Meanwhile, can I have another invitation please, as I didn't know exactly what I was signing up for, so I used VoidTest, and I'd rather be The Void (are_spaces_allowed?). (Or can you change my username?)