A Polite Request For This Forum.
I did not know where or who to ask, but as this is a request, I thought I would post it here.
Could you possibly 'tidy uo' this forum? (I will explain as concisely as possible. Please forgive me if I seem abrupt.)
While on this site, I spend most of my time in this forum and I have noticed that at least two thirds of these requests/topics are no longer required/dead and they are heeding persons, like myself, in finding films/other content, which are being requested by others, which we can upload. (Currently there are 17 pages with 20 requests per page - approx 340 requests. That would mean over 200 dead topics/links.)
Unlike other forums this is generally a 3 step form - ie not ongoing.:
STEP 1: Requester A - 'Has anyone got X-film?'
STEP 2: Uploader B - 'Yes, now available.'
STEP 3: Requester A - 'Thank you.'
Obviously there are other posts, such as - 'I've beeen looking for this for ages, please upload.', but other than that once the request has been fulfilled the topic is no longer required.
I am not saying irradicate the the topics completely, just move fulfilled requests to a seperate 'sticky' to leave unanswered requests more easily available. I am contacting requesters, of 4 weeks+, who still have not got their request because most reviewers do/will only read the current page and no further. I know this because , at first, I did it! - uploading the most recent requests presuming that the older ones had already been done (how wrong I was!).
What I am asking is the following:
- Remove/delete fulfilled requests. As stated above,via the making of a weekly/monthly 'Thank you' sticky - ie 'Requester A' asked for 'Item X' it was uploaded by 'Uploader B' A big thanx to both.
- Contact requesters to see if they still want their requested item/s. (If they have had no response they may have gone elsewhere to find the item/s requested!) [If got/no response Delete request.]
- Possibility of an 'Available for Upload' section. Whereby potential uploaders post available content so others can contact them directly, rather than requesting something that they know someone has got!
- Possability of a 'Request Form', rather than 'Have you got this film?' being the main topic. ie a form in which requesters fill in basic information about their request, as such Film/Item Name… Company... Other Info... etc.
I know I seem to be asking for a lot, but I would willingly give up my time to help.
Think of it long term, less dead links, more uploads of wanted content, a happier community!
COMMENTS ACTIVELY ENCOURAGED.
I was thinking about this for a while now.
With the current forum set up, you can't move posts, threads easily. So it's either delete or lock the completed requests.
Locking won't solve the problem because still unanswered posts will still be buried.
I'm really waiting to get the new forum software installed, as that will solve most the forum issues I have as a moderator.
I can't believe I missed this thread. ::)
For a couple of years now I have been posting links to filled request and moving them to the filled thread. I try to delete filled request when the torrent dies or the filled request is a year old.
Also if a request is not filled in 6 months I deleted it. The requester can ask for it again any time after that.
Finally if a user does not bump his own request in 90 days, I delete it because he(she) obviously lost interst in the video or found it elsewhere.
If anyone has any suggestion on how to further streamline this process please let me know. I am always open to easier ways to do things.
please have a look at the date of the postings
and the reply
You need to know that we installed this "new" forum software in Feb. 2008 only. Until then it was now easy to manage the old forum (for a look at the old forum visit our sister site www.sextorrents.ru) Just read this thread as a relevance to "the good old time :)" or the "golden forum era" :)
Didn't you see, he's reviving quite some old valuable topics ;D