Hi all. I'm JadeGL here on the boards, and pretty much anywhere else online really.
Lately, there have been a lot of threads concerning various articles tackling the issue of Women in Gaming, or if you want the shorthand - Sexism. I think they're really starting to clog the boards, and posting new ones just causes virtually the same set of posters to move virtually the same conversations along to another thread, cutting off the discussion in one and transplanting it, for lack of a better term, to the newer one. My proposal is to have a large mega thread, a catch all where new articles will be posted. This is so that we cut down on the glut of new threads, but also so we can consolidate the discussion and continue it in one place. This will, hopefully, remove the need for posters that frequent those threads to repeat themselves with every new blog post or video, and it will hopefully also cut down on the comments like "Oh no, not this shit again" that always seem to pop up in the new threads as well. I think, in the end, it will make discussions easier to follow, articles and videos easier to track down (since the list will be kept in the first post with new ones added as the need arises) and cause less frustration for people who want to follow the discussion and for those who don't as well.
Of course, this won't negate the need to start new threads for more game specific issues. Those, I assume, would be started in the appropriate sub-forum and talked about there. I just was thinking about a mega thread for things like the Tropes videos, any rebuttal videos, articles or blog posts, or anything pertinent to the overall issue that we may want to house in one place.
Anyway, let me know what you think. I honestly feel like there are a lot of threads that could just be brought under one umbrella instead of new threads being started every day, sometimes multiple times a day. If you guys think the idea sucks, then that's cool too, we can just continue along like we have been with the separate threads.
Again, thanks for the read and thanks for the input.