You know what Zardnaar makes a good point. This place use to be great. Then the novel authors were driven off by people who didn't like their books hurling abuse at them. Then the game designers were driven off under similar treatment. We've had community developers come and try to clean this place up and stop the constant fighting and bickering. They've also left after failing.Zardnaar wrote:I can actually remember the forums being a great place. We used to have game authors posting along with novel authors as well.
I'm not interested in pointing fingers and blaming people. I've got my fair share of questionable posts. I admit these posts (some as recent as today) have definitely helped bring the community down regardless of my intentions.
This thread is about people pledging to work to make these forums a better place.
So I pledge to stop with the negative attacks against people and their play styles. I pledge to stop responding to such posts with anything except a polite request for them to stop edition warring or trolling.
To also help remind myself and others why I enjoy D&D if I post a negative comment about an edition or play style I'll post a genuinely positive comment about it as well. Too often we nitpick the things we love to death that it can be difficult to remember there's a lot about this game we enjoy. People can also feel that you don't value their contributions to the community or feel that their style of playing is valid for them and their friends.
If people find me not doing the above I ask you to please remind me that I said I would and feel free to even link to this post.
Is anyone else willing to try to work together and help make this place great again?
Do people have any suggestions on how we can achieve this goal?