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AgePosted: 2019-May-29 1:55 am 

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Seriously, it's like taking a time machine back to 2002. With how big the community for EDH is the main forum for the format should be on par with modern standards. It's very off putting for newer players and not very user friendly, especially for people who can't pick up on the syntax right away. I'm sure a lot of veterans on here like the nostalgic feel and all but it's time to update things a bit.


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AgePosted: 2019-May-29 4:16 am 

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Forums are dying, not because the outdated software but because people tends to use social networks (facebook, reddit) instead.

I love the forums because the information persists trough time and it is easy to find old posts, but now the current generation has a diferent approach to news and informatio where everything is consumed and "discarded" very fast.

I cant use the facebook forum system (pages) because for me it is awful, but I know there is just as many people wants and thats why FB is a suscess and forums are dying.

I was also a user of USENET and at first I disliked the "web forums" when they appear, now USENET is almost dead, and soon the webforums, sadly

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AgePosted: 2019-May-29 5:57 am 
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The only real complaint I have about the website itself is the part where the search bar doesn't work half the time, but even that one hasn't been a big deal as 1-3 refreshes will take care of it.


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AgePosted: 2019-May-29 6:35 am 

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I glanced at sickly's profile, maybe they has a point, some good maths there :P

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AgePosted: 2019-May-29 7:00 am 
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... what's wrong with those? They check out for me. (I'm assuming that the total posts is indeed 7, and most active forum & topic both have 4...)


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AgePosted: 2019-May-29 7:34 am 

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yep, I totally misunderstood what I was looking at. nm


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I'd like a "like" button for posts. Mana symbol smileys would also be really cool. Ultimately I think the time required to maintain/upgrade the site is the big concern, as it's not like this is the RC's full-time jobs or something.

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The real issue is that doing the type of upgrade suggested is not a trivial task. It would take a considerable amount of time, and it's not like this forum is a money-making endeavor, so it would require either volunteers that can devote that much time, or donations to hire someone. Odds are neither option would pan out well enough to result in a significant improvement to the site.

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The other thing to consider is that with every change and update, you inadvertently flesh out bugs and glitches. So even if you overhaul the site, if you don't have someone on hand to make the adjustments then you might be worse off than if you had left well enough alone.

Besides, what really is the goal of the RC with these forums? They have a stable platform in which they can talk directly to users. And they certainly aren't trying to compete with other sites and do something unique. I mean, I certainly dont disagree with the basic premise of the OP (just their method), but I also don't necessarily agree that some sweeping overhaul is the answer.


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