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I am pro removing wii board completely since I never use it.
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How about making it so that only people who have joined say before April 2008 can login?
 

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Its not going slow for me in any way

Thordrian said:
How about making it so that only people who have joined say before April 2008 can login?
That would reduce the n00bcount and Wii hackers count to almost 0, so its basically the same as disabling the board completely
 

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tj_cool said:
Its not going slow for me in any way
Yeah, wait until the new Zelda game comes out.

QUOTE(Thordrian @ Nov 3 2009, 03:06 PM) How about making it so that only people who have joined say before April 2008 can login?
How about making it so that only people who have joined say before October 11th 2004 can login?
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Meh...I could be pushed either way on this, I mean it would decrease the amount of noobs who are too stupid to search. But what if someone needs serious help or has a great release but they can't post because a new game's out.
Like I said, I'm undecided. I hardly use the wii forums (I try and solve my own problems first) so it doesn't really effect me much.
 

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tj_cool said:
Its not going slow for me in any way

Thordrian said:
How about making it so that only people who have joined say before April 2008 can login?
That would reduce the n00bcount and Wii hackers count to almost 0, so its basically the same as disabling the board completely
That was my point.
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We could also close certain flashcard boards or even the entire DS one when a popular DS game comes out too. Its a stupid idea, cutting out a feature of the forum that actually drags people in. A lot of people are annoying and so on but we do get a lot of great members out of these newbies.

Regardless people will just post elsewhere leading to more work from the staff to close these threads that are in the wrong place.
 

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Thordrian said:
We could also close certain flashcard boards or even the entire DS one when a popular DS game comes out too. Its a stupid idea, cutting out a feature of the forum that actually drags people in. A lot of people are annoying and so on but we do get a lot of great members out of these newbies.

Regardless people will just post elsewhere leading to more work from the staff to close these threads that are in the wrong place.
I couldn't agree more.
 

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I think the previously used tactic of restricting access to the forum to only registered users under times of heavy load is a better idea then this suggestion. It still allows access to the information that the members want to see, and allows the regular flow of discussion to continue uninterrupted. Shutting down certain sections as Hadrian said would probably cause a huge amount of unnecessary, off topic threads to seep into other areas, plus it would be highly frustrating for all the members who rely on the forum as an information resource. Why come to a site that closes down sections every time a popular game is released that everyone is interested in, when you can just go to any number of others and just get your information and discuss the game there without frustration?
 

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"about 50% of the people who are using GBAtemp are viewing the Wii Discussions forums"

Wouldn't that make the purpose of this site for Wii Discussion? Your just a troll and i know the mods won't take you seriously at all. Maybe you should just go buy a wii.
 

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Honestly, if you shut down Wii discussions, all the noob threads will swarm somewhere else. General Console discussions, General Off Topic, etc. When a noob wants answers, he'll try to get answers.

And ever since we got the server upgrade we've been able to handle the flood when big names come out. I guess it'll be put to the test when Spirit Tracks is released (since it's a huge release and will probably have tough-as-nails anti-piracy).
 

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Most members I think have a Wii console.

That means, they are the majority, and you (and me) are unfortunately, the minority.

Logically, the mods follow utilitarianism. What makes you think they'll make the minority happy by compromising the majority?

Long story short: As much as I'd love the Wii board removed, it's not going to happen. A poll would just support my argument further.
 

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PlayAllDay, great idea!

But why don't we go the extra mile and just close down all of GBAtemp? Then we'll get no slow downs whatsoever! People can simply go elsewhere to discuss the latest releases with a great community.

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shaunj66 said:
PlayAllDay, great idea!

But why don't we go the extra mile and just close down all of GBAtemp? Then we'll get no slow downs whatsoever! People can simply go elsewhere to discuss the latest releases with a great community.

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Great idea Shaun
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Maybe we should just keep the shoutbox!
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