So I've spoken with the Zelda mods and we've decided to re-open this thread for now. This is conditional to continued good behaviour from members involved. I will outline some guidelines the mod team is looking for from the community. This post will be edited into the OP so that it is easy to reference. The title of the thread will also ask new posters to look at the OP so that no one misses it.
If there is a large fight again within this thread, we will be closing it. Isolated incidents - so something between two users - will not result in thread closure. In the event this happens, the mod team will create a new thread subject to similar guidelines in a few days to give members some time to calm themselves, in the hope that a new thread will help to reset relations between users.
We are looking for this thread to become a civil environment. We should not be mocking one another nor should we be rude to one another. If someone is frustrating you or you think they're breaking the rules, bring it up with a moderator or myself. We'll handle the situation for you from a position of clarity. Let's avoid having anyone get into anymore trouble if we can.
That's it really. It's not complicated, but it requires everyone to just put some thought into what they are saying or to stop and think at times. I hope that everyone takes the time to do that in the future
If anyone has any questions or comments regarding this, please feel free to PM me.
Also apologies for the delay in reopening. I decided to go on a cooking adventure and spent a couple hours making a huge pot of bacon and potato soup xD
I just had a word with my Z mods and we discussed the current state of this thread. I get what they've been trying to achieve because it's their job to make sure things stay on topic, and that things are split off appropriately when needed, right? Please don't hold this against them as this is literally what they are hired for here, you know?
That said, after looking through this I basically told them that perhaps we've been going about this wrong. It seems like the Z community have chosen a hub in which they have general chat, and this is a good thing! Other areas on ZU have it; the GCC has a chat thread, the SD has the War Room, the RPG has the OoC, all 3 clans have their own chat threads, and each of these are cornerstones to building their communities. So I said maybe the Z community have chosen where they'd like to build their own community, and it's this thread.
The General Z thread was pointed out to which I said if it's dead and everyone's here, then I think it's pretty clear which thread people prefer, and the mods heartily agreed.
So! With the hope that this thread will continue to help grow and maintain the Z section because, truth be told, the Z section doesn't have a central hub where people can congregate and be a community under a common interest, we're hoping this thread will be it. Instead of pushing the rules so hard, we'll try a bit of community-fostering instead and allow this thread to flourish as a general chat for Zelda U news/rumours, and see how that goes.
THAT SAID, like the other chat threads, if people end up going for a few pages about a specific topic and it ends up stifling the talk of others, it will prob get split off to its own thread, though I imagine with this becoming an official chat thread for this stuff, that won't be as frequent as it has been. Also, again, I wanna emphasise that my mods aren't here to make your lives miserable and if you felt that's been the case, then as temp-Head Admin, I apologise sincerely and hope you'll be able to understand that they've just been doing their best to maintain these boards. Don't be so hard on them <3.
Alright! Gonna reopen in a few minutes after I edit thread titles and lock down other threads that are no longer needed.
-Malia and the Z mods.