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Discussion in 'Archive: The Senate Floor' started by SuperWatto, Jul 24, 2013.

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  1. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Sep 19, 2000
    The Senate will be splitting off to have its own spot in Community on August 1st. Where under 'JC Community' there was originally just 'Community', with the subforums JCC, Senate, Amphitheatre, Arena, Census, and Games, there will now be 'Community' and 'The Senate Floor'. The rest of the subforums will stay under 'JC Community'.

    Why the split? After much deliberation, that started even before the move of the boards - both in public as well as in mod squad - we realized that the tempo and the culture of the Senate is just too different to properly blend in with the rest of the forums. The way it's set up now, it's easy for people to miss the Senate tag, while the rules of the Senate are very different from the rules of the other boards. It becomes a mess too often.

    We hope to see people still coming in to share their thoughts and opinions... This way, the two tempos of the Senate and the other forums aren't competing, as neither is better - they're just different.

    The newly installed forum will go live on August 1st. All old Senate threads will be moved there at that date. It will be hosted by DarthBoba and yours truly; after 4.5 years of honest work, Lowbacca_1977 is passing on the torch. I'd like to thank him for his excellent modding, without which I might never have become a Senate regular in the first place. Thanks Lowie, I promise we'll keep the spirit alive!

    Thread closed - discussion continues in this Comms thread.
  2. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

    May 25, 2001
    Goodbye :)
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  3. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

    Mar 3, 2003
    Sad to see you go, Lowie.

    Have a valedictory meat pie.
  4. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Jedi Master star 4

    Sep 2, 2012
  5. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 14, 2000
    Good riddance
  6. Vaderize03

    Vaderize03 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Oct 25, 1999
    Take care, Lowie!
  7. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

    May 31, 2005
    Could you be so kind as to take Ender Sai with you when you go?
  8. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jul 4, 1999
    can't say i'm a fan of this decision but hey ho
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  9. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

    Mar 4, 2011
    Good idea. I'm sure you're tired of editing people's YJCC style posts with "this is a Senate-tagged thread".

    And now I can be lazy and not check tags before I post.

    Thanks for all your hard work Lowbacca.
  10. Champion of the Force

    Champion of the Force Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 27, 1999
    Boo for Lowie retiring. :( I hope he's still sticking around to post at least.
  11. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Mar 19, 1999
    That's a lot of time served. Congrats Low! It was a pleasure modding with you.
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  12. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

    Nov 21, 2002
    For the record, it's been an unanimous decision. We are completely sure it's going to be for the best.
  13. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

    Dec 11, 2000
    I'm glad I got my awesome parody thread in before this move.

    PRENNTACULAR VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 21, 2005
  15. AaylaSecurOWNED

    AaylaSecurOWNED Jedi Master star 6

    May 19, 2005
  16. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

    May 25, 2001
  17. Fire_Ice_Death

    Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Feb 15, 2001
  18. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 2, 2000
    Eh . . . a bid for growth in two different communities ends in failure. I shouldn't be surprised and I'm not; but I am disappointed.

    "It becomes a mess too often." Better a mess than sterility, but apparently most others disagree.
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  19. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

    May 4, 2003
    As someone who has been a long time poster in both communities, I don't really see how there was a "mess" to begin with. While the Senate saw casual posts more frequently, these manifestly did not choke out people's serious discussions. That pattern should have been historically evident from "serious" JCC threads. Alternatively, though, look at how often long-winded, serious discussions re-emerged in the recent Trayvon Martin thread despite repeated short derailments, or how there's a running discussion about the nature of political legitimacy in a thread about a baby being born. When people want to talk to each other about a topic, they will do so. They don't run away because someone dared to make a joke.

    But, as Rogue1.5 said, if the involved parties view this as too Draconian a cost, I guess there's nothing to be said. Leave, then.
  20. Falcon

    Falcon Chosen One star 10

    Feb 7, 2002
    I'm not surprised you're branching this forum off. I knew it was just a matter of time.
  21. Fire_Ice_Death

    Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Feb 15, 2001
    Correction: branching off again.
  22. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jul 4, 1999
    What wocky said. I really fail to see how the rules in the Senate are so drastically different. Serious topics will lend themselves to more serious, god forbid longer winded posts no matter what tag is used or which forum it's in. All I can see as a result of this is reduced Senate posting. How is that a good thing?
  23. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

    Aug 16, 2002
    As long as no one in the JCC is redirected to the Senate, I don't care.
  24. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 6, 2001
    As I said elsewhere, this is stupid, but it doesn't really matter.

    With a bit of intelligent moderation, it would be entirely unnecessary. That's what it is regardless, but so be it. The Senate will have nothing more than a few threads with lengthy posts that only a handful of people have any interest in reading, let alone responding to.
  25. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jul 4, 1999
    There's a grand total of 12 Senate threads that have had any activity whatsoever in the last week.
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