And Srdjan, what I did was merely ask "hey, you guys know about the Keenime Forum? Are you taking it down?"; I did not go like "Hey, this is Your Supreme Commander Speaking, I DEMAND you take down this forum".
Don't exagerate. What I thought you asked was "Hey, I suggest you delete Keenime forum because it's empty most of the time"
wp wrote:McDuffies, it may not be too hard on resources, but it is a useless forum. Look, this is the first surge in comments in literally months. And wow, there're about 5 people who are consistently posting! If you needed an entire forum for every 5 posters... Most of what we're talking about can easily go in Off-Topic.
Mostly anything of what we talk anywhere can be moved anywhere. For instance, GD can contain most of Junk, T&T, Crossover, Gear threads. Currently, Striker is forcing a little more harsh content of GD, luckily he isn't including Keenime in it, or it would end up with every anime discussion thread being moved here. But, eh, we're just talking, threads start with something end with something else, for instance there's always several discussions in Junk that would be more appropriate for GD (for instance those about films based on comics).
I don't think JexKerome is going behind anyone's back. Not many forum-goers have seen this thread because no one cares about this forum enough to look at the threads inside.
Easy there, I'm not prosecuting anyone. I just say that if he wanted this forum deleted, the most logical thing to do would be to post about that in GD, asking others of opinion, plus asking for support. Jex says that his PM was in form of question, not the request, thus I was misguided.
This thread has been going on for about two or three weeks, and now you've decided to peek in? To me, that shows you don't really care that much (unless you've been on vacation or something, but even then, I don't see you posting much on this board).
There's a pretty simple and logical reason why I'm not checking this forum often: I'm not such a fan of manga and anime, most of things discussed here would be not interesting to me. Someone recently mentioned something about either reviving or killing this forum (I can't remember) so I peaked in out of curiosity and to throw my two cents on the table, that's all.
I mean, I really don't care about this particular forum, but I like idea of this forum hosting several communities. Being that I don't thing "Games" should be considered community, it would leave CCa as the only active.
And sure, there's plenty of dead forums out there, but that doesn't mean we *shouldn't* get rid of them. The existence of free HD space is not an excuse to keep this alive. Now, knowing that deleting it would cause major hiccups in the server; that's a good excuse not to kill the forum. Since this is the case, I agree not to kill Keenime.
Well, to me, a possibility of forming a new generation of this community is also a good reason. Let me explain:
Suppose if I want to discuss about Nick Cave: I could post on Junk forum, most of people would state their opinion on him including whether they've heard of him or not, some would know his most well known songs, I'd be lucky if there was more that a couple of people with whom I could discuss about other, less popular songs. And that discussion would be boring to others, plus we would probably be constantly interupted.
If I wanted to discuss about particular songs, go more into details, etc, I would logically post in a forum of community of Nick Cave's fans. So, go online communities!
As for the fact that this community is currently dead, well it mustn't be that way. Even you could try to revive it; for instance, by inviting people you know who like anime to join the discussion here; contacting the old moderator of this board to see if he still can/want to help; asking Striker to choose a new moderator; eventually inviting new people to forum: for instance, you can stalk for new interesting manga comics and inviting their authors - it's more likely that they'll be looking for such community; Starting topics on subjects of particular animes.
And I disagree with you about chibi and sweat drops. I haven't seen even close to all the manga there is to see, but I can say with utmost confidence that most manga with comedic elements uses chibi and sweat drops. Certainly, all the comedies I've seen use them. To me, this makes it a stylistic element and not a method/technique. Therefore, I would go as far as to say that they are elements intrinsic to anime/manga comedy. Even though sweat drops have been used in many other works, they are still an essentially Japanese contrivance.
I don't think it's a valid reason. It can be technique, it's just that that technique is very popular with artists of that style. Using this technique or not, is a part of particulare artist's style, but not an essential part. Because you'll be able to reckognize an artist by his style even if he doesn't use a sweatdrop or such. Even more, artist could be doing one comedic and one not-comedic comic, both in similar style, but using sweatdrops and other only in first one.
It's not like anime eyes, if an artist drops the anime eyes, his style will became different and you may even not be able to reckognize his art anymore. It's more like using rasters, like Soap Comity does: her art would still hold it's basic characteristics if she dropped rasters.
Besides, not that Jex was talking about style while you're talking about stylistic element. With the wording you used, it seems that you're disagreeing with Jex more than me. When I talk about technique, it can be understood as a stylistic element as well. Sorry, but it sounds as if you're disagreeing with me solely for the sake of disagreeing with me.