I come here in urgent need because I heard of a disheartening rumor:
“What would you do if all the threads were deleted? Wattpad staff is currently considering this.”
This would be nightmare gone real for me.
Sure I would love to try a new forum. I always look forward when the old forum get updated, and new forum is not a bad idea. This got potential, and I see many good benefit from doing so.
However, I am completely against erasing the old threads.
By mean completely, I mean, I don’t mind if you delete LOTS of the old threads to empty some space. I understand that it clog the site. Cleanup is fine. However there’s many threads, especially some that belong to me, that cannot and should not be deleted for many reasons.
What I’m talking about is not the random chat thread. What I’m talking about is this kind of thread:
Try to navigate down there.
I organize every (literally) past threads, with no exception. Each rounds, each submission, every single event on the game is organized properly. This is very crucial for the old and new member because we constantly in need to dig through old information for sake of the game. Even if not, the new member can learn about our history and “how to play” from our old activity.
Even if I backup them to Google Docs, it’s still not possible. This would HEAVILY damage the community.
The game is part of the community. Every discussion, every comments, and the experience gained from the moment everything posted, every reaction, every response… they’re all part of EBG and inseparable. I even encourage new player to backlog through them and I organize a complete list to every scene written in the story.
Removing them is equal to say that you can safely remove an old historical site without it erasing the historical value of the said monument.
I am open on using the new forum. It’s cool and got many fun things! However, other than the new forum still lack many things that’s important to the EBG community, such as the paging layout, it’s still not usable for the community.
Beside, if the community goes from there to here, I will lose most of my member. Not everyone willing to move here. I want EBG to stay in the old forum, at least, until we makes further agreement, that will be discussed later when the new forum is finished.
But all in all, in bold text summary of this issues, I demand that no one delete the old thread. At least not without further notice, and without our consent. Because I got things to organize. This community is my home and my family.
For those who think that deleting the old forum is fine because it’s not of us… such as this…
This is where I need to confirm you that we need the old thread. Some of them are very important, even crucial, and already organized to every of its function. At least it’s that way for my community. So if the old threads are deleted, the damage is so severe that it’s irreversible.
So please, let them be. At least the important threads need to stay.