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Forever
July 5th, 2012, 04:28 AM
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If you've got something to say about the forum feel free to express your opinion here so the forum community can discuss. Past discussions have included how to improve activity, as well as what to do with weekly polls, and things along those lines. I'll document all the past discussion points below, however the thread itself is for discussing the forum and how you can get the best out of it, so please do make use of this thread!
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July 2012:
So as you've probably noticed lately, this section has been kind of slow - well, slow for a while. One of the main things that have been happening is that it has turned into Unova Pokemon Polls, as I like to think of it. Most of the threads are about the Pokemon, rather than the games themselves.

Now while B2W2 does exist, and it's expected that activity does die down, it's not really a good thing that the Pokemon threads outnumber anything else being made. The weekly polls aren't really to blame for that later because if you remove them, then there's 6 less being made overall.

So the issue here I think is that there's too much of an emphasis on the Pokemon of the region, which can be found in B2W2 and future Pokemon games, rather than the actual games themselves. While I don't mind an occasional few threads, they just get boring to read after a while because it's always the same things over and over, for the most part. For example, look at the most disappointing thread, not only were people posting Pokemon from other regions, but most people have posted the same Pokemon over and over. As for the Unova Pokemon not looking like Pokemon thread, again, same Pokemon over and over.

If you'd also check the posts in each of those threads, the Pokemon threads definitely outnumber everything else in terms of posts being made in those threads, other than the general "this or that game" or "favourite gym leader", etc.

While I don't really want to kill off weekly polls, because they do generate a bit of activity here, I think something has to be done about the mass Pokemon threads, because in reality, every other Pokemon gaming section doesn't have as much of an emphasis on the Pokemon - in fact, usually not even favourite from the generation because they're usually in Pokemon Voting Polls.

We'd also like more discussion but I really don't think that can happen outside the Pokemon threads.

Either way, what I'm asking here is what you guys want to see, whether you like just having threads on the Pokemon and would rather a Unova polls section not gonna happen and generally what you think can be done to improve the overall section as well as activity. So yeah, what do you guys think should be done here?[/css-div]

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» Bring back weekly polls in enjoyable format, October 2012
» Revive the older threads as part of a new initiative, November 2012
» B/W Get-Together, March 2013
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bobandbill
July 5th, 2012, 04:34 AM
I have little interest in the comparison-betwee-Pokemon polls; if I want that I'd really just go to Pokepolls as nothing about the 5th gen ones makes them any more special or whatnot to others in terms of discussion. I'd be far more interested in actually discussing the game and its aspects, not 'Throh or Sawk?', etc.

Forever
July 5th, 2012, 04:41 AM
I have little interest in the comparison-betwee-Pokemon polls; if I want that I'd really just go to Pokepolls as nothing about the 5th gen ones makes them any more special or whatnot to others in terms of discussion. I'd be far more interested in actually discussing the game and its aspects, not 'Throh or Sawk?', etc.

Yeah, I understand that there. The issue however is that removing them won't really add much more to the activity, and the users do seem to like them as a "unique" thing to B/W. However, if they were removed, there's only three weeks left of polls, and while we're considering a round two of match-ups between those who won, if many of you guys thought that way, we might end up actually removing them. Definitely I'd go for the discussion over the polls, but as it is, with nobody really willing to post in the discussion threads they don't get very far and I don't think the polls sway anything away from discussion.

Squirrel
July 5th, 2012, 05:03 AM
I've gotta admit, the reason I don't tend to post in these forums anymore is that I've already discussed the majority of what I have to say before when I used to post here. It seems to be the same topics coming up again and again, just in different forms. :3 Whilst that's not necessarily a bad thing, it just doesn't appeal to me personally. I know this isn't incredibly helpful in finding a solution, but if someone can think of a way to generate new and original topics rather than constant revival of the old ones, then I'd be much more inclined to post here. What I would say though is that Nica, your topics are great, things like "Do you regret putting time and effort into B/W?" and "Do you think your character was right in taking a stand against Ghetsis?" are very interesting to read & reply to (in fact I'll go do that now!), so if you can spark those kind of topics into the the rest of the section, I think it'd help a lot. I guess discussing things like particular story points, characters, teams that NPCs used in game, where & why Pokemon appear in certain places, etc, would be the kind of things I'd like to discuss. Incidentally I don't know why I haven't made some of these topics yet so I may just do that later. :p

As for the weekly polls and the threads discussing Pokémon, I actually love these. I really enjoy discussing Pokémon like that :3 The only thing I wonder is if they're still relevant to BW as opposed to say BW2 or Pokémon Voting Polls? Although they've worked well here for a long time so if it's not broke, don't fix it. :p

Captain Fabio
July 5th, 2012, 05:54 AM
I always thought weekly polls were overkill; reduce to bi-weekly maybe? At least then you won't have them stealing the activity that could go into newer topics.
Also, you could restrict discussion to be strictly canon in B/W, if there is cross over happening. So, anything that is comparing between games (if that is happening) isn't allowed.

B/W is a big game, from what I remember, and there is a lot of stuff that can be discussed in here, so it is just about focusing that topical stuff like.

/no idea if relevant, was told to post.

Aquarius1997
July 5th, 2012, 06:39 PM
I wouldnt suggest getting rid of the weekly polls because like you said it does generate visits
But we do need engaging topics because you cant really post twice in a thread describing your most dissaponting pokemon(you already said it once so what would you post next)
If i have ideas for an engaging thread i would help and post it

Reshiram Man
July 6th, 2012, 05:35 AM
This forum right here is one of the reasons I joined PC, and it is a shame to see it die down like this.

The Weekly Polls are fine, but maybe every now and then, you could throw in something different than Pokemon vs. Pokemon, although I am not sure what you could do.

If I think of a good idea, I will try my hardest to post it and bring back the way the BW forum used to be.

vaporeon7
July 6th, 2012, 03:18 PM
I think the Weekly Polls should remain, as taking them away won't accomplish much. But I am sick of all the same Pokémon related threads and all the threads that could just as easily be in the B2W2 forum around. I guess it's just a lot harder to make a thread with good discussion that is only relevant to BW because either they can also relate to B2W2 or that have been made before.

(We need Ole here to make awesome discussion threads again don't we?)

Rivvon
July 7th, 2012, 03:33 PM
This isn't really a suggestion, but just my two cents on this topic:
One of the reasons why I fear making topics analyzing some of the "secrets" of BW is because with the release of B2W2, the "mystery" might have been solved, and spoilers may trickle in--and even if they're behind spoiler tags, if the mystery has been solved, what is there to discuss?
Since not everyone has played B2W2, it just creates a huge divide. And since I'm guessing that most people have played them already, or at least read up on what occurs, there just doesn't seem to be a need to post in this board.

As to how this issue can be solved, I can't really offer much of a solution. Maybe instead of Pokemon weekly polls, there could be a mix of characters and locations? It adds more to the section at least, and it does add a bit to discuss.

Alli
July 7th, 2012, 07:46 PM
Change weekly polls to monthly perhaps. Or if you must have them weekly, change them to not be about the Pokemon all the time, cause you're gonna run out. Have more choices. Favorite gym design, for example. I'm getting tired and can't think of many off the top of my head lol, but the polls are getting monotonous. Or you can face the music and realize no one cares about BW anymore and you're now in the club with me, Metal/Color and Advanced!

Forever
July 7th, 2012, 11:58 PM
Just going to reply to specific posts at first and then go into a bit more detail.

Change weekly polls to monthly perhaps. Or if you must have them weekly, change them to not be about the Pokemon all the time, cause you're gonna run out. Have more choices. Favorite gym design, for example. I'm getting tired and can't think of many off the top of my head lol, but the polls are getting monotonous. Or you can face the music and realize no one cares about BW anymore and you're now in the club with me, Metal/Color and Advanced!

Yeah we could change the time period, and actually, we'll be done in 3 weeks so that could be the time for change, really.

This isn't really a suggestion, but just my two cents on this topic:
One of the reasons why I fear making topics analyzing some of the "secrets" of BW is because with the release of B2W2, the "mystery" might have been solved, and spoilers may trickle in--and even if they're behind spoiler tags, if the mystery has been solved, what is there to discuss?
Since not everyone has played B2W2, it just creates a huge divide. And since I'm guessing that most people have played them already, or at least read up on what occurs, there just doesn't seem to be a need to post in this board.

As to how this issue can be solved, I can't really offer much of a solution. Maybe instead of Pokemon weekly polls, there could be a mix of characters and locations? It adds more to the section at least, and it does add a bit to discuss.

I think the Weekly Polls should remain, as taking them away won't accomplish much. But I am sick of all the same Pokémon related threads and all the threads that could just as easily be in the B2W2 forum around. I guess it's just a lot harder to make a thread with good discussion that is only relevant to BW because either they can also relate to B2W2 or that have been made before.

(We need Ole here to make awesome discussion threads again don't we?)

@ both: Unfortunately, yeah, I was just considering making a thread but it kinda doesn't lead anywhere because yeah, I haven't played through B2W2 so I don't know everything and anything we might think about or want to discuss actually leads to no sort of discussion. It's something I'm really unsure we can fix right now...

also yes, he would help!

This forum right here is one of the reasons I joined PC, and it is a shame to see it die down like this.

The Weekly Polls are fine, but maybe every now and then, you could throw in something different than Pokemon vs. Pokemon, although I am not sure what you could do.

If I think of a good idea, I will try my hardest to post it and bring back the way the BW forum used to be.

Yeah that seems to be the thought to change from Pokemon. :(

I wouldnt suggest getting rid of the weekly polls because like you said it does generate visits
But we do need engaging topics because you cant really post twice in a thread describing your most dissaponting pokemon(you already said it once so what would you post next)
If i have ideas for an engaging thread i would help and post it

Yeah there's really a limit on how much you can discuss Pokemon.

I always thought weekly polls were overkill; reduce to bi-weekly maybe? At least then you won't have them stealing the activity that could go into newer topics.
Also, you could restrict discussion to be strictly canon in B/W, if there is cross over happening. So, anything that is comparing between games (if that is happening) isn't allowed.

B/W is a big game, from what I remember, and there is a lot of stuff that can be discussed in here, so it is just about focusing that topical stuff like.

/no idea if relevant, was told to post.

I don't really think there's any cross over really, the issue is more of the fact that B2W2 has solved everything we've wondered in B/W, leading us to go nowhere. :x BUT THANK YOU ANYWAY.

I've gotta admit, the reason I don't tend to post in these forums anymore is that I've already discussed the majority of what I have to say before when I used to post here. It seems to be the same topics coming up again and again, just in different forms. :3 Whilst that's not necessarily a bad thing, it just doesn't appeal to me personally. I know this isn't incredibly helpful in finding a solution, but if someone can think of a way to generate new and original topics rather than constant revival of the old ones, then I'd be much more inclined to post here. What I would say though is that Nica, your topics are great, things like "Do you regret putting time and effort into B/W?" and "Do you think your character was right in taking a stand against Ghetsis?" are very interesting to read & reply to (in fact I'll go do that now!), so if you can spark those kind of topics into the the rest of the section, I think it'd help a lot. I guess discussing things like particular story points, characters, teams that NPCs used in game, where & why Pokemon appear in certain places, etc, would be the kind of things I'd like to discuss. Incidentally I don't know why I haven't made some of these topics yet so I may just do that later. :p

As for the weekly polls and the threads discussing Pokémon, I actually love these. I really enjoy discussing Pokémon like that :3 The only thing I wonder is if they're still relevant to BW as opposed to say BW2 or Pokémon Voting Polls? Although they've worked well here for a long time so if it's not broke, don't fix it. :p

Yeah I know, that's kind of the annoying thing because while I try to bring them up, people just don't really bother really replying to them. While we all have those ideas, people are just like, nope, not going to bother. And the rehashed threads are starting to become really annoying because the memberbase isn't running to BW anymore to discuss, but rather B2W2. I know it'll be worse in a few months but idk. :(

Yeah technically it could fit into PVP but it's all we really have unfortunately. XD;

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But yeah thanks for your feedback thus far, guys. From the looks of it, we won't be continuing the Pokemon weekly polls (or at least maybe not? idk I'll discuss with Kaori) after this round (2/3-ish weeks) and we might try other things. If they fail, I'm not sure what we can really do. What's evident is that the section itself kind of got dealt the small straw by GF deciding on sequels rather than a third game, otherwise it would've been active still for a bit, unlike the other sections that got that, but oh well. Kind of running out of ideas here and thoughts because nothing seems to work out and it'll be worse in a few months when B2W2 is released, and even so, we won't probably get the bad "help me trade" or "rate my team" threads because nobody will be playing B/W. :x I'd love to be able to change this, but nobody else has any major ideas other than resorting the polls format unfortunately so idk what we can do. Sorry for the downer attitude but I guess I kind of hoped others had lots of feedback and thoughts. But oh well! I'll leave this open for a while to see if we can get any other thoughts, but otherwise we're just going to have to wait it out and kind of give up until the gen 5 forum, which'll be at most 2 years away, based on the past game patterns. Sigh. Thanks anyway, guys! Everyone who hasn't posted, or wants to reply to this, reply, and make threads if you can think of any, but I understand how difficult it is. I really don't know what we can do from here but yeah. :(

Shootingace
July 8th, 2012, 02:59 PM
I don't think you should change weekly polls to monthly polls nor get rid of them. From what I've seen a lot of people really do come here. I really agree with changing them to bi-posts though, although i don't think that will help.

Aquacorde
July 8th, 2012, 03:25 PM
I think bi-weekly or monthly polls would be better than weekly, but I think they could be expanded upon... like bringing in City vs City or NPC vs NPC as well as 'mon vs 'mon. Or like you used to have, the more discussion-y types of polls that focused on the pros and cons of one specific thing or aspect of the games. I'm not entirely sure how that would go and I don't have any ideas about it presently but I'd be willing to talk it through and coax ideas out etc.

In the meantime I'll play Black again and see if anything interesting appears~

Zulim
July 10th, 2012, 02:29 PM
I am still new to these forums but here is my suggestion. A lot of interesting topics would pop-up in the BW forums if there was no quick questions section. I know it is super useful but a lot of those questions are interesting and I am sure would develop in longer posts and give the forums a new activity. Just my 2 cents.

Z

Blue
July 10th, 2012, 03:31 PM
Maybe there could be a weeky debate relative to Unova i.e Who is the most difficult Elite Four Member? Basically just general questions that will generate feedback and discussion between users who can voice their opinions and reasons supporting their answers. Kind of like what's going on in the RSE remake discussion thread! It could be called Question Of The Week.. or something more creative.

vaporeon7
July 10th, 2012, 04:04 PM
I am still new to these forums but here is my suggestion. A lot of interesting topics would pop-up in the BW forums if there was no quick questions section. I know it is super useful but a lot of those questions are interesting and I am sure would develop in longer posts and give the forums a new activity. Just my 2 cents.

Z

Removing the Quick Questions thread would be a really bad idea as most of the threads that would be made would be answered in one or two posts and then would die off and just bump down other more deserving threads. We could perhaps go back to the old style of Weekly Polls like Favourite Bridge perhaps?

Cyclone
July 13th, 2012, 05:54 AM
My first suggestion: a better slogan than "We're still working on a better slogan". Maybe, "Catching them all since n"?

Change weekly polls to monthly perhaps. Or if you must have them weekly, change them to not be about the Pokemon all the time, cause you're gonna run out. Have more choices. Favorite gym design, for example. I'm getting tired and can't think of many off the top of my head lol, but the polls are getting monotonous. Or you can face the music and realize no one cares about BW anymore and you're now in the club with me, Metal/Color and Advanced!
No, no. 52 weeks = 104 Pokémon. You can also take a previously used Pokémon and compare it to a different one; for instance, Cryogonal vs. Beartic, who is better? Every two weeks at most, but if they go any less frequently, they will be lowering activity, not increasing it. (Though on the other hand, the polls could move to the Black 2 / White 2 forums once the North American editions come out; until they do, they should stay in Black/White.)

Removing the Quick Questions thread would be a really bad idea as most of the threads that would be made would be answered in one or two posts and then would die off and just bump down other more deserving threads. We could perhaps go back to the old style of Weekly Polls like Favourite Bridge perhaps?
The "more deserving threads" can always be stickied. A good moderator knows what should be visible to all members at the top and what can drop below. A couple of good threads for discussion can always be plopped at the top of the forum and, when talk dies down, unstickied. Quick questions can still mix into this particular forum very nicely - as they can with any edition forum (Platinum for instance).

(I used to be a forum moderator elsewhere years ago - can you tell?)

Cyclone

Forever
July 13th, 2012, 07:01 AM
Not going to reply to all this time :(

I am still new to these forums but here is my suggestion. A lot of interesting topics would pop-up in the BW forums if there was no quick questions section. I know it is super useful but a lot of those questions are interesting and I am sure would develop in longer posts and give the forums a new activity. Just my 2 cents.

Z

Adding onto Vaporeon7's post, I think what would be better is if you took stuff from those questions and remade those into threads. As it is, there isn't really much I think that could work. However, another reason why the Quick Questions thread is there because it's an easy archive for questions, and if people search first they won't get caught up in the mess of the forum and get direct questions/answers in a row, pretty much.

Maybe there could be a weeky debate relative to Unova i.e Who is the most difficult Elite Four Member? Basically just general questions that will generate feedback and discussion between users who can voice their opinions and reasons supporting their answers. Kind of like what's going on in the RSE remake discussion thread! It could be called Question Of The Week.. or something more creative.

That's more of a general question, rather than a debate... though I am getting ideas for debates, thinking about it. Hmmm we could keep up weekly polls with other things or convert to a "monthly" debate. I kinda like the latter, tbh.

My first suggestion: a better slogan than "We're still working on a better slogan". Maybe, "Catching them all since n"?

No, no. 52 weeks = 104 Pokémon. You can also take a previously used Pokémon and compare it to a different one; for instance, Cryogonal vs. Beartic, who is better? Every two weeks at most, but if they go any less frequently, they will be lowering activity, not increasing it. (Though on the other hand, the polls could move to the Black 2 / White 2 forums once the North American editions come out; until they do, they should stay in Black/White.)

Well, changing the forum's slogan doesn't really affect B/W, unfortunately. Also PC isn't looking to change it anytime soon, because that's actually the slogan. n_n

Well we were intending to do that, but people weren't really looking forward to that. However we can do it but without the "sticky" format. Or just maybe not the weekly poll symbol, or allow members to take on that if they want to add on some extra spark to Black and White! Also as for them going to B2W2, Kaori said B/W needs the activity more and B2W2 has lots of other concerns in terms of activity and stuff, really.

Kaori
July 18th, 2012, 11:39 AM
Hi honey boos I'm back!

Anyway, it's no doubt this whole fall apart is because of Black 2 and White 2, which was to be expected. Now imagine the amount of activity feed we would get if the sections were combined. Still, as sad as it is, no one really cares about Black and White much anymore. And if anyone does, they're not doing anything to help the section. And that's as blunt as it gets.

So my suggestion is, if there is anyone who wants to see a change in the activity of this forum, do something. And bring up the ideas here, this thread is lacking even. As far as the weekly polls go, I think they are fine as is. What more can you do that would actually bring the polls more activity?

Cyclone
July 22nd, 2012, 05:51 AM
I'm still fairly new, and these weekly polls form an interesting activity. It gives a great way to see if other people think like you do when comparing different Pokémon, and there are a gajollion possible pairings. What about turning it into a sort of favouratism competition? Have a bracket of 32 (64?) and pit them against each other every week, there's 31 (63) weekly polls, and boom, we have a favourite.

Cyclone

Forever
July 22nd, 2012, 06:14 AM
I'm still fairly new, and these weekly polls form an interesting activity. It gives a great way to see if other people think like you do when comparing different Pokémon, and there are a gajollion possible pairings. What about turning it into a sort of favouratism competition? Have a bracket of 32 (64?) and pit them against each other every week, there's 31 (63) weekly polls, and boom, we have a favourite.

Cyclone

Unfortunately that's what we were kinda planning to do and... yeah people are sick of Pokemon. XD; I guess we could always make it more competitive though, if I understood you correctly.

Cyclone
July 22nd, 2012, 10:32 AM
Unfortunately that's what we were kinda planning to do and... yeah people are sick of Pokemon. XD; I guess we could always make it more competitive though, if I understood you correctly.
You did. Battle down to find the PC coimmunity's favourite (sorry, I'm Canadian) Pokémon. :)

Cyclone

Forever
July 22nd, 2012, 07:11 PM
Okay guys, update to what we're going to do. After the extended idea Cyclone PMed me I just okay'd it with Kaori and she's fine so...

We'll be having a "WHO WOULD WIN" gym leader thing from next week onwards - so that means for a month. In this month we'll want YOUR help. We're having a tournament of favourites versus favourites. Users submit their 10 favourite Unova Pokemon. You can PM Kaori and I them. After we get around 20 or so submissions if we can get that, then we pit them together at random for the next few weeks in a tournament thing like we originally hoped weekly polls will be. This'll however be shorter and more user orientated. At the end there will be a style of the user-chosen favourite like we intended with weekly polls. However, while we've got that stuff on, we've still got to do a bit more!

So what I was thinking was we just have non-sticky debate threads and each week the member can decide what can be the debate and we could get a little prefix and all for that. While Kaori and I wouldn't be doing it, it'd be up to the member that has that week nominated etc with their debate. Or maybe without a prefix and we could just have something like [DEBATE] on it idk. But yeah, thoughs & any other ideas guys?

Golurks Were Meant to Fly
July 22nd, 2012, 08:22 PM
Even though I don't post here super often... (not sure why since I love black and white)

I think the gym leader thing is a great idea! Sounds fun and more intense. I also really like the idea of a debate, since I love debating as well. I'd definitely join in as soon as that starts up. As for more ideas... perhaps instead of a weekly pokemon poll, what about a just a weekly black and white poll? For instance... your favorite town/city or your favorite new game mechanic (c-gear, dream world, random matchup) etc.


Perhaps a weekly or biweekly theory discussion? (I know this kinda wanted to be avoided in case black 2/white 2 spoiled things or answered said theory)
Like who was Alder's partner? Why did team plasma create genesect? What were the abyssal ruins? :D

Krazzikk
July 22nd, 2012, 10:04 PM
I've gotta admit, the reason I don't tend to post in these forums anymore is that I've already discussed the majority of what I have to say before when I used to post here. It seems to be the same topics coming up again and again, just in different forms. :3 Whilst that's not necessarily a bad thing, it just doesn't appeal to me personally. I know this isn't incredibly helpful in finding a solution, but if someone can think of a way to generate new and original topics rather than constant revival of the old ones, then I'd be much more inclined to post here. What I would say though is that Nica, your topics are great, things like "Do you regret putting time and effort into B/W?" and "Do you think your character was right in taking a stand against Ghetsis?" are very interesting to read & reply to (in fact I'll go do that now!), so if you can spark those kind of topics into the the rest of the section, I think it'd help a lot. I guess discussing things like particular story points, characters, teams that NPCs used in game, where & why Pokemon appear in certain places, etc, would be the kind of things I'd like to discuss. Incidentally I don't know why I haven't made some of these topics yet so I may just do that later. :p

As for the weekly polls and the threads discussing Pokémon, I actually love these. I really enjoy discussing Pokémon like that :3 The only thing I wonder is if they're still relevant to BW as opposed to say BW2 or Pokémon Voting Polls? Although they've worked well here for a long time so if it's not broke, don't fix it. :p

Just...what Ozzy said. I agree to everything he said, couldn't have said it better myself, including liking ur thread ideas and enjoying the polls. I know all the polls might seem frivilous (Oh god I spelt that wrong didn`t I) but they are short little bundles of fun that give ppl something to look forward to every week...NO it could even be a month. You have come up with good ideas and I trust you will come up with more, but I see no reason to rephrase what ozzy said (especially when typing with the onscreen wii keyboard) because it was almost as if he posted with me in mind

Hope u are taking notes Nica!

Forever
July 22nd, 2012, 11:12 PM
Okay put up announcement for the future things, hopefully people check this thread out and input stuff. :3

Just...what Ozzy said. I agree to everything he said, couldn't have said it better myself, including liking ur thread ideas and enjoying the polls. I know all the polls might seem frivilous (Oh god I spelt that wrong didn`t I) but they are short little bundles of fun that give ppl something to look forward to every week...NO it could even be a month. You have come up with good ideas and I trust you will come up with more, but I see no reason to rephrase what ozzy said (especially when typing with the onscreen wii keyboard) because it was almost as if he posted with me in mind

Hope u are taking notes Nica!

Yeah I am taking notes n_n

Even though I don't post here super often... (not sure why since I love black and white)

I think the gym leader thing is a great idea! Sounds fun and more intense. I also really like the idea of a debate, since I love debating as well. I'd definitely join in as soon as that starts up. As for more ideas... perhaps instead of a weekly pokemon poll, what about a just a weekly black and white poll? For instance... your favorite town/city or your favorite new game mechanic (c-gear, dream world, random matchup) etc.

Perhaps a weekly or biweekly theory discussion? (I know this kinda wanted to be avoided in case black 2/white 2 spoiled things or answered said theory)
Like who was Alder's partner? Why did team plasma create genesect? What were the abyssal ruins? :D

You totally should tbh. Everybody should love B/W, in fact!

Yeah we're considering that later on going back to the original type polls, which is like that.

Yeah that'd be fun, but idk, we'd have to analyse B2W2 pretty carefully before starting something. Perhaps before a theory or something I could just get B2W2 mods to look over the idea and lemme know if the games have it covered. :3

Cyclone
July 23rd, 2012, 09:53 AM
Okay guys, update to what we're going to do. After the extended idea Cyclone PMed me I just okay'd it with Kaori and she's fine so...

We'll be having a "WHO WOULD WIN" gym leader thing from next week onwards - so that means for a month. In this month we'll want YOUR help. We're having a tournament of favourites versus favourites. Users submit their 10 favourite Unova Pokemon. You can PM Kaori and I them. After we get around 20 or so submissions if we can get that, then we pit them together at random for the next few weeks in a tournament thing like we originally hoped weekly polls will be. This'll however be shorter and more user orientated.
I'm even willing to handle them myself if you'd like. Just make it possible for me to sticky the thread without being a mod. (if that can even be done; if not, I can post on a mod's wall when the poll is up, and I also have MSN), and I've got everything I need to run it. I already know exactly what I'm looking for here; I would just need everyone's favourites to seed the brackets and the rest is automatic and can be handled by anyone if I didn't have the next one up due to being unavailable at that moment (though I would try to be a day early in those instances). :)

Cyclone

Forever
July 24th, 2012, 08:55 AM
I'm even willing to handle them myself if you'd like. Just make it possible for me to sticky the thread without being a mod. (if that can even be done; if not, I can post on a mod's wall when the poll is up, and I also have MSN), and I've got everything I need to run it. I already know exactly what I'm looking for here; I would just need everyone's favourites to seed the brackets and the rest is automatic and can be handled by anyone if I didn't have the next one up due to being unavailable at that moment (though I would try to be a day early in those instances). :)

Cyclone

I think it'd probably be better if Kaori & I did it. From what you've explained I get the general idea and I can easily put it together without issues and Kaori and I can post them each week. I mean it's nothing against you, it's just easier if we handle it and you're still kind of new and all - feel free to come up with/make any debate ideas, though, since I'm aiming for one of those "type" of threads that I'll try to make into debates every two weeks.

Forever
August 23rd, 2012, 05:19 AM
I'm aware I'm double posting but it's for a reason plus it's official, so it's okay just don't follow my example guys!

Okay so, we've recieved only about 10 or so PMs about the favourite Pokemon weekly polls, and with gym leader weekly polls ending this week... that's kinda not enough to really do anything. I'm thinking it's probably best to put them off until later (and I need to forward the others to Kaori) - but for now we need something else. Now the time has come: either we drop weekly polls, or switch them up to every tiny aspect until there's nothing at all to discuss in the main forum. I'm thinking of dropping them for now and bringing in the favourites MUCH later, maybe after B2W2 rush dies down and people care about Unova Pokemon again yeah we'll use B2W2's success to help us, so skilled totally.

I haven't yet discussed it with Kaori either as to what we can do (because I only just thought of how quickly Sunday is approaching and she's currently at school) so she can contribute too.

So guys, do we now drop weekly polls or not?

I'll create a poll too for a short period to see what you guys think there too, if you have nothing to contribute to the thread!

Also on general activity, how do you guys feel about it in the last month or so, do you think it's improving? Do you think it could be better? How could it be better? Are you doing all you guys can do to help it out? Are you creating and encouraging discussion? If not and you like this section, then maybe you should try! n_n

Now thoughts, gogogo!

kenshin-
August 23rd, 2012, 06:23 AM
I said No.

It could be more interesting to do one thread with all the gym champions. And asking to put in order we think they will win if they have a battle.

So, The people could put the champions in the order they think they are strongest... and discuss about it.

The poll are very good to start (I don't know if 'launch' would be correct here) a thread.

The problem with a poll between 2 champions is that we finish quickly to speak about it. Ex : Electric VS Fly. (I don't know English name. So, I speak about type). Electric will win because the level difference between the 2 gym champion is not too high. So, Electric have 2 emolga with "quick return" => so they bite and they go to change with an other pokémon... Electric is higher type than Fly. And the last pokemon of Fly is a Fly and Water type).

>>> you can see I resume the problem and the situation in about 2 lines. There's nothing else to say to another people.

In other hand, if I gave the order what I'm thinking the champions are better : All people will have it's own idea about this and could talk about it.

There is also a possibility to make a poll like which type do you prefer ? ... There are most possibiliy if the poll contain more choices.

Forever
August 23rd, 2012, 07:56 AM
I said No.

It could be more interesting to do one thread with all the gym champions. And asking to put in order we think they will win if they have a battle.

So, The people could put the champions in the order they think they are strongest... and discuss about it.

The poll are very good to start (I don't know if 'launch' would be correct here) a thread.

The problem with a poll between 2 champions is that we finish quickly to speak about it. Ex : Electric VS Fly. (I don't know English name. So, I speak about type). Electric will win because the level difference between the 2 gym champion is not too high. So, Electric have 2 emolga with "quick return" => so they bite and they go to change with an other pokémon... Electric is higher type than Fly. And the last pokemon of Fly is a Fly and Water type).

>>> you can see I resume the problem and the situation in about 2 lines. There's nothing else to say to another people.

In other hand, if I gave the order what I'm thinking the champions are better : All people will have it's own idea about this and could talk about it.

There is also a possibility to make a poll like which type do you prefer ? ... There are most possibiliy if the poll contain more choices.

Well I think that might work better as a general discussion thread because it isn't an on-going poll type thing. But that'd definitely work, just maybe not as a poll, if that makes sense. Sinceee you can't really ask that question every week.

As for the type, that'd be something better fit for Pokemon Voting Polls since types are something that can apply to all the games. HOWEVER, that does give me a thread idea!

vaporeon7
August 23rd, 2012, 09:09 AM
The polls work sort of, the main problem is, that once posting there, very few members actually look back to see if anyone responded to what they had to say. Maybe a controversial poll rather than a ... vs ... might spark more activity or maybe let a little discussion in from the anime, CBC or manga in relation to the topics (but keep it mainly b/w). You could always do N vs Ghetsis or the subway bosses against one another.

kenshin-
August 23rd, 2012, 09:20 AM
I think the problem, is that we aren't automatically warn when somebody else respond.

I forget to add the thread as a following thread... and so, I must think about this thread again. As I forget to add, I forget to check. ;)


Good Luck for you Thread Idea...

Golurks Were Meant to Fly
August 23rd, 2012, 02:35 PM
Now the time has come: either we drop weekly polls, or switch them up to every tiny aspect until there's nothing at all to discuss in the main forum.

Also on general activity, how do you guys feel about it in the last month or so, do you think it's improving? Do you think it could be better? How could it be better? Are you doing all you guys can do to help it out? Are you creating and encouraging discussion? If not and you like this section, then maybe you should try! n_n

Now thoughts, gogogo!

The reason I didn't vote in the poll was because the choice I wanted wasn't there. I don't want to eliminate the polls, but I don't like the idea of having them exhaust every possible topic, as well, then there isn't much of a forum. As of right now, I think they're rather successful, enough people comment and vote on them each week. Only when they're getting very few to no responses should they go. Why couldn't we have a few: Unova vs other pokemon polls? (like roggenrola/boldore/gigalith vs geodude/graveler/golem) That could be pretty interesting, especially once the obvious ones are out of the way (so then you would get into jellicent vs tentacruel, seismetoad vs quagsire vs gastrodon etc.)
I understand this might cause a bit of a clash with perhaps Pokemon General, but it involves Unova/Unovian pokemon, and it's bound to get a good conversation started?!

As for activity... I think it was improving a lot, then sloped off for a little and now seems to be back on track (though that's how the entire forum was to me recently) I wonder if there could be some kind of an event while we're waiting for more people to submit their favorites? Perhaps we could have a song re-writing thing (where people who sign up are assigned a pokemon to "sing" about) as a tribute to the musicals? :D

Also, I think we should have another debate as the last one was fun, but that was like a month ago. ;)

droomph
August 23rd, 2012, 04:13 PM
How about not a "poll"? That makes it so that it seems like a Q&A rather than a discussion. I think we should drop the "polls" and give a sort of a "Thread of the Week" sticky. That way, Requility and Kaori threads aren't exactly prominent (as in you actually have to look at the thread maker to tell who made it rather than scanning for Poll of the Week threads) and it will look more natural than the PotW stuff.

Just my two cents, don't mind me if I'm wrong about something :P

Cyclone
August 23rd, 2012, 05:00 PM
To be frank, it's a single announcement at the top of the forum, meaning many are not seeing it. If I didn't know about it already, I would have missed it.

With that said, I'm still somewhat new. I haven't seen a lot of polls myself. So it's a nice thing for me. The concern is a lot of older members who might have seen everything.

If anything, maybe a brief break from them, then we can try the idea in the future but with more promotion beforehand, thus increasing exposure. Kind of like an Olympic tournament; everyone knows about the Olympics.

Cyclone

Forever
August 23rd, 2012, 07:41 PM
The polls work sort of, the main problem is, that once posting there, very few members actually look back to see if anyone responded to what they had to say. Maybe a controversial poll rather than a ... vs ... might spark more activity or maybe let a little discussion in from the anime, CBC or manga in relation to the topics (but keep it mainly b/w). You could always do N vs Ghetsis or the subway bosses against one another.
Yeah nah we can't really have any borderline discussion because we... can't discuss it at all without branching into something else.

Snivy for example would be like... "How well was Snivy represented in the games did it change your ingame opinion of it?" would fit in PA because it's primarily anime.

I don't have an issue with it being competitive though because some threads do turn into competitive anyway and as long as it isn't completely fit for CBC it's find here. Like strategies for the BW meta game fits in CBC but strategies in subway fits here because CBC doesn't have that plus team rating fits only in ingame.

As for manga... it's kind of dead and I think it'd be best fit to stay in manga. XD;

I love the idea of N vs Ghetsis though :3
I think the problem, is that we aren't automatically warn when somebody else respond.

I forget to add the thread as a following thread... and so, I must think about this thread again. As I forget to add, I forget to check. ;)


Good Luck for you Thread Idea...

Yeah maybe I should suggest to everyone to subscribe to each thread or I can PM you guys whenever someone replies to your post.

The reason I didn't vote in the poll was because the choice I wanted wasn't there. I don't want to eliminate the polls, but I don't like the idea of having them exhaust every possible topic, as well, then there isn't much of a forum. As of right now, I think they're rather successful, enough people comment and vote on them each week. Only when they're getting very few to no responses should they go. Why couldn't we have a few: Unova vs other pokemon polls? (like roggenrola/boldore/gigalith vs geodude/graveler/golem) That could be pretty interesting, especially once the obvious ones are out of the way (so then you would get into jellicent vs tentacruel, seismetoad vs quagsire vs gastrodon etc.)
I understand this might cause a bit of a clash with perhaps Pokemon General, but it involves Unova/Unovian pokemon, and it's bound to get a good conversation started?!

As for activity... I think it was improving a lot, then sloped off for a little and now seems to be back on track (though that's how the entire forum was to me recently) I wonder if there could be some kind of an event while we're waiting for more people to submit their favorites? Perhaps we could have a song re-writing thing (where people who sign up are assigned a pokemon to "sing" about) as a tribute to the musicals? :D

Also, I think we should have another debate as the last one was fun, but that was like a month ago. ;)

Hmm yeah Pokemon General stuff won't work here :( unless it's like BW designs are unoriginal compared to them which is already happening but as for polls it'd fit into PGen.

Events maybe idk I'll consider them but not sure if it'd get much of a turnout.

How about not a "poll"? That makes it so that it seems like a Q&A rather than a discussion. I think we should drop the "polls" and give a sort of a "Thread of the Week" sticky. That way, Requility and Kaori threads aren't exactly prominent (as in you actually have to look at the thread maker to tell who made it rather than scanning for Poll of the Week threads) and it will look more natural than the PotW stuff.

Just my two cents, don't mind me if I'm wrong about something :P

I actually agree and it'd be nice if we got member support for... not that! But yeah thread of the week would work much better imo but it just depends on what the majority prefers.

To be frank, it's a single announcement at the top of the forum, meaning many are not seeing it. If I didn't know about it already, I would have missed it.

With that said, I'm still somewhat new. I haven't seen a lot of polls myself. So it's a nice thing for me. The concern is a lot of older members who might have seen everything.

If anything, maybe a brief break from them, then we can try the idea in the future but with more promotion beforehand, thus increasing exposure. Kind of like an Olympic tournament; everyone knows about the Olympics.

Cyclone

Yeaaahhh, don't think it's worth a notice though unless it's a BW-specific one maybe.

And as for the new factor - I've been here since the start and I've been modding it since two months and a half after it was made and I still find new stuff :3

But yeah I'd agree with giving it more attention and a build-up really.

Mentalii
August 28th, 2012, 04:57 AM
Oh, that's a pity to drop the poll. They were great, and many member enjoyed to answer to them. Tbh I think that there should also be weekly polls for the other gens, and not only the 5th one, the concept being very interesting, seeing what other people think and so on. The BW part will really miss these threads. They were active, I see no reason to abandon them.
And, I don't see a way to improve them ... A poll remains a poll. Maybe you should give more criterions to judge them? I mean, the members would judge whose design's the best, whose strenght's the best and so on and then give a general opinion about them. At the end of the week, we have the results of each criterium. I guess that'd be interesting to see which Pokémon is prefered and for which reason. Or something a little like that.

Forever
August 28th, 2012, 05:23 AM
Oh, that's a pity to drop the poll. They were great, and many member enjoyed to answer to them. Tbh I think that there should also be weekly polls for the other gens, and not only the 5th one, the concept being very interesting, seeing what other people think and so on. The BW part will really miss these threads. They were active, I see no reason to abandon them.
And, I don't see a way to improve them ... A poll remains a poll. Maybe you should give more criterions to judge them? I mean, the members would judge whose design's the best, whose strenght's the best and so on and then give a general opinion about them. At the end of the week, we have the results of each criterium. I guess that'd be interesting to see which Pokémon is prefered and for which reason. Or something a little like that.

No, the polls aren't quite dropped yet, just on break til we all figure out what we're doing with them. XD; Yeah, and other gens would fit into the other forums unfortunately. :(

That idea might get a little tiring, though. While it'd work in theory, people generally stated all their thoughts in the weekly polls we used to have. Sooo I'm not sure how you'd really put that all together.

vaporeon7
September 7th, 2012, 10:24 PM
I'm finding it hard to post in B/W recently because all the threads are just remakes of previous successful threads that I posted in a while ago. I'd rather the old threads to be reopened rather than have new made tbh, but I know that isn't how things run in life.

Forever
September 7th, 2012, 11:14 PM
I'm finding it hard to post in B/W recently because all the threads are just remakes of previous successful threads that I posted in a while ago. I'd rather the old threads to be reopened rather than have new made tbh, but I know that isn't how things run in life.

I feel the same unfortunately. I know we considered bringing back the older threads and it kinda didn't go ahead but right now I really think it'd be of great use. Buuut then again other Pokemon Gaming sections don't have this, so idk. ;(

Cyclone
September 8th, 2012, 07:08 AM
I would prefer to bring it back, but I guess it's because opinions change and people can post new thoughts.

It's your section, Requility. Run it your way. ;)

Cyclone

Forever
September 17th, 2012, 03:31 AM
Okay guys, tomorrow is B/W's two year anniversary, so as a result I'm going to be making a special thread (very soon so nobody steals it) but I want you guys to make as many threads as possible tomorrow (that are discussion worthy and not lock-worthy) to celebrate the games' initial Japanese release! This is the first step in what'll hopefully get us through B2W2's release, where activity will be drained from here even more so. TOMORROW MAKE AS MANY GREAT DISCUSSION THREADS AS YOU CAN! That aren't already active threads, ofc. n____n

After that I was just thinking about bringing back the old discussions as "discussions of the week". We can have a special prefix which could allow them to be revived whenever, like the weekly polls, and for a week they get to be sticky and hopefully get discussion that can continue and give us something to go from to get through the release. I know Kaori was fine with this in the past so I'll just talk to her again and get her approval but one catch, this'll have to start about a month after B2W2's release otherwise there'd be no point and we'd get no activity, but around a month after we'll still have the new PC regulars it'll have brought in. :3

Cyclone
September 17th, 2012, 06:45 AM
*considers the thread "Will you stop playing B/W when B2/W2 comes out?"* :D

Cyclone

Forever
September 17th, 2012, 11:11 PM
*considers the thread "Will you stop playing B/W when B2/W2 comes out?"* :D

Cyclone

Feel free to make that - we don't have anything covering that right now and it's quite relevant. Also, I want to add since this is a general feedback thread, feel free to fly any thread ideas or general ideas here by me. :)

Cyclone
September 18th, 2012, 06:03 AM
Haha, and to think I was joking. But hey, maybe I will make it now. ;)

Cyclone

Golurks Were Meant to Fly
October 15th, 2012, 05:51 PM
I think we should have another debate, as the one we had a while ago was fun, but it kind of died off. Whether you, Forever, want to make it or not: that's up to you, but I'm willing to (try to) come up with a good debate if you don't want to! :D

Forever
October 16th, 2012, 12:31 AM
I think we should have another debate, as the one we had a while ago was fun, but it kind of died off. Whether you, Forever, want to make it or not: that's up to you, but I'm willing to (try to) come up with a good debate if you don't want to! :D

If you can come up with something good - feel free to. n_n In general I kind of don't have many other ideas other than what I made recently but if you have something you want to discuss/debate then sure bring it up!

Alsooo I've found that waiting for B2/W2 rush of activity to pass isn't really helping anyone so I'm getting started on what I had planned! Firstly reviving the older discussions, that's going to happen now. I'm getting Audy to add an [Ongoing Discussion] prefix (whenever he gets the chance!), which means that said threads with that prefix will be allowed to be revived whenever from now until forever. I'll start reviving older ones week by week, but certain current threads (such as the Pokemon don't look like Pokemon) are going to have the prefix too so they won't die off instead of having to go back and revive them at the end of every month. Not every thread will get this special treatment, but rather specific threads which were active/had good potential and SO ON! The other stuff I had in mind can wait.

EDIT: http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=253314 first of many, woo!! I'll make this a Monday, rather than a Tuesday thing. :)

Forever
November 8th, 2012, 07:53 AM
Double posting but this is important! Remember weekly polls? Imma bring them back now and change around the rules a little. Any Pokemon vs Pokemon weekly polls will no longer be able to be posted in (aka prefix removed!!), and rather the "new" ones will get this special thing, since the older ones will be a little irrelevant now. :(

Nevertheless, the new and exciting format will be wonderful - it's going to be tier-based. It's Pokemon vs Pokemon, from each tier (and if you aren't aware of tiers, Battle Center will explain it), which may even them up a little in terms of skills/power, and I'm not sure whether I'm allowed to make it an option to include from a competitive POV, but hopefully it'll also drive traffic to BC too. :x But for now it's definitely going to be tier based as I know I can do that. I'll be doing that... later? Maybe tomorrow perhaps, but for the start it'll be NU Pokemon vs NU Pokemon, then RU, then UU, then OU, then Ubers to finish it off. n______n As always, it'll only be Unova Pokemon, so yay!!! I'll try to switch up a few things too, like how Sawk and Throh are in the same tier, I'll try something else to swap them around with other Pokemon that are more closer to them (like Sawk vs Emboar, and Throh vs Gurdurr for example!) So yay look forward to that really soon.

Also I'll keep up the ongoing discussion thing, so guys please reply to them and not just the weekly polls when they happen. :3

Nakala Pri
November 14th, 2012, 11:17 PM
I love this forum! Its really friendly and I love discussing everything. Already got three friends, and I'm a newbie! Rock on pokemon lovers! :P

Forever
November 14th, 2012, 11:29 PM
I love this forum! Its really friendly and I love discussing everything. Already got three friends, and I'm a newbie! Rock on pokemon lovers! :P

That's great! ...except this is about this section in particular and feedback on that. Since you're new I'm just letting you know, so next time just have a read through the first post or so, so that you know what the thread is about. :)

Hikamaru
November 15th, 2012, 01:26 AM
Why haven't I posted here yet? I need to show my passion for B/W.

Well, I have to say the new competitive twist for the Weekly Polls really worked well, I loved how it now takes thought into the competitive strengths and weaknesses of the Pokemon being featured (and given Nica loves competitive battling, this sorta fits) and also the addition of the Ongoing Discussion really helped bring new life into old threads I once browsed. It's all part of a bid to show there is still hope in Black and White, especially given that Black 2 and White 2 have been out for a month now.

I have since been involving myself in these revamped parts of the forum and I have to say Nica, I'm proud you're bringing new life into the section.

Forever
January 13th, 2013, 06:06 AM
So guys I'm skipping the weekly poll this week because I'd rather get feedback on how to improve them (plus everyone is into the new games right now so they might get less attention than they would normally).

1. How would you like to see the weekly polls improved?
2. What would make this forum more appealing to you?
3. What would make you more active here?
4. Any other ideas?
5. How can B/W still stand out with B2/W2 and the new generation around?

Discuss gogo.

Alpha King
January 13th, 2013, 07:53 AM
So guys I'm skipping the weekly poll this week because I'd rather get feedback on how to improve them (plus everyone is into the new games right now so they might get less attention than they would normally).

1. How would you like to see the weekly polls improved?
2. What would make this forum more appealing to you?
3. What would make you more active here?
4. Any other ideas?
5. How can B/W still stand out with B2/W2 and the new generation around?

Discuss gogo.

1. I think the weekly polls are working quite well right now with the competitive feel about them. Unfortunately, I am bad with new ideas for questions, but you could always ask which is like cuter?
2. It would be more appealing if we keep up the "What is your team" and the travel logs. Maybe if the "waht is your team" was made a sticky, more people would look at it.
3. I'd be more ative if there was more involvement with the community. There are great threads on this forum that talk about interstting stuff, but maybe (like the polls) there needs to be somethingw ith a little bit of community attention (e.g bw tourneys/giveaways/contests)
4. A comm day like BC had would be interesting for bw
5. Well, things like bc stand because there is no timeline for it, it stands through every generation. Unfortunately, with bw it has its timeline. What I see a lot of in the past generation forums is like nostalgic stuff that maybe we could start to put in this thread. One thread in gen4 was about whether people would still play gen4. That seemed to get some good attention.

Forever
February 3rd, 2013, 06:01 AM
Hmmm so how would you guys feel if I made the weekly polls member-run each week? Like someone can choose a week, then they're responsible for making the poll that week. They'd have to follow the tiering theme and would have to go by me first but they could make the threads themselves with the weekly poll which would make it seem less like me just throwing a thread at you guys each week, and more of a community type thing? y/n.

Hikamaru
February 3rd, 2013, 06:11 AM
You know, I would actually support this move since it could bring a neat new twist to the Weekly Polls, I do my best to post in all of them and could help give this section more activity.

As a B/W regular, I think this may be a smart move after all and I might have to see what others think.

Golurks Were Meant to Fly
February 3rd, 2013, 11:38 AM
1. How would you like to see the weekly polls improved?
2. What would make this forum more appealing to you?
3. What would make you more active here?
4. Any other ideas?
5. How can B/W still stand out with B2/W2 and the new generation around?

1. I think it could be interesting if every month we had like a "triple battle scenario" or something, where it'd be a team versus a team. We could reuse pokemon that were already used, and then we could compare which team would be better based on teammates??
2. I love this forum, but a large part of why I've been posting less is because there are less posts being made, so there's less to discuss (hypocritical, I know, but that IS the reason) If we could boost the activity with some sort of event, that'd be great. SO to make it more appealing is just if there are more people posting :/ (which I know is the issue)
3. Basically Same answer as 2.
4. I think if we had more events or something similar, it'd be fun/ Maybe we could do a joint event with another forum?? (Like the art and design forum or maybe even B2W2?) And also if we could have a brainstorming discussion somehow (not on PC as posts take a while but on an irc or something) that could help?
5. BW definitely stands out from the other B2W2 and XY. BW was the first for everything! I don't really know how I'd say it could "stand out" but I'd say the same for any generation other than 6 really, as 6 is already standing out since it's new and shiny and unknown.

Hmmm so how would you guys feel if I made the weekly polls member-run each week? Like someone can choose a week, then they're responsible for making the poll that week. They'd have to follow the tiering theme and would have to go by me first but they could make the threads themselves with the weekly poll which would make it seem less like me just throwing a thread at you guys each week, and more of a community type thing? y/n.

Lazy Nica :]

Just kidding, but I actually think this is a really good idea! especially since Sophie pretty much did the last one lolol I think it'd be a lot of fun, and would promote member activity. Worth a shot at least!

vaporeon7
February 3rd, 2013, 12:00 PM
Hmmm so how would you guys feel if I made the weekly polls member-run each week? Like someone can choose a week, then they're responsible for making the poll that week. They'd have to follow the tiering theme and would have to go by me first but they could make the threads themselves with the weekly poll which would make it seem less like me just throwing a thread at you guys each week, and more of a community type thing? y/n.

I think it is a great idea. It would make each time more unique as everyone would have a different style of doing it. Everyone would have different ideas as well. Some would so Pokémon, some items, some locations, etc.

Arlo
February 3rd, 2013, 01:13 PM
I think the weekly polls are fine and they make some sense here, since one of the things that's distinctive about BW is that the Unova dex is entirely unique, so it's reasonable to highlight that by setting those pokemon against each other. And they're just sort of fun.

I think I like the idea of having members rotate through running the polls, just to get different slants on them. And that's one benefit of having a sort of small group of regulars - at least you can be pretty confident that nobody you pick to do it is going to do something that'll make you end up regretting letting them do it.

I haven't been as active here just lately (not like I've been here all that long anyway though), but that's mostly because I'm currently focusing on B2. When I finish that up though, I'm already planning on going back and playing more White (in the post-game, but still with a lot of stuff to do) and Black (saved at the base of Victory Road), and I'll undoubtedly be posting here more then.

The thing that's unique about this forum is simply that it's dedicated to Black and White, so the things that are distinctive are the things that are distinctive about those two games - Hilbert and Hilda, the dex, N's original story, Bianca and Cheren as fellow trainers, the original gyms, including Lenora and Brycen...

I can't think of any great ideas right off - I'd only note that the thing to keep in mind is that this board is specifically dedicated to Black and White, so anything that's pertinent to them should be available here. Try to envision someone who's playing Black or White, either for the first time or replaying them because they like them that much, and figure out what they'd like to see on a forum. That's what should be here.

Probably not much help... :D