To Triv Mods:
This journal is going to be visible to all because I want other peoples opinions on this situation too, but we triv mods still will make the necessary disicions.
The trivia thread has a minor, and when I say minor, I mean very, very major problem on our hands. And that is the new mod point system.
The largest problem we have is that the mod points no longer affect peoples karma levels, which was for a lot of people over the years the main draw of the thread. With this gone, it's just going to be the people who liked the trivia aspect of it more than anything else. I am afraid that this will cut our already historically low population even lower. It may be hard to continue running the thread.
A second problem is actually a minor problem, which is that we can only mod things once. This reduces our "two mod minimum" back down to one whether we like it or not. A seemingly insignificant problem, but still there nonetheless.
Up next, we have the negative modded posts problem. As many of you now know, if a post is modded negatively, it is hidden, the only problem is the system currently can't unhide them. Meaning anyone can neg mod the post above them if they had the right answer and hide it so that they appear to be first. This is a huge problem.
Lastly, a plus about the new system, we no longer have to deal with the mod fairy. It's not much, I know, but, it's something.
Now, after 70-something iterations of the trivia thread, I would hate to see it end like this. Especially since the thread has been suffering recently. And especially for Niner and I, and the others who have watched this thread grow for years now, having the thread end like this would suck.
So. SOLUTIONS, DISCUSSION, GO.