Hello there my fellow N4G'ers I'm not really here to rant (ok maybe a little) I just want to respectfully ask the mods if they would even consider doing a small change to the website (please mods post here so we can get some discussions going).
I guess I'll start out butt kissing. I love the site and how it's pretty much eliminated me from having to have 20 different Gaming websites on my Bookmark bar. I don't mind too much about all the trolling a good portion of users do (happens with any website and I know it's hard to catch and punish these people) and it can be pretty entertaining. But moving on to my main point...
The bubble system, while it's a good idea so people can't spam and troll like crazy but it limits us who are really wanting to try and have a decent discussion with someone or multiple people in the comment sections. Now I'm not asking for it to be taken away but I was just wondering if you could consider upping our bubbles, not anything drastically but give everyone a total of six bubbles (except maybe those with 1 who most likely got them for trolling or other violations).
I know it's suppose to be more or less the community decides who to add votes on either taking away or giving bubbles but if we are going to be realistic we know that we have some hardcore fanboys here who mark anything they even find slighting offensive down for trolling or other such things (from what I've heard the mods make the final call at taking or giving them though).
But please for those of us who actually like talking and getting involved in the community or just answering a question someone asks, so please on behalf of us who didn't join the site back before everyone started off with more bubbles than 3 please try to do something for us.
I realize we can send PM's but I personally rarely notice when I get one and when I send people them they usually don't get back to me at all or it'll be days later.
An alternative solution (but myself and I'm sure others would love both) is to allow us to edit our comments more and for a longer period of time. Or another one would be to allow us to reply to comments replies that we have already participated in even if we have no bubbles left.
I realize that it's probably not as easy as just entering a line of code but if it's within your power please at the very least consider it, maybe have a poll asking the community about some changes they would like.
I've thought about making another account so I could try to continue conversations but what I'm told you can get a perma-ban for that type of stuff.
This is kind of a just wish for me and others but what are the chances of bringing back the open zone. Hear me out, with the open zone you could ban the worst of the trolls to it and the rest of us can try to hold up decent conversation about whatever it is the article is about.
I'll be the first to admit that most of my posts aren't exactly all that great but I tend to be pretty open minded with most things and try to help others if they need. I just think it's kinda unfair for those of us who really want to talk about games with others and just try to answer questions people ask it makes it pretty hard.
Thank you to any mods who participate in this BLOG.