We got this thread to be officially popular! Great job!
I would just like to say thank you to Jefe323 for directing users to this thread when they express concern about this issue.
Hello there Minecraft Forums! This is my first suggestion so bare with me!
My suggestion for the forums is to add a sub forum to Beta- Survival Mode, Future Updates. Too many times have I seen a well made thread and discussion be locked and told to discuss it in one thread. (Example: Beta 1.7 Discoveries and Discussion!) While I do agree discussion of speculated and known future updates don't belong in the Beta- Survival Mode section, I don't think the discussions reach their full potential in one mega thread. For example. a player posted a thread talking about the new textures of cobblestone, mossy cobblestone, and bricks. Many players talked about why they liked and disliked the addition- but it was locked and directed to the mega thread. The use of the mega thread really discourages individual opinions and discussions based on a specific topic. The limitation of users to one thread for a wide variety of discussions is both unorganized and inefficient. It's like only dividing books in a library by Non-fiction and Fiction. You would have to search through all the fiction books just to find Lord of the Rings! If a sub forum completely about future updates was created it would allow much more serious discussion and make the jobs of the section moderators easier, as players would post in the sub forum about future updates instead of the main section.
"We already have a thread for discussions like this.
No need for duplicate threads."
A quote from a moderator. The main problem is these threads aren't duplicate! They are far more unique and have more in depth discussion than the mega thread can cover. The mega thread should just be a list of all confirmed/ highly likely but speculated future content to the game. Players should be able to freely discuss their opinions and such more freely and easily in a sub forum.
Edit: I do not mean to cause any friction with any moderator, I understand they are doing their job. I just feel there needs to be a change.
Please post if you agree or disagree with me, and why. Constructive posts are highly appreciated, I want to see both sides of the argument's reasoning, not just yes or no.
New idea: Remember before the Halloween update? We had a sub forum called the Alpha- Minecraft Halloween Update. Perhaps this forum could be named the Beta- Minecraft Adventure Update. It could be used to discuss the future update, as well as the update's features when it first comes out.
Update:Had an administrator take a look at it. I'm currently in discussion with them about what can be done to improve the idea to make it plausible. They have also agreed to pass it on to other staff for further opinions on the subject.
Update: One of the original problems with adding a new section was moderation. That doesn't seem to be a problem though, as they have added a whole section just for the pocket game.
Update: We achieved a 1.8 forum! Now onto a permanent Future Updates Sub Forum! HURRAH! If you support this please "sign" the petition by giving reputation to the OP. :smile.gif: Update:It seems they're sticking with future update forums, there's a 1.9 one now!
The Beta 1.x Discoveries & Discussion threads are so crowded nowadays, and impossible to keep up with. A dedicated section of the forum where each possible new feature could have its own thread sounds like a gift from the gods.