Over the past few months, I've seen the forums transformed from a small, tightly-knit community of excited fans into a, well, bigger, less tightly-knit yet still awesome community of excited fans. In order to accommodate this surge of growth, we want to make sure that the Rock Band forums are a place where fans can go for information and conversation.
One icky side-effect of the forum growth that we've experienced is that it has added, as Sean put it, "the slightest whiff of anarchy..."
He also mentioned that we're working on clarifying what the "rules" here are. Well, we are working on something a little bit more abstract. Of course, we'll have rules and that sort of thing, but what makes a good forum a good forum isn't necessarily more rules. When I go to a good, fun message board, what I see is a sort of an unspoken agreement amongst the community - an agreement that screams, above all else, "INTERNET: KEEP OUT."
When I see people writing, "you can expect to be flamed - it's the internet!" a little piece of me wants to
TAKE UP THE BANHAMMER and swing it to and fro (In my mind Iím singing some sort of crazy battle-song?), all in the name of internet justice. I mean, I suppose there are *bad* things about the internet that will always be bad, but it's not so dire that we can't all commit to making the Rock Band forums a bit cozier.
Anyway, dispensing with the theatrics, I would like to know what you guys have to say. What has made the communities you've visited particularly enjoyable? Is there anything specifically you want us to keep in mind as we move forward to improve the Rock Band atmosphere?