Folks, we’ve noticed a vast increase in game type threads here in MPSISMS. While this isn’t necessarily a “Bad Thing,” and some of them have been rather clever, we find that they use up an inordinate share of our very limited resources. Since game threads aren’t central to the purposes of the board, we are going to attempt to reduce use of the server by things of this nature. This effort is, for the time being, going to be entirely voluntary on your part(s). Before starting threads like this in the future, we ask that you please consider a few things: like how many active game threads are currently running; how broad the appeal of your thread may be; and the entertainment value it may provide. As I said, this is going to be a voluntary effort, at least initially. If we find that there are still too many scarce resources going to these types of things, we’ll figure out at that time what else we might find efficacious. Allow me to thank you all in advance for your consideration.
And, so you know that we’re not pulling this out of our asses, here are a series of numbers I ran this morning on these types of threads. I think even a cursory examination will show that game threads are consuming more than a fair share of the resources.
Also, in this effort, we will be locking any post-count parties we run across, as we already do with other “post padding” threads. Thank you, once again.
I’ll leave this thread open, for you to discuss this matter. Unless it turns ugly. If that happens, I’ll be compelled to close it and direct the offending participants to the Pit.