Ionia and I have been discussing the current situation in the CSB. Growth and interaction have been minimal, so we have decided on making some changes. The month of December will see a few minor changes in how things operate while we discuss the big changes. I’m being vague because we haven’t decided on exactly what we will do. One thing that will occur is that the CSB will be closed for the first half of January to give it a new look, new rules, and clean house.
Now, the situation is that we’ve been having complaints about the quality of posts. This has put us in a position where we have to consider major changes. To try and stem the tide of complaints, I’m going to put some reminders here:
- Please do not post for the sake of posting. We want your best and would prefer you post quality posts every few days than poorly written works every day.
- The weekly prompts are NOT mandatory. They are to help people who want to contribute and are not sure what to write. If you want to post something that is NOT associated with the prompt then go right ahead. Seems to be some confusion on this.
- Please avoid using post titles simply for shock value. This may sound like an odd complaint, but it appears some titles have been upsetting people even though the title has nothing to do with the subject matter.
- Feel free to politely criticism posts that you have an opinion. Just keep it civil and polite when discussing works. Neither of us want to step in and break up a fight.
- Please remember that this is a shared space and a community blog. It is nobody’s personal blog, so treat it like you would a public posting board.
Again, this is to stem the tide of complaints and big changes will be made over the next few months. We’re looking forward to the future and hope to see the CSB grow.