Word wrote:decentralization was always at the heart of the whole Open-Source...
Linux may use the decentralised model of development (which is crap, as is Linux, in my opinion) but plenty of open source projects don't.
Tank Program wrote:I don't see a particular reason the community based competitions have to be here any more. I think for a lot of players they registered specifically for the competitions.
Your assumption is wrong, which shows that you don't know this game's community very well. I suspect this has a lot to do with the fact that you don't play the game (I'm not saying that you should but the point is still valid). I'd say that the majority of the (non-trolling) people that have registered here are very interested in both competitions and
development within the game.
Tank Program wrote:I see seperating things out as a chance to grow if people embrace it. A chance for new players to become more active without having to trawl through a decades worth of unrelated crap.
On these forums, every search shows most recent results first, every forum shows most recent posts first and there is a "view new posts" link which does very well what it says on the tin. There is no requirement for anyone to "trawl through a decades worth of unrelated crap".
Tank Program wrote:If the competitions move, so do the players.
I believe that certainly part
of the reason that you have split the forums up is that you don't want to have to deal with the troublesome people that post on these forums; instead hoping to get rid of them to another forums.
Well, these are your forums so you can do what you want. I feel, however, that what these forums really need is more moderators and much stricter moderation.