I'm always looking at ways to make things less cluttered and more efficient around here and this is something I've wanted to bring up for a while: the Weather Forecast threads in each Johto board. Weather notifications are important, as are the seasons, but I find in some boards full of threads I can get a bit lost when I'm trying to quickly find the Weather one (usually when modding). I also always forget to look at the weather when doing my own threads xD
I used to consider whether they were even necessary since we have the forever-announcement Season of: .... But the threads themselves do have a nice picture and little customized blurb relating to the weather, and then a more exact note telling what exactly that fluffy weather title means. They have their use and I've grown to like that part of them.
However, for the reasons I mentioned above as well as others I still think we could do it better. One thing I'm musing about is putting a compact Weather Indicator in the Header of the corresponding board. It'd be hard to miss but not an eyesore, and would clear up one of the Stickied Threads cluttering up the boards. I think it would solve all of the problems I have with them as they currently are.
BUT! I'd like to know what everyone else thinks of the current way the Weather Statements are done. Are they even noticed? Do members like them? Or do others agree that maybe something like my suggestion above would work better?
So vote! And feel free to write an expanded opinion or other suggestions :3
Mostly I tend to forget, but once in a blue moon I check it out when starting a thread. Sometimes I have checked every city's weather, but that happens mostly when a change has just been announced. The pictures are nice and all, but the important thing for me is their effect it will have in travel/battle and if an evolution pattern for Vivillon is possible, even if I'm not taking that quest yet
Last Edit: Jun 26, 2018 15:44:12 GMT 11 by Thirdie
I somehow always manage to click on the weather thread, when I try to find the route guide
I use them when I attempt to plan for my threads and especially now I'm on the Vivillon quest. Before it was moslt yo to write the right weather when I started a new thread and the rest was up to the mod.
I'm fine with a banner-something to indicate the weather, I don't really read the descriptions anymore. If it becomes so, could there be made a thread that explains the zz-special weather? Since there are more than in the games, and it can be hard to know, what they mean.