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 Post subject: VA Poll Threads
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 2:02 pm 
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The general discussion board has been littered with these "which is your favorite VA for (insert character)" threads over the past few weeks. Am I the only one who's starting to think it's getting excessive?

I don't think these threads foster any actual dialogue about the characters/voice actors; they exist purely for polling purposes. Many (not all) of the threads are only for the English dubs which is fine, but also a bit alienating.

I think a better idea might be to have one centralized thread for all VA-related discussion, or at least have different threads dedicated to actually discussing the voice actors for each character. Just having a random poll does not generate much discussion. Usually the people who start these threads don't add their own opinions and their opening posts are just polls. What's the point?

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 Post subject: Re: VA Poll Threads
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 5:24 pm 
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Those threads might be pointless but technically speaking, they can't be centralized since there can only be one poll on a thread.

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 Post subject: Re: VA Poll Threads
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 6:21 pm 
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I think a better idea might be to have one centralized thread for all VA-related discussion, or at least have different threads dedicated to actually discussing the voice actors for each character. Just having a random poll does not generate much discussion. Usually the people who start these threads don't add their own opinions and their opening posts are just polls. What's the point?


The point is having fun!

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 Post subject: Re: VA Poll Threads
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 6:25 pm 
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Rika-Chicchi wrote:
Those threads might be pointless but technically speaking, they can't be centralized since there can only be one poll on a thread.


I meant a centralized thread for VA-related discussion. I don't necessarily think this is a great idea, though. Just a suggestion.

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I think a better idea might be to have one centralized thread for all VA-related discussion, or at least have different threads dedicated to actually discussing the voice actors for each character. Just having a random poll does not generate much discussion. Usually the people who start these threads don't add their own opinions and their opening posts are just polls. What's the point?


The point is having fun!


Eh I guess. I suppose I'm just surprised at how many of them are popping up one after the other.

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 Post subject: Re: VA Poll Threads
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 6:31 pm 
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Rika-Chicchi wrote:
Those threads might be pointless but technically speaking, they can't be centralized since there can only be one poll on a thread.


I meant a centralized thread for VA-related discussion. I don't necessarily think this is a great idea, though. Just a suggestion.

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I think a better idea might be to have one centralized thread for all VA-related discussion, or at least have different threads dedicated to actually discussing the voice actors for each character. Just having a random poll does not generate much discussion. Usually the people who start these threads don't add their own opinions and their opening posts are just polls. What's the point?


The point is having fun!


Eh I guess. I suppose I'm just surprised at how many of them are popping up one after the other.


It'd probably be annoying to create a single poll with 15+ x 2-3 options, don't you think?

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 Post subject: Re: VA Poll Threads
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 6:47 pm 
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redblade7 wrote:
It'd probably be annoying to create a single poll with 15+ x 2-3 options, don't you think?


I don't think you understand my issue here.

What's "annoying" is the fact that these topics are rarely creating any actual discussion, and this is a message board for discussions.

And no, I don't think that would be more annoying because then the general discussion board wouldn't be cluttered with topics like "which VA for this character is your favorite" which ultimately doesn't go anywhere and doesn't foster any kind of insight etc. The people responding just share their opinions and move on. Not a lot of people are responding to each other or creating a real discussion, it's just a poll for the sake of a poll and I don't think that's constructive for a forum that's supposed to be discussion-based.

I think it'd be different if it were a general thread that existed for the purpose of DISCUSSING the different voice actors of a specific character, but the people posting these threads are just opening with a poll and aren't offering their own thoughts or opinions. There isn't a lot of thought put into it.

Basically...they shouldn't be polls. They should be real discussions.

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 Post subject: Re: VA Poll Threads
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 6:58 pm 
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Anyone may create the above-suggested centralized thread w/o the polls, & we'll see if those currently mushrooming polling threads would then die naturally under the survival-of-the-fittest law. :)

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 Post subject: Re: VA Poll Threads
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 7:01 pm 
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Rika-Chicchi wrote:
Anyone may create the above-suggested centralized thread w/o the polls, & we'll see if those currently mushrooming polling threads would then die naturally under the survival-of-the-fittest law. :)


I love you Rika. <3

I'm not gonna post a centralized thread, haha. I just needed to vent my frustration. If others are happy with these threads it's not my place to say they're not okay.

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