I have looked into this thread a little more and I will now offer my views on this. The way C3 threads have been featured could be better
. I have got to say that this thread really reminds me of the old "Featured Hacks thread
". This thread here seemed literally like a simple "lets feature this hack because it has a lot of effort put into it and it is good" without going into a detailed explanation. Here are some quotes where I am not going to refer to specific users because it may seem like I am singling them out (you can go back through the posts if you insist on finding out who posted it)
I nominate Kaizo Island then.
Please do Sicari! It's soooo fun ~
Note: I am not criticizing why the threads above have actually been featured, I am just saying my argument in general terms that applies to all released content.
Gloomy Star's hack thread too!
Now before you go and say "read the replies of that thread", I still believe giving a detailed explanation here is important (especially if it is a hack)
. While some people actually played the released hacks, a lot of people have simply looked at the screenshots and said "Wow!". I do realize moderators actually go and look at the threads and see for themselves and I am fine with that but when it comes to regular users, they must state why it deserves to be featured in a detailed way both here and there.
With non-hack related content, things are different but the concept I am suggesting still applies. All users have to do is simply give a detailed paragraph about why it should be featured and not a simple sentence. Yes, I am guilty of doing this myself but I have realized what I have done and I will be sure to improve for the next time. I am not saying everyone did this but quite a few people did simply provide a simple sentence.
Now with attention, that is a completely different matter. All attention to a thread must be fair. New or old, there must be a reason why your thread must get attention which links to the above saying. I do believe new users (and lesser known users)
should be given a fair bit more attention as we may not know what they have in store for us.
To summarize what I have said above: A lot of replies to threads this C3 say that this is a good looking project of yours without going into specific details. I do therefore believe a detailed explanation must be given when requesting something to be in the featured ropebox. I do say that keeping the forum open for posting is a good idea to improve upon the replies as I an see some people are doing that.
Now about the ropebox itself, I think is is actually a good idea to keep around every now and then.
Update: Clarified the information posted here by PM. Do not respond tot this or the other post.