Maybe unbanning the old members that got banned for botting would be a nice start to refresh this forums, and change the rule to(do not discuss bot related topics).
I have often considered it.
That would be very nice! Times have changed Ryoko, SRO is a dying game and shouldn't be the standard for the forum rules. I enjoy visiting this forum more then I ever enjoyed playing SRO. It would be nice to see all the old members coming back.
I've always liked the "legit only" stance in SRF. If we change to "just don't discuss botting", aren't we basically saying "it's ok to bot as long as you don't talk about it"? Changing the rules to allow 'silent botters' or 'silent ex-botters' to return and stay might help bring in more members, but it could also drive some members away.
Is it possible to allow banned members to come back, but only allow them to go to OTL, or other non-SRO related sections? To me, the main point of those bans is to keep the "cheating atmosphere" away from the game, or discussions about the game. Seems this could be considered at least for people who do not play the game anymore.
Alternatively, what about letting them come back, but sort of a "one screw up and you're gone" kind of thing?
On the other hand, if SRO is a dieing game, and we therefore shouldn't use it as a standard for forum rules, then perhaps the forums themselves are taking a shift away from the game entirely. In that case, I suppose there's not much reason for those bans anymore. I wonder how many of the banned members are still out there wanting to come back to SRF?
For some reason, I thought XMoshe and Master_Wong were already mods...
EDIT: Just saw a bunch of discussion after I returned to the thread from replying... Congrats XMoshe and Crowley.