Posted 19 April 2005 - 06:16 PM
I personally think this is a bad idea, because if you delete old topics, more topics will be made for the thing that's been deleted. (If you get what I'm trying to say) Deleting the requests in the graphics section of the forum however is a good idea, as it'll clean up the forums. Signature Requests are totally pointless, so there is absolutley, no reason why they should be kept. Other topics within certain forums, should be kept, as more users (especially new) will think it's a good game to watch the topics disappear and then make a new version, again I go back to the graphics part, but who would search for a signature request? I mean this is pointless, keeping almost 4/5 pages of pointless locked/useless topics.. if you decide to keep the work, that's a good point because if the author manages to loss his work, he knows he can search for his topic and get his work back. I know just recentely the requests have been taken to the tutorials section, therefore the General Discussion Graphics forum should have a good cleanout, get rid of old requests, so it doesn't confuse any users who are in doubt of where to post to request a signature. I know many may notice the requests part, but other forums just stick all graphic work in one forum, so if they're from another place, they may post there thinking that it's ok because the older users did so.
Finally, all together this is a bad idea for certain forums, but this could be extremely useful for some, such as I pointed out: graphics. I know this may sound daft, but please consider cleaning out the graphics part, so it's no longer full of useless topics or locked requests.