Posted 15 May 2005 - 09:26 AM
I don't think it needs more sections, you can usually tell by the title and description if it's about GTA, or if it's a poem, etc. I think it needs fewer people bitching about every little thing. There have been writers that could paint a picture with their words in ways that make people like me seem totally illiterate. Writers that could express thoughts and feelings that I have trouble comprehending, and could never even begin to put into words. But lots of the people with such skill and talent still couldn't find correct spelling, or punctuation with a roadmap. That's why editors exist, because spelling and punctuation are the parts of writing that require no talent. I can chuck in some periods, and capitalize a few words, but I can't write anything worth reading.
Don't get me wrong, I cringe at the site of a four foot run-on sentence just as much as the next guy, but if Shakespeare were to post in that forum he'd be told where to use a comma. Of course only after someone told him to stop making redundant and unnecessary statements for dramatic effect.
I think if any change at all should be made it should be making a rule like the one in the graphics section. Something along the lines of "If you can't throw some constructive in with your criticism, then STFU!" There must be people with works to contribute that are just afraid of getting their @ss handed to them. I like reading in there, but I wouldn't post a topic if my life depended on it.
But Opius is right, not a large amount of posting going on in there, maybe a contest of some sort wouldn't be a terrible idea. Meh, whatever, just my two cents.