To all ASL enthusiasts (and others). While it may seem arrogant to question a set standard, it is certainly not meant that way.
The current ASL Rules & Errata GameSquad forum contains a massive amount of knowledge about the rules of the ASL system. Because of this, it serves as an important source of information within the community. However, the "serial" character of the classic forum concept has some disadvantages in certain cases of which the following are most important:
- Threads often wander off-topic
- It's difficult to distill the final answer from long threads due to replies that are not answers to the questions
- It's difficult to see if there IS a final answer to a question at all
- Tagging is not possible
In my opinion the stackexchange concept is a much better way to build a knowledge base of ASL rules questions, that has more value on the long run. And with having more value I mean not having the disadvantages mentioned above.
Argument(s) in favor:
- The stackexchange concept (voted answer, reputation system, meta site, etc. etc.) instead of the classic forum concept
- B & CG "generic" tags cannot be used for "ASL specific" tagging, so it's useless for that purpose
- The rules questions will be separate from the other ASL GameSquad forums
- There's already too much knowledge in the current forum
- The current forum just works
Your opinions would be welcome.
N.B.: This proposal only concerns the Rules & Errata forum, the others are fine as they are.