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Sajuuk
09-30-2012, 06:53 AM
EDIT: Please note that we don't know when the transition is going to occur. This thread is for us to simply get your views and suggestions collated so we have a general idea of what we are going to do.

Hi all

As most of you are aware, there have been hints towards transitioning this forum from a Naruto Discussion Forum to a more general Viz Community Forum. The rumours are correct and that a transition will happen but we don't know the specific time of when this will happen: however, do know that our eventual goal is to transition to a general viz forum :D

However, we still need to finalise some details, so this thread is for all of the members to get together and discuss what you'd like to see on the new forums. We won't respond straight away in this thread, but will likely respond to a load of posts at once. :)

One of the main things that we'd like to hear from you is a new forum layout. The staff have been discussing this for the last week and we've come up with something like this:

Viz.com Discussions
- Announcements
-- Forum Events
-- Viz Newsletter (may be merged into Announcements)
- Member Support
- The Academy
Viz Labs - Would stay the same
Viz Media
-Naruto
-- Manga Chapter Discussions
-- Animated Media
-- Naruto Discussion
-One Piece
-- Manga Chapter Discussions
-- Animated Media
-- One Piece Discussion
-Bleach
-- Manga Chapters
-- Animated Media
-- Bleach Discussion
-Internationalisation
-- Other Viz Anime/Manga
-- Other Anime/Manga
-Viz Games
BG's - Would stay the same
The Bath House
- Off Topic
-- Entertainment
- Gaming
- Forum Games
- Chats, Clubs and Families (likely to get cleared out and changed to a Fanclubs and Families section instead)
- Debate Forum
RP's - Would stay the same
Fan Forge - Likely to be merged to one forum and be moved to Bath House


This isn't set in stone however, so don't assume that this will be the final layout. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please post them here. We need to hear your voice for the forums to be created in a way that suits all of the userbase.

Many thanks
~ Staff Team

TheIndigoFang
09-30-2012, 06:54 AM
Cool!

megabbaut
09-30-2012, 06:58 AM
Before doing this, we need to have some Bleach & One Piece avatars.

TheIndigoFang
09-30-2012, 07:00 AM
Maybe different ranks?

Black King
09-30-2012, 07:02 AM
Everything on here is Naruto based, a lot needs to change. Post ranks, rep ranks, avatars, profiles.

WishfulFairie
09-30-2012, 07:07 AM
yep pretty much what BK said

BMC1994
09-30-2012, 07:15 AM
Before doing this, we need to have some Bleach & One Piece avatars.

This i would kill (i wouldnt but you get the point) for some new avatars.

Especialy a shanks avatar sounds nice.

does this change also mean the whole background/style is going to change i mean its pretty naruto-oriented now.

deadtaka
09-30-2012, 07:24 AM
Does this mean I need to change my username?

Also, I don't exactly agree with changing Chats, Clubs, and Families to Fanclubs and Families section, but I'll deal with it if it happens.

HokageSoulReaper
09-30-2012, 07:24 AM
I also agree with adding Bleach and One Piece avatars, would love to see mixed avatars too (for example, one with Naruto, Ichigo and Luffy all together in a image) if it were possible

Also have to agree with throwing in the idea of different ranks, I'd say a special rank to users depending on the year they joined, and diversify the post rank system I guess by adding more rank titles

Naruto321
09-30-2012, 07:29 AM
This i would kill (i wouldnt but you get the point) for some new avatars.

Especialy a shanks avatar sounds nice.

does this change also mean the whole background/style is going to change i mean its pretty naruto-oriented now.

It will be a Viz Media Base Community Site!

Kiko-kun
09-30-2012, 07:43 AM
I agree with new avatars, ranks, and such. ;_; Damn, we are going to be getting a new boatload of members. T^T

Maikeru D. Shinigami
09-30-2012, 07:50 AM
I agree with new avatars, ranks, and such. ;_; Damn, we are going to be getting a new boatload of members. T^T

I'm not sure exactly how possible new avatars will be. This is still a company owned site, so it could be difficult to get new ones still.

Ultimate combatant
09-30-2012, 08:08 AM
If this really has to happen, I think there should remain a section for Naruto games!!! :D

Naruto Namikazi
09-30-2012, 08:09 AM
Ok, so here is what i think:

Viz.com Discussions
- Announcements
-- Forum Events
-- Viz Newsletter (may be merged into Announcements)
- Member Support
- The Academy
Viz Labs - Would stay the same
Viz Media
-Naruto
-- Manga Chapter Discussions
-- Animated Media
-- Naruto Discussion
-One Piece
-- Manga Chapter Discussions
-- Animated Media
-- One Piece Discussion
-Bleach
-- Manga Chapters
-- Animated Media
-- Bleach Discussion
-Internationalisation
-- Other Viz Anime/Manga
-- Other Anime/Manga
-Viz Games
BG's - Would stay the same
The Bath House
- Off Topic
-- Entertainment
- Gaming
- Forum Games
- Chats, Clubs and Families (likely to get cleared out and changed to a Fanclubs and Families section instead)
- Debate Forum
RP's - Would stay the same
Fan Forge - Likely to be merged to one forum and be moved to Bath House

This is great and all... But... You are missing the Chapter Bets section, not to mention the Contests as well. But rather than having the whole contest thingy have its own part in the forum, make it just one section.

Maybe like this
- Announcements
-- Forum Events
-- Viz Newsletter (may be merged into Announcements)
- Member Support
- The Academy
- Contests

Its basically more or less in the announcements cause when you log on, you immediately see a bar up top saying who is the MotM, so i think it belongs in Announcements.

Since this is going to be a Viz Community, with more than just one Anime/Manga discussion, then i suggest the use of Prefixes for Anime/Manga contests... If you dont have certain Anime contests other than the Quiz, then here are some:

Anime Contest Suggestions:
- Naruto Fan Award
-- Quiz
-- Art and/or GFX (By that i mean people draw whatever they can Naruto based theme of course)
-- RPing (A good way to increase the activity of the RP is making it one of the requirements for getting the award, of course this is more or less not fair, but its still an option)
-- Debate (Going to the BG and debating. This is a must do)
- One Piece Fan Award (Same for the above)
- Bleach Fan Award (Same for the above)

You use Prefixes for each Anime/Manga, so for example there will be 3 Prefixes, Naruto, One Piece and Bleach... So whenever a new contest is made, you just put that prefix and then just type the name of the contest normally.

I presume that the Member Support section is just the Techinical Issues and Feedback merged together?

Maruko
09-30-2012, 08:14 AM
New avatars, ranks, layouts...

TheIndigoFang
09-30-2012, 08:19 AM
...would be cool.

l3thall3g3nd
09-30-2012, 08:37 AM
Won't the WS have it's own section or will it be merged with RP? New avatars would be nice but it's not the most essential thing to be impumented.

TheIndigoFang
09-30-2012, 08:37 AM
It probably will.

Will there be other WS's for other Manga?

Bacon
09-30-2012, 08:40 AM
Before doing this, we need to have some Bleach & One Piece avatars.
It's been publicly stated that new avatars cost money, so it's unlikely
Won't the WS have it's own section or will it be merged with RP?
Dunno

Naruto321
09-30-2012, 08:42 AM
Bleach won't probably happen. One Piece (Anime) on the other hand will probably happen.

http://naruto.viz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=119176

The thread will show what avatar may possibly be available.

deadtaka
09-30-2012, 08:48 AM
I still want my Kyubey avatar.

Sajuuk
09-30-2012, 08:52 AM
Ok, cue large post. I'll address each user separately. :)

@Megabbaut:
Before doing this, we need to have some Bleach & One Piece avatars.
We're more likely to get luck with One Piece avatars because the anime is not Viz Media licensed, but don't quote me on that. It's possible but unlikely.

@TheIndigoFang
Maybe different ranks?
Ya, the ranks are likely to change quite a lot.

Will there be other WS's for other Manga?
I can't really say much on terms of the War System, I'll leave this to one of the other admins who has more experience with that :)

@Black King:
Everything on here is Naruto based, a lot needs to change. Post ranks, rep ranks, avatars, profiles.
Ya, ranks, reputation and profile stuff will change. I can't say for certain about the avatars, but do know that we are trying for avatars from other, totally unrelated series as well! :)

@BMC1994:
This i would kill (i wouldnt but you get the point) for some new avatars.

Especialy a shanks avatar sounds nice.

does this change also mean the whole background/style is going to change i mean its pretty naruto-oriented now.
The style of the forums will most likely bee changed to match the one that is used on http://viz.com so that there's flow :)

@deadtaka
Does this mean I need to change my username?
Why would you be required to change your username when the transition occurs ? *confused*

Also, I don't exactly agree with changing Chats, Clubs, and Families to Fanclubs and Families section, but I'll deal with it if it happens.
It's just becoming another Off Topic from what I can see and there's more replies than threads. Don't assume that it will change, it's just a preliminary idea for now. A thread will be made nearer transition time with what will be changed (and that'll be official) :)

@HokageSoulReaper:
I also agree with adding Bleach and One Piece avatars, would love to see mixed avatars too (for example, one with Naruto, Ichigo and Luffy all together in a image) if it were possible

Also have to agree with throwing in the idea of different ranks, I'd say a special rank to users depending on the year they joined, and diversify the post rank system I guess by adding more rank titles
See responses I made to Megabbaut, TheIndigoFang and Black King :)

For the last point, the post rank system works only based on post count: it would need a total rewrite to make it work based on other factors, sorry :(

@Kiko-kun:
I agree with new avatars, ranks, and such. ;_; Damn, we are going to be getting a new boatload of members. T^T
See responses I made to Megabbaut, TheIndigoFang and Black King :)

For last point, yeah we'll get a ton of members from this :D

@Ultimate combatant:
If this really has to happen, I think there should remain a section for Naruto games!!! :D
A games section will exist for Naruto :)

@Naruto Namikazi:
This is great and all... But... You are missing the Chapter Bets section
It's likely to stay, it won't be deleted.

not to mention the Contests as well. But rather than having the whole contest thingy have its own part in the forum, make it just one section.

Maybe like this

Its basically more or less in the announcements cause when you log on, you immediately see a bar up top saying who is the MotM, so i think it belongs in Announcements.

Thanks for the suggestion! I'm not particularly keen of making Contests not a category but I'll leave this to the other admins :)

Since this is going to be a Viz Community, with more than just one Anime/Manga discussion, then i suggest the use of Prefixes for Anime/Manga contests... If you dont have certain Anime contests other than the Quiz, then here are some:

Anime Contest Suggestions:
- Naruto Fan Award
-- Quiz
-- Art and/or GFX (By that i mean people draw whatever they can Naruto based theme of course)
-- RPing (A good way to increase the activity of the RP is making it one of the requirements for getting the award, of course this is more or less not fair, but its still an option)
-- Debate (Going to the BG and debating. This is a must do)
- One Piece Fan Award (Same for the above)
- Bleach Fan Award (Same for the above)

You use Prefixes for each Anime/Manga, so for example there will be 3 Prefixes, Naruto, One Piece and Bleach... So whenever a new contest is made, you just put that prefix and then just type the name of the contest normally.
Thanks for the suggestion! We'll consider this definitely :)

I presume that the Member Support section is just the Techinical Issues and Feedback merged together?
Yep, pretty much. We'll employ thread prefixes here to separate tech issues from feedback. :)

@Maruko:
New avatars, ranks, layouts...
See the responses I made to a few other users above.

@l3thall3g3nd:
Won't the WS have it's own section or will it be merged with RP? New avatars would be nice but it's not the most essential thing to be impumented.
I can't say for certain, I'll leave this to another admin :)

@Everyone: Thanks to all who have posted so far, keep your feedback and suggestions coming in! We really appreciate your views in making this forum an epic place to be! :D

Shikamaru Nara
09-30-2012, 08:57 AM
We've discussed ranks and stuff already in the staff version of this thread. What ranks do you think would be well suited for the new forums?

PrinceofPeace
09-30-2012, 08:58 AM
I would like to keep it just Nartuo. We would need a lot of changes and this is supposed to be just Naruto.

TheIndigoFang
09-30-2012, 08:58 AM
We've discussed ranks and stuff already in the staff version of this thread. What ranks do you think would be well suited for the new forums?
You should be able to choose Naruto, Bleach, or One Piece ranks.

Sajuuk
09-30-2012, 09:03 AM
I would like to keep it just Nartuo. We would need a lot of changes and this is supposed to be just Naruto.

The whole point of a transition is so this site can stay around and discuss other things. Naruto will still be a discussion area here, but this site can't stay as a "Naruto" only discussion because when Naruto ends, so does this forum. Transitioning to a general viz community means we can discuss other anime and manga that Viz owns rights to and are very popular.

deadtaka
09-30-2012, 09:05 AM
Why would you be required to change your username when the transition occurs ? *confused*

I was making an attempt at a funny, because the forum's changing, and naruto related usernames.

Naruto321
09-30-2012, 09:06 AM
You should be able to choose Naruto, Bleach, or One Piece ranks.

That is too many ranks.

We gotta have ranks that is specific for Viz.

TheIndigoFang
09-30-2012, 09:08 AM
Yeah, that would be.

Naruto321
09-30-2012, 09:11 AM
But I guess the ranks if so will be Naruto/Bleach/OP Should be one of each when a user reaches a certain post count.

Shikamaru Nara
09-30-2012, 09:19 AM
What I was thinking is we switch off.

Ex. Academy Student - 0-10 posts
[Bleach theme]
[One Piece theme]
[Naruto theme]

TheIndigoFang
09-30-2012, 09:21 AM
Nice.

Naruto321
09-30-2012, 09:29 AM
Or we can ask people what specifically what kind of rank they want.

Sajuuk
09-30-2012, 09:31 AM
What I was thinking is we switch off.

Ex. Academy Student - 0-10 posts
[Bleach theme]
[One Piece theme]
[Naruto theme]
Not a bad idea, could always mix up the ranks so at rank 1, you get a Bleach themed rank and rank 2 is Naruto and so on.

@Everyone: Try not to concentrate on ranks, rep and avatars: think of ways to improve the forums in other departments, like what the forum should be laid out as. =]

TheIndigoFang
09-30-2012, 09:32 AM
Or we can ask people what specifically what kind of rank they want.Yeah.

A lot of ppl viewing!

Black King
09-30-2012, 09:36 AM
Won't people's modding powers be affected with sections being added and moved?

Sajuuk
09-30-2012, 09:37 AM
Won't people's modding powers be affected with sections being added and moved?
Ya, most mods powers will likely be affected but we will be taking a note of all the forums that people moderate before we begin messing with the forum's layout :)

TheIndigoFang
09-30-2012, 09:38 AM
In Modding terms:

More people joining = More Mods

Naruto321
09-30-2012, 09:40 AM
People Joining = More Mods?

What do you mean?

TheIndigoFang
09-30-2012, 09:41 AM
The more people who are on the forum should mean more Mods.

Black King
09-30-2012, 09:46 AM
A big userbase calls for a big staff. I'm sure there will be plenty willing to help out when the need arises.

Desert Sage
09-30-2012, 09:48 AM
The whole point of a transition is so this site can stay around and discuss other things. Naruto will still be a discussion area here, but this site can't stay as a "Naruto" only discussion because when Naruto ends, so does this forum. Transitioning to a general viz community means we can discuss other anime and manga that Viz owns rights to and are very popular.

Wow, its been like 15 years, or something...never considered if and when Naruto would end. I guess it makes sense though. When the story ends, so does the thread, largely, pending unanswered questions and loose ends. But in all honesty, I joined because I'm an avid Naruto lover. Bleach is entertaining, but definitely not my thing, same with One Piece. I would still stay aboard to give it the old college try, but I like things kinda the way they are. lol, I haven't even gotten a chance to get used to the current layout yet. And I dont mind diving neck deep into a forum, but I definitely dont wanna have to find another Naruto forum and get neck deep into 2. I still have a life and kids, lol. I like the battlegrounds and the Video game sections (as I have them ALL [PS2, PS3 and PSP] and get strung out on them regularly) and havent even gotten to get into em yet. This makes me a little sad, but it seems everyone is rooting for this. Why couldnt the current forum format be copied twice, edited slightly and be applied to both Bleach and One Piece (a romantic and idealistic concept, no doubt)? I know theres a lot to discuss about both of those animes, as well as merchandise, video games, quests, etc, etc. This forum is cool cause of the variety and depth within Naruto it has developed. With the proposed change, Naruto gets three sections, which kills many of the cool threads here, and does not allow for the depth and variety needed for something as deep and epic as Bleach and One Piece. You could apply almost every existing category on this forum to a category for each of those anime and have deep, rich set of pages that will attract exclusive and specialized fan bases as opposed to casual, generalized users. How would someone that does not partake in those animes be able to keep up with rank and rep if they dont have their feet and fingers in all the doors?

Those are just my questions and observations. I do understand that Naruto is ending soon and that Viz has to do something. It doesn't make it any less sad though.`~(

TheIndigoFang
09-30-2012, 09:57 AM
A big userbase calls for a big staff. I'm sure there will be plenty willing to help out when the need arises.
This.

I was thinking, this site will go through lots of changes after manga end. In 5 years new manga will be here, and old manga won't. My random thoughts. :lol:

Naruto321
09-30-2012, 10:01 AM
But very good manga will always be remembered.

TheIndigoFang
09-30-2012, 10:01 AM
Like Naruto. But TB will be quiet...

Naruto321
09-30-2012, 10:02 AM
So once Naruto ends, will the TB be removed?

Desert Sage
09-30-2012, 10:03 AM
And Yes, I agree with BK. big userbase=big staff. but those things usually work themselves out. you see who in the community is serious and dedicated and they typically get offered the necessary positions. certain aspects of society (whether it be physical or digital) work and balance themselves out with good leaders to adjudicate authority ^.^ This one has done quite well it appears and i believe that any revisions made would not reflect on the quality of the current mods and admins. it would just be about finding a handful or so more that are of the same grade as the current ones. They have done a great job choosing and adjudicating so far, so that should totally be left up to them ^.^ we, on the ground level need not worry about the mods and admins. All they need is format suggestions from us.

TheIndigoFang
09-30-2012, 10:03 AM
So once Naruto ends, will the TB be removed?
Maybe. Idk what Mods and admins will do.

Sajuuk
09-30-2012, 10:10 AM
So once Naruto ends, will the TB be removed?
Don't take this as truth, but this is what we plan to do, but it isn't set in stone yuet.

The Naruto section would remain open for a while, then sections will be made reply only (aka, no new threads, reply only). Once the anime has caught up to the manga and has finished and there aren't any more movies, the whole section will be made read only and archived. Some sections may stay open, but the Manga and Anime will likely become read only.

Again, this is a plan but not set in stone at this time.

TheIndigoFang
09-30-2012, 10:16 AM
Sounds good.

Leaf/Mist Shinobi250
09-30-2012, 10:45 AM
This is really cool that this is happen, I just have one question. Would our accounts be effected in anyway during the forum transition or will the forum just basically get a new layout and design and what not with our accounts not effected at all?

ANYWAY tho if this happens we need more varieties of avatars from different VIZ Animes/Mangas, new ranking system, maybe tweak the post count. Other then that I don't know what else to add, if I think of anything else I'll post in this thread.

Sajuuk
09-30-2012, 10:53 AM
This is really cool that this is happen, I just have one question. Would our accounts be effected in anyway during the forum transition or will the forum just basically get a new layout and design and what not with our accounts not effected at all?
Your accounts will not be affected in any way. We are simply changing the name of the forums, rearranging the forum layout and then, the last thing will be to change the domain name (instead of naruto.viz.com/forum, you'd probably reach the forum at forums.viz.com or something like that). =]

trouble88
09-30-2012, 11:00 AM
what about forum contests? what going what happen to that subforum?

Sajuuk
09-30-2012, 11:01 AM
what about forum contests? what going what happen to that subforum?
Nothing. It'll be staying on the forums, but whether it'd be a whole category or just a subforum with contests being subforums of Contests is unknown at this point. :)

Roronoa Zoro
09-30-2012, 11:04 AM
I like this idea and i think the big 3 should have avatars and own sections definitely

Maikeru D. Shinigami
09-30-2012, 11:09 AM
Some of these contests are too large not to have their own subforum.

trouble88
09-30-2012, 11:11 AM
sorry for post again >.< what going happen to users who have subforum banned? since you guys are playing mage sub forums together and all.

assassin
09-30-2012, 11:13 AM
Sounds fine to me. This place is already rather universal anyways.

Noctis Arashi
09-30-2012, 11:16 AM
I'm mostly concerned about the ranks, and avatars and what not. I feel that those need to be addressed and ready to go before a transition takes place.

But, I think it has already been somewhat addressed in this thread, so I'll just sit back and wait.

Sagepain
09-30-2012, 11:37 AM
I'm definitely looking forward to the change. As others have already stated though we definitely need new avatars and ranks that cover more of viz's other manga/anime.

Naruto321
09-30-2012, 12:09 PM
Don't take this as truth, but this is what we plan to do, but it isn't set in stone yuet.

The Naruto section would remain open for a while, then sections will be made reply only (aka, no new threads, reply only). Once the anime has caught up to the manga and has finished and there aren't any more movies, the whole section will be made read only and archived. Some sections may stay open, but the Manga and Anime will likely become read only.

Again, this is a plan but not set in stone at this time.

So one whole TB for 3 mangas?

Sajuuk
09-30-2012, 12:10 PM
So one whole TB for 3 mangas?

No, there'll be a separate manga chapter discussion area for each of the big 3.

Naruto321
09-30-2012, 12:14 PM
I know but one main section for those 3 and have their own section.

l3thall3g3nd
09-30-2012, 12:37 PM
Maybe there can be sub sections for entertainment for example.

Entertainment
-Music
-Sport
-T.V

Hidden Ninja45
09-30-2012, 01:26 PM
Everything on here is Naruto based, a lot needs to change. Post ranks, rep ranks, avatars, profiles.

Exactly what I was thinking.


And I hope there isn't a rep/post count reset.

Sajuuk
09-30-2012, 01:28 PM
And I hope there isn't a rep/post count reset.

Rep won't be reset, nor will people's post count.

TheIndigoFang
09-30-2012, 02:50 PM
When you move your mouse over someone's rep bar(s) it says something. Won't that change?

THE susanoo
09-30-2012, 03:35 PM
what will happen to the battle grounds, i mean singleverse means naruverse, will each manga have its own singleverse ?

TheIndigoFang
09-30-2012, 03:45 PM
Probably.

Shikamaru Nara
09-30-2012, 03:46 PM
No. The BG will stay the same. I don't think it's changing, but if it does, I'll let you all know. IWD and I haven't discussed changed yet. Mostly because we haven't been asked.

Naruto321
09-30-2012, 03:48 PM
When you move your mouse over someone's rep bar(s) it says something. Won't that change?

That is the rep rank. I think the staff will add more ranks into the reputation system. But dont quote me on that.

TheIndigoFang
09-30-2012, 03:49 PM
Ok...

moonwatcher
09-30-2012, 04:09 PM
So far what has been said, i have been wondering myself. But yeah I agree on the maybe needing more mods. If and when the time comes.. of course. I don't know if I saw it mentioned or not. If it was my bad.. but will we be having another.. drop in post counts when things change?

Devroux
09-30-2012, 04:16 PM
"Your Naruto Game Ideas" can just go into Gaming, it looks like. Then fanfics can go into the Bath House as was planned. Otherwise I like the current layout for the new forum.

Site still needs a new theme though, for posts, user ranks, rep ranks, and etc. Something cool.

Black King
09-30-2012, 04:23 PM
Ads and banners will change too, but I'll assume that's the higher ups responsibility. >__>

TheIndigoFang
09-30-2012, 04:23 PM
Not us...

moonwatcher
09-30-2012, 04:25 PM
Most likely yes.

Black King
09-30-2012, 04:27 PM
It's unimportant compared to other things, but what will happen with the color scheme?

TheIndigoFang
09-30-2012, 04:28 PM
Probably will stay the same. Though indigo would be a cool change.

Satsuki
09-30-2012, 04:42 PM
I'm fine with it. Everything looks good, however, what will the domain name become?

Godaime Kazekage
09-30-2012, 04:44 PM
I don't really see what the problem is with the current format or why there is a need to change to a general Viz forum when there isn't even a set ending date for the Naruto manga. I'm a much bigger fan of Naruto than any of the other Viz licensed series. That being said, I'm not opposed to the change as long as all of the Naruto related content is maintained.

Naruto Namikazi
09-30-2012, 04:45 PM
My suggestions IF the BG gets changed, which i know the staff already said that there was no actual confirmation on that part.

You can either user prefixes for Each Manga/Anime or you can have sub section for each Anime/Manga... Thats really not a big deal, easily solved

And

Maybe there can be sub sections for entertainment for example.

Entertainment
-Music
-Sport
-T.V

In my opinion this is just making too many sections that are useless. That section doest have the activity required to have so many sections. Its just one section and people discuss whatever they want in there, that is on topic of course.

I am no staff, i just post my opinions. So staffers will probably post on that matter soon. And hopefully answer on the first part of this post ;)

I don't really see what the problem is with the current format or why there is a need to change to a general Viz forum when there isn't even a set ending date for the Naruto manga. I'm a much bigger fan of Naruto than any of the other Viz licensed series. That being said, I'm not opposed to the change as long as all of the Naruto related content is maintained.

This change will not affect your fun on the forum or anything on it, you will still enjoy talking about Naruto and doing all the things you have been doing up to this point, the only difference is that now after this change, other people who prefer One Piece or Bleach, or dont even watch ANYTHING other than One Piece or Bleach will have a chance at having fun of their own as well... Easy and simple, everyone gets happy!

Maikeru D. Shinigami
09-30-2012, 04:47 PM
Maybe there can be sub sections for entertainment for example.

Entertainment
-Music
-Sport
-T.V

We actually spoke about this already. Sports and TV specifically don't really have enough to warrant them a section. The Entertainment forum will probably stay as is.

Devroux
09-30-2012, 04:56 PM
Why is the forum for other anime under Internationalization? I thought that was just for members who didn't have English as their first language? If it's supposed to be, wouldn't that be good for Member Support?

Vatanui AKA Pride
09-30-2012, 05:03 PM
ts really not a big deal, easily solved

And

In my opinion this is just making too many sections that are useless. That section doest have the activity required to have so many sections. Its just one section and people discuss whatever they want in there, that is on topic of course.

I am no staff, i just post my opinions. So staffers will probably post on that matter soon. And hopefully answer on the first part of this post ;)

This change will not affect your fun on the forum or anything on it, you will still enjoy talking about Naruto and doing all the things you have been doing up to this point, the only difference is that now after this change, other people who prefer One Piece or Bleach, or dont even watch ANYTHING other than One Piece or Bleach will have a chance at having fun of their own as well... Easy and simple, everyone gets happy!

Discussions on the BGs have created a general opinion of either expanding the section through creating Bleach and One Piece debate verses, or to either change the Narutoverse forum into an Anime/Manga vs. Anime/Manga section, a la the OBD.

Yup. The entertainment section alone is getting nowhere near the activity it needs to justify such an expansion.

Doesn't matter if you're a staff member or not. Post your opinions away, my man.

Let's be honest. Half of the people who post in the Bookstore section aren't even fans of Naruto. Hell, some of them even hate the series or at least are no longer interested in it, but yet still read it from time to time.

Naruto Namikazi
09-30-2012, 05:10 PM
Let's be honest. Half of the people who post in the Bookstore section aren't even fans of Naruto. Hell, some of them even hate the series or at least are no longer interested in it, but yet still read it from time to time.

Exactly... Many people are here for just a forum experience and many of them are OP and Bleach fans more than Naruto... So this is basically making the Naruto fans happy but this time the rest can get a bite of that happiness and enjoyment. In the end = Everyone happy and enjoying their stay on Viz, basically a win win :)

Doesn't matter if you're a staff member or not. Post your opinions away, my man.

Thnx... Will keep posting them for sure, i love to help :)

-Naruto-
09-30-2012, 05:45 PM
Transition will be cool, and overall better for all communities to flourish.

l3thall3g3nd
09-30-2012, 06:20 PM
We actually spoke about this already. Sports and TV specifically don't really have enough to warrant them a section. The Entertainment forum will probably stay as is.

Yea can see your point no one really talks about sport in entertainment or the sports I'm intrested in like football/soccer or boxing thanks for the reply maik. Any idea which the switch will be happening.

LilHinataGirl
09-30-2012, 07:08 PM
I'd really like more viz related animes for avatars... If you don't mind :lol:

Naruto321
09-30-2012, 07:10 PM
That's the thing though. We cant have viz related anime avatars. There is a reason I posted the avatar request so we dont have to wait to get viz owned avatars.

Vatanui AKA Pride
09-30-2012, 07:26 PM
Exactly... Many people are here for just a forum experience and many of them are OP and Bleach fans more than Naruto... So this is basically making the Naruto fans happy but this time the rest can get a bite of that happiness and enjoyment. In the end = Everyone happy and enjoying their stay on Viz, basically a win win :)



Thnx... Will keep posting them for sure, i love to help :)
Yup, which is why I'm glad to see the forum finally expanding after all these years. Of course, I do have my concerns, these concerns primarily being the integration/isolation of these sections.

Don't thank me for stating the obvious. :lol:

Ninja Pink
09-30-2012, 08:06 PM
So the chats, clubs, and families section will probably get cleared out? With The Hot Springs thread and everything?
That's the only part I'm iffy about, because that section and the threads in there are pretty popular and fun, other than that I don't really care.

BoxHead
09-30-2012, 08:09 PM
We can always make new threads o.o

Ninja Pink
09-30-2012, 08:12 PM
We can always make new threads o.o

I know, but it said the whole section would get changed to just a fan club and families section. A Hot Springs is not really a fan club or a family so it wouldn't fit.

Vatanui AKA Pride
09-30-2012, 08:14 PM
We can always make new threads o.o

Threads like the Hot Springs are kept around usually because of a nostalgic factor. There's a lot of history that goes into it for the forum's users, so many would prefer it if the thread wasn't deleted.

Devroux
09-30-2012, 08:18 PM
Yeah, clearing that section doesn't sound very nice.

ObitoUchiha
09-30-2012, 09:20 PM
Honestly, since this is the american forum page, it should be all the manga in sj alpha that should get mini-sections, and one additional one for all other viz manga in my opinion.

And maybe break THAT into ones running and ones ended? I'm sorry, just throwing in ideas!

Bacon
09-30-2012, 09:42 PM
Threads like the Hot Springs are kept around usually because of a nostalgic factor. There's a lot of history that goes into it for the forum's users, so many would prefer it if the thread wasn't deleted.
^This

I get the feline those type of threads have a major nostalgia factor

Maikeru D. Shinigami
09-30-2012, 09:52 PM
I'm also against clearing out that section. The Hot Springs specifically is nostalgic for me too.

Noctis Arashi
09-30-2012, 09:53 PM
I am indifferent. But if it means that much to people, I would advise against it.

moonwatcher
09-30-2012, 11:12 PM
Oh yes hot springs was the place to hang out. ;)

Sajuuk
09-30-2012, 11:57 PM
I don't really see what the problem is with the current format or why there is a need to change to a general Viz forum when there isn't even a set ending date for the Naruto manga. I'm a much bigger fan of Naruto than any of the other Viz licensed series. That being said, I'm not opposed to the change as long as all of the Naruto related content is maintained.
There is a need because the Naruto series is ending and half the members here either hate Naruto or don't watch it any longer. Nobody will force you to post in the One Piece or Bleach sections if you don't watch those series as a Naruto section will exist for anyone who likes that series instead. :)

So the chats, clubs, and families section will probably get cleared out? With The Hot Springs thread and everything?
That's the only part I'm iffy about, because that section and the threads in there are pretty popular and fun, other than that I don't really care.

I know, but it said the whole section would get changed to just a fan club and families section. A Hot Springs is not really a fan club or a family so it wouldn't fit.

Threads like the Hot Springs are kept around usually because of a nostalgic factor. There's a lot of history that goes into it for the forum's users, so many would prefer it if the thread wasn't deleted.

Yeah, clearing that section doesn't sound very nice.

^This

I get the feline those type of threads have a major nostalgia factor

I'm also against clearing out that section. The Hot Springs specifically is nostalgic for me too.

I am indifferent. But if it means that much to people, I would advise against it.
It seems that the Chats/Clubs/Families section has a nostalgia feeling to it, so if you don't want it cleared out, that's fine by me. :) However, when I meant about "clearing it out", I was meaning about moving threads that suited Off Topic better than the Chats/Clubs/Families, as I can see about 2 threads already that don't belong in there (and no, it isn't the Hot Springs :lol:) and clearing out did not mean "deleting threads" since I think many of you assumed that is what I meant

Larry01239
10-01-2012, 06:18 AM
Are we gonna get Avatars from Bleach and OP?

Black King
10-01-2012, 06:22 AM
^That'll take time if it ever does happen. Just like how we still haven't gotten new Naruto ones for a long time. They're working on getting miscellaneous avatars.
Naruto321 is keeping a list of suggestions here: http://naruto.viz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=119176

HokageSoulReaper
10-01-2012, 06:26 AM
Speaking of Clubs, some are made for TV series and bands/music artists, those FC that aren't eliminated will be moved to Entertainment, right?

Now, since the post count system won't be changed much but might be added other titles from other Viz manga/animes, the Bleach ones, what about Substitute Soul Reaper, Soul Reaper, ''X number'' seat of ''X'' Squad, ''X'' Squad Captain, just throwing those to see which ones get picked

Naruto Namikazi
10-01-2012, 10:29 AM
Well... The whole Avatar thingy is nice and all... But it would be great of you could increase the resolution a bit, i mean this avies are pretty small. Making them bigger would be great.

I know it will take some time to do these, let alone make a whole new collection of avies, but if it's ever going to be done, then please increase the avatar size :)


A new addition i just recalled would be great! When someone posts something they have to edit their post in order to put something in that post again... Why not make it this way, rather than having everyone keep clicking on the edit button (which sometimes takes a hell of a long time to actually enter the editting part) just make it that if he posts once again, it just adds it to the post rather than double posting (which happens at the moment).

I know i might not have explained this correctly but let me try to say it this way

Right now, this is what happens:


1.) Post > Edit in order to add something you forgot
Post> Post again = Double post (which you of course dont want)

My suggestion:

2.) Post> Post = edit right under the current post. I would put this to work if the same post remains for 3 min, after that any post made will be a double post.

This is just to make things more user friendly

Now on some other matter i noticed... I can see the Archives section at the bottom of the forum, i couldnt see it before, so maybe you want to check in on the permisions unless you gave it intentionally


The Ninja training grounds is actually too big (talking about the Naruto games section). It has WAY too many sub sections, why not use prefixes? Each game has its own thread with a prefix for normal discussions and those general discussions for each game a stickied. Any other thread about one of the games can be used through Prefix. Cause these sections arent really boasting with activity for them to have a section of their own for each game, i mean the last post was already over 15 days from now. So thats something else i noticed.

Hope i helped... Will post more later :)

Kyūbi no Yōko
10-01-2012, 11:40 AM
This is Naruto centered, you can't just make it in general for all the Viz related animes, it just doesn't work well. :(

WishfulFairie
10-01-2012, 11:42 AM
I believe there will be a section for naruto...it's not like they're getting rid of it completely just making it more diverse.

Naruto321
10-01-2012, 11:47 AM
Anything viz related will still be here. Just need a change here.

I dont see why we cant make a change

Sajuuk
10-01-2012, 12:31 PM
This is Naruto centered, you can't just make it in general for all the Viz related animes, it just doesn't work well. :(

We're not deleting the whole forums here. The forums are staying as they are, but being changed so the forum covers other animes.

Naruto Namikazi
10-01-2012, 02:13 PM
This is Naruto centered, you can't just make it in general for all the Viz related animes, it just doesn't work well. :(

I really dont get what you guys are afraid of or dont like... Nothing is going to happen that will affect you, they are just adding a new space for other famous Anime/Mangas so others can enjoy being on a good forum... You don't lose anything and other new people get to also enjoy a good forum experience that you are having.

I really dont know or see why you dont like the idea... If you dont like the other Anime/Manga it wont affect you anyways, you can just ignore those sections, and you can do everything else just like you used to do, if you dont like those other sections all it takes is to make your eye shift to another place, i dont think shifting your eye takes much effort... S:

Sajuuk
10-02-2012, 12:05 AM
Thanks for all your suggestions! It's provided some useful suggestions to the higher ups and we have a better idea of what you guys need.

Another thread will be opened at an undisclosed time later in the year. Many thanks :)