Is there any other board on the internet that uses a Proposed New Topics Forum system?
Has any other board copied this model because they thought it was a good idea?
I am not saying that an absence of boards using this system necessarily means it is a bad idea but at the same time I do not believe that other boards will adopt it.
I think it is too beaucratic and stifles debate. I will take a example from history. Europe regulated religion. Religion is weak there. The United States offered more liberty in regards to religion and it blossomed. I do not see any catastrophic results from bad threads being opened. Worst case scenario if someone opens a bad thread it is closed. I think boards that offer more freedom are going to be more popular and have a wider group of participants. One poster here said that traffic in a science related forum here is way down and blamed it on the new system. I think the costs are higher than any real benefits.
1. I saw AdminNosy harrassing and demanding editing of a reasonable poster regarding his scientific foreknowledge in the Bible thread. I cannot agree with your last post in this thread.
2. The Baptist board despite being very conservative allows evolution to be debated at its board freely with little or no moderation in my experience. I am guessing the Baptist Board screens post to avoid porn and non-baptist theology in its Baptist forums (there are Baptist areas and non-baptist areas). By the way, I am not a Baptist. I would also state that its forum is clearly mainly for baptist and thus it has policies reflective of this.
3. This board is a largely a ghost town in its science oriented forums. You cannot tell me that the boards policies are working. They are not.