Hello everyone. We found the results of the last survey useful, and we would like to now gather more feedback on a different variety of subjects. The results of the previous survey have been analysed here, if you are interested in a statistical analysis and some conclusions. >>>/meta/7357
Here are the questions for this month; please don't feel pressured to answer every one if you don't want to, if you have no strong opinions then you may simply leave the question out of your response. Feel free to write as much as you like but please try to answer our quantitative questions as well as this helps us to interpret the results objectively. So, without further ado, here we go.Question 1: The moderation team wants an evaluation by the userbase on their performance since the migration to leftypol.org in a few categories. Give a number rating with lower being worse and higher being best and a brief comment on performance if desired.
On a scale of 1 to 10 how quickly do the mods respond to rule-breaking content?
On a scale of 1 to 10 how do you think the mods have lead to a /leftypol/ conducive for quality discussion?
On a scale of 1 to 10 how well do you think the moderation has responded to user complaints and requests for the site and boards?
A simple yes/no, do you think the structure of the site overall is the best it could be as structured by the moderation?Question 2: Thinking more generally about the way that /leftypol/ is now, the moderation would like to know exactly how the users feel about the composition of threads. Feel free to briefly comment to expand your thoughts if you wish.
Do you think that there are (A) too few generals, (B) just enough generals, or (C) too many generals in /leftypol/?
A Yes/No, do you think the prevalence of general threads is impeding the creation of worthwhile smaller topic threads? IE is the US general impeding the creation of more nuanced threads about US politics?
If you believe there are too many generals or that some specific generals are not befitting the status of being generals, you can list the offending threads here if you wish.Question 3: Further about generals, a recent idea proposed was a new board – a geopolitics and news board, to move most of the generals (like usapol, China, DPRK, ect) to along with other topics that are more centered around geopolitical topics, leaving /leftypol/ to be less about news and geopolitics and more about theory and its discussion.
A simple yes/no: Do you think that this is a good idea?
As as additional question, do you think that there should be a board ONLY for country generals, while leaving news generals on /leftypol/? Do you think this is a better idea than a geopolitics board, a worse idea, or do you think they are both terrible?
Would you be inclined to use only /leftypol/, only the new board, or both if either of these ideas were implemented?Question 4: Another category that needs evaluation is the character prerequisite for OPs, rate them by the following scales and include a comment if desired.
On a scale of 1 to 10, do you think the prerequisite has helped remove spam topics from /leftypol/?
On a scale of 1 to 10, do you think the prerequisite has prevented good or quality threads from being made?
A simple yes/no, has the prerequisite ever disincentivized you from making a thread?Question 5: We are interested in collecting more feedback about how users would like /b/ to be moderated. Please select which one of these statements you most identify with?/b/ should not be moderated at all, except for outright spam (IE machine spamming), it should be a complete free-for-all./b/ should be moderated very sparsely, only to remove outright Nazi posting and similar /pol/ content, users should be free to express themselves however they like./b/ should be moderated to a moderate degree in order to remove the above content as well as blatant idpol so that it does not become a de-facto 'idpol containment' board./b/ should be a comfy off topic space similar to the old /leftytrash/, therefore it should be decently moderated in order to ensure a nice atmosphere for users. Absurd or random posts should be allowed to stay but the above content should be removed as well as repetitive spam like soyjacks and so on.My view is dissimilar to all these options (please write out your views).
Some have said that the name of /b/ creates confusion, and expectations that it should be similar to 4chan's /b/. Do you believe that the name should be changed to something else? If so, what?
Please also note whether you personally use /b/, and what 'grade' you would give to /b/ at present, from 1 to 10.Question 6: A new proposal has recently posed the idea of integration with a webring between niche imageboards (https://anon.cafe/boards.js) (image provided) by /leftypol/ as a way to increase our exposure to other imageboard users, similar to when we started on 8chan, as well as helping niche imageboards survive. The webring is composed largely of splits from 8chan, some before 8chan was destroyed and some formed after. The webring allows us to blacklist members we don’t like from appearing on our list, and vice-versa. leftypol/ and /b/ currently would be placed at and near the top of the webring by PPH and activity. Of these categories, pick whichever ones you feel best describe your opinion.It will be positive, granting the possibility of new posters to /leftypol/.It will be positive, bringing new OC to /leftypol/.It will be positive, it will bring new posters and allow crossover events and content on the alt-boards (/hobby/, /games/, ect).It will be positive because it creates a more unified grouping of chans.It will be negative because it will invite unwanted posters to the site.It will be negative because it will change /leftypol/’s board culture.It will be negative because it creates incentives for our posters to browse other boards.I think it will not have much of an effect on /leftypol/ either way.Other (feel free to comment on what).Question 7: A short one - do you think that the page size (the number of threads displayed per page) should be increased from 10 to 20?Yes, I do, because it will make it easier to see more threads and for threads past the first 10 to thrive.No, I don't, because it might impact performance on some devices.Other: Please let us know.
Thank you for your time, we appreciate all feedback!