this always happens because nobody actually notices when a post has been moderated on this forum
nobody screenshots a thread and looks back at the thread later to see if posts have been removed. there is no notification in the thread to users that a post has been deleted. there is no notification in a thread to users if a post has earned someone an infraction. there is no notification to a user that a post was moderated after said user reported the post
there's a lot more moderating being done on this site than the average poster realizes, but having said that, i personally have a pretty lenient moderating style compared to mods on other forums because i know what it's like being a user on a forum that tries to remove all individuality, personality and humor from its userbase. they try to create some kind of sterile environment where everything has to be perfectly constructed and somehow helpful or beneficial. i try my hardest to be the exact opposite of anything that a moderator of teamliquid.net would be
i don't really know why people come to the general discussion section of AJ and expect everything to be constructive. shitposting has always been prevalent in this section and there's nothing really wrong with that. the class forums (along with the ask a gladiator forum to some extent) have the most constructive and helpful guides, threads, and posts on the site, and they're moderated more heavily than anything else on AJ.
it's a community forum for people to talk about wow arenas, the way people act on here pretty accurately represents the general attitude of the arena community and that's fine with me and i don't see why it would need to change. remember that this thread didn't actually start out as just a general "state of 6.1" thread
if you make a thread and want only constructive replies in it, remember to report inappropriate posts and we'll deal with them. reporting helps a lot
outside of the occasional instagib and the outlier specs/abilities, what do people think about the changes though?
like, maybe we can have a useful discussion on aj general disc
i will even remove the word 'worst' from the threads title
queued some wls last night, our damage still feels insane and having 2 links is nice. it's hard to get a feel for how the game overall will be in 6.1 at this point though since everyone just seems to be queueing into the same few feral/hunter/x teams. fighting tons of cleaves was the norm at the beginning of the season and then faded away some, i imagine it will be the same for 6.1 once everyone learns how to stop themselves from getting wrecked in 3 seconds
i don't think 6.1 had enough big changes to make the season amazing, but balance wise it hasn't been unbearable. my biggest complaint since the start of wod hasn't been balance but just that every class feels pretty bare and don't have much depth anymore