2 ideas on thread creation and quoting
so if you go to New player help or really any help thread on pbn, you find many, many, many repeat threads that are offen asked 2 times a week. if you go to empire's help forum, when you want to ask a question it makes you search for it first, just to see if it has already been answered.
"please type in the nature of your question"
"here are some threads that may help you with your question"
I am not super savvy on how to make it happen, but i think it could cut down on a lot of repeat threads that people roll their eyes at when they see them twice a week.
also, just a simple idea: when someone's reply in a thread is quoted, there should be a little counter or ticker that says it has been quoted 2 times or whatever. so that you can click on that and read what people quoted you for and what they said in return. it would be helpful in long threads that you want to see if anyone agrees/calls you an idiot without having to read the entire thing.
not sure if either of those ideas are even possible, but i think it would improve the site.
But there's no sense crying over every mistake
You just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake
And the science gets done and we make a neat gun
for the people who are still alive