Originally Posted by javaandjam
All I wanted to add was that for at least this member, a distinction between releases in terms of region coding is irrelevant. It's just not a barrier for me, so being able to take a look at the entirety of BD releases has been helpful.
It's not really about region coding, it's about different markets. Region coding is just a silly technological quirk that nobody has ever paid attention to, so no argument from me on that point. It's not even consistent between formats anyway, so I'd never use it as the distinction. The change would be because they're Japanese releases, which are fundamentally different in pretty much every way from R1 releases.
Anyway, I'll probably start moving threads over shortly. I understand the convenience offered to some to have all BDs in one forum but for me that doesn't seem to override the highly counter-intuitive setup it necessitates for regular importers, and the fact that it treats BDs and DVDs totally differently (why not have all releases worldwide in one uber-forum then?), with DVDs split by market and BDs by format... it's just weird. I wouldn't do this if people hadn't asked for it a bunch of times before, and if the forum split never happened this is where the previous administration would have moved by now regardless. Anyway, I'm just repeating myseld now.
So... yeah, please post JP, HK, TW solicits in the R2 forum now. I've contacted the Mania admin about renaming the forums and descriptions so it's more obvious for non-regs, but we'll see how that goes. I can't do that myself without actual admin access.
Don't plan on touching any other forums... I don't think there's been any real desire expressed to change how any of the other ones work, I've only see that with this one.
Edit: I have three options for moving it looks like: leave no redirect, leave permanent redirect, leave expiring redirect. I guess I'll use a 3 day expiring redirect, so this forum isn't cluttered with "this thread moved" messages forever, but there's a couple days for people to notice.
Edit2: Ah, I used the mass-move functionality but it seems like when mass-moving you can't specify an expiring redirect. Well, they'll drop off the top page pretty quickly.