Yes, I agree that SDS is more like a roleplay but with coding instead of writing than being a resource site. It just so happens that what we post up can also be used as resources.
I know you guys are clearly working hard at planning for what to do, but you did say suggestions, so... here I go.
First off, we need a new skin. I know, you're saying so too, so I'm not nagging about that. I'm just stating that that really should be the first thing. Not only to be new, but also so the staff in the sidebar will be up to date. I second the idea about the 'Sorting Hats'. That would seriously help you guys out a lot, I know. Even if they didn't have access to the admin panel but could like sort people, post the result in your staff room [the invisible one that's probably there xD] and then you guys could quickly change the group. Since you said that it's time consuming, and I agree that it would be hard, at least at first.
Or what you could do would be to change how the groups are. I totally get how they were started, though. I mean, based on different aspects of coding and if you mastered them all, you would be amazing at coding. Innovative, trendy... perfectionist? Sorry, don't remember all three. xD But yes, I totally get that. But if that's the whole point of the groups, may be you could change the questionnaire to being a little more simple so you could see that clearer.
Also, I know that SDS used to do member clear outs, right? May be you could clear out everyone who hasn't logged in in a year? Or everyone who has zero posts and hasn't logged in for six months? It would feel more active that way, knowing exactly how many members SDS has who are active. I mean, since this has always been more like a roleplaying site than a resource site anyway. I'm sorry if that's an inaccurate comparison, but it just feels like that to me. 'Rolecoding', perhaps? lol
P.S. I know you're all busy, but I asked this
probably a year ago
okay, March, and it never got done. But if you have like 5 seconds, could someone change my group to being drunk with divs
. Idk may be it's just me but I've been unmotivated to really get back here because of that. Idk I felt like the admin who sorta rejected to do that was kinda rude, but may be that's just 'cause I'm always super friendly and apologetic if I do something like that. But yeah, this site is great and I do want to be here and help bring it back in whatever way I can, so that tiny thing would be super greatly appreciated.
And since you said even old, recycled skins are okay, I might do that with one of mine, but like totally revamp it so it doesn't really look the same, lol. >.<