Introduction/Inspiration Before I say anything I'd like to admit this thread was inspired by lieger's "the issue with the mc-central forums" video. However in this thread I'd like to expand on why I personally think the mc-central forums is a bit of a meme by itselfand why I'm 100% sure this thread won't change a single thing. Some of these complaints are about the suggestion forums while others are about the forums overall The threads that are made Okay so I'm just going to put this bluntly: an insane amount of threads that are made on the forums are stupid. Now I'm going to seperate 3 types of "stupid" threads here, duplicated threads troll threads and as I'm going to call them "do-your-damn-research threads" This problem is hardly solveable but I still want to point it out. Firstly, dupe threads. Dupe threads are threads with suggestions that have literally already been suggested multiple times. I'm getting real tired of seeing people suggest an anticheat when literally 20+ people have already made that exact thread. Another example would be removal/modification of explosive arrows on skywars. For the love of god, please when you make a thread, check if someone has made it before you and if you still want to make it atleast expand on it. Then we have troll threads. Now there's obviously a rule that you're not supposed to make "useless threads" A blatant example of this are the countless threads (and I hate to bring this up) that were made about pedophilia. I don't mean all the threads, just the troll ones. I get you might think mc-central is a meme, the anticheat is a meme and the whole forum system is a meme. yet by making these threads do people not realise they're part of the problem? I would like to point it this is one of the smaller issues with the forums but I still wanted to point this out as it's basicly the whole "oh the anticheat is garbage and I want them to fix it so im gonna start hacking on alts" situation all over again. Lastly I see a lot fo threads where the suggestion is clearly not going to get implemented even if the forums had a use.(more on this later) By this I mean people asking for a suggestion that would be extremely timeconsuming to implement, or a suggestion the majority of the people are against. though the latter can be fixed by creating a "poll like" thread which I admit, some people already use. But would love to see an increase in this. Added later: Also getting real tired of people coming into the forums biased because of events that occured ingame or whatever. The people who use the forums Going to be completely honest here from own experiences. A big chunk of forum users are people going for staff. Literally the only reason they comment on posts/create threads is because they want to increase their post counter in order to increase their chances of getting staff. After their application gets accepted/denied I feel like a majority of them just don't bother with the forums after that. Ofcourse this isn't everyone and surely some staff still use the forums replying to threads etc. This leads to some very nice copy/paste responses everyone has heard time and time again. Granted it makes the forums more alive but is that really for the better when half of the stuff people say is only to look good to the staff team? The influence of the forums This might be the most shaky part of this thread, you've been warned. Going to be completely honest here from my own experiences: if you suggest something on the forums, it 99% of the time won't get added, even if it's a good suggestion. Proof of this is the big amount of dupe threads I mentioned earlier. If literally 90% of the community thinks something is a good idea, and said idea isn't too much of a hassle to implement. Then why does it not get added? I feel like it doesn't even get considered. even if mc-central isn't going to fix their anticheat (I've given up hope on that long ago), I see many good quality of life updates such as being able to use /p instead of /party, being able to toggle explosive arrows etc. It's such a shame because I often see mc-central staff complimenting said ideas but it just seems like nothing gets done with it. Ofcourse I'm not part of the staff team and I know jack about reality but as an "outsider" it really comes over as if the forums are cosmetic for people to make it feel like they've got a voice in future updates when in reality they don't. Which to me atleast seems pretty awful and it's also the reason this thread probably won't change a thing. Ending + small side note One thing I like to add is that it's not all bad. Big fan of the giveaway section of the forums and I sometimes see some genuinely good discussions going on. It's just for me the bad overshadows the good at this point.