First of all - yeah, this thread got 'meta' tag, deal with it. Second - no, the purpose of this one is not to rant on someone or to bring CL closer to the final destruction. I just suddenly had this idea, which is too funny not to share with you.
There I was, thinking about the future of CL and the personality we might acquire, when it suddenly hit me: we can make CL a community of intelligent anime (and other things) lovers. Okay, stop laughing and giggling, you bastards, I am perfectly serious about it. Not even trolling anyone here, nope.
It's actually quite obvious if you look at it. Look at the contents of the forum for a second. If you look past the shallow LoL and Minecraft threads and threads made by total idiots (like @Kuro_Neko96), you'll see that we got some good stuff here. Anime threads? Got them, popular anime mostly, though, but it is something. Games? We got games galore, thanks to @DarkChaplain's activity. Now he's not the only one contributing, and what we have here is a pretty good collection of smart games as well as some good discussions. Movies? Well, I try to do what I can. Anime community is not a good place to post documentaries, really, but still, we got them. Books? I think, @DarkChaplain was also the one to start it, and now we got different book threads, literature contest and other people who are making such threads.
Now, you may say that many places got this. True. But I see that we have a potential here. Right now we have no aim, no goal, no purpose, but we have people struggling to improve the contents of our sweet little hellhole. Don't you think we should support that noble cause? I sure think so.
So, okay, honestly I have to say that I have no idea how do you turn a community into an intelligent one. However, fuck, when it was told we are a fucking Drrr community, we acted that way! So who knows, with goal officially stated and with people encouraged to invite their friend to an actual smart community... we might pull this off? We would surely have better conversations, and intelligent people tend to pace themselves better, so we won't have people rushing for things that they can't do in time or at all (yeah, projects/contest reference there).
So there you go. Think about it, you bastards. We are already a pretty elitist community, so why the fuck not to aim to bring people who would be up to our standards and be able to properly converse? Everyone would win and I can even promise not to hit new people with the shovel right from the first moment I meet them.
Support more intelligent CL, kill an idiot today!