The Sim group is relatively small yet the information available is valuable. The fundamental problem is a lack of organization.
I’d like to propose a complete reorganization of the Dhalsim group.
I propose that the entire Dhalsim forum have only two stickied threads.
“The Dhalsim Forum Table of Contents”
“Dhalsim General Discussion”
This thread would be created by myself or another of the few highly active members of the group.
The table of contents thread would primarily consist of a single post. This post would have a subsection for matchups which would link to the individual official matchup threads (one thread per matchup) exactly as Gore has done in his very useful matchup thread.
There’d be a subsection for links to execution threads (combos / setups) and a subsection for Ultras (Ultra 1, Ultra 2 and when / how to use them).
Additional posts in the table of contents thread would simply request that the original post be changed in some way.
The purpose of the Dhalsim General Discussion thread would be to simply allow for a consistent dialogue between players about any number of topics. Any important information could be distilled into other threads if appropriate.
The goal of this reorganization would be to resolve the largest fundamental flaw in using a forum as a database. Long match-up threads can be incredibly difficult to work through in order to find the specific information that one needs. This is the same with general discussion threads or combo threads.
In addition to the advantages that I’ve already mentioned, the changes that I propose also allow for the emergence of an additional layer of organization in the future. Since a highly active poster would be responsible for the table of contents they’d also be able to resolve the issue of inefficient and redundant threads by simply choosing which thread will be authoritative and linking it directly in the table of contents.
Overall this removes the need for players to read through the individual threads from the main thread index and opts for a more customized index of threads via the Table of Contents thread.