※ I have included a TL;DR at the end.
On the behalf of the Riordan Wiki staff, I would like to share a sort of “experiment” that we are putting in place starting in July.
As we all know, the Off-Topic (OT) Post is one of the most active threads on this wiki, as it has been for years. However, this brings its share of issues as well. With how rapidly this wiki has been growing, issues are starting to arise in the OT Post every week, and the mods restlessly warn and lock the post to avoid drama. However, the issues just won’t die down.
After thorough discussion among the staff, we have decided to remove the OT Post altogether for one month, the month of July. We are mainly doing this so that we can measure how this severe change would effect the discussions as a whole. Our main concern is that users would then begin to post more off-topic content in the general feed, but the scale of this consequence is unknown, so we are going to test the waters by putting this experiment in place.
Please continue your off topic discussions on other wikis, privately, or across talk pages if you must.
The RRW Team
TL;DR - The OT Post is very chaotic. Although the mods have done everything they can to stop the drama and constant fights, they just keep happening. We’ve decided to remove the OT Post for a month starting in July to see the effect on the community.