TLDR: Neopets Chit Chat has been created, does not increase post count. Meant to help cut down on TP access spam, please put topics that don't promote dicussion there (or we'll move things ourselves). Moved some threads into Neopets Chit Chat, moved other threads other places.
We've made a few forum changes to help us try and cut down on people only posting for trading post access, which while it adds activity, such users tend to not post again once they have access (unless of course it's in the TP area). Such posts also tend to be "fluff" style, which do not promote discussion so other users aren't able to join in and continue the threads, giving the forum a once burst of activity that simmers down once the user has hit the required 10 posts.
A new forum under the "Neopets" header has been created, called "Neopets Chit-Chat". This will function similar to the Chit-Chat forum under the General Discussion forum header, which does not increase post count. We want to promote discussion and allow everyone to be able to join in with others and continue discussions, not just have people posting that doesn't go anywhere. Threads/Forums that do not promote actual discussions and are the "fluff" style of post will be placed in Neopets Chit Chat.
Feel free to still start topics in Neopets General, if we feel the thread is better suited to Neopets Chit Chat we will move it.
3 topics from Neopets General have been moved to the new Neopets Chit Chat section:
The Lab Ray Topic this topic has never promoted discussion, it's just been people posting lab zaps (sometimes multiple times in one day, or daily). While it's nice to see when people get a nice color zap or even a limited pet zap they've been wanting, the thread had served no other purpose than to let people increase post count easily for the Trading Post.
Interesting Events- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly same reasons as to why the lab ray topic was moved.
The Official Ask/Confirm is Neopets Down Thread hasn't been posted in since 2018, and with things like isitdownforeveryoneorjustme (isup.me), the thread serves no purpose besides post count increases and is better served to the chit chat section.
Other topics that have been moved to different forum areas (not to Neopets Chit Chat):
What do you collect irl has been moved to Chit Chat due to the fact this thread rarely promotes any discussions or even images anymore and is just people posting "I collect x" for the TP. General Discussion-General Chat no longer fit this thread.
I'm having a bad life drop your best jokes has been moved to Jokes and Fun Stuff under General Entertainment (another forum that does not increase post count). This clearly was a thread asking for jokes, and is better suited to the jokes part of the forum than general chat.
Should any thread begin to actually promote discussion for everyone, we shall consider moving it back so it increases post counts again.
And for those of you asking for Neg Rep again in conjunction to help decrease spam, we shall see.