The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
I think there should be a new rule for posting threads to the Suggestions forum. As of now, there are little good suggestions. Almost all on the front page are lacking heavily in detail, such as giving the name of a new mob (example Seal, Crocodile, ect) but elaborating little to nothing on the mob. A new rule should be put in place where you can't have an extremely vague suggestion. This wouldn't be too harsh, some posts are small but do get the point across with detail, but there are many lacking posts which just clutter the forums and I think a new rule should be put in place. Posts should also need to be organized, a post could be detailed, but I'm not reading through a jumbled wall of text.
I agree with the vague rule. “Add a new dimension! I don’t know what it should be like, just add one!” No meaningful discussion can take place, as all critics will just be asking for more details, and the OP will most likely not reply.
As for rules regarding readability, you have to understand that not everybody who uses this forum is a native English speaker or experienced at writing reports. It would be unfair to punish them for that. I’ve seen a lot of good suggestions with poor formatting. While that can hinder discussion, it rarely prevents it.
Here’s what I think:
1: A suggestion must have enough detail to be discussed. It is up to moderators to determine whether a thread constitutes as vague, but if people are constantly asking for clarification, that is a good indication. If a thread is somewhat detailed, but people are still only asking for clarification, that is still considered vague (“There should be a new dimension with a new boss, dungeon, and ore”).
2: A suggestion must have a certain number of words (I think 300, but it can be discussed). If it is below the threshold, the user is unable to post it and are directed to the small suggestion thread. A thread can be locked for artificially raising word count to bypass this.
3: A user can not abandon their thread within 30 days after posting. If they do not respond to new, legitimate criticism within 72 of it being posted, the thread can be locked (though it may be unlocked by request).
Breaking any of these rules results in an informal warning, though repeat offenses can result in formal warnings and temporary bans.