Hello, everyone! I'm very glad to see the increase in activity of Discussions here, however, there are a few widespread problems that I believe need to be addressed.
Polls: Polls are constantly spammed and often with minor questions or repeated ones (eg: which episode is better/the worst, what character is the best/the worst) and often added into the wrong category. I think a good idea for this would be for the Discussions moderation team to post weekly or monthly "Which episode/character is the best/worst?" posts and encourage users to use these instead of making their own posts constantly.
Quizzes: A lot of random and nonsensical quizzes are made constantly and for no reason. Examples include "How much do you know me?", "What is my favorite episode?", etc. Quizzes really shouldn't be made about random things that most users are not interested in. I suggest stronger moderation on these posts and deletion of quizzes not about the wiki or series. Posts should be used to generate discussions and these first two issues are not doing such at all and lower the quality of this feature.
Categories: Users constantly post in the wrong category and moderators are always having to correct these posts. Currently, there's a huge backlog of miscategorized posts that will most likely never be fixed due to the insanely large amount. I'd like to take the time right now to mention what kind of posts should be placed in each category.
General - General on-topic conversation posts that don't fit into the other categories should go here.
Announcements - This category should be used by moderators/administrators for announcements about the wiki and series. It should not be used for random announcements.
SpongeBob - Posts, polls, and quizzes about SpongeBob SquarePants should be posted here.
News Team - This category is defunct now and was formerly used for ESB:News Team posts.
ESB - Posts about the wiki should be posted here.
Q&A - On-topic questions should be posted here.
Off-Topic - Off-topic posts can be made here.
Games - Game threads should be posted here.
In short, the category system here is currently a mess and it's going to take a lot of work from our moderation team to correct it all. If any of you happen to notice posts categorized incorrectly, it would be appreciated if the post was reported using the report feature.
Thank you all for reading - feedback on my suggestions/ideas and your own suggestions would be great.