This may have come up before, but from a newer perspective:
Would it be worthwhile to set up either subforums in Decklists, or create an unofficial “Tag” for decks?
It seems like there are four types of lists posted here:
“This deck won a tourney or did very well, and I’m sharing it with people”
“I have a deck that I’m mostly happy with, but I need a few tweaks.”
“I built this deck last week, and I want help with a good portion of it.”
“I want to focus a deck on X, and need ideas, builds, etc.”
Those decks cross a wide spectrum of types. And it seems like there are people who enjoy all four, people who want to focus on just 1, or just 1 and 2, or even people who prefer to jump in to 3 and 4 more often. And some people in the 1&2 only category seem to be unhappy with 3&4.
If decks were tagged with [WIN] or [Opt] (Optimize) or [NEW] or [THEORY] it would help people avoid the types of decks they don’t like to see, would help people looking for a new deck to play go to WIN or OPT, and would prevent new deck threads from spiraling in to discussions of whether the deck was ready for testing or the like (and I’ve been part of those spirals already in my couple months here).
Alternatively, simply creating sub-forums of a similar type would also serve the same purpose.
On the third hand, it’s possible that people don’t mind, and everything is fine as it is, or that this has been discussed and rejected, because Stimhack wants to focus on the “top tier” decks or the like. But even then, from a newer perspective, that’s intimidating/unwelcoming. I’m happy to read other lists, but I’d like to put up some decks I’m working through without basically being told “Go to BGG or NRDB.” But again, it may be that Stimhack is happy in that role.
Seemed worthwhile to put it out there for thoughts, in any case.