I kind of agree with you on how the credit system could cause a divide of sorts, but I don't think it's gotten to that point yet since we all agree on the general uselessness of rupees and aside from occasional jokes, richer members don't really have any extra prestige or anything.Now that the ZI/ZD thing is all official like, I'd feel like I should comment on this even as all final decisions come down to Jimmy himself - and based on the brief time I have seen him work behind the scenes this year, I can tell he knows what he is doing. I trust his judgement.
For starters, I dislike the coin system. One of the biggest reason I dislike it is because of a principal at ZI, where literally no one is above another. Sure, I am a paid staff member at technically "the head of ZI", but reality is, my opinion and viewpoint for new things at ZI isn't above the staff, and our staff opinions aren't above the fans. A coin/point system sort of makes for a public showing of "have and have nots", which does, arbitrarily, create a divide between new members and old. But I also respect it has been a system here for a long time, so I don't want to disrupt it. Just publicing voicing that I am against it.
Well, most members think that if an emote is used two times in succession or such, it's spam, so a lot of members do seem to think there's a spam problem. but yeah there hasn't really been emote spam in awhileSo that being said, it should no surprise I am against using for emotes when the primary reason given for using it is spam. Regardless of if you think past current, and future modes can properly deal with spam, reality is there hasn't been a emote related spam report in a long time, meaning that a vast majority of the users don't actually think there is a emote spam problem going on in the first place.
Funnily enough, this just happened recently.The last thing that should happen is a change to emotes in order to appeal to a small amount of the users - which appears to be one or two users.
I also agree with the blog price thing. I think it should be brought down by a hundred or so rupees.