Go Google 'fish forum'. This site should be in the top 4 hits. Check out the 3 sites that are usually above it and see how their species profiles are setup(one may not have one). The same setup is used on more then just those sites including a top planted site, where you have a typical profile started by whatever member decided to start it first. After that other members can post additional info or their experiences in the thread under their own name. Mods simply preview each post in the reference/species profile section. It reduces both mod and member time vs editing an already existing post. Mods should be able to pick out anything irrelevant to the species profile when they preview posts, mods have final say as to what is allowed through. Anything written up to this point under the TeamTFK can more or less be left as is, allow any additions to go underneath it. Could change the 'The following members have contributed to this profile:' to 'written by: blah and blah'(maybe make 1077 happy IDK).
The species threads being locked from posting is a turn off, plain and simple. I have contributed to species profiles before, not here tho, and the main reason is its much more of a hassle here. Like does one have to PM a mod to change something, IDK even
. Any site where I have contributed to a species profile its simply add post and you get the message 'your post must be previewed by a moderator before it will appear on the forum.' and when submitted it simply disappears then pops up on the forum anywhere from an hour to a day later after some mod has OKed it.
Also check out how much space other species profiles take up on the main index board elsewhere vs the one here. TFKs doesn't even fit on my laptop's screen and don't want to know how many times I have had to scroll past it. Its simply one of many things that makes the site very frustrating to use. That frustration is the main reason I've quit posting, everything from so many miscategorized threads and neglected sections to recent changes and lack of mod response. It simply became enough is enough for me.