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what forums?

Post by Punkley » 05 Nov 2015, 16:50

OK people so what forums would you like to see?
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Re: what forums?

Post by Vid » 05 Nov 2015, 16:56

I'll mention the elephant in the room....orange and black and grey, you know you want to
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Re: what forums?

Post by Punkley » 05 Nov 2015, 17:03

hahahaha go old school :)
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Re: what forums?

Post by berg » 05 Nov 2015, 17:10

...some of us want purple!
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Post by kablekill » 05 Nov 2015, 17:25

Let the carbon copy of the forums begin.
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Post by Mythor » 05 Nov 2015, 17:29

Maybe a Mobile/Handheld or boardgames forum?

One specifically for the TV show? Maybe just let that filter in wherever seems best to people.
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Post by kablekill » 05 Nov 2015, 17:35

Youtube plugin for clips?
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Re: what forums?

Post by Disco » 05 Nov 2015, 17:37

Vid wrote:I'll mention the elephant in the room....orange and black and grey, you know you want to
I vote for this :D
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Post by dotarray » 05 Nov 2015, 17:40

Mythor wrote:One specifically for the TV show?
...whoa. I almost forgot we had that!
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Post by Disco » 05 Nov 2015, 17:43

Oh the signatures are on the wrong side, that's bizarre - and we're so going to need bigger avatars :lol:
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Post by Mythor » 05 Nov 2015, 17:47

dotarray wrote:
Mythor wrote:One specifically for the TV show?
...whoa. I almost forgot we had that!
Dweeb. :P
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Re: what forums?

Post by kablekill » 05 Nov 2015, 17:48

Is there a way someone could "borrow" a back up copy of the forum database and just upload it to another one, maybe on there way out?
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kablekill wrote:Is there a way someone could "borrow" a back up copy of the forum database and just upload it to another one, maybe on there way out?
Won't happen, there's way too much private information (email addresses, etc) for that to be acceptable. ;)
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Post by Spooler » 05 Nov 2015, 18:14

Mythor wrote:
kablekill wrote:Is there a way someone could "borrow" a back up copy of the forum database and just upload it to another one, maybe on there way out?
Won't happen, there's way too much private information (email addresses, etc) for that to be acceptable. ;)

Yea if it weren't totally illegal I'd love to hijack the database and see what could be salvaged... but no online community is worth the kind of trouble that would/could land one in.
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Post by Mythor » 05 Nov 2015, 18:22

Should the gaming forums be divided by PC/Console or rather the genre? e.g. FPS, RPG, MMO, RTS/TBS, Everything Else? Just thinking of the imminent release of some cross-platform titles like Fallout 4, Battlefront and COD.

Maybe a "New Releases" category, with individual forums for big name releases? Merge them into their respective genre if/when discussion dies down? Definitely not suggesting the mountain of individual game forums GON has had. ;)
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Post by kablekill » 05 Nov 2015, 18:23

Mythor wrote:Should the gaming forums be divided by PC/Console or rather the genre? e.g. FPS, RPG, MMO, RTS/TBS, Everything Else? Just thinking of the imminent release of some cross-platform titles like Fallout 4, Battlefront and COD.

Maybe a "New Releases" category, with individual forums for big name releases? Merge them into their respective genre if/when discussion dies down? Definitely not suggesting the mountain of individual game forums GON has had. ;)
Not new releases, this will get dated quickly your better off sticking to genre to be safe. A full blown mirror of the topics that GON has might be a good starting point and what ever doesn't have something in it after a month could be removed..... maybe.
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Post by Spooler » 05 Nov 2015, 18:25

Mythor wrote:Should the gaming forums be divided by PC/Console or rather the genre? e.g. FPS, RPG, MMO, RTS/TBS, Everything Else? Just thinking of the imminent release of some cross-platform titles like Fallout 4, Battlefront and COD.

Maybe a "New Releases" category, with individual forums for big name releases? Merge them into their respective genre if/when discussion dies down? Definitely not suggesting the mountain of individual game forums GON has had. ;)

different consoles ... makes grouping with other people easier.

On board with "new releases" category though have a mega thread for each game and if it looks like the community size will justify it give it its own sub forum
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Re: what forums?

Post by GamingKen » 05 Nov 2015, 18:26

Personally I'd like to see by genre of game, but that is just one opinion. It is one of the changes at Gon that disappointed me, when they removed all those categories for gaming. It was like taking a filing cabinet and removing all the dividers.
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Re: what forums?

Post by Sathias » 05 Nov 2015, 19:46

Ah I see you have Spam/The Water Cooler already :)

Genre sections would be good I think. Probably not worth splitting into PC/Consoles as there are so many cross platform games these days.
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Re: what forums?

Post by NotThatDoug » 05 Nov 2015, 19:53

PC
Nintendo
Xbox
Playstation

Sports in the entertainment catagory
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Post by dotarray » 05 Nov 2015, 20:13

Sathias wrote:Ah I see you have Spam/The Water Cooler already :)
Priorities!

I'm thinking the game forums will be split by genre (which is also a kinda nebulous concept). That's how I remember them being on GON, back in the day.
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Post by Mythor » 05 Nov 2015, 20:30

The genre/platform divisions really only matter if it starts to get crowded anyway. Just thought that might be a better fit for here.
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Re: what forums?

Post by Angeredsoul » 05 Nov 2015, 23:46

definite old school internode games network would be awesome, but pretty much anything that isnt bright white that is currently burning my eye sockets out would be great ;)
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Re: what forums?

Post by DarkMellie » 05 Nov 2015, 23:51

Mearehear wrote:Personally I'd like to see by genre of game, but that is just one opinion. It is one of the changes at Gon that disappointed me, when they removed all those categories for gaming. It was like taking a filing cabinet and removing all the dividers.
Completely agree, it was the only change to GoN in my entire time there that I really disagreed with. Genre forums are a no-brainer to me.
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Re: what forums?

Post by jambo » 06 Nov 2015, 00:36

I always prefer a less is more approach when it comes to forums.

My perfect set up would be Gaming, Off Topic and Community, but the current set up is good.

I always feel that sub dividing forums in to tens or hundreds of subforums leaves the place feeling spread apart and somewhat dead. Plus you end up with pockets of forums where people are very much segmented off and don't interact much with other parts.

Just remember to put the game name and platform in the title, or keep discussion of a game to a main Official Topic or OT and you can just check back there for any discussion relating to it.

From there you can use subscriptions to keep track of any threads you have been posting in.

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Then after a few months suddenly change it to green.
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