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#1 Hanz

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 10:11 AM

Had a thought about moving some of our less used areas (specifically some of the game related stuff...maybe more) together. I think that having stuff from July looks kinda bad. Not really sure how anything would work if we did but that is why I want to know what you think.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 10:52 AM

I'd say that if you really want to remove some stuff, I'd suggest making an area in the "Archives" for it (particularly the old "this guy is dead" threads). Of course, keep some of the topics that can be revisited or added to, like "Favorite Something Something", in case new members would like to speak their minds.

I wouldn't want Zelda to be combined with anything, since we're (more or less) a Zelda forum. Nintendo and Other could possibly be combined into one "Gaming" Forum, and then divided into subforums of Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, Computer, and Other, with anything that's on multiple systems (like Final Fantasy XIII) in the main Gaming Forum.


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Posted 07 October 2009 - 11:01 AM

Not talking about moving actual threads.

I also don't want to bother with subforums if any categories get moved. I guess what I am looking for is one large often used area rather than a ton of sparingly used ones.

Maybe the Zelda section could be a sub under the combined Gaming? I am not very happy with how much it is used...but there is only so much we can talk about with so little information on the next installments out there.

I almost think combining general chat and entertainment might work but that is nowhere near as high as a priority as doing something with the gaming sections.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 01:20 PM

I guess I'm more used to organization - I like having subforums.

Here are my thoughts:
- As a "Zelda" Forum, having a Zelda section is good to kind of give us a priority, more or less. We can move our focus away from Zelda and put it with Nintendo in the rest of gaming, but then I'd have to suggest renaming the forum, which we worked hard to is now #1 in Google's search for "Kakariko Graveyard".
- Nintendo can be moved into the rest of gaming. If it's going to be a subforum, though, there should be one for the other companies (hence my earlier proposal). Otherwise it might be difficult to find a topic on an individual game, since we tend to have topics for almost every game. I think it would make it cluttered.

- General Chat is nice for birthdays and news, as well as pretty much anything else we need to talk about. On the other hand, we could easily do all of this in the Asylum, so this area could probably be scrapped.
- Entertainment is a good place to talk about music, TV, and movies. I wouldn't do anything with this.
- Artwork... isn't really used much anymore, but part of that is due to members being busy as opposed to a lack of interest.

If we manage to make a News Forum, a Greeting/Departure Forum, Gaming Forum, an Entertainment Forum, and an Artwork Forum, along with the Asylum and Blogs, that might be what you're looking for, which I'm not opposed to. I would, however, really like to see some subforums in the Gaming Forum, as mentioned above. I seriously believe that having all of the topics for all of the games for every system under one heading would be too cluttered.


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Posted 07 October 2009 - 01:23 PM

I don't think we have the topic volume right now to justify separate sub forums in games though. Both Nintendo and Other have topics going back a few months on the first page. I am thinking one large Game Forum with the Zelda sub inside of if right now. If we have enough threads to justify it, then we can start splitting it up into more subs.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 01:41 PM

I suppose... It'll probably look better than I'm imagining it.

What about General Chat and Entertainment? Entertainment tend to get a lot of traffic because of movies and music, but General Chat is kinda useless thanks to the Asylum.


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Posted 07 October 2009 - 01:47 PM

I think General is doing rather well lately (at least compared to when it was a page full of nothing but old birthday threads) I have been going out of my way to look for anything interesting I could drop in there.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 01:58 PM

That sounds good.

Should we just make a "Happy Birthday" Thread? That would cut back on all of the threads that wish people happy birthdays to people who won't see them.


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Posted 07 October 2009 - 11:52 PM

Combining the video game forums together seems to be the only thing that's justifiable; though to be honest, the current layout doesn't really bug me all that much.

The birthday topic is a good one though.

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 05:23 AM

I'm not sure about the birthday thing. Just seems less...special for everyone.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 07:15 AM

I'd really like to have a few more opinions on this....

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 08:47 AM

If nothing else, we could change it and then decide if it's good or not. After all, we can just re-create those forums if we want it back to the old way.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 08:56 AM

Not exactly. I would then need to go through and seperate every individual thread. Way too much work that I really don't want to be bothered with.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 04:07 PM

You probably wouldn't need to retroactively go back and separate all the old threads into their respective subforums - it's really more about where to put new stuff, isn't it?

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 05:36 AM

I would want to separate it again, maybe just me being OCD...


Anyway...anyone else? Or should I just go ahead and do this. I really want more input though.




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