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 Post subject: Off topic section gaming / non-gaming split
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:10 pm 


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So it's been a month - how has this worked out for people splitting general off topic gaming and true off-topic content into two sections?
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 Post subject: Re: Off topic section gaming / non-gaming split
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:29 pm 


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One month on, I think it's an improvement. Rather than having (often equally excellent) gaming and movie/tv/music threads jostling each other up and down the front page, we now have a neat division with the best and/or most popular of each.

We've always been a relatively quiet forum, of course. Not like threads were getting catapulted down the list to begin with. As subtle as the gain is, though, I hope it stays.

Being able to see the "General" view with a click is handy. I don't know how feasible a fully-fledged "classic mode" would be - I wouldn't use it, myself - but for those who prefer the old Off Topic, that could be an ideal compromise.

Assuming we stay with the new setup, I think it'd be good to have an official ruling on nominating old, pre-split threads for migration. A couple weeks back, I dropped an ungodly avalanche of links from my post history on BulletMagnet, who shunted them over impeccably (I promised him I wouldn't do it again :oops:). Since then, I've kept a slowly-building tally of stragglers (I see the Paprium thread was moved already, good show). If PMing mods/admins with these nominations is cool, I was thinking of submitting every fortnight or so, but if that's going to annoy pls let us know. ;3
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 Post subject: Re: Off topic section gaming / non-gaming split
PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:35 pm 


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I didn’t realize that a change had even been made.


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 Post subject: Re: Off topic section gaming / non-gaming split
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:22 pm 


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Downcry wrote:
I didn’t realize that a change had even been made.


Haha, honestly I think that probably means we got it somewhat right.

I think that's enough time for the poll now, 17 / 2 is fairly conclusive.
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 Post subject: Re: Off topic section gaming / non-gaming split
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:20 pm 


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IMO more threads need moving from OT to other gaming. There are still threads right now on page one of OT that should be moved.

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 Post subject: Re: Off topic section gaming / non-gaming split
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:25 pm 


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I guess the question is what's the best way to mark threads as "hey we should probably move it"? Just post a running suggestion list here and mods do it as they have the time to review it sorta thing?
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 Post subject: Re: Off topic section gaming / non-gaming split
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:45 pm 


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If it's bumped up on the front page of OT, it should be moved. If it's on page ten bajillion, just leave it there.


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 Post subject: Re: Off topic section gaming / non-gaming split
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:04 pm 


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Pretty much. Just moved some more including the two linked above.
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 Post subject: Re: Off topic section gaming / non-gaming split
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:40 am 


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system11 wrote:
Downcry wrote:
I didn’t realize that a change had even been made.


Haha, honestly I think that probably means we got it somewhat right.


Or that the subforum categories don't really serve any purpose to people in the first place. :P
I can only speak for myself though. I only use the "active topics" list, and since there's no way to filter subforums anyway, I'm not sure what role they play. :)

This kind of categorization would be more useful if you were able to exclude certain ones, as opposed to seeing just one at a time.


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