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Old 04-21-2006, 11:05 AM   #1
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Chat & Games Forum Guidelines?

With the Chat & Games Forum now up and running, I'm just wondering about what the rules are for what gets put in there. It looks like the games & chats from LS have been put in there. But then I see that Zoo Station has a poll in it regarding whether or not the games are put in there....And the few games in EYKIW are still in EYKIW.

Just curious as to what should be posted in the new forum----will it only be games & chats that otherwise would've been in LS, is it every game or chat thread, or is it still kind of an on-going process?
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Old 04-21-2006, 11:26 AM   #2
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I believe Sicy already commented on this, but for now the position is this....

If chat/game threads are related to the topic of a specific forum they stay where they are.

This new forum was greated for the random, unrelated, unspecific, etc stuff.

example:
Movie or tv game threads in the tv and movie related forum wont get moved.

A thread where people just list random numbers in various font sizes in the tv and movie related forum... will get moved.
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Old 04-21-2006, 11:29 AM   #3
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Gotcha. Hadn't seen the other explanation----thanks!
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Old 04-21-2006, 12:35 PM   #4
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I have mixed emotions on this one. Hence, the poll in Zoo.

This is all still being decided.
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Old 04-21-2006, 03:20 PM   #5
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i think, even if you decide to leave the games in ZS, that there should be some form of limit on how many game threads in a forum. i mean at times i go in ZS and more than half of the first page is game threads it makes it much harder to find the on topid real discussions about tv shows etc.
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Old 04-21-2006, 03:45 PM   #6
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i think, even if you decide to leave the games in ZS, that there should be some form of limit on how many game threads in a forum. i mean at times i go in ZS and more than half of the first page is game threads it makes it much harder to find the on topid real discussions about tv shows etc.
Ditto. I liked that forum when it was first created and now I only bother to check once a week....and it's all games.
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Old 04-21-2006, 04:30 PM   #7
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i think, even if you decide to leave the games in ZS, that there should be some form of limit on how many game threads in a forum. i mean at times i go in ZS and more than half of the first page is game threads it makes it much harder to find the on topid real discussions about tv shows etc.
Well we had discussed the idea of setting a limit of games per forum back when the complaints about the game/chat threads started. Say we made the limit 3. The problem is, how would we decide which 3 get to stay if there were more than that already. If there are 3 games running indefinitely, someone might say that it isn't fair, or get upset because they can never start a new game, or want to know why other threads aren't limited too, etc etc. Yeah, Zoo Station is overrun with games at this point but it's not easy to find a solution that is fair and won't just make people mad.
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I think that all game threads should be moved into the new forum, period.

I understand the reluctance here, there's the issue of subject matter and its pertaining to a specific forum (game threads in Zoo Station); however, this is the most fair option imo. It will become difficult for mods to determine which threads should remain and which should be moved (not an impossible feat, but more headache than it's worth). Not to mention people may be confused as to why some were moved and others not. If all are moved, I'd like to think everyone could adjust with relative ease.

So yeah, since the new forum is specifically for chat/game threads I think they should all be relocated there. I'm not trying to gang up on game threads, I bear no grudge against them--I even participate in the odd few from time to time. To me, this is the most clear cut decision. Besides, most game threads are chain threads so all threads in the new forum will also share that in common.

We should name the new forum "Chained Melody" perhaps? (yeah--I'm lame)
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So yeah, since the new forum is specifically for chat/game threads I think they should all be relocated there. I'm not trying to gang up on game threads, I bear no grudge against them--I even participate in the odd few from time to time. To me, this is the most clear cut decision. Besides, most game threads are chain threads so all threads in the new forum will also share that in common.
I agree. Maybe I missed something along the way, but why would anyone have a problem with moving all the games into a separate place? The people who love playing them could still do so, with one extra click of the mouse.

What are the arguments against the move? I think the only one I've heard is from those who feel the games are looked down upon.
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What are the arguments against the move? I think the only one I've heard is from those who feel the games are looked down upon.
I agree, I think some people take these things a little too personally. Just because a thread is moved to a new forum doesn't mean its a crappy thread that's being sent to exile or something, it is just making things more organized.
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I am leaning towards just moving all the game/chat threads to the game/chat forum.
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It does make sense to put them all in the same forum.


though how many game threads are we talking about
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I am leaning towards just moving all the game/chat threads to the game/chat forum.
I'm loving how logical this sounds
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though how many game threads are we talking about

I was thinking the same thing. It could get scary.
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