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    There needs to be a "gaming industry" sub forum.

    Because right now the gaming forum is overrun with topics that are of that nature.

    A lot of topics could do with pruning too, because they are completely off track and no longer about gaming, its just people wasting key presses on why they are correct.

    Barely anyone wants to talk about games in the gaming forum any more.

    Something needs to be done.

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    Yeah, we should get back to 40 page arguments about what an RPG is.

    (People will discuss what people want to discuss. Further subdividing the forum will not force them to discuss what you want to discuss.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    Yeah, we should get back to 40 page arguments about what an RPG is.

    (People will discuss what people want to discuss. Further subdividing the forum will not force them to discuss what you want to discuss.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    Yeah, we should get back to 40 page arguments about what an RPG is.

    (People will discuss what people want to discuss. Further subdividing the forum will not force them to discuss what you want to discuss.)
    Three forums then;

    Games,

    Gaming,

    Industry,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Swayze View Post
    Three forums then;

    Games,

    Gaming,

    Industry,
    Siiiigh...

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    PATRICK SWAYZE, do you use Firefox? If so, install the Greasemonkey plugin and then go here:

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/24065421/rp...dustry.user.js

    It is a magical technology I made literally minutes ago! I think it might even work. What it will do is hide every thread wot is tagged "industry" on the forum, so when a new one pops up we can flag it and never have to look at it again. ^__^

    I'm not sure I will actually use this thing I made, but I might do, on the days when I'm feeling most crotchety.

    (The major weakness of course is people putting the "industry" tag on actual game threads, out of malevolence or different ideas about what's Industry-related verses Game-related).

    P.S. Would you consider something like the Women Vs. Tropes In Gaming thread to be not-about-games? Because it is about game content instead of industry practices, but it's not really "a thread about a game I played". And yet, I don't think we should subdivide into multiple unofficial filter tags. =P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    Siiiigh...
    woha, That looks cool. I never though of doing that.

    Something useful came out of this thread after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikey View Post
    Something useful came out of this thread after all.
    If it's okay with you, me and my greasemonkey script are going off somewhere to be a tiny bit offended for a few minutes by the implication!

    edit: mumble mmbl it does look cool though mrmmbl buh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berzee View Post
    If it's okay with you, me and my greasemonkey script are going off somewhere to be a tiny bit offended for a few minutes by the implication!

    edit: mumble mmbl it does look cool though mrmmbl buh

    Sorry, I'm just technological impaired and scripts make me scared, so as soon as I read greasemonkey I blocked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikey View Post
    Sorry, I'm just technological impaired and scripts make me scared, so as soon as I read greasemonkey I blocked it.
    Fair enough. =P But how am I going to h4x y00 if you won't click my link? :(

    It's kind of spiffy now! (it's been a slow day...) It puts all the industry-related posts in a little expandable area below the gamey posts.



    edit: all of this is tangential to the discussion of whether or not an official subforum is a good idea, of course :)
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    I'm totally gonna tag all the threads with "industry" now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    I'm totally gonna tag all the threads with "industry" now.
    At least tag this thread, for poetic justice.
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    wizardry wizardry wizardry!
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    verse publications

    "Quantacat's name is still recognised even if he watches on with detached eyes like Peter Molyneux over a cube in 3D space, staring at it with tears in his eyes, softly whispering... Someday they'll get it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Swayze View Post
    Something needs to be done.
    Why? There's about 5 new threads in the forum every day with about 15-20 active ones. If you visit every day you rarely have to click to the second page.

    I'm genuinely curious as to the objection here, is it really so difficult for you to pick the threads on topics that you're interested in and ignore the others. So difficult that you'd rather force the majority to visit two different forums?

    I've never understood the point of subdividing forums when the volume isn't there. If threads were getting pushed off the front page in a matter of hours you'd have a point, but the forum just isn't that busy.

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    Also if you want more threads about games, maybe start some? You've started two threads this year, and one of those was on the state of EA.

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    Note: Im sure you can ignore all the planetside 2 threads as well, they are usually the RPS outfit chatting about various topics that need not concern you.
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    "Quantacat's name is still recognised even if he watches on with detached eyes like Peter Molyneux over a cube in 3D space, staring at it with tears in his eyes, softly whispering... Someday they'll get it."

    "It's frankly embarrassing. The mods on here are woeful."

    "I wrinkled my nose at QC being a mod."

    "At least he has some personality."

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantaCat View Post
    wizardry wizardry wizardry!
    He's probably in come tower somewhere bringing some hideous cRPG creation to life though unnatural acts.
    Why yes you're right I'm deliciously evil

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    sigh.....

    I wish.
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    "Quantacat's name is still recognised even if he watches on with detached eyes like Peter Molyneux over a cube in 3D space, staring at it with tears in his eyes, softly whispering... Someday they'll get it."

    "It's frankly embarrassing. The mods on here are woeful."

    "I wrinkled my nose at QC being a mod."

    "At least he has some personality."

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