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Old 07-14-2008, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default Proposing a new Forum Structure

As per Soushkin's and Cornellius' suggestions and my ideas, I'd like to propose the following new forum structure:

- Emulation Talk
--- General Emulation
--- Rom Hacking
--- Emulation News
--- Submit Emulation News
- Talk of the Town
--- General Chat
--- Tech Talk
--- Gaming / Console Talk
- Website Talk
--- Announcements
--- Questions / Suggestions
--- Internal Affairs
--- Archive

These changes include
- merging Diaries and Talk of the Town into General Chat. At the moment Diaries and Talk of the Town are virtually indistinguishable from one another anyway.
- merging political discussion with General Chat. Political discussion is virtually inactive, most threads are already general chat, and politics based threads rarely come more than one at a time anyway.
- adding a Gaming / Console chat forum
- re-arranging a few things


Other proposed changes include:
- Add Graphics, Music, Movies forums (under Talk of the Town)
- Splitting Emulation Talk into subforums about different systems


What do you think?
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:07 PM   #2
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New structure looks good and logical. How about also enabling RSS feeds for the forums/site?
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:59 PM   #3
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I like it.

An RSS feed would make things even better, if possible.
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:15 PM   #4
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Other proposed changes include:
- Add Graphics, Music, Movies forums (under Talk of the Town)
- Splitting Emulation Talk into subforums about different systems
These both seem a bit excessive to me. Everything else looks good.
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:48 PM   #5
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These both seem a bit excessive to me. Everything else looks good.
I'm with Ugly Joe on this one.
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Old 07-14-2008, 05:13 PM   #6
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Almost every emulation site I've seen applied the two changes quoted as excessive. They can be excessive; it just depends on the activity of the forum.

I kind of like this site for standing out though, so my say is at least for now the emulation forum should be divided.
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:23 PM   #7
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Although I do find the Graphics, Music and Movies forums that you proposed to be a bit overkill, I do like the idea of splitting the Emulation Talk forums into subgroups based on consoles.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:02 PM   #8
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Don't fuck with the backroom, it's a tradition.

Also, how about adding an image board?
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:20 PM   #9
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I believe SwampGas once said the rule was that new boards were made based on demand. A lot of people wanting to sell things resulted in the Classifieds, and a lot of political topics resulted in the Backroom. While things may have changed since then, I for one think that this is a sensible way to go about things. Since we have very little use of the boards right now, I think new ones would just make the place look even more empty.

Let's just wait for a while and see which boards are used and what topics people decide to start in Talk of the Town. We can use those two factors to determine which new boards are needed and which old boards should be folded into others.
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Old 07-15-2008, 05:18 AM   #10
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These both seem a bit excessive to me. Everything else looks good.
I also agree with what Joe said.
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