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Request to merge Gaming in General Kickstarter threads

Post by Anonymous Bosch » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:32 pm

I'd like to echo Blackhawk's suggestion here:
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I still think we should ask if a mod can merge the two threads (can that be done?) and retitle it to 'Kickstarter.' If not, just pick a thread, retitle it, and lock the other.
The problem being, there are currently two separate Kickstarter threads in the Gaming in General forum: Kickstarter 2017 and Kickstarter 2018.

Having separately-dated threads makes for a confusing situation in terms of understanding where to post, given the disparity between the dates pledges are often made and fulfilled. As Blackhawk suggests, it'd be best for all concerned if the two threads could be combined into a single all-encompassing Kickstarter thread.

So, any input from mods/admins on how feasible that would be?
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Re: Request to merge Gaming in General Kickstarter threads

Post by FishPants » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:39 pm

Merging topics is a thing but there doesn’t appear to be an undo - so I don’t know what it would look like as an end result. Will it insert the posts in chronological order or just tack it onto the end of a thread.

I’m game if the forum is game not knowing the end product, and accepting the lack of “undo” (I’m not restoring the board from backup if the end result isn’t perfect).
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Re: Request to merge Gaming in General Kickstarter threads

Post by Blackhawk » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:29 pm

Then I'd vote to merge the 2018 into the 2017. If it is chronological it won't matter. If it is tacked on the end, only a few posts will be out of place (because teacher said 8 is after 7!)
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Re: Request to merge Gaming in General Kickstarter threads

Post by Blackhawk » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:34 pm

Anonymous Bosch wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:32 pm

given the disparity between the dates pledges are often made and fulfilled.
As some projects have exceeded three years, it is feasible that we could eventually end up with four active threads on the front page.
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Re: Request to merge Gaming in General Kickstarter threads

Post by FishPants » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:53 am

I'm game, I'd like to leave it for the weekend and see if anyone else chimes in before I pull the trigger.
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Re: Request to merge Gaming in General Kickstarter threads

Post by Blackhawk » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:54 am

Sounds like a plan. I really didn't intend to step on anyone's toes in those threads by leading another accidental rebellion.
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Re: Request to merge Gaming in General Kickstarter threads

Post by Punisher » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:11 am

I'm up for it. I figure worst case scenario we can lock the merged thread and start a brand new one..
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Re: Request to merge Gaming in General Kickstarter threads

Post by Smoove_B » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:49 pm

It would definitely be less confusing. I think once the actual games are released (assuming they're being played), discussions will then just move into the "What games did you play this weekend" megathread. The KS forum would be used to (ideally) just discuss upcoming projects and the status of existing, outstanding ones.

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Re: Request to merge Gaming in General Kickstarter threads

Post by FishPants » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:36 am

Ok I merged them and changed the topic to indicate so - didn't really look to see how it blended the two. Hopefully it's not a hot mess.
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Re: Request to merge Gaming in General Kickstarter threads

Post by Blackhawk » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:01 am

If you look at the individual post titles it looks like it merged them chronologically, which is perfect.
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