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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by Lassr » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:15 pm

ImLawBoy wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:32 pm

Someone (stimpy?) mentioned the Forum Games forum. We talked about that a bit, and there may come a time when we remove it/fold it into another forum. It was very popular at one time, but it may have run its course as an independent forum. We'll keep an eye on it for a while and see where it is in a few months before making a call.
I'm not sure these game will ever be resurrected, they may have run their course. I can no longer get OO at work unless I use tapatalk and that is not fun trying to keep up with an WW game. I think it would be fine moving to Gaming in General, even if there is another game i don't think we'll see the traffic like we used to.
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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by stessier » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:15 pm

Love the new titles. They make me smile. :D
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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by Lassr » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:18 pm

Just noticed the description of Gaming in General as Electronic in it. May want to edit that.
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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by stessier » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:20 pm

Or change Games of the electric kind to Games of the Moving Picture kind.
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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by Blackhawk » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:31 pm

Gaming in general started off as the place to discuss the gaming industry itself back in the GG days. When consoles and PC gaming got closer together, it was the place to discuss general video game topics that applied to both. Since we've merged, though, I tend to agree that those topics now belong in the new section.
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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by Moat_Man » Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:59 pm

Were you drunk when you created those new forum names? They're terrible and the words aren't capitalized properly. It's a temporary joke right?
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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by Moat_Man » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:03 pm

In an effort to be constructive...

How about:
PC, Console and Mobile Gaming

and:

Bargain Bin and Trading
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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by Zaxxon » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:06 pm

Yes, it's a temporary joke.

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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by Moat_Man » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:08 pm

I was channelling my inner GreenGoo.
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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by wonderpug » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:56 pm

Blackhawk wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:25 am
To be honest, Gaming in General is already about 2/3 tabletop gaming. If we split that off, there wouldn't be enough left in GiG to justify its existence.
I'd vote for just renaming Gaming in General to Tabletop Gaming.

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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by FishPants » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:09 pm

Zaxxon wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:06 pm
Yes, it's a temporary joke.
Dammit I can't troll the forum if you spill the beans -- although I'm disappointed it took someone so long to speak up.

Anyways we need names for the forums that were merged. Feel free to speak up if you have a preference.
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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by Hrothgar » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:21 pm

LordMortis wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:31 pm
Z-Corn wrote:
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I'd expect we're also going to start getting new members based on hip ailments, retirement funding questions and Jimmy Buffet concerts.
I'd like to hear fellow members' ideas about Velcro shoes.
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Nike's new Adapt BB shoes have been hailed as the future of sneakers, after they were released just days ago. They use futuristic motors to allow them to be precisely tightened up automatically, without any shoelaces or other input.

All of that can be controlled by an app, which allows people to slip on the shoes and then let the motors do the work of tightening them up, in a way shoelaces would traditionally work. They use much the same technology that allowed Nike to recreate the self-lacing shoes from Back To The Future in a limited run.

But that feature has broken after the Android app stopped syncing with the sneakers. Now, the shoes have lost one of their main features and cannot be controlled in the way they are intended.
No mention is made of Nike changes related to afoot blown out by Zion. Nike sought to comment, but alas, there was no Sports forum to comment in.
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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by gbasden » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:39 pm

Kraken wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:24 pm
It's been shot down before and will be shot down again, but I move that you split Sports out of EBG.

I don't visit any of the gaming forums often enough to have strong opinions about the mergers.
Now there's a change worth embracing!

Thank you for all your hard work, Fishpants!

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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by GreenGoo » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:56 pm

Ok, so the trade/bargain forum name, haha, jokey, good stuff. Can we get it changed once the joke has run its course? Like in a week or month or whatever.

It's not that I don't appreciate the humour, it's just the thought of seeing that name in 3 years is a bit off-putting.

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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by Smoove_B » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:04 pm




Also, thanks for the upgrades!

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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by Blackhawk » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:43 pm

For names, I like themetatic, but I believe in the value of utility more.

Video Games
Other Games (was GiG, changed the order to put it after Video Games.)
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Trades & Bargains

As to the sports forum, I was more in favor of it in the past when we had a lot of traffic and posts were getting pushed off. Now I fear that if all of the sports folks left EBG, it would end up being too slow. I do wish that sports posts would be tagged as such. Too often the poster assumes that the reader knows what he's talking about, and I end up reading a couple of paragraphs and having to google things before I find out that it's about some footballer from 80s.
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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by Inverarity » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:22 pm

Good stuff. Thanks FishPants.

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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by Baroquen » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:54 pm

The transitional forum names were bugging my obsessive irrationality. Mainly the fact that they weren't all the same tone. But I figured it would take care of itself.

Thanks for the work you do in keeping this place running, FishPants!

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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by stessier » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:39 am

Wow, this place is full of sticks in the mud (the commenters, not the guys doing the work).
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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by Suitably Ironic Moniker » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:12 am

I really liked the joke names. We’re not running a Fortune 500 company here, it’s a community of gaming and silliness.
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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by The Meal » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:56 pm

Great changes, well done team!
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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by Default » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:45 pm

Smoove_B wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:17 pm
Exactly. A new member found the site not because of a PC or console game, but because of a thread on painted miniatures.

I'd expect we're also going to start getting new members based on hip ailments, retirement funding questions and Jimmyfree Buffets.
Ahem.
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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by Moat_Man » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:00 pm

stessier wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:39 am
Wow, this place is full of sticks in the mud (the commenters, not the guys doing the work).
:oops: :doh: :clap:
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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by Kelric » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:22 pm

Octopuses don't have feet. :tjg:

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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by Zarathud » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:19 pm

But Octopuses do wrap themselves tightly around a stick.
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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:27 pm

Kelric wrote:
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Octopuses don't have feet. :tjg:
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Re: Changes are afoot

Post by Kelric » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:55 pm

But they don't have feet, despite the root of the word.

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