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ShockingAlberto
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(03-29-2012, 10:49 PM)
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I think joke thread titles are fine, personally. The Warriors Orochi 3 one was fucking clever.

The MGS4 thread title is a total camel, though.
NBtoaster
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(03-29-2012, 11:05 PM)
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I'd request OTs to be ctrl-f friendly as well, so not being completely made of images.
walking fiend
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(03-29-2012, 11:15 PM)
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this new direction is pretty good and appreciated;

bur would you please also come up with some names for the sections? Gaming, community, off-topic, community is pretty stale!
alr1ght
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(03-29-2012, 11:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by NBtoaster

I'd request OTs to be ctrl-f friendly as well, so not being completely made of images.

I'd recommend that all the pertinent info (platforms, release date, price) be at or near the top in plain text.

Here's the template I usually use

Code:

Publisher: Developer: Director: Platform: Genre: Rating: Players: Price: Release Date:
jufonuk
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(03-30-2012, 12:15 AM)
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Sounds good i am ok with this...
Zwei
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(03-30-2012, 12:19 AM)
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Moving stale OTs to a community forum is brilliant, imo.
Zaraki_Kenpachi
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(03-30-2012, 12:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by fernoca

If anything ,another thing that need to be kept in mind while making OTs (as weird as it sounds) is that in many cases, many don't read OTs after a game is released. So, sometimes the OTs are flooded by questions that are already answered in the main post. Granted, in big/bloated threads it is a problem and telling people to "look for it yourself" of course it would suck; but if anything it's something that should be kept in mind when making them.

OT creators also need to update threads after posted, and not just typos. If you see a question been asked a lot in the thread (i.e. which version is the best, does the game has a reversible cover, online pass, etc.); that kind of stuff should be added to the main post (if not there from the beginning). But in many cases, OTs are posted and never updated with latest info unless something "big" happens.


Yeah, and is something I wanted to "copy" for a possible OT. XD

But then, people started saying that it sucked because it was just a bunch of images with links. That it didn't look well in their phones, that "control+F" didn't worked (because it's an image)..so I'm quite torn now. :p

I'd like to make an OT like that, but it will also bring some critiscm towards it.

The other problem with those were if the links die, the OP is wiped completely with is part of why AC:R OT was hated so much since AC:B was completely dead from image links being broken.
gunbo13
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(03-30-2012, 12:56 AM)
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I am fine supporting this. However, I do wish that these rules were established before my thread was used as the final scapegoat. For the record, there was no intent to market the title in any regard. We were trying to offer gaf information that is not available elsewhere, which appears to be a misconception here. Looks like that wasn't something desirable.
Zaraki_Kenpachi
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(03-30-2012, 01:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by gunbo13

I am fine supporting this. However, I do wish that these rules were established before my thread was used as the final scapegoat. For the record, there was no intent to market the title in any regard. We were trying to offer gaf information that is not available elsewhere, which appears to be a misconception here. Looks like that wasn't something desirable.

If you still can't understand what was wrong with your thread then I don't know what to tell you.
gunbo13
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(03-30-2012, 01:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zaraki_Kenpachi

If you still can't understand what was wrong with your thread then I don't know what to tell you.

Where did I say I didn't think anything was wrong?

The formatting was all wrong. It was late and therefore rushed. We got tunnel vision and didn't foresee the end result. It was more about getting it out there. I put effort into my formatting using the little tools available for separating text. But in my head, those two posts weren't that long or bothersome. Like I said, tunnel vision.

I am only disappointed in how it was handled except for some great help I did receive. A couple fans of a game got carried away and made a mistake. I was told about the complaints and basically said "oh shit." I was then in my opinion insulted when I had no ill intentions and was being receptive to the complains. It then took 5 minutes to pastebin and get things to one post. What was wrong were the accusations of marketing and that we were c+p from elsewhere. I wrote all that DMC3:SE content myself so there was zero c+p from this fictitious wiki that people were citing. Nobody even bothered to read it before making accusations.

Anyway, the change will stop fans from making the same mistake.
Community Forum
(03-30-2012, 02:56 AM)
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I want my name back this isn't funny anymore.
Speevy
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(03-30-2012, 03:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Community Forum

I want my name back this isn't funny anymore.

Soon everyone and everything will be named community forum.

Have you played the new community forum? Community forum! lol
Row
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(03-30-2012, 05:05 AM)
I didn't know it was possible for a forum to jump the shark
sn00zer
(03-30-2012, 05:17 AM)
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Please label the tabs and remove the "subforum" from the top of the gaming and ot (put it at the bootom), 99% of the time you will be scrolling past it
cooljeanius
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(03-30-2012, 06:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

Can you make an OT thread if you don't own said game?

I did that for the first Fossil Fighters
zroid
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(03-30-2012, 07:49 AM)
thanks for fixing the formatting of the community subforum tabs. looks good now.
Snuggles
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(03-30-2012, 08:00 AM)
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The new tabs look really good. Glad you guys didn't go with the obnoxious bright orange highlight that a few people suggested.

edit - meant to type this in the OT sticky, oops.
lowrider007
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(03-30-2012, 08:46 AM)
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I'm not sure of this has been asked but are these new guidelines for just game specific OTs or hardware OTs as well?
Zeliard
(03-30-2012, 08:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Community Forum

I want my name back this isn't funny anymore.

rofl
Ledsen
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(03-30-2012, 10:19 AM)
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So I really want to know what that guy with the Zero avatar thinks about this.

Originally Posted by Tobe1

is it good reason to exceed the 1 post per OT if you explain how a combat system works in lets say a FF, or explaining a multiplayer aspect of a game like changes from MW3 to BLOPS2?

That sounds like a horrible reason and exactly the kind of things that we should hopefully see less of.
Amir0x
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(03-30-2012, 12:02 PM)
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thank the lord on the OT guidelines. i'll pour one out for the memory of the MGS4/AssCreed topics
ScOULaris
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(03-30-2012, 12:43 PM)
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Oops, wrong thread.

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Nibel
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(03-30-2012, 01:11 PM)
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Dem razor sharp tabs.
Looks great!

And I agree: OTs without TT are really boring..
SykoTech
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(03-30-2012, 03:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by zlatko

Still sad we'll never see a MGS4 mega thread again. :(

Yeah, that was the only "mega-thread" that I liked. It was so neat and well-organized that the number of posts weren't even bothersome. The disarray of pictures in the AssCreed thread and walls of text in the DMC one just hurt my eyes, but the MGS4 one had it down.

Still, the good structure of the MGS4 thread is capable of being condensed into one post (U3 |OT|), so it's not a huge loss.
sn00zer
(03-30-2012, 04:42 PM)
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Oh much better now
Seda
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(03-30-2012, 05:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Community Forum

I want my name back this isn't funny anymore.

:lol
Lindsay
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(03-30-2012, 06:14 PM)
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Wouldn't it be better better to have the "|OT|" part the first part of a thread title instead of going after the game title? I guess uniformness would be broken abit when |OT2| & ups came into play. >.<;

Least I dun gotta worry about 56k low ram warnings when opening up an OT anymore! I hope! Sucks having your pc chug and browser freeze just for trying ta view a thread.
Theonik
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(03-30-2012, 08:58 PM)
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I for one will miss the OT titles of old. They were part of why I liked seeing OTs in the first place.
Yeef
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(03-31-2012, 01:40 AM)
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I'm a big fan of these guidelines and feel that they were much-needed. There is one that I think should be bent a little, though. This one:

Originally Posted by EviLore

-Do not be affiliated in any way with the game in question, whether as a developer, publisher, or marketer.

For big name, big budget games I can see why this makes sense and I'm all for it. On the other side though, for smaller games made by GAF members I don' tthink it should necessarily apply. For exmaple, I can't of a good reason why Feep or Jocchan shouldn't be able to make the Sequence or Dudebro threads, respectively. Obviously you don't want people joining just to promote their game, but for long-time members with good reputations I wouldn't see an issue with letting them make their own OT's.
D4Danger
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(03-31-2012, 04:11 AM)

Originally Posted by DennisK4

I am so confused.

20mb gifs are still allowed. you're good.
Card Boy
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(04-01-2012, 01:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by D4Danger

20mb gifs are still allowed. you're good.

Lol
Truth101
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(04-05-2012, 03:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by D4Danger

20mb gifs are still allowed. you're good.

Haha, too good.
Hot Coldman
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(04-05-2012, 04:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Community Forum

I want my name back this isn't funny anymore.

We don't even know who you were now Comfor

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