There has been some talk of new forums to add. One which was suggested is a design forum, which will be added shortly. Any other ideas? I think promotional type forums were mentioned as well? Anything else?
And before anyone suggests it, no, we're not adding a flames forum :)
10 Jun, 2006, Hades_Kane wrote in the 2nd comment:
Yeah, there's been talk of forums dedicated to advertising for players and advertising for staff. I don't know if you would want to do two different ones or combine them, but that's been mostly what I've seen for the forums.
10 Jun, 2006, Hades_Kane wrote in the 4th comment:
Yeah, I think ethical discussions would be good, as well. Midboss and I especially can be rather long-winded when it comes to stuff like that, and from my experience in other forums, those are often some of the most popular threads. Perhaps that along can generate more traffic :p
I do like the idea of a design forum though, the threads I find the MOST interesting and useful are the ones when I get into discussion of game design with the likes of KaVir, Tyche, Vopisk and others. Even say Midboss here (I think it was you) on the turns vs speed combat. Those kinds of discussion with pros/cons experiences, likes dislikes, fears hopes etc… I find those the most helpful when considering new directions or changes in direction for my own mud.
A building forum would most certainly have to have a rule about ZERO recruiting. Good builders are as rare if not moreso than good coders, it's be a feeding frenzy for some.
Yeah, that was probably me. Though when I tried striking up a combat discussion on TMC I quickly dropped out of the thread. It just took off too quickly and I couldn't keep up with the dozen new posts every five seconds, especially on TMC's less than impressive design. Am I the only one who finds navigating TMC to be a living hell?
Well the new stuff uses Ruby on Rails, not php. Personally I don't know which type of forum setup I like better on TMC. They both seem a bit difficult to navigate. The main site because the old web forum software is just too clunky. The new probably because I'm not used to it. Not too keen on the reversed order of the topic replies either. Too much scrolling.
Huh. As long as it's at least a _little_ less clunky, I'll be satisfied. My main problem with TMC is actually the lack remembering logins. I'm on a 56k so getting redirected left and right to log back in before posting something, along with having to load massive Achaea banners on every page kinda kills it for me.
11 Jun, 2006, Hades_Kane wrote in the 18th comment:
I agree with Midboss here on the whole login thing being annoying. I'll not always notice if I'm still logged in or not, sift through the forum and find a thread worth replying to, then when I click to, I have to log in and go all the way back through the forum to get to the thread again. Also one of the problem with the frames is when you refresh somewhere and have to find your way back to the page because it refreshes to the index.