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What do you think?

Leave it as it is
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Move the 'community' posts back to General Chat. The Community forum will be renamed back to Journals again
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82%
Make Journals and Community a seperate forum
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12%
 
Total votes : 17

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Postby James » Tue Jul 15, 08 10:39 pm

I have no idea whoever did it and why they did this. I understand the general idea, but it has made general chat contain a lot more inactive and threads moved even more inactive over the new problems the combination has brought.

First of all, I don't think users appreciate this every time they want to see a community post that isn't a journal.

But then we've got this:
http://www.imagocentre.com/images/22/wh ... hat_17.jpg

Seriously. The posts labeled as community are very indistinguishable from other posts, so you'd have to open up the topic to see if its a journal or a Birthday thread which annoys me quite a lot. Not only this, community posts are spaced from days, weeks, and months which all fitted perfectly in General Chat. I tell you, look at General Chat right now and look at the mess you see with all the moving.

Here are 3 votes, I'll be voting for option 2.

(For option 3: I don't think anything warrants 2 small forums instead of the huge one where General Spam will be more popular than General Chat if option 1 or 3 pass. But you may think differently.)
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Postby Zantinzuken » Tue Jul 15, 08 10:44 pm

Definitely option two.

The sheer amount of journals above a topic is just annoying, it takes up the whole screen until you scroll down to find a "HBD JOJO1234 WHO VISITED THE FORUM ONCE AND POSTED A REQUEST FOR A TITS MOD"

Not necessary, was fine the way it was. Unless you have some mod to somehow bring down the size of those bloody journals...
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Postby Cyrus » Tue Jul 15, 08 10:47 pm

I liked it the way it was before you moved it!
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Postby Dae » Tue Jul 15, 08 11:03 pm

I feel demotivated to make a serious thread next to discussions of a vacation of a forum user and a dozen of birthday topics, and at the same time I want a place for such topics and this place shouldn't be in "Spam".

General chat was stewing in it's own juice. I don't think it would completely solve the problem, but it's a step in the right direction.

So option 2 is a no-go.

There's a problem with a long page - yes. I can try to solve it on the template level of phpBB, just tell me how you want it to look like.

LTKJAY wrote:The posts labeled as community are very indistinguishable from other posts, so you'd have to open up the topic to see if its a journal or a Birthday thread which annoys me quite a lot.

a forced argument

to distinuish journal requests make a local rule "add 'journal request' behind the topic title..."

or we can move them to "site and forum questions" which remains pretty inactive
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Postby Survive. » Tue Jul 15, 08 11:24 pm

Sorry but I also vote for option 2 :|

I think it makes alot more sence and you should take it back to the original.
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Postby Dae » Tue Jul 15, 08 11:43 pm

You people are soo conservative :P
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Postby James » Tue Jul 15, 08 11:47 pm

Maybe when we become Gamefaqs, Eugene. Maybe.
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Postby Survive. » Tue Jul 15, 08 11:50 pm

I say everything back to the original would make sence.

Since Community is more like General... And people would be confused to where to post stuff if you understand what I mean.
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Postby Dae » Wed Jul 16, 08 12:52 am

¤[ß2S]¤Sürvívë wrote:I say everything back to the original would make sence.

Since Community is more like General... And people would be confused to where to post stuff if you understand what I mean.

that makes sense if you think about dxalpha.com/forum as a forum about Deus Ex and nothing more than Deus Ex

then General chat should really remain as it was - mainly about vacations, birthdays and other personal events, that would be absolutely normal for such type of a forum

but judging by the activity of the bottom part of the forum index, and not only activity, dxalpha.com/forum went a little bit further than just being a Deus Ex forum

And I don't want the fire to die out.
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Postby Mr. Tastix » Wed Jul 16, 08 11:27 am

Definitely option 2. Just my opinion, makes more sense, makes less "clutter" and confusion.
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Postby Dae » Wed Jul 16, 08 11:57 am

Alright...

will move everything back in the evening
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Postby Survive. » Wed Jul 16, 08 11:16 pm

Dae wins, thanks :D
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Postby Aidan » Wed Jul 23, 08 4:43 am

All I have to say.

Leave as is.
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Postby clyzm » Wed Jul 23, 08 7:16 am

All I have to say.


Yeah, "all you have to say" is written all over the forum. Seriously, do you really have to do that?
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Postby James » Wed Jul 23, 08 7:39 am

[)P(]H3XUS wrote:All I have to say.

Leave as is.


Why the HELL did you just post?
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