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Xeoman

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Posted on 06-20-06 07:25 PM Link | Quote
Over the course of my few days of being gone, I randomly looked around at other forums and noticed their forums. I thought, XGF's been the same for quite some time, we've had our same forums for ages. Maybe its time for a change?

I'm not talking a complete rehaul here, but I think we should consider A) What forums we need, B) What forums we don't need, and C) What new ideas would make interesting forums?

A forum a saw, that really got my interest was a forum called: Reviews and Recommendations. For anything, games, music, bands, movies, etc. I know a lot of this could be put into Entertainment, but its an idea.

Forums that I am thinking about destroying:
  • Xeogaming (site forum) its dead.

  • Game Design / Rom Hacking - These kinds of things could be talked about in General Gaming and maybe even the Tech forums.

  • Online Gaming - Honestly I think this kind of stuff would blend in perfectly with Modern Gaming. I mean, Modern Gaming has been dying down as it is.

  • Sunset Waterfall ..................... just kidding? (laughs)


Debate:
- Story Forum. Now I know many might disagree with me here, but what I'm trying to do here is to come up with ideas to make our current forums bigger and better, more active, and more broad. I truly believe that we could easily merge the Story Forum in with the Art one. They are both similar, in almost everyway. And from what I see, alone they are both slow forums. I think it would be a good idea to merge them.

So, there's a few plans of mine.
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Posted on 06-20-06 08:28 PM Link | Quote
Actually thats not that bad of an idea. I enjoy reading both of those forums, and putting them together would make sense, as they're both related to creativity. Plus, it'd add to the activity of that single forum, as you said. It might get people who are into the art into reading the stories and vice versa.

I'd say... merge the Xeogaming Site forum with the Help/Suggestions forum. They're both essentially the same thing, but one of them is strictly about the board. The site forum can be turned into a Sticky I think. Or a subforum. I like the idea of a subforum.

Game Design and Rom Hacking is silly... nobody ever posts in it. Ever... I wouldn't even bother merging it. Maybe a sticky for those things too, but in this case I don't even think it deserves a subforum its such an inactive topic.

Online Gaming can be merged, it makes sense...

and Sunset Asserfall and Debate Shrine, though they get a LOT of negative posting in them... are at least active.

Spoiler:
And while you're at all this, you should pick a new name for Xeoland! Sunset Asserfall ftw.


But.. you're not thinking about having a board wipe though, right? Cause it took me a long time to get those posts... then again, we'd all be on the same playing field in terms of post count. Wuahaha... thats a way to make some more activity! Its insane, but it'll take away all that flame thats happened lately and it'll give people some sort of an odd goal. Lets face it... post count is a competitive thing to some people, maybe it'll give them more of a drive to post if they have a chance to be better than someone? Ahaha, its ridiculous... but I want to be at the TOP
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Posted on 06-20-06 08:29 PM Link | Quote
Naw, no post wipe. This can all be done through magic.

We've done worse before.
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Posted on 06-20-06 08:30 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Alpo Raggins
But.. you're not thinking about having a board wipe though, right? Cause it took me a long time to get those posts... then again, we'd all be on the same playing field in terms of post count. Wuahaha... thats a way to make some more activity! Its insane, but it'll take away all that flame thats happened lately and it'll give people some sort of an odd goal. Lets face it... post count is a competitive thing to some people, maybe it'll give them more of a drive to post if they have a chance to be better than someone? Ahaha, its ridiculous... but I want to be at the TOP


HELL NO



To be as simple as I can.
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Posted on 06-20-06 08:45 PM Link | Quote
I've got a sword, a magic aklhjfladjfl and a golden huhhhhh guitar.

Tell me which forum to destroy, and I will.

*evil laugh*
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Posted on 06-20-06 08:51 PM Link | Quote
Probably best to see what others thing first.

Also, I was thinking about making a new banner perhaps ... and maybe a scheme to go with it?

Just trying to come up with ways to make this place a little fresh.

And Alos looks like a cool word. I mispelled also above, and got Alos. And it looked awesome.

?
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Posted on 06-20-06 08:54 PM Link | Quote
Alos, my friends! Unite for the glory of Xeogaming!
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Posted on 06-20-06 08:56 PM Link | Quote
Sounds like it would be Ultros's brother from FFVI.

Ah good ol' Ultros.
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Posted on 06-21-06 12:05 PM Link | Quote
After thinking about it, I'm not quite sure if we really need a Programming forum either. Its just about as active as the Game Design forum.
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Posted on 06-21-06 01:11 PM Link | Quote
trash Sunset Waterfall... *line eyes* We don't need it.
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Since: 08-29-04
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Posted on 06-21-06 01:19 PM Link | Quote
We need Sunset Waterfall, chill.

Other than that, I second everything you've said so fair Xeo.

By the way, I am now pushing for Reviews and Recommendations forum. We could call it..."Critic Corner" Or such. Maybe

"Review Revue"

or

"Hot Spot for the Critique in you."

Trust me, critiquing would be fun.
Katana

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Since: 08-15-04
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Posted on 06-21-06 03:39 PM Link | Quote
Game Design could also be merged into art I suppose...

I do, however, like the whole merging the story realm with the art forum. They were once together anyway though, weren't they? Then I think we made them separate because of how active they became. However, as long as it's not too much trouble to you admins and all, I don't mind seeing things going back and forth, going along with activity. S'not like it'd be a weekly change or anything, more like over a long span of time. So I could see some forums being merged now, and should activity in them become overwhelming again, separate them.

Merge the Xeogaming site forum with the Help and Suggestions.

I like Caiori's ideas for a review forum. I'm partial to "Critic Corner".

Sunset Waterfall...I could care less to be honest. It's got its benefits, but with the recent crapola that's happened there, I'm utterly turned off from posting in there. I've gotten maybe a few posts here and there, but that was about it. I do remember when we had that "Alcatraz" forum back on MoD. I liked that one. People were ranting about stuff there, true, but we all were able to make each other laugh despite the stuff we were ranting about, or find someone to identify with.

**shrugs** I wouldn't run off crying if we lost Sunset...but if we still have it, then I'm gonna push for things to be a lot more strict there.

And jeeze...I need a layout...
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Posted on 06-21-06 03:55 PM Link | Quote
2 ideas:

1) what if we got some flash on the site? it could be cool.

2) a betting system for sim-battling. ppl could bet on who they think will win. there could be a form of currency, or mayb you could bet EXP?
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Posted on 06-21-06 04:43 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by FX114
2 ideas:

1) what if we got some flash on the site? it could be cool.

2) a betting system for sim-battling. ppl could bet on who they think will win. there could be a form of currency, or mayb you could bet EXP?



You werent around for the hole Lucre thing...that was fun I WANT THE SHOP BACK!!!! ALONG WITH THE BATTLE HACK!
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Posted on 06-21-06 06:35 PM Link | Quote
Xeogaming Site forum, and Game Design I wholeheartedly agree on. Online Gaming I feel is fine, and Sunset Waterfall is where the drama is at. But when people do feel like they need advice, where else they gonna go for a opinion from a number of competent (in some cases) people? The ones that cause grief get banned, anyway.

I'm not supporting Cairois Critic Forum idea totally here, but a name suggestion if it goes through:
Critique Boutique
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Posted on 06-21-06 06:37 PM Link | Quote
I believe a sub Forum is in hand for XBL as more people are getting XBL.

I thin kit would be a good idea.

and as resident Halo nerd and XBL beta tester I think its a good idea
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Since: 08-20-04
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Posted on 06-21-06 07:02 PM Link | Quote
You can't merge Story and Art. They aren't the same thing. Art specialized in the visual aspect of design and such. Story is still visual, but it's written art rather than drawing, animation, video, etc. I don't think they should be merged.

While similar, it doesn't make sense to merge them. Sure they're slow, but that because they depend on creative processes, which are also slow.
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Since: 08-17-04
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Posted on 06-21-06 07:25 PM Link | Quote
The only thing that I can really suggest as far as forums around here is a Foreign Language Forum. Although I'm biased to one particular language, maybe there would be more people interested in learning other languages. I would definitely post there if there was one. However, the only thing that I'm concerned about is the activity -- I'm not sure that it would receive enough activity. Oh well, I'm one to go with the flow anyway, so whatever happens, I'll go along with.
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Posted on 06-21-06 07:27 PM Link | Quote
That's a great idea. I could, like, expand my linguistic knowledge. And having you post is always better, VGFreak.
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Posted on 06-21-06 08:43 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Zabuza
You can't merge Story and Art. They aren't the same thing. Art specialized in the visual aspect of design and such. Story is still visual, but it's written art rather than drawing, animation, video, etc. I don't think they should be merged.

While similar, it doesn't make sense to merge them. Sure they're slow, but that because they depend on creative processes, which are also slow.


It makes sense to everyone else so far, and like you said ... they're both Art.

Tons of forums out there have an Art and Literature forum just like the two we have, in one.
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