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Forum Cleaning

Discussion in 'Forum and Site Support' started by ogreman, Sep 22, 2016.

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    ogreman

    ogreman Ogre In Charge Staff Member GameOgre Admin

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    Think we are going to reduce the overall number of forums here. Mainly dedicated forums that are barely posted in will be moved to sub-forum status or combined with a similar forum. We simply have too many and need to focus on the ones that do the best:).

    Have a favorite forum that you do not want to move? Post in it:).
     
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    ogreman Ogre In Charge Staff Member GameOgre Admin

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    No input on any of the forums?
     
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    JaredOzzy The Legendary Ogre Veteran

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    I think this is a good idea, will make the forum much sleeker there are a ton of forums.

    isn't there an option to make a Games Forum then alphabet with a-z and at each of the letters all the games under that area gets its own sub forum?

    if you understand what i mean :)
     
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    Yea, there are probably too many at this point:).

    Hmmm, that could be a possibility:).
     
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    JaredOzzy The Legendary Ogre Veteran

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    If that happens then you can move Free MMORPG into MMORPG and have that forum and subforum as discussion and news related things for that genre of game and then The actually threads about the game will be put into the game Forum. Then forums like sandbox,indie and browser type of forums wont be needed, because they will have a sub forum dedicated to that game.

    it will probably take a lot of work to move all the threads though. and im just throwing some ideas around.

    i would still like to see video games and consoles moved out of classic games :p
     
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    Aaddron Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    ^ that needs to happen, it makes no sense the way it is now.
     
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    ogreman Ogre In Charge Staff Member GameOgre Admin

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    Yea, those too should really be combined. No reason to have two any more.

    We can do that. Mainly trying to find a way to reduce the number of forums, but still make relative sense. Some less active ones that have similarities could be combined and we could change the title. For example, maybe something like Mobile and Social. Also, maybe Free and Budget.

    Some sub forums may be dumped out into the main category if they are no longer active and there are too many sub forums there.

    Any more suggestions?
     
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    Ok, may start combining some today.
     
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    Best of luck! ;)
     
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    p Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    Free and Budget I've always kind of wanted to see combined, though Events have seen Free and Social become hosts for mainly flash arcade games.
    Best and Worst and Online Game Battles have been used for the same thing for the most part, so that's probably doable.
    I've mentioned before the possibility of merging MMORPG and Free MMORPG, given the changes in the market over the years.
    Brawlhalla as a game forum never caught much traction, it's more of a thing people play and have fun with than necessarily discuss it seems.
    Board Games is somehow still hiding under Other Online Games, I'd at least like to see it under Classic.
    Splashfighters closed, so it doesn't really need a subforum any more.
    Browser Games are typically either arcade games or mmorpg-types, so they could be sifted into their individual categories otherwise if we wanted to kill that. That was kind of my issue with Sandbox, in that we start running into overlapping categories.
    Magic World Online and WYD could lose their subforum status and probably nobody would notice. Same for Perfect World, Mira, and EVE.
    RPGs, Single-player RPGs, and MUDs could also collapse into one forum if they needed to, since MMORPG+Free MMORPG have the most subs of anything if they were combined.
    Neverwinter could collapse into Perfect World or just into combined MMORPG with Perfect World, and we could also lose Maple Story.
     
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    Thanks Pure, that does help a lot:).

    Think tonight will be mostly sub forums with some of those eventually being combined where they end it up at.

    Ok, here is what I am looking at:). Of course the main ones like Ogres Hall, Breakfast, News, Giveaways, Ogre Games, Arcade, Videos, and MOBA will stay as is. Forum Games will also stay for now. Keep in mind this will change.

    Forums Doing Well Due to Subject - These will stay full forums.

    Game Development
    Gaming PC

    Forums Already Moved

    Guilds
    Free Games
    Gamer Creations
    Brawlhalla
    Terraria

    Forums that could be Moved or Combined

    All Genre Forums except MOBA and Video Games.
    Some of the Game Forums like WoT
    MMO Requests
    Online Game Battles

    Genre Forum Overhaul

    Thinking about only a small number of genre forums going forward. Like 4 or so massive ones. Here are the current possibilities:

    1. MOBAs
    2. Free MMORPG/MMORPG Forum
    3. Action MMOs or just MMOs with a few other genres and WoT.
    4. Video Games - May be the smallest.

    Genre Forums After Overhaul

    Thought about it and want to start adding games to their respective genre forum whenever they are added to the Blog Directory. This would be instead of waiting on official threads from members. Of course, these could also be linked in Giveaways so members can discuss the game after receiving a key:).
     
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    I think MOBA forum shouldnt have sub forums as Dota,Smite,because they are also MOBAs same as LoL,and in that case,LoL should be special sub forum too,so,choose , place all those in MOBA,or make LoL as special sub forum(same as dota,smite etc)
    :)
     
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    Dumping the sub forums into the main MOBA is a possibility more now than it was:).
     
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    Ok, not done with this. Will try to get more done on this this week:).
     
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    How do you eat an elephant? ;)

    (piece by piece)

    will be done shortly lol!
     
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    This is true lol.
     
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    Also need to take out soft deletes with a small as club as possible:). Did this in forum games today.
     
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    Ok, combined the first area of forums a great deal today:). Placed similar forums as sub forums.

    1. Combined Game Battles and Requests under Best and Worst.
    2. Put Lists and Directory under Support.
    3. Put Forum Games under Ogre Arcade.
    4. Turned on dice rolls for Ogre Arcade, so Forum Games can use them as well.

    Still may do something with Budget Gaming and Free Games. Also may add a forum for Bundles.
     
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    Add Budget and Free Games in Budget/Free Gaming ? :)
     
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    Ok, Free Games is now its own forum. Free Games

    Want to work on building that one up. Wanted to split it from Budget Gaming because it was actually doing better:). Also want to build up this category in the directory. Considering Browser as a category under it since it would fit, but may just go with those two as separate for now.
     

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