Would it be possible to get some sort of master sticky of good games for each system? We usually get at least 1-2 daily for some system and you get the same people coming in suggesting the same games with only one new entry here and there. These threads are barely better than poll thread (some really are poll threads in my opinion), and they usually fall off the first few pages in a day so a new person has to make a new thread.
And before anyone says it, yes there are threads in AFK, ones that are pretty fucking ancient.
The thing is, people aren't really just asking for a list nor are they asking for a canned list of synopses. Usually people make that thread because they are enthusiastically looking for a discussion on what to play.
So, while a sticky with a list of good games or voted-on titles might work to alleviate such threads, the question is whether or not that would really be beneficial to G&T. I mean, it IS a forum and not really an information repository like Wikipedia.
I see this both ways, but I think there's very little harm in just allowing the "what's good?" threads.
Of course, the other problem is how many threads this would generate...
You only need one to cover both the DS and the GBA, but do you then want one per console for the other five systems (PSP, PS2, PS3, 360/oXBox, Wii/GC/VC)?
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No. Let people talk about what they want to talk about. If you don't like it don't read it. This isn't hurting you. Why fix what isn't broken?
Besides, I'm sure most of us love the opportunity to shill our favorite games in that category every week or so.
Well, to be honest, its really only the ds and psp that get multiple threads per day/week, and everyone of those threads follows the same pattern. the ps2/gamecube/xbox threads usually are varied enough in content and they dont come up quite so often.
Suggestion threads are fine by me if there is more to them that "Quote metacritic top 50 + hidden gems for a system kthanxbye"
Alternatively, they could just all post in the appropriate megathread, which eliminates clutter. This wasn't really the reason why they were taken away, it was more about the cliques, and the retards who couldn't help but walk into a megathread and start a console flame war*.
* - This is my understanding, at least. I never saw official word on why they were eliminated.
If you want a rough guide to what games to buy go to metacritic or something. The bias on message boards of any kind would probably make a 'PA reccommends' kind of sticky pointless.
just because we have a debate forum doesn't mean that we can't debate in G&T or SE
Some people only go to G&T to participate in focused discussion on a particular title or platform.
Some other people use G&T as a forum for general debate about industry topics that exceed gaming and go into general multimedia technology topics.
G&T has enough volume of each to warrant separate entities.
Separating them will do two things.
1) Reduce the quantity of active topics in a particular board, which is currently exceeding two pages in G&T, where the "front page" time of an active thread can be less than a matter of hours. Meaning if I post in an active thread it will be off the front page four hours later, which in itself is a thread killer and prompts people to make new, redundant threads.
2) Allow people who are not interested in generic and non-gaming related discussion to simply bypass the multitude of topics that exist in this category.
You can call it a [Game On] if you want to, but I think that is a little too specific. I put forth that just because it didn't work in the past doesn't mean it cannot work in the future. We have new platforms and members
to support this concept than we did in times past.
psh, what would you know
don't flay me
Tube, if you would.
Yeah, discussion builds community even if it doesn't actually accomplish anything.
The only practical ideas that could legitimately improve the quality of G&T have already been shot down.
I guess we'll just wait for the forums to completely crash again for some reform, like the great flood or some shit. That seems to be the big catalyst for change here.
No disrespect to Alpha and Ramius, I know what those guys go through to get this place running. But we have other admins for a reason, or do we?
Uh, Tube's the only other admin right now, and we all know how he feels about giving G&T their shit back.
This idea is not one that will "legitimately improve" G&T, sorry, and neither would a reincarnation of the [chat] threads or any of the other shit that keeps getting thrown here.
I'll not say what I think the real solution would be because it might come off as trolling. But...structural reform can only go so far. A forum is mostly defined by its community. The fact that G&T is rather annoying to post in has nothing at all to do with there being no [chat] thread or there being Let's Play threads all over the place or for people coming in asking "wut gamez should i get???" all the time. Nothing at all.
Because they're terrible ideas. Just because they're the only things suggested so far doesn't mean they're good ideas or things to be pursued.
CUZ THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE AND IT'S GIVING ME A RASH
Really, you could substitute any of the sub-forums for "G&T" in that statement.
Do we get a definition or a list of people you see as massive fucking tools?
Or are we just going to have to wait till an idea comes up that you don't want to bother explaining why it's bad, and become massive fucking tools?
I don't want to read anyone's "GOD MY IDEA IS SO GREAT THE ADMINISTRATION ARE OBVIOUSLY STUPID" blah blah bullshit. Post your idea, I'll read it, take it onboard, maybe it'll happen one day. Maybe not. If you're that fucking caught up with it, make your own damn forums.
Also I am under no obligation to "bother explaining" anything about why I do or do not immediately act on every dumb fucking thing some backseat admin posts in this forum. I get quite enough entitled crybabies in here already.
chair to Creation and then suplex the Void.
You split it up into a [Game On] subforum and a discussion subforum you've got one set of threads which talk about the same games that the other set of threads is talking about playing. Currently, [Game On] threads are combination discussion/play threads; splitting that up just makes more threads, talking about the same things, in the same ways, repeating all the same points, only now it's split across two subforums instead of one.
The next time you want to offer up an idea, try not to be such a fucking cocktard about it.
For some reason you've decided to assume that I want a forum just for Game On threads, which, you know, I didn't say, ever, and run with it.
The point was that there is enough discussion about video games both existing and potentially to justify a separate forum from generic industry/technology discussion. The weight of G&T makes some legit thread topics impossible to maintain, which is why we developed a sub forum like Dice where the slow moving yet active threads might have been buried in G&T.
G&T isn't going to get smaller, it's going to continue to expand as PA expands and we will arrive at the point one day where topics are being second page'd in under an hour, and that's the day when people will be like "Shit, we need to split this up somehow."
Inserting words into the peoples mouths and demeaning them in the same paragraph breeds a lot of contempt for authority, so you'll have to just see past the cocktardary.