Thinking about the future of this forum...

Discussion in 'Digital Distribution & Mobile Game Applications' started by Drac, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. ThreeO

    ThreeO Retired Administrator

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    A single forum I don't have an issue with so reverting back is not a problem.

    First off what name would we like to use or are we happy with the current title Digital Distribution

    Secondly "Prefixes" what do we need
    Steam
    Origin
    FPS
    MMO

    Happy to hear your comments
     
  2. Redbeard

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    I'm divided - Prefixes are a convention which tends to be lacking - new users will make errors in prefixing and easily will be discouraged to post more if they are reminded about the prefixing however gently it is done. There is also the scenario of prefix gone wrong - the discussion may branch to other avenues leaving the prefix misguiding readers about the topic in question.

    On the other hand it would seem the better alternative while the forum has a relatively small amount of active threads. The better alternative against dividing to multiple subforums.

    So I think a single forum with general enough name like the current Digital Distribution would work for the current state - later on subforums can be created as warranted (although the big division probably is steam vs others so a single steam subforum under DD might be a solution as well)
     
  3. Sarge13

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    Steam I think should definitely have a sub forum or some way of distinguishing it self from the other Digital disruption company's just purely because of how big it is and the TOG Steam community that is has.
     
  4. Sp!at

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    I like the name 'Digital Distribution'.

    Would be good if there were no sub-forums.

    Prefixes would be good for the main distributors but there seem to be more and more of these coming along so listing each could be overkill. The main reason I come into this forum is to read game recommendations from fellow TOGgers and check out specials. I tend to buy more games from Gamers Gate, Impulse, and Matrix than from Steam so I don't really care much about where the game is distributed from.

    The prefixes I'd like to see are:
    Steam
    Origin
    Specials
    New Releases
    Recommended

    Gripe
     
  5. Mixa...

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    ↑ +1
     
  6. r8response

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    The prefixes make the forum look horrible now.
     
  7. Imfir

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    My first time dealing with steam , I mean the forum, for the past few years I had always seen a section STEAM ROOM, It just so happens today I decided to start a steam account, came to TOG forums to seeks some answers, but as I scroll through the many Titkes and sections, there was no STEAM Room, I actually had to google it, to get here, I suspected the new title was related to steam, but was not aware, it was what I was actually looking for.

    with the short adventure I experienced I would like to suggest in the little description section, if you could include something like Formally known as the STEAM Room, Where other user like myself who may never been here, but knew of it's existence will not be so lost and confused
     
  8. Sarge13

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    This does No t suit for a Steam Forum
    Steam should be Separate from any other form of Digital disruption Because of the TOG community situated inside of Steam.
     
  9. Chief

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    The point is though we've had the steam forum for ages, lately a lot of the discussions have not really been related to steam. Broadening the section's content should increase it's activity while still allowing for things like the steam group invite sticky, questions about how steam works etc.

    Although the TOG steam group is big, most of the people on it tend to group up by the games they each play, rather than just the fact that they're in TOG and use steam.

    In it's format as the Steam Room it wasn't particularly active, this should help increase activity by encouraging discussion about the other distribution services and digitally purchased games.
     
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    Well said chief
     
  11. Thermal Ions

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    Seems the prefix is working a little different here to that in the Laboratory. Here they include [ ] and an line feed, whereas over there the prefix simply appears on the same line seperated by a colon.
     
  12. 2_islands

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    Thermal, the prefix is a little haywire at the moment. They appear to be taking on a life of their own. A work in progress ...
     
  13. Mixa...

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    hmmm...perhaps we need a Wizard
     
  14. 2_islands

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    Should be fixed.
     
  15. Thermal Ions

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    :bigthumbsup: Looking good now guys - thanks for your efforts.
     
  16. Redgum

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    Great effort all - the changes are great!
     
  17. Reoh

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    Well its changed again. Now we have "Digital Distribution" and another forum for good online retailers like OzGameShop.
     
  18. ThreeO

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    Not for long i'm about to delete the forum
     
  19. Reoh

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    I knew it, its a master plan by the modmins to make us all dizzy so they can... uhm. I'm not sure yet, but I'm sure its dastadly.
     
  20. Sp!at

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    Looks great. :)
     

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