Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!
Change 'Chapter Name' to 'Army/Warband name,' etc
Posted 28 June 2017 - 06:44 PM
So, really, all I'm proposing is changing it to something more... suitable, I guess? I dunno. It's just a bit odd to look at it now we've got more and more non-Chapter related armies using that feature.
- Marshal Loss, Quixus and Lord Marshal like this
Posted 28 June 2017 - 07:14 PM
Sounds like a good idea.
If possible maybe make the group type another field to fill out, so that one user can have "Chapter Name: The Emperor's Pointy Sticks" and another "Hivefleet Name: Om nom nom"
Edited by Quixus, 28 June 2017 - 07:14 PM.
- Isinfier likes this
Posted 28 June 2017 - 07:15 PM
Posted 28 June 2017 - 07:50 PM
I thought just one more text box, no need for a long drop down menu of suitable group types. Instead of Chapter Name: [Insert name here] do
Group Type (e.g. chapter, hIvefleet): [Insert group type here]
Group Name: [Insert group name here]
It will need some work on the database though.
Edited by Quixus, 28 June 2017 - 07:51 PM.
Posted 28 June 2017 - 09:27 PM
If there was to be a change, just change 'Chapter Name' to 'Army Name'.
No need to really make it complicated with a group/faction name AND an army name.
Posted 29 June 2017 - 12:41 AM
Keep it as is .
Posted 29 June 2017 - 08:10 AM
It would probably be better as something to allow for multiples if you want it to be correct. Maybe "Armies", would also give a bit more room for longer text.
In the grim predictability of online 40k, there can be only Sun Tzu quotes
SM Cataphractii | IG Stormtroopers | CSM Chosen | =][= Hospitaller | AM Armigers | DE [Repaint] | TSons Rubrics
Posted 29 June 2017 - 11:23 AM
What the "Chapter" data point is supposed to represent is the Chapter that your board persona identifies with, and it is clearly a holdover from our roots as a site dedicated to Space Marines.
So there are two aspects to this. First is a member's profile. Mine can be seen here. This is where a member provides as much information about themself as they want (I don't have much in my profile, but some members have a considerable amount of information, such as Flint13.
Then there is the small amount of data that appears to the left of a member's post. This is a snapshot of key data points that can be thought of as a baseball card.
The "Chapter Name" data point that appears on the baseball card is presented as "Army Played" on the profile. Note that there is also an "Armies Played" data point that appears in the Previous Fields section of the profile, and that data point allows for a longer string of text.
So we'll have to take a look at the snapshot and member profile holistically in order to determine a suitable alternative for "Chapter Name" in the snapshot.
- Isinfier likes this
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users