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Events Discussions Relocation


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Brother Tyler

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We're going to experiment with something. In truth, this is nothing more than actually enforcing the purpose and arrangement of forums (which we haven't been doing in this case).

Discussions about events will take place in the Events forum (which is a sub-forum of the COMMUNITY forums in the FRATER DOMUS category). In this case, the only "events" to which this applies are things like conventions, weekenders, etc. (I'm not talking about challenges). This includes major tournaments (e.g., LVO, NOVA), conventions (e.g., GAMA, Games Day), opens/weekenders (e.g., Horus Heresy Weekender, Black Library Weekender), etc. The Events forum has been around for a long time and was established specifically for this purpose (we used it to plan B&C participation at Games Days, for example).

Product reveals/teasers/rumors, meanwhile, will take place here in the News, Rumors, and Board Announcements forum (which is sort of status quo).

So when a product is revealed at an event (such as the recent reveal of the Kill Team - Arena at GAMA), primary discussion about the product itself should take place here in NRBA. It's acceptable for reveals to also be posted in the Events forum - it's a natural response and we're not going to fight human nature.

Why are we doing this?

There are a number of reasons, actually. The primary reason is to allow for focused discussions. The Events forum is there so that people can find out about events in advance, coordinate efforts (where multiple members are attending), and share news about the event with others. We typically close events discussions once the event is over. Meanwhile, product reveals/teasers/rumors often persist after the event itself is over. In addition, different products revealed at the same event might be available for purchase at different times. We typically close product topics once the product is available for purchase. By having separate discussions about different products, we can focus each discussion on a particular topic and we can close each at the appropriate time without affecting other product discussions.

Ultimately, we're working towards cleaning up the NRBA forum. We're trying to find a balance between actual news and rumors about products (what most people want to read about in this forum) and the wish-listing and reactions to products (what we most often see). There's a lot of human nature and ease of response involved in the way discussions currently go, and it's unlikely that we'll be able to clean things up completely. There are probably ways that we can clean things up a bit while allowing for appropriate discussion and not creating both too much work for the mod crew and confusion/friction. This is just one step in that overall effort (other potential steps are being discussed).


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While I understand the intent, I find it disappointing, as it’s not directly accessible from the hone page (not on mobile, anyway).

 

I wish there actually was a way to trim the forum down to one’s favorites (instead of just favorite sections)...


Edited by Chaplain Dosjetka, 12 March 2019 - 05:23 PM.
Removed now-unnecessary quote.

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While I understand the intent, I find it disappointing, as it’s not directly accessible from the hone page (not on mobile, anyway).

 

I wish there actually was a way to trim the forum down to one’s favorites (instead of just favorite sections)...

 

I'd agree with this, it is harder to find on a phone. One solution could be for events to have its own section from the homepage, under Frater Domus?


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While I understand the intent, I find it disappointing, as it’s not directly accessible from the hone page (not on mobile, anyway).

I wish there actually was a way to trim the forum down to one’s favorites (instead of just favorite sections)...


I'd agree with this, it is harder to find on a phone. One solution could be for events to have its own section from the homepage, under Frater Domus?

I second this. :)
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I'm always amazed that people seem to use the actual mobile version of the forum. Even on my phone I always switch to the regular version to use the forum. :huh:


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I use the mobile version all the time I'm not at home, and I'm having no troubles accessing this sub-forum. It's not on the starter page sure, but it's just one extra click.

 

Besides, hopefully the software will be upgraded soon and a bit easier to use.


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I'm always amazed that people seem to use the actual mobile version of the forum. Even on my phone I always switch to the regular version to use the forum. :huh:


I use mobile a lot. Easier to read at a glance
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I almost exclusively use the mobile site, especially since B&C (and all game related sites) are now blocked at work. This is a bit disappointing but as long as it's also posted under WIP then I guess I'll still notice (hopefully).
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You can switch to the desktop version of the site on mobile. It makes very little difference beyond the interface stretching off of your screen if you use it portrait.


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