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Hi, Would it be possible to allow us to post a list of gaming clubs etc on the location pages? Most of the posts seem to be "where can I play..." and this may help people before the need to post at all.

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The community section is the place for this, it'd be a good idea to make use of appropriate topic naming and tags to help people find nearby groups and locations thumbsup.gif


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I could see this working as an index/resource type of listing, replacing the current topics. For example, the California, USA topic might be replaced with a new one that starts with a listing of game stores and clubs in California. We might use a basic rule of all stores/clubs within 50 miles of a major metropolitan area are listed (e.g., anything within 50 miles of San Diego), with clubs/stores outside of any such area listed separately. The listing would provide the name and address of the club/store, as well as a link to their website. Members could then post updates via replies, which the mods would use to update the main index. Members could also post as they do now, asking about local clubs/stores (hopefully they'd check the index first and would only post if their locale doesn't list anything). Players could also list themselves, and perhaps we could include an index of players so that other local players can use the PM function to contact those in their area to see if they want to play (providing one's area would be strictly voluntary, either by the Location function in the personal profile or by posting in the theoretical topic).

This would take a lot of work, though.

 

Of course, if anyone has any thoughts about what I've suggested (additions, deletions, amendments), they should provide them.

 

  • Does Gaz1858 have a strong suggestion?
  • If so, how can we implement it to best serve the community? Keep in mind the level of effort behind things - admin/mod level work and member level work - the more work something takes, the less likely it is to succeed/survive.
  • What information would serve the needs of the community?

 


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That actually sounds like a great idea. Many "clubs" are just a handful of people meeting semi-regularly at someones home so people living in the same city would never know about it even.


Disclaimer:

If my posts appear rude to you, I apologize. It's not meant to be rude in any way, it's just the way folks are in my country. It's really more about being direct than being rude. I know how it's perceived in the english speaking community and I already try to tone it down but I barely notice when it's too much since it's normal for me.


So yeah, I'm really not rude it's basically just cultural differences that act against me here. Again, I apologize.

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I'm in agreement actually. So like, one of the Moderati/Admins posts the first entry in the topic, and then as people post more, it gets added to the first post.

 

Seems simple enough, really. :yes:



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Hi all,

 

Yes I have been considering how this might work as all posts would be to the first page which would require a Mod to do thus taking up their time. 

 

Is there any possibility of having a topic that only ever has 1 reply/section or whatever it might be called where people can add/amend it rather and reply to it? This would allow the Mods to only check the post occasionally to make sure nobody is posting things they shouldnt and the community itself keeps the front page current?

 

Otherwise a topic like it is now where members post the names, locations and ways to contact for the clubs (most of this would be facebook related or B&C related for contact on this site where able) and then it is updated by a Mod onto the front page. Can there be a Mod per location in order to keep the workload down? I.e. if theres 1 mod for the whole thing that could become troublesome initially with a flurry of updates which I imagine would slow down eventually as its not like clubs pop up or close very often in one area.


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Is there any possibility of having a topic that only ever has 1 reply/section or whatever it might be called where people can add/amend it rather and reply to it? This would allow the Mods to only check the post occasionally to make sure nobody is posting things they shouldnt and the community itself keeps the front page current?
 
Otherwise a topic like it is now where members post the names, locations and ways to contact for the clubs (most of this would be facebook related or B&C related for contact on this site where able) and then it is updated by a Mod onto the front page. Can there be a Mod per location in order to keep the workload down? I.e. if theres 1 mod for the whole thing that could become troublesome initially with a flurry of updates which I imagine would slow down eventually as its not like clubs pop up or close very often in one area.


The model I see for this is the various Resource topics, for example, the Adeptus Astartes Resources. Yes, there is a degree of work on the front end, and I see most of that falling to me (since I'm finicky msn-wink.gif ). Once the ball is rolling and we hit a maintenance phase, though, it will be relatively easy to keep on top of things.

I see a topic for each area (however we divvy areas up). The first post would be boilerplate, with general instructions for how to submit new clubs/stores, what to post (or not to post), etc. The second post would be the meat and potatoes, with all of the club/store names and links. After that, members would reply to provide updates (add new clubs, update information, identify clubs/stores that no longer exist, etc.). We would make changes to the index as needed, removing the replies once they have been incorporated. Any inappropriate replies (e.g., complaining about stores, event announcements, etc.) would be removed or moved over to the appropriate forum in order to keep things tidy.
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What information should be included?

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Information about the individual club?

I'd say:

  • Systems played. We'd assume 40k here because it's the BnC, however it could also be 30k or AT or Necromunda. Or AoS in addition to the others.
  • If the club meets regularly then when it's meeting. Like every second sunday or such.
  • City (assuming the threads/subforums are separated by country). So people can check how easily they could reach the place.
    Like even if it's in germany the club could be 15 minutes or 10 hours away. Knowing the city is also important for public transportation as is the day of meetups, as for example one of the neighbour cities is just a 30 minute drive away via car but on sundays it's about 2 hours and no way to get home past 9pm via public transportation. Another neighbor city would be much easier to get to despite being further away.
    More detailed location infos can be given when contact is established, especially when it's just some people meeting in private at someones house.
  • Contact info. Could be anything ranging from a PN to a Discord invite link, an E-Mail Address or even a mobile number etc if one is willing to give away that info on a public forum.

That's the minimum I'd say. Other optional informations could be:

  • Amount of people.
  • Armies played.
  • Usual size of games played.
  • Age of players.
  • Mindset of the players and their lists (super casual, semi-competetive but always with a note of narrative, super competetive, mixed, etc).

Disclaimer:

If my posts appear rude to you, I apologize. It's not meant to be rude in any way, it's just the way folks are in my country. It's really more about being direct than being rude. I know how it's perceived in the english speaking community and I already try to tone it down but I barely notice when it's too much since it's normal for me.


So yeah, I'm really not rude it's basically just cultural differences that act against me here. Again, I apologize.

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