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« on: March 06, 2006, 06:47:08 PM »
What categories should the news section have?  Note there can be overlap - here's how it will work...

When the news system goes up a news article can have as many or as few categories that suit. For instance the Dungeons & Dragons movie could be filed under D&D, d20, movies, and DVD at the same time.

Users will have the ability to customize the news page by choosing what categories they want to see. By default the home page will show all categories but if we get enough news flowing I may make theme pages like "Sci-Fi news" "Fantasy News" and so on.

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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2006, 06:54:39 PM »
Lets see.   Movies, Comics, D&D, d20, Sci-Fi, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Star Wars, Warhammer, World of Darkness, RPG's general, Books, Video Games, Stargate, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Atlantis.
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2006, 07:38:22 PM »
I would give the bigger games sub forums under their genre...give supers their own space, and maybe break up the tech to video games and programs sub forums....just my 2 cents...that way with more distinct forums its easier to navigate
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2006, 07:47:51 PM »
Quote from: Reefer Madness
I would give the bigger games sub forums under their genre...give supers their own space, and maybe break up the tech to video games and programs sub forums....just my 2 cents...that way with more distinct forums its easier to navigate


Note the users being able to customize their news page.  Thats why I suggested so many different cats.
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2006, 08:39:32 PM »
Does the programming of the categories need to be done in advance? If it was me, I'd have like main categories to start off with.

Movies
Comics
Electronic Gaming
Tabletop Gaming
Roleplaying Gaming

I don't know much about the code side at all, so I reserve the right to change my answer. :)
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2006, 12:02:11 AM »
depends on how heavily you want to concentrate on other forms of entertainment besides roleplaying games.

for roleplaying news I would go with:

Dungeons & Dragons
Wizards of the Coast
D20 publishers (this would be a catchall for any publisher not specifically listed)
White Wolf
Sword & Sorcery
Roleplaying Games (again, a catchall)
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2006, 04:38:07 AM »
Quote from: Harry Joy
Urhhh, let the meta forum evolve naturally?
 
I'm against sub-forums for the sake of forums. It divides and dilutes posts unnecessarily.

I don't think it's a question of sub-forums. Think tags. The newspiece "Gary Gygax threatens to take over the world using an army of half-celestial, half-elemental elven war-mains" could be tagged as D20, political, munchkin.

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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2006, 08:11:37 AM »
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Does the programming of the categories need to be done in advance? If it was me, I'd have like main categories to start off with.

Movies
Comics
Electronic Gaming
Tabletop Gaming
Roleplaying Gaming

I don't know much about the code side at all, so I reserve the right to change my answer. :)
No, I've designed it so that I can change it on the fly.

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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2006, 09:09:00 AM »
RPG by game type (see forums)
MMORPG
RTS
Politics
Science
Religion
Board games
Movies
Books
Music
etc.
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2006, 10:57:36 AM »

Ok, boards are going down at noon EST to install the news module.

When they go up everyone has the ability, and everyone is encouraged to, post news.  They'll be a link visible on the news page to do so.  When you post an item check off all the categories you feel are appropriate to your news. You must choose at least one news category or the news will not display. You also need to pick a date that the news will be announced - if any publisher wants to use our system to make a timed announcement then that's what this is for. If you con't specify a date the system puts your post into tomorrow's queue of items to display.  It is possible to post news up to 2 days prior to today, but beyond that the computer will assume you mean next YEAR, so be careful - if you try to make a post show up on February 1st for example it will be posted in the queue for February 1st 2007.