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biggie528
biggie528
Lucky Stiff

Oct-15-2006 17:18

Ok I have posted a couple times in various threads on this, but since they keep getting bumped off, and ive spoken to several more people about this, I thought it should have its own thread and get the opinion of the community.

The games are fun, in my opinion, but they are taking up the entire first page of the boards, and deterring people from posting anything else, knowing its going to be buried in two seconds by Word Chain, Three Word Story, or one of the other bazillion game threads.

I wonder if it would be possible, to maybe make a NEW board, specifically for these games, so we ALL can enjoy the boards?

Please discuss, everyone. Thanks!

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sushi kitty
sushi kitty

Oct-15-2006 22:36

well, someone shouldn't feel trivialised if their thread is put in a game thread. some of the games people have come up with are quite clever and fun. And we all love this great game that we play: Sleuth

Fiddler's Green
Fiddler's Green

Oct-16-2006 00:27

Hmm - I'm not so sure myself....

I have wandered into a number of conversations of both types that have gone off at a tangent- mainly due to some sort of argument about a Personal Message that has been going on over the past few days. To be honest, there is a bit of an atmosphere around here. The games at least give us a chance to be civil to one another - I would leave things as they are.

Sleuth Sindy
Sleuth Sindy
Bounty Hunter

Oct-16-2006 01:52

I have no problem with a separate board for game threads, and I wouldn't feel it was being trivialized at all by being "categorized" as a game. I think the important thing is that everyone can find the threads they wish to participate in easily. If something gets started on one board and after a time the mods feel it should be moved to another board, I don't feel that's a great issue either. Happens. The point is to have fun playing.

biggie528
biggie528
Lucky Stiff

Oct-16-2006 04:16

Thanks for weighing in guys

Fiddler, in response to your post, this was an unusual circumstance with the whole PM issue, which has been addressed and hopefully put to rest. Things around here lately have been VERY civil and much better than maybe they were prior. I think if you give some of the threads a chance, you'll find some very nice people.

Sleuth Sindy
Sleuth Sindy
Bounty Hunter

Oct-16-2006 04:45

Fiddler, Fatima is my double, and I apologize for posting something on the boards that I realize would have been more appropriately handled in private. I was just a tad steamed at the moment and acted without discretion. As Biggie said, we are for the most part a very civil community and pretty much stick together despite our squabbles, just like a family. :)

AndreaX
AndreaX
Thespian

Oct-16-2006 08:33

Right on sister!

crunchpatty
crunchpatty
Old Shoe

Oct-16-2006 10:45

Separate game board? *Into it*!

Sorry, lol, kindasorta had to... I think it's a great idea. It'll clean the boards up a bit for sure and in terms of the whole "what goes where" question, I think Sushi's Wiki thingy is pretty helpful, i.e., the "game-ishness" of a thing depends largely upon the degree to which responses are structured. And hey, it's easy to move stuff around if sleuthy little toes get stepped on by threads being moved.

AndreaX
AndreaX
Thespian

Oct-16-2006 10:47

*wiggles her sleuthy little pink toes*

See, I would be on the games a whole lot more if it did not mean burying other stuff. I love the games. I know! We can call the new board: "The Sleuth Pub"..include the quiz, etc.

sushi kitty
sushi kitty

Oct-16-2006 12:09

hey, i like that idea, andrea. A Sleuth Pub sounds cool, as long as i can get some Sake straight from the bottle :) then i would be there all the time...

Lucian Ty
Lucian Ty

Oct-16-2006 15:10

I support this idea, especially being the creator of the ultra-popular Word Chain.

Let me just organize the purpose of each board, and see how it looks like...

GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS (aka Ben's board): This is where Admin's post annoucements about changes to the game. The feedback thread and the Community Sites thread is also there.
SLEUTH TALK: Anything related to the game (topics like Shadow of the Villains, game suggestions etc.), but aren't topics that impose questions that can be easily answered in Newbie Questions.
GUMSHOE LOUNGE: The board where everything off topic goes. Current events, random things, birthday threads et cetra. If a game board is introduced, then this board wouldn't include games and quizzes.
NEWBIE QUESTIONS: Where all new players come to get answers to their Frequently Asked Questions, like Big Lucy, False Accusations, Shady etc. The golden Welcome Newbies thread is also pinned up there.
MODERATOR PICKS: Not technically a board, but more of a Bookmark page where Mods pick their favorite threads and display them for everyone to see.

Now, if Ben is to make another board......

UNTITLED BOARD: Where games and quizzes run amok. Nothing but good, old-fashioned entertainment, from my Word Chain, to Bill's Three Word Story, to Orb's Baseless Lies, and even Serges's Nice Wrapping. No more fussing over mixing games with conversations! (Sleuth Pub sounds excellent! Maybe Gaming Pub, to stray away from using the word 'Sleuth', which may confuse newbies?)

That looks much better, eh? Again, thumbs up for a seperate board for games!

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