Way too many sticky threads in the character subforums.

handa711handa711 Joined: Posts: 114
Ever wonder why these forums eventually go inactive? well some reasons I can think of:
  1. way too many sticky threads.
  2. outdated information are not deleted.
  3. no one really update the first post of a thread.

I have sent an email to apply to be a mod but no answer so far. Does anyone even give a crap about these forums???

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  • PreppyPreppy act like you're used to it Joined: Posts: 13,497 admin
    Could you clarify specifics here?

    http://zachd.com/mvc2 : My giant archive of fighting game videos, centered around MvC2.
    "If you don't feel like killing yourself every time you lose you will never be good. Apologyman is going to be a monster someday as long as he keeps staying miserable." --Brightside6382

    MvC2 for Xbox One/PS4 pls

  • handa711handa711 Joined: Posts: 114
    Preppy wrote: »
    Could you clarify specifics here?
    1. Way too many sticky threads --> the inactive ones don't get drown out and just take up space for no useful reason.
    2. Many outdated posts (tech from previous versions etc.) don't get deleted and clog up space.
    3. Well I guess this is just one of the problems from point 2.

  • PreppyPreppy act like you're used to it Joined: Posts: 13,497 admin
    Can you point me to specifics? I cleaned up the SF5 subforums recently.

    http://zachd.com/mvc2 : My giant archive of fighting game videos, centered around MvC2.
    "If you don't feel like killing yourself every time you lose you will never be good. Apologyman is going to be a monster someday as long as he keeps staying miserable." --Brightside6382

    MvC2 for Xbox One/PS4 pls

  • Evolution169Evolution169 Wake up DP is unbeatable Joined: Posts: 986
    edited March 12
    handa711 wrote: »
    Ever wonder why these forums eventually go inactive? well some reasons I can think of:
    1. way too many sticky threads.
    2. outdated information are not deleted.
    3. no one really update the first post of a thread.

    I have sent an email to apply to be a mod but no answer so far. Does anyone even give a crap about these forums???
    I don't see these things as issues. But since you got Preppy's attention with this thread, I'll give my 2 cents on what is wrong with the forum layout...

    It's unorganized. All of the Street Fighter forums should be in one spot, and the same for all the versus games forums. There could be another one for air dashers, and then another for everything else that just doesn't fit. Right now they have SFV at the top away from all other SF games, and 3rd strike has it's own category as well while all other SF games are lumped together with a bunch of other games(including USF4, which is odd because it's still pretty active). Same goes for MvC:I and the other Marvel games.

    And then you have online forums and Xbox live being separate when XBL should be a sub of the Online forum. One of the subs is still called GGPO when it should be Fightcade. Another is called Wii online network when it should just be "Nintendo online network."

    It's clear that someone just decided to put the most active or relevant forums at the top for convenience, but it just looks really unorganized.

    If I were to do a new layout, it would be something like this:


    -Newbies Start Here- (at the very top, away from everything else so it's the first thing newcomers see)

    New player introduction

    Newbie Saikyo Dojo


    -General Discussions-

    Fighting game Discussion

    General Discussion

    Tech Talk


    -Street Fighter-

    SFV

    SF4

    SF3

    SF2

    All other SF Games
    -Alpha
    -EX


    -Capcom VS Games-

    MvC:I

    MvC3

    MvC2

    MvC and all other Marvel games
    -MSH
    -SF vs X-Men

    All other Capcom Versus games
    -CvS
    -TvC
    -SFxT


    -Air Dashers-

    Guilty Gear

    BlazBlue

    All Other Airdashers
    -sub
    -sub
    ...(and so on)


    -Various other Fighters-

    MK

    Injustice

    KOF

    KI

    Tekken

    SC

    Everything else
    -sub
    -sub



    -Matchmaking-

    Online
    -PSN
    -XBL
    -Nintendo Network
    -Steam
    -Fightcade

    Regional
    -Pacific
    -Atlantic
    ...(and so on)


    -Tournaments-

    EVO

    Other Events

    Tournament Results

    Domination 101(not sure of the actual point of this sub, but I'm assuming it's a tournament general chat)


    -Media Outlet-

    Fan Art

    Street Writer

    Fan Fiction

    ...(and so on)


    -Miscellaneous-

    Trading Outlet

    SRK Feedback



    I think that would be more organised and make it easier for newcomers to navigate the site. Maybe the trading outlet is better towards the top, so that could be adjusted as needed.
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  • PreppyPreppy act like you're used to it Joined: Posts: 13,497 admin
    I did a couple of those things. SF5 and MVC:I are a little more featured: how that is being done might change in the future.

    http://zachd.com/mvc2 : My giant archive of fighting game videos, centered around MvC2.
    "If you don't feel like killing yourself every time you lose you will never be good. Apologyman is going to be a monster someday as long as he keeps staying miserable." --Brightside6382

    MvC2 for Xbox One/PS4 pls

  • Evolution169Evolution169 Wake up DP is unbeatable Joined: Posts: 986
    Nice. I understand about those games being featured. Could you please update the GGPO forum name and description to Fightcade? Fightcade replaced GGPO a few years ago. I know that forum doesn't get used a lot, but it would be nice for visibility sake. I just made an extensive thread there in order to hopefully help out newcomers who might want to try it out. There is a big update coming out for it soon too, so maybe that will get some attention.
  • PreppyPreppy act like you're used to it Joined: Posts: 13,497 admin
    Updated. :tup:

    http://zachd.com/mvc2 : My giant archive of fighting game videos, centered around MvC2.
    "If you don't feel like killing yourself every time you lose you will never be good. Apologyman is going to be a monster someday as long as he keeps staying miserable." --Brightside6382

    MvC2 for Xbox One/PS4 pls

  • Evolution169Evolution169 Wake up DP is unbeatable Joined: Posts: 986
    Preppy wrote: »
    Updated. :tup:

    Thanks!
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