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« on: October 06, 2013, 10:49:33 PM »

I was browsing the forum at work earlier this week, and made a mental note of a game to check out when I got some time free at home.
Now I have some time free, I'm having trouble finding the game! There's so many entries in there, I think 8 pages of topics covers the last week alone!

Could we have some categorization into subforums? Maybe not exhaustive, but big genres like platformer or RPG and then OTHER or something, just to make it a little more manageable. There's so much stuff in there!
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013, 12:13:21 AM »

i personally like that idea; devlogs is so chock-full of stuff that if you don't update every 6ish hours, you'll get totally buried

of course the main issue is that it'll take forever to move all the current devlogs into the appropriate category but maybe there's a clever workaround i don't know about
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013, 12:18:38 AM »

just wish somebody would make a devlog version of the image crawler. would solve all woes
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013, 02:59:39 AM »

Subgenres on an Indie forum might cause confusion since multi-genre games are relatively common. It might also push developers to angle their games for the more popular genre boards, since, for example, a board for Interactive Fiction / Visual Novels would be far less popular than the RPG and Platformer boards.

If threads could simultaneously exist on multiple boards that might work out differently (or just make the problem worse since you'll now deal with even more threads, most of them just copies).

I typically just bookmark threads that I like so I know to come back to them later.
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2013, 04:12:24 AM »

just make it PLATFORMER and EVERYTHING ELSE

there'll still be more topics in the first category


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of course the main issue is that it'll take forever to move all the current devlogs into the appropriate category but maybe there's a clever workaround i don't know about
you could make ppl to move their own threads, or just take care of the new ones and leave the old ones as they are
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2013, 04:44:17 AM »

Maybe just add the thread to your notify list, or bookmark it ..
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2013, 07:51:44 AM »

I support this "categorization" message.
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2013, 08:21:58 AM »

I agree that the devlogs subforum is a bit hard to follow because of all the glorious activity going on there, but what categories would there be in such a split? Would it split them by genre as SirNiko suggests? What about games which don't really fit in a given genre?
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2013, 08:34:27 AM »

Yeah, it honestly doesn't seem like you'd ever be able to cover everything, and sounds too constricting.
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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2013, 09:45:03 AM »

I agree that the devlogs subforum is a bit hard to follow because of all the glorious activity going on there, but what categories would there be in such a split? Would it split them by genre as SirNiko suggests? What about games which don't really fit in a given genre?
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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2013, 09:56:36 AM »

Yeah, please don't do this. I'd hate to have to check multiple devlog subforums. And I'm sure that scattering the various devlogs and burying them even deeper will do more harm than good.
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« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2013, 12:43:28 AM »

I agree that the devlogs subforum is a bit hard to follow because of all the glorious activity going on there, but what categories would there be in such a split? Would it split them by genre as SirNiko suggests? What about games which don't really fit in a given genre?

Well, I suggested a non-exhaustive categorization. Not a category for everything, but a couple categories just to make the whole thing more readable and findable. Platformer is probably the biggest category on TIGS, so that's an easy suggestion...
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« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2013, 03:22:05 PM »

I would suggest some sort to set tags to devlogs and filter accordingly. Somehow.
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« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2013, 03:25:33 PM »

a sort function might be nice!
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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2013, 05:19:46 PM »

I've seen other forums that allow custom tags (user and topic creator) to be applied to threads to help you search them and that could be useful.
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« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2013, 11:47:05 AM »

just wish somebody would make a devlog version of the image crawler. would solve all woes

This is a good idea. When I get some free time I think I'll take a stab at it, if someone else hasn't done it.
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