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« on: August 17, 2017, 04:47:25 AM »

Hi everyone!

Capntastic and I are in the process of restructuring the forums, getting rid of some inactive boards and just simplifying the subforum structure in general. We'll post changes here as they happen.

So far we have...

1. Pushed Devlogs up to the 2nd position. It's our most popular subforum and deserves a spot at the top

2. Removed Tutorials because it wasn't very active. If you want to post or request a tutorial, please do so in the appropriate creative or technical board.  Smiley

3. Merged Competitions with Jams & Events

4. Removed References. Mostly inactive sub-board of Art. Content has been merged with the main Art board.

Note: the removed boards are not deleted, just either merged with another board, or archived and hidden. Individual threads can be salvaged from archived boards if the need arises.

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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 09:20:48 AM »

I'm not sure removing reference was smart, it's inactive but it's reference, it made it easy to find them when needed instead of being buried, not all thread worth are about click per second. Some are consultation! I used to come back to reference even when I didn't posted at all!

Same with tutorial.

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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 11:18:51 AM »

well my idea was to have a tutorial sticky in each of the creative and technical boards. the rationale is that people usually arent usually just looking for "tutorials", but for a specific tutorial about a specific subject.
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 11:31:34 AM »

Maybe a reference sticky can link back to useful thread or post? I mean instead of a full forum.
While people aren't looking for tutorial as a whole but specific subject, being lost in a single catch all thread is better at finding information. I don't really know what's the best solution any way. I think my game art/progen thread seems to work well (as occasional subscribing post seems to imply), I also receive PM to help find specific post due to my thread, but I don't really know lol. We need analytic ROFL!
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2017, 12:36:26 PM »

Worth mentioning that the tutorials that were in Tutorials aren't deleted, just hidden from normal view. If there's a tutorial that you want back, just ask.

e.g. I moved my "Game Maker for Beginners" tutorial into Technical: https://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=3251.0
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2017, 12:57:55 PM »

Made the old archived boards publicly viewable here: https://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?board=56.0
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2017, 02:31:35 AM »

Got rid of overarching "Creative" board and made Art, Audio and Design top-level boards.

I've already moved the sticky and the recent threads from the first page to their new homes. If anyone wants a thread salvaged from there, please ask here or drop me a PM!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2017, 02:40:56 AM »

Created new "Jobs" section with Offering Paid Work for, well, paid work and Collaborations for unpaid work.
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2017, 02:58:32 AM »

I feel like portfolios are relevant for both so it's a little weird to have it as a subforum to paid work specifically.
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2017, 06:55:55 AM »

Portfolios is for people looking for paid work only, actually. It sez so in the description.
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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2017, 04:55:09 PM »

Created tutorial stickies in each of the creative forums. Those are supposed to be easily accessible resources to replace the old (now archived) tutorials board.
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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2017, 05:15:50 PM »

JWK5 is now local mod for the art forum.
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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2017, 02:22:22 PM »

Portfolios is now a top level board.
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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2017, 04:16:43 PM »

Table Talk is now live for all of your non-video game related needs
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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2017, 04:42:06 PM »

Devlogs promoted + portfolio forums: Cool!

Cool to see Tabletalk. Great to have a  Tiger alternative to There's also http://bgdf.com/ and BGG.

Tutorial forum is now: https://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?board=16.0

(Hi Derek!)
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« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2017, 05:38:48 PM »

Hi!

Since we've had a possible recent case of emails being scraped from the forums for spam purposes, we've decided to

1. Prevent guests from viewing user profiles

2. Prevent all regular users from viewing the member list

Please consider hiding your email address in your profile settings (unfortunately SMF does not have an option to enable this by default)
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« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2017, 06:32:52 AM »

Hi!

Since we've had a possible recent case of emails being scraped from the forums for spam purposes, we've decided to

1. Prevent guests from viewing user profiles

2. Prevent all regular users from viewing the member list

Please consider hiding your email address in your profile settings (unfortunately SMF does not have an option to enable this by default)

Thanks, updated!

With Spelunky 2 announced, will Derek Yu be returning to devlog here?
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« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2017, 05:56:32 AM »

Hi!

Since we've had a possible recent case of emails being scraped from the forums for spam purposes, we've decided to

1. Prevent guests from viewing user profiles

2. Prevent all regular users from viewing the member list

Please consider hiding your email address in your profile settings (unfortunately SMF does not have an option to enable this by default)

Thanks, updated!

With Spelunky 2 announced, will Derek Yu be returning to devlog here?

thanks, silbie knows this information deeply and it is a secret
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« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2017, 07:40:51 AM »

Great job with the new, more flat structure. Subforums in subforums in subforums are annoying.

"Forum Issues" is another candidate for a top level board, imho. And "Workshop" could be merged with "Art", because the thread topics are pretty similar - artists looking for feedback/critique to improve.
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« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2017, 11:33:35 AM »

While we're at it, I personally think jams/events and competitions could be merged too. Tongue
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