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MintMan

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Dec 18, 2003 22:31
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  I am getting really tired of all these piddle help topics springing up in the BD and RE League forums. I mean, you know, the n00b stuff that is just asking about things that could easily be found in the help files or elsewhere on the site.
  
  Thus why I am heavily considering keeping the BD and REL board, but then adding beneath each of them the Battling Dragons Help and RE League Help boards. That would allow normal game conversations to go on without idiocy being sprinkled within. I mean, in the last two months, 90% of the BD topics have had only one or two replies -- because they are just simple questions that get answered and go dead! That is not what forums are for, and I know people have complained before about how they detest seeing new topics and instead have to go read through boring "What level does the nidhogg egg hatch??????" posts.
  
  Whaddaya think?
boyachi

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Dec 18, 2003 22:38
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  Well, I tried once to bring back the help post in the RE league forum... and the only person that posted on it when it was again on the first page was the post to get it back up there...so what i'm saying is, what's going to make people use it and not just post other places. Just look at gametalk.com 99% of questions asked about final fantasy games can be answered in the best tips section, but slim to none check there first.
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msanis

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Dec 19, 2003 18:03
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  Man of Mint, not even that is neccesary. Just make one thread in each forum based on help, then sticky it to the top of the board. There you go, problem solved. Making an entire new board would just be a waste of time, you'd be better off making a help topic...
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MintMan

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Dec 19, 2003 18:45
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  Okay, first, I would have to make a sticky function, which is truthfully a stupid thing to do. Second, people would actually have to be intelligent enough to read that it is a sticky help topic -- which they will not because they did not find their answer as easily as it could be in the FAQ or any of the other places they are bombarded with. Third, creating a topic in place of a forum would mean that one topic would become thousands of replies long in and of itself -- not to good on the load for any server, which is why forums exist to break down these things instead of having single, long chains.
  
  You have to remember that help accounts for about half of what is asked in these forums -- maybe more. One post for that would not be a good idea.
SailorSassyStar

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Dec 19, 2003 20:20
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  Wxactly MM! They wouldn't be able to find it. Aorry for the positive attitude, but I'm pretti sure these newbs are gonna just keep posting where ever they want. After all, if they're not going to be smart enough to just check the help FAQs before going though all of the stuff to sign up here I don't think they'd actually use that board. Basically what I'm saying is that newbs will most likely just be newbs and the boards will be doomed to them for all eternity. Oh, and Merry Christmas.

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Camo

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Dec 19, 2003 20:35
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  Wxactly!!! Aorry!!!
  
  Drinking on RE? We need the chat thing back, drunken RE chats would rock!
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MintMan

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Dec 19, 2003 23:08
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  Actually, with AT on a good host around the cornor, the chat will be back.... probably.
  
  I would not have thought this guy would allow a chat, but in his support forums, someone asked if they could have a chat running, and he said if you had a script, you could.
  I gots the script, so script I shall use!
boyachi

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Dec 20, 2003 1:03
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  woah...a RE chat room... WTF what happen there...too much to think about... with three people ruling...oh how interestingly frightning that would be indeed
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Camo

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Dec 20, 2003 1:17
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  WOAH YEAH!
  
  Three cheers for RE bloody chat!
  
  I think you'll have to set a date and time for this chat, as I would like to be there when it gets re put on.
  Before it was lucky for another person to be on there, but now it should have at least 3 newbies on it each time I go in to have intelectual hated chats with! Should let us use our forum log ins and stuff too, that'd be madtastic!
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MintMan

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Dec 20, 2003 10:55
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  How would I be able to use forum log-ons if, as I had clearly mentioned, it would be on AT's host? There is no way to have cross-communication of protected files; otherwise, there would be no way to hide passwords and the like. (Or at least no good way)
  
  Right now, I am mostly concerning with AT not existing quite since its confirmation e-mails might be considered spam. I get them in like one second, but that is only from my e-mail address with no spam blocking whatsoever on it.
msanis

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Dec 20, 2003 15:55
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  Gotta love how we got off topic on to a chat program. However, that gives me yet another idea. If there's a chat room, wouldn't the newbs go there? And if they go there, it is also likely that they will ask questions there rather than the forum. That way, we could just say they're a newb LIVE in that chat room, as well as give them their answer.
  
  No offence mint, but... i'm not very fond of the "Help me" forums...
  
  
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  [Editted by msanis on Dec 20, 2003 15:56]
Camo

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Dec 20, 2003 18:58
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  I mean can we have like a log in type thing? Obviously we'd use the same usernames as the forum.
  I dont think the help forum would do any good...
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