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Town Forum Suggestions [ Done ]

Discussion in 'Approved Suggestions' started by Slowbiex, October 29, 2013.

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  1. Slowbiex

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    I know I'm new, so maybe someone can tell me if this already exists or why it wont work, but I think on the forums page of the website there should be a category for "Towns". Each town will have an opportunity to purchase one or more "Discussions" wherein all of the people from the town can create new posts to talk about town expansion, rules, events, etc. This will clear up the clutter of having one GIANT thread for every town where you can't find anything and It's very hard to communicate. Each Discussion would cost more than the last and so on... any thoughts? Has this already been suggested??

    MODIFIED IDEA BELOW!!!

    What you are saying makes sense, and I know there isn't one forum for all towns, but it made me realize that I worded my original post incorrectly. What I mean is that I think towns should have their own Forum area under specific category. By category I mean like the "Kingdoms- Survival Server" category, or the "ImDeity Creative" category. It would be its own "Kingdoms/Towns" Category. Then underneath this category there would be different thread areas for each town. These threads would be monitored/ controlled/ and cleared by the site admins of course, but also by the mayor and assistants of the town who own the forum. The posting of new discussions in these threads could be limited to the mayor/ assistants or it could be something that the mayor desides. These threads would have to be purchased by a town and once purchased you would have a more easily accessible area to post about the town events and such. Rather than having to search through countless nonsense comments, you could easily see the thread for "New town project" or "Help needed in town faction" for example. The list goes on. Does this make more sense than my first post?
     
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  2. LupusOmegaX

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    Hi. Since you are new I'll help explain it to you. Firstly, there is indeed a sub forum for specific town threads. It's called "Towns / Kingdoms" and is one of the first sub forums you see. Second, there isn't 'one' town thread with every single town on it. Instead there is the sub forum with separate town threads. You can use the search bar to help you find the specific town you're looking for if it's taking too long to do it manually. Third, all town related discussion on the forums is kept on the specific town thread, so as to not clutter the rest of the forums with useless and irrelevant threads that could easily be answered and/or solved in the town's original thread. If someone from a town made heaps of threads about a town, saying how great it is and such, that town would get a bad reputation for housing spammers. Some towns, however, do hold events regularly and have separate threads for those, but that is because they are long lasting things.

    Hope this helped answer your question, but sorry, your suggestion wouldn't work :)
     
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  3. Slowbiex

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    What you are saying makes sense, and I know there isn't one forum for all towns, but it made me realize that I worded my original post incorrectly. What I mean is that I think towns should have their own Forum area under specific category. By category I mean like the "Kingdoms- Survival Server" category, or the "ImDeity Creative" category. It would be its own "Kingdoms/Towns" Category. Then underneath this category there would be different thread areas for each town. These threads would be monitored/ controlled/ and cleared by the site admins of course, but also by the mayor and assistants of the town who own the forum. The posting of new discussions in these threads could be limited to the mayor/ assistants or it could be something that the mayor desides. These threads would have to be purchased by a town and once purchased you would have a more easily accessible area to post about the town events and such. Rather than having to search through countless nonsense comments, you could easily see the thread for "New town project" or "Help needed in town faction" for example. The list goes on. Does this make more sense than my first post?
     
  4. BarryX15

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    So if i understand it right, you would like to have some sub-forum for each town?
    Forums -> Kingdoms - Survival Server -> Towns / Kingdoms -> Town name -> Subforum 1
    Forums -> Kingdoms - Survival Server -> Towns / Kingdoms -> Town name -> Subforum 2
    Forums -> Kingdoms - Survival Server -> Towns / Kingdoms -> Town name -> Subforum 3
    Forums -> Kingdoms - Survival Server -> Towns / Kingdoms -> Town name -> Subforum 4
    etc?
     
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  5. Slowbiex

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    Yup that's what I mean! I think it would give towns a better place to talk with each other, rather than having to scroll through 100 pages of the same thread.
     
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  6. KiddieWish

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    I personally like the idea and can see it possibly happening.

    It brings forth more organization for towns and a better way for towns to converse via the forums rather than towns have one big thread where everything seem chaotic.

    If a town mayor wants a sub-forum, they'd have to contact an admin, and they'd make it under the town's name. If town mayors want any certain thread stickied, they could just contact a moderator. If any bad threads pop up or so, it could just be reported.

    Sounds good to me.
     
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  7. Dragonslayer314

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    One of the best suggestions I've seen in a while, especially regarding the forums. Hope this is implemented :D
     
  8. Slowbiex

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    Thanks for the compliment and support!!

    Those are great points I didn't think of! I hope an admin checks this out soon :D
     
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  9. sliferkiller

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    This is a good idea! Hate seeing that long thread from some towns! Now its time for some organization ;)
     
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    Good suggestion :)

    Having a single thread to post everything about a town is too little, maybe that is even a reason why some mayors/towns opt to open a 'private' forum somewhere else.

    The only problem I can see is that a town with 10 different open 'sub' threads could flood the Recent Threads area on Main Page. The solutions could be, either Recent Threads would only show an update for a whole town sub-forum, and not for every thread inside of it; or towns sub-forum would never show up on Recent Threads, and residents would have to lurk on their own.

    ;)
     
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  11. KiddieWish

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    I have little doubt that'll be a problem. At first, it'd be new town sub-forums so it'd of course be flooded with threads of players making threads for their town but it'll soon settle down and it'll look like the recent threads that we have now.

    Plus, it'd make the recent threads section look more active - the whole flooding threads thing shouldn't be an issue if it 'was'. If players want a full list of new threads they've missed out on, there's a "What's New" link on the top of the page that'll show all those threads
     
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  12. MrDotPredator

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    I've actually been wanting this idea for a while. I'm glad that it's getting so much good feedback behind it.

    To put in my 2 pence (See what I did there? :p), I have been wanting something like this for another way for me and my assistants to manage who's been inactive in my town more efficiently and renovating inactive residents plots. While it's public it allows everyone free access to look at it and make a comment when necessary and it gives a lot more allowance to edit a post and not have to worry about the max invite amount that a Conversation with my Assistants has.

    One comment I must also add is that I think the Sub-Forum posts should NOT appear on the Recent posts lists. Reasons because large towns such as Doha will have a lot of new people being recruited everyday, when they first join they are a little rough with the rules so they may get a little spammy on the town sub-forums with all their conversations that they might want to have with the residents of where they should go or how their house could look. Once it settles down it might not be much of an issue but it's still a factor that should be looked into.

    I think it's now time to poke the Admins with a stick and tell them to wake up and implement this ;)

    ~Dotteh
     
  13. KiddieWish

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    New players will be the way they are either way you look at it. Even now without the potential sub-forums, players literally post threads that consist of no substance and talk on threads like players that aren't quite informed just yet, which they are. It's not a big problem to me. The forums should be a place for acquiring knowledge, whatever way it may be. Spam right now is very easy to handle due to all threads showing in the recent threads.

    If this happens, I'd like for posts to be kept in the recent threads list as it's easier for staff to moderate. Removal of posts from the recent posts list means that the staff team will have to dig through town sub-forums and what not to find 'spam' since the report feature is rarely used - which means, a lot of spam will be potentially missed.
     
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  14. smcallah

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    Thanks for the suggestion, I went ahead and did this because I liked it and it was simple to do.

    There are now town forums for the top 10 towns according to the Portal.

    If a mayor wants a town forum and has a town that is active and a town thread that is active, I will add a forum for your town at your request.

    Hopefully this little experiment all goes well and the town sub forums will stay.
     
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    Ooh, just a little mini suggestion from my part.
    Can we have it so that the mayor of the town can appoint town forum moderators?
     
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  16. KiddieWish

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    This is not going to happen. The way it's set up now is mayors have certain forum perms for their respected town sub-forum that are set by admins. They don't have full control of the sub-forum. So, we'd have to assign assistants such perms and many towns, especially the ones currently with sub-forums, have so many assistants.
     
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    Alright. :D
     
  18. BriarRose

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    What we need is the ability to have an assistant Mayor and then they can help manage the forum with the same rights as the Mayor. Especially if there can be only one ;).

    Eclipse would use this if we had the capability to do so. Save having to pass Mayorship back and forth.
     
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    Co-Mayor status sounds like a decent idea. It was a bit of a pain for me and wilku to pull this off on the last map.. we just had to keep passing the mayor status back and forth. Are there any other towns that use a co-mayor system?
     
  20. Lord__Xemnas

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    PushStart could be considered having a co-mayorship between myself and TheRealForte.
     

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