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FORUM GAMES ARE BACK!

Post by Flake » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:04 am

Thanks for visiting YSFlightHeadquarters!

For your enjoyment, we do have a this forum for general discussion of non YS things, plus we also have forum games and the like here.

YSFHQ is, first and foremost, about YSFlight, and we encourage you to keep it that way.

That said, we are happy to have you here participating in some forum games, so please do enjoy your time here.

Wishing you a pleasent time here at YSFHQ!

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Re: Miscellania Forum - Why do we have it?

Post by megaprime13 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:42 am

Thanks for posting Flake.

Now I can stop pestering you with my posting of non applicable threads. ;)
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Re: Miscellania Forum - Why do we have it?

Post by iqmal_97 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:32 am

This needs to be said. Hope you guys can follow them. Remember, there's nothing wrong in creating a new misc. topic, but it should be balanced and quantitatively appropriate. Cheers!
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Re: Miscellania Forum - Why do we have it?

Post by Nodoka Hanamura » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:45 pm

These forum games are pointless. We have a Game right on our desktop all of us play, why the hell don't we play that?
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Re: Miscellania Forum - Why do we have it?

Post by Margatroid » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:39 pm

the misc forum does have a purpose, as you said. dragons thread for example is particularly interesting, but yeah, it does need to be cleared of garbage, post-boosting bullshit topics in my opinion. ive always hated the forum games and they need to die.
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Re: Miscellania Forum - Why do we have it?

Post by Neocon » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:30 pm

I miss TPBM. I'm think about making it into a game for servers. Pilots take turns flying below each other and dropping bombs. Pretty much how it worked on the forum.

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Re: Miscellania Forum - Why do we have it?

Post by CalvT » Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:47 am

I also think the signature one was good - it was a place where we could criticize sigs, and hopefully the bad ones would be got rid of, after all there are some very bad ones out there! Mine isn't the best...
While I miss TPBM & BTPAM, they often had nothing to do with YSFlight apart from the fact most of us posting there used it! In my mind it was a funny waste of time, and a way to build up posts to seem better than you might be.
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Re: Miscellania Forum - Why do we have it?

Post by Shutter » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:49 am

This has come up so many times, both on forum and off-forum among admins. Leave it as it is. The rest of the forum won't magically become better and more active because you kill a section you don't like, particularly the one a bunch of other people do like. Yeah, it's shitposts, but they're shitposting on this forum, and while doing so are more likely to have a look at the rest of the forum while they're here. I've been on both sides of the argument and when it comes down to it killing it is just you waving the "no fun allowed" flag.

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Re: Miscellania Forum - Why do we have it?

Post by Neocon » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:26 am

Two serious comments:
1. I came back to YSF because I was posting on the TPBM topic.
2. I haven't missed it since it's been closed.
3. I can't count.

I hate being serious. :lol:

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Re: Miscellania Forum - Why do we have it?

Post by Nodoka Hanamura » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:32 am

I have to agree with Patrick on that one. That and the lack of MilAv Activity sorta left me with no reason to play online.
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Re: Miscellania Forum - Why do we have it?

Post by Margatroid » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:16 pm

Shutter wrote:This has come up so many times, both on forum and off-forum among admins. Leave it as it is. The rest of the forum won't magically become better and more active because you kill a section you don't like, particularly the one a bunch of other people do like. Yeah, it's shitposts, but they're shitposting on this forum, and while doing so are more likely to have a look at the rest of the forum while they're here. I've been on both sides of the argument and when it comes down to it killing it is just you waving the "no fun allowed" flag.
you wanting shitpost topics to stay?

did i enter some kind of alternative universe when i logged on?

you do have a point though.
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Re: Miscellania Forum - Why do we have it?

Post by megaprime13 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:53 pm

Let me just ask, what is the difference between one thread being posted on by users almost everyday in another sub forum (like the addons, for conversational purposes), vs one in misc? Sure, as Margatroid says, the "shitpost" topics may be annoying, but how exactly does posting on one, like TPBM, really impact the forum so badly that it causes so much anger within a community, creating 2 fronts? Sure, we could and should be posting on relevant topics to the forum more often, also topics on YSF, and so forth. But we DO post on them. It may not happen as often, but we do. And we need to remember that at the moment. So why are the "shitposts" so frowned upon? Is it just because that's the majority people post on them? Well, if this is the case, then I think I know at least one cause. If the content of the forum is so boring, that it is more entertaining to post on, say, TPBM, then that is the problem. If people join this forum to create topics and post on topics that have nothing to do with the main focus of this forum because the main content is boring, then that is what is wrong. We need to create something interesting to everyone. This needs to happen, not by sitting on our asses, but by actually DOING THINGS.

I think a dedicated forum YT account with weekly/daily videos could be a start.

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Re: Miscellania Forum - Why do we have it?

Post by Neocon » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:35 am

How about the silly game topics are closed during the week and opened only from Friday night to Sunday Night? :)

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Re: Miscellania Forum - Why do we have it?

Post by Stingx » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:36 pm

Guys this is a forum, not a bar.

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Re: Miscellania Forum - Why do we have it?

Post by Mobiyus » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:44 pm

just my two cents: forum games and whatnot could stay, as it's popular and makes some people happy. Personally, i don't care much, I don't read those so i don't post on those, and those who feels like me should just do the same.

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Re: Miscellania Forum - Why do we have it?

Post by Flake » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:54 pm

It's really up to the Community Architects at this point, as they were the ones to instate the policy in the first place.

Your opinions have been been heard and noted.

IF a decision is made to change the ruling, you will be informed.

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Re: Miscellania Forum - Why do we have it?

Post by Flake » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:30 am

Update: After a review from your newly elected staff members, we have decided to bring back forum games in full.

Please feel free to post in any of the topics, or perhaps even start your own! We want you to have fun here at YSFHQ and if that means you enjoy the forum games, so be it. We just want to see our members active and having fun.

So please, do enjoy!

Unlocking this thread for discussion among forum members if you so desire! ;)
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Folks there seems to be some blurring of misunderstanding about what this subforums purpose is.

Miscelanious stuff that doesn't fit into any other category.

Normally, yes, this means forum games as well. However, as stated by Eric recently, these forums games eg: TPBM / Ban the person above you etc. etc. have grown to being over 70% of the forums content, which is severely unbalanaced.

Misc. forum should be used for anything else. Great examples right now are Dragons029's UAV Thread, Weather in your area thread, even the BF3 stats thread.

Instead of posting these forum games to pass the time, why not jump on a YSFlight Server or the Teamspeak Server? Post some screenshots or replays in the General YS Section? There is so much more to YSFHQ then forum games, expand your horizons.

Thanks for understanding.

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