SONM and GRcade Merger

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Kapp » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:19 pm

Karl wrote:I'd like to look at this from the perspective of your members and community -- what can GRcade do to make the SONM gang feel as comfortable and welcomed as possible? I want to make GRcade something that they recognise as a successor to their community and feel a part of.


Don't make silly usergroups like OR did. :slol:

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by OrangeRKN » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:39 pm

Kapp wrote:Don't make silly usergroups like OR did. :slol:


The intention was to stop users who were repeatedly warned for making spam threads from making more threads, rather than outright banning them

We didn't anticipate it being seen as a badge of honour or something

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Kapp » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:03 pm

It became a badge of honour when it was only ever used to house a specific group of users and never any other users who were also warned after it was made lol

sonm was good times

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Green Gecko » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:35 pm

We have a couple of silly titles because it's the only fun mods have but can probably count them on one hand.

Don't tend to have a spam problem, if anything not enough threads and too many megathreads. Only one person has ever been restricted from posting in one section and the decision took like 1 year as a last possible resort.

We also have per thread bans if someone can't help ruining a topic.

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Moggy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:48 pm

I’m “Special”.

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Ironhide » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:59 pm

Moggy wrote:I’m “Special”.


Sure are.

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Tsunade » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:05 pm

What's going to happen to SONMs "tsf"?

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Errkal » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:06 pm

Tsunade wrote:What's going to happen to SONMs "tsf"?

What does tsf stand for?

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Tsunade » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:08 pm

Team speak fanction. Well that's what they said it meant.

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Garth » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:20 pm

shy guy 64 wrote:do have a thread for nintendo directs? if not ill start one like id on sonm

You're very welcome to help make a new threads for new Directs if you like, we have lots of Nintendo Switch gamers here so I'm sure there'll be plenty of discussion to fill them :)

We've had threads for them in the past:
t:nintendo-direct--1309-11pm?f=2

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by DarkRula » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:24 pm

SONM had just one megathread for Directs, so I'm sure once a new one is announced, that'll be started.

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Errkal » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:35 pm

Tsunade wrote:Team speak fanction. Well that's what they said it meant.

As in voice chat?

We have a mumble server, there is a link in the head for sort out getting on to it :)

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Rik_ » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:53 pm

I've been here a while but may as well say hi again now that it's my main forum
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hi

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by shy guy 64 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:15 pm

Garth wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:do have a thread for nintendo directs? if not ill start one like id on sonm

You're very welcome to help make a new threads for new Directs if you like, we have lots of Nintendo Switch gamers here so I'm sure there'll be plenty of discussion to fill them :)

We've had threads for them in the past:
t:nintendo-direct--1309-11pm?f=2


actually i meant a general direct thread so we dont have to keep making new ones every time theres a new direct, sorry should have made that clearer

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Green Gecko » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:04 pm

Well, we err on "new news, new thread", to avoid lots of little bits of news getting lost in giant threads. But that's not a policy by any means. We encourage things like if there's a bombshell or big game within a direct, or a Sony conference for example, people create a thread for that thing as well. E.g. Nintendo Labo.

If you want to have a Directs Update thread, welcome to, I would recommend updating the OP with each direct so it's current. Sometimes threads with no OP updates, we re-assign the OP to maintain the topic, so it's a good source of info for people new to the topic or browsing in from elsewhere. That's our general policy on megathreads of all kinds, whether it's for a really popular game like Destiny for example or a TV show like GoT.

There'll always be crossover, we don't tell anyone where to post about certain things, unless it's 2 threads about the exact same thing (e.g. new game, 2 threads, in which case the newer or slightly better one wins or they get merged). People chat about current Nintendo stuff in the Switch thread (regulars have Switch Squad sigs), before that it was Club U, there's still a 3DS thread I post in, etc.

We try to avoid giant sponge topics, we've eventually closed up some threads like that, e.g. USTV.. a thread about everything Nintendo for example wouldn't work. With the exception of the Chat Room Thread (that gets restarted occasionally) and some other threads (Switch probably counts, PCGT - PC Gamer Thread), that have their own sort of sub-communities and the community feels they are needed.

There's a bit of history. We generally find super giant threads about one monolithic topic hurt the forum because they soak up a lot of discussion and people basically thread one topic like a giant forum and don't go anywhere else, making that content hard to navigate and discover for people like new SONMers.

This doesn't include a Direct thread, which is more about news-specific discussion than a genre or medium for example. So that's OK.

Much more generally, we're positive about people thinking, I want to discuss this thing, I bet there are other people who do too. So just make that thread and see what happens. We don't want anyone worrying about thread creation and nobody needs permission to create a thread. And certainly nobody will get a snide PM or warning or anything like that if they start something, for any reason, even if they just post a joke thread - we're not NeoGAF (RIP In Peace). :lol:

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Karl » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:18 pm

tl;dr Just go ahead and make threads for whatever if you want to. No need to over-think it. If it doesn't fit it'll just get split or merged, no biggie.

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Green Gecko » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:18 pm

i need you in my life.

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Drumstick » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:07 am

Riksilver wrote:I've been here a while but may as well say hi again now that it's my main forum
so
hi

People still remember the infamous Riklist.

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Rik_ » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:11 am

I'm infamous? Yay!
(what for i don't remember)

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PostRe: SONM and GRcade Merger
by Drumstick » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:12 am

Riksilver wrote:I'm infamous? Yay!
(what for i don't remember)

Think of the Werewolf game I ran a couple of years ago.

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