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Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 13th, 2009 @ 3:42am
by Dan
I would like to see Mr Ford and Mr Fitch post here :)

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 13th, 2009 @ 4:22am
by Dan
oooh. Waynes World type worship from me if Mr Green turns up here :)

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 13th, 2009 @ 9:42am
by LiQuid
Seconding the General Discussion forum.

I haven't really seen any need to heavily moderate anybody around here so far though. I'm not too worried.

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 13th, 2009 @ 10:29am
by James-Kond
Yeah, General or 'off-topic' would be nice, also, Music anyone?

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 13th, 2009 @ 10:37am
by LiQuid
Could just lump that in the off topic section. Generally speaking, music isn't "geeky" enough to warrant it's own forum IMO. :)

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 13th, 2009 @ 10:43am
by KaL
Geekbox Game-Night subforum for the games section?

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 13th, 2009 @ 1:14pm
by LiQuid
VultureOfCulture wrote:
LiQuid wrote:Could just lump that in the off topic section. Generally speaking, music isn't "geeky" enough to warrant it's own forum IMO. :)

You don't know me, then. :P

Hey, I never said it wasn't possible to "be geeky about music" music just isn't one of those things that a lot of people associate with nerd culture like games and comics and stuff. :)

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 13th, 2009 @ 1:20pm
by LiQuid
Well don't let me dissuade you from the good fight man. I'm not trying to win debate club here!

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 13th, 2009 @ 2:48pm
by Rueler
How about a general books section instead of just comics? And maybe we could use the podcast section to talk about any podcast we listen to?

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 13th, 2009 @ 11:45pm
by BinaryMind
Rueler wrote:How about a general books section instead of just comics?
You mean Geek Books (Comics/Sci-fi/Fantasy, etc.) right? Once we start bringing in Opera's picks we've officially lost our geek status.

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 13th, 2009 @ 11:55pm
by Melvilles Fist
Love the forums so far.

Could we get some link that say "Last post by..." and then the forum member name? When we click it, it will jump to the latest post. Kinda tedious to scroll, scroll, scroll.

Thanks, guys!

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 14th, 2009 @ 2:46am
by KindGalaxy
Nothing to suggest. This is a geek message board... let's stay geeks! Geeks <3 Games, Comics and TV. Actually... I PM'ed Ryan Scott the day the boards went live asking for a music and off topic board and he professed his disdain for off topic boards so... yeah, I think he's right. Off Topic so we can... talk about NFL and boobs... both things are what geeks will never experience (had to make the joke).

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 14th, 2009 @ 6:49am
by GiantAsianMan
I PM'ed Ryan Scott as well, inquiring about an off topic forum, and got the same disdain as KindGalaxy.

I think an off topic forum is worth a shot. Comic, games, television and movies... these are all things geeks love, but they're not the only things, and not all geeks even love all those things. There are geeks who love sports (if you don't think fantasy sports is a geeky past time, please, its role playing). There are geeks who love all manner of books, not just those found in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Manga/Graphic Novel section at the bookstore. And what geek doesn't love the newest electronics and gadgets? Where can these things be discussed?

I think these forums have been great so far, but the true test of civility on the internets is an off topic forum. Can the Geekbox community make one work?

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 15th, 2009 @ 4:43am
by Mechar
I think it would be good to expand the profiles with a biography section. Right now it feels kinda empty as if there´s a huge gap missing in the "Contact" section. And it would also make it a lot more interesting.

It would also be cool to have different titles or ranks like Ryan has ("Hell yeah!"). But so far the boards are awesome!

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 15th, 2009 @ 12:18pm
by Rydog
Great thread, guys -- thanks for the suggestions! I will definitely monitor this thread for good ideas. :) I've also stickied this thread for now.

Some specific things:


James-Kond wrote:Yeah, General or 'off-topic' would be nice, also, Music anyone?

If I see enough rabid demand for this stuff, maaaaaaaaaybe. I'm REALLY hesitant to delve into 'Off-topic' territory, because those types of subforums are always total train wrecks in my experience (anyone remember 1UP Non-Gaming Related?), and I'm not interested in moderating the frequent flame wars that I know they'll provoke. I've also always been of the mind that people patronize a forum to talk about the specific subject matter at hand, and 'Off-topic' flies in the face of that.


Melvilles Fist wrote:Love the forums so far.

Could we get some link that say "Last post by..." and then the forum member name? When we click it, it will jump to the latest post. Kinda tedious to scroll, scroll, scroll.

Thanks, guys!

There actually is a little icon next to the newest poster's name to the right of each topic in the forum. You can click that to go to the latest post. It's probably not very obvious; just a quirk of the theme I'm using. I'm sure I'll get around to changing some of the stock images at some point.


Mechar wrote:I think it would be good to expand the profiles with a biography section. Right now it feels kinda empty as if there´s a huge gap missing in the "Contact" section. And it would also make it a lot more interesting.

It would also be cool to have different titles or ranks like Ryan has ("Hell yeah!"). But so far the boards are awesome!

I just added in fields for profile, XBLA Gamertag, PSN User ID, Wii Friend Code, and Steam ID -- enjoy! And, yeah, I'd like to implement some fun ranks that are controlled by total post counts. I just need to come up with a creative theme for them. :)

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 15th, 2009 @ 2:10pm
by James-Kond
Pele Merengue wrote:The only people posting around here seem to be humble, well-behaved geeks. :geek:

Till Geekbox gets discovers by Kevin Rose and twitters about it, be afraid..

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 15th, 2009 @ 3:12pm
by Thatguyscott
I'd second the 'off-topic' forum idea. But in order to stop it degenerating into a mess, make it so members cannot make new topic and just have set topics such as Books, Sports, Music, etc. It'd be easier to moderate atleast.

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 15th, 2009 @ 3:38pm
by Sokkratez
The lack of General Disc / off-topic is something I've been liking ;)

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 15th, 2009 @ 3:57pm
by Rueler
Rydog wrote:I'm REALLY hesitant to delve into 'Off-topic' territory, because those types of subforums are always total train wrecks in my experience (anyone remember 1UP Non-Gaming Related?), and I'm not interested in moderating the frequent flame wars that I know they'll provoke.


I'm sure you could find people willing to moderate, if you were worried about spending too much time yourself...

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 15th, 2009 @ 5:11pm
by Jaconius
Sokkratez wrote:The lack of General Disc / off-topic is something I've been liking ;)

I second this.

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 16th, 2009 @ 2:18pm
by Rosered
Yeah, I'd really like to see some kind of "other media" section for stuff like music and books to fall under.

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 16th, 2009 @ 3:27pm
by Sokkratez
I don't think it's much of a stretch to talk about books in "comics" and music in "movies".

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 16th, 2009 @ 11:15pm
by Jeku
There actually is a little icon next to the newest poster's name to the right of each topic in the forum. You can click that to go to the latest post.


Yes, thank you! That was the only thing I felt missing from these forums so far.

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 17th, 2009 @ 9:12am
by rockintomordor
Jaconius wrote:
Sokkratez wrote:The lack of General Disc / off-topic is something I've been liking ;)

I second this.


And I third this!

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 17th, 2009 @ 11:45am
by Harry MacKenzie
An off-topic/general discussion forum would be great. I post often at another gaming forum and the general discussion is usually the most active part of the site. Other suggestions, it would be cool if you could create polls.

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 17th, 2009 @ 11:49am
by mtcantor
Off topic general forum would be fantastic. Some place to have political discussions could be interesting, as long as there is a no-Hitler ban in place...

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 17th, 2009 @ 3:47pm
by Sokkratez
I pooped a little when I read "political discussions".

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 17th, 2009 @ 3:58pm
by mtcantor
Sokkratez wrote:I pooped a little when I read "political discussions".


ha, I don't really know if thats a good thing or not... but hey... at least I made an impact.

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 18th, 2009 @ 9:46am
by LiQuid
I still vote Yes for off topic, but NONONONONONONONO for political discussion.

Politics and religion should both just be banned from the internets.

Re: Forum Suggestions - Post them here!

PostPosted: Mar 18th, 2009 @ 10:13am
by mtcantor
See, as long as the forums are properly moderated, and people are reprimanded for being dicks to each other, then no topic should be "banned". As long as people have informed things to say on a subject, then they should be encouraged to add to the community dialogue.

Politics in general is a very "geeky" subject, with a good amount of carryover into the gaming community. It would be sad if this community shied away from it. Maybe a separate off topic forum just called "News and Politics" or something like that.

All that you are really implying is that people get too passionate about these subjects, and their level of rhetoric can become too severe, leading to other people getting offended, so just establish base rules in those forums for civilized discussion. As long as you can get a good moderator to do the job, I don't see why this would be a bad idea.

Then again, that's just my opinion, I could be wrong.