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thepsynergist
November 1st, 2010, 8:33 PM
Why doesn't Pokemon Essentials just get it's own category in Game Development? Having a 350 page thread is getting really ridiculous, and I think it should be its own category. That is all.

Melody
November 1st, 2010, 8:56 PM
Because one topic will NEVER get it's own sub-section.

If it's not a very broad or open category, then it does not get a subforum...anything that narrow must stay in it's own thread. Now you can PM the moderator of the section it's in and ask them if you can split the thread up a bit and sub-divide it into different threads, but that's really their decision.

Zen
November 1st, 2010, 8:58 PM
Listen to Pachy.

If it's something that you want to happen, or feel that it should, then that area's moderator is Yuoaman (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?u=14700).

Trying sending him a PM, and tell him your idea? I'm sure he'd listen.

Team Fail
November 1st, 2010, 9:34 PM
Listen to Pachy.

If it's something that you want to happen, or feel that it should, then that area's moderator is Yuoaman (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?u=14700).

Trying sending him a PM, and tell him your idea? I'm sure he'd listen.

Yeah. He won't bite, I hope.

This is going the same way as having the idea that TCTI should have it's own sub-forum. It would never happen. And, why would someone go through all 350 of those pages? And, how can one such narrow topic get split into an entire subforum? It just wouldn't work.

You could ask Yuoaman, he could find a way, but I know there isn't an option to turn a thread into a subforum in VB, you would have to make the subforum, then move that topic into it, then hope it gets activity.
That's all I have to say.

Erik Destler
November 1st, 2010, 10:18 PM
Or, perhaps, the thread could be closed and restarted..?

Hiroshi Sotomura
November 1st, 2010, 11:28 PM
[S-HIGHLIGHT]This is going the same way as having the idea that TCTI should have it's own sub-forum[/S-HIGHLIGHT]. It would never happen. And, why would someone go through all 350 of those pages? And, how can one such narrow topic get split into an entire subforum? It just wouldn't work.
There's no comparison here at all. If a topic is important enough, it can be branched into multiple threads. If there's enough threads, then you can effectively create a new forum for them. But the TCTI isn't anything - it doesn't fetter discussion of several topics regarding a particular platform or anything like that.

A subforum typically won't be made unless there's enough threads to call for the need for one. That's the basic rule. At this point, you can ask for the topic to be restarted, or you can ask for the thread to be branched into other threads, e.g. help, mapping help, and the like.

thepsynergist
November 2nd, 2010, 12:11 PM
I thought it should get a subforum, due to how many people frequent this site because of it. I think its safe to say that at least 30-40% of the people on this site participate in the Pokemon Essentials thread. I'll hit up yuoaman, maybe he'll agree with me. Thanks all.

Erik Destler
November 2nd, 2010, 12:13 PM
I guarantee that's not true XD;
It's over three years old. :p It probably needs to be restarted with just a link to the program. lol

JakeyBoy
November 2nd, 2010, 12:19 PM
I thought it should get a subforum, due to how many people frequent this site because of it.By this logic Pokemon ShinyGold should have it's own subforum. I can guarantee your statistics are well off and that a great deal more people come here because of ShinyGold.

It's over three years old. :p It probably needs to be restarted with just a link to the program. lolThis. A thread that old that is just silly little errors and the same few questions getting asked over and over again by people who can't use the search function is hardly worth a subforum.

Heart's Soul
November 2nd, 2010, 1:51 PM
By this logic Pokemon ShinyGold should have it's own subforum. I can guarantee your statistics are well off and that a great deal more people come here because of ShinyGold.

I JOINED because of ShinyGold.

Anyway, we're not making a subforum for a topic, like Pachy said. Several topics on this forum got their own section in ROM Hacking, but that's entirely different.

Abnegation
November 2nd, 2010, 2:52 PM
It should be stickied if anything. But the thread is mega old, it's been around for years. I wouldn't see the point in this at all, furthermore, what's the point in making an entire section which only gets a few posts a day at most when a thread handles it just fine? If more people just read the notes that come with the downloads, there wouldn't be much of a need for the thread at all.

Regardless, it should be restarted or stickied or both in my opinion. It's the largest thread ever in GD and it has neither a sticky or a restart to date. GD itself needs a slight restructure and or revamp as it's not been organized in a while. I believe that's been worked on or talked about as some know, so hopefully with better organization will grant a better location for the topic.

The 100 Mega Shock
November 2nd, 2010, 3:19 PM
I thought it should get a subforum, due to how many people frequent this site because of it. I think its safe to say that at least 30-40% of the people on this site participate in the Pokemon Essentials thread.

Do you seriously believe that? That at least 4,500 users (and i'm being very generous here, as my only source of numbers is from the Active Member count, which only includes the past 60 days) regularly participate in the Games Dev section, let alone the Essentials thread?

thepsynergist
November 2nd, 2010, 6:26 PM
I meant in the Game Dev section 30% look at the Pokemon Essentials section. Sorry for not being specific.

Yuoaman
November 2nd, 2010, 7:56 PM
Well I've been considering doing something with the Essentials thread for a while now, since it is horribly inefficient at the moment, more than half the people in there posting for help won't get any. After talking with Daedalus, who I trust on these matters, we came up with several pros and cons both for setting up a whole forum or just creating a new topic. I'll more than likely split the thread up - and of course move it to the Resources section where it belongs - into several stickies that should be a lot more helpful.

thepsynergist
November 2nd, 2010, 7:58 PM
Thanks for thinking about my suggestion Yuoaman. It means a lot.