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Old May 15th, 2013, 05:22 AM
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In light of the recent changes, I'd reorganise the forums.

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General Entertainment
Technology & Internet
Video Games
Fan Clubs & Groups

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Chit Chat & Polls
Discussions & Debates
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In relation to the Pokémon-based changes; I do like the current layout and it makes sense for the 'Current Generation' section, but I've never understood why the rest were lumped together in General Gaming. It seems a lot neater to me to have all of the generations in one place for easy access and to have the other interactive/discussion aspects of the games together in one place. (Sorry Syd ;p)

As for the non-Pokémon based sections; seven forums in Off-Topic Discussions really does seem like too much. I'd prefer for them to go back to how they were, but perhaps with moving Fan Clubs & Groups into the Entertainment/Hobbies section? To me, Entertainment always seemed like a section to discuss your interests and passions whereas Off-Topic discussions is more for chat/debates, so it feels like Fan Clubs & Groups is more relevant as an Entertainment/Hobby-based section. It'll get rid of the recent huge clutter in Off-Topic Discussions (though I'm sure this is already being looked into) and I see it as where everything belongs.

Of course this is just my thoughts and the layout won't be perfect at first, so criticise away!
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Old May 15th, 2013, 06:03 AM
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I like this. It fixes the clutter that is the new Off-Topic section.

Hobbies is broad enough to encompass anything, and Entertainment covers the rest. I have Off-Topic collapsed now (and I love Off-Topic...) because it's just horribly cluttered.

So a +1 to you, sir.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 06:49 AM
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The main idea behind the Current Gen forums is having the Battle Center and Trade Corner always near the latest games because they are always relevant regardless of the generation, and it's useful to have them as close to the top as possible instead of Red & Blue which were amazing games back in the day but have little activity left.

About the offtopic/hobbies thing, I so agree so much so badly :(
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Old May 15th, 2013, 07:01 AM
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The new change in Off-Topic Discussions is a mess, so hopefully that'll get looked over / fixed. To be honest, the change kind of surprised me because it seemed perfectly fine the way it was before. However, I do like the idea of moving Clubs & Groups there and making it an Entertainment & Hobbies category. That's a neat idea.

About the Pokémon Categories, Wolflare had a REALLY good set up the last time this was brought up that I think would be a suitable and appropriate change.

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I would rather use the following format that's similar to Nick's:

General Pokemon Gaming Discussions
- Pokemon Gaming Central
- Challenges
- Trade Corner
- Battle Center

Pokemon Game Specific Discussions
- Pokemon X & Pokemon Y
- Fifth Generation Games
- Fourth Generation Games
- Third Generation Games Advanced Generation Gaming
- First & Second Generation Games Metal & Color Generation Gaming
- Spinoff Games

All of the forums that aren't specific to certain Pokemon games are grouped together at the top. The Wi-Fi sections are seen first before the Pokemon game forums, which means that we may see less people post in game-specific forums about trading, battling, team help, etc. To me, it makes more sense to place the "general" forums before the more specific ones. I find that this is the most organized and straightforward version; it's simply general game forums + individual game forums. Additionally, the name "Current Generation Pokemon Gaming" can be misleading, as it implies that all of the forums in the section are only for the current generation. Both TC and BC include all of the past generations (though, TC mostly focuses on the games that are capable of Wi-Fi trading), so they can be considered past generation as well. PGC and Challenges are just as current as TC and BC.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 07:07 AM
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I agree with the Entertainment and Hobbies thing. Not keen on rearranging the Pokemon gaming forums, but hey, that's no secret of mine. I don't think I'll ever be. But it makes more sense to keep the current generation games with the Trade Corner and Battle Center. And keep the lesser active older gaming forums together, like Adv, M/C, and Spinoffs. Also, I don't like the idea of my forums being spread out. I have five. They have been spread out before, long ago. And that wasn't fun. lol
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Old May 15th, 2013, 01:54 PM
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Echoing what Went said. We keep battle/trade/current-gen together because those are the most relevant forums, I don't really want to change that. :(

As far as the offtopic goes, I personally like the forums grouped together (I suggested merging them and Nick came up with the layout) and think that if everyone wasn't so used to them being separate it wouldn't be such a big deal.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 02:11 PM
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@Arrangement of Off-Topic Discussions: I was also somewhat surprised that Off-Topic Discussions and Entertainment Discussions were merged together, but it seems fine as it is. Though, if any changes are to be made, I would personally love if 'Entertainment & Hobbies' was made a thing because it seems more appropriate to group those irl-types of things (media, hobbies, etc) together apart from the discussion/chatter-related forums.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 09:15 PM
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Yay! Entertainment & Hobbies was adopted! Goodiebeans!

Off-Topic is pretty again and much more organized!
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Old May 15th, 2013, 09:17 PM
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Old May 15th, 2013, 11:38 PM
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Yeah, just one question, would FCG even go to E&H or stay at OTD still?
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Old May 15th, 2013, 11:48 PM
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When Mork and I were putting it back we tried it in entertainment and agreed it looked really awful.
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