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Old March 26th, 2013 (10:12 AM).
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    Hey, all,

    I was thinking that ROM hacking is really the thing that attracts the most users out of PC, right?
    Remember back a few years ago when we had the Scrapbox? I know it didn't go so well, but maybe we could give this forum another chance, I'm sure that I'm not the only one for this idea! So, what do you guys think?
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    Old March 26th, 2013 (10:31 AM).
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      I'm pretty sure it's gone because the users were no longer using it for the intended purposes, and it was no longer wanting to be tended to. There is an archive of it, but I don't see it coming back.
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      Old March 26th, 2013 (10:32 AM). Edited March 26th, 2013 by Ivysaur.
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      Spam. Spam. Spam. So much spam. It was terrifying. For each member with an acceptable idea there were 20 with random spam, pointless ideas or "Look I edited the text lols now the main character is ASS lmao" kind of threads :( We salvaged the storyline ideas and moved the good hacks into Progressing Hacks. I don't think bringing it back would help activity... or rather, positive activity.
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      Old March 26th, 2013 (5:45 PM).
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        I see that point, and maybe we could do a forum ban, if a person did that?
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        Old March 26th, 2013 (11:39 PM).
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        We already did! Warnings and infractions for spamming for the worst offenders, you can bet. But most of the threads were harmless spam, or just showing ignorance rather than malice, and we just closed/deleted them. If we had infracted all of them, we would have racked up thousands of red cards, and we aren't just that strict D: The Rom Hacking mods were swamped some days, and I helped them more than once.
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        Old March 26th, 2013 (11:59 PM).
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        I forget. What exactly was the scrapbox?
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        Old March 27th, 2013 (12:44 AM).
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        I forget. What exactly was the scrapbox?
        I'll say "you don't want to know" and leave it at that.

        Really though, I'm quite glad it's gone. It was a really really spammy forum.
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        Old March 27th, 2013 (12:46 AM).
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        That doesn't answer my question at all....
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        Old March 27th, 2013 (12:58 AM).
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        I forget. What exactly was the scrapbox?
        It was meant to be a forum for people to get started on creating a rom hack but instead it became cluttered with spur of the moment ideas.
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        Old March 27th, 2013 (1:09 AM).
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          The scrapbox for ROM hacking was used for random idea's people have for ROM hacks.
          It was closed down because a Moderator felt it wasn't being used as they wanted.

          I don't think it'll come back.
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          Old March 27th, 2013 (1:45 AM).
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          What good would it bring?
          None... We have team section for ideas and progressing hacks for the hacks that actually have some potential to release at least a beta.
          Scrapbox would just become a new spammy forum with newbies trying to get attention with their AWESOME ideas...
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          Old March 27th, 2013 (1:54 AM).
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          I've heard of this Scrapbox thing somewhere... but given I don't frequent the ROM Hacking boards I would be heavily against bringing it back because of reasons stated above. Spam pits are just not tolerable and it would be demised very quickly.

          The reason it was closed was because the users posting there weren't using it correctly, and we currently have sections in Emulation that defeat the purpose of the Scrapbox.
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          Old March 27th, 2013 (2:02 AM). Edited March 27th, 2013 by Spherical Ice.
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          ^ No we don't, we have one thread, which very few more experienced users even go to (not saying I'm not guilty), which I'm guessing could make some beginners feel disheartened if no-one even sees their ideas.

          I think if we put more emphasis on supporting other people's ROM Hacks, maybe rewarding emblems for good reviews of hacks or something, then maybe the community will be made a tad more supportive? Idk.

          Of course, the main issue with the Emulation forum is the fact that the Hacks Showcase is separate from the rest of the forum so you have to go back to Emulation. Why are ROM Hacks not in the ROM Hacking section? I seriously don't get why this has been like it has for so long.

          It could really just be:

          Emulation
          ROM Hacking
          Hacks Showcase
          Progressing Hacks
          Sideshow Showcase
          Tutorials
          Research & Development
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          And even then, I think ROM Hacking and Emulation don't really get enough threads alone, so even this could work:
          ROM Hacking & Emulation
          Hacks Showcase
          Progressing Hacks
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          Old March 27th, 2013 (3:00 PM).
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          I forget. What exactly was the scrapbox?
          http://www.pokecommunity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=168

          I'll assure all y'all that there's no constructive talk there.
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            Iirc there was a "Beginner's Showcase" section introduced, which was basically Crapbox 2.0. As you can see, it is no longer around, due to the same reasons as the Crapbox was removed originally. The fact there is no Crapbox any more gives people an incentive to try harder with their hacks, so they can get it into Progressing Hacks. Which, imo, other than a few stars, is starting to turn into a Scrapbox itself :\
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            Old March 31st, 2013 (9:26 AM).
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            Spherical Ice has hit the nail on the head with the biggest problem about the ROM Hacking section.

            The scrapbox would be pointless, most threads in the progressing hacks die anyway - and that's with requirements and being approved by moderators. It would just fuel more mindless posting and less actually being followed through (at the expense of the moderators).
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