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Different games with subforums of the same name

Discussion in 'Forum Feedback' started by toadchild, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. toadchild

    toadchild Premeasure

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    I've noticed an issue for a while that I think is going to be a larger problem as Code1 and N4 really take off. When you're on the new posts page, you can only see the lowest level subforum name, such as "Rules". This means that it's hard to immediately tell what game a rules thread is for if it's not immediately obvious from the title. There have been a number of times I've clicked on an Aristeia question because I thought it might have been about Infinity, but once I actually read the post, it was obvious what game it was for. However, now that there are multiple flavors of Infinity, there are going to be lots of confused answers unless the layout is updated to more clearly indicate which game a given thread is about before you even click on it.

    Please consider making this change - I think it'll really help.
     
  2. toadchild

    toadchild Premeasure

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    As an example, the first post on this thread is a really well written answer that would have been incredibly helpful... if the post had been about N3.
     
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  3. psychoticstorm

    psychoticstorm Aleph's rogue child
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    I understand the worry and it is something that needs to be taken into serious consideration.
     
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  4. ijw

    ijw Ian Wood aka the Wargaming Trader. Rules & Wiki
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    Seconded. It's already been an issue for Aristeia and N3 at times, but for CodeOne and N3/N4 it's going to be a big issue.
     
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  5. daszul

    daszul Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, this can even happen between the spanish and english forums.
    Of course, as soon as you are in a thread you realize it, but from the "New Posts" page it is unclear where a link leads to.
     
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  6. Koin-Koin

    Koin-Koin Well-Known Member

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    Funny thing, in the C1 sub-forum, where there is no need to specify it, people tend to include a tag or any form of precision ^^
     
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  7. Mob of Blondes

    Mob of Blondes Well-Known Member

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    Please, no endless bike shedding, just add a short code to each name and move on. C1 News, A! News, Inf News, N3 Rules Archive, N4 Rules, Reglas C1, Reglas N4, Novedades Inf (or even Infinity, Army has Infinity), etc.

    Many of these are just ESP/ENG, with exceptions that would require disambiguation (marked with * for ones I know about):
    2 agl
    2 aleph
    2 apps
    2 ariadna
    2 chemical-brothers
    * 2 combined-army
    2 double-trouble
    2 druze-bayram-security
    * 2 ejercito-combinado
    * 2 eventos-y-torneos
    * 2 events-tournaments
    2 haqqislam
    2 human-fate
    2 ic
    2 ic-in-character
    2 ikari-company
    2 infinity-army
    2 its
    2 japanese-secessionist-army
    2 legendary-bahadurs
    2 masters-of-puppets
    * 2 new-users
    2 ooc
    2 ooc-out-of-character
    * 2 presentaciones
    2 reckless-hearts
    2 smoke-mirrors
    2 soldiers-of-fortune
    2 spiral-corps
    2 starco
    2 tohaa

    And these are the tricky ones:
    3 battle-reports
    3 news
    3 novedades
    3 reglas
    3 reportes-de-batalla
    3 rules
    4 o-12
    4 panoceania
    4 yu-jing
    6 general

    Yep, some are really tricky: o-12 appears 4 times even if front page has 2 readable (C1 ones are hidden, no idea how to show them like the -/+ of the section bars).

    Or maybe they have been moved from somewhere else where the tag was important.
     
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  8. Koin-Koin

    Koin-Koin Well-Known Member

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    Smart.
     
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  9. Mob of Blondes

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