An idea to make the new release topics......

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Arm73, Mar 21, 2010.

Mar 21, 2010
  1. Arm73

    Member Arm73 GBAtemp Addict

    Mar 4, 2006
    Well it's not a secret ( I rant about it all the time ) that I've been frustrated by release topics getting spammed with newbies asking for the usually " does it work on card X " or " Any fixes yet for my outdated card no more supported by an official team ( insert your choice here ) ".
    It started long ago, even with Wii releases and it's getting worse by the day as newer games get stronger APs.
    I' ve been a loyal temper for years, and even though I don't have thousands of posts under my belt, I've been lurking and reading a lot on and off and I never really left.
    I see the releases topics as a nice database, the DS has been out for quite a few years and every once in a while I like to re-read those topics to discover games that I might have missed, or prequels to some newer ones that somehow managed to slip under my radar when they first came out simply for lack of time.
    Since I don't trust professional game reviews, it's very nice to go back and read what everybody that had the chance to play the game had to say about it, and the over all impression that it left.
    But boy, today I just decided to check the Japanese Chrono Trigger release topic , and I found 1396 mostly useless posts about fixes and such. That's 1396 posts !
    I'm sure somewhere in there somebody had some useful remarks about the game and how well was it ported( that's what I was hoping for ), but I just got lost in the sea of the " does it work on XX...".
    I felt extremely disappointed, and I decided to check another site for the info I was looking for.

    I know much has been said about it,and some time ago we also had colored tabs next to the release which people were supposed to check and get compatibility info on the fly, but never the less I thought about yet another solution.
    Namely as you know we have three tabs under the released game, and they are " Discussion - Details - View NFO "
    Now I would love for the Discussion tab to be just that, a discussion about the game, good or bad.
    But if there would be another tab next to it, called by example " Compatibility ", which interested people could click on and post about all the compatibility issues and fixes, then the main discussion area would be free and we could actually talk about the game itself, making it for a much cleaner reading experience.
    It would then look like " Discussion - Compatibility - Details - View NFO "
    Of course who ever newbie would post stupid compatibility question in the discussion section...should be immediately banned !
    That's how I feel about it.
    I'm not too sure if that would be feasible, basically you add a tab and split the topic in two ( the amount of the combined posts would remain roughly the same I think ), or if the board can be set up with a link that way, but if it could be done, it would be fantastic.
    I even volunteer to filter all the older posts if necessary and split them accordingly to suit the new lay out !
    So what do you think ?

    Could it be done ?
  2. Overlord Nadrian

    Banned Overlord Nadrian Banned

    Jul 28, 2008
    Good idea, I think it's feasible. Maybe we could use the wiki with this: users add information about what is working and what isn't, others correct, etc.
  3. Hadrian

    Former Staff Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Oct 12, 2004
    United Kingdom
    Good idea, I would certainly like to see it implemented just to give it a try. Maybe have a Hints/Cheat part too.

    Saying that most people post in the wrong sections so they probably will here.
  4. zuron7

    Member zuron7 RBYG

    Apr 6, 2009
    GPS not available in this area
    That would be good like all kinds of various of data for the game.
    But it also depends if the coders have time.

Share This Page