Shut down Wii Discussions

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by playallday, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. playallday
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  2. purplesludge

    purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

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    I am pro removing wii board completely since I never use it. [​IMG]
     
  3. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    boooooooooooooooooo

    lol, everyone is entitled to their opinion though

    if your serious about getting peoples opinions, set up this thread so people can vote
     
  4. playallday
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    playallday Group: GBAtemp Ghost

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    Done.

    I just get fed up when I'm trying to look at some posts here but it takes forever because of some n00bs asking about Wii hacking.
     
  5. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    How about making it so that only people who have joined say before April 2008 can login?
     
  6. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    Its not going slow for me in any way

    That would reduce the n00bcount and Wii hackers count to almost 0, so its basically the same as disabling the board completely
     
  7. playallday
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    How about making it so that only people who have joined say before October 11th 2004 can login? [​IMG]
     
  8. ca_michelbach

    ca_michelbach GBAtemp Fan

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    Meh...I could be pushed either way on this, I mean it would decrease the amount of noobs who are too stupid to search. But what if someone needs serious help or has a great release but they can't post because a new game's out.
    Like I said, I'm undecided. I hardly use the wii forums (I try and solve my own problems first) so it doesn't really effect me much.
     
  9. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    That was my point. [​IMG]

    We could also close certain flashcard boards or even the entire DS one when a popular DS game comes out too. Its a stupid idea, cutting out a feature of the forum that actually drags people in. A lot of people are annoying and so on but we do get a lot of great members out of these newbies.

    Regardless people will just post elsewhere leading to more work from the staff to close these threads that are in the wrong place.
     
  10. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

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    I couldn't agree more.
     
  11. p1ngpong

    p1ngpong The King is Dead

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    I think the previously used tactic of restricting access to the forum to only registered users under times of heavy load is a better idea then this suggestion. It still allows access to the information that the members want to see, and allows the regular flow of discussion to continue uninterrupted. Shutting down certain sections as Hadrian said would probably cause a huge amount of unnecessary, off topic threads to seep into other areas, plus it would be highly frustrating for all the members who rely on the forum as an information resource. Why come to a site that closes down sections every time a popular game is released that everyone is interested in, when you can just go to any number of others and just get your information and discuss the game there without frustration?
     
  12. LxTrix

    LxTrix GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    "about 50% of the people who are using GBAtemp are viewing the Wii Discussions forums"

    Wouldn't that make the purpose of this site for Wii Discussion? Your just a troll and i know the mods won't take you seriously at all. Maybe you should just go buy a wii.
     
  13. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

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    why?
    i havent seen a lag for weeks now
     
  14. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    Honestly, if you shut down Wii discussions, all the noob threads will swarm somewhere else. General Console discussions, General Off Topic, etc. When a noob wants answers, he'll try to get answers.

    And ever since we got the server upgrade we've been able to handle the flood when big names come out. I guess it'll be put to the test when Spirit Tracks is released (since it's a huge release and will probably have tough-as-nails anti-piracy).
     
  15. iFish

    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    the site is only slow for me the first time loading the front page
     
  16. ZAFDeltaForce

    ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

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    Most members I think have a Wii console.

    That means, they are the majority, and you (and me) are unfortunately, the minority.

    Logically, the mods follow utilitarianism. What makes you think they'll make the minority happy by compromising the majority?

    Long story short: As much as I'd love the Wii board removed, it's not going to happen. A poll would just support my argument further.
     
  17. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

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    PlayAllDay, great idea!

    But why don't we go the extra mile and just close down all of GBAtemp? Then we'll get no slow downs whatsoever! People can simply go elsewhere to discuss the latest releases with a great community.

    [/sarcasm]
     
  18. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Great idea Shaun [​IMG]

    Maybe we should just keep the shoutbox! [​IMG]
     
  19. Blastoise

    Blastoise GBAtemp Fan

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    Maybe two seperate URLS
    i.e.
    ds.gbatemp.net
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    wii.gbatemp.net
     
  20. cooldudechand

    cooldudechand GBAtemp Regular

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    Or you can disable peaople who have less tan 20 posts