The Edge of the Forum

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by shaunj66, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. shaunj66
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    shaunj66 Administrator

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    "Testing Area" to retire, but lulz to live another day
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    Hands up who likes the Testing Area? Now, hands up who doesn't like the Testing Area? I've got good news for all of you (and the one guy who does like it). From today, "that" board will no longer be known as the Testing Area - from now on, all the random silliness and fun & games will now belong at The Edge of the Forum, or "EOF" for short.

    Why? The Testing Area originally started out as -- shock horror -- a board where members could actually test things such as signatures, avatars, bbcode etc... But because members could try and get away with posting sillier and sillier topics, claiming them as honest testing topics to the ever vigilant staff, the board shortly became home to a whole realm of "special" topics, where Tempers could create threads with games and inane discussion that could reach (and have!) hundreds of pages in length.

    The staff realise that this is a very active and unique forum, and so we have decided to make it its own. But we are also aware that some people would rather steer clear of it, but find it hard to do so because of the topics being included in the Latest Discussions Box - so now, we have separated the EOF (ex. Testing Area) topics into their own tab in the Latest Discussions Box. This helps those who want to steer clear, avoid those topics, yet gives those who want to check up on all the latest shenanigans quick and painless access.

    Just as the Testing Area wasn't, the EOF will not be free from moderation - the usual forum rules still apply, and any topic or post we deem unsuitable will be removed. Just because your post count does not go up, does not mean you can make as many useless topics as you like. So please, think of the server before declaring your love for poo, because quite frankly; no-one cares, and it's not worth the server resources it takes up.

    So if you're feeling brave, you may want to check out the Edge of the Forum - you never know, you may enjoy it.

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    But you know, if you ever genuinely want to test something, there is now a dedicated thread that is for testing only. You can find it pinned in the Edge of the Forum.
     


  2. MR_COW

    MR_COW GBAtemp Fan

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    I like the idea. If I want to lose IQ, I now know where to go!
     
  3. coolbho3000

    coolbho3000 GBATemp Kikkoman Naturally Brewed SoySauce Fanatic

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    NOOOOOO!!!

    TA!!!!!!! TA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. jgu1994

    jgu1994 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    for the better i guess.
     
  5. Banger

    Banger Me > | | < You ..Wanna Line dance?

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    Longer over due change.
     
  6. SpongeFreak52

    SpongeFreak52 GBAtemp Fan

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    Rest in peace, ol' Testing Area. May you eternally rest from the possibly one person who actually decided to use you to test something.
     
  7. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

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    I liked the name.. nice idea.
     
  8. pilotwangs

    pilotwangs GBAtemp Maniac

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    Woop,I never use the testing area,but I might start visiting the EOF.
     
  9. Minox

    Minox Spytech Employee

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    I'm happy as long as we get to keep our old topics.
     
  10. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Me too. There are still a lot of golden 2006-2007 TA threads there [​IMG]
     
  11. JPH

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    I like the changes.
    Yay for EOF. [​IMG]
     
  12. shaunj66
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    shaunj66 Administrator

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    All threads remain [​IMG] It's purely a name change and modification to the Latest Posts box. I don't think anyone can really object. We haven't taken anything away.
     
  13. arctic_flame

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    It's a good name. No one tested things in there anyway [​IMG]

    EOF
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  14. The Worst

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    that's all you had to do !!!
     
  15. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Why is people saying goodbye? All it is getting is a name change and a few other stuff. It isn't going anywhere.
     
  16. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

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    Internet killed the Testing Area
     
  17. bobrules

    bobrules GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    R.I.P testing area. ( historical event)
     
  18. Prophet

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    I think this could work out well. I predict an immediate spike in stupidity, seeing as the EOF is so new and trendy at the moment and everyone will flock there and test the limits, but this should settle over time if moderation steps up to the plate and defines the lines clearly.

    None the less, it's a step in the right direction.
     
  19. Costello

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  20. Doomsday Forte

    Doomsday Forte GBAtemp Maniac

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    The Edge of Sanity would've been a better choice.

    That and it'd be shortened to EOS. :3