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Mods/Games "Disappearing" from watching list, are they all ceasing development? (Forums : General Banter : Mods/Games "Disappearing" from watching list, are they all ceasing development?) Locked
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Jan 25 2013, 7:35am Anchor

So, a while ago I started keeping track of the number of Mods and Games I was tracking, because one day I noticed that suddenly I had minus 1 mod in the list, then I started to notice that sometimes I had minus 1 mod or game in the watching list, the only reason I know this could be happening is because they ceased development and have been archived, but it has happened more regularly recently and it seems a little weird that so many mods and games ceased development in a small period of time. So, the point of this post is that I want to be sure that the only reason why this is happening is that the developers decided to cease development of the mod/game, and, coincidentally, so many decided to cease development recently, without posting a news telling the project followers what happened.

I have an idea to ModDB (I think ModDB could update us when a project ceases development) that I plan to post in the suggestions here in the forums, but i wanted to be sure that that was the only reason why so many projects "disappeared" from my watching list before posting it.

Edit: It happened again 2 days ago (26/01/13) , I suddenly had minus 1 mod and no update saying that a mod ceased development.

Edited by: BioDestroyer

Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Jan 28 2013, 5:58pm Anchor

Are you filtering the site?

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Jan 29 2013, 8:24am Anchor
Henley wrote:Are you filtering the site?

Do you mean the filters in the modwatch and gamewatch tabs in the Message Center? To filter the Status, Genres, Theme, etc? If you mean those no, none of them are active.

Feb 13 2013, 6:04pm Anchor

I am also interested in the answer to this.

Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Feb 13 2013, 6:09pm Anchor
BioDestroyer wrote:
Henley wrote:Are you filtering the site?

Do you mean the filters in the modwatch and gamewatch tabs in the Message Center? To filter the Status, Genres, Theme, etc? If you mean those no, none of them are active.


On the top of the site make sure that you press the giant home button. If any other tabs are selected then you are filtering the site.

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Feb 14 2013, 8:10am Anchor
Henley wrote:
BioDestroyer wrote:
Henley wrote:Are you filtering the site?

Do you mean the filters in the modwatch and gamewatch tabs in the Message Center? To filter the Status, Genres, Theme, etc? If you mean those no, none of them are active.


On the top of the site make sure that you press the giant home button. If any other tabs are selected then you are filtering the site.


No, The home tab is selected, If I Remember correctly I never even clicked on any other tab. xD

Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Feb 14 2013, 6:38pm Anchor

I am not sure what would happen if we delete a mod, we do it when there is copyright issues. So that could be the cause.

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Feb 20 2013, 7:02pm Anchor
Henley wrote:I am not sure what would happen if we delete a mod, we do it when there is copyright issues. So that could be the cause.

Maybe that is the cause, but I find it strange that it happened so much in a relatively small period of time, maybe some of them were deleted and some others ceased development.

The idea I mentioned in the first post is that ModDB should update us when a project ceases development, it would be like a normal update, but with some differences:

1 - Instead of the normal white/light grey background it would be red or black (To make it stand apart).
2 - It would always be on top of the list (e.g. If the last update was 10 hours ago and another mod had an update 1 hour ago the mod that ceased development would still be on top, also to make it stand apart).
3 - Beside the Game/Mod name there would be the "has ceased development and consequently been archived." message (Similar to the one inside the Game/Mod page).
4 - Under the name would be any update, media, articles, downloads added (Like it already happens with any normal update).

This is just an idea I had, incase the game/mod doesn't upload anything telling us that it ceased development, which would make it pass unnoticed.

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