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Niteshade
Niteshade 3D Artist and aspiring Technical Artist
Mar 23 2011, 11:36am Anchor

I was thinking about the forum tags you can assign to your avatar/name here on the forums and saw that Web/PR is the only tag that has no "place" here on the forums. Why is that?

Manager - Development banter, Ideas & Concept
Animator - 3D and animation
Tester - Development banter
Mapper - Level design
...and so on, you get my point.

I guess that the strongest argument against it is: "What does it have to do with game development?"
Well every mod teams needs a website right? And most people who get into modding have no clue about how to set up a server, website, forum and so on.
Sure, people can always go to other forums but do we want that? I was under the impression that ModDB aims to be the largest modding community on the net. Additionally I would like to point out that a large portion of games are web-based - why is this always forgotten? Web games are also games.

So what is your oppinion - do we need a forum section for Web development and Public Relations?

Edited by: Niteshade

lancer611
lancer611 Professional Software Developer
Mar 23 2011, 11:56am Anchor

Thats a good point. Web development and Public Relations are an important part of any successful game or mod. I agree with you, there should be a Web/PR forum section.

Edited by: lancer611

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Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Mar 24 2011, 4:27am Anchor

You mean aside from Moddb.com

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Niteshade
Niteshade 3D Artist and aspiring Technical Artist
Mar 24 2011, 5:52am Anchor

That is a showoff forum section. What does that have to do with web development?

Smallchange
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Mar 24 2011, 7:28pm Anchor
Niteshade wrote:That is a showoff forum section. What does that have to do with web development?

i agree

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord Linux-Dragon of quick wit and sharp tongue
Mar 24 2011, 9:18pm Anchor
Niteshade wrote:That is a showoff forum section. What does that have to do with web development?

Well... PR is about showing off (make crap look good... although it's still crap ;) ).

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Niteshade
Niteshade 3D Artist and aspiring Technical Artist
Mar 25 2011, 4:07am Anchor
Dragonlord wrote:
Niteshade wrote:That is a showoff forum section. What does that have to do with web development?

Well... PR is about showing off (make crap look good... although it's still crap ;) ).


PR is a field concerned with maintaining a public image for business and the science of establishing and promoting a favorable relationship with the public/community. Media updates/showoff just happens to be one part of that.

Edited by: Niteshade

ytres
ytres MiG-29
Apr 8 2011, 6:42pm Anchor

That's a very good idea. I agree with you. :D

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Niteshade
Niteshade 3D Artist and aspiring Technical Artist
Apr 16 2011, 3:50pm Anchor

Thanks, glad you like it.

EDIT: Here's proof that there is a need of/interest in, having a Web -section:

Moddb.com - old web/PR suggestion -discussion from 2 years ago. Didn't lead to anything. The argument back there was that the ModDb admin(s) were afraid it would lead to more requests (of even smaller forum sections).

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You still believe that games and web development have no relation?

Edited by: Niteshade

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