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Yep you heard right, the moddatabase forum is getting there pretty much on time. Hopefully by tommorow there will be an early version to browse and post on... In the mean time however, I need suggestions on all the forum topics that you reckon should exist, because I am just dead out of ideas. Of course

Posted by INtense! on Aug 1st, 2002

Yep you heard right, the moddatabase forum is getting there pretty much on time. Hopefully by tommorow there will be an early version to browse and post on...

In the mean time however, I need suggestions on all the forum topics that you reckon should exist, because I am just dead out of ideas.

Of course there will be the staple ones such as, Games Discussion, Mod Discussion, Random Discussion, but this is modDB where anything goes and the community is listened to, so if you want to have a say in the forums, just post a comment and it shall be taken into account!

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ForK
ForK Aug 1 2002, 10:52pm says:

Definatly has to be off topic fourms ;)

CANT WAIT!!!

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BlueWolf72
BlueWolf72 Aug 1 2002, 10:53pm says:

Well games should have a thread!

Games Discussion
Mod Discussion
Random Discussion

Half Life
-SP Mods
-MP Mods
-Mapping
-Help Wanted

Than as a person or group asks for another game thread than we set it up!

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ForK
ForK Aug 1 2002, 11:00pm says:

That would require a LOAD of forums for 34 games ...

We are discussing in IRC at the moment what we can do :)

I just came up with this idea of hainga Drop Down menu in the game/mods forum where you can pick what game the topic is about, be it HL, or UT or whatever and then it might put a little logo or a Abbreviation of the game next to the thread title. That way people can see that "Oh, these people are talking about a HL mod" and not "Ok heres a thread where they talking about a mod, what game is it for"

If you get me

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INtense!
INtense! Aug 1 2002, 11:02pm says:

At this stage the forum will be just one biiig blob, like standard forums - so that i can get it done quick. However fortunatly i coded it so that the forum could be split up into a game-by-game basis, hence hopefully in a few weeks what each of you lads suggested would indeed become a reality

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azzDB
azzDB Aug 1 2002, 11:04pm says:

That was me :P

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Greg
Greg Aug 1 2002, 11:18pm says:

have you got a 120 second or 60 second "post limit" to stop automated spamming bots ? :P

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INtense!
INtense! Aug 1 2002, 11:24pm says:

is that with the forums you mean to stop the spam?

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Greg
Greg Aug 1 2002, 11:28pm says:

spam filter and bad word filter... i agree that we should keep most swearing in, as thats where moderators come in :) but i mean some words should be censored... i wont say them here, but yeah :o

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INtense!
INtense! Aug 1 2002, 11:31pm says:

the commenting system already has most of those checks in place and the forum will to...

oh and i just thought of a few more categories.. mods are all about development, and creation

so their will be stuff like

Mod Ideas
- Models

i dunno.. need suggestions!! :)

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Greg
Greg Aug 1 2002, 11:41pm says:

hmmm

you'd have a

- Modelling
- Programming / Coding (which could deal with actual mod coding, website development (welp, the backend anyways) and also external coding such as bots, patches etc... but NOT hacks.. of course ;)
- Multimedia - could deal with all audio, and video where appropriate.. as i know how many people have asked me "how do you make a video in HL"
- Mapping (duh)
- Artwork (not sig testing)

i guess we'd need a "testing" forum or soemthing that is unmoderated, where we can move poo-like threads to :)

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Neurowave
Neurowave Aug 2 2002, 1:50am says:

I think the SP mods and MP mods should just be one mods category.

AND TIME SPAM BOT THINGS ARE BAD! If any do like 10-20 seconds.

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illogic
illogic Aug 2 2002, 5:48am says:

Games Discussion
Discuss new games, current games, or yet to be released.

Mods Discussion
All your favorite mod discussions here!

Off Topic
Sit back, relax, and talk about absolutly nothing.

Pimpage
Just finished some nice artwork, or a great model for your mod? post it here!!

Complaints
If you have a problem with us, or someone, vent it here.

Suggestions or Comments.
Make suggestions about how we can imporve moddb or make it better!

Think that would be good for now. help wanted is useless, that features built in, and and breaking up the games into seperate forums would split your audience into so many pieces, the forums wouldnt get used because its to spread out. better to start small and expand upon, than to expand and not grow. confucious say. *me kicks confucious*

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Neurowave
Neurowave Aug 2 2002, 8:27am says:

Complaints is good but maybe a Feedback forum would be better so we can get praise too :)

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BrunO
BrunO Aug 2 2002, 8:37pm says:

Forums Need Forums!

Yeah you kinda need like all the obvious ones like Models,Skins,Coding,HTMl,moddb discussion and compliannts. As long as its well maintained and moderated it should be fun :D :D also dont use these smilises im not so keen on them :) :D

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Mr.Magnetichead
Mr.Magnetichead Aug 2 2002, 9:31pm says:

Feet off the furniture (General Discusion)
This just in (Mod updates, much like the front page, but in a forum surounding)
Fresh from the vine (Game / Mod Rumours and news)
Hello my name is (The place to get assistance of advertise yourself for mods)
Pimping and poseing (The place to show off what your doing at the moment)

Then a forum for each of the games covered by this place.

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INtense!
INtense! Aug 2 2002, 11:03pm says:

thanks for all the suggestions

you can now add threads to the forum, just not view the thread.. so it is getting there

oh and illogic, i just love the decriptions you gave to each forum

Off Topic - Sit back, relax, and talk about absolutly nothing. (how true is that :) )

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Stryker
Stryker Aug 3 2002, 3:04am says:

each of these represent a forum and the "-" means a subforum
games
-fps
-rpg
-racing
- etc etc

general
-offtopic

Hard&software
-hardware
-software

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Sajt
Sajt May 10 2003, 1:18am says:

Wow... I guess the catchy forum names were mostly made by Magnetichead and illogic! kewl :P
And heheh @ greg about the bad word filter :p

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TheMuffinMan2360
TheMuffinMan2360 Dec 14 2013, 10:00pm says:

Wow, I'm here more than 10 years later. I feel so nostalgic right now.

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