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Is Ok to Move Game of the Week Polling to iOS Games instead of General Discussion?

09-11-2015, 12:59 PM
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Is Ok to Move Game of the Week Polling to iOS Games instead of General Discussion?

Would it be cool to start posting Game of the Week polls in the core iOS games category? If so, would moderators help sticky it there (as has been done in General Games)?

Hey... make me a moderator and I'll make it happen plus precision scalpel through some spam while I'm at it.

Not sure if this needs to be sold but here's a try: Some exceptionally brilliant forum member suggested that the Game of the Week polling on the forums would get more nominations and votes if it was sticky-ed to the top of the iOS games forum instead of the "General Games Discussion" blackhole that fewer people get lured into. I'm arguing that Game of the Week nominations and voting is actually relevant to specific iOS games more so than it is "general discussion." I say moving to the more relevant section and getting more exposure is justified because finding hot new releases and discussing them, as GOTW polling is an example of, is a core part of the TA experience. GOTW voting is a years old institution on TA spearheaded by numerous torchbearers over the years so is reliable.

Thanks in advance for any consideration.

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Originally Posted by sapphire_neo View Post
I feel like a dedicated nomination thread needs to be stickied in the actual games section, we barely get any nominations each week.
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Originally Posted by The Son of Anarchy View Post
I second this completely. I know the whole poll is a bit of fun, but for it to carry any sense of credibility there needs to be more involvement. The above is an awesome idea...

I also know it takes a lot of effort to keep the poll running so thank you to all involved, it is a cool thing with a long legacy and I appreciate that it's here each week.

Last edited by undeadcow; 09-11-2015 at 01:10 PM.
09-11-2015, 01:27 PM
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09-11-2015, 02:51 PM
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I'll gladly take care of sticking/un-sticking the threads for you. If I'm not around, just hit me with a PM and I'll get my ass on for the half second it takes to stick a thread.

EDIT: Moved this week's thread to test the waters.

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Last edited by metalcasket; 09-11-2015 at 03:05 PM.
09-11-2015, 04:51 PM
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I'll gladly take care of sticking/un-sticking the threads for you. If I'm not around, just hit me with a PM and I'll get my ass on for the half second it takes to stick a thread.

EDIT: Moved this week's thread to test the waters.
Many thanks to Metalcasket for the continued moderator support; your help was never in doubt.
09-11-2015, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
Many thanks to Metalcasket for the continued moderator support; your help was never in doubt.
Don't mention it buddy.

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09-11-2015, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by metalcasket View Post
I'll gladly take care of sticking/un-sticking the threads for you. If I'm not around, just hit me with a PM and I'll get my ass on for the half second it takes to stick a thread.

EDIT: Moved this week's thread to test the waters.
I've been doing it every week 'til I got sick



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09-11-2015, 05:33 PM
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I've been doing it every week 'til I got sick
Sometimes as soon as the threads are made! I know. >_>

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09-11-2015, 08:17 PM
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I've been doing it every week 'til I got sick
Thanks, Echoseven... Sometimes its hard to tell who is making thing happen behind the scenes but it's obvious you didnt make moderator for nothing.
09-12-2015, 08:03 AM
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I think it might look nice under the hot games section. It might get more attention in that location.

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