★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

Forum's "Game Impression" option...?

02-16-2010, 03:41 AM
#1
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Formerly Zimbabwe - now England.
Posts: 1,394
Forum's "Game Impression" option...?

I notice that when posting a reply to a topic on the forums, we have the choice of marking our response as a "game impression" (yes or no), and our post is then headed as such in the general thread.
However, I cannot see a way to filter the thread to ONLY show the responses that are game impressions.
Is there any way to do this? Otherwise, for threads that have 100s and 100s of pages (often with pointless arguing about pricing, etc.), we still have to manually scroll through them and try and scan with our eyes which are the articles that give an impression of the game.
If there isn't a way to do this currently, are you able to implement such a tool? I for one would appreciate it greatly, and I'm sure many other forum members would too.
If you are not able to create a filter option for these posts, then even some other way of differentiating them *more* than they currently are would be great. As it is, just manually looking for one tiny little emboldened header is quite a tricky affair.
Maybe these posts could be indented, or on a pale grey backdrop, or just something different. Something that makes the whole post stand out a bit more, rather than just a one-line header at the top of it.

On a related note, would it be possible for you to add a "question" option when making a post, much in the same way that we can currently make a "game impression" post?
Of course, this would only really be beneficial to the person posting the question (and to those others who also want to know the answer to the question) if the post could be made to stand out in some way.
Ideally though of course, the answer to the question would also need to stand out, so if someone replies to the post flagged as a question, then their reply would also would made to stand out in the same way.

So maybe when posting a reply, a user could be presented with a choice above their message body field, saying:
This post is a:
- General comment
- Game impression
- Question

And it would default to "general comment".
This is very similar to how it is now already with the game-impression drop-down.

Website: www.NotHowItLooks.com Twitter: @BrettArchibald
Artwork, animation & UI-design for Beyond Ynth Parachute Panic Chicken Raid
Multiple icon-sets design for Thingy Blox
02-16-2010, 03:57 AM
#2
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,692
This feature will be utilized at some point in the future in new and exciting ways.

I've said too much!


02-16-2010, 04:02 AM
#3
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Formerly Zimbabwe - now England.
Posts: 1,394
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hodapp View Post
This feature will be utilized at some point in the future in new and exciting ways.

I've said too much!

Excellent. Glad to hear it.
Can you say too much about a possible "question" option too?

Website: www.NotHowItLooks.com Twitter: @BrettArchibald
Artwork, animation & UI-design for Beyond Ynth Parachute Panic Chicken Raid
Multiple icon-sets design for Thingy Blox
02-16-2010, 04:06 AM
#4
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,692
It will make more sense once you see how the other half is implemented. We need a decent amount of actual impression posts tagged as impressions. You'll see.
02-16-2010, 03:07 PM
#5
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,652
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hodapp View Post
It will make more sense once you see how the other half is implemented. We need a decent amount of actual impression posts tagged as impressions. You'll see.
Are all impressions going to be collected in a single area/post? That would be extremely helpful if enough people start tagging their posts.

 /l、
(゚、
 l、 ~ヽ
 じしf_, )ノ Inconspicuous Group Cat?
02-25-2010, 06:44 AM
#6
I am very much appreciate on your suggestion.
02-25-2010, 08:59 AM
#7
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Upstate NY/USA
Posts: 2,409
Good idea and nice feature to add-on. Looking forward to seeing it.