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Pocket God Groups

04-05-2009, 08:14 PM
#1
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,240
Pocket God Groups

Since the Pocket God Threads are always so massive, wouldn't it be better for dave to make a new group for each update, post the info, then let people discuss. Once the discussion faded, a mod could delete the group.
04-05-2009, 08:25 PM
#2
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 1,679
This is a good idea... davecazz are you listening?

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04-06-2009, 12:19 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 1,351
Don't think that this is a good idea. Even if more than 50% of the people will move to the groups, there will still be LOTS of people left (or there will be new members) who don't know that Pocket God discussion is going on in the groups instead of in the topics. They will create new topics about the current version, and then people will flame them, and the topic will get locked. It will generate more topics than there currently are.

Also, if all people would go to the Groups, there would still be the same amount of posts. What's the benefit of having them in a group instead of in a topic? I can only think of three downsides:
If they're in a topic then it's more visible (it'll show on the first page of the Games forum and also in Searches.
You can subscribe to topics and get e-mail notifications of new replies. You can't do that with groups.
And groups don't show up in Searches.

I'd say: stick with topics.
(People who got annoyed by the amount of posts in the topics have left already, they wouldn't come back if all the discussion moved to groups.)

Stefan
04-06-2009, 03:26 AM
#4
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Cali-forn-i-a
Posts: 2,302
Quote:
Originally Posted by spmwinkel View Post
Don't think that this is a good idea. Even if more than 50% of the people will move to the groups, there will still be LOTS of people left (or there will be new members) who don't know that Pocket God discussion is going on in the groups instead of in the topics. They will create new topics about the current version, and then people will flame them, and the topic will get locked. It will generate more topics than there currently are.

Also, if all people would go to the Groups, there would still be the same amount of posts. What's the benefit of having them in a group instead of in a topic? I can only think of three downsides:
If they're in a topic then it's more visible (it'll show on the first page of the Games forum and also in Searches.
You can subscribe to topics and get e-mail notifications of new replies. You can't do that with groups.
And groups don't show up in Searches.

I'd say: stick with topics.
(People who got annoyed by the amount of posts in the topics have left already, they wouldn't come back if all the discussion moved to groups.)
EXACTLY. This way, we dont all have to stare at the crappy posts about PG and all those i(blank) RPG games.

dirty deeds and their dunderchee
04-06-2009, 03:32 AM
#5
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 1,351
You only have to stare at one PG topic each week now. If there would be social groups, there would probably be a PG topic every DAY where someone wants to start discussion about the app because this time they DID search and couldn't find a thread about it. And then there will be people flaming the topic starter for no good reason.

And should we start telling people that before posting they not only need to search, but also check the Social Groups to see if people are discussing the game there?

Stefan
04-06-2009, 10:11 PM
#6
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: In AMERICA.
Posts: 643
^^^Yes we should. That's a good idea.
04-08-2009, 12:32 AM
#7
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: App Tech Studios, USA
Posts: 1,363
Quote:
Originally Posted by crimson. View Post
^^^Yes we should. That's a good idea.
Brilliant!