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Recommendation?

05-06-2013, 06:16 PM
#1
Joined: Nov 2009
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Recommendation?

On the side bar listing of iphone/ipad games, the "universal" games are listed under Iphone. Would it be difficult to have a separate listing of "universal" games? Many times I look for a thread for popular game that I play on my Ipad, and have to search through the Iphone list to find it because it is universal. It's just a pain in my butt, maybe no one else's.
05-06-2013, 06:22 PM
#2
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I think it's because that's just the way the forums are organized. The iPad forum is iPad only, while the "iPhone" forum is iPhone only and universal apps. I made an awesome suggestion in this thread regarding reorganization:
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=160532
But I doubt we'll see anything happen.

05-06-2013, 06:26 PM
#3
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I still wish they would do away with the ipad forum and make it just one forum, searcheable somehow by iphone, ipad, or universal. I never go to the ipad section hardly anymore, cause it is just kinda mostly junk. I still hope for one day for a consolidated section, or heck, move the universal games over to the ipad section, cause I could care less about the iphone only games.
05-11-2013, 07:29 PM
#4
I would like my subscribe threads to cause a number to pop on the the forums bar if one of them is replied to (like on the reviews bar). If this is implemented, only one number / thread would be best (so if the Star Command thread gets 200 replies, I won't be confused as to why I suddenly am subscribed to 200 threads that were all replied to)
05-11-2013, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Connector View Post
I still wish they would do away with the ipad forum and make it just one forum, searcheable somehow by iphone, ipad, or universal. I never go to the ipad section hardly anymore, cause it is just kinda mostly junk. I still hope for one day for a consolidated section, or heck, move the universal games over to the ipad section, cause I could care less about the iphone only games.
I feel the same way. If I'm debating between buying one game or another, I will always pick the universal one. And the ipad forum is junk like its been for awhile now, I agree with the one searchable forum.
05-11-2013, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Pman View Post
I feel the same way. If I'm debating between buying one game or another, I will always pick the universal one. And the ipad forum is junk like its been for awhile now, I agree with the one searchable forum.
I hope that doesn't mean you missed Brogue

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05-11-2013, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
I hope that doesn't mean you missed Brogue
We all probably missed it, cause like it or not, most of us ipad folk don't read the ipad forum cause it is all junk games. Nowadays, I maybe it check it once a week, sometimes once a month, it is so sad.

Used to be, that I enjoyed going in there for the stickied thread about the ipad 4, but since it was discouraged in there for us to talk about general ipad issues in that thread, there is almost no reason to read the ipad thread.

So sad, cause I am about as pro ipad as one can get. But honestly, reading the ipad thread for the most part, is like reading the spam junk mail in my email box....
05-11-2013, 09:54 PM
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I dunno what you consider junk, but if you ask me there's way more of it in the iPhone forum. The iPad forum is slower, sure, but the junk:games ratio isn't that bad. Three of the best games of recent months are sitting in iPad forum threads: Brogue, Rigonauts and Cosmic Mechanic.

If it helps raise visibility for those games though, I'd welcome any changes.

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05-11-2013, 11:01 PM
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I know the categories can make navigating weird, but I almost exclusively use the "new posts" link along the top of the forum header, which pulls posts from the entire forum.

Then when searching for a game, I'll either use a tab I already have open in the iPhone or iPad forum and search - but I have the most luck just clicking over to "advanced search" and typing in the game name.

I have no helpful and clever ideas to change the forum structure, but the way detailed above has been my standard MO for forums and works pretty well. So many people don't know the awesomeness of the "new posts" link.
05-12-2013, 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
I dunno what you consider junk, but if you ask me there's way more of it in the iPhone forum. The iPad forum is slower, sure, but the junk:games ratio isn't that bad. Three of the best games of recent months are sitting in iPad forum threads: Brogue, Rigonauts and Cosmic Mechanic.

If it helps raise visibility for those games though, I'd welcome any changes.
Hmmm, I haven't read any of those threads, but as I said, I only really do a serious look at the ipad forum maybe once every month or so. Either it is a lot of junk, or there is hardly any activity in it. Guess it is pretty sad for someone as pro ipad as there can be not to read the ipad forum much, but if it was easier to get to the ipad games (again like one central forum) then more like us would participate. Even would be nice if some iphone only users would use the ipad threads so there would be more activity and interest.

Also, I would like to see some threads in the ipad gaming section devoted to other things like ipad rumours, ipad accessories, or ipad game recommendations. I wonder if I start any thread like this, whether the mods would move them to the lounge to die. If there were some threads like this, I would use the ipad forum. In the state it is in now, not really interesting to me. Maybe I will try to resurrect the stickied ipad 4 thread again, cause the ipad 5 is coming, and I need some reason to read the ipad forum. But yeah, I have the serious question, would these kind of threads be allowed in the ipad section? They just die in the lounge. Would love to see the ipad forum used more for ipad general issues too.

But thanks for the mention of those 3 games, I will look at the threads. But there has to be a better way for us to be able to notice which ipad only games are good. I'm sure not going to the ipad forum and clickng on each thread, it would be a waste of time. But thanks for the mentions, maybe I missed those three games cause they are ipad only.

Last edited by Connector; 05-12-2013 at 03:22 AM.