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Sticky Threads to Remove? - 9/12/2014 5:54:58 AM   
LoBaron


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By pure coincidence I found Bill´s compiled list of 'AE Forum Glossary' stickied in the General Discussion. Actually I just stumbled over it because I was looking for a forum rules sticky.

That got me thinking: All other subforums are extremely carful and (too?) selective when it comes to stickies, but IMHO the General Discussion is not, or at least noone maintains it.

So I thought to post my personal view of threads to be removed from the list of stickies, either because they are out of date or have lost their purpose (this includes the OOB threads as there is no correction to to the DB anymore).




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RE: Sticky Threads to Remove? - 9/12/2014 6:31:57 AM   
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maybe change some folders into sub-folders under one main called "Sticky Archive" -- ?

Is that possible?
That way if someone wants to do research or splunking in the past evolution/decision/issues of the game it within reasonable distance. Would that be useful for modders or for (future) projects like the one Alfred has undertaken to update documentation or is all that information now so outdated as to be useless?


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RE: Sticky Threads to Remove? - 9/12/2014 1:20:02 PM   
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even un-stickied, they can always be searched.

Lo - agree with your rec's ...


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RE: Sticky Threads to Remove? - 9/12/2014 1:48:30 PM   
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It would "thin out" the front page so the questions and comments in the bottom section would have more "front page" space. An Archive is a good idea....GP

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RE: Sticky Threads to Remove? - 9/12/2014 6:10:05 PM   
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Agree with an Archived Stickies subforum.

We do need more of the really good Q&A threads to be stickied.

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RE: Sticky Threads to Remove? - 9/12/2014 11:44:33 PM   
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I have thought we could unsticky some things. Any thoughts on changes to the above list?

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RE: Sticky Threads to Remove? - 9/13/2014 12:59:44 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: wdolson

I have thought we could unsticky some things. Any thoughts on changes to the above list?

Bill


I propose that, considering Alfred's self-assumed burden over the next four months, that a sticky thread for the .pdf manual revisions may be helpful for his endeavors.

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RE: Sticky Threads to Remove? - 9/13/2014 2:19:07 AM   
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Get rid of those not used, not those you aren't interested in.

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RE: Sticky Threads to Remove? - 9/13/2014 5:16:40 AM   
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Perhaps unsticky the "Full planning map" too?

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RE: Sticky Threads to Remove? - 9/13/2014 7:32:59 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: JocMeister

Perhaps unsticky the "Full planning map" too?


Actually I did not include it in the 'to remove' threads as thought it was one of the most usefule additions to WitP AE that also could be used without even being near the game. Even if it does not match the extended map, and might have some minor erros, it is a great help for players. More so new ones.


Maybe it is possible to compile a list of 'useful tools for WitP', and add this thread as a sticky?

For this thread I would nominate:
Tracker, witpqs sensational combat reporter, the submarine tracker (currently do not remember the name), and the planning map. The combat reporter I would unsticky from the mod forum. So everything is in one place. What do you think?


Also I support Chickenboys idea of a sticky for Alfred´s manual revision.

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RE: Sticky Threads to Remove? - 9/14/2014 4:53:50 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: wdolson

I have thought we could unsticky some things. Any thoughts on changes to the above list?

Bill


Why not create a single sticky thread (call it "Legacy Thread links" or somesuch) which in turn contains links to all or most of what is unstickied? Few post in those threads anymore, but they might still get traffic. This keeps them "ready to hand" as it were, but will clear up a vast amount of space at the top of the page.

< Message edited by Kull -- 9/14/2014 5:54:51 AM >


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RE: Sticky Threads to Remove? - 9/14/2014 8:31:16 PM   
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Go with the list proposed. Makes a bunch of sense to me.

I'd also work to create a new list of a few things to Stickie. A stickie concerning a 'how to find a Mod' might be good. We've had several people work to create lists of Mods that have been done and are active. This would make some sense to add on.

What about others that need to be added/deleted?


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RE: Sticky Threads to Remove? - 9/15/2014 5:31:36 PM   
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How about any thread with the last post in 2013 or before. Move the 'Issue' and Tracker threads to the Design and Modding Subforum.

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RE: Sticky Threads to Remove? - 9/15/2014 6:30:56 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: DanSez

maybe change some folders into sub-folders under one main called "Sticky Archive" -- ?

Is that possible?
That way if someone wants to do research or splunking in the past evolution/decision/issues of the game it within reasonable distance. Would that be useful for modders or for (future) projects like the one Alfred has undertaken to update documentation or is all that information now so outdated as to be useless?





Call it an "Agglutination of Stickys"

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RE: Sticky Threads to Remove? - 9/15/2014 7:54:31 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: geofflambert


quote:

ORIGINAL: DanSez
maybe change some folders into sub-folders under one main called "Sticky Archive" -- ?


Call it an "Agglutination of Stickys"


-- Antecedent Stickies --

translates better than:
Past Stickies - which tend to fall off the wall
Previous Stickies - which may be jealous of our current stickies
Not So Useful Anymore Stickies - which might embarrass our current stickies by showing up at Thanksgiving dinner and stare thru the window

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RE: Sticky Threads to Remove? - 9/17/2014 3:47:26 PM   
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- bump -
to get back on topic.


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RE: Sticky Threads to Remove? - 9/19/2014 1:26:35 AM   
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Bump...

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RE: Sticky Threads to Remove? - 9/19/2014 1:45:24 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy

Bump...

Better make this thread a sticky.

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RE: Sticky Threads to Remove? - 9/19/2014 2:38:45 AM   
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The Mods, Descriptions, Designers, and their location for access are a MUST for Stickies in my book. One location with all info on the major, active Mods.


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