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Dan

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That is actually how it used to be until very recently. A few months ago the sections were compressed into the single section. I think having more to do with each person here having a very different definition on what is a classic and modern game in the series. Honestly I prefer separate sections to a hugely compressed one myself. Perhaps it does "clean" things up in a way on the forum but it makes finding topics a little more of a pain for people browsing.
Oh people were complaining about that =/ Well just construct a sneaky way round it like, Zelda games from 2000+ or something along those lines.
 

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On most occasions the Necro post would be ignored if it was of a reasonable enough quality that was worth reviving the thread. Basically if the post was decent then it would be allowed and no one had a problem with it. However if someone bumped a thread from three months ago with something like "cool" or "I agree" then that would be removed and encouraged that no one else do the same. It was not really an issue as it only occurred maybe once or twice a month at best until the contests began. A lot of people would repeatedly spam to get the minimum amount of posts required for the contest within the span of one to two days. Sometimes they would just move over to a certain page of a forum and then just reply to every thread in order. Sometimes necroing ten or more threads in a row. This got to be such a problem over a few weeks that enforcement became an important issue. So the warning was in place. We never bothered with the auto close addon because again if the post was worthwhile then it would be left alone.

As far as forum compression goes, I was all for changing it to three separate sections for Zelda games. A General Zelda section which is the World of Zelda, and then have just a Zelda Games forum which would handle all the game specific topics as well as game help threads. This section could keep the game title tags for the threads. And then of course the theory section.
 

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Well then have each game have it's own section. It is so hard to find a single thread relating to the Oracle games.
That's why we have the search option and even advanced search options. If we would have a single forum for each game it would be extremely huge. That is not an option. We had a couple of seperated forums in the past and like Djinn said people got confused.
 

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I just can't see how people can get confused seeing as to how each section said what games are in that section. I realize that each game having there own section is ridiculous, but can't there at least be 2D and 3D game section. And the search bars really aren't that helpful.
 

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I figured I could post something that is remotely relevant, so I'll try.

Uhm, it seems like ZD has been getting less traffic nowadays. As in, the Zelda side of ZD is getting less posts. I noticed sometime ago that Modern Zelda and Classic Zelda got merged into WoZ, and I suspect that's but one of many reasons why. Of course, it's summertime and people have lives, but I figured that ZD should be getting many more posts within the summer months than during the schooltime.

Perhaps, if it's viable for the mods/Ky and what not, maybe World of Zelda could be split back up into Modern and Classic Zelda boards? I know, it would make too much sense (especially since, for example, one thread talkinng about the Future of Zelda might accidentally be placed in Classic instead of Modern), but maybe it could spark renewed interest in the forums or something. I don't know...
 

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Posted this on a thread of its own, and I got redirected here.

As ZD has a music section in its Media folder, why not have the same thing for Pokemon? I have legally obtained a copy of every soundtrack, current up to Black and White, with a preorder for B2/W2's OST, which comes out in July.
 

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Can I just suggest that the limit on the inboxes be raised to at least 100. It makes me angry when I'm expecting a PM and I can't receive it because my inbox is full.
 

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Can I just suggest that the limit on the inboxes be raised to at least 100. It makes me angry when I'm expecting a PM and I can't receive it because my inbox is full.
I have been bugging people to get that raised for a couple years. I would think just ramping it up to 75 would be a welcome improvement. But it seems that it is mostly kept low as a measure to relieve server strain.

Posted this on a thread of its own, and I got redirected here.

As ZD has a music section in its Media folder, why not have the same thing for Pokemon? I have legally obtained a copy of every soundtrack, current up to Black and White, with a preorder for B2/W2's OST, which comes out in July.
This seems like it would be very a worthwhile addition to PD. You might have to contact David about implementing it as he is the one running things on the Pokemon side of things.

I figured I could post something that is remotely relevant, so I'll try.

Uhm, it seems like ZD has been getting less traffic nowadays. As in, the Zelda side of ZD is getting less posts. I noticed sometime ago that Modern Zelda and Classic Zelda got merged into WoZ, and I suspect that's but one of many reasons why. Of course, it's summertime and people have lives, but I figured that ZD should be getting many more posts within the summer months than during the schooltime.

Perhaps, if it's viable for the mods/Ky and what not, maybe World of Zelda could be split back up into Modern and Classic Zelda boards? I know, it would make too much sense (especially since, for example, one thread talkinng about the Future of Zelda might accidentally be placed in Classic instead of Modern), but maybe it could spark renewed interest in the forums or something. I don't know...
I am all for re-separating things out of the World of Zelda section, I have never been the biggest fan of consolidating things like that. I think the question might be defining what going in what section. Should it be console/handheld, modern/classic, 2D/3D. And even then whatever section gets the older games will be the slower less used one. Generally the section with much less traffic is quickly merged back in. Would have to come up with a idea that would not only be less confusing but still generate a reasonable level of traffic for both sections.

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I don't think this has ever been requested before. It would require a separate plugin to be added to the forum software and that would have to go through Mases first before any decisions are made.
 

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I am all for re-separating things out of the World of Zelda section, I have never been the biggest fan of consolidating things like that. I think the question might be defining what going in what section. Should it be console/handheld, modern/classic, 2D/3D. And even then whatever section gets the older games will be the slower less used one. Generally the section with much less traffic is quickly merged back in. Would have to come up with a idea that would not only be less confusing but still generate a reasonable level of traffic for both sections.
I've noticed that some people have posted links in the chatbox that show you what the ZD forums used to look like. If you use one of those pictures you can see what games were in what section. As for the handheld games, they a section all there own if I recall correctly. Hopefully, not only will this idea to seperate the games pass judgement but my comment here helps with the seperation.
 

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I think the 'General Gaming' section is a little too vague. It should split up into smaller sub-sections, such as 'Nintendo' and 'Miscellaneous', or something like that.
 

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So far there has not been much of a need to separate general gaming into anything. Right now we have specific sections for games that we have main sites covering and everything else can just go in the GG section. Any talk of a random video game, it can go in the games forum. The section does not really get that much traffic, or any single corner of the gaming world enough posts to really justify getting a new section dedicated to it yet. Normally, if a section gets just so much traffic that searching for anything within it is a hassle and the first page is constantly updated every couple of hours then it might be decided to separate things to make browsing easier.
 

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There should be a thread stating why a certain person got banned. Like if they started drama, trolled, or something.
 

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