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It's okay. He was just asking due to the nature of that game and the threads being locked
It's actually unrelated. I was referring to a lock made in this thread.
That game was "how many posts will this thread have before it dies?". It died of attrition in 2011.
So the problem is the game's premise did not allow thread necromancy. Okay.
Does that apply to other forum games like that? Thread Anti-Necromancy Game comes to mind.
Well, I think I'm going to give this game a shot. If it is seen as distasteful or a ripoff of "Count to 100", please shield me from the flames/go easy on me.
What should be done about Forum Games that really belong on Role Playing?
Troper Shipping and Troper Dating Service functions much more like a Yack Fest thread than a Forum Game. Two users have said it is confusing and a few others supported moving the thread to Yack Fest.
If it were moved, probably with a new title that clarifies it is a chatting thread, it would encourage more users to join rather than confuse and drive away users who were looking for dating. Forum Games will only attract users who want to play games.
This is a subject that has popped up often on that thread. I am only moving the discussion here so it can be focused and chatting can continue in that thread.
Again, I have nothing against the thread or the users, but intend to optimize the thread so it may be less confusing.
edited 27th Aug '13 11:43:16 AM by MikuruFan
I think the second option is probably the best option. No idea what it could be renamed to though.
I'd rather do nothing. I like Forum Games having it's own chatting thread. Plus, while it's gotten off topic, it's not like the shipping and dating aspect is completely gone.
Basically what Straw said.
The Forum Games should not have a chatting thread. It's filled with games. Hence the name Forum Games. Yack Fest is where the chatting threads are. That's why it's called Yack Fest.
If any other thread like that was started by a newbie in the forum games section, it would be locked so fast it would make your head spin. Because, you know, it's not a game.
I like option 2 most as well, though because the issue of what the name should be only brought out long names, option 3 is good too. However, I feel like there would be much opposition to that.
Also, I thought of having a crack shipping game created here where the only posts allowed are crack shippings.
edited 27th Aug '13 1:16:24 PM by MikuruFan
I think the best option is to move it to Yack Fest, but keep the name.
I just found JustForFun.Troper Shipping And Troper Dating Service, which has a first paragraph that strongly highlights the problem well.
I'd rather just have it moved, changing the name seems kind of unnecessary.
Just pointing out that the name comes from it originally being for promotion/discussion of two Just for Fun pages, one of which, JustForFun.Troper Dating Service, still exists but is more or less a relic
Looks like that one actually does have A/S/Ls.
Yeah, it does. It was something that was apparently run from the IRC channels back when they had an actual connection to TV Tropes outside of the name.
This is the last I will say on this. I am too emotionally invested in this to feel comfortable as part of the discussion. I'm completely against anything more than moving the thread.
Moving the thread only seems to have the most support so far.
I wouldn't mind it being moved, I suppose.
Many have entered, not knowing we're a tight-knit bunch of people who ship occasionally and constantly spiral into a maelstrom of insanity and derailment.
Moving without renaming would change the first impression from "this is a dating game" to "this is a dating discussion thread" which I think would be a little better.
It looks like it belongs more in Yack Fest than here. Moving sounds best.
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