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Jul 12th 2013 at 8:03:27 PM

It's okay. He was just asking due to the nature of that game and the threads being locked

MikuruFan from Away
Jul 12th 2013 at 8:05:34 PM

It's actually unrelated. I was referring to a lock made in this thread.

Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Jul 12th 2013 at 8:17:02 PM

That game was "how many posts will this thread have before it dies?". It died of attrition in 2011.

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
MikuruFan from Away
Jul 12th 2013 at 8:21:54 PM

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.

MrMallard yaaaaaaay from Australia, mate
yaaaaaaay
Jul 20th 2013 at 9:28:38 AM

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.

And I can't think of one thing in this whole wide blessed world That's more dangerous and frightening than you when you get bored
MikuruFan from Away
Aug 3rd 2013 at 10:14:49 AM

What should be done about Forum Games that really belong on Role Playing?

MikuruFan from Away
Aug 27th 2013 at 11:40:38 AM

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.

My ideas:

  • Move the thread only
  • Move the thread and rename so it clarifies the purpose of the thread
  • Redirect the discussion to Hangout Thread, an underused Yack Fest thread intended for general chatting
  • Do nothing

edited 27th Aug '13 11:43:16 AM by MikuruFan

strawberryflavored Espeon GX from Virginia Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
Espeon GX
Aug 27th 2013 at 12:22:56 PM

I think the second option is probably the best option. No idea what it could be renamed to though.

"We are alive, after all. And being alive is pretty much a constant stream of embarrassment." - Pod 153
MurkyMuse Magical Girl Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Magical Girl
Aug 27th 2013 at 12:27:36 PM

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.

People are mirrors. If you smile, a smile will be reflected.
Boxen whatever he can
whatever he can
Aug 27th 2013 at 12:38:17 PM

Basically what Straw said.

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GameSpazzer The Beta Male from Against! The! Wall!
The Beta Male
Aug 27th 2013 at 12:45:16 PM

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.

MY SOUL IS DARK BUT MY HAIR IS COLORFUL — Brahian Pokémon Alchemist
MikuruFan from Away
Aug 27th 2013 at 1:12:26 PM

Or moved.

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

ramuf Electric Heart from the Shining Throne
Electric Heart
Aug 27th 2013 at 1:18:59 PM

I think the best option is to move it to Yack Fest, but keep the name.

MikuruFan from Away
Aug 27th 2013 at 4:09:26 PM

I just found JustForFun.Troper Shipping And Troper Dating Service, which has a first paragraph that strongly highlights the problem well.

This is a thread about shipping. Beware! It is not about dating. At all. Many a troper has come in with an A/S/L and found themselves feeling like they've punched themselves in the face.

eldritchseer arrowheads from Cocytus
arrowheads
Aug 27th 2013 at 5:55:04 PM

I'd rather just have it moved, changing the name seems kind of unnecessary.

Aug 27th 2013 at 5:58:53 PM

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

MikuruFan from Away
Aug 27th 2013 at 6:10:21 PM

Looks like that one actually does have A/S/Ls.

Brahian1 Maid of Time from Where Nothing Gathers Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Maid of Time
Aug 27th 2013 at 6:12:08 PM

I think moving it is a good idea, as I also don't feel it really belongs in forum games. But I also think the name should stay the same, because I have no idea what it could be changed to, not to mention there is shipping done here. So yeah. There's my two cents.

i think i mostly want to see what happens when this whole place breaks apart
Aug 27th 2013 at 6:15:26 PM

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.

MurkyMuse Magical Girl Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Magical Girl
Aug 27th 2013 at 6:17:22 PM

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.

People are mirrors. If you smile, a smile will be reflected.
MikuruFan from Away
Aug 27th 2013 at 6:21:25 PM

Moving the thread only seems to have the most support so far.

NerdBird ಠ_ಠ from wherever life takes VISA Relationship Status: Naked on a bearskin rug, playing the saxophone
ಠ_ಠ
Aug 27th 2013 at 6:39:26 PM

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. grin

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MikuruFan from Away
Aug 27th 2013 at 6:40:39 PM

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.

GameSpazzer The Beta Male from Against! The! Wall!
The Beta Male
Aug 27th 2013 at 6:41:11 PM

It looks like it belongs more in Yack Fest than here. Moving sounds best.

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