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Proposal to restructure Online Blood Bowl section

Discussion in 'Site News, Bug Reports and Questions' started by Gallows Bait, Feb 23, 2014.

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Should the Online Blood Bowl section be restructured?

Poll closed Mar 23, 2014.
  1. Yes, I like the proposals

    16 vote(s)
    72.7%
  2. Yes, but with changes to the proposals

    4 vote(s)
    18.2%
  3. No, it's fine as it is

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  1. Gallows Bait

    Gallows Bait Super Moderator Moderator

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    All,

    I have recently been pondering whether the site could be improved by bringing together all of the leagues here into a more organised and hopefully more visible area of the forum to allow further discussion and let more people see the range of leagues currently running within the BBTactics community.

    As such I've been working on a proposed re-structuring of the "Online Blood Bowl" section.

    Currently this contains:

    1. Crunch Cup
    2. Big Crunch
    3. Crunch Cup Courier (The home of Crunch Cup related newspapers, currently the Blahville Gazette as the Courier is on hiatus)
    4. Matchmaking & Results (Used to separate Matchmaking and BBM threads from main league threads, largely when Crunch Cup became excessively large and started to drown the main Crunch Cup forum).

    Note: At present the Matchmaking & Results section is only visible to logged in members - this is why Ventrilo server details are posted here and only here, as it is a condition of use that only members can access the details.


    What I propose:

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    This would create new sections as follows:

    League Information & Resources - A place to centralise lists and information about each league, other Cyanide league links, BB Manager guidance, Cyanide hot keys, tips, acronyms, Ventrilo details and so forth. (Again restricted to logged in members).

    Crunch Them All - A centralised place to include details of our open league CTA, allow users to make more visible posts for match arrangement and general discussions, without over-using the current General forum.

    Crunch Them All League - Exhibition - A place to separate and allow more visibility to Nikolai's off-season divisional league.

    Dungeon Bowl Crunch Them All - A place to give our own Dungeon Bowl league more visibility within the community.

    Other Leagues - A place for us to trial new league ideas and discuss other active leagues online that are currently only retained within the General forum and may not be as visible. A place for other leagues to advertise and recruit. OFL, OCC, RPS and other related postings would be moved here.

    With the advent of further sections of the forum, and the slightly reduced size of Crunch Cup, the Matchmaking & Results section would become redundant and be removed.

    So, given that this is an idea aimed at helping the community, we'd like to ask for your feedback. Do you believe changes are needed? Should they be done differently? Would these changes be helpful?
     
  2. Netsmurf

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    Like it - good work:D
     
  3. Viajero

    Viajero Active Member

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    Looking good yes
     
  4. Street

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    Looks good, but I have one question. Does this mean the crunch cup matchmaking threads etc will all go into the Crunch cup forum if this is done or is it that the Matchmaking & Results thread is not listed due to the fact it isn't visible to non-members?
     
  5. TravelScrabble

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    Looks good
     
  6. Ken

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    This looks good GB.
     
  7. cjblackburn

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    Looks good to me. From what I read I assumed that MM and results would be under the crunch cup thread like the BC.

    On a side note is there any possibility of the Big Crunch being on the front page of BBTactics? Next to CC and CTA in the scrolling bar thingy.
     
  8. Gallows Bait

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    Yes, the MM threads would be merged back into their main league forum sections.

    We can certainly ask Coach to add a Big Crunch link to the front page.

    I'm also toying with the idea of polling for additional tags such as [Fixtures] [Results] and so forth, if Coach would be amenable.
     
  9. Remthar

    Remthar Well-Known Member

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    Looks great, I'm in favor.
     
  10. Barristan

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    While I have no problem with the current setup, this will definitely be an improvement, I vote for it.
     
  11. danton

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    Looks good to me in general.
     
  12. Nikolai II

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    I don't like this.

    One of the good things with having the MM threads in separate forums is that they don't steal a lot of room from the past histories (having to sift past oodles of old MM threads to find the season before last one)

    It also means all threads in the league forum has to be stickied, or disappear within a week. Signup threads, reserves threads, standings threads, makes for a long list of stickies..
     
  13. cjblackburn

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    Whould it possible to have a subfolder within a league for MM and results? Would that solve your issues Nik?
     
  14. Nikolai II

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    That it would just fine.
     
  15. Gallows Bait

    Gallows Bait Super Moderator Moderator

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    If Subfolders can be done, I agree they would be extremely useful.
     
  16. Ging

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    Seems like a good idea to me, particularly with the extra MM subfolders suggestion.
     
  17. Capt Charisma

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    I voted no but I am in the minority. I liked it the way it was and it feels too cluttered with the changes. But I support whatever decision is made
     
  18. Coach

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    Subforums are possible which may change the proposals...
     
  19. Nikolai II

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    I'd suggest something like

    Crunch Cup (&CTALE)

    Subfora:
    - Matchmaking
    - Courier & Gazette


    Big Crunch

    Subfora:
    - Matchmaking
    - Altdwarf Times & Bugmans Books of Records


    Other Cyanide Leagues and Resources (Like Crunch Them All)

    Subfora
    - Dungeonbowl Crunch Them All

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    I don't see any immediate need for any others..
     
  20. St Cloud

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    The subfora would either have to be "sticky" or you Need a Subforum vor everything.