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New subforum for libraries?

Post by Germanunkol » Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:02 am

There are quite a few smaller and bigger librares floating around in the "Projects and Demos" forum. Wouldn't it be nice to split the forum into two seperate ones maybe with the names:

- Projects and Demos
- Libraries and Tools

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Re: New subforum for libraries?

Post by zorg » Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:30 am

In my opinion, the word "projects" encompasses not only games and demos, but tools and libraries as well... i'm personally fine with just prepending [tool] or [lib] or whatever to topics i create about those.
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Re: New subforum for libraries?

Post by szensk » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:49 am

Maybe it could be a subforum?

Projects & Demos
-> Libraries

It'd probably make searching through easier.

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Re: New subforum for libraries?

Post by Foxcraft » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:37 pm

I like the idea of splitting the libraries and games (be they demos or whatever) that are made. I think it might make libraries easier to find, and then the games people post don't get so easily buried by the more regularly active library threads.

Whether they're split as different forums, or just throw in a subforum, either would be a nice option. :)

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Re: New subforum for libraries?

Post by Kingdaro » Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:41 pm

I'm onboard with this idea as well. I think it's a good idea in general to separate the games from the libraries.

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Re: New subforum for libraries?

Post by Kyrremann » Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:55 pm

Not sure if phpBB supports it, but two sub forums, Games and Libraries, and then in the main "project" forum all the other coding that doesn't fit in either the games or libraries.

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Re: New subforum for libraries?

Post by davisdude » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:24 pm

I like this idea too. I often find myself looking in the Projects and Demos for a good library to use, and have to sort through hundreds of results featuring "blah blah implemented with libraryName blah..."
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Re: New subforum for libraries?

Post by adrix89 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:26 am

As Subforum makes sense.
Easier to keep track.
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Re: New subforum for libraries?

Post by nfey » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:03 am

A separate forum for tools and libraries would be great, as it's currently a bit time consuming to sort through everything trying to find a library.
It would also be useful to have a centralized list of the most useful user-written tools - either a wiki page or stickied topic (with no useless blabber, just people listing tools).

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Re: New subforum for libraries?

Post by Germanunkol » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:05 pm

nfey wrote: It would also be useful to have a centralized list of the most useful user-written tools - either a wiki page or stickied topic (with no useless blabber, just people listing tools).
For that, I think we should stick to expanding the wiki page. That we have everything in one place, plus, that page can be edited by everyone, and sorted.

But a new subforum would really help in making the finding of libraries, tools and games easier - and games wouldn't drown so fast, as Foxcraft mentioned...
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