New subforum for libraries?

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Re: New subforum for libraries?

Post by micha » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:17 pm

There are two things that I think are difficult to find: (up-to-date) libraries and finished games. New subforums for these two would come in handy.

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Re: New subforum for libraries?

Post by Muris » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:59 pm

Another thing that I've thought of that it would be nice if there is maybe a topic or something for projects that aren't really fully finished, more like prototypes or part of a project you're working on, that you think others might find useful, but you do not want to put effort in making it a full library. Also this would be a good way to ask opinions on things youre working on.

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Re: New subforum for libraries?

Post by shatterblast » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:54 am

Muris wrote:Another thing that I've thought of that it would be nice if there is maybe a topic or something for projects that aren't really fully finished, more like prototypes or part of a project you're working on, that you think others might find useful, but you do not want to put effort in making it a full library. Also this would be a good way to ask opinions on things youre working on.
I support this since I like to share my personal project as I make signifcant progress. My game is a long way from being complete.

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Re: New subforum for libraries?

Post by zorg » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:06 pm

micha wrote:There are two things that I think are difficult to find: (up-to-date) libraries and finished games. New subforums for these two would come in handy.
I'd be content with the wiki for these even, if they were being updated, but it's true that we couldn't discuss them there.
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Re: New subforum for libraries?

Post by rmcode » Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:32 pm

I'd also love to see this happen.

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Re: New subforum for libraries?

Post by Karai17 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:52 am

I brought this up a long time ago to the devs with not much fanfare. I personally think that games and tools should be separate, but from my recollection, the biggest deterrent is sorting out years of history from one forum to another.

Depending on how well phpBB's admin tools are (I haven't used phpBB in a long time), I wouldn't think it to take more than an hour or two to click a bunch of checkboxes and move the topics from one place to another, but that being said, I can't blame those in charge for not wanting to do it.
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Re: New subforum for libraries?

Post by rmcode » Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:59 am

Karai17 wrote:I brought this up a long time ago to the devs with not much fanfare. I personally think that games and tools should be separate, but from my recollection, the biggest deterrent is sorting out years of history from one forum to another.

Depending on how well phpBB's admin tools are (I haven't used phpBB in a long time), I wouldn't think it to take more than an hour or two to click a bunch of checkboxes and move the topics from one place to another, but that being said, I can't blame those in charge for not wanting to do it.
It probably involves more work than checking a few boxes, because you'd have to open some threads to even figure out if they deal with a game or a tool.

Then again the question is: Does it matter for threads that are older than 1 year?

If they haven't been updated in that time, chances are they aren't really relevant for the current version of LÖVE. If a thread is still relevant (and in the wrong section) the original creator or someone else could report it and ask for a transfer.

Also, the longer we wait the more cluttered it will become.

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Re: New subforum for libraries?

Post by Karai17 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:01 am

Yes, I recall also mentioning that the history only need go back about six months. I suspect it may happen if we continue to make a fuss, but I don't expect it to happen any time soon.
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Re: New subforum for libraries?

Post by SuperZazu » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:44 am

This is a great idea, for all the reasons mentionned before :-)

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Re: New subforum for libraries?

Post by Foxcraft » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:29 pm

Just bringing this thread back to the front.

I think at least some minimal effort to better organize the section would be good. The option to not go through every bit of it (6 months, 10 pages, whatever) is a decent one, and I'd rather see that than nothing done.

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