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Postby Omphalos » 08 Feb 2008 23:21

I think that the topic list looks great so far. Maybe you should wait to see what other users want to talk about after they have had a chance to post where you have set up threads.

Anyone disagree or have a suggestion?

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Postby Simon » 09 Feb 2008 17:52

Sounds good to me.

I've noticed I'm not getting topic reply notifications in my e-mail.
Since the board is new that's not such a big deal but once it really fills up I might have problems finding certain topics with out the e-mail heads up (thats what really brought me down on Arrakeen, I couldn't find previous post sometimes and grew frustrated with it)

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Postby Omphalos » 09 Feb 2008 18:01

Simon wrote:Sounds good to me.

I've noticed I'm not getting topic reply notifications in my e-mail.
Since the board is new that's not such a big deal but once it really fills up I might have problems finding certain topics with out the e-mail heads up (thats what really brought me down on Arrakeen, I couldn't find previous post sometimes and grew frustrated with it)


You turn that off in your own individual profile. Just look there under the topic "Always Notify Me Of Replies," and click the bubble to "no" and they should stop. Also, make sure that you are not for some stupid reason subscribed to any particular topics. My board doesnt seem to do that, but DN is always randomly subscribing me to topics I never posted in and sending me notes.

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Postby Phaedrus » 09 Feb 2008 18:18

The topics look good so far, but I think some things are missing.

Where would I go if I wanted to start a topic about mentats? Or Zensunni philosophy? Or Fremen? Or Truthsaying?

I guess Zensunni could go under the Bene Tleilax section, but would anyone else think to look there? And while Truthsaying could fit into the Bene Gesserit forum, we know that anyone in the Duniverse can become a Truthsayer. Maybe it would be best to add two new forums, one for the Fremen(I think there's enough discussion there for an entire forum, personally), and a general Dune forum where all those things that didn't quite make it into specialized forums go.

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Postby Simon » 09 Feb 2008 18:24

Omphalos wrote:
Simon wrote:Sounds good to me.

I've noticed I'm not getting topic reply notifications in my e-mail.
Since the board is new that's not such a big deal but once it really fills up I might have problems finding certain topics with out the e-mail heads up (thats what really brought me down on Arrakeen, I couldn't find previous post sometimes and grew frustrated with it)


You turn that off in your own individual profile. Just look there under the topic "Always Notify Me Of Replies," and click the bubble to "no" and they should stop. Also, make sure that you are not for some stupid reason subscribed to any particular topics. My board doesnt seem to do that, but DN is always randomly subscribing me to topics I never posted in and sending me notes.


nope, all turned on,still no notifications...

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Postby Freakzilla » 09 Feb 2008 18:32

Phaedrus wrote:The topics look good so far, but I think some things are missing.

Where would I go if I wanted to start a topic about mentats? Or Zensunni philosophy? Or Fremen? Or Truthsaying?

I guess Zensunni could go under the Bene Tleilax section, but would anyone else think to look there? And while Truthsaying could fit into the Bene Gesserit forum, we know that anyone in the Duniverse can become a Truthsayer. Maybe it would be best to add two new forums, one for the Fremen(I think there's enough discussion there for an entire forum, personally), and a general Dune forum where all those things that didn't quite make it into specialized forums go.


I meant to make a forum for the Fremen, good call.

Zensunni is not just a Tleilaxu religion so how about a "Religions of Dune" forum?

Mentats I think could go under Bene Tleilax since they created them, even though the schools scattered. But I don't think they deserve their own forum.

I was hoping to be able to set up enough forums so a general discussion forum wouldn't be necessary. Let me think about that one a little.

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Postby Freakzilla » 09 Feb 2008 18:33

Simon wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
Simon wrote:Sounds good to me.

I've noticed I'm not getting topic reply notifications in my e-mail.
Since the board is new that's not such a big deal but once it really fills up I might have problems finding certain topics with out the e-mail heads up (thats what really brought me down on Arrakeen, I couldn't find previous post sometimes and grew frustrated with it)


You turn that off in your own individual profile. Just look there under the topic "Always Notify Me Of Replies," and click the bubble to "no" and they should stop. Also, make sure that you are not for some stupid reason subscribed to any particular topics. My board doesnt seem to do that, but DN is always randomly subscribing me to topics I never posted in and sending me notes.


nope, all turned on,still no notifications...


I'm not getting any email notifications either, I'll check on it.

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Postby Phaedrus » 09 Feb 2008 18:37

Freakzilla wrote:
Phaedrus wrote:The topics look good so far, but I think some things are missing.

Where would I go if I wanted to start a topic about mentats? Or Zensunni philosophy? Or Fremen? Or Truthsaying?

I guess Zensunni could go under the Bene Tleilax section, but would anyone else think to look there? And while Truthsaying could fit into the Bene Gesserit forum, we know that anyone in the Duniverse can become a Truthsayer. Maybe it would be best to add two new forums, one for the Fremen(I think there's enough discussion there for an entire forum, personally), and a general Dune forum where all those things that didn't quite make it into specialized forums go.


I meant to make a forum for the Fremen, good call.

Zensunni is not just a Tleilaxu religion so how about a "Religions of Dune" forum?

Mentats I think could go under Bene Tleilax since they created them, even though the schools scattered. But I don't think they deserve their own forum.

I was hoping to be able to set up enough forums so a general discussion forum wouldn't be necessary. Let me think about that one a little.


Religions of Dune would be great. And I don't think Mentats deserve their own forum, either, I'm just saying, where would they go? Maybe instead of Religions, you could broaden it to something like, Religions, Philosophies, and Skills? Or something like that? Because I don't think that's too much in one section, really, and it covers a lot of loose material.

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Postby Freakzilla » 09 Feb 2008 18:46

Added:

Religions of Dune. I'm not sure there will be enough conversation for this, it may get merged with...

General Dune Discussion

The Fremen

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Postby Mandy » 09 Feb 2008 21:31

Wow.. that's a lot of forums for such a small group.

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Postby Freakzilla » 09 Feb 2008 21:34

Mandy wrote:Wow.. that's a lot of forums for such a small group.


Depending on use, I may merge some with others.

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Postby Mandy » 09 Feb 2008 21:37

Yeah.. once things get going you may need them all, you never know.

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Postby GamePlayer » 09 Feb 2008 21:38

I agree. Trim the forums some.

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Postby Simon » 09 Feb 2008 21:43

I thought they were fine, I like well articulated and identifiable threads. There's a spot for each classic book (cough,cough could use some "new" book listings, for you OH guys to rag on if nothing else :lol: ) Though knowing our glorious founder an ice cube in hell has a better chance.

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Postby Freakzilla » 09 Feb 2008 21:44

I think this is the max, I can't see adding any more.

Simon, you're lucky you got the one Prequel/Sequel forum at all!

:wink:

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Postby Simon » 09 Feb 2008 21:45

I was thinking of posting the DUNE fan comic here, is that kosher Freak?

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Postby GamePlayer » 09 Feb 2008 21:48

I don't. There's too much ridiculous forum skipping required. The fewer the number of mouse actions it takes to get to what you want in a message board the better. A few forums filled with multiple topics to read is both easier and more interesting that dozen of forums with very few new threads. There's no point filling a message board with dozens of rarely used sub-forums except to satisfy some anal urge to organize shit.

Build threads, not sub-forums. You'll know when the community needs more forums.

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Postby Omphalos » 09 Feb 2008 21:51

I dont even think that sub-forums are possible with this version of the software, but I agree, sub-forums suck.

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Postby Mandy » 09 Feb 2008 21:52

There's a mod for subforums, but I don't like subforums either.. I think GamePlayer is referring to all the forums as subforums.

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Postby Simon » 09 Feb 2008 21:53

Freakzilla wrote:I think this is the max, I can't see adding any more.

Simon, you're lucky you got the one Prequel/Sequel forum at all!

:wink:


:lol:

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Postby Freakzilla » 09 Feb 2008 21:55

Simon wrote:I was thinking of posting the DUNE fan comic here, is that kosher Freak?


Sure, Dune Media would be a good place.

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Postby Omphalos » 09 Feb 2008 21:56

Mandy wrote:There's a mod for subforums, but I don't like subforums either.. I think GamePlayer is referring to all the forums as subforums.


Ah. We need to invent GamePlayer a mouse he can click with a thought, instead of a finger movement.

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Postby Simon » 09 Feb 2008 21:56

kool beans

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Postby Freakzilla » 09 Feb 2008 21:59

GamePlayer wrote:I don't. There's too much ridiculous forum skipping required. The fewer the number of mouse actions it takes to get to what you want in a message board the better. A few forums filled with multiple topics to read is both easier and more interesting that dozen of forums with very few new threads. There's no point filling a message board with dozens of rarely used sub-forums except to satisfy some anal urge to organize shit.

Build threads, not sub-forums. You'll know when the community needs more forums.


I was trying to anticipate the max we will need. If they don't get used I'll merge some. For now I'd like to see how this works out.

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Postby GamePlayer » 09 Feb 2008 22:01

Omphalos wrote:I dont even think that sub-forums are possible with this version of the software, but I agree, sub-forums suck.


I actually mean forums, not "sub-forums" per se. The term forum can actually refer to an entire message board itself, so sub-forum is kinda the way to distinguish between the two.

Regardless, I think we're already going over board with the number of forums/sub-forums here.


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