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Offline Garfunkel

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Consolidating the dead child-boards
« on: April 12, 2018, 12:47:23 PM »
Something that has been on mind recently, so I decided to make a thread for it and see what Eric and everyone else thinks. My issue is that currently the Aurora Fiction sub-forum is cumbersome and awkward to browse - especially on phone but on desktop too - because of the large number of child-boards for authors. If they were all active, that would be one thing, but many of them haven't been posted in years and years.

Would it be feasible to consolidate all the dead (no posts by "owner" in 3 years) under a single child-board titled something clever, so that only currently active authors would have their personal sub-boards would have them directly under Aurora Fiction?

So for example Steve has last fiction post made 26 April 2016. But Vandermeer hasn't posted since 29 November 2014. Kurt hasn't posted since 2012. Beersatron hasn't posted since 2010.

I don't know if this is technically feasible or extremely cumbersome, but it would highlight the more active campaigns to new readers and make navigating the child-boards bit easier in my opinion, while still preserving the old campaigns.
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Offline King-Salomon

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Re: Consolidating the dead child-boards
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018, 12:54:56 PM »
+1

was thinking about the same some time ago as I started with the forum...

maybe some kind of "Archive" thread which parent all the abandoned/unused "child-boards" would be great
 

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Re: Consolidating the dead child-boards
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2018, 07:26:40 AM »
I hereby give permission to move all my crap into wherever you please  ;D

Im technically still active, and have the save, but the old version (still v6) frustrates me.
I have my own subforum now!
Shameless plug for my own Aurora story game:
5.6 part: http://aurora2.pentarch.org/index.php/topic,4988.0.html
6.2 part: http://aurora2.pentarch.org/index.php/topic,5906.0.html

Feel free to post comments!
http://aurora2.pentarch.org/index.php/topic,5452.0.html
 

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Re: Consolidating the dead child-boards
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2018, 01:45:17 PM »
It would be a very manual process.
 

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Re: Consolidating the dead child-boards
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2018, 03:11:28 PM »
I don't expect to be posting anything new before C# 2020 is released, so I don't mind either way.

In my personal opinion, the best result would be for the Fiction boards to be sorted by Steve's first, then everybody else in reverse chronological order, so that the most active fiction automatically migrates to the top.  I know that I can set the entire board to 'most recent forums first' in my options, but I only want to apply it to the fiction.
 

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Re: Consolidating the dead child-boards
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2018, 03:16:39 PM »
I don't expect to be posting anything new before C# 2020 is released, so I don't mind either way.

In my personal opinion, the best result would be for the Fiction boards to be sorted by Steve's first, then everybody else in reverse chronological order, so that the most active fiction automatically migrates to the top.  I know that I can set the entire board to 'most recent forums first' in my options, but I only want to apply it to the fiction.

The posts can be sorted that way. I'm not sure about the boards. The boards should change font/color when there are unread posts in them.
 

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Re: Consolidating the dead child-boards
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2018, 03:34:31 PM »
In the menu bar is a Fanfics system. It's been there a few years. If there were a concerted push to use it, I think it might do for what people are asking.
 

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Re: Consolidating the dead child-boards
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2019, 12:12:56 PM »
I know my response is late, but I think it's high past time for a further archive/consolidation of the unused Fiction boards.  Some of the child forums haven't had a post for 7 or 8 years and were barely utilized even before then.
 

 

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