Home World Forum
Stars! AutoHost web forums

Jump to Stars! AutoHost


 
 
Home » Stars! 2.6/7 » Questions about Stars! AutoHost » New "Sticky" Forum
icon5.gif  New "Sticky" Forum Tue, 10 May 2005 07:52 Go to next message
dennis is currently offline dennis

 
Chief Petty Officer
Recreated Stars theme

Messages: 84
Registered: November 2003
Location: Hsinchu, Taiwan
Hiya everyone.....

what do you think about the "Stickys"...personally i think they are getting too Sticky...as in too many stickys in one thread gets a little confusing....

I was thinking....maybe a new "Sticky forum" could be started where only mods can move what is Sticky to this new forum......

For example The Academy has 6 stickys......This could be moved to a new forum called......
Stars! - Must Know

A topic can be started anywhere...but once it gets sticky worthy...it can be moved to this new Sticky forum.....

What say you?

.....just a sticky idea........hope its not too sticky though Smile

regards


[Updated on: Tue, 10 May 2005 07:53]




Hakuna Matata

Report message to a moderator

icon14.gif  Re: New "Sticky" Forum Tue, 10 May 2005 09:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Micha

 

Messages: 2342
Registered: November 2002
Location: Belgium GMT +1
I think that's a good idea. I'd been thinking of bringing parts of the StarsFAQ site to the forum as stickies for some time now, like the Guts of Tech Trading and the Stars! Order of Events (which recently already made it to a sticky) but always hesitated because too many stickies in a "normal" part of the forum gets confusing ... especially for newbies ... some time ago I got into Space Empires IV and their forum had that problem, too many stickies ... (I stopped playing after 2 trial games, by far not as good as Stars!)

The Academy would be cleaned out and the new forum would be a kind of like the StarsFAQ but not depending on one person (who is, as already noted, not that active anymore in this community).
"Must Know" could be the name, or maybe just StarsFAQ? (that will afterall be a big part of it, and it would be kind of like a tribute) With some explination of what's inside the forum ...

mch


[Updated on: Tue, 10 May 2005 09:16]

Report message to a moderator

Re: New "Sticky" Forum Tue, 10 May 2005 09:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Storm is currently offline Storm

 
Ensign

Messages: 359
Registered: February 2005
Location: Wanker's Corner

Personally, I think "stickies" should only be updatable by the mod...

They can get a little out of control when treated like an ordinary thread.... Confused

Cool



** Storm **

"Yeah... but... Jar Jar makes the Ewoks look like f***ing Shaft!"

Report message to a moderator

Re: New "Sticky" Forum Tue, 10 May 2005 10:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Micha

 

Messages: 2342
Registered: November 2002
Location: Belgium GMT +1
Storm wrote on Tue, 10 May 2005 15:55

Personally, I think "stickies" should only be updatable by the mod...

They can get a little out of control when treated like an ordinary thread.... Confused

Cool


The mod could move only the first post to the sticky forum and keep that updated (like the Bug post is kept update ... uhm more or less Grin) or make a new post in the sticky forum ... the rest of the thread could keep going on in the Academy without being a sticky ...

mch


[Updated on: Tue, 10 May 2005 10:08]

Report message to a moderator

Re: New "Sticky" Forum Tue, 10 May 2005 10:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dennis is currently offline dennis

 
Chief Petty Officer
Recreated Stars theme

Messages: 84
Registered: November 2003
Location: Hsinchu, Taiwan
yupper.......

The New "Sticky" Forum will be writable by only a few ppl/mods......if a post in the Sticky Forum need to be updated based on threads in other forums...the mods will then do so....by copying/moving only the relevant "stuff" ......



Hakuna Matata

Report message to a moderator

Re: New "Sticky" Forum Tue, 10 May 2005 13:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mlaub is currently offline mlaub

 
Lieutenant

Messages: 744
Registered: November 2003
Location: MN, USA
Micha wrote on Tue, 10 May 2005 08:13

some time ago I got into Space Empires IV and their forum had that problem, too many stickies ... (I stopped playing after 2 trial games, by far not as good as Stars!)


SEIV has alot of good ideas. I especially liked being able to upgrade componets on ships, instead of scrapping the whole design. MM wasn't that big of a deal, and I also like the maintenence aspect that limits fleet sizes.

A couple friends bought it and we played enough to try a multiplayer game between us. Unfortunately...the first combat was a huge let down when I destroyed an entire fleet that was the same size of mine in the first volley. I took no damage... We looked at each other and said in unison "That sucks" and never played it again.

Quote:


"Must Know" could be the name, or maybe just StarsFAQ? (that will afterall be a big part of it, and it would be kind of like a tribute) With some explination of what's inside the forum ...


Stars! Game FAQ?

-Matt



Global Warming - A climatic change eagerly awaited by most Minnesotans.

Report message to a moderator

Re: New "Sticky" Forum Tue, 10 May 2005 23:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ron is currently offline Ron

 
Commander
Forum Administrator
Stars! AutoHost Administrator

Messages: 1232
Registered: October 2002
Location: Collegedale, TN
Micha wrote on Tue, 10 May 2005 10:07



The mod could move only the first post to the sticky forum and keep that updated (like the Bug post is kept update ... uhm more or less Grin) or make a new post in the sticky forum ... the rest of the thread could keep going on in the Academy without being a sticky ...

mch

Ok, new forum created. Moderators, feel free to start moving sticky threads/posts.

Not sure how you'll indicate in the new forum that something has been updated. May also need a new post in the actual thread in the new forum with a link to the 'continued' thread in the Academy/Bar etc.


[Updated on: Tue, 10 May 2005 23:37]




Ron Miller
Stars! AutoHost

Report message to a moderator

Re: New "Sticky" Forum Tue, 10 May 2005 23:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ron is currently offline Ron

 
Commander
Forum Administrator
Stars! AutoHost Administrator

Messages: 1232
Registered: October 2002
Location: Collegedale, TN
Micha wrote on Tue, 10 May 2005 10:07



The mod could move only the first post to the sticky forum and keep that updated (like the Bug post is kept update ... uhm more or less Grin) or make a new post in the sticky forum ... the rest of the thread could keep going on in the Academy without being a sticky ...

mch

Ok, new forum created. Moderators, feel free to start moving/spliting sticky threads/posts.

Just remember, you can't merge two threads back into one if you change your mind!

Not sure how you'll indicate in the new forum that something has been updated. May also need a new post in the actual thread in the new forum with a link to the 'continued' thread in the Academy/Bar etc.


[Updated on: Tue, 10 May 2005 23:39]




Ron Miller
Stars! AutoHost

Report message to a moderator

Re: New "Sticky" Forum Wed, 11 May 2005 02:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Micha

 

Messages: 2342
Registered: November 2002
Location: Belgium GMT +1
Ron wrote on Wed, 11 May 2005 05:38

Ok, new forum created. Moderators, feel free to start moving/spliting sticky threads/posts.

I made a copy of the first post of sticky in the new forum, this way the original thread stays intact.
Quote:

Just remember, you can't merge two threads back into one if you change your mind!

Unfortunately yes. Sad When the topics are no longer stickies they'll shift down and later additional posts will become seperate threads ... Would have been nice to be able to merge them with the first thread again at some point ...
Quote:

Not sure how you'll indicate in the new forum that something has been updated. May also need a new post in the actual thread in the new forum with a link to the 'continued' thread in the Academy/Bar etc.


Just like EDog posts a new message to bump his Player Ratings in the Duelling Club ...
The new message could have a note of what has changed in the original topic, what bugs were added for example, and possibly indeed a link to the discussion in the original thread where that change came from ...

mch

Report message to a moderator

Re: New "Sticky" Forum Wed, 11 May 2005 02:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Micha

 

Messages: 2342
Registered: November 2002
Location: Belgium GMT +1
What to do with the MT sticky? As far as I know it has not been kept up to date ... ? Confused

mch

Report message to a moderator

Re: New "Sticky" Forum Wed, 11 May 2005 04:29 Go to previous message
PricklyPea is currently offline PricklyPea

 
Lieutenant

Messages: 534
Registered: February 2005
Thanks Micha. The stickys are a bit annoying, esp. if one is updated and you have to scan through to find which one.

Report message to a moderator

Previous Topic: Where are we at?
Next Topic: The GMail problem
Goto Forum:
  


Current Time: Thu Jul 18 09:51:26 EDT 2024