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Which of these boards should be changed to forced redirects?

Bug
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Help
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Rules
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Pourquoi

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Forced redirects for Bug, Help and Rules boards
« on: September 17, 2012, 06:01:08 am »
If you have noticed recently, Aero briefly changed the Bug and Help boards to forced redirects to their respective masterthreads. And I always reverted these changes when I found them.
And what happened next? Debate, obviously.
Aero's arguments:
- Turning the boards to forced redirects makes things easier and more simple, as you can just click the board and see the information.
My arguments:
- That will effectively render the old threads in these boards inaccessible.
- You can't make new threads in these boards, and the Bug board requires a new master thread for every new major version.
- The Bug board is also for balance. If this change is in place, then the 'balance' part will effectively become decrepit.
- Most people wouldn't mind the single click to get to the master threads.
Aero's arguments (cont.):
- He can make a new balance board.
- He can move the old threads to Hell for archive.
- He can renew the redirect about the Bugs to a new master thread for every new version.
(But I'm not sure he will bother to update it or not.)
So we're here, looking for the wisdom of the members again.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2012, 06:28:23 am by Pourquoi »
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Re: Forced redirects for Bug, Help and Rules boards
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 06:50:56 am »
Firstly, those three boards have a ton of useless closed and dead threads in them. There is currently one open thread regarding "balance".

I think you should make them forced redirects overall, as I don't like the current system of hundreds of closed threads lying about.

Another suggestion, you seriously need to combine some forums (as they are empty). Combine balance with idea factory for example. The number of sub forums on this board is in no way suitable for the current level of activity. I would probably combine the help and rules sections too if there aren't forced redirects and whatever.

Maybe even suggestions, bugs and balance together if you want to go that far. Help and rules. Information with News. Move Walkthroughs and Strategies to be closer to the Help forum on the index at least, as they are related closely.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2012, 06:57:09 am by hamza_tm »

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Re: Forced redirects for Bug, Help and Rules boards
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 09:46:38 am »
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- That will effectively render the old threads in these boards inaccessible.
We simply need one thread.

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- You can't make new threads in these boards, and the Bug board requires a new master thread for every new major version.
I can always create a new thread for every major version.

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- The Bug board is also for balance. If this change is in place, then the 'balance' part will effectively become decrepit.
We can move the balance elsewhere. Balance theme isn't used much anyway.

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Re: Forced redirects for Bug, Help and Rules boards
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 10:26:43 am »
I agree there should be an overall redirection, since matter how stickied the masterthreads are, some people just won't notice them. They just simply don't.

Another suggestion, you seriously need to combine some forums (as they are empty).

Anyone familiar with technical merges would say here that they're impossible.  ::) Ah well,

Combine balance with idea factory for example. The number of sub forums on this board is in no way suitable for the current level of activity. I would probably combine the help and rules sections too if there aren't forced redirects and whatever.

Maybe even suggestions, bugs and balance together if you want to go that far. Help and rules. Information with News. Move Walkthroughs and Strategies to be closer to the Help forum on the index at least, as they are related closely.

Perhaps even idea factory, competitions and requests all merged together?