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Offline Winter

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Minor Mods subforums
« on: February 18, 2007, 10:50:41 am »
I'm considering creating subforums in Minor Mods for some of the mods which don't qualify as Major Mods but are still receiving heavy development and traffic.

To you, I leave the vote. Yae or nay?

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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2007, 11:45:15 am »
I'm not sure. Schattenlander, for example, is probably receiving enough intrest to utilise a subforum but I think that it is fairly major mod anyway and in my humble opinion should receive a subforum in the major mods area. I suppose it depends on where you draw the line between a major and a minor mod.

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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2007, 11:52:07 am »
Yeah, why not? Keeps it all organized too.

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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2007, 12:00:30 pm »
Yea, what exactly is the criteria for being a major/minor mod? Maybe you just need to have  stricter definitions of the two and then the problem will work itself out. I would think of minor mods as something like the inventory chest locator, or the all mounted or all infantry mods. But like wood says, Shattenlander as well as the The Perennial Nuisance are pretty large projects that are adding a lot of things and they are both in the minor mod section and could both probably benefit from subforums.

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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2007, 12:09:01 pm »
nay,
Even if there are about 8 pages, the thread poster can still keep it organized by editing the first post.
On the other handsite, it is very usefull to be the moderated to save the thread from spamming or to edit several unimportant posts to one.

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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2007, 12:10:41 pm »
But like wood says, Shattenlander as well as the The Perennial Nuisance are pretty large projects that are adding a lot of things and they are both in the minor mod section and could both probably benefit from subforums.

You forgot the uberness.. Liberty Or Death! Because of that I shall eat your brains and take your money!


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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2007, 12:42:07 pm »
Aye, both Schatenlander and PN deserve to be labeled major upon release.. they're both huge total conversions...

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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2007, 12:51:48 pm »
But like wood says, Shattenlander as well as the The Perennial Nuisance are pretty large projects that are adding a lot of things and they are both in the minor mod section and could both probably benefit from subforums.

You forgot the uberness.. Liberty Or Death! Because of that I shall eat your brains and take your money!



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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2007, 12:54:46 pm »
No, definately not. I think there needs to be some sort of qualification before the mod gets to get a sub-forum. Now, many of the new mods of which some are definatley bound to die will be getting a sub-forum; It'll just get too messy. You don't need multiple threads for mini mods.

I'm not saying that mods like Schattenländer shouldn't be getting a sub-forum, as it clearly has a substantial fanbase and motivated developers.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2007, 12:58:06 pm by Raz »

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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2007, 12:58:30 pm »
I'd just quote my post for the third time, but you do say something that makes sense. Unlike some people here! XD

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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2007, 01:01:20 pm »
Nay.

I prefer a functional definition, myself - if a mod evokes so much discussion that multiple topics are engendered, then it's a major mod, QED, problem solved.

Otherwise the differentiation between a major mod with subforum and minor mod with subforum becomes a ridiculous exercise in hair-splitting.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2007, 01:03:12 pm by Fisheye »

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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2007, 01:13:36 pm »
I would say yes if there was a use for it, but thing is that there`s not. I thnk mods where there`s not too much to say are getting more attention wth their thread only. When Schattenländer/The Perennial Nuisance gets a subforum, there will be a reason for it; there is a need to devide one thread into several for different topics, for organizational reasons. And that will probably be under Major mods?
For yes-people, I ask where the need for it is. Is it due to more than the coolness factor?

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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2007, 01:15:49 pm »
I agree with Scion. There's already enough segregation as it is.

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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2007, 07:26:46 am »
Yae or nay?



Errr... Which one means yes?

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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2007, 07:42:22 am »

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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2007, 12:15:49 pm »
YAE!!!!! xD

Congratulations. We officially copied Robin Hood.

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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2007, 12:51:17 pm »
YAE!!!!! xD

Congratulations. We officially copied Robin Hood.
The riddles, the riddles...  :-\  :?:
« Last Edit: February 19, 2007, 12:58:03 pm by Scion »

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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2007, 02:18:22 pm »
My opinion on the matter, not yet. Perhaps if Hellequin or I manages to make a topic over 20 pages long, or feel the need to spread out, or if we have a few more highly discussed unfinished mods come out then It would probably be sensible - but now? No, give it a month and reassess then.

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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2007, 06:24:28 pm »
I'm leaning towards the thought that any mod which qualifies for a Minor Mods subforum might as well be upgraded to Major Mods. The requirements being sufficient traffic and a current release.

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Brigadier Hussey

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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2007, 06:26:41 pm »
Seems sensible to me.

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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2007, 06:38:05 am »
Yeah, that sounds good.

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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2007, 10:14:59 pm »
I think definetely yae. Its very hard to go through one topic for a mod and search for different things. One page might be screenshots, one might be a progres report, its just very hard to find everything, and it can be very anoyying.

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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2007, 07:38:50 am »
I think definetely yae. Its very hard to go through one topic for a mod and search for different things. One page might be screenshots, one might be a progres report, its just very hard to find everything, and it can be very anoyying.

I agree.
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some stupid associations on all above

New Mods/Announcements
New mods and mod announcements for beginning projects. All mods must initially be posted here.

I don't see here definition of new mod, but announcements are clearly defined. There is no mater if this is major or minor mod until it haven't playable version. Its place is here and not elsewhere!!! It can not be that you find unplayable version in major mods for example. And it's not matter how big their promises are. Think about this. Borders are quite clear.

Minor Mods
Established mods that change or add some Mount&Blade content and/or functionality.

Also this definition is clear. We all understand, even me. How can we talk about little differences between major or minor through the lens of sub forums? Is purpose of this site lies in clearly represent things or somewhere else?

Major Mods
Large mods that expand or change Mount&Blade with lots of new content. 
Playable of course.

Sub forums are not matter of contents and all mods should have some of them, (credits, news, pictures and discussion) if they needs. So you can choose where your interest is. They are also not matter of replies. There can be many stupid things there, not just pure gold (I will not give an example).

Is it so, that sub forum takes a lot of memory? Well you must choose. Do you want clearly defined borders and rules (already excellent defined by Winter), or you will choose most blabbering criteria for what is Major or Minor mod?

Well I confess my ignorance on this matter. I am just random passenger. But if you will just strictly follow Winter’s definition, you will not have any strange questions. You moderators should be example of understanding your own rules.

And sorry for stupid words.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2007, 07:42:00 am by nema »

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Re: Minor Mods subforums
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2007, 07:09:14 am »
Yeah, um . . .

This thread has already achieved its purpose. Locking.