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great idea! benifit to the forum. where is ben! 28 65.12%
bad idea. we're a car forum lets keep it that way 15 34.88%
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Old 18-09-2006   #16
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Re: an online gaming section.

oh come on, you cant keep grouping things to threads!

it gets confusing

we've got 4 platforms at the moment, the PC, Xbox, Xbox360, PS2) with more coming out soon (the PS3 and Wii)

each has different ways of playing, usage, and all different ways of playing

ive youve got over 4 groups of say 5 people for each platform, all trying to play games with each other (ahem ) your just gonna end up with a lotta confusing goblygook!

you watch the chatroom while 4 different people are having a few different conversations

this is a big forum, its not gonna run outta room! i can see your trying to keep things neat and tidy, but tis getting silly

the LL is a big part of the forum and the people on the forum make it what it is!

most of us spend most of our time on it as we know the people on it and like them, why should we have to upsticks, its not like were trying to make the forum a games forum we just want a small part as cars altough a big part of everones lives one here, are not the only part

you see other forums and they dont just have one bit for off forum stuff, they have a area with differnt sub forums in it! thats a better way of keeping it tidy IMHO
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Re: an online gaming section.

Quote Originally Posted by serin

you watch the chatroom while 4 different people are having a few different conversations

i not welcome in there
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Old 19-09-2006   #18
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Re: an online gaming section.

Quote Originally Posted by serin
oh come on, you cant keep grouping things to threads!

it gets confusing

we've got 4 platforms at the moment, the PC, Xbox, Xbox360, PS2) with more coming out soon (the PS3 and Wii)

each has different ways of playing, usage, and all different ways of playing

ive youve got over 4 groups of say 5 people for each platform, all trying to play games with each other (ahem ) your just gonna end up with a lotta confusing goblygook!

you watch the chatroom while 4 different people are having a few different conversations

this is a big forum, its not gonna run outta room! i can see your trying to keep things neat and tidy, but tis getting silly

the LL is a big part of the forum and the people on the forum make it what it is!

most of us spend most of our time on it as we know the people on it and like them, why should we have to upsticks, its not like were trying to make the forum a games forum we just want a small part as cars altough a big part of everones lives one here, are not the only part

you see other forums and they dont just have one bit for off forum stuff, they have a area with differnt sub forums in it! thats a better way of keeping it tidy IMHO


thanks for backing me up. couldnt have put it better.
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Re: an online gaming section.

Quote Originally Posted by dave
i not welcome in there
Dave, that's not true, you weren't welcomed by a certain group of people, who I think were p**sed at you to start with. That group wasn't the entire selection of people who are on chat... it's IRC all should be welcomed

BTW. I like this idea in priciple but the details probablly need a fair bit of thought
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Re: an online gaming section.

Quote Originally Posted by StoneNewt
I like this idea in priciple but the details probablly need a fair bit of thought
well if ben does think it is an asset then we can look further into it. if not then no point wasting the time tbh.
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Re: an online gaming section.

Quote Originally Posted by sammiboo
My Opinion is no - if you want reviews and stuff then go to a gaming forum.
exactly, games are for kids with pale skin and no friends.
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Re: an online gaming section.

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exactly, games are for kids with pale skin and no friends.
Games are my living and I also play them, I get out a lot and have quite a few friends

Check out the 360 forums and one thread in particular shows that the age of gamers has expanded and people of all ages and descriptions play them, ranging from very young players like 2 right up to 80 years old or even older.
Most common age seems to be mid 30's.

EDIT : I think Ben is a gamer IIRC ? or is it that he's just game ?
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Re: an online gaming section.

Quote Originally Posted by KoArAnG
Games are my living and I also play them, I get out a lot and have quite a few friends

Check out the 360 forums and one thread in particular shows that the age of gamers has expanded and people of all ages and descriptions play them, ranging from very young players like 2 right up to 80 years old or even older.
Most common age seems to be mid 30's.

EDIT : I think Ben is a gamer IIRC ? or is it that he's just game ?
Oh good, someone's suggested a gaming forum for people who like gaming to discuss it on
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Re: an online gaming section.

im suprised at how negative people are being when it is only a suggestion. im only tryin to get members gaming together.
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Re: an online gaming section.

It's because my name has been mentioned

I never get anything I want

Oh hang on, that was when I was a kid
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Re: an online gaming section.

Quote Originally Posted by KoArAnG
It's because my name has been mentioned

I never get anything I want

Oh hang on, that was when I was a kid
well if you had told me that from the start i wouldnt have quoted you and taken all credit for it myself

looks like a non starter but at least we tried. i still think it would have been a good asset to the forum!
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Re: an online gaming section.

Quote Originally Posted by KoArAnG
Games are my living and I also play them, I get out a lot and have quite a few friends

Check out the 360 forums and one thread in particular shows that the age of gamers has expanded and people of all ages and descriptions play them, ranging from very young players like 2 right up to 80 years old or even older.
Most common age seems to be mid 30's.

EDIT : I think Ben is a gamer IIRC ? or is it that he's just game ?
I agree here, I worked for sony playstation for 3 years and was in a perfect position to study the demographics of gamers - nowadays its the 30 somethings that have over taken the tweenies as the main market, mainly because we can afford to lay out 40 on a game, whilst most kids cant afford that kind of cash, plus we can afford to have one of each of the consoles when they come out - my personal gaming setup is an xbox, 360, n64, ps2, gameboy, DC, a few pcs, and a 42" projector to play them on. Cant see many kids affording that lol

As for a gaming section etc I think it might be a bit too much. The main problem with a lot of forums is that they over load with too many sections which makes it hard on the eye and hard to navigate. This one is a prime example. The information is there and im finding it invaluable but its simply too sprawling and badly laid out. Personally I tend to stick to a 3 or 5 forum rule with my sites, it increases the stickiness, my traffic remains nice and high and people find it easy to find what they want and when they want it
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Quote Originally Posted by Cyberdog
its simply too sprawling and badly laid out. Personally I tend to stick to a 3 or 5 forum rule with my sites, it increases the stickiness, my traffic remains nice and high and people find it easy to find what they want and when they want it
How would you propose that Fiat Forum sticks to a 3 or 5 forum rule with so many models to cover?
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Re: an online gaming section.

im not talking an amazing big section with flashing lights. i just want an area maybe within ll. all the different consoles/pc would be within the same forum with stickies at the top to show the forumers usernames for each console. and have any game discussions underneath using the console name somewhere in the title.
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Quote Originally Posted by Steve
How would you propose that Fiat Forum sticks to a 3 or 5 forum rule with so many models to cover?
I was about to post the same

As for a gaming forum, it's not seen so favourably, though possibly could be added as a sub forum of the LL (along with Computing as we seem to get a lot of issues with that) - you wouldn't get a console each though ....
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