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Zzzzz
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It seems to me that posts about help for card creation, board creation, textures, tools for tuck boxes, fonts and other such needs occur often.

Would it be useful to have a specific Web Resources area, say,

Tools of the Trade : Useful applications, images, fonts and other items to help you prototype a game.

in order to help track links for tools/material/applications that everyone uses to create their prototypes?

I know that some links have made it under the "General Link" area, but it might be useful to have this broken out.

Anyways just a thought since many people ask these questions over and over.

rkalajian
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Web Resources: Tools of the Trade"

Most of the stuff could probably be covered by the wiki that they're working on for the board.

I agree though, it would be a great feature.

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Web Resources: Tools of the Trade"

I agree. I'm wouldn't think to look for these links in the General Links category.

Adding a category like this would also inspire more people to submit these kinds of links.

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A few thoughts

Guys,

In the future, instead of posting a message with your suggestions for the site, why not just contact a site administrator? It seems like we have a half dozen of these threads recommending changes. I think it's great to recommend changes, but I'm not sure public forum posts are the appropriate method for airing these changes.

The goal of the wiki is pretty ambitious. The hope is that we can combine the Game Journals (including make it easier for folks to collaborate on games via a blog type system), the FAQ, the news articles, the Download section and the Web Resources section. The thinking is to make one huge, yet highly structured web document that is chocked full of useful information and files. As it is now, it doesn't make sense to have to look through 4 or 5 different spots for information on the same subject. Hopefully the wiki will solve this problem. It's going to take a long time to set it up so that it is structured properly, but once it's up we hope it will be pretty much self maintaining (to a reasonable degree).

-Darke

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Web Resources: Tools of the Trade"

Good idea on the section. Done.

-- Matthew

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Re: A few thoughts

Darkehorse wrote:
In the future, instead of posting a message with your suggestions for the site, why not just contact a site administrator?

Will do in the future, I only posted since I thought that was the method of proposing suggestions for site improvement.

Thanks FastLearner!

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Re: A few thoughts

Darkehorse wrote:
In the future, instead of posting a message with your suggestions for the site, why not just contact a site administrator? It seems like we have a half dozen of these threads recommending changes. I think it's great to recommend changes, but I'm not sure public forum posts are the appropriate method for airing these changes.

I don't know about that... in a thread like this one other people can chime in with their thoughts, basically making the suggestion that much more powerful/helpful (or else rendering it obselete). I certainly don't think it hurts anything, so long as it's not cluttering up the wrong forum.

- Seth

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Re: A few thoughts

sedjtroll wrote:
Darkehorse wrote:
In the future, instead of posting a message with your suggestions for the site, why not just contact a site administrator? It seems like we have a half dozen of these threads recommending changes. I think it's great to recommend changes, but I'm not sure public forum posts are the appropriate method for airing these changes.

I don't know about that... in a thread like this one other people can chime in with their thoughts, basically making the suggestion that much more powerful/helpful (or else rendering it obselete). I certainly don't think it hurts anything, so long as it's not cluttering up the wrong forum.

- Seth

Maybe not... I'm just getting tired of people suggesting things that will ultimately be taken care of by the wiki.

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Web Resources: Tools of the Trade"

Maybe what's needed is a public "preview" of what the wiki will have, and how far it is from being completed. Being on the "inside", I'm aware of a lot of this, but perhaps it might be confusing for people who are not admins to be told (as I've seen happen quite a few times recently) "just wait for the wiki...it's going to have that, and so much more!"

Any chance you, or Matthew, or Tom would be willing to write a blurp about what's going to be in there, and when we can expect it up? It may prevent some of the questioning/suggesting.

-Jeff

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Re: A few thoughts

I agree with Jeff, as one on the 'outside,' it's hard to get a picture of what's going to be in the wiki, and a preview would really help us see the new features.

I've heard about the wiki since finding the site in February, and I'm really looking forward to seeing it completed and helping out with it once it's here; it sounds like it will be extremely helpful and well-organized. Thanks for all your hard work,

Mark

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