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What do you want to see here?

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doho123
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I am interested in those who visit this site...

What information, or discussions, or whatever, would make this site more interesting or useful to you? You came here for a reason...are you getting those reasons fulfilled, or is there something that's lacking?

Gideonbob
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I come here for community,

I come here for community, feedback (to give and receive), and inspiration. It is great that the posts here cover all scales, from game theory to detail-intensive problems, and all areas of game design from art to mechanics to business. I have found it helpful and fun.

Too positive?
-Gideon

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Gideonbob wrote:I come here

Gideonbob wrote:
I come here for community, feedback (to give and receive), and inspiration. It is great that the posts here cover all scales, from game theory to detail-intensive problems, and all areas of game design from art to mechanics to business. I have found it helpful and fun.

This for me, as well. I love the site and how everything is setup. All of the users are very nice and helpful. The only thing that could make the site better would be a few more people. It's not really a negative, its just the only thing I can think of as far as what would improve the experience.

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Agreed

I agree, the interchange of feedback and inspiration is really helpful and fun. It's really interesting to see what other people have come up with.

And yeah, the more the merrier.

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I came with a question. Got

I came with a question. Got the question answered. And in turn was able to answer the same question when asked by someone else.

What would I like to see here? Well, a list of honest games brokers would be useful.

Tone

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Lovely question Doho, I like

Lovely question Doho,

I like giving advice and find myself more often thatn not in a situation where a small input from me (and others like me) can make a big 'ol impact in someones game. I like this.

Also when I am in need of ideas and help, normally someone here knows what they are talking about!

I have to say I think BGDF does a much better job helping out designers than anyother site specifically because the tone and culture of the site is really high. We have no low-brow smarmy posts here (as there are in say BGG due to the volume of internet traffic)

And people who post here tend to post with their full name, have had to have asked for permission to post (when you signed up initially) and are mostly experienced(ish) guys in all aspect of game design. If not having actulaly produced a big old game, then really knowledgeable about games design - otherwise why would we be here you know?

So, few(er) and more high-end users coupled with a lovely culture leads to nice discussion. Which after all: that's what everyone wants.

While we are here:

Things I Dont Like

1) When you spend a long time really thinking about and typing out a long post with loads of in depth stuff, but because it is not "YOU SHOULD INCLUDE 1 D8 INSTEAD OF 2D6 THAT IS BEST..." and requires a bit of reading, sometimes people don't respond as easily as they would elsewhere. This annoys me but has tbh only happened like 4 times.

2) The damned posting software blows. Slow. Boring. Preview. Then post. Oops I forgot to press "post". Now I have to type it out again. Bad board system. No "like" or "reccomend" buttons to show peoples thankfulness. etc. Which the mods are fully aware of. they do this for free remember (right?) so we must be grateful for all of their kind work.

But even with these (smal or irrelevant) problems, I always like keeping in touch with everyone here and love the very grateful and active culture.

bonsaigames
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Like and Recommend!

Cogentesque wrote:
Lovely question Doho,

I like giving advice and find myself more often thatn not in a situation where a small input from me (and others like me) can make a big 'ol impact in someones game. I like this.

Also when I am in need of ideas and help, normally someone here knows what they are talking about!

I have to say I think BGDF does a much better job helping out designers than anyother site specifically because the tone and culture of the site is really high. We have no low-brow smarmy posts here (as there are in say BGG due to the volume of internet traffic)

And people who post here tend to post with their full name, have had to have asked for permission to post (when you signed up initially) and are mostly experienced(ish) guys in all aspect of game design. If not having actulaly produced a big old game, then really knowledgeable about games design - otherwise why would we be here you know?

So, few(er) and more high-end users coupled with a lovely culture leads to nice discussion. Which after all: that's what everyone wants.

While we are here:

Things I Dont Like

1) When you spend a long time really thinking about and typing out a long post with loads of in depth stuff, but because it is not "YOU SHOULD INCLUDE 1 D8 INSTEAD OF 2D6 THAT IS BEST..." and requires a bit of reading, sometimes people don't respond as easily as they would elsewhere. This annoys me but has tbh only happened like 4 times.

2) The damned posting software blows. Slow. Boring. Preview. Then post. Oops I forgot to press "post". Now I have to type it out again. Bad board system. No "like" or "reccomend" buttons to show peoples thankfulness. etc. Which the mods are fully aware of. they do this for free remember (right?) so we must be grateful for all of their kind work.

But even with these (smal or irrelevant) problems, I always like keeping in touch with everyone here and love the very grateful and active culture.

Like and Recommend!

GreenO
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Cogentesque wrote:No "like"

Cogentesque wrote:
No "like" or "reccomend" buttons to show peoples thankfulness. etc. Which the mods are fully aware of. they do this for free remember (right?) so we must be grateful for all of their kind work.

But even with these (smal or irrelevant) problems, I always like keeping in touch with everyone here and love the very grateful and active culture.

+1

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