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Author Topic: Request for a Indie Design sticky  (Read 3674 times)
Christoffer Lernö

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« on: April 13, 2003, 12:19:27 AM »

There are a few unspoken (well occasionally written down) rules on how to make a good posting on the Forge in general and Indie Game Design in particular.

We went over this earlier in this thread. But now I'm asking myself (and you) if it's not time to make it a sticky in Indie Game Design.

A sticky with the title "A guide on how to present your new game" or something like that would go a long way towards assisting new posters on what is expected. It could also be a helpful checklist for everyone.

I think Ralph and Ron did a pretty good work in previously mentioned thread putting down what is needed for a quality posting, so why not take that and make a sticky out of it?


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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2003, 06:56:34 AM »

I second the motion.
Thomas Tamblyn

Posts: 105

« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2003, 08:02:18 AM »

Thirded.  Best advice is "Make sure you're asking a definite question, and make sure its one which can be answered satisfactorily in less than 2,400 words"

For that matter I think all the forums need a sticky to explain what kind of posts are expected there - the two-line summaries on the index page aren't really enough in my opinion.
Mark Johnson

Posts: 238

« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2003, 12:10:34 PM »

There seems to be a gradual shift in the Indie Design forum:

1)  The Intended Usage:  to receive input on particular problems on a serious game project.

2)  The Trial Balloon:  I had a cool mechanic/setting idea... here it is.  Anyone interested in a game based on this?

3)  The Gauntlet:  Create Your Own Fantasy Heartbreaker, Iron Game Chef, 24 Hour Game.

Perhaps these last two uses deserve their own forum, perhaps not.  As it is, many of the more interesting discussions have shifted to RPG Theory.

Clinton R. Nixon

Posts: 2624

« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2003, 12:39:03 PM »


This is a Good Idea. I'd like, perhaps, to collect the best forum threads - and by that, I mean the most illustrative - but for now, I'll make this thread sticky.

Clinton R. Nixon
CRN Games
Jason Lee

Posts: 729

« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2003, 01:10:26 PM »

I second the give all forums a state of purpose sticky.

- Cruciel
Ron Edwards
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2003, 06:24:27 AM »

Good call, everyone. Stickies for all forums.

(Um, be patient - we gotta hang out in the smoke-filled room, and all that)

Jack Spencer Jr
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2003, 06:34:49 AM »

Are stickies the way or would a policy blurb or link at the top of the page be better without taking up a valuable thread slot on the front page? I have seen forums that the first page was almost all stickies. I'd rather not see that happen.
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