Forum Charter: Read before posting!



  • Whether it be positive or negative, if you want to discuss something, make the thread for people to discuss it.



  • @tokeeffe9 Hear, hear!



  • Kill Your Babies... I cri everytim.



  • @Musou-Tensei Because I wasn't that invest in the game to care about making a thread.
    I did make one for Zero Time Dilemma and semi-trashed it because Zero Escape is so cool.

    And it's also very demoralizing to see a thread I put effort in just get buried around list threads and forum games, so I'm at the point where I'm not making threads for the sake of getting discussion. Just only for what I'm interested in making discussion for.



  • @Whoaness you seem to be making an issue of something that can't really be helped. You say you were 'forced' to discuss about I am Setsuna on twitch and in other forums yet at the same time you weren't interested enough to make a thread on it.

    I'll take your feedback on list threads and forum game threads however at this moment I really don't see it as an issue. From looking at the gaming discussion sub forum, the ratio of list thread/forum game threads to other threads is very small. If it becomes out of hand, we will certainly intervene.



  • @tokeeffe9 Yes, I do feel like I would be forced off the forum if there are no good discussions to be had about the game currently coming out.

    The Allies were super hyping up I Am Setsuna, so it was surprising no one wanted to discuss it. I could make the thread, but, at this point, we see no one else is going to bother making it either meaning no one wants to discuss about it. So why bother?

    There are some good threads here and there, but so many things to filter through to find them. That's why I suggested (in the feedback forum) making it a standard to use Tags to help filter out discussion threads on new games. I'm a worst case scenario kind of person, so I definitely want the community to shape up to be more than a bunch of "what's your favourite something" and "kill your babies". Just putting my 2 cents out there on what I see.



  • @Whoaness I feel like you would love The Escapist's forum, it's pretty much the opposite of this forum, and I despise it.



  • @Whoaness I guess if you have the attitude of why bother making a thread, other people do too. The forums are what we make them and I do genuinely suggest you make the threads you want.

    I'll reiterate again that we're in really early days as a forum. I don't think it's any surprise seeing people make the more generic threads since it's an easy way to get to know other posters tastes etc.

    On top of that, we're currently in the 'drought' season for the AAA game. While I am Setsuna was hyped by some of the EZA crew, it is still a relatively niche game which has received okay to good reviews. Once No Man Sky's comes out and therefore starts the AAA conveyor built, you'll see a lot more threads on specific games.

    Just be a little patient and as I said, you have to make the forums what you want and not hope someone else does.



  • I have a rule suggestion:

    I think threads about rumors should be always labeled as such in the thread title.



  • @Musou-Tensei I think thats an excellent idea myself as it stops the flow of misinformation and miscommunication across the community. We can discuss further as this being part of the charter.


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    @Whoaness

    I realize it's been a few months, but the EZA website is still pretty new, so some of that perceived "disinterest" from the community is partially a lack of activity across the boards as a whole. The EZA fan community right now is split up across a number of websites and platforms and it's going to be a slow going process to attract allies from other established locations.

    Right now I ask that you please be patient with how things are running, as we want to foster a space where as many people as possible can come on, have a good time and discuss what they would like to.



  • @Musou-Tensei Nice idea, I've added it to the charter, even including US spelling.. I'm sorry fellow Europeans :(

    Also it's worth noting that tags work really well on the site. I used them for the LTTP threads I made. We won't force people to use them, but I think they're pretty useful for something like that or rumors etc..



  • @tokeeffe9 Yes, tags work SUPER well. I have been using them as well!



  • Maybe for tabletop escapades, those need to have individual threads created for the episode and keep the main thread for more general discussion



  • @Whoaness said in Forum Charter: Read before posting!:

    @tokeeffe9 Yes, I do feel like I would be forced off the forum if there are no good discussions to be had about the game currently coming out.

    The Allies were super hyping up I Am Setsuna, so it was surprising no one wanted to discuss it. I could make the thread, but, at this point, we see no one else is going to bother making it either meaning no one wants to discuss about it. So why bother?

    There are some good threads here and there, but so many things to filter through to find them. That's why I suggested (in the feedback forum) making it a standard to use Tags to help filter out discussion threads on new games. I'm a worst case scenario kind of person, so I definitely want the community to shape up to be more than a bunch of "what's your favourite something" and "kill your babies". Just putting my 2 cents out there on what I see.

    Tags are great. But I would suggest forum games (even if game related like kill your babies) should be in general discussion

    This would help elevate discussion in the games forum



  • @Lexad Sorry, I meant to reply to this a while ago.

    We'll keep a monitor on how things go, for now we don't want to split things up too much.



  • @tokeeffe9 said in Forum Charter: Read before posting!:

    @Lexad Sorry, I meant to reply to this a while ago.

    We'll keep a monitor on how things go, for now we don't want to split things up too much.

    No problem, simply a suggestion on my part.



  • New rule added to the charter - No requesting streams or shows

    Description is in the OP



  • Twitter harassment it is XD



  • "Stay on Topic - As long as everyone in a thread is happy, this shouldn't really be an issue. On rare occasions when a thread has been completely derailed we might try to steer it back on course or lock it up."

    what about when discussions have a side topic formed in it, like i just dont feel every post should just be about the OP