Should the StarCraft Strategy Forums be Merged?

Discussion in 'Archived Portal Polls' started by coRtALoS, Aug 9, 2004.

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Should the StarCraft Strat Forums be Merged?

  1. Yes, merge them together! It'd help traffic.

    27 vote(s)
    36.5%
  2. No, it'd create too many potential problems.

    8 vote(s)
    10.8%
  3. Do a test run for a week or so, and see how it goes from there.

    39 vote(s)
    52.7%
  1. coRtALoS

    coRtALoS -=[ Retired BF Admin ]=-

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    There have been some recent suggestions by a few individuals that some people would like to see the Strategy forums merged either into the StarCraft & BroodWar General forums, or a new Strategy forum for all three races.

    This would help eliminate any confusion members may have about where their posts should go if it relates to more than one race, and increase general traffic for the StarCraft Strategy forums.

    We'd like to get input from you (the members and moderators) on what you think should be done with our StarCraft forums, and what will benefit them in the long-term.

    Please vote for what you'd like to see done above, and post your opinions appropriately. :)

    ~The BattleForums Staff
     
  2. x42bn6

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    The 'other' BF has that, and..... *clones, I hate clones*

    Does this apply to the Warcraft section too?

    It will look out of place with one merged and the other not.
     
  3. Renzokuken

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    The WC Forums can do whatever the hell they want :) This is just a possible thing that came up within the SC Forums moderators.

    I think it's a great idea. I think it'd help the SC Forums alot and get people posting on more than just one race for once. Even i only visit Protoss just out of habit, with the merge i could talk about all three at once. Which would be awesome.

    We wouldn't be cloning them, not in the slightest. Just because we rival them doesn't mean if we do something similar to them, it would be a bad thing.
    Just ignore Blizz and let us do what WE want to do. Who cares if something is similar, i bet about a jillion other SC sites out there have the strategy forums merged, and they aren't cloning Blizz.

    BlizzForums isn't the be-all-end-all of SC Forums.
     
  4. Emperor Pan I

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    It was like that for warcraft originaly and swooper split it up. Strat sections are more usfull when not spread apart. that was u eliminate threads based on more than one race and differnet ideas, and u dont have to have memebers running around to 3 differnet palces to look for info.

    I suggested this a few tiems for the warcraft section but no one bothered to listen
     
  5. coRtALoS

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    If this becomes a popular idea, and it works out well for the SC forums, we can turn toward other horizons in the near future Pan. Don't worry, you'll get full credit for the idea. :p
     
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    If battelforums ever got insanely huge, and i mean with a huge number of players posting threads and strats and ideas by the dozen every hour, it would be nice to have it split, but i dont see that ever happening.

    For the amount of posting that has gone on in the past and up to now, a concentrated section is the best idea.

    Face it, the game sections arn't that popular, and unless we got incredible pros hanging around there will never be the kind of active that would call for that.
     
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    yes its gonna b sooo much better.......
     
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    Wether or not it gets huge I don't know if the SC strat sections will become any more active. The main SC forum had trouble with keeping up until about 2 months ago. Now a tourney is on its way.
     
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    I've always beleived in Trial and Error, so I say we give it a week, and see how it goes from there.

    -Frank :cool:
     
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    I think they should be merged, for the sake of traffic and that the fact that they dont get too much business on their lonesome.
     
  12. Amantis

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    A thought that came to my head was to have a strategy category and then have the 3 other forums in it as subforums. But that's pretty much probably the same thing as leaving them alone.

    - Amantis
     
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    Starcraft forums may be good if the forums for protoss, terran and zerg are merged, but warcraft forums are different, they have 4 races, not more than 2 stickies in each and it is good the way it is.
     
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    who wants to bet sakuhta was the one who voted no?
     
  15. Sakuhta

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    The more I think about this idea, the more I actually think it's better. Though I originally started off at just a no... atleast a test run would be sufficcient. But I'm starting to like the idea.
     
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    The warcraft forums' straegy sections are split apart and seem to get hardly any new threads compared to some other parts of the forums. I think Pan has a good idea with making all the races strategy put in one forum, and maybe taking whatever strategy guides are in there and make a sticky for each race.
     
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    I voted no lol, i didnt realize I had it clicked, Due to my poor hand/eye.

    Ya Opps i am all for a test run, anything to improve traffic.=)

    Those sections are dead as hell, we need to do something.
     
  18. Lwek

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    Having a test run for a week is not going to work. It's not like right after the New forum is created, there is going to be a lot of new strategy to discuss about. People might post in there just to "experience" around with BF's new change.
     
  19. Renzokuken

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    I think it'd need at least a month, if not more, for the test run. Like how we tested the CS forums.
     
  20. Sakuhta

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    1) NICE SPAM! 2) I voted test run kthnx.