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  Cleaning the forums a bit.  (Read 1844 times)
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pokkelipoo
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« Posted 2003-09-12 19:23:23 »

Hello, I've been lurking in java-gaming.org since the new launch of the site. This is actually my first post to the forums and I'd have some suggestions.

These forums are really an excellent resource but I think they could be a little bit differently organized.
IMHO some forums are in the wrong place now, e.g. the game physics-forum should be at the General Game Topics.
And I think there really really should be a general game programming forum.

I'm suggesting something like this:

Java.net - Games
----------------------
Java.Net - Games General Discussions
Suggestions
Off Topic


General Game Topics
-------------------
Game News
Game Programming
Game Play/Design/Ideas
Game Physics/Math
Your games here


Java Game Development
---------------------
Newless Clewbies
Java 3D
Java 2D
Java Sound
J2ME
Networking
Online Game Development
Performance Tuning
Tools Discussion
Shared Code


Java.Net - The Core Projects
----------------------------
jogl - Java Bindings for OpenGL
joal - Java Bindings for OpenAL
jinput - Java Game Controller API


Third Party APIs
----------------
LWJGL Development
Xith3D Forums


The Business of the Games Industry
----------------------------------
Jobs board
Your Resumes Here
General Business Discussions
Volunteer Projects

Changes are small but I think it looks a lot cleaner now.

Oh and a small thing about hte search page: 'Max Age since last post' should be defaulted to 365 days.
Offline princec

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2003-09-12 21:42:51 »

I'm thinking about collapsing most of the forums into a much smaller set.

Cas Smiley

Offline troggan

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2003-09-13 12:26:46 »

I think that makes sense...that way it would be easier to add new 3rd party stuff, but maybee we don't want that Wink ?

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Offline tortoise

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2003-09-21 06:14:21 »

I generally agree with your layout. IMO networking and online game dev could become one forum, and potentially other forums could be combined/reworked. If done right it could increase discussions without increasing noise.
Offline troggan

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2003-09-21 09:16:00 »

Online Games are not network games. There is a difference, really Wink.

What do the other guys here think about changing the layout? spaceghost doesn't change anything till enough interest is shown Smiley

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Offline troggan

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2003-09-26 17:38:05 »

Thank you  Grin

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Offline William Denniss

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2003-09-29 01:42:17 »

for Xith3D and LWJGL why not now just call them that rather than adding on "Development" and "Forums"?

Will.

Offline ChrisM

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2003-09-29 12:20:16 »

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for Xith3D and LWJGL why not now just call them that rather than adding on "Development" and "Forums"?

Will.


1.  Everything needs a section to fall under
2.  I am done moving forums around Smiley

Enjoy!

-Chris

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