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kq76 02-20-2009 02:34 AM

Sub-Board for ?
 
I know this board is mostly ads for online leagues, but there's the occasional thread that is not an ad yet belongs here as opposed to the commish board. Would it be better to have a sub-board for either the ads or the general stuff or is it fine that these other threads quickly sink to the bottom under the ads? If they are to be separated, which would you prefer a sub-board for?

satchel 02-20-2009 09:49 AM

OOTP Online will certainly require a sub-board; when the time comes, we should separate ads for it from the general ads.

I like the idea of more general discussion about online leagues in general; the Commissioners forum contains most of that. I think it's quite likely that the proper place for the Commissioners forum is as a sub-board in this main online leagues category; the extra exposure it gets now is a positive thing, though.

kq76 02-20-2009 10:12 AM

I strongly suspect that OOTP Online will get its own category of boards when it is released, like ITP has its, TBCB has its, etc. I can't see them mixing the two as it would be too confusing.

satchel 02-20-2009 11:24 AM

Ah, I see. Good point.

Cooleyvol 02-20-2009 12:06 PM

Sub boards, as a rule, suck. They require a second click to get to, so they never reach their full audience.

Jaxxvain 02-20-2009 01:52 PM

what's ootp online?

kcroyalgm 02-21-2009 09:08 AM

I hate sub boards.
I didn't vote because there is no simple "don't add a sub-board".
Whoever said they never reach the full intended audience was correct.

So, as for me, just don't.:rolleyes:

kq76 02-21-2009 10:16 AM

I think it's interesting the instant reaction some people seem to have towards sub-boards. Yes, if you enter these forums by the index and we don't have links to sub-boards on the index page like some forums do, then it's an extra click from the start, but other than that it's not that big of a deal. I think most people, if they really thought about it would vote for a general sub-board while keeping the main board just for ads. Yes, on the surface it may seem backwards, but from a usability standpoint it makes the most sense I believe. The board is predominantly made up of ads so why make most people click through to a sub-board to access them. Conversely, few threads here are not about ads and so they quickly get drowned out by all the ads. I think it would make a lot of sense, therefore, to create a sub-board for those general threads so people interested in checking out just general threads about online leagues can easily browse just them.

For example, the other day I was looking for something to do with administrating online leagues and I wanted to make sure I got as much info as possible, not just what a search would bring up. Thankfully, with the commish board it was so much easier to quickly go through all the threads to find out if anybody had something to say about what I was interested in. Back before there was that board that task would have been a ridiculously arduous one. Now my query wouldn't be the same as someone's who was just interested in non-commish, non-ad threads, but without the threads categorized like commish ones are, one would most likely just not bother. To me that says this place, as currently organized, isn't as useful as it can be and it would be pretty simple to improve it while not at all inconveniencing the majority of the viewers here most of the time who are primarily interested in ad threads.

The thing, though, is there's really not that many of those other threads so it's not a huge deal either way, but IMO it would at least be a small net improvement. Keep in mind that I'm thinking newcomers to online leagues would be most interested in these topics which makes it even more of a benefit to us.

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Originally Posted by Jaxxvain (Post 2679513)
what's ootp online?

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...ht=ootp+online

http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...ht=ootp+online


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