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#1 Brad Oliver

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 11:26 AM

So there's a "Windows Gaming" subforum where we can talk about windows games, and a "Windows on Mac" subforum where we can talk about windows - games included. And indeed, there are a number of games threads in the latter.

I'd like to offer an unsolicited suggestion to combine both subforums into one so I don't have to remember which subforum the game discussion I'm following is in. :)
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Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:40 PM

What we are trying to do is to offer specific help to new and experienced Bootcamp users in the Windows on Mac forum.  It is meant to be a handy goto place to solve your Windows problems which many of us are new to.  Game specific posts should go in the other forum which discuss Windows games in general.  Sometimes the lines cross a little that's why we said in the description that it can be game related, but they actually are two very different topics.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 06:32 AM

I agree with Brad. The line between the two boards is becoming blurred.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 07:32 AM

in which case, all we need is for tBC to restyle his dictatorship, Mao stylee, cull all the old types and get a bunch of feverish new students to do all his bidding...

oh, and make the division clearer. Games themselves go in Windows Gaming, whilst problems and general discussion of windows on macs go in boot camp.

to take an example, Far Cry 2 talk goes in Windows Gaming, whilst FEAR vs. Logitech mouse issues goes in Windows on Macs.

as for tracking your favourite thread, I just use the 'View New Posts' function, so I have this problem not.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 09:05 AM

View PostAussieMacGamer, on November 6th 2008, 04:32 AM, said:

I agree with Brad. The line between the two boards is becoming blurred.
I want to allow you guys some degree of drift.  But if any of you think a thread is in the wrong forum then send me a PM, if you hit the report button all admins will see it and they will not be amused.

View Postteflon, on November 6th 2008, 05:32 AM, said:

oh, and make the division clearer. Games themselves go in Windows Gaming, whilst problems and general discussion of windows on macs go in boot camp.

to take an example, Far Cry 2 talk goes in Windows Gaming, whilst FEAR vs. Logitech mouse issues goes in Windows on Macs.
This is how it was originally envisioned.  Discussion of Windows games in one forum, discussion of operating Windows on your Mac (which can include solving a Windows gaming issue) in the other forum.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 06:07 PM

As long as you guys continue to enforce that, then that's fine.

The one abut FEAR can go into windows on mac now.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 06:24 PM

I always took it as "windows games" goes into the gaming forum, and "windows on mac" was for the nitty gritty aspect of making that hellish beast run in bootcamp.

Hmm.

Combining them I don't think would be as good... since then it gets confusing where to ask about bootcamp troubles... like would that go into "Mac OS Related" ? even though its not much mac os, but more of windows being a snit with bootcamp? Hmm.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 07:43 PM

View PostAussieMacGamer, on November 6th 2008, 04:07 PM, said:

As long as you guys continue to enforce that, then that's fine.

The one abut FEAR can go into windows on mac now.
This is a reasonable candidate to go into the Windows on Mac forum.  I'll move it and blame it on you.  Now would be a good time to change your underwear.
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Posted 07 November 2008 - 01:18 AM

Don't you mean his address? Or his classroom?

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 01:02 PM

View PostFrigidman, on November 6th 2008, 05:24 PM, said:

Combining them I don't think would be as good... since then it gets confusing where to ask about bootcamp troubles... like would that go into "Mac OS Related" ? even though its not much mac os, but more of windows being a snit with bootcamp? Hmm.

If the forum was named "Windows gaming on the Mac" then it'd be crystal clear. Boot Camp, Crossover, VMWare, DOSBox or anything involving Windows goes in here. I'll make it easier: you can use that exact phrasing for the subforum description. ;)

As it stands now, the non-Windows-gaming subforum has only a smattering of posts - it's relatively traffic free. I see Crossover threads everywhere, and Windows-specific game threads are in both Windows subforums. I have the hardest time finding the various Crossover threads, FWIW.

Edit: I made a hash of my explanation. What I meant was that the Windows forum that's non-gaming (but allows game discussion!) doesn't see a lot of traffic. Also I meant that I see Crossover threads *everywhere* - the general forum, the Windows gaming forum, etc.
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Posted 07 November 2008 - 01:39 PM

I'm pretty sure what the "F" stands for, but what does the "WIW" stand for?
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Posted 07 November 2008 - 01:42 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on November 7th 2008, 02:39 PM, said:

I'm pretty sure what the "F" stands for

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 02:22 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on November 7th 2008, 12:39 PM, said:

I'm pretty sure what the "F" stands for, but what does the "WIW" stand for?

FWIW == the noise my cat makes when I step on his tail. I should have probably added a few exclamation points to more accurately depict the volume level - the all-caps doesn't cut it.

See, I figured being a battle cat, you'd already know...
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Posted 07 November 2008 - 05:33 PM

How bout we make a new category of windows gaming on mac, and then break it out into 15 sub forums each dealing with a genre, and area, and then copy all that for each kind of windows emulation (wine, bootcamp, vm, etc) ... :D :D ...

OH, you wanted to combine the two into just one. Ah.

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 06:07 PM

View PostFrigidman, on November 7th 2008, 04:33 PM, said:

How bout we make a new category of windows gaming on mac, and then break it out into 15 sub forums each dealing with a genre, and area, and then copy all that for each kind of windows emulation (wine, bootcamp, vm, etc) ... :D :D ...

OH, you wanted to combine the two into just one. Ah.

Much pondering will be done on this.

Thanks. I went ahead and clarified my earlier post with an edit. I know you were joking and understood what I meant, but I re-read it and realized it was a mess.
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Posted 08 November 2008 - 09:13 AM

ohhhhhh true.!

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