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Dominic Swan
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I recently got an e-mail from Geekdo, which seems to be related to BoardGameGeek.

However I'm a bit puzled by the interaction.

Can I use my BGG login at Geekdo?
Will Geekdo replace BGG?
Do I have to re-enter my games on Geekdo?
Will the two merge at some point?
If I create an account on Geekdo now, will I be able to join it up with my BGG account at some point?

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Dominic Swan wrote:

Can I use my BGG login at Geekdo?


Yes!

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Will Geekdo replace BGG?


No...the www.boardgamegeek.com domain will always lead you here. boardgame.geekdo.com is just another way here that will also allow us to have other content domains under the same main geekdo url (such as RPG Geek)

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Do I have to re-enter my games on Geekdo?


Nope...the content on geekdo is exactly the same as it is here.

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Will the two merge at some point?


The content isn't any different, so in a sense they were merged from the outset.


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If I create an account on Geekdo now, will I be able to join it up with my BGG account at some point?


Again, no need. Your BGG account is also a Geekdo account!

Feel free to let me know if you have further questions!

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I have to admit I find the whole BGG/GeekDo thing confusing. I guess as long as I can find this site, I don't care what GeekDo is, tho.
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Geekdo is essentially BGG+ - it is the same content as boardgamegeek, but with more content available if you venture over to any of the sister sites.

You can think of boardgame.geekdo.com and www.boardgamegeek.com as mirrors of one another. There is little difference between the two - the main difference is the top menu interface is revamped on Geekdo.

Geekdo is the new face of the site, as it will incorporate all content domains that we plan to cover - currently board games and RPGs, with video games coming on the horizon and very likely more after that. That said, the traditional BGG url will still bring you back here.



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I am glad someone asked about this...I have found this confusing.
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Octavian wrote:
Geekdo is essentially BGG+ - it is the same content as boardgamegeek, but with more content available if you venture over to any of the sister sites.

You can think of boardgame.geekdo.com and www.boardgamegeek.com as mirrors of one another. There is little difference between the two - the main difference is the top menu interface is revamped on Geekdo.

Geekdo is the new face of the site, as it will incorporate all content domains that we plan to cover - currently board games and RPGs, with video games coming on the horizon and very likely more after that. That said, the traditional BGG url will still bring you back here.



-MMM


It seems to me that including video game content on BGG might be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, if it draws in a VG crowd (which I am, admittedly, a part of) it could expose a whole new slew of people to the boardgame hobby (very vital!)

However, VG people and BG people are different breeds. Have you ever been to a video game forum? They are utterly insane! Nobody uses complete sentences. Everyone insults each other. There is little civility and little tolerance for newcomers ("noobs"). In essence, and I'm not trying to be snooty or anything, they have a tendency to be more infantile.

I have always been impressed with the level of decorum that goes on at BGG. Everyone here is intelligent, well-read, and knows how to spell. I'm not saying intelligent discussion can't be had concerning video games (ideally, that is what would happen on the VG side of Geekdo). I'm just saying that a lot of the people that play them are very different from the rank and file BGGers and I'd hate to see that sort of childishness infect what I've always seen to be a very supportive and friendly atmosphere.

There's a reason that they call many VG forums "flameboards."

Am I totally off base here?
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@Eric

I think you are not off base with your thoughts. But, I do think that a lot of it comes off of expectations. We, the members of the BGG community, have come to expect a better style of content and will not tolerate people who act like infantile jerks. I think that the positive atmosphere carried over from here to BGG Video Games would help prevent most of the flame wars.

The rest of them would be summarily deleted and removed from the community! (At least this is what I hope happens)

I will really like it if we have the quality of content for video games that we do for board games.
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YancyS wrote:
I have always been impressed with the level of decorum that goes on at BGG. Everyone here is intelligent, well-read, and knows how to spell. I'm not saying intelligent discussion can't be had concerning video games (ideally, that is what would happen on the VG side of Geekdo). I'm just saying that a lot of the people that play them are very different from the rank and file BGGers and I'd hate to see that sort of childishness infect what I've always seen to be a very supportive and friendly atmosphere.

There's a reason that they call many VG forums "flameboards."

Am I totally off base here?

I don't think you're off base at all, but I'm more optimistic. BGG has (IIRC) over one million unique visitors a day. I'm not sure how many are involved users, but many of our users are very involved. And many play video games as well as board games. My bet is that the existing user base will bring the new video game users into the BGG community, instead of the video game users bringing down the level of discussion.

The right moderation message can do wonders, and thoughtful messages breed more thoughtful messages.
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YancyS wrote:
Octavian wrote:
Geekdo is essentially BGG+ - it is the same content as boardgamegeek, but with more content available if you venture over to any of the sister sites.

You can think of boardgame.geekdo.com and www.boardgamegeek.com as mirrors of one another. There is little difference between the two - the main difference is the top menu interface is revamped on Geekdo.

Geekdo is the new face of the site, as it will incorporate all content domains that we plan to cover - currently board games and RPGs, with video games coming on the horizon and very likely more after that. That said, the traditional BGG url will still bring you back here.



-MMM


It seems to me that including video game content on BGG might be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, if it draws in a VG crowd (which I am, admittedly, a part of) it could expose a whole new slew of people to the boardgame hobby (very vital!)

However, VG people and BG people are different breeds. Have you ever been to a video game forum? They are utterly insane! Nobody uses complete sentences. Everyone insults each other. There is little civility and little tolerance for newcomers ("noobs"). In essence, and I'm not trying to be snooty or anything, they have a tendency to be more infantile.

I have always been impressed with the level of decorum that goes on at BGG. Everyone here is intelligent, well-read, and knows how to spell. I'm not saying intelligent discussion can't be had concerning video games (ideally, that is what would happen on the VG side of Geekdo). I'm just saying that a lot of the people that play them are very different from the rank and file BGGers and I'd hate to see that sort of childishness infect what I've always seen to be a very supportive and friendly atmosphere.

There's a reason that they call many VG forums "flameboards."

Am I totally off base here?


Hmm ..

I'm part of the VG-crowd as well and look: I can very well write complete sentences .. The folks that know me in the "VG"-Forums wouldn't recognize me here (apart from my username)

Here at the Geek there are "incomplete sentences" and other abbreviations used as well .. ZIMP, RTTA, TTR as well as FTFY and the likes are just the abbreviation-equivalents of WOW, CS, RTCW as well as WTF & co .. So the VG-folks could adapt quite easily.

Apart from this, my guess is that the .. hmm .. "sophisticated" language here scares off those that are unwilling to write longer texts.
You know, there is no point in starting or even participating in a flamewar, when 95% of the "opponents" obviously know how to create postings that are longer than one line
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I don't think there is much of a danger of cross-contamination/confusion. The two communities will be largely segregated from each other, just as the RPG and BG sides are right now. There are plenty of folks who frequent the boardgame side who never go over to the RPG side. Of course, those with an interest in both will frequent both, but I don't think there's a risk of some kind of civil war between the two sub-communities.
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There is a brief history of the birth of Geekdo and its relationship to BoardGameGeek in the wiki...

http://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Geekdo

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cbs42 wrote:
I don't think there is much of a danger of cross-contamination/confusion. The two communities will be largely segregated from each other, just as the RPG and BG sides are right now.


Agreed.

Anyone who is concerned should go venture into RPG Geek to see what a video game centered database might look like. At first, RPG Geek will look familiar, but you'll quickly realize that it's more akin to a parallel universe. The underlying structure of the database and the forums will be the same, but the content will be largely separated. Video gamers will have their own forums, their own New User Questions, their own everything, completely independent of the same forums here on BGG.

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I think that most of the questions have been answered. But I'll chime in on the forum moderation policy - we will strive to keep the forums thoughtful and civil.
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I will be very curious to see how a VG forum in the style of BGG and Geekdo develops. There is a very different mindset between BG vs RPG vs VG. Consider that VG is a very consumptive form entertainment. What I mean is, it's largely a style of entertainment where all the user is doing is consuming the media. Experiencing it solely on its own basis. What I mean is, there are no house rules in video games.

Board gamers frequently need to house rule and otherwise customize their experiences for any number of reasons. This is the flexibility of RPGs and BGs. None of this exists in VGs except in various mods, etc, that are created by skilled (and sometimes not so skilled) end users. There is comparatively little homebrewed content for videogames as there is for boardgames and RPGs.

When much of BGG seems to be devoted to this sort of experience, it will be interesting to see how it adapts.

Consider that most of the images on BGG are of people sitting around playing boardgames or creative images of boardgame components. There is comparatively little in the RPG side because images of character sheets mean little and the experience is apart from the state of the board. RPing is more cerebral activity in that much of the experience takes place in one's head.

User-created content on the VG side will also be limited, I would think. It will certainly be interesting to see how it develops.
 
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I only ever really use the board-gaming portions of the site, but I switched from BGG to GeekDo shortly after it appeared.

It's great that the accounts/content are the same and I really don't see why anyone would resist moving to the GeekDo domain - you get all the same stuff as BGG, but with the opportunity to see all the cool new stuff when it appears!

(Chalk me up as another in the video gaming crowd, though, so I may be biased.)
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Aldie wrote:
I think that most of the questions have been answered. But I'll chime in on the forum moderation policy - we will strive to keep the forums thoughtful and civil.


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Indeed, I marked my RPG stuff and looked around there, but since I no longer play RPGs, I have no need to go there and is effeciently closed away in Geekdo in a still very accessible manner - 1 click away.

I had to go to a VG forum cause I desperately needed info on a game. I lurked a bit and saw an old question to which I posted a new insight, something which is done here on a regular basis and appreciated. I was totally flamed for daring to post in such an ancient (3 months old) thread! Fool! In 10 subsequent posts never was my content addressed, only the vile act of posting in an old thread.
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So I'm quite happy about the videogames.Geekdo coming up. Count me in.
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tesuji wrote:
I have to admit I find the whole BGG/GeekDo thing confusing. I guess as long as I can find this site, I don't care what GeekDo is, tho.


I totally agree...
 
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AQ_5 wrote:
tesuji wrote:
I have to admit I find the whole BGG/GeekDo thing confusing. I guess as long as I can find this site, I don't care what GeekDo is, tho.


I totally agree...


That's okay. We abandoned the whole GeekDo thing during the 18 months between the post you've quoted and your response

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To clarify further - you can visit http://rpggeek.com and http://videogamegeek.com and your account will work on all the sites - hopefully those aren't confusing.
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Aldie wrote:
To clarify further - you can visit http://rpggeek.com and http://videogamegeek.com and your account will work on all the sites - hopefully those aren't confusing.

Heh, which amusingly is exactly how Geekdo worked, now with 99% less complaining simply by changing the URLs and not calling it Geekdo any more!
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