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Hi--

I'm the admin approving and rejecting guilds, and I'm rejecting a lot of them, and asking people to resubmit. If you want yours to get through, read this first!

First, if there is a space for regional information for your category, and you are indeed creating a guild for a region or local group, fill that information in, or I'll reject the group. The system uses the information you fill in there to sort the groups, so that people can find them.

second, if you are creating a region, at the top of the page, you'll find a naming conventions for regions. Use that convention! that will help people find your group.

these are the two main reasons I reject guilds.
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    I went to the guild list to find the "Parents Who Play Games With Young Children" guild, but apparently this doesn't fit any of the potential categories. Is this intentional? There appears to be a Heavy Metal group, so I'm guessing that there's a way to get my guild in there somehow. Any recommendations you can give would be appreciated.

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Sagrilarus wrote:
I went to the guild list to find the "Parents Who Play Games With Young Children" guild, but apparently this doesn't fit any of the potential categories. Is this intentional? There appears to be a Heavy Metal group, so I'm guessing that there's a way to get my guild in there somehow. Any recommendations you can give would be appreciated.

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That's more appropriate for general gaming discussion. We are intentionally not allowing guilds that are gaming related other than for specific game-groups that meet or for individual game stores. Other gaming discussion should remain in the forums.

-MMM
 
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I realize this is tangential to the thread, but whatever mechanism is used to title Wiki pages is only displaying Guild id numbers, rather than the names of those Guilds; this is of minimal search value, and might be worth tweaking if possible. Most wikis allow page titles to be independent of the page id.
 
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Then a parent guild would be fine, or a teachers guild. Just as long as it doesn't specifically include "games" in the title.

Personally, I think this is absolutely silly. Most of the gamegroups already have websites. If you want non-gaming groups, yahoogroups could be used. By limiting the groups in this way, I think you are defeating the whole purpose of groups on a GAMING site.
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Octavian wrote:
Sagrilarus wrote:
I went to the guild list to find the "Parents Who Play Games With Young Children" guild, but apparently this doesn't fit any of the potential categories. Is this intentional? There appears to be a Heavy Metal group, so I'm guessing that there's a way to get my guild in there somehow. Any recommendations you can give would be appreciated.

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That's more appropriate for general gaming discussion. We are intentionally not allowing guilds that are gaming related other than for specific game-groups that meet or for individual game stores. Other gaming discussion should remain in the forums.

-MMM




    Would you please forward me the url for the "Parents Who Play Games With Young Children" general gaming discussion category.

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Sagrilarus wrote:


Would you please forward me the url for the "Parents Who Play Games With Young Children" general gaming discussion category.

Sag.


http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekforum.php3?action=viewforum...

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I would like to formally request a subcategory under General Gaming, or at the same level as General Gaming, for gaming with kids. This would be a far more useful category than several that are available there now. Given the subject matter, it is remarkable that one does not exist now.

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dakarp wrote:
First, if there is a space for regional information for your category, and you are indeed creating a guild for a region or local group, fill that information in, or I'll reject the group.

I'm not sure if it's been implemented since most of my suggestions seem to be ignored and I had suggested this in the original announcement thread ... but put some javascript on the guild creation (request) form so it gives a confirmation popup if the info is not supplied warning that the info is missing and will likely lead to rejection. If they hit "ok" it will submit anyway, else they can hit "cancel", fill in the missing info, and hit the submit button again.
 
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Sagrilarus wrote:
I would like to formally request a subcategory under General Gaming, or at the same level as General Gaming, for gaming with kids.
I second this.

Further, I think the Plays Games With Children microbadge should be cheap enough for any that want it to get it, or free - to better help gamers in the same boat find players/resources for their family situation.

Other than the specific game forum, or an occasional thread or GeekList (that I'm having a difficult time Favoriting), these resources are hard to find once passed by.
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reapersaurus wrote:
Sagrilarus wrote:
I would like to formally request a subcategory under General Gaming, or at the same level as General Gaming, for gaming with kids.
I second this.

Further, I think the Plats Games With Children microbadge should be cheap enough for any that want it to get it, or free - to better help gamers in the same boat find players/resources for their family situation.

Other than the specific game forum, or an occasional thread or GeekList (that I'm having a difficult time Favoriting), these resources are hard to find once passed by.


    Reapersaurus has this exactly right. There is no easy way to discover general material about kid's gaming. Some other far more esoteric issues are covered, but this one, which is part of the heart and soul of this web site's topic, is oddly unavailable. This would be a huge boost to those of us who play with people that aren't ready for Caylus yet.

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Thank you for the tip!

Just in case you aren't aware, there IS a site that specialises in kid's games rating : www.kidgameratings.com
It is a nice resource for kids games that may give you some help in deciding what games to play with your group.
 
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Octavian wrote:
Sagrilarus wrote:
I went to the guild list to find the "Parents Who Play Games With Young Children" guild, but apparently this doesn't fit any of the potential categories. Is this intentional? There appears to be a Heavy Metal group, so I'm guessing that there's a way to get my guild in there somehow. Any recommendations you can give would be appreciated.

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That's more appropriate for general gaming discussion. We are intentionally not allowing guilds that are gaming related other than for specific game-groups that meet or for individual game stores. Other gaming discussion should remain in the forums.

-MMM


This makes good sense to me. Don't move gaming discussion out of the main forum area.

That said, Sag's proposal for a 'gaming with kids' forum or subforum seems very worthwhile. I'd like to see a central place for these discussions to be captured.

A question for the admins. Would a 'parenting' or 'parents' guild be considered appropriate? Most of this ends up in the OT forums at the moment. (There's no urgency - not sure I would even be an active participant - I think a gaming with young children area in the main forum would be a higher priority.)
 
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