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Subject: Why all the [WIP] rss

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Edit: originally posted a WIP thread but asked about why all threads were named the same. Going to leave this thread as that conversation.

I’ve posted a separate new thread for my game.
 
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Re: [WIP] Stompbox
I was thinking the same thing about WIP. It’s literraly the name of the forum haha
 
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Re: [WIP] Stompbox
Many games here are made as entries for a design contest (see that forum) and as part of contest rules you are often required to put the status of the game in the title. That is why many games are WIP, but you will also see some Components Ready for instance.
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It's also a nice label to put for people who're browsing the feed aggregators like "Recent" that pull threads from all the forums.
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The [WIP] tag is a leftover from times far before your registration ..

There was a time, when all the present design forums where merged into one general board game design forum.
Pretty much everything related to game design was posted in there:
Questions about mechanics, introductions of artists, contests, and - well - "work in progress" threads.
The [WIP] tag made those stand out ..

One day an admin tidied up and put all of the WIP threads into the WIP forum - and the tag remained ..



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wombat929 wrote:
It's also a nice label to put for people who're browsing the feed aggregators like "Recent" that pull threads from all the forums.


Good point. Never even thought of that aspect
 
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schrimpl wrote:
wombat929 wrote:
It's also a nice label to put for people who're browsing the feed aggregators like "Recent" that pull threads from all the forums.


Good point. Never even thought of that aspect


Is there a view that does not also have a column showing the forum names?
 
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I just did it because everyone else did, and I didn't want to be that lowly newb who didn't get with the program, haha...
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Because you need to WIP it. WIP it good. ninja
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Omega2064 wrote:
Because you need to WIP it. WIP it good. ninja
while all the youngsters are out there wipping and naenae-ing.
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Because designing a game WIPs you into submission?


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...I’ll just show myself out.
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I imagine that because once you're done, you take the [WIP] out to show that it's finished. The thread still belongs here because the content of the thread is going to be a timeline of when the game was worked on, but that way at a glance (as long as everyone does the same) you can tell whether a design is being worked on currently or not.
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Also, I've gone to someone's Contributions on their profile a few times just to see if they've posted any WIP threads, so it's helpful in that context, when you just want to quickly see if someone has any works in progress to check out.

(Yes I'm nosy )
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