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Adam Cirone
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Wondering... this might be asking too much, but is there a way to "sub-domain" the Geeklists like the forums? It would just be nice to be able to see all the wargame related Geeklists in a quick glance, instead of having to sort through all the other stuff.

Not that I don't like the other stuff too sometimes... but more and more I am focusing on wargames, and it is nice that Forums, Images, and Reviews can be sorted by sub-domain.
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Give the plebs a little and then they want more...




Seriously though, that's good idea also but I don't think the Geeklists are categorized via sub-types at the moment, but miracles may occur on this miraculous day.

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You mean like cross-reference them within the Subdomain?

We definitely don't want to move them; they're the only positive PR we seem to have around here right now.
 
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I don't see the point. Some geeklists legitimately include both wargames and non wargames anyway. Where would you put them?

It's ironic that we get a suggestion to segregate wargame geeklists at the same time that people are celebrating on another thread about the end of segregation for the wargame general forum.
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We could create a GeekList of wargame GeekLists and link that one from the description page of the wargames subdomain.

Edit:
There are already various meta-lists.
Otherwise completely unrelated to this thread, but this one looks very nice: Solitaire / Solo / Single Player Games META-LIST
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Sphere wrote:
I don't see the point. Some geeklists legitimately include both wargames and non wargames anyway. Where would you put them?

It can be as simple as an extra attribute "belongs to subdomain/guild/whatever xyz" and then show up on the corresponding page.
 
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ThomasAH wrote:
Sphere wrote:
I don't see the point. Some geeklists legitimately include both wargames and non wargames anyway. Where would you put them?

It can be as simple as an extra attribute "belongs to subdomain/guild/whatever xyz" and then show up on the corresponding page.


That's exactly what I am talking about. Like how you can sort to show just the wargame forum posts on the main page... only for geeklists too.
 
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Jayne Starlancer wrote:
ThomasAH wrote:
Sphere wrote:
I don't see the point. Some geeklists legitimately include both wargames and non wargames anyway. Where would you put them?

It can be as simple as an extra attribute "belongs to subdomain/guild/whatever xyz" and then show up on the corresponding page.


That's exactly what I am talking about. Like how you can sort to show just the wargame forum posts on the main page... only for geeklists too.


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Jayne Starlancer wrote:
That's exactly what I am talking about. Like how you can sort to show just the wargame forum posts on the main page... only for geeklists too.

So what about all the geeklists that have a mix of wargames and non-wargames. Are they in or out? Who decides? If you guys just want to make a list of lists, that isn't hard. But if you want to regularize a process that assumes each geeklist either is or is not a wargame list, you're going to be buried in edge cases.
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Sphere wrote:
So what about all the geeklists that have a mix of wargames and non-wargames. Are they in or out? Who decides? If you guys just want to make a list of lists, that isn't hard. But if you want to regularize a process that assumes each geeklist either is or is not a wargame list, you're going to be buried in edge cases.


Whoever submits the Geeklist decides whether or not it is tagged with the "wargame" sub-domain tag. A person wouldn't have to use the feature at all, but only "wargame" Geeklists would display on the main page if you clicked on the "wargames" tab at the top (just like only wargame forums, images, and reviews show if you click on wargames now).

And you could search for "wargame" tagged Geeklists, or look at a list of them (another option on the Geeklist menu at the top). But they would still be displayed along with all the other Geeklists too.
 
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wrote:
SphereSo what about all the geeklists that have a mix of wargames and non-wargames. Are they in or out?



We could create another sub-domain for them??

No?

OK, I'm in the "silly" mode" (heavy lacking of coffein) but this first came into my mind

When it comes to "organizing (aka: bureaucracy)" you all seem to be a bit German.
 
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Can't we search the lists tagged with the word "wargames"?

I've never created a list so I'm not sure whether you can actually tag them.

I'm only interested in lists predominantly about wargames but they tend to get lost in the shuffle so I usually miss them.


You can search for tags, but anything tagged "wargame" will come up... and you end up with a list 177 pages long mostly of wargames.

If we all agreed to use a "wargamelist" tag on every wargame related geeklist, then the tag system would work.

I agree... I rarely look through wargame Geeklists because they get lost in the shuffle. Also, if it is easier for wargamers to find wargame Geeklists, everyone might be more likely to make Geeklists.
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Trying to divide geeklists any way other than BGG, VGG, and RPGG seems difficult.

I suggest people who post geeklists that are likely to appeal to wargamers post a link to them in the the wargames forum. I do that, and I sometimes post links to other people's geeklists that are wargame- or history-related.
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Posting links to them in the wargame forum is one way to go, but they slip under the surface and become just as hard to find as the list. I alluded to what I think is the best solution earlier and I've taken the bull by the horns and just created a meta-list:

Wargamer's Guide to Wargaming Geeklists

I invite everyone to post links to their favorite wargaming geeklists there. I'm not much of a geeklister myself, having only created 10 previously. Nearly all of them included wargames, but only one qualified as being a true wargamer's geeklist. I encourage you to be similarly selective about what you add. If we get the kitchen sink thrown in, we'll end up with so many entries that we won't accomplish anything.

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Gyges wrote:
What I am hearing you say is that you desire a lot of information about Small World.

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Sphere wrote:

As mentioned above, I just added this GeekList to the description page of the wargames subdomain.
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ThomasAH wrote:
Sphere wrote:

As mentioned above, I just added this GeekList to the description page of the wargames subdomain.

Nice! And thank you, I never would have thought of that.
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