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Is there an admin for video links?



http://boardgamegeek.com/video/18547/ticket-to-ride/dice-tow...

This video should be linked to the video game version of Ticket to Ride on Video Game Geek rather than the board game version here on BGG.

Can we get it moved?
 
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I don't know how to move a video across the domains. Maybe someone else knows a trick I do not. Otherwise, there's always deleting and re-linking in the correct entry, but that seems clunky.
 
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I don't know how to move a video across the domains. Maybe someone else knows a trick I do not. Otherwise, there's always deleting and re-linking in the correct entry, but that seems clunky.


And the original linker would have to be amenable to the change.
 
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I just sent in a correction for this change using the "Corrections" link on the main ticket to ride page. In general that's the recommended way to send in such requests to the admins, and I figure if anyone knows how to move it, it'll be Scott - who monitors those corrections (aand so is dealing with these sort of requests all the time).
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I've moved it to the VGG entry, but the question I have here is how a video that isn't about the board game made it past GeekMod for boardgames?
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I have been linking to videos for video games and one thing I have noticed is that links for video game versions of board games are being approved in a matter of hours as opposed to a week or more for traditional video games.

I am guessing these videos are being routed through BGG Geekmod rather than VGG Geekmod.
 
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The battle for heart and minds on:

A board game is hardware - it belongs on BGG
A video game is software - it belongs on VGG

Yes, even if it's a software version of a board game. The clue is in the term 'software'.


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monkeyhandz wrote:
The battle for heart and minds on:

A board game is hardware - it belongs on BGG
A video game is software - it belongs on VGG

Yes, even if it's a software version of a board game. The clue is in the term 'software'.


Goes on.

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I have seen people both on BGG and VGG arguing that video game versions of board games are in fact board games.

I don't understand it myself.
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Yeah I think there is lots of confusion and other things going on:

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The paradigm of the 'board game' was totally changed by the growth and availability of device apps. It didn't help BGG that for years it had accepted browser based versions and so was caught a little off guard when board game apps exploded, requiring a way to satisfy the two camps on this issue.

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Some folks believe that the form is irrelevant; instead arguing either (i) the original form defines the thing (eg Monopoly is always a board game) or (ii) That there are essential elements to board games that are more essential than physical form (eg turn order, virtual tabletop, etc)

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This being an online community there remains a desire to expose, construct, believe and repeat conspiracy theories. I've heard many users suggest that this policy has simply been created to increase traffic to VGG. The fact that there is a perfectly logical definition of video games as software and that this decision is made as a compromise to keep cater for the rights of users who reject software versions totally, is just a coincidence.

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Lots of users just want things to fit their use; they don't want to have to learn any new features or head over to another part of the site.

Additionally, some don't want to admit that they are board gamers who also will stray into the realm of computer gamers when it comes to software versions of board games. This split between hardware and software challenges their identity and possibly the acceptability of their hobby in their perception of the understanding of wider society.

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There remains lots of hybrids, and their number will only increase in time, that require both hardware and software to play. When virtual tabletops and similar new concepts become widespread I can see the Geek having further difficult decisions to make.
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