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VikingGrandad
07-08-2006, 08:36 PM
Hi everyone,

As you can see, I've been spring-cleaning the stickies. We had eleven, now we have just five!

Now you don't have to scroll past all the old, dormant or dying stickies to see the latest posts on your beloved forum http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The stickies I removed have not been deleted, just un-stickied. The list is now much smaller and easier to read at a glance. I've created two new stickies to replace the various 'help' stickies that existed previously. One focuses on the game, one focuses on the forum itself.

I want the new stickies I've created to be useful and easy to use, so I would be grateful for any feedback:
<LI>Is everything explained well enough? Is there anything incorrect/innaccurate/vague/misleading?
<LI>Any typos or spelling mistakes?
<LI>Anything else that should be covered? Any useful links, tutorials or 'how to' guides you've written that should be included?
Now that we have a fresh, concise list of stickies, I'm reluctant to add any more to it (2 steps forward, 1 step back http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif ). However, I am considering a couple of possibilities that could support member activity and participation, and also hopefully create interest in the game for casual visitors to the forum:

- A monthly Screenshot Competition sticky (I have a plan for how it would work). I'm a bit hesitant to do this because of the poor voting response we get http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

- A 100K Club sticky - I haven't had time to think this one through yet. I can't think of a reason why we shouldn't do this, except that the existing information is fragmented (there are two 100K threads, if my memory is correct?). Do people care enough about 100K status these days for it to be worthy of a sticky?

I look forward to reading your feedback. Please remember that I won't be around from the 10th - 19th July, so if you think of anything to add or spot a mistake, please tell me very soon otherwise it will have to wait until I get back from holiday.

Thanks,

VikingGrandad

PS - I will update the master list in the 'Where are you from?' sticky (currently on page <STRIKE>50</STRIKE> 56) after I get back

WilhelmSchulz.
07-08-2006, 08:50 PM
A 100K Club sticky - I haven't had time to think this one through yet. I can't think of a reason why we shouldn't do this, except that the existing information is fragmented (there are two 100K threads, if my memory is correct?). Do people care enough about 100K status these days for it to be worthy of a sticky?
I have a link for the old 100K in the new onw
But post the more up-to-date one. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

TASKFORCE1x1
07-08-2006, 09:00 PM
Less clutter is better I agreee http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

WilhelmSchulz.
07-08-2006, 09:01 PM
Add the link to the "New to SHIII" Thread (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/1851055554/r/1851055554#1851055554)

VikingGrandad
07-08-2006, 09:07 PM
Thanks Wilhelm - link added.

WilhelmSchulz.
07-08-2006, 10:16 PM
No Problem. Yoe said "If you have something to add" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Celeon999
07-09-2006, 03:55 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif


Vikings iron fist rule begins ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif

VikingGrandad
07-09-2006, 05:12 AM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Vikings iron fist rule begins ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif

Maybe my motto should be:

"Greet them with a velvet glove - then crush them 'neath an iron hand!" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Stingray-65
07-09-2006, 10:59 AM
There was a thread here a while back (I think by you, U107Wolff or WilhelmSchulz. I can't remember... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif) that listed with links some of the different online/offline flotillas. I know this isn't a very big part of the community, but seeing how other games/sims have entire forums dedicated to helping people/squads(clans) find each other, would it be too much to have a single sticky thread here? I'd suggest leaving it in the form of a list with links, lock it to prevent additional adverts for groups already listed, & to have a flotilla added, they would PM whomever responsible for updating the thread & provide them with the flotilla name & link to its site. That way it stayed as a single page index (simple & easy to use).

hueywolf123
07-09-2006, 11:41 PM
VG, I noticed a few minor details missing in the JSGME instructions, and in the Greywolves instructions. Well I suppose not so much missing, just a little ambiguous.
I was wondering if a game modding sticky, with the complete 'hand-hold' list for pc boneheads like myself. Now I finally found what my mistake actually was, which was preventing the GW mod from working, it all seems so simple. But until that moment, I was ready to throw it all in.
RJ needed help as did a few others in this mega game mod, so perhaps modding help is appropriate

VikingGrandad
07-21-2006, 06:05 PM
@hueywolf - good suggestions. Sorry it took me so long to respond.

@ ALL FLOTILLA MEMBERS/LEADERS - I was thinking of adding a flotilla section to the 'USEFUL LINKS' in the 'New to SH3 and need help?' sticky.

If you want your flotilla included, please PM me the following:

- a flotilla emblem/graphic (nothing too big, nor more than around 100px max width/height)
- a few descriptive words (around 20-30 words?)
- your flotilla website link

Depending on the response, we'll see if it will be worthwhile making a separate sticky for flotilla recruitment.

Do any of you non-flotilla members have an opinion on having a flotilla sticky?


@hueywolf - what were the issues you spotted in the JSGME and GW instructions? Again, I would like to add more/better instructions, but for now put them in the 'New to SH3 and need help?' sticky and see how it goes from there.


EVERYONE - Please post links to any instructions you want to be included in the 'New to SH3 and need help?' sticky

You may also wish to post requests for instructions for other aspects of SH3.