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Time for an Arcade Forum Category?

by racketboy Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:30 am

So many years ago, we lumped arcade stuff in with the "Other Platforms"

Do you think it's time to segment it out and move relevant topics there?

Any other platforms worth doing the same?
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Re: Time for an Arcade Forum Category?

by flojocabron Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:06 pm

Sure! Go for it bossman!
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Re: Time for an Arcade Forum Category?

by MrPopo Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:02 pm

Well, when you take into account that portables all get talked about in the company forums (and thus no longer needed in the subtitle) then Other Platforms is now for "Neo Geo, Arcade, and Every Other Platform". So arcade, arcade, and the miscellaneous stuff like the TG and 3DO. So I don't know that it buys us a lot.
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Re: Time for an Arcade Forum Category?

by retrosportsgamer Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:11 pm

I'm onboard for anything that brings more pointed discussion to a specific area (be it portables, arcade, whatever).
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Re: Time for an Arcade Forum Category?

by Tanooki Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:10 pm

Arcade could work, but it would also drag in related stuff say like SNK being both Neo Geo, but also AES and NGP/NGPC so it would get blurry yet it gets so little discussion it couldn't live on its own section alone. If you did even a Arcade+SNK area, the other area would get very dry with the off brand systems from dead makers and wonky junk from overseas not tied to mass Nintendo piracy.
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Re: Time for an Arcade Forum Category?

by Jagosaurus Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:19 pm

I think an arcade subform is a great idea.

The lines will always be a little blurry but sure it'll start some great threads.
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Re: Time for an Arcade Forum Category?

by strangenova Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:24 pm

I think arcade being a subforum to itself is a good idea. I'd also add that we split Sony and Microsoft into two separate sections.
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Re: Time for an Arcade Forum Category?

by bryan_65 Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:07 pm

strangenova wrote: I'd also add that we split Sony and Microsoft into two separate sections.


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Re: Time for an Arcade Forum Category?

by Forlorn Drifter Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:33 pm

As far as making an arcade forum, I think that's a fine idea.

I don't think we should split Sony and Microsoft though, the traffic there is light as it is. In fact, all of the company specific forums are somewhat light on discussion, but that's probably due to our falling numbers and fools like me not talking retro enough.
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Re: Time for an Arcade Forum Category?

by isiolia Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:56 pm

Forlorn Drifter wrote:I don't think we should split Sony and Microsoft though, the traffic there is light as it is. In fact, all of the company specific forums are somewhat light on discussion, but that's probably due to our falling numbers and fools like me not talking retro enough.


I think it makes some sense, at least in the long term, given that MS and Sony have been major parts of the console marketplace about as long, or longer, than Sega was (at least in the U.S.). Since they continue to be ,there's only going to be more stuff to classify under one of the two.

Perhaps the company specific boards end up light on discussion because, more often than not, talk about games ends up in genre boards or someplace in General (or, you know, whatever other thread they happen to start in :lol: ).

Same could be said of a potential Arcade board though - game discussion can likely already fit elsewhere. There's already a place for technical questions, for emulation, to show your setups, etc. As things are, I don't think there's enough left over to really warrant a separate category, especially for how niche it is.
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