I wonder if all the Forum messages have been lost.

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Comment by Roger Eastep on August 16, 2009 at 7:10pm
Gaming schedule for the TGC:

Aug 21: A Castle for All Seasons
Aug 28: Agricola
Comment by Joe Oppenheimer on August 16, 2009 at 2:42pm
Well it's easy enough to avoid those pages if you don't want to see those opinion.

Of course I have no problem with people posting political opinions that I agree with; it's only those disagreeable fools who have the nerve to have a different opinion than me that are a problem.
Comment by Dav Vandenbroucke on August 16, 2009 at 10:08am
I don't know why you refer to the folder structure as Windows 3.1. Yes, that operating system used it, but it hardly invented hierarchical organization. Early versions of MS-DOS had it, although they were called directories then, and even at that, nested hierarchies are not an invention of computer storage systems at all.

Consimworld is primarily a discussion forum. It's not a reference center. You're complaining it's not good at doing something it wasn't for in the first place.

I don't understand your point about not being able to tell what folders have been updated. You can see the folder chain in the message center.
Comment by Roger Eastep on August 16, 2009 at 10:05am
There's a Read Messages button? You mean I don't have to go to each individual folder to read messages I'm interested in?
Comment by Kevin Caldwell on August 16, 2009 at 7:26am
"When I refresh - all I get is a new messages display. It doesn't tell me instantly which folder those new messages are in - unless I go to preferences then check each folder that I have subscribed to independently. Instead, when I click on new messages, I'm instantly shot into that folder. Nice you say - but IMHO, I should be able to tell at a glance which folder has new messages without needing to switch pages."

But that's what I like - each time I press that Read Messages button, it's an adventure. You never know which folder you'll end up in.
Comment by Éric Grenier on August 15, 2009 at 11:35pm
CSW is a place for conversation, not information. If you're looking for specific information, go to Web Grognards. Otherwise, just ask your question and someone will answer.
Comment by R.S. Barker on August 15, 2009 at 11:24pm
If you are a veteran - you "may" be able to find a specific folder for a specific game in moments - because you have years of experience dealing with the windows 3.1 file folder structure (I do as well, but...).

IF however you are a newbie to the site, you will spend too much time searching each section in a vain attempt to find the game that "may" or "may not" have a folder dedicated to it. Then, once your inside that folder, you may have thousands of posts in chronological order (if the game is popular and people have posted in it) from the beginning of that folders creation. No structure to cut through the crap and get to the info that you may be seeking easily and efficiently. Perhaps you want to spend hours searching through 6 year old posts for info that may not exist - the rest of us would just rather play the darn game. Period.

Each game should have it's own independent structure, not just a simple folder with more folders inside of it, The thought of sticky notes is a good and valid point about how CSW is structured. It needs to be updated. Period.

When I refresh - all I get is a new messages display. It doesn't tell me instantly which folder those new messages are in - unless I go to preferences then check each folder that I have subscribed to independently. Instead, when I click on new messages, I'm instantly shot into that folder. Nice you say - but IMHO, I should be able to tell at a glance which folder has new messages without needing to switch pages.

Perhaps on that day I don't wish to read the newest advertisement for RED/WHITE/BLUE - The Glory of Death by Joe Blow at ABC Enterprises. That should be my choice- at the moment it isn't.

I'm a Grog, I admit it, but I'm also progressive enough to admit when something needs updated. Look, I know I'd have better success talking to the wall over there, because 99% of you are so set in your ways about how CSW works that you don't want it changed, nor even wish to discuss it.

But there are many of us that rely on CSW for info, and are tired of an interface that is better suited in the Way Back Machine than to provide us with info about our favorite game of choice.

I'll shut up now.
Comment by Dav Vandenbroucke on August 15, 2009 at 8:00pm
I have some difficulty with the concept of "the 1980's style interface which is clunky and outdated." The fact that it might date from the 1980s doesn't make it clunky and outdated. The format of the book is hundreds, if not thousands, of years old, yet it works just fine.

I also don't see the problem with the Consimworld forum interface. What is the clunky and outdated part?
Comment by R.S. Barker on August 15, 2009 at 7:50pm
While I have zero problems with the "folder structure", there are a few issues that need to be cleaned up/improved to make CSW easier to navigate.

At the top of each "page" of replies should be the navigational controls to say jump to new messages etc. - like they are at the bottom. Saves time and the hassle of scrolling down to the bottom to see if any new messages exist.

I'm hopeful CSW doesn't lose posts as well, but do hope that they address the 1980's style interface which is clunky and outdated.

No, I don't want a face book style crappy interface either, but it would be nice if everything were organized in a positive way.

Cheers,
Comment by Kevin Caldwell on August 15, 2009 at 7:34pm
Planet Steam was OK - I'd play it again, but it wouldn't be my first choice. I think it would definitely be better with four players.

I agree with Bill Ramsay about CSW vs. other forums.

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