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Pinterest Mom
Jun 9, 2009

In a sense, aren't all my posts worth reading?


félicitations 100yrs,~

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100YrsofAttitude
Apr 29, 2013

If I could have it back
All the time that we wasted
I'd only waste it again
If I could have it back
You know I'd love to waste it again
Waste it again and again and again

Pinterest Mom posted:

félicitations 100yrs,~

Merci! I'll admit I've got a bit of a chip on my shoulder about the whole thing since I just studied on my own, while my fellow laureates did a year's training program at some university. To be fair the English portions of the test were production wise a cakewalk. I still had content to learn plus I even learned how to write passably in French. It was a tough year.

PMush Perfect posted:

The first LIS is wonderful. The new one is a scab game with none of the old cast because they're on strike.

Yeah we really enjoyed it. Saved Chloe for the win. We did spend the whole game saving her to let her die good golly. Some of the writing was embarrassing but in its own charming way.

King Burgundy
Sep 17, 2003

I am the Burgundy King,
I can do anything!

100YrsofAttitude posted:

Hello hello. I hope all has been well since my Irish Goodbye. I took a break to study for my teacher's exam, which I passed and now I'm a week in of being a bonafide English teacher in France. I still can't believe they're entrusting children's education to me, since I don't know what I should be doing, not really sure what the exam was supposed to be preparing me for...

Anyway, life is going well even if I'm super busy. I'd love to play a small game and be yelled at for being dumb and terrible. Anything recruiting?

Congrats!

Grandicap
Feb 8, 2006



Mordiceius posted:

Join my game, grandicap. We only need one more.

Sorry Mord, in the HP thing and I only do 1 thing (or 0 things usually) at a time these days.

Jonathan Fisk
Sep 6, 2010


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Sjoin mor'd GAME

Mr. F!
Sep 21, 2016


GulagDolls posted:

I now have to deal with so many people saying "see I knew the hurricane wouldn't be bad." its awful. the emotional damage is incalculable. please contribute to my gofundmepage

Wheres the link? I'll def contribute.

George Kansas
Sep 1, 2008

ad astra per proletarii


I have begun to worry recently the ways that the discord is affecting our community. This thread is used a lot, lot less and I worry that it's connected to the overall mafia stagnation I feel is going on.

George Kansas
Sep 1, 2008

ad astra per proletarii


I like the discord a heck of a lot but I miss this thread quite a bit too

Retro Futurist
Aug 8, 2007

Yesterday's Tomorrow,
Today!


Eh, this thread still gets a lot of use. We just don't have 20 pages of Buzzfeeds now

Jonathan Fisk
Sep 6, 2010


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buzzfeeds got people in the door, and once they were in the game joining/building/discussion happened

derp
Jan 21, 2010


Lipstick Apathy

quote this post and i'll vanish for 100 pages

Pinterest Mom
Jun 9, 2009

In a sense, aren't all my posts worth reading?


derp posted:

quote this post and i'll vanish for 100 pages

Mordiceius
Nov 10, 2007

BE ADVISED THAT I AM AN IDIOT WHO WILL OPT FOR INSULTING AND BELITTLING YOUR INTELLIGENCE INSTEAD OF ASSUMING MY LOGIC IS FLAWED IN ANY WAY, IF I DO THIS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO IGNORE ME

BottleKnight posted:

I have begun to worry recently the ways that the discord is affecting our community. This thread is used a lot, lot less and I worry that it's connected to the overall mafia stagnation I feel is going on.

More like the way discord is affecting every community. A vast majority of the popular threads/subforums I frequent have their own discords now which both makes things harder to keep up with and greatly diminishes thread communication.

I think it's something too where you have 5-10 regulars that will change their focus to 90% discord/10% thread and then you end up with people that would be thread only posting less frequently because everyone else is.

Just my speculation.

Pinterest Mom
Jun 9, 2009

In a sense, aren't all my posts worth reading?


Zesty posted:

Normal threads on this forum have standards about keeping on topic.

I don't understand why this thread being impenetrable is a problem that can't or shouldn't be solved. Some people really dig the Crew discussion and that's great. It will never hurt for activity. But a separate Mafia chat will have a better time retaining people who want to stay in the community without riding the roller coaster that is this thread. We lose good friendly people all the time that just can't keep up.

Someone wants to take a break from playing Mafia. Now every time they open their SA Mafia feed there's 200 posts per day that have little to do with mafia to catch up on or skip. Just imagine you're the kind of person who doesn't want to ever read that or just doesn't have the time commitment to read it like you used to. I think it's a lot more difficult than you realize to jump back in.

If it was me, I'd rather take my Mafia break but still read the 10-20 Mafia-specific posts per day. Being able to do a quick scroll and see the Mafia-specific discussion, the posts announcing that a game has ended in a ~~Mafia~~ victory, and knowing the onslaught of the Crew thread is a single thread away is actually rather inviting. It keeps me engaged and willing to come back sooner because it provides an easy way to keep up with things.

It's a Choose-Your-Own-Commitment.

Zesty posted:

I'm not sure how you get more cliquish than to say people should just deal with one thread where actual Mafia discussion is drowned out by your mini social network.


Is this what you've been thinking? This is exactly what I've been saying. Let's just make it clear which thread is silly and which thread is Mafia.


How do you ignore that old timers don't try and keep up because the discussion thread is usually a hot mess of off-topic discussion? You're right that nothing stops them from hitting last page and posting something Mafia related, but how do people who don't care for the mess but want to see the Mafia-related discussion get the chance to see it when they have to play needle-in-a-haystack to find the Mafia chat?

This thread is really terrible if you just want to enjoy Mafia discussion but don't care for the rest of it. There's totally a barrier whether it affects you or not.

Soaring Kestrel
Nov 7, 2009

I have no idea what happened to Zulea.


Fun Shoe

hello. I never really posted in this thread save for vf stuff and the discord has helped me engage w the community in a way that I would not otherwise have

use your opinion of me to determine whether that's a net benefit

PMush Perfect
Sep 30, 2009

MY PAPER SOLDIERS
FORM A WALL
FIVE PACES THICK
AND TWICE AS TALL




I'm mostly just in the thread still these days.

Better for shitposting, records them for everyone to enjoy.

Jonathan Fisk
Sep 6, 2010


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Met groused about everything

Jonathan Fisk
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long time readers will certainly recall me advocating for the death of buzzfeed posting and clique central but I can't deny that it had the result of keeping people engaged on the forums. It's my opinion of course that the engagement here led to a much easier sell on joining/building games and altogether maintaining a community through the games just as much as through the conversation.

Jamuraan
Oct 10, 2005

#1 Da Best


I like the current state of Mafia discussion thread. I appreciate not having to wade through 1000000 garbage posts. Keep that on discord.

Tldr; everything is fine

Jonathan Fisk
Sep 6, 2010


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You might prefer reading the disc thread this way but the issue isn't how the disc thread reads

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

Guilt is an outmoded concept, the refuge of those who have yet to embrace the fact that their path is the correct one.


Just to provide a counterpoint - I think one of the overriding reasons for games filling slower these days, regardless of Discord vs. Disc Thread, is that I see players consciously saying "I'm only playing one game/FRG/thing at a time." This is pretty darn different from even a year ago, and probably counts for a lot.

That being said, it's probably time for another recruitment game. What subforum do people want me to run something in? Is GBS good or crap these days?

Kashuno
Oct 9, 2012

H O L E
M A D N E S S


Grimey Drawer

Podima posted:

Just to provide a counterpoint - I think one of the overriding reasons for games filling slower these days, regardless of Discord vs. Disc Thread, is that I see players consciously saying "I'm only playing one game/FRG/thing at a time." This is pretty darn different from even a year ago, and probably counts for a lot.

That being said, it's probably time for another recruitment game. What subforum do people want me to run something in? Is GBS good or crap these days?

BYOB

PMush Perfect
Sep 30, 2009

MY PAPER SOLDIERS
FORM A WALL
FIVE PACES THICK
AND TWICE AS TALL




BYOB is actually pretty okay now.

Mr. F!
Sep 21, 2016


Podima posted:

Just to provide a counterpoint - I think one of the overriding reasons for games filling slower these days, regardless of Discord vs. Disc Thread, is that I see players consciously saying "I'm only playing one game/FRG/thing at a time." This is pretty darn different from even a year ago, and probably counts for a lot.

That being said, it's probably time for another recruitment game. What subforum do people want me to run something in? Is GBS good or crap these days?

I think hte plan is to run 3 recruitment games, one per month for oct, nov, and dec. Or at least that's what I was thinking. TNL and I have planned to run a recruitment game in a subforum in November, and I believe Bif expressed interest in running one as well.

Soaring Kestrel
Nov 7, 2009

I have no idea what happened to Zulea.


Fun Shoe

Podima posted:

Just to provide a counterpoint - I think one of the overriding reasons for games filling slower these days, regardless of Discord vs. Disc Thread, is that I see players consciously saying "I'm only playing one game/FRG/thing at a time."

This is a really good point, I know I made that decision after realizing I couldn't keep track of two sets of players at the same time

Jonathan Fisk
Sep 6, 2010


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Whichever forum has the writer competitions

Mr. F!
Sep 21, 2016


Jonathan Fisk posted:

Whichever forum has the writer competitions

Creative Convention

Kashuno
Oct 9, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

Podima posted:

Just to provide a counterpoint - I think one of the overriding reasons for games filling slower these days, regardless of Discord vs. Disc Thread, is that I see players consciously saying "I'm only playing one game/FRG/thing at a time." This is pretty darn different from even a year ago, and probably counts for a lot.

That being said, it's probably time for another recruitment game. What subforum do people want me to run something in? Is GBS good or crap these days?

Quality of games is inversely proportional to how many games the players in it are playing.

Poque
Sep 11, 2003

This is gonna be fun!
Or else!


Jonathan Fisk posted:

Whichever forum has the writer competitions

unironically a fantastic idea

100YrsofAttitude
Apr 29, 2013

If I could have it back
All the time that we wasted
I'd only waste it again
If I could have it back
You know I'd love to waste it again
Waste it again and again and again

Mr. F! posted:

I think hte plan is to run 3 recruitment games, one per month for oct, nov, and dec. Or at least that's what I was thinking. TNL and I have planned to run a recruitment game in a subforum in November, and I believe Bif expressed interest in running one as well.

Would a Cookfia recruitment in the cooking thread be worth it? It feels too gimmicky to really represent what we do here.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

Guilt is an outmoded concept, the refuge of those who have yet to embrace the fact that their path is the correct one.


Mr. F! posted:

I think hte plan is to run 3 recruitment games, one per month for oct, nov, and dec. Or at least that's what I was thinking. TNL and I have planned to run a recruitment game in a subforum in November, and I believe Bif expressed interest in running one as well.

Oh yeah! Forgot that conversation. Dibs September then What subforum do you want? Any one in particular?

Kashuno
Oct 9, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

Jonathan Fisk posted:

Whichever forum has the writer competitions

If we do this it needs to be either an Ecco game or a Pod game on the level of the Shine series

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

Guilt is an outmoded concept, the refuge of those who have yet to embrace the fact that their path is the correct one.


[MAFIA] Death Of The Author

Edit: oh poo poo I'm inspired now. Does anyone hang out in that sub forum and recommend a specific mod to reach out to?

Podima fucked around with this message at Sep 14, 2017 around 20:09

Mr. F!
Sep 21, 2016


Podima posted:

Oh yeah! Forgot that conversation. Dibs September then What subforum do you want? Any one in particular?

Hmm, not particularly sure where we are going to run it. Maybe in the Film subforum? Cause we're doing it on Return of the Killer Tomatoes.

Mr. F!
Sep 21, 2016


100YrsofAttitude posted:

Would a Cookfia recruitment in the cooking thread be worth it? It feels too gimmicky to really represent what we do here.

Hmm, that could be a very fun way to reach out to that community. I think it'd work fine if you chose to do that.

100YrsofAttitude
Apr 29, 2013

If I could have it back
All the time that we wasted
I'd only waste it again
If I could have it back
You know I'd love to waste it again
Waste it again and again and again

That would definitely be done with co-mod in that case. We'll call it "Dinner with a side of MURDER".

But yeah I don't ever go there. We'd need to contact a mod and get permission etc right? Well that'll be an endeavor to undertake maybe after Christmas.

Mr. F!
Sep 21, 2016


100YrsofAttitude posted:

That would definitely be done with co-mod in that case. We'll call it "Dinner with a side of MURDER".

But yeah I don't ever go there. We'd need to contact a mod and get permission etc right? Well that'll be an endeavor to undertake maybe after Christmas.

Yeah just hit up a mod over there to get the OK and you're good

Jonathan Fisk
Sep 6, 2010


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MAFIA POSTER HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT

consider whether a recruitment game would be viable in your favorite forum or subforum.

If it is, mention it here to see if any other regular of that forum would go in on a game with you.

Make a game!

Kashuno
Oct 9, 2012

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Grimey Drawer

What if we make a recruitment game

In trad games

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I don't want those people

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