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shared_worlds:shared_worlds [2016/10/26 09:41]
petike [How is the Shared Worlds forum organized ?]
shared_worlds:shared_worlds [2016/11/07 10:48]
petike [Older Shared Worlds forum organisation (spring 2011 - October 2016)]
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 **[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​forumdisplay.php?​f=15|The Shared Worlds Forum]]** is where you'll find all these games, whether alternate history ones, or non-AH-themed ones.  **[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​forumdisplay.php?​f=15|The Shared Worlds Forum]]** is where you'll find all these games, whether alternate history ones, or non-AH-themed ones. 
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 +What follows below is an overview of the forum'​s current structure.  ​
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 === a.) Sorting labels ("​prefixes"​) === === a.) Sorting labels ("​prefixes"​) ===
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 When you're posting anew thread on the Shared Worlds forum, these "genre tags" can be added easily by clicking the section in the left part of the new thread'​s title box (the section says "No prefix"​ by default), then selecting the appropriate label from a roll-down menu. Once you finish the rest of the preparations for the thread and post it, this "​prefix"​ of the title will appear as the clickable tag/label for the thread. Easy, ey ? When you're posting anew thread on the Shared Worlds forum, these "genre tags" can be added easily by clicking the section in the left part of the new thread'​s title box (the section says "No prefix"​ by default), then selecting the appropriate label from a roll-down menu. Once you finish the rest of the preparations for the thread and post it, this "​prefix"​ of the title will appear as the clickable tag/label for the thread. Easy, ey ?
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 === b.) Genres and styles of games === === b.) Genres and styles of games ===
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 **[[shared worlds:​Other SW Games|Other Shared Worlds Games]]** - Various other games that can't be easily classified into the broader categories listed above. Labels currently on offer are "​Misc"​ (as in, Miscellaneous;​ this is also used for some administrative threads). **[[shared worlds:​Other SW Games|Other Shared Worlds Games]]** - Various other games that can't be easily classified into the broader categories listed above. Labels currently on offer are "​Misc"​ (as in, Miscellaneous;​ this is also used for some administrative threads).
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 === c.) Are there any exceptions to this ? === === c.) Are there any exceptions to this ? ===
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 ==== Older Shared Worlds forum organisation (spring 2011 - October 2016) ==== ==== Older Shared Worlds forum organisation (spring 2011 - October 2016) ====
  
-Between ​the late 2000s and late October 2016, unlike other forums on the [[offtopic:​new board|AH.com Board]], the Shared Worlds Forum had three special subforums. Each of them represented a thematically and technically different type of play-by-post game. These were [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​forumdisplay.php?​f=246|Map Games]], [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​forumdisplay.php?​f=245|Nation Games]] and [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​forumdisplay.php?​f=229|Moderated Games]] (links in names are the links of these defunct subforums). ​+Between ​2011 and late October 2016, unlike other forums on the [[offtopic:​new board|AH.com Board]], the Shared Worlds Forum had three special subforums. Each of them represented a thematically and technically different type of play-by-post game. These were [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​forumdisplay.php?​f=246|Map Games]], [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​forumdisplay.php?​f=245|Nation Games]] and [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​forumdisplay.php?​f=229|Moderated Games]] (links in names are the links of these defunct subforums). ​
  
-With the AH.com New Board moving from vBulletin software to XenForo software in may 2016, the admin made a decision by autumn to innovate the Shared Worlds forum as well. Since tags were a feature of the new software, he implemented special "genre tags" for threads created in Shared Worlds, in addition to usual thread tags. These allow sorting the various SW game threads by their genre, including some of the newer or overlooked genres that previously lacked subforums of their own. The tags largely eliminated the need for subforums, and the three existing ones had their content migrated to the main SW forum and were subsequently disbanded.+With the AH.com New Board moving from vBulletin software to XenForo software in may 2016, the admin made a decision by autumn to innovate the Shared Worlds forum as well. Since tags were a feature of the new software, he implemented special "genre tags" for threads created in Shared Worlds, in addition to usual thread tags. These special tags - prefixes - allow sorting the various SW game threads by their genre, including some of the newer or overlooked genres that previously lacked subforums of their own. The tags largely eliminated the need for subforums, and the three existing ones had their content migrated to the main SW forum and were subsequently disbanded.
  
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