Team requests are currently allowable for established
projects. I think that's pretty fair because it lets potential joiners know they won't be wasting their time.
Quote: "Team Requests
We do not allow any form of team requests. This sort of discussion should be handled via the PM system in the majority of cases, with the exception of the Off Topic board where we do allow team requests for established projects only! This includes asking to join a team, asking people to join your team or asking about creating teams."
There are some good and interesting suggestions in the posts above...
Personally, I am apprehensive of adding too many new user boards simply because it may exasperate the low-traffic problems which lead folks to misuse PC in the first place.
However, the idea of a shuffle is interesting. Here's an idea...
Instead of only thinking about boards, it could be good to think about sections as well.
Perhaps we need a new section
above "GameGuru" for something like, "GameGuru News and Announcements" with boards for News, Updates and Official Contests. Dedicated boards in this section would only be able to have new threads started by Devs/Staff and would also contain official discussion threads for said news, updates, etc. Possibly other boards such as Feature Creep and Bug reports could be moved to this top section.
Then, we could break up the "GameGuru" section a bit into more related sections.
For example, there could be a section called "Game Guru Projects" where Work in Progress and Showcase would be moved to. This would allow the project boards a place near the top where they are more likely to get valuable feedback and exposure.
Below that we could have a section for "GameGuru Resources" (or similar sentiment) which is where the new Tech demo/Tutorial/Theorycraft board(s) would be, followed by the existing scripting and media boards. At the bottom of that section is where the current "Product Chat" would be relocated (Honestly it could probably be moved even further down to the "General" section if the intent is it for it to be a last-stop-catch-all board.
Lastly, my personal opinion would be to move "GameGuru Store" (as it is just an external link now) and Virtual Reality (unsupported) to "General" as well.
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