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Separating Tournaments

Discussion in 'The Suggestion Box' started by Methmite, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Methmite


    Jun 11, 2010
    My idea is basically that we create a sub forum for Tournaments in the sign-up phase. Not only will it decrease clutter in the tournament forum, which is frequently updated due to the nature of the forum, but it will give players who are looking to join a tournament a funnel to find one that interests them in the sign up section. Additionally It'll allow for people who are in/following a certain tournament to not have to search for it in the forum much easier.

    I mean its not a huge change but I think it'd make it a bit easier to navigate that part of the site.
  2. ENZ0

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    Dec 18, 2009
    to be honest, I feel the tournaments forum is one of the most organized forums on smogon. all the tournaments you want to participate in or comment about are on the first page, since every unneeded thread is promptly closed by the creator or a moderator. worms also takes care of the tournament listing thread, which shows you upcoming, running, and finished tournaments.

    in short, tournaments are very accessible and creating a new subforum would just try to separate something that is already simple, and even create some nuisances.

    intentions are great though.

    edit: the tag (prefix) ideas do seem nice though.
  3. Foster


    Jun 6, 2009
    Yea coming from someone who frequently visits the tournaments forum, finding signup threads aren't a problem. At most, there are two tournaments taking signups at the same time, and they almost always have unread posts in them, meaning they will appear near the top of all the threads.

    Agreeing with ENZ0's thoughts as well.
  4. Firestorm

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    Apr 18, 2007
    Could always look at having sign-up threads be stickied and removing stuff like Smogon Tournament rounds from the sticky area (it's always going to be on the front page being such a large tournament and I don't really think it needs to be highlighted). And maybe merging the Tournament Listings with the Major Tournament Schedule announcement if you want to reduce the amount of stickies to make room for sign-ups.

    Just a way of highlighting signups without splitting the forum.
  5. Lady Salamence

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    Aug 4, 2010
    not really needed to seperate the signup threads from everything else. Maybe a (Sign-Ups), but otherwise, it seems fine, no need to fix what isnt broken.
  6. Delta 2777

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    Jun 5, 2009
    I actually like this idea. Or a tag would be cool such as [Sign-Ups] and [Official] like Lady Salamence said.

    But I mean hey it's not a big deal
  7. symphonyx64

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    Sep 20, 2008
    You have something called control+f (command +f for apple users), do a search for "sign" and problem solved. Its not often, if at all, that signups for a tournament ends up on page two. Thats just me!

    I'm always open for making things more visually appealing though.

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