Announcement - Forum restructure complete!

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Announcement - Forum restructure complete!

Post by Arcadian » Sun May 03, 2020 6:35 pm

As overviewed in yesterday's Virtual Acorn meeting, the Stardot forum will be restructured tonight.

Update 4-May-2020: All changes complete!
Update 5-May-2020: PDF replaced/updated to reflect shortened forum descriptions, meaning most descriptions shouldn't spill onto a second line if using the mobile theme


It will involve the addition of several new or split forums (whilst many will also be renamed slightly) hence a number of existing topics will be moved into different forums (so please bear this in mind if searching for a particular post or topic!). If you're the author of a thread that has been moved and believe it belongs in a different category, please PM me!

Before making new posts, please read the revised descriptions for each forum carefully and ensure you post your topic(s) to the appropriate forums.

The changes incorporate "phase 2" of the old Retro Software forum migration ... a mere 3.5 years after "phase 1" in November 2016! :lol:

The Retro Software website is currently being redeveloped and the forum link from Retro Software will link directly to the Retro Software section on Stardot - which is why all of the topics/posts related to new games/demoscene development are being consolidated into one section. 'Phase 3' of the Retro Software migration (importing actual posts across from the old Retro Software forum) won't begin for a few weeks at least.

Here is a brief summary of the changes:
  • new forum added for discussion/proposals for events - hence the existing events topic will purely be for listing confirmed events (though we may add a stickied thread containing a calendar)
  • several forums moved/added to the Retro Software section.
  • 32-bit Acorn software split into separate 'games' and 'other' forums
  • new forum for BBC Basic for Windows/SDL/iOS, Brandy and other modern implementations of classic languages
Please post any questions/comments here.

For a detailed break-down of the changes see attached PDF file.
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Re: Announcement - Forum restructure complete!

Post by Arcadian » Mon May 04, 2020 9:49 am

All changes now complete.

The final outcome is slightly different than what was posted here yesterday and the PDF file in the top post has been updated accordingly to reflect the actual changes made.
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Re: Announcement - Forum restructure complete!

Post by Arcadian » Fri May 29, 2020 9:49 am

Small change to the criteria for posting to the 2 x event forums:

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The first forum is now used exclusively for listing confirmed ABug events (whether they be physical events or virtual conferences).

Whilst the second forum is for:
  • the listing of all other/non-ABug events
  • making suggestions/proposals for new events
  • general event-related chat and discussion.
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