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Reviewing The Piazza subtitle?

Post by Yaztromo » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:15 pm

The Piazza
The forum for discussing the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons
This is written at the top of the page and this was true for long time, as the subforums were about Blackmoor, Greyhawk, Mystara, Dragonlance, etc.
However, now quite a few of the subforums are not about worlds of Dungeons & Dragons anymore, but about other worlds and settings that often refer to other rulesets.
What do you think? is it time to review and discuss about the subtitle: "The forum for discussing the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons" ?
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Re: Reviewing The Piazza subtitle?

Post by Big Mac » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:34 pm

The PIazza was set up (back in 2008) to replace the Other Worlds section of the WotC COMmunity Boards/Gleemax.

It has expanded beyond that, since then, but it is still pretty much a Dungeons & Dragons community.

Changing it to something like "The forum for discussing the worlds and rules of Dungeons & Dragons" could work (as we have a significant amount of discussion on rules). But if you wanted to cover other stuff, it starts getting a bit vague.

We have forums for We have forums for Star Wars, Scarred Lands, Freeport, Calidar, Gamma World, Wilderlands, Talislanta, Traveller, Pelinor, Conan, Middle-earth, Midgard, Call of Cthulhu and Warhammer but they don't fit into a logical grouping.

We also have forums for d20 Modern, Pathfinder, Castles & Crusades, Dark Dungeons and 13th Age and again they don't fit into a logical grouping.

So I'm not sure it would be easy to cover that stuff. (But I do think a tweak could support rules editions.)

EDIT: Nothing is probably going to get done about this unti after the maintenance on the forum.
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Re: Reviewing The Piazza subtitle?

Post by Yaztromo » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:16 pm

There is no hurry at all, but I was thinking about something more general, such as: "The forum for discussing roleplay gaming worlds" ("and rules" perhaps...) or something along these lines, just to make it clearer that we don't discuss only D&D (worlds and rules), but also other worlds (and rules) linked to RPGs that may not be D&D.
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Re: Reviewing The Piazza subtitle?

Post by Big Mac » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:14 am

Yaztromo wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:16 pm
There is no hurry at all, but I was thinking about something more general, such as: "The forum for discussing roleplay gaming worlds" ("and rules" perhaps...) or something along these lines, just to make it clearer that we don't discuss only D&D (worlds and rules), but also other worlds (and rules) linked to RPGs that may not be D&D.
Oh, I think now is as good a time as any to talk about something like this, but with the forum about to close for maintenance, I didn't have the time to do anything about it. Let's come back to this on Monday.

Ironically we had someone else contact us a while ago, who thought that we need to stress "Dungeons & Dragons" more, so that The Piazza might come up in a search for D&D.
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Re: Reviewing The Piazza subtitle?

Post by Yaztromo » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:21 am

Big Mac wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:14 am
Ironically we had someone else contact us a while ago, who thought that we need to stress "Dungeons & Dragons" more, so that The Piazza might come up in a search for D&D.
That's life, I suppose! :lol:
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Re: Reviewing The Piazza subtitle?

Post by Angel Tarragon » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:53 am

Just add 'and more' to the end of it I think that will cover it.
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Re: Reviewing The Piazza subtitle?

Post by XstarkillerX » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:46 pm

Angel Tarragon wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:53 am
Just add 'and more' to the end of it I think that will cover it.
I agree with you, Angel.
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Re: Reviewing The Piazza subtitle?

Post by Big Mac » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:27 pm

Yaztromo wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:21 am
Big Mac wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:14 am
Ironically we had someone else contact us a while ago, who thought that we need to stress "Dungeons & Dragons" more, so that The Piazza might come up in a search for D&D.
That's life, I suppose! :lol:
Sometimes there are multiple ways of doing things and each has it's own pros and cons. Othertimes one way has more of an advantage and no disadvantages and it's a no-brainier decision. :D
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Re: Reviewing The Piazza subtitle?

Post by Big Mac » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:28 pm

XstarkillerX wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:46 pm
Angel Tarragon wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:53 am
Just add 'and more' to the end of it I think that will cover it.
I agree with you, Angel.
That might work...or something similar to it.
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Re: Reviewing The Piazza subtitle?

Post by Havard » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:45 pm

I like Angel's suggestion too. Or some variant of that.

I think some concerns are the following:
  • Having D&D in the name is good for searches and brand recognition
  • The Worlds of D&D represents our roots and our core "brand".
  • The largest core users are currently fans of various D&D worlds
  • D&D is the most popular RPG meaning it will be easier to recruit new D&D fans.
  • At the same time, we also want to make sure that discussions about other RPG related topics are all welcome.
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Re: Reviewing The Piazza subtitle?

Post by Big Mac » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:14 pm

Yaztromo wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:15 pm
The Piazza
The forum for discussing the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons
This is written at the top of the page and this was true for long time, as the subforums were about Blackmoor, Greyhawk, Mystara, Dragonlance, etc.
However, now quite a few of the subforums are not about worlds of Dungeons & Dragons anymore, but about other worlds and settings that often refer to other rulesets.
What do you think? is it time to review and discuss about the subtitle: "The forum for discussing the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons" ?
This did eventually get tweaked. It is now:
The forum for discussing the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons...and more
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Re: Reviewing The Piazza subtitle?

Post by Yaztromo » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:45 pm

WOW! You made history! :)
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Re: Reviewing The Piazza subtitle?

Post by Angel Tarragon » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:25 pm

Yaztromo wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:45 pm
WOW! You made history! :)
It's been known to happen once or twice before. :lol:
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