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#1 KirbySaysHi

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 02:35 PM

First off, I realize I'm not a highly active member of these forums as far as posting goes, but I do regularly read them.... ok.

I've noticed that a lot of the posts are from first timers, asking about a mod for a specific gun and such, and that most users post some slightly angry message about Searching, and then someone usually posts a link.

So, what if there were either one huge pin or multiple pins for each gun that just had lists of links of all the write-ups people have posted? I've seen these types of consolidation posts on numerous other websites, and they really help me out, and I would imagine they would help anyone else out... especially if they're new to the site. We could even perhaps post stats on the mods, such as a "success" rating or ranges (if we could dig ourselves out of the BS)!

There have been numerous times I've searched for something, and I get a thousand threads, when all I want is to see the myriad ideas people are having.

You might be thinking, "What about the modifications page on this site?" And to that I say: those are very well done write-ups, but I think the cool thing about this site is how dynamic the forums are due to the collaboration of all the great minds we have here! Basically, it seems that the mods page, while it has great write-ups, does not display the full potential of the modding minds out there due to its static (as in not constantly updated) position...

Ok folks, just to make this clear: I'm not criticizing ANYTHING, just telling y'all about this idea I had while looking around. What do you think?

Oh... and I volunteer to make/maintain it if no one wants to do it but thinks it's a good idea.

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***EDIT: Should this have been posted in the site feedback forum? Sorry if so...

Edited by KirbySaysHi, 27 November 2005 - 02:48 PM.

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#2 man with many guns

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 02:48 PM

That sounds like a great idea, but who makes the categorys, and what if the person accesedentally put it in the wrong place? Would we have the mods move it like the they do the topics? Or would we have new modorators for it? It sounds like a good idea and all, but I think it has several things that would keep it from working.
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#3 KirbySaysHi

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 02:54 PM

I thought of it more as averageJoe posts a new mod... then, whoever's in charge of the pinned mod thread (whether that be the mods or a specific user, like me) would just put a link in the pinned thread to the new post of the mod.

And for categories, I assumed they would just be names of the guns... for example:

-----Nitefinder/Nitefinder EX3-----
1) Link to some brass barreled nf
2) Link to some uranium-powered nf...
3) Another link

-----Crossbow-----
1) Link to some awesome crossbow
2) Link to some crossbow that looks like a real gun...
3) Another link

And so on. The only problem I can see is with integrations. Either a separate category, or just put it in whatever gun's category the main gun goes in (so, an nf with one of those derringer things integrated into it would go in the nf category).
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#4 Renegade

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 02:55 PM

So, we'll be making a Mod's Directory? Sounds cool, I'll contribute.
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#5 KirbySaysHi

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 02:57 PM

Awesome, thanks for the support!
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 03:58 PM

I will too. Count me in.
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 04:07 PM

I get my digi-cam soon. you can count me in.
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 05:49 PM

There's still the probloem of getting noobs to look at the "Big List o' Mods." I think this isn't going to solve anything.

P.S. nerfworld.com is an entire site dedicated to what your talking about.
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 06:00 PM

Maybe when someone is trying to sign up they have to go through the mods directory first. It would be annoying for the person, but it would force them to look at the mods.
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 06:04 PM

Thats a neat idea.
But, if your just going to basically make a mods directory...
Its been done before.
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 06:29 PM

...Only that's at NHQ. Something already existing there isn't going to help n00bs that joined NH and not NHQ. The only negative I can see about compiling a mods list is that really n00bish people won't look at it unless something is done to make the list really obvious. A reference in the COC perhaps, or maybe a link on the forum sub menu. Those are places that at least get noticed. Just a pinned topic or the such wouldn't cut it because pinned topics are suprisingly easy to forget about.
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#12 KirbySaysHi

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 08:12 PM

P.S. nerfworld.com is an entire site dedicated to what your talking about.


I just looked up nerfworld.com, and it appears to be down right now... But I understand what you're saying. The difference here is that these mods will all be just ordinary posts/write-ups, not a full web page dedicated to mods.

Thats a neat idea.
But, if your just going to basically make a mods directory...
Its been done before.


I agree... When I originally posted this, I hadn't seen HQ for a while. But like Dux said, we need one for here.

The only negative I can see about compiling a mods list is that really n00bish people won't look at it unless something is done to make the list really obvious.  A reference in the COC perhaps, or maybe a link on the forum sub menu. 


Definitely. But I pose this to you as well... The second post in a topic started by a newer member is usually about reading the CoC... Perhaps that can just be accompanied with a note/link to the directory.

Oh yeah! I realized this idea might displace/replace this pin: Pinned. Oh well?

Edited by KirbySaysHi, 27 November 2005 - 08:22 PM.

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#13 KirbySaysHi

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 11:06 PM

I realize this is a double post...

So, do people like this idea? Right now it seems kind of luke-warm... If somebody wants me to, I will, if they don't (for any reason OTHER than that they don't want to be like HQ), I won't.

Just let me know folks!
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Posted 01 December 2005 - 01:37 AM

What's wrong with that being hosted on NHQ? It doesn't have to be posted on NH to be useful? Who gives a shit about whereabouts.

Me and Tidge have been working for a while on this website that will be the home of nerfing content. No forums, no shit. Just content. This will solve all these problems.

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#15 KirbySaysHi

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 02:05 AM

What's wrong with that being hosted on NHQ?


Sometimes people get down on that site, I was just trying to avoid any reaction of that sort.

That's awesome that you're working on a full-fledged website, but that's exactly what I am trying to alleviate with this idea. There is so much content on this site already, why not just organize it? Or is that what you plan on doing? Because if you are, how do you rectify the bajillion nf mods out there? My idea is just to list them, and let the modder decide, rather than passing judgment myself.

Sorry if this sounds confrontational, because I'm not trying to be; I'm just wondering!
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Posted 01 December 2005 - 03:05 PM

Hey,
I really like the idea, but I think it would be better to focus on simply updating the current directories that we have. As NerfWorld is rarely updated anymore, I am sure we could use Grinch's info, combine it with the Information in the Mod. Dir. on NHQ, and voila.

NW Mod Directory

Information is shared across the two NHQ and NH, the same information is posted in both places, and there is no violent competition between the two. Simply posting the information on NHQ, putting a link to it on the mainpage or stickying it(if people would read these) would work fine. And if a link is really needed the the Haven, well, a link can be posted.

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#17 KirbySaysHi

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 04:55 PM

So you're saying, rather than make a pin or sticky, we just use the current Nerf World page and update that? Or are you saying make a pin and use his info?

I suppose that either way, I should contact Grinch and see what he thinks.

Did I understand your idea correctly?
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Posted 01 December 2005 - 05:14 PM

all you really need to do is compile all the mods in the forums and put them on the actual mod link on the website
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#19 KirbySaysHi

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 05:46 PM

That sounds like a plan. I sent an e-mail to Grinchy to see what his thoughts on it were. I'll let everybody know from there.
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Posted 01 December 2005 - 07:56 PM

Kirby, go ahead and create a thread here called "Mod Writeup Directory" with a few initial links in it. I'll pin it and you can edit as necessary. Anyone who has suggestions for mod writeups to include can post them in that thread and Kirby can incorporate them into the first post.

What I absolutely don't want to see in this thread is links to writeups with no pictures. These are completely useless to newbs and irrelevant for vets.

Thanks for the idea and offering to maintain it.
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Posted 01 December 2005 - 08:03 PM

That sounds like a great idea, but who makes the categorys, and what if the person  accesedentally put it in the wrong place? Would we have the mods move it like the they do the topics? Or would we have new modorators for it? It sounds like a good idea and all, but I think it has several things that would keep it from working.

In other words, the noob boobs keep posting in what THEY think is the right place. It sounds great, but it would take a lot more moderation and upkeep. I hope that this works out great.

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#22 KirbySaysHi

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 01:07 AM

I made a topic waiting to be pinned. It's at least started.

Also, Grinch e-mailed me back, and said that as long as I were to write the html and such, he'd put it up.

I'm going to first focus on the directory specific to NH, then go from there. It's going to be awhile!

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