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31 Jan 2012 21:31 #114810 by Hello Gregor
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Is there a particularly good place on this website to post videos about games?
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31 Jan 2012 21:50 - 31 Jan 2012 21:52 #114816 by ubarose
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The Blogs . There's no shortcut button. you have to type in the host tags. For example, if it's on youtube you have to type the tags video id in between:
{youtube}FhJH8OTu1n8{/youtube}

The forums under the correct game genre. Just click on the button next to the ebay button that is supposed to look like a bit of film and you get >

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31 Jan 2012 21:51 - 31 Jan 2012 22:12 #114817 by LazarusTNT
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If it's a video tutorial on the merits of Caylus, you should try www.youtube.com and not even consider that this is the place. :)
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31 Jan 2012 22:26 #114827 by Hello Gregor
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ubarose wrote: The Blogs . There's no shortcut button. you have to type in the host tags. For example, if it's on youtube you have to type the tags video id in between:

{youtube}FhJH8OTu1n8{/youtube}

The forums under the correct game genre. Just click on the button next to the ebay button that is supposed to look like a bit of film and you get >

The fact that you picked Calandale as your example makes me think I may be in the right place. My only hesitation involves the comment following. I have no interest in Caylus, but I have very little interest in categorical exclusion, either. That's what I'm trying to get away from- not change brands.
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31 Jan 2012 22:36 #114832 by jeb
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We're ecumenical, don't sweat it. KingPut is Crown Prince or Little Lord or some stupid thing for CAYLUS. Third place at WBC or something and everyone still likes him.

I prefer videos in the forums, because the commenting interface is so much better. I guess if you want to build a repository, a la BGWS, the Blogs are better as you can get to all, of your "threads" quickly.
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31 Jan 2012 22:43 - 31 Jan 2012 23:01 #114833 by Hello Gregor
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I suppose it'll depend then how well I get the hang of this interface. Is there a way to be easily notified if someone replies to something?

I'm noticing there aren't forums for particular games. I suppose that means the blog route is the way to go. I really don't want to get bogged down trying to categorize the games I review. We have come to the point where these categories are becoming meaningless.
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31 Jan 2012 23:02 #114841 by MattFantastic
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PETE'S THE BEST IN THE WORLD AND DON'T YOU FUCKING FORGET IT!

However, a TI3 plaque, now that is actually worth something.

Post it to the forums and if we like it we'll all hassle you to post it to a blog next time so it shows up on the front page, if we hate it, post it to a blog next time anyway and tell everyone to eat a bag of dicks.
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31 Jan 2012 23:07 #114844 by Hello Gregor
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Tell me who Pete is and I'll try not to forget. I'll try.

What forum would you recommend?
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31 Jan 2012 23:24 #114847 by ubarose
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Hello Gregor wrote: Tell me who Pete is and I'll try not to forget. I'll try.

What forum would you recommend?


Pete's user name is KingPut. He was the second best Caylus player in the world for about 2 years.

If you post in the forums, put it in the correct genre. If it's video about Caylus, put it in Eurogames. If it's a video about Arkham Horror, put it in Ameritrash. If it's about Magic:the Gathering put it in CCGs. If you can't figure out what kind of game it is, who the hell do you think you are making videos about games. Just kidding. Put it in Games Catchall.

If you put it in the Blogs, it just goes in member blogs. You also get a personal link to all your blog entries which is: fortressat.com/blogs/my-blog/blogger/Hello%20Gregor

You can get notified of replies to a forum thread by clicking the 'check this box to be notified of replies to this topic'
If you really want to be notified about replies to a blog, I can set it up for you.

However, pretty much every one who has ever asked me how to get notified about comments or thread replies usually contacts me within 12 hours and begs me to tell them how to shut them off.
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31 Jan 2012 23:30 #114848 by Schweig!
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Hello Gregor wrote: My only hesitation involves the comment following. I have no interest in Caylus, but I have very little interest in categorical exclusion, either. That's what I'm trying to get away from- not change brands.

Don't take that comment seriously.
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01 Feb 2012 03:29 #114874 by Hello Gregor
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ubarose wrote: Pete's user name is KingPut. He was the second best Caylus player in the world for about 2 years.

Wait.. So is he the best or the second best? I'm getting conflicting reports. How should I know what not to forget?

If you put it in the Blogs, it just goes in member blogs. You also get a personal link to all your blog entries which is: fortressat.com/blogs/my-blog/blogger/Hello%20Gregor

You can get notified of replies to a forum thread by clicking the 'check this box to be notified of replies to this topic'
If you really want to be notified about replies to a blog, I can set it up for you.

Thanks! I'd like that. Are the notifications via e-mail or are they intra-site?
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01 Feb 2012 03:39 #114875 by Hello Gregor
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Schweig! wrote: Don't take that comment seriously.

I will and I won't. There are lots of things to consider when deciding where to direct one's energies- the interface, the administration, the culture- the prevailing wind. In the brief time I've been here, I'm picking up a vibe akin to certain marginalized groups, that is, a vigilant pride in what is, perhaps, looked down upon by a larger group as well as an oppositional stance against some of the values of the larger group. It seems very natural to me. I find myself having to oppose values all the time (advertisements, cologne) in a negative manner just to keep from being turned slowly into what I loathe. What I worry about is how to whatever degree that stance pervades the place, whether, and how much, it may inhibit thoughts on the medium. I have some exploring to do.
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01 Feb 2012 03:57 #114877 by Not Sure
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Wait a minute, are you for or against cologne?
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01 Feb 2012 22:33 #114991 by Notahandle
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How can you be against it? It has beautiful views from the top of the cathedral.
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