Talk:Doomworld forums


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Is there any reason why this is not a part of the Doomworld article? Does anyone else agree we could merge it in? Who is like God? 00:13, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Sure. Go ahead and merge it if you like. -- Janizdreg 01:23, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
The whole idea of forums and websites was to link to articles about those particular things, not combined ones. Just because the forums happen to be part of the site does not mean they should be in the same article. They are a real entity of their own. I disagree with merging. Bloodshedder 04:15, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Unlike independent hosted sites on Doomworld the forums are run by the site admins (with the help of forum admins and mods), and the forums are integral to the site functionality (notably the news delivery); while the forums have their idiosyncrasy brought by the groups that populate them, they are a feature of the site just like the hosted sites menu (or hosted sites in general), the tutorials section, or the special features sections. The main advantage of a single article is that anything affecting both the site as a whole and the forums is easily placed and edited in the article without redundancy or omissions. I find it easier to write about each of Doomworld's features and parts in one article than in a few (if the forums are going to have an article themselves, the database may as well). Besides, a reader unfamiliar with Doomworld would be lead to the Doomworld page (though the forums section of it), not having to click again after thinking "oh, but what was Doomworld again?" (this makes me think of linking to both when I think of linking to the forums article).
Still, there's not one way to do things and separate articles could work and might be sensible if we bring more substance to the articles that as of now are rather stub-like. Doomworld's article could be improved by giving it subsections dealing with its features, regardless of whether merges are done, that would only change the depth of the more juicy sections. Who is like God? 06:55, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
I don't see any problem with the forums article pointing to a Doomworld forums section of the main Doomworld article instead of pointing to the current, individual DW forums article. IMO the merged article would be just as functional in this sense. -- Janizdreg 20:20, 3 April 2008 (UTC)