Forums obsolete?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sir jon, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. sir jon

    sir jon Spellbinder

    Going by some discussion on the obtuse Facebook page, are these forums obsolete when it comes to the Con itself? Should they be? Why is FB the "go-to" for information when it really shouldn't be?

    Then again, if these forums are so disenfranchised, is this discussion moot?

    Chaotic Jon
     
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  2. stahlnee

    stahlnee Spellbinder

    In order to stay current I use 4 sources.

    Facebok group for GaryCon
    Discord group for GaryCon but not official
    TTE homepage for GaryCon XII
    GaryCon.com announcments on the homepage

    Never been able to everything at one location.
     
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  3. stahlnee

    stahlnee Spellbinder

    And the 5th is these Forums
     
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  4. gizmomathboy

    gizmomathboy Troubadour

    From the sounds of it they need to figure out to use their communication tools better.
     
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  5. jim

    jim Level 0 Character

    I’m not on Facebook, so I rely on these forums and Discord for updates.
     
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  6. jim skach

    jim skach Troubadour

    Ironically - the two channels that are not official...

    No offense, mind you.
     
  7. jim

    jim Level 0 Character

    It’s fine. If I have to choose between rejoining Facebook and being a bit out of the loop about Gary Con (among other things), I’ll choose being out of the loop every time. I do check the news page every few weeks, though.
     
  8. diaglo

    diaglo Footpad

    OD&D(1974) is the only true game. All the other editions are poor imitations of the real thing.


    as long as i can ask about rides here when March rolls around i visit at least once every 2 - 3 years
     
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  9. OGRE MAGE

    OGRE MAGE Footpad

    I think the 50 posts on here in the last 24 hours speaks for itself.

    Why don’t they “kill” the FB page instead?
     
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  10. gmbarry

    gmbarry Footpad

    I come here from time to time... I like the Event Data Analysis
    I come here more after January through the con. There was mentioned that the staff did not have access to these pages (Caroline - https://www.facebook.com/groups/58339157369/permalink/10157974457557370/)

    Granted I do not post in the Facebook page anymore except about promoting my games.. (trying not to get involved in any discussions / drama that will get me blocked)

    Just sticking to the Greg Barry Experience...
     
  11. sir jon

    sir jon Spellbinder

  12. chainsaw

    chainsaw Troubadour

    I like the forum. Would hate to see it disappear.
     
  13. mordrin

    mordrin Spellbinder Staff Member

    Where is that conversation?

    I can't find any discussion about that there.
     
  14. gizmomathboy

    gizmomathboy Troubadour

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  15. sir jon

    sir jon Spellbinder

    Most of the initial discussion was edited after posting. Regardless of what happened to the original post, the thought got tossed out there in such an offhanded, improper manner longtime attendees such as myself and a few others have to wonder - hence this here.
     
  16. Legion

    Legion Level 0 Character

    As this will be my first time at the con I find the forums a useful source of information.
     
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  17. mordrin

    mordrin Spellbinder Staff Member

  18. gizmomathboy

    gizmomathboy Troubadour

    More importantly, why aren't the posting important stuff on their web site and cross posting to FB and here? Also, using TTE email for already registered attendees as well the opt-in Gary Con newsletter.
     
  19. sir jon

    sir jon Spellbinder

    A question that's been asked for a few years now - by yourself repeatedly, if I recall correctly, giz.
     
  20. gizmomathboy

    gizmomathboy Troubadour

    indeed it has.

    The TTE email and GC mailing list is a new wrinkle brought up by GC staff though :)
     

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