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Proposal for a new section: Transport Games

Postby busrider » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:49 pm

No, it's not like the last "games" section ATDB had, which was a bit of a flop... I'm proposing a section to discuss transport simulation games, such as OMSI (bus simulator), Euro Truck Simulator 2, flight simulators, and all the different train simulators that are out there. Members could discuss addons, hints, tips, and post gameplay screenshots and videos. What does everyone else think?
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Re: Proposal for a new section: Transport Games

Postby howlerbus » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:58 pm

Sounds like a good idea
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Re: Proposal for a new section: Transport Games

Postby Off The Rails » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:06 pm

Here here!

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Re: Proposal for a new section: Transport Games

Postby Mr OC Benz » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:21 pm

Something like that, or "Transport Simulators" would be particularly good for some of the younger members who are into simulations of transport like OMSI etc who can post game plays, some of their own work on add-ons or mods etc. There would have to be a moderator though to ensure that particularly mods and add-ons which are posted or discussed about have not been someone else's hard stolen work or copyright breaching, using without permission etc...

In return, could always get rid of the Which Vehicle is it section which really does not serve any educational purpose other than to randomly guess a fleet number of a bus. At least the Where is it section tests the geographical skills of members in relation to photos, locations and buses.
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Re: Proposal for a new section: Transport Games

Postby busrider » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:36 pm

Well I think it'd be the user's responsibility to ensure that any addons or mods they post aren't breaching copyright, and of course they'd be hosted externally, not on BA servers. Of course it would need a moderator, but really the moderator would only need to enforce existing ATDB rules, I don't think that it's necessary for moderators to chase up every single addon or mod that's posted to ensure it isn't breaching copyright or being posted here without permission.
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Re: Proposal for a new section: Transport Games

Postby Mr OC Benz » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:53 am

On second thoughts, as seen in other forums, discussion about simulators and all this can and does attract childish behaviour which for a forum like this may not be the best thing to have. It might possibly result in new users joining just for the sake of these "games" rather than to contribute informative, appreciative and interesting discussion on the forum about the main focus.
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Re: Proposal for a new section: Transport Games

Postby Andrew » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:33 am

I like it - I will point other administrtors to this thread and see what their comments are.
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Re: Proposal for a new section: Transport Games

Postby Fleet Lists » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:55 pm

I had in fact already done so and we agree that it is worth including.
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Re: Proposal for a new section: Transport Games

Postby ScaniaL94UB » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:01 pm

A brilliant idea! I'm agreeing as most of us play simulators.. :wink:
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Re: Proposal for a new section: Transport Games

Postby 2MSJ » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:39 pm

I use the subsilver2 board layout, however the new forum appears in the "new" layout? This is the only subforum that does it for me, the Armchair Operators one does NOT change my layout etc.
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Re: Proposal for a new section: Transport Games

Postby The Phonj » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:12 pm

The problem has been rectified this morning
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Re: Proposal for a new section: Transport Games

Postby macpro622776 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:53 pm

The Simulator Directory link does not seem to work, it says "You are not authorised to read this forum."
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Re: Proposal for a new section: Transport Games

Postby Fleet Lists » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:35 pm

I can access it but get a blank page.
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Re: Proposal for a new section: Transport Games

Postby R44 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:51 pm

Fleet Lists wrote:I can access it but get a blank page.


Yeah - Matt stated on Facebook that it's an Admin Only permission - The fact that you, Fleet Lists, can access it is completely irrelavent.

Matt has to write up the Wiki entry, and until he does, it's a blank link.
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