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Poll: Poll for the games (43 member(s) have cast votes)

keep the games

  1. yes (25 votes [58.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 58.14%

  2. no (18 votes [41.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.86%

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#1 HAWK

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 08:31 PM

The game section was put on the site so members would have a place to post about what games they or dislike. Some people have been playing word games in that section and it floods the new post box with so many new posts that members looking for new info about visa's and Fil-Am info are having to weed thru all the game posts to find the info they need.
So should we stop the games or keep the games?
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#2 AndrwMrk

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 09:56 PM

I seem to remember one guy wanting to quit the forum a few months ago because of the fun and games that was taking place on the forum at that time, he was serious and all business. But its the fun and games that may help to establish long lasting friendships that goes beyond the limits of the forum. I've noticed some members who contributed a lot to the forum but as soon as their immigration process was done they don't seem to visit the site quite as much (with good reason, I bet laugh.gif rolleyes.gif ). When my fiancee arrives and we finish with our AOS, I probably won't need this forum quite as much either, but it will be the 'fun and games' and the personal relationships that I've made that will give me reason to keep coming back.

Maybe I don't find the games annoying because I don't use the 'view new post' link. If you don't want to be involved with the games you can click on the bright red maple leaf (or the dark blue IPB button depending on which skin you use) next to the fun and games sub-forum and it will mark all threads as 'read'.

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 09:59 PM

good point

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 10:29 PM

I've noticed that there are a number of filipinas here find this place to be a great distraction from the boredom that they experience when they first arrive in the US and are not yet able to work. When my fiancee arrives here in the US, it'll probably be a while before she finds a good place to work, so I'll encourage her to become a member here. I'm not sure if the word games will suit my fiancee's fancy, but the few times that she's used my account to log on, she said that she had a lot of fun.

Some people use the forum for relationship advice, some for travel advice, some for immigration, and some to have fun and establish friendships. biggrin.gif

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 10:33 PM

Another good point wink.gif
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 10:39 PM

Isn't it more important to help those still in process and that need vital information without weeding through 100's of mindless game posts? Or is it more important to cure the boredom of those with the luxury of being here ALREADY who should have better things to do with their new lives in the US than mindlessly sitting in front of the computer awaiting their turn to answer "if, and, but" and "A, B, and C's ?

Just a hairbrained thought.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 11:17 PM

if you want to read about LDRs you go to that subtopic, if you have visa and immigration questions you go there, you want babies you go to Baby talk, want to talk about the ACLU or have a prayer request go to the Christian subforum. Simple as that, no muss no fuss.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 11:28 PM

Or to play games go to kindergarten Romper Room?


Ok Ok big guy...was just offering a different opinion.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 11:31 PM

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I included that ACLU part because I actully did learn a lot from that. I also learned a lot about the philippines in some of the word games...
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 11:35 PM

I don't think it's necessary to eliminate the games section. From what I understand, this whole topic is stemming from some "view new topics" link or email or whatever. Obviously I don't use it. I go from section to section and read what I want and then mark everything else as "read". When I come back to the site I can see what sections new posts are located almost instantly. For those that the number of games posts is making this forum life more difficult, I'd suggest going about things differently. I see no reason to delete something that is bothersome for a few. Of course, the polls may show that it's bothersome for many. We'll see.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 11:38 PM

QUOTE(AndrwMrk @ Oct 22 2006, 06:31 PM) View Post

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I included that ACLU part because I actully did learn a lot from that.



So did I. More than I wanted actually. biggrin.gif

At the end of the day, I will support whatever the majority of the members want. I was just putting myself in the mindset of what I needed from Asawa before Leah got here. If I had to navigate through so many game threads to see if members had posted answers to my questions, I would have been lost. That is my primary concern. Now I can whiz through pretty well even if it is annoying. Back then when informacion was critical and forum navigation lacking, not so much.

Sorry if i offended you, I actually have enjoyed reading your posts over time.


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Posted 23 October 2006 - 12:00 AM

I don't see the harm in the games so much as they do clutter things up...I'm personally glad that the folks in here are having fun AND if relationships are being built just that much better...

With that being said I have suggested to Tim that He create a subsection of some sort that won't interfere with the other post...sort of like the "Live Chat" u can go there and it's not interfering with the other threads...

If there were a way to do that I'm all for it...


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Posted 23 October 2006 - 12:14 AM

I found it not so hard to find the other post for the visa and such. I went and read them many times. I do not post on them much cause I am not a Expert at them. But I did enjoy the Games. Gave me something to do. I agree there were way to many but it did not really bother anything either from my view point.
It did give the Filipinas whom gotten here something to do and brought in friendships, which is also part of this site right? Least I hope so. If it was not for the Games, I would not visit as often. Why should I? I'm not an Visa expert.. Not been able to finish up. It has given me some insight. I enjoyed some of the stories posted.

Place them in a different area where they do not show fine. But then those who do enjoy the company of others in them will be less to view and comment on the items such as Visa's and such.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 06:30 AM

I know sometimes it is a pain to look through several pages of news posts and most of them being games. But I know that many on here are using it to have fun with friends and to make new friends. I think it would be very selfish of me to want them stop playing the games because it takes me a few extra minutes to find the posts I am interested in.

This is a community of over 900 members with many different likes and dislikes. The only way for this to be a good forum is to be accepting of each other. The games are not harming anybody and they are not breaking any of the forum rules. I vote to keep the games.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 07:54 AM

At first I never visited the game section, but as time went on I began to visit often because my Beloved Joynelyn loves to have fun. With all the stress that our Beloved's must go through during the whole immigration process and then with adjusting to their new home, I can see how this section is and will continue to be a wonderful diversion for them. Also, I know that it has helped Joynelyn and I a couple of times to get through some rough spots and so I thank WOF for allowing us to use this section sort of like therapy. biggrin.gif

As far as continueing to help others who are looking for advice going through the immigration process, well if I can ever be of assistance, then I shall be glad to help in the future. I don't see how the game section would keep me from doing so. But I honestly don't know how much I can help others, for our process seemed to go by so smoothly I could only give the usual advice. "Cross your t's and dot your i's" sort of advice.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:40 PM

QUOTE(sterlingsilver @ Oct 23 2006, 06:39 AM) View Post

Isn't it more important to help those still in process and that need vital information without weeding through 100's of mindless game posts? Or is it more important to cure the boredom of those with the luxury of being here ALREADY who should have better things to do with their new lives in the US than mindlessly sitting in front of the computer awaiting their turn to answer "if, and, but" and "A, B, and C's ?

Just a hairbrained thought.

It depends upon what is the boards mission. I got invovled with both this board and asawa at about the same time. When the board was created asawa had suspended many of the cultural/relationship forums. So those and not immigration issues are what intrest me.

If the only problem is that you can't see new "important" post in the new post section well what about the different language forums do they also clog the new post? Is it a problem?

Like those who don't see a problem I just look for the highlighted leaf on the forums I am interested in. In a perfect world for me that would not highlight for a new responce on a pinned topic. But then I don't expect the world to turn perfect for me.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:59 PM

QUOTE(Cartero @ Oct 23 2006, 09:40 PM) View Post

If the only problem is that you can't see new "important" post in the new post section well what about the different language forums do they also clog the new post? Is it a problem?


The "view new post" was set there for a reason and that is for convenience to board users to view topics since last visit. That's just nit picking comparing the games section to the language section.

I recall a poll sometime ago conducted in this forum with regards to the idea of having a guys and gals section. It seems like the board is now divide into two... games vs. the board primary mission.


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Posted 23 October 2006 - 03:22 PM

QUOTE(roxychild @ Oct 23 2006, 08:59 AM) View Post
It seems like the board is now divide into two... games vs. the board primary mission.



I think this board is about to lose it's primary reason. At least the one it was founded with.
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 03:37 PM

QUOTE(sterlingsilver @ Oct 23 2006, 10:22 AM) View Post

I think this board is about to lose it's primary reason. At least the one it was founded with.


This whole discussion may soon prove to be moot. More and more members will seek their information from other forums that are dedicated to providing fil/am information; thereby, leaving WOF to the game players.
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