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Old 05-08-2012, 10:30 AM   #1
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Default Hot Deals not in "Hot Deals"

For some time now I have been seeing a lot of threads in the PC game section about games on sale. It seems to me these should be in "Hot Deals".

Just curious why theses threads which clearly seem to be in the wrong forum are being allowed?

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Old 05-08-2012, 10:38 AM   #2
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Well this is part of it.

Most of those threads are just FYIs of sales from particular sellers and we have, generally, contained them to their specific threads (KaOTiK does a great job of updating the Steam sales thread for example) and not only does it inform the relatively small group in PC Gaming who may not ever visit Hot Deals, but it helps foster discussion and a bit of a community feel in what is a pretty quiet sub-forum.

Hot Deals is used just to grab a particular game/deal and the extraneous discussion is not allowed; the threads in PC Gaming more often than not lead to greater discussions of the games, which is something I would like to encourage, not extinguish by closing the threads.

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Well this is part of it.

Most of those threads are just FYIs of sales from particular sellers and we have, generally, contained them to their specific threads (KaOTiK does a great job of updating the Steam sales thread for example) and not only does it inform the relatively small group in PC Gaming who may not ever visit Hot Deals, but it helps foster discussion and a bit of a community feel in what is a pretty quiet sub-forum.

Hot Deals is used just to grab a particular game/deal and the extraneous discussion is not allowed; the threads in PC Gaming more often than not lead to greater discussions of the games, which is something I would like to encourage, not extinguish by closing the threads.

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Old 05-10-2012, 09:23 AM   #5
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Hot Deals is used just to grab a particular game/deal and the extraneous discussion is not allowed; the threads in PC Gaming more often than not lead to greater discussions of the games, which is something I would like to encourage, not extinguish by closing the threads.

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