Gaile: Question about the "I'd really like..." Thread on the old forums? — Guild Wars 2 Forums

Gaile: Question about the "I'd really like..." Thread on the old forums?

Hi Gaile,

I know you paid attention along with several of us, to try to keep the ideal that was the "I'd really like..." thread from getting too far off the path. For that, I wanted to again say thanks. :)

My question is, do you feel it could/should be moved here, or perhaps it was becoming too much to monitor to make sure it wasn't being misused or exploited?

Anyway, thanks for the attention you give all the special topics and projects our community creates.

Thorfinnr

Always willing to help others if I am able. Catch me in-game. I'm a dirty-casual with 2 kids in college, so I am on at odd times. lol

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  • I never had much, but I enjoyed sending along some things to people that posted in that thread. I would certainly like to see it migrated or picked up again, however, consideration of Gaile's time and any need to moderate is certainly a factor.

    Let's be neighbours.

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I hope it can come back. I have to admit I didn't participate often, but it was a really nice thing to do and I'd love for it to continue.

    Danielle Aurorel - Desolation EU. Mini Collector.

    "I know that I'm born and I know that I'll die, the in-between is mine."

  • Following the 15 minute editing topic... I realized that this would have a rather large impact here. In the previous "I'd Really Like..." thread, users could edit their posts to indicate when they'd received something and say thanks. This could be days or weeks later, which is obviously an issue if we're restricted to 15 minutes (or even 4 hours or a day with increased forum ranks).

    A second post could be used to accomplish the same thing, quoting their original to link the request and fulfillment. However, that adds a layer of filtering or something similar when checking the posts for duplicate requests. I'm not sure how this could be managed in the new forum, but it looks like removing the time restriction for editing would generally be helpful.

    Let's be neighbours.

  • The editing time limit would really be an issue for that particular thread unless everyone reads from the bottom up.

  • StinVec.3621StinVec.3621 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 13, 2017

    I was making this final thank you and farewell post in the old forums, but apparently they are already being closed down and I am now restricted from being able to post in the old thread. Because of this, I will make my final post here,


    Hello again, all.

    Due to the release of the new GW2 forums, it is likely that the old forums will be archived instead of outright deleted. However, I feel that it is also likely that the archive would only be accessible internally by ArenaNet for reference use after a short time. Perhaps I will be wrong and it will remain for all to reference. We shall see.

    Regarding these new forums, I have found that they are...not at all as I had hoped.

    The design of the old forum was not at all ideal for a thread of this nature, but with a lot of time and effort, many people helped to make it work as best as it was able. However, due to there being multiple design elements on these new forums that differ from the old forum, it will likely be impossible to create a new version of the thread on the new forums.

    As a result, I wish to express my appreciation for each and every one of the request makers, recipients, gifters, silent browsers, moderators, helpers and any who have taken interest in this thread and utilized it for the benefit of others.

    So very much kindness and generosity has been shown to others over the course of the thread. With the thread now ending, I hope the kindness and generosity will continue, expressed via other means.

    In the event it ends up being permitted on these new forums, and if someone is able to find a way to re-create it despite the constraints imposed by this new design, I wish for a successor thread to experience as much interest and to generate as much happiness as those taking part in the old one helped to facilitate.

    I am not able to express my thoughts and feelings as well as I would like much of the time, but what I want to express right now is simply that I hope for so much for you all.

    WOW - Done with forums for good now! - Someone creates a thread about Pharus's light on crit effect asking if it is a bug - I get warned for being "off topic" for commenting how to use the search and pointing out threads discussing Pharus and it being an intended effect... Goodbye all. Happy gaming.

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @StinVec.3621 said:
    I was making this final thank you and farewell post in the old forums, but apparently they are already being closed down and I am now restricted from being able to post in the old thread. Because of this, I will make my final post here,


    Hello again, all.

    Due to the release of the new GW2 forums, it is likely that the old forums will be archived instead of outright deleted. However, I feel that it is also likely that the archive would only be accessible internally by ArenaNet for reference use after a short time. Perhaps I will be wrong and it will remain for all to reference. We shall see.

    Regarding these new forums, I have found that they are...not at all as I had hoped.

    The design of the old forum was not at all ideal for a thread of this nature, but with a lot of time and effort, many people helped to make it work as best as it was able. However, due to there being multiple design elements on these new forums that differ from the old forum, it will likely be impossible to create a new version of the thread on the new forums.

    As a result, I wish to express my appreciation for each and every one of the request makers, recipients, gifters, silent browsers, moderators, helpers and any who have taken interest in this thread and utilized it for the benefit of others.

    So very much kindness and generosity has been shown to others over the course of the thread. With the thread now ending, I hope the kindness and generosity will continue, expressed via other means.

    In the event it ends up being permitted on these new forums, and if someone is able to find a way to re-create it despite the constraints imposed by this new design, I wish for a successor thread to experience as much interest and to generate as much happiness as those taking part in the old one helped to facilitate.

    I am not able to express my thoughts and feelings as well as I would like much of the time, but what I want to express right now is simply that I hope for so much for you all.

    <3

    Your thread was legendary and so helpful to so many people. Despite my complaints about those that abused it, overall it was a very positive thing. I enjoyed it and I'm sure many others did as well. Thank you for starting it and as I mentioned earlier perhaps we can find away to do something similar again.

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 13, 2017

    Oh, and since I can't edit my post above due to the time limit, maybe some of us that enjoyed and or benefited from the Gifting Strangers thread can send @StinVec.3621 some small gifts from us strangers to show our appreciation for starting the thread. :D

    Since the old forum is going bye-bye, here is the Wayback machine link to the old forum thread. It is the only capture I could find:

    https://web.archive.org/web/20170725021112/https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/players/I-d-really-like-this-Gifting-Strangers

    Just thought I'd link that for the sake of history. :)

  • well first of all i am sorry that it can not be made on the new forum i liked the theard ( got a timekeeper bow from there ) but i was woudering cant you do something like it on reddit and then link it to this post

    ps sorry for my english

  • Alatar.7364Alatar.7364 Member ✭✭✭✭

    It can be made in to new Forums
    According to the Devs post, not long ago, the Edit timegate function will be removed for Everyone with Rank of Member. Such Rank will be automaticly given to the people who paricipated in 5 posts for 3 days Only. Which means prettymuch anyone who used forums for a very little time will be able to Edit their posts whenever.
    If you want, we could wait a Week or two and recreate the post, I can get a Screenshot of the Original Threads Text and Screenshots of last few Pages to renew the most recent requests and remake it in to the new Post with Exact same "Introduction Text" and with appropriate Credit for the creater.
    I enjoyed helping people out and I'd like to do something to help this go on.

    ~ I Aear cân ven na mar

  • @Alatar.7364 said:
    It can be made in to new Forums
    According to the Devs post, not long ago, the Edit timegate function will be removed for Everyone with Rank of Member. Such Rank will be automaticly given to the people who paricipated in 5 posts for 3 days Only. Which means prettymuch anyone who used forums for a very little time will be able to Edit their posts whenever.
    If you want, we could wait a Week or two and recreate the post, I can get a Screenshot of the Original Threads Text and Screenshots of last few Pages to renew the most recent requests and remake it in to the new Post with Exact same "Introduction Text" and with appropriate Credit for the creater.
    I enjoyed helping people out and I'd like to do something to help this go on.

    Thank you very much for bringing this update into the thread, @Alatar.7364. If you're willing to grab the last few pages and recreate this thread in a week or two, I think that would be fantastic. I also enjoy helping people out whenever I can.

    Let's be neighbours.

  • Alatar.7364Alatar.7364 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @crashburntoo.7431 said:

    Thank you very much for bringing this update into the thread, @Alatar.7364. If you're willing to grab the last few pages and recreate this thread in a week or two, I think that would be fantastic. I also enjoy helping people out whenever I can.

    Already got the Screenshots, kind of missed the Time-back machine posted by JustTrogdor.7892 which is going to be super useful.
    I'll give it sometime for people to get the Member rank and inform about it in the new thread. However if anybody wishes to recreate the topic themselves or has any ideas let us know.

    ~ I Aear cân ven na mar

  • It was a really great thread. GW2's community kind of reminds me of how the CoX community was with how helpful and generous people are with their time and other such things.

    Evan Lesh:The matchmaker just prefers to put doodoo heads with doodoo heads. It doesn't change the skill level of doodoo heads you're playing against.

  • Alatar.7364Alatar.7364 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 26, 2017

    The Original Post was Recreated/ Reposted just now as promised.

    I'd like to point out, as I did in the remade version of the post, that StinVec.3621 holds any and all the rights to the Original Post and its Idea, should the Author wish for me to Delete and/or Remake/ Repost the Thread, I will do so immidietely and I deeply apologize should this cause any trouble or disrespect for the Author.

    ~ I Aear cân ven na mar

  • @Alatar.7364 said:
    The Original Post was Recreated/ Reposted just now as promised.

    I'd like to point out, as I did in the remade version of the post, that StinVec.3621 holds any and all the rights to the Original Post and its Idea, should the Author wish for me to Delete and/or Remake/ Repost the Thread, I will do so immidietely and I deeply apologize should this cause any trouble or disrespect for the Author.

    Excellent news; thank you!

    @StinVec.3621, tagging you on this.

    Let's be neighbours.

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