ROM Forums on PSP.
Hey Mods/Admins, This is just a stupid thought.. but when I look at the ROM discussion forum, all I see is how that could take traffic away from the REAL forums designed for the retroware. I mean I know people could post there about compat issues and settings etc, but its also turning into a spot where people will just talk about retroware THERE. Like right now saw a post purely about Best SNES games, had nothing to do with PSP or a emu, just a list, which would be better off in the snes forums personally. Others talk about a game etc which diverts the traffic, so in a sense, people would rather post in the atcive PSP forums, vs move to the retroware forums where they could talk about the games too or something.
I mean you have a Homebrew support forum, so seems kinda doubled up there.
Just was thinking for couple options, either like really say that forum is to talk about EMU support issues and config settings and leave roms out of there, or move the full Rom talk to the Games Dicussion forum, so it can cover a broader aspect of emus for PC and PSP alike.
Just right now, everyone only goes to PSP forums, and with a open rom forum there, they will just talk about the retro games there vs the forums designed for them. Just looking on how to increase the hurting part of the forums by moving one forum or fixing the issue abit to promote them to post where it should go and just leave that for EMU support or something.
What do you all think?
Like read this.
At the end, he says that thats a spot to talk about all roms etc, so really it makes the retro forums almost not needed... =/
More Edit: Read more on the forums, seems people ask what game is best for "X" system, what kinds etc.. all things that could put more traffic on the retro forums. =/ I mean I understand ROM forums is good place to learn about "roms" themselves and if something doesnt work and what the symbols mean etc.. but was it really designed to talk about the game systems and the games that come on it?
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing after seeing that thread. I did move that to the SNES section.. btw.
We'll see what the admins think. The Roms sections was originally intended to talk about compatibility with emulators and such; as you say, maybe it's overkill now.
i think the whole forum name needs to be changed to "Emulation tech support" or SOMETHING like that.
I understand if it was talking about "roms" in general, like what the suffix means.. [h] [!] etc, I can see that, general rom itself fine, tech support regarding ONE rom for a PSP emu.. ok.. But look how many threads could be bumped into a normal retro forum, talks about GBA rpgs, etc. I just think the forum needs to be redfined and enforced.
Im trying my best to intrerst people into the retro forums, spark memories, add content and its kinda hard when its getting double posted in the rom forum, when alot of times these talks are about all in the retro sections. =/ Its just that people are all in the psp forums and look how many threads.. 16000+ vs the other forums which have less then 100, so yea, somehow it could be spread abit.
The ROMs Discussion forum on PSPUpdates definitely has a function. However from time to time there are general "retro" threads made regarding best games and the whatnot. Those should be moved out by moderators to the appropriate Retro forum. We'll make sure to keep an extra eye out for such threads.
True, I mean maybe it would be a better idea to rename the forums? Something that will really outline in detail what they are for? I mean after all talking about "ROMs" on the forums is supposed to be illegal as it is, then you got a forum there that says, talk about roms here, just dont link. Kinda defeats the purpose eh?
I mean maybe change it to let people know its supposed to be a spot for emulation on psp support and what rom types to look for or what game might not work without "x" setting. But "Talk about roms here" part should go away.
Just a small request to push people to the right forums when it comes to talking about a game please. ^_^