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Some proposed changes to the categories in the Star Wars section of the OT.com...

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The General Star Wars Discussion section of the OT•com has grown into somewhat of an unwieldy beast over the past few years - especially with the addition of the Anthology films, Sequel Trilogy and various animated tv series of late…

Given the forthcoming & future Star Wars releases - the Rian Johnson Trilogy, Weiss & Benioff Trilogy, The Mandalorian, a Cassian Andor series, a new season of Clone Wars, and likely even more content from the GFFA on the way - the moderators are considering splitting this part of the forum into more relevant and discernible categories.

Likely something akin to the following…

• General Star Wars Discussion
• Original Trilogy
• Prequel Trilogy
• Sequel Trilogy
• Beyond the Main Saga (ie, Anthology films, animated & live action tv series, future RJ & W&B content, Holiday Special, & Ewok films)
• The EU (ie, books, comics, games & radio dramas)
• Theatrical Cuts vs. Subsequent Releases
• Toys & Memorabilia
 

Any thoughts and suggestions are welcome…
 

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I think something along these lines is good, while not overwhelming people with categories:

• General Star Wars Discussion
• Episodes of the Star Wars Saga
• The Expanded Universe
• Theatrical Cuts vs. Subsequent Releases
• Toys & Memorabilia

Then if you wanted to organize discussion of each trilogy or each film, you could have individual stickied threads for general discussion of each trilogy/film in the saga subforum.

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oojason said:

• General Star Wars Discussion
• Original Trilogy
• Prequel Trilogy
• Sequel Trilogy
• Beyond the Main Saga (ie, Anthology films, animated & live action tv series, future RJ & W&B content, Holiday Special, & Ewok films)
• The EU (ie, books, comics, games & radio dramas)
• Theatrical Cuts vs. Subsequent Releases
• Toys & Memorabilia

I like it, though I’d eliminate “General Star Wars Discussion”. With discussion of the Saga/spinoffs/EU split off into their own subforums, I don’t think there’d be much left to discuss there.

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I like the general idea, but i too caution against too many subcategories.

everything in one place is a mess
a separate place for every is a graveyard - since there is no real search, people won’t know where things belong, so either we will get lots of dup posts, or else topics will just go dead as less eyes get into the various sub-forums.

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I agree that too many sub forums might fragment readers and have a negative impact on discussion. Maybe separate it out by type of media?

-Star Wars Movies & TV
-Video Games
-Theme Parks & Exhibits
-Novels & Comics
-Theatrical Cuts vs. Re-releases
-Toys & Memorobilia

You could make a solid argument for splitting some of those into separate categories (especially movies and TV), but I think there’s enough overlap to justify keeping them together. It’ll be hard to talk about, say, the Cassian show without also talking about Rogue One.

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Unless there is also going to be an aggregator thread that keeps everything together for easy browsing, I wouldn’t separate. If that’s in the works, sure.

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I don’t think separating is necessary. It’s messy now, but the amount of posts per day is low enough that the messiness doesn’t cause you to miss ongoing conversations because the section is overflowing. Like damage said, separating too much could simply cause ghost towns.

If organization is the issue, perhaps we could simply add tags to the threads that denote the different topics? So like if I have no interest in the EU, I can just skim over any thread with, say, a purple icon.

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^ I like Dom’s idea. Add categories / flairs when creating a new thread.

I don’t think the increase in media is going to over complicate too much. We’ll just stop redundantly arguing about the Last Jedi. 😉

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Anything which’ll help me help myself avoid ST discussions is cool with me.

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I am just a long time lurker, though thought I would join in here as seems a great place to talk Star Wars. Just my view that it would be cool to have a section just for O-T threads.

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