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My fellow Editors,

The old and forgotten reason for featuring games was to get undiscovered talent noticed. We seem to have lost site of that. Just from browsing through the first several pages of featured games I saw one or maybe two games by users who were not members of the community. Youngcaliman so kindly enlightened me to the fact that lately it has almost become a requirement to be a forum member to have any chance of your games getting feature. Obviously, this shouldn't be the case. So I ask of all of you this: Don't be afraid to delve down into the depths of the Games Administration page to find games by as of now unknown users. That's kind of why we have the all of our games so conveniently located there.

On a similar note, Geoff once said long ago that we should really avoid constantly featuring games by the same members so I just want to remind the new and old Editors of that rule as well. For those of you who are getting a lot of features and feel like this may be unfair to you and it takes away any incentive to make great games I offer this rebuttal:

1. You can always just make games for the sake of making games. Getting views isn't the most important thing in the world.
2. Shoot for the EGL. It's obvious by now that you can make feature worthy games. Aim your sights up toward the ultimate pantheon of great games.


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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 01:50 am »
Alright then.
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 01:53 am »
It's hard though because of all the "Hotel" and "Kill bla bla" games there are around. And if there isn't those games outside the Forums, they are ussualy short and provide little challenge.
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 01:57 am »
Yeah, but members on the forums know how to make REAL games. All the MS noobs do is make Sceptile games.
 

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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 02:10 am »
Posted By: mat7772It's hard though because of all the "Hotel" and "Kill bla bla" games there are around. And if there isn't those games outside the Forums, they are ussualy short and provide little challenge.
That's why you need to be willing to do the work. It's easy to just look on the forum to find good games. Anybody could do that. The job of Editor is much more than that, though. Back in the old days we wouldn't be afraid to sift through page after page to find just one feature-worthy game.
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 02:17 am »
Alright, I understand this persuasive purpose.
Nothing to disagree about, Thank you.

 

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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2012, 02:25 am »
For searching for talent out of the forums..

This could probably help.


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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2012, 02:30 am »
We actually have something better on the Admin page, although I suppose the archive could help as well.
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2012, 02:31 am »
Yeh.
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2012, 04:37 am »
Well, I will try master weegee.
 

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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2012, 07:04 am »
If you say so Super Master.
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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2012, 07:37 am »
I've been doing this and found a few good games, however not feature standards, but I did give them advice xD

Y'all should thank me for I was the one who showed Luigi and Young the light through meh thread.
 

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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2012, 07:46 am »
Posted By: JaggertooYeah, but members on the forums know how to make REAL games. All the MS noobs do is make Sceptile games.
...which is why you're not an editor. The mainsite is full of undiscovered talents, all you're doing is making generalizations.
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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2012, 07:48 am »
I do. Everytime I open the editors page, I look through the first couple of pages.
 

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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2012, 11:06 am »
Posted By: deathleafY'all should thank me for I was the one who showed Luigi and Young the light through meh thread.
You showed me no such light. It was youngcaliman who made me realize that this problem needed attending to.

Posted By: lcraniumlI do. Everytime I open the editors page, I look through the first couple of pages.
You need to dig further than that. Also, as it says on the Admin Page, you should look through some older games first. (Do you ever follow the link provided there?)
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« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2012, 11:46 am »
I agree.
 

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« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2012, 05:48 pm »
1. I look but it's hard to find. D:

2. That's why I'm making my next game ^^
 

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« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2012, 08:03 pm »
Nobody said our job was supposed to be easy. We may actually have the toughest job, outside of Geoff's.
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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2012, 10:53 pm »
Get your troll on.
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« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2012, 09:20 pm »
the editors can go to the new games section on the main site thats an idea cause the game jump reborned was teribble i saw the guys profile he was an editor he probably featured his own game nuff said
 

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« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2012, 02:27 am »
It should also probably be mentioned that whenever you feature a game by a person who is not on the forums, take note of that person; jot his/her name down on a piece of paper, if you have to. If someone can make a feature-worthy game once, they can probably do it again. It'll save you some grief in searching for feature-worthy games.
 

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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2012, 02:47 am »
This is kind of off topic but it should be said for the sake of all our newer editors. Do not use the Weekly Editor's Pick utility. It is glitched. It's tough to completely explain the glitch but you should just know that you should not use it.

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