Post by The_Wayward_Admiral on Apr 2, 2016 17:35:46 GMT
There has been discussion over the decision to ban games based on rapid posting of short sentences.
Following are the reasons for their prohibited status:
1) The more server space is used, the slower things are liable to run. For these games, the archived information tends not to be particularly important, unlike in RP's and world builders where one needs old posts to reference. Therefore these games are better served in the chatboxes (of which we have two) where they can be enjoyed without clogging the proverbial tubes.
2) Given how frequently users post in them, there will constantly be a little message in the forum game board crying "Less than a minute ago [so-and-so] posted in the thread SuperFastLanguageStories". This is problematic for two reasons: i) It makes it difficult for users to tell when a more substantive game with a slower update cycle has been played (returning to issue 1) ii) It more importantly makes it difficult to see when a thread discussing ideas (i.e. the Forum Game Ideas thread) has been updated, or when a game idea from the forum is made that could impact Thrive gameplay.
Given this reasoning, we have decided to relegate quick "spammy" games to the chat services, and we hope that this has not impacted your Thrive experience in a significantly negative way.