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Custom map categories
« on: September 02, 2018, 04:12:29 am »
When mapmaker submits new map, there could be mandatory category selector that has options.

For example: "casual" "slog" "expert only" "very easy" etc.

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Re: Custom map categories
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2018, 04:41:06 am »
You remember how looks multi-selector (upper/right side) for types of ships in PF?
Possible like this, but where result (combination of several parameters) will be visible for players?
It will be useful only befor downloading of map... 
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Re: Custom map categories
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2018, 12:37:10 pm »
What if they lie?

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Re: Custom map categories
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2018, 01:21:18 pm »
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What if they lie?

We have mods for a reason... However, we could always allow users to vote on the appropriateness of the category/ies.

So, let's say there's [X] categories. All [X] are displayed in the map info page, and you get to vote [-1], [null], [+1] on all the categories, once you've played the map. Only positive categories are shown on the main userspace page. So, much like a built in tagging system. I saw something similar on a website I am on, and it works well to find the content you're looking for.
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Re: Custom map categories
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2018, 05:15:50 pm »
Something similar to Kongregate's tag system could work too. Let the author pick some tags, then let users pick tags and vote on existing ones. The ones that match should ideally naturally come out on top. Not sure how well it will do with the size of the CW4 playerbase (which we also don't really know how big it's going to be).

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Re: Custom map categories
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2018, 09:53:42 am »
User-submitter/voted category tags? Hm maybe. Otherwise we already have the #hashtag categories a the end of a map description that would serve just as well, you can even search by them easily, so without the user's voting system I don't really see much merit in it.
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Re: Custom map categories
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2018, 02:00:56 pm »
User-submitter/voted category tags? Hm maybe. Otherwise we already have the #hashtag categories a the end of a map description that would serve just as well, you can even search by them easily, so without the user's voting system I don't really see much merit in it.
The hashtags are author-only. Meaning that if you omitted something, that's that. Say you forgot to include the word "sleeper" anywhere in your Sleeper map - now people won't find your map by searching it. Alternatively, say someone made a map and wrote something like "Inspired by sleeper" even though it has nothing to do with sleeper - the search will catch that as well.