Forum Structure Discussion: I think we should really talk about how we want our forum structured. Last time, on Team Epsilon, it just sort of slowly evolved and was really sloppy and messy, imo. A little time spent now will save us from that fate. Especially with a moderator on our team (Hey Whomp! ) there’s no excuse for not taking advantage of getting things setup just the way we want them. Here's the format I'd like to propose: -------------------- Sticky: General Team Info This thread should contain instructions on how to access team e-mail, how to look at the save, and information about how Team SANCTA works. Very important stuff for any new members that join as we go along. Sticky: I'm Away Thread This thread will be for posting notice when you're going to go missing for a while. Hopefully this thread won't get much use, and should be stickied so it doesn't get lost. Sticky: Sanctum Nexus This thread will be for storing a high level overview of all our opponents (Civ, traits, UU, UB, current list of cities, known alliances or wars, and key rankings). Each of our opponents would have their own post, to be updated periodically. I operated something similar to this for Epsilon, and it was pretty helpful, I think. Since I just continually update the original posts, this should probably be Sticky. Also, I think we could have any treaties we sign or key formulas or anything we want to preserve at a high level so it's easy to find later. Played Turns: This thread will be the turn player to post the updates on the save. There should be NO discussion in this thread, but it doesn't need to be stickied as it will be in frequent use. Last time, on Team Epsilon, we created a new thread every 25 turns or so. I think this was a big mistake. Much better to just keep every turn update in the same thread from now on – much easier to look back when we get into the later game that way. Having been on MTDG teams that have done it both ways, that's my take anyway. Pre-turn Discussion Thread: Rather than create a new thread for each turn (as they might fly by rather quickly on occasion) I propose that we have a single thread for discussion actions coming up in the next immediate turn or two. The Turnplayer should always make sure he’s current on this thread before playing the save. Grand Strategy Thread: This thread would be reserved for very high-level discussions – not of city builds and unit moves (like the Pre-turn Thread) but rather for issues of War and Peace, big-picture technology and wonder strategy, etc. Die Schlapphüte: This thread will be exclusively for posting images from the Demographics screen and for discussing and analyzing those findings Team X Embassy Thread: These threads will be created when we meet our opponents and will be for collecting correspondence and deciding how to deal with them. ----------------------------- A forum structure like this would help us concentrate discussion into a few threads so we don’t have to skip all over the place to find what we’re looking for. It doesn’t have to be exactly this way, of course. Mainly, I’m just advocating that we be thoughtful about how we’ve got everything setup, before our disorganization causes things to get lost. We also want to make it as easy as possible for the lurkers and semi-actives to keep up with what’s going on so they can toss in their two cents intelligently as much as possible. Thoughts? Discussion? If we can nail something like this down, we can have Whomp (or Ginger Ale) help us implement this structure.