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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Jan 2017 11:31 p.m. PST

I'd like you feedback on this before I make a decision.

Let's say someone wants to post about their medieval tournament.

Should they post to:

Tournaments & Medieval Discussion

One argument is that some people find tournament posts annoying, and they should be confined to the Tournament board where tournament people can easily see them.

And the other argument is that medieval tournaments are part of medieval gaming, so they belong on the medieval discussion board.


Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2017 11:40 p.m. PST

Medieval is medieval. Post it on the medieval board. No-one is forced to read it….

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jan 2017 11:41 p.m. PST

How is a medieval tournament not a part of medieval gaming?

Two knights jousting at each other seems to be as legitimate a thing to game as big game hunting, blood bowl or any other thing that might be considered a sport.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2017 11:46 p.m. PST

Let them put it wherever they feel appropriate

thorr666 Inactive Member05 Jan 2017 11:56 p.m. PST


PrivateSnafu05 Jan 2017 11:57 p.m. PST

What if it's 7th century Britons versus Continental invaders? Is it medieval?

Let's people make their own decision.

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut06 Jan 2017 12:06 a.m. PST

Why is there so much angst about crossposting? No one is forced to read anything they choose not to.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2017 2:39 a.m. PST

I would think both, and if you don't want to read about it pass it by. IMHO, Some people have too tight a trigger if that annoys them.

SJDonovan Inactive Member06 Jan 2017 3:06 a.m. PST

Aren't we getting tournaments and tournaments confused here?

Isn't the Tournaments board for posts about wargames tournaments (FoW, DBA, HoTT etc) rather than for posts about jousting games?

So unless you are playing your tournament as a tournament then it isn't a tournament and it shouldn't be on the tournaments board. But of course if you are playing a tournament as a tournament then it is a tournament and the tournaments board is the correct place to post.

So long as everyone follows those simple rules I don't think there should be any problems.

John Treadaway06 Jan 2017 4:06 a.m. PST

I have no interest in tournaments whatsoever but (he says, gritting his teeth) I agree with Winston: wherever they like.

I'm not in favour of restricting how and where people post and I'm not really a supporter of (as I said elsewhere) salami slicing a forum into more and more portions. Balkanization and ghetto-izing doesn't work for me.

John T

Jamesonsafari Inactive Member06 Jan 2017 4:32 a.m. PST

What ceddic said.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2017 5:09 a.m. PST

Whatever they feel like as this is a rational cross post.

thor521 Inactive Member06 Jan 2017 6:08 a.m. PST

I think more would be irritated by not cross posting then the one or two who complained

mad monkey 106 Jan 2017 7:27 a.m. PST

Madaxeman can post his posts wherever he likes. Too entertaining to constrain.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jan 2017 7:38 a.m. PST

if it fits in both, post it in both.

I usually crosspost my conversion projects to Conversions and the appropriate period/periods.

MajorB06 Jan 2017 12:01 p.m. PST

"What to do about Tournament Posts?"

Ignore them and hope they'll go away?

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian06 Jan 2017 7:08 p.m. PST

I'm pleasantly surprised! I thought there would be more people saying "get off my lawn!" to Tournament posts, given how much anti-tournament talk we see on the forums from time to time.

Cats and dogs living together in harmony! It's a sign of the End Times, I tell you… grin

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