xjermx
 member, 50 posts
 a guy with
 some dice!
Fri 28 Aug 2009
at 03:06
sub threads
I apologize if this has already been asked and/or answered elsewhere.

I'm finding some instances in which it would be great to have subthreads.

Example:  a location thread, a place with multiple floors, have a single thread for the place, and a subthread for each floor.

I'm aware that this could be handled simply via threads, but subthreads would keep this neater and more organized (to me).
jase
 admin, 2316 posts
 Cogito, ergo procuro.
 Carpe stultus!
Fri 28 Aug 2009
at 08:36
Re: sub threads
Planned for a future release, but not at this stage I'm afraid.
Sithraider
 member, 226 posts
 Momento Mori
Thu 14 Jan 2021
at 17:12
Re: sub threads
This is a lonnnng dead thread, but..

This is still something that bugs me in my games. When a game thread splits for location, timing, etc,  but will come back together. Iím forced to awkwardly keep the thread singular, which I donít like, or split into a new thread. If a thread could have a sub thread, that can be expanded/collapsed I would love it. Iíd even settle for sub forums to move the off shoot to. I realize that can be simulated with PMs

I donít know what kind of wizardry that takes when youíve built things up from the ground, but I do know other sites have that option in some form or another.
Starchaser
 member, 817 posts
 Shoda mo tsumoreba taibok
Fri 15 Jan 2021
at 07:41
Re: sub threads
I always add a locations locator thread that has links to all the in game location threads. This serves two purposes:

1. You can group similar locations under different headings.

2. People don't have to scroll through four pages of threads to find the right location.
evileeyore
 member, 435 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
 Joined August 2015
Fri 15 Jan 2021
at 20:05
Re: sub threads
Something I like to do is put a link to the new thread int he old thread when a split occurs and then another link when the threads remerge.  That makes it easier when reading through to know when to change threads to follow the actions of specific Characters or NPCs.
Sithraider
 member, 235 posts
 Momento Mori
Fri 15 Jan 2021
at 20:25
Re: sub threads
I do that too, evileeyore. It does help; especially now that I know how to link to specific posts. But I hate how cluttered my game can get with all the extra threads. So I end up dumping the clutter into single posts back in the main thread and eventually pulling off the site entirely.

Anywho... sub threads, or sub forums would make me joyful. That and being able to create wiki pages from the game directly, but thatís a different topic :)