Continuing the discussion from Limited-time Free Steam/Origin/Epic/etc. Games:
Yep. Rather than attaching a date to the original topic, maybe it should just be split off into its own topic?
We won’t be able to track multiple deal dates through a single topic, unfortunately.
Deals can always be collapsed into a single topic after they have happened, but that might erase the date from the calendar. So maybe we should create individual topics for forthcoming deals and just leave them up.
If it becomes unwieldy, we can always revise this policy.
This also strays into the realm of advertising and I’d much rather have Epic, the dev, or the publisher pay for the privilege of being in our calendar (a man can dream), but on the other hand we’re a community trying to help one another out and ideally I wouldn’t want commercial concerns to override utility.
Note to self: the next step is to integrate the forum calendar with something like Google Calendar so everything we add to the calendar automagically gets pushed to our devices.
- Create a new topic for each forthcoming deal / freebie so that they can be tracked in the calendar. When the deal expires, merge the individual topic into the relevant big threads we have for deals (lose calendar tracking after the deal expires).
- Create a new topic for each forthcoming deal / freebie so that they can be tracked in the calendar. When the deal expires, just leave its topic alone (full calendar tracking, more individual topics).
- No calendar tracking: Keep forthcoming deals / freebies in the existing topic without calendar tracking.
- Other (Give your suggestion in a comment below)