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Is it time to unpin the .BIN Repository for burned cartridges?


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Concerning the .BIN Repository...  

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  1. 1. Should the .BIN Repository for burned cartridges be 'unpinned'?

    • Yes 'unpin' the thread, it's time has passed. (Based on activity levels).
      5
    • No, keep the thread where it's at.
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the arrival of something new, does not necessarily equate to the abandoning something old.

 

If anyone should understand that, it is a group of people who play with 35 year old hardware!!!

 

The FR99 did not stop folks from wanting to create their own carts, and neither will the FG99.. If you're going to unpin it, then unpin the FR99/FR99 threads as well and create a single pinned "ROM/GROM" thread that encompasses all the various formats/purposes. Otherwise leave everything as it is, so that individual users can decide how they want to feed software into their 4A.

 

Just remember that a "repository" is never going to maintain a high degree of posting activity, and it's usefulness should be measured more by how many folks are reading the thread, than how many are contributing, (or how new the most recent post is).

 

I understand that unpinning does not delete the posts, but it does make the thread much more difficult to find as it slowly moves down the activity scale. After all pinning should not be for the most popular topics, they will naturally continue to appear on the top of the thread listings precisely because they are popular. The reason to pin something is to keep it at the top of the listings as it becomes LESS popular because it continues to be pertinent information that users might want easy access to..

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the arrival of something new, does not necessarily equate to the abandoning something old.

 

If anyone should understand that, it is a group of people who play with 35 year old hardware!!!

 

The FR99 did not stop folks from wanting to create their own carts, and neither will the FG99.. If you're going to unpin it, then unpin the FR99/FR99 threads as well and create a single pinned "ROM/GROM" thread that encompasses all the various formats/purposes. Otherwise leave everything as it is, so that individual users can decide how they want to feed software into their 4A.

 

Just remember that a "repository" is never going to maintain a high degree of posting activity, and it's usefulness should be measured more by how many folks are reading the thread, than how many are contributing, (or how new the most recent post is).

 

I understand that unpinning does not delete the posts, but it does make the thread much more difficult to find as it slowly moves down the activity scale. After all pinning should not be for the most popular topics, they will naturally continue to appear on the top of the thread listings precisely because they are popular. The reason to pin something is to keep it at the top of the listings as it becomes LESS popular because it continues to be pertinent information that users might want easy access to..

Thank you for explaining better what I was trying to say, lol

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the arrival of something new, does not necessarily equate to the abandoning something old.

 

If anyone should understand that, it is a group of people who play with 35 year old hardware!!!

 

The FR99 did not stop folks from wanting to create their own carts, and neither will the FG99.. If you're going to unpin it, then unpin the FR99/FR99 threads as well and create a single pinned "ROM/GROM" thread that encompasses all the various formats/purposes. Otherwise leave everything as it is, so that individual users can decide how they want to feed software into their 4A.

 

Just remember that a "repository" is never going to maintain a high degree of posting activity, and it's usefulness should be measured more by how many folks are reading the thread, than how many are contributing, (or how new the most recent post is).

 

I understand that unpinning does not delete the posts, but it does make the thread much more difficult to find as it slowly moves down the activity scale. After all pinning should not be for the most popular topics, they will naturally continue to appear on the top of the thread listings precisely because they are popular. The reason to pin something is to keep it at the top of the listings as it becomes LESS popular because it continues to be pertinent information that users might want easy access to..

 

 

If I could change my vote from YES to NO I would because of this...

 

I feel selfish for voting yes. :(

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