list of "union boards" on gamespot

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#1 Edited by leon2365 (13045 posts) -

until there is a board made only for advertising "union boards," this will be a repository for links to the surviving unions. so as you can guess by this thread, unions are indeed back. though they do have some bugs.

bugs:

unions don't show up in search

cant edit first post in a topic

feedback:

no power to change sticky topics.

having to click "or select a more specific board" every time we want to create a new topic in "union boards" due to them not being on the main list

recently fixed bugs:

so I urge you to go back into your posting history and see if any of your previous unions survived. when you find one, post the name and a link to the board here, and if you can post what kind of a union it is, that would also be great. this is the only way we will have any kind of activity on these board. lets try and help each other out.

I will update this post with any news about the bugs being fixed, or how/if we can advertise our "union boards" outside of this thread. I will also include any new boards that get added with their name and a link to the page where they are located.

I also ask that a mod or staff member please pin this post so that other users can see it more easily.

list of "union boards" on gamespot:

The Studio: a music union

Twisted Metal - The Twisted Union: a union for the twisted metal game franchise

The Café Lounge: a general and OT union

The Council Of Unions: a support union to assist other union leaders and provide other features such as interviews with leaders

The Food and Drinks Union: a union about different food and beverages

Safe Haven: a union about zombies and how to deal with them

The Resident Evil - Virus Outbreak Union: a union about the resident evil game franchise

Formula 1 Passion Union: home to F1 and other motorsport-related discussions, from the latest news to games to participate in.

The Decision Based Gaming Union: a union for discussing strategy and management games (eg. EXCOM, Civ, Sim City, Football Manager, etc.)

The Ultimate God Of War Union: a union about the god of war game series

The Ultimate Spyro Union: a union about the spyro game series.

The Atheism Union: a union about atheism.

Makai Kingdom: (im sorry, but I have no idea what this is about. if someone can give me a description, id appreciate it.)

The Catz Clan Union: a union about cats. I think.

Gamespot Community Game Night: a union dedicated to setting up community game nights.

The Board of Aidan: (sorry. don't know what this is about either. a description would be appreciated)

The OKH Board: a union about the kingdom hearts game series.

Alliance Command: a union about the mass effect game series.

The DBZ Fan Club Board: a union about dragon ball z.

The Gamers Dungeon: a union about general games discussion (a better description would be appreciated)

The Mass Designers Lounge: a union about designing.

Ecumenical Council Board: (not sure how to describe this one. a description would be appreciated)

The Table Top War Gamers Union: a union about table top games.

The Mushroom Kingdom Board: a union about the Mario universe (a better description would be appreciated)

Welcome to the Round Table: a union about writing blogs (a better description would be appreciated)

The Bearshine Quarters: a union about music.

TUUFNG Board: a union for Nintendo gamers.

The Theme Park Union: a union about theme parks.

The Off Topic Universe: a general off topic union.

The Friendship is Magic Union: a union about the my little pony: friendship is magic show.

The Pretentious Users Subverting Hype Union Board: (I have no idea what this is. a description would be appreciated)

The Old Gamespot Union Board: (don't know what this is about. a description would be appreciated)

The Gamers Sanctuary: a union about general game discussion.

The Pokémon Regions Union Board: a general pokemon union

The Mars Socialization Sanctuary: (no clue. a description would be appreciated)

Animal Crossing Universe Bulletin Board: a general animal crossing union.

SonicSpot Board: a union about the sonic game series.

if you would like a better description for a union, or if you have a description at all for any of the ones I didn't know how to describe, feel free to post them in this thread.

#2 Posted by harry_james_pot (10060 posts) -

We need a sticky for this! :D

#3 Edited by GerardoExber (79 posts) -

This is cool :) Thanks for helping us, actually I don't use Unions but I saw many of my friends leaving because of all those problems, that's why I'm still here, to keep in contact with my remaining friends and to let them know how Gamespot is doing, which I'm going to do right away :)

#4 Posted by Redders1989 (13410 posts) -

Formula One Passion Union - Home to F1 and other motorsport-related discussions, from the latest news to games to participate in.

#5 Edited by Avenger1324 (16344 posts) -

I've scrolled back through 50 pages of post history - seems quite a few missed the cut :(

Redders1989 has just posted the Formula One Passion Union

The Decision Based Gaming Union - a union for discussing strategy and management games (eg. XCOM, Civ, Sim City, Football Manager etc.)

There are quite a few bugs with these forums - threads that fail to load with 500 errors - some threads can be accessed only via page numbers as the main title link breaks. Unions don't show up in the search - tis but a barren wasteland. There are no powers to change stickied topics - so things that were relevant just prior to the unions being axed are not so relevant any more.

Now to get the word out and try to contact old members, and see if those who are now using other sites as alternatives are willing to come back...

#6 Posted by leon2365 (13045 posts) -

ok. I updated the first post, and added a few subsections for the bugs and general feedback as well.

@GerardoExber: no problem. happy to help.

@Avenger1324: thanks for the info on the additional bugs. I haven't ran into those yet, so in case that I end up not running into them at all, keep me posted on whether or not they get fixed.

#7 Edited by siberian142 (7773 posts) -

The Council of Unions was a support union whose purpose was to provide assistance to other union leaders and provide certain features, like Union Interviews (we asked leaders questions about their unions and posted their insight). Staff used the council to host the union awards in 2011, but nothing came about it and it was abandoned.

With that concept of unions being effectively gone, I mainly asked for it to be converted so the work we put into it over the years wouldn't be lost.

By the way leon2365, what did you say in that stickied thread on the Council of Unions board? I am getting a server error when I try to view it.

#8 Posted by leon2365 (13045 posts) -

@siberian142: thanks for the better description. updated the first post with it. as for the post I made, it was simply a test to see if posting in unions was possible at all considering it currently shows an error message every time I try to post.

#9 Posted by MrStarkiller (18782 posts) -

I'll read and reply later. For now, TUGOWU is 'back'.

#10 Posted by leon2365 (13045 posts) -

ok. I updated the first post with that union.

#11 Posted by CrimsonBrute (23058 posts) -
@leon2365 said:
no power to change sticky topics.

Mods and Staff will be the only ones to do that.

#12 Edited by leon2365 (13045 posts) -

@f22_king_raptor said:
@leon2365 said:
no power to change sticky topics.

Mods and Staff will be the only ones to do that.

so then we are allowed to bother you guys possibly daily? or at least often?

EDIT: updated the first post with bugs fixed and added additional feedback.

#13 Posted by BranKetra (47343 posts) -

Is that all? I expected more union leaders to preserve their unions.

#14 Posted by edgework (317 posts) -

Is that all? I expected more union leaders to preserve their unions.

Be patient. You guys found Unions before they're officially released. The official announcement with a list is coming when they are ready.

#15 Posted by BranKetra (47343 posts) -

@edgework said:

@BranKetra said:

Is that all? I expected more union leaders to preserve their unions.

Be patient. You guys found Unions before they're officially released. The official announcement with a list is coming when they are ready.

Okay. I understand this ongoing situation better now. Thank you.

#16 Edited by angeldeb82 (1010 posts) -

Well, what about the SonicSpot unions board, and the mods union board? I'm dying to know about this!

#17 Edited by leon2365 (13045 posts) -

check your post history. if you find it, post a link to it here.

EDIT: the emblems union either didn't make the cut, or it isn't up yet. all posts I had made there were deleted.

#18 Posted by leon2365 (13045 posts) -

I updated the first post with a new bug I just found. turns out you cant edit the first post in a new topic. hopefully it gets fixed soon.

#19 Posted by chicknfeet (15620 posts) -

@leon2365 said:

so then we are allowed to bother you guys possibly daily? or at least often?

You might want to coordinate with a mod or a few to help out with this. I know some don't mind, but it might get bothersome if you use the 'PM All Mods' link every time you need a thread updated

#20 Posted by chicknfeet (15620 posts) -

New sticky posted with information.

#21 Edited by leon2365 (13045 posts) -

New sticky posted with information.

though the new sticky doesn't have as much info as this one had. for instance, no mention of another "union board" that is still here as well, and no mention of the bugs that currently plague the unions. or feedback either.

#22 Edited by chicknfeet (15620 posts) -

@leon2365 said:

@chicknfeet said:

New sticky posted with information.

though the new sticky doesn't have as much info as this one had. for instance, no mention of another "union board" that is still here as well, and no mention of the bugs that currently plague the unions. or feedback either.

You gonna be keeping this thread up to date?

#23 Posted by leon2365 (13045 posts) -

@leon2365 said:

@chicknfeet said:

New sticky posted with information.

though the new sticky doesn't have as much info as this one had. for instance, no mention of another "union board" that is still here as well, and no mention of the bugs that currently plague the unions. or feedback either.

You gonna be keeping this thread up to date?

im hoping to. as I am told of more bugs, and as they are fixed, I plan on updating the first post. the next thing I am currently going to do is add all the other boards that digital dame mentioned.

and BTW, @Avenger1324. have they fixed those bugs you ran into yet? I still haven't ran into them, or if they are fixed, I never ran into them myself.

#28 Posted by leon2365 (13045 posts) -

changed "fixed bugs" section to "recently fixed bugs."