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Should popular unofficial gamemode map categories be represented outside of the Other/Misc category?

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Currently the Team Fortress 2 maps category list is set up so that all official gamemodes are in the root directory, and all non-official ones are only available by going into the 'Other/Misc' category. Potentially, we could move some of these gamemodes up to the root, as it was in the past. Here are the arguments one can make:
  • Popular unofficial gamemodes should be moved to the root directory, for certain visitors that frequent the site are more interested in the unofficial offerings than the official ones, as community servers are mostly reliant on gimmicks ever since Casual was introduced.
  • Moving unofficial gamemodes to the root directory doesn't make any sense, for they are not endorsed by Valve. These maps shouldn't be on the front maps page, so that GameBanana is structured similarly to TF2 and so submitters aren't confused when choosing a category.
Please vote wisely. If the majority votes yes, another vote will take place in the future to decide what the criteria should be for unofficial gamemodes to be moved to the root, since moving all of them will clash with the normal height of the page.
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Yes, some unofficial gamemodes should appear alongside the official gamemodes. 86% (12)
No, only official gamemodes should remain on the front maps page. 14% (2)

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    Yep, we should do this, good idea. Logical categorization is extremely important for GameBanana (because we don't have a tag system and the search currently sucks a bit) and without regular moderator intervention games' category structures tend to naturally fall in to a state of dysfunction with everything getting dumped into Other/Misc. 

    I've seen it many times over the years - recently I did a total rework of the BotW categories, and I have done big reworks of CS/HL/Source game categories in the past. Whatever you think will help with the discoverability of TF2 content, please do it :)
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    CS maps sections have all official/unofficial game modes separate into categories so I don't see why TF2 shouldn't have the same thing.
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    I misread at first, thought you wanted ALL of them out of Other/Misc. There are certainly some that are popular enough, I wouldn't be against some of them being more visible.
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    I'd say that maps for unofficial gamemodes should be in a sub-category of a general unofficial main category (e.g. "Other/Misc" > "Deathrun"), in my opinion.
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  • Choice
    Yes, some unofficial gamemodes should appear alongside the official gamemodes.
    7d
    tom avatar
    tom
  • Choice
    No, only official gamemodes should remain on the front maps page.
    7d
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    Fat CJ
  • Choice
    Yes, some unofficial gamemodes should appear alongside the official gamemodes.
    8d
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  • Choice
    Yes, some unofficial gamemodes should appear alongside the official gamemodes.
    8d
    Anonymous
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    Yes, some unofficial gamemodes should appear alongside the official gamemodes.
    8d
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  • Choice
    Yes, some unofficial gamemodes should appear alongside the official gamemodes.
    9d
    Anonymous
  • Choice
    Yes, some unofficial gamemodes should appear alongside the official gamemodes.
    9d
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    Yes, some unofficial gamemodes should appear alongside the official gamemodes.
    9d
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    No, only official gamemodes should remain on the front maps page.
    9d
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    Zwip-Zwap Zapony
  • Choice
    Yes, some unofficial gamemodes should appear alongside the official gamemodes.
    9d
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    Yes, some unofficial gamemodes should appear alongside the official gamemodes.
    9d
    tuanpingas
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    Yes, some unofficial gamemodes should appear alongside the official gamemodes.
    9d
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    Yes, some unofficial gamemodes should appear alongside the official gamemodes.
    9d
    DoMess
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    Yes, some unofficial gamemodes should appear alongside the official gamemodes.
    7d
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