mrswdk wrote:The more different types of information you store in the same place, the less likely it is anyone will bother reading the things you post there (as they'll have to wade through a greater amount of things they're not interested in before they get to the ones they do care about).
I was just thinking that I don't read Announcements because as far as I can see it's primarily a place to announce tournaments and game events. So, if anything else was announced in there (e.g. new rules or something) I wouldn't see it. But if it's only a place to announce games and things like that then I guess it's fine.
Fair enough. I know there are some people who don't care about tournaments and stuff. (I can't understand it, but I accept that it is so.) The colour coding helps. If you only want to know about server issues and major rule changes they would have a red dot (Webmaster). Tournament announcements are Orange, Clans are Pale Blue, Foundry and Maps are Dark Blue. Official Events are supposed to be Pink and Community Events are supposed to be Green, but the distinction between Community and Official Events was blurry from the beginning and has totally vanished over the years, so now I use Pink and Green interchangeably, just alternating them so you don't have two consecutive announcements in the same colour.
The current Announcements:
Monthly Challenge for May is Green (Community Event)
Mad's Decade of CC is Orange (Tourament)
Golden Egg 2019 is Pink (Official Event, although as noted the distinction between Official and Community Events is pretty meaningless nowadays)
Easter Event is Green (as noted above, I try to alternate Green and Pink for events)
April Challenge is Pink
Seventh Annual Egg Design Contest is Green
Conquer Cup Marathon is Orange
Pi-School Release Event is Dark Blue (new map)
Upcoming Server Outage is Red (Webmaster Issue)
Arctic War Scenario is Dark Blue (new Scenario)
Watch Your Speed is Red (That was a tournament and should have been orange, but there hadn't been a Red announcement in a long time at that point, so I cheated and made that one red)
Krazy Kingdoms is Dark Blue (Foundry project to repair the map)
Welcome to the New Clan Team is Pale Blue (Clans)
Hall of Fame announcement is Grey (Grey is supposed to be for Team CC staff change announcements, but it rarely gets used to that was another little cheat. I made the Hall of Fame Grey so it would stay on the list longer.)
So, if you're only interested in Server Updates and Major rule changes, you just scan for red dots. If you were only interested in Tournaments, you just scan for orange dots. Etc. It's not foolproof, but it's something.