najzere wrote:In an effort to determine notability for flash games, here is a list of major flash hosting sites (basically the first page results of "flash games" on Google), and what statistics they track. Maybe there something else to look at, like Alexa info or Google trends?
Dukeruckley wrote:I'd like to add that there is virtually nowhere out there that has walkthroughs for flash games or ROM hacks. StrategyWiki could become the one and only place to find a guide for select ROM hacks or flash games. However, and this is where the issue lies, we need to make sure we set a stringent scope policy and stick with it. Otherwise, we'll start seeing completely non-notable games flooding our site. This is problematic because that could lower our credibility as a good guide provider.
I think Naj is right about having separate requirements for different types of games. The trick is to make these requirements set in stone, without loopholes, and then to stick to it.
Notmyhandle wrote:Yeah I write guides for myself for flash games. They would usually fall under single page guides. I myself would vote for inclusion.
We don't include them for a few reasons: notability, audience size (small), unnecessary (easy), and they would tend to be promotional (not a bad thing), and there are an unlimited number of them. If you google "Flash Tower Defense" you'll get 100+ variations of the same game (not to mention non-Flash games; like Java based). This is daunting for a community who tracks statistics (for example, we are only 1/5 of the way done with writing 1500 NES games). I don't think we're at a point where "openness" is our goal.
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