the text for abandoned games is very strict and we do have a lot if them in the database, maybe not all of them are abandoned some where even released this year. http://www.lgdb.org/category/development/abandoned
Looks good, just fix the typo:
deleted form -> deleted from
So then it makes no sense if we have neverball or neverputt in the DB, right?
thats good we should have this warning for preorders and abandoned games(maybe in yellow), too
To illustrate what i have in mind check out fieldrunners http://www.lgdb.org/game/fieldrunners witch was distributed with a humblebundle and only is available from desura as invite only (?)
You can set the flag under the maintenence tab.
@nullzero it is possible to display a timer.
>>Just noticed - Neverputt was renamed to Neverball, but that actually illustrates
> I remember neverball it wasn't updated since years, the link lead to a page full of neverball with no neverputt downloads or links so I renamed this to neverball because neverball was missing and neverputt was / is nowhere available
From Neverball's download page: "Neverball, which includes Neverputt, is available for download here, and will run on most popular operating systems. Neverball is released under the GNU GPL."
Also "Also found here is Neverputt, a hot-seat multiplayer miniature golf game, built on the physics and graphics engine of Neverball."
So Neverputt is still around and kicking, it's just bundled with Neverball. You can't get one without the other. I don't think it should be removed from LGDB, it's still one of the most polished open-source Linux games out there.
Then if the page remained with the warning unchanged for a year or so, it could be then deleted/unpublished.
Maybe we could leave them published but display a big warning (like on Wikipedia) that this game page is not complete and/or the game is not availably atm for linux, or that the article is a stub and needs improving...
for a moderator it means just flagging the content appropriately. even less administrative work and better user information.