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The Opponent
Title: Forum Battle WINNER
Joined: Feb 24 2010
Location: The Danger Zone
PostPosted: Dec 30 2014 11:02 am Reply with quote Back to top

We should write an article ourselves, one sentence at a time, and publish it to the front page as an image of what the community is like and what regular visitors are missing out on by not going to the forums.


I'm not a bad enough dude, but I am an edgy little shit. I'll do what I can.
 
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sidewaydriver
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Joined: May 11 2008
PostPosted: Dec 30 2014 11:08 am Reply with quote Back to top

I think for 2015, we should change the purple and green color scheme. Just to at least see how weird it'd be.


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Syd Lexia
Site Admin
Title: Pop Culture Junkie
Joined: Jul 30 2005
Location: Wakefield, MA
PostPosted: Dec 30 2014 11:36 am Reply with quote Back to top

Never! Though it is unfortunate that green and purple have been appropriated by a well-known Internet movement. Those are OUR colors!
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DarknessDeku
Title: The Forum Fighter
Joined: Dec 08 2007
Location: Indiana
PostPosted: Dec 30 2014 07:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I don't use Windows 98. and I never have a bunch of tabs open. Forums are working fine today.

I've never associated green with this website. It's all purple and black. Is your vision burning out?
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Count_Akula
Title: Sir Galahad
Joined: Dec 19 2014
Location: Taiwan
PostPosted: Dec 30 2014 09:54 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Syd Lexia wrote:
Never! Though it is unfortunate that green and purple have been appropriated by a well-known Internet movement. Those are OUR colors!


NO SHIT! If the colors change I swear to god I will shriek like a woman and break something! AAARRGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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JoshWoodzy
Joined: May 22 2008
Location: Goshen, VA
PostPosted: Dec 31 2014 07:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top

DarknessDeku wrote:
I don't use Windows 98. and I never have a bunch of tabs open. Forums are working fine today.

I've never associated green with this website. It's all purple and black. Is your vision burning out?

There's green in the actual logo of the site and all of the borders are green.


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Syd Lexia
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Title: Pop Culture Junkie
Joined: Jul 30 2005
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PostPosted: Dec 31 2014 07:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Well, the main page banner doesn't have green in it.

But yes, green is used in both the news blog and the forums. Because I liked the Constructicons. Green and purple!
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JoshWoodzy
Joined: May 22 2008
Location: Goshen, VA
PostPosted: Dec 31 2014 08:15 pm Reply with quote Back to top

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@om*d
Title: Dorakyura
Joined: Jul 10 2010
Location: Castlevania
PostPosted: Jan 01 2015 11:36 am Reply with quote Back to top

Syd Lexia wrote:
Never! Though it is unfortunate that green and purple have been appropriated by a well-known Internet movement. Those are OUR colors!

What movement is that?


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DarknessDeku
Title: The Forum Fighter
Joined: Dec 08 2007
Location: Indiana
PostPosted: Jan 01 2015 06:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

@om*d wrote:
Syd Lexia wrote:
Never! Though it is unfortunate that green and purple have been appropriated by a well-known Internet movement. Those are OUR colors!

What movement is that?


4chan's GamerGate movement.
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Bob Dylan`s Blues
Title: Worlds Strongest Man
Joined: Jun 08 2011
Location: Your nightmares
PostPosted: Jan 01 2015 10:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Gamergate has official colors? WTF? Do they sell t-shirts or something?
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DarknessDeku
Title: The Forum Fighter
Joined: Dec 08 2007
Location: Indiana
PostPosted: Jan 01 2015 10:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Bob Dylan`s Blues wrote:
Gamergate has official colors? WTF? Do they sell t-shirts or something?


They made a GamerGate mascot called Vivian James: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/vivian-james
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krislexia
Title: Now with a hint of lime
Joined: Jan 21 2007
PostPosted: Jan 01 2015 11:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

JoshWoodzy wrote:
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I fucking love those tentacles.


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@om*d
Title: Dorakyura
Joined: Jul 10 2010
Location: Castlevania
PostPosted: Jan 02 2015 12:49 pm Reply with quote Back to top

It is a well known fact that all women love tentacles.


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Cattivo
Joined: Apr 14 2006
Location: Lake Michigan
PostPosted: Jan 02 2015 03:44 pm Reply with quote Back to top

If the Japanese are to be believed, heh.
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Ross Rifle
Title: Rock N Roll God
Joined: Oct 29 2006
Location: Chilliwack, BC
PostPosted: Jan 05 2015 10:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I think it's absolutely beautiful that this site hasn't changed its look in the entire time I've been here. There are some sites you leave for a while, and when you return, you feel like you never belonged. After my absence, coming back here was like coming home.

I agree that the site needs more content. I don't think it should be on Syd's shoulders though. I'm glad to see Ms. Lexia writing articles, and I've always liked Vald's contributions. Perhaps we could set up a writers' workshop and present ideas and peer-edit each other's pieces, with final approval being left to Syd and a council of ancient elders.


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Bob Dylan`s Blues
Title: Worlds Strongest Man
Joined: Jun 08 2011
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PostPosted: Jan 05 2015 10:22 pm Reply with quote Back to top

When is Vald going to do another article? His are some of my favorites. Especially Law Of The West.

And I agree this site design does not need to change one bit.
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HardcoreGamer4Ever
Title: I Am The God Of Awesome
Joined: Jun 28 2010
Location: Your Mom's Vagina!
PostPosted: Jan 06 2015 07:04 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah, another Valdronius article would be awesome. I am also in the camp that is suggesting a user article feature. It'd be nice, and would lead to a lot of new content.

Also, keep writing, Kris. You have really impressed me so far. Maybe some of Big Brother Lexia's greatness is rubbing off on you?


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http://happykatana.forumotion.com/

We have forums now!
 
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JoshWoodzy
Joined: May 22 2008
Location: Goshen, VA
PostPosted: Jan 07 2015 01:18 am Reply with quote Back to top

I still think it's best to be patient and wait for Syd's creative juices to flow. I think user articles just aren't keeping in with the spirit of the site. We've all tried our own thing here and there and some went good, some went bad, some stagnated, etc.. but I think it's best to just keep this site in the family, so to speak. Oh and Vald.


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Ross Rifle
Title: Rock N Roll God
Joined: Oct 29 2006
Location: Chilliwack, BC
PostPosted: Jan 07 2015 03:13 am Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah, that's a fair point Woodzy. I say it's up to Syd and the council of ancient elders.


Does anybody here have a Ross Rifle?
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www.myspace.com/rossrifle
 
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krislexia
Title: Now with a hint of lime
Joined: Jan 21 2007
PostPosted: Jan 07 2015 03:47 am Reply with quote Back to top

HardcoreGamer4Ever wrote:

Also, keep writing, Kris. You have really impressed me so far. Maybe some of Big Brother Lexia's greatness is rubbing off on you?


Thank you so much Very Happy I've been wanting to contribute to the site since long before I was qualified to talk about retro pop culture, so it's rewarding to know that my contributions are to snuff! Honestly my dream for the future is to be as funny as my big brother. We're almost the same person anyways, except he likes swearing on the page and I prefer swearing at the dinner table.


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Mr. Satire
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Joined: Jun 08 2010
Location: Termina Field
PostPosted: Jan 07 2015 12:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I hate to interrupt the talk of more general improvements for the site, but I still think there are technical things that need to be addressed.

Firstly, there needs to be a YouTube bbcode tag so we can use the new YouTube embed code:

1) The old embed code is depreciated, and I wouldn't be surprised if YouTube dropped support for it entirely, leaving this board with no means of YouTube embeds.
2) The old embed code only works with Flash. It's 2015, the web has almost entirely moved on from Flash, and for various good reasons.

Secondly, but much less important, the unread messages indicator seems to randomly mark all as read, especially on mobile devices.

As for updating the forum software, if we can get the forums to look and function very similar and can ether move the current forum's data (posts, user database) over to the new one, or create an archive of the forums as they are, then we should go for it.
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Vaporman87
Title: Purveyor of Nostalgia
Joined: Jun 19 2014
Location: Ohio
PostPosted: Jan 07 2015 03:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Ross Rifle wrote:
I think it's absolutely beautiful that this site hasn't changed its look in the entire time I've been here. There are some sites you leave for a while, and when you return, you feel like you never belonged. After my absence, coming back here was like coming home.


Do NOT, under any circumstances, overhaul this site.

I say that out of experience, even within the same niche (retro stuff). The complete overhaul of RetroJunk.com was devastating to it's membership and activity. Heck, it is the reason why RetroDaze exists to begin with - simply to satisfy those who were disappointed with everything that happened, and were open to beginning anew somewhere with a more familiar, inviting look... and more varied content and features.

Do NOT change anything unless it is minor, or backend. You have been warned. Wink


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Syd Lexia
Site Admin
Title: Pop Culture Junkie
Joined: Jul 30 2005
Location: Wakefield, MA
PostPosted: Jan 07 2015 07:01 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I have no plans to change the main page layout, for sure.

I would like to add increased functionality to the forums, but only if I can retain the basic look of the forums and the old posts.
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Ross Rifle
Title: Rock N Roll God
Joined: Oct 29 2006
Location: Chilliwack, BC
PostPosted: Jan 07 2015 08:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

What all do you mean by increased functionality, Syd? Is there anything any of us can help you with?


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www.myspace.com/rossrifle
 
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