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Main Boards => VGMaps Social Board => Topic started by: JonLeung on May 26, 2006, 09:58:03 AM



Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: JonLeung on May 26, 2006, 09:58:03 AM
Last I checked (which was pretty much when the forums were being set up), they weren't.  Now if the items are fully operational as well then I will find time this weekend to check over the prices, edit them overall if I can, etc.



I want people to earn these items, so they'll be visiting every day to get enough Gold for the useful items.



I will probably give the regulars (i.e. just about everyone stil here) the Images and Hyperlink items (or enough Gold to buy them).



If referral bonuses work that might be another way to encourage getting more people on here.



To not have time to look over one's own forums' features...that's pretty bad...  >_>


Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: bustin98 on May 26, 2006, 01:53:32 PM
So, we can get our own VGMaps t-shirt? I'll wear it on the days I don't wear my Planetgamecube shirt :D

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Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: JonLeung on May 26, 2006, 02:01:29 PM
I was referring to the forums' virtual "items" for use within the forums...



But thanks for reminding me of that OTHER store...I'm going to design some new things.  No one wants a VGMaps.com compass that doesn't even say "The Video Game Atlas".  I was thinking I'd make less advertising-ish designs and have something people might wear, like a shirt saying "I obsess over pixels" or something.


Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: Revned on May 26, 2006, 06:02:24 PM
Fancy, but I don't think we can even access the store at this level. Or the bank.


Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: JonLeung on May 26, 2006, 09:12:08 PM
You have 29 EXP. One more day. Wow, good timing, I didn't even plan that.



Okay, everyone (especially the regulars), click on your own name and see if you got any items.


Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: bustin98 on May 26, 2006, 10:19:58 PM
User posted image

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Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: bustin98 on May 26, 2006, 10:20:15 PM
Yay!

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Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: TerraEsperZ on May 26, 2006, 10:27:10 PM
Fan concept for a Transformers movie Starscream, based on the producer's comment about a gorilla with wings:



[img=http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/436/transformersmoviestarscreamcon.th.jpg] (http://img154.imageshack.us/my.php?image=transformersmoviestarscreamcon.jpg)





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"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." [...] The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged. - Captain Jean-Luc Picard



B*tch, meet reality. Reality, meet b*tch. - Me


Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: TerraEsperZ on May 26, 2006, 10:27:41 PM
Second try:



(http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/436/transformersmoviestarscreamcon.th.jpg) (http://img154.imageshack.us/my.php?image=transformersmoviestarscreamcon.jpg)



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"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." [...] The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged. - Captain Jean-Luc Picard



B*tch, meet reality. Reality, meet b*tch. - Me


Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: bustin98 on May 26, 2006, 10:29:43 PM
The way it works is < pic > *url* < / pic >



No spaces

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Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: TerraEsperZ on May 26, 2006, 10:35:39 PM
Okay, it's because it doesn't use the same tags so you can't use the links ImageShack gives you as such, you have to modify them a bit. I was trying to do the thumbnail with link thing but I can't get it working (and without being able to edit, I don't feel like making 20 posts or so just to figure it out).



Fan concept for a Transformers movie Starscream, based on the producer's comment about a gorilla with wings:

User posted image



It's not official but it did piss off many fans before it was revealed as a fake ;)



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"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." [...] The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged. - Captain Jean-Luc Picard



B*tch, meet reality. Reality, meet b*tch. - Me


Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: JonLeung on May 27, 2006, 07:23:11 AM
You can use the ImageShack URLs, I always do, but you have to be sure it's the "direct link" one.  The way this particular forum is set up I don't think you can directly use the "message board" ones or whatever.



I believe you can also use the typical HTML code for images...I often did.


Title: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: Revned on May 27, 2006, 04:33:52 PM
:above::banana::bang::domo::eye::heart::meh::ninja::pirate::rofl::scratch::scold::shrug::smile::toast::toast::wink:



Why aren't the regular smilies usable on these forums? I honestly don't think I'll ever use many of those.

:(

:)

;)

:P


Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: JonLeung on May 27, 2006, 04:35:39 PM
I didn't design the smiley selection.  I'll ask Inty if there's an easy way to modify them.


Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: Inty on May 31, 2006, 04:57:39 AM
I'll post the answer here rather than in the private message. Umm...you guys would like to replace...



:)

XD

:P

etc.



...with different smilies when you post them right? Well all i need is for you to post the pictures of the smilies you want and the piece of text you want it to replace then i can hardcode them in to show up.

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I wonder if a girl will come over and play with my Wii.


Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: JonLeung on May 31, 2006, 07:01:28 AM
Maybe start with the smilies from the old forums.  I believe they're somewhere in the "forumsold" folder.


Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: Dan on May 31, 2006, 04:33:40 PM
I guess I'm not regular enough to get the hyperlink or image items.  D;


Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: JonLeung on May 31, 2006, 04:44:28 PM
Post a little more in the next few days, then remind me.  ;)


Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: Grizzly on May 31, 2006, 04:46:00 PM
My opinion is that everyone should have the powers of hyperlinks and images, but maybe it's not the consensus.


Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: Revned on May 31, 2006, 05:07:04 PM
I think it is the consensus, but Jon thinks not having privileges will encourage people to post more.


Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: JonLeung on May 31, 2006, 05:45:26 PM
I gave Dan his items.



And I don't see how you guys don't think earning things is fun.  Oh, wait, I gave you guys the items.  Well, it's more fun to actually hold on to an item, even if it's just a virtual one.  And look, if I ever need to control it, I can always take away items.



When I was extremely active on other forums such as the old LUE2.com, earning things was part of the fun.  In a game-related environment, I don't see why you guys would object.  You don't want to start a game with everything available, now do you?  >_<



Look, it's additional incentive for newcomers to come back.  It's worked on me, so why wouldn't it work on others?


Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: Revned on May 31, 2006, 06:18:19 PM
But it backfired for TerraEsperZ. He posted less when he didn't have images since he wasn't able to make the topics he wanted to. I think in a community this small it's pointless. If we want to stay, we'll stay regardless of the "rewards" we get.


Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: JonLeung on May 31, 2006, 06:44:12 PM
He's got them now.  >_<  I didn't forget him.


Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: TerraEsperZ on May 31, 2006, 07:06:10 PM
I don't know how long it would have taken to earn the Link and Image abilities the normal way, but I guess one month would be about right. But if you ask me, that's one month where posting would be a chore more than anything.



I mean, those are the most basic of abilities to have on the net, since basically browsing the web is, at its most basic, reading text with pictures and being able to click on links to get elsewhere. I'm sorry if I sound bitter, but I really didn't have much interest to post in a crippled manner compared to all the other boards I'm a member of. The inability to edit posts is still something that I miss, because often I would have something to add after making a post, but since I don't want to have too many posts of mine one after the other, I'll just say to myself "oh, to hell with it".



I think that the reward system should be about things that are cool but not necessary. For example, being able to have a larger avatar, to change the color of our text, to use additional smilies beside the basic ones, etc. Those are fun and would enable board members to personalize their posts.



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"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." [...] The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged. - Captain Jean-Luc Picard



B*tch, meet reality. Reality, meet b*tch. - Me


Title: RE: I didn't even realize the forums' shops were operational.
Post by: Revned on May 31, 2006, 07:36:57 PM
Well put.