Site maintenance & upgrades

 

The site improvement and upgrade thread

Thanks for your patience.

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Arcade and action game lover. Artist formerly known as Brooklyn. Street Fighter bandit. Don't trust his RPG game reviews though. Follow him on Twitch

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  1. its not all done though most is done. I still have more adjustments to make over the course of this weekend.

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      Nice. I think this is a good way for the site to be notice. Main page means more stuff.

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  2. Noticed that some news items that are videos are missing the video. Sure that will be fixed.

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  3. yeah the system handles it differently now so im trying to figure out a way to not have to fix that manually lol

    Posting shit is waaay easier now though and you can edit your posts. Eveeryone feel free to try it…

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  4. Im wondering if you think Random Post is necessary ?
    Maybe if you can have it look up only stuff in the last month or so.

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  5. you can easily see the last month or so by scrolling through the archive. ill see what I can do though.

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  6. It keeps telling me I got to be log in to submit a post ?

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  7. try it now. should be fixed. :(

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  8. Nope not yet.

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  9. yeah it is still broke. lol

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  10. Ok yeah so the forum data will have to be migrated over to the blog part. sharing login shit like its been set up thus far doesnt work anymore.

    if you want to test the posting stuff you can create an account on the homepage to try it out.

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  11. So I created an account and seems to be working fine now.

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  12. Yeah tha part works though theres still some design tweaks that need to be done etc.

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  13. What so I have to create a new account now to post on the blog?

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  14. no thats just if you want to test out how posting works now. accounts are going to be ported over there its just not done yet,

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  15. any chance we can sort out the aspect ratio for the youtube vids? they are more square than they used to be.

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  16. Are you going to add a option to write up reviews from the homepage??

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  17. All of the forum posts here are being ported to the homepage database. after its done and synced correctly use of this VB forum will be discontinued and all posting and replying will be done on the homepage.

    There are still many design tweaks to be done there to make it look the way it should. font sizes need to be fixed and the comment areas will be fixed as well to thats its easier to read.

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  18. The thought behind the change is basically so that when you come to the website the first thing you see is the list of topics we are discussing. It sucks that with forum software you have to navigate through a list of forums then a list of topics all to get to what people are saying. its very old school.

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  19. I really like the new idea. I was amazed by it. Keep up the good work.

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  20. thanks man. yeah theres alot of tweaking to be done especially on the design side but it always bothered me that the whole site didnt represent what we all post and talk about and shit was so buried for the most part.

    yeah the “like” feature is cool i think. whatever gets the most “likes” stays at the top of the homepage. when you click on peoples names you see all the shit they posted and you can edit your posts and add videos much easier than before. cant wait to finish this up. lol

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  21. Theres still bugs with old shit that was posted being attributed to the right person that we are trying to work through. Also if you had an old account you wont have to make a new one because everything is being ported over. you just might have to reset your password to get in though.

    Once its all done ill let you know so you can mess with it but please hold off from registering or posting until the database stuff is fixed and tested.

    scat I will fix the video stuff too.

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    Everything is FINALLY ported over.

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    The new site looks good, though its gonna take a bit of getting used to =P

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    Couple things.
    1. Can you add format for reviews.
    2. I noticed sometimes the preview photo gets messed up.If you see Trine 2 has a picture from Joe Danger trailer. 11 Minutes of MGS had a picture of Lupe.

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    Yeah man I will add the reviews format for sure. There were a few posts that were messed up from the conversion. Especially the last few made right before it. Those can be manually fixed though I didn’t even catch that. Yeah if you see anything else post it here. I’m still tweaking things though too.

    One thing I’m working on now is making the homepage feed thats now two parts just one feed sorted by active topics. So it will display based on what had been posted and/or updated last. You would still be able to see just new or top liked topics from
    the navigation.

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    I’m just a little confused atm. If the forums just display the latest posts in the feed….how do we browse the threads that aren’t the latest? o.O

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      I think it looks weird right now because the forum posts are mixed in with the old blog posts. Moving forward as new things are posted it should be less confusing.

      You can use the page links at the bottom of the homepage to go “back in time”. If you know the thread title you can search via the box at the top of all pages as well. Very soon (when its done) I am going to switch the homepage up so that it shows a single list of topic/thread titles auto sorted by last activity. So if something was commented on it will show at the top of the homepage list along with newly posted stuff sorted by when posted. There will be one list on the homepage sorted by activity.

      At the top of the page in the nav you could browse by interest or category as well. So you can just look at game, or reviews, music related stuff.

      Im open to suggestions and whatever will work best.

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    It would be nice to have pictures to go with the news stories. It’s very text heavy at the moment.

    I can’t seem to edit my posts when I comment on something.

    I’m having problems with the mobile site. I can’t see the text I’m writing when I’m using the site on my iPod.

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      The plan is to keep the homepage text based lol.

      Ill be adding the ability to edit comments. Thanks for the reminder!

      There is no mobile site at the moment.

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      You should be able to edit comments now.

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      yo wanted to also mention that you can toggle on the picture mode. 😛

      Working on upgrading the pic view too actually. Im kind of excited about how that will look but at the same time you can beat a good old list view man..

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    Soooooo what we doing about the Moderator section, where we can organise the Podcast and other things etc?

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      stop being elitist lol. haha. good point though. I just added a private message system here so we could use that and there always email. 😀

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      let me know if you got that PM

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      Nope. I’m not even sure where I’m supposed to be looking.

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      Nope. I’m not even sure where I’m supposed to be looking.

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      in your email for right now

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      nope I have no e-mail?

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      they call that shit ‘work in progress” lol

      Try this link: http://brooklynking.com/private-messages/

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      lol it’s not working. I get an error message when I click the link

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      I was tweaking it just then. lol try again.

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      ok it worked that time and the messages came through

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    When we add a comment is there any chance we can make the page refresh automatically to show it like we used to have?

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      thats on the list but it wont work the way it used to. Now if you add a comment the page does NOT refresh so that if your watching a video its not interrupted. We are changing it though so that you can see your comment after you post it but it wont refresh the page.

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        Ah ok yeah that’s better.

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    For some reason I cant reply to certain post. Second it seems like I have problems with posting from my phone.

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      There is currently a limit to the amount of times you can reply to a reply. lol its being worked on.

      There is no mobile version yet though it will be added.

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    Yeah but sometimes I cant reply to one post.

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    Like in majority of threads. Couldnt even reply to your “Where?” post

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      Can you post a screenshot of what your screen looks like?

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    Ahhh fuck never mind I just realized. I was used to another reply button. Not the small one.

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      nah man you were on to something. take a look now its showing correctly in the right corner again. thanks!

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    Can you add a poll option ?

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    Yeah we need an easier way to access our PM’s. Also can we bring back the ‘Who’s Online’ feature too?

    Podcast tonight 4pm EST?

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      PMs are easy. yes Brooklyn send a message saying podcast at 4.

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        explain what you do then because currently I cannot see whether or not I have a PM unless I’m notified through my personal e-mail. It would be easier if we could have it in the options bar above like the old style.

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          Yeah I get an email and I follow the link to it. Or enter the link manually if i got to send one.

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          Yes a link to PM’s will be added. I’m pretty sure I already told you that. All this stuff takes time to do. There are a list of things that will be added though there is no intention of adding everything that existed before because the purpose of the redesign is not to replicate what we had before. That would defeat the purpose of the change.

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      In terms of prioritizing what is being done on the site these are the primary goals:
      – Make it easier to read things
      – Make it easier for people to post things
      – Make it easier for people to discuss things

      Because time and resources to work on things is limited features that dont address those things above will be done (if they are even necessary) after those that assist with the primary goals. Also keep in mind that just adding things doesn’t necessarily make the site better. Less distractions can mean more time to focus on whats important which in this case should actually be what is being posted.

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    can we delay the podcast an hour? got some shit to do right quick

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      I cant. I though we were set for this hour and its 15 minutes before. I have stuff planned later.

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        I changed some shit. I’m good to do it now.

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    Yo I can’t make the podcast. Can we set one up for during the week?

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      If you want to do one Brooklyn I can but I dont got shit to talk about. No news etc….
      So really no point.

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        Yeah true, i just been playing great old shit so lets shoot for next week.

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    can you all edit your comments now? Its working for me. Just want to confirm it works for you too.

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      Yes.

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        Great. Also the comments should be easier to read with less indenting and the reply limits have been lifted.

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      Yeah I can edit now, noticed it today :)

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    Brook I’m trying to send you a private message but it keeps saying I have exceeded my message limit and need to delete some shit, but I have nothing in the inbox, outbox or sent. So I don’t know whats up with it. Anyway, just had an e-mail from Ubisoft asking me to fill out a spreadsheet with some questions about the site and then I can start requesting games from them. If I send it to you can you fill out the site specific questions and then send it back to me? I can fill out the rest and then get it sent back to them. Hit me up.

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      Should be fixed. Try to send me a PM.

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    Can we get a delete post option ?

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    Here’s a list of the next batch of items for update:

    – Delete comment option.
    – PM link in menu when logged in. (working on this now)
    – better looking (proportional) image handling on the homepage.
    – bbcode list accessible by comments box so you can see the available bbcode. (Tons already supported… spoiler, bold etc)

    Anything else?

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      Can you bring back the multiplayer schedule ?

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        No one added shit on it. so lol

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          We need to get in the habit of using it then =P Get some sorta rhythm going for holding regular sessions of different games, like Motorstorm Mondays =3 lol Just gotta hope shit like work don’t get in the way, that really killed it for me last time there were events on.

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            Hell yeah, I wanna run some killzone 3 if anyone else is down.

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            Wipeout Wednesdays =P …….(trying to think of other games to cheesily rhyme with days =3 )

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            I like it!

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      Yes, can you add the rating stars to the reviews. I just put up my Risen 2 review and even though I chose the ‘review’ option in categories I couldn’t see where I could actually give it a score.

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        That wont be added for a while (months) so you can go ahead and type it out at the bottom of the review if you need to.

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          ight. As long as I know it’s coming lol.

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    So now we are into the new year will the upgrades continue? I have a ton of half written reviews sitting on my laptop that I want to finish and post but I’ve been holding off until the review section of the site updates is complete.

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