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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Mon 5 Mar 2018 - 20:14

If Kojima or IGA are involved, then all discussion is banned.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Mon 5 Mar 2018 - 20:16

Still plenty to talk about from my Konami list.

Sub-Zero was bad but so bad it was good.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Mon 12 Mar 2018 - 20:25

Balladeer wrote:
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Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero was the tits on PS1.

That's this forum's history you're toying with...  (Second-to-last one.)
Just read that - wow, Davies even get in a Shadows reference.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Sat 18 Aug 2018 - 21:30

Folks, we're looking to make some changes to the forum over the next week or so - improvements, naturally.

We're hoping to have an ad-free browsing experience, a properly secure domain as seemingly the default forumotion site isn't secure and a few other extra bits and pieces. One of the things we're considering is a wee lick of paint on the place - nothing drastic, but maybe a change of the colour palette or something like that.

What would be your preferences? Personally, I wouldn't mind something easier on the eyes like a darker theme as I tend to use the "night mode" themes on other sites, but that's just me. Thoughts?
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Sun 19 Aug 2018 - 12:24

I never use night mode on things as I find it too dark and harder to read than black on white writing. I honestly would like nothing changed part maybe some more emojis or along those lines and get GNamer.co.uk working properly.

I've just got used to the forum here and I went over to GRcade this week and I found it an utter mess, now I don't use other forums part form SONM for a bit and that was okay.

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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Mon 20 Aug 2018 - 19:31

I was thinking about that the other day. Forums, stylistically, are a weird throwback - having the not-quick black or white text on a pale background. So I applaud an attempt to make the home of the Grackler more... modern. Although I have no idea how to help in that regard! I will go now.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Tue 21 Aug 2018 - 22:13

It's up to you guys - this place is quaint enough that you've all got a say in any changes. I'd not want to turn the forum into somewhere that's difficult for you to look at, but myself and Balla are both leaning towards a darker palette at the moment.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Tue 21 Aug 2018 - 22:38

Is this something that's easily changed? If it is maybe do a wee trial period of a night mode first or if it's not some preview shots of what it'd look like would be cool to see.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Tue 21 Aug 2018 - 22:46

I've yet to check, but I imagine it should be... he says somewhat nervously. No
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Wed 22 Aug 2018 - 14:40

The options to change the colours are, if I remember, relatively straightforward.

Having said which I'm going to push this in Jay's direction and run. Pale
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Wed 22 Aug 2018 - 19:57

I don't mind trying it but if it's like twitters then
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Wed 22 Aug 2018 - 20:56

A darker color scheme would be nice, but I'm about as far from an artist as you can get, So I'll leave it at that.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Wed 22 Aug 2018 - 21:02

masofdas wrote:
I don't mind trying it but if it's like twitters then

Night mode on twitter is great though.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Thu 23 Aug 2018 - 17:06

It's what I use!
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Thu 23 Aug 2018 - 17:57

I find it hard to read through Aww!
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Thu 23 Aug 2018 - 20:07

How? The whole point of night mode is to make it easier on the eyes and that makes it easier to read.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Thu 23 Aug 2018 - 20:42

Maybe I'm sort of coloured blind or something, as I honestly don't know part from I find it's a harder to read.

I might get used to it after awhile though.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Fri 14 Sep 2018 - 12:20

Can we stop putting thread title subtitles? Can we go back to just calling game threads by their title?
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Fri 14 Sep 2018 - 14:45

I'll admit mine it's very good for Animal Crossing but I'm sure someone said year's ago when I put just the game tilte that it was boring and it's seemingly always been a thing here, wasn't it the case on NGamer.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Sat 15 Sep 2018 - 12:33

Hm, I always thought they were a bit of innocent fun.  As Mas says, it's not a GNamer-only trait either.  Does anybody else find them annoying?  

Only thing I could think of is the cases where the game title isn't clear from the thread title.  I'd advise, but definitely won't insist on, the game title coming first, followed by a dash, colon, or brackets before any subtitle.  Aids legibility that way.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Sat 15 Sep 2018 - 23:46

Can we gather up all the tedious, circular Nintendo Online Service chat into one thread I can just never read again?
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Sun 16 Sep 2018 - 17:57

Drunkalilly wrote:
Can we gather up all the tedious, circular Nintendo Online Service chat into one thread I can just never read again?

I've said all I have to say on it so it'll be back to talking about all the video games for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Sun 16 Sep 2018 - 21:07

Oh no... I haven't got to those pages yet, since I've logged in... *puts on helmet*
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Mon 17 Sep 2018 - 9:42

We can definitely create a thread for it, but I can't promise it won't leak out. It's arguably the big Nintendo conversational topic du jour, it'd be odd if it didn't.

Incidentally Drunka, were you aware that I think the Animal Crossing series needs individual personality types for individual animals?
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PostSubject: Re: Forum suggestions   Mon 17 Sep 2018 - 19:25

About the thread subtitles: they're meant to be innocent fun, but they're just not very fun. There's no nice way to say it - and I'm sorry in advance - but in my opinion some of the recent ones have just made no sense, they're only there because someone feels they have to be, and they've all come across as very try-hard. I don't think they add anything positive to the forum.

The taglines as well, sorry, but they're just not very good. Today's one - 'Isabelle end' - is poor, and not in an endearing way. Personally, I'd much rather see the taglines used in a genuinely useful way, such as to promote threads, forum votes/events, or upcoming games releases. For too long, they've just peddled comedy that's not usually funny. Again, I'm sorry.
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