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    Amy
  Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:56 pm
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Games Manager Beta


An oft requested feature, a games manager, is under production. Actually I started it this morning, but nonetheless, it is now in "Beta" in that you members can test it if you want to.

It is found as a subforum of Completed Games currently.

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its still there its just hidden below the well of my spell~


Game listing: viewforum.php?f=248


Some quirks:

- Dummy thread. Due to how I scripted it. This will be hidden. Don't reply to it, please.



You can edit individual sections after posting your game.

You can also do as people do on myspace - that is, profile hacks - using bbcode to change the look and layout of your game's page, if you know what you are doing. A simple modification is adding a download button in place of a link, done by changing the download link to [img]image[/img].


If this system is fully implemented it will have moderator approval on submission. After that you're free to edit it however you like.


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    Daxis
  Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:13 pm
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what's strange is that it seems exactly like a normal thread except.... yea it's the same thing. It has a poll rating, which is the exact and only thing differnet (i might be wrong, please point it out to me). I don't see any reason for it to be there, except as a sort of gimmick/feature. I'd recommend adding this poll/rating feature to other threads, not make a forum that does the exact same thing as what we've already got

i'm sorta undecided on the graphical changes of it.

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    coyotecraft
  Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:23 pm
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It works but I totally didn't mean to click the "submit game" thing. It looked like a form not a button.
:specs: Oops, did I do that?


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    regi
  Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:05 am
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The intention is to create a game manager: like the resource/script archive, you can search through them, post comments, follow development blogs, and post your own reviews. It's basically a more organized, templated game section. While it may be graphically similar to regular threads (and I'm sure como can fix that if it bothers people), its function should make browsing for games easier.


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    Mundane
  Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:11 am
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Nice work, Wyatt!


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    Eventing_Guy
  Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:16 am
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There should be something so the author could change the title name.
Say if someone makes a mistake and only realises it after they posted.


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    Pokémaniac
  Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:23 am
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Oh dear I already screwed up oh dear

(I submitted the submission form by accident x_x)

EDIT: Oh, I see I'm not the first!


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    gRaViJa
  Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:55 am
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Great start. Options like a devblog, the posibility to post reviews in a section etc. would make it perfect.


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    Jason
  Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:55 pm
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Ooh yeah, a reviews section, then when, yes, when, the eZine is started again, we could grab some of the reviews and slap them in, lol... maybe?

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    Amy
  Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:52 pm
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Eventing_Guy wrote:
There should be something so the author could change the title name.
Say if someone makes a mistake and only realises it after they posted.


If you edit "subject" when you click "edit description" that should work.

gRaViJa wrote:
Great start. Options like a devblog, the posibility to post reviews in a section etc. would make it perfect.


They're in the works.

Jbrist wrote:
Ooh yeah, a reviews section, then when, yes, when, the eZine is started again, we could grab some of the reviews and slap them in, lol... maybe?


Yes, absolutely.

Pokémaniac wrote:
Oh dear I already screwed up oh dear

(I submitted the submission form by accident x_x)

EDIT: Oh, I see I'm not the first!


I'll clean up the forum when it's a confirmed and full release.

Daxis wrote:
what's strange is that it seems exactly like a normal thread except.... yea it's the same thing. It has a poll rating, which is the exact and only thing differnet (i might be wrong, please point it out to me). I don't see any reason for it to be there, except as a sort of gimmick/feature. I'd recommend adding this poll/rating feature to other threads, not make a forum that does the exact same thing as what we've already got

i'm sorta undecided on the graphical changes of it.


Indeed, but more than a fair few people have requested such an improvement.

It makes them feel more like released games, and keeps everything neat and tidy, such as download links and such. It also makes them feel more official and less like a project thread.


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    Eventing_Guy
  Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:34 pm
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mouse wrote:
If you edit "subject" when you click "edit description" that should work.

OK, that works... LOL


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    bacon
  Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:48 am
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stop submitting blank threads

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    Pokémaniac
  Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:20 am
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The submit button looks like a text entry field though ;_;

Also, to be honest, I prefer the kind of game pages they have at rpgmaker.net. All the images have their own pages, with a separate comments section on each. You can have separate pages of information, and you can make blog posts. It's good, because it's really a lot like having your own website, while still having it linked to a bigger site where it will get seen. They also have links to all the new games/screenshots/featured game etc etc plastered all over the main page (The main page is the logo, a navigation bar and piles and piles of games/new posts.)

It makes it easier to comment on separate parts of the game(which gets more responses, and while each will be shorter, in the end it all adds up to the same amount of content(actually more imo) spread out a bit further). The way the system is currently set up, it can make you feel like you have to give a detailed list of all the things you can think of, and while it is nice when that happens, often it just doesn't seem worth it (after al, you don't get anything back) and in the end no feedback is given.


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    Eventing_Guy
  Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:52 am
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LOL, Im probably the only person in there that set up...
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    Pokémaniac
  Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:01 am
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Content Hidden

Uhhh


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    bacon
  Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:05 am
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its just a kink. That isnt their actual group, the system just sometimes turns people's names green. x:

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    Eventing_Guy
  Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:07 am
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But those are all just Blank threads... though I suppose they could still be edited later like what I did.


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    Amy
  Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:01 pm
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What are people doing that makes them submit blank threads? Is the system broken?


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    Amy
  Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:11 pm
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Something I wanted to do a while back was rebuild the screenshots page

http://www.hbgames.org/screenshots/

To have comments and the ability to link them properly to a projects thread.

We could do this for the games manager possibly.


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    bacon
  Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:15 pm
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seriously everyone stop posting dummy threads

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    Eventing_Guy
  Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:25 pm
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Im not sure anybody actually is... There awas a Dummy thread apperantly by me... but I didn't actually post that.


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    bacon
  Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:27 pm
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x:
thanks for the info.
That actually makes a lot of sense.

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    Zeriab
  Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:51 pm
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Wyatt, stop fooling bacon :sad:

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    Amy
  Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:17 pm
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Taken down the beta while I work on it. Gotta get Uni work out of the way first.

Planned:

- reviews section
- creator's blog section
- screenshots with individual comment streams
- the ability to add an optional twitter stream


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