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Title: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Vagabond6 on March 14, 2011, 03:51:02 PM
WAKE UP AND GET INVOLVED. kaos wants to inject a little bit of interest into this place so if anyone has any ideas for things that they think would be good to improve the forum or RP's or anything just suggest them. that attack did have an affect on this place no matter what people say. it basically made many of your big posting and important members lose interest, a near fatal heart attack to the forum. we just need people to get more involved. i know i sound like a hypocrite but i've been busy. but there's no reason why the current regulars and new members can't come up with some fresh ideas of SB. thanks.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Ivy on March 14, 2011, 04:00:22 PM
First of all, change the default theme.

Make it with a similar atmosphere to GamersAbode's.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Kaos on March 14, 2011, 04:02:17 PM
First of all, change the default theme.

Make it with a similar atmosphere to GamersAbode's.
Mmmkay. We'd need a new theme that's compatible with all the mods or to design our own custom theme (which is a LOT of work)


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Ivy on March 14, 2011, 04:06:08 PM
First of all, change the default theme.

Make it with a similar atmosphere to GamersAbode's.
Mmmkay. We'd need a new theme that's compatible with all the mods or to design our own custom theme (which is a LOT of work)

The theme I'm using (BKSMF Dark) is compatible with almost everything except spoilers graphics in the editing toolbar, and the extra tabs on top. A few edits may get it working all-around.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Vagabond6 on March 14, 2011, 04:09:06 PM
hmm interesting idea. but as kaos said could be hard work to implement. and surely sporecheater would have to be informed.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Kaos on March 14, 2011, 04:12:56 PM
hmm interesting idea. but as kaos said could be hard work to implement. and surely sporecheater would have to be informed.
I can talk to SC easily. I usually just text him or FB message him if I'm making a major change. Plus I have server access, so it really shouldn't be a problem.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Vagabond6 on March 14, 2011, 04:15:26 PM
fair enough. but then it just depends if you have the time or inclination to do it. if you want, i could help out with that.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Kaos on March 14, 2011, 04:20:57 PM
fair enough. but then it just depends if you have the time or inclination to do it. if you want, i could help out with that.
Okay, yeah. If you guys would, just browse for any theme that's compatible with 1.1.13


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: JakeG on March 14, 2011, 05:40:31 PM
D:
Don't be a gaggle, keep the old theme, there nothing wrong with it, you are making changes for the sake of it.
I could do more but I am very busy squeezing all my creativity into L96. and my machinima right now.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Ivy on March 14, 2011, 05:45:33 PM
D:
Don't be a gaggle, keep the old theme, there nothing wrong with it, you are making changes for the sake of it.
I could do more but I am very busy squeezing all my creativity into L96. and my machinima right now.

The paleness hurts my eyes; and it spoils some first impressions to the site. All of our affiliates have custom themes as well XD


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: JakeG on March 14, 2011, 05:48:15 PM
D:
Don't be a gaggle, keep the old theme, there nothing wrong with it, you are making changes for the sake of it.
I could do more but I am very busy squeezing all my creativity into L96. and my machinima right now.

The paleness hurts my eyes; and it spoils some first impressions to the site. All of our affiliates have custom themes as well XD
As does my site but it is to match up with the clan colours. This theme is fine, just cause it isn't black or full of multiple colours doesn't mak it dull. Also the theme hasn;t cuased trouble for us for the couple of years you wern't here.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: 9 on March 14, 2011, 05:56:38 PM
I agree with Ivysaur. Sometimes, I'll stumble on another SMF with the default theme and get confused... A new, Sporeish/Dark Sporeish theme would be nice if done.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: JakeG on March 14, 2011, 05:59:42 PM
Alright just saying, it's a gaggle move.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Slender Man on March 14, 2011, 06:14:23 PM
Let's just make it work like this:

two default themes.

in the options you can switch back to this one.

seriously, guys, if you like this one, you can just change it back.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: 3DRoxZon on March 15, 2011, 11:21:01 AM
why don't we

like

NOT DO ANYTHING BECAUSE THIS FORUM IS FINE


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Slender Man on March 15, 2011, 12:31:07 PM
why don't we

like

NOT DO ANYTHING BECAUSE THIS FORUM IS FINE
becueue.

just becueue.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Basil! on March 15, 2011, 01:51:04 PM
I agree with the changing the default thingy.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: 3DRoxZon on March 15, 2011, 02:28:09 PM
why don't we

like

NOT DO ANYTHING BECAUSE THIS FORUM IS FINE
becueue.

just becueue.
becueue?


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Slender Man on March 15, 2011, 03:35:38 PM
why don't we

like

NOT DO ANYTHING BECAUSE THIS FORUM IS FINE
becueue.

just becueue.
becueue?
I got texted that recently.

I don't even.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: JakeG on March 15, 2011, 04:29:02 PM
why don't we

like

NOT DO ANYTHING BECAUSE THIS FORUM IS FINE
Only person who is not a gaggle in this thread.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: 9 on March 15, 2011, 04:30:44 PM
WHAT IS WITH ALL PEOPLE *coughslycough* SAYING "GAGGLE" ALL THE TIME?!


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: JakeG on March 15, 2011, 04:36:26 PM
WHAT IS WITH ALL PEOPLE *coughslycough* SAYING "GAGGLE" ALL THE TIME?!
:3
Gaggle, gaggle, gaggle, gaggle.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: 9 on March 15, 2011, 04:46:50 PM
WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?

...

Anyway, I forgot what this thread is about...

...

... oh, right.

There could be some more support for creating games; eg. Game Maker/Flash tutorials, Resource Center (this includes sprites, musics, sound effects), and of course, sharing.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: JakeG on March 15, 2011, 04:50:24 PM
WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?

...

Anyway, I forgot what this thread is about...
I am sastified. I still agree with 3D.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Slender Man on March 15, 2011, 04:55:44 PM
WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?

...

Anyway, I forgot what this thread is about...
I am sastified. I still agree with 3D.
Just because it works, doesn't mean it can't be better.

it's like saying

"Slaves worked for picking cotton, so we'll keep using them instead of using machines."


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: MangoJuice on March 15, 2011, 04:58:22 PM
WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?

...

Anyway, I forgot what this thread is about...
I am sastified. I still agree with 3D.
Just because it works, doesn't mean it can't be better.

it's like saying

"Slaves worked for picking cotton, so we'll keep using them instead of using machines."
You're comparing slave labor to a theme on an online forum.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: 9 on March 15, 2011, 05:14:07 PM
There could be some more support for creating games; eg. Game Maker/Flash tutorials, Resource Center (this includes sprites, musics, sound effects), and of course, sharing.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Slender Man on March 15, 2011, 05:18:30 PM
WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?

...

Anyway, I forgot what this thread is about...
I am sastified. I still agree with 3D.
Just because it works, doesn't mean it can't be better.

it's like saying

"Slaves worked for picking cotton, so we'll keep using them instead of using machines."
You're comparing slave labor to a theme on an online forum.
Yes, yes I am.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: JakeG on March 15, 2011, 05:33:22 PM
WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?

...

Anyway, I forgot what this thread is about...
I am sastified. I still agree with 3D.
Just because it works, doesn't mean it can't be better.

it's like saying

"Slaves worked for picking cotton, so we'll keep using them instead of using machines."
You're comparing slave labor to a theme on an online forum.
Yes, yes I am.
I like it.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Slender Man on March 15, 2011, 05:33:56 PM
WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?

...

Anyway, I forgot what this thread is about...
I am sastified. I still agree with 3D.
Just because it works, doesn't mean it can't be better.

it's like saying

"Slaves worked for picking cotton, so we'll keep using them instead of using machines."
You're comparing slave labor to a theme on an online forum.
Yes, yes I am.
I like it.
And you can choose the theme, even if we impliment a different one.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: JakeG on March 15, 2011, 05:34:54 PM
WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?

...

Anyway, I forgot what this thread is about...
I am sastified. I still agree with 3D.
Just because it works, doesn't mean it can't be better.

it's like saying

"Slaves worked for picking cotton, so we'll keep using them instead of using machines."
You're comparing slave labor to a theme on an online forum.
Yes, yes I am.
I like it.
And you can choose the theme, even if we impliment a different one.
True, but instead of making it a new "default" theme why not just add more to choose from the database?


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Slender Man on March 15, 2011, 05:44:49 PM
WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?

...

Anyway, I forgot what this thread is about...
I am sastified. I still agree with 3D.
Just because it works, doesn't mean it can't be better.

it's like saying

"Slaves worked for picking cotton, so we'll keep using them instead of using machines."
You're comparing slave labor to a theme on an online forum.
Yes, yes I am.
I like it.
And you can choose the theme, even if we impliment a different one.
True, but instead of making it a new "default" theme why not just add more to choose from the database?
Depends on which one is more appealing to the eye.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Kaos on March 15, 2011, 07:56:08 PM
There could be some more support for creating games; eg. Game Maker/Flash tutorials, Resource Center (this includes sprites, musics, sound effects), and of course, sharing.
I attempted to do this, but nobody was interested when I did it.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Amber on March 16, 2011, 09:00:01 AM
A roleplay board would be interesting in my opinion.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Kaos on March 16, 2011, 10:34:13 AM
A roleplay board would be interesting in my opinion.
It would be, providing that we have people who are interested in it.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Vagabond6 on March 16, 2011, 10:39:53 AM
THANKYOU AMBER! one of the only sensible replies on this thread. basically i had a conversation with kaos and we decided the forum needed more creativity. so i'm not saying we have to change anything, just maybe make more story/art/creation/music related threads to engage everyone more. but if most people want to leave everything then fine. but it was just a suggestion. take it or leave it.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: 9 on March 16, 2011, 02:32:31 PM
Though not being a mod, I agree with Amber and V6. Some RPs and creativity-related threads would be nice indeed.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Kaos on March 16, 2011, 02:38:42 PM
FYI, not being a mod means nothin :)
I'd like to see some RP threads, and if we get enough we might start talking about a whole section.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Vagabond6 on March 16, 2011, 02:55:22 PM
if i find the time i'd be all too happy to join in


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: JakeG on March 16, 2011, 04:49:38 PM
THANKYOU AMBER! one of the only sensible replies on this thread. basically i had a conversation with kaos and we decided the forum needed more creativity. so i'm not saying we have to change anything, just maybe make more story/art/creation/music related threads to engage everyone more. but if most people want to leave everything then fine. but it was just a suggestion. take it or leave it.
Excuse me, Nny and myself were having a valuable and sensible discussion.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: 9 on March 16, 2011, 04:54:12 PM
Excuse me, Nny and myself were having a valuable and sensible discussion.
And we're having an on-topic agreement.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: JakeG on March 16, 2011, 05:57:16 PM
Excuse me, Nny and myself were having a valuable and sensible discussion.
And we're having an on-topic agreement.
Yeah I know, I was referring to when he said nobody was having any sensible posts.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Ivy on March 16, 2011, 06:00:33 PM
A roleplay board would be interesting in my opinion.

My sister would approve.
In fact, she suggested that way back in December.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: MangoJuice on March 17, 2011, 12:13:22 PM
I'm all for an RP section.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Basil! on March 17, 2011, 01:40:00 PM
Sure, Ive done things like that before. Especially on huge chat rooms. So. Much. Violence.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: vexx32 on March 17, 2011, 02:22:21 PM
I thought we already had an RP section? Oh wait... I don't see it anymore. I could've sworn there was a Roleplay forum somewhere... :S


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Vagabond6 on March 17, 2011, 02:55:30 PM
THANKYOU AMBER! one of the only sensible replies on this thread. basically i had a conversation with kaos and we decided the forum needed more creativity. so i'm not saying we have to change anything, just maybe make more story/art/creation/music related threads to engage everyone more. but if most people want to leave everything then fine. but it was just a suggestion. take it or leave it.
Excuse me, Nny and myself were having a valuable and sensible discussion.

jake, look closer...


and no vexx, that's a story section. i think they mean actual roleplay things


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: 9 on March 17, 2011, 02:58:55 PM
and no vexx, that's a story section. i think they mean actual roleplay things
*nods*
-Exactly.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: vexx32 on March 18, 2011, 02:20:30 AM
Ah, I see. So perhaps we should have a roleplaying board as a subforum of Quick Threads then?


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Amber on March 18, 2011, 08:49:19 AM
Ah, I see. So perhaps we should have a roleplaying board as a subforum of Quick Threads then?

I think it should be a subforum under Creative Writing. I'm hesitant about it being put in Quick Threads due to the reduced rule enforcement there. If it is put in Quick Threads, everybody's roleplay topics will inevitably be spammed to death :-\

I think that if a Roleplay board is added, it should have relaxed rules on censor evading (same as Quick Threads), but harsher limits on spamming compared to the rest of SporeBase. There is absolutely no need to spam in such a board.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: 9 on March 18, 2011, 12:46:36 PM
Ah, I see. So perhaps we should have a roleplaying board as a subforum of Quick Threads then?

I think it should be a subforum under Creative Writing. I'm hesitant about it being put in Quick Threads due to the reduced rule enforcement there. If it is put in Quick Threads, everybody's roleplay topics will inevitably be spammed to death :-\

I think that if a Roleplay board is added, it should have relaxed rules on censor evading (same as Quick Threads), but harsher limits on spamming compared to the rest of SporeBase. There is absolutely no need to spam in such a board.
This.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: vexx32 on March 18, 2011, 02:09:21 PM
Ah, true. If we all agree we need such a section, then why hasn't it been created yet? :P


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Basil! on March 18, 2011, 04:04:49 PM
I vote we add a poll.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: MangoJuice on March 18, 2011, 05:43:02 PM
I vote we add a poll.
Eh, I think we have a unanimous decision already.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Kaos on March 18, 2011, 05:59:22 PM
Ah, true. If we all agree we need such a section, then why hasn't it been created yet? :P
If I see a need for the section, I'll create it. Make RPs in the creative writing section. If we have enough interest, I'll make a new board :)


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Basil! on March 19, 2011, 04:03:16 AM
I vote we add a poll.
Eh, I think we have a unanimous decision already.
Well we don't exactly know that until we have a poll. How do we elect president? Poll. Its not like we interview 10 people and say, "I think we have a unanimous winner already."


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: 9 on March 19, 2011, 10:26:13 AM
Well we don't exactly know that until we have a poll. How do we elect president? Poll. Its not like we interview 10 people and say, "I think we have a unanimous winner already."
It's like we interview 10 people out of all 11 voters.

If I see a need for the section, I'll create it. Make RPs in the creative writing section. If we have enough interest, I'll make a new board :)
I'll try and come up with some RPs.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Namenlos on March 19, 2011, 09:55:53 PM
i dont get it.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Kaos on March 19, 2011, 10:23:41 PM
If I see a need for the section, I'll create it. Make RPs in the creative writing section. If we have enough interest, I'll make a new board :)
I'll try and come up with some RPs.
Great!


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: 9 on March 20, 2011, 11:12:28 AM
Okay. Would you guys prefer either a realistic or an unrealistic RP?


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Basil! on March 20, 2011, 11:15:25 AM
Okay. Would you guys prefer either a realistic or an unrealistic RP?
Unrealistic. Reality is boring.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: 9 on March 20, 2011, 11:21:37 AM
Okay. Would you guys prefer either a realistic or an unrealistic RP?
Unrealistic. Reality is boring.
IKR.

Well, if we have enough people approving, I can make one based on something, maybe a game. Pokémon, by chance?


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Basil! on March 20, 2011, 04:06:13 PM
Okay. Would you guys prefer either a realistic or an unrealistic RP?
Unrealistic. Reality is boring.
IKR.

Well, if we have enough people approving, I can make one based on something, maybe a game. Pokémon, by chance?
NO.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: 9 on March 20, 2011, 04:23:09 PM
NO.
Okay.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: 9 on March 21, 2011, 06:21:12 PM
Well, I guess double-post rules don't apply after 24 hours.

I've been trying to come up with some RP and, damn, that's hard. When you're writing a story, you do whatever you want, people can't complain about what goes through your head.

But a RP ain't like that.

You have to create something to involve other people for enough time. I mean, people hop in for fun, not for obligation. So I've been brain-storming for a while and it's been quite some time I have no ideas anymore.

For instance, some people here prefer Pokémon; others, Team Fortress 2, or Wild Arms, or CoD, or Spore... it's a matter of preference. Now try mixing all this stuff together and make something everyone will enjoy. That's impossible.

So yeah, once I have a good idea I'll post it in Creative Writing.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: .:Archer-250:. on March 21, 2011, 06:37:33 PM
Well, I guess double-post rules don't apply after 24 hours.

I've been trying to come up with some RP and, damn, that's hard. When you're writing a story, you do whatever you want, people can't complain about what goes through your head.

But a RP ain't like that.

You have to create something to involve other people for enough time. I mean, people hop in for fun, not for obligation. So I've been brain-storming for a while and it's been quite some time I have no ideas anymore.

For instance, some people here prefer Pokémon; others, Team Fortress 2, or Wild Arms, or CoD, or Spore... it's a matter of preference. Now try mixing all this stuff together and make something everyone will enjoy. That's impossible.

So yeah, once I have a good idea I'll post it in Creative Writing.

Whatever you do people will complain. And you're well made plot will get derailed.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: 9 on March 21, 2011, 07:01:09 PM
Whatever you do people will complain. And you're well made plot will get derailed.
I know that, I just want something to involve as much people as I can.


Title: Re: HEY EVERYONE!
Post by: Vagabond6 on March 22, 2011, 01:16:27 PM
i'm so happy this topic is making people come up with new ideas ^.^ well done to everyone for excellent suggestions