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SixHousePull
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PostSubject: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeTue Mar 24, 2009 12:09 pm

So Ive had a few ideas I'd like to bounce off people.
As most know the goal with this was to create something beyond an active forum although that is my main goal.
I hope to build a hub (theres that word again) as a one stop shop for gamers.

One, I was thinking of utilizing the calendar if possible to mark game release, patches and dl contets etc. I think i can use it for that. What does everyone think? It will take a bit of time to hunt down dates, but I think it would be a cool thing to offer with what we have to work with here.

Two, we should have a spot with links to friendly and game related sites...no?
A link to Myres or KZ. Gamefly among many others.
Can that be done in those little widgets what ever they are, or do we set up a separate board?

Three I thought it would be a good idea to get a link to the tech support for each console in their respective board.
That way if someone is having an issue and forum members just cant get them in the right direction, they at least have the option to go to the source and go through the pain staking process that is customer support.

These are just a few things buzzing around my head, and a start. My vision for this place is something bigger than just forum.
What ideas does anyone else have?
Post up. Opinions or ideas.


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Lod
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeTue Mar 24, 2009 12:11 pm

News section. Create a team of writers and bloggers who hunt down for stuff on the internets like rumors release dates and give reviews and basic updates on the market and companies. Sorta like a N4G section.
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SixHousePull
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeTue Mar 24, 2009 12:15 pm

oLiam0 wrote:
News section. Create a team of writers and bloggers who hunt down for stuff on the internets like rumors release dates and give reviews and basic updates on the market and companies. Sorta like a N4G section.

This is a great idea.
Again, my lack of internet and site knowledge will make me look stupid here as some of that may as well have been written in Greek.
I get the idea, but that's one I don't know that I can do solo.
Setting up the board. No problem
Filling it....for six.... is a big problem.
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Lod
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeTue Mar 24, 2009 12:21 pm

Thats why you get yourself some writers. People that you know that can pull words out of the air to form a sentance that fills your head with an image that shows what they are trying to say.

The ones that can pull words out of there arses are good for fillers.

But you cannot focus it on one area alone. You could have say a xbox focused writer, a ps3 focus writer, a wii writer... Wee writer... MIDGETS! FLEE! ...sorry.
You will need an industry writer too. And also two or three opinion type writers to write rants and give out about stuff.
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SixHousePull
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeTue Mar 24, 2009 12:30 pm

I would go in that second list of writers.


Ive set up a news and reviews board.
It has a genericly named forum just to make it appear, and I stuck one in for users blogs.


Now I guess I need to find a way to lure a butt load of writers this way. What works for that? books maybe.
A paper trail....ha...get it?
ok that was bad.


I should be punished.
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SixHousePull
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeTue Mar 24, 2009 1:45 pm

Doesnt look like I can add anything to the calendar . Crying or Very sad

So its just there for birthdays.
Thats a bunch of dumb in a box.

Ill have to see what other options there may be.
I liked that idea.
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eattheword
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeTue Mar 24, 2009 3:59 pm

Can we do something similar with an RSS feed?
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SixHousePull
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeTue Mar 24, 2009 4:15 pm

Uhm....

I dont know what that is. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeWed Mar 25, 2009 5:04 am

oLiam0 wrote:
Thats why you get yourself some writers. People that you know that can pull words out of the air to form a sentance that fills your head with an image that shows what they are trying to say.

The ones that can pull words out of there arses are good for fillers.

But you cannot focus it on one area alone. You could have say a xbox focused writer,a ps3 focus writer, a wii writer... Wee writer... MIDGETS! FLEE! ...sorry.
You will need an industry writer too. And also two or three opinion type writers to write rants and give out about stuff.

Wonder who that could be.... Wink

:geek:
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeWed Mar 25, 2009 5:35 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
oLiam0 wrote:
Thats why you get yourself some writers. People that you know that can pull words out of the air to form a sentance that fills your head with an image that shows what they are trying to say.

The ones that can pull words out of there arses are good for fillers.

But you cannot focus it on one area alone. You could have say a xbox focused writer,a ps3 focus writer, a wii writer... Wee writer... MIDGETS! FLEE! ...sorry.
You will need an industry writer too. And also two or three opinion type writers to write rants and give out about stuff.

Wonder who that could be.... Wink

:geek:

Eattheword.
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeWed Mar 25, 2009 6:15 am

lol
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeThu Mar 26, 2009 12:51 pm

If you want to keep abreast of developments in the gaming industry, 'Gamesindustry.biz' is a good site to sign up with for a daily newsletter. Wink It's full of background stories and interviews with developers and such. They also have a full list of upcoming game releases for every console. Very Happy= :D
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeThu Mar 26, 2009 1:39 pm

Leonardo_337 wrote:
If you want to keep abreast of developments in the gaming industry, 'Gamesindustry.biz' is a good site to sign up with for a daily newsletter. Wink It's full of background stories and interviews with developers and such. They also have a full list of upcoming game releases for every console. Very Happy= :D

Nice tip, thanks Leo.
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeThu Mar 26, 2009 2:29 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
Doesnt look like I can add anything to the calendar . Crying or Very sad

So its just there for birthdays.
Thats a bunch of dumb in a box.

Ill have to see what other options there may be.
I liked that idea.

I have just "tested" it.
You click "calendar", up there, in the bar. Then you post an event, so the event shows in the calendar AND in a thread. I have associate the board "Generic name" to this option, so if you post an event in the calendar, it shows also there.

Smile

The default folder was "basquet", so I asume that way what you post in the calendar does not show in any forum. But I wonder if only people who can see the basquet can see the event, I haven't tried. So at the moment, all the events you create will create also a thread in the "Generic name" board, with the same title as the event title.
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeThu Mar 26, 2009 3:53 pm

Seyelback wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
Doesnt look like I can add anything to the calendar . Crying or Very sad

So its just there for birthdays.
Thats a bunch of dumb in a box.

Ill have to see what other options there may be.
I liked that idea.

I have just "tested" it.
You click "calendar", up there, in the bar. Then you post an event, so the event shows in the calendar AND in a thread. I have associate the board "Generic name" to this option, so if you post an event in the calendar, it shows also there.

Smile

The default folder was "basquet", so I asume that way what you post in the calendar does not show in any forum. But I wonder if only people who can see the basquet can see the event, I haven't tried. So at the moment, all the events you create will create also a thread in the "Generic name" board, with the same title as the event title.

You're clever.
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeThu Mar 26, 2009 4:49 pm

Leonardo_337 wrote:
If you want to keep abreast of developments in the gaming industry, 'Gamesindustry.biz' is a good site to sign up with for a daily newsletter. Wink It's full of background stories and interviews with developers and such. They also have a full list of upcoming game releases for every console. Very Happy= :D

Sweet. Thanks Leo. Ill check it out for sure.


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SixHousePull wrote:
Doesnt look like I can add anything to the calendar . Crying or Very sad

So its just there for birthdays.
Thats a bunch of dumb in a box.

Ill have to see what other options there may be.
I liked that idea.


I have just "tested" it.
You click "calendar", up there, in the bar. Then you post an event, so the event shows in the calendar AND in a thread. I have associate the board "Generic name" to this option, so if you post an event in the calendar, it shows also there.

Smile

The default folder was "basquet", so I asume that way what you post in the calendar does not show in any forum. But I wonder if only people who can see the basquet can see the event, I haven't tried. So at the moment, all the events you create will create also a thread in the "Generic name" board, with the same title as the event title.


Sey, you're awesome, cause I couldnt figure the darn thing out.
I still dont fully 'get it' but......you're still awesome even though I am not. No
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeThu Mar 26, 2009 5:36 pm

Lol

I think we were all looking for an option in the admin panel... when it actually is here, in the forum bar xD just click "calendar", and then at the bottom "add event".
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeThu Mar 26, 2009 5:50 pm

I suggest you add 26th March 2009 as the day that Sixy got pwned by Seyel. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeThu Mar 26, 2009 5:55 pm

lol

So ...uhm....the one up top then?

One sec



study

There is nothing in the instruction manual on this.
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeThu Mar 26, 2009 5:57 pm

Oh. I see.
Well I guess it really cant get any easier then huh?
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeThu Mar 26, 2009 8:40 pm

Leonardo_337 wrote:
I suggest you add 26th March 2009 as the day that Sixy got pwned by Seyel. Wink
SNAP! affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeFri Mar 27, 2009 11:53 am

Wha happen to chat box thingy?

Oh and I left XX, FYI.
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeFri Mar 27, 2009 2:38 pm

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Wha happen to chat box thingy?

Oh and I left XX, FYI.

Yesterday the chat was giving problems, and kept disconnecting people. I think Six was looking into new options. I still haven't had time to check if he has found one xD

You did what? O_o
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeFri Mar 27, 2009 5:17 pm

Did you see the one in the admin boards Sey?

There was one in the list of links you left that I really really liked......... but it costs money
Six no has money. No

There are a couple other goods one in there, but I couldnt get any of them to work.

Six no has tech brain either.

Results were hit and miss, Ill put it that way.
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PostSubject: Re: Building the site and community   Building the site and community Icon_minitimeFri Mar 27, 2009 7:13 pm

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Did you see the one in the admin boards Sey?

There was one in the list of links you left that I really really liked......... but it costs money
Six no has money. No

There are a couple other goods one in there, but I couldnt get any of them to work.

Six no has tech brain either.

Results were hit and miss, Ill put it that way.
Replying there.
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