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Title: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Jigsaw on February 04, 2013, 08:49:52 AM
Obviously, members are slowly trickling on and rejoining, so I think that within a few weeks to a month we'll have everyone back who intends to come back.

I began this thread so we could see how certain sections of this site are coming along, and more so, maybe if people have suggestions of what they'd like to see, they could post them here for Chucky to see. I hope I don't seem like I'm above my station with this thread, but it's never too early to start discussing where we're headed.

First off, I think the thing that makes Fight Evil a unique site, and why I originally joined all those years ago, were the fights between horror icons. Were you intending to bring back the fights when possible, and if so, holding a draft to gauge what characters would be representing?

Also, I know movies reviews were discussed. I'll be honest and say that while I watch many horror films, I'm still not great at writing full reviews for movies. If anyone recalls, I had a own, sort of private section where I reviewed horror films in a much less grandeur fashion ("Jiggy's Corner of Horrors," or something to that effect). As soon as we get some classic threads back, such as "What's the last horror movie you watched?" and such, I'll see whether or not I need a thread of my own.

This isn't as important in my opinion, but another unique factor about this site was the Chat Room (which was an actual chat room - not just a thread were we talked about life). Now, I don't know how realistic it is that we can have another one, but if demand is high enough, maybe it should be discussed as an option for a future time.

Also, Movie of the Week was sort of suffering toward the end, but I think once we get about 50 members, and interest is high, that maybe we should continue that. I was sort of running it toward the end of it's run, and would have no qualms in doing so again if we decide to bring it back, but I wouldn't mind if someone else decided to take over.

The site itself is looking good (Member list if nice, and everything is simple and laid out), and I sense a great future.

It's great to see people coming back so quickly, and I hope that everyone makes it when possible. Well done, Chucky - you brought us back to life.

(Don't know if videos can be posted yet, and even if they can, I was never great with that, so I'll just post this link -
)
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: JasonzSon on February 04, 2013, 08:56:16 AM
Equal parts Thanks Chuck for bringing it back and Damn, Chuck, when did you say the forum would be open by?

As for the forum layout, I really did like the old one, to the point that most forums I made emulated it.  The only thing I would change is a section under Horror for non-movie content- maybe a Film and TV board, and a Horror Lit board.  Otherwise, I'm all for everything we had before.  Except maybe the Arcade, which didn't do much.  Chat was cool, but could I suggest something like Cbox instead?  It might be more effective in terms of drawing attention to it.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Jigsaw on February 04, 2013, 08:58:52 AM
I recall enjoying the old layout, but does Chucky recall the details of it? More so, out of interest, does anyone have screen-caps of the old site, regarding layout and such? It's been so long, I forget how this layout and the old site's layout differs.

God, I forgot about the arcade. I thought it was sort of cool, but perhaps a bit much.

What's Cbox? I guess I could always look it up, but I'll ask anyways. :P
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: JasonzSon on February 04, 2013, 09:02:11 AM
Cbox is essentially a chat on the bottom or sidebar of the page, visible to anybody who comes by.  Chuck has screenshots of most versions of the site, he had that History of FE thing a while back (I imagine it'll be coming back with an update when he's got time), and besides, it hasn't changed that much since the old site (http://baysickness.proboards.com/).
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Jigsaw on February 04, 2013, 09:06:27 AM
Hm, seems like a good idea (Cbox) if it can be implemented correctly.

And indeed, an updated History of FE would be a fantastically enjoyable read, if he has the time to construct one. And I love that link - it was before I even joined. Brings me back. *Gazes out the window in reminiscence*
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Shadow on February 04, 2013, 11:21:14 AM
I like the old setup of the site, too. It had a section for pretty much anything- even areas that weren't all too active. Something like that is nice because even though some sections might not get used as much as others, it makes it easier for things to get organized and what not.

Seeing all the old sections of the previous forum come back, I think, should be the baseline for how this forum is set up.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Jigsaw on February 04, 2013, 12:29:31 PM
I'm with Shadow on this - I don't know how much space an "inactive" section would take up, but I like the idea of having the choice to post something in a section that doesn't get as much attention as others.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Chucky on February 04, 2013, 12:31:21 PM
I'll try to cover as much as I can in this response:

The Fights
While I think there is no doubt this section will return, it's low priority. It's a good tool to attract people to the site, but it will only occupy someone for 10 minutes here and there. If you don't have the time-consuming content like reviews, articles etc to occupy their time between fights, there's less chance they'll stick around.


Movie Reviews
One of my missions with this site is to keep a unique perspective on generic features. Movie reviews are essential to pretty much any movie-themed website but almost every site seems to display them in a similar fashion to each other. My idea, and this was mostly the idea back in 2011 when I was developing a new site just before my host changed the PHP software and screwed my coding, was to put a huge emphasis on rankings. When a staff reviewer is adding their review, they can add tags (e.g. sequel, remake, slasher etc) so readers can add parameters to show a list of the top 10 rated 'slasher' movies, or 'remakes' or even 'slasher remakes' if you use both, lol.

The ratings would be based on averages supplied by each individual staff member which has rated the film. I should also be able to do this combined and separately for members also. Reviews will have the option of adding either or both a small and large review. Small review will just be a couple of sentences, basically a summary and the large reviews are obviously those ones that span over a bunch of paragraphs. There's a lot more to it but that's a taste of it.


Chat Room
I am leaning towards using a chatbox but it's something I need to think more about as I don't want its presence to be a detriment toward forum posting activity. The reason why I preferred a chat room instead of chatbox is that there was a distinction between it and the forum. A chatbox, whilst being a chatting tool, still works a lot like a forum. You can say something and 5hrs later someone drops in and can respond to it... which almost sounds the same as posting a message on a forum. Eventually, you start getting people chatting about movies in it rather than in the desired forum for movie discussion.


Forum
This forum is similar but not identical to the one you previously would have been on. A lot of the same colours and layouts, only a few tables being displayed differently and such. As previously stated in another thread, more boards will follow once activity increases.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Jigsaw on February 04, 2013, 12:34:03 PM
I thank you for taking the time to answer my inquiries.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Chucky on February 04, 2013, 12:39:06 PM
I have also added more to my post about the chatbox.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Jigsaw on February 04, 2013, 12:41:37 PM
Ah, I didn't think of that. I take it there's no good way to set up one of those chat boxes to delete messages after five minutes or so?

Even if not, once activity increases, a room (if in demand) would probably be the way to go.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Giddins on February 04, 2013, 12:43:36 PM
Movie Reviews
One of my missions with this site is to keep a unique perspective on generic features. Movie reviews are essential to pretty much any movie-themed website but almost every site seems to display them in a similar fashion to each other. My idea, and this was mostly the idea back in 2011 when I was developing a new site just before my host changed the PHP software and screwed my coding, was to put a huge emphasis on rankings. When a staff reviewer is adding their review, they can add tags (e.g. sequel, remake, slasher etc) so readers can add parameters to show a list of the top 10 rated 'slasher' movies, or 'remakes' or even 'slasher remakes' if you use both, lol.

are you able to make it that you can also search by reviewer? as different people have different tastes. so that if people find a reviewer they like or feel they share tastes then they can search them and not others.

though i guess you could just tag your own name and then have something like giddins top 10 slasher remakes. i think i just answered my own question. lol
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Chucky on February 04, 2013, 12:49:51 PM
are you able to make it that you can also search by reviewer? as different people have different tastes. so that if people find a reviewer they like or feel they share tastes then they can search them and not others.

though i guess you could just tag your own name and then have something like giddins top 10 slasher remakes. i think i just answered my own question. lol

I don't think that would be a problem.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: DrumrbaxJ on February 04, 2013, 01:17:40 PM
Isn't there tiny chat or whatever it is? Where you can even go on cam? I have no intentions of showing my dick to everyone, just saiyan.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Shadow on February 04, 2013, 01:34:41 PM
Movie Reviews
Are we going to be bringing back the reviews from the old boards over here?

Chat Room
I vote for chatroom, mainly for the issue you described with chatbox vs. forum.

Forum
Mod me! (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v698/gd73088/Emoticons/Regular%20Emoticons/fe_angry.gif)
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Jigsaw on February 04, 2013, 01:37:04 PM
Forum
Mod me! (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v698/gd73088/Emoticons/Regular%20Emoticons/fe_angry.gif)

Power-hungry mother... :P
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Crash Dummie on February 04, 2013, 02:03:04 PM
I guess I should start doing The Slashers again.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Jigsaw on February 04, 2013, 02:05:30 PM
Funny you mention that, because I re-read every single one today. You still have those inside joke ones around (I remember one about Dorkus and someone else banning each other at the same time) somewhere? If you do, I'd love to see those again. If not, 'tis a shame.

But onto Slashers, sure, if you'd like to start up again, I see no reason not to (unless you don't have the proper amount of time).
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Crash Dummie on February 04, 2013, 02:13:17 PM
I didn't really have insides in the Slashers I believe, that was in "The Bullhead".

But that was a lazy comic that sucked balls, and I don't think I'll ever do another one. The Slashers still have potential, especially if I put more effort in them.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Shadow on February 04, 2013, 02:19:53 PM
Power-hungry mother... :P
I'll take care of you, first... (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v698/gd73088/Emoticons/Regular%20Emoticons/HappyEvil.gif)

So I guess that Slashers must be the equivalent of De singing Celine Dion then, because I was reading them yesterday; then when I wake up, I had an e-mail that the forum was up.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Chucky on February 04, 2013, 03:36:39 PM
Are we going to be bringing back the reviews from the old boards over here?

If anyone wants to copy and paste into the new review section (when it's created) from their old reviews, I guess that's fine but I'd more or less just re-visit old reviews of mine to remind me of my thought process when I was watching the film I was reviewing because tastes change over time.


Mod me! (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v698/gd73088/Emoticons/Regular%20Emoticons/fe_angry.gif)

You wait! I first have to do some testing for the mod profiles to make sure the permissions are right before I hand them out.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: gorefan1428 on February 04, 2013, 04:43:44 PM
Are we going to be bringing back the reviews from the old boards over here?

If anyone wants to copy and paste into the new review section (when it's created) from their old reviews, I guess that's fine but I'd more or less just re-visit old reviews of mine to remind me of my thought process when I was watching the film I was reviewing because tastes change over time.


Mod me! (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v698/gd73088/Emoticons/Regular%20Emoticons/fe_angry.gif)

You wait! I first have to do some testing for the mod profiles to make sure the permissions are right before I hand them out.


At least make him do some dirty work to earn it first like maybe scrubbing the fe toilet or some other sort of favor.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: DrumrbaxJ on February 04, 2013, 05:21:28 PM
...favour.
*le wink wink*
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: gorefan1428 on February 04, 2013, 05:22:59 PM
...favour.
*le wink wink*

heard that's how shadow got his mod status way back when.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: JasonzSon on February 04, 2013, 05:23:51 PM
I've already been planning to redo a ton of my reviews.  I've got a lot of plans for 2014, and with another big change that's affecting my work this week, I'm going to need to put a lot of thought into what I do with it from here.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Giddins on February 04, 2013, 05:29:25 PM
if getting a mod spot here had to do with cleaning toilets then i should be a mod already. i clean toilets in a nightclu and it sucks. lol
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Shadow on February 04, 2013, 05:43:12 PM
i clean toilets in a nightclu and it sucks. lol
Good lord the things you've probably seen...

... and smelled.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Giddins on February 04, 2013, 05:50:37 PM
yeah it's an interesting job.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: L-Face on February 04, 2013, 11:03:22 PM
if getting a mod spot here had to do with cleaning toilets then i should be a mod already.
When you clean toilets after De used them, then you'd earn the spot.

Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Jigsaw on February 05, 2013, 01:18:21 AM
Power-hungry mother... :P
I'll take care of you, first... (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v698/gd73088/Emoticons/Regular%20Emoticons/HappyEvil.gif)



Fantastic, I get the special treatment. [*browwink*]
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: JasonzSon on February 05, 2013, 01:33:03 AM
Power-hungry mother... :P
I'll take care of you, first... (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v698/gd73088/Emoticons/Regular%20Emoticons/HappyEvil.gif)



Fantastic, I get the special treatment. [*browwink*]
Not if I get you first!  Want to play a game?
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Jigsaw on February 05, 2013, 01:34:25 AM
Power-hungry mother... :P
I'll take care of you, first... (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v698/gd73088/Emoticons/Regular%20Emoticons/HappyEvil.gif)



Fantastic, I get the special treatment. [*browwink*]
Not if I get you first!  Want to play a game?

Only if I can speak my next class. [*deal*]
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Dorkus on February 05, 2013, 12:20:08 PM
Can we get a television board up? That wrasslin' thread was our bread and butter during the final years of the last site.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Giddins on February 05, 2013, 12:24:08 PM
Can we get a television board up? That wrasslin' thread was our bread and butter during the final years of the last site.

already asked for the wrestling one and a video game one.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Shadow on February 05, 2013, 12:45:55 PM
Can we get a television board up? That wrasslin' thread was our bread and butter during the final years of the last site.

Here's hoping since there's been such a gap in time since we've been posting, all the old boards will start to fill up with more activity once they're set up.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: gorefan1428 on February 05, 2013, 01:23:22 PM
Do you plan on having more boards up like in the old days chuck like member reviews ,music ,ect..  or do you plan on keeping it trimmed down?
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Chucky on February 05, 2013, 02:18:37 PM
Do you plan on having more boards up like in the old days chuck like member reviews ,music ,ect..  or do you plan on keeping it trimmed down?

I'll add more if/when they become necessary. I certainly don't want as many as we had before. We must have had close to 50 boards previously including the sub-boards.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: gorefan1428 on February 05, 2013, 02:26:16 PM
Do you plan on having more boards up like in the old days chuck like member reviews ,music ,ect..  or do you plan on keeping it trimmed down?

 I certainly don't want as many as we had before. We must have had close to 50 boards previously including the sub-boards.

yeah it did seem a little much at times, however, i would like to lobby for the return of the music and video game sub boards in the media section. [*browwink*]
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Shadow on February 05, 2013, 02:32:28 PM
If we were able to still look at all the old boards I'm sure we could figure out which ones could get axed and which ones could get merged into others.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Chucky on February 05, 2013, 02:39:42 PM
I can still see them all through the admin section.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: gorefan1428 on February 05, 2013, 02:59:12 PM
Thanks for adding those sections [*thumbsup*]
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Shadow on February 05, 2013, 03:04:23 PM
I can still see them all through the admin section.

We are able to sift through all the old boards, the only problem being you have to know what they were. I remember there was some trick I was able to do before to see them, but I don't recall what it is anymore.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: JasonzSon on February 05, 2013, 03:20:54 PM
Maybe you looked at the scroll on the bottom?
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Giddins on February 05, 2013, 03:26:03 PM
on people profiles can you add can you add different contact details like twitter accounts. facebook. x-box live gamertag. psn network id. or are they all pre-set?
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Shadow on February 05, 2013, 03:31:54 PM
Maybe you looked at the scroll on the bottom?
.......

 [*explodinghead*]
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: JasonzSon on February 05, 2013, 03:33:03 PM
Should I take that as a yes?
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Shadow on February 05, 2013, 03:38:50 PM
No... no you shouldn't.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Chucky on February 05, 2013, 03:40:32 PM
on people profiles can you add can you add different contact details like twitter accounts. facebook. x-box live gamertag. psn network id. or are they all pre-set?

I would have to add those myself. Which I will do at some point but is low priority.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: JasonzSon on February 05, 2013, 03:41:31 PM
If you ever get around to it, I imagine Skype is more essential than ICQ in this day and age.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Shadow on February 05, 2013, 03:44:09 PM
If you ever get around to it, I imagine Skype is more essential than ICQ in this day and age.

Word.

I found it really odd that a forum provider would have ICQ as a base section on their profile, but they haven't gotten around to adding Skype yet. Does anyone actually use any of those IMs anymore? I mean hell, Skype does that, and tons more.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: gorefan1428 on February 05, 2013, 03:45:51 PM
ok this is probably a noob question but for the life of me i cant remember how to quote two peoples post in one reply, can someone help me out?
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Giddins on February 05, 2013, 03:48:07 PM
ok this is probably a noob question but for the life of me i cant remember how to quote two peoples post in one reply, can someone help me out?

scroll down when typing your reply to see what people have said. next to their post is "insert quote"
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Giddins on February 05, 2013, 03:52:00 PM
If you ever get around to it, I imagine Skype is more essential than ICQ in this day and age.

and didn't msn merge with skype just recently?
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: JasonzSon on February 05, 2013, 03:54:01 PM
If you ever get around to it, I imagine Skype is more essential than ICQ in this day and age.

and didn't msn merge with skype just recently?
Not to my knowledge it hasn't.  I imagine I would have gotten some kind of update from it auto loading when I turn on my computer.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: gorefan1428 on February 05, 2013, 03:58:43 PM
ok this is probably a noob question but for the life of me i cant remember how to quote two peoples post in one reply, can someone help me out?

scroll down when typing your reply to see what people have said. next to their post is "insert quote"

thanks
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Chucky on February 05, 2013, 04:00:11 PM
Yeah, I heard on the radio recently that MSN messenger is being taken over by Skype.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Giddins on February 05, 2013, 04:00:58 PM
i got this in an e-mail about a month agoHello,

On 15th March 2013 we are retiring the existing Messenger service globally (except for mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available) and bringing the great features of Messenger and Skype together. Update to Skype and sign in using a Microsoft Account (same as your Messenger ID) and all your Messenger contacts will be at your fingertips. You'll be able to instant message and video chat with them just like before, and also discover new ways of staying in touch with Skype on your mobile and tablet.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: JasonzSon on February 05, 2013, 04:07:51 PM
i got this in an e-mail about a month agoHello,

On 15th March 2013 we are retiring the existing Messenger service globally (except for mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available) and bringing the great features of Messenger and Skype together. Update to Skype and sign in using a Microsoft Account (same as your Messenger ID) and all your Messenger contacts will be at your fingertips. You'll be able to instant message and video chat with them just like before, and also discover new ways of staying in touch with Skype on your mobile and tablet.
Huh, interesting.  Well, if there's some way to merge the accounts, I'll care.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Chucky on February 05, 2013, 05:37:03 PM
Just thought I'd mention that there is now BBC for YouTube if you look for the button when posting a YouTube clips. Just copy the youtube link between the tags, much the same as doing it with images with the IMG tags.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: gorefan1428 on February 05, 2013, 05:55:16 PM
good to know  [*thumbsup*]
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Chucky on February 05, 2013, 11:41:17 PM
Just thought I'd mention that I changed the destination from where you go when you post something. Originally, you would be taken to the list of topics from the board you've just posted in. Now when you post you will be taken to the post you have just made... which makes more sense.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Jigsaw on February 05, 2013, 11:44:12 PM
Just thought I'd mention that I changed the destination from where you go when you post something. Originally, you would be taken to the list of topics from the board you've just posted in. Now when you post you will be taken to the post you have just made... which makes more sense.

Thank God, that was so annoying.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Crash Dummie on February 05, 2013, 11:53:22 PM
We COULD fix it in our profiles' settings though, but it was well hidden.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Jigsaw on February 05, 2013, 11:54:15 PM
We COULD fix it in our profiles' settings though, but it was well hidden.

I thought we could too, but I didn't want to go searching for it. Color me lazy.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Chucky on February 05, 2013, 11:55:17 PM
Yeah, that's true. There always was the option in your profiles to change it but now I've set it as the forum default. So if anyone else does want it to go to the topics page instead of your recent post, you can make the change back... I just don't see people preferring it that way though.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Shadow on February 06, 2013, 04:19:52 AM
When I started my profile that was like one of the first things I changed.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Akasha on February 06, 2013, 07:09:00 AM
Is the Chat option coming back?
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Dorkus on February 06, 2013, 07:15:28 AM
I think so Kash. We're debating chat room vs. chat box.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Giddins on February 06, 2013, 06:27:56 PM
i miss old school chat rooms. they were awesome
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Akasha on February 06, 2013, 10:47:55 PM
I think so Kash. We're debating chat room vs. chat box.

Awesome-o! I vote chat box!
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Giddins on February 07, 2013, 03:43:13 PM
so since this is meant to be about the actual site and not just the message boards. what kind of ideas do people have for it? what is everyone keen to see? i know the fights have been talked about. but what else? reviews? news? articals? any other ideas on what can go up? i have already talked to chucky about maybe doing some video game reviews and what not.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: JasonzSon on February 07, 2013, 03:51:29 PM
I already know Chuck has ideas for reviews- I don't know them, but it's been a major source of "what to change" for about half a decade now, and I know he has a course he wants to start to take (regarding horror films, anyway).  Of course, I have plans for my own content as well right now, which encourages me to be quiet until I'm ready to start acting.  I want to take the rest of your question, Giddins, and rephrase it- "What makes us different from all of the other horror film sites out there?"  I take it as a general agreement that we don't want to become a news site, unless that's changed.  So, what else sets us apart?
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Giddins on February 07, 2013, 04:29:00 PM
well what made the place different were the fights and the message boards. but the fights ,as chucky has already pointed out, are something that people will come for and look at for 10 min. and with the message boards. i love them. but the fact that it's full of regular posters and in jokes could put some people off.

there are sites i go to just because they are well presented and well done even though they offer nothing different. doing something different is important but doing things peolple want to see is also important. and knowing what people expect to see when they first show up is important to know. and thats why i was asking.

i think a chat room is a very good idea. you don't seem to see them around anymore and they are a good way to get the community to bond together.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Reign in Blood on February 09, 2013, 12:08:52 PM
For smaller outfits like us, I always think it's good to support the more niche groups and interests. Stuff that some might not really have an outlet for their interest in it, and will draw others because it's different and cool, I think it's good to foster.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Chucky on February 09, 2013, 05:53:45 PM
I agree, we should add porn.
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Post by: Giddins on February 11, 2013, 12:24:01 PM
mmmmmm porn
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Post by: gorefan1428 on February 11, 2013, 05:22:32 PM
I agree, we should add porn.


as long as it's midget porn
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Post by: Giddins on February 11, 2013, 05:34:20 PM
i find midget porn always comes up short
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Post by: Chucky on February 11, 2013, 07:52:19 PM
i find midget porn always comes up short

(http://www.donkdown.com/forum/images/smilies/facepalm5.gif)
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Post by: Akasha on February 11, 2013, 11:50:40 PM

(http://www.donkdown.com/forum/images/smilies/facepalm5.gif)


 [*laugh*] I died!
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Post by: gorefan1428 on February 12, 2013, 01:16:05 PM
is that the guy from prison break?
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Post by: DrumrbaxJ on February 13, 2013, 05:54:22 PM
TINYCHAT! That's what I was trying to remember. Ooops.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Chucky on February 14, 2013, 12:29:59 AM
TINYCHAT! That's what I was trying to remember. Ooops.

Depends on how difficult the integration would be... I'm still debating in my head shoutbox vs chatroom.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: JasonzSon on February 14, 2013, 12:37:53 AM
Any particular reason functions like "Who's Online" don't work with the new forum?
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Post by: Chucky on February 14, 2013, 12:40:09 AM
Any particular reason functions like "Who's Online" don't work with the new forum?

It's not that they don't work, I just haven't linked them anywhere. You should still be able to see them like this:

http://fight-evil.com/community/index.php?action=who
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Post by: DrumrbaxJ on February 14, 2013, 12:49:02 AM
I think tinychat is more like you outsourcing to them. Put up a link for your room or some such and everyone jumps in to their server site room thing.
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Post by: Chucky on February 14, 2013, 12:52:32 AM
Never really been a fan of sending members to another website to make use of a particular function. The last chat room we had, which I could still use, utilised FE members existing accounts, no need to register another account to use etc and was quite seamless... and I prefer that.
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Post by: DrumrbaxJ on February 14, 2013, 12:54:24 AM
Touche.
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Post by: JasonzSon on February 14, 2013, 01:02:44 AM
Did you recently fix code relating to that, Chuck?  I tried using that url on my own in the past, and all it did was log me out.  That could be chalked up to the site being confused by changes going on at the time, though.
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Post by: Chucky on February 14, 2013, 01:19:45 AM
If you're referring to the old forum, I haven't touched the coding on it since it was last up and running smoothly.
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Post by: JasonzSon on February 14, 2013, 01:23:11 AM
No, I mean this one.  I tried typing that url in about a week ago, and it just brought me back to the login.
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Post by: Chucky on February 14, 2013, 01:26:12 AM
...and does it still do that when you try now? Coincidentally, when you had previously logged in you may have chosen one of the time limits to have you signed in for that expired around that time and just logged you out by coincidence? I even find that on the odd occasion choosing 'forever' can still log you out over time.
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Post by: JasonzSon on February 14, 2013, 01:44:02 AM
Actually it does.  It doesn't log me out, per se, but it brings me to the login screen as though I were logged out.  Apparently only when I go there via a link does it work properly.
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: JasonzSon on February 22, 2013, 04:41:01 AM
Perhaps an area would be appropriate where the FAQ, the Introductions thread, and this one (along with threads discussing other parts of the site when they exist) could be kept, free of all the general goings-on.
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Post by: Daebo on February 27, 2013, 02:24:00 PM
No post counts?
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Post by: gorefan1428 on February 27, 2013, 02:33:22 PM
No post counts?

good thing imo  [*thumbsup*]
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: Chucky on February 27, 2013, 08:37:39 PM
No post counts?

You can see them in your profiles but that's about it. I don't see the point in them really... we're such a tight-knit community that we're above needing post counts.
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Post by: Dorkus on February 28, 2013, 07:58:10 AM
Are there fancy titles that go with the post count? This is the real issue.
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Post by: Chucky on March 02, 2013, 06:41:43 PM
Are there fancy titles that go with the post count? This is the real issue.

That's another thing that I thought wasn't really needed.
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Post by: Midian Fiend on March 05, 2013, 01:59:23 PM
Im not sure if titles will give people an incentive to post or just post tonnes of crap.
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Post by: JasonzSon on March 05, 2013, 03:16:38 PM
The latter.
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Post by: gorefan1428 on March 05, 2013, 05:17:29 PM
Im not sure if titles will give people an incentive to post or just post tonnes of crap.

The tons of crap for sure. I remember some of the threads on the old boards were so silly and post whore ish that it wasn't even funny like for example  the what was the last thing you ate thread " no i'm not kidding"
Title: Re: Discussion of Future Portions of this Site
Post by: JasonzSon on May 21, 2013, 02:55:04 PM
Hey C-Dog, how do you feel about giving us some of those thread icons with ratings for movies?
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Post by: Chucky on May 22, 2013, 03:53:00 PM
I guess this answers the question that I asked in the Staff section to your reviews comment...

I used to have them in there because our old review system revolved around people (staff) rating them that way. Since the new review system will be separate from the forum, I won't need them and I don't really want to add unnecessary things to the icon drop-down list.

I am currently on 3 weeks leave from work, so I plan to get a lot done with the review stuff over these next few weeks.
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Post by: JasonzSon on May 22, 2013, 03:57:32 PM
Ah, got you.  I still think it would be a nice touch for movie threads, but if we can work out some sort of system where the review section and the forums are linked, it might be unnecessary.