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Post by Atlas on Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:27 am

o/ bros! 

Alright so this place needs some cleaning up and here's the first few things on my list:

1) We're going to change up the theme in order to make the place look a little cleaner and easier to read. I still like the general look but the text doesn't always play nice with the background and if we want to put up stories and other such things we're going to need something a little sharper,clearer and mobile friendly.

2) I'm giving you guys a week in order to fix up your banners because I am going to start wiping banners that go beyond the 600x200 limit that are not spoilered. For reference:



^ that is a 600x200 banner. You get one to display in your signature. If you want to keep anything larger or have multiple banners, the rest need to be spoilered. If you don't know how to do that, please message me.

3) The site itself is going to start going back to its roots and being more about the media that you the people produce. As such, there's going to be more focus on the writing, drawings and games on this site than just general discussion. This is probably going to translate to shifting the order of the index at first, but I got a couple ideas already that I'm looking into.

4) We are absolutely going to get as many people into skype chat as we can. If Skype is a problem, we'll use a different system but we gotta start getting people more connected.

5) I haven't really found any of the mod/admin staff around so I'm going to be looking at more people who would be willing to do take on some of those duties. If they return, I'll give precedence to the original staff, but I'd like interested people to please let me know either via pm or just as a response to this thread.

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Those are the items on my docket right now. I'll be getting those done systematically over the next few weeks unless there is major objection. Let me know your thoughts!

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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by drpdrp97 on Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:19 am

Atlas wrote:
1) We're going to change up the theme in order to make the place look a little cleaner and easier to read. I still like the general look but the text doesn't always play nice with the background and if we want to put up stories and other such things we're going to need something a little sharper,clearer and mobile friendly.
Yes please. Gray on black is horribly difficult to read. I feel like my eyesight is diminishing each time I visit.

Atlas wrote:3) The site itself is going to start going back to its roots and being more about the media that you the people produce. As such, there's going to be more focus on the writing, drawings and games on this site than just general discussion. This is probably going to translate to shifting the order of the index at first, but I got a couple ideas already that I'm looking into.
I'll go fetch my fanfic friends. Begin the messages!

(My messages hardly seem to get through to people, so I think YouTube's spam filter keeps taking my messages and putting them in people's spam inboxes. I'll have to rethink it.)

Atlas wrote:4) We are absolutely going to get as many people into skype chat as we can. If Skype is a problem, we'll use a different system but we gotta start getting people more connected.
So will this be a separate chat from Thevil1's chat or naw? Because I really, really, really have problems with Skype as it is and two chats might just make my laptop stop functioning altogether.

Atlas wrote:5) I haven't really found any of the mod/admin staff around so I'm going to be looking at more people who would be willing to do take on some of those duties. If they return, I'll give precedence to the original staff, but I'd like interested people to please let me know either via pm or just as a response to this thread.
As much as I'd like to offer myself for the job, there are some much more veteran members here than I, so I'll see how that plays out and let them offer themselves for sacrifice being on staff first.

Pls message me on Skype tonight so we can discuss my big bad plan Atlas.
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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by cya6 on Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:50 am

Atlas wrote:
3) The site itself is going to start going back to its roots and being more about the media that you the people produce. As such, there's going to be more focus on the writing, drawings and games on this site than just general discussion. This is probably going to translate to shifting the order of the index at first, but I got a couple ideas already that I'm looking into.
Is this for CL related stuff?  Cause I've fallen out of the fanfic scene, though I'll still read and provide feedback.
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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by Atlas on Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:37 pm

For Skype chat, I think pooling everyone into Thevil1's will be fine, but I'm fine for putting something up on a different system such as teamspeak, yahoo messenger or the like. I put up Skype since as far as I can tell, people already have and use it quite a lot.

As for cya's comment, it's going to be both. I feel like we have plenty of room for everyone here so I'm fine with stuff that isn't CL-related. But we will have a CL-dedicated section for sure.

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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by tbcr on Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:20 pm

Atlas wrote:
3) The site itself is going to start going back to its roots and being more about the media that you the people produce. As such, there's going to be more focus on the writing, drawings and games on this site than just general discussion. This is probably going to translate to shifting the order of the index at first, but I got a couple ideas already that I'm looking into.

ohboy.mp3 Very Happy

Atlas wrote:
4) We are absolutely going to get as many people into skype chat as we can. If Skype is a problem, we'll use a different system but we gotta start getting people more connected.

if it does come down to not having to use skype, teamspeak and mumble have been known to be good VoIP.
Atlas wrote:
5) I haven't really found any of the mod/admin staff around so I'm going to be looking at more people who would be willing to do take on some of those duties. If they return, I'll give precedence to the original staff, but I'd like interested people to please let me know either via pm or just as a response to this thread.

i have forum admin and modding experience, so if you need help, i would be glad to help
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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by Stella Luce 333 on Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:56 am

I’ll look into Skype, but I don’t have a webcam…
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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by drpdrp97 on Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:45 am

Stella Luce 333 wrote:I’ll look into Skype, but I don’t have a webcam…
We've never done a video call to date. Just audio and messaging.
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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by Atlas on Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:33 pm

drpdrp97 wrote:
Stella Luce 333 wrote:I’ll look into Skype, but I don’t have a webcam…
We've never done a video call to date. Just audio and messaging.

QFT I imagine Skype would be used just for the texting purposes. By all means, if you want to do video or audio chats it's all up to you. Entirely voluntary lol.

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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by drpdrp97 on Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:26 am

Atlas wrote:
drpdrp97 wrote:
Stella Luce 333 wrote:I’ll look into Skype, but I don’t have a webcam…
We've never done a video call to date. Just audio and messaging.

QFT I imagine Skype would be used just for the texting purposes. By all means, if you want to do video or audio chats it's all up to you. Entirely voluntary lol.
Audio chats are really cool. Although you skipped out on every single one last month when we were going through a craze.
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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by Atlas on Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:14 am

I needed to save my voice for when I needed to chew out school officials lol.

Anyway, minor report. By the powers of time management, I plan to be active both here and on the test forum mostly on Mondays, Wednesdays and the weekend.

I toyed around with adding Thursday but my schedule just doesn't like it. If you people want my love and attention, you'll have a far better chance of reaching me on those days.

Other than that, I think we've narrowed down the theme template to about 5 choices now. I'm going to be cycling through them (1 a day), so feel free to drop a post in there saying you like/don't like that theme. The name of each theme is right up on the top banner of the site. So for example, as of this post the theme template is "Dark Glow".

NOTE: These are only templates. We'll be modifying it as we go to make it more appropriate and fitting our theme. If you like one part but not another, please write that down and we can see how much of an issue any one aspect of a theme really is.

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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by drpdrp97 on Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:44 pm

Vote Dark Glow!

It's so cool hehe
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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by Ivona no Fyra on Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:00 pm

Question: What is the name of the skype chat? Maybe someone could add me? I'm dragonarbock on there.
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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by tbcr on Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:00 pm

i could add you, but i dont have you on skype
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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by Ivona no Fyra on Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:12 pm

Feel free to add me then if you need to. Don't bother me none.
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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by drpdrp97 on Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:08 am

And so, the idea of rebooting XL soon died out.
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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by Stella Luce 333 on Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:44 pm

This is crunch time for our members who are in college, since their semesters end in a couple of weeks…I’m sure things will pick up again as the holidays get closer…
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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by Snickie on Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:31 am

Look who's alive!
-fistpump-
-falls over from exhaustion from finals and juries-

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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by Stella Luce 333 on Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:31 am

Welcome back!!!
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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by Atlas on Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:07 pm

FAKKING HELL

Alright, I'm back after a couple weeks of dealing with a bad comp. I think I've finally sorted it all out so I'm going back at it.

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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by tbcr on Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:29 pm

welcome back and hopefully everything goes smooth
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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by drpdrp97 on Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:47 pm

Atlas!

How I've missed you!
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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by Stella Luce 333 on Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:46 pm

Welcome back!!!
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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by Snickie on Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:05 pm

O_O
I'm... pleased to see your computer is fixed, Atlas.

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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by Sakura10594 on Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:04 pm

Gosh, you've been gone for a few months and this happens.

Seriously, I hate to ask this, but who do you talk to if you want to be added to the skype chat?
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Re: Some Incoming Changes

Post by drpdrp97 on Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:32 pm

Sakura10594 wrote:Gosh, you've been gone for a few months and this happens.

Seriously, I hate to ask this, but who do you talk to if you want to be added to the skype chat?
I'm the one who has been adding people in, but currently on break from that for school, so I'd try to ask tbcr. If not I can still do it.
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