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Re: Site Discussion Thread

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:38 pm
by Quill
TLtimelord wrote:
Zha Hong Lang wrote:
Tyler1209 wrote:What I'm saying is that I requested a username change twice and nothing happened. Like, what?
PM the active mods. I did this and got a name change by the end of the day.
When only active Mods should be on the team so little things like this aren't a problem.
Moderators cannot change people's names. Only administrators can.

Re: Site Discussion Thread

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:27 am
by Snessy the duck
I'm very confused by something. You see, there was recently a guy who posted a version of TI1 with SMB3 graphics, which topic then got locked for being plagarism, which is odd, since I've heard from some people that you don't need redigit's permission to use his episodes, plus he wasn't claiming it as his own. What makes this even more confusing is that people are completely okay with the TI2 Betterfied series, which kinda falls into the same category, and there's also episodes like this, which clearly use levels from the Invasion series, which haven't been locked yet. It would be real nice if someone could clear up these inconsistensies and say what exactly classifies as plagarism in episodes.

The problem with most new users

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:40 pm
by Yung Gotenks
I've noticed something. Most new users make posts in like, the projects section for example, and make posts like "i'm making a new episode called [insert project name here]. :)" and no screenshots or anything.
Other times, they're posting questions in the wrong sections.
I feel like this could be avoided by maybe like, if you're a first time user then the forum rules pop up before you get to see anything? Idk, just a suggestion.

Re: The problem with most new users

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:54 pm
by Mudkip
But how can you force them to read the rules?
It would be great if people actually read rules before posting. (Doesn't only apply to this forum)

Re: The problem with most new users

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:56 pm
by Snessy the duck
Mudkip wrote:But how can you force them to read the rules?
Maybe make it a popup that appears the first time someone logs in?

Re: The problem with most new users

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:22 pm
by arcade999
Snessy the duck wrote:
Mudkip wrote:But how can you force them to read the rules?
Maybe make it a popup that appears the first time someone logs in?
Yeah, I havn't read the rules the first time, cuz all websites has pretty much the same rules, and I guess this is what new users are also thinking, so yeah, since smbx has pretty specific rules, I agree, they should pop up for new users.

Re: The problem with most new users

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:29 pm
by Yung Gotenks
Snessy the duck wrote: Maybe make it a popup that appears the first time someone logs in?
This is more of what i was thinking of.

Re: The problem with most new users

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:11 pm
by HeroLinik
What they really need to do is make those rules bars that appear at the top of other forums, like on NSMBX - that outlines the fundamental rules of what to do when making levels/projects/etc. so new users don't miss them. Let's be honest here, nobody even wants to read the rules likely due to them thinking it'll be common sense stuff on forums and that (as in, no flaming, no bumping, no advertising, stay on topic etc.) so they miss out on forum-centric rules like screenshots, so effectively shoving the forum-centric rules into their faces by this means would help alleviate this issue. However, that still doesn't stop the occasional hit-and-runner who goes in, posts a topic saying something like "Super Mario Bros. 4 coming soon, no screenshots cuz I haven't done them yet." and then disappear forever from the site. It's clear that they're only doing this for attention and you can't stop those.

Re: The problem with most new users

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:21 pm
by JupiHornet
Yung Gotenks wrote:I've noticed something. Most new users make posts in like, the projects section for example, and make posts like "i'm making a new episode called [insert project name here]. :)" and no screenshots or anything.
Other times, they're posting questions in the wrong sections.
I feel like this could be avoided by maybe like, if you're a first time user then the forum rules pop up before you get to see anything? Idk, just a suggestion.
Merged with the Site Discussion Thread. A rules popup is a good idea btw.

Re: Site Discussion Thread

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:38 pm
by Radiance
Even the rules will pop-up after registration or logging in, there is a big chance that they will just skip it. Because of this.
HeroLinik wrote:nobody even wants to read the rules likely due to them thinking it'll be common sense stuff on forums and that (as in, no flaming, no bumping, no advertising, stay on topic etc.)

Re: Site Discussion Thread

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:06 pm
by Danny
Is this possible with phpbb3?

Re: Site Discussion Thread

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:08 pm
by Doesntpostverymuch
Danny wrote:Is this possible with phpbb3?
wut

Re: Site Discussion Thread

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:11 pm
by Danny
Doesntpostverymuch wrote:
Danny wrote:Is this possible with phpbb3?
wut
The rules pop-ups people want? Is this even possible with phpbb3?

Re: Site Discussion Thread

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:37 am
by Doesntpostverymuch
Danny wrote:
Doesntpostverymuch wrote:
Danny wrote:Is this possible with phpbb3?
wut
The rules pop-ups people want? Is this even possible with phpbb3?
what's phpbb3?

Re: Site Discussion Thread

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:59 am
by Electriking
Doesntpostverymuch wrote:
Danny wrote:
Doesntpostverymuch wrote:
wut
The rules pop-ups people want? Is this even possible with phpbb3?
what's phpbb3?
The software this forum runs on.

But I am not sure if it is possible (on prophpBB there is a box for rules in the settings for each forum but I don't know what it does, or if it is doable here). There may also be an option for passwords, but that could be counterproductive.

Re: Site Discussion Thread

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:00 am
by Doesntpostverymuch
oh ok

Re: Site Discussion Thread

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:53 pm
by TheKidCodee
They should put the SMBX Fourms on android devices. That way we could post on the go.

Re: Site Discussion Thread

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:11 pm
by Zeldamaster12
TheKidCodee wrote:They should put the SMBX Fourms on android devices. That way we could post on the go.
Just... use a mobile browser lol

Re: Site Discussion Thread

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:13 pm
by TheKidCodee
Zeldamaster12 wrote:
TheKidCodee wrote:They should put the SMBX Fourms on android devices. That way we could post on the go.
Just... use a mobile browser lol
This wasn't made for phones ya know.

Re: Site Discussion Thread

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:27 pm
by PixelPest
TheKidCodee wrote:
Zeldamaster12 wrote:
TheKidCodee wrote:They should put the SMBX Fourms on android devices. That way we could post on the go.
Just... use a mobile browser lol
This wasn't made for phones ya know.
Actually it adjusts to your screen size just fine. No idea what your problem is