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    Shit, I'm not even on AIM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StrangeWill View Post

    And promptly ignored their responses.
    TELL ME ABOUT IT!

    i complained that the forums still sucked [in so many words] and he has yet to fix that.

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    Sado has rights to update the forums as he sees fit. We are currently focusing our efforts on the homepage and its future modules/features.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damien Stryker View Post
    Shit, I'm not even on AIM.
    I'm surprised it still exists

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    I hope that the "bright and happy" color scheme of the front page doesn't migrate here to the forums. I like the grimdark techno future color scheme. It is le dark ... like my soul. <_<

    Good new front page though. It freaked me out at first but then I realized "Hey...game news...from everywhere.".

    *thumbs up*
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    How do you plan on separating yourselves from existing sites like GameTab?

    GameTab - The Game Reviews & News Compilation Site.
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    Front looks ass now. Imho.
    Still waiting for a true Next Gen AVP FPS experience!

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    Gametab don't appear to be very up-to-date

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    My first thought was of the big boy, N4G. I only use Game News HQ as a quick ref, I don't spend any time there and I guess it's nothing I couldn't achieve by just adding the feeds to Firefox. It's convenient.

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    I tried to change my favorites and then go back and I got an error message.

    Warning: mysql_fetch_assoc(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/gg_user/public_html/ajax/asendfeed.php on line 55

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    Quote Originally Posted by nVidiot_Whore View Post
    How do you plan on separating yourselves from existing sites like GameTab?

    GameTab - The Game Reviews & News Compilation Site.
    We have our ideas At some point when they are more put together we will let you know. We actually have quite a few big features yet to roll out. We have ideas for integrating comments and reviews as well.


    Mol try now and let me know.

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    Working great now thanks CAD!

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    OOP plz so development doesn't lag like a bitch.

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    what was wrong with how gamegossip was run before? occasional exclusive stuff and all that. i mean kotaku seems to run the show in terms of sites like that, and every other niche is filled by various gaming news sites. i just dont think the front page is that viable anymore, especially entering in now. especially if it's just an aggregate.
    i dont really have anything to put in here but i felt left out on this EXCITING NEW FEATURE so i put it here

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    I'm hoping it's just the first step. Not like adding exclusive articles is really much harder than a day's worth of work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mishra View Post
    what was wrong with how gamegossip was run before? occasional exclusive stuff and all that. i mean kotaku seems to run the show in terms of sites like that, and every other niche is filled by various gaming news sites. i just dont think the front page is that viable anymore, especially entering in now. especially if it's just an aggregate.
    We plan on having the ability for members to write if they choose and those musings can be selected and featured on the homepage. The problem that without a paid staff to write for you every day you'll eventually only end up with super people like Lost Toys...who inevitably end up working alone after everyone else burns out.

    There are lots of things planned, baby steps, this isn't my primary job during the day

    The homepage already gets you more in tune with whats going on out in the industry than we were in recent memory.

    Dont worry Will, ease of maintenance is one of the focuses this rewrite.

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    CAD, the road to redemption is also one to be trodden baby like.

    carry on


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    So I've been working on resurrecting this from the dead as well.

    Current Dev homepage is here.

    http://gamegossip.com/gg.html

    I'm writing a new API for the site and RSS Importer. The old code was PHP5.x and at times when reading it recently I have no idea why I wrote chunks the way I did. It broke with the upgrade to PHP7 so the whole new backend is going to be Python 3. I have that all about done. I'm to the point of currating the news sites and their RSS feeds. It's funny finding ones that have been dead for years and years. So current work is being done there. Eventually I'd like to add the functionality back where people could customize the Favorites tab again.

    If you guys have gaming sites that you visit, please feel free to drop a link here and I'll check out if I can get them added.

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    Did anyone actually ever visit that thing? (I know I didn't). I assume most of the folks had direct links to the forums.
    "Give yourself over to absolute pleasure. Swim the warm waters of sins of the flesh" - Dr Frank N Furter (RHPS)

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    Yep!

    Top news story with amount of clicks it got.

    'Removing the ElvUi Default Scrolling Combat Text','12539'
    'ElvUI and Masque (buttonfacade) action bar skins.','7259'
    'Weak Auras for Siege of Orgrimmar 5.4','5328'
    '[WeakAuras] Shield Barrier absorb ammount.','4335'
    'Sonic Generations \'Modern Era\' Trailer','4325'
    'Rocketbirds Opening Cinematic','4309'
    'Batman: Arkham City Robin Gamestop Promo','4192'
    'NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Launch Trailer','4115'
    'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 \'Redemption\' Trailer','4084'
    'Binary Domain Consequence System Walkthrough','4075'

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    Well, color me surprised.

    Truth be told, I'm more interested in seeing the old Forum/theme layout restored. I toyed with replicating the color scheme but obviously I have no current means of restoring the graphics. Didn't you say that you had all that stuff archived somewhere?
    "Give yourself over to absolute pleasure. Swim the warm waters of sins of the flesh" - Dr Frank N Furter (RHPS)

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    Yeah it's all on the server and the old themes are there too. But the themes were written for vb3 and I'm not sure what's lost in using them (if I convert them somehow) to vb4, or if they'll migrate to vb5 when we get there.

    To be honest it's been AGES since I've done a custom VB style/template too.

    I do get the desire for the old buttons, color and logos. I'd love to get it all there too. At one point we were thinking that they could have been part of the issue so they arent even in this version of the gg vb database. I can setup another DB though and try and do an export. It's a theory anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by CtrlAltDel View Post
    Yep!

    Top news story with amount of clicks it got.

    'Removing the ElvUi Default Scrolling Combat Text','12539'
    'ElvUI and Masque (buttonfacade) action bar skins.','7259'
    'Weak Auras for Siege of Orgrimmar 5.4','5328'
    '[WeakAuras] Shield Barrier absorb ammount.','4335'
    'Sonic Generations \'Modern Era\' Trailer','4325'
    'Rocketbirds Opening Cinematic','4309'
    'Batman: Arkham City Robin Gamestop Promo','4192'
    'NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Launch Trailer','4115'
    'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 \'Redemption\' Trailer','4084'
    'Binary Domain Consequence System Walkthrough','4075'
    How many were not bots trying to pound a new hole into our site's ass? ;P

    I never liked the site aggregator, if I wanted to read shit gaming articles I'd go straight to the source.

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    I didn't track user-agents just clicks. But I still haven't written the updated tracker yet.

    Just tonight I implemented the scheduling for the boxes (save the top ones that require the stats to be working) so that they auto update throughout the day again.

    To be fair, when we had a customizable tab I would hit the homepage to see what the sites I liked to check on were writing about. I don't realistically expect people to click on every tab each time they come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nVidiot_Whore View Post
    How do you plan on separating yourselves from existing sites like GameTab?

    GameTab - The Game Reviews & News Compilation Site.
    Our plan was simple... outlast them.

    Victory is ours!

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    Taking the Guerrilla War approach, huh Pez?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadogoat View Post
    Well, color me surprised.

    Truth be told, I'm more interested in seeing the old Forum/theme layout restored. I toyed with replicating the color scheme but obviously I have no current means of restoring the graphics. Didn't you say that you had all that stuff archived somewhere?
    I made a few themes back when I had 404. If you want, I can try and set something up if you grant me themes access.

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    I got enough of the homepage functionality back and working again so I moved the page back to the homepage again.

    http://gamegossip.com/

    sharing...

    Gamegossip goes to the Cloud 2017

    TODO

    1. SSL
    2. Cookies
      • Get homepage to read GG Forums cookie
        • Issues being cookie security currently when not loading vbulletin libraries

      • Enable people to customize favorites tab again

    Completed

    1. API
      • Completed
      • Main script that builds the category boxes.

    2. Import
      • Main script used to parse RSS feeds and populate main news table.

    3. FeedRefresh
      • Completed
      • Script that populates boxes from the main news table.

    4. RemoveSite
      • 80% Completed
      • Script that can be used to remove a site from the engine.
      • TODO: Implement new query for news/stats deletion.

    5. TopRefresh
      • Completed
      • Script used to update the daily/weekly boxes.

    6. RollupHits
      • Completed
      • Script merges transaction table stats to main table.

    7. TrackHits
      • Completed
      • Script tracks hits

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    why did the forum go down, I was surprised to see it's back up

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