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    Okay...

    Post by Jeff9978 on Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:19 pm

    Looks like I'm running the show now. I'll look after the site until John or Connor come back. (I'm doing that anyway, but...yeah.)
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    Re: Okay...

    Post by Fluncher on Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:37 pm

    I've been here, lol. I still come every day, trust me. this site is just boring as hell
    There's just nothing going on.
    Your first task: Advertise this place.
    Your second and fatal task: Make some forums that EVERYONE would like.



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    Re: Okay...

    Post by Jeff9978 on Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:33 pm

    Okay, give me a few days to come up with some topics.


    My places to advertise are a bit limited..but I'll make do.
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    Re: Okay...

    Post by SilentVerse on Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:36 am

    To be honest, you probably should try to get remaining members to actually post in some topics without having tons of drama spew out before you advertise the place. I mean, if it's this dead, I doubt anyone's actually going to stay long.

    Edit: I know it's kinda hypocritical for me to say that when I haven't posted anything in forever, but still :/.

    Edit2: Oh, and give the forum a makeover. Some of the forums are unnecessary since no one actually posts in them, and they just make the place look deader (ie: Star Fox hasn't had a post in almost a year, and there's a bunch of other forums which are the same. I will help specify which I personally think should go later).
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    Re: Okay...

    Post by Fluncher on Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:23 pm

    I'll give the site a makeover. (somehow)
    What I'm mainly going to do is get rid of all the gadgets. (they're ***. Seriously.)
    If someone is willing to make up a new logo and theme, it would help.



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    Re: Okay...

    Post by Applejack on Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:49 pm

    I could create the banner. Just tell me what color would be appropriate.



    We should also have something other than Forumotion, like vBulletin, or something like that. Yes, we should advertise, but when we advertise, the people that come always leave. That's because of the old topics we have. This site is.....well, bland. We need something specialized for this site, so other people will be drawn to it.



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    Re: Okay...

    Post by SilentVerse on Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:19 pm

    As far as colors go, this one right now is good enough imo. Blue and white is nice to look at, so there's not much point in changing the color scheme. The banner could probably be changed, though make sure that it is consistent with the background colors (ie: don't necessarily make it the same color, but colors that look nice with it would be great).

    Oh, and here's what I think should be changed forum-wise:

    - Not too sure what to do about General Gaming, but something needs to be done to it since it really doesn't look like it'll be generating any activity, and it looks dead. Honestly, I'd get rid of the cheats section entirely since it isn't really BG's main selling point, but then we don't have anything to actually attract anyone so....
    - Maybe move Xbox and Playstation games down into game discussions, and just make Halo and Call of Duty sub categories under them. This site at the moment is really more Nintendo based, so eh.
    - Get rid of Kirby, Star Fox, Mother, and Metroid. There are few topics in there, and we don't need them since we have so few members. Or, just make them sub forums under Miscellaneous games, since it won't look like there's four whole forums which are dead.
    - I think we could probably cobble the Art Room and Fanfiction into one category.
    - Instead of Anime and Manga, I'd rather make it an all-encompassing "Media" category, and it'd help BG Community be less clustered (though that isn't much of a problem tbh).
    - Get rid of the quizzes section. It's kinda a pointless gimmick.
    - Not too sure about the advertising grounds, but it might be okay.

    Yeah, I'm basically trying to remove some of the forums which really don't attract any discussions. Less forums should make it easier to make the site look active enough for people to join, and it'll be less difficult for us to make good topics to keep them looking active.


    Oh, and @ Kagome: The main issue with vBulletin is that it costs money. Forumotion is a decent base anyway, though it would be cool if we could use something else. Like you said, we also need something to actually let this site stand out, especially since "a general site to discuss nintendo games" has been done time and time again.
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    Re: Okay...

    Post by Applejack on Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:32 pm

    I've heard that many people are "bronies" (My little pony fans, X3!), so maybe we could increase the MLP thread into a category?



    Is there anything else that is better than Forumotion that doesn't cost money? Because Forumotion doesn't really seem that good to me.



    The problem with the advertising grounds is that it takes people away from the site. Since we are trying to bring more people, we might want to take the advertising grounds away until we have more members.



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    Re: Okay...

    Post by Ulqi-chan on Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:50 pm

    Alright, alright, have no fear, the great Arccie's here, blah, blah blah...

    Okay, so what we have here is basically not working out. New logo, new theme, less gadgets, new banner. Vbulletin, as SV said, costs moolah.
    The MLP idea's okay. (Despite the fact I'm not at all a fan.)

    People were mostly attracted to the role-plays. Not that I suggest making more, but just throwing that out there.



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    Re: Okay...

    Post by Applejack on Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:55 pm

    Become a brony. It'll change your life for the better.



    Yeah, Rps sound like a good idea. Of course, we should still do that approving the RP thing. We also need something that'll make us stand out. (Besides MLP, of course!)



    EDIT: I'll try advertising this site on other sites while we're doing this.


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    Re: Okay...

    Post by Ulqi-chan on Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:03 pm

    Kagome wrote:Become a brony. It'll change your life for the better.


    You do realize that bronys are guys? :/

    And I wasn't suggesting roleplays, I was just saying.



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    Re: Okay...

    Post by SilentVerse on Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:11 pm

    Actually, yeah, get rid of the advertising grounds. Kinda pointless, and I doubt anyone who actually advertises there will get more members on their forum given the current condition of this site :/.

    I still think Mother, Kirby, and Metroid should be removed, unless someone really feels that they should stay. We should probably add some other popular categories that aren't necessarily from Nintendo, but eh, I got nothing. I'm also still sure that Anime and Manga should be changed to a forum where stuff like MLP could be discussed as well (regarding MLP, it does have a huge fanbase, but while it may double the fun, I don't really think that it needs an entire forum. One large thread about MLP would probably be good enough).

    I'm not too sure what we could do to make our site stand out honestly. I liked the whole badge system idea, and I think it could probably be expanded on to reward members who contribute to the site in different ways. Flash Games are cool, but don't really make the site, roleplays can be done better on other sites, and nintendo discussion has been done a bunch.
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    Re: Okay...

    Post by Applejack on Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:24 pm

    The fun becomes doubled with MLP, but yeah, maybe a thread will be enough, making it 20% cooler. >=]



    Kirby is more well know and popular than Mother or Metroid, so Kirby could stay possibly.



    Yeah, giving members rewards could encourage people to stay! (I advertised a bit. We MIGHT get more members...possibly...)



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    Re: Okay...

    Post by Ulqi-chan on Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:29 pm

    I must agree with SV on Kirby and all that jazz. No one has posted in it other than like one thread, so.
    And away it goes.



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    Re: Okay...

    Post by Applejack on Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:34 pm

    ...ok. (Dont have much else to post, =\)



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    Re: Okay...

    Post by SilentVerse on Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:36 pm

    Hmm, but we gotta remember not to feed the parasprites if we make only one thread. Otherwise we'll have to fire the orbital friendship cannon FOREVER.

    The badge and level system are really quite cool, and they'd probably give people a reason to actually post and contribute. I dunno, we could probably go back to having badges for things other than posts / coins and such, (maybe one for hosting a roleplay, posting flash games, or the like?). It'd definitely be a cool idea imo.

    We could probably host some forum wide things too if there's enough interest, though obviously we'd need more members for that. I mean, there's a lot of things we could potentially do with the art room and fanfiction and the like.
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    Re: Okay...

    Post by Applejack on Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:44 pm

    And we should have a cockatrice to turn the trollestias into stone! >=]

    Maybe have art contests and fanfic contests? We could also change the banner and logo to holidays (Halloween, X-mas, etc) so it seems more festive! (Creepypasta, anyone?) We should definitely do this! Let's get to work!



    ...Tommorrow...



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    Re: Okay...

    Post by SilentVerse on Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:52 pm

    But then they'll go all "YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE ME" on us :/

    Yeah, really, it's our lack of members which kinda holds us back from doing a bunch of stuff. Art and writing contests would be really nice, but we'd need enough people for them, and I don't think we really have anyone dedicated enough to construct banners for each holiday sadly, even though that'd be a great idea.
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    Re: Okay...

    Post by Ulqi-chan on Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:04 am

    I like the banner idea along with the contests. If we do the banner, though, someone needs to go ahead and have some ready.



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    Re: Okay...

    Post by Fluncher on Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:15 am

    @Michelle: Bronies are guys...
    I love the Holiday Theme idea. We just need a Banner Designer. (Not me. I suck at drawing.)
    We could possibly bring the badges back. But we should probably keep them on profiles to reduce space, like SMWCentral does it.
    Now, then we would need a Badge Designer.
    I also like the Contests idea.
    This would be great for people who would like to show off their skills.
    I can name quite a few contests we could do:
    SMW Hacking Chocolate Contest (remember, it's not illegal as long you arent distributing those ROMs.)
    SMW Hacking Vanilla Contest
    SMW Hacking Level Design Contest
    Art
    Gaming Tournament
    Think I named enough.
    We could possibly have something like a C3 every year. A special event during the year. When alot of special contests happen. I was thinking the spring was the best time for it.



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    Re: Okay...

    Post by Applejack on Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:24 am

    Just make sure their backside is whole and ungobbled.



    I can do the holiday banner! It'll be easy! (although I'm not promising any thanksgiving one now, =\)



    We shoul have an art contest to keep people here. Alot of people like contests, so that's a good way of keeping them from leaving! =D



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    Re: Okay...

    Post by Ulqi-chan on Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:33 am

    Concerning the roleplays, we could delete the ones that didn't really make a lot of progress (i.e ones that only had about three pages in it) and make reincarnated ones with better plots and such.

    Also, should we have a Sign-up/OOC thread for those roleplays? It would create a lot less chaos when you join one, in my opinion.

    @Michelle: Yes, you do that. A Thanksgiving one would be nice, but it's not necessary.



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    Re: Okay...

    Post by Kotaru on Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:46 am

    Well it looks like the site is starting to come back to life. But if there is anything you need help with I'm here, I could help with anything you need. I can help make the Banner, and post in the topics, but if you already have people doing that then I can do something else.



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    Re: Okay...

    Post by SilentVerse on Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:42 pm

    Them confangled modern doohickeys...

    Yeah, go for a signup thread for the roleplays, and any other games like mafia for that matter. It's just a lot easier to keep track of.

    I don't really like having badges on the profile only though. They don't usually get seen often then, and I feel it would be more rewarding if people could flaunt their badges every time they post, since that way it's easily visible. We'd have to have small badges though if we're going to go that route.

    Banner contests would be a cool idea too actually. I'm pretty poor at computer designed art, but I'm sure it be a fun idea.

    If we're going to go for any sort of contest right now, art of some kind would probably be the best. Writing might be pretty easy to manage too. Gaming tournaments and the like are difficult because of timezones and such, and then you have to make sure everyone will be there at the time, and it's just more difficult to arrange.
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    Re: Okay...

    Post by Ulqi-chan on Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:48 pm

    Right. I'll make the sign-up threads ASAP.



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