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Drag
Posted on 02-22-12 02:07 AM Link | Quote | ID: 150226


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First, you might've been a large board, but now you're a small board. Your first step would be a great downsizing in the number of forums you have. Remember, the main purpose of having several different categories is so that no singular topic dominates all of the others.

Second, bump up the text size. It's 2012, we're not stuck in 800x600 land anymore.

Third, make a clear and concise decision as to who you want to populate your board. Having a bunch of users who do nothing but harass everyone, or having a bunch of users who have repeatedly proven themselves to be unable to contribute anything worthwhile is not a good idea for a thriving community. Quality over quantity, etc. Being down to 10 quality users and 2 posts a day is still better than having 50 users and 100ppd that are nothing but fluff.

Fourth, ditch the legacy, because it's no longer relevant. As in, you might've started as a rom hacking centric forum, but that obviously isn't the case anymore. Maybe you guys no longer have a focus, and maybe you're better off that way.

Fifth, "board2"? Change your name, guys; nobody's going to know what this means. Hell, even something like "bored2death" would be better.

If you guys are all programmers, you should post about your programming projects. Like to play video games? Discuss what you're playing. Like a particular song or a particular band? That's good to post about too. Who knows, you might find you'll attract some like-minded peeps and find a new interest for the board to develop around.

(Also hi, I haven't posted here in 4 years. Sup?)

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Posted on 02-22-12 02:10 AM Link | Quote | ID: 150227

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Posted by Drag
Second, bump up the text size. It's 2012, we're not stuck in 800x600 land anymore.

You can do this yourself in the options. Edit profile -> Font size.

Drag
Posted on 02-22-12 02:12 AM Link | Quote | ID: 150228


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Posted by Kyargu
Posted by Drag
Second, bump up the text size. It's 2012, we're not stuck in 800x600 land anymore.

You can do this yourself in the options. Edit profile -> Font size.

I meant for guests.

Also, what is the font size even measured in? It's set to "68" for me, but I have no idea what that means. 68 twips?

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Posted on 02-22-12 02:16 AM Link | Quote | ID: 150229


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The font size looks fine to me... (well, maybe it'd be bad on a mobile device running iOS or Android, but eh)

I also misread "bored2death" as "board2death". Ha ha unintentional pun etc. etc.

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Drag
Posted on 02-22-12 02:19 AM Link | Quote | ID: 150230


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Posted by Bloodstar
I also misread "bored2death" as "board2death". Ha ha unintentional pun etc. etc.

That was the other name I thought of, actually.

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Posted on 02-22-12 02:19 AM Link | Quote | ID: 150231


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Posted by Drag
Posted by Kyargu
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Second, bump up the text size. It's 2012, we're not stuck in 800x600 land anymore.

You can do this yourself in the options. Edit profile -> Font size.

I meant for guests.

Also, what is the font size even measured in? It's set to "68" for me, but I have no idea what that means. 68 twips?
Apparently it's in... percent.

I'm using 75, which looks good enough I suppose. I don't have a problem with small fonts.

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Kyargu
Posted on 02-22-12 02:20 AM Link | Quote | ID: 150232

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Posted by Drag
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Second, bump up the text size. It's 2012, we're not stuck in 800x600 land anymore.

You can do this yourself in the options. Edit profile -> Font size.

I meant for guests.

It's not even that small. I'd rather a font like this than an artifically-inflated font.

Posted by Bloodstar
I also misread "bored2death" as "board2death". Ha ha unintentional pun etc. etc.


I thought that was the pun?

Lunaria
Posted on 02-22-12 03:02 PM (rev. 2 of 02-22-12 09:22 PM) Link | Quote | ID: 150245


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I had a really good reply to everything you said Drag, but then IE ate the post when I clicked back on wrong password. :/

It's like, what the fuck. I can't think of any reason anyone in their sane mind would use this web browser. (This is not my PC.)

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Posted on 02-24-12 12:30 AM Link | Quote | ID: 150249


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The problem with introducing too much text size variation is that a lot of the themes wouldn't trivially work fine with both small and large fonts at once. Also, a lot of laptops (e.g. mine) still have 1280x800 displays...

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Posted on 02-24-12 03:02 PM Link | Quote | ID: 150253


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Posted by Bloodstar
The font size looks fine to me... (well, maybe it'd be bad on a mobile device running iOS or Android, but eh)



Not quite, even I use a motorola q9h using windows mobile 6.2, the text is quite reable most of the time.
Yes the fonts is small, but as long as you know how to adjust the browsers setting on mobile devices it will do you fine.
Try using opera mini and see if it works out better for you.
@Black Hole: Netbooks and laptops, 1024 x 600 will that do or a higher resolution bump for this site ?
I know you don't want to have to go through all the trouble, but why not make board also available in mobile/portable device formats ?

I think if you did this, anybody coming through the site on small screens and looking for specific info in the sub-forums here would be much more happier.

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Posted on 03-01-12 12:53 PM Link | Quote | ID: 150317


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Actual mobile devices are different from simple commonplace small-screen laptops. The WAP age is also pretty much a thing of the past, and decent mobile browsers (think Opera Mini) are quite good at dealing with pages not tailored towards them in my experience (by means of pinch-resizing or otherwise).

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Posted on 03-02-12 01:15 AM Link | Quote | ID: 150320


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See new thread title.

While I'm sure I can do many changes more to make this place nicer... we still need some way of making ourselves more active. Many users exclaim that they want this place to remain, but as it is right now it's an sinking ship.

I can try and infuse activity from several angles in which I know people, but then we will end up with a whole bunch of users who share interests I do. This seems very egomatic and not the way to go.

So, it would be nice to share around the name of the place and such to any and all people who you might think would be interested in this place. I'm not talking about forcing it into someone's face, but if you find yourself talking about something we have here, it would be nice to mention the place, people may get interested, you know?

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Posted on 03-02-12 01:36 AM Link | Quote | ID: 150322


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Posted by Lunaria
See new thread title.
So, it would be nice to share around the name of the place and such to any and all people who you might think would be interested in this place. I'm not talking about forcing it into someone's face, but if you find yourself talking about something we have here, it would be nice to mention the place, people may get interested, you know?


I see your vision for this place, but I do not see a set distinctive plan from you yet.
What do you have in mind Luna ?
I know your the boss here, but why not spend some time observing the sub-forums and steadily build a list and bring it back here when you reply ?
Besides rom hacking, which is just a little bit weak right now, other sub-forums are going down the drain.
Mainly about 4 or 5 of them, however I know some people who might be interested in the place if it improves.
But some people don't like all the spam which will prevent them from registering. :\

Give us a list and I'll run with it during next week.
Your efforts are good I might add, but you are lacking backup around here.

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Posted on 03-02-12 01:48 AM Link | Quote | ID: 150323


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Your post his highly ironic, in case you did not notice it.

Yes, I lack backup, this is due to the obvious that we don't know where to go and word is not going around. (Which you could help with.)

Also, I don't have any plans, or any specific thing I mind; As I tried to make clear in my post. I want all users to input what they want and where to go with the board. But since that is not going superb and we are left with a bit of uncertainty with what to do: I made my last post.

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Posted on 03-02-12 02:35 AM Link | Quote | ID: 150324


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Posted by Lunaria
Your post his highly ironic, in case you did not notice it.
Yes, I lack backup, this is due to the obvious that we don't know where to go and word is not going around. (Which you could help with.)



Luna, you may have yourself a winnner then, buy about 4 of these
I'll have blooper and KP spread these around amongst worthy people here.
We'll break down the old crap with it and start over with something more secure and decent.


All jokes aside, I'll see what I can do, but this forum in its current form, I may not have much influence at all.

Mike.

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Now if only there was someone else in this entire fucking country who'd find this place cool...
As for my excuse to why I'm not so active at all...well I want to make a hack that a fair amount of people find decent, and doesn't disappear in the shades like all the ones before did. It's like my ticket that you take and then decide whether to let me in or not.

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Well to be totally honest I think Board 2 still has years left of up-time but that won't happen unless activity starts rising, and the only way to do that is...well I don't know that much cause it has to be done without advertising on another place...

Besides I notice that all the older members are slowly coming back now, but..I'm not sure how active or how many will come back.

All I wanna say is I'm gonna stay..I'll be as active as i can but I'm only one member..and besides sometimes I have real life stuff and I'm hacking so...yeah..
That's just my 2 cents.. :3

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Posted by YamI
Well to be totally honest I think Board 2 still has years left of up-time but that won't happen unless activity starts rising, and the only way to do that is...well I don't know that much cause it has to be done without advertising on another place...

Besides I notice that all the older members are slowly coming back now, but..I'm not sure how active or how many will come back.

All I wanna say is I'm gonna stay..I'll be as active as i can but I'm only one member..and besides sometimes I have real life stuff and I'm hacking so...yeah..
That's just my 2 cents.. :3


Simple, we need to get with the times of 2011-2012, whats happening and what are people doing mostly that interest them.

If you look at closely yami, its almost like being in a magazine publishing company or small media association.

If people do come and all they see is old, they wont stick around much at all.

When I got home, I'll talk to luna and maybe you to see what might be workable in acmlm 2 or not.

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Posted on 03-03-12 01:23 AM Link | Quote | ID: 150336


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I'm going to start to wear my board2 tag in Counter Strike: Source. Maybe a few people will get curious. Don't worry, I'll take it off if I ever troll or anything.

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I'm going to start to wear my board2 tag in Counter Strike: Source. Maybe a few people will get curious. Don't worry, I'll take it off if I ever troll or anything.


LOL, thats the first I have heard someone say that.
I think some of the people I interact might be interested in this.
Since people hack and mod pc games to a certain degree that they would find this place somewhat comfortable as to what they are doing.

As for the trolling part, thats something that most people cannot escape and it will not die off anytime soon.
I say since I started to really get more involved in pc gaming in late spring.
I have almost ended up in a fight about everyday or night in gaming or damn game chat.
Yet people from around different parts of the globe still see me from yester-week and wave and its just like any other nonsense day.
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