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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby cairnswk on Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:10 pm

MrBenn wrote:In other news, you may notice another change that has taken place this evening...

I've gone through and stickied all the maps that have been given their Gameplay Stamp, so that these will appear at the top of the Main Foundry. Once maps receive their Graphics Stamp, they'll be promoted to an Announcement at the very top of the page before making the transition to the Final Forge.


Now this part is nice. =D> =D>
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby RedBaron0 on Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:36 pm

MrBenn wrote:In other news, you may notice another change that has taken place this evening...

I've gone through and stickied all the maps that have been given their Gameplay Stamp, so that these will appear at the top of the Main Foundry. Once maps receive their Graphics Stamp, they'll be promoted to an Announcement at the very top of the page before making the transition to the Final Forge.


After a little bit of time looking at it.... I like the concept, but think the process should be reversed. Maps new to the Foundry working on Gameplay should be at the top as announcements and maps on there way to the Forge should be regular threads towards the bottom of the page. Maps that need the exposure and feedback should be at the top of the page. Maps that are pretty much on their way to the Forge don't need a lot of exposure, they're for the most part done, they'll receive they're final scrutiny in the Forge.

I just think over time maps that currently have been working on Gameplay are towards the bottom of the page and they're work may be stunted because of their position. I know it's just a short scroll down, but most folks don't do it, they look at what's on TOP.

I know it probably isn't feasible to put 10-15 threads in Announcements, but just look at those maps towards the bottom of the page, their production has slowed since the change, and while I know not all maps make it through the process there are maps being updated down there and they aren't being commented on.
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby Evil DIMwit on Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:54 pm

RedBaron0 wrote:I just think over time maps that currently have been working on Gameplay are towards the bottom of the page and they're work may be stunted because of their position. I know it's just a short scroll down, but most folks don't do it, they look at what's on TOP.


On the other hand if you reverse it you might get a lot of maps grinding to a halt being bogged down in graphics-tweaking mode.
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby RedBaron0 on Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:53 pm

They'd still be where they currently are stickyed. But with more threads on top, they would get pushed further down... I dunno if any way will ever be perfect.
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby Bruceswar on Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:56 pm

the.killing.44 wrote:Tbh I liked the Main Foundry as the regular topics.



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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby Bruceswar on Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:58 pm

cairnswk wrote:
MrBenn wrote:As well as the links on the forum index, there are forum links at the top of each forum page.

I think you just need a little longer to get used to it cairns :lol:


Well, no MrBenn...i am used to it....but from this Forum, i can only go back to Board Index < General < Map Foundry < Foundry Tips and Discussions
I can't get to Main Foundry, Drafts, or Final Forge from the top of this page without having to go through Main Foundry which i should be able to do. That is the idea of good navigation.
I am not tramping on what you have done, i am simply syaing that i still think it can be done better. :)



I agree this is a very backwards broke down system. Surely CC can do better
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby ender516 on Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:35 pm

Bruceswar wrote:
cairnswk wrote:
MrBenn wrote:As well as the links on the forum index, there are forum links at the top of each forum page.

I think you just need a little longer to get used to it cairns :lol:


Well, no MrBenn...i am used to it....but from this Forum, i can only go back to Board Index < General < Map Foundry < Foundry Tips and Discussions
I can't get to Main Foundry, Drafts, or Final Forge from the top of this page without having to go through Main Foundry which i should be able to do. That is the idea of good navigation.
I am not tramping on what you have done, i am simply syaing that i still think it can be done better. :)



I agree this is a very backwards broke down system. Surely CC can do better

Well, you got me thinking, and I figured that a system like phpBB would have to have something better, and it does, and so does CC.
Scroll to the bottom right corner of the page. There is a Jump To control with a dropdown menu which will let you get to just about any other spot in the forum with just a scroll and a click. I had never paid it much attention before, but this little item looks pretty handy.
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby captainwalrus on Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:49 pm

Woah, that is really healpful. :lol:
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby MrBenn on Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:15 pm

Something's afoot...
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The wind of change is beginning to blow...
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby natty dread on Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:25 pm

MrBenn wrote:Something's afoot...
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Is that a new map? :D

5 territories is kinda pushing it, eh?
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Re: Change is afoot....

Postby MrBenn on Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:56 pm

Keep your eyes peeled for an Official Announcement at the beginning of next week - and hold onto your (bowler) hats...
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Postby colton24 on Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:47 pm

Seems like he is about to be a foundry mod. I saw his name on "The Team" list and he had all the Foundry Forums under "Forums"(aka the forums the mod mods)
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Re: EvilDimWit

Postby Evil DIMwit on Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:59 pm

:-$ Just don't tell anyone. It's supposed to be a surprise. :-$
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Re: EvilDimWit

Postby the.killing.44 on Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:06 pm

Yep. *swallows—holy crap I'm saying this* Well spotted, colton.
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Re: EvilDimWit

Postby RedBaron0 on Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:09 pm

No comment. 8-[
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