Open for TWHL3 Suggestions Created 11 years ago2007-12-09 03:49:11 UTC by Penguinboy Penguinboy

Created 11 years ago2007-12-09 03:49:11 UTC by Penguinboy Penguinboy

Posted 11 years ago2008-02-14 21:32:10 UTC Post #245673
i suggest you read my journal(s) urban. #2 in particular.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 11 years ago2008-02-14 21:34:32 UTC Post #245674
You may like it or it may be a sucky idea but I'll just put it out there.
It's sucky, I don't like it.

Nah, it's not a bad idea, but it's basically already covered with the new projects system. ;)

Here's what Penguinboy had to say about them:
A project is a mod, a program, a map if you want, a drawing, anything you want! But, projects are generally limited to mods and programs such as my Twister or muzz's Compilator.

Each Project gets its own private forum for team members, their own news reel, and maybe even their own shoutbox (replaces current one), or a public forum. But I want to keep public forums out if I possibly can. Projects will get limited (if any) storage space to upload screenshots (probably will just link to imageshack).

There will be a 'Project quick news' news update on the right of the main page, and a bigger version on the main project page. This is much like the news feed thingie on sites such as Facebook ("Twister has uploaded 3 screenshots","Half-Life: Hostage Situation has posted 1 news update","6D has provided 2 new downloads", etc).
EDIT: Argh, too slow. :(
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 11 years ago2008-02-14 21:45:03 UTC Post #245675
Unfortunately, it won't be ready for the launch, but we'll be working on it as quickly as we can.
AJ AJGlorious Overlord
Posted 11 years ago2008-02-15 08:02:08 UTC Post #245689
Ooooh. Cool. :heart:
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 11 years ago2008-02-15 20:27:05 UTC Post #245727
Just out of curiousity but will you keep the stats page and reset it? Would be more fair since I always seem to have 2nd most viewed profile hits and I wonder when that happened...
Habboi HabboiSticky White Love Glue
Posted 11 years ago2008-02-19 16:36:44 UTC Post #245987
I forget what the original TWHL looked like anyone have anyold screenshots or links? It would be very interesting to see.
Unbreakable UnbreakableWindows 7.9 Rating!
Posted 11 years ago2008-02-21 19:28:23 UTC Post #246121
I do, and I'll show you it when I'm on OSX again.
AJ AJGlorious Overlord
Posted 11 years ago2008-02-22 10:23:04 UTC Post #246165
cool.

Dude:
Hunter- Silly time to get off, Highlander. TWHL3 is due for release tomorrow.
WTF Right ON! Its been way too long! Maybe it can be up today? Why not, might as well, ccooommmeee ooon... .... ...
Unbreakable UnbreakableWindows 7.9 Rating!
Posted 11 years ago2008-02-22 10:59:11 UTC Post #246167
No. :P

Join the Channel for updates.
AJ AJGlorious Overlord
Posted 11 years ago2008-02-22 13:28:20 UTC Post #246179
ok, Im at my college pc, but I'll try to install mIRC..
Unbreakable UnbreakableWindows 7.9 Rating!
Posted 11 years ago2008-02-24 09:30:52 UTC Post #246512
There should be a new suggestions thread.

Anywho - I really like how the MotM page looks now, a MV-like layout for the main page works just fine. However, the page with the winning map itself could use a change or two.

The way each review gets its own page is very nice, though I think each review page should still contain the Winner Info section at the top (you could just merge it with each review and scrap it as a separate scetion). Also, a Next/Prev. review button would work right.

The way scores are coloured depending on the percentage is mighty nice aswell. ;>
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 11 years ago2008-02-24 16:45:12 UTC Post #246534
i wish the font was bigger in the last post column. I tried to increase it but it stays small while the rest of the page increses. Its kind of hard for me to pickout the name of the author.
Posted 11 years ago2008-02-24 19:24:08 UTC Post #246544
How about making links posted create a new window?
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 11 years ago2008-03-06 19:43:13 UTC Post #246545
Why? You can just scroll click the links to open them in new tabs.
EDIT:
"We need a spoiler BB code." - Madcow.
A spoiler BBCode tag.
The text inside s wont be shown, until you press a link ("+Spoiler" or something).
[spoiler]Some text
.
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Posted 11 years ago2008-03-07 01:52:49 UTC Post #247325
no, spoiler tags are stupid.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 11 years ago2008-03-07 01:58:29 UTC Post #247326
Yeah... there's not many times when spoiler tags would be useful on TWHL. This isn't a movie site.
Posted 11 years ago2008-03-08 19:25:20 UTC Post #247438
I hate spoilers. I haven't played Episode 2 yet, and I now know the end of it, thanks to the 'Who is Gman' thread.

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..

What I actually wanted to point out is: I MISS THE LAST LOGIN NOTE!!
I thought it was helpfull to know when somebody last logged in.

(Sorry if this has been stated before, didn't read the thread tbh :p)
Posted 11 years ago2008-03-08 19:31:44 UTC Post #247439
I think it's been long enough now where you can expect people to discuss the story up to and including EP2. By the way, why haven't you played it yet?
Posted 11 years ago2008-03-08 20:35:12 UTC Post #247445
can people please read the first post before repeating things listed there?
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 11 years ago2008-03-09 19:56:24 UTC Post #247501
I think there are too many stickies in general, and I think permanent stuff like forum guidelines should be a different font or otherwise seperated so it stands out and people read it.

It might be cool if all the stickies were segregated from the regular posts with a line or shading or something. Imo it's sort of cluttered/confusing the way it is now.
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 11 years ago2008-03-13 17:18:09 UTC Post #247632
Speed up the site by removing unnesecary white spaces (tabs, spaces and new lines) in output.
This:
[quote] <fieldset style="display: inline;">
					Search for: <input type="text" size="16" name="sstr" /> in 
					<select name="sloc">
						<option value="tuts">Tutorials</option>
<strong>TWHL</strong[/quote]
takes a lot longer time to process and send, and more bandwith than this:
<fieldset style="display: inline;">Search for: <input type="text" size="16" name="sstr" /> in <select name="sloc"><option value="tuts">Tutorials</option><b>TWHL</b>
It's a pain in the ass to make changes in a code without white space, but save the original code somewhere, and make copies of it and parse it with an html optimizer.

If youre not already using one, I recommend that you use a php optimizer as well.
It can make the site many times faster.
Processed in a lousy 1624 milliseconds
Processed in a pretty quick 166 milliseconds
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Posted 11 years ago2008-03-13 17:19:23 UTC Post #247633
i don't need external programs screwing my code up. it's more efficient than any "optimiser" could make it anyway. you'd have to be a really sloppy coder to have to rely on an "optimiser" to get your code working as it should.

also, the whitespace makes such a minuscule difference that it doesn't matter, and well-formed code is much more important than the 0.2ms difference that unreadable markup would make. a newline is only two characters, in the end.

it's not my code that is slow, it's the server itself.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 11 years ago2008-03-13 17:34:01 UTC Post #247634
As long as it doesn't change the wrong things, and only removes whitespaces and comments, it dosn't make anything work differently at all.
The only downside is that it makes development harder.
http://google.com/
Look at the source code. That's one of the main reasons Google loads that fast (and, of course, they can afford some great hardware).
Wait, bad example. They don't have a doctype, there are missing quotes and cryptic element ids.

EDIT6: Edited almost everything. Reread.
EDIT7: msn.com (ough Micro$oft) is a better example. Compare with yahoo.com.
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Posted 11 years ago2008-03-13 17:39:40 UTC Post #247635
the answer is no, so shutup and stop clogging the thread with non-functional related stuff.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 11 years ago2008-03-13 17:42:27 UTC Post #247636
:nya:
/shuts up
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Posted 11 years ago2008-03-18 03:25:59 UTC Post #247766
I found myself installing from scratch on a new computer, and the links
section looks pretty good, save possibly these two additions:

Nem's tools
and
HLFix

I'm sure there are indirect links to these in the links somewhere (though I couldn't find them easily), but I think they're important enough to have their own. (Nem's surely)

edit: You might also include seventh-monkey's Mapping with steam tutorial at the top of the page (as long as you have the WON setup instructions there), as I'd guess many goldsource mappers use steam.

Sorry if any of this is redundant.
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 11 years ago2008-03-18 07:26:48 UTC Post #247767
Nem's tools should definately go in there. From what I hear HLfix is kind of useless, so I don't know about that.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 11 years ago2008-03-24 10:31:56 UTC Post #247944
I think the vote buttons for MOTM should be a different shape/color because they blend/look-like the game tags. I've looked at the MOTM page 20 times, but just realized that's how you vote! = >

On an unrelated, i think there should be a link on the main page for caek. (if it's already there and I just don't see it, I apologize)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 11 years ago2008-03-29 08:57:58 UTC Post #248119
Just a little thing: usernames aren't links to profiles in some places. There's pretty much never a time when they shouldn't be links.

Also, this box seems to be in monospace? Might want to CSS it to make it look more like it will appear when posted.
Seventh-Monkey Seventh-MonkeyPretty nifty
Posted 11 years ago2008-03-29 09:03:36 UTC Post #248121
where aren't they links?
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 11 years ago2008-03-30 01:08:50 UTC Post #248176
That vote button on the map page next to what game its for should be removed. I accidently clicked it and it sayed I voted the map for motm. Plus If I vere to rate a map I would click on the vote button thinking it vould allow me to rate it.
Posted 11 years ago2008-03-30 17:34:15 UTC Post #248236
Daylight Saving Time. Now.
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Posted 11 years ago2008-03-30 17:39:44 UTC Post #248237
i'm not coding a specific case of location for every single user. in the time you've taken to complain, you could have changed it already.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 11 years ago2008-04-04 13:31:45 UTC Post #248466
Possibly stickies should have the green color when their active (like normal threads).

The User Last Login date/time are disappeared. It's very useful for stalking people. = ) If somehow i'm not seeing it, stamp my passport for failure towne.

TWHL should have an elaborate flash intro with a loading bar, and a cool link to skip the flash intro if you decided you didn't want to see it.

Lastly, i was wondering about a TWHL editorial, from the mods or a really good/experienced mapper, that would come out each day or ever other or something. (journals sort of serve this purpose, but something more formal)

They could talk about development news, new games, engines whatever, but it would be nice to have something like that. (perhaps the same thing for the map vault, like a featured review everyday might be cool)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 11 years ago2008-04-04 19:00:32 UTC Post #248474
1. they do
2. read the first post
3. you're kidding, right?
4. i'm thinking of implementing a 'blog' or 'article' system, but this is a long way off. i've still got wiki, reviews, and projects (as well as smaller things like admin panels and more vault screenshots)
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 11 years ago2008-04-04 19:54:35 UTC Post #248478
Smaller things? Admin Panels?

SHAME!
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 11 years ago2008-04-04 21:05:29 UTC Post #248482
1. they do
Stickies don't change color for me xcept the grey closed ones.
edit: My bad. when i tested i just edited rather than make a new post. maybe
editing a post doesn't return the thread to active?
2. read the first post
there's nothing in the first post or the entire thread about the last time a user logged in being shown :|
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 11 years ago2008-04-04 21:08:15 UTC Post #248484
1.
User posted image
2. the first post of the bug thread*
i suppose thats what you get for posting a bug in the suggestions thread.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 11 years ago2008-04-04 21:21:15 UTC Post #248485
quite right, sorry. : <
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 11 years ago2008-04-06 00:42:10 UTC Post #248499
May i suggest that the author of a forum thread can have the authority to close his own thread if heis done with it .Like if there's a problem and someone has already solved it and the author can close it.
Posted 11 years ago2008-04-06 18:28:33 UTC Post #248519
With the shoutbox, could you make it re-direct links to the main page window as opposed to the small shoutbox window. Unless it's another opera thing, that is.

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/4435/blehbb1.jpg
TheGrimReafer TheGrimReaferADMININATOR
Posted 11 years ago2008-04-06 18:33:41 UTC Post #248520
That's been annoying me too. At least with the forums you can middle click for a new tab, which I've gotten used to.

It's the new window thing that's getting annoying.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 11 years ago2008-04-06 18:34:24 UTC Post #248521
not possible, sorry.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 11 years ago2008-04-06 18:43:05 UTC Post #248522
At least make it open a new window.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 11 years ago2008-04-06 18:56:26 UTC Post #248523
I can still middle click with Opera, heh.. I just prefer to left click. Oh well, ill live.
TheGrimReafer TheGrimReaferADMININATOR
Posted 11 years ago2008-04-07 09:02:47 UTC Post #248545
IMO, the "X comments" link should be at the bottom of the journals content, not the top. It's the way it is in most blog-type things, and I keep clicking on the wrong comments link (a small nuisance, but meh).
Posted 11 years ago2008-04-10 13:59:25 UTC Post #248660
just a wee thing:

perhaps a link to the MotM candidate vault from the motm page itself?
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 11 years ago2008-04-10 14:02:49 UTC Post #248661
.. and vice-versa?
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 11 years ago2008-04-10 16:06:25 UTC Post #248662
there's something like that coming soonish anyway.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 11 years ago2008-04-12 09:22:28 UTC Post #248714
how about a buddies list and an "add as buddy" thingamadjig in the profiles
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