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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:45:00
^ could you elaborate?  What is lacking in the search box at the upper right?
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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:02:45
While I still want elaboration, I've already created a replacement table structure for reviews to allow for more flexibility and better performance.  It's been overly normalized from the start.
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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:04:12

The search tool may be requiring exactness in title? Whenever I put a game name in there and click on the magnifying glass nothing happens. (I mean nothing -- it's like clicking on a part of the pgae that is non-functional).

In terms of elaboration, currently once a review goes off the front page it is as though it did not exist, there is not an easy way to find older reviews.


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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 23:00:07
Oh, that looks like a bug in the button.  If you just hit enter it will work fine.  There is also the See All button to go back and browse, but I agree it's lacking.
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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 23:28:41
Okay, fixed the search button bug.

Although I haven't added any visible changes to reviews, I've finished updating the backend to a new table structure.  This should make things load faster on the home and profile pages, and better allow for nicer browsing through reviews in the future.
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Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:21:22

I suggest that upon entering the site for the first time each day we be greeted by a boobs of the day picture.

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Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:38:27
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I suggest that upon entering the site for the first time each day we be greeted by a boobs of the day picture.



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Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:22:20

Good suggestion, exactly what this thread is for.

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Fri, 03 Aug 2012 17:53:22

Yoda, a lot of the time the news update headlines or subtitles get messed up whenever there is a speech mark or apostrophe used. Is there anyway to stop this? Re-edting the titles to eliminate them is getting problematic.

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Fri, 03 Aug 2012 21:43:16
gamingeek said:

Yoda, a lot of the time the news update headlines or subtitles get messed up whenever there is a speech mark or apostrophe used. Is there anyway to stop this? Re-edting the titles to eliminate them is getting problematic.

Please provide an exact example.  I've looked into this in the past and had no luck in reproducing it.  Even if it's "every time" just give me a basic example of anything just so there's no ambiguity.  Once confirmed I'll get that taken care of immediately.

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Fri, 03 Aug 2012 21:46:58

I think it comes from copying and pasting from other sites which may include formatting elements in their headlines. I've noticed it most with ampersands and quote marks.

I don't copy/paste many headlines, so not much of an issue for me.


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Fri, 10 Aug 2012 09:23:12

How about a feature that would enable us to show what we are playing in our music players while we are on the site. It would have to tie into iTunes as well as Windows Media Player. Then, you know a feature where we could right-click on a friends song and download it from them peer to peer.

So if I saw you listening to Gasolina by Daddy Yankee, I'd just right click on the song under your avatar and BAM! it downloads to my computer.

If you could some how figure out a way it could work over bluetooth too, that would be cool. So if someone was listening on their iPod or Zune the same thing would work.


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Fri, 10 Aug 2012 09:27:07
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How about a feature that would enable us to show what we are playing in our music players while we are on the site. It would have to tie into iTunes as well as Windows Media Player. Then, you know a feature where we could right-click on a friends song and download it from them peer to peer.

So if I saw you listening to Gasolina by Daddy Yankee, I'd just right click on the song under your avatar and BAM! it downloads to my computer.

If you could some how figure out a way it could work over bluetooth too, that would be cool. So if someone was listening on their iPod or Zune the same thing would work.

That would be totally cool even if we could just see what the person was listening to, without the ability to download.  Suppose we could have the last.fm script that shows your "last played" tunes, in our sig.  But what you suggest is more elegant

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Fri, 10 Aug 2012 09:35:36

And make it work for movies too.


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Fri, 10 Aug 2012 09:59:24
aspro said:

How about a feature that would enable us to show what we are playing in our music players while we are on the site. It would have to tie into iTunes as well as Windows Media Player. Then, you know a feature where we could right-click on a friends song and download it from them peer to peer.

So if I saw you listening to Gasolina by Daddy Yankee, I'd just right click on the song under your avatar and BAM! it downloads to my computer.

If you could some how figure out a way it could work over bluetooth too, that would be cool. So if someone was listening on their iPod or Zune the same thing would work.

Had to do a retake there. Holy shit.

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Fri, 10 Aug 2012 10:16:02
lol hopefully you got that i was kidding. just giving yoda greif.


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Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:04:42
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lol hopefully you got that i was kidding. just giving yoda greif.

You should actually be asking yourself whether the FBI got the joke.

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Sun, 12 Aug 2012 10:08:30

I was thinking it would be cool if you could make a spherical interface for the site. About the size of a softball, Something we could use to navigate the site by merely revolving it in our hands.

Of course, if would have to be wireless, so it would need a blue tooth usb dongle.

It would be also cool if you could make some kind of glasses we could wear that work with the device so we don't have to be in front of a monitor. It would need wi-fi built into it I guess, which could be a bit of a hurdle. But if DS's can have wi-fi why not vgpress goggles?


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Thu, 16 Aug 2012 11:23:17
The reviews board has been implemented.  At present time, however, it does not function the same as the other boards in terms of unread messages.  This will likely be added in later, but want to push this live as it is fully functional otherwise.  Also as previously mentioned would likely be the case, the links push you directly to the existing reviews page as opposed to providing the forum layout.
Edited: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 11:26:55
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Thu, 16 Aug 2012 11:31:12
I should really increase the visibility of the Download link on the podcasts page.  Every time I go I look around in the wrong place briefly.
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