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Re: New AGS Website
« Reply #401 on: 24 Apr 2012, 21:41 »
Same issue here (also firefox)

It looks like its an issue with the font and special characters eg. : ; ' < > [ ]
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Re: New AGS Website
« Reply #402 on: 24 Apr 2012, 21:50 »
What version of Firefox? I'm not seeing the issue, using the latest version, (12.0).

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Re: New AGS Website
« Reply #403 on: 24 Apr 2012, 21:59 »
Hiding the “prob” is more bad in my opinion because if you don't know about it you don't even realize, that there is something wrong  :P


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Re: New AGS Website
« Reply #404 on: 24 Apr 2012, 23:44 »
I don't quite understand how it affects you as a person browsing the games page? It's there for those who want to socially advertise their own games or one that they enjoy.

Then they can take to Twitter and point a link to the game in question. Or they can post about it on Facebook. If they care enough about the game in question, then suitable avenues to crow about it are only a url away. If they can't be bothered because there's not a button there to do it for them, then they probably won't lose any sleep either way.
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Re: New AGS Website
« Reply #405 on: 25 Apr 2012, 03:04 »
But if you think about it now that like going backwards.

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Re: New AGS Website
« Reply #406 on: 25 Apr 2012, 10:41 »
Then they can take to Twitter and point a link to the game in question. Or they can post about it on Facebook. If they care enough about the game in question, then suitable avenues to crow about it are only a url away. If they can't be bothered because there's not a button there to do it for them, then they probably won't lose any sleep either way.

Adventure games have always appealed to not-quite-average gamers, so we shouldn't assume that everyone visiting the database is thoroughly web-savvy. There may be visitors who are used to sharing with a facebook button, but don't share a game simply because they see no button.

In adventure game terms, you're endorsing the sierra interface method of sharing rather than the one-click method everyone outside of the forums is used to.
« Last Edit: 25 Apr 2012, 10:44 by Ali »

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Re: New AGS Website
« Reply #407 on: 25 Apr 2012, 11:45 »
In adventure game terms, you're endorsing the sierra interface method of sharing rather than the one-click method everyone outside of the forums is used to.

That really made my day.  ;D

Re: New AGS Website
« Reply #408 on: 25 Apr 2012, 12:09 »
What version of Firefox? I'm not seeing the issue, using the latest version, (12.0).

I was using Firefox 11.0, of course, 12.0 was released yesterday!
Well, it seems that the Mozilla developers read these forums, or something.


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Re: New AGS Website
« Reply #409 on: 25 Apr 2012, 12:46 »
Then they can take to Twitter and point a link to the game in question. Or they can post about it on Facebook. If they care enough about the game in question, then suitable avenues to crow about it are only a url away.

See, I don't understand this way of thinking. Why not make it easy to spread the word?

You don't like facebook/twitter? Fine! But there is no reason to gimp a site because some people don't want to use a feature.

The facebook like button, I don't like. I agree that it's iffy to share that much information with facebook from a site that has a like button (which is a minimally tiny link to fb, which means it shouldn't get info).

Share and Twitter's intent are easy as pie and don't require any info/tracking to/from facebook.

They're just links. Inert, safe.

http://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=From%20AGS%20forums%20http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk

If I can do that from the forum, you can trust that they're just links. If these get implemented, then you've got nothing to worry about, LimpingFish. If the Like button gets implemented, eh, I'd rather you not.
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Re: New AGS Website
« Reply #410 on: 25 Apr 2012, 13:34 »
About the panel ratings and categorization:

I know this is a lot of work to do and understandable that the panel can't rate all games as soon as they are added to the database. But now there is a large amount of games that aren't even categorized.

I suggest to add the category dropdown to the "Add game" page again so that authors can select the game length themselves as it was before. When the panel reviews the game and think that the category is wrong, they can change it later anyway.

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Re: New AGS Website
« Reply #411 on: 25 Apr 2012, 14:34 »
voh, that's exactly what the new forums are going to do.

cat, the reason they aren't categorised is no one can agree on an appropriate category for some games.  I'm planning to add some more categories as soon as I get the chance / remember to.

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Re: New AGS Website
« Reply #412 on: 25 Apr 2012, 15:08 »
If you are changing categories, I suggest making MAGS an additional flag and not a length category. There are short, medium length and non-adventure MAGS entries.

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Re: New AGS Website
« Reply #413 on: 25 Apr 2012, 16:46 »
What version of Firefox? I'm not seeing the issue, using the latest version, (12.0).

I was using Firefox 11.0, of course, 12.0 was released yesterday!
Well, it seems that the Mozilla developers read these forums, or something.

OK, so I was actually using 12.0 beta 6.  :P

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Re: New AGS Website
« Reply #414 on: 25 Apr 2012, 23:56 »
Ok, I've moved the new website off the /Newsite URL and onto the main URL.

For now both websites are running in parallel. Can you guys please test this:
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/Home.aspx
and make sure it's all working properly. Once we're happy, I can change the default page so that the main www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk and www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk pages point to the new site instead.

Re: New AGS Website
« Reply #415 on: 26 Apr 2012, 00:19 »
Hmm. Something I never noticed when we were testing the new website. I'm not overly fond of the Picks of the Month not having a picture of the game to the left side.

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Re: New AGS Website
« Reply #416 on: 26 Apr 2012, 20:21 »
Could I suggest a sideshow of some new AGS games on the new site games page? I could make it and post the code for ;)