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Dan The Enigma
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Can we possibly choose a class for our profile kinda like on the old forums? Not really important but it's kinda a fun little thing so that people would know what our favorite class is. Take your time with this one... but it'd be fun to have.
Intricate
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You need to make this site more proxy-friendly. There are only so many things I am able to do with a proxy. I can't press the reply button when using a proxy, for instance, and I have a great deal of trouble making chat work properly. I also can't see who rated what, it just doesn't let me click the button. Gah! How inconvenient!
DarthKitty
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DarthKitty 19 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic INTP 1w9 333C
About 2/3 of the boxes are missing their border-radius' in Opera. Additionally, there are no gradients for the purple headers in Opera.

My point: You should probably make the CSS more Opera-friendly.

(I can include some example screenshots, if you like.)
Koolio
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I was on this site for a long time now (just newly created account) and i miss the progress bar for your current game. I was looking for it not too long ago thinking "I need to know how close Miasmon is going to be finished!!" and um.. no offence, but when you say "Don't worry game will be out in 2008 most likely" ends up coming out 2010.... just that progress bar gave me hope. ( its a little bar that was in the top left corner that showed the percentage of completion of his next project, for those who do not know. ) Anyone feel the same or feel the right to disagree, please say why.

(And also the ability to edit Thread titles would be nice)
Pseudolonewolf
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I've been wanting to do this myself, but it's not a high priority amidst all the other stuff that I need to do... Those progress bars are extremely inaccurate anyway; I keep forgetting to update them, and they end up at like 70% for months before suddenly shooting up to 100% in a week or something. Probably.
Anyway, it's on my very long To Do List.
Koolio
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Yeah, good point, other more important things right, but can you perhaps add the ability to edit thread titles, I've made an awkward mistake, and want to fix it, or just delete the whole thread.
VaanHopeAlfonze
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Hello, I am VaanHope. You will find VaanHopeAlfonze too, also me. I needed some help from other members. I normally have my account automatically log in, but this time was different. I tried to remember the password, but I could not. So I went through the process of password recovery. Then, when i had went to my email, clicked the link, I got the following. I quote. [Notice: Undefined index: squambit in /home/yalort/public_html/bubbles/pages/newpassword.php on line 52

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Hmm. Something's wrong here.] End quote. Thus, here I got confused. At first I kept think if it was some other site, or a branch of the site. Tried that. Nothing. Then I went and made a new account with my other email, hellhoundowner@gmail.com, and asked the others for some help. Megabadbi ( I think that's how you spell it. My Screen is my T.V. as well.) said that it might be a broken code of some sort. If you can look into the matter. I would be thankful. I like my other account more. People would know me better, seeing as how I customized it as I did, and still have some more plans for it. And if you can get my old account back, go ahead and delete VaanHopeAlfonze from the site as well. He will be of no use to anyone just lying there. Besides, someone else might use that name if they are such an anime fan as I am. So if you can get my password back, and look into the issue of the broken Link maybe?
Burning bird
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I have two relatively small proposals which both concern the profile pages.

Number1: How about a 'Botherings' section in the interests page? This should no doubt help some of the more indecisive people in describing their interests without being seen as 'extremely' in favour of or against a particular aspect since the words 'Likes' and 'Dislikes' seem to have these kind of connotations. For example, if someone is interested in or working in programming while not exactly 'liking' it or 'disliking' it, they may say that it is indifferent to them but it still holds a certain part in their lives that they would like to share.

Number2: This is more of a rectification about terminology (yay pedantry :D) rather than an actual suggestion but I couldn't help but notice that your mass is termed as your 'weight'. Unless the measurements are meant to be in Newtons, this irks the little nit-picking mad scientist in me. :)

So yes, these two suggestions should hopefully appease pedantic people, science kids, indecisive people and any different kind of flavours and mixtures of the three.
Thank you :)

Pseudolonewolf
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Adding a separate category between 'likes' and 'dislikes' would be a lot of time and effort for what I see as something unnecessary... The Academic Interests and Jobs things can be used to mention things that are 'a part of your life' but which you don't exactly enjoy, or you can do that in your bio. I can't think of anything other than work that might be present in someone's life but neither liked nor disliked...

Who, I wonder, would ever ask about someone's 'mass' unless they were trying to show off or something? "Weight" is commonly understood to mean 'weight on Earth in normal circumstances', and it's not like we go hopping around between different planets enough for us to need a measure of mass instead. While it would be more 'technically accurate' to use the term 'mass', it'd be pretentious, and confusing for a lot of people, since everywhere else, people are used to talking about their 'weight'.
("Wow, you look great! Have you lost mass?"
"Yeah, I've been on the Mass Watchers diet!")
Shadowgokustar
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-- This isn't a site glitch, but I remember a LONG time ago, on the old site, you mentioned a "solar system" type site navigation, for people who wanted the experience. I don't know if you every told people about whether or not you were going to go through with this, and I can't find the blog post from the fig archives.
Pseudolonewolf
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Oh, that idea was too difficult for me to bother with, I decided, so it's completely scrapped now with no plans to do anything similar any time soon.
Shadowgokustar
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-- Oh, okay. Well, It was definitely an interesting idea! I bet if you were to do it, it would change how people approach website making, because it seems like a completely new way to do it... Not that I know anything about it whatsoever. It would definitely be unique to this site, though, because you have a "fig hunter universe" theme to your games that only makes sense here.
Brock
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I have an idea, but I don't know if you would go for it. The idea is simple... if a thread is inappropriate or simply trolled to often, you or other moderators could delete that thread. I find looking at the "Who raped Oni" thread rather extreme, not funny, and inappropriate. It's just an idea, and you don't have to go through with it, but it's your decision...
Data9795
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Hmm, ok, I found a "glitch". Not exaclty a glitch, but...

Well, the point is this: The filter (Aka: intercourse ), doesn't works if I add letter to the word.
Example:
S word with all four letters: intercourse
S word with some more letters : ( WARNING : inappropiate language ahead. I warned you, and this is just to show that filters aren't working properly.) shiiiiit

So, yeah, as you can see the filter doesn't works if I add extra letters.
Seiryuu
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I think the problem is that it only recognizes certain strings. Trying to filter every possible combination would be very time-consuming and if people want to circumvent the filter, they'll do it anyway.
Data9795
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!!  Data9795 17 Italy PhlegmaticSanguine INFP 5w4 197C
Hmm, well you are right. It's probably a really time consuming thing, and probably someone would always find a new way to do it.
DarthKitty
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DarthKitty 19 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic INTP 1w9 333C
You might want to take a look at how your site would work for people with CSS turned off. Or javascript. Or people with screen readers.

For instance, I decided to see how people with javascript turned off view the internet, and visited a few of my favorite sites.

A lot of stuff on this one didn't work. At all.

(Hopefully I'm not sounding rude or condescending or something! This is my third time trying to write this in a polite way.)
Altemeus
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Altemeus 27 United States PhlegmaticCholeric INTP 9w1 166C
... I don't get it. Try other sites with these features turned off. Disable Javascript and go to Kongregate.com. You won't recognize the place. These programs are programs that come standard with your browser without exception, as far as I know. There may be some semi-major browsers available that don't work 100% properly on this site either. However, the vast majority do, by a longshot, so if you have an issue about not having a program that you seriously consider surfing the web without, I'd like to know about it.

I'll tell you, this site doesn't look very good with the monitor turned off, either. And I don't think the head honcho can do much to save you from that grief.
DarthKitty
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DarthKitty 19 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic INTP 1w9 333C
So in other words, screw the minorities? What a great idea!!1 Why didn't I think of that?!?!
Altemeus
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Altemeus 27 United States PhlegmaticCholeric INTP 9w1 166C
That's not a minority. If you aren't using those programs, you aren't getting anywhere on the web, and you have no business trying to operate any forum. If you are personally having these problems, stop me any time and explain. However, if you aren't, that's an overkill feature. I'm not going to use an abacus to solve advanced math problems when my calculator is always in my start menu or somewhere similar. I'm certainly not going to avoid using the programs intended to be used on this site when they are very available. Avoiding these programs will put a heavy load of work on the site creator, make debugging much more of a hassle, AND largely increase the amount of information each user has to download every time they visit each and every page. These programs are designed to make these problems go away, so don't avoid them. If you hate Sun Microsystems, then take it out on them.

Seriously, try running Kongregate.com without javascript, put that up with your Opera pictures from your earlier post(2 months ago), and then continue your complaint. Frivolous doesn't even begin explaining it.
DarthKitty
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DarthKitty 19 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic INTP 1w9 333C
Before I say anything else, it has become apparent that a misunderstanding has occurred: You somehow (and it's likely my fault) inferred that I'm attempting to run this site without JavaScript. In fact, I was reading up on ∞ Progressive Enhancement ∞, and realized that my work-in-progress site wouldn't work for those strange people who have JavaScript disabled (or those who use smaller, less well-known browsers without JavaScript support), so I decided to take a look at how some of my favorite sites worked for people without JavaScript, to gather ideas for my own use. I even checked Kongregate at the time, although I didn't mention it, because that information was irrelevant to my point.

Kongregate, interestingly, doesn't use CSS at all; all of their site's styling is done through JavaScript, by messing around with the DOM (that's why Kongregate takes a little bit longer to load than other sites). This means that with JavaScript disabled, all you get on Kongregate is the plain HTML output. Which, by the way, is usable.

There's a pretty big difference between "completely unusable," and "looks ugly." Kongregate, without the JavaScript, looks ugly, but it's still usable. You can still navigate to other pages, and play games, and all of that good stuff. Here, you can't reply to posts, you can't give ratings, and you can't edit your profile, to name a few things I could test without spamming, hacking, or spending several hours looking at the source code. I dare say these are rather important site functions. Site features which a small but still existing minority can't access.

And what if some user were using a custom stylesheet, or had somehow found a way to turn CSS off entirely (I can't seem to find any way to do that, but presumably there's a way)? And what about blind or visually impaired people? If this site doesn't work for people without JavaScript, it's safe to assume that it doesn't work for people like that, either.

What you're essentially saying is that these people don't matter. That if they want the site to work properly, they should change the way they use their computer, to match yours or Pseudolonewolf's. All in order to avoid Pseudolonewolf spending more time and effort in something which no-longer holds his fancy. How selfish is that?

But fine, people on this site want more new content in general, faster. WE don't really care about the minority of people who don't have JavaScript enabled, because we aren't one of them. Fair enough. Then, at the very least, put up a small warning, for people without JavaScript, so that they know to get off of your site now, rather than find out the hard way that they aren't wanted. It wouldn't even take much coding to do that! One P element, one small bit of CSS to make it stand out, and one JavaScript snippet to hide it from us, so that we don't have to feel guilty or see how selfish our hero is.

(Yes, I know, I'm sounding really pretentious and preachy, and I'm probably going to be branded a troll and banned for attacking Pseudolonewolf, but this needs to be said.)

Oh yeah, here are a couple of pictures of the site in Opera, specifically of the places where important CSS was left out: ∞ No gradient ∞ ∞ Corners aren't rounded ∞ ∞ More square corners ∞ ∞ Even more square corners ∞

Again, I can upload more screenshots, if you want. Unless I'm banned. Which I probably will be. Yay.
Altemeus
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Altemeus 27 United States PhlegmaticCholeric INTP 9w1 166C
Going from ∞ this ∞ to ∞ this ∞ is what people are worried about when talking about keeping users without Javascript in mind. However, the Fighunter Homepage turns into ∞ this ∞ when Javascript is turned off. Yes, if you looked into it, Fighunter has a few areas that don't work quite properly without Javascript, but they are VERY minor when compared to many highly popular sites, and about as good as some major sites. I found an ad that wouldn't run on ebay noting that Javascript would be required to run that ad. Do you seriously think they would have made an advertisement that could not be viewed by any "minority"?

DarthKitty said:
There's a pretty big difference between "completely unusable," and "looks ugly." Kongregate, without the JavaScript, looks ugly, but it's still usable. You can still navigate to other pages, and play games, and all of that good stuff.
Not true. Kongregate is harmed more than just in looks. Yes, you can navigate without much of a problem, though the search engine requires 2 tries to work, but you can't do the same stuff you're kept from on this site, such as signing in, making comments, viewing ratings, and chatting. Beyond that...

www.kongregate.com/games/Pseudolonewolf/mardek-rpg-chapter-3 - MARDEK 3 on Kongregate - Source code said:
<script type="text/javascript">
...
function activateGame()
...
game_swf":"http%3A%2F%2Fchat.kongregate.com ... MARDEK3.swf
...
</script>
This modification of the source code shows that you shouldn't be able to play games without Javascript at least somewhat on. Note, it is heavily modified to show the important information. This code would normally run MARDEK 3 (among other things), but with Javascript turned off, it won't even try.

Furthermore, I'll admit I don't really know about CSS, but that's mostly because you don't realize when you use it most commonly. CSS is most commonly dealt with in table placement and color scheming within the site from what I understand. Even major sites are going to look like an earthquake hit when CSS is turned off, if it can be turned off. Best option I found of "turning it off" was a site saying you should uncheck a couple of preference options in Internet Options. From what I've found, turning off CSS is like turning off the multiplication key on a calculator. If that doesn't work for whatever reason, you don't use the + sign over and over until you hit the value you seek. You get a new calculator.

Finally, I'm glad you got pics better than I found in Opera, because now I know why my issues arose... I forgot to sign-in! However, dropping a window chamfer here and there is hardly a call for concern when everything else is operational. When people are concerned about compatibility, the sites that are multi-compatible look uglier when they have to cater to another program. Imagine making a code trying to cut off those corners one-by-one. You would have to tell the code to make a certain shape, pixel-by-pixel, making the appearance of a rounded edge while using grid format to locate each pixel. You have to tell the code to not color each of those pixels the color inside the rounded edge, and to instead color it that of the background underneath. And then, once all those pixels are ready to go, You have to make sure any links or text that goes through those points aren't going to overlap through all of those pixels just modified. Add to that the possibility of bordered edging and corners of different sizes, it requires a lot of code to get a simple concept done on formats that aren't compatible. If it were a government site, yes, we'd want to comply with older Windows NT users and such(if that's far enough back.) Other than that, CSS and Javascript are programs that programmers must cater toward, and Opera simply isn't (and is functional enough to use the site as intended, anyway.)
DarthKitty
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DarthKitty 19 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic INTP 1w9 333C
Sigh. This is pointless. The fact of the matter is, Pseudolonewolf likely won't make any major updates to this site for a good three to five years. While the "screw the minorities" mentality irks me deeply, there's not much I can do about it now besides ensuring that my site works for everybody.