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#21 Wumpus

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:49 PM

View PostWSTE_M, on 01 September 2011 - 01:23 PM, said:

on a similar note, wouldn't it be great if the 4 balls would be updated ?

That's actually an image graphic, a single one as far as I can tell which is a terribly inefficient way to set it up. But the sites old and that's how it is. Doubt it will be getting updated anytime soon. I'm not even sure who used to do it. :P
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 08:05 AM

View PostWSTE_M, on 01 September 2011 - 01:23 PM, said:

on a similar note, wouldn't it be great if the 4 balls would be updated ?
Honestly I don't know why those dont get changed. I guess its because someone on the writer team or whoever is being lazy ;) The art is there, the ability to swap it out is there, I don't get it.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 08:18 AM

I went in and decreased the access rights to the "Highlights" tool. So whoever is our general Editors (not writers) will be able to do it :) It used to be set to ONLY Tuncer can do it. And well ... yeah ... haha.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 08:21 AM

Easy fix. Post news each day!
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 08:30 AM

View PostWSTE_M, on 01 September 2011 - 01:23 PM, said:

on a similar note, wouldn't it be great if the 4 balls would be updated ?
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 08:40 AM

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 11:36 AM

It's great to see signs of life on the IMG website. New reviews and articles are appearing regularly, and the forum also seems livelier. Congrats to all involved!

The fly in the ointment is the highlight bubbles on the front page. They are the first thing you see on the page, and they haven't been updated for a long time. Their extreme age makes the IMG site (and Mac gaming in general) appear less active than it is. If they aren't going to be updated, I strongly recommend removing them from the front page template.

I'm not the first person to bring this up, and I used to think it was no big deal. But the more active IMG gets, the more damage they do.
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 08:39 PM

I've volunteered to take over updating the graphic, and also second your opinion that if it isn't updated, it should be removed. So hopefully one of the two will happen.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:26 AM

Tuncer gave the go ahead to drop the privs on the tool to Writers as well. Just you guys better work out who will do it, cause too many hands in the kitchen and that image will be changing every couple minutes =p

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 02:28 PM

View PostFrigidman, on 14 September 2011 - 08:26 AM, said:

Tuncer gave the go ahead to drop the privs on the tool to Writers as well. Just you guys better work out who will do it, cause too many hands in the kitchen and that image will be changing every couple minutes =p

Woot!

I predict only a few people will bother learning how to do it.. If there are too many collisions you can add a stricter policy later on. Such as, the editor tells the writer if their assignment is a "headliner" or not, or one person is the designated "highlighter", no one else touches it.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:41 PM

I'll be testing it sometime tonight once I finish work. We'll see how it goes.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 09:54 PM

Okay, front page updated! This is actually rather easy, if slightly clunky to do. I'll be sure to do it regularly.
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 08:04 AM

View PostWumpus, on 14 September 2011 - 09:54 PM, said:

Okay, front page updated! This is actually rather easy, if slightly clunky to do. I'll be sure to do it regularly.
Yeah, this system is not at all html5, js, or pretty in any way. I can think of many ways off the cuff to make it better, but I just don't have the time or resources to dedicate to IMG code right now.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 09:05 PM

*wipes tear from eye*
Front page looks fresh and new again! Thanks!
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Posted 25 September 2011 - 04:05 AM

Updated again...I feel so *good* about it. It's so nice to have new/fresh images on the front page. I've got a handle on the system after wrestling with it a bit again, so it should take less time the next time I update.
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