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Offline Luminar

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New Graphics?
« on: December 30, 2007, 08:42:12 am »
Deciding to give this it's own thread. Feel free to clink it if it is unwarranted.

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Okay, so as per my proposal to make some new graphics for the forum as a suggestion (as seen in the Suggestion Box topic), i've made a bunch of stuff. My ideas for expansion of graphics being Topic Tags, Smileys and Postcount Icons. I've done a bunch of stuff for Topic Tags and Postcount Icons - i'm gonna need some help with Postcount Icons though. As many as i've done, I can't actually think of many more iconic gaming items/icons easily, especially from the retro era. If you'd toss out as many suggestions as you can i'd be grateful - don't worry about quality or feasibility, i'll just quality control/sift through the list myself and pick out good ones. Smileys I haven't actually started on yet.

DISCLAIMER: Bear in mind that at the end of the day no matter how much stuff I do and how much you like it, it's ultimatley up to Steve whether or not it gets implemented or not - it's his forum. So no rage/upset if he decides not to do any of it - at least he's not taking anything away, right?

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PSP:

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Mario Items

Koopa Shell: (Can be recoloured on demand, if desired)



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Question Block:



Yoshi Eggs:



Retro Items

Pacman Ghosts:



Octopus Invader:



Crab Invader:



Squid Invader:



Tetris:



Other Items

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Sonic's Rings:



Chaos Emerald:



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« Last Edit: January 02, 2008, 03:46:10 pm by Luminar »



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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2007, 08:50:55 am »
Could I add something?

I know this may sound difficult to implement Steve, but could we have the option of choosing our rank icons per member? Sort of like a theme for personalization like we have our own personal titles. I don't mean that we can make our own icons, but that you can give us the option of choosing which of the provided icons we can use.

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2007, 09:21:55 am »
Could I add something?

I know this may sound difficult to implement Steve, but could we have the option of choosing our rank icons per member? Sort of like a theme for personalization like we have our own personal titles. I don't mean that we can make our own icons, but that you can give us the option of choosing which of the provided icons we can use.

i support Eligecos' idea.
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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2007, 09:36:11 am »
Wouldn't that kind of undermine the entire thing of it being a sort of rank-based thing?
« Last Edit: January 02, 2008, 03:44:52 pm by Luminar »

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2007, 10:00:22 am »
Wouldn't that kind of undermine the entire thing of it being a sort of rank-based thing?

Exactly, the system works fine as it is.

I love the icons Luminar, you really did a fantastic job.


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As for iconic game symbols... you could do the Triforce, Mr. Disk, Turnips, Barrels, Bananas, Crystals, Coins... I can go on for a while.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2007, 10:15:41 am by PatMan33 »

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2007, 10:25:45 am »
Rupees?
No way dude, you're trolling me.

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2007, 10:54:44 am »
You could do a film strip or a film canister for movies. For the Spore Forums you could have an egg, some one celled organism, the wilosaurus or just Will's head.
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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2007, 11:39:26 am »
O...kaaaay. I'm having trouble editing the first post specifically. I can edit anything else fine, seemingly. I'm wondering if there's a certain threshold of server load i'm passing when trying to edit the post where it just blocks it for whatever reason. I'll just keep throwing them into whatever post I can, and stick em in the main post when the chance presents itself.

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2007, 12:25:26 pm »
Wouldn't that kind of undermine the entire thing of it being a sort of rank-based thing?

Exactly, the system works fine as it is.

I think it discourages rank hierarchy if people are allowed to choose their icons.

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2007, 12:29:37 pm »
It's not an elitist/heirarchical thing, it's just a "nice thing". No system should be designed around it's would-be abusers.

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2007, 12:32:13 pm »
Whatever, I just want to stick with one type without it changing just for the sake of preference.

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2007, 01:43:24 pm »
People like  the rank thing though because it gives them a goal to reach, it may be a silly, useless, and somewhat shallow goal but it's a goal none-the-less.

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2007, 01:54:13 pm »
those emrald things are trippy

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2007, 02:00:46 pm »
Well, whatever ends up happening with them, they all look great.
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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2007, 02:06:07 pm »
Actually the Emeralds should be flashing slower... I know they flashed like that in the game but then that game was probably the beginning of seizure litigation. Maybe make them pulse slowly?

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2007, 02:36:54 pm »
Fixed. Also fixed was the size, had it 20x20 and didn't notice. >=/

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2007, 03:01:58 pm »
Hey, you should make a special icon for people that have no posts. Maybe a used question mark block. :P

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2007, 03:04:58 pm »
I would have thought no posts = no icon makes the most sense. =s

An aside as well, but... after a high threshold would it be possible to lift certain restrictions? I'm talking at around say, 5000 or 7500 posts, the PM limit gets absolved. I'm assuming the main concern about PMs that caused them to get limited is the risk of people spamming advertisements or other unwanted crap through the PM channels, hence a limit put a stop to them. I daresay though once an individual is "established" so to speak, having taken quite a bit of time to get to that level of (hopefully meaningful) contribution, then ultimatley there shouldn't be any reason to fear them spamming - if they do, then it's at their own risk as they should know better.

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2007, 03:11:36 pm »
Every time I've inquired about that in the past I get ignored. So either they don't want to do anything about it or they happen to miss it when I ask.

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2007, 04:29:52 pm »
An aside as well, but... after a high threshold would it be possible to lift certain restrictions? I'm talking at around say, 5000 or 7500 posts, the PM limit gets absolved. I'm assuming the main concern about PMs that caused them to get limited is the risk of people spamming advertisements or other unwanted crap through the PM channels, hence a limit put a stop to them. I daresay though once an individual is "established" so to speak, having taken quite a bit of time to get to that level of (hopefully meaningful) contribution, then ultimatley there shouldn't be any reason to fear them spamming - if they do, then it's at their own risk as they should know better.

It is to combat PM spam. About a year ago someone sent a truly horrible PM to everyone on the fourm and it took MONTHS to clean up. I never want to go through that again.

Also the PM limit is systemwide, so I can't change it for just one person or group. However, I did change the limit to 25 PMs per hour up from the original 10 per hour. Hopefully that will help. If it's still a HUGE problem then we can discuss it more.
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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2007, 04:31:18 pm »
Actually that is very helpful, thanks. :)

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2007, 06:06:40 pm »
It is to combat PM spam. About a year ago someone sent a truly horrible PM to everyone on the fourm and it took MONTHS to clean up. I never want to go through that again.

Also the PM limit is systemwide, so I can't change it for just one person or group. However, I did change the limit to 25 PMs per hour up from the original 10 per hour. Hopefully that will help. If it's still a HUGE problem then we can discuss it more.

I think I remember that incident actually. I'm just thankful it wasn't something worse. Rule #1 of the internet... "There's always worse".
Anyhow, no, it's not a massive problem at all, just something of an inconvenience. 25 is actually pretty cool too, since the only time I ran into a problem with the restrained PM amounts was running games of Mafia. Since I haven't seen one hit 25 players yet IIRC, the raised limit is cool. Thanks for that!

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2007, 06:07:47 pm »
Looks like you and I use the PM system for the same thing, Luminar. :D

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2007, 01:56:50 am »
Also the PM limit is systemwide, so I can't change it for just one person or group. However, I did change the limit to 25 PMs per hour up from the original 10 per hour. Hopefully that will help. If it's still a HUGE problem then we can discuss it more.

This is a problem with SMF. IIRC the only way to fix it is to make the person who wants lots of PMs a moderator.

It might be worth making a feature request, though.

EDIT: Also, Luminar, you are a legend. Those icons are awesome.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2007, 01:59:02 am by Daxx »

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2007, 04:37:41 am »
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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2008, 12:23:12 pm »
Those icons are nice, but I know for a fact that Steve doesn't want animated icons for the "stars." He said that in an old post somewhere; if anyone finds it feel free to provide a link.

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2008, 12:32:48 pm »
Dude you forgot the N-Gage!

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2008, 12:34:39 pm »
Oh, and the Gizmondo let's not forget that too.

Wait, is that thing still on the market?

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2008, 12:37:52 pm »
No the Gizmondo folks had to give all of their stock to Ferrari in order to cover the costs of the crashed car. The stock wasn't worth enough so they went to jail. Truth.

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2008, 01:11:47 pm »
For some reason i'm having a murderous amount of trouble adding new ones cos I can't edit the first post. I'll de-animate the chaos emerald, i'll just have to put it in post #2 for now though.

Also wasn't the CEO of Gizmondo some kind of crook anyway?

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2008, 01:12:46 pm »
Make sure the emerald is green. That's the default color.

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2008, 01:20:15 pm »
I'd make the first emerald green and then the next one blue and the next orange and et cetera...

Chaos Emeralds should be a high rank though since they're so distinct and stand out.

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2008, 01:29:37 pm »
I'd make the first emerald green and then the next one blue and the next orange and et cetera...

Doesn't work. Steve said a few posts back that there's issues with having multiple different items on one row. That and there's seven emeralds...

Oh yeah, can anyone think of any topic tags I might have missed? Genres, subjects, anything?

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #33 on: January 01, 2008, 01:31:41 pm »
You could eliminate the clear emerald and the orange one since it looks a lot like the red one.

But I see your point anyway. Go with my original suggestion and do the crystals from the Final Fantasy series.

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #34 on: January 01, 2008, 01:37:28 pm »
I think Sonic rings should suffice.

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2008, 02:41:19 am »
Donkey Kong Bananas maybe?
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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2008, 08:02:49 am »
Any word on this stuff being looked at now we're safe and snug on the new server?

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2008, 10:40:31 pm »
I too would like to know the progress on this, the icons were and still are a good idea.

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Re: New Graphics?
« Reply #38 on: February 04, 2008, 02:46:54 pm »
Bombs from loz,..uh how about  swords or maybe a triforce. IDK just throwing out ideas here. :-\
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