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Old 10-09-2009, 06:17 PM
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I think this website has the grounds for a good online community (regardless of the game giveaways but more because of what the site is actually based around, aka video game requirements). Over time it could build up a large community of gamers from all genres as well as people with technical knowledge to help people assess whether they will be able to play games/how to get them working etc. The main problem is that a lot of people see the generic vBulletin forum skin and then run for the hills.

I've been a member of the various incarnations of the VGR forums and I'm sure it didn't always have this skin. This thread is obviously a question for Jay rather than a discussion but I was wondering if you plan to change the skin at some point? There are free forum skins out there (definitely for phpBB and I'm sure there must be some for vBulletin) and there are forums dedicated to people requesting forum skins. When my TF2 clan was starting up, we had one made for us free of charge. If you want I can try and get the link for you. I'm going to keep posting here for obvious reasons but I suspect that we'd attract a larger user-base if the forum was a bit more attractive.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:29 PM
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SIGNATURES WITH PICTURES, that would be my most wanted thing on the site, signatures give people personalities, you can tell alot from a good signature
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:20 PM
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I don't see why you wouldn't be able to. 1 sec I'll test it out...
Nah, I don't think you can, I'll keep fiddling though because I don't see why it wouldn't work unless Jay purposefully turned off the feature.

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Old 10-09-2009, 09:58 PM
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Pictures in sigs are off for now. Thanks for the thread lopez, I am actually working with some people in the background to change several things on the forums to make it more useful for visitors.

The site will still be much of the same as the main homepage now, just with a stronger emphasis on community so people can get their questions answered easily. The forums will still look rather plain for the next couple of months before the real launch. Hard launch will begin in early 2010. The forums now are actually performing better than ever before, good sign of things to come.
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:49 PM
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double post much? jeese... i kid, i kid do you think you will ever turn picture sigs on?
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DOUBLE POSTER! Thats the 1st warning Jay, watch yourself -_-....
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lol, It always happens when I post from my phone for some reason. Pictures in sigs will come eventually, cant give you an exact date but I would say early 2010 as well.
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Pictures in sigs are off for now. Thanks for the thread lopez, I am actually working with some people in the background to change several things on the forums to make it more useful for visitors.

The site will still be much of the same as the main homepage now, just with a stronger emphasis on community so people can get their questions answered easily. The forums will still look rather plain for the next couple of months before the real launch. Hard launch will begin in early 2010. The forums now are actually performing better than ever before, good sign of things to come.
Ah ok, good to know.
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I think back ground color could change, possibly black instead of white but inside the boxes it could still be white, other than that I think it's a really easy to use forum and there seem's to be no flaming or unhelpful people here.
Oh and maybe orange on black somewhere? I think orange on black looks sexy(at least on normal T-shirts it does). Something like this, I got a hoodie like this though I couldn't find a pic of it on Google. You could do it like this with the VGRequirements as title pic on the top, I think the current one has low or unclear resolution and is bit too plain.

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An iRC channel could help.
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