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Barkley said:
Got a suggestion for games, now we've changed how Sales work perhaps we could have an All formats for combined sales, as very often when a multiplatform games sales are revealed it'll be all platforms combined, rather than getting figures for each individual platform. So unusable without an "All" section on the games page.

Also the Weekly hardware charts aren't viewable since software stopped being updated.

The multi-platform stuff is already on our "to do" list - I just haven't sorted out (from a technical level) the best way to implement...   ...we'll get there, though!

Edit: Oh, and I hate your avatar - and so does @kirby007



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His avatar has my stamp of approval



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kirby007 said:
His avatar has my stamp of approval

Wow - I was just about to ban you for the hell of it...    ...but then realized there are badges tied to bans now, and the guilt wouldn't allow me to do it - even in jest.

**sigh**

A victim of my own enhancements. 



TalonMan said:
kirby007 said:
His avatar has my stamp of approval

Wow - I was just about to ban you for the hell of it...    ...but then realized there are badges tied to bans now, and the guilt wouldn't allow me to do it - even in jest.

**sigh**

A victim of my own enhancements. 

You could make an exception in the coding, so that joke bans dont count. Or make those damned badges for amount of bans, ill even provide icons for them



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TalonMan said:
kirby007 said:
His avatar has my stamp of approval

Wow - I was just about to ban you for the hell of it...    ...but then realized there are badges tied to bans now, and the guilt wouldn't allow me to do it - even in jest.

**sigh**

A victim of my own enhancements. 

Just let a mod handle it. Issue solved...

Just kidding, kirby, no worries!



                                                                                                                                            

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Probably this is way too far fetched of a suggestion, but it seems you guys made your own forums solution for this website (at least I haven't found any obvious traces of forums software I know of) and it shows sometimes (totally expected, though; a forum software is kind of a big thing). If so, have you considered switching to a largely supported forum software and then to extend the rest of the website from it?

Some BBS (that are free, even) support module extensions where you guys could make one and apply some of your custom user data (VGC supporter badge status, badges, my games, etc). I don't know the behind the doors of your website structure, but I pressume that the user module is the most complicated and the only one that would require an extension (given how it . All the other pages not intrinsicaly part of the forums should require no changes, unless they require users data.

To switch would require a lot of work, for you would need to migrate the database to the BBS', build the user extension module, rework the website indexation (if you want it to remain the same), remake the theme to be compatible with the BBS (maybe an opportunity to get a fresh face), tweak the non-forums pages that make use of forum data, check your own security patches (if you consider you still need them), tweak custom log processes (if you have any), etc. But then you wouldn't need to worry about forum maintenance anymore and you could easily update it if the BBS has any new version with new features, if you so wish. Easily change themes and templates (maybe even let users create their own and publish them, since the theme engines are secure and open source). For instance, I know that phpBB and MyBB can do all of that, altho I can only vouch for phpBB.

It would indeed be a time sink for a while, and I don't know if you guys have the man power, and you probably are already too comfortable with your own solution, but maybe give it some thought.

Cheers.



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Edit : benkenobi's banhammer has no effect - 50 bans


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kirby007 said:

You just crossed the line - 1 ban
What? Again? - 2 bans
Please behave, please? - 5 bans
Thickheaded or just addicted? - 10 bans
Bad boi - 20 bans
How are you even still here? - 30 bans

Edit : benkenobi's banhammer has no effect - 50 bans


@TalonMan

Ban badges? That would be rewarding bad behavior.



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Thats not how i view ban



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kirby007 said:
Thats not how i view ban

Well, we all view things through our own unique....prisms. This was my submission for the 20 year VGC member badge image:

I took the time to resize it and everything. You have roughly the same chance of getting your ban badges implemented. I wish you well, which is more support than I got for my idea, which I still think should have won.



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