The Red Shadow
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7:11 PM - Jul 17, 2012 #11

clarky_n64 wrote:Personally I would like to see a new skin applied to the forum along with a new banner.
It is such a simple thing but I'm in total agreement with this. Everybody has put out some great suggestions so I didn't think I needed to add anything more than another vote for a color and/or skin change and a nice new banner like the ones we're seeing in the Banner Change topic.
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lithium017
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8:57 PM - Jul 17, 2012 #12

Norcal wrote:Here's a few suggestions I have :) , i'll edit this and elaborate a bit more later:
  • New Forum Skin(s)
  • New Images (Logo, Forum Markers, Signatures, Avatars, favicon, etc) - I can assist with these as well as a forum skin
  • Perhaps a N64 Modding Forum. A subforum to Nintendo 64 Topics, not necessarily its own section.
  • Maybe adding lists to the drop down menu at the top. Like NTSC, PAL, etc lists of Nintendo 64 games.
  • A dedicated Gallery section where people can post their collections and update their progress on them.
  • An actual "Announcements" or "Important Information" section, not sure why but the Welcome and Guidelines section is used as a replacement for this; I think it would be more welcoming to have a dedicated Introduction section seperate from Site announcements. In addition to the Introduction section maybe each moderator/admin can post their own pinned topic about themselves in it.
  • Dedicated Off-Topic sections - Music/Movies, Comedy, GFX & Media
I agree with Norcal's ideas. Plus, the PM system (if possible) correction idea.

A new banner would be nice I think.

If possible, the ability to edit a first post in the For Sale Thread would then allow us to only have 1 topic per member for things for sale, and things that are wanted (Nintendo Age does this and it keeps down the clutter). Posts in other discussions I am not overly concerned about editing them too often
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N64 Consoles: 16 / 16 N64 Controllers 29 / 30 N64 Accessories: 8 / 10
NES: 32 --- SNES: 133 --- N64: 64 --- Gamecube: 78--- Wii: 75 --- WiiU: 14
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stinger9142
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11:30 PM - Jul 17, 2012 #13

Hey everybody, thanks for the input. If I combine the few suggestions I got requests for in PM's with the requests for it here, I see that one of the primary desired changes is for a sectional revision here.

Here is my new layout proposal, that I need everyone's feedback on please.

"Introductions, Guidelines, & Forum resources" section
consisting of individual sections:
* Introductions
* Guidelines, Help, & Suggestions (With the Guidelines post pinned at the top)

"Nintendo 64" section
consisting of individual sections:
* Gaming
* Collecting
* Modding Discussion
* Guides, Faqs, and Information (A shiny new place for all the guides you all want to see put together)

"Trade / Buy / Sell" section
consisting of individual sections
* Want to Trade and Auction Listings
* Want to Buy
* Want to Sell

"Everything Else" section
consisting of individual sections:
* Other Video Games
* Social Board
- with sub category "Entertainment and Sports"
* Reviews



There you have it folks. I know it may not have all that everybody wants or maybe more than some would like, but is it something you all could live with? Thoughts? Please know that adding more sections was generally shot down by the staff in fear of it lowering activity. You see we felt that collectors would never visit the gaming section and vice versa. Thereby leading to them missing out on other posts they might have otherwise seen if they were in the same section. If I follow through with this, it will most likely be on a trial basis to see how it does and how members like it.

I also see a clear call for a visual make over, but more on that later. Supper calls :lol: ;)
Also real quick, To any of you who are desiring a banner change, please take a look at "Banner change" request topic below this one. We are trying to get a contest going. The winning banner could help us decide new color schemes to go with and so on...

So where are our graphic artists at? :yeah:
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11:35 PM - Jul 17, 2012 #14

Seems Pretty good :yeah:
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I Arthur J. Garcia
Declare that i will Help People with their problems regarding the Golden N controller
this does not apply to people who resold theirs and dint bought it from TheGt550
I will sale whats left of my collection to help.(jusco,np100,japan blue/white)
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lithium017
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4:13 AM - Jul 18, 2012 #15

I like the new list. It is simple but effective for separating our ideas
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N64 Consoles: 16 / 16 N64 Controllers 29 / 30 N64 Accessories: 8 / 10
NES: 32 --- SNES: 133 --- N64: 64 --- Gamecube: 78--- Wii: 75 --- WiiU: 14
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Flare Dancer
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5:17 AM - Jul 18, 2012 #16

That section list is good enough to test out. We'll see if it works out...
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10:24 AM - Jul 18, 2012 #17

Hello again, strangers. :)


I would like to have multiple skins/themes to choose from. You know, the drop down box at the bottom left of the page? This can go hand in hand with the banner competition. Rather than a single victor, we could have the top 5 or something, with the "best of the best" becoming the new default banner. And of course, we should save the site's current skin and banner as the "classic" skin for users who prefer things as they are now.


It seems to me there's potential for a lot of overlap between the existing sections on the forum. Here's a few examples:
New SM64 Game in progress could be posted under social
any1 live in sydney could be posted under social
Interesting eBay aution. could be posted under trading
Video game addiction could be posted under social
NES Coffee Table Project could be posted under other video games
You Wont believe this could be posted under Nintendo 64, Social or Trading. :lol:

I'm not saying these topics should be posted under the sections I suggest, I'm just trying to illustrate that it can sometimes be difficult choosing where to place your topic. Because of this, it seems to me that adding further sections isn't guaranteed to lead to a tidier form. That's one advantage of an all encompassing "Nintendo 64" section - if you're topic is anything to do with the N64, you know where to post it.

danilochka wrote:Re-allow posts to be edited once the 7 day limit has past. This would really help out if people want to update their 'For Sale' topics rather than having to keep posting a new reply regarding changes.
This.

DeeMoney wrote:and possibly doing a house clean every so often, deleting old topics that went no where to keep the place clean.
I don't like the sound of that. Archiving should be ok, but I don't like the idea of mods/admins being made to decide which topics are relevant and useful enough to hang on to. I wouldn't want to suddenly find that a topic I liked has been deleted because it wasn't "useful enough". For short topics that don't go anywhere, maybe a further "Rubbish Bin" archive section could be added, literally for the purpose of keeping the forum tidy.

stinger9142 wrote:You see we felt that collectors would never visit the gaming section and vice versa. Thereby leading to them missing out on other posts they might have otherwise seen if they were in the same section.
That's a concern I have as well, though I suppose it could work. Running a trial to see how it goes seems like the best things to do. So, good call there. :yeah:


About any "moding" section that gets created - would software count, as well as hardware? ROM hacks like Star Road and Goldeneye X? And what about flash carts? Like I said earlier, there's potential for overlap.


Finally, a couple of somewhat off topic points:
- The topic title reminded me of this. :lol:
- I've finally scratched that "499 posts" itch. It may have taken me 5+ years, but I have at long last made it to 500 posts! :omg: :dance:
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11:06 AM - Jul 18, 2012 #18

I'm defiantly for the trial run of what you suggested Stinger. I think what you've come up with sounds pretty good. :yeah:
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Flare Dancer
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7:45 AM - Jul 19, 2012 #19

As to the lineup as of right now, I don't think "Want To Buy" & "Want To Sell" should be sub-forums. Rather, they should be regular sections within the trading category like "Want To Trade" is. All aspects of game merchandising are pretty popular, and none should be minimized (literally, as the subforum link IS much smaller), IMO.
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Matt
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9:51 AM - Jul 19, 2012 #20

Would it be worth putting subforums in the Other Games forum?

For example, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, PC, not sure if we have a big enough community or not for this to be a option
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