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Contest for DefiasRP Background Image!

Post by John Blake on Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:52 pm

Hello DefiasRP!

I've spoken to Skarain and Cathee, and there will be a new forum!
However, we require a good background for it, something good looking, neutral perhaps.

So I'm opening this contest for find a good one that would fit in well for everyone's like.

The requirements is just, be about WoW, as above written: No Illidans and with the minimum size of around 2500 x 1000, or around it.

There is currently no end date; the prize is obviously the picture you've found or made willbe the background image for the new Defias RP forum!


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Re: Contest for DefiasRP Background Image!

Post by Naroma on Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:06 pm

No suggestions for pictures, but I'm curious where the forum will be hosted, will it be another service similar to forumotion?

And will it just have the same functions and utilities?

And finally will relevant posts need to just be reposted in their entirety?

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Re: Contest for DefiasRP Background Image!

Post by John Blake on Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:28 pm

Somewhat similar, it will be self hosted rather than hosted by Forumotion, still using phpBB
but with much greater flexibility in costumization and features.

It will indeed have the same functions as this one and even more, and it will also be looking
themed with the current expansion as best and quite updated as soon as possible.

I do believe yes that relevant posts should be reposted or either made guide pages!

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Re: Contest for DefiasRP Background Image!

Post by Naroma on Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:30 pm

Ah right, fair enough.

Well I'll keep an eye out for when its done.

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Re: Contest for DefiasRP Background Image!

Post by Nylnreath Blackoak on Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:43 am

http://i.imgur.com/tm5oX1t.png

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Re: Contest for DefiasRP Background Image!

Post by Skarain on Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:50 am

While I am no artist, or a professional taker of screenshots, or a person who have any idea how to use Photoshop to begin with, going to drop the idea of trying to find something that is neutral enough and represents the community and the hobby that we do, rather than what is the "flavour of the month" - in other words the current expansion theme.

Sure, it's much harder to make such to work on picture than paper, but the suggestion's there.

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Re: Contest for DefiasRP Background Image!

Post by Cid on Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:00 am

I'd prefer it the theme be kind to the eyes, as it can be hard to those with certain colours that might come off a bit strong. Sounded a bit better in my head than when writing it, but I hope you get the idea.

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Re: Contest for DefiasRP Background Image!

Post by Reynard on Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:23 am

Subtle is good for me - as someone who accesses this forum at work. If it goes all demons and manga I'll have to stop visiting...

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Re: Contest for DefiasRP Background Image!

Post by Ixirar/Kavalis on Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:59 am

-why- will there be a new forum? Isn't DefiasRP adequate for the 5 of us that still use it?

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Re: Contest for DefiasRP Background Image!

Post by Reynard on Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:12 am

Ixirar/Kavalis wrote:-why- will there be a new forum? Isn't DefiasRP adequate for the 5 of us that still use it?

lol. I'm sure there were 7 of us on Monday...

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Re: Contest for DefiasRP Background Image!

Post by Webbles on Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:39 am

Ixirar/Kavalis wrote:-why- will there be a new forum? Isn't DefiasRP adequate for the 5 of us that still use it?

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I think there should at least be a vote, rather than just two admins deciding it. It's a lot of effort moving everything there just to make the site flashier (which not everyone even wants based on the above comments).

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Re: Contest for DefiasRP Background Image!

Post by John Blake on Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:30 am

Fenodyree wrote:Subtle is good for me - as someone who accesses this forum at work.  If it goes all demons and manga I'll have to stop visiting...

Fixed! Adding multiple themes, from WoW Based ones to more serious and subtle ones!
All in the click of two buttons, each user will be able to view whichever theme they wish, flashy or not hehe.
It also works on iPad, iPhone and Android, this little change menu which is right on top of the whole forum.


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Re: Contest for DefiasRP Background Image!

Post by Skarain on Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:45 am

Webbles wrote:
Ixirar/Kavalis wrote:-why- will there be a new forum? Isn't DefiasRP adequate for the 5 of us that still use it?

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I think there should at least be a vote, rather than just two admins deciding it. It's a lot of effort moving everything there just to make the site flashier (which not everyone even wants based on the above comments).

Please keep in mind the title of the thread before this.

New Forum Proposition

It is a proposition. While work is being done for a new one, nothing has been nailed to the stone.

John Blake did explain what and why he thought that a new forum should be created. I am going to link it all in here.

-The main idea is to redesign the forum in a large scale, self-host the forum and moving off forumotion which would increase flexibility in managing it not only in design, but better custom features that the old cannot support or do. Forumotion is stuck by the control panel and move no further; all the themes it offers are pretty basic.

-plan is to add more features to the forum + a few more moderators. I would only be doing the webmaster/designer job which is to maintain the forum updated, looking good and user friendly to incentivate more players to use it more often, because since I've joined Defias I've felt that there's a small obstruction in how news travel along the server, as people wouldn't know about some events and stuff like that.

-I've heard from many different players that they don't use the forum because they find it kind of hard to understand and reach; making it further user friendly would definitely help so much with it, and I was
hoping to add many features such as portal with a sidebar for events people can input

-I was also hoping to add more custumization for every account besides only a character sheet; a diary area perhaps even. I've even arranged extensions which allows you to input your character level/class/race
icons of such will appear next to your posting portrait; I also intend to add ranks for either posters or roles, a sidebar with the user of the month and other cosmetic features -- keeping it simple and minimal
but at the same time stacked with very nice and amazing features that people would certainly use!

-Another thing that I believe people have issues with on forums sometimes is the lazyness to check their email to activate their account which we could deactivate for the first months of the new forum, and share it further around.

-Adding a portal with features which Forumotion does not support to make it somewhat similar to the Argent Archives which would increase it's use even further. One thing I've learned since I've started using forums for the very first time in 2007 for roleplaying: there's always lurkers.

-People who don't register at all but they check it because the information they look for is right in their nose as soon as they open the page; and there's a lot of reasons why these lurkers would sooner or later join the forum, to make posts, answer posts, and share their own events, which is why the user friendly interfaces would come in hand very easily; besides I though we could use a little space for useful links. I've created a link called RP Guides which directly links to WoWWiki guides on roleplay (or we could our own based on the RPPvP communities beliefs and traditions and integrate things to educate roleplayers about events such as the Pilgrimage that Maelmoor has been doing for a few years as I've hear)!

-Worth a try in my opinion to advance with making a new one -- the transition would not be instant obviously, but with little time it would sure gain popularity, specially if the old forum redirects to the new one!

I and Cathee gave the plans itself green light, though whether the community itself wants to change to the new website is up for the community. You can not however completely decide that before you know what the new site would look like, and it isn't finished yet.

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Re: Contest for DefiasRP Background Image!

Post by Webbles on Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:12 pm

Skarain wrote:Please keep in mind the title of the thread before this.

New Forum Proposition

It is a proposition. While work is being done for a new one, nothing has been nailed to the stone.

Ah, the beginning of this thread implied that it had already been decided.
But yeah, as long as there will be a nice neutral, basically colourless theme, I suppose it could be nice having a forum that isn't full of garbage that hasn't been relevant in the last 5 years.

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