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Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:15 pm
by Lassr
ImLawBoy wrote: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:32 pm
Someone (stimpy?) mentioned the Forum Games forum. We talked about that a bit, and there may come a time when we remove it/fold it into another forum. It was very popular at one time, but it may have run its course as an independent forum. We'll keep an eye on it for a while and see where it is in a few months before making a call.
I'm not sure these game will ever be resurrected, they may have run their course. I can no longer get OO at work unless I use tapatalk and that is not fun trying to keep up with an WW game. I think it would be fine moving to Gaming in General, even if there is another game i don't think we'll see the traffic like we used to.

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:15 pm
by stessier
Love the new titles. They make me smile. :D

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:18 pm
by Lassr
Just noticed the description of Gaming in General as Electronic in it. May want to edit that.

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:20 pm
by stessier
Or change Games of the electric kind to Games of the Moving Picture kind.

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:31 pm
by Blackhawk
Gaming in general started off as the place to discuss the gaming industry itself back in the GG days. When consoles and PC gaming got closer together, it was the place to discuss general video game topics that applied to both. Since we've merged, though, I tend to agree that those topics now belong in the new section.

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:59 pm
by Moat_Man
Were you drunk when you created those new forum names? They're terrible and the words aren't capitalized properly. It's a temporary joke right?

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:03 pm
by Moat_Man
In an effort to be constructive...

How about:
PC, Console and Mobile Gaming

and:

Bargain Bin and Trading

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:06 pm
by Zaxxon
Yes, it's a temporary joke.

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:08 pm
by Moat_Man
I was channelling my inner GreenGoo.

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:56 pm
by wonderpug
Blackhawk wrote: Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:25 am To be honest, Gaming in General is already about 2/3 tabletop gaming. If we split that off, there wouldn't be enough left in GiG to justify its existence.
I'd vote for just renaming Gaming in General to Tabletop Gaming.

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:09 pm
by FishPants
Zaxxon wrote: Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:06 pm Yes, it's a temporary joke.
Dammit I can't troll the forum if you spill the beans -- although I'm disappointed it took someone so long to speak up.

Anyways we need names for the forums that were merged. Feel free to speak up if you have a preference.

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:21 pm
by Hrothgar
LordMortis wrote: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:31 pm
Z-Corn wrote: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:02 pm
Smoove_B wrote: Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:17 pm I'd expect we're also going to start getting new members based on hip ailments, retirement funding questions and Jimmy Buffet concerts.
I'd like to hear fellow members' ideas about Velcro shoes.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-styl ... 88896.html
People's shoes are crashing after a Nike app stopped working.

Nike's new Adapt BB shoes have been hailed as the future of sneakers, after they were released just days ago. They use futuristic motors to allow them to be precisely tightened up automatically, without any shoelaces or other input.

All of that can be controlled by an app, which allows people to slip on the shoes and then let the motors do the work of tightening them up, in a way shoelaces would traditionally work. They use much the same technology that allowed Nike to recreate the self-lacing shoes from Back To The Future in a limited run.

But that feature has broken after the Android app stopped syncing with the sneakers. Now, the shoes have lost one of their main features and cannot be controlled in the way they are intended.
No mention is made of Nike changes related to afoot blown out by Zion. Nike sought to comment, but alas, there was no Sports forum to comment in.
Mechanical, but not electronic or velcro. Kizik.

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:39 pm
by gbasden
Kraken wrote: Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:24 pm It's been shot down before and will be shot down again, but I move that you split Sports out of EBG.

I don't visit any of the gaming forums often enough to have strong opinions about the mergers.
Now there's a change worth embracing!

Thank you for all your hard work, Fishpants!

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:56 pm
by GreenGoo
Ok, so the trade/bargain forum name, haha, jokey, good stuff. Can we get it changed once the joke has run its course? Like in a week or month or whatever.

It's not that I don't appreciate the humour, it's just the thought of seeing that name in 3 years is a bit off-putting.

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:04 pm
by Smoove_B



Also, thanks for the upgrades!

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:43 pm
by Blackhawk
For names, I like themetatic, but I believe in the value of utility more.

Video Games
Other Games (was GiG, changed the order to put it after Video Games.)
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Trades & Bargains

As to the sports forum, I was more in favor of it in the past when we had a lot of traffic and posts were getting pushed off. Now I fear that if all of the sports folks left EBG, it would end up being too slow. I do wish that sports posts would be tagged as such. Too often the poster assumes that the reader knows what he's talking about, and I end up reading a couple of paragraphs and having to google things before I find out that it's about some footballer from 80s.

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:22 pm
by Inverarity
Good stuff. Thanks FishPants.

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:54 pm
by Baroquen
The transitional forum names were bugging my obsessive irrationality. Mainly the fact that they weren't all the same tone. But I figured it would take care of itself.

Thanks for the work you do in keeping this place running, FishPants!

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:39 am
by stessier
Wow, this place is full of sticks in the mud (the commenters, not the guys doing the work).

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:12 am
by Suitably Ironic Moniker
I really liked the joke names. We’re not running a Fortune 500 company here, it’s a community of gaming and silliness.

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:56 pm
by The Meal
Great changes, well done team!

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:45 pm
by Default
Smoove_B wrote: Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:17 pm Exactly. A new member found the site not because of a PC or console game, but because of a thread on painted miniatures.

I'd expect we're also going to start getting new members based on hip ailments, retirement funding questions and Jimmyfree Buffets.
Ahem.

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:00 pm
by Moat_Man
stessier wrote: Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:39 am Wow, this place is full of sticks in the mud (the commenters, not the guys doing the work).
:oops: :doh: :clap:

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:22 pm
by Kelric
Octopuses don't have feet. :tjg:

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:19 pm
by Zarathud
But Octopuses do wrap themselves tightly around a stick.

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:27 pm
by Isgrimnur
Kelric wrote: Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:22 pm Octopuses don't have feet. :tjg:
Image

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:55 pm
by Kelric
But they don't have feet, despite the root of the word.

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2024 11:05 am
by Isgrimnur
LordMortis wrote: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:31 pm
I'd like to hear fellow members' ideas about Velcro shoes.


https://www.independent.co.uk/life-styl ... 88896.html
People's shoes are crashing after a Nike app stopped working.

Nike's new Adapt BB shoes have been hailed as the future of sneakers, after they were released just days ago. They use futuristic motors to allow them to be precisely tightened up automatically, without any shoelaces or other input.

All of that can be controlled by an app, which allows people to slip on the shoes and then let the motors do the work of tightening them up, in a way shoelaces would traditionally work. They use much the same technology that allowed Nike to recreate the self-lacing shoes from Back To The Future in a limited run.

But that feature has broken after the Android app stopped syncing with the sneakers. Now, the shoes have lost one of their main features and cannot be controlled in the way they are intended.
No mention is made of Nike changes related to afoot blown out by Zion. Nike sought to comment, but alas, there was no Sports forum to comment in.
Nike is killing the app for its futuristic Adapt BB sneakers
Nike is discontinuing its self-lacing Adapt BB sneakers and providing a case in point of what can happen to tech that relies on apps. First announced in 2019, the sneakers used a Back to the Future II style power-lacing system called FitAdapt that was adjustable either manually or with an app. Now, the company will no longer make new Adapt shoes and is retiring the Nike Adapt App, it announced in a help document spotted by The Verge.
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A FAQ goes on to state that the Adapt app "should continue to function" follow its removal, if you already have it installed. You won't be able to move it to a new device, though, and future iOS updates may limit or end functionality.

Nike goes on to state that if the app is removed, the shoes will retain the last light color selected. Features still available without it include power on, check battery status, adjust your fit, save your fit, unlace shoes and power off.

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2024 11:37 am
by Daehawk
Oh good. For a minute there I thought you were getting rid of the free ham sandwich.

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2024 11:40 am
by LordMortis
One day I need to see Izzy's news feed.

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2024 10:31 am
by Carpet_pissr
Do Canadians pronounce "afoot" as /a-FOOHT/ ? :P

Re: Changes are afoot

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2024 11:18 am
by Daehawk
Carpet_pissr wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 10:31 am Do Canadians pronounce "afoot" as /a-FOOHT/ ? :P
My cousin liked to get Canadians to say Theres a mouse in the house get it out.