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Re: The Thread About Nothing
« Reply #60 On: August 27, 2012, 02:35:08 AM »
Your best bet would be to search a site dedicated to RMVX. When I was developing Simpsons Fantasy I checked out http://rpgmakervx.net alot for various resources for the Final Fantasy based areas.
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Re: The Thread About Nothing
« Reply #61 On: September 18, 2012, 11:41:11 PM »
And it looks like another Simpsons fansite is gone, unless I just caught it in the middle of a serious bug or update...
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Re: The Thread About Nothing
« Reply #62 On: September 19, 2012, 01:53:15 AM »
A bug wouldn't delete the entire filetree. Gustavo's just deleted index.php which doesn't actually wipe any data.

He's practically given up I assume. I believe that he was expecting everyone who ever signed up to the forum to post regularly. Which just doesn't ever happen, all forums get lurkers. It's a fact of life and like I said, forums in some communities, such as the Simpsons has died out because of the likes of Facebook and Twitter, as well as the owners themselves were teenagers when they established their sites, so now, they're getting on with their lives.

I was 17 when I took over the reigns of TCB. So it's nearly coming on 10 years since I started this stuff. Even I've been thinking about shutting down WOTS despite being in the middle of developing WOTS4, so I can focus more on my role at Simple Machines and work on the new Customisation Website.

After the fiasco I had with the Global Moderator over my inoffensive use of the word "fuck" I had practically no desire to post on LMS anymore. I only helped them on the technical side because it's my job.
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Re: The Thread About Nothing
« Reply #63 On: September 19, 2012, 03:19:01 AM »
I believe other fandoms like Sonic and even Touhou are starting to suffer fron recent events. The new Simcity looks like it could kill its original fandom off for good(why would they remove highways, which have been a standard feature since SC2K)
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Re: The Thread About Nothing
« Reply #64 On: September 19, 2012, 03:29:43 AM »
I believe other fandoms like Sonic and even Touhou are starting to suffer fron recent events.
The fandoms themselves mostly remain the same, and most are still a part of them. But in recent years people don't login to forums and discuss them anymore because of the likes of Facebook and Twitter. They'd rather just blurt out whatever nonsense on there in 140 characters or less instead of having a meaningful discussion.

The new Simcity looks like it could kill its original fandom off for good(why would they remove highways, which have been a standard feature since SC2K)
Removing a feature like that is retool a franchise or try new ideas even if it means removal of features.

Compare the first two Final Fantasy games. Final Fantasy II (that's the Japanese version by the way, not the American SNES title because that's Final Fantasy IV) it changed a lot of things from the first game. It removed EXP entirely. Each stat increases based on it's usage. There's nothing wrong with trying something different, sometimes it fails sometimes it doesn't.
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Re: The Thread About Nothing
« Reply #65 On: September 19, 2012, 12:10:00 PM »
I just got automatically redirected to an ad for John Deere...
Should I be worried?

Also, quoting while typing a reply is broken.
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Re: The Thread About Nothing
« Reply #66 On: September 19, 2012, 01:51:48 PM »
Also, quoting while typing a reply is broken.
Only in Full Reply. And who uses that these days.
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Re: The Thread About Nothing
« Reply #67 On: September 19, 2012, 06:09:32 PM »
LMS has been declared dead on DA.
http://lisa-lover.deviantart.com/journal/zoom-327975856#comments
Not sure i agree on closing a forum that actually did have some activity, but that is  Gustavo's call. Cant help thinking that people would have been better of coming here in the first place. Just a thought. (Somebody had to say it )
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Re: The Thread About Nothing
« Reply #68 On: September 19, 2012, 06:52:12 PM »
They can very easily if they want. I won't say no. :P

Gustavo's expectations were too big for the reality.
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Re: The Thread About Nothing
« Reply #69 On: September 20, 2012, 02:23:28 AM »
He should've signed it over to Max or something...
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Re: The Thread About Nothing
« Reply #70 On: September 20, 2012, 02:36:05 AM »
I don't want to offend him or anything, but I doubt he would've been much better.
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Re: The Thread About Nothing
« Reply #71 On: September 20, 2012, 03:15:55 AM »
I doubt I'd be any better, either. On another topic I think I'm getting my wisdom teeth...
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Re: The Thread About Nothing
« Reply #72 On: September 20, 2012, 05:18:23 PM »
He should've signed it over to Max or something...
LMS was a very specialiced forum. Centered around one  single character. Maybe there was just not so much more to say. I, for one want to make many different kind of pictures. Don't want to be limited to only one character. 
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Re: The Thread About Nothing
« Reply #73 On: September 20, 2012, 05:57:25 PM »
Makes you wonder what was going through Dags mind when he created the original LTS that Gustavo based his forum on.

A proper website on one character is one thing, but a forum on one character is entirely worthless.

TCB was far too limiting for my tastes, especially during the summer months. Which is why I decided to switch it for WOTS. It gave me more to focus on. It seems that I wasn't the only one to benefit from such a decision either.
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Re: The Thread About Nothing
« Reply #74 On: September 20, 2012, 08:02:26 PM »
They wanted to make fan site for Lisa. That in itself was quite a noble coerce. But there are only so many people with the same idea. And only so much you can post. Like i only posted when i was in the mood to make Lisa pictures. There is bound to be ups and downs for such a forum. A forum is very much its members, and people are in different stages of there lives, and it changes over time. I for one is most certainly not the same as i was ~8 years ago when i started watching The Simpsons.
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Re: The Thread About Nothing
« Reply #75 On: September 20, 2012, 08:41:16 PM »
Making a fan SITE about Lisa is one thing and something I'd support. But from what I saw, both Gustavo and Dag wanted credit for doing very little effort, basically being something very close to John Slater. (Who always wanted iPhones, iPods and consoles for nothing by getting people to go into congas basically you refer five people and they refer five people and you get a PS3 or something, Mike, Joe, Clive and I banned them on MT2, which caused Slater to throw a fit against me) the four of us believed that "if you want something, pay for it yourself to cheap fuck"

While they thought they were being very friendly, they were not. In fact, both were quite hardasses and annoying. Marco and that guy Gustavo got for his Global Moderator, I forget what his username was  then again it's not like I really care, the guy was a moron. None really knew how to run a forum. For most people, there's a difference of when to issue a warning and when not to. There were a few situations on that forum where I thought it wasn't warranted. Granted English isn't the first language for any of them, but they should have an understanding on the difference between a derogatory comment against someone and simple commentary of a situation.

I don't claim to be an expert, and have openly admitted to not knowing something, when I said I was nervous about becoming Lead Customiser, I was serious, I knew what I was going to be getting myself into. On the other hand Dag believes he's an expert when in fact he knows practically jack shit. He tries to give me bug reports about SMF, but doesn't actually tell me anything about how to reproduce it, or any details at all really. It's like he expected me to magically know what he was on about.

Basically, in my opinion, all four of them let the power fixes go to their head.
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Re: The Thread About Nothing
« Reply #76 On: September 22, 2012, 11:05:45 AM »
Is it me or was Youtube's last interface update not long after Firefox's last major update? Because with all the BSOD I've been getting I suspect that Google may be trying to make Youtube increasingly incompatible with Firefox...
I'm not the only one with freezing problems, although I'm the only one I know of where it freezes the OS as well.
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« Reply #77 On: September 22, 2012, 12:17:27 PM »
It works fine in IE and Crome. I don't think Google would deliberately try to prevent YouTube from working in FF. Such a thing would all to easy backfire.
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Re: The Thread About Nothing
« Reply #78 On: October 08, 2012, 12:24:13 PM »
I got a new PC and Youtube works fine except for some strange loading lag, unless I visit a page with a number of embeds where it freezes loading before the Flash plugin appears to crash(though no error message appears)


Also, is it possible for Japanese games to run on a non-Japanese system? Usually they just crash on startup, almost like Windows is blocking the program from running...
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Re: The Thread About Nothing
« Reply #79 On: October 08, 2012, 01:57:00 PM »
Also, is it possible for Japanese games to run on a non-Japanese system? Usually they just crash on startup, almost like Windows is blocking the program from running...

That could be for different reasons, Windows is actually regionless, so Japanese games will work on an Australian PC. The issues you're having can be for other reasons, typically, processor, graphics card, or operating system incompatibility.
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