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Title: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Darkness on Nov 01, 2009, 06:40:12 PM
This thread is for any important site or forum updates.

A couple of new things I've added this weekend.

- We now have have a Twitter page: http://twitter.com/avpgalaxy (http://twitter.com/avpgalaxy)
I'll be keeping that up-to-date with stuff.

- When posting comments on the main page, they now contribute to your post counts.

- I've added YouTube tags to the forum so you can embed videos into the page. E.g.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCd-SDkqISE[/url]


becomes this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCd-SDkqISE# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCd-SDkqISE#)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates
Post by: Chris P on Nov 01, 2009, 07:43:44 PM
HAHAHAH! You did!  ;D    I installed the youtube tag last week, works great. But my youtube icon is not showing up. DId you have that problem when you installed it?

Anyways, i'm glad you did that to. I kept trying to figure out how to embed videos form youtube on my forum, since my site uses the forum to post front page news. This was very helpful. But yeah, I would like to know how you got the youtube icon to work.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 02, 2009, 11:01:05 PM
I've also joined onto the Twitter wagon. Gotta say I love Twitter. Everyone with an account should be sure to follow us for the latest.  :)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates
Post by: Purebreedalien on Nov 03, 2009, 07:40:47 AM
Heh, I'll make a Twitter JUST to follow AvPGalaxy xD
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates
Post by: TJ Doc on Nov 03, 2009, 05:05:03 PM
I just mentioned this in the other Twitter post (damn me for not checking here first), and Lady Gaga appears to be following the site.

She never seemed like the AvP type to me...
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates
Post by: Darkness on Nov 03, 2009, 05:36:22 PM
No, it's me who's following her. What can I say. I like her music.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates
Post by: TJ Doc on Nov 03, 2009, 05:43:08 PM
Oh I see! I've never been into Twitter, well, at all in the past, so I didn't really understand that 'Following' aspect (it looks like it's the other way around).

Ah well, now I have to feel like an idiot for the rest of the day.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates
Post by: CELTICPRED on Nov 03, 2009, 07:52:31 PM
Embedding youtube videos doesn't cause any bandwidth problems around here does it?
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates
Post by: Darkness on Nov 03, 2009, 08:17:54 PM
No, that's YouTube's bandwidth.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates
Post by: Chris P on Nov 03, 2009, 08:49:54 PM
Quote from: Darkness on Nov 03, 2009, 05:36:22 PM
No, it's me who's following her. What can I say. I like her music.

Aw man. You like to POKER FACE ?  :D  :D I'm sorry, someone had to say it. But yeah, some of her music is alright. Overall I think she's f**ked up, but no matter how messed she gets in her videos, you have to watch.  ;D

Quote from: Darkness on Nov 03, 2009, 08:17:54 PM
No, that's YouTube's bandwidth.

That's the beauty of it all. One of the best mods SMF ever had.  8)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates
Post by: Purebreedalien on Nov 03, 2009, 09:24:49 PM
I probably won't make a Twitter actually, I usually visit here every day anyway so there's no need.

Good idea for other people who can't access Galaxy on their phones and stuff, though.
Title: New Web Host
Post by: Darkness on Jan 30, 2010, 05:39:33 PM
Okay, for those that don't know, the forum was down yesterday for several hours. The host disabled it due to it using high resources. They moved the site to a new server and gave me a month to sort out the problems or they'd suspend the site altogether. I can't fix the problem. It's just too much traffic coming here so I had to look for another host. It's unfortunate this happened now but at least it didn't happen later in the week when the demo comes out or when the game actually comes out. We're hosted on a virtual private server now, which is a lot more expensive but at least we have our own resources. The site should be a lot faster. The domain servers have changed so some people may not be able to see the site for up to 48 hours. If you're reading this, then the move has been successful.
Title: Re: New Web Host
Post by: Spaghetti on Jan 30, 2010, 06:26:12 PM
Ah, I was wondering what that was all about.

Thanks for the update bossman.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates
Post by: Darkness on Feb 08, 2010, 07:44:32 PM
Subscribers

I added a new Subscriber feature to the site as a way of people supporting the site. Since we moved, it's quite expensive running this site and the ads alone don't pay for the hosting. So I noticed on other forums, they have a Subscriber Status which could be quite useful.

From the Site: http://www.avpgalaxy.net/website/become-a-subscriber/




Over the years, AvPGalaxy has grown increasingly popular and the demands put  on our hosts have required us to move to a private server. To help cover  the costs of keeping AvPGalaxy alive you can become an AvPGalaxy  subscriber as a way of supporting the site. It costs £5 (5.74 EUR, 7.82 USD, 8.37 CAD, 9.06 AUS) a year and you get a few features.

Aside from supporting AvPGalaxy with the annual running costs you get:To become a subscriber, you must already be registered on the site. Go to your Profile (http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?action=profile), Actions, Paid Subscriptions and follow the page. We accept Paypal. You only pay for one year. If you don't want to continue subscribing, simply don't do anything. If you do, go through the subscription process again.




This is entirely optional. The site will always be free. This is just a little incentive for people to support the site. Staff are excluded from this since they already have the features above.

Chat Room

The second feature I added recently was this Chat Room which some of you remember we had last year for a short time. It seems to be working fine here so I'm keeping it. At the moment, there's a Public Channel, AvP Channel and a Predators Channel. People can login by clicking the Chat button. You can acess your own private channel and invite people to it which only you'll be able to see. You can send private messages to people in public channels and those messages will only been seen by them. To open a direct private channel, select the option under the person's name and anything you type will be seen by just them, indicated by "whispers...".

Steam ID

I also added a Steam ID Field to your profiles so you add that along with your PSN ID & X360 Gamer Tag.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: keylight-di on Feb 08, 2010, 07:56:44 PM
QuoteWe accept Paypal

Very willingly, but why am I headed to the Dutch site?.... I don't know the language, I want English....  :-\
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Darkness on Feb 08, 2010, 07:58:37 PM
Dutch? It's English for me.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: keylight-di on Feb 08, 2010, 08:03:31 PM
Probably...

https://www.paypal.com/nl/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_home&country_lang.x=true

"Welkom bij PayPal"

It doesn't look like English?
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Darkness on Feb 08, 2010, 08:08:11 PM
Very odd. You can change your country in the drop down menu on paypal but for me, when I click order on the forum, it takes me to this paypal page:

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg519.imageshack.us%2Fimg519%2F668%2Fsnap1159c.jpg&hash=7ee4584b946454379f24603554c8db55bda8f382)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Anonymous684 on Feb 08, 2010, 08:12:11 PM
:)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Darkness on Feb 08, 2010, 08:14:17 PM
Dude, I didn't think anybody would sign up so soon. That banner is just temp, by the way. I've got someone working on one.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Anonymous684 on Feb 08, 2010, 08:15:42 PM
Anything for the galaxy :)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: keylight-di on Feb 08, 2010, 08:20:53 PM
Quote from: Darkness on Feb 08, 2010, 08:08:11 PM
Very odd. You can change your country in the drop down menu on paypal but for me, when I click order on the forum, it takes me to this paypal page:

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg519.imageshack.us%2Fimg519%2F668%2Fsnap1159c.jpg&hash=7ee4584b946454379f24603554c8db55bda8f382)

Yea, very odd...
I'm not able to make screenshot, but "my" page looks absolutely different...

Strange....

Is  there any other way to pay??
Or link maybe??
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Darkness on Feb 08, 2010, 08:23:52 PM
Just Paypal if you have it to webmaster@avpgalaxy.net and I'll set it up manually. The other two managed fine but I will look into your problem some time.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: FearPeteySodes on Feb 08, 2010, 08:26:37 PM
Gotta support the cause, I love the Corps!
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: keylight-di on Feb 08, 2010, 08:37:20 PM
It would be strange if I had no problems.  ;D

Problem solved. I hope ...  ;D
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Anonymous684 on Feb 08, 2010, 08:47:42 PM
do i get a special award for be the first subscriber :D?
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Chris P on Feb 08, 2010, 08:59:30 PM
So did you take my advice and invest in your own personal server Darkness?  :D
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: keylight-di on Feb 08, 2010, 09:01:35 PM
Quote from: Uncanny Psycho on Feb 08, 2010, 08:47:42 PM
do i get a special award for be the first subscriber :D?


You should. ;D
For  your speed and reflex.  ;D

(BTW beautiful av and signature, Uncanny.)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Anonymous684 on Feb 08, 2010, 09:03:51 PM
Appreciate it, now lets stay on topic with the thread :)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Mr. Domino on Feb 08, 2010, 10:56:54 PM
Gotta wait till I get paid, but I'm all for supporting the site. Definitely will be on the subscriber list.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 08, 2010, 11:24:58 PM
I'd like to thank all those subscribing. Due to the amount of work we've putting into the site, Darkness in particular, the place has grown in popularity so much and you know, it costs to keep it running. So I'd like to thanks those who have contributed, especially since it's individually it's not that much. I'll be looking at various things I can offer to our subscribers too so look out for that.  :)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 09, 2010, 08:49:05 AM
Can confirm that we'll be giving subscribers the option of buying our AvPGalaxy shirts too:

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv130%2FCorpral_Hicks%2F2-2.jpg&hash=cc10b0993dac37eaa95ab7d8c8e3083a396d0569)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: TJ Doc on Feb 09, 2010, 12:47:47 PM
Is that Basement Cat on the far right (your left)? Spooky...
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 09, 2010, 01:44:46 PM
He's there to steal my awesome shirt.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: keylight-di on Feb 09, 2010, 02:02:25 PM
My daughter immediately noticed a pink unicorn ....  ;D

One big WOW... ;D ;D

Shirt is awesome, I'm thinking about it... ;D
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Purebreedalien on Feb 09, 2010, 06:06:09 PM
Definately want to subscribe, I just don't have a credit card. :(
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 09, 2010, 06:21:13 PM
*cough* Debit card.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Purebreedalien on Feb 09, 2010, 06:22:34 PM
I don't have one of those, either. xD

I'll find a way, it may not be for a while but I will subscribe!
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 09, 2010, 06:24:01 PM
*cough* Ask your brother/father/mother.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Purebreedalien on Feb 09, 2010, 07:06:28 PM
Good idea. ;D I'll let the topic get back on track now.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 09, 2010, 07:07:58 PM
Indeed. Well folks, the only way you'll get one of our super awesome t-shirts is through subscription and it's all towards helping keep the site online!
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Purebreedalien on Feb 09, 2010, 07:32:51 PM
I want a super awesome t-shirt, what sizes do they come in?
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 09, 2010, 07:33:50 PM
Whatever size you want and if I can find a plain one of those shirts.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Purebreedalien on Feb 09, 2010, 09:25:12 PM
Awesome. :)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Mr. Domino on Feb 10, 2010, 01:07:21 AM
T-SHIRT GLEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

As if I needed another reason to subscribe lol. I'll probably be buying multiple shirts.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 10, 2010, 08:45:37 AM
And that would be your choice, Domino.  :) It's a very good choice at that.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Chris P on Feb 11, 2010, 08:20:31 PM
 :D  Brilliant! I love that T-Shirt man. In October, once I turn 18 I will more and likely buy one. I don't know if you remember Cetanu? Well, he and I had planned on making shirts like that for a bunch of our sites way back when. Problem was money.  :-X

But great idea! I like it!  ;)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Xerxész on Jul 09, 2010, 09:08:54 AM
Nice new banner, guys! :)
Similar to my sig...
Congratulations!
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Vulhala on Oct 01, 2010, 03:33:11 PM
Is it just me being thick, or has the little symbol that appears in the address bar changed quite recently? It used to be a little red square wth AvP written on it, didn't it?
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Space Sweeper on Oct 01, 2010, 04:26:43 PM
I think that came with the banner update- I like it.  :)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Omegamorph on Oct 01, 2010, 06:06:55 PM
The new basic theme rocks. 8)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: Hellspawn28 on Oct 01, 2010, 08:29:46 PM
Yeah this is awesome. I had the Alien theme for so long that It's time for something new. I'm not used to the normal AVPgalaxy theme that it feels wired lol.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Subscriber Status Added
Post by: MrBrokenTusks. on Oct 01, 2010, 08:48:54 PM
Yeah same that the theme with the best banner (default) has all the otehr stuff really bad, I would love the default banner with the marine theme :(
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Forum Upgraded to RC4
Post by: Darkness on Nov 07, 2010, 09:47:29 AM
Forum has now been upgraded to RC4. Mainly bug fixes and security fixes. Main change is the Youtube embed code. You no longer need to use embed code and it supports many more video sites including Youtube, Metacafe, Vimeo and Dailymotion. It won't embed links placed in sentences. It has to be on a new line. So this:

http://vimeo.com/11569380


becomes:

http://vimeo.com/11569380 (http://vimeo.com/11569380)

All previous [youtube] codes have been converted over as well.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Forum Upgraded to RC4
Post by: Space Sweeper on Nov 07, 2010, 09:58:08 AM
The IGN linkage will be very useful. Nice update.  ;D
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Forum Upgraded to RC4
Post by: Purebreedalien on Nov 07, 2010, 10:29:18 AM
Excellent news. :)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Forum Upgraded to RC4
Post by: MrBrokenTusks. on Nov 07, 2010, 12:00:59 PM
Yhe and the gameterailers,
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Forum Upgraded to RC4
Post by: TJ Doc on Nov 07, 2010, 02:18:44 PM
The Dark Lord has delivered greatness once again. These gifts will no doubt be useful in the coming months.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Forum Upgraded to RC4
Post by: Anonymous684 on Nov 07, 2010, 02:38:07 PM
nice update! :)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Forum Upgraded to RC4
Post by: Shasvre on Nov 07, 2010, 02:49:57 PM
I agree, absolutely great. :)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: Darkness on Nov 26, 2011, 02:22:54 PM
Custom post count groups have now been added. Go to your Profile page (http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;area=forumprofile) and select your favourite species. Either Alien, Predator or Marine and you'll be in your group. You'll also get new group icons (thanks to sh0dan).

Here's the new ranks:

Alien:

----1 Star----
0-49= Alien Egg
050-099= Facehugger
----2 Stars----
100-249= Super Facehugger
250-499= Chestburster
----3 Stars----
500-749= Giger's Alien
750-999= Hive Alien
----4 Stars----
1000-2499= Warrior Alien
2500-4999= Carrier Alien
----5 Stars----
5000-7499= Runner Alien
7500-9999= Predalien
----6 Stars----
10000-12499= Praetorian
12500-14999= Space Jockey
----7 Stars----
15000-17499= Kane
17500-19999= Brett
20000-22499= Dallas
22500-24999 = Parker
25000-29999 = Lambert
30000-49999 = ?
50000-99999 = ?
100000+ = ?

Predator:

----1 Star----
0-49= Anytime
050-099= City Hunter
----2 Stars----
100-249= Falconer Predator
250-499= Tracker Predator
----3 Stars----
500-749= Berserker Predator
750-999= Elder Predator
----4 Stars----
1000-2499= River Ghost
2500-4999= Hawkins
----5 Stars----
5000-7499= Blain
7500-9999= Mac
----6 Stars----
10000-12499= Dillon
12500-14999= Poncho
----7 Stars----
15000-17499= Billy
17500-19999= Lambert
20000-22499= Keyes
22500-24999 = Nikolai
25000-29999 = Royce
30000-49999 = ?
50000-99999 = ?
100000+ = ?

Marine:

----1 Star----
0-49= Colonist
050-099= Prisoner
----2 Stars----
100-249= Colonial Marine
250-499= Mercenary
----3 Stars----
500-749= Synthetic
750-999= Bishop
----4 Stars----
1000-2499= Pvt. Wierzbowski
2500-4999= Pvt. Crowe
----5 Stars----
5000-7499= Pvt. Spunkmeyer
7500-9999= Pvt. Frost
----6 Stars----
10000-12499= Pvt. Drake
12500-14999= Pvt. Vasquez
----7 Stars----
15000-17499= Pvt. Hudson
17500-19999= Cpl. Dietrich
20000-22499= Cpl. Ferro
22500-24999 = Cpl. Hicks
25000-29999 = Sgt. Apone
30000-49999 = ?
50000-99999 = ?
100000+ = ?

Any questions or things you don't like, now is the time to say. I've had to add in human characters too since there isn't a creature for every rank.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: The Xenoborg on Nov 26, 2011, 02:27:02 PM
Wow, when I was asking about ranks, I had exactly this in mind!
AWESOME!
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Nov 26, 2011, 03:03:07 PM
Really nice! I'm an Alien ;D
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: Shasvre on Nov 26, 2011, 03:08:46 PM
I'm an Alien as well. The icons are a really nice touch by the way. :)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: Crazy Rich on Nov 26, 2011, 04:42:05 PM
Awesome! Marines all the way.  8)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: The Collector on Nov 26, 2011, 06:37:15 PM
This is pretty cool! I love the icons for it!!
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: Ghost Rider on Nov 26, 2011, 07:41:55 PM
These new ranks are nice. :) I'm an Alien.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: The_Silencer on Nov 26, 2011, 08:35:10 PM
That's cool, Darkness. Thanks, guys! ;)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: Feral_PRED on Nov 27, 2011, 02:28:23 AM
This is a very good idea! I'm an Alien.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: Predator Queen on Nov 27, 2011, 03:39:38 AM
F*ck yes! To all are developers  , thank you!
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: Terx2 on Nov 27, 2011, 05:03:17 AM
Oh F**k yes ;D. Now the hard part is choosing which one I want to be.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: Space Sweeper on Nov 27, 2011, 09:00:38 AM
I love the rank icons, shows what fanbase the person is a part of if they dont have a telling avatar.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: Purebreedalien on Nov 27, 2011, 05:30:58 PM
Staying as none like a boss. :D
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: EEV2650 on Nov 28, 2011, 05:37:52 AM
What is a "river ghost"?
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: Crazy Rich on Nov 28, 2011, 05:40:14 AM
Probably something from EU, I'm guessing literature.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: Darkness on Nov 28, 2011, 07:17:10 AM
It most certainly is not. It's in Predators.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: The Xenoborg on Nov 28, 2011, 07:24:56 AM
River Ghost is the creature they killed in Predators. It resembles the initial concept of the Predator from the first film.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: EEV2650 on Nov 28, 2011, 07:31:54 AM
Okay, so it's the alien Nolan blasts. Gotcha. Another name I've never heard of is "carrier alien" is that prety much like a "drone"? The one who carries eggs around and slimes people into the walls and all that other jazz?
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: The Xenoborg on Nov 28, 2011, 07:39:02 AM
Quote from: EEV2650 on Nov 28, 2011, 07:31:54 AM
Okay, so it's the alien Nolan blasts. Gotcha. Another name I've never heard of is "carrier alien" is that prety much like a "drone"? The one who carries eggs around and slimes people into the walls and all that other jazz?
Yup. We're going to see one in Aliens: Colonial Marines.
They'll have different back-pipes that can fit an egg perfectly. According to A:CM, they'll be based on the concept of the Giger Alien from ALIEN.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: Xenomrph on Nov 28, 2011, 11:22:26 AM
There was also a "carrier" Alien subspecies in the AvP: Extinction videogame, I figured that's what it was in reference to. :P

Digging the new icons and ranks, I was going to ask what a "river ghost" was too, haha.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: The Xenoborg on Nov 28, 2011, 01:37:04 PM
Quote from: Xenomrph on Nov 28, 2011, 11:22:26 AM
There was also a "carrier" Alien subspecies in the AvP: Extinction videogame, I figured that's what it was in reference to. :P

Digging the new icons and ranks, I was going to ask what a "river ghost" was too, haha.
Lol, why did I forget a great game? :/
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: Crazy Rich on Nov 28, 2011, 10:59:15 PM
Quote from: Darkness on Nov 28, 2011, 07:17:10 AM
It most certainly is not. It's in Predators.

Quote from: The Xenoborg on Nov 28, 2011, 07:24:56 AM
River Ghost is the creature they killed in Predators. It resembles the initial concept of the Predator from the first film.

Ohhhh, I always wondered what that guy was.  :D
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 29, 2011, 08:35:39 PM
http://www.avpgalaxy.net/predator-movies/predators/river-ghost/ (http://www.avpgalaxy.net/predator-movies/predators/river-ghost/)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: Predator Queen on Nov 29, 2011, 10:34:23 PM
Oh so thats what it was... I though they were called Stickmen
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: The Xenoborg on Nov 29, 2011, 10:39:53 PM
Quote from: Predator Queen on Nov 29, 2011, 10:34:23 PM
Oh so thats what it was... I though they were called Stickmen
They're also called Stickmen.
But I think 'River Ghost' seems more appropriate. :)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: Predator Queen on Nov 29, 2011, 10:50:45 PM
Yah its more elegent for such a very skinny intresting looking alien
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: Shasvre on Dec 22, 2011, 10:30:57 PM
Do the forum have some new function that will merge posts if you double post? Because something like that just happened to me.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: Crazy Rich on Dec 22, 2011, 10:35:07 PM
Yes, I 'tested' it awhile ago.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: Shasvre on Dec 22, 2011, 10:39:50 PM
Just tested it as well, and it seems like you still can double post if the previous post is so old that you can't edit it. Which is good, otherwise it would be hard to bring older threads back to life sometimes.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: Crazy Rich on Dec 22, 2011, 10:50:05 PM
Your point about bringing back to life old threads never crossed my mind actually. A good observation.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: Darkness on Dec 23, 2011, 08:57:16 AM
You can still double post if it's a day or so later. This was to cut down on the number of people double posting straight away.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Custom Post Count Groups
Post by: The Xenoborg on Dec 24, 2011, 12:50:36 PM
I hope you don't revert this. It's a nice feature.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: Darkness on Oct 28, 2012, 09:13:15 AM
I've now updated the site with a new theme. We had the current version for over 3 years now so it was about time the site got updated. With Colonial Marines around the corner, this was the perfect opportunity so it's based around that. It's slightly wider, new graphics and header, curvier headers. Better facebook,twitter,googleplus integration.

I know people are generally against anything different so I have kept the old theme as an option in the forum. Though the themes are virtually the same except the banner. You can use the link above to change to the new theme or keep using the old one. The new theme will be made the default theme in the forum soon but I want to give people time to get used to it first.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: ikarop on Oct 28, 2012, 09:54:57 AM
Not fond on the graphics but I'm enjoying the modernized look and drop-down menu, nice job.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: Space Sweeper on Oct 28, 2012, 10:38:45 AM
Very nice. Gonna take a little bit of getting used to but it's not a massive tonal departure so it really works with "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". Sexy and clever update.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: EEV2650 on Oct 28, 2012, 11:30:22 AM
Honestly, when I was looking at the home page I couldnt tell much of a difference.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: ShadowPred on Oct 28, 2012, 03:01:09 PM
It's a nice new look if you ask me. I like that it feels subtle, yet you can see the difference.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: Valaquen on Oct 28, 2012, 03:42:39 PM
Love it. Wished the new images of the derelict and temple scrolled with the page.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: SpaceMarines on Oct 28, 2012, 04:38:01 PM
Liking the upgrade. It's like Bond getting a new suit; same great site, just with a new style. Very nice.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: Nightlord on Oct 28, 2012, 04:40:53 PM
Very nice new theme, I'm digging it.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: Chris P on Oct 28, 2012, 04:44:20 PM
Lookin' extremely sexy. Love them curves. ;)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: MrSpaceJockey on Oct 28, 2012, 05:05:14 PM
Mmmmm...loving the Gigery art on the sides.

Weyland Corporation logos! Weyland Corporation logos everywherrreee!
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: Crazy Rich on Oct 28, 2012, 06:08:55 PM
Switched from Marines theme to the new theme. Dammit my eyes are like they were sleeping but someone turned on the bedroom light.  :laugh:

That will take getting used to but other than that I'm really liking it and I just might stick with it.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: Hellspawn28 on Oct 28, 2012, 06:19:49 PM
I'm using the giger theme and I see a whole line of text when I sign on to the forums. Should we switch to a different lay out?
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: shadowedge on Oct 30, 2012, 12:19:05 AM
Very, VERY nice work with this redesign. It modern and curvy.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: Predator Queen on Oct 30, 2012, 01:34:16 AM
I freaked out at first thinking the site had been taken over or some crazy shit like that.  But it looks nice, it will take me a while to get used to it.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: Amaterasu on Oct 30, 2012, 03:17:29 AM
Dat banner. Dem curves.  :)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: Headbite on Oct 30, 2012, 07:59:53 PM
diggin the new layout. nice work!
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 11, 2012, 10:04:42 PM
Where's the timer gone? Think the front page needed it.


Also - Have I only just noticed this? The marine and Alien images bookending the ads? Looks nice.


Will we be getting the snow and Xmas banner this year, Darkness?  ;D
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: PRJ_since1990 on Mar 16, 2013, 05:30:07 PM
I was thinking about becoming a subscriber, since I'm on here all the freakin' time now. Just out of curiosity, are purchasing the t shirts still an option? I figure asking is a bit easier than wading through forum pages looking for an answer.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 16, 2013, 11:20:28 PM
I haven't done a run in a while. I've been considering going to do another run but no solid plans, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: PRJ_since1990 on Mar 26, 2013, 03:24:32 PM
That's alright Hicks. Do let me (and others) know if your planning to. What exactly does it take/cost?
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 30, 2013, 02:31:40 PM
Suppose it just needs demand. They cost about 10 quid I think. Covered the shirt, the printing and postage.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: PRJ_since1990 on Apr 08, 2013, 02:50:10 AM
Unless I missed it somewhere, I notice on other forums there's a "Top" button which throws you back to the top of the page. Would be great if this could be added to AvPG! Browsing on my iPhone, I don't have the ease of a bar to maneuver with a mouse, so a "Top" (and, no doubt, a "Bottom") button set would be fantastic editions to the site!

Sorry if this was mentioned somewhere else/reposted. Just thought of this tonight. 


Not to reply to myself, but would those suggestions be out of the question? Also, with the explosion of NECA toys as well as numerous other lines from both franchises and AvP, should the Merchandise section be updated to reflect that? I think it would be a great addition as a reference so those who collect can know which figures are from which series/manufacturer, interesting product info like release dates, trivia, etc.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 03, 2013, 06:51:08 PM
It's on my list of things to do. I'd love to expand a section for the Miniatures game too.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: PRJ_since1990 on Dec 04, 2013, 04:25:30 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Dec 03, 2013, 06:51:08 PM
It's on my list of things to do. I'd love to expand a section for the Miniatures game too.
Absolutely. You make a pledge on that?
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 5
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 13, 2013, 08:21:06 AM
I have. I went to their Kickstarter preview event too. Need to get the article written up and posted.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: Darkness on May 31, 2014, 09:27:40 AM
Alright, everything seems to have gone smoothly.

You can read the announcement about the Alien Isolation theme here: http://www.avpgalaxy.net/2014/05/31/avpgalaxy-gets-new-alien-isolation-design/ (http://www.avpgalaxy.net/2014/05/31/avpgalaxy-gets-new-alien-isolation-design/)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: Corporal Hicks on May 31, 2014, 10:09:32 AM
I've had to change to the default forum layout. The Alien one I was using was not displaying properly. I'm about to shoot out but if I get back before you see this, I'll post a cap.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: Darkness on May 31, 2014, 10:30:52 AM
Think that's fixed now.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: ikarop on May 31, 2014, 11:36:29 AM
The logout button seems wrongly placed on the forums.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FF3XyrZO.jpg&hash=462b7e7c2e22ae346abfe89b1b533294564d93ae)

A small symbol shows up in front of the news post information.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2Fc0gHQRx.jpg&hash=8778b659663139c3de98b127cafb1b050bc05de8)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: Darkness on May 31, 2014, 12:13:08 PM
Fixed those things now.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: MG on May 31, 2014, 02:19:24 PM
Great Design,
Better than old one.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: Aspie on May 31, 2014, 02:37:01 PM
Everything looks the same to me :P
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: ikarop on May 31, 2014, 02:38:29 PM
That's because you're not using the default template. Go to the front page.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: Aspie on May 31, 2014, 02:43:01 PM
ayyyyyyyyyyyyyy that looks pretty sweet
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: PRJ_since1990 on May 31, 2014, 02:45:23 PM
New site looks rad! Loving the redesign. Hope you can get the forum page looking similarly refreshing. Also, I still want one of those t shirts Hicks... ;)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: ADC on May 31, 2014, 03:18:38 PM
Dig the new style. Nice work 8)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: Nightlord on May 31, 2014, 03:39:57 PM
Nice update, everything looks really nice.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: Reno on May 31, 2014, 03:45:05 PM
ive been on this website since 2006 and ive always loved it. i love this new design. when i saw it i became baffled. keep it up guys! ;D
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: Vickers on May 31, 2014, 04:20:51 PM
Nice work on the updated layout. 8)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on May 31, 2014, 05:06:21 PM
Looks great!!
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: Doggo33 on May 31, 2014, 05:45:12 PM
I don't like the new 'News' page layout. The images, videos and sound files don't appear unless you click '[Read More]'. That may not seem like much, but it is less convenienet and therefore quite annoying.
(already posted by 'Oliver'. That's me, I was unsuire how to login - sorry)

Other than that it's great.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: Darkness on May 31, 2014, 06:07:28 PM
True, but the pages will load extremely fast for you. The idea behind it is to increase our engagement. If nobody visits the article page, then nobody will comment on the news. I do think it looks neater this way. Previously, it was chaotic with all sorts of news posts of varying sizes. I think it's just a matter of getting used to it
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: Vickers on May 31, 2014, 06:53:51 PM
It looks more professional now.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: ShadowPred on May 31, 2014, 08:48:41 PM
Finally saw the home page, first words were "holy shit."

Gonna do some exploring now, be back with more thoughts.

EDIT

The transition from the old to the new wasn't as shocking as I thought it would be. Got used to the new layout pretty quickly and have already grown fond of it. Nice work.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: Space Sweeper on Jun 01, 2014, 02:48:47 AM
Great stuff.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: Crazy Rich on Jun 01, 2014, 03:30:56 AM
My response in the "Just Talk" thread.

http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=8216.new#new (http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=8216.new#new)

Quote from: Crazy Rich on Jun 01, 2014, 02:36:44 AM
To be fair, I'll try this new theme out for a week.

Like I said before, the Alien: Isolation theme isn't the thing I find negative, I like it in fact.

My one initial complaint was the way quoting looked, but you seem to have fixed that which is nice. I like having the full multi-quote thing "right there in front" to read simply, having to scroll one at a time in order to read each individual quote when there was more than one was like trying to figure out a puzzle. But yea, it seems to be fixed from what I've seen.

My other main initial complaint, which I can probably word better now, is that the prior themes feel more "centered", that is just something I'm used to, the instant the new theme showed up my eyes felt awkward from the change. It was much later though when your words "It was either that or have a sidebar running down the side of the forum." finally clicked. *back to the other theme for a sec to get a pic*

You mean this Darkness?
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FBmwjwwO.png&hash=f72c7cd5f7a02af0ba44811e3a3dd09c502dc73f)
Because I thought I was the only one.  :laugh:

In that case, I see what you mean.

You can thank the others for getting me to at least try the new thing for a week, when you only but mention the previous theme was A:CM, well, that's pretty damn convincing enough for me to go from "I hate it" to "I'll give the new thing a try".

I'd also like to add that I have no problem with the "Main Website" page. It's noticeably more organized.

I do see the scroll bar on the quote as I preview this post, but considering the size of the quote it's not bad, the quote boxes with scroll bars was just way too small when the theme first started up and in my opinion not necessary for smaller sized quotes. The quoting in this theme is spot on now.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: Darkness on Jun 01, 2014, 08:00:07 AM
Sidebar as in the right sidebar with all the post info on the homepage. That was in one of the early designs but it made the forum post stuff much narrower.

Don't know why there's two scrollbars in that picture though.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: Laurence on Jun 01, 2014, 10:50:23 PM
I come to this site one maybe two times a week to keep updated with Alien and Predator news, and this new layout is pretty awesome. I am loving the background so crisp and clear, it really captures the Alien but to also have H R Giger's design (R.I.P) included really topped it so bottom line is that this site is looking great. 
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: Crazy Rich on Jul 25, 2014, 05:31:39 AM
I never did get back about the newer theme after trying it on for a week now did I?

Well I'm a lot more used to it now and like it now. Some things just threw me off before, but I like the theme now and it's what I've been using.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 07, 2014, 12:32:06 PM
For all our subscribers, I'm thinking of doing another run of AvPG t-shirts/hoodies at the start of December.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10629856_10152299935466583_7071806410370349145_n.jpg?oh=0704c3632f46fc6684bfd05662dee8d5&oe=54EFE59A&__gda__=1424918924_0a08a0c06ef611975c584f1597432d36)

Like the one I'm wearing here. Anyone interested? Will probably be around £15 including P&P.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: Dark Blade1 on Dec 04, 2014, 06:39:35 PM
awsome and can you update the forums like more profile pictures and more themes that will be very awsome.


I like the littile gameplay with the alien.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - Version 6
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 03, 2015, 06:23:38 PM
For our subscribers, you can get an early look at our latest Alien Isolation interview. Link is in the subscriber board.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme Coming
Post by: Darkness on Aug 27, 2015, 11:38:13 AM
This is just a notice that a new AvP theme for the site will be going live tomorrow.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme Coming 28/08/15
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 27, 2015, 11:42:36 AM
Woop. Can't wait.  ;D
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme Coming
Post by: THE CITY HUNTER on Aug 27, 2015, 02:44:49 PM
Quote from: Darkness on Aug 27, 2015, 11:38:13 AM
This is just a notice that a new AvP theme for the site will be going live tomorrow.
Ah awesome what is it going to look like something relating to Alien 5 holy crap i am coming back from boarding school tomorrow.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme Coming 28/08/15
Post by: whiterabbit on Aug 28, 2015, 08:59:17 AM
There's no engineer.  :'(

Plus every time I post it tells me to report an error screen to an admin. :P
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme Coming 28/08/15
Post by: Randomizer on Aug 28, 2015, 09:53:06 AM
Really liking the new theme.  :)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme Coming 28/08/15
Post by: System Apollo on Aug 28, 2015, 12:21:40 PM
Nice to see the predator there! I really like this theme, really nicely done.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Darkness on Aug 28, 2015, 05:15:57 PM
Alright, everything is pretty much done now.

Big thank you to locusta for allowing me to use his alien render in the banner. Apart from the new graphics, there's some new features.

-The forum and gallery are now mobile and tablet friendly. It's not as good as the experience you'll get on tapatalk but for the average person on their phone, it works okay.
-New headlines in the box above will be properly highlighted.
-Youtube embeds are now slightly bigger.
-Some new forum icons here and there.
-Slightly different layout on topics now. Got rid of the repeated forum title above everybody's posts.
-Automatic twitter embeds.

All the above only applies to the default theme. New members won't be allowed to select any other theme. Just because they're so outdated. I do advise people, especially whoever is still using the two older default themes to change to the new one. You can do so by clicking the link in the announcement.

Twitter embeds look like this:

https://twitter.com/AndroidAuth/status/637302666322952192


becomes this:

https://twitter.com/AndroidAuth/status/637302666322952192
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: THECITYHUNTER on Aug 28, 2015, 05:46:18 PM
Realy love this design,i love the mixture defintly my favorite one nice job guys :)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 28, 2015, 06:10:19 PM
Fantastic work! Loving the new look!
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: THE CITY HUNTER on Aug 28, 2015, 06:32:43 PM
Wanted to ask who does the design does the entire staff customize it or is it one person(btw nice design loving it)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Darkness on Aug 28, 2015, 06:45:14 PM
I do it and then we share ideas of what we like and what we don't. The early versions of this looked quite different.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: THE CITY HUNTER on Aug 28, 2015, 06:55:41 PM
Quote from: Darkness on Aug 28, 2015, 06:45:14 PM
I do it and then we share ideas of what we like and what we don't. The early versions of this looked quite different.
Could you post the early versions if possible.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Hellspawn28 on Aug 28, 2015, 08:36:21 PM
Loved the new banner!
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: PRJ_since1990 on Aug 29, 2015, 04:24:45 AM
With all due respect, it's about time. It looks phenomenal. Great job!!!
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Robot Sentry on Aug 29, 2015, 06:01:40 AM
The theme looks great.

It's definitely an excellent time to be an Alien/Predator fan. Three movies on the horizon, a recent gem of an Alien game with Isolation, more comics and novels coming, and...

... I'm probably forgetting something.

We need a fourth AVP game for PC/PS4/XONE. Another game in the same mold, or a follow up to Isolation would also be a good thing.

Back to the upcoming A/Pred/Prom flicks... It's crazy to think that in the span of the next three years or so we will see these three films along with a Blade Runner 2, Avatar sequels, and a bunch of new Star Wars films. Good times  :o
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Aug 29, 2015, 12:44:10 PM
I do love the new theme, it fits the site as a whole more in my opinion than Isolation stuff.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: MaXenaeL on Aug 29, 2015, 01:21:03 PM
Congrats with returnin' to canonic design  ;D
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: xeno-kaname on Aug 30, 2015, 11:17:33 AM
This new format on mobile is horrible ;-; I'm never on my PC so it's frustrating. Apparently I can't quote people anymore o.O

I like how it looks but it's just not efficient on mobile. Now the site loads up super zoomed in at the top of the page, which means i have to scroll all the way down to see all the topics. Before it would start pretty much basic desktop view and all i needed to do was zoom in a bit to see all the threads. Which would make things quick when looking for something specific. It's not that bad but anything that saves even a bit of time is a plus for me xD
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Darkness on Aug 30, 2015, 01:18:35 PM
Having a desktop site on a very tiny mobile screen isn't efficient at all. It takes me ages to zoom in and find something. I will keep on refining it but that's the way forward I'm afraid. Google actually penalizes sites for not being mobile-friendly.

I fixed the quote thing. The buttons show up when you press the Q button.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: System Apollo on Aug 30, 2015, 01:53:22 PM
Quote from: Darkness on Aug 30, 2015, 01:18:35 PM
Having a desktop site on a very tiny mobile screen isn't efficient at all. It takes me ages to zoom in and find something. I will keep on refining it but that's the way forward I'm afraid. Google actually penalizes sites for not being mobile-friendly.

I fixed the quote thing. The buttons show up when you press the Q button.
I'd say. It's a nightmare for me when I work on mobile formats. Good work with everything though. I'm really happy to see the predator make an appearance with the theme.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: ADC on Aug 30, 2015, 09:33:25 PM
Nice work chaps, looks topper 8)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 31, 2015, 10:07:49 AM
Quote from: xeno-kaname on Aug 30, 2015, 11:17:33 AM
This new format on mobile is horrible ;-; I'm never on my PC so it's frustrating. Apparently I can't quote people anymore o.O

What don't you like about the mobile look? It's far better than most I've seen.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: hfeldhaus on Sep 01, 2015, 09:28:26 AM
It's possibly the worst mobile site I've ever been on. It's far too zoomed in, pictures are too big for the screen so I can only see half of the picture. The topics are much harder to find and no longer let you know who and when last posted in them. It's almost unusable for me as I only use mobile these days. Is there anyway I can change it back to what it was?
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 01, 2015, 09:32:06 AM
Are you talking specifically the forum? Not the main site? 
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: hfeldhaus on Sep 01, 2015, 09:48:59 AM
Yes the forum. The main site works fine and is a big improvement but I'm really struggling with the forum. If  I hadn't clicked on this topic again I wouldn't have known you replied!
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: HuDaFuK on Sep 01, 2015, 03:10:48 PM
Liking it! One thing though - the new "FORUM" button on the main page (beneath the news scroller, alongside the ones for each of the new films) links to an interviews archive, not the actual forums!
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: hfeldhaus on Sep 01, 2015, 03:20:07 PM
I feel dumb. I've just realised that I can hold my phone side ways to flip the screen and I can see everything again. Shame we can't zoom out to see it anymore though. Quoting system is a big improvement. Good job with that guys.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Darkness on Sep 01, 2015, 07:46:59 PM
Quote from: hfeldhaus on Sep 01, 2015, 03:20:07 PM
I feel dumb. I've just realised that I can hold my phone side ways to flip the screen and I can see everything again. Shame we can't zoom out to see it anymore though. Quoting system is a big improvement. Good job with that guys.

That isn't the intention.

Quote from: hfeldhaus on Sep 01, 2015, 09:28:26 AM
It's possibly the worst mobile site I've ever been on. It's far too zoomed in, pictures are too big for the screen so I can only see half of the picture. The topics are much harder to find and no longer let you know who and when last posted in them. It's almost unusable for me as I only use mobile these days. Is there anyway I can change it back to what it was?

Again, it's supposed to be locked to your viewport so that you can't scroll around. It's not zoomed in - it's a responsive layout. I'll try adding bits of more information and making the fonts smaller. Pictures I can easily fix.

I've had a look around and the forums that are mobile friendly are very similar to this one here. You can't have every bit of information that is on the desktop theme in a mobile theme too. Otherwise it becomes a mess. I didn't think the last post stuff is needed. You still can see which threads have new posts on them with the "New" icon.

But by popular demand, I've added a "Desktop Theme" button at the bottom of the mobile theme which forces the desktop theme onto your mobile. It's only cookie based so if you ever delete your cookies, you'll revert back to the mobile theme.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: xeno-kaname on Sep 02, 2015, 05:24:42 PM
Quote from: hfeldhaus on Sep 01, 2015, 09:28:26 AM
It's possibly the worst mobile site I've ever been on. It's far too zoomed in, pictures are too big for the screen so I can only see half of the picture. The topics are much harder to find and no longer let you know who and when last posted in them. It's almost unusable for me as I only use mobile these days. Is there anyway I can change it back to what it was?

This.

Darkness thanks for the responses. Yeah I was gonna suggest a "Desktop mode" toggle button because to me it's more efficient. Maybe it's just personal preference but I really do feel like I see more like this. Thanks for the option!
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: whiterabbit on Sep 04, 2015, 07:42:40 AM
So is there any reason the quote,modify and delete buttons no longer work.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 04, 2015, 07:43:55 AM
Quote from: whiterabbit on Sep 04, 2015, 07:42:40 AM
So is there any reason the quote,modify and delete buttons no longer work.

Is this mobile?
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: whiterabbit on Sep 04, 2015, 11:53:54 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 04, 2015, 07:43:55 AM
Quote from: whiterabbit on Sep 04, 2015, 07:42:40 AM
So is there any reason the quote,modify and delete buttons no longer work.

Is this mobile?
No. Using my laptop.


Heh the quote now works but the other two don't.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 04, 2015, 12:23:03 PM
Quote from: whiterabbit on Sep 04, 2015, 11:53:54 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 04, 2015, 07:43:55 AM
Quote from: whiterabbit on Sep 04, 2015, 07:42:40 AM
So is there any reason the quote,modify and delete buttons no longer work.

Is this mobile?
No. Using my laptop.


Heh the quote now works but the other two don't.

What browser? And have you tried in a different browser?
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: whiterabbit on Sep 04, 2015, 12:42:08 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 04, 2015, 12:23:03 PM
Quote from: whiterabbit on Sep 04, 2015, 11:53:54 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 04, 2015, 07:43:55 AM
Quote from: whiterabbit on Sep 04, 2015, 07:42:40 AM
So is there any reason the quote,modify and delete buttons no longer work.

Is this mobile?
No. Using my laptop.


Heh the quote now works but the other two don't.

What browser? And have you tried in a different browser?
Firefox but it doesn't work in chrome either. Been a a couple of days now.


Doesn't work in IE either.


When trying to delete the post I get the pop up dialog box but clicking ok does nothing. Clicking the modify button does nothing at all.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Darkness on Sep 04, 2015, 02:05:35 PM
Fixed that now.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: whiterabbit on Sep 04, 2015, 09:15:38 PM
Hey now that's some fast tech support. Good work. ;D
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: SizzyBubbles on Sep 21, 2015, 07:54:03 PM
I really like the add of original artwork as the background  ;D  ;D  ;D There are so may talented artists here its cool to see such things being utilized!
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 21, 2016, 01:34:28 AM
I've dropped a link to an early look at our latest interview with Ian Whyte into the subscriber board for those who subscribe.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 22, 2016, 11:05:51 AM
I'll be doing another run of AvPGalaxy t-shirts for our subscribers next week.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11873777_10152949006731583_5322136798715085293_n.jpg?oh=6b4178c5bca55aac5adabcd38f5d32a6&oe=57812B91)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Mar 22, 2016, 01:02:29 PM
We have Original Hick sand Blomkamps Retcon Hicks lol ;)

Oooooo T-shirts
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 22, 2016, 01:04:55 PM
Ha. Younger, edgier Hicks in Aliens reboot.  :P

Yeah! T-shirts! I love ours.
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Mar 22, 2016, 01:08:40 PM
I take it you'll put the how to get the T-shirts on the front page when they are available?
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 22, 2016, 01:09:24 PM
They're available to our subscribers. We've been running them for a few years now.

http://www.avpgalaxy.net/website/become-a-subscriber/
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Mar 22, 2016, 01:15:57 PM
Dodnt realise that. Cool :)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Mar 23, 2016, 01:26:05 PM
Quote from: Whiskeybrewer on Mar 22, 2016, 01:02:29 PM
We have Original Hick sand Blomkamps Retcon Hicks lol ;)

Oooooo T-shirts

Quote from: Whiskeybrewer on Mar 22, 2016, 01:15:57 PM
Dodnt realise that. Cool :)

Oi! Go sober up mate, this is a family friendly website!  :P
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Whiskeybrewer on Mar 23, 2016, 01:31:01 PM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Mar 23, 2016, 01:26:05 PM
Quote from: Whiskeybrewer on Mar 22, 2016, 01:02:29 PM
We have Original Hick sand Blomkamps Retcon Hicks lol ;)

Oooooo T-shirts

Quote from: Whiskeybrewer on Mar 22, 2016, 01:15:57 PM
Dodnt realise that. Cool :)

Oi! Go sober up mate, this is a family friendly website!  :P

Lol Never ;)
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: The Old One on May 03, 2019, 10:04:40 PM
Any chance of a new design?
Anything without the Resurrection Alien design. lol
Title: Re: Site / Forum Updates - New Theme 28/08/15
Post by: Inverse Effect on Jun 14, 2022, 03:37:08 PM
Stuff is already better!