Time for a CGCC Glow Up

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Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Postby The Evener » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:33 pm

Okay, I know what it looks like - I've been away for several months, and as soon as I show up again, I turn into a busy-body, but hear me out.

This place used to be pretty active, and I think we've all noticed that activity has dropped significantly, and several long-term members (b1buwg97, ancient games, Bish 500, Nickv, et al) haven't been around in a while.

"The New Home of CGCC" landing page cites "updates coming," but it hasn't matched its former glory for a while now.

I'd be glad to post some video game related content in the form of articles rather than having them hidden on a personal blog, for example. I bet others would like to do the same as well.

In other words, I think there's enough interest here to spark a Glow Up, and hopefully have that lead to some positive karma/momentum.

Let's start by making the landing page look like it did before the forum migration:

https://web.archive.org/web/20140331073 ... //cgcc.ca/

I loved the landing page for that snapshot of activities related to classic gaming collecting in Canada - new members, recent posts, reviews, high scores, articles, "In the News," and more. There's some great content in the articles and it would be great to make it more accessible to users. Let's get Google crawling a populated landing page again so the community is more visible to potential new members.

I also think we could put an RSS feed to great use on the main page - could we create a scrolling RSS feed that gets info from new.google.ca? I've seen similar feeds put to great use on sites. Land on the main page, and quickly catch up on scrolling headlines related to arcade and gaming topics culled from news.google and served up for users directly.

Can we do this?

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Re: Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Postby jasonec » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:58 pm

I totally agree! Hey Doc - what say you?
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Re: Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Postby Davester » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:02 pm

Yes please!

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Re: Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Postby The Evener » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:38 am

Could we see this happen, Doc? Or could a Supreme Vidiot be tasked with making the necessary changes with proper permissions?

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Re: Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Postby ancientgames » Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:59 pm

Whatever helps raise this place back up is good I say! I don't know what a "glow up" is but go for it. Lol

I still check the site frequently. I know Terry pops in now and then also.

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Re: Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Postby AllanSim » Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:40 am

The 1Up arcades have become hugely popular. Maybe making a dedicated forum for them could attract new blood?

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Re: Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Postby OTTOgd » Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:14 pm

Generally speaking, I visit 'Unread posts', read 'em, and then they disappear.

I really wish 'Active topics' worked, at the very least. :cry:

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Re: Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Postby Gis » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:47 am

OTTOgd wrote:Generally speaking, I visit 'Unread posts', read 'em, and then they disappear.

I really wish 'Active topics' worked, at the very least. :cry:


I agree with this, sometimes I want to revisit a thread and it becomes a massive hassle due to not having active topics. I don't understand why this basic forum feature is broken on here.

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Re: Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Postby c0nn0r » Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:18 pm

Gis wrote:
OTTOgd wrote:Generally speaking, I visit 'Unread posts', read 'em, and then they disappear.

I really wish 'Active topics' worked, at the very least. :cry:


I agree with this, sometimes I want to revisit a thread and it becomes a massive hassle due to not having active topics. I don't understand why this basic forum feature is broken on here.


Tonnes of stuff is broken here. A major reason this forum is not so useful is that it a terrible pain to post pictures. Every time I forget the picture issue here and see the error message about "reaching the quota" I just sigh, and make the post elsewhere.
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Re: Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Postby Doc Kaos » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:50 pm

I say we do it!
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Re: Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Postby Gis » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:30 pm

It seems difficult to support an old version of phpbb like this.. I think updating to a recent one might do wonders to be fair.

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Re: Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Postby Doc Kaos » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:54 am

Gis wrote:It seems difficult to support an old version of phpbb like this.. I think updating to a recent one might do wonders to be fair.

Agreed, we'll get that up to date first. And shift some quotas around in the back ...
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Re: Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Postby Doc Kaos » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:37 pm

Well, we're either about to blow some shit up, or start something awesome ...
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Re: Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Postby Doc Kaos » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:04 pm

Doc Kaos wrote:Well, we're either about to blow some shit up, or start something awesome ...


Blew shit up. We'll try that again later
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Re: Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Postby jcalder8 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:02 pm

Doc Kaos wrote:
Doc Kaos wrote:Well, we're either about to blow some shit up, or start something awesome ...


Blew shit up. We'll try that again later

Thanks for trying, we appreciate it!
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