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Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:33 pm
by The Evener
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?

Re: Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:58 pm
by jasonec
I totally agree! Hey Doc - what say you?

Re: Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:02 pm
by Davester
Yes please!

Davester.

Re: Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:38 am
by The Evener
Could we see this happen, Doc? Or could a Supreme Vidiot be tasked with making the necessary changes with proper permissions?

Re: Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:59 pm
by ancientgames
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.

CGCC 4 LIFE!

Re: Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:40 am
by AllanSim
The 1Up arcades have become hugely popular. Maybe making a dedicated forum for them could attract new blood?

Re: Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:14 pm
by OTTOgd
Generally speaking, I visit 'Unread posts', read 'em, and then they disappear.

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

Re: Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:47 am
by Gis
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.

Re: Time for a CGCC Glow Up

Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:18 pm
by c0nn0r
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.