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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-02 11:45:17 Reply

At 8/2/13 11:15 AM, TomFulp wrote: Thoughts?

Merging the different dev forums is a good idea. I haven't really been active in a while, but I remember how much the Flash Forum suffered in activity after the animators split off from us. Having the Unity & HTML5 devs around might bring a fresh new perspective to the usual drone of the topics we've become accustomed to around here. The Reg Lounge is already full of HTML5 and Unity discussion, and I see expanding the Flash forum to include those topics as yielding nothing but benefits. It'd give HTML5/Unity developers a more dedicated, constant place to geek out about the latest advancements in divs or spans or whatever it is they talk about.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-02 11:47:55 Reply

At 8/2/13 11:43 AM, pirateplatypus wrote: I think it's a good idea. I'd go a step further and merge 'em all into programming. I don't think either forum gets enough activity to really justify being separate.

Maybe seeing some respectable programming languages around here would enlighten those still stuck in the dark ages (i.e. AS2 "developers").

But really, I think it would be a good influence
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-02 12:30:09 Reply

At 8/2/13 10:54 AM, Rustygames wrote: Took ages but I think the final product came out very nicely

Oh yeah, really well done. This should be on the front page for sure!

At 8/2/13 11:15 AM, TomFulp wrote: Thoughts?

I think it'd be interesting, at least. I think the forum would be more active, and hey; shiny new things!


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-02 12:35:23 Reply

At 8/2/13 11:15 AM, TomFulp wrote: Hey guys popping in to bring up the whole Game Design & Development forum idea...

So people seemed keen on this idea when we talked about it last time. I forget if this came up but I was thinking, we have the Animation forum for animators and the Flash Forum is pretty much about games nowadays anyway, so what if we just renamed the Flash forum to Game Design & Development?

We could then merge in the handful of topics from Games Factory and Mobile, then shut those forums down... The majority of conversation would still be Flash because that is what most people here use, but Unity and HTML5 guys could get into the mix. I'm interested in more conversation about game design, regardless of the platform.

Thoughts?

I like this idea, the only real flash topics seem like need help with this code and so forth so it would a nice mix to have other threads relating to other parts of (flash) games.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-02 13:09:41 Reply

At 8/2/13 11:47 AM, Archawn wrote: Maybe seeing some respectable programming languages around here would enlighten those still stuck in the dark ages (i.e. AS2 "developers").

Careful youre gonna hurt Tom's AS2 feelings.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-02 13:48:21 Reply

At 8/2/13 05:19 AM, Rustygames wrote:
At 8/1/13 07:53 PM, MSGhero wrote:
At 8/1/13 07:41 PM, Rustygames wrote: You play SC2? Dota 2?
Fixed.
I don't play Dota. I mean which league are you in in SC :)

I forgive you.

My only concern about "dev & design forum" is that doesn't sound like a place someone can ask about fixing error 1009. I mean, I never want to see one of those threads again, and it'll be fine when the search engine gets vamped, but until then. On the opposite side, it could bring all those threads plus the common html5 threads that will drown out any dev talk.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-02 15:09:13 Reply

At 8/2/13 11:15 AM, TomFulp wrote: Hey guys popping in to bring up the whole Game Design & Development forum idea...

It makes sense, a lot of people are using stuff like unity and html5 and whatnot for web games now so it'd probably make sense to just have "Game Design / Development", "Programming", "Art/Animation", "Audio", "Writing", "Collaboration" and have them all under the "artists + creators" label

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-02 15:16:02 Reply

Let's just have the 'Flash Forum' button redirect to this thread, honestly. This thread is pretty much my only source of content on the BBS anyway, people here are like family to me and there a just a couple passers by every now and then making an account to ask about a 1009. A lot of people here don't post anywhere else, so I doubt if the changes will have any real effect on me personally.

With that said, if the forums are merged and we get an influx of new users I'll do my best to assist growth where I can, though there probably won't be any worthwhile discussion outside the reg lounge for at least a couple months after that.

Bottom line, you should all be going out and harassing kids to join Newgrounds.

Also, if you say you never had a 1009 you're a fucking dirty liar, everyone has had at least a couple, so I empathize with that somewhat.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-02 19:09:35 Reply

Optimization is important.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-02 22:06:42 Reply

At 8/2/13 07:09 PM, MSGhero wrote: Optimization is important.

nice framerate


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-02 22:19:51 Reply

At 8/2/13 01:09 PM, Luis wrote: P.S : Tell target for life! fuck all of you!

Luis! Watch your fucking mouth, Tom's around. Do you want to be put back under the stair case again?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-03 01:40:21 Reply

At 8/2/13 10:19 PM, pirateplatypus wrote: Luis! Watch your fucking mouth, Tom's around. Do you want to be put back under the stair case again?

EGG IS A FREE ELF!


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-03 08:12:27 Reply

Merging forums into a games forum is a good idea. I wouldn't add programming because those guys don't necessarily just do games.

Also I think we need to advertise the forums more somehow, Flash forum used to be epic and I know a lot of us started out here. That seems to have faded over the years as it's become less active.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-03 11:23:55 Reply

At 8/3/13 08:12 AM, Rustygames wrote: Merging forums into a games forum is a good idea. I wouldn't add programming because those guys don't necessarily just do games.

But then doesn't it become kind of fragmented? Will the new Game Design & Development forum just be for Unity, HTML5 and Flash game development? Is haXe included in this? Will the programming forum end up holding slow moving threads about game development in other languages that go unanswered due to lack of "specialist" posters?

all these questions!

I feel like if we call it a "games dev" forum, then all topics relating to games development should be contained there regardless of language or platform. It would hopefully start some cool discussions as well, such as reprogramming Flash games into full fledged games as Omar and Xelu are doing with Concerned Joe.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-03 11:25:30 Reply

At 8/3/13 08:12 AM, Rustygames wrote: Merging forums into a games forum is a good idea. I wouldn't add programming because those guys don't necessarily just do games.

I would definitely add the programming forum into the mix. The programming forum is so slow, plus it feels like every other thread is a lost soul asking an ActionScript question.

My "dream" is having the Flash, Programming, Mobile & Game Factory forum all as one.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-03 12:03:22 Reply

At 8/3/13 11:25 AM, deckheadtottie wrote:
At 8/3/13 08:12 AM, Rustygames wrote: Merging forums into a games forum is a good idea. I wouldn't add programming because those guys don't necessarily just do games.
I would definitely add the programming forum into the mix. The programming forum is so slow, plus it feels like every other thread is a lost soul asking an ActionScript question.

My "dream" is having the Flash, Programming, Mobile & Game Factory forum all as one.

But in my experience the programming forum has an awful lot of web programmers talking about building websites or other server side solutions. If you're gonna merge it into the flash forum then you need to have some sort of separation.

To be honest the more I think about it the more i think it should just stay as it is. It's not like there is anything stopping you from jumping between forums. If the forums became busier then we wouldn't need to merge them together in order to give the illusion that it's a buzzing community.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-03 12:07:58 Reply

At 8/3/13 11:25 AM, deckheadtottie wrote:
At 8/3/13 08:12 AM, Rustygames wrote: Merging forums into a games forum is a good idea. I wouldn't add programming because those guys don't necessarily just do games.
I would definitely add the programming forum into the mix. The programming forum is so slow, plus it feels like every other thread is a lost soul asking an ActionScript question.

I think that's exactly why it should be merged. It also seems that there are regs in the programming forum that don't come to the flash forum and vice versa. I think shoving us all into one forum could lead to some cool discussions.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-03 12:24:34 Reply

At 8/3/13 12:03 PM, Rustygames wrote: illusion that it's a buzzing community.

While there'll certainly be an element of illusion, I can't count the number of times I've seen a new forum users post an ActionScript question in the programming forum, a mod correctly locks it and directs them here, only for that user to never to be heard from again.

Take a quick peek in the programming forum now, there are only 16 "active" threads from the past fortnight. I'd say 7 of those threads are in relation to game creation (either HTML5, Unity or whatever). Two locked threads (one for a year old job offer that was bumped, the other a troll thread). A couple of generic, what I call, apples vs oranges threads and a couple of threads that are actually out of the scope of gaming.

I could understand your point if the programming forum was a hive of activity, but it just isn't. In fact, it saddens me to say this, it's pretty much dead. I do regular the programming forum, I don't post a great deal but it's my first port of call on the BBS, and I wouldn't be at all upset if it merged with the other forums. OK, I know nothing about Flash/AS3, but I'm not scared of learning, and I'm sure the Flash guys won't mind the rare "programming" question, either.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-03 12:44:59 Reply

At 8/3/13 12:24 PM, deckheadtottie wrote: I know nothing about Flash/AS3, but I'm not scared of learning, and I'm sure the Flash guys won't mind the rare "programming" question, either.

Also bear in mind a lot of Flash regs are well versed in other languages, too.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-03 12:47:56 Reply

At 8/3/13 12:44 PM, Sam wrote:
At 8/3/13 12:24 PM, deckheadtottie wrote: I know nothing about Flash/AS3, but I'm not scared of learning, and I'm sure the Flash guys won't mind the rare "programming" question, either.
Also bear in mind a lot of Flash regs are well versed in other languages, too.

Exactly. I didn't want to be so blunt, but if you're a confident programmer no language is really out of your grasp.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-03 12:55:22 Reply

At 8/3/13 12:47 PM, deckheadtottie wrote: Exactly. I didn't want to be so blunt, but if you're a confident programmer no language is really out of your grasp.

I wanna go back to AS2, when life was all simple-like Q.Q

I'm really on the fence about whether or not we should merge the programming forum. On one hand, the activity isn't great and it's usually pretty close to game design, but on the other i'm going to assume that after we merge all these topics together it's going to get a lot more busy and people will want to separate again (plus the title would be a little confusing, and new people may think this forum only does game-related stuff)


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-03 13:45:11 Reply

At 8/3/13 12:03 PM, Rustygames wrote: But in my experience the programming forum has an awful lot of web programmers talking about building websites or other server side solutions. If you're gonna merge it into the flash forum then you need to have some sort of separation.
At 8/3/13 12:55 PM, egg82 wrote: the title would be a little confusing, and new people may think this forum only does game-related stuff

RIght, the only title that would make sense at that point would be 'Developer Forum'. The activity thing is also kinda surprising, in a year and a half the new forums have reached over half the number of posts in the whole programming forum so yeah there's potential for stimulation of some kind. Still, I'm skeptical.

If the forums became busier then we wouldn't need to merge them together in order to give the illusion that it's a buzzing Community.

Then the question is how to accomplish that? Links on the Games page of NG? Popular topics on the homepage? Make the community button twice as wide? Tom dressing up as a Tank and handing out flyers?

At 8/3/13 12:03 PM, Rustygames wrote: To be honest the more I think about it the more i think it should just stay as it is.

I really don't think it makes a difference to any regs, I guess it's more important to think about how it affects new users.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-03 13:55:51 Reply

Mr. Fulp dressing up as a tank and handing out fliers gets my vote


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-03 14:03:49 Reply

At 8/3/13 01:55 PM, Rustygames wrote: Mr. Fulp dressing up as a tank and handing out fliers gets my vote

I third this motion.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-03 14:17:47 Reply

At 8/3/13 02:03 PM, deckheadtottie wrote: I third this motion.

Wait, who's second? o.o


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-03 14:41:31 Reply

At 8/3/13 02:17 PM, egg82 wrote:
At 8/3/13 02:03 PM, deckheadtottie wrote: I third this motion.
Wait, who's second? o.o

Innermike put the motion forward and Rustygames seconded it.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-03 17:10:35 Reply

Why not, I doubt anyone would actually notice.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-04 17:06:55 Reply

OK Tom your fate has been decided by the council.

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Confessions:

I hate the term 'method'. Just say function jesus.
Never used a getter or setter in any actual project ever. I know what they are, I know how to use them, and I know I probably never will.
I still make around 5% of my variables two letters long, it's an improvement over the 95% from a few years ago but still...


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-04 18:02:33 Reply

At 8/4/13 05:06 PM, Innermike wrote: I hate the term 'method'. Just say function jesus

They are actually not the same thing.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-08-04 18:29:39 Reply

At 8/4/13 06:02 PM, PrettyMuchBryce wrote:
At 8/4/13 05:06 PM, Innermike wrote: I hate the term 'method'. Just say function jesus
They are actually not the same thing.

I've never learnt the actual difference. I had one of my tutors say: "A method is a function that's part of a class".

Hmm.