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Postby Burn » Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:42 am

As the title says, we're looking ideas from you guys to improve this site.

Now don't take it as the Staff running out of ideas, we haven't, far from it, but we're opening up the floor to you guys to throw your ideas into the ring.

Don't stop with the ideas though, if you find something on the site isn't working right, let us know as well. It's a big site, there's probably a bug or two here and there so if you find it, let us know.

This is your chance to help make Seibertron.com even better.
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Postby robofreak » Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:22 pm

I think Carbomya could use some love.

I never find anything good while browsing it and other sites I can find all kinds of good deals. In carbomya, usually not as much. Now I know a lot of this depends on what members have that they are willing to sell, but I think what I'm aiming at is to not have our site ignored by users of other sites and invite them to post their goods over here as well.
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Postby Name_Violation » Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:16 pm

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Postby Seibertron » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:53 am

Motto: "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest ... is silence."
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Looks like I'll have to give HMW some love in the near future.

In the meantime, the Podcast now has an RSS feed which is compatible with iTunes. It's also linked in the footer. Speaking of which, the footer got a major face lift today to match the newer trend for footers on popular websites. Should make things a little easier to find.
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Postby Seibertron » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:55 am

Motto: "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest ... is silence."
Weapon: Twin Shock-Concussion Missiles
robofreak wrote:I think Carbomya could use some love.

I never find anything good while browsing it and other sites I can find all kinds of good deals. In carbomya, usually not as much. Now I know a lot of this depends on what members have that they are willing to sell, but I think what I'm aiming at is to not have our site ignored by users of other sites and invite them to post their goods over here as well.


I'm open for suggestions for Carbombya. I don't know what to do to the section other than to tell you guys to post in it. The more you post in it and don't post elsewhere, the more active it'll become. The more you guys promote it, the more active it'll become. If you guys have some ideas for how to improve it, I'm all ears.
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Postby Burn » Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:23 am

Seibertron wrote:Speaking of which, the footer got a major face lift today to match the newer trend for footers on popular websites. Should make things a little easier to find.


:shock:

Well that's a huge change!

Did you also re-order the drop down menus?
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Postby Seibertron » Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:39 am

Motto: "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest ... is silence."
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Burn wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Speaking of which, the footer got a major face lift today to match the newer trend for footers on popular websites. Should make things a little easier to find.


:shock:

Well that's a huge change!

Did you also re-order the drop down menus?


Yes, I did.
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Postby Burn » Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:51 am

Thought so. It was an automatic reaction to find the forums drop down menu, but it was moved!
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Postby FanimusMaximus » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:10 am

Motto: "It's not hard to knock 'em down, it's getting 'em to stay down that's the trick!"
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Does this include Heavy Metal War?
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Postby Burn » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:25 am

Seeing as HMW is part of this site and we're talking about the WHOLE site, then yes. Though let's try to keep the HMW stuff to a minimum, we know what needs to be done with it.
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Postby FanimusMaximus » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:37 am

Motto: "It's not hard to knock 'em down, it's getting 'em to stay down that's the trick!"
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Well in that case, why not add robot modes? I'm not talking making a specific robot mode for every single alt mode but like a generic base selection like a scout, seeker, brute, etc.

You get where I am coming from?
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Postby Burn » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:23 am

Have a read through the HMW forums, there's a suggestion thread there some where.

Take into account that HMW requires a LOT of work and requires a dedicated programmer.
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Postby The Legend » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:39 am

The media section has been broken for ages, when you click on the commercials tab there's just a bunch of code warnings. To give an idea of the last time the media section was given a spruce the blurb references 'the all new Heavy Metal War game'. :P
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Postby robofreak » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:18 am

If HMW was on Facebook, I might actually play.

Seibertron wrote:
robofreak wrote:I think Carbomya could use some love.

I never find anything good while browsing it and other sites I can find all kinds of good deals. In carbomya, usually not as much. Now I know a lot of this depends on what members have that they are willing to sell, but I think what I'm aiming at is to not have our site ignored by users of other sites and invite them to post their goods over here as well.


I'm open for suggestions for Carbombya. I don't know what to do to the section other than to tell you guys to post in it. The more you post in it and don't post elsewhere, the more active it'll become. The more you guys promote it, the more active it'll become. If you guys have some ideas for how to improve it, I'm all ears.


Well, that's why I brought it up. It has the potential to be awesome, but no one seems to want to utilize it. It's also kind of difficult to promote Carbombya across different websites as well. I think the best thing might be to tweak the layout and rules a bit. (I'm thinking about suggestions on that) And then we could have news of it spread through word of mouth after some advertising of the new buy sell trade section.
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Postby #Sideways# » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:59 pm

Motto: "Watch me swooce right in! [SWOOCING]"
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Why not add vehicle modes to the "Customize Profile" part of the UCP?

Not to mention there needs to be more sides than just Autobot, Decepticon, Wrecker, and so on, why not G2 Decepticon, G2 Autobots, Chaos Bringer, and a couple of others?

How about someone does a "Funnies"? You know, Garfield, Marmaduke, Family Circus, Get Fuzzy... But make it a Transformers thing, I couldn't really the drawing, but I could come up with ideas.

For instance, have you heard of Darths & Droids? Or Diem Of The Ring? Why not take screen-shots from G1 and make it a bunch of guys playing Dungeons & Dragons?

"Your name is Megatronite-"

"Megatron sounds better."

"Erm, fine, your name is Megatron, the evil-"

"WHY DO I ALWAYS PLAY THE BAD-GUY CHARACTER!?!?!?"

"You have the best evil laughter. Besides, you get to look how you want."

"I get to pick how I look?"

"Absolutely!"

"I want to be a giant silver robot with a ginormous cannon on my arm with another cannon on my back while I turn into a gun!"

"You do realize a gun is unrealistic, right?"

"Hey, sorry I'm late, traffic was killer."

"Oh, good! Your here, we were going to start without you."

"Oh, good thing I have already made my character!"

"You... What...? I spent all night on Orion Pax..."

"Well its Optimus Prime now."

"That sounds terrible."

"Well, let me see your character..."

("I could use this as backstory! *Crumbles up plot*)

"Stop laughing! At least my character has a mouth!"

"Yeah, right, let me see how that mouth turns out for you when its blown across the room with my Ion Rifle!"

"OK, Optimus Prime is under the command of-"

"Himself! He is the leader of the Heroic Autobots who fight the Evil Decepticons!"

"You know, this is my job..."

"Eh?"


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Black: Phil (Megatron)

Red: Bill (Optimus Prime)


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Postby robofreak » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:03 pm

I had an amazing idea just a little bit ago as I was working on a model kit.

I love our art section, but I think we are limiting ourselves when we have only TF based stuff on it. Can we make a general art forum? I guess it could be the general discussion equivalent of Transtopia.

The reason I ask this is because I do a lot of different kits with a variety of methods than be used on TF art. I can do write ups on my projects that should explain it well enough in order to help someone be able to use the method for themselves. I also think it would be cool to post what else the artists are capable of whether it's a resin garage kit or a Gundam kit.
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Postby G1 Smoketreader » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:44 pm

Motto: "Continue building from within,attack your designated target,defend everyone."
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What about a gallery of ready-to-select Avatars for the profiles?

Also, an expanded Flash games section to compliment HMW? There's a game my wife plays a lot called Pet Connect.I reckon a TF version would go down well.You could already stock it with the different faction symols from the smileys gallery to avoid new costs, plus Sibertrons' Cybertron avatar and an Animated Autobot 'Cybertronian guard' insignia.
I assume it (the pet connect format) would be an easy program to write and the game is surprisingly challenging as the levels progress.(Warning: Pet connect is in Japanese,if you seek it out).

The Hasbro website has a so-so draw your own Starwars character game. How about a TF variant, expanded and colorable, for the avatar gallery?

Also, tho more tricky, what about an Email-sending campaign to the big retailers around the world, asking them to send EMails back to Seibertron.com about what new TFs they have in stock for the sightings forum? Too much headache? (It's what I'm guessing).

Still, thanks for this website as it already stands, I say!
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Postby Shockwave. » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:33 pm

Motto: ""Let's hit the road decpticons, We have a planet to destroy!""
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Just why cant you change the background image and colour. Here's the link to the background. You can set the size as you want.

http://www.google.co.in/imgres?imgurl=h ... 53&bih=457

After that, Remove the colour blue everywhere in ceibertron.com and replace it with white or black. Then just remove this flashy add's, They are irritating. Insted, Just make a fouroum where all adds will be stored and shown:)
This is my way of how ceibertron.com should look. Now its up to you, You decide.
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Postby Burn » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:03 pm

ALPHA PRIMUS! wrote:Then just remove this flashy add's, They are irritating. Insted, Just make a fouroum where all adds will be stored and shown:)


Given that the costs to host this site are funded by one person, having the ads helps offset the costs to him.
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Postby ArmadaPrime » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:19 am

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i think regeonalising carbombya might help.
its annoying as a brit to see a cool sales thread only to find it is US-based, which, by the way, makes it harder, or not possible, to purchase from.
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Postby ubertenorman » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:00 am

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This is a (not very serious) question, not an idea, but why is "Vehicon" a higher rank than "Fuzor" on the post count scale? :P
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Postby ArmadaPrime » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:13 am

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ubertenorman wrote:This is an (not very serious) question, not an idea, but why is "Vehicon" a higher rank than "Fuzor" on the post count scale? :P

yeah. actually i hate fuzors, but that's not the point.
It would be nice if once we reached a certain rank we could choose from all the ones we have been through.
I would hate the thought of anyone refraining from posting because they wanted to stay a *insert rank here*
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Postby ubertenorman » Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:50 am

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ubertenorman wrote:This is an (not very serious) question, not an idea, but why is "Vehicon" a higher rank than "Fuzor" on the post count scale? :P

yeah. actually i hate fuzors, but that's not the point.
It would be nice if once we reached a certain rank we could choose from all the ones we have been through.
I would hate the thought of anyone refraining from posting because they wanted to stay a *insert rank here*


I feel like being able to choose your rank from your previous ones would defeat the purpose of a rank system. However, what if you could choose from a "rank set"? In other words, there would be a few titles within a certain post range that you could choose from. For example, if you have between 0-500 posts, you could choose from Minibot, Micromaster, Fuzor, Vehicon, etc., and between 501-1000 you could pick from a new set. There'd still be an overall sense of rank, but it wouldn't be completely restricting. However, it would be harder to reach a new "rank set" depending on how wide the post count ranges are.

And yes, I am aware how much thought I'm putting into something that's just for fun anyway. ;)
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Postby ubertenorman » Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:53 am

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Also, I noticed that it's now required to pick a favorite TF character and figure when you edit your profile/sign up. While it's a fun idea, is it necessary for it to be mandatory? I'd rather not have to pick just one, and I bet some people would rather not have that on their profile.
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Postby Hocus-Pocus » Mon May 02, 2011 6:18 am

ubertenorman wrote:Also, I noticed that it's now required to pick a favorite TF character and figure when you edit your profile/sign up. While it's a fun idea, is it necessary for it to be mandatory? I'd rather not have to pick just one, and I bet some people would rather not have that on their profile.

Agreeing with uber here.

Any chance it doesn't have to, well, compulsory?
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