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Posted by Arcones on Jun 13th, 2012


Jumping right in...

For the past week or so (ever since INtense! started revealing the ModDB updates) I've been keeping a close eye on what has happened around ModDB that hasn't been mentioned. Besides what INtense! has talked about, there have been some neato things that really benefit the site and make it a tad cleaner (all in my opinion). First of all is the idea of karma. We all know that when we hit that little plus button, a green bar appears at the top of the comment area to let you know you've given karma. That bar also appears when clearing updates, deleting things, and tracking groups/members/games/mods. In addition to this, I believe the sign-in with either Twitter, Facebook, Google, or Steam is pure genius and I've been using since they implemented it. Love it!

Now I had no problem with the way it was set up, but I definitely liked Desura's version better (if you have Desura you know what I'm talking about). Lo and behold, the fantastic people at ModDB made that one happen. Here are some screenies to show you what I'm talking about.

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Now, I personally think it's an improvement and love it to pieces. You've probably noticed this next one. Another update that came through was the Twitter feed on any page on ModDB (member/mod/game). This, seems to be a fantastic feature and I hope to see more games/mods using it (and members)! In fact, I might end up getting a Twitter just to see what it looks like. 

Something else I've wanted to talk about is music. Summer is usually the time for all of the great club bangers, so I'll do my best to blog about those if you want some good tunes to listen to. Speaking of which, here's a fantastic song by Calvin Harris (being released in the UK first, then the USA), called "We'll Be Coming Back". It's a fantastic song (I think I said that already) and it even earned Headhunter's stamp of approval. Also, I'd love to share all of the music sites I frequent in order to find the latest and greatest, but it's fairly long so I'll save it for next time.

Story time! I actually had a story I wanted share, one which I wrote for school this past year (only about 500 words long), but I thoroughly enjoyed the assignment because I love writing and because the goal was to have a twist at the end. I think I nailed it, but I'll post it up sometime for you guys to judge (got to find it first!). Also, I was able to start writing "I Am Seven" again, which made me incredibly happy. A part three should be coming soon, along with a new blog layout like this one!
Thanks for reading guys! - Arcones


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Arcones
Arcones Jun 13 2012, 4:04pm says:

Also, giving blogs a proper update for those who have tracked a member is something myself, Smallchange and others are really trying to get fixed/worked into ModDB. Join the discussion! Moddb.com

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Smallchange
Smallchange Jun 13 2012, 8:11pm replied:

Hey wow, you mentioned me! I'm famous *puts on Horatio's Famous SunGlasses (CSI Miami Reference)*

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Arcones
Arcones Jun 13 2012, 10:00pm replied:

:P

AWWW YEAH!

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Henley
Henley Jun 13 2012, 9:09pm says:

Glad you like the updates, we do our best here to make improvements to the site that everyone can benefit from. The twitter implementation is something I have pestered to have on the site for a few years now. That just goes to show how much of a backlog we have with site improvements.

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Arcones
Arcones Jun 13 2012, 10:01pm replied:

Aye, I definitely think they improve the site. Thanks for the work you're putting into it!

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Salsa_Shark
Salsa_Shark Jun 14 2012, 1:52am says:

Get a twitter! Get a twitter! Get a twitter! :D

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Arcones
Arcones Jun 14 2012, 10:14am replied:

XD

Hahaha, I might, but I really don't know if I need one lol

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Salsa_Shark
Salsa_Shark Jun 15 2012, 1:32am replied:

Neither do I, but all the cool kids have it. :P

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Arcones
Arcones Jun 15 2012, 10:03am replied:

Well, depends on your definition of cool :P

Mine would be: If you're on ModDB...

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Salsa_Shark
Salsa_Shark Jun 16 2012, 3:34am replied:

Oh yeah, anyone on Moddb is cool, definitely.

:P

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Smallchange
Smallchange Jun 24 2012, 11:53am replied:

Cool, that makes me cool :3

XD

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Salsa_Shark
Salsa_Shark Jun 25 2012, 8:48am replied:

Oh yeah, ice cold. ;)

:P

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cork279
cork279 Jun 14 2012, 11:39am says:

Post the short story you wrote on the short stories group I made too, and I'll post one I've wrote too at some point soon :D

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Arcones
Arcones Jun 14 2012, 11:40am replied:

Jah, that was the plan, but I couldn't find it D:

I'll just find the hardcopy.

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Sab3rr
Sab3rr Jun 17 2012, 7:19pm says:

lol "headhunter's stamp of approval"

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Arcones
Arcones Jun 18 2012, 10:14am replied:

Haha yeah. I told him to listen to it and he liked it :P

Crazier things have not happened xD

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