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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 Author
Arcones

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

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

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Arcones Author
Arcones

:P

AWWW YEAH!

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Henley Staff
Henley

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 Author
Arcones

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

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

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Arcones Author
Arcones

XD

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

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Salsa_Shark
Salsa_Shark

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

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Arcones Author
Arcones

Well, depends on your definition of cool :P

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

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Salsa_Shark
Salsa_Shark

Oh yeah, anyone on Moddb is cool, definitely.

:P

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Smallchange
Smallchange

Cool, that makes me cool :3

XD

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Salsa_Shark
Salsa_Shark

Oh yeah, ice cold. ;)

:P

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cork279
cork279

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 Author
Arcones

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

I'll just find the hardcopy.

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Sab3rr
Sab3rr

lol "headhunter's stamp of approval"

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Arcones Author
Arcones

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

Crazier things have not happened xD

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