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News Akihabara Gallery 2.0

Discussion in 'The Konoha Times' started by Xiammes, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Xiammes Into Free Supporting Staff

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    So you may have saw or heard of this from a few years ago, the project is to represent series in the gallery with eye catching icons. This reduces the size of the front page by a considerable amount, a smaller index is a universally good thing for all sections. It also gives way more visibility to the sections and to new members.

    Me and Jet created the Gallery 3 years ago with this knowledge in hand, I knew I was going to be adding a bunch of sections and hurt our front page, but I also knew that we needed to focus and develop our niche more, we are a anime and manga community. I kept the Gallery more competitive then most, remove series when they are finished or on extended hiatus. I told BC and TPN sections that after a year if there was no real demand I would archive them, mixed results there.

    The icons were my way of getting the best of both worlds, smaller page size and more eye catching. The problem was implementation, namely on mobile and that is why it was scraped. Recently we figured out a way to fix that issue. The benefits are more then worth it right now.

    The smaller size means I can add more series to the Gallery then I would have been able to before. Each section adds roughly 100 pixels(yes I did the nerd shit) to our overall front page, each row only adds 70 pixels, and I can have 3 sections listed per row. I could fill up the Gallery with 18 series and it would take up as much space as the current Gallery.

    tl dr

    Pro's

    - Smaller forum index
    - More eye catching
    - I can add more series and be more liberal with the Gallery in the future, I don't have to gamble with the forums index size nearly as much


    Cons
    - to many sections can still hurt, especially on mobile(thinking about a soft cap of 9)
     
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  2. Juub Well-Known Member

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    >Most active section
    >Gets turned into subsection like some others that are lucky to get 1 post/day.

    At least it has a nice logo now.
     
  3. God Movement

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    I'm not happy with this. And you know why
     
  4. Juub Well-Known Member

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    I guess it's because the anime is over? But the manga is ongoing(although releases are few and far in between) and a new movie is slated for December.
     
  5. God Movement

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    If a new series starts next year (it's possible), I think it'll be hard for them to ignore the activity it would generate.
     
  6. Juub Well-Known Member

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    It's already generating more activity than One Piece and Naruto even while nothing is going on lol.
     
  7. God Movement

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    @Xiammes what are this month's current numbers? We want to know. Don't hide them. I want all section's numbers. Including The Alley.
     
  8. Whitebeard Advisor

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    If you went by activity, Dragonball should get the same treatment as the One Piece avenue, so I agree with God Movement and Juub on that one. Deserves a different thread though

    These logos are a step in the right direction for the most part, do the same for OPM, Fairy Tail,... for a third row
     
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  9. Juub Well-Known Member

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    From July

    JULY Post Count Estimates

    The Konoha Times: 53
    Questions & Complaints: 168
    Contest Central: 358
    Academy Registration: 66

    House of Uzumaki: 12,517
    New Leaf: 10,890
    Naruto Battledome: 13,615

    Akihabara Library: 2,162
    Akihabara TV Channel: 1,351
    Akihabara Lounge: 501

    My Hero Academia: 1,695
    The Promised Neverland: 55
    Dragon Ball: 17,958
    Black Clover: 118
    Nanatsu no Taizai: 1,225

    Ohara Library: 7,373
    One Piece Battledome: 908

    The NF Café: 9,663
    Konoha Country Club: 618
    Fanclubs: 2,147

    Arcade: 1,531
    Art Lounge: 246
    Music Department: 290
    Konoha Theatre: 2,925
    Sports Bar: 13,835
    Reader's Corner: 82

    Outskirts Battledome: 14,243
    Mafia: 11,792
    Roleplaying Forum: 173

    FORUM 129,767
    New Accounts: 155
     
  10. Xiammes Into Free Supporting Staff

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    Should get them in a few days, but the move is probably wonky.

    18k posts for july and 15k posts for august, this month so far looks to be about 13k.
     
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    It'll probably touch 15k again. That's fine though. We'll compare that 15k to what everything else gets.
     
  12. Juub Well-Known Member

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    Moving the DB section? Probably? Really?
     
  13. Xiammes Into Free Supporting Staff

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    I want the gallery to be the main show, giving you guys flashy icons will do a hell of a lot more to advertise then just listing out a bunch of boring section names. Smaller front page is better for everyone, literally everyone benefits from it.
     
  14. Juub Well-Known Member

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    So One Piece and Naruto are also getting moved there?
     
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    If your gonna add the most active section to the gallery then you should add one piece and Naruto to it as well since it dont seem to get the same activity. Why should it be separate and have its own forum if the DB section dont have its own. Why mess with stuff when everyone was happy with how it was?
     
  16. Xiammes Into Free Supporting Staff

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    Personally I want to, I think the One Piece avenue most of all will be benefit from the change.
     
  17. Juub Well-Known Member

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    If you think that’s for the best.

    :kanyeshrug
     
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    This change reminds me of the prefixes in the New Leaf section, but this is a more visible and upgraded version.
    I also checked on the mobile, the icons don't 'overtake' the whole forum and work with the overall aesthetics
     
  20. jayjay³² Drug Addict

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    Well, since you're trying to reorganize...

    Downtown, Mall, and Outskirts are responsible for the most clutter. Try a reorganization like this:


    Also, just hide Sanitation. Really no need for it to be public.
     
  21. Vegeta <font size="+10"><b>PENIS.</b></font>

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    Yeah, Naruto and One Piece should go in there too, for cohesion. I think its a good move.
     
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    Shouldn't the gallery be on top of the Akhibara Library section since the gallery mangas/animes have their own sections and it'd stand out more than having it at the bottom of that section?
     
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    ^Also in favor of moving it higher up.

    I'm not sure if Naruto should be one on though Dave Grohl. There's so many things right now that it can be immensely confusing. There's anime, manga, side projects, and somehow very popular novels.
     
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    nice
     
  25. Land Of Fire New Member

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    why
     
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    I'm not content with this.
     
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