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Is it possible to have an arcade?

Discussion in 'Questions & Complaints' started by Summoner, Aug 21, 2005.

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  1. Summoner サマーナル

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    I was wondering if it was possible for us to create an Arcade at Narutoforums. I know other forums have them, and it would help increase site popularity. What do you think?
     
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    It would add a lot of traffic..... but in the bad way. I'd eat up a lot of server usage.
     
  3. Shunsui Think. Supporting Staff Advisor

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    And requires that we be able to install VB hacks, which we still, unfortunately, are not.
     
  4. Shikamaru-sama Been here too long

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    which is bad because Tazmo doesnt get thousands of dollars in donations every year so he cant afford more servers >.>
     
  5. Nybarius Ennui Bores Me

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    If you want an arcade, get an X-arcade, an old box, MAME, and a big TV.
     
  6. Reznor Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Tazmo is hardly relevant to this XD

    That money isn't going here.

    NFan =/= NForums (except in the public'e eyes)

    We could do it in an announcement somewhere, I guess.
     
  7. Summoner サマーナル

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    Christian Forums has an arcade. Maybe we could test it at first, limiting it only to the elite members of our forum. You need like 1,000 posts to play a game on it. BTW, how much would it cost to add an arcade?
     
  8. Shunsui Think. Supporting Staff Advisor

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    Listen, we have no interest in bogging down our already overloaded forums with the traffic from an arcade, and are unable to install it anyway. Though keep trying to peer pressure us and it will surely work eventually. C'mon, all the cool kids are doing it. :O
     
  9. Nybarius Ennui Bores Me

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    Considering that a site called Christian Forum has one, we really should. We're more doper than them. Just saying.
     
  10. Gooba Join us

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    He just bought a third yesterday, and he got the second one about a month ago...
     
  11. Shikamaru-sama Been here too long

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    good

    I always wonder how much of the donations are put back into the site becaue i know the prizes are expensive and stuff. How much does he have left over do you tihnk?

    And just a quick question, I thought to receive donations you had to be a registered chairty and display your registered charity number?
     
  12. Gooba Join us

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    No clue about the legality, but having people give you money of their own free will is probably fine.

    I think those servers were 20k a pop, so I wouldn't be surprised it a lot goes back in.
     
  13. Shikamaru-sama Been here too long

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    jesus christ!

    they are really that expensive?

    *apologies for misinformed passive aggressive comment earlier in the thread*
     
  14. Shunsui Think. Supporting Staff Advisor

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    Donations are donations. If I gave a friend a dollar that would be a donation. If you say the donations are for charity, then you'd need a registered charity number or whatever. Nevertheless, Tazmo's got a big bill to pay. I don't know how much is left over, but I don't think it's anyone's concern. :I
     
  15. Shikamaru-sama Been here too long

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    I dont think its just for 'chairty; in the traditional sense, if you look around in the Uk all kinds of things are registered charities, even the school examination boards. it probably wouldnt apply anyway because it would be all legal argy bargy over the positiong of the servers blah blah blah.

    Was just something that crossed my mind while i was replying to the post.

    *btw Gooba, was that the correct use of 'passice aggresive'> you sued it once for while you were shouting at me and i was impressed with the way it rhymes :p*
     
  16. Sayo The Hedgehog

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    hahaha your kidding right?

    like NN said, it will only have our beloved forum crash more and more, so no . .
     
  17. monk3 Ryokan Pride

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    noooo the servers would be killed soooo badly. its crowded enough here already
     
  18. Nybarius Ennui Bores Me

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    Rule of thumb when dealing with online forums / communities / services which are provided free of charge: the people running them are almost always working sadistic hours for pennies; the people using them almost always think those running them are making out like czars.

    Speaking of which: Naota, you owe us!
     
  19. Shikamaru-sama Been here too long

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    he owes me at least, hes in love with my wife =/
     
  20. Shunsui Think. Supporting Staff Advisor

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    Don't make me make her remove the IMP from DannyBIMP. :O
     
  21. Nybarius Ennui Bores Me

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    IF any of you are in NYC, I'd like to cordially invite you to come to the last real arcade in Manhattan with me, the Chinatown Arcade -- 25 cents for single plays on MANY Classic machines, I mean SF2 Turbo, I mean MVC 1 and 2, I mean bust a move (puzzle bobble) -- there have got to be some tri-state heads willing to take the Nybarius challenge!

    I miss the Arcade :(
     
  22. Kagalli Off-duty Fanart Hunter

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    I don't think it's a good idea to get an arcade. I've been to a few IPB (InvisionPro Boards) which include an arcade feature.... but it led to alot of n00bs just signing up to play the games all day and not posting. And like it's been said, it'll like double the amount of traffic that this board recieves daily which'll lead to super slow speeds..... and we definitely don't want a slower board. It's already slow enough as is.
     
  23. Nybarius Ennui Bores Me

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    Perhaps sometime down the line it would be possible to integrate some sort of posting requirements right into the games? Like, you need a certain amount of neg or pos rep to get to a certain level -- "Yo, KnK neg-repped me and I totally got to fight Reptile and Ermac!"

    Or else, my other idea: turn the whole "rep" system into a MUD, where you gain experience points, levels, and consequently stats-raising attributes via rep (which would have to be re-worked). . . pretty soon, we could have some real GUILD WARS.

    (Yeah, in the early 90s I played ZMuds a lot, SO WHAT?)
     
  24. Summoner サマーナル

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    Naota, are you by any chance affiliated with the Narutofan administration network? You're one of only 4 admins on the entire forusm. Does that mean that you have servers and stuff?
     
  25. Ssj3_Goku Hey dood!

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    ^ he has access to them. Tazmo owns them ( the company owns them but tazmo is the head guy in that department on this site ) and who ever said 20k for servers....... righttttt.
     
  26. Summoner サマーナル

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    Surely Tazmo can put up an arcade here? They are so fun. And he got more space! That means that he can put more stuff on here! He got another server yesterday!
     
  27. Nybarius Ennui Bores Me

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    And he OWES us!
     
  28. Stealth Tomato It has big taste.

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    Arcades make forums dead. I know that from experience.
    Although it would definitely be interesting...
     
  29. Shikamaru-sama Been here too long

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    That it would be.

    I saw one were, if you acheived a top score, it was put in your sidebar and stuff.

    I think it would be a nice thing ot have, unfortunatly its just impossible and impractical for us.
     
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    the forum is slow and busy enough, now shut up it will not be put into use. . .
     
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