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Posted Feb 26, '08 at 9:38am

Asherlee

Asherlee

5,189 posts

Knight

I have gathered a list of popular site suggestions and questions. This is to help reduce the influx of the same suggestions being made. If you would please browse through this before starting a topic on a new suggestion or question. You can also press ctrl + F to use the search function to find a specific question or suggestion. Thank you!

Popular site suggestions:
1. Post editing -- the ability to go back and adjust a post after you have posted it. I think 1 chance to edit is enough. Then after the editing an automatic note is put in the post reading: [Member name] edited this post on date and time.
2. Private messaging -- like on-site e-mail
3. Who's online -- this could be placed on the bottom of the homepage and it simply displays who is online at the time and how many guests, even.
4. More "Armatars" -- this is a dual suggestion. People either want more choices or a choice to upload their own custom avatar. I think that with the proper guidelines this could work.
5. Upgraded User Interface -- this would include viewing all your own posts, adjusting your time zone, creating forum signatures, view games you've already rated, choosing a site skin color, adjusting number of posts viewed on a page, and an in depth about section (favorite movies, music, games, etc).
6. Chatrooms -- As they are suggested quite frequently, I propose that they are not a good idea because it would increase spam. Chatrooms are difficult to monitor. The forums allow for better responses.
7. Member search
8. Number of games played displayed on profile
9. Notifications -- a notification (through the future-existent PM system) of friend requests, merits received, and post/comment deletion.
10. Forum link to take you to the first unread post in a topic
11. New forum section for forum games only
12. Sticky topics
13. Add emotes to the forums. For example, :) would turn into an actually smiley face.
14. The ability to ignore a member.
15. More options for view games. For example, if you would like to view all games and then sort them into highest rated, etc.
16. Flash Videos -- many people have requested the ability to upload flash vids.

This is a list of the questions that are asked over and over again:

1. What is considered spam and how do I report it?
Posting for the sake of forum post count... your posts will be removed if we see you posting multiple 5-7 word posts just for points. To report spam, simply click on the red flag in the upper right corner of the post.

2. What is a referral?
By referring friends, neighbors, or others to the site, you earn points! Referrals can be acquired by visiting either the Link-to-us page or by copying and pasting the link given in your profile control panel. Referral points are only rewarded after the user clicks the link and signs up for an account. Any abuse found in creating multiple accounts to earn points will result in a ban from the website.

3. What is a merit?
Merits are earned by writing constructive, thoughtful comments in the Games section. We reward those who take the time to think out a good comment, as it contributes a lot to the website and sets a good example for others. The post does not have to be a book in length, but should be interesting enough to grab our attention. Proper grammar and spelling also helps. For each merit you receive, you will earn 25 AP and your post will stand out. Only moderators and administrators give out merits. You can help us choose who gets the merits by hitting the "up-vote" arrow next to comments on the game pages.

4. What are the rank guidelines?
As you earn points, you will rise through the Ranks. The ranks you achieve appear in your user profile, and will show your commitment and time to the Armor Games website! Each Rank has a different point value, and here are the current baseline rank levels (1/16/07):

Wood Serf: 10 AP
Silver Serf: 25 AP
Gold Serf: 100 AP

Wood Squire: 225 AP
Silver Squire: 400 AP
Gold Squire: 625 AP

Wood Knight: 1200 AP
Silver Knight: 1750 AP
Gold Knight: 2250 AP

Wood Lord/Lady: 3000 AP
Silver Lord/Lady:  3500 AP
Gold Lord/Lady: 4000 AP

Wood Duke/Duchess: 4500 AP
Silver Duke/Duchess: 5200 AP
Gold Duke/Duchess: 6000 AP

Wood Prince/Princess: 7250 AP
Silver Prince/Princess: 8500 AP
Gold Prince/Princess: 10000 AP

Wood King/Queen: 12000 AP
Silver King/Queen: 14500 AP
Gold King/Queen: 17500 AP

5.How do I submit a game?
We would love to host your games! Just make sure that you are uploading a game that you worked on. We will review your game and make sure it is acceptable for Armor Games. This process may take up to 3-4 business days. You can submit via the Submit form. Games can be of all shapes and sizes, and we would love to see what you are doing! If you want a game that you saw somewhere else on a different website contact the creator of that game and ask them to submit it to the site. You can also use the contact page to request a game to be added.

6. Why can't I see any of the games?
To run the games, you must have the Flash Player plugin. If you do not have this plugin, or a game is not appearing correctly, you should install the Flash Plugin, available here. If you Flash plugin is current and the games are still not working, make sure you do not have a firewall or spyware programming blocking the site. Also try using another browser such as Firefox, Safari, or IE. Resetting the cache on your browser has also known to work. If this doesn't help then make a topic to get further assistance.

7. How do I become a moderator?
If you would like to become a moderator, you first need to show that you are responsible on the site; show a good posting record and maturity and you may be granted these exclusive rights! We will usually hand pick moderators, but if you feel you have what it take, contact us on the Contact page... we are really, really picky though!  It is best to not make a topic about becoming a moderator. Remember that with these exclusive rights comes responsibility. It isn't all fun and games.

Sources:  Rules & Guidelines and John's FAQ/Help page

 

Posted Feb 26, '08 at 10:25am

Devoidless

Devoidless

3,553 posts

Yeah, I have a suggestion. Make me mod. Take that, communist Amerika!

Ermm...yeah. Scratch that.

Actually just wanted to give a kudos. Not that I really pay attention to this part of the forums, but hey. I am sure it will help! Oh, and all my ideas were already mentioned. *grumble*

 

Posted Feb 26, '08 at 11:20am

Paba16

Paba16

238 posts

Awsome job Asherlee.

Its great.

Glad you got it done.

 

Posted Feb 26, '08 at 11:25am

Paba16

Paba16

238 posts

Also i think we should be abloe to see the activity of members accounts like last day logged on and that sort of thing.

 

Posted Feb 26, '08 at 11:54am

warbuff6644

warbuff6644

43 posts

Very well put together Asherlee!

Some body give her a merit.

 

Posted Feb 26, '08 at 12:08pm

Devoidless

Devoidless

3,553 posts

I will make her laugh later, so it is almost a merit. Which is better than a kudos, but not as good as a cookie.

 

Posted Feb 26, '08 at 12:17pm

mrtim

mrtim

2,052 posts

well.... i think you should put on forums that each member can make one of any kind (as long as it follows the rules)

 

Posted Feb 26, '08 at 12:29pm

Asherlee

Asherlee

5,189 posts

Knight

Thank you guys, thank you! I'd like to keep this bumped so new members can see it.

 

Posted Feb 26, '08 at 12:40pm

Devoidless

Devoidless

3,553 posts

...permission to spam? Awesome!

Just kidding kids. Really. You spam, I will make you into spam. And by 'me' I mean 'I will hide behind Asherlee and watch her do it.'

 

Posted Feb 26, '08 at 1:00pm

nqkoi1

nqkoi1

427 posts

Hehe nice on on copying and pasting from the rules and FAQ Ashlee...anyway is this really a sticky?