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SMW Stuff Grand Reopening!
« on: February 12, 2010, 11:04:36 PM »
You've all seen it go up, you all cheered, you all cried when Tiptup dropped it, and you've all waited. Waited for it to come back.

That wait is now over.

http://smwstuff.supersanctuary.net/

I present to you, 72 and SMW communities, the new and improved, SMW Stuff!

Corny introductions aside, the site is back, fully working, and better then ever. Lots of new features have been put into play, and all your favourite features are back, also improved. The general look of the site is retained, with less gloss, thankfully. But that's not to say it doesn't look pretty, no, rather, we've been working on improving that too:

[smwstuff:20q1vav4]1[/smwstuff:20q1vav4]

While it's not perfect, it is still a work in progress, the cards will continue to look better and better the more time goes on. There's more too:

  • BBCode support in comments
  • Easy user/file listing for looking over the users or the files of a certain user
  • Get picked! If your submission is especially good and the staff really likes it, it might get specially picked and put up on the front page. It will even receive a shiny golden border around the preview.
  • A special news page that any staff member can update easily to always keep you up to date
  • Optimized code means faster load times
  • Easier file management and better tools for doing so

The site is still in it's beta phase however and not exactly complete. There's still a list of bugs and things to do before it can be truly considered complete.

  • When editing a comment or news post, it gives you raw HTML if you used BBCode. (This is due to the lack of unparse_bbcode I can't be arsed to make)
  • Skin previews aren't shown in their correct palette; waiting for someone who knows PHPGD inside out for this one.
  • There are, at this moment, no changes to the sig card, it may look somewhat weird.
  • There's a lack of sorting options for the lists, this will come in due time.
  • There are many, many missing admin pages.
  • There's no "report file/comment" feature as of yet.
  • There are no "moderators", only admins. This will be fixed later.
  • A userpage consists of nothing but what files they've uploaded; later this will be changed to include typical profile features such as contact details, signatures, possibly even avatars.

With the site public, you're free to use it as you please, but remember that it is still in beta, and bugs could still be swarming about. If you encounter a bug, problem or other such similar issue, please post it here and post in detail what happened, what went wrong, etc.

SMW Stuff Banner Design Contest!

It's that time again! To see [s:20q1vav4]how truly lazy JJ is with images[/s:20q1vav4] who is the better graphics designer! Let's be frank, that banner up on the site currently? Old. You know, the big logo with the yoshi car skin on it and the massive glossy block labeled SMW STUFF. So here's the deal; anyone who feels up to it, can design a logo for this new site. There are rules, and of course, only one will get chosen, but if you win, your logo stays up on the SMW Stuff site for good, until a potential redesign in the future of course. Your logo will be constantly visible on the site everywhere, on every page of it, on the top at all times. Isn't that a good feeling? Let's get down to business then!

  • The logo can be at a maximum of 750x200 in dimensions. Any smaller is fine.
  • Logo must be PNG or GIF file. Must NOT be animated. You will require transparency if the logo is not perfectly square of rectangular.
  • There is no file size limit for this contest. The site is well optimized so this should not be a problem. However, be reasonable; we will judge you based on how well you compress your image
  • Logo must clearly show "SMW Stuff" on it, a slogan is optional
  • Logo must be entered in before Feburary 19th, Friday. I will close it whenever on that day.

Shameless copy/pasting aside, those are the rules. To enter this time, send a PM to me with the subject "SMW Stuff Logo Contest", otherwise it might be ignored and/or trashed. This is not a public contest so while you may show it to others to get opinions on it, you should refrain from posting it on the actual forums until the contest is over.

With all that said, I hope you enjoy the new site. More improvements will come in the future.

~JJ

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Re: SMW Stuff Grand Reopening!
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2010, 02:08:30 AM »
Yay!! :D

Now I'll start uploading some of my content to the SMW Stuff!

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Re: SMW Stuff Grand Reopening!
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2010, 03:31:16 AM »
At the moment you can rate your own content...

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Re: SMW Stuff Grand Reopening!
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2010, 03:46:33 AM »
It's on purpose.

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Re: SMW Stuff Grand Reopening!
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2010, 04:18:59 AM »
Oh, ok. I just thought it was a bit odd, because it means that people have the option to rate their own things 5 stars no matter what the quality.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2010, 12:21:59 PM by Pulser »

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Re: SMW Stuff Grand Reopening!
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2010, 05:33:05 AM »
Sig cards were redesigned completely, normal cards have been improved.

[smwstuff:yinjuv0d]1[/smwstuff:yinjuv0d]

[smwstuffsig:yinjuv0d]1[/smwstuffsig:yinjuv0d]

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Re: SMW Stuff Grand Reopening!
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2010, 07:46:18 AM »
I have one question regarding the files, should there be a filesize limit to decrease the chance that server might get flooded with large files?

Edit: I forgot one information, there is always a limit on the servers how much space is left, is that clear?

Edit2: When upload of music pack is finished, it drops this message:"Error: Type not found." Do someone have explanation for this? :?

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Re: SMW Stuff Grand Reopening!
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2010, 04:20:43 PM »
Quote from: "juhis"
I have one question regarding the files, should there be a filesize limit to decrease the chance that server might get flooded with large files?

There is a filesize limit, set internally by the server. If you breach it, it'll just flat out deny you. It's somewhere around 25MB if I remember correctly but honestly, be reasonable. You're making yourself look like you're about to attack the server or something.

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Re: SMW Stuff Grand Reopening!
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2010, 04:31:55 PM »
I tried to sign up, but I never got the verification email.

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Re: SMW Stuff Grand Reopening!
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2010, 05:16:17 PM »
Quote from: "JJames19119"
Sig cards were redesigned completely, normal cards have been improved.

[smwstuff:1sgtr024]1[/smwstuff:1sgtr024]

[smwstuffsig:1sgtr024]1[/smwstuffsig:1sgtr024]

Here's a protip for the rest of the forum people who don't know about this yet:
You can easily link to your files by using the [smwstuff] and [smwstuffsig] tags. They are used like this:
Code: [Select]
[smwstuff]#[/smwstuff]
[smwstuffsig]#[/smwstuffsig]
So, if I wanted to link to file number 1, I would put:
Code: [Select]
[smwstuff]1[/smwstuff]
And it would show the appropriate card:
[smwstuff:1sgtr024]1[/smwstuff:1sgtr024]

The card tag is found on the smwstuff page.
 

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Re: SMW Stuff Grand Reopening!
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2010, 08:30:16 PM »
Quote from: "The W"
I tried to sign up, but I never got the verification email.

Just wait for it. The SMTP is slow and not exactly up to snuff anymore.

I should probably implement a feature to resend verification emails.

Edit: aaaand done. Tell me if there's any problems with it.

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Re: SMW Stuff Grand Reopening!
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2010, 02:45:30 AM »
Quote from: "JJames19119"
Quote from: "juhis"
I have one question regarding the files, should there be a filesize limit to decrease the chance that server might get flooded with large files?

There is a filesize limit, set internally by the server. If you breach it, it'll just flat out deny you. It's somewhere around 25MB if I remember correctly but honestly, be reasonable. You're making yourself look like you're about to attack the server or something.
Nononononono.
I wasn't bothering to attack the server, I swear!

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Re: SMW Stuff Grand Reopening!
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2010, 07:45:50 AM »
Quote from: "JJames19119"
Quote from: "The W"
I tried to sign up, but I never got the verification email.

Just wait for it. The SMTP is slow and not exactly up to snuff anymore.

I should probably implement a feature to resend verification emails.

Edit: aaaand done. Tell me if there's any problems with it.
It says:
Error: Template file missing.

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Re: SMW Stuff Grand Reopening!
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2010, 08:07:47 AM »
Quote from: "The W"
It says:
Error: Template file missing.

Fixed. Error on the part of a bad file naming.

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Re: SMW Stuff Grand Reopening!
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2010, 08:26:43 AM »
It works now, but I still haven't got the email  :cry: