Founder of the Colorless
&& Computer Science student
I'm the guy who created the Durarara-eque chat back in March 2010 and later developed the message board and other modules of the site. I refactored the code about 4 times with significant visual and functional changes. I am satisfied with the outcome and as such no longer developing it. I am also no longer the administrator of the site, for that, see @Warlock.
I like tea and calculating statistics. I am a big fan of the scientific method, and as such, an atheist. My Internet identity has its roots in the so-called aniblogosphere, but I am not interested in Japanese animation anymore.
Feel free to message me if you have any questions. Testing.
Gargron joined on May 2nd, 2010, since that has made 1181 posts that are still accessible today, 165 of which are threads. Helping shape the community, Gargron has given 2112 upvotes, and was last online on Jun 19th, 2013.
Heyho, ICANN introduces new genetric Top Level Domains soon (current TLDs include
.netet al; generic TLDs will include things like
.appleetc), and here's an opinion I agree with.
Hey, look, relevant.
@sullyangel Wow, did you draw this? Adorable! :D
I don't really know a lot about the cursing issue in the US except for stories my English teacher, a man I trust and respect, has told us back in the days. Can you be really thrown out of a classroom for cursing? Was a passenger really banned from a plane because he cursed? That being said, I guess it must depend on the type of school and the type of plane too. But is it really the general notion in the public?
And while hearing those rumours, who curses most? People in American films and American music. That's kind of a contrast. So yes, weird.
Maybe this move will actually improve the... um... cursing... sphere. In the sense that it must be cool if it is forbidden, maybe the cursing in the channels I mentioned in the above paragraph will actually decrease to a sane level.
This has turned into ad hominem. It's the opposite of what I intended (evolution, creationism, where is that discussion?) I'll delete this before it drags more people into meta nonsense.
@Xyopq Hey, hotlinking is evil. SMBC's site is slow anyway. Not wanting to consume more of their traffic was the reason why I linked the page and not the image in my OP.
@DarkChaplain And again, overreacting, as always. You love to pick at me. Well, at everybody. That isn't a compliment. The lack of tags was an incident - I've put them in, they got erased-- It isn't worth explaining. @PigBoss kindly reminded me, it's resolved. Over. Finished.
I've implemented the link function so that people can share links that can spark discussion. Not every kind of link requires a description, e.g. videos or images can be self-explanatory. In such cases, the content is required for consistency purposes.
This thread is not helping anything. It is a complaint towards new members, and less directly, towards the staff. You can achieve something with currently active users like that, but it will be useless in the long term.
Now, I'll try to address your remarks with the best of my abilities.
Yes, we should have stickies. Has been suggested for so long, but apparently tags and announcements are superior, derp.
No, it's not that. It's that the concept of "stickies" is difficult to integrate with a lively forum (hereby "lively" stands for "threads on the frontpage change regularly"). It has been a real problem on the old site, when the stickies overtook the entire over-the-fold area so that you had to scroll down every time to see any updates.
It has been previously suggested that a "Sticky" option should be added among "Popular", "New" et al. It is a suggestion I support, though it goes into the FAQ direction in the aspect that the FAQ link is perfectly visible, but still not visited.
Are you admins afraid to turn this site into the old one?
I am afraid to take the site back into a direction from which it becomes not maintainable once again by acting too quickly. Reacting to user suggestions snappily can result in throw-in, terrible solutions and spaghetti code. We'll rather wait it out, plan it out, and implement things when the time comes.
More like we took a step to the side and then a really big step back. We lost a damn lot of functions, and now, for whatever reasons, those are being re-made again - like profiles, for example. Lots of work and we are now just trying to return to where we were.
It has been a decision to focus on main function versus additional functions. The old site had everything: chat, forum, a twitter clone, a danbooru clone, bookmarks, profiles, I don't remember it all. Each one of this bunch was poorly designed (I'm not talking visuals, I mean architecture).
Now we concentrate on the forum and the chat, and will implement additional functions that are really needed for these two.
especially when the "popular threads" section doesn't even list those threads that are popular right now if those popular threads are older than, like, a week. Writer's Corner hasn't been in there for weeks, yet likes are growing pretty damn nicely, for example
Threads decay. It isn't "who's got most likes overall" competition, it's rather set to present the good stuff of the new stuff to people. The circulation depends on the rate of new threads and the number of likes threads usually receive. The effect would be a little more successful with more people upvoting regularly.
Also an obligagory tutorial would only do good. And just to be a pain in the ass I would vote for a bunch of "hey, listen!" annotations all around the site.
I like this.
For all of this, remember: Each and every one of the admins cannot work on the site full-time, though we're trying. For each and every thing some of our most vocal comrades up there demand, one or all of us have to find time for - and put in a lot of work.
Cheer on, Colorless. Eugen
So, I can't share a link with the community? Why's that? Don't like it - don't vote it up. If it's against the rules, the moderation will take care of it. It may be low effort, as I haven't provided an introductory body, but it's not unconstructive.
@Ecstasy I think if you post 30 links like that I will check them all out (unless I already visited them before, that is ;D)