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General / Re: Greetings!
« on: May 20, 2018, 11:30 AM »
I refuse to listen. His name is whatever I decide to call him, depending on my mood.  ::D:

Mr edgy liv evil strikes again

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General / Love Yourself
« on: May 20, 2018, 06:35 AM »
Tear

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General / Re: Greetings!
« on: May 19, 2018, 02:26 AM »
mr lazy pants

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General / Re: Greetings!
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:42 AM »
You're back again! (Can you PLEASE pm me or something with a way for me to keep in contact with you. Its been like 10 years man I always get worried that you've died lmao) Mr Liv 33 vil none of that LIVE EVIL stuff.

qaz.

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General / Re: Liv33vil Challenge
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:39 AM »
To this day I still have no clue how I managed to beat Liv33vil challenge. I've never been able to beat it since and it's been like almost 10 years now.

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General / Re: yeah i splodeing love cambodia
« on: April 28, 2018, 03:42 AM »
Ive booked a month long holiday in Cambodia for December this year.

Can you go into a bit of detail what its like for me? :)

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General / Re: Anyone here know Mandarin?
« on: April 26, 2018, 06:26 AM »
Stick to Japanese mate. Happy Waifu happy Lifeu

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>be me
>listen to highly experimental japanese art rock, synthpop, shoegaze, noise, future funk, math rock, hip hop, vaporwave
>tell people what i listen to
>nobody listens
>thankgod.avi


you like CityPop too? :)

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General / Re: Hi again everyone
« on: April 24, 2018, 09:15 PM »
Hi Hirakula! Nice to see you around occasionally dude.

The discord is basically similar to tinychat in the day but better.

Hope you are doing well mate. :)

-Qaz246/Brocky

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General / Re: if a girl wears boxes, does she become a male?
« on: April 14, 2018, 06:13 AM »
I thought the joke was funny.

Okay now I'm relocking it lol.

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General / Re: what brand of underwear do you wear
« on: March 29, 2018, 12:41 AM »
I go commando

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General / Re: Sequels We Need
« on: March 23, 2018, 05:59 AM »
Did you see the MLP movie?

No I didn't. I listen to Kpop.

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General / Re: Sequels We Need
« on: March 22, 2018, 08:17 PM »
why cant we have a my little pony movie, but with sploder members instead????

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General / Re: Looking Towards The Future
« on: March 15, 2018, 06:31 AM »
Remember guys, everything I've said is mostly just ideas, don't take it as fact. :)

I'm glad all of you are discussing however, I'm loving whats being shared so far.

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General / Re: Looking Towards The Future
« on: March 13, 2018, 09:04 PM »
Addressing a few points here:

We definitely shouldn't begin the transitioning process now, as there are still many people using the site for it's original purpose, and that likely won't change for the next two years. That's a very long time, and while preparations can be made for the future we shouldn't jump the gun so quickly

Member ranks, punishment systems and the likes don't necessarily need to be revamped, and forum awards could be given out instead of ranks though I'm sure that was just brainstorming.

The issue with the rules here is that if we were to allow more swearing, that would go against AdSense's rules- the program Geoff uses to gain revenue from advertisements.

The general theme of the forum wouldn't have to change too much (could still be primarily gaming oriented and creation oriented, though that doesn't have to be the case), and one point you didn't address was the approval process which is currently the most difficult thing on the internet- the verification for every post up until 25 could be disabled at the very least.

Not much else to say, I'm on board with an overhaul of the forum because it'd surely be necessary and there's a lot of time for the staff to come up with an effective plan.

Yeah these are all ideas rather than solid plans currently, I don't have any power here but I do enjoy having discussions like this. I actually agree with not transitioning right now, but I figured I'd throw it out there to see what others think.

Once the main site dies, this site isn't going to make any revenue anyway. Which is why the donations to keep the site alive is our best bet imo.

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General / Looking Towards The Future
« on: March 13, 2018, 08:47 PM »
To start things off, I’d like to thank everyone for checking this thread out. This is an interesting time period for all of us so it would be fantastic if all of us can bond together as a community.

Firstly, in light of the recent news which we have received, eventually we all will have to come to the transition period. The point of this discussion is to share ideas and perhaps implement a strategy for when that day inevitably comes.

To copy and paste something that Joji has said, the good news is that Geoff is willing to keep the forum running until it fizzles out. However, an underlying aspect of this is that this proves that Geoff is on board with supporting the forum after the main site’s death and recognizes how huge and important this community is to everyone here.

Now considering that main site will eventually be flat lined, this is where Idea #1 is going to be proposed.

#1 – The Rebranding of Sploder.

Once the main site is gone, Sploder will still be Sploder, just without the game makers. Thus it should be essential that the site rebrands itself into something slightly different. The great news is that the Forums won’t have to change at all except in branding.

So Idea 1 is for Sploder to be rebranded as an Independent Creators/Gaming/Pop Culture Forum. One thing this place definitely has is that currently it has enough social appeal to keep people interested. Stuff like the Discord is proof of that to show how connected all of us are.
To stay alive, Sploder needs a purpose, and by pushing the Independent Creators aspect along with mixing in Pop Culture topics, you have the bread and butter that can fill the void left behind by Sploder.

#2 – Becoming The White Dwarf

Geoff posed this question himself, “Will Sploder become a white dwarf or a brown dwarf?”
I am of the firm belief that Sploder can become a White Dwarf, however, one thing which can halt the progress of that, is growth. Currently, Sploder has very little growth and once the main site is gone, unless friends of current members decide to join, this is going to become 0.

My suggestion is that the forum starts the transitioning process almost immediately and we start to list ourselves on public websites as an advertisement to see if anyone is curious enough to join. It’s not perfect, but it is a start. Also listing the discord on places such as discord.me is a good move. Discord is a huge thing at the moment so someone might be more inclined to join the discord rather than a forum as Discord accounts are universal no matter what server you are on.

In order to undertake this transition however, this part is largely up to Geoff and our current staff list. There is a couple of aspects in regards to Moderation which currently the Lieutenants and Generals do  on both the Forums and the Discord which would need to be changed for this transition to be started smoothly, and that is something which others and myself will have to discuss with them.

These are small things such as Loosening up the member acceptance and verification. Currently, due to alts, spam bots, and other suspicious members we have quite the strict acceptance method and occasionally we deny legitimate members. Of course, this is done because we match the main site users with the forums so if someone is randomly joining the forums but not the main site, you can see how we do things the way we do. This is similar to the Discord where you have to verify who you are on the forums before you can join. These are small things which can be changed but as I said earlier a discussion will need to take place regarding that.
#3 – Keeping The Site Alive

Geoff has stated that he said he’s not only willing, but happy to pay $10 for a Digital Ocean server until the place fizzles.
I’m willing to bet as a community, we can do better than this. Adding a donation button to the forums where the users can donate money to the servers cost for the month I think is a great idea to implement. I know of a couple of users including myself would be willing to do this each month. Even then, a lot of us are University and College students. All it takes is for us to have 1 less coffee a month, or one less beer and if 10 of us donate $5 that’s $50 on the spot right there. 5 dollars is easy to come by so if members band together, we can help keep this site running.

Want more incentive? Donation member ranks, and donation exclusive perks could potentially be given to users who decide to support the site. These could be cosmetic changes like Donator exclusive boards or the ability to change nicknames etc.

#4 – Site Features

Now, because the main site is going to die, a couple of things are also going to fizzle out on the forums as well due to backlash.

1.   Forum Avatars – If the main site goes, these will go with it. I think it is finally time to bring back custom picture avatars

2.   This idea could be seen as controversial, but giving more power to the Staff – Currently, the staff actually are very limited with that can and can’t do. One of the reasoning’s behind not giving the staff more power is because they could indirectly cause harm to the main site if they were to accidentally mess something up. This is no longer a problem, and with the staff these days not being children, this is even less of a risk.

An alternative route could be doing something similar to what was done back on the Vanilla forums where all Generals have a Commander In Chief Alt which they used only when they needed to access the Admin panel. This is probably the best alternative as those accounts are automatically banned once they’ve finished being used.

The reasoning behind giving more power to the staff is to fix small underlying issues such as not being able to delete awards. That is just one example, but it also allows us staff to potentially further improve the forum with updates with stuff such as official “Shop Systems”, “Posting Levels” “Reputation Points” “Leaderboards” etc. All different ideas which add to the fun of the forum.

3.    The restructuring of the categories – Yep it’s that time again. This obviously isn’t a big deal but a couple of minor changes would need to be done such as in the inclusion of “The Creators Hub” for content creators whether that be games, music, video etc, donator boards, and then the archiving of Sploder content.

4.   Punishment Restructure – Say goodbye to Giblet, say goodbye to Grunt, Say hello to PoW still (but maybe a different name) and say hello to the actual punishment system on SMF Forums. This one is half being used currently, but if the site starts transitioning, the current way the forum is run will need to transition as well so efficiency and other moderation methods can be improved for not only now, but the future.

5.   The loosening of Rules – Wait a second. Really? Well yes actually. You see, once the main site dies and Sploder restructure itself to a general Independent Creators/Content Creators/Pop Culture forum, Sploder technically will no longer be considered a kids site. Granted, kids could still join, but the demographic of the forums has suddenly shifted to teens and adults, which ironically is already what the forum is made up of.

However, because of this, stuff like swearing will be loosened which includes the changing of the censor to be more 2018 appropriate/lessened,  the potential for somewhat NSFW topics could potentially be discussed via opt in membership groups etc, the opportunities are endless and a loosening and restructuring of the rules will be very important and essential.

Of course, all this stuff is just the beginning and I’m sure you guys have ideas as well. Please let me know what you think, and also share what ideas you have as well. All of us freaking love this website, and we all love this community. We have one of the best communities on the internet and I don’t think any of us want to see it go anywhere.
Thanks for reading guys
Brock.

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General / Re: rip rebecca
« on: March 09, 2018, 09:30 PM »
Who's THAT?

A member since 2011. Really nice person. She sadly has passed away now though.

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General / Re: rip rebecca
« on: March 09, 2018, 09:28 PM »
Who exactly IS rebecca?

Tictactwert

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General / Re: rip rebecca
« on: March 09, 2018, 08:52 PM »
Rest in peace Rebecca. As one of the guys who's moderated the site you frequently visited, I knew of you and the positive contributions you made to it daily. Thank you for being a wonderful person.

To Rebecca's family, I know you may not see this but I am so sorry for your loss and I wish you all the best. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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General / Re: Is this true? It can't be.
« on: March 09, 2018, 08:43 PM »
I'm sorry.. you probably already know this but; nobody cares. Stop sharing that MLP splode, a few of us actually like/care for it.. Anew is one exception other than you. But even he doesn't like seeing you share that.

To be fair though, I used to share Sonic threads.. And got splode for that. But at least I quit doing it. You're basically now doing the same thing I did long ago.. but with MLP.

If you're 17, then act like it. Stop fantasizing about getting that girl you stalk and stop sharing MLP stuff with us... I know it's not easy with autism, but surely you can manage it better than this?

Sorry if I may sound harsh, but you gotta pull things together dude.. Since if you really are 17 as you say you are; you seriously need to change something.

I dont interact with you much, but I'm glad you finally commented something like this. You finally get it. Good for you Sweden. :)

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General / Re: Name a more iconic duo than this..
« on: February 26, 2018, 01:57 AM »

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General / Re: Has game making on Sploder officially fallen off?
« on: February 25, 2018, 10:23 AM »
This sort of thing just isnt what the majority of kids are into nowadays. People dont want to make games on the computer, they want to do stuff on a phone or tablet.

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and im too afraid to ask.

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General / Re: do u like/love the msell of ur own farts
« on: February 25, 2018, 08:05 AM »
I think this has unintentionally become my favourite thread on this site ever. Congrats Bols, this is your legacy now.

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General / Re: I Miss My Tour Friends From Japan :'(
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:22 PM »
Wheres the japan vlog

didnt make a vlog but i did a qna with liam

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General / Re: I Miss My Tour Friends From Japan :'(
« on: February 15, 2018, 10:52 AM »
u mean u miss me right
kidding

I miss the way you pronounce GEE OFF

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General / Re: What Is Your Worst Phobia?
« on: February 15, 2018, 12:06 AM »
drowning

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General / I Miss My Tour Friends From Japan :'(
« on: February 14, 2018, 11:49 PM »
It's weird, meeting people who you've never spoken to nor ever even met or heard of before and then touring around a country with them is a daunting experience. Yet the friendships I made with that group were some of the best memories of my entire life and I felt that I knew them for years. Really started to finally hit me how much I miss them ahaha.

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General / Re: Sploder Discord Now Has A 24/7 Radio!
« on: February 12, 2018, 10:11 PM »
I thought you were talking about a radio show/podcast
disappointed.tiff

Who says I haven't planned to debut new podcast episodes on the bot so people can listen to it live.

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General / Re: Sploder Discord Now Has A 24/7 Radio!
« on: February 11, 2018, 09:35 PM »
Skip ratio is now 0.70 rather than 0.9 now. Just fixed.

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