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

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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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and im too afraid to ask.

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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 / i hate blacks
« on: February 10, 2018, 09:56 PM »
on the online list. I feel as if its doesn't work well with the grey of sploder's website so it's hard to see.

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General / Sploder Discord Now Has A 24/7 Radio!
« on: February 09, 2018, 10:06 PM »
Hi guys, If you take a little Peek-A-Boo into the Radio channel on the Sploder Discord if you are a member of it, you'll now see a little thing called "PeekaBoo Bot". I'm proud to announce that, Sploder Radio is now back and better than ever!
Hosted on a server, this Music Bot should be running 24/7. Currently it's only new so everything still needs to be cached and saved so that will take a small bit of time, but it's working!
To use the Radio, simply join the Radio channel and then post the commands in #bot_commands. The prefix is m!
If any errors with the bots arise, simply @ me on Discord

I hope you all enjoy this!

Oh by the way, if you abuse the bots privileges, i'll blacklist you from being able to being able to use it's commands.

Temp stickying this just to get the word out those who love the discord!

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General / Ive got a prom date
« on: February 09, 2018, 10:50 AM »
Matched with this chick on tinder and shes keen so sucked in fellas im gettin prom.king

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General / Soldier Purge 2018
« on: February 09, 2018, 12:01 AM »
Its coming. Just warning you now lmao.

might get banned for leaking LL but this is worth it.

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General / Eyebleach thread
« on: January 26, 2018, 09:02 AM »

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General / Brocky & Liamnight Q&A Video [Language Warning]
« on: January 19, 2018, 01:38 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i4TA6MLukg

^ This is part 2. Waiting for Liam to upload Part 1.

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General / IM IN TOKYO WITH LIAMNIGHT ATM
« on: January 10, 2018, 03:41 AM »
HES COOL AF BOIS.

VID SOON.

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General / I Have A Message For You All
« on: December 20, 2017, 10:49 PM »

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General / Addictive Personality
« on: December 02, 2017, 11:13 AM »
I find that my addictive personality is worsening as time progresses. I'm sure someone here has noticed but I tend to latch onto things and then obsessively talk about them periodically or be around that thing as often as I can.

I'm kinda concerned but yeah.

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General / Im an Alt
« on: November 28, 2017, 10:47 AM »
Its been a while but I want to finally admit it.

Its time everyone knew who I finally am.


My name is Blackruler10.

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Personal Exhibition / The Sploder Podcast Archive [Youtube]
« on: November 18, 2017, 01:36 AM »
Episode 0 - "Pilot"
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/hZStjIYgtSw" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/hZStjIYgtSw</a>

Episode 1 - "An Ace Up Our Sleeves"
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/_h64Bf6heWo" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/_h64Bf6heWo</a>

Episode 2 - Coming Soon

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General / Sploder Podcast 1 - "An Ace Up Our Sleeves"
« on: November 18, 2017, 01:13 AM »
Sploder Podcast Episode 1
On this episode of the Sploder Podcast, Sticki and I talk to Ace the creator of the HTML 5 Platformer Project and ask him some questions on what to expect. Hope you all enjoy.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/_h64Bf6heWo" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/_h64Bf6heWo</a>

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General / Duck.Is.Delayed
« on: November 17, 2017, 09:42 PM »
DUCK.IS.DELAYED.

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General / 1000Truths
« on: November 13, 2017, 01:41 AM »
Hey buddy

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General / Rating All The User Who post Here Out of 10.
« on: November 06, 2017, 03:43 AM »
only if u thank tho.

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To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Sploder. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical user's head. There’s also Joji's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The noobs understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they’re not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Sploder truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the humour in the Soldier's existential catchphrase “Grant's Fault,” which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev’s Russian epic Fathers and Sons. I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Geoff Gaudreault's genius wit unfolds itself on their computer screens. What fools.. how I pity them. 😂

And yes, by the way, i DO have a Sploder tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It’s for the ladies’ eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they’re within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid 😎

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General / From This Point On I Will Only Make Serious Posts
« on: July 27, 2017, 11:54 AM »
No jokes, just serious Neopolitan.

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General / [POLL]should everyone have access to the barracks
« on: July 27, 2017, 02:01 AM »
a lot of discussion has been sent my way about this from privates lately and they wanted me to make the thread.

vote away kiddos

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General / RANT: Name Changes Aren't Allowed
« on: July 26, 2017, 11:35 AM »
LOL but cos we are Mods we can do it ourselves XD XD XD XD XD just cos we can LOL

hypocrites AHAHAHA

no wonder this site is dying you all suck at ur jobs.

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General / 12/24
« on: July 23, 2017, 10:00 AM »
0.5

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General / Crack The Code: WINNER GETS A PRIZE.
« on: July 18, 2017, 12:19 AM »
Here is an assortment of 10 letters. Using a specific method, you cvan find out what the word is. If you crack the code you will get a steam game from me.

ebxfaefizb

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General / Wiktor
« on: July 11, 2017, 09:30 PM »
I noticed that you have a picture of Andre 3000 as your signature. I'm assuming you listen to OutKast?

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General / i got warned for bypassing in general
« on: July 11, 2017, 05:00 AM »
and i did in fact do it lmao.

those mods are clever i tell you.

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General / splode splode splode
« on: July 11, 2017, 12:55 AM »
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General / make me admin or i hack sploder
« on: July 08, 2017, 10:13 PM »
no joke my dad has a hacker machine and it can get through websites in 5 seconds flat. if you dont make me admin i'll make sure that you guys suffer the consequences irl and i'll print out ur avatars and put them on my punching bag so you can feel the PAIN sucka! im actually a black belt so this is 100% serious, so you better watch what you say around me or i'll make ur life a livinig HELL. remember that time you posted in my thread? Nope? Well I DO and your in for a world of hurt,. so make me an admin right now or i will hack and destroy sploder.

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