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Re: I want to revive Chat

Unread postby Ben. » 10 November 2017, 22:33

Like this? I don't think GFO has that character and the ROI is too vague. Better to invest that time and effort into GTF.
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Re: I want to revive Chat

Unread postby Derek » 10 November 2017, 22:52

So I guess there weren't any hot guys left, huh?
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Re: I want to revive Chat

Unread postby Ben. » 12 November 2017, 10:43

Derek wrote:So I guess there weren't any hot guys left, huh?
I love your posts.


A link to the Discord on the board's main page (per GTF's). You could add 'Lesbians and trolls welcome' as part of the description.
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Re: I want to revive Chat

Unread postby Ben. » 17 November 2017, 13:17

I was going to let this thread die, but then I had a eureka moment.

Ethan. wrote:Hook-up Discord to the Board so that notifications of new posts or threads hit the chat too. I haven't found a bot that does this yet, but InvisionFree is developing it https://invisioncommunity.com/files/file/8457-discord-integration/.


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Discord can auto-broadcast tweets – this is already setup @GTF. So by a round-about method, GTF could broadcast threads/posts directly onto Discord via Twitter.

I.e.: Thread posted > Twitter announcement > Discord announcement.

This page gives two plugins that allegedly work with phpbb:

https://www.extly.com/blog/22-latest-news/655-phpbb-forum-is-now-integrated-with-autotweet-and-joocial.html

There is a free version, however:

https://www.extly.com/downloads.html
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Re: I want to revive Chat

Unread postby René » 17 November 2017, 14:30

That looks like an interesting workaround :awesome:

Ethan. wrote:I was going to let this thread die

I wasn't; I just need to get back home and in front of my 4K monitor on which I can actually get things done :P
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Re: I want to revive Chat

Unread postby Ben. » 17 November 2017, 14:39

99% of my ideas are duds, so I know there's a ton in here that aren't practical.
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Re: I want to revive Chat

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 17 November 2017, 15:13

René wrote:That looks like an interesting workaround :awesome:

Ethan. wrote:I was going to let this thread die

I wasn't; I just need to get back home and in front of my 4K monitor on which I can actually get things done :P

That detail was gratuitous and is just there to show off. :oface:
Blow: "Nowadays even Liam can release an album of his screechy vocals and it'll probably go #1..."
Ramzus: I can admit that I'm horny just about 24/7
homomorphism: I used to not think your name was deshay and that Erick was just being racist
Hunter: sometimes I think I was literally born to be a pornstar
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Re: I want to revive Chat

Unread postby René » 17 November 2017, 15:34

poolerboy0077 wrote:
René wrote:That looks like an interesting workaround :awesome:

Ethan. wrote:I was going to let this thread die

I wasn't; I just need to get back home and in front of my 4K monitor on which I can actually get things done :P

That detail was gratuitous and is just there to show off. :oface:

It really is a matter of pixels, though. I contemplated elaborating that I have about 90% fewer pixels here and it's just not enough, but I wasn't sure if that would make it better. :(
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Re: I want to revive Chat

Unread postby Derek » 17 November 2017, 16:33

I want a 4k monitor. How much do they cost usually?
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Re: I want to revive Chat

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 17 November 2017, 18:03

I'll be buying a 4K TV on Black Friday after I hop into my Lamborghini Veneno to drive to the store.
Blow: "Nowadays even Liam can release an album of his screechy vocals and it'll probably go #1..."
Ramzus: I can admit that I'm horny just about 24/7
homomorphism: I used to not think your name was deshay and that Erick was just being racist
Hunter: sometimes I think I was literally born to be a pornstar
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Re: I want to revive Chat

Unread postby Ben. » 17 November 2017, 19:00

You couldn't pick an uglier car.
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Re: I want to revive Chat

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 17 November 2017, 19:32

Ethan. wrote:You couldn't pick an uglier car.

That's not the point. The point is that I'm better. :keke:
Blow: "Nowadays even Liam can release an album of his screechy vocals and it'll probably go #1..."
Ramzus: I can admit that I'm horny just about 24/7
homomorphism: I used to not think your name was deshay and that Erick was just being racist
Hunter: sometimes I think I was literally born to be a pornstar
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Re: I want to revive Chat

Unread postby acpro » 17 November 2017, 23:34

poolerboy0077 wrote:I'll be buying a 4K TV on Black Friday after I hop into my Lamborghini Veneno to drive to the store.


same
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Re: I want to revive Chat

Unread postby Brenden » 18 November 2017, 21:39

poolerboy0077 wrote:
Ethan. wrote:You couldn't pick an uglier car.

That's not the point. The point is that I'm better. :keke:

Better people don’t shop on Black Friday.
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Re: I want to revive Chat

Unread postby Ben. » 19 November 2017, 17:57

Ethan. wrote:The thrust of GTF's social media strategy is presumably selling and engagement – each account is an extension of the website and its purpose is to drive traffic to the forum and connect with past, current and new members.

The content on all three platforms comes across to me as generic, chiefly because it's other peoples' stuff, which I can easily get elsewhere, so the question it begs is 'why should I follow you and act on your requests'? I think it would help if your team intersperses these with something more GTF-centric that answers the WHY of 'Want to join the forum? Find the link in our bio.' [Instagram].

So, Brenden sent me on a wild goose chase looking for some massive coup drama with forced resignations on the scale of AB vs KShoaf involving a 'Phil' and a 'Morgan', but all I found was some cheating involving a Hnnghhghghnnghgh. Anyhow, I happened across some pretty amazing artwork which I felt was a shame to leave behind.

Presuming this sentiment is why so much of the forum is already visible without a login:
Barbeller wrote:
Jacketh wrote:I suggest that the forum is public, so non-members of the forum can view it. This will only encourage people to sign up.
I fully agree with what you've outlined here, especially the part about the sub-forum being public. It's important that people that lurk see the true nature of the forum.

It makes sense to develop a social media strategy that complements your website strategy, i.e. by building a picture of GTF's community. You could use some of this art on Tumblr and Instagram (with permission) for example – it creates a small legacy for the artist and will help give followers/viewers a snapshot of what being a part of GTF involves.

Of course, the accompanying text is important too.

By Dervish and Dennis in 2015:

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Granted, Pooler's Island would need to be renamed.

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Re: I want to revive Chat

Unread postby Derek » 19 November 2017, 18:14

Aww, they included me.
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Re: I want to revive Chat

Unread postby Ben. » 19 November 2017, 18:21

And Obama.
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Re: I want to revive Chat

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 19 November 2017, 23:49

Oh yeah, what ever happened to Morgan? It's been years since I've heard from him.
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Ramzus: I can admit that I'm horny just about 24/7
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Re: I want to revive Chat

Unread postby René » 4 December 2017, 23:38

Ethan. wrote:
    The GTF Chat menu links to 123Flash too.
Ethan. wrote:
    The About page is out-of-date.

Fixed and fixed*. More to come — pardon the delay. Travelling to see my family throws my whole rhythm out of whack every time.

*I updated the page content and links and made other improvements; linked content that is not yet complete will be addressed by either Jack or myself in the near future.

Ethan. wrote:[art]

:3 I love it (and there's loads more, e.g. from the House Cup challenges). I agree we should be able to capitalise on things like this to promote the forum.

Derek wrote:I want a 4k monitor. How much do they cost usually?

They've become pretty affordable — the cheapest ones are like $230-250. Not much more than I paid for my old 1080p screen that I used for almost a decade (and probably less than I paid for the dual-monitor setup I had before, including that old 1080p monitor and an even older 1280x1024 one that I actually used for about 12 years until it finally stopped working :runaway:).

(Of course there are crazily expensive ones too — the most expensive one on Amazon costs $22,999.98 :lol:)

poolerboy0077 wrote:Oh yeah, what ever happened to Morgan? It's been years since I've heard from him.

He resigned and left the forum shortly thereafter. If I recall correctly, he got a boyfriend who absolutely hated GTF. I think he was jealous of the time Morgan spent on the forum. I don't believe he ever tried signing up himself. :shrug: Sounds like the wrong kind of boyfriend to me, but oh well. I hope they're happy together.

(There were never any forced resignations; we have had to fire people in the past, though. Marmaduke comes to mind :lol: and I guess you could call Phil a dismissal as well, but he actually disappeared without a trace and was never heard from again. Morgan freely resigned and expressed his profound belief that the Moderators Emeriti group and its privileges should not exist, as well as his wish not to be made part of it or granted them, which is why he wasn't.)
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