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#1 djpretzel

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 03:48 AM

This is an announcement... about announcements.

For the last six years, we've covered large site-related news & updates by either embedding them into ReMix writeups or sending mass emails via our forums. While I'll still be talking about what's going on with OCR in mix writeups as per usual, for archival purposes and to simply clarify and organize important site news, we've created an announcements forum, the most recent posts of which will appear on our homepage.

Please ensure that any comments made are specific to the announcement in question.

Hopefully this will be an effective and improved way of letting visitors know about new features, important changes to site policy, and other cool stuffs afoot at OC ReMix.

#2 DarkeSword

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 03:50 AM

Just an emphasis. If you're going to reply to any of these threads in Annoucements, you must keep your post on-topic. This forum is not for idle discussion/chatter.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 04:00 AM

I'd like to announce the emphasis of DS's announcement of the announcement forum's emphasis on announcements.

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#4 Less Ashamed Of Self

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 04:01 AM

It's a good idea. I support it.

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#5 Bummer

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 06:03 AM

It's good that this forum has its own menu on the home page, that way you don't need to actually go to this forum just to check if there are any new topics.

It's a good idea. I support it.

Yeah, me too.

#6 OverCoat

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 06:32 AM

キタ━━━━━━(゚∀゚)━━━━━━!!!!!

You know, some people have been vocal about how it's lame to have site news in the remix writeups... but I don't see why. Maybe I'm just used to it being that way.

I think it's neat because you can associate a past event with a remix (´∀`).

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 06:41 AM

Yeha It is cool, however, is it the cause of the gendisc
topics to be shortend to 6? oh well i can adjust.
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#8 kamoh

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 07:35 AM

Yeah, the 6 gendisc items thing is a little annoying. It's nice to have that big and reviews be smaller, methinks.

Of course it's up to you, but I support the decision as it stands right now.

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#9 Dunnowhathuh

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 07:45 AM

Good idea. Important news spreads quicker this way (I'm very slow with these things so this is a good thing for me).
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Posted 18 September 2006 - 02:55 PM

Good idea!
But... why doesn't this forum appear on the community->forums menu?
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Posted 18 September 2006 - 06:06 PM

Great idea, I'm all up for making OCR more streamlined. I remember when I read somewhere that pixie and BGC were judges, and I couldn't find the thread, I was searching the write-ups high and low for the info. I liked that format, but since that still exists, all's cool. Nice work.
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#12 Dhsu

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 06:31 PM

キタ━━━━━━(゚∀゚)━━━━━━!!!!!

You know, some people have been vocal about how it's lame to have site news in the remix writeups... but I don't see why. Maybe I'm just used to it being that way.

I think it's neat because you can associate a past event with a remix (´∀`).

orz

Personally I felt it was somewhat of an honor for djp to use one of my mixes as a blog post. Made me feel like I was a part of history in the making or something.

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#13 Defend

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 07:46 PM

I'm glad to see the front page displaying the site news instead of it being buried inside a write-up many will not see. I'm also glad to know that write-ups will be more to the point.

This forum does have to be added to the Community menu heh, as Hetcenus pointed out. And I agree that the reduction of the General Discussion items is a bit of a shame. However even the oldest ReViews item displayed is only 2 days old, so reducing the number of reviews listed would be pushing how effective that section is. =\ I can't think of an obvious happy solution. I did like having lots of GenDis items there.
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#14 Daniel Rydell

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 10:14 PM

Good idea on all fronts. Means it's not hard to keep up with site news, if you don't download every mix. (Or listen to VGDJ. :P)
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#15 DarkeSword

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 10:46 PM

If you want to see more GenDisc topics, go to the GenDisc forum.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 11:49 PM

Can people announce side projects like colaborations for albums or release of non-OCR related material?

No, I'm not done my second rap album yet, and it may not be released here.

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#17 OverCoat

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 11:51 PM

Um, I imagine this section is just for site-related announcements. Unless your album is like some monumentously awesome VG rap collection.

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 12:56 AM

Can people announce side projects like colaborations for albums or release of non-OCR related material?

No, I'm not done my second rap album yet, and it may not be released here.


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#19 Old Man Time

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 03:10 AM

Good idea!
But... why doesn't this forum appear on the community->forums menu?


Yeah, I noticed this too. I'd assume its on djp's to-do list, though I doubt it would be much of a hassle. It is in the Jump to: thing at the bottom of the page though. It would be cool if the community->forums menu also had the same order as the Jump to: toolbar, but its obviously not a huge deal. obviously, since there have been a couple hundred posts in this forum, people are able to find it all right.
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#20 Geoffrey Taucer

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 10:47 PM

Main page doesn't update according to most recent posts, only according to mort recently started topic. Is this intentional?
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