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I tried looking for any threads on it, but I see none, so I guess this is the best place to ask.

Is this the new forum upgrade? I see that everything is more square ish.

Any way to get the "private messages" button back on the top right? It makes going to your inbox easier than what I have to do now.

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I tried looking for any threads on it, but I see none, so I guess this is the best place to ask.

Is this the new forum upgrade? I see that everything is more square ish.

Any way to get the "private messages" button back on the top right? It makes going to your inbox easier than what I have to do now.

I assume you're using IE8? This isn't the forum upgrade, that'll look significantly different. This was an HTML/CSS change to switch from using *somewhat* hackish nested div tags to instead using the CSS3 rounded-corner property. IE8 doesn't support this, but FF35, Chrome, Opera 10.5 all do. IE9 is supposed to, when it comes out.

I realize the aesthetic will be slightly less pleasing for our IE users, but to me it's worth the tradeoff for much cleaner HTML/CSS. Approximately:

Before:

<div class="panel-white">
<div class="panel-white-tl"> </div>
<div class="panel-white-tr"> </div>
<div class="panel-white-inside"> STUFF GOES HERE!! </div>
<div class="nogap"> </div>
<div class="panel-white-bl"> </div>
<div class="panel-white-br"> </div>
</div>

After:

<div class="panel-white"> STUFF GOES HERE!! </div>

...

I didn't move the private messages link - is it still not showing up, after refreshing? It should not have been affected.

If you're not using IE8 or earlier, please let me know what you are using. Again, IE9 should come along this year, and has been advertised to support rounded-corners.

Part of my decision-making process was that vBulletin 4, which WILL be the forum upgrade, employs rounded-corners in its default theme, and simply looks boxy in IE. I figured if they're gonna do it, so am I, plus I like the cleaner code.

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there's a reason that you can't do that - mainly because there isn't a way to classify most remixes. some songs may start out chiptune, then go to rock, then to 'orchestral'...(black wing metamorphosis). there are tags, however, that you can use to find remixes.

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Search songs by genre.

i.e. drum n' bass, rock, hip hop, house, whatever.

there's a reason that you can't do that - mainly because there isn't a way to classify most remixes. some songs may start out chiptune, then go to rock, then to 'orchestral'...(black wing metamorphosis). there are tags, however, that you can use to find remixes.

And also because I read somewhere the one of the goals of OCR is to get listeners to open up their scope to more styles of music rather than searching for an individual style (example: only hip hop remixes)

EDIT: FOUND IT!

Why aren't the ReMixes categorized by genre, i.e. techno, jazz, orchestral, etc.?

OC ReMix has no intentions of categorizing pieces by genre. We've discussed this matter several times - what it boils down to is a feeling that:

  • There are many pieces that don't fit nicely into genres or have multiple genres, and putting them in "miscellaneous" and "multiple" categories would be kind of lame; and
  • Part of the purpose of the site is to open people's minds (and ears) to new horizons. Try everything. If all you want to do is download Square techno, so be it, but you'll be missing out on tons of great songs. We've decided not to implement a system that would encourage that kind of navigation.
Taken off the OCR FAQ.

A third reason could potentially be that djpretzel would feel lonely having the only piece in the hillbilly genre, but we think the first two reasons are strong enough.

Edited by Neblix

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is there an easy way to get to the tag cloud for the remixes

the only way I've ever been able to find it is if someone links it so there must be a way

I... just can't find it by myself

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Every FF4 ReMix page is missing the company with its link in the Game line, i.e. it appears as:

Game: Final Fantasy IV (, 1991, SNES)

instead of:

Game: Final Fantasy IV (Square, 1991, SNES)

This might have to do with the fact that FF4's info page doesn't say "Published 1991 by Square for Super Nintendo Entertainment System"

Should be fixed, thanks. Any interest in officially joining staff in a data quality capacity?

is there an easy way to get to the tag cloud for the remixes

the only way I've ever been able to find it is if someone links it so there must be a way

I... just can't find it by myself

Forums > Search > Scroll Down

However, we're strongly leaning towards making tags more official and implementing them outside of vbulletin, then opening vbulletin up so that users can tag threads themselves...

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Any interest in officially joining staff in a data quality capacity?

Hm, that sounds intriguing. Sure. Details are welcome.

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Forums > Search > Scroll Down

However, we're strongly leaning towards making tags more official and implementing them outside of vbulletin, then opening vbulletin up so that users can tag threads themselves...

aha

thanks :oops:

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The following games are listed as Windows games, despite being (first) released for MS-DOS:

DOOM: http://ocremix.org/game/110/doom-win

Released in 1993 for DOS as per http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/doom and to Windows only in 1995 as per http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/doom

Star Control 2: http://ocremix.org/game/351/star-control-ii-win

Released in 1992 for DOS as per http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/star-control-ii - there's no Windows release at all for the original SC2 (contra the open-source Ur-Quan Masters).

7th Guest: http://ocremix.org/game/26/7th-guest-win

Released in 1993 for DOS as per http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/7th-guest and to Windows only in 1997 as per http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/7th-guest

Legend of Kyrandia: http://ocremix.org/game/342/legend-of-kyrandia-win

Released in 1992 for DOS as per http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/legend-of-kyrandia and to Windows (3.x) in 1993 as per http://www.mobygames.com/game/win3x/legend-of-kyrandia

Doom 2: http://ocremix.org/game/111/doom-ii-hell-on-earth-win

1994 for DOS: http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/doom-ii-hell-on-earth

1995 for Windows: http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/doom-ii-hell-on-earth

Highway Hunter: http://ocremix.org/game/503/highway-hunter-win

Only a DOS release in 1995: http://www.mobygames.com/game/highway-hunter

King's Quest V: http://ocremix.org/game/294/kings-quest-v-absence-makes-the-heart-go-yonder-win

DOS looks like the earliest release platform (1990): http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/kings-quest-v-absence-makes-the-heart-go-yonder

Win (3.x) in 1992: http://www.mobygames.com/game/win3x/kings-quest-v-absence-makes-the-heart-go-yonder

Mechwarrior 2: http://ocremix.org/game/278/mechwarrior-2-31st-century-combat-win

DOS release predates the Windows release by a few months: http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/mechwarrior-2-31st-century-combat vs http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/mechwarrior-2-31st-century-combat

Command & Conquer: http://ocremix.org/game/76/command-and-conquer-win

According to Wikipedia, it was first released for MS-DOS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Command_%26_Conquer_(video_game) (MobyGames only listed 1995 for both)

--Eino

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Two nitpicks for two review thread labels:

- Will is the Lord should have a short I in the word "is" (that's the rule on the mix page, in the MP3, and everywhere else).

- Uh Oh! The Beat Have Started To Move! needs a single quote mark ' at the end of the title (also in the first post).

Also, last I checked, the Metal Gear mix was the only one shortened to acronym form (UOTBHSTM) in the 1-1000 torrent file. But I trust you've dealt with it by now. :)

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Two nitpicks for two review thread labels:

- Will is the Lord should have a short I in the word "is" (that's the rule on the mix page, in the MP3, and everywhere else).

- Uh Oh! The Beat Have Started To Move! needs a single quote mark ' at the end of the title (also in the first post).

Also, last I checked, the Metal Gear mix was the only one shortened to acronym form (UOTBHSTM) in the 1-1000 torrent file. But I trust you've dealt with it by now. :)

1. "Is" is a verb and is capitalized in proper titles. That was a mistake of mine I caught a ways back. So the thread title is right, and the DB will be corrected when we re-release the individual mixes.

2. Fixed.

3. Fixed in January '09. The updated files will have this fixed, no worries.

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- The Japanese title for Mega Man & Bass doesn't need the subtitle after "Rockman and Forte" (未来からの挑戦者) - that version was released for the Wonderswan in 1999, and the game in OCR's database is the GBA version released years later. Just cross-checking with Wikipedia.

- I can't access the page for Singing Pretzel (it gives me "DOMDocument::loadXML()" warnings of the sort). I assume this happened when a lyrics tab was being added?

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Dunno if I'm supposed to be, or if only OCReMixers are on this page, but I'm not listed among the arrangers here.

Edited by Dafydd

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Could it one day be possible to set up quick links to YouTube channels for OCR members, or at least remixers?

By that, I mean something similar to how we have the links set up for Facebook, Myspace, Yahoo Messenger, ect. where they appear in the upper right corner of our posts in the user info bar (I don't know what the proper name for it is.)

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