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Discussion in 'Suggestion Box' started by booman, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Can the thumbnails for the articles on the homepage be larger?
    I think the articles may attract more attention if there are more game screenshots and pics available to the readers.
    I'm sure you all agree that screenshots of games gets you excited to read about it.

    I currently work in the newspaper industry and since its a dying industry, we are desperate to find new ways to keep our views up on the website.
    I've heard from our web experts that pictures and using "new" next to articles keep readers coming back.

    It is still a good idea to implement a slideshow on the homepage too.
    Have it randomly rotate images from Guides.
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    Bump.":O}

    Also could the Edit,delete and report be made MUCH larger, maybe even a button like AOA has?
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    I've changed the thumbnail sizes to 250px, but I think it will only take effect for new posts.
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Let's see...

    Me Like! ":O}

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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    That should work, I also figured something out...
    I can insert the game screenshot at the top of the Article and it shows up on the Homepage.
    Check out Lego Star Wars Guide on the front page.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Ok, maybe not...
    I moved the first image in the Mass Effect 2 guide to right after the first paragraph and it doesn't appear on the homepage. Not sure why the LEGO Star Wars does?
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    Gizmo Chief Site Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm seeing the thumbnail for ME2 on the home page now?
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I was referring to the LEGO Star Wars large 700px wide image.
    Why is that one full size and a thumbnail when none of the others articles have it?
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    Gizmo Chief Site Administrator Staff Member

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    I have no idea.
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Hey! Wake up! That was a pretty awesome picture I posted ! ":O}
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    That was indeed an awesome pic, Daniel.
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    It came with Mint KDE as background...How some ever if you go to Mint and just look at KDE you can see a
    "Art improvements" in the KDE write up, click on it and you can DL hundreds of truly wonderful desktop backgrounds...

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    But this one's from our very own Danrok!

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