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So now that it requires 35 games for a console to be added to the main list on the left, Petie brought up a good point about the list becoming too long.

I was thinking maybe we could merge some consoles that don't have major differences into each other, that way the console list won't get too majorly cluttered

We could have the Vic 20, Commodore 16 and the Commodore 64 be merged into one "Commodore" section (the same way the Atari does), just we'll need to label the games by their console to avoid confusion.

The Cassette Vision can be included in the Super Cassette Vision category, making it "Cassette Vision/SVC"

The NEC PC88 and PC98 as far as I'm concerned can be merged (again make sure to label the games by their console)
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Personally I'm indifferent with this change; I prefer them separate but I can understand why one would want them combined- maybe with a way to directly filter games into one system on the "Select your letter" screen instead of all systems in the same family, such as clicking "Commodore" then being able to choose either the C16, the C64, and the Vic 20. Then you'd get the separate systems.

I mean, it's only a 10-game difference, so you could easily find games to rip and those systems that originally had 25 games and were a main console before this change could be re-promoted back to main console status (that is until the system list reaches 40 again).
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Hey, can someone rip the sprites from Tanglewood?
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(11-03-2018, 06:47 AM)Larry\s Here Wrote: Hey, can someone rip the sprites from Tanglewood?
You obviously didn't read the first post. Or the rules, for that matter!

Warned.
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(10-31-2018, 09:29 PM)shadowman44 Wrote: So now that it requires 35 games for a console to be added to the main list on the left, Petie brought up a good point about the list becoming too long.

I was thinking maybe we could merge some consoles that don't have major differences into each other, that way the console list won't get too majorly cluttered

We could have the Vic 20, Commodore 16 and the Commodore 64 be merged into one "Commodore" section (the same way the Atari does), just we'll need to label the games by their console to avoid confusion.

The Cassette Vision can be included in the Super Cassette Vision category, making it "Cassette Vision/SVC"

The NEC PC88 and PC98 as far as I'm concerned can be merged (again make sure to label the games by their console)

(11-01-2018, 12:25 AM)Superjustinbros Wrote: Personally I'm indifferent with this change; I prefer them separate but I can understand why one would want them combined- maybe with a way to directly filter games into one system on the "Select your letter" screen instead of all systems in the same family, such as clicking "Commodore" then being able to choose either the C16, the C64, and the Vic 20. Then you'd get the separate systems.

I mean, it's only a 10-game difference, so you could easily find games to rip and those systems that originally had 25 games and were a main console before this change could be re-promoted back to main console status (that is until the system list reaches 40 again).

I’ve since clarified this in private but just so everyone else isn’t confused, there was never a hard limit on the length of the main list. I went in to change the font size so a longer name wouldn’t break to two lines and realized at that point that the list was looking pretty cluttered so I also changed the minimum for being shown outside of Other Systems. Those who were looking at moving all systems to the main list as a goal were misunderstanding the purpose of the system. Systems weren’t being “promoted” and it wasn’t the point to try to show them all. It was a way to keep the site organized and user friendly and to reduce clutter so with the old system, I would have continued raising that minimum as needed anyway.

All of that said, it’s no longer an issue anyway. Now, views are tracked for each console and the top 25 most popular are displayed so there will only ever be 25 consoles on that main list from here out. I’m toying with the idea of resetting the view count monthly to make sure the list stays relevant but I’m not positive that’s going to happen yet.
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For EarthBound/Mother customs is there any way Ninten could get his own section? "Friendly Characters" Is getting really full of just him. Also shouldn't the Porky sprites be put in a "Boss" section instead of "Enemies"?
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Can I give a suggestion? Drop the whole "Other Systems" entirely, and separate the systems into consoles-handhelds-computers, with the consoles tab open by default.
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(11-03-2018, 06:47 AM)Larry\s Here Wrote: Hey, can someone rip the sprites from Tanglewood?

(11-03-2018, 07:30 AM)Random Talking Bush Wrote:
(11-03-2018, 06:47 AM)Larry\s Here Wrote: Hey, can someone rip the sprites from Tanglewood?
You obviously didn't read the first post. Or the rules, for that matter!

Warned.

... Sorry about that...
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(11-04-2018, 08:53 AM)Magma Dragoon Wrote: Can I give a suggestion? Drop the whole "Other Systems" entirely, and separate the systems into consoles-handhelds-computers, with the consoles tab open by default.

This wouldn't really solve much in the long run - we'd still end up with too much displayed at a time. I'm happy with the current solution.
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Maybe the 25 systems limit could be raised, or make it so the number of systems displayed is half the number of total systems or something like that.
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The currently displayed 25 systems (on tSR) account for over 96% of the content on the site so I'm not sure how necessary increasing it is. Making it half of the total would return us to the same problem as before - it would quickly get unmanageably long which is a bit too user-unfriendly for my taste. I'm sorry if one of your favorites was on the main list and now isn't (or never was to begin with) but I really don't see a need to change it from its current setup or to make it inconsistent across sites (which it already is given that tMR and tTR have less than 25 total consoles).
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One last suggestion: separate the custom section from the consoles. Because yeah, technically it isn't a console.
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Again, there's really no reason to do that and doing so is just going to over-complicate the navigation.
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For EarthBound/Mother customs is there any way Ninten could get his own section? "Friendly Characters" Is getting really full of just him. Also shouldn't the Porky sprites be put in a "Boss" section instead of "Enemies"?

Also for Kirby Customs could all the Marx and Ice Dragon sprites get their own section again, filling up the "Other Bosses".
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(11-23-2018, 12:38 PM)Retro64 Wrote: For EarthBound/Mother customs is there any way Ninten could get his own section? "Friendly Characters" Is getting really full of just him. Also shouldn't the Porky sprites be put in a "Boss" section instead of "Enemies"?

Also for Kirby Customs could all the Marx and Ice Dragon sprites get their own section again, filling up the "Other Bosses".

The Earthbound/Mother games will be split off into their own sections as they get more submissions. Same as what is slowly happening to Final Fantasy.
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