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Shivoa
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Are there any plans fora mobile targetted version of the site? Currently over 2MB for the front page and few hundred k for the forum. With rich web on most new phones there will probably be more mobile users coming who want a slightly optimised, 480 to 640 width edition.
#1 at 17:50:58 - 10/03/2009
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Works lovely on my iPod but I see the point.

A blog style mobile versh would be peachy I reckon..
#2 at 17:53:05 - 10/03/2009
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Works here too (5800 nokia, also webkit based) but have to scroll horizontally for the columns and I'm glad I was on wifi and not 3G for the main load.
#3 at 18:06:33 - 10/03/2009
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It's been on 'the list' since day 1, but the problem is simply finding the time.

It's on there with:

Swapsies system (80% done)
5 word reviews (90% done)
MS Word/Excel-a-like version of the forum (40% done)
Integration of the forum into the main site (20% done)
RSS feed fix (0% done)
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There's just not enough hours in a day. And that's all before you take into account time to writing articles, create new images for the site, upload screenshots etc.
#4 at 18:26:34 - 10/03/2009
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If there is anything non-technical I can help with, I'm all ear.
#5 at 18:30:46 - 10/03/2009
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I'm only able to browse using my iPod this week :(
#6 at 18:55:45 - 10/03/2009
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works well on this N78 too, albeit with a bit of horizontal scrolling.
#7 at 11:29:56 - 11/03/2009
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I think what we need above and beyond lots of fiddlearsing with the site is content. Lots of it.

Nice site tweaks are great, but a site without content's not worth the code that it's put together with.
#8 at 13:14:19 - 11/03/2009
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Yeah Peej is right. We need more contributions.

It's been a bit too quiet lately.
#9 at 13:26:38 - 11/03/2009
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We also need to work out whether it's worth putting any news on the front page.

The features are great though, as are the reviews - it's just keeping the site feeling fresh and worth bothering with that's the main prob.
#10 at 13:29:04 - 11/03/2009
Syrok
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I could write a few news everyday. I'm wasting my time on news site anyway, if you still want them to be on the page that is.
#11 at 13:50:31 - 11/03/2009
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There are some RSS feeds of news items you could tap into - I found one at one point that was just press releases. Take that, add about 20 words and a little filtering of the dross and you have a constant stream of reasonably interesting news. I would definitely do it but I can't get on here during the day, apart from weekends.

If there's any content other than words (I'm slow and not that great) and code you have in mind then I'm sure I can help.
#12 at 20:48:58 - 11/03/2009
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Micro_Explosion said:There are some RSS feeds of news items you could tap into - I found one at one point that was just press releases. Take that, add about 20 words and a little filtering of the dross and you have a constant stream of reasonably interesting news. I would definitely do it but I can't get on here during the day, apart from weekends.

If there's any content other than words (I'm slow and not that great) and code you have in mind then I'm sure I can help.


I think this would be a pretty good idea. TBH rather annoyingly one thing brings in promo stuff and stuff we can share out, and it's news. Companies just like seeing their stuff being pimped or mentioned.

Reviews get a fair amount of attention but news is where it's at, it's just unfortunate that it's the most unpopular job on any games website.
#13 at 21:23:04 - 11/03/2009
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Seriously, I would do the news section, it would just be a completely different style to the one now ie just stating the facts, very few jokes.
#14 at 22:00:06 - 11/03/2009
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Found the place here.

...and a volunteer it seems :)
#15 at 22:21:42 - 11/03/2009
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The feed doesn't work under Safari 4. :/
#16 at 22:38:55 - 11/03/2009
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Direct to rss. It works okay on my Safari 4; you are on mac aren't you?
#17 at 23:12:30 - 11/03/2009
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I am.
The link you posted works, though.
#18 at 23:22:30 - 11/03/2009

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