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    Post The Future of Nintendo Today.

    Not sure if this deserves its own thread, but whatever.



    TL;DR- The remaining staff for this site are trying to find a way to adapt to today's internet.

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    I forgot there was a main site.

    It has never really been any good. The articles always looked like they were copied from other sites, late news, lack of any engaging writing.
    I can't think of anything that the site has going for it.
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    I'd say that we pillage the Nintendo playroom forums and claim it for our own.

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    If they want to take the site into the "modern age", then I'm not sure what place an old-fashioned internet forum like this would have in that. Really wish the forum could just be operated independently by people that are more active here. I have the experience and resources to host a forum like this, but not sure how effective a new forum would be, and the chances are probably slim of getting ownership transferred.
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    The comment section is pretty interesting, especially what Rob had to say about Ashley. The cool thing is that they seem to want to find a way to move on without Ashley, which means there is a chance this forum won't be shut down right away.
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    I mean they used to get almost all of their news from here lmao.
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    That is the reason why I started coming here. Just cut out the middle man. Oh and I stayed for the bantz. Lord knows that I currently need all the bantz I can get.

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    Has the forum ever not been the place for the more up to date news!?
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    Compared to the main Nintendo Today site? No, it's always been that way. Now as compared to other gaming news sites and whatnot...
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    GNC has already outright tried buying the forums from Rob...he wasn't interested.
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    And she went from posting hundreds of posts a day to barely any...
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    The comment section on that article continues to be interesting. Yesterday, Ashley got on there and made a bunch of comments.
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    Was it so interesting this gif would be appropriate?

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    When is a gif not appropriate!?
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    Just end it already. The comment section was always so toxic as well.
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    Just read through the comments section of the article I posted, and wow. The owner of this site does not seem right in the head. I sure hope someone buys this domain from him.
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    Ashley King has set up a new site but I don't believe there's a forum...

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    Maybe Nintendo themselves needs to buy the forum.

    ...And then MrNick666, Zeldatrek, Dustin, and possibly Tommy would promptly be banned...
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    No, but Nintendo Playroom has a forum that is completely empty. We could all go take that over.

    Somebody named SourceCode made the site, and it looks like he's working like crazy to keep it updated with articles that he writes. I haven't read any to see if he's any good, though.
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    That PM she shared sounds like the way Phases writes tbh


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    I didn't want to say anything, but I also figured it was probably Phases. It's a shame. I'm sure some of her sentiments are probably real. Being someone who was here before the sites merged, I always felt like the previous owner of Wii U Forums actually cared about Nintendo, and Rob was just in it as a business deal, and he didn't really care.
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    What's sad is that, with all the comments the main page gets, you'd figure they would have had the incentive to keep things growing.

    I mean, seriously, how difficult is it to release news in a timely fashion? If I could make a living writing about my passion (gaming) you can bet your ass I'd be hell-bent on making the best go of it. The problem is most writers are lazy...don't believe me? Fact check the drivel that gets put out most times, read past the click-bait headlines and just look at what an IGN writer did recently. (plagiarize another review as his own...yes, they fired him but it's a terrible look)

    I still stand firm that things started going downhill when the 'powers that be' aka a few Mods with butt-hurt feelings who, not so ironically, have now lead the charge AWAY FROM THIS PLACE because they're still and always will be a bunch of unhappy ****ing ****s and destroyed friendships I had with about half a dozen people because...what? They didn't like that folks disagreed with them?

    The forums started dipping and I'm sure that played no small part in the main site starting to slow as well. You can try to separate the two but Nintendo Today was also my main spot for news outside of the forums. It's pathetic that ownership was so short-sighted and allowed a few bad Mods to ruin the fun for the majority and, because of that, this place has never recovered.

    Pathetic, sad, shallow and those of you (you know who you are) I hope you read this and feel ashamed...but I doubt it. You're on the ****ing Discord server chatting away full of your own shit.
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    So what are we going to do?

    Some don't really want to go over to Ashley's place (as there's no forum) and the other one with the forum doesn't have any forums members yet.

    I'd be fine with the new site with a forum and we can take it over. Someone find Drew and let him know.
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    Oh, I did not know that. Interesting.


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    I'm fine with just hanging out here on the forums until it disappears. But if people start making accounts over at Nintendo Playroom, I don't mind moving over there. I'll go set up an account there and make a thread. It will probably make SourceCode piss his pants with excitement.
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    I actually made an account over there and created a few threads. Now we'll wait and see if anyone else does.
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    I started to set up my account over there too. However it feels like the setup over there is lacking a lot of features that we now currently enjoy here. By making my avatar fit the requirement parameters of 90 pixels turned it into a blurry mess. And it was still too large of file sitting in at 16KB to 6KiB.

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    Haha. Blurry is better than none at all.

    Do you have any good photo editing software, like Gimp? If so, scale it to 90x90, and save it as a jpg at 90% quality. It should be well under 6kb.

    As for the features, I agree. But I'm trying to talk to the guy about what kinds of features would be good to have in the forum, and how to add them with plugins. One thing about his site that is infinitely better is that the guy actually cares. And it's run by a guy who is actually a Nintendo fan.
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    That could be what we're doing right now.
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    I got booted from the Discord for sharing this sentiment. I agree 100% though.

    I'm still in regular contact with drew so that's not a problem.

    Save it in gif format? If you're having problems send it to me and I'll make it as small, yet beautiful, as I can.

    I'm going to sign up on that Playroom site.. Just as soon as someone gives me a link!

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    Tried to sign up for the other site but it keeps telling me the confirmation code is being entered wrong when I know I'm entering it right.
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    Go to the community section for the forums.

    And just in case a mod or somebody sees this, I'm not telling people to stop coming here.

    I never had a confirmation code. Unless you're talking about the Captcha that you have to enter to prove you're not a bot. Yeah, that one was a pain. I hate the ones where there are so many squigglies and stuff that you can't figure out what the real letters and numbers are. I had to refresh it once and get a new Captcha to get it right.
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    Yeah, literally none of the captchas are working even though I'm putting in exactly what's there haha.
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    When you think about who's there and lead the charge away from this place, coupled with those who also (same folks) lead the charge against the friendly banter we had here a few years ago, well...surprise!
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    Since you're all dying to know if I'm going to join the Nintendo Playroom forum, here's my answer...



    I'll just stick with this forum (until it inevitably becomes a Gay Prono site) and the Discord.
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    It's where the cool kids hang out. There is a site owner/admin that actually cares there.
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    Darn, hitting me with the difficult choices.



    Joking aside, I think I'll wait and see. Having a new forum minus the old forum's crummy leadership does sound tantalizing, and if Gabe and Dustin join, I can finally reopen my snack bar...
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    As much as I'm attached to this site what's the value in doing both when this one is on borrowed time anyway? Unless someone knows something I don't!? There's already more Mod posts on the other site in two days than there has been here in months!

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