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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Will Endgame break 3 billion?
« on: April 24, 2019, 06:52:21 PM »
Titanic got a re-release like 10 years later but it had cross the 2 billion mark in it first run.

It hit about 1.8 billion on the initial release.

The two re-releases (2012 and 2017) pushed it to nearly 2.2 billion.

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Having a banner on rotation with page refreshes/hourly/etc. is also incredibly easy. That way we could have banners for a bunch of specific mediums/subjects as well as a few mashup banners.

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OK

First thing - do we want to keep the name and just add it to my hosting account?

I'll find a graphic designer to pretty up the site - half DC half Marvel and anything else anyone has any ideas for
We can keep the name or change it and post a redirect from herochat.com to whatever it becomes.

We'd need a mashup of manga, western comics, anime, old school cartoons, video game icons, etc.

It shouldn't be predominantly Marvel/DC because we definitely talk about more than that and if we want new members, we can't just focus on the same Superman vs. Thor shit forever.

Second  What do we want on the front page? I have a subscription with elegant themes and I use Divi. So, suggestions?

I'll call them tonight and we'll get on it
If you want to go with Wordpress designs, that's fine. You primarily don't want to require multiple logins for the same site.

You will need this plugin:
https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-discourse/
https://wpism.com/integrate-discourse-wordpress/

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Discourse????

If its free without their hosting then yeah, I'll call them today and find out what's what.

If it is affordable then we need a group discussion to see what we want things to look like and we can build off-site and migrate threads by hand unless there's a more efficient way to do it. We need to figure out what the front end looks like. I'll call in there in a few hours and the discussion continues
All we need to do is download it and install it on a SQL server.

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Will Endgame break 3 billion?
« on: April 23, 2019, 06:32:56 PM »
Detective Pikachu was designed to be a springboard into a multi-film franchise for the Pokemon universe.

Unlike DC/WB, Nintendo chose to learn from Marvel and is approaching this from multiple angles to have a big crossover thread. It's already predicted based on global buzz that it's going to have a bigger opener than Aquaman. If it sucks, it will tank, but the opening is going to be pretty substantial worldwide.

Maybe it's because live action cartoon and video game movies rarely do well but I don't see it being a massive hit.  I don't think it will flop or anything but I don't see it breaking any records or anything.
I can't think of any times it was done this way.

Can't think of any times it was done what way?  Making live action movies based on games or cartoons?  Outside of doing the universe-building thing, is there anything else that makes it more unique?
I can't think of any live action video game movies that were anything like this combination of talent, technology, and brand.

Since you seem to have something in mind, what live action adaptation has you convinced this won't be a big hit?

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It's actually free unless you use their hosting.

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Will Endgame break 3 billion?
« on: April 23, 2019, 03:02:48 PM »
Detective Pikachu was designed to be a springboard into a multi-film franchise for the Pokemon universe.

Unlike DC/WB, Nintendo chose to learn from Marvel and is approaching this from multiple angles to have a big crossover thread. It's already predicted based on global buzz that it's going to have a bigger opener than Aquaman. If it sucks, it will tank, but the opening is going to be pretty substantial worldwide.

Maybe it's because live action cartoon and video game movies rarely do well but I don't see it being a massive hit.  I don't think it will flop or anything but I don't see it breaking any records or anything.
I can't think of any times it was done this way.

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Will Endgame break 3 billion?
« on: April 23, 2019, 01:59:48 PM »
Actual flop or modern "flop"because it doesn't break a billion?

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Will Endgame break 3 billion?
« on: April 23, 2019, 11:59:09 AM »
Detective Pikachu was designed to be a springboard into a multi-film franchise for the Pokemon universe.

Unlike DC/WB, Nintendo chose to learn from Marvel and is approaching this from multiple angles to have a big crossover thread. It's already predicted based on global buzz that it's going to have a bigger opener than Aquaman. If it sucks, it will tank, but the opening is going to be pretty substantial worldwide.

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What kind of forum software is that? Let me know so I can start looking into it and see what's cost-effective, space effective, and not prone to crashing

If you guys would like to put up reviews I'm all for it.

As for monetization, I threw that idea out. I have a VPS at Hostgator, so my cost at present is hosting space, split between other sites which are real businesses.

If I were to ever monetize, at most I could throw some banner ads on the front page of the news portion or front end of the non-forum portion of the site I would just want to recoup my hosting costs.

I only posted this yesterday, but I'm guessing hosting costs and forum tech is a lot cheaper and more manageable than before and I think I could handle a lot more of it now than before. So, Xerxes - please fill me in on what a few tech solutions would be and what kind of front end would work and I'll start looking at it

I'm game for anything. If the tech looks manageable (affordable) we can get started on it asap.


I am probably most partial to Discourse. Here are some links to their interface(s). Check them out on desktop AND mobile.
https://www.discourse.org/customers
https://forums.funcom.com/c/conan-exiles
https://community.gemsofwar.com/c/Guild-Chat
https://forum.ludia.com/t/nobody-tired-about-common-miragaia-eating-your-epics-alive/73135
https://forums.woot.com/

This includes likes, tagging, notifications, a bulletin board for announcements and blog posts if we really wanted to do that, and a hybrid threaded/flat format.

You can also see icons for each user's avatar to know who is participating in the threads.

The mobile interface is extremely clean and automatically triggers on mobile devices the way it's supposed to because it was built to handle both from day one.

Simple Machines fucks it all up because they tacked it on in an update.


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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Will Endgame break 3 billion?
« on: April 23, 2019, 10:45:05 AM »
John Wick is May 17.

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Debate / Re: Will Trump go down as the worst president ever?
« on: April 22, 2019, 08:32:51 PM »
So.. a technicality? All this transparent distraction from Hillary's crimes and election tampering and an attempt to overturn an election and protect the DNC for.. this?

Pathetic.
I'm not remotely surprised you don't know what a technicality is, nor am I surprised to see you shoveling shit for Trump for the twentieth time.

..And yet again you aren't capable of basic reading comprehension.

It's ok.
Your post is you directly admitting you don't know what a technicality is. Demonstrating proud, wilful ignorance of basic definitions is a hallmark of Donald Trump's presidency, and I'm sure he's ecstatic to have your winning support.

The fact that people are THIS easily distracted by Trump that they'll give their preferred mass murderers a pass is quite something.

But hey, most people aren't psychologically conditioned to be unquestioning order takers who defend their warmonger handlers.
This is your first warning. Let's see if you made it through your entire post without you throwing out additional chickenshit insults that are completely off topic.

"Warmonger handlers"? Wrong forum for that.

We get it. You love the guy to death, but he's a piece of shit, he's proud of it, and he whines like a bitch when he gets called on it because he's desperate for approval and overcompensates to "hide" his fragile masculinity.
Are you finished demonstrating the utter lack of basic comprehension and political acumen it would take to deflect away from the point, which is this investigation was a 30 million dollar farce based on trying to get Trump to overreact and get himself impeached by covering up a utterly fabrication meant to distract from the fact that the DNC and Democrat establishment are in the pockets of the exact same corrupt corporations and Wall St bankers that you worship so devotedly?

I mean, I know the warmongers likely paid for your tuition and frat culture perks and everything, but you might want to give the short sighted propagandist routine a rest.
You immediately jumping to "What about Hillary?! >:(" is the definition of "whataboutism".

Guess what? Both of them are trash. Talk shit about Hilary in another thread.


Stop using whataboutism as an excuse for his actions. It's laughably fucking stupid when that's done for ANYBODY, let alone this dipshit.

I'll think I'll point out your desire for Mike Pence to be President, a guy WAY more nuts than Trump, as well as cover up for Killary and the DNC  stealing the nomination, as I see fit.
No, you'll stay on topic or your off-topic posts in this forum will be deleted and you will be banned.

We already have a thread talking shit about Hilary. Go post in that one to get your "Killary" fix.

No, your initial warning won't be overturned. You know what happens next. Get your shit together. You're like 45 now.

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Current TV Shows / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: April 22, 2019, 06:31:33 PM »
Part of that is budgetary and the number of episodes this season. Since they chose that arbitrary number they wanted  it affected how the stories will have to culminate. Some things will get a big payoff, others will suffer.

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What does tagging a poster do? And notification of what?

Honest questions, i’ve never been a high tech site you guys are describing.
Let's you know you've been mentioned, or somebody wants you to look in the thread.

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1 - I have toyed with the idea of making the site more popular. I've been working on some businesses that involve tech and marketing so I could do it, but the question is whether or not people want a better user experience

I could move the site or attach it to a blog and then build up the forums graphics and features. If people want e to I will. I can build up the FB page as well

I've noted that people want to be fed the geeky stuff, and since everyone is a lot more serious about their lives now, people tend to want to discuss serious issues with people who share common interests - so shelf life isn't too much of an issue IMHO. People go through life phases where other things become important, but the site is like a fave bar where you can go hang out when you want to

So, everyone chimes in and let me know if you want me to work on this site and create a better experience, what would be cool to add, and whether people want more members

2 - MTL is awesome.

3 - The original reason the board broke is that issue is a computer programmer and he built a lot of software. The board went down and he didn't feel like going in and fixing it. I got my computer guy to copy an archived version of the board using SMF board software and reinstalled it on a VPS server.

The server is a spacey one that I build some of my business sites, so there's room to spare.

The software is simple so I won't get into trouble doing sophisticated things.

I do need to, at some point, fix some of the server side programming (Xerxes?) there's a bit of redundant code that occasionally crashes the site. So far, I have been able to get the hosting to fix the issue when it comes up and there is an automatic backup performed 2x a week, so if the site absolutely imploded I could reinstall the software with an archived version

IOW - I put in a lot of failsafes and whenever the board has gone down, usually supesprime or someone else has contacted me on FB, let me know, and I go in and take care of it

I would like to add a front-end page and upgrade though, as I understand software far better than I used to. I'm not a programmer, but I know what questions to ask and what has to be done etc......

4 - Just a personal opinion. It's hard to find people who can talk about common interests anywhere, let alone several.
I don't think that will go away. And as mentioned, if everyone wants an upgrade Im all for it

5 - I consider myself a caretaker of the community. I would never let anything happen to this site.

The big question is expanding and into what and what mediums? FB is great but where else would work? Feel free tpo pm or email dmaswary@gmail.com

We need to get off SMF and use a superior, threaded message board format. New users don't want to post on flat message boards any longer.

We could easily keep this site up at a subdomain for archival purposes but disallow any new content to be created or edited. That way migrated content could be manually moved by the ones who created it.

Better sites for whatever porn you guys are aching to post on a comic message board already exist, and they're probably in subreddit format or a Discord server.

This site can only grow so much because of the content we allow on here. Monetizing it outside of absolutely terrible ads or membership fees is largely impossible.

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