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Offline Angus Mengsk

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Re: And We're Back...
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2009, 11:50:12 AM »
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Here you go: http://help.wikia.com/wiki/Domain
Doesn't say how to use my own domain.
Well, doesn't say how, it just says that you can ask the staff for a redirect.
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If your wiki has a longer domain, but has a shorter more fan accepted name, we can setup a domain redirect for you. This is only possible if there are no conflicts with existing wikis, and they are done so at the discretion of Staff.

    * An example of this is http://cityofheroes.wikia.com is also available via http://coh.wikia.com

If your wiki has a common alternate name, we can setup redirects to make sure people searching for those other names get to you also

    * Example: http://cityofvillians.wikia.com (and its mate cov.wikia.com) are both redirects to http://cityofheroes.wikia.com.

Finally, something common for established franchise of movies and games is to add redirects for titles of upcoming releases that are sure to be much searched URLs and terms

    * Example: http://goingrogue.wikia.com -> http://cityofheros.wikia.com for "Going Rogue" expansion for that game.
    * Example: http://burningcrusade.wikia.com -> http://www.wowwiki.com/ for the "Burning Crusade" expansion

These allow you to maximize the amount of searchability of a longer domain, but keep the easy of use of a shorter one.
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Re: And We're Back...
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2009, 12:09:12 PM »
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IDK, every time I click the Alliance link it takes me to the splash page first.
I don't see any splash page o_O

Could you screen shot it please?
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Re: And We're Back...
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2009, 03:23:31 PM »
Yeah but it's just redirecting one Wikia subdomain to another. That doesn't help me. I can't give up control of the domain.
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« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2009, 12:36:28 AM »
I just had a thought...

Since you already have an in-game message forum system for the alliances, why not just "move" the forum into the game outright?

You'd have a LOT more control since it would be all custom coded and not just tweaking phpBB.  Also, things like pms, etc. could be done in-game.

Further, you could have an "invisible" page of data only visible to you admins/developers that contains the information that's auto-tagged when you click the link to submit a support request.  Also, you could then have a 'support' section of the forum where the data would automatically be collected.  This way, instead of someone posting here and telling them 'please file a support ticket in-game so we get extra useful data', it's already done.  In addition, instead of getting 1,000 support tickets if something breaks, you'd have one person post, and 999 "Yeah, me too!"s, and each "Yeah, me too!" would have additional information attached to it.

For the more obscure bugs, maybe there are several other people who have noticed it but don't think of it as a big deal so they don't submit a ticket.  But if they saw on a support forum, they could chime in, and provide more examples of the bugs (along with extra data like client browser, IP, etc.) to help in debugging.  Or, someone may post a bug because they tried something, and other people could then also try it themselves and either say 'yes' (with valuable data) or even 'no, works fine for me' (with valuable data).  This makes it easier to track trends to see if maybe a particular browser and/or OS is what is giving rise to the problems.

That's just a support benefit, but there a lot of other benefits to having the forums in-game (like not having to separately register, which I think deters some casual gamers from participating in the forum).

The *ONLY* hard part would be how to (or whether to?) move the current messages and threads into the other system.
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Re: And We're Back...
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2009, 03:06:49 AM »
Because programming the forum would be a lot of work that would detract from building more important features. If anything we'll maybe pay someone who knows phpBB really well to make us a Facebook Connect plugin.
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Re: And We're Back...
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2009, 09:49:00 AM »
Can't you just stick it in an iframe?
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Re: And We're Back...
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2009, 11:43:10 AM »
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Can't you just stick it in an iframe?

Seriously?  Because no self-respecting web designer would use an iframe or any other type of frameset.

Edit: And also, because an iframe is already used to embed the game into Facebook, and unless things have changed in HTML standards (which AFAIK HTML 5 is not yet out) then you cannot directly nest an iframe within an iframe, it just won't work.  It may be possible by making sure both iframes have their own unique name and id attributes, but then it just gets ugly and I am pretty sure it wouldn't be compatible across multiple browsers.  Probably would work in IE though, stupid non-standards compliant POS.
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Re: And We're Back...
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2009, 12:05:40 PM »
embedded iframes work fine in IE and Firefox, not tried safari though.
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Re: And We're Back...
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2009, 10:43:45 PM »
Lol, our whole app runs in an iframe unfortunately on Facebook. Not by choice really.
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