RPG Geek coming soon!
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 5 of 51, 2, 3, 4, 5
Author


Prolific Collector

Posts: 132
Joined: Mar 29, 2006
Last Visit: Feb 10, 2021
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Post Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:35 pm 
 

faro,

Do you know how the bgg/geekdo site is implemented?  Did they use a CMS product like Drupal, or is it all homegrown PHP?

  

User avatar

Long-Winded Collector

Posts: 3155
Joined: Nov 21, 2005
Last Visit: Feb 05, 2016
Location: UK

Post Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:48 pm 
 

grubbiv wrote:faro,

Do you know how the bgg/geekdo site is implemented?  Did they use a CMS product like Drupal, or is it all homegrown PHP?

I'd been more-or-less presuming bottom-up homegrown rather than custom code insertion or other halfway house solutions from a few discussions over on the BGG fora in the past and the number of developer microbadges. *jk*
Don't honestly know the answer though, sorry, and not my dev platform line from the past.


"7.3 ORGANIZING THE PARTY: Always have a keg, even if it's BYOB...
7.4 TAKING THE GAME SERIOUSLY: Don't"

  

User avatar

Long-Winded Collector
Subweb Admin
JG Valuation Board

Posts: 4484
Joined: Nov 08, 2002
Last Visit: Mar 07, 2021
Location: Land of 10,000 ponds

Post Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:09 pm 
 

Anyone been looking over this site since August.  I just checked out the Judges Guild section, but not much there.

ShaneG.


I reject your reality and substitute my own

 WWW  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 6213
Joined: Jan 03, 2005
Last Visit: Mar 07, 2021
Location: UK

Post Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:29 pm 
 

I won't visit there on principle. I have an issue with people making money from posting bullshit.


This week I've been mostly eating . . . chicken and wild rice soup.

 WWW  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 7947
Joined: Jun 23, 2003
Last Visit: Mar 07, 2021
Location: DFW TX

Post Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:15 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:Anyone been looking over this site since August.  I just checked out the Judges Guild section, but not much there.

ShaneG.


As we guessed, the site is as useless as shit on a stick. I made myself stick around long enough to enter some magazine covers, but it's apparent most people listing don't have a clue and are doing it just to get "Geek Gold", witness the many errors.  The mistakes are numerous and varied, and it could be a career just to stick around and correct them.  In summary, it could be useful if you knew nothing about games, but it's not much interest to those that post here often.

Mike B.


"THE MORE YOU THINK ABOUT WHY i DONE WHAT i DONE THE MORE i LAUGH" Cougar
"The Acaeum hates fun" Sir Allen
"I had a collecting emergency" Nogrod
Co-founder of the North Texas RPG Con
http://www.ntrpgcon.com

 WWW  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 6213
Joined: Jan 03, 2005
Last Visit: Mar 07, 2021
Location: UK

Post Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:32 pm 
 

Most of the members/contributors appear to be FOS. That says a lot about the type of people that use and run the site.


This week I've been mostly eating . . . chicken and wild rice soup.

 WWW  


Long-Winded Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 3066
Joined: Jul 09, 2004
Last Visit: Apr 30, 2015

Post Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:23 am 
 

I just clicked on the link to the site after re-reading the thread.  First thing that caught my eye was a fairly large Troll and Toad advertisement in the midst of a vomit of seemingly random blue text links.  

I can't really give the site a fair review, as that's such a bad first impression I saw no need to click further and closed the tab as fast as possible.

 YIM  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 6213
Joined: Jan 03, 2005
Last Visit: Mar 07, 2021
Location: UK

Post Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:52 am 
 

That sounds like a fairly honest and succinct review to me.
It reflects most people's impressions and experiences of the site.

It would be hard to expand on that review, and add honest opinion and detail, without using profanity and four letter words. The site is FOS, and I can only imagine that comes from it's owners and users.


This week I've been mostly eating . . . chicken and wild rice soup.

 WWW  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 7947
Joined: Jun 23, 2003
Last Visit: Mar 07, 2021
Location: DFW TX

Post Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:14 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:That sounds like a fairly honest and succinct review to me.
It reflects most people's impressions and experiences of the site.

It would be hard to expand on that review, and add honest opinion and detail, without using profanity and four letter words. The site is FOS, and I can only imagine that comes from it's owners and users.


Unlike other sites (Acaeum, Acaeum wiki,  Tome of Treasures, etc), the "Geek" sites are used to generate revenue. They don't have to be anything but "there" to make the owners money, and there is little incentive to keep them accurate because of that.

If someone from here wanted to invest quite a bit of time (say, 3-4 hours a day) to correcting and fixing up entries it could probably be a great site. But really, why should anyone do that when you are getting "Geek Gold" instead of actual compensation for your efforts.  

Mike B.


"THE MORE YOU THINK ABOUT WHY i DONE WHAT i DONE THE MORE i LAUGH" Cougar
"The Acaeum hates fun" Sir Allen
"I had a collecting emergency" Nogrod
Co-founder of the North Texas RPG Con
http://www.ntrpgcon.com

 WWW  

User avatar

Verbose Collector
JG Valuation Board

Posts: 1665
Joined: Jul 01, 2006
Last Visit: Mar 03, 2021
Location: Moncton, NB Canada

Post Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:42 pm 
 

They have the entry under my name listed with an alternate name of Jason S. Williams.
I have no S in my middle initials. My full name is Jason Joseph Elliot Williams.
At the moment I have no plans to sign up to that site to make corrections.


Check out my Chaosium sourcebook.
Secrets of Tibet

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 6213
Joined: Jan 03, 2005
Last Visit: Mar 07, 2021
Location: UK

Post Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:31 pm 
 

What's the purpose of investing any time in correcting or putting up listings when the whole membership can then drown true information in a river of shit?


This week I've been mostly eating . . . chicken and wild rice soup.

 WWW  


Verbose Collector

Posts: 1324
Joined: May 28, 2007
Last Visit: Aug 27, 2011
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Post Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:39 am 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:They have the entry under my name listed with an alternate name of Jason S. Williams.
I have no S in my middle initials. My full name is Jason Joseph Elliot Williams.
At the moment I have no plans to sign up to that site to make corrections.


BoardGameGeek accounts appear to be usable, so I submitted the correction to remove the alt. name.

(I use it to keep track of board games played, OK? :p)


"Reader, Carthegena was of the mind, that unto thoſe Three Things, which the Ancients held Impoſſible, there ſhould be added this Fourth ; To find a Book Printed without Errata's."

  

User avatar

Verbose Collector
JG Valuation Board

Posts: 1665
Joined: Jul 01, 2006
Last Visit: Mar 03, 2021
Location: Moncton, NB Canada

Post Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:22 pm 
 

Thanks Andrew.  :)


Check out my Chaosium sourcebook.
Secrets of Tibet

  

User avatar

Verbose Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 1252
Joined: Jan 01, 2003
Last Visit: Mar 07, 2021

Post Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:21 pm 
 

What does "geek gold" actually mean/do?

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 6213
Joined: Jan 03, 2005
Last Visit: Mar 07, 2021
Location: UK

Post Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:51 pm 
 

mandalaymoon wrote:What does "geek gold" actually mean/do?

I heard they use it to buy favors from one another.  :oops:  8O


This week I've been mostly eating . . . chicken and wild rice soup.

 WWW  

User avatar

Verbose Collector
JG Valuation Board

Posts: 1665
Joined: Jul 01, 2006
Last Visit: Mar 03, 2021
Location: Moncton, NB Canada

Post Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:55 pm 
 

Sorry to revive this dead thread but if any members use rpggeek.com I would appreciate it if you could either edit or somehow notify the moderator that I have been incorrectly given credit for designing Twilight Imperium.

http://rpggeek.com/rpgdesigner/18847/jason-williams

That must belong to some other Jason Williams.
The rest of the listing is correct.


Check out my Chaosium sourcebook.
Secrets of Tibet

  

User avatar

Grandstanding Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 6720
Joined: Jul 16, 2005
Last Visit: Feb 02, 2021

Post Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:29 pm 
 

I noticed myself incorrectly credited with another writer's work.


"But I have watched the dragons come, fire-eyed, across the world."

  
Previous
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 5 of 51, 2, 3, 4, 5