If recent nonsense proves nothing else, it's that a couple of features might be useful here.
This is currently set up as almost halfway between a forum and a blog.
In theory, it's a nice idea. It provides more feedback for topics, without becoming a behemoth that needs excessive time just to maintain.
However, if the goal really is to use it as a focal point for the games (ie. a portal or nexus for people to talk about the games that will eventually be somewhat inter-connected), then there may be a need for at least a few minimal additional features.
For example, the ability to contact each other privately would be trivial to add, and not impose any significant additional burden on the server. It might also aid in both communications between members and developers. Currently, there's just the 'contact us' link at the bottom, which doesn't even allow us to specify whether we wish to contact Jay or Steve.
I can see why the current forum layout is so minimal. It keeps things streamlined. Keeps things peppy. But the capacity to create a slightly fuller 'online presence' would seem to fit in better with what I think is your goal of a 'clickshake world'.
To be fair they all good buts but bear in mind that this site is brand new and things take time. While I love my little site features as much as the next person, I wouldn't want the site interfering with development of any of the games.
Having said that, I was excited about the post I read regarding the ingame achievements or similar.
Yes, there's lot of site updates on our list. We're taking the start small and build approach just to keep things manageable and Steve is tinkering with things on a daily basis. Once these Reemus games are done it'll free us up to add more features.
All those things you mentioned are definitely on our radar.
Well, I don't mean to be presumptuous, and I'm sure you hear these sorts of things all the time, but (assuming the forum's based on PHP and some form of SQL) I'm more than happy to offer any assistance I can. Most of my PHP knowledge is self-taught, but I learned it from coding for people's vbulletin installations.
I didn't really know where to post this so I put this here.
I've noticed that these forums have leveled out to about 6-8 people. I have an idea to get more people to visit this site. Polls. You have polls and those can be used for a HUGE income of people. Basically, what attracts people is a funny poll (not just merchandizing polls). I belong to a gaming site with about 10,000 members. What attracted so many people??? Its completly random and true poll of the day. It has polls on stuff from where you sit in a movie theater to funny info on popular games. Check it out for a good idea of what I am talking about.
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