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@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

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#1 Kalidor

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 08:16 AM

Hey everyone. As I begin the early stages of building the new server (the new hardware is up and running, just setting things up) one of the things that I've been struggling with is to determine the best type of forums platform to use. 

 

Things aren't the same as they were in 2010 or even 2015 and there have been a lot of shifts in how modern forums software works. 

 

I'm looking for feedback and/or suggestions on what you guys would be interested in for the new forums. This isn't about specific features or anything like that, but rather the actual software for the site itself.

 

It's okay if you don't know any by name - but if you use forums from another service that isn't a Transformers site and isn't reddit what do you use? Are you a member of a game company forums or some other site?

 

What types of forums do you hate and what do you love? 

 

I'm mostly just looking for some preliminary feedback because I have a feeling when we do upgrade we're likely to go through a "This isn't what I'm used to!!" phase here because things are likely to be different than what we have now. 



#2 Rust

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 08:34 AM

About the only feature I'd like to see implement is one that utilized the * to italics or bold text. * got you italics and ** turned the text bold.



#3 Kalidor

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 08:37 AM

Do you know which forum does that?



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Posted 18 February 2020 - 09:11 AM

Anything that lets my iPhones apostrophes show up.

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 09:12 AM

Something that allows attachments to be uploaded on the mobile version would be nice.


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#6 The Predaking

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 09:41 AM

The only other forums I am on is KLOV(Arcade website) and Blu-ray.com. I think that they use VB bulletin, but I can't be certain.


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#7 Princess Viola

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 10:10 AM

I'll literally take anything that improves the mobile site.

 

Don't get me wrong, the mobile version of these forums are usable, I use them quite a lot.

 

It's just, compared to some other forums I use like Resetera or the the Super Mario Boards (both using Xenforo, just for the record) where on the mobile site, I can literally do everything I could do on the full site, 'usable' just doesn't cut it anymore. They just feel lacking, you know?


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#8 Dekafox

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 10:12 AM

About the only feature I'd like to see implement is one that utilized the * to italics or bold text. * got you italics and ** turned the text bold.

 

This sounds a lot like Markdown.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown

I know of a couple gallery sites that support it, but no idea what forum softwares do.



#9 Kalidor

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 11:45 AM

I'll literally take anything that improves the mobile site.

Thanks, this is definitely the kind of info and feedback I'm looking for so I can go see it first hand
 
Don't get me wrong, the mobile version of these forums are usable, I use them quite a lot.
 
It's just, compared to some other forums I use like Resetera or the the Super Mario Boards (both using Xenforo, just for the record) where on the mobile site, I can literally do everything I could do on the full site, 'usable' just doesn't cut it anymore. They just feel lacking, you know?



#10 LV!

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 12:29 PM

I'd like to be able to quickly mark a thread I don't care about as read from the list of topics shop I don't have to go in and out but also don't have to keep seeing it and thinking it's something I need to read.

We can't already do that, can we?

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 12:58 PM

I am currently using mobile mode (on my flip-phone, usually) almost exclusively, so a mobile-friendly board would be nice. And apostrophes. Beyond that, I am not picky.

being able to add pics from mobile might be nice.

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 01:16 PM

Yeah, the mobile no accent marks, no quotations, not being able to upload, etc is my main sticking point.

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#13 Have a Pickle

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 03:03 PM

Hey everyone. As I begin the early stages of building the new server (the new hardware is up and running, just setting things up) one of the things that I've been struggling with is to determine the best type of forums platform to use. 

 

Things aren't the same as they were in 2010 or even 2015 and there have been a lot of shifts in how modern forums software works. 

 

I'm looking for feedback and/or suggestions on what you guys would be interested in for the new forums. This isn't about specific features or anything like that, but rather the actual software for the site itself.

 

It's okay if you don't know any by name - but if you use forums from another service that isn't a Transformers site and isn't reddit what do you use? Are you a member of a game company forums or some other site?

 

What types of forums do you hate and what do you love? 

 

I'm mostly just looking for some preliminary feedback because I have a feeling when we do upgrade we're likely to go through a "This isn't what I'm used to!!" phase here because things are likely to be different than what we have now. 

 

I would be on SO MUCH MORE if we were Tapatalk compatible. Uploading pictures is so much easier. That's my only request. 

 

That, and no albinos. 

 

Just kidding. Albinos should be welcome. 



#14 Sprocket

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 03:09 PM

Bit of a shame: beyond linking facebooks & twitter posts being a bit of a pain, I've liked using the web client and the mobile version is so, so much better than boards that still use VBulletin

 

I'm just not sure that anything we switch to would be something I'd really care for, but who knows


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#15 LV!

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 03:23 PM

I'd go further and say albinos only.

#16 Kalidor

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 05:18 PM

I've never heard of tapatalk but I'll look into it. Looks ool

#17 Kalidor

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 05:20 PM

Bit of a shame: beyond linking facebooks & twitter posts being a bit of a pain, I've liked using the web client and the mobile version is so, so much better than boards that still use VBulletin
 
I'm just not sure that anything we switch to would be something I'd really care for, but who knows


Realistically I think not everyone will like the changes. But if more people like the new forums than people hate these old ass forums I'll call that a win

#18 Confuzor

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 06:24 PM

I really like the way the Mobile site jumps to the last post you saw. But I would like a "first page" "last page" button too as sometimes I'll check a thread for recent news but havent visited it in a year and have to jump page to page to page til I reach the last one.

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 06:48 PM

The only other forum I frequent, the Perpetual Motion music boards (pmrising.com/pm) uses the same software used here. Just a more up to date version, I think. I think what we have here is fine, overall. Making the mobile site more useful would help though. 


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Posted 18 February 2020 - 08:13 PM

just keep the comic theme, and the thing that shows ive posted in a forum. and the go to the first new post thing


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