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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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#41 ▲ndrusi


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Posted 19 February 2020 - 10:29 PM

Pages for individual threads under Discourse (which seems to be the same in all the examples) definitely show symptoms of mobile-for-everyone-itis. Definitely liking Xenforo a lot better.

One of my dream features, which just came to mind, would be to have the Squawkbox (assuming it stays) respect ignore lists.

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 10:42 PM

Yeah the shoutbox as it is was just a 3rd party app anyway. I don't know if Xenforo even has something like the shoutbox but I do know their ignore feature is more facebook like in that it makes it as though that account doesn't exist rather than the archaic post hiding. NodeBB (which is what Bethesda uses) also has that feature

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 10:21 PM

I need a question answered - I've seen a couple comments about the front page that says something to the effect of "all the articles not being visible" or "you have to scroll down to see more articles"


What exactly is meant by that and which sites do that? I don't see that our front page is any different than any other front page on mobile that has "Title -> Header Image" and a list of those things.


But I would like to see some examples of what is being referred to what people would prefer. 

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Posted 25 February 2020 - 11:48 PM

Unfortunately I'm realizing it's harder and harder to find examples because more and more sites keep switching over to the same sort of style... "mobile-for-everyone-itis" as Andrusi aptly identifies it. One example would be comparing the "new" (or current) Reddit site to the "old" one (old.reddit.com). The new one seems to be designed for mobile with its one-story-per-screen size and huge wasted horizontal space, the old one works much better for desktop, showing about 12 headline/links on the first screen. The new one is actually pretty good on mobile because you can see about 5-6 headline/links per screen instead of one.


I suppose one example would be a news site like cnn.com or foxnews.com ... there's probably a headline to something like 20 stories on the first screen of each one. A bit extreme, I admit, and not really the same type of news (TF news is a lot lower in volume than 24/7 news, obviously).


Better example would be polygon.com ... the top still has a lot of pictures (but still manages to show ~9 stories in a 3x3 grid instead of just one), but better is when you scroll down a bit to the "latest stories" heading and there's room for about 7 headlines and accompanying picture. It actually looks better on mobile because it starts the column right away instead of that weird overwhelming grid.


So, a large part of my complaints are probably just grumpy old man ones since I tend to really use the Allspark on desktop rather than mobile, but I still think there's room for a design that shows several headlines per screen instead of just showing one per page.

Edited by Magnusblitz, 25 February 2020 - 11:48 PM.

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 07:17 AM

I'm not on a lot of other forums anymore, and to be honest, AllSpark's code is already better than theirs (e.g. we can Like posts here, unlike the other boards I'm on), so I don't have examples to give for improvements.  Some of the features I've seen people asking for are part of things like Discord and Slack, though.



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Posted 26 February 2020 - 12:58 PM

Honestly - I still like TFW/Hisstank/Toyark's homepage. I like that most of the article is on the main page and doesn't require you to click through (maybe that's what people mean Kal?). I recognize that's probably not an ideal set-up in this day and age because forcing a click to another page for content likely helps with ad revenue. I couldn't really put words to it until looking at that Polygon site which I think is awful. Sure it's colorful, but it encourages click-baitey titles, and it's just too busy.


I fully recognize that this is probably because I'm an "old" now and the kids all like that stuff. :D 


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Posted 04 March 2020 - 04:15 PM

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

I have used some implementations of xenofro that were pretty good (such as on Assembler)
Too bad IPB has gotten so bad over the years, it used to be great. It is still easier to admin than some.
SMF is ok but it is quite bare and is more of a "build-your-own" type of a forum that uses a lot of add-ons. Admin is a bit weird and not as intuitive as it should be.
Not going to mention phpBB or Ibb forums that are still around.

As far as modern forums go, any that do not have circle avatar frames are fine with me. Also ideally one that has a text only view post editor (like this one does) and also support for bbcode for us old folks.

Edited by Tripredacus, 04 March 2020 - 04:16 PM.


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