3dsthemes.com The future

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Henning B, Sep 29, 2015.

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Is the site dead?

Poll closed Oct 6, 2015.
  1. I want to see the site restored.

    42 vote(s)
    85.7%
  2. Leave it be, there is no use in spending time on this.

    7 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. Henning B
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    Henning B Advanced Member

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    The team has pretty much crumbled, I have taken the leader spot and will try to keep the project alive.


    I know it was a shitty idea to make people claim back their themes, the alternative would have been to make them all unclaimable and controlled by no-one.

    Todo:
    Listen to the users, get their input.
    Fix the site up to a usable state.
    Get moderators to moderate the themes.
    Give themes unique urls.

    Please leave suggestions.
     
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  2. BurningDesire

    BurningDesire GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Well, Prepare to have complaints coming up your ass about "My theme was stolen" Themes should be uploaded and linked with a mac address or something. So then if something like this happens again you can only re upload your theme if it has you mac address attached.

    Edit: or ip
     
  3. Henning B
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    Henning B Advanced Member

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    Should we remove all themes?
    Should we leave all themes on a clone site for people to download, and open a new one?
     
  4. ~Poke~

    ~Poke~ GBAtemp Regular

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    Even if unclaimed, having no title/description makes the themes not very useful. In that case it's probably best to take the site down for now and people can use the forum while it's sorted out?
    If there's a site backup then maybe it can be put up as read only in the meantime. If there's no backup, it's probably better to start fresh when the site is in a good state than get people to look through 470 pages (The only ways to search I can think of are checksums or the link to the still working previews, neither of which are too convenient)

    If you're really in need of new team members I'm alright at JavaScript/HTML/CSS, but I don't think that translates to the back end things involved?

    Dynamic IPs are very common, so that's a bad and breaking idea. If the site is secure then a user account should be enough.
     
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  5. BurningDesire

    BurningDesire GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I vote clone site. Start fresh.
     
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  6. TecXero

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    Don't listen to the users. Just get it to where you want it first, make sure it's stable, then open it up to the public. After that, if you want, then take feedback. Trying to keep the users happy while trying to get it back in a decent state will be an uphill battle. I think it would be better to just start fresh, let users reupload their own themes.

    Either that or just move on. There are other ways for people to share their themes, maybe not as unified and convenient as the site, but it will take far too much work to maintain something like that with how little money a site like that would produce, without adding in more ads.
     
  7. ismaelct2

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    I think that, first make a new page with the host and all these things, after You make port all themes from the old page to the new page and create a section where you put your signature for your own themes, so nobody can re upload on their behalf. And The censure, It can be a little less strict.
     
  8. shadow1w2

    shadow1w2 Still here.

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    Starting fresh with a more secure system is definitely best.
    Hosting the old site uploads on another page at least for awhile seems like a good way to restore them if absolutely needed but I think users can just start uploading again with the improved system.

    While your at it though please consider CHMM audio file uploading and playback if easy enough, a notes.txt, theme feature list form so we can filter out themes that don't have music or only those with full features (animation, scrolling, lid open sounds etc), and of course tags for more filtering.
    Animated previews would be nice too but might wanna wait till YATA+ implements that if they ever do, maybe lay some ground work for it if needed.
    Just some things I was hoping to see eventually is all.
     
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  9. The Minish LAN

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    I just noticed that NSFW themes are no longer marked as NSFW.

    OPEN THE FLOODGATES
     
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  10. Psi-hate

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    I believe that the old themes should be saved, and then rehost the themes on the new site, letting the actual submitters claim them (with proof, if any) and then the site could go on smoothly. Also, may someone tell me what happened? I don't know why the site was fucked or what happened..
     
  11. The Minish LAN

    The Minish LAN hi

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    Some arsehats took down the website. One of them was even gloating on the original thread that he took it down.
     
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  12. Henning B
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    We will need moderators at one point, because this new site is not going to be unrestricted
     
  13. The Minish LAN

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    I can code fuck all at this point, but I'm good at wasting my hours looking through the 1000+ themes to say if any are non-protected NSFW/broken/Nintendo's official themes.
     
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  14. Lukein3D

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    I wouldn't mind moderating the site. I have moderated sites in the past accepting images or declining them. So I have had some past experience.
     
  15. RainCode

    RainCode The Temper that Tampers

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    The user theme claiming thing could still be done, but with a captcha, a form where they would need to prove ownership, and a human on the other side who's part of 3DSTheme's team (staff) to decide if it's all good or not.
     
  16. Baoulettes

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    The easiest fastest way would a fresh clean up.
    Who care about download count?
    with wipe that would make it better and remove the one that has no preview,
    Also I have several of suggestions but we will see that together over skype :3
     
  17. RainCode

    RainCode The Temper that Tampers

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    Previews should really be a requirement. If not then it should at least have a placeholder instead of the browser failing to load it.
     
  18. yodamerlin

    yodamerlin Bok bok.

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    I will say this again, I am more than happy to do anything on the coding side of things, whether as part of the team, or just a one off.
     
  19. NuikopeaDemon

    NuikopeaDemon Hello Darkness

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    I want Hentai Themes off that site -_-
     
  20. BurningDesire

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    Hentai is gooood though xD
     
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