Misc GBAtemp News

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Costello, May 27, 2008.

  1. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    <table border='0' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='0' style='border-collapse: collapse; font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, Trebuchet MS, Sans-Serif, Georgia, Courier, Times New Roman, Serif' bordercolor='#111111' width='100%'> <tr> <td class='newshdr' width='0%' valign='top' style='font-size: 10pt; color: #000000;'> <img src="http://gbatemp.net/images/icons/mascot.gif" border="0" class="linked-image" /> </td> <td class='newshdr' width='100%' valign='top' style='font-size: 10pt; color: #000000;'> <b>Misc GBAtemp News</b>
    State of the community
    </td> </tr></table><table class='newsmain' border='0' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='0' style='border-collapse: collapse; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000; font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif, Georgia, Courier, Serif'bordercolor='#111111' width='100%' bgcolor='#F5F9FD'> <tr> <td class='newsmain' width='100%' style='padding: 3px; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000;'>Well, well, things have been pretty quiet on GBAtemp lately, don't you think? The truth behind our silence is that everyone in the staff is busy with their lives right now. I won't go into too much detail, but please accept our apologies if you have suffered from the lack of support or been disappointed by the lack of news that we've showed in the recent weeks.

    Still, let me bring y'all up to speed with the on-going events here at GBAtemp.net!<ul><li> Our <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=86556" target="_blank">Acekard competition</a> is about to close. If you haven't entered yet, you might want to take a minute or two (...or fifty) to answer our special video game quiz! If you get all the questions right, you'll have a chance to win one of 50 Acekard 2 units!
    If you wish to know more about the Acekard 2, click <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=79371" target="_blank">here</a> to read our official review !

    </li><li> The next episode of the Tempcast, also known as GBAtemp Podcast, is just around the corner! This episode will be full of surprises, but perhaps you're already aware of the changes if you've read <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=87957" target="_blank">Hadrian's topic</a> about the recording. We're hoping to get this episode ready before the end of the week!

    </li><li> <a href='http://gbatemp.net/member.php?name=JPH' target=_blank title='View profile for member JPH'}>JPH</a> is almost done with the <b>Supercard DS One</b> re-review! We have received many requests over the past few months to reconsider our rating for the SC DS 1; but instead we thought we'd review the cart again completely as it has been undergoing a lot of changes - for the better! Expect the review to be up by the end of the week. Stay tuned!

    </li><li> The <b>iTouchDS</b> review is currently on hold as our designated reviewer has been unavailable for the last few weeks. Again I will not go into detail because we're talking personal issues here. But we're hoping the review will be up soon, so we'll keep you informed!

    </li><li> <b><!--coloro:Purple--><span style="color:Purple"><!--/coloro-->A special message, from <u>mthrnite</u> to the community.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b>
    Mthr's message
    </li><li> <b><!--coloro:red--><span style="color:red"><!--/coloro-->And finally, another message from our admin <u>Thug4L1f3</u>.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b>
    Thug's message
    </li><li> <b><!--coloro:orange--><span style="color:orange"><!--/coloro-->And another message from <u>JPH</u> !<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b>
    JPH's message

    Thank you everyone for your patience and enjoy your time on GBAtemp.net! </td> </tr></table>
  2. T-hug

    T-hug Always like this.

    pip Chief Editor
    Oct 24, 2002
    I'd just like to say recently we have heard of members feeling 'let down by the staff' and that they feel 'they can't come to us for help/support' with anything.
    Well this was a shock to me as I am here a lot, and always willing to help ANYONE with ANY problem or anything thats on their mind. Please never feel that you cannot come to us for help or support.
    Always remember that we built this community from nothing so the last thing we want is for members to feel they cannot 'reach' us now, when we have always been so tight.

    Oh and please lose the 4chanism, you know who you are [​IMG]
  3. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

    Former Staff
    Jun 30, 2006
    United States
    th' south
    My fellow 'tempers,
    Time has come again to remind you that GBAtemp is a community of people, quite a lot of people, from all over the world. I understand that within a disparate group of people, there will be different standards of behavior, but in order for this site to be enjoyable for all, we've got to set some rules that everybody must follow. These aren't particularly hard rules, and there's a certain amount of leeway that we moderators will allow for, but from time to time things start going to hell in a handbasket and we have to step up and remind some of our members to follow them. So here's the deal:

    Read the forum rules.
    Up at the top of the main portal, the front page of the site, you will find a link to our forum rules. It's a small link, but it's not hard to find, it's over on the left, right underneath the site navigation buttons and beside the member log in link. I'm sure you can find it, take a minute and read the rules. They cover basic etiquette and general stuff about what you can and can't link to and also stuff about how big your avatar and signature file can be... stuff like that. They also explain our warning system, something you may want to be somewhat familiar with if you are used to pushing boundries, you little rebel you. In addition to those rules, I'd like to add a few things for you to think about, as follows:

    We are not 4chan.
    Deep down in the bowels of the internet, there is a place known as 4chan, a place where memes grow out of slightly controlled chaos. There are rules even there, but they are largely self-referential, they do not apply to GBAtemp. We have and expect a higher sense of decorum around here.

    *There, people treat each other like crap and laugh about it, we do not do that here.

    *Trolling and flaming are the norm there, we do not tolerate it here.

    *There, all males are males, all females are males and all kids are FBI agents, here we would have you take someone at their word as far as their age and gender are concerned.

    *There, endless repetition for the sake of mutation is the power that runs the meme-machine, here we expect you not to post unless you have something constructive and somewhat original to say.

    Every landfill has something of value hidden within it, but the majority will always be landfill, we present GBAtemp differently, we are not a landfill, we are not a jungle where the weak are preyed upon by the strong, we are not a vicious place, we are a family, and we expect manners at our table. Treat your fellow 'tempers with respect, help the ones who need it, and if you see someone acting like a total ass, report them, and let the moderators deal with them.

    Get to know us!
    All of our moderating team are helpful people. Yes we have other aspects to our lives. I'm a single parent of two young boys, they take a lot of my time, along with all the other things that pull on me in life. However, I am just a PM away from helping you with your problems, and I am a nice guy, so don't be nervous about contacting me. The same goes for contacting any of the moderators that you see listed to the left of the main page of this site. There is almost always at least one or two mods online at any given time, and we are all nice guys and gals, devoted to keeping GBAtemp a nice place to be.

    Any questions or complaints? PM me and I'll see what I can do.

    Thanks for listening,
  4. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Nice post guys, I hope more people take notice.

    I for one have always fount the staff to be approachable and have always been happy with what they have to say.

    They and some of the members here are the reason that this is the only board I post on & need for three & a half years. I hope it stay stays around for when my little Evelyn is around when she needs advice on how to flash her Nintendo Quad Screen.
  5. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    I think mthrnite is actually a 15 year old female. That would be the only reason he (she) would say that! Right? :'( Plus it would explain those pictures where he looks like a girl...

    Has something ever been done about ZeWarrior? He has been/is an ass to everyone with an opinion differing from him. Although I haven't seen him post lately (or didn't notice him) which is good... I've seen him target me a ton in the past and the offending posts rarely get removed even after I report them. Why? Do I deserve getting flamed because I have in the past? An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.
  6. ZPE

    ZPE GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 27, 2007
    To summarize, everything and anything to do with 4Chan sucks. Just hope this place doesn't turn completely into that ghetto.
  7. Orc

    Orc ‎(ღ˘⌣˘ღ)

    Feb 10, 2006
    Hong Kong
    I have realized my actions recently are not appropriate. I will now act accordingly.

    To anyone I have offended, I ask for your apology.
  8. JPH

    JPH Banned

    Jul 11, 2006
    United States
    Expect the SuperCard DS One review soon! [​IMG]
  9. noONE

    noONE ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    May 24, 2007
    Linköping/Norrköping, Sweden.
    I think you guys are all awesome, i appreciate what you do for the community, take your time with your real lifes, we (I) don't blame you..

    Looking forward to the new tempcast =)

    also, good post mthr, every member should read thru that.
  10. Venko

    Venko GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 16, 2007
    I would like to thank the entirety of GBAtemp's staff along with all of its regular members. I registered as member in the community a little over a year ago and, despite inactivity, I have always found this a great place to come for scene news, advice and to talk with my peers.

  11. science

    science science rules

    Jun 9, 2006
    I haven't really noticed the quietness around here... I thought the contest was lots of noise!

    Anyways, its summer, this place should be quiet. Go outside people! Except you Auzzies. You can stay inside
  12. SkankyYankee

    SkankyYankee GBAtemp Advanced Skank

    Mar 16, 2008
    United States
    In front of the PC
    HERE HERE! [​IMG] Put those creepy 4-chan pervs in their places!


    I do have to say this is the best forum experience ive had. I have yet to run into any characters here and if people know what they are talking about they tell you. Common sense is lacking these days on most other sites. GBATemp is a great change.
  13. MaHe

    MaHe one lazy schmo

    Aug 4, 2006
    Well, it'd be only fair to re-review CycloDS again too, eh?
    It got a lot of new features and it's design has been improved, too ...
  14. DeepFriedAsian

    DeepFriedAsian GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 17, 2006
    United States
    I don't really agree with the 4chan statement, since most of the assumptions about it only apply to one board. Though I do agree that GBAtemp is not 4chan, and the spreading of memes should stop.

    Anyway, I appreciate the site and all of the admins' hard work on it, and I look forward to future reviews! Thanks for keeping GBAtemp a great, untainted community!
  15. lagman

    lagman I wish I was green.

    Former Staff
    Nov 5, 2003
    Me, To You
    I'm one of the persons that dislikes the 4chanism of GBAtemp the most and I gotta say, you're one of the few that know where the line is, keeping in the testing area what belongs to the testing area, so, for me at least, you have no need to apologize.
  16. xaznwi3rd0

    xaznwi3rd0 Advanced Member

    Aug 4, 2007
    United States
    California, United States
    I can't wait for the Supercard DS One review!
  17. tinymonkeyt

    tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

    Feb 27, 2008
    United States
    me too.

    but thanks for taking the time to explain yourselves
    although for me, i didnt feel any absence in particular
    i can safely say that most of us here all appreciate your time and effort
    and we know that you guys still have lives outside of this forum
    remember, a handful of the tempers here are quite helpful
    so if you need an extra hand or so
    im sure many would take the offer instantly [​IMG]
    again. speaking for most of the tempers (they can speak themselves, but some may be shyer than others)
    we offer our sincerest thanks :]
  18. TeenDev

    TeenDev GBAtemp's Original Hipster

    Apr 29, 2007
    United States
    What's 4chanism?
  19. distorted.freque

    distorted.freque I'm getting mixed signals here!

    Jan 31, 2008
    Right about...here.
    You guys are the nicest mods ever. [​IMG] The same goes for the rest of the tempers. I've never regretted joining the Gbatemp forums and I doubt I ever will. *hugs everyone*

    And I look forward to the Tempcast and review. :3
  20. JPH

    JPH Banned

    Jul 11, 2006
    United States
    I don't think that it deserves an entire re-review, unless there's another physical cart and firmware out.
    However, it wouldn't hurt for the Cart Design and Features list to be tweaked, no?
    I personally would do that, but I'm not the original reviewer and I don't own the cart myself.
    You could possibly PM shaunj66 (who did the GBAtemp review of the CycloDS) and ask him if he could spare some time to tweak the review (though I'm sort of doubting it, as we're all busy - me and those kewks on the GBAtemp staff)!

    Also, I'd like to apologize for the "lateness" of the SuperCard DS One review.
    I'd originally recieved the SuperCard DS One over a month ago, but it had met the clutches of my dog (who has fortunately been given away recently) and was shredded to bits. Reviews are much more work than they look! I've spent countless nights (and early mornings) working on my review...revising, writing, and taking an hour or two just to get one image that looks perfect.
    I've been very busy lately with life, school (which I'll soon have to visit once again, for Extended School as I didn't perform so good in Geometry), and keeping you people updated with the latest NDS scene news here on GBAtemp. I've been trying to juggle a lot of different things, lately. My priorities are out of whack and my home life ain't so great, really. I'm trying as hard as I can to get the review out soon (then stop taking so much time typing this post, and get back to work dumbass!).

    I would appreciate it if you folks could get back into posting Nintendo DS releases, as well as posting Wii releases (not Virtual Console or Wiiware releases, I believe jumpman17 will be handling that soon).

    The Temper Post is currently on hiatus - but you've got the Tempcast to look forward to! The Temper Post was beginning to turn into a big hassle, to where I'd have to stay up until 4 or 5 a.m. every Friday-Saturday. I simply cannot just do it alone. I realize that are a lot of people to help me out, and me and Narin will be thinking of what to do with it in the future...it's not been abandoned!

    I also regret to inform you that I will possibly be leaving my position on the Magazine staff soon, as this load is getting too difficult to carry. No offense, but the Magazine staff haven't been pulling much of a load recently (don't get me wrong, they're all cool folks) and it's become a lot of work keeping this website up to date by myself. I would ask that people step up and post as much Homebrew and Scene news as I do! I don't mean to sound as if I'm abandoning GBAtemp, I'm not! I've had and am having a great time here at GBAtemp, as I'm sure you all have too (besides, it's not definite). GBAtemp has been more of a home to me than my real home, that's for sure! I apologize if I'm throwing a pity party, I don't mean to. Even if I do decide to leave, I'll still probably be active in the forum and will be releasing some guides and things to finding NDS release information, Wii information, and Homebrew news if I do (for GBAtemp's sake, of course).

    I'm not staff, and I don't deal with members a lot, really. I have, however, seen this community go into a slump. To say I've not contributed to the mess would be a lie, and I apologize. Treat everyone like family and try not to attack them if they ask a "nooby" question (I'm looking at you, Urza). We all have been a "noob" at some point and just need a good nudge in the right direction. Instead of "Google it, faggot" - how about a nudge in the right direction and a link or two that could be helpful. You get the point....Try not to be rude to people, be kind. You don't want to be an old Scrooge who gripes at people! Also, if you butt heads with another member, why not try and reverse that with some kindness. For me to say that may sound rather hypocritical, if you've seen the deal with me and Little lately - and I would like to apologize to the little lady, and I'm sorry for the nasty things I said. So, let's be kind and helpful to one another, even to the "noobs."

    Excuse me if this message sounds a little weird, I'm a bit sleepy from staying up all night working on that SuperCard DS One review!

    If I can help with anything, or if there's a question or a piece of news you'd like me to post - I'm a PM away.