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  1. notrequired
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    Newcomer notrequired Member

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    Dear Members, Administrators and Moderators,

    This forum is starting to resemble an art gallery, with many posts asking for opinions on how a signature/avatar looks.

    Isn't this supposed to be a Gameboy Advance Forum?
    So why is there so much of the forum full of these posts?
    The Lastest Thread column on the Main page consisted mainly of Signature related topics today.
    Is it really necessary to clutter the forum with 'I made a new sig', 'Rate my Sig' and so forth threads?
    Is it at all possible to tone it down a little?
    I don't mind art, but as has been stated many times, it slows page loads.

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  2. SilverGenix

    Member SilverGenix GBAtemp Fan

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    lol, you make a new account to say this? how pathetic....
    but i do agree with you, a GBA-forum should stick to GBA and shouldnt have anything else besides GBA...
    Make reviews or something... but forget about the GFX section
    on my Retro Forum i have no GFX... why? cuz every forum got it
    be smart, be different [​IMG]
     
  3. Hybrid Stigmata

    Member Hybrid Stigmata The New Build

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    theres a shitload of other off topic stuff going on around here besides just gfx related ones..
     
  4. Opium

    Former Staff Opium PogoShell it to me ™

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    The Graphics section of the website is just another section. You'll see that nearly all the sections of the site are about the gba:
    GBA - Games and rom releases
    GBA - Emulation
    GBA - Devices and Utilities
    Flash Advance , Extreme, Flash 2 Advance and EZ-Flash
    Game help , hint and tips
    Game Development, Roms hacking and Translations
    Gbasaves Forums | www.gbasaves.com

    If people were to post more topics in these places then you wouldn't see many sig related topics in the 'latest threads' bit on the front page.
    If the Graphics section is really getting large then that means that the GBATemp community is very creative, why would we want to stomp on creativity? If anything we encourage creativity at GBATemp.
     
  5. Dragonlord

    Member Dragonlord Linux-Dragon of quick wit and sharp tongue

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    This topic wasn`t really a blast... If you would be here as long as I am already you would know that the GBA part and the GFX part in this forum/community just belong together. It`s like this... take it or leave it [​IMG]
     
  6. T-hug

    Chief Editor T-hug Always like this.

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    He has made a valid point IMO, and to so much I agree.
     
  7. Maks

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    Perhaps we should remove the GFX section from the latest posts section in the portal but let the GFX forum remain, that way the GBA people will not be put off by the GFX stuff, half of what GBATEMP is to me is the graphics!
     
  8. Opium

    Former Staff Opium PogoShell it to me ™

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    i don't think that's possible. I'm pretty sure you can't customise the latest posts section like that. But I could be wrong [​IMG]
     
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    Member esrion Poetic Spammer of Justice

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    personally, i don't think the GFX section is the problem. the ppl who are really active in the GFX section, are also active regarding GBA topics, and are not relatively large in number.

    but maybe there are a bit too many posts requesting sigs, etc.
     
  10. PhaTdrU

    Member PhaTdrU GBAtemp's Phattest Member (o_O)

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    please remember that gbatemp is like a family, and in families there must be different interests among its members, so if gbatemp has more artists than actual game freaks, so be it... games are just a past time and if all the members of gbatemp talk about games only, the board will be boring.... really boring...
     
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    Member Dragonlord Linux-Dragon of quick wit and sharp tongue

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    I would not castrate the GFX section. It's true there are a lot of sig stuff and requests. But I would say make a sticky topic stating that who needs a sig can PM people in here... enter some names...
    on the other hand such topics usually only persist for a short time and are answered a couple of times and no more. you could make a sig request topic which is sticky so everybody can post in there to not recreate these topics all day long... or even a sig show topic (only one) like the galery so you post in the same topic instead of recreating it over and over again.
    I see really no trouble in this situation right now.
     
  12. Xerone

    Member Xerone GBAtemp Regular

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    ok guyz look here. Prolly the only reason I'm here is beacuse the graphic section. I'm not saying I dont like the other sections but I'm mainly here for the Graphics because I wanna study to become graphic designer when I go to college. (Long way to go I know.... [​IMG] ) Plus, there is alot of people here that can help me, teach me new things, help other people.
    So, what I'm trying to say is, GBATemp wouldnt be GBATemp without the graphics section.What would Kivan say about this?

    Thank you.

    P.S. And who the hell are you to say that when this is your 1st post?! [​IMG]
     
  13. Tempest Stormwin

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    I'm with Dragonlord and Opium here. We happen to have some very talented artists here, mostly due to our collective GBA appreciaton, and there's no reason to say "stop it" if all they're doing is generating more traffic, so to speak (while also generating wonderful artwork and teaching new people how to do the same). It's not like they're calling for the deletion of the GBA board or whatnot.

    We had this complaint when Off Topic got swarmed by artists, having nowhere else to go. What did we do? We made a new forum and the complaints stopped. Now you're complaining that it's freakin' active? Sheesh, there's no pleasing some people.

    I think it's here to stay. Don't worry, we're at heart a gaming forum anyway, and that's the way GBATemp's going to stay.

    The fact that you decided to make a new account (which we GREATLY discourage) says that you're nervous about your opinion, and how it would affect your reputation at the other account. This isn't exactly a bold move if you're trying to prove a point, sort of like calling a revolution while hiding behind a mask to escape the fear of nonexistant punishment. Be honest with us and with yourself next time -- the effect would be far greater than a new account.

    -Tempest out.
     
  14. Koekie

    Banned Koekie djgarf RULES THE FUCKING WORLD!!! :D

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    yeah, tempest said it all... there's nothing left to say...
    just if you don't like a forum, leave. why let yourself be annoyed?
     
  15. Luse

    Banned Luse Now with more MOOSE!!!

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    *Refrains from blowing up and just nods with Tempest and Koekie*
     
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    Hmm I agree in full with tempest here... yes, I dont think anything else needs to be said.
     
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    You think you know it all when you are so dreadfully wrong.

    This board is such that in order to post you need to register, and thats what I did.
    I also never said to 'Stop it', had you read my post properly, I asked if it was
    at all possible to tone it down. There is a huge difference, which you apparently 'ignored'.

    So take your accusations elsewhere.

    notrequired
     
  18. Luse

    Banned Luse Now with more MOOSE!!!

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    If all you did was register to post this up, I'd call this trolling...

    Oh wait I have an Idea... I don't have a gba linker so lets remove any and all thread related to it, it's cluttering up the board, and I see the name ez flash way too much...

    Back to reality...

    Go back to lurking, as your input is not required, notrequired....
     
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    Banned Puck The Joker Puck, The Arrogant Phuck

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    I think that the Graphics is a big part of this forum. I can't say that I've been here since the beginning, but I have been here long enough to remember the slow points where people would post like once every few hours because there was nothing to really talk about.

    * notrequired: If you really want to be taken seriously, don't create a new name, speak your mind using your real name.

    * Dragonlord: There already is a sticky topic, but no one bothers to use it.
     
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    But doesnt that make this topic off topic as well? lol
     
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