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Re: Omnimaga revitalization, what can we do? Suggestions welcome.
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2016, 01:50:13 pm »
Oh... But still...

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Re: Omnimaga revitalization, what can we do
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2016, 01:59:12 pm »
OmnomIRC change requests should be redirected to OmnomIRC itself: https://github.com/Sorunome/OmnomIRC/issues

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Re: Omnimaga revitalization, what can we do? Suggestions welcome.
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2016, 10:11:27 pm »
There's also a thread specifically for omnomirc suggestions. :)

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Re: Omnimaga revitalization, what can we do? Suggestions welcome.
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2016, 01:03:58 pm »
We should give the site a new cool, modern design.
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Re: Omnimaga revitalization, what can we do? Suggestions welcome.
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2016, 01:11:19 pm »
We already have a fairly modern design, it's just not responsive yet. SMF's next big release will have a responsive base theme we can use. That said, we just updated the theme when we updated to SMF 2 on 2014-03-02. None of the admin staff have the time currently to go through yet another massive overhaul of the site. We all have jobs/school/real life that take up most of our free time. The slow iterative approach to enhancing the site works better with our lives. If I could take a month to overhaul everything again and normalize things even better on the back end I would.
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Re: Omnimaga revitalization, what can we do? Suggestions welcome.
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2016, 01:12:47 pm »
SMF 2.1 isn't even in stable yet, they tell you to not use it on production sites.

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Re: Omnimaga revitalization, what can we do? Suggestions welcome.
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2016, 01:19:26 pm »
I wasn't suggesting that. I was saying when it does drop we'll use that as a base. Until then we are not going to touch redoing how the site looks.
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Re: Omnimaga revitalization, what can we do? Suggestions welcome.
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2016, 10:22:42 am »
I was just going through this and thinking is it really worth to tell what's up in my mind? Hell, why not?

Maybe we should try to figure out why people join a forum. Here are some reasons that cross my mind:
1. They like talking to other people, especially foreign and weird people (different native language, different going about life, etc);
2. They like programming in ASM, C, C++, AXE ,Python, whatever language (not really that important, after all is just a translation layer to the very crude (and dummy) machine language, anyway);
3. They like to show off their abilities to fellow programmers and friends;
4. Some, just like to criticize. Oh well, they don't really know how to write a single line of code. That's fine for me too, although sometimes you really need a lot of patience;
5. Other are just people looking for help in some aspect of they professional/student life.

You? Come on, surely you must have something to say. Simply do it, we'd love to hear what's up in your mind.

Just my 2 cents to try to stir up this thing up (After lunch thoughts are always lighter  ;)).

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Re: Omnimaga revitalization, what can we do? Suggestions welcome.
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2016, 06:40:26 pm »
There are some people who don't come here simply because it's quiet a lot. I, for one, was suprised when I saw some things at the top of the Recent list that I hadn't seen yet. This place isn't as dead as MaxCoderz, it just seems like its waking up for short periods of time and returning to a comma.
Another thing we could do is be little more calculator friendly. There are few topics that center around newer calculators, and some people just want to see that, because there aren't many all-purpose calculator forums you could go to. Right now, Cemetech is CE central. This place is mostly about monochrome TI calculators. What about color?
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Re: Omnimaga revitalization, what can we do? Suggestions welcome.
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2016, 10:52:39 am »
Well, we used to have a rather large Nspire community.

Here's my two cents:
We could change the focus of the site to things that are just general tech/programming. We could hire some new news editors, under the condition that the news not be exclusively calculator-related. In other words, we make news about general tech stuff not necessarily related to Omni or calculators in general.
In addition, we clean up the general tech forums and maybe divide them into some sub-categories based on what news is popular.

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Re: Omnimaga revitalization, what can we do? Suggestions welcome.
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2016, 05:29:06 pm »
This site is really full of wonderful projects. I'm always amazed everytime i take a look at the dozens of projects on the Nspire board, for example.
But 'Houston we do have a problem' (misquoted, yeah) here. Someone ought to publicize them better. I'm not a web guru myself but I bet some people in here get along with that stuff very well and there also some pretty good writers too.

What about some slide show of each board's main projects on the site home page (changing board every day)? Would that be feasible? Too much bandwidth required?

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Re: Omnimaga revitalization, what can we do? Suggestions welcome.
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2016, 12:32:53 am »
You mean, like TI-Planet's featured program list, but for news? That would be cool. It would look good on a lighter coloured theme...
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Re: Omnimaga revitalization, what can we do? Suggestions welcome.
« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2016, 10:30:05 am »
You mean, like TI-Planet's featured program list, but for news? That would be cool. It would look good on a lighter coloured theme...
Yeah, on the money, sorta! Would make it a little more lively, IMHO! :P

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Re: Omnimaga revitalization, what can we do? Suggestions welcome.
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2016, 11:50:47 am »
I'm going to remind people on this thread, if you have an idea for Omnimaga that you want to propose we implement (As in new features for the admins to program), please open an  issue here: https://bitbucket.org/omnimaga/omnimaga.org/issues
Keep in mind, we are all volunteers and we will work on resolving/implementing these changes as our personal lives permit.

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Re: Omnimaga revitalization, what can we do? Suggestions welcome.
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2016, 11:04:47 am »
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Keep in mind, we are all volunteers and we will work on resolving/implementing these changes as our personal lives permit.
We know that and we do really appreciate yours and the team's volunteer work effort! Here we're just brainstorming the theme, maybe some bright idea will come out of it (that's the point), please don't take it too seriously  :).

@Other people:
If you occasionally visit this place and it appears as though there are no news, please think twice, it might just be that the brains are forging some idea, and obviously humans that come up with any meaningful idea(s) are often rather slow. So, my suggestion is, take a long breath and use your precious free time to read thru some of the wonderful projects (not all at once, OFC) that already exist inside the about 150 boards on this site. Also, other sites' activity is often related to how much people are in need just to talk about different aspects of life (their) either school, professional or emotional and not necessarily project related.