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Challenges & Activities / Re: The Daily Sketch
« on: October 06, 2015, 11:26:52 pm »

Pixel Art / Re: [CC]Sugar and Spice meets Chemical X!
« on: October 06, 2015, 04:10:56 pm »
Looks like you forgot the image? ???

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2015
« on: October 06, 2015, 04:08:27 pm »
I've got swap hotkeyed too, thankfully there's that.

32, I'd love to know what kind of tricks you've implemented.

Also is it just me or are spambots getting smarter? I saw a post the other day that scraped content from the first page, and at a glance the sentence actually had context. The only giveaway was the same 1 post, no av, website link to something completely unrelated. If we're at the point where a human has to make a judgement call, spam's getting pretty good. And maybe I've only just started to pay attention, but we get spam pretty regularly here apparently.

I don't know SMF's features and I'm not familiar with its panel; I use IPB. But I think two very simple measures can be taken to make things easier/cleaner in the future. One, only allow members to post a backlink after ~25 posts. This is the simplest deterrent as it removes all incentive. (Again, don't know if SMF has this ability but it's almost certainly doable with all the forum scripts). Two, replace the current registration hoops with reCaptcha. The problem with multiple forms is they're annoying for people but easily defeatable by spammers. The questions are the same every time. Unfortunately the answers to the forms can be solved and shared across spam networks. They're fine for outdated scripts, but we can see smarter bots slipping in through the cracks now.

Simple fix. Peace of mind. I would do it myself if I could.

What I love Google for is how they've destroyed any credibility coming from non-relevant backlinks. As the other engines follow suite it removes all incentive entirely... it's a beautiful thing. And I wonder what the next counter-tactic will be. But for maybe the next 5 years this will still be a thing, as people with outdated knowledge target outdated search algorithms.

Pixel Art / Re: [WIP] My one of first works.
« on: October 06, 2015, 04:06:33 am »
Just use imgur. Don't see a good reason not to.

Pixel Art / Re: [WIP] [C&C] Legend of Bjark
« on: October 05, 2015, 06:57:54 pm »
Great design, and the animation has a nice pop too.
It was made with no regard to banding, clearly, and that would be an easy fix.
Can also make the mustache bounce, and the beard could be thicker.

Challenges & Activities / Re: The Daily Sketch
« on: October 05, 2015, 05:24:33 pm »

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2015
« on: October 05, 2015, 05:20:03 pm »
Can Graphics Gale draw with the second color instead of pick color for right click?

Pixel Art / Re: [WIP][C+C] Looking for perspective tips
« on: October 05, 2015, 07:12:29 am »
Yes I was surprised as well as I made it that it was just as thin as you had it. So contrary to my intuition, it seems the defining characteristic is the diagonal symmetry, giving the top and bottom halves of each side different curvature.
I'm biased but I think the correct version looks better, because it looks right, because that's how it's supposed to look. The problem with elements that don't conform to the overall projection is they make it harder to understand, so that's something to consider.

Pixel Art / Re: [WIP] [C+C] No Title
« on: October 03, 2015, 02:30:34 pm »
Much better on the left tree, was gonna say there shouldn't be a highlight on the right edge. I like how the darkness creates a feeling of space in the composition.
I'd darken the sky color, make it bolder and bluer maybe. It's so bright outside in the real world, that it's surprising how deep the sky blue can be.
Hollows aren't so frequent, it'd be a rare occurrence to have two trees with hollow next to each other. Feels contrived, but maybe that's just me.
I think it would make a better frame if on the left tree you raised the branch to show more of the center, and filled in the top left sky with leaves.
Just some ideas.

Challenges & Activities / Re: The Daily Sketch
« on: October 03, 2015, 02:23:13 pm »
haha love arnie

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