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The return of the GDR

on: August 31, 2005, 01:07:13 pm
http://gdr.kapo.ws

Some of the *really* old pixelation users might remember the GDR

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Re: The return of the GDR

Reply #1 on: September 02, 2005, 06:14:38 am
Oh, wow, that's great to see.  Not that I ever posted there back when it was up... but still.

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Re: The return of the GDR

Reply #2 on: September 05, 2005, 02:07:52 pm
heh, the GDR? wow. I came by the time everyone was bitching about how spammy it was :p so I never cared for it.

still, cool that it's back for the guys who enjoyed it.

what's coming back next? pixelzone? :p

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Re: The return of the GDR

Reply #3 on: September 06, 2005, 12:57:53 pm
It was never as spammy as Pixelation, however.

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Re: The return of the GDR

Reply #4 on: September 06, 2005, 07:21:03 pm
Oh, come on, Pixelation was never spammy. Crowded as hell, but not spammy.

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Re: The return of the GDR

Reply #5 on: September 07, 2005, 07:20:37 am
The question now is: do you think we should link to GDR from the index of pixel-arts.org? Could use a minibanner.. or a larger one I could make if need be.

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Re: The return of the GDR

Reply #6 on: September 08, 2005, 05:11:14 am
Thanks Pep.  I'll check with the other monkies that run the Circus there.  The word of mouth approach has done wonders for building a surprisingly focused community, bringing together those of us from the shadows, the docks and many more lost after the collapse.  Either that, or it's just been so long we have a lot to talk about. ;D

Some of the guys might be a tad concerned about it growing too fast, so I want to get their thoughts before I speak for all of us.


I do like your name for the portal "pixel arts", and there are a few other community service sites that might fit nicely under that banner.  The first is a mailing list for competitive game making competitions I happen to run at www.gamecompo.com (e-mail updates for Ludumdare 48, 72hourGDC and more).  The site/list is rather unknown at the moment (just over 50 subscribers), and could use some more publicity given the service.
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Re: The return of the GDR

Reply #7 on: September 08, 2005, 06:53:15 am
We'll be hosting the new 72hgdc, actually :)

I also have another two and a half services I will be adding to the site. More on those later!

Thanks for your help DragonMax :) Let me know what they think about some sort of link exchange.

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Re: The return of the GDR

Reply #8 on: September 09, 2005, 04:15:38 am
Cool.  Things got a little wonky last compo.  Glad they'll be cleared up for next time.

Anyways, as for the linkage, yes.  Enough of the guys seem for it, so yeah, lets set something up.

I was thinking about some sort of button link back to the hub.  You guys have any interesting plans like this for pixelation?

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Re: The return of the GDR

Reply #9 on: September 09, 2005, 07:09:14 am
Yes, we're very happy about the upcoming 72 site, actually. :)

Okay, great. My main concern was avoiding any undesirables from swarming to GDR via the pixel-arts.org hub, which leads me to pose the following question: I would love to create a 210x50 banner to proudly present GDR, however could a minibanner may be preferred if they wanted not so much in the way of exposure? I'm fine with either. Perhaps we should consider this a test run, use the large banner, and see if traffic is a negative or positive for GDR, and discuss the effects after a few months?

Interesting plans for Pixelation? How do you mean? When Pixelation is polished and ready, the members here may transition over, and Pixelation would then be linked from the hub.

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Re: The return of the GDR

Reply #10 on: September 10, 2005, 03:43:42 am
Yeah, lets go ahead with the minibanner.  Thanks for volunteering ;).  The impression I get from the others is "bring it on", so no worries.  The sort of community we're trying to build there is one about discussing games and discussing making them, but not so much "how to make your first game".  Not sure how meaningful this is for a banner, but still. :D

And hey, thanks for taking the time out to make the banner.  I look forward to the results. ;D


By 'interesting plans' all I meant was anything out of the ordinary (simple button links).  Just pretend I didn't say anything there.

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Re: The return of the GDR

Reply #11 on: September 10, 2005, 09:37:32 am
So you're saying a small one? I'll create one for both sizes and verify later. XD

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Re: The return of the GDR

Reply #12 on: September 10, 2005, 11:46:22 pm
Ok, I see, I missinterpreted "minibanner" as the normal sized banners on P-A-O.  Go with a normal sized one.  :D

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Re: The return of the GDR

Reply #13 on: September 11, 2005, 09:16:21 am





I tried doing some with the texturing in the background, but they didn't turn out so clear. Let me know if these are okay, else I will do some more!

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Re: The return of the GDR

Reply #14 on: September 11, 2005, 06:41:04 pm
That'll do great.  Nice work.  The logo in use itself isn't something whole heartedly attached to, but does the job.  We've talked about having a rotating logo thang going on (similar to pouet.net), as soon as we get enough variations to justify it.

Nice touch with all the ??'s on p-a-o. Very mysterious. ;D

We have a short list for Mandrake to do to the forum, so when he gets a moment the PAO button will go up.

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Re: The return of the GDR

Reply #15 on: September 11, 2005, 08:23:26 pm
Haha.. ???? marks are meant to cause intrigue, so it worked!

It isn't hype though: I genuinely believe people will be happy to see what's coming up behind the curious question marks! XD

Thank you DragonMaX. We're very patient with site updates so waiting is not a problem. I enjoyed reading the GDR forum so far. Good topics! I should sign up. BTW, I have been concerned about Zoggles as well. Eblue is the only person I know who is usually in regular contact with him, and she said that she had not heard from him for a while. Before that, he had been busy with work. The last time I recall he 'left the internet' was when his pet bird chewed through his broadband cable wire, lol. I hope he is alright.

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Re: The return of the GDR

Reply #16 on: September 12, 2005, 05:23:36 am
Cool, it's up now (see bottom of page).  I've already bugged him to remove the html border from the image, so that's all good.  Feel free to connect the link there whenever you're ready. ;D

Talk to ya later

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Re: The return of the GDR

Reply #17 on: September 12, 2005, 11:25:47 am
Connect the link?

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Re: The return of the GDR

Reply #18 on: September 12, 2005, 02:50:56 pm
I think he means, properly linking it.
The link button on the PAO page, is there, but not linking at all.

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Re: The return of the GDR

Reply #19 on: September 12, 2005, 07:27:37 pm
Got it!

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Re: The return of the GDR

Reply #20 on: September 17, 2005, 03:15:29 am
Update: I think this will look nicer on GDR. Let me know if this one's better since it includes the wording. And maybe remove the img border element for it on GDR?