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[–]oakreef 5 points6 points ago

our new mascot should be Blaze the Cat

[–]missingno 5 points6 points ago

can our new mascot be wednesday frog

[–]Dogmantra 4 points5 points ago

I like brd but I think we could have a mascot design contest!!

[–]1vs 4 points5 points ago

i did some of the art for thefempire (the birb beak that opens when you have a new message? that was me bb) and am totally willing to help make more mascot art

[–]mmultiplier 3 points4 points ago

oo thats a nice art!

[–]hoppet[S] 2 points3 points ago

Oh cool I love the beak icon

[–]StudentRadical 2 points3 points ago

Fast fempire will return.


Importing the old posts + comments won't be the easiest thing to do. I might have to make a /r/archive or something that just has all the old posts in there done by an "archive" user, with some sort of note in the title denoting who the actual author and forum for the post were. This will be almost totally likely if I choose to use raddit.

I think this is a value question. Saving old stuff would be nice and nicer the more authentic it can be, but we should perhaps talk a bit about what we find valuable in it to guide the process. For me the most important part would be my own personal comment and link submission histories. In fact if I could get the latter dumped somewhere somehow it would be nice as I've been using as repository of interesting things I've read or watched on the internet. Like a CVS-file or something with dates, vote points, username, and a link one per line.

I'm gonna see if I can figure out how to get SSL (https) working.

This would be wonderful. 2-fact auth too. like make it space ageeeeee

I feel like Brd is kind of a weird mascot for us since even if we kind of started as a splinter from SRS we're not really SRS anymore? Anyone have any thoughts on this? A new site would be a good opportunity for a mascot change imo if it feels warranted.

I think that brd is pretty good mascot as it is if we don't consider the connotations. But if we do consider them, I'd say they don't really matter that much. SRS doesn't get that much attention even on Reddit anymore so I don't see any negatives pouring from that. Having a bit of history is just fun in my opinion.

EDIT: i totally think the mascot thing now overshadows everything, maybe make a new thread just for that later?

[–]toasthaste 2 points3 points ago

aaaaaa u rock hoppet <3

A new mascot sounds fun as hell! Though personally I think some kind of collaborative process for deciding on what it should be/look like, instead of or in addition to a competition, would be the most fun :0

And to my layman eyes, using raddit/postmill sounds like an improvement. I'm fine with losing our archives, or having them in their own little slot like you described.

[–]toasthaste 2 points3 points ago

a couple mascot ideas off the dome (assuming it's still an animal):

  • pigeon
  • praying mantis
  • crow
  • octopus

thanks 4 listening

[–]hoppet[S] 4 points5 points ago

how about goku

[–]StudentRadical 3 points4 points ago

Did you just post a list of your favorite animals?

[–]toasthaste 3 points4 points ago


I intentionally didn't include hyenas because I don't know if they'd make a great mascot!!!

[–]StudentRadical 2 points3 points ago

I think hyenas are cool enough but def not a great mascot animal unless you want to have a mischief centered site

[–]toasthaste 4 points5 points ago

yea exactly, I love them a TON but I can't imagine like an icon that involves a hyena that really feels like the fempire. They all feel like a brand of gamer mice or something.

[–]StudentRadical 3 points4 points ago


this branding is going on smoothly! Let's just get some famous LOLers to sign for this.

[–]Emily 2 points3 points ago


[–]neku 2 points3 points ago

we should get a different bird mascot. birds are cool

i think spending the time/money on SSL might not be necessary considering like, we dont exchange important data here?? there's not much to actually gain from like, hacking the fempire or whatever it is that people do...

fempire 2.0. faster leaner meaner wiener

[–]devtesla 2 points3 points ago

SSL doesn't really cost money, it's off here because of a bug.

[–]neku 2 points3 points ago

dont you need a certificate for it?

[–]hoppet[S] 1 point2 points ago

There are trustworthy organizations that offer ssl certs for free nowadays. Mozilla foundation is one of them.

[–]captain_cornflakes 1 point2 points ago

idk, it's working in firefox 57 for me and has worked in the past with 56.

[–]devtesla 0 points1 point ago

It's specifically a problem with the log in page, aka the page most in need of encryption lol

[–]captain_cornflakes 1 point2 points ago

ah, yeah that's a bit of a different issue

[–]mustbecurious 2 points3 points ago

can we have forum signatures jkmaybe

[–]hoppet[S] 2 points3 points ago

Sorry, not going to be writing any new code but lol that would be something

[–]Dogmantra 2 points3 points ago

Manual sigs it is then!

98% of DMs started their first campaign in a tavern, put this in your sig if you're one of the 2% that didn't

[–]toasthaste 1 point2 points ago

if you started in a Stuffer Shack you don't get to be part of the 2% >:0

[–]Dogmantra 1 point2 points ago

my first game I ever GMed (pathfinder) started with one of the characters entering the city and getting mugged while trying to buy some cloth, and my current shadowrun game started with the team getting a call to deliver a pizza so NYEH

[–]toasthaste 0 points1 point ago

more than anything I want icons XD makes it a lot easier to keep track of people at a glance. but I ain't no programmer so oh well! ¯_(ツ)_/¯