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Post by cal_el on Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:07 am

Now that the voting is over and we have a new name, The Checkpoint. I need to change the forum address and such so everything matches.

So this weekend I will be changing the forum address from: http://www.thecheckpoint.net/

to...

http://www.thecheckpoint.net/

YAY!!!


Celebrate!


Go crazy!


Have a drink!


We did it!


*Ahem*

I decided to buy thecheckpoint.net at 4am due to cheese induced lack of sleep and a want for this place to have "proper" address.

I'm hoping it will be a straight forward switch over but there might be a couple of bumps on the way so bare with me.

The change over will be on Saturday/Sunday! So on either the 13th or 14th of September.

*For this next bit you might want to play some rousing music in the background, I recommend this from the 2:41 mark: http://youtu.be/jUho_LJbFfs?t=2m41s*

//Start rousing speech

Look at the name change as the forum becoming its own thing away from NowGamer. 

It's our little corner of the internet but we have a great community and we know it. This is our chance to take what was started over on the NowGamer Forums many years ago and turn it into something awesome.

As I look around the internet and see gamers attacking each other for having different points of view I am glad I have this place. Here we actually talk about the thing we love, video games. 

Some of us just like to share what we are playing, others try to recommend new and different games to others. We get to chat about the finer points of the games we are playing beyond "Does it look good?" "HYPE" and "Insert other NeoGAF related speak here" without the worry of a troll wading in and being an ass. Yes we disagree on things but we never get vicious or petty. We just talk about it like normal level headed people.

That is why I come here everyday.

Wether we grow into a massive forum or just stay as the current core group I don't care I'm just glad I have a place to actually talk about games and share my interests. So thanks guys you're all awesome.

This is something we are building collectively, The Checkpoint is ours and we've reached it together.

//End rousing speech

and yes I am very happy that I was able to incorporate the new name into that incredibly cheesy last line!


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Re: Name and address of forum changing this weekend. 13/14th September

Post by MarkySharky on Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:27 am

Haha nice work Cal!
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Post by Wolvieware on Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:37 am

Nice one! I feel a bit teary...

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Re: Name and address of forum changing this weekend. 13/14th September

Post by CPC6128 on Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:06 pm

Cal, you are awesome - I don't think anybody here can argue with that.

I feel kind of guilty that you are doing all this (and actually spending your own personal cash) and I'm just sitting here doing nothing.

My suggestion: Put up a "Donate" button so lazy folks like myself can relieve our guilt by throwing an occasional tenner your way Wink

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Post by PorcusHawk on Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:45 pm

So the winning name was also the one that won the first round of voting, who'd have thought that?  Shocked tongue

Seriously though, have nothing but respect for the continued hard work by Cal.

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Post by megablast16 on Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:43 pm

Great speech Cal, you're right we are a more civilised bunch on here, trolling and tedious fanboy tit for tats make me despair sometimes.

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Post by sorenlorensen on Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:59 am

Hang on, just...got something in my eye... [sniffs]Very Happy

Seriously, top work, Cal. The old NG Forum was always, from the very start, a place where dickishness wasn't put up with. Very glad that you've put in the effort to keep it going after that forum's demise.

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Re: Name and address of forum changing this weekend. 13/14th September

Post by cal_el on Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:41 am

Aww shucks guys!

Update: at the in laws this weekend and laptop less so I'll do the switch over tonight/tomorrow hopefully

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Re: Name and address of forum changing this weekend. 13/14th September

Post by Moozo on Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:12 am

Might have a mess around on photoshop at making a logo or something tomorrow. Anything anyone might want on/in it?
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Post by MarkySharky on Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:13 am

Nice one! Can't think of anything personally.
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Post by cal_el on Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:21 am

Moozo wrote:Might have a mess around on photoshop at making a logo or something tomorrow. Anything anyone might want on/in it?
It has to look like a checkpoint Very Happy

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Post by kerr9000 on Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:34 am

    Something like that ???
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Post by Wolvieware on Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:02 am

I was going to suggest is there a gaming checkpoint image we could copy ? The sonic one is a good idea. What do other games use?

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Post by MarkySharky on Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:05 am

Copyright though?
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Post by Wolvieware on Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:34 am

Not if you change it enough. It doesn't have to be exact. Just needs to be inspired by.

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Post by kerr9000 on Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:07 pm

Yeah that was just a quick Mock up on paint.... I Agree it would need changes to avoid issues  ... but im not going to spend ages on it for everyone to say its crap so thought id throw a mock up out there  lol
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Post by Moozo on Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:18 pm

I can only think of a floppy disk or something
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Post by MarkySharky on Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:20 pm

Shall we vote?? Laughing
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Post by kerr9000 on Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:48 pm

noooo then id have to watch thread after thread of people saying how bad my suggestions are ....just forget I posted anything.
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Post by kerr9000 on Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:30 pm

           To avoid copyright its changed a bit .... I was thinking of Kirbys epic yarn when I did the floor ... wasnt thinking of it at the time but when I look at the words it makes me think of Simpsons  lol
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Post by kerr9000 on Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:40 pm

   A bit less sonic if that helps
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Re: Name and address of forum changing this weekend. 13/14th September

Post by Wolvieware on Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:18 pm

MarkySharky wrote:Shall we vote?? Laughing
lol!

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Re: Name and address of forum changing this weekend. 13/14th September

Post by Moozo on Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:03 pm

Are there any size limitations/recommendations for the banner that can be used at the top Cal?
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Re: Name and address of forum changing this weekend. 13/14th September

Post by cal_el on Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:31 pm

Moozo wrote:Are there any size limitations/recommendations for the banner that can be used at the top Cal?
I had a look and from what I can see there are no real limitations. We just want to keep it simple and small really so it can be used across the site without getting too much in the way.

The wife has also offered to help. She's a new media designer so this kind of stuff is in her wheelhouse.

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Re: Name and address of forum changing this weekend. 13/14th September

Post by Odyssey on Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:26 pm

Love the name, and I also applaud you for cutting the ties to Nowgamer.  Basketball

Edit:

BTW I host a community too, if I can help in anyway shape or form just let me know. I can help with either spreading the word through publicising or affiliating, not to bad with graphic design (although I see you have that covered) or just general spit balling advice and ideas then just give me a shout on here or FaceCloth.


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