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by smoooth
Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: League Site Theme
Replies: 25
Views: 5019

Re: League Site Theme

Yeah, I agree with Dexter here. It's a good post and I think he kind of summarizes in the statement "The point I'm making is, if you've already started something like the new website and there are many good things about it, why not just invest that last bit of time to making it something really good...
by smoooth
Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: GU site (UN)attracting players.
Replies: 31
Views: 6005

Re: GU site (UN)attracting players.

Maybe changing the default themes to something better would be a good start.
by smoooth
Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: League Site Theme
Replies: 25
Views: 5019

Re: League Site Theme

Although the idea of a site redesign is not new, the origins of the recent interest stem from a discussion about how to reinvigorate GU league and how to bring in new players. One recommendation I made was to enhance the appearance of the GU website and increase the content as well. I have heard man...
by smoooth
Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: GU League Player Poll - 20 min matches
Replies: 109
Views: 17061

Re: GU League Player Poll - 20 min matches

If the trailing team decides the game is over, it is over. No matter if there are 20 min left on the clock or 10min. Any team can withdraw at any time, can't they?" QD, I couldn't agree more. That is exactly what I am saying as well -- "Any team can withdrawn at anytime, can't they?" Therefore, it ...
by smoooth
Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:20 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: GU League Player Poll - 20 min matches
Replies: 109
Views: 17061

Re: GU League Player Poll - 20 min matches

funny is that some of those voting 30mins dont really give any of their time to GU league. maybe they need 1hour matches to become more active. if activity isn't a thing that bothers you, ok. nty. who agrees just follow Well said izkull. I've also often complained that ANYONE can vote even people t...
by smoooth
Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:14 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: GU League Player Poll - 20 min matches
Replies: 109
Views: 17061

Re: GU League Player Poll - 20 min matches

What I am hearing is that if a match is at the 29th minute and a team is down 10-0 and the losing team types /gameover then the match can not be reported because 30 minutes haven't been played. I know several matches when this has happened. As such those wins should be removed. My point in this conv...
by smoooth
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: GU League Player Poll - 20 min matches
Replies: 109
Views: 17061

Re: GU League Player Poll - 20 min matches

Of course there is nothing physically preventing players from doing such a thing...except that current GU league rules say official matches are 30 min in length. If you want to be in the league, a player in good standing, AND have your matches count, it would behoove you to follow the rules. http:/...
by smoooth
Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: GU League Player Poll - 20 min matches
Replies: 109
Views: 17061

Re: GU League Player Poll - 20 min matches

There is nothing preventing two teams from playing a 20 minute match currently. If both teams agree to play 20 minutes they can just /gameover when 10 minutes left and report the match. As long as they both agree on a 20 minute match they can stop it and report. There is no reason to adjust the /tim...
by smoooth
Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:05 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: GU League Player Poll - 20 min matches
Replies: 109
Views: 17061

Re: GU League Player Poll - 20 min matches

I predict this poll will end right after BZFlag 3.0 is released.

Also, I am holding my vote incase there is a tie.
by smoooth
Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: RULES
Replies: 47
Views: 7533

Re: RULES

Smoooth, I challenge you to cite one example of when what you are saying actually occurred. Every time you were banned (that I can think of), the reason was clearly posted in the Bans section of the league website; and the reasons were not "opposed admins." Before I was an admin, I never felt threa...
by smoooth
Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: RULES
Replies: 47
Views: 7533

Re: RULES

/me gives smooth a reality check. Players have had the option of sharing ideas, opinions, & complaints here on the forums, in bz mails, in chats on servers and using the GU Admin league acct on the site. The challenge for some is presenting yourself in a respectful manner using decent language....n...
by smoooth
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: RULES
Replies: 47
Views: 7533

Re: RULES

We are all just a bunch of drones nodding our heads waiting for our gu admin leader to tell us what is good and bad. Please oh great leaders show us what is right and wrong in your eyes. Waiting for how the gu admin feels that day to determine if what we did was good or bad, or how long we might be ...
by smoooth
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:36 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: RULES
Replies: 47
Views: 7533

Re: RULES

This statement is very unjust. We have never banned anyone for a wrong comment, if by wrong you understand mistaken. We have banned people for insulting players, sending bzmails with personal insults and nasty language. These are not "wrong comments" but "wrong attitudes". Players are not afraid to...
by smoooth
Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: RULES
Replies: 47
Views: 7533

Re: RULES

I generally agree that there should be a consensus by the majority of the players to change the rules. The only problem with that is unfortunately people don't read these messageboard or the rules for that matter. Also there is no "method" for allowing people to "vote" on something. That is somethin...
by smoooth
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: RULES
Replies: 47
Views: 7533

Re: RULES

Has it crossed your mind that you may be the only one who wants the game restricted to such a basic level? Has it crossed your mind that I might NOT be only person? Even slime expressed above anything with the word "auto" in front of it, is not a good idea -- and I completely agreed. (macros and ot...
by smoooth
Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: league website
Replies: 39
Views: 5751

Re: league website

I feel the same way as strayer. I appreciate the efforts to improve the league but i'm also not a fan of the redesign in general. It seems messy and the rounded broken line "theme" seems as old and outdated as what is there now. I would recommend going one of two ways. 1. Make it very graphically sh...
by smoooth
Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: RULES
Replies: 47
Views: 7533

Re: RULES

Though the developers may release a version, it does not mean that all users can easily run it. For instance, with 2.0.14 or 2.0.16 (I forget which), we officially dropped support for Windows 2000. It may still work, but it's not "supported". And with Linux, it generally requires building from sour...
by smoooth
Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: RULES
Replies: 47
Views: 7533

Re: RULES

I am somewhat in agreement with Zac here. I do not hear a great cry out against mouse macros, and I don't believe the advantage is even that great (without a consistent turning speed throughout the move, you will still not get a perfect spread). If half or more of the population had an issue with i...
by smoooth
Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: RULES
Replies: 47
Views: 7533

Re: RULES

Why allow ANY modifications? I say ban ALL modifications that makes it explicitly clear, if you touch the code it's illegal. Plain and simple, don't have to get into the details of what is allowed etc. There is no reason to make any modification to the code, ever. If you have a special piece of hard...
by smoooth
Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: "Demystifying Lag" not accurate
Replies: 55
Views: 11775

Re: "Demystifying Lag" not accurate

Well I think admin take for granted that people know that rules actually exist. No one complains because people really don't know what the other players are doing behind their connection. I talk to people privately, i hear, and watch, and am able to notice things, as do others, because we've been pl...
by smoooth
Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: RULES
Replies: 47
Views: 7533

Re: RULES

This is a really good start and everyone has provided some really good input. Excellent job. A few additional comments. I agree that we should try to stay away from patches like others have mentioned, they are completely unnecessary. Keeping things as simple as possible is highly recommended but nat...
by smoooth
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:25 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: RULES
Replies: 47
Views: 7533

RULES

So I have talked about this for sometime and today I felt motivated to discuss errors in the rules. I am not the foremost expert on hax or other things that people "do" to circumvent the rules. I have heard of a variety of creative things that players do to skirt the rules. This should really be bro...
by smoooth
Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: "Demystifying Lag" not accurate
Replies: 55
Views: 11775

Re: "Demystifying Lag" not accurate

Constitution, No sweat we can break this down. First, I'm not getting on the offensive here, but look what you just wrote "As for the rules, perhaps you could make specific suggestions for improvements and point out the contradictions that are so obvious to you." then in the very next statement you ...
by smoooth
Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: "Demystifying Lag" not accurate
Replies: 55
Views: 11775

Re: "Demystifying Lag" not accurate

I will have to say the whitelist is completely ambiguous and poorly written, both points of view are completely legit because the rules contain contradictory statements in multiple places. I have lobbied for the "rules" to be re-written and clarified for over 3 years. They probably need to two versi...
by smoooth
Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: "Demystifying Lag" not accurate
Replies: 55
Views: 11775

Re: "Demystifying Lag" not accurate

TS, you are nitpicking semantics. 1. Hardware Drivers ARE part of every operating system. Some are included in the kernel and others are added in later. Love to see any operating system work without hardware drivers. 2. I don't disagree that every player may have a worse connection than is indicated...