RedEye9 wrote on Sep 1, 2020, 19:17:Or maybe a contest with multiple volunteers (not me!)?Blue wrote on Sep 1, 2020, 15:11:I don't own photoshop but I do GIMP and Paint.NET.jdreyer wrote on Aug 28, 2020, 17:12:Steele Johnson wrote on Aug 28, 2020, 14:52:It almost sounds as if you're... volunteering.Blue wrote on Aug 28, 2020, 14:12:
You'll notice an odd chunk of blue background on the old logos that matched the design of the site back then. That said, at some point I'll have a conversation with Frans about this.
That would be cool. It's a pretty easy fix with Photoshop, especially the latest version. It's literally one click to extract from background.
So, speaking of volunteering...
Frans and I just hashed through all the implications of reviving the old logos. Neither of us is that well versed in graphics editing, and part of this will require someone who is. About 150 of the 200 or so logos in the archive will need alterations to be usable on the current site design. As mentioned, the blue background block on these logos would need to be made transparent like the rest of the background. Also, these logos are divided into two halves so they need to be stitched together. If someone with the wherewithal to make such changes has enough of an interest in seeing these logos return that they're willing to volunteer to do this, it seems possible we could make it happen.
This would be a step-by step project. We would just need to start with a single logo so Frans could then see if the other aspects of making this work are practical and doable. That would also give said volunteer the chance to decide if they are willing to put in the effort to repeat the process 149 more times. In the meantime there would be only so much wasted effort if it turned out Frans can't make it work.
So I'll revive this thread to put out the call for a volunteer. If no one steps forward I can put out a wider call in Out of the Blue and see where this takes us.
I'd be willing to give it a go on a logo, we redeyes are know for quitting early when the going gets tough so if it is something that is beyond my means I'll let you know.
And if you get more than a couple volunteers you could divide up the logo's among the lucky winners.
Frans wrote on Aug 31, 2020, 03:37:Ant wrote on Aug 30, 2020, 22:36:You probably are.
What about top users like submitters, commenters, etc.? I better be BN's #1 submitter.
But that would require parsing the text of 214K (and counting) stories, for a variety of strings, links, tags, and contexts. Far more involved than just querying statistics from database tables, and prone to be inaccurate and incomplete. So I'm not going to invest the time/energy.
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 28, 2020, 12:18:Flashbacks. "Woah." Maybe, it's time for a new logo?
I'd like to see the 200 logos blues has had.Steele Johnson wrote on Aug 28, 2020, 12:12:
200 logos? I didn't know there were that many. I really liked the old ones back from early 2000s. I look at them now and they bring back gaming memories from the golden age
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SirKnight wrote on Aug 29, 2020, 22:29:I saw the video play through. It looked nice. No time and powerful PC to play it.Ant wrote on Aug 29, 2020, 21:50:Bill Borre wrote on Aug 29, 2020, 15:37:I haven't even tried DOOM 2016. Only classic and 3.
Funny they mention that since I never finished Doom 2016. Someday...
Doom 2016 is quite good. Worth playing for sure. Eternal though was a bit of a disappointment in certain ways that killed it for me. But definitely try 2016.