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welcome back boss man

Lemoncobbler

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Location: SoCal

Joined: Dec 22 2010

welcome back boss man

Thanks for the kind words and

archard

Joined: Jan 11 2007

Thanks for the kind words and feedback people. Big changes coming, though I can't say for sure when. I am moving to Singapore in the next few weeks to start a new job, my time is somewhat limited until I get settled in.

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DANG

Re: Assuming we go to a thumbs up

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

archard said

Assuming we go to a thumbs up system, we will have to convert the current five star ratings into thumbs-ups. I was thinking we could make it so that anything 3 stars and higher is considered a thumbs up. Sound fair?

Works for me.

Jacob31593 said

one of the websites thats been taking up much of my time lately ( https://www.predictit.org/Browse/Featured ) uses disqus for its messages, each market has its own discussion

One big advantage of Disqus is that they handle comment/discussion spam for you on an ongoing basis. (Not everyone likes signing into Disqus to participate in discussion threads, though.)

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Auriplane!!

Re: Assuming we go to a thumbs up

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

auriplane said

One big advantage of Disqus is that they handle comment/discussion spam for you on an ongoing basis. (Not everyone likes signing into Disqus to participate in discussion threads, though.)

you dont actually have to have a dedicated disqus account, i can use the account i already registered for on the site itself to login through disqus so i think people would be able to just use their gametabs accounts if we were to use it on here

Disqus is a possibility for

archard

Joined: Jan 11 2007

Disqus is a possibility for comments on tabs and recordings. It would certainly make things easier to manage on my end.

I think I'd like to use Discourse for the new forums as well, and lump the Requests section back in there. It will be a separate app located at forum.gametabs.net. So it will be a central location for collaboration and discussion. Then the "main" site is primarily just a place to find the tabs and recordings you want.

I'm still thinking about what to do with the articles section. I'd really like to grow that and start having more people post stuff.

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DANG

Re: Disqus is a possibility for

Zaeche

Word-puddle

Joined: Jun 02 2015

archard said

Disqus is a possibility for comments on tabs and recordings. It would certainly make things easier to manage on my end.

I think I'd like to use Discourse for the new forums as well, and lump the Requests section back in there. It will be a separate app located at forum.gametabs.net. So it will be a central location for collaboration and discussion. Then the "main" site is primarily just a place to find the tabs and recordings you want.

I'm still thinking about what to do with the articles section. I'd really like to grow that and start having more people
post stuff.

This is the first thing that popped into my mind (more to get the ball rolling, really): have a separate app located at blog.gametabs.net? Gametabs users may submit and comment on articles--I suppose one could base it off of Discourse as well ... which leads me to question the need for a separate app at all.

Possibly just lump the forum and articles together under separate sections. The advantage of the former is it might be easier to spotlight individual posts (embed them?) versus linking to a forum-esque longpost.

Re: Ive actually never heard of

Zaeche

Word-puddle

Joined: Jun 02 2015

archard said

Clanver said

Ive actually never heard of it before . .
Reading the summary leaves me still unsure what it actually is?
A database technology is my guess?

Ive only used mostly Mysql (together with php applications), postgreSql (for geospatial applications) and MongoDb (together with node.js applications).

It's like a database but it keeps all its memory in RAM instead of the hard drive. It's a key-value store, unlike SQL which is relational, so you can't do complex joins, etc. So essentially it's just a big hash table that you can access very cheaply in terms of computing power. You can use it as a database like SQL, but I don't think it makes sense most of the time. What it's often used as is a caching layer for SQL databases. You operate your SQL database as normal, but when a SELECT query is made for the first time you map the query string to its serialized results in Redis. Then the next time you run that query you just grab the cached results from Redis instead of doing a potentially expensive database operation. I'd like to implement that for GameTabs.

Redis has had me pretty intrigued recently, as NoSQL databases tend to go. How were you intending on using it?

> Storing all the tabs-database server-side and letting each client shoot a query for the tab they want? <

And I suppose in terms of indexing of the tabs, it's going to be quite similar to a hash table ... right? Redis is such a neat idea, haha (never liked SQL databases if I'm honest).

Site update?Waa YaY

Agbourke

Joined: Aug 13 2016

I love this website i really do when im down and out,feel sad etc or when i play new video games or stumble apoun a new anime i general love and enjoy music,even though i live in rural ireland there arnt many people that are near me who also share that same feelings about this like myself and obv being an avid gamer playing since sonic the hedgehog was released on the sega mega drive.This is really good news.Ive played guitar on and off for nearing 6 years but im only a intermedate player at best cause i only ever play with people if im Ts or discord etc many just play my own bits and themes of song from games now and then but im glad this site is going to get the attention its deserves.

Yo Boss. Have some Pasta.

Pasto

Eat your Pasta ! ! !

Joined: Mar 25 2009

Yo Boss. Have some Pasta.

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"Pasta Is Good For You" - The Pasta Guy

I'm really glad you're back

thedstring

Nate Brooks

Location: Utah

Joined: Jan 05 2011

I'm really glad you're back and working on this site. It's become one of my favorite sites....ever. I wish I could be of more help, but as I'll be getting my bachelor's in computer science in April I have hardly no time. I'm currently building a REST API right now as a final in a class of mine, takes a good amount of time. We're doing the token system and everything.

I've been a PHP developer for years and a web developer for my job for about 2 years. I'll try to keep an eye on the forums and put in my 2 cents occasionally. I really like your idea of making a git repo for this project. Maybe make it a private github repo and just add a few of us =)

Anyway, I'm really glad you're back =D

Re: I'm really glad you're back

Zaeche

Word-puddle

Joined: Jun 02 2015

thedstring said

I'm really glad you're back and working on this site. It's become one of my favorite sites....ever. I wish I could be of more help, but as I'll be getting my bachelor's in computer science in April I have hardly no time. I'm currently building a REST API right now as a final in a class of mine, takes a good amount of time. We're doing the token system and everything.

I've been a PHP developer for years and a web developer for my job for about 2 years. I'll try to keep an eye on the forums and put in my 2 cents occasionally. I really like your idea of making a git repo for this project. Maybe make it a private github repo and just add a few of us =)

Anyway, I'm really glad you're back =D

Bitbucket's pretty good for private Git repos--well, at least that's what I use and I haven't run into any limitations (that affect me) so far. I believe it's ~ 1GB of stuff before they start glaring at you.

The plan is to put up a

archard

Joined: Jan 11 2007

The plan is to put up a GitHub repo. Wether or not it's private I haven't decided yet. Not sure if there would be a good reason to make it private. There won't be any sensitive information in repo, and I'd like to feel confident enough in my code that I can expose it to the public without hesitation.

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DANG

You just don't want to give

thedstring

Nate Brooks

Location: Utah

Joined: Jan 05 2011

You just don't want to give hackers any sense of how your stuff is structured. You don't want to let anyone know your naming conventions or table structures in the database, any connection strings need to be ******* out, what kind of hashing algorithms you use for passwords, that kind of stuff. Or even hints as to what kind of OS or web server you're using. These last few semesters in school have made me so paranoid haha!

It's easy when you have a private repo to avoid having to worry about hackers knowing your shiz

Re: You just don't want to give

archard

Joined: Jan 11 2007

thedstring said

You just don't want to give hackers any sense of how your stuff is structured. You don't want to let anyone know your naming conventions or table structures in the database, any connection strings need to be ******* out, what kind of hashing algorithms you use for passwords, that kind of stuff. Or even hints as to what kind of OS or web server you're using. These last few semesters in school have made me so paranoid haha!

It's easy when you have a private repo to avoid having to worry about hackers knowing your shiz

Good points. Yeah maybe we should stick to a private repo because there will no way to fully obfuscate all that stuff if the code is public.

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DANG

I don't have a private repo,

thedstring

Nate Brooks

Location: Utah

Joined: Jan 05 2011

I don't have a private repo, how do the prices compare? Is it prohibitively expensive?

(I'd look it up right now but I'm on my phone at school)

On GitHub I get unlimited

archard

Joined: Jan 11 2007

On GitHub I get unlimited private repos for $7/month

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DANG

In case you're interested, I

stacatto

Joined: Feb 28 2012

In case you're interested, I have developed a "personal edition" of gametabs. In part because I wanted to try out angular.js, and in part because at the time I was annoyed by gametabs being offline all the time. (I populated it by crawling gametabs.net, and downloading artwork from thegamesdb.) The server is basically a REST API driven by node.js/MySQL, while the front-end is a webapp using angular/bootstrap.

Looks like this:

Edit: Image isn't working? i.imgur.com/DrjuPRO.gif

Let's see it dude :D

archard

Joined: Jan 11 2007

Let's see it dude :D

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DANG

Welcome back boss !

thenerevarin

Joined: Jan 10 2012

Welcome back boss !