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by Mr Creosote
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Random game link failing
Replies: 18
Views: 2151

Re: Random game link failing

+ is the RFC standardized way to encode a space in an URI . - is a non-standardized Google convention, which I believe they introduced for better human readability compared to a +. Since the idea is for this part of the URI to attract bots rather than humans, I don't think it matters. Unless Google ...
by Mr Creosote
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Random game link failing
Replies: 18
Views: 2151

Re: Random game link failing

Garry wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:36 pm
Why do you include the game name at all?
Search engines love it.
by Mr Creosote
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Random game link failing
Replies: 18
Views: 2151

Re: Random game link failing

I'm making an assumption about the code here admittedly, but I can check in a week when I'll be back home.
by Mr Creosote
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Random game link failing
Replies: 18
Views: 2151

Re: Random game link failing

Sure, but a code workaround (replacing the slash in the URI with something harmless) would be a change of one line. So probably worth it?
by Mr Creosote
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Random game link failing
Replies: 18
Views: 2151

Re: Random game link failing

The slash is well encoded in the URI. Must be an issue in the rewrite module of Apache.
by Mr Creosote
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Clarification about conversions
Replies: 15
Views: 773

Re: Clarification about conversions

We are, of course, limited by the existing structure of the database. Were you to design a reference source for text adventures, from the ground up (rather than a solutions site), then you would create a system so that each version of the game could be listed on the game page with the relevant year...
by Mr Creosote
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Clarification about conversions
Replies: 15
Views: 773

Re: Clarification about conversions

So what classifies as originally released platform in case of type-in games?
by Mr Creosote
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: CASA 20 years
Replies: 15
Views: 1934

Re: CASA 20 years

Oops, sorry to be late to the party! Happy anniversary, CASA, many heartfelt thanks to Jacob for keeping it running as well as to all those great individuals who share this passion. I do distinctly remember the first time I got in touch with Jacob, after having been a quiet consumer for some time al...
by Mr Creosote
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: hi all
Replies: 9
Views: 2204

Re: hi all

Hello and welcome, urbanghost! Nice to hear from someone who is so dedicated at playing (experiencing) games instead of just putting them on a shelf for collection purposes :)
by Mr Creosote
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Genre Suggestions
Replies: 48
Views: 7109

Re: Genre Suggestions

Wordplay. I had thought that Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It was a one off but I am now aware of another game - Under, In Erebus - that utilises wordplay based puzzles. Two examples are not enough to create a new genre but if anyone knows of any more please list them. With enough tit...
by Mr Creosote
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Competition Entries etc. (split from "Genre Suggestions")
Replies: 38
Views: 3336

Re: Competition Entries etc. (split from "Genre Suggestions")

The danger we have is that, like many clubs, is that that loudest voices make the rules, often to the detriment of the real target audience.
Exactly.
by Mr Creosote
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Competition Entries etc. (split from "Genre Suggestions")
Replies: 38
Views: 3336

Re: Competition Entries etc. (split from "Genre Suggestions")

You didn't write it. Others did. It honours you that you consider how not to scare away users. But this goes both ways, too. After all, all those speed IF games were entered by someone. You can choose which death to die here. Positive encouragement by suggesting where people could focus their energy...
by Mr Creosote
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Competition Entries etc. (split from "Genre Suggestions")
Replies: 38
Views: 3336

Re: Competition Entries etc. (split from "Genre Suggestions")

"Interactive fiction" = marketing term used in the 1980s by infocom. So hardly an good term to distinguish something from the "classic age". Drawing the line: if it is truly considered not to allow including some games, then there will be always equivalent ones.which make the decision appear inconsi...
by Mr Creosote
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Competition Entries etc. (split from "Genre Suggestions")
Replies: 38
Views: 3336

Re: Competition Entries etc. (split from "Genre Suggestions")

Jacob, you say you have to update the "about" section. Sorry, to what? I don't catch your decision. If there is indeed any. On (non-)inclusion of games? On how to organize the information present on the site? (Related, but distinct questions.) (I'll spare everyone my usual rant about null statements...