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#161

[quote=“LadyOfWicca”]There is a radio station that isn’t connected to this site, but I listen to it when I’m here - 91.8 The Fan -

Did you know about this one, Lumis? I thought you did, but if not, I think you’d enjoy it as well.[/quote]

Oh sorry, I thought that I had left you a thank you for this. :pinch: Anyway, I was not aware of this particular station/site. Learning new things everyday… eh? Thank you, Wicca! Also, a thank you to Slowhand for first posting about it as well awhile back!
:cheer:


#162

Here is a suggestion…Is there a page on this website by which people are given suggestions? Often not into a lot of the very mainstream stuff. I tend to like things on the edge of cult status like Evangelion, Serial Experiments, and Paranoia Agent. I have been finding many suggestions through Glass Refections Arkada on YouTube as my source as of late, but think it would be great to find another source to look to that actually knows anime as opposed to relying upon Netflix recommendations which can be a waste of time in my opinion (ie I have wasted time watching the shows Netflix suggests…)


#163

You can just make a new thread in this category or in the forum ‘Other Anime’ and list anime that you like and ask for suggestions. I’m sure several of our members will come to your rescue.

Possibly, even this post will get you some answers…


#164

I recommend checking Anime-Planet for recommendations.
Like Neon Genesis Evangelion, like Paranoia Agent, like Serial Experiments Lain.

For anime available AN Online Player, sounds like you might be interested in “Another”, “Beyond the Boundary”, “Book of Bantorra”, “Canaan”, “Dusk Maiden of Amnesia”, “Elfen Lied”, “Mardock Scramble”, “RahXephon”, “Shigofumi”, “Sunday Without God”, “Xam’d”.

-Joe


#165

Ummmmmm help the picture upload because sometimes it won’t let me upload some and on gaaralover1 my friend she trys to upload them and it won’t let her :dry:


#166

This happens sometimes with certain pics’. I just helped someone else with this a day ago or so. Sent you a PM about this. :slight_smile:


#167

So Lumis and I were talking and we got to discussing the karma around here. This has been one of the greatest features to be added on the site but there’s a way it could be even better and advance it further and that is by an achievement system, rewarding +1’s to posters for doing things on the site. When Lumis posted some of the ideas, I ran with it completely and thought it was brilliant. I took over and came up with some ideas of my own.

Between the two of us, these include:

ATTENTION GRABBER- ‘Thank You’ a total of 25 posts

ASIA SPECIFIC- Post 25 anime/Japan/China related items
[Note] This isn’t indicating EACH. Videos and/or pics recommended, not text. Just 25 posts total

MOD-IFY IT- Successfully get an approved series or movie added to Slowhand’s schedule thread

RULE THEM ALL- Follow the rules for 60 consecutive posting days
[Note] This would be each time you post on the boards. How would you know if you broke a rule? You’ll get a mod message. This will reset the achievement and you will have to start over.

STRONG DEDICATION- Watch 20 anime episodes within a week (TAN stream only)
[Note] Starts on Monday, ends on Sunday. If you fail to do 20, the achievement resets and you’ll have to try again.

CHANGE IS GOOD- Update your profile/sig/avatar 10 times
[Note] Again NOT each. Just 10 times total.

NEW WORLD- Become a member and post 5 times

THEY ALWAYS COME BACK- Log in 100 times

HOT TOPIC- Make a thread and get 2500 replies

FRIENDLY GESTURE- Friend 5 people or Approve 5 requests

AVID REPORTER- Assist Slowhand by making 20 VOD reports for your Cable/Satellite operator

HELPING HAND- Assist the Administrators by posting about various technical issues 25 times

-Even with this change, the posters themselves will still have a card to play as well.-

USER’S CHOICE- *Allows you to modify somebody’s karma ONCE a day. That’s it.
*[Note] This is where you won’t get a +1. It’s more or less the spirit of giving like it is now. Keep in mind that If you don’t choose to use it, they don’t build over time. It’s just there until you do. Once you use it, that option is locked out completely for the remainder of the day until midnight strikes (next day).

MASTER OF GENEROSITY- Pass along karma 25 times.
[Note] Here’s where it does pay off for the user and you get a +1. You give and you shall receive. Once a day= earn it on the 25th day.

In the spirit of fairness, these are the ones we could come up with. If you love the idea and would like to adopt it then:

1.) Once an achievement is unlocked, it can reset and a user can earn it again and again OR make it so you can only earn it once and then put it out of play. This could open the door for new achievement ideas/lists down the line like for seasonal events (new anime releases and holidays.) For ex. "Watch episode 1 of this, watch this trailer or post 5 festive winter/anime images. The mods and administrators can come up with ideas of their own here.

2.) You can add a new achievement category in our profiles. That way TAN posters and/or the public can see the list of all you have unlocked if you allow it. This would also become a new addition to RECENT ACTIVITY as well allowing people to see all the achievements everybody’s unlocked as it happens.

3.) An administrator can start a new thread about this in Announcements or create a new forum specifically for achievement lists and where users can post their thoughts as well.


#168

I will suggest about a idea on the TAN fourm and commuity area .,

Is there a way that you can adjust the background colour ?

The reason why I suggest that due some of the members can not really stand the bright white background it can cause strain on the eyes even I turn down the brightness on my monitor some just enough to reduce the srain on the eyes.

So., if you can able put a option what the members can adjust to differnt shade of white or differnt background colour. that will help a bit with some peoples with senstive eyes.

Merci,
Marc


#169

[quote]STRONG DEDICATION- Watch 20 anime episodes within a week
[Note] Starts on Monday, ends on Sunday. If you fail to do 20, the achievement resets and you’ll have to try again.

CHANGE IS GOOD- Update your profile/sig/avatar 10 times
[Note] Again NOT each. Just 10 times total.

NEW WORLD- Become a member and post 5 times

THEY ALWAYS COME BACK- Log in 100 times
[/quote]

Log in 100 times? But my session is persistent; only rarely do I actually have to log in.
How will it be known if 20 episodes were watched?


#170

@Frenchelectrican: What a brilliant idea. White is bright and although it hasn’t bothered me all that much, color choices, preferably darker, would go a long way to making these forums less plain looking.

@celestial being: Watch the anime on TAN or they take your word for it in the Anime Watch thread [the latter which is questionable in this particular case.] If this happened and you could only unlock it once, then watching episodes on TAN makes more logical sense.


#171

I very much agree with you, Marc. This is not a site to look at in the dark… not that you are supposed to anyway. :blink: But still, it is far too much white. Having a simple customization option tied to our profile settings would be great!
:cheer:


#172

Alrighty, here is a little work-around solution that I use since switching to the latest version of Firefox recently. In my opinion, this browser offers some of the best add-ons and created themes… open to debate. This little theme I use helps with all the white.
:stuck_out_tongue:

You can put on whatever you want, but here are a couple screenshots of what I see on my screen here at the moment. What’s nice about Firefox is that it will scoot over the browser screen when you open a side menu. This helps to hide a lot of the white on the sides. But, please note that I have a bit of a bigger monitor though. You can still resize the side menu if you need to.
:slight_smile:

Screenshot Examples:
http://imageshack.com/a/img855/1631/4zdj.png
http://imageshack.com/a/img823/5664/0i8k.png

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Something that I wanted to throw out here, and most likely could be added easily, is it possible that a loading icon could be added to many of the text boxes within our profiles and groups? One of the only places that I happen to see that show is when you use the ‘Say what is on your mind…’ status text box. It will pop up with a loading icon when you click the ‘Share’ button.

With everything else, like in the PM box or group postings, there is no way of knowing that the system is processing your request when you click to confirm. This also can lead to double sending of something when you are uncertain that it is actually working. Same thing goes when you choose to delete/hide a PM or entry from your wall. It just sits there until it finally goes through.

If a simple little loading icon like the one on the status box could be added… that would be totally awesome! Thank you again.
B)


#173

[quote=“Snowy Stampede”]
@celestial being: Watch the anime on TAN or they take your word for it in the Anime Watch thread [the latter which is questionable in this particular case.] If this happened and you could only unlock it once, then watching episodes on TAN makes more logical sense.[/quote]

But what happens if I were to watch the Sentai stuff on DVD/Bluray? No offense to TAN but if I can watch something that they’ve got on the BD I will (though I use TAN to help prioritize my bluray buys so it balances). I don’t want to miss out on an Achievement (curse you and your achievement culture, Microsoft!) lol.

http://imageshack.com/a/img823/5664/0i8k.png

So that’s what a modern YT embed on TAN looks like. It has been a long time since I’ve seen one.

I also have a lot of white dead space on the sides on PC. For my phone/tablet I like that this forum is more “4x3” (and that it isn’t filled with ridiculous amounts of battery-burning javascript foolishness like Funi’s is) but it would be nice to see the screen color be changeable or the space used. As my phone is OLED I do believe that white consumes more battery power to display than black, but my IPS tablet is the opposite IIRC.


#174

[quote=“celestial_being”]
http://imageshack.com/a/img823/5664/0i8k.png

So that’s what a modern YT embed on TAN looks like. It has been a long time since I’ve seen one.[/quote]

Yeah, Firefox blocks the embedded players by default. In order for me to see them, I click on the disable protection icon for this on the address bar. It has to do with the player still remaining HTTP still even though its home link is HTTPS.

Once I click to disable the block, they all come up on that particular page. It actually is a nice option here since it gives you the choice if you want to see them or not. If you have a machine that can’t keep up with all the players… it speeds the loading along.
:slight_smile:


#175

@celestial being: Yeah I hear you completely and I did take DVD’s/blu-rays into account originally but when it comes to an achievement, actions speak louder than words. Watching is one of those.
In some cases though, as you noticed on the list, text does have a place.


#176

TAN is messing yup it won’t let some people log in it won’t let me see the home page and on kitty56’s profile she said she can’t see anything she has been doing at all and it is taking forever to load it’s pissing me off -_-""


#177

I hear you, Raven. We are all a little frustrated at the moment these last couple days. Just be a bit more patient and I’m sure they know about it from either me or a few others around here. The Community page is also missing too which I think you said.

I let them know about that as well. Hopefully things will be back up soon. Though, next time there is an issue like this that you are experiencing, please post in this link below instead. This lets them know right away that there is a problem… thanx!
:slight_smile:

Anime Network Online Community Help & Technical Support Thread (My Last Post):
https://www.theanimenetwork.com/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,183/catid,5/func,view/id,91633/limit,20/limitstart,740/#173984


#178

I know a lot of things are up in the air right now, but I thought that I would go ahead and throw this suggestion out there. In a possible future site upgrade it would be great if a, I believe this is the right term, meta-refresh feature could be added for message notifications at least within the profile/community pages. This would make updates easier to keep track of.

Having a near real-time icon that pops up in the proper place like already but without having to refresh the page would be nice. It is a bit of a pain at times. Just a suggestion to throw out there though. Thank you for listening to my silliness.
:slight_smile:


#179

NO. Anywhere these are they are as dumb as a running clock on a website to tell you your current time. This is just a was of computer resources where someone can just refresh a page to see what is going on without some JavaScript to lock up and crash a browser. FB and all these other places with “live notifications” need to go die in a hole. F5 is simple to press and gives you the same thing, so I VERY STRONGLY disagree with adding nonsense like this.

Maybe just make it more clear than the purple mess up at top when someone has something new, it will be able to be seen easier than just the words with like a bright color on dark background area, but the problem is someone spilled their pastel Andy Warhol over the page design as is and it doesn’t function in the legibility department.

Popups like this, which it is, were fought against in the 90s for a reason, and they should not come back jsut because FailBook does it. Popups and on mouseovers need to go die in a fire!


#180

[quote=“shadzar”]

NO. Anywhere these are they are as dumb as a running clock on a website to tell you your current time. This is just a was of computer resources where someone can just refresh a page to see what is going on without some JavaScript to lock up and crash a browser. FB and all these other places with “live notifications” need to go die in a hole. F5 is simple to press and gives you the same thing, so I VERY STRONGLY disagree with adding nonsense like this.

Maybe just make it more clear than the purple mess up at top when someone has something new, it will be able to be seen easier than just the words with like a bright color on dark background area, but the problem is someone spilled their pastel Andy Warhol over the page design as is and it doesn’t function in the legibility department.

Popups like this, which it is, were fought against in the 90s for a reason, and they should not come back jsut because FailBook does it. Popups and onmouseovers need to go die in a fire![/quote]

Oh, I understand what you are saying about the resource drain on the servers and that was why I referred to it as silliness since I don’t think that TAN will EVER have those resources to support it. And as far as the icon goes, I only meant the one that we already have within our profile… the bell, friend requests and messages. I only meant for that one area to auto-refresh if needed.

I do agree with you about traditional pop-ups and mouse-overs, like in Hulu, they drive me mad. I do understand everything that you are saying, Shadzar. It was just a silly idea to throw out there in the long run.

I do at least wish the red number by the icons would go away on its own after viewing it. That is kind of a pain. Once you click it, that notification should not show… without having to refresh everything again. If anything could be done, that’d be nice at least.
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