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Feature Creep
Feature Creep
  • By: Maelish
  • 01/07/2015 09:41 am

Major Theme Update

Unfortunately the tools & options I'd like to give Find Gamer users has outgrown the web theme, or the visual layout, for the site. And annoying little bugs are creeping in that are causing problems for IOS 8 users for instance. So I've got a new theme for Find Gamers on the way.

It'll work better with cell phones and tablets, not just desktops. More importantly it'll allow new features and allow me to grow the site allowing more gamers lost in the wilderness to find gamer buddies.

If you are interested in being a beta tester of the new layout as it develops, shoot me a message either here or on Find Gamers.

 
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General
General
  • By: Maelish
  • 12/12/2014 09:45 am

Some Random Information About Our Users

Back in February the most populous states on Find Gamers were Tennessee, Alabama, Washington, Texas and Colorado.

Ten months later things have changed a bit.  The new top 5 populous states are California, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Illinois.  Isn't it interesting how 4 of those are the same but have changed places?  It makes me curious why those 4 are still on top.

90.9% of you are using postal codes but only 73.6% of the users are searchable.  Guess some people like to lurk.  :-)  

A surprising 11.2% of you are using my quirky but somehow still functional Facebook signup & login.  I consider you the brave few.

 
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Feature Creep
Feature Creep
  • By: Maelish
  • 12/09/2014 10:31 am

Reize the Little Stuff

Hopefully all of you gamers are having a wonderful early holiday season.  And although it isn't a huge deal, the Gamer Search & News Page(s) have some new buttons that allow you to resize text in those pages.  Just look for the - and + buttons on those pages to reduce or increase the size of the in-page text.  For folks with high-res monitors or over 40 year old eye-sight, you'll probably enjoy this the most.  I'll be adding this feature to other pages like the Convention listing very soon.   

Note:  This news article was for the older website theme.  With the new Find Gamers theme you can change the font sizes for the web site in your Gamer Bio under Basics, Website Configuration.

 
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Feature Creep
Feature Creep
  • By: Maelish
  • 11/03/2014 02:25 pm

Gaming Groups Now Available

Hey guys, since we're speedily coasting toward the holiday season.  I'm giving a new gift to Find Gamers users - Gaming Groups.  Now you can build game groups and advertise them along with your own personal Gamer Bio.  As with all new features, please let me know through Feedback if there are problems, bugs or oddities.

To build a new group, click on the user's icon on the right-side menu, it looks like 2 heads.   Then you can click Make a New Group to do that very thing.  From my personal experience, no two groups are the same.  So Find Gamers allows you to rate Roleplaying, Wargaming, Card & Board Games and Larping on an interest scale of 1 to 5 for your group.  Give it a try!

 
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Feature Creep
Feature Creep
  • By: Maelish
  • 10/09/2014 04:27 pm

Feedback Captcha Replaced

I've recently had a lot of complaint about the captcha on Feedback and Signup.  But as of right now, the Feedback captcha has been 100% replaced.  The sign-up page is next and should be fixed within the next 24 hours.  I've leave a note here after it's been updated.

Edit:

I've updated the sign-up form too.  Both dice captchas have been replaced.  If you have problems and  all else fails, send an email to support at the findgamers.us website.

 
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Game News
Game News
  • By: Maelish
  • 08/14/2014 08:53 am

Great Starting day for Gencon

Got an early morning update from Aahz, one of our Find Gamer users at Gencon.  Since it seems a great year for the D&D All Access Pass, he decided to enjoy the mystery spiffs and 16 hours of dedicated D&D 5E game time.  Look what they gave the folks who bought that package this morning.  Looks like a great way to start Gencon to me.

 
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