I was summoned.
Oh snap, I missed this post!
Firstly, big shout-out to the members of our great community who helped build the logo, one pixel at a time.
Honestly, I'm not sure what to talk about so I'll just talk about the story.
The thing that started it all was this chat message. Everything kinda just went naturally after that. We ...
Some late entries:
A 'standard' ad, in white and black:
(The explosion graphic can be worked into the black version, as well)
(Not sure if these are recognizable. I have a version where Bill Murray's face is more pronounced.)
(I know, humour is not my strong suit.)
So You Want to Suggest a Movie
Movie Night is a community event, everyone can suggest and vote on movies. Here's a nice format to follow when suggesting a movie:
Label your post as a suggestion (to distinguish it from a decision).
Try to include a poster and a blurb, it helps to give some background on the movie.
Post helpful links such as trailers, ...
Movie Suggestion: Zootopia
Officer Judy Hopps is the first bunny on the Zootopia police force and she jumps headlong into her first case. However, she must team up with scam-artist Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.
The movie is released on June 7
Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes (98%) | IMDB Parental Guide (Rated PG)
status-completed as of 7th Dec, 2020. Announced on Meta Stack Exchange.
Markdown support for tables
I'd personally like to see a neater way of handling tables. Our current workaround is to use <pre> tags* to render the table in the preformatted format (example).
Some sites have access to the MathJax extension, and can use it's table formatting. Here's ...
This was my comment that I had left on a question with a -2 score and the user had asked why they had received downvotes on their question.
Honestly, I don't find that my comment was all that rude, although the tone of the comment was rather stern, so I can find how someone could think that I meant to bully them.
I simply wanted to state to the user that ...
status-completed - The Photo widget is now live on Arqade
From the thread: Do we want to enable the photo widget for our site?
Advantages (partially and shamelessly taken from that thread):
It adds visual interest to the main page.
It adds a sense of community to the website as well as the network.
It will add an increase participation in the ...
Community protects questions that get three deleted posts from new users (9 or less rep). In this case, the question got three "me too!" posts. Two of these were deleted by moderators, the third (apparently) through the review queue.
There are lots of video gaming forums already. The world doesn't need yet another. Creating an Arqade-branded forum would be putting a massive amount of work into creating something that nobody needs.
Or, put another way:
But what about just using chat?
As a standard practice it wouldn't work. The ...
Update: This has been marked status-completed by a CM - likely following the (re)addition of underlines to link text
Visited hyperlinks are hard to distinguish against plain text
Accessibility bugs are important, plus this one is (as far as I am aware) site specific unlike some of the others.
Movie Suggestion: Deadpool
Via Rotten Tomatoes:
Based upon Marvel Comics' most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new ...
I'll be completely frank here: your answer is not of the same high quality as the other poster. It does answer the question, but it does so in a short, rather terse way with not a lot of explanation as to why you make certain suggestions. Nearly everything you mention in your answer is also present in his answer, but explained in a more user-friendly way, ...
Please join me in thanking everyone that took the time to design and submit a community ad for Arqade, it's very much appreciated. When the community ad posts roll around for 2020, your designs will be used to help promote Arqade and it's wonderful community! Thanks again!
Now, on to the winners of the competition! As stated in the ...
Update: This is now status-completed!
Arqade Meta should say 'Meta' in the header
Community member Joachim has stepped up and done an excellent job with the design already, so this should be an easy one to knock off.
A young, brilliant programmer wins the chance to spend a week at the house of his CEO. He soon discovers that the house is a laboratory where his employee is conducting tests on Artificial Intelligence and he's supposed to administer a Turing test on a humanoid robot named Ava.
Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes (92%) | IMDB Parental ...
Movie Suggestion: Mad Max: Fury Road
A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.
Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes (97%) | IMDB 8.1 (Rated R)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
After waking up in the modern era and joining the Avengers, Steve Rogers (also known as Captain America) works for S.H.I.E.L.D. under the direction of Nicholas Fury. When a mission turns up some suspicious dealings, Cap goes under the radar as he discovers a startling secret behind the founding of S.H.I.E....
I usually don't even bother to leave a comment on ITG questions that are off-topic, since when they are closed, the closed reason will explain to them why.
But, if you feel you want to help the user out, briefly explaining to them why its off-topic, and pointing them in a direction where they can read more would be a good comment to leave. Something like:
As neat as it would be to have forums with subject matters directly corresponding to the subject matters of the various stacks, and with similarly robust community moderation, that's a whole new project with different design considerations than the current Stack Exchange network.
You could just use existing forum technologies, but what would be the point of ...
Movie Suggestion: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes (60%) | IMDB (PG)
As I don't haver 10k rep I can't see deleted posts I can't tell for certain, but probably because it got a couple spam/thank you posts.
If my memory server me right I've read somewhere that after three deleted posts, community will automatically protect the question.
15k rep users can also protect a question that gathers spam answers.
Movie Suggestion: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.
Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes (93%) | IMDB 8.4 (Rated PG-13)
I do have modifications to some of the current stuff:
Screenshot of the Week: SOTW
Where Am I: WhMI?
Question body text
I was quite fond of the question text that we made for challenge #2. This makes the
Upload a screenshot of a game into an answer. Others will have to guess in the comments not only which game your screenshot is from, but the ...