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The Gamer Square | Gaming, Youtube and News Community

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by Maxxamillion, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. Maxxamillion

    Maxxamillion Active Member

    We are a Gaming & YouTube community made by the gamers for the gamers. We provide up to date gaming news and articles, clan/channel promotion all along side a forum for you to chat to other gamers. We provide great articles which are unique and well presented, a great read for the game lovers. We enjoy interviewing game developers as well as gaming websites. We also provide giveaways and competitions for you all to get involved in. We include a place for aspiring YouTubers to gain support and advice on how to improve, along with articles to give them tips on content creation.

    Here are a few interview articles from game developers that may interest you and some YouTube support articles.
    P.O.L.L.E.N Interview
    Terraria Otherworld Interview
    How to be successful on YouTube

    If you have any questions about the site, or any feedback i am happy to listen and take note, we are still young and wish to grow as a community.
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 21, 2015
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  2. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Nice Logo? Check
    Nice Skin? Check
    Nice Community? Check

    Only problem is that some of the images take you to off-site. *Shakes head*
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  3. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    'dat home page, makes some strange voice in my head "xenzine... lets try it. Let's buy it..." :D
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  4. Maxxamillion

    Maxxamillion Active Member

    What images take you off site except the adverts? and yes xenzine works pretty well if i say so myself
  5. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    The Header, where the logo is. I was trying to right click on it, and all of a sudden the image takes me to an image site. Never host your images off-site.
  6. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    Great site!
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  7. Maxxamillion

    Maxxamillion Active Member

    Thanks strange my main logo redirects back to the index page and my banner links to no where for me ill look into it thanks

    thank you
  8. drastic

    drastic Well-Known Member

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  9. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

  10. Maxxamillion

    Maxxamillion Active Member

    Ohh i see, does it matter really? the image still links back to the site only way you can view that link is by looking up the source or image URL
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2014
  11. Steve F

    Steve F Well-Known Member

    Why not host it on the server? They will remove the image if bandwidth is exceeded.
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  12. Maxxamillion

    Maxxamillion Active Member

    Never thought there was an issue hosting it off site to be honest
  13. Divvens

    Divvens Well-Known Member

    It's generally a good practice to host elements important for your design (such as header, logo, banners, other images) on your own server. Quite many reasons behind it as well, first off tinypic being slow could also slow down loading on your website, second if tinypic is down that image will not load for viewers, unlike if its on your own server it will always load unless your whole site itself is down, etc. If bandwidth is your concern then just optimizing the file size and uploading it shouldn't have a negative impact on bandwidth :)

    Edit: Additionally I notice the loading time, did a look up on your host as well, I just have one suggestion, don't fall for the "unlimited" advertising by hosts for diskspace/bandwidth! Majority (not all) hosts who offer unlimited services overcrowd their servers and you face long loading times/unresponsive sites due to so many customers on one server.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2014
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  14. Maxxamillion

    Maxxamillion Active Member

    Thank you, funny you should mention hosting we are moving soon due to the poor hosting we currently get :D
  15. Maxxamillion

    Maxxamillion Active Member

    Would like to thank you for the info on the hosting images on site, they load so much better now. i did have some trouble figuring out how to link on my hosting exactly being new to this. But happy with the fact it seems to load so much faster. Also moved site host which has been a great move. Thank you for anyone who posted feedback and help so far, always happy to improve :D
  16. tommydamic68

    tommydamic68 Well-Known Member

    If you don't mind me asking, what host have you switched to? The site seems to function fast and smooth. Looks great too. :)
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  17. Maxxamillion

    Maxxamillion Active Member

    Im with a friend for my hosting @MsJacquiiC
  18. Maxxamillion

    Maxxamillion Active Member

    Still happy to hear any feedback new people may have on improvements
  19. KnoxVegas

    KnoxVegas Member

    Love it looks great! How did you get the individual Icons for all the Forum Post/Categories?
  20. Maxxamillion

    Maxxamillion Active Member

    Thank you, i use an add on called [Viet XF] Custom Node Icon to to place different node icons

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