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Hi,

 

I think we many great people have common interest and joined here. 

 

Everything about this forum is great to me except one thing: the logo. Why not change the log, I think it greatly declined the feeling of gamedev to a lower status

 

How do you guys think about this?

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What do you dislike about the current logo, and what would you suggest as an alternative?

 

 

The current logo is pretty well known, and the site has had variations on the same logo for over a decade.

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Considering the G been the site's logo since it started - http://public.gamedev.net/images/about/gdnetv1big.jpg - changing is kind of like asking McDonalds to change their iconic golden arches.

 

Also, I don't see how a logo can "declined[sic] the feeling of gamedev to a lower status" at all.

 

Oh man.. 1999.  =)    So many tables in that design..

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Hi, if you like this logo, I cannot disagree with.. while, I think the big "G" of google logo seems better in esthetic glViewport.

 

OK, after your explanation, I think I am gradually feeling better about the current big blue.

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The logo should be made a really complex interactive thing that you can spend 5 minutes on exploring its features.

 

It already is. Just no-one figure out how to turn the logo on.

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The logo should be made a really complex interactive thing that you can spend 5 minutes on exploring its features.

 

It already is. Just no-one figure out how to turn the logo on.

 

We literally spent 4 years and over $50,000 developing the interactivity behind that logo.   Sure, we could have spent it on like.. hiring a programmer to fix our crappy post editor but.. ya know.. the logo!

 

Also, to turn it on just <!--#met

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Oh man... Now I'm trying to recall exactly what GD.Net looked like when I joined in the fall of 2001* -- It would be interesting to us old-timers to have a GD.Net through-the-years kind of thing, a timeline of site changes.

 

*Due to fallout from the great GD.Net hack-attack of '07, my account has a creation date much later than I've been around.

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Fuck.. editor ate the rest of my post

 

Someone needs to frame this post.

Seconded.

 

 

 

Oh man... Now I'm trying to recall exactly what GD.Net looked like when I joined in the fall of 2001* -- It would be interesting to us old-timers to have a GD.Net through-the-years kind of thing, a timeline of site changes.

 

*Due to fallout from the great GD.Net hack-attack of '07, my account has a creation date much later than I've been around.

http://www.gamedev.net/page/info/about/index.html - scroll down, and let nostalgia set in. (well, for those who've been here that long :P)

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Ah, a hidden gem! It was good ol' version 3.0 when I joined but I might have caught the tail-end of 2.0 back when I was just a lurker. It looks familiar.

Thanks! Edited by Ravyne

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Actually, looking closer at those dates, there seems to be something interesting going on:

 

GameDev.net v3     7/01-10/05    
GameDev.net v3.1  1/02-5/03

GameDev.net v3.2  6/03-4/04    
GameDev.net v3.3  5/04-10/05

 

I'm assuming v3 was from 7/01 - 12/01 ? Or did v3 run side-by-side along with v3.1, v3.2 and v3.3?

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I'm assuming v3 was from 7/01 - 12/01 ? Or did v3 run side-by-side along with v3.1, v3.2 and v3.3?

Those are minor revision numbers -- 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 were all variations of v3, probably with only small changes to the same code base. smile.png

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We literally spent 4 years and over $50,000 developing the interactivity behind that logo.

Fuck.. editor ate the rest of my post

You should have spend some of the logo-budget on the editor smile.png

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You should have spend some of the logo-budget on the editor

 

They actually didn't need to - if you activate the logo you can access  mega-editor which fixes all issues including ideas generated by the "Idea guy". Instructions on how to activate it can be found

">here.

Edited by Stormynature

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I made this back when we had the spammers advertising football*:

[attachment=13389:gd_football.png]

 

I probably should've made it a hockey puck... I think that would've been more popular.

 

*which, funny enough, some googlers bought GDNet+ because they thought it would get them the football TV subscriptions being advertised

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