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Feral
02-10-2003, 04:53 PM
So, what do you think of the new forum?
My thoughts are thus:

Concept
Frankly, it's about time this happened. There were 2 separate MI Forums before; one active, the other not so. This brings the EscapeMI oldies into a fresh community, which can only be good, and gives those at the ScummBar MI Discussion their own, larger forum.

Design
I absolutely love this design, and it's probably the best on the whole LF Network. My compliments to Jake and Dan Lee.

Individual Forums
Just the right balance; on EscapeMI, there were way too many needless forums around, whereas on the Mojo Netowrk, there was just the one forum for MI Fans. The new forum has just the right balance between many and few to make it a fun and active board.

All in all...http://www.lucasforums.com/images/icons/icon14.gif

Lemon Head
02-10-2003, 05:06 PM
It's easily one of the foxiest forums on LF nay, the internet!

Much more pleasing to the eye than the original MI forums combined and hopefully it will develop a bigger fanbase now that it has one consolidated position and with fewer inane catagories.

Faith
02-10-2003, 05:13 PM
I love the artwork at the top. Its brilliant, credit to who ever whipped it up! I'm glad its based on the secret of MI, keeping it classical. It gives monkey island and the fans the credit it/they deserves!

MrManager
02-10-2003, 05:16 PM
To give you an idea of just how great of work Dan did, this is what I asked him to use for inspiration: http://www.scummbar.com/imageviewer/imageviewer.php?useimage=/games/screenshots/mi1/game/4.gif

Joshi
02-10-2003, 05:18 PM
My Compliments to Dan Lee for his amazing artwork and all the rest of the people involved in making this possible. hopefully the mixnmojo crowd and old escapemi crowd can mix and mingle nicely, we need some new and old faces to join up.

in my opinion, good move and about damn time(not being cynical).

Jack the Black
02-10-2003, 05:40 PM
Yeah I like the changes and frankly making the forum more stuctured makes sense.

But, there is one thing bugging me, with these changes I have lost the ability to start up threads of my own:confused:

Jake
02-10-2003, 05:43 PM
Not being able to start up posts? That doesn't make much sense :|

You can't start posts on the forum's main page, or in categories, just in the forums themselves... but you probably know that.

Jack the Black
02-10-2003, 05:46 PM
Twice now I tried to start a new thread in 'The Harbor' forum' and both times I find that I am not allowed to.

Lemon Head
02-10-2003, 05:47 PM
in what way are you not allowed? does it give you an error message or what?

Jake
02-10-2003, 05:48 PM
Sounds like a couple permissions got screwed up. Having Metallus look into it. Well, er, glad there arent any huge complaints so far :) Hope everyone enjoys it.

update metallus says its fixed now, so you should be good.

The only thing I see negative is that "Al-back from the big whoop" squishes all of the table cells a bit in my browser but it's not bugging me too much.

Jack the Black
02-10-2003, 05:50 PM
Oh, it has started playing ball again.

I can start posting new threads again if I wanted to.:D

Kjlen
02-10-2003, 05:54 PM
Dan Lee Jake, your awesome :p
And see that casual, modern looking dude with the cap on in the Scumm Bar on the top, talking to that hot woman? Yeah, that's me. :D

Although, I think that was purposely put there to represent someone. But I still say it's me. :D

PS - I'm glad that there wil be some new faces here. Everyone, I'm Kjlen, the fun guy here. :) Thats Kjlen, K-J-Alt0248-L-E-N. =

Gubernatorial threepwood
02-10-2003, 05:58 PM
love the new look guys :):)

scabb
02-10-2003, 06:00 PM
I agree with what Feral said. The design is amazing, Jake & Dan Lee doodle with style, and there are far too many crappy little forums hiding in dank corners and gathering dust.

Hello to the Brimstone Beach Club Crowd too.

SamNMax
02-10-2003, 06:03 PM
Love the art at the top.

Gabez
02-10-2003, 06:06 PM
Yeah, this is the best looking forum EVER. Great job! It also makes tons more sense to get one big MI forum, especially since there was already two Monkey Island boards on LF. Its nice to be part of a slightly bigger community, too. :)

Joshi
02-10-2003, 06:12 PM
For More Work by Dan Lee, come here (http://www.worldofmi.com/features/fan/art/index.php?artist=3)

and why not Jake as well, just here (http://www.worldofmi.com/features/fan/art/index.php?artist=59)

and just for the hell of it, here's mine (http://www.worldofmi.com/features/fan/art/index.php?artist=42).:D

but yes, the above work does look good, in the true dan lee style of course, impressive as hell :D

keep up the good work. ;)

Mex
02-10-2003, 06:14 PM
I don't like it at all.....

I love it! :D
Consider this my new home. :)

Rufio
02-10-2003, 06:15 PM
I am indeed impressed with the swiftness the merger took place as well as with just how damn well it looks!

Jake
02-10-2003, 06:27 PM
I didn't do any doodling, that was all Mr. Lee. Well, I guess I doodled the torn paper edges :) I just did the color selecting, fonts, and layout/design. Most thanks go to Dan Lee for the superb illustration and tattered banner thing.

Natty
02-10-2003, 06:27 PM
It looks fantastic!

But I'm not a mod anymore *throws temper tantrum*

Actually I don't mind, nothing ever happened in the old EscapeMI Old School Forum

bucket-o'-mudd
02-10-2003, 06:43 PM
"I luuurrve what Bowsley's done to the joint" - Manny Calavera

Oh sorry, wrong game but the same can be said about this board


The only niggle I can spot is the liberal use of the <blockquote> tag. I'm running a 1024x768 res and I feel that the whole forum is pulled in from a edges a bit too much

However, I know how difficult it would be to correct this and I can only praise Jake and Dan for the cool parchment effect (that makes the Scummbar website what it is) on the side and the illustration at the top. Is that Elaine in the corner?

Benihana14
02-10-2003, 07:09 PM
One Word - Brilliant!

Al-back from the BigWhoop
02-10-2003, 07:17 PM
eh, it looks nice.
at first i was (as kjo put it) at shock. but i stopped to think and... well, i guess its a good idea. i ll eventually get used to it :)

Darth Groovy
02-10-2003, 07:22 PM
Originally posted by Natty
It looks fantastic!

But I'm not a mod anymore *throws temper tantrum*

Actually I don't mind, nothing ever happened in the old EscapeMI Old School Forum

That happened to me at jk2 once, they had actually created a seperate forum for game threads, with post counts disabled. I was assigned to those boards. After the bitching increased by ten fold, they outsted the idea and the games were returned to Yoda's Swamp.
The boards look groovy, load a little slower, but nothing my cable can't handle.

:cheers:

Guybrush122
02-10-2003, 07:33 PM
FREAKIN A! I'm loving the forums and completely diggin the artwork. GREAT job!

bgbennyboy
02-10-2003, 07:56 PM
So far I havent seen a dissenting post about the new forum which is great, normally theres at least a few ppl resistant to change.

To jump on the bandwagon, it is indeed wonderful. Dan Lee, Jake and everyone else involved did good.

There seems to be a great amount of activity and posting, a bigger community can only be a good thing :)

obi
02-10-2003, 10:57 PM
I've had better.

:p

The forums are hot, and the banner is killer :thumbsup:

Good job. Now, where can I set up my still?

:confused:

Darth Groovy
02-10-2003, 11:17 PM
Originally posted by obi-wan13
I've had better.

:p

The forums are hot, and the banner is killer :thumbsup:

Good job. Now, where can I set up my still?

:confused:

*points to my bed* Somewhere over there will do! :D

Father Torque
02-11-2003, 12:30 AM
Ya the artwork at the top is superb. Also i like the colors and the format. I am gonna stick around here more often. Good Work LF on creating a good Monkey Island Disscusion board:)

Taos
02-11-2003, 01:20 AM
I've never really posted here much, mostly just reading. Since the new forum is in place I thought I'd come and check it out. I must say I'm very impressed with the layout and the banner of this place. :) You guys should feel lucky to have a place like this.

Great work guys. :thumbsup:

Jayel
02-11-2003, 02:03 AM
I love this new forum too!! Wow just look at that header image, wow!!! Look at that candle! That looks so photorealistic!!! What about that guy with a fork? His right hand by the mug looks so real!!! Wow, man, wow.
:D
oh my, my head is swelling; from all this fantastic art, I'm sure.

Jake
02-11-2003, 02:44 AM

murta
02-11-2003, 11:26 AM
I slept through most of yesterday so I missed all this. al I can say is:
:eek: outstanding work people, I hope our time is here is fun and erm...long. If not I'll ban you all *shakes fist* BE FUN