I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that by the new year I am planning on transitioning the site to tidbits.io (possibly even this weekend if I feel courageous enough). I will have a redirect setup for the current URL for the foreseeable future, so there shouldn’t be anything different you will have to do, but you will be seeing some big changes.
The first change you will notice is the name and color scheme (seen above). Nothing is set in stone, but that is one of the reasons I want to make the changes sooner rather than later. It’s not going to be very polished from the start, but I would rather get your input now before spending countless hours trying to perfect to my liking.
Some of the other changes you will see include a more robust search system
This is going to be very janky from the get go, but I want to see what you guys think of it before I spend too much more time tweaking it. The main goal for me is that you can easily access Giant Bomb search for creating a topic or just linking to a game. Right now it’s programmed so that when you click on a game from the right column, it will actually pull up the composer window with everything already filled in for you, the game title as the subject, the game category selected and even the Giant Bomb link in the subject.
I will also be updating to the latest version of Discourse which supports some pretty killer plugins including:
##Babble - A Chat Plugin:
I understand a lot of this is overkill right now, but this was really the whole reason I wanted to start my own “community site”. I really want to keep experimenting with what we can do here, knowing that some things might be complete failures, but hopefully there will be some stuff worth it along the line.
Feel free to let me know what you guys think about the upcoming changes, or suggestions for other improvements. I am always open to input and criticism, unless it’s from @LASSIE.