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    #16
    Originally posted by Errvald View Post
    Thing is, the whole "forum" idea is outdated. Epic should create something new, like Google+ (Communities etc) where everything is in one place, not like now where you have Trello-Answerhub-Official site-Forums...
    Yeah, but the whole social media type design wouldn't be accessable to everyone (i.e. me).

    I can't understand Google+ let alone use it.

    The forum is accessible and easy.

    That's a good selling point actually...

    ~ Jason
    Jason's Simple Systems

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      #17
      Originally posted by 94 View Post
      That's pretty much what we want.
      Yeah, I concur.

      ~ Jason
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        #18
        Originally posted by Chance Ivey View Post
        We've had the discussions in the past on blogs, and I think we've got some future functionality that may appease this need.

        What all would you like to see in a developer blog?

        Chance
        Any chance you can sure some ideas?

        I'm eager to hear what you guys had in mind.

        ~ Jason
        Jason's Simple Systems

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        Basic Quest System: https://forums.unrealengine.com/comm...ystem-part-1-1

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          #19
          Originally posted by qdelpeche View Post
          Have you ever tried to find something on Google+ ... I mean if Google can't even index their own community what hope do we have of trying to find stuff. 8-{
          What I'm saying is that I'd like to see EPIC scrap the answerhubs-trello-vbulletin forums, and build their own applications to handle these services.

          Here's an example.

          Imagine when visiting your profile you had these sections:

          - Blog
          Your personal blog diary

          - Answers/Questions
          All your answers you have contributed or questions you've asked about any issues.

          - Marketplace items
          All the marketplace items you may be selling.

          - Games
          List of the game/s you have started/released, each game has it's own custom made sections like:
          Screens, Update Log, mods etc

          I could add more but you get the point now :P

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            #20
            Originally posted by Errvald View Post
            What I'm saying is that I'd like to see EPIC scrap the answerhubs-trello-vbulletin forums, and build their own applications to handle these services.

            Here's an example.

            Imagine when visiting your profile you had these sections:

            - Blog
            Your personal blog diary

            - Answers/Questions
            All your answers you have contributed or questions you've asked about any issues.

            - Marketplace items
            All the marketplace items you may be selling.

            - Games
            List of the game/s you have started/released, each game has it's own custom made sections like:
            Screens, Update Log, mods etc

            I could add more but you get the point now :P
            Those are some good ideas!
            But, I think some devs wouldn't want something like that. As for me, I prefer this setup. As I don't like social media setups.
            Maybe if they added some of those features, but kept everything the same. That would please everybody?
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              #21
              Originally posted by Errvald View Post
              What I'm saying is that I'd like to see EPIC scrap the answerhubs-trello-vbulletin forums, and build their own applications to handle these services.

              Here's an example.

              Imagine when visiting your profile you had these sections:

              - Blog
              Your personal blog diary

              - Answers/Questions
              All your answers you have contributed or questions you've asked about any issues.

              - Marketplace items
              All the marketplace items you may be selling.

              - Games
              List of the game/s you have started/released, each game has it's own custom made sections like:
              Screens, Update Log, mods etc

              I could add more but you get the point now :P
              That's actually a pretty good idea.

              I think the only problem I can see is keeping it accessible.

              As 94 said, it's a bit hard to deal with a social media style setup if you don't know social media.

              ~ Jason
              Jason's Simple Systems

              Enemy AI and Patrol: https://forums.unrealengine.com/comm...troling-damage

              Basic Quest System: https://forums.unrealengine.com/comm...ystem-part-1-1

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                #22
                Ha! I asked about this about a year ago.

                https://forums.unrealengine.com/show...-to-this-forum

                Hopefully it gets followed up, some time soon.

                I can't agree with Errvald that Epic should scrap the existing framework and build their own. That's just not what they do. My point was, at the time, that vBulletin have software for blogs that is already integrated into the forum software, so it should be relatively straightforward to add here.
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                  #23
                  Originally posted by Jezcentral View Post
                  Ha! I asked about this about a year ago.

                  https://forums.unrealengine.com/show...-to-this-forum

                  Hopefully it gets followed up, some time soon.

                  I can't agree with Errvald that Epic should scrap the existing framework and build their own. That's just not what they do. My point was, at the time, that vBulletin have software for blogs that is already integrated into the forum software, so it should be relatively straightforward to add here.
                  I remember that thread!

                  It's actually what got me to post this as it still wasn't implemented and I felt people needed a reminder.

                  I had no idea vBulletin has a built in blog feature.

                  In that case, it should be rather easy to create a blog section on here.

                  ~ Jason
                  Jason's Simple Systems

                  Enemy AI and Patrol: https://forums.unrealengine.com/comm...troling-damage

                  Basic Quest System: https://forums.unrealengine.com/comm...ystem-part-1-1

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by Errvald View Post
                    What I'm saying is that I'd like to see EPIC scrap the answerhubs-trello-vbulletin forums, and build their own applications to handle these services.

                    Here's an example.

                    Imagine when visiting your profile you had these sections:

                    - Blog
                    Your personal blog diary

                    - Answers/Questions
                    All your answers you have contributed or questions you've asked about any issues.

                    - Marketplace items
                    All the marketplace items you may be selling.

                    - Games
                    List of the game/s you have started/released, each game has it's own custom made sections like:
                    Screens, Update Log, mods etc

                    I could add more but you get the point now :P
                    Well IndieDB, ModDB, Desura, FPSBanana/GameBanana, & Polycount among other platforms offer a lot of that functionality suggested, so perhaps Epic Games can either learn and adapt based off those communities to build their own service (unlikely) or create a partnership with one or a couple of those websites to to create a dedicated sub-section on their website for UE4 Developers (more likely), though a lot of those websites listed have some basic form of that already in place.

                    Although Crytek had the right idea back before Crydev.net was converted to cryengine.com, where they offered you the tools to create both teams and projects linked to those teams (similar to Steam Greenlight pages) which offered A LOT of the functionality mentioned above BUT the problem that Crytek came to realise is that a lot of the projects and teams listed on Crydev.net were either dead, badly organised an/or pretty much SPAM/Troll focused.

                    However I feel with the UE4 Community, Moderators & Epic Games staff will factor into making such a service's (if implemented) outcome different to that of Crytek's


                    P.S. Just don't add in the DRM system they had back then on CryENGINE 3 project(s) & Crydev.net teams requiring you to have an active Internet connection to open your project and yes I know Epic Games is totally against DRM polices such as these or for DRM in general but I figured I'd mention it anyway as an example of such a system could go wrong.

                    Don't get me wrong, it was handy for keeping your project secure, as only those apart of your Crydev.net team could open it if you so chose to set it up that way BUT if Crydev.net was to ever go offline than you were pretty much SCREWED ;(
                    Last edited by BenjaminDSmithy; 09-14-2015, 12:31 PM.
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                      #25
                      Originally posted by benjamin.smith View Post
                      Well IndieDB, ModDB, Desura, FPSBanana/GameBanana, & Polycount among other platforms offer a lot of that functionality suggested, so perhaps Epic Games can either learn and adapt based off those communities to build their own service (unlikely) or create a partnership with one or a couple of those websites to to create a dedicated sub-section on their website for UE4 Developers (more likely), though a lot of those websites listed have some basic form of that already in place.

                      Although Crytek had the right idea back before Crydev.net was converted to cryengine.com, where they offered you the tools to create both teams and projects linked to those teams (similar to Steam Greenlight pages) which offered A LOT of the functionality mentioned above BUT the problem that Crytek came to realise is that a lot of the projects and teams listed on Crydev.net were either dead, badly organised an/or pretty much SPAM/Troll focused.

                      However I feel with the UE4 Community, Moderators & Epic Games staff will factor into making such a service's (if implemented) outcome different to that of Crytek's


                      P.S. Just don't add in the DRM system they had back then on CryENGINE 3 project(s) & Crydev.net teams requiring you to have an active Internet connection to open your project and yes I know Epic Games is totally against DRM polices such as these or for DRM in general but I figured I'd mention it anyway as an example of such a system could go wrong.

                      Don't get me wrong, it was handy for keeping your project secure, as only those apart of your Crydev.net team could open it if you so chose to set it up that way BUT if Crydev.net was to ever go offline than you were pretty much SCREWED ;(
                      I get what you're saying, I'm just not sure if they'll partner up.

                      I'd love to just have a personal developer's page on here or even just a more-glorified profile page.

                      ~ Jason
                      Jason's Simple Systems

                      Enemy AI and Patrol: https://forums.unrealengine.com/comm...troling-damage

                      Basic Quest System: https://forums.unrealengine.com/comm...ystem-part-1-1

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by Jason Wanderer View Post
                        I get what you're saying, I'm just not sure if they'll partner up.

                        I'd love to just have a personal developer's page on here or even just a more-glorified profile page.

                        ~ Jason
                        Exactly! That's all we really need.
                        Favorite Quotes:
                        "History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind." -Edward Gibbon
                        "Whoever does not miss the Soviet Union has no heart. Whoever wants it back has no brain." -Vladimir Putin
                        "No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair." -General George S. Patton.

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by 94 View Post
                          Exactly! That's all we really need.
                          I'm actually a bit surprised this isn't a thing yet.

                          I've never worked with Vbulletin though so I'm not sure if it's a difficult task or not.


                          ...

                          That be said I'd be happy to learn Vbulletin just so we can have it.


                          ~ Jason
                          Jason's Simple Systems

                          Enemy AI and Patrol: https://forums.unrealengine.com/comm...troling-damage

                          Basic Quest System: https://forums.unrealengine.com/comm...ystem-part-1-1

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by KitatusStudios View Post
                            If only there was a thing like this called UnrealDevs or something.... :P
                            I signed up... it goes no further... so I see nothing there.

                            Originally posted by Jason Wanderer View Post
                            I've never worked with Vbulletin though so I'm not sure if it's a difficult task or not.
                            There was a plugin for vBulletin to add Blogs, and I know there is a bridge to connect Wordpress blogs as well.

                            I kinda like the idea, as I am working on a wiki tutorial, but it is a PITA because wiki is a PITA. I am blogging the same stuff on my site, so duplicating it in the WIKI. I just think the wiki doesn't get as much traffic as it should, and it's a bit more of a pain to drill down to stuff you are looking for sometimes.

                            As a matter of fact, www.rcgroups.com runs vBulletin as well and has forums AND blogs, so users can blog about their own things, you can follow those blogs, comment on them, etc, and a main blog page shows the newest blog entries, as well as links to popular ones. It is a good setup. I suggest someone from Epic take a look at that site.
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                              #29
                              Originally posted by arbopa View Post



                              There was a plugin for vBulletin to add Blogs, and I know there is a bridge to connect Wordpress blogs as well.

                              I kinda like the idea, as I am working on a wiki tutorial, but it is a PITA because wiki is a PITA. I am blogging the same stuff on my site, so duplicating it in the WIKI. I just think the wiki doesn't get as much traffic as it should, and it's a bit more of a pain to drill down to stuff you are looking for sometimes.

                              As a matter of fact, www.rcgroups.com runs vBulletin as well and has forums AND blogs, so users can blog about their own things, you can follow those blogs, comment on them, etc, and a main blog page shows the newest blog entries, as well as links to popular ones. It is a good setup. I suggest someone from Epic take a look at that site.
                              Let's hope they will!

                              I'd really like to see something like this.

                              You just made me realize, the forum doesn't even have a designated tutorial section (for user-made tutorials).


                              ~ Jason
                              Jason's Simple Systems

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                              Basic Quest System: https://forums.unrealengine.com/comm...ystem-part-1-1

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