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  1. 19 Jan '03 10:20
    Surveys, question thingies. It might be useful if there was, say, a page with a weekly question where users could vote on a particular topic. For example What do you want to see in the next site update? A) more statistics B) better navigation interface C) a forum devoted to squirrel trivia D) Other (send email or post in forum)

    I dunno, its just something I thought of. One of the best aspects of RHP is how much Chris and Russ listen to the ideas and suggestions of the users. A quick poll page or something like that would provide additional feedback on anything that Chris and Russ wanted to ask.

    I suppose that any questions like that can always be asked in the forums, but lots of users don't visit the forums, and some may not wish to post but would vote if they could anonymously.
  2. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    19 Jan '03 14:56
    Originally posted by T1000
    ...For example What do you want to see in the next site update? A) more statistics B) better navigation interface C) a forum devoted to squirrel trivia D) Other (send email or post in forum)...
    I vote for "C". I look forward to infiltrating this forum and composing many pompous, long winded, and highly contentious posts debunking squirrelophilia in all its manifestations.
  3. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    19 Jan '03 22:44 / 1 edit
    Any RHP old timers (and I mean mwmiller and Rhymster here) may well remember a vote on the homepage - we were interested in why people were on the site (Rival Chess caused all the initial traffic when the site was new - and we were interested if there was any shift)

    Anyway, why describe it to you when the rather amazing web archive can show you the real thing! (This really is one of the most amazing sites on the web)

    http://web.archive.org/web/20010304170336/http://www.redhotpawn.com/

    Remember, this is not a functioning site, just a snapshot.

    Enjoy!

    -Russ
  4. Donation Rhymester
    and RedHotTed
    19 Jan '03 22:59
    There wasn't a button for 'heard about it from a friend of Chrismo's' so I ticked on-line chess.

    It was really weird actually... I was just running out of ideas to keep a 'longest thread' on another forum fresh and had decided to challenge someone to a game of chess in the thread. But along came RHP and the rest is history.

    Rhymester
  5. 19 Jan '03 23:23 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Russ
    Any RHP old timers (and I mean mwmiller and Rhymster here) may well remember a vote on the homepage...

    ...

    http://web.archive.org/web/20010304170336/http://www.redhotpawn.com/

    Remember, this is not a functioning site, just a snapshot.

    Enjoy!

    -Russ
    The poll was there long enough for latecomers like me to vote in it too. I remember wondering why anyone would vote for "don't know"!! It was thinking about what the site used to be like that made me think of having a poll nowadays. Anyway, RHP has undergone a lot of changes!

    Am looking forward to seeing what you have lined up for the top part of the screen...[impatient]is it coming soon?[/impatient]

    Have you got any more links to archived pages?
  6. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    20 Jan '03 00:41
    http://web.archive.org/web/*/redhotpawn.com

    -Russ
  7. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    20 Jan '03 01:19 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Russ
    http://web.archive.org/web/*/redhotpawn.com

    -Russ
    Well, that was a stroll down memory lane! One of the pages actually captured the conclusion of my first game here, against Paul! (That was game number 18 on the RHP site, if you can believe that!)

    Maybe you can show a screen shot of the old antique 'peg board' we had to use here in the 'good old days'! I don't think any of us old-timers will miss that.

    regards, Marc
  8. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    20 Jan '03 01:38
    The 'peg hole' board is still supported to this day! People do still use it.

    -Russ

  9. 20 Jan '03 01:40
    I'm pretty new to this site, but I have to tell you how pleased I am with it! I've tried other sites, which shall remain nameless (no point in being negative), but this one takes the cake in my opinion. It seems like you (Russ and Chris) care about keeping it a quality site (feedback, additions, remods, etc.) I appreciate that, too. I'm also pleased with the people I've "met" so far. Sort of a family, it seems. Vaknso scares me a little--100+ games going--wow. Now if I could only control my addiction to it...
  10. 20 Jan '03 09:02
    What were "drone games"?
  11. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    20 Jan '03 09:12
    Originally posted by jgvaccaro
    What were "drone games"?
    At one time the Rival chess program was installed onto the server and we could play games against the computer here if we wanted. They were called 'drone games'.

    Marc
  12. Standard member paulisfree2b
    Ascending
    20 Jan '03 15:11
    A weekly POLL would facilate that gathering of statistics about the key website enhancements that the userbase has got!

    The formums are not effective enough in terms of gathering such data.

    People are more inclined to respond, at logon, to 5/10 Y/N questions.
    People are less likely to read through all the forums and respond to each post in support of a good idea.

    I hope we get POLLS implemented - its practical.

    PS: Possibly outsource this Weekly POLL questionaire creation to some enthuasiast who lives in the forums?

  13. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    21 Jan '03 21:17
    Originally posted by mwmiller
    At one time the Rival chess program was installed onto the server and we could play games against the computer here if we wanted. They were called 'drone games'.

    Marc
    why don't they exist any more? :'( :'(
  14. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    21 Jan '03 21:28
    Originally posted by thire
    why don't they exist any more? :'( :'(
    Most members come to RHP to play chess against other people. So the software program was removed from the server.

    However, I do believe you can still download the program and play it. A registered version was also included as a benefit for anyone who became a pawn star. I don't know if that is still true or not.

    You can find the link to download it on the home page.

    regards, Marc
  15. 21 Jan '03 21:30
    Originally posted by mwmiller
    Most members come to RHP to play chess against other people. So the software program was removed from the server.

    However, I do believe you can still download the program and play it. A registered version was also included as a benefit for anyone who became a pawn star. I don't know if that is still true or not.

    You can find the link to download it on the home page.

    regards, Marc
    I think the drone was removed to ease the load on the server.