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Toggle this category The Center: Busy As Fuck

Posted By:  Xylus @ 03 March 2014 - 10:32 PM
Deejay pointed out yesterday how the Center seems to be thriving right now, reflecting on how amazing it is that we are still alive and kicking ass. In conjunction with this thought, I wanted to give you some hard numbers to prove it.


Top 3 Months of Version 6 (Total Posts):

1. May 2013................10868 posts
2. June 2013...............10249 posts
3. February 2014........9847 posts

Looking at it from this point of view, it seems like we came just short of breaking the record, but on the contrary. Last month was actually our biggest month to date:


Top 3 Months of Version 6 (Posts Per Day)

1. February 2014......352 ppd
2. May 2013..............350 ppd
3. June 2013.............341 ppd


That's right, we fucking smashed the record by 2 posts per day!

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Keeping at that pace over a 31-day pace equates to 10902 posts for a month. Going further, that's a 12-month pace of 128,362 posts. Hardly reasonable to keep that pace up every month, but still something to think about. In contrast, for the entire year of 2013, we posted 92,987 total posts (avg of about 255 ppd).


A lot of this is just number vomit, but it speaks to something much greater: The Center is growing, almost miraculously. We have had a few new members sprinkle in over the last few months, but a vast majority of our activity is produced internally--members who were here all along, excited to consistently participate in a community they've been apart of for 2 years, 10 years, 14 years, etc.

Now enough of the self-congratulating, we have some records to break.

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Toggle this category Center Awards 2013 - Results

Posted By:  Garlic Junior @ 30 December 2013 - 02:15 PM
Without further ado, here are the complete results of the 2013 Center Awards.




Category: Best Male
How you define "Best" is up to you, but the bloke must be a bloke.

Winner: webhead

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Category: Best Female
How you define "Best" is up to you, but the chick must be a chick.

Winner: Super Lucyjin

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Category: Best Newbie
Anyone who signed up for the first time since 27th December 2012 1st December 2012 is eligible.

Winner: Moofininja

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Category: Best Staff
Any of our current staff are eligible.

Winners: Garlic Junior & webhead

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Category: Most Improved
Has anyone grown on you since the start of 2013? Praise them here.

Winner: KuraiKaze

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Category: Quality Poster
That poster who puts their all into posts, whether it be through humour, content, best use of smilies, etc

Winner: Garlic Junior

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Category: Most Valuable Member
A non-Staff member who continues to improve The Center, acts with the conduct of a Staff member, or is in general considered of high value as a member.

Winner: Downshift

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Category: Most Underappreciated
Any member, Staff or non-Staff, whose contributions you feel go unnoticed - give them their dues here.

Winner: Emtee

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Category: Most Respected
The member who no-one ever has a bad word to say about.

Winner: Kinmotsu

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Category: Funniest Member
The one that always makes you :lol:

Winner: gokuu / "Orange Joe"

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Most Creative
Be they poet, GFX artist, doodler, carpenter, or other.

Winner: Anelle

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Best Screename / Ava / Sig
This award goes to whoever you consider to have had the best Screename or Avatar or Signature or combination of all - please specify which you are nominating them for (copies of pics appreciated).

Winner: Chaoxytal

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Cateory: The MIA Award
That one member of yesteryear who has yet to sign up to v6 but bloody well should! (Anyone from v1-v5 is eligible).

Winner: Futile

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Category: Most Likely To Still Be Posting In 12 Years
Who here will never leave!?

Winner: Chaoxytal

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Category: Most Likely To Be Famous In 12 Years
Who will be the first of us to earn $1,000,000, get a TV show, have books written about them and become world-renowned?

Winner: Shade

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Category: Favourite Forum
Your favourite place to post in The Center.

Winner: Tournaments & Games / Mafia Archives

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Category: Favourite Topic
Your favourite topic of the past 12 months. (Mafia games not eligible).

Winner: Post Whatever Amused You On The Net Today

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Category: Favourite Mafia Game or Tournament
Pick one (or two (or three))).

Winner: Mafia XXIII: Full Metal Alchemist (Chaoxytal)

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Category: Favourite DTGS Article or Podcast
If you haven't read/heard them all, do so now!

WInner: Wind Waker HD (Xylus)

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Category: Surprise Of The Year
This is an entirely subjective award - what to you has been the biggest surprise of 2013?

Winner: Gathering 2014 Plans

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Category: Moment Of The Year
Finally, what to you has been your favourite part of 2013?

Winner: DTGS Launch

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So there you have it. 24 votes cast, numerous nominations, some repeats from last year and many new faces.

I will provide a bit more analysis and tidy up any mistakes in the New Year, but for now I hope you have a great time reflecting on 2013 and here's to many, many more :thumbs:

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Toggle this category Center Awards 2013 - Nominations

Posted By:  Garlic Junior @ 30 November 2013 - 10:29 AM
Welcome one and all, to the Center Awards 2013.

As with last year, the main consideration for these awards is to have fun! Considering where we were a few short years ago, the ongoing success of The Center is something well worth celebrating. We have The Gathering coming up next year, Does This Game Suck? launched, finally offering an excellent off-forum complement to our message board, and Mafia is still... um... still going strong? :umyeah:

:lol:

Basically, there is a lot to celebrate - but most of all, you guys. The Center wouldn't exist if it wasn't for our awesome memberbase, and that is what we are here to celebrate.

I will be resuming some of my Historical Look-backs, time dependent, and as with last time I will be looking to post the results as the New Year turns.




AIMS

1) Everybody take part! I want a concentrated effort to bring back lapsed members and get everyone involved. Is there someone you've missed lately? Invite them back! Hit up Facebook, email, PMs, etc. Are you a lurker who only posts once a month? No problem! PM me your votes, you're still a member in our eyes :)

2) Positivity! Positivity! Positivity!! I wrote up a pretty extensive run-down of winners and nominees last year, but I've been a bit absent during my tumultuous 2013 so I need your help! Feel free to just vote using names, but if you have reasons for your votes, please let me know :) remember, keep it positive!


Below are the nomination categories. You can submit anywhere between zero to three nominations per category! If submitting more than one nomination, please indicate who or what is your top choice.

PM me your nominations and the winners will be revealed in due course!! All nominations must be received by Thursday 26th December - I want to give everyone plenty of time to get their votes in (and harrass our lurkers to get their votes in too).


P.S. There may be something interesting for the winners this year ;)








The Categories:


Best Male: How you define "Best" is up to you, but the bloke must be a bloke.

Best Female: How you define "Best" is up to you, but the chick must be a chick.

Best Newbie: Anyone who signed up for the first time since 27th December 2012 is eligible.

Best Staff: Any of our current staff are eligible.

Most Improved: Has anyone grown on you since the start of 2013? Praise them here.

Quality Poster: That poster who puts their all into posts, whether it be through humour, content, best use of smilies, etc

Most Valuable Member: A non-Staff member who continues to improve The Center, acts with the conduct of a Staff member, or is in general considered of high value as a member.

Most Underappreciated: Any member, Staff or non-Staff, whose contributions you feel go unnoticed - give them their dues here.

Most Respected: The member who no-one ever has a bad word to say about.

Funniest Member: The one that always makes you :lol:

Most Creative: Be they poet, GFX artist, doodler, carpenter, or other.

Best Screename/Ava/Sig: This award goes to whoever you consider to have had the best Screename or Avatar or Signature or combination of all - please specify which you are nominating them for (copies of pics appreciated).

The MIA Award: That one member of yesteryear who has yet to sign up to v6 but bloody well should! (Anyone from v1-v5 is eligible).

Most likely to still be posting in 12 years: Who here will never leave!?

Most likely to be famous in 12 years: Who will be the first of us to earn $1,000,000, get a TV show, have books written about them and become world-renowned?


Favourite Forum: Your favourite place to post in The Center.

Favourite Topic: Your favourite topic of the past 12 months. (Mafia games not eligible).

Favourite Mafia Game or Tournament: Pick one (or two (or three))).

Favourite DTGS Article or Podcast: If you haven't read/heard them all, do so now!


Surprise Of The Year: This is an entirely subjective award - what to you has been the biggest surprise of 2013?

Moment Of The Year: Finally, what to you has been your favourite part of 2013?

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Toggle this category Site Launch: Does This Game Suck?

Posted By:  webhead @ 05 September 2013 - 11:11 PM
MT and I have been working on a new site for the Center Network called Does This Game Suck? Since there are a lot of gamers here I figured we could even recruit a few of you to write reviews or articles of whatever type here and there and even get you to post a video review or Let's Play here or there. It's been a little over 3 weeks that we've been working on it because we wanted to get it to a point where we thought things looked good and actually had a fair bit of content so it didn't just look empty for the launch. We'll be posting all our Let's Plays, Please to Enjoys that MT does, reviewing games, and posting news. You can check out the Why Hello There! article for what we have down as basically our about page. Of course for the majority of you, I just hope you enjoy reading and using the site. We'll take any feedback you've got.

Everyone visit it, give us feedback, volunteer to write an article or two, plug us on Facebook, Twitter, etc. We're looking to generate some page views. We may be adding a things or two here or there as we come up with ideas but I think the basic framework is in place here so it is time to go live. We're trying to bring our own sort of flair to articles to try to stand out a bit by being our usual sarcastic asshole selves. It's more fun to write and probably more fun to read. We want to make sure the site STILL looks professional though so I did a SHIT TON of work on the theme and all the widgets and shit that go with that.

Current Site Staff

Editors

Primary:
  • Xylus
  • Jenny
Backup:
  • MT
  • webhead
Authors

Started/Published Articles:
  • Mera'din
  • Dezner
  • Anelle
Starting Soon:
  • Chaoxytal
  • Shade
  • Darkce
  • KK
As of right now, only MT and I are writing reviews and whatnot since we've been doing the back end stuff. Now that the full launch is going ahead we'll get some reviews up for other people. If you have requests, let us know. I might even try to find a way to work in the Center Game-play stuff on the site. That always seemed fun. Could be part of a "Featured" article. :)

So whatever you want to say, throw it out. We'd love feedback and we'd love help even more. :)

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Toggle this category New Server

Posted By:  webhead @ 20 June 2013 - 09:56 PM
I've FINALLY gotten a new dedicated server for the Center. At 40 bucks a month, this thing is a STEAL. I read lots and lots of reviews about hosting places and this one was a very small operation run by a pretty cool guy from what I've seen.

Specs:
  • Phenom 840 Quad Core (3.2Ghz)
  • 8GB DDR3
  • 2 x 500GB HDDs in RAID 0
  • 20TB Monthly Transfer
The main benefits will be no longer sharing with others and the ungodly amounts of RAM and drive space...really all of that stuff. There should be NO more slowdowns. I might even do some other cool shit with the server like run a Minecraft server or something. Who knows. :D

This brings me to WHEN I'm doing this. Hopefully...tonight. As of this post, I'm getting ready to shut down the board, back it up, move it to the new host, and temporarily direct to the alternate domain name (center.dbzcenter.com) while the nameservers update for thecenternetwork.com. Prepare for this to happen VERY soon. I'll be putting up a message of some sort letting you know it is in feel swing. Feel free to drop by the chat during that time (I'd load that page now if I were you since it won't work soon). When I'm done, I'll post here again and obviously the board will be back up. :P There may be a few little hiccups if I need to adjust some settings. I implore you over the next few days to NOT LINK TO THE TEMPORARY ADDRESS. This will just make it weird when I change things back. Might be a good time to figure out how the [ TOPIC ] tag works. ;)

Board goes down in 15 minutes. After that it should only take ~15 minutes if everything goes well. I did a practice run of this last night to make sure I had the bugs worked out. :P

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  1. Eminem – Stan (13 votes [41.94%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 41.94%

  2. System of a Down - Aerials (18 votes [58.06%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 58.06%

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  1. Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc (12 votes [38.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 38.71%

  2. OutKast - Hey Ya! (19 votes [61.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 61.29%

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  1. Johnny Cash - Hurt (23 votes [74.19%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 74.19%

  2. Linkin Park - In The End (8 votes [25.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.81%

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  1. Muse - Knights of Cydonia (15 votes [48.39%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 48.39%

  2. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army (16 votes [51.61%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 51.61%

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