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kirk
kirk
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14:23 Wed 26 Oct 16 (BST)  [Link]  
Just wondering if any of you hardcore geeks that are still left on here are able to make a new pool site. Kinda like this but ran by someone who will actually give a damn and update it? Food for thought anyway.
dgeneratio
dgeneratio
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14:33 Wed 26 Oct 16 (BST)  [Link]  
only one i know who made a Pool Leagues Site from scratch would be janmb but he lost interest years ago and only comes on once or twice a year when i remind him about 13 month inactivity (lost a few lifetime stats like that).

Problem now is that most coders don't play this anymore, I know dextr was learning java at some point but he talked to his friend and said with the members the site has, it may not be worth investing into the site.
_knightmare_
_knightmare_
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16:49 Wed 26 Oct 16 (BST)  [Link]  
Is it really worth it? I mean we have this one and unless the site becomes totally unplayable, inaccessible, obsolete then that really shouldn't change. Technology changes by the day but this site still manages to keep functioning with expired versions of Java, low video graphic drivers and requirements yet stilll manages to have and maintain its quick and efficient game play.

So is there really any point in anyone bothering to imitate or mimic what we already have? I don't think so personally.

There are other pool games which have been documented/mentioned on other threads...but they still imo are not a patch on this one. (Pooligans, Elite Pool, Yahoo Pool etc)
dgeneratio
dgeneratio
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16:55 Wed 26 Oct 16 (BST)  [Link]  
Is it really worth it? I mean we have this one and unless the site becomes totally unplayable, inaccessible, obsolete then that really shouldn't change. Technology changes by the day but this site still manages to keep functioning with expired versions of Java, low video graphic drivers and requirements yet still manages to have and maintain its quick and efficient game play.

So is there really any point in anyone bothering to imitate or mimic what we already have? I don't think so personally.

There are other pool games which have been documented/mentioned on other threads...but they still imo are not a patch on this one. (Pooligans, Elite Pool, Yahoo Pool etc)


Probably but didn't you mention that it should be coded like in HTML 5 etc away from Java?

Their's probably people who "could" do it like janmb as an example but as i mentioned above it isn't worth their time.
_knightmare_
_knightmare_
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17:05 Wed 26 Oct 16 (BST)  [Link]  
Yes James but the initial post by kirk referred to a New Site not modifying this one. If this one can be modified to become non java based or reliant...this site's potential could be enormous with proper advertising, branching out onto more platforms (ipdas, tablets etc), weekly or monthly maintenance, Mods/Admin Forum and the Contact Us be solely complaints based etc.

The game itself doesn't need much modification just some extras (such as milestone achievements, wins in a row awards etc...just something to incorporate the actual end user) but the actual interface itself, messaging system, Forums, Announcements etc could all do with a revamp. (Bought back to the 21st Century)

I don't think another pool site being created will be anymore advantageous than keeping this one and making it as good as it possibly can be, the foundations are already here.
dgeneratio
dgeneratio
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17:13 Wed 26 Oct 16 (BST)  [Link]  
I don't think another pool site being created will be anymore advantageous than keeping this one and making it as good as it possibly can be, the foundations are already here.


Probably but if updates were happening and maintained then kirk wouldn't have posted.

I heard Nick is working on Java, whether it is true i'm not sure but if he is then shows he still wants to fight which is good. I haven't seen a mega update since tournapoints came into the game in 2010 i think.
kirk
kirk
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11:09 Thu 27 Oct 16 (BST)  [Link]  
The fact is whatever Nick is doing he isn't communicating so to me no communication means this site is dead in the water in regards to updates or moving forward. I was around back in the day when updates were every week and mentioned.

Yeah this site is the best knightmare, no doubt. But what im asking is if anyone can make their own and do stuff like also make it an app and expand because i guarentee it will flourish again if that was to happen. Just sell this sh1t to EA or something lol.
dgeneratio
dgeneratio
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11:42 Thu 27 Oct 16 (BST)  [Link]  
The fact is whatever Nick is doing he isn't communicating so to me no communication means this site is dead in the water in regards to updates or moving forward. I was around back in the day when updates were every week and mentioned.


Yup problem has always been that ONLY nick does the updates and coding, No one else can on the Moderating Team. In other games i'm fairly sure they have multiple coders working on different projects. People did offer to help years ago to ease pressure on nick but was never taken (Can understand why though but if they show proof of work). Jack_pot on Snooker rings a bell (no longer around) as he made a practice client i think and could have helped move site forward, Last i heard he moderates a forum with more members than here (vaguely remember 3k), he also never made the Moderator position which is a shame as unlike most of us, he had experience.

nick wasn't around for over a year, we was always worried sick and admin even phoned with no response, returns and no posts. Last post was January 2015 about Email Verification and 3 posts in 2014. Last update was 2013.

http://www.funkypool.com/thread/19421/game-loading-changes-and-more-22nd-september-update/1#1586529

Slightly worrying but dark_chocco posted an update that nick was working on solving java, whether true i'm not sure but if it is then it is a start
dgeneratio
dgeneratio
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11:45 Thu 27 Oct 16 (BST)  [Link]  
Yeah this site is the best knightmare, no doubt. But what im asking is if anyone can make their own and do stuff like also make it an app and expand because i guarantee it will flourish again if that was to happen.


Yup no one disputing that it is the best, Not many left who can code i don't think but if they could code in an Android Compatible setting then could be a start and add things like Achievements, Badges, Challenges etc.
kirk
kirk
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12:28 Thu 27 Oct 16 (BST)  [Link]  
Exactly Dgen, years since the last post and even more years since the last update. Simply isn't good enough if your running a game. Its only because of how good the site is that it has a few members left. I'm not really fussed what chocco said because it's like chinese whispers and that's even if its true.

Fact is until i see a forum post then he's probably on his travels that he likes to do and has had his fun with this site. Even if he does come back it doesn't hold much stead as he could just leave again.
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