Dune Novels Facelift

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Dune Novels Facelift

Postby Hunchback Jack » 04 Aug 2009 05:33

Looks like DN got a new look.

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Postby DuneFishUK » 04 Aug 2009 06:12

Very minimalist?

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Re: Dune Novels Facelift

Postby Bijaz » 04 Aug 2009 06:58

The dumbnovels forum is officially toast!
(Anyone copy any of threads and posts?)

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Re: Dune Novels Facelift

Postby DuneFishUK » 04 Aug 2009 07:51

Bugger... like a stubborn skidmark it's still there. :(

VERY well hidden though :P... Probably because it's such an embarrassment.

http://forum.dunenovels.com/phpBB2/index.php

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Re: Dune Novels Facelift

Postby SandRider » 04 Aug 2009 08:30

first off, please don't do that.

it was fun to make folks run & see if Hyppo had actually re-opened Arakeen,
but this is a cruel waste of time. I actually thought for a moment Over There
had been re-vamped. All I see is a re-ordering of the forums. (&BTW, it's either
that shifting-IP thing, or Dunefish's link is magic - I got in w/o proxy. Or, Dunefish's
link is cursed - I got in.)

Then I guess I had some kind of stroke, I actually clicked around & read some posts.

The first post I read was from "Uncle Zip", and the obtuseness & ridiculous spelling
screamed "sockpuppet". Read some more & remembered, nah, these people are just
STOOPID. Thank the little baby j-sus I bailed out before I ran across a post from
Merritt ....
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Re: Dune Novels Facelift

Postby Nekhrun » 04 Aug 2009 10:11

So the only link to the forum is at the bottom in small font that says, "contact forum"? What the fuck is wrong with them? Uncle Mike at it again.
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Re: Dune Novels Facelift

Postby TheDukester » 04 Aug 2009 10:21

Wow, a look that doesn't scream "designed with Netscape Composer in 1999" ... way to go, HLP!

And could they be giving any bigger of a middle finger to Byron? Bottom of the page, in 4-point type? It's clear the HLP has just punted on the idea of forums. Someone there realizes that it's just Byron and three drooling idiots and that nothing of importance will ever be said there.

Back to the design real quick: I'll give them credit for leading with the cover design. Let's face it; that is one fine behind!
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Re: Dune Novels Facelift

Postby inhuien » 04 Aug 2009 11:16

DuneFishUK wrote:Bugger... like a stubborn skidmark it's still there. :(

VERY well hidden though :P... Probably because it's such an embarrassment.

http://forum.dunenovels.com/phpBB2/index.php


and the jury says.......

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Re: Dune Novels Facelift

Postby SandChigger » 04 Aug 2009 11:22

I don't know, I rather like it. :P

It's perfect for the website of the Herbert Leech Parasites: ALL FLASH AND NO SUBSTANCE. :laughing:

http://www.ciplex.com/ is the company responsible for the atrocity. I wonder if this was another KJA/Uncle Mike recommendation.

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Re: Dune Novels Facelift

Postby Hunchback Jack » 04 Aug 2009 11:29

SR, sorry, I meant the DN site, not the forum. They've changed the style and layout of the info pages, blog, etc.

I wasn't doing an "arakeen". :)

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Re: Dune Novels Facelift

Postby DuneFishUK » 04 Aug 2009 11:49

Methinks they're having some teething troubles :) Not loading good again... and I think I saw bits of the old site for a second there too :shock: .

I do actually like the new design.. I think they've got a new art bloke at Tor or something: everything since the WOD cover change has been pretty competent, even the TV ad.

They still haven't fixed that god-awful myspace page yet though :lol:

(Media>Images :P )

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Re: Dune Novels Facelift

Postby TheDukester » 04 Aug 2009 11:53

And getting the ass up there nice and big was a good call, too. That onion is so fine it makes my eyes water.
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Re: Dune Novels Facelift

Postby Tleszer » 04 Aug 2009 12:00

Anyone take a look at Janet Herbert's photos of BoBo and KJA? All I have to say is... ass to ass. :lol:
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Re: Dune Novels Facelift

Postby Omphalos » 04 Aug 2009 12:02

I still get a "you are banned" with that red planet background.

Did they upgrade to phpbb3?

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Re: Dune Novels Facelift

Postby TheDukester » 04 Aug 2009 12:05

The forums? Those look exactly the same to me.

(Another middle finger for Byron: "Hey, we're upgrading the whole site ... except for your little corner. Tool."
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Re: Dune Novels Facelift

Postby Nekhrun » 04 Aug 2009 12:16

Omphalos wrote:I still get a "you are banned" with that red planet background.

Did they upgrade to phpbb3?

Fuck no. It's just as ugly as ever. The dunenovels site has changed though. Looks like all the photos I used to make demotivators are gone, as is Dune Genesis. Maybe I just haven't found it yet. The site's even worse than it was before.
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Re: Dune Novels Facelift

Postby SandChigger » 04 Aug 2009 12:59

They've switched over to the Drupal content management system (CMS). The old blogs are missing, as is the Torkos timeline page. Basically everything seems to have been moved or deleted.

WAY TO GO, DUMBASSES!!! :laughing:
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Re: Dune Novels Facelift

Postby TheDukester » 04 Aug 2009 13:51

Tleszer wrote:Anyone take a look at Janet Herbert's photos of BoBo and KJA? All I have to say is... ass to ass.

Oh, dear. Not a good selection of images.

Also, could one of Byron Merritt's spies please pass along to him that the plural of "photo" would be "photos"? It's not "photo's" ... that would be the possessive.

Or whatever. I mean, hey, it's no big deal at all that the people responsible for a literary legacy cannot use basic English, right?

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Re: Dune Novels Facelift

Postby Freakzilla » 04 Aug 2009 14:00

TheDukester wrote:
Tleszer wrote:Anyone take a look at Janet Herbert's photos of BoBo and KJA? All I have to say is... ass to ass.

Oh, dear. Not a good selection of images.

Also, could one of Byron Merritt's spies please pass along to him that the plural of "photo" would be "photos"? It's not "photo's" ... that would be the possessive.

Or whatever. I mean, hey, it's no big deal at all that the people responsible for a literary legacy cannot use basic English, right?

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Coudn't it be a contraction for "photographs"? :P
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Re: Dune Novels Facelift

Postby Nekhrun » 04 Aug 2009 14:16

Those pics are fucking awesome! :lol:
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Re: Dune Novels Facelift

Postby Hunchback Jack » 04 Aug 2009 14:22

"This is obviously some strange usage of the word "awesome" that I wasn't previously aware of."

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Re: Dune Novels Facelift

Postby Ampoliros » 04 Aug 2009 16:05

"We adventure hard, so you don't have too!"

you know, for a second there, I felt sorry for them.

Dont worry, it passed.
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Postby Mr. Teg » 04 Aug 2009 16:40

Those "photo's" are like...um...well...romantic... :lol:
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Postby DuneFishUK » 04 Aug 2009 16:43

Cheek-to-cheek :?

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Re: Dune Novels Facelift

Postby Hunchback Jack » 04 Aug 2009 17:24

The lower left one is just ... creepy.

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- Iain Banks