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#1 Jan 30, 2018 8:19 AM

PossessedStatue
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Gem system.

I don't know why it was ever removed, but the gem system in here was fantastic back in the day. I used to post a lot back then and I remember getting paid gems for screen grabbing from the Spyro Games for someone who wanted screenshots. Good times.... Unique feature for a suitable forum to incorporate it too. Why was it removed?

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#2 Jan 30, 2018 1:42 PM

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Re: Gem system.

The only reason that I can find is that they sort of died off, so they were left behind when this forum migrated to FluxBB 4 years ago.

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#3 Feb 12, 2018 3:38 PM

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Re: Gem system.

No one really used it anymore, so I didn't think we needed to migrate it over. It did used to be kind of fun when people had their own shops and stuff.

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#4 Feb 12, 2018 5:10 PM

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Re: Gem system.

Stormy wrote:

No one really used it anymore, so I didn't think we needed to migrate it over.

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i thought it was because the new [server?] didn't support the gem system, not that we just decided not to implement it

what kind of betrayal is this





personally i wouldn't mind if it was brought back too


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#5 Feb 12, 2018 9:20 PM

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Re: Gem system.

If the forum allows you to add custom PHP that's great. But yeah I agree not all that worthwhile if no one uses it. Maybe there's a way to make it more active, and even use it to boost activity on the forum? What did people sell in their shops?
idk Maybe it wouldn't do any good. Just think'n.

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#6 Feb 14, 2018 12:49 AM

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Re: Gem system.

It used to be like an avatar, banner, and art commission thing if I remember correctly. Was kind of cool when the forum was active, but declined along with everything else. tongue

I think you also lost gems when you posted in SPAM too which was funny

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#7 Feb 14, 2018 1:56 AM

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Re: Gem system.

we should be able to gamble for gems
and also make it so you gain gems when you post in spam sparx


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But 36 I have more Facebook likes than anyone else's Spyro dragon forum

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#8 Feb 14, 2018 3:04 AM

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Re: Gem system.

+500 gems for evry dank meme 345344106102521866.png?v=1

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#9 Feb 14, 2018 4:22 AM

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Re: Gem system.

Paranoia wrote:

I think you also lost gems when you posted in SPAM too which was funny

i don't remember that (though it could have been the case anyway), but i DO remember your post count didn't increase in SPAM. and then one day that just randomly stopped, and now posts DO count big_smile


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#10 Feb 16, 2018 7:12 PM

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Re: Gem system.

It decreased only in one specific thread in spam that warned about it in its title smile

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#11 Feb 17, 2018 1:53 PM

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Re: Gem system.

36IStillLikeSpyro36 wrote:
Stormy wrote:

No one really used it anymore, so I didn't think we needed to migrate it over.

S- Story

i thought it was because the new [server?] didn't support the gem system, not that we just decided not to implement it

what kind of betrayal is this





personally i wouldn't mind if it was brought back too

I mean, I could have done it if people had actually wanted it. It just would have been a lot of hassle. While there are currency mods for FluxBB that I could have modified, the database migration script didn't automatically handle that kind of extra stuff like it did posts, usernames, and avatars, so I would have had to write a script to bring that data all over and fit it in to the new mod myself.

In the end, we took a vote before the migration happened, and gems were not one of the features people voted to keep. Same with guestbooks (which I actually do kind of miss).

Also I'm pretty sure it was -10 gems per spam post, although there was a bug where the gem value didn't actually show up like it normally would have after you posted.

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