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chefricochet (Guild Admin) 8/28/2008 6:03 AM EST : Splash Screens
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   OK, Guild Portal! It seems we have started a trend with our splash screens; http://chainmail.guildportal.com/Guild.aspx?GuildID=251729&TabID=2269619 
  So, why don't you give people the option of installing one, when they create their site?!
  A great idea; but, I personally would rather see an updated version of your featured spotlight guild section! Maybe a separate box for NON - WOW guilds!!!
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Omegadome (New Admin) 8/29/2008 12:50 PM EST : RE: Splash Screens
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We (my wife and I)  solved that problem by just creating our own website then linking it through guildportal.   In the end though we decided against it and just created a re-direct.   Its a bit cleaner and sometimes splash pages can just be a bit annoying.  To much glitz and avoids taking you straight to the content your guild members desire.  Know what I mean?  Always ask yourself,  "how many clicks of a button does it take for my members to get to whats important.  Should never take more than 2 max, imo.

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539907493_Inactive (New Admin) 8/31/2008 12:23 AM EST : RE: Splash Screens
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Personaly i like the splash screens and so does my guildies, its something different than just seeing the same old boring website over and over.

As for the howmany clicks it takes i dont agree with the 2 clicks, but then again this is a game forum and not a website trying to sell items to ppl visiting it.

Keep up the good job on the splash screen for those that dont mind it
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Everdark (MVP) 8/31/2008 1:02 AM EST : RE: Splash Screens
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"Alright varmint! Dis here mob an' I have HAD it wit' your makin' us clickin' our dern mouses one times too many! We recon it's time yous get what's comin' to ya fer developin's that dern blasted Splash Screen a-ma-jig! Mottie, we here are callin' you out! Get 'em boys! ..... and leave none 'a dem cookies whole!"




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Mottie (MVP) 8/31/2008 2:31 AM EST : RE: Splash Screens
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Omegadome (New Admin) 8/31/2008 5:46 AM EST : RE: Splash Screens
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Guukha said:
Personaly i like the splash screens and so does my guildies, its something different than just seeing the same old boring website over and over.

As for the howmany clicks it takes i dont agree with the 2 clicks, but then again this is a game forum and not a website trying to sell items to ppl visiting it.

Keep up the good job on the splash screen for those that dont mind it



I mean no disrespect when I say...   you just proved my point.  How is seeing the same ol boring website over again any different than seeing your same ol splash page over and over again to which by the way provides nothing on terms of usefulness other than needless graphics.  

I'm talking about the difference between efficiency and you're more than welcomed to disagree.  If you think that clicking more than 2 times to get to a particular tirtiary link  is an efficient design on your behalf,   you may need to re-think that.

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LochenTwo (Guild Admin) 8/31/2008 6:22 AM EST : RE: Splash Screens
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The same reason people wear guild tabard and create web banners or forum signatures. None of them are particularly useful except to form an identity.

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Ciannon (Guild Admin) 8/31/2008 2:04 PM EST : RE: Splash Screens
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Actually, when you are searching for a guild, or looking for a guild... to me a guild having a splash screen shows that the guild web guy is more knowledgeable in the area of web/content design. He may not be more knowledgeable, but he is putting more into the guild site... which takes more time/effort... which shows that they dedicated to the guild. When I am looking at guild websites, there's 2 things that jump out at me.

1) Layout - Does the guild use a fluent layout, or is everything off centered and ugly looking.

2) Splash - Did the guild web guy put in the time/effort to utilize a the feature?

Not saying there's anything wrong with not using a splash page... I'm not lazy enough to not mind clicking an extra button.


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