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GoNintendo 5.0: Welcome to... this

Greetings. If you are reading this, then you're on GoNintendo 5.0!

As you look around, you'll begin to see holes of sort where site functionality is missing or could be improved. Rest assured, this is a *work in progress* and it will get better as time goes on.

First, some important information...

User accounts:

GN5 shares the same code base and database of GoingSony. User accounts work on both sites. So if you already have a GoingSony account, you can use that to log in to GoNintendo! Keep in mind though, you get banned at one site, you are banned at the other.

If you logged into old GoNintendo at least once since April 1, 2015 and don't have a GoingSony account of the same username, then you already have an account! Use the "Forgot my password" function on the site and provide the e-mail address you had with your old GoNintendo account. You will receive an e-mail from GGGSite.Notifications@gmail.com with a link to set your password.

If you had an old GoNintendo account AND a GoingSony account of the same (or similar with matching e-mail) username with the same e-mail on both accounts, then those accounts are already "link". By "linked" I mean "we linked the GN information with the GS account info for use in a later site feature." For those accounts whose username matching up but the e-mails on the two accounts did not, those were manually handled and linked where appropriate.

Having issues? Send me a DM to my Twitter (@t27duck) and I'll work things out with you as soon as I can.

Forums:

The UI for the main forum page is NOT DONE. Right now, it mostly resembles a series of blog entries with the ability to zero in by category. This will be tweaked and improved over time. Due to the need to launch quickly, we're going with what we have.

Commenting:

You can have threaded conversations now! Right now, the UI limits nested conversations to three deep. This will be changed over time as we work out the spacing, padding, and sizing.

Avatars:

By default, your avatar is your Gravatar using the e-mail on your account. You can provide an external URL to be your avatar if you wish.

Chatroom:

You can now switch back and forth between the "new" mibbit client and the original client if you prefer.

RSS:

The RSS url has changed. Get the new on from the sidebar.

Story searching:

... yeah it kind of blows right now. This will be imporoved over time.

Errors:

The site is set up to e-mail me if something breaks. If you get a BSOD page with a screen shot of "I AM ERROR" from Zelda II, that is an error. I get notified and will work on a fix as soon as I can.

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So... yeah that's all I can think of off the top of my head. Send me a PM on the site or a DM on Twitter with questions.

Categories: Site Updates

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Yay! Glad to see the new stuff is working!

r42
Sat May 09 15 05:49pm
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I think it's oddly poetic that "Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear" is the last post of the old site. Fossils: relics of the past - Fighters: struggling to overcome obstacles - Infinite: the possibilities of the future with the new redesign - Gear: machinery making it all possible.

I'm excited about the future of GoNintendo! :D

whoa
deep :0
very very deep...

OK. I thought it was just me. 
After a day or so, it won't matter because there will be so much new news that no one will care about the old news.

So far the only glitch is the old timezone settings for old GN accounts don't work very well with this setup.
So... everyone is on Eastern time for now. You can change them manually yourselves when you want.

lokamp
Sat May 09 15 05:49pm
(Updated 1 time)

Whew, the transitioning has gone smooth despite these days's technical issues. Good work, everyone!

Now I just have to start getting used to that Moai Arkanoid-esque face on the left... ugh

RIP stupid shit I wrote 6+ years ago, now there's NO proof

Looks pretty good. Still sucks that this was the surprise that got ruined  due the site crashing. 

So sad to see this happen. Hope the site recovers some more, and good luck!

WOW this looks good, you guys! :D Already more pleasant on the eyes. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date and good job on turning a disaster into something good and positive. 
I've been a fan of this website for almost a decade  (I think) and I will be for a long, long time. Keep it up.

I had trouble to login at first. I used the link “Forgot your password” and everything went well. Glad to be here! Nice version. It’s sad it had to come out on such a bad day.

Glad to see that this site is back again, although it's really unfortunate about all the lost content.
The new design is fantastic! It looks more modern, I love it!

Thank you for all of your hard work. We all appreciate it very much!
Very happy that the new stuff works fine. Smile
It all seems fine! And at least SOME things wers saved....

You guys have worked so hard...so please rest. If you don't eat or sleep, you die. And nobody wants you to die! You have done so much for us...now is the time to relax. At least a bit. 

Totodile Wii-wiggle gif back in action Cool

Glad the sites back up. You guys are great. New site looks great.

Nice Job RMC and Crew. This place looks good so far. I use to be WolfLink22 for anyone who is wondering. I just thought that since GN was changing that it was time for me to have a change of username as well.

normalgamer
Sat May 09 15 07:12pm
(Updated 1 time)

Guess it'll take me some time to get used to this new design.  ^_^

Although it was due to the most unfortunate circumstances that you had to roll this out ahead of time... I have to say, the new site layout rocks. I love it. It looks very modern and clean without being too advanced. great job. Hope you can continue to get everything in order. GoNintendo will always be my favorite and #1 Nintendo site.

Sweet new look and I have now returned to Gonintendo with an avatar to boot which I have been wanting for so long. Anyways looking forward to new gaming articles and gaming chat.

burnincheez
Sat May 09 15 07:33pm
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Nice!

I picture RMC sitting happily at his computer now, smiling and typing with exaggerated strokes, singing along to the title theme of Mega Man 2, with Nintendo-related headlines flying merrily out of his head in rainbows and sunshine. 

Edit: Oh yeah, and I'm glad the new design isn't taken over by giant fonts and giant pictures like so many other modern site designs. It looks great!

Looking good can't wait till everything is up and running again smoothly ^_^

Sat May 09 15 07:48pm
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Happy to see the site back up.  Really good work on that RMC and co.!  Of course, it'll take a bit of time to get used to, but what matters is that the best Nintendo site is up and running again.

EDIT: I'd really appreciate if I can get a reply to this, since it's very, VERY important to me, but I've noticed that all PMs have been wiped.  Is there any way at all we might be able to salvage at least relatively recent messages?

t27duck
Sat May 09 15 10:02pm
(Updated 1 time)

Unfortunately, the old PMs might be lost along with the rest of the old data.

That is unfortunate, but thanks for the reply, I appreciate it.

The reply notification is a pretty neat new feature, btw!

Yay gonintendo is back :D

Sad the site had a great crash, but I'm happy it's resurrected in a new form again.  I know currently RSS feeds are borked, but I know it's being worked on among other bugs/things.

RSS feed should be live now. Follow the link at the RSS icon in the side bar.

I don't see an RSS icon. Am I just blind?

Figured it out - the "social services" section doesn't display anything for me in Safari or Firefox, but does in Chrome (on OS X). 

"GN5 shares the same code base and database of GoingSony. User accounts work on both sites."

Great! Now I'll start using the Sony site. the main reason I didn't before is because I didn't care enough to have to create a whole new account for it.

Wow, thanks to the GoingSony link, I can finally join GoNintendo as well! Hello, GoNintendo!

Welcome back GoNintendo!  

I'm just glad the new site is up and running!  I love the new look!  Thanks for all your hard work!

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