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Welcome To New GOL
Posted , 15 January 2013 at 9:21 pm UTC / 2600 views
First of all welcome to the new Gaming On Linux website! This has been a work in progress for...too long through stops and starts. The whole point of this was to make the website easier and nicer to use with less clutter, not only that but I no longer have to pay any fee for support to xenforo (the previous software) saving me a bit of money! Not only that but constantly people ridiculed GOL for being a forum based website, no more!

It also makes it easier to chop and change the content as i see fit as well since i know the code as it was done by me.

Important Note: YOU NEED TO RESET YOUR PASSWORD TO LOGIN, a good time to refresh them

Important Note 2: Anywhere you know our articles are linked, kindly get them to update to the new url for articles (although a redirection is in place so old articles will auto link to the new address for them).

Important Note 3: The main RSS feed link has changed to this here.

A note for all editors
Before you do your next article, please take a moment just do a small bio about yourself from the User Control Panel (found in your user block on the left).

There is no image uploader for articles, you can use whatever image hoster you want dropbox, imageshack, whatever - saves us bandwith costs for the future, I may put one in sometime. It has an easy to use youtube tool for videos and videos are much better than stills anyway

A note for users
You can now use Gravatars! wooo!

Bugs, Squash them with me!
Please please report any and all bugs to the Forum, it's impossible to make anything bug free so please be nice when reporting them anything can easily be overlooked when you have stared at code for too long. If you miss anything from the old website that could be easily implemented, again send it to the forum or just comment on this article .

Articles
If you wish to submit an article you can now do it directly by clicking here (available in the articles box to your left).

You can now easily view articles by category by selecting the category from the dropdown box as well.

Our twitter feed will also now get the category the article is from thanks to the new RSS feed for articles located here (also the rss icon on the left).

Games on Sale
We also now have a whole section for game sales here (also linked in the main nav bar), it has it's own RSS feed and it will publish to our twitter @gamingonlinux automagically seperate from main articles, it will have the prefix "Game Sale" on our twitter.

The Games Database we have will also be eventually worked on to match this new website and to be a bit more up-to-date as well so stay tuned on that one.

Well I think I have covered everything!

Lastly a big thank you to all testers, nitpickers, code helpers etc, you are all amazing

I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. A fan of anything techy, and not just Linux stuff.

You can follow my personal blog here.

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Stephan commented on 15 January 2013 at 9:38 pm UTC

The RSS-link (or rather the php-file) doesn't exist, as it seems.

The RSS-link (or rather the php-file) doesn't exist, as it seems.

liamdawe commented on 15 January 2013 at 9:39 pm UTC

Oh bugger, i didn't update the urls on RSS feeds haha oops.

Edit > Links should be fixed now woops.

Edit 2 > hmmm looks like there is a bug in the editor, it keeps removing the url, thats annoying.

Oh bugger, i didn't update the urls on RSS feeds haha oops. Edit > Links should be fixed now woops. Edit 2 > hmmm looks like there is a bug in the editor, it keeps removing the url, thats annoying.

Anon commented on 15 January 2013 at 9:58 pm UTC

Seems all the RSS points to the previous temporary website that was used for testing

Seems all the RSS points to the previous temporary website that was used for testing

liamdawe commented on 15 January 2013 at 10:08 pm UTC

Should all be fine now

Should all be fine now :)

Levi commented on 15 January 2013 at 10:15 pm UTC

WOOOT CONGRATULATIONS. And let's hope it will be the best one yet.

WOOOT CONGRATULATIONS. And let's hope it will be the best one yet.

Request commented on 15 January 2013 at 10:42 pm UTC

Can we please have a box where we can see how many users are online, i really enjoyed watching this.

Can we please have a box where we can see how many users are online, i really enjoyed watching this.

liamdawe commented on 15 January 2013 at 10:53 pm UTC

No problem, added to the todo list.

No problem, added to the todo list.

berarma commented on 15 January 2013 at 11:43 pm UTC

One minor thing. Many times I'm browsing the site from my netbook and the new one doesn't stretch to the size of the screen so I have to scroll horizontally everytime to the main area. I think the old site also overflowed the screen but it wasn't a problem because the widget column was in the right side and the main content left.

Congratulations!

One minor thing. Many times I'm browsing the site from my netbook and the new one doesn't stretch to the size of the screen so I have to scroll horizontally everytime to the main area. I think the old site also overflowed the screen but it wasn't a problem because the widget column was in the right side and the main content left. Congratulations!

liamdawe commented on 16 January 2013 at 12:27 am UTC

I will test content on the left I was thinking that.

I will test content on the left I was thinking that.

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