Can we put a link to the IRC and Discord somewhere on the front page?

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Can we put a link to the IRC and Discord somewhere on the front page?

Post by sleepysilverdoor »

So I know both of them exist, but I didn't know we had an IRC until it was posted in one of the sidefight threads. And the Discord is pretty much dead, but I think it's cause nobody really knows about it.

Can we put a link to them so people know they exist?
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I will check with the grand poobahs. I'm not authorized to make decisions about such things unilaterally.
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We have an awful lot of links in that clump under the logo already though. :/
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Maybe above the "news" section? I see there's a link to the IRC on the songfight.net web ring, but I feel like it's so buried (and early 2000s internet) most people don't see it. Or at least have it be more visible somewhere?
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You could possibly make the FB/Twitter/IRC/Discord links all in a row like they are now, but maybe with little icons like the "Contact us" "The team" "Members" "Delete cookies" icons below \/ ? Most websites use little Facebook / Twitter / Instagram icons instead of "Long Text Links" anyhow... should be visually pleasing and take up less space? Here is a mockup... though I'd probably put the icons at the bottom of all the "Text Links" so, SF! Logo, Text Links, Icons, Picture of person being beaten to death with an acoustic guitar?

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Ooh, those are great, can we use those? If so like the sound of that.
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Lunkhead wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 9:02 pm
Ooh, those are great, can we use those? If so like the sound of that.
Of course. That's why I made them.
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They look dark, is that the correct red?
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Spud made this which might be helpful:

http://songfight.org/standards/

It says the red should be C60000 (or CC0000 "Web safe" but ... is that even a thing anymore? that was from so long ago). (EDIT: A quick search indicates no, Web safe colors are not relevant anymore and haven't been for many years.)
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jb wrote:
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They look dark, is that the correct red?
I thought so too, but I've used the exact red color of the Song Fight logo. I don't know if it's because the outside border of the logo itself is actually a darker red than the interior, and my icons use the interior color, and it's an optical illusion with the white surrounding it? Someone else could double check, but I've used the "eye dropper" tool to select the color from the actual logo. If someone finds that it is infact an error and the tools/colors are not what they should be... it should be easily fixable.
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I've run into similar issues trying to replicate the red where all the tools I was using indicated the red I made was the same but my eyes still begged to differ for some reason. It's weird.
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On the current front page songfight! logo, there's a border of #a10000, a highlight border of #a93136 and the main red is #a8282e. Edit: the two bordering colours vary letter to letter, but the main red stays the same.
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And the red on those logos is #902c32. The facebook one is actually a little different again at #902c31.
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I wonder if either the .png format changes things, or during resizing of the images? Now that I have that "standards" page, I can take another crack at it, instead of trying to use the Logo from the main page.
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The current songfight.org logo and the Facebook logo are my doing so they are probably not good to use as references. I think this is a more "official" (aka created by Spud) logo:

http://songfight.org/pix/sf_logo.gif
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While we're at it, the information about the IRC channel on songfight.net is outdated. We moved from euIRC to Mibbit quite some time ago, due to some difficulties with euIRC.
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Sorry. These should work now. :)
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