View Poll Results: Petition to add count-down timer to SCL front page.

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Thread: Suggestion: Add Countdown timer to SC:L

  1. #1
    Dale's Avatar Junior Member
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    Default Suggestion: Add Countdown timer to SC:L

    I would like to respectfully petition for a count-down timer added to SC:L's homepage that tells how long until 12:00 AM July 27th, 2010 (SC2 Release Date).

    Reasons why I think it would be good:
    1. Inform general viewing public how much time is left.
    Informing is good because it is technically a news site.
    2. It is unique. No other SC2 fan page has it.
    3. It's a fun addition. (Because it makes the page dynamic.)
    4. It's easy to add. Some fancy javascript is all it takes. And even if that takes too long, then I'm sure code could be copied from online libraries. Also, you guys have done it before during your launch of SCL 2.0.

    Please answer "Sign" on the above poll to show your support for this petition.

  2. #2

    Default Re: Suggestion: Add Countdown timer to SC:L?

    No! not the C-word!

    (joke for the people that actually saw what happened in the last countdown timer)

    This time should be much safer, however

  3. #3

    Default Re: Suggestion: Add Countdown timer to SC:L?

    If it isn't much trouble (Im newb at this stuff) maybe the staff can put one.

    But if it is, maybe it wouldn't be worth since it will run out at the time.

    Also, the OPs points are good ones, and if no site has one, then its +viewers

  4. #4

    Default Re: Suggestion: Add Countdown timer to SC:L?

    If the mods have the time then sure why not. But if they have more important things to tackle then okay, that's fine too

    Yours Truly,
    SonOfChaos

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    Maul's Avatar Member
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    Default Re: Suggestion: Add Countdown timer to SC:L?

    There's heaps of flash, php and javascript countdown scripts for free out there. The hardest part after choosing one would be entering the date you want to countdown to :P
    I really need to change this...
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  6. #6

    Default Re: Suggestion: Add Countdown timer to SC:L?

    They should so do it.

    DOO EET!!!

  7. #7

    Default Re: Suggestion: Add Countdown timer to SC:L?

    It seems a little bit reduntant requesting this just around a week before release.

    A few months ago, I certainly would have voted yes.
    Starcraft universe fan: Singleplayer and novels

  8. #8

    Default Re: Suggestion: Add Countdown timer to SC:L?

    Thanks for your suggestion, Dale. I appreciate the support you provided in your post.

    The countdown of StarCraft II's release will likely remain excluded from our coverage. Firstly, the release is in a few days, so the timing is largely redundant. While I agree that we should inform the viewer of StarCraft II's release, marketing Blizzard Entertainment's products is neither the responsibility nor the controlling focus of our site. We syndicate the marketing releases and initiatives by Blizzard, and the reader is generally aware of StarCraft II's eminent release if they are accessing StarCraft-related information. Secondly, configuring a countdown timer requires time and resources regardless of the ease of implementation. Consequently, we are focusing on preparing to cover the release of the product; it's a matter of priorities for us currently. Finally, the user gain by adding a countdown before July 27 is negligible; it would function as a "fun" mechanic for our current users. However, we are investing in release and post-release coverage.

    I feel an alternative suggestion would be to include a countdown at the top of the forum. Fun features for forum members is much more realistic and tangible. However, time is limited, so this feature will likely remain excluded from our site.

    Thanks,
    rise

    Edit: removed the question mark in the thread title

  9. #9

    Default Re: Suggestion: Add Countdown timer to SC:L?

    Quote Originally Posted by rise View Post
    Thanks for your suggestion, Dale. I appreciate the support you provided in your post.

    The countdown of StarCraft II's release will likely remain excluded from our coverage. Firstly, the release is in a few days, so the timing is largely redundant. While I agree that we should inform the viewer of StarCraft II's release, marketing Blizzard Entertainment's products is neither the responsibility nor the controlling focus of our site. We syndicate the marketing releases and initiatives by Blizzard, and the reader is generally aware of StarCraft II's eminent release if they are accessing StarCraft-related information. Secondly, configuring a countdown timer requires time and resources regardless of the ease of implementation. Consequently, we are focusing on preparing to cover the release of the product; it's a matter of priorities for us currently. Finally, the user gain by adding a countdown before July 27 is negligible; it would function as a "fun" mechanic for our current users. However, we are investing in release and post-release coverage.

    I feel an alternative suggestion would be to include a countdown at the top of the forum. Fun features for forum members is much more realistic and tangible. However, time is limited, so this feature will likely remain excluded from our site.

    Thanks,
    rise

    Edit: removed the question mark in the thread title
    lol, you could have made a countdown timer in less time than it took you to type that! :P

    Meh, 2 weeks ago this would have made sense... with 3 days left.. who cares about a timer? plus, most people are trying to avoid the forums for the rest of the wait anyway... they dont want those spoilers to ruin the single player for them...

    Nice suggestion... it just got to the staff a little late.
    http://sclegacy.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=23&dateline=124193888  6

    Please stop the spread of Mass Effect!!!

  10. #10

    Default Re: Suggestion: Add Countdown timer to SC:L

    Santrega, I don't code for StarCraft: Legacy. I assist by addressing community feedback, organizing staffing, and providing editing support for feature articles. I will think of you as I log into Joomla tonight, though!

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