Can we PLEASE put up a warning sign on Marp?

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Can we PLEASE put up a warning sign on Marp?

Post by QRS » Fri Jun 07, 2002 9:45 am

I know that The NVRAM issue is mentioned on the rules page, and there has been a vote etc, but why are people still sending up scores wich has to be playbacked with the correct NVRAM etc?

The answer (in my humble opinion) is easy.. That rule (And the rules page too is hard to find for newbies here at marp, so can any of you editors or the next web guy here at MARP please put up a "Warning sign" where everyone can see it?
On the Frontpage maybe? (Just an example)

I don´t know if it is only me that is getting quite irritated on submissions that needs NVRAM when it is not allowed, but we can´t only blame the uploaders for that as long as you have to seach through the whole MARP site (Wich is not so easy ) to find a rule etc.

Just an example here: I follow Marp´s news, I am a regular at #marp but still I didn´t find out about the NVRAM Issue until at least 1 month after it was not voted about. What did I miss? Maybe the news or the board for a few days, or a few days off from #marp ..

Also add the fact that alot of people have no idea what NVRAM is ever if they can upload game etc.
You see my point? If I miss such things, it will not be easy for those guys that drops in once in a month and upload a score :)

What we really need is Big sign where everyone can see it wich says" READ THIS BEFORE YOU UPLOAD A GAME"
After that thing is done, a newbie has no excuse for a recording wich still needs the NVRAM :)

Just my two cents.

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Post by Frankie » Fri Jun 07, 2002 11:55 am

Hi QRS

If they take the 'If you're new to MARP, click here' link on the frontpage they are guided directly to the rules. However, it seems that it still doesn't work :D

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Post by QRS » Fri Jun 07, 2002 5:02 pm

Frankie wrote: If they take the 'If you're new to MARP, click here' link on the frontpage they are guided directly to the rules. However, it seems that it still doesn't work :D

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Yeah I know Frankie, but like you say, no one seems to bother/notice that link anyway...
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Post by gameboy9 » Fri Jun 07, 2002 5:07 pm

SHAME! SHAME! :wink:
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Post by JoustGod » Sat Jun 08, 2002 9:36 pm

A suggestion. When a player attempts to upload an .inp that has nvram issues, perhaps it could be recognized at that point and another page could come up before the upload begins that the player would have to verify that he has complied with MARP's nvram ruling for that game via a check box.

Also, the nvram ruling should appear when viewing scores for games affected by that ruling. Or is that already in place?

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Post by sikraiken » Sat Jun 08, 2002 11:33 pm

Mentioning "signs", um, when will PLscores be broken up/talked to? I mean, if we just let them do that, "Team2ch" (Japan) could do the same, right?

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Post by QRS » Thu Jun 13, 2002 1:17 pm

I really find it strange that Skito nor Barry bothers to answer this post. After all you two are the most active confirmers arround here. (At least among the editors) so you should be more than happy to get less people uploading scores with the "Delete NV" in the description....

You have gotten suggestions, now please have a look at it.
I really like Joustgods idea about this. It´s much better than my own idea.

Ahh todays first example :)
"<LazyBitch> MARP Score Upload Notice : Timmykins scored 116100 on gunbustr - Gunbuster (Japan) (Position 2) : Level 1 score. Del NV"

ps I will not bother you all about this if there is lack of interest in the matter. Just don´t say I didn´t try to do something :)

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Post by mahlemiut » Thu Jun 13, 2002 4:09 pm

And I bet that it'd still happen. Some people just have no clue at all, no matter how many times they have read it.
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Post by Chad » Thu Jun 13, 2002 10:29 pm

yeah, i'm sure more than 90% of the people who first come to this site (as i was) are just so jazzed with being able to playback recordings of games that they overlook the consequences of quality testing. The problem is enhanced when the nvram directory is created automatically unziping mame and recordings will usually playback correctly the first time with an existing nvram. It might help a little bit to have more of a warning but if it's in a link labeled HELP or RULES it proly won't be looked at untill the 3rd or 4th upload for most new comers...
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Post by mahlemiut » Fri Jun 14, 2002 12:00 am

Stupidity doesn't help either. :)

Explains why there are at least a couple of posts on the official MAME forum each week, where someone complains that MAME just shows a DOS box quickly and then exits.
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