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Fix old news please

Goral

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DarkUnderlord Taluntain
Old news are littered with HTML tags and are inconvenient to read. And old news are for the most part more interesting than new news. Please fix it.

An example:
http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/how-to-make-friends-and-influence-previews.19458/

Tags: Bethesda Softworks; Fallout 3

Here is an <a href=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19573617/>interesting & insightful article</a> for your amusement:
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<blockquote>A little validation from Masson, a writer for the French game magazine PC Jeux, and others like him can help tip the scales in the competitive game industry, where a cutting-edge title takes many years and millions of dollars to develop. That's why game designers, like movie studios, have learned to lavishly court such tastemakers, the guys who write for the major blogs and magazines and play a key role in today's big-bucks video game industry.
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Masson added Washington to his list of world travels last month, to check out an upcoming title from the Rockville-based game studio Bethesda Softworks. The company flew Masson and about 60 other writers in from as far away as Australia and Japan to give them an early look at the company's Fallout 3, scheduled for release late next year.
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In addition to an hour-long demo and chats with the game's designers, <b>the trip included a two-night stay in downtown's swank Helix Hotel, dinner at Logan Tavern and a private party at a nightclub in Adams Morgan. Airfare, hotel, food, drinks and shuttle bus were provided, courtesy of Bethesda Softworks</b>. Although a few attendees paid their own way, most did not.
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"What we're trying to accomplish with an event like this....</blockquote>It doesn't take a genius to figure out what you are trying to accomplish with an event like this, Pete.
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<blockquote>"What we're trying to accomplish with an event like this is to have the undivided attention of the important people in our industry, that cover the industry," said Pete Hines, vice president of marketing at Bethesda Softworks, whose Fallout 3 will be set in a version of Washington that's been scorched by war. "There are a lot of titles out there competing for attention."
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It looks like Bethesda Softworks is getting that attention: Fallout 3 is scheduled to soon grace the covers of 20 gamer magazines, largely as a result of the event.
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Bethesda Softworks' parent company, ZeniMax, is privately held and won't disclose the game's budget, but it's not uncommon for the budgets of cutting-edge titles like Fallout 3 to exceed <b>$20 million, including marketing costs.
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With this type of investment to recoup</b>...</blockquote>With this type of investment to recoup, one takes no chances and ensures that the game will receive the prestigious "Second Coming of Jesus!" award.
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<blockquote>With this type of investment to recoup, Hines said, his job is to whet the appetites of gamers, and that process starts with getting the press salivating. To build interest in the upcoming Navy SEAL game Rogue Warrior, for example, the company flew writers to Las Vegas, where they visited a firing range and tried sniper rifles and AK-47s.</blockquote>Fascinating. No wonder the previewers returned the courtesy by instantly forgetting what the series was about and giving Fallout 3 an "OMG! Game of the year! The best in the series! And in the world. Like ever!" standing ovation.
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Thanks, Cimmerian Nights
When it should look more like this:
Tags: Bethesda Softworks; Fallout 3
Here is an interesting & insightful article for your amusement:

A little validation from Masson, a writer for the French game magazine PC Jeux, and others like him can help tip the scales in the competitive game industry, where a cutting-edge title takes many years and millions of dollars to develop. That's why game designers, like movie studios, have learned to lavishly court such tastemakers, the guys who write for the major blogs and magazines and play a key role in today's big-bucks video game industry.

Masson added Washington to his list of world travels last month, to check out an upcoming title from the Rockville-based game studio Bethesda Softworks. The company flew Masson and about 60 other writers in from as far away as Australia and Japan to give them an early look at the company's Fallout 3, scheduled for release late next year.

In addition to an hour-long demo and chats with the game's designers, the trip included a two-night stay in downtown's swank Helix Hotel, dinner at Logan Tavern and a private party at a nightclub in Adams Morgan. Airfare, hotel, food, drinks and shuttle bus were provided, courtesy of Bethesda Softworks. Although a few attendees paid their own way, most did not.

"What we're trying to accomplish with an event like this....It doesn't take a genius to figure out what you are trying to accomplish with an event like this, Pete.

"What we're trying to accomplish with an event like this is to have the undivided attention of the important people in our industry, that cover the industry," said Pete Hines, vice president of marketing at Bethesda Softworks, whose Fallout 3 will be set in a version of Washington that's been scorched by war. "There are a lot of titles out there competing for attention."

It looks like Bethesda Softworks is getting that attention: Fallout 3 is scheduled to soon grace the covers of 20 gamer magazines, largely as a result of the event.

Bethesda Softworks' parent company, ZeniMax, is privately held and won't disclose the game's budget, but it's not uncommon for the budgets of cutting-edge titles like Fallout 3 to exceed $20 million, including marketing costs.

With this type of investment to recoup
...With this type of investment to recoup, one takes no chances and ensures that the game will receive the prestigious "Second Coming of Jesus!" award.

With this type of investment to recoup, Hines said, his job is to whet the appetites of gamers, and that process starts with getting the press salivating. To build interest in the upcoming Navy SEAL game Rogue Warrior, for example, the company flew writers to Las Vegas, where they visited a firing range and tried sniper rifles and AK-47s.Fascinating. No wonder the previewers returned the courtesy by instantly forgetting what the series was about and giving Fallout 3 an "OMG! Game of the year! The best in the series! And in the world. Like ever!" standing ovation.


Thanks, Cimmerian Nights
The front page article can be found using Duck Duck Go for example but having a direct link in the thread already (or just getting rid of these tags) would be much better.

Also Taluntain , could you swap the HR 1.1a link with a 1.5 link? GOG Arcanum thread is linking to it and there's no one to contact to fix it.
 

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Just curious, how much would you guys be willing to pay for an RPG Codex Legacy Forums Subscription, where every day is ‎March 20, 2006?
 

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XenForo_Html_Renderer_BbCode::renderFromHtml(); is a static PHP method that does what you want.
One would have to write a small php script that fetches the old news entries from the table and processes them using this method then writes back to DB.
 

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Old news are littered with HTML tags and are inconvenient to read. And old news are for the most part more interesting than new news. Please fix it.

An example:
http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/how-to-make-friends-and-influence-previews.19458/


When it should look more like this:

The front page article can be found using Duck Duck Go for example but having a direct link in the thread already (or just getting rid of these tags) would be much better.

Also Taluntain , could you swap the HR 1.1a link with a 1.5 link? GOG Arcanum thread is linking to it and there's no one to contact to fix it.

Someone needs to add the download to T-A's downloads section. Contact the guys in charge there. Dark Elf and Vorak seem to be around. GOG mod or OP will need to change the link to reflect the new download version, you can't go replacing old versioned download links with updated content. Ideally mod download links shouldn't contain versions so that they can be silently updated when new versions pop up.

Hmmm, I've done this manually for selected Codex reviews over the years in the process of fixing their broken image references, but there are in fact many scripts online that convert HTML to BBCode automatically: https://www.google.com/search?q=html+to+bbcode

DarkUnderlord Taluntain

Yes.

XenForo_Html_Renderer_BbCode::renderFromHtml(); is a static PHP method that does what you want.
One would have to write a small php script that fetches the old news entries from the table and processes them using this method then writes back to DB.

Yes.

Oh ffs. Somebody should have done that years ago.

Yes.
 

Burning Bridges

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They won't because they can't.

That was also the reason I stopped writing reviews for tcancer, after barely 2 years they fucked up all formatting with a forum switch. But the new forum brought you the ratings, so rejoice.
 

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