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Rate the Layout Above You
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7.9/10

It's easy on the eyes, with good color combos. The randomized colors are cool, but other then that, there's nothing that really makes it pop. Seems like just a standard above-average layout.

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Later.
6/10

Pretty simple, but that doesn't mean it's bad. I quite like it actually, it's not distracting, but not uninteresting either. It's just got a pretty big empty space that kinda bothers me.
5/10

Well, it's simply a background with a divider. I assume it's a Cave Story background? I love how when it a post gets big, you see more of the sky. About the signature, I do like userbars that extended when hovered over. I find it neat and nifty at the same time. Not a big fan of hack progress stuff in siggies though, but that's just me. I ask - why is is there that space between the divider and the userbar? Or does it look bad when the bar is right below the divider?

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Ah, I don't know if it should be a rule or not, but maybe layouts who have special quote and code boxes should show what it looks like. I'll probably put it as a note.

Originally posted by Punk Sarcophagus
Chances are, I've found your Facebook.

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Very simple, black and white work quite well the way you used them, but I don't really like how bright it is compared to the rest of the page. Your links are quite nice, however, and the image on the bottom left just adds to the charm.

7/10
Originally posted by Nobody
for entertainment
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EDIT: Layout was changed after the below post. The first three lines after the userbar were originally right here.

This is a thing that's happening, now. Achievements in old video games.
Thank you for the layout, Erik557.
Man, I wish this would've worked. Oh well.
If not for respect, but dramatic effect, take on the face of Guy Fawkes.
I feel like it is a little too cluttered with text, since there are apparently about 3 signatures, so it's a little distracting from the post and layout itsf which is pretty neat. I'm not really sure about the quote box's bg, but that's about the only complain to me.

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E: adding layout manually
YouTube / Fortaleza Reznor / PM

School has begun. Don't overwhelm me with requests or PMs.
(Note: I did not take an old layout of mine just for the sake of posting on this thread. I recalled of this thread only a while later.)

Your layout looks good, I can see the effort you put on it. I like the way you used the gradients and how the images are positioned. The quote and code boxes got pretty lovely borders.

The entire layout, however, looks pretty empty. The bottom is mostly filled by the red gradient, and the guitar on the right doesn't fill that area very much. It looks rather tiny.

Besides, the images' borders look a bit weird to me. Not sure if that's just me, but I can see a few white dots around them, specially on the bottom right of the guitar and all over the name in the bottom left. I think I can't blame you for the images though, since I assume you haven't made them. :P

7/10 overall. Waiting for next layout~!

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This is basic...

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Grovyle. Pokemon. Nuff said.
8/10
Originally posted by Sampleish

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Or this

Huge Underlined Hidden Blue Text!

I'm notTHAT good Dumb.
Mod edit: No ROM links allowed. Not even really weirdly disguised ones.
X Edit: Did the links get switched up? <_>
This does not count.

Originally posted by NEX and GBX
Grovyle. Pokemon. Nuff said.
8/10
Originally posted by Sampleish

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Or this

Huge Underlined Hidden Blue Text!

I'm notTHAT good Dumb.
Mod edit: Should probably edit this one out too then.


Reread the rules or else.

"Nuff said"
For bonus points, hit disable layout and copy the layout code into the post so it always shows up as your current layout. That way, when you change your layout (like I plan on doing soon), the layout itself stays there so people don't get confused. Also, it shows up in the Thread Review so that's a bonus.

But anyway, NEX's layout... I'll be blunt. It doesn't look that great. The blue outlines don't look good (at least it's not bright fucking yellow though), the image looks awful since it cross over the outlines and makes it look really weird (it also shows that you have no background in the boxes themselves, which is not always a good thing), and the image itself just doesn't look fantastic on it's own.

2/10

Originally posted by Sample Quote
Donuts are delicious.

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Donuts are delicious. This space for hire.
Known on IRC as "Hex", although sometimes I'll use "Neptune". You'll see why once I get my new layout set up. ;)

Random Fact: If you see me raging about pretty much anything, it's safe to assume I don't actually mean any of it.
^ good idea

anyways: 9/10

i remember when i had a sidebox layout; those are cool (though hard to put stuff there, as visible in your box). starry sky bg looks nice and vibrant while still allowing the text to be readable. quote and code boxes are simple but effective, and i like how the code box seems to glow :P

overall, n0ice

Originally posted by Kennedy
Ich bin ein Berliner

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PLA : STA $2122

Renkin San-kyuu Magical? Pokaan review

free patches: [1], [2], [3]

Super Desu World progress: 1/32
9/10

It's pretty amazing. It's nice how it doesn't have a post box but it looks pretty tidy. The font is also a nice choice for it and the text color also fits pretty nicely. I'm very fond of the quote and code boxes as well: I like how the quotebox looks like it was deep inside the layout itself and, on the other hand, the codebox looks like it sticks out the layout.

I also really like those windy details on the corners and the little code you made to make the first letter to be bigger than the rest; it feels like a book somehow XD

My only complain would be that selecting the text isn't exactly clear, as it doesn't change the background text color, but nothing really major. Awesome job! :D



This is a quote
I like big butts and I cannot lie.

CodyCode
LDA #$69
STA $42
BRK

YouTube / Fortaleza Reznor / PM

School has begun. Don't overwhelm me with requests or PMs.
Just as a note, I will no longer be assigning numerical ratings in this game. I don't believe they're a good representation of how I feel about a layout. Without further ado, let's get to the rating.

I like the red theme you've got going on. The darkness of the color is very pleasing on the eyes. The post box also has a red gradient, but it's darker than the background and becomes less saturated toward the bottom. Nice choice.

The signature box doesn't seem to have a gradient, but it's very clean and doesn't distract from the post itself.

The images I'm not sure what to make of. I see a red guitar and a logo that says "Gibson: Dark Fire." The Dark Fire part blends in a little too much with the background, and the font used for the Gibson logo makes it a bit hard to read, but you likely couldn't do anything about that.

Overall, the layout is pretty solid. It sticks to a nice color scheme, the images work nicely, and all the text is readable. My only real complaint is that the font used is a bit too small, but other than that, it's great.




Originally posted by Latula Pyrope
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This post does not count.

Originally posted by MolSno
Just as a note, I will no longer be assigning numerical ratings in this game. I don't believe they're a good representation of how I feel about a layout.


Nope. That's what elaboration is for. What you did is not a "rating". You must assign a rate (using 0-10), and elaborate on it (or vice-versa).
Originally posted by Punk Sarcophagus
You must assign a rate (using 0-10), and elaborate on it (or vice-versa).

And why would I do that? Giving some arbitrary number is not only uninformative, but it's also unhelpful. Even if you elaborate, there's a pretty high chance that someone will think your numerical rating doesn't fit what you're reviewing. I'm not going to pull some random number out of my ass because it's not an accurate representation of how I feel about the layout.

I now present to you an example review. This is not based off any layout in existence nor is it meant to offend or upset anyone. Enjoy:

Originally posted by xXxXanimegurl9001XxXx
10/10 ^3^
omg i love this layout Kimiko is my favorite character from Kawaii Desu Girls~! the pink really fits her picture and i like the post and sig boxes! the animated gifs really help it out lol!

This technically followed the rules of the game: it rates the layout and explains why. However, I'd like you to think about it. It doesn't say anything meaningful, it's a short, quick description of the layout. It doesn't explain why the layout is good, the fact is simply stated.

If you don't like my reviews, I won't post here in the future. Simple as that.
Since when has a numerical rating meant anything else than a tl;dr note on someone's opinion, anyway? A number on a scale doesn't mean anything unless you actually elaborate on the number and what it actually means.

@MolSno: If you disagree with how the game is being run, take it up with the original poster in a PM, a query, or whatever so you can work it out, preferably in a civilized manner. The discussion does not have its place in the middle of the game itself.

Carry on.

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This post does not count. I am posting this here instead of PMing. My purpose for patrolling this thread is not only for MolSno, but for everyone else. I always come off as being personal - I know that - but I am simply reinforcing what I purposed this thread. If I have a vendetta, I am not about to crap-size this thread for it.

Originally posted by MolSno
And why would I do that? Giving some arbitrary number is not only uninformative, but it's also unhelpful. Even if you elaborate, there's a pretty high chance that someone will think your numerical rating doesn't fit what you're reviewing. I'm not going to pull some random number out of my ass because it's not an accurate representation of how I feel about the layout.


rate [reyt]
verb (used with object)
15. to estimate the value or worth of; appraise: to rate a student's class performance.
16. to esteem, consider, or account: He was rated one of the best writers around.
17. to fix at a certain rate, as of charge or payment.
18. to value for purposes of taxation or the like.
19. to make subject to the payment of a certain rate or tax.

e·lab·o·rate [adj. ih-lab-er-it; v. ih-lab-uh-reyt]
adjective
1. worked out with great care and nicety of detail; executed with great minuteness: elaborate preparations; elaborate care. Synonyms: perfected, painstaking. Antonyms: simple.
2. marked by intricate and often excessive detail; complicated; ornate.
verb (used with object)
3. to work out carefully or minutely; develop to perfection. Synonyms: refine, improve.
4. to add details to; expand.
5. to produce or develop by labor.
6. Physiology . to convert (food, plasma, etc.) by means of chemical processes into a substance more suitable for use within the body.

I am pretty sure it is general knowledge how numerical "placements", "ranks", and "ratings" work. Unless you don't know that 0 is bad, and it increasingly gets better to 10, which is "Amazing"; I do not see how in the world a numerical rating system would be an "arbitrary, ass-pulled" number like you say.

0 stars to 5 Stars
0% to 100%
1st Place to 100th Place
etc.

I specifically used the general "0/10" because it's common sense on how it works. If you cannot even decided how these numbers work to represent and/or summarize a "rating" or "ranking", I'd gladly layout what these numbers would mean. Hell, you can rate something π/10 or √2/10 for all I care. As long as you explain and elaborate why you rated it like that. This is a Rating Game, and not simply just a "Critic the Layout Above You".

Originally posted by MolSno
I now present to you an example review. This is not based off any layout in existence nor is it meant to offend or upset anyone. Enjoy:

Originally posted by xXxXanimegurl9001XxXx
10/10 ^3^
omg i love this layout Kimiko is my favorite character from Kawaii Desu Girls~! the pink really fits her picture and i like the post and sig boxes! the animated gifs really help it out lol!

This technically followed the rules of the game: it rates the layout and explains why. However, I'd like you to think about it. It doesn't say anything meaningful, it's a short, quick description of the layout. It doesn't explain why the layout is good, the fact is simply stated.




good [good]
adjective
1. morally excellent; virtuous; righteous; pious: a good man.
2. satisfactory in quality, quantity, or degree: a good teacher; good health.
3. of high quality; excellent.
4. right; proper; fit: It is good that you are here. His credentials are good.
5. well-behaved: a good child.

bad [bad]
adjective
1. not good in any manner or degree.
2. having a wicked or evil character; morally reprehensible: There is no such thing as a bad boy.
3. of poor or inferior quality; defective; deficient: a bad diamond; a bad spark plug.
4. inadequate or below standard; not satisfactory for use: bad heating; Living conditions in some areas are very bad.
5. inaccurate, incorrect, or faulty: a bad guess.

ef·fort [ef-ert]
noun
1. exertion of physical or mental power: It will take great effort to achieve victory.
2. an earnest or strenuous attempt: an effort to keep to the schedule.
3. something done by exertion or hard work: I thought it would be easy, but it was an effort.
4. an achievement, as in literature or art: The painting is one of his finest efforts.
5. the amount of exertion expended for a specified purpose: the war effort.

Earlier in this thread:

Originally posted by Punk Sarcophagus
This does not count.

Originally posted by NEX and GBX
Grovyle. Pokemon. Nuff said.
8/10
Originally posted by Sampleish

Code
Or this

Huge Underlined Hidden Blue Text!

I'm notTHAT good Dumb.
Mod edit: Should probably edit this one out too then.


Reread the rules or else.

"Nuff said"


The purpose of elaboration is to extend and explain with detail and effort a statement you made. In the rules itself even, it states that simply describing observations of the layout is frowned upon. This what elaboration is for - by itself and concept.

I believe I have served my point across. This will be my last post on the matter. (God why can't we have a collapsable spoiler/hidden code?)

Updated rules to emphasize on this.
Are you guys really making it all up because MolSno did not include the rating. I mean, seriously. MolSno, what's wrong with giving a rating of the layout besides telling what you think? Is that really difficult? Sarco, why are you so strict? What's the main point of this thread: to give a numeric rating of a layout or explaining in details what you think about it? Which one is the most important?

That's all unecessary drama. Seriously.

Since I don't want to dedicate a post on it, I'm going to keep the main purpose of this thread.



MolSno, I quite like your layout. I like the way it's focused on being simple. The use of the default SMWC font enforces it. I like the way the quote and code boxes are designed. I specially like the boxheaders arrangement. The colors are also very fitting.

The only thing that bugs me a little is the side image. The black outline is a bit too dark while the rest of the image has bright outlines - and the layout itself has none. But no way that's a big deal.

9/10. Not sure if that counts but your adult link made me laugh. :P

EDIT: oh right.

Originally posted by jermboy27
Nes Boy!

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RTL

What might this be?

A very simple and old layout as you can see.

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Sorry if I am breaking the rules, but I feel like adding something.

Completing what Koopster said (and, to a degree, I was going to post this exactly same thing), I am not sure what is the purpose of this thread if all the OP wants is to criticize others' arguments and turn this thread into a total shitload. Really.

Sarco, before you post again, be sure that you and MolSno are turning it into a massive drama-fest with all these arguments, and you are so totally full of yourself. I am really not sure how rating a layout without an actual rating would affect totally the point of the game, because, really, it's not possible. At least, criticize nicely, and don't contradict yourself.

Now, can we please restore this thread back to normal so it doesn't turn into that again? It's been too far now. Again, I am sorry if I hijacked this thread without a main layout to begin with, keep on with it.
Might as well throw this in here since IRC is a shitstorm right now.

Sarco, the problem isn't that I don't understand how to rate something; I know 0/10 means you couldn't dislike something more and 10/10 means the opposite. The problem I have is that 1-9 means absolutely nothing to anyone but you. There's no formula to decide how much you like something, so there's no universal constant to describe what a 7 is, or a 4, or a 6. My 7 could be your 5, and that only causes problems. It's the reason review websites like IGN get a shitstorm no matter how they rate a game. The number which you seem to think is so important often overshadows the review itself. My post was to tell MaxodeX how I feel about his layout and how I think it could be improved. I'm about to do the same, and I'm going to include a score just to show you how pointless it is, as well as hopefully put this whole thing to rest.

Koopster, I'm not a big fan of your layout. I do commend you for the simplistic design, but it seems a bit lazy.

First of all, you used a pure white background. I think it's much too bright. The quote and code boxes are a nice shade of gray, and all text (links aside) is black. Grovyle seems a bit out of place, but it doesn't clash with the color scheme or overlap with the text.

5/10
It's a decent layout, but it's a bit too simple.


Originally posted by Sample Quote

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Stop. One and only warning. (I had more here, but my backspace decided to become a back-one-page).
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