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dafuge
07-07-2009, 18:07
Here's a thread for you to discuss anything forum-related here in the career updates forum.

mudsterman
09-07-2009, 13:06
Thank you si, first ever post in this forum!

ahmufcwafc
09-07-2009, 13:13
Awesome, never thought we'd actually have one made!

hursty2
09-07-2009, 13:28
GET IN THERE but the story forums gone:o maybe its just a glitch.

A big thankyou goes to the mods :thup:

Saxonaitor
09-07-2009, 13:36
OH YEAH!!!!! Looks like my commitee worked :D :D :D :D


I am sure stories forum isn't gone. There were a lot a good stories in there hope we didn't take it's place.

small Mac
09-07-2009, 13:37
****, looks like you idiots have deleted the stories forum!

Less of the insults yeah?

Anyway i'm looking forward to seeing this forum take off. Good move mods and bods :thup:

AcidBurn
09-07-2009, 13:44
This is wicked I never thought it would happen.

Elrithral
09-07-2009, 13:58
Less of the insults yeah?

Think it's a tongue in cheek insult toward SI.

Elrithral
09-07-2009, 13:59
1. New career threads must have a minimum of two seasons completed. Threads not following this rule will be closed.

Does that mean your initial post must be regards the two seasons, or that you should have two seasons completed?

Saxonaitor
09-07-2009, 14:01
I have PM'ed Neji and he has replied saying that "For now at least you (Me, Hursty and NotWordsButDeeds) are safe"

Saxonaitor
09-07-2009, 14:01
This Should be our celebration thread!!!

Saxonaitor
09-07-2009, 14:04
Note: Could a mod change my thread title to show player naming?

Elrithral
09-07-2009, 14:05
Would I be allowed to do a story and do a career thread about the same save?

Raware
09-07-2009, 14:06
:D:D:D

Thank you SI and mods and to everybody who contributed to getting this forum, in which i believe will turn out to be a great place. I'm really looking forward to hearing about how other people are doing in their save and hopefully we can make this new forum just as good as the others on these boards.

Once again, thankyou to everybody involved :thup:

ahmufcwafc
09-07-2009, 14:07
Any chance of putting the rules into the forum header?

Gauvner
09-07-2009, 14:07
Woooo!

Brilliant Raware, i thank you!

Cant wait to get home and type up my entire career.

Brilliant news.

Purefun
09-07-2009, 14:09
Note: Could a mod change my thread title to show player naming?

Done. :) .

Raware
09-07-2009, 14:12
Woooo!

Brilliant Raware, i thank you!

Cant wait to get home and type up my entire career.

Brilliant news.

I'm just happy that SI and mods listened to our request for such a forum and i thank them. Thanks to everybody who contributed in making this possible and once again, proving that SI and the mods listen to their members :) :thup:

Saxonaitor
09-07-2009, 14:17
Don't forget me Raware. It was my failed attempt at a committe that sparked everyone into life :) ;)

greenwhitearmy
09-07-2009, 14:18
nice one SI

Elrithral
09-07-2009, 14:52
Purefun, what do you mean by two season updates? Only two seasons? Or only two posts per season?

Saxonaitor
09-07-2009, 14:57
My thoughts exatcly. Have PM'ed you as well .

I'm not evan up to my 2nd season, my career is write as you go

Purefun
09-07-2009, 15:02
Sorry guys was to fast.

the first rule means that you can only start a thread when you have finished two seasons from then on its upto you. :)

I deleted my posts btw.

NepentheZ
09-07-2009, 15:04
Yeah, I think the 2 seasons thing could be quite hard if you're a write as you go kinda person. After the end of the second season, when putting in a new update, it might be hard to remember the ins and outs of the first season.

Raware
09-07-2009, 15:08
As a suggestion, why not jot down the things that stand out in your current season in word or in notepad then use them as points of reference for when you write up your updates. That's what i do, thus ensuring i don't miss any important happenings in my season.

Ter
09-07-2009, 15:08
Yeah I don't agree with the two season thing either. I play rather slowly and would prefer to post updates every now and again which would likely get my topic closed under the current rules.

Early days yet so any feedback / ideas you guys have are welcome.

Saxonaitor
09-07-2009, 15:10
Me = Write as we go!!!!! Would be devasted if my thread got moved or DELETED!!! Duh Duh Duh

NotWordsButDeeds
09-07-2009, 15:20
So, to clarify (sorry for being dim) - we can update as we see fit??

Raware
09-07-2009, 15:20
Yeah I don't agree with the two season thing either. I play rather slowly and would prefer to post updates every now and again which would likely get my topic closed under the current rules.

Early days yet so any feedback / ideas you guys have are welcome.

In my original thread regarding this forum it was suggested that a minimal season rule was to implemented only then for people to come to the conclusion that no minimum season rule would be better, accepting the fact that if people posted once never to return, their thread would soon fall to the bottom of the page. (But i'm sure you know all of this, just stating it for people who don't). Personally i agree with the minimum season rule but that is just my opinion, like you say it's early days and it will be interesting to see how other people feel.

AcidBurn
09-07-2009, 15:30
I see the good in having a minimum season rule of 2 as it will hopefully stop there being too many threads started that arent ever updated. I can also see why people would not want the rule as the threads would just drop down the forum and disappear. So to be honest it doesnt really bother me either way.

PaulHartman71
09-07-2009, 15:37
If this two season 'rule' is going to stay, then I think a good idea would be for a 'first 2 seasons thread' where people can write updates etc before they've completed 2 seasons and are 'allowed' to post a thread. This would good because if the person gets bored of it then they wont clutter up the boards with updates and never complete anymore (or if you enforce that rule they wouldn't complain they had nowhere to post their updates). Then there is the fact when they've completed 2 seasons and actually 'allowed' to post their save game, then they could copy and paste their updates from that thread so it's not just a mammoth 'reflection' on the 2 seasons, but actually gives you 2 fairly detailed end of season updates, which would imo give you a better idea/history of the 2 previous seasons than as previously stated a 'mammoth reflection' on the 2 seasons.

Fwiw, I quoted that from a post I made in the original thread in GQ.

Elrithral
09-07-2009, 15:38
Is there going to be a distinction made between what should be in this forum and what should be in FMS? There are already threads popping up that wouldn't look out of place in the other forum.

AcidBurn
09-07-2009, 15:42
I wondered about that thats why I try to keep mine as updates rather than any type of story.

ahmufcwafc
09-07-2009, 15:45
Is this forum purely for FM career updates or would FML be accepted here too? Highly unlikely that it would be, but no harm in asking.

Cardiovascular
09-07-2009, 15:46
My career up, excellent idea this, well done lads.

crouchaldinho
09-07-2009, 15:56
I'll probably be contributing a career on FM08 that I have just started.

I'm playing with all leagues from England, Scotland, Wales and Italy.

Will wait for a few seasons before posting a thread. My updates will probably be quite concise. Brevity is the soul of wit etc.

Anyway, good to see that the careers forum is up and running. Going to bookmark some of these careers to read in my coffee breaks. :D

C.

Neji
09-07-2009, 15:56
If this two season 'rule' is going to stay, then I think a good idea would be for a 'first 2 seasons thread' where people can write updates etc before they've completed 2 seasons and are 'allowed' to post a thread. This would good because if the person gets bored of it then they wont clutter up the boards with updates and never complete anymore (or if you enforce that rule they wouldn't complain they had nowhere to post their updates). Then there is the fact when they've completed 2 seasons and actually 'allowed' to post their save game, then they could copy and paste their updates from that thread so it's not just a mammoth 'reflection' on the 2 seasons, but actually gives you 2 fairly detailed end of season updates, which would imo give you a better idea/history of the 2 previous seasons than as previously stated a 'mammoth reflection' on the 2 seasons.

Fwiw, I quoted that from a post I made in the original thread in GQ.

I think that's a great idea :thup:

I'm not a massive fan of the two season rule but taking advice from other mods and what GQ users wanted, it was put in there. As said in the rules thread, there is room for change as this is a new forum.

Also, as Ter pointed out - any feedback is welcome and atm things are certainly up for discussion.


Is there going to be a distinction made between what should be in this forum and what should be in FMS? There are already threads popping up that wouldn't look out of place in the other forum.

I think that comes down to the posted. I don't spend much time in FMS but I see it as a place for the 'writers' amongst us who will actually put more care into telling a story rather than updating us about what is happening in their saves.

crouchaldinho
09-07-2009, 16:00
I think this is going to be my new favourite forum on SI Games. :D

C.

Raware
09-07-2009, 16:01
If this two season 'rule' is going to stay, then I think a good idea would be for a 'first 2 seasons thread' where people can write updates etc before they've completed 2 seasons and are 'allowed' to post a thread. This would good because if the person gets bored of it then they wont clutter up the boards with updates and never complete anymore (or if you enforce that rule they wouldn't complain they had nowhere to post their updates). Then there is the fact when they've completed 2 seasons and actually 'allowed' to post their save game, then they could copy and paste their updates from that thread so it's not just a mammoth 'reflection' on the 2 seasons, but actually gives you 2 fairly detailed end of season updates, which would imo give you a better idea/history of the 2 previous seasons than as previously stated a 'mammoth reflection' on the 2 seasons.

Fwiw, I quoted that from a post I made in the original thread in GQ.

I too agree that this is a great idea and probably the best solution until we can gauge some kind of general consesus amongst the finalised rules.

Saxonaitor
09-07-2009, 16:01
Neji What about my situation? I already have a thread but I am willing to continue posting all of my games.

Raware
09-07-2009, 16:01
I think this is going to be my new favourite forum on SI Games. :D

C.

Mine too! :D

Neji
09-07-2009, 16:03
Neji What about my situation? I already have a thread but I am willing to continue posting all of my games.

Until the rule is decided, we won't follow it too strictly so your thread will stay.

Saxonaitor
09-07-2009, 16:05
Until the rule is decided, we won't follow it too strictly so your thread will stay.

So my thread is safe for the time being. Thanks a lot Neji! :D

NepentheZ
09-07-2009, 16:10
If this two season 'rule' is going to stay, then I think a good idea would be for a 'first 2 seasons thread' where people can write updates etc before they've completed 2 seasons and are 'allowed' to post a thread. This would good because if the person gets bored of it then they wont clutter up the boards with updates and never complete anymore (or if you enforce that rule they wouldn't complain they had nowhere to post their updates). Then there is the fact when they've completed 2 seasons and actually 'allowed' to post their save game, then they could copy and paste their updates from that thread so it's not just a mammoth 'reflection' on the 2 seasons, but actually gives you 2 fairly detailed end of season updates, which would imo give you a better idea/history of the 2 previous seasons than as previously stated a 'mammoth reflection' on the 2 seasons.

Fwiw, I quoted that from a post I made in the original thread in GQ.

Superb Idea that. :thup:

Purefun
09-07-2009, 16:16
If this two season 'rule' is going to stay, then I think a good idea would be for a 'first 2 seasons thread' where people can write updates etc before they've completed 2 seasons and are 'allowed' to post a thread. This would good because if the person gets bored of it then they wont clutter up the boards with updates and never complete anymore (or if you enforce that rule they wouldn't complain they had nowhere to post their updates). Then there is the fact when they've completed 2 seasons and actually 'allowed' to post their save game, then they could copy and paste their updates from that thread so it's not just a mammoth 'reflection' on the 2 seasons, but actually gives you 2 fairly detailed end of season updates, which would imo give you a better idea/history of the 2 previous seasons than as previously stated a 'mammoth reflection' on the 2 seasons.

Fwiw, I quoted that from a post I made in the original thread in GQ.

Great idea. :)


Is this forum purely for FM career updates or would FML be accepted here too? Highly unlikely that it would be, but no harm in asking.

FML is for the FML forums imo.

NotWordsButDeeds
09-07-2009, 16:18
I'm glad that those of us who've already started can carry on regardless, and that our threads won't be wiped :thup:

Saxonaitor
09-07-2009, 16:33
Same my slow but steady updates will keep coming and maybe next year we will get into next season :D :D

Spleen!
09-07-2009, 16:41
Good to see this forum here. I might start a thread for my career in Indonesia, I'm about 20 years in.

And good idea Paul :thup:

rancer890
09-07-2009, 17:00
Wooo, new careers forum. :D

I'm nearing the end of 2 seasons into management (albeit two years in international management, and 1 year into club management...), so I'll be posting a new thread soon. :D

NepentheZ
09-07-2009, 17:03
Looking forward to your thread Rancer :D

NEJI / PUREFUN - I don't know who are the allocated mods for this forum, but I'm assuming its you two, as you're the ones who've posted in here thus far. Now, while most forums don't allow an Off Topic Thread, (CSE / GD for example) - I was wondering if we could just change the thread title here, and have it as a Career Discussion / Off Topic thread.

*By Career Discussion, I mean the ins and outs of the rules, potential forum ideas and the likes...

Saxonaitor
09-07-2009, 17:19
Yep that is what this has become in the sense This should be used so our threads dont get clogged with idle chatter.


Edit: I have a new Update

Neji
09-07-2009, 17:26
I've changed the title so this can be used for talk about the forum rather than updates etc.

Try and keep this thread on topic though. It's primarily here (from now) to discuss the forum rules etc.

Saxonaitor
09-07-2009, 17:32
Mini Competion: Which Career Thread gets to 1000 views first?? I'm on 745 number 1 at the moment :D

crouchaldinho
09-07-2009, 17:34
Mini Competion: Which Career Thread gets to 1000 views first?? I'm on 745 number 1 at the moment :D

That's only because you spam it up everywhere you go! I've seen you. ;)

And 744 of those views are you pressing refresh anyway. :D

C.

crouchaldinho
09-07-2009, 17:35
Is there going to be a 'first two seasons' quick update thread then, as Paul suggested?

C.

Saxonaitor
09-07-2009, 17:42
That's only because you spam it up everywhere you go! I've seen you. ;)

And 744 of those views are you pressing refresh anyway. :D

C.


I didn't give you those brown packages for nothing Crouchy ;)

Cardiovascular
09-07-2009, 17:46
I think we should maybe steal LLM with a Monday, Friday and potentially Wednesday update threads? Just a place for people to update us where they are and how they're doing before and even after two seasons.

arsenal_2111
09-07-2009, 17:51
Whilst I hate the thought of not being able to post for two seasons outside of one thread (computer was wiped so have no save games - 10 season Arsenal game was deleted :'( ) I'm glad we have this forum - looks excellent.

Any chance, if I could offer proof that the only games I do are long term ones (e.g 8+ seaons) I could start a thread anyway? It'll take me over a month to do two seasons, especially as I'm moving house on the 31st July and won't be able to use my computer for about a week.

:thup:

PaulHartman71
09-07-2009, 17:52
CV - don't really like that idea, will just clutter up the forums imo. If I'm really that interested in someone elses thread I'll be reading their thread. Just my opinion though.

arsenal_2111
09-07-2009, 17:58
Paul - That reply was to CV wasn't it?

Saxonaitor
09-07-2009, 18:01
I got exeption from 2 season rule due to the fact my thread was already here and on GD.

Purefun
09-07-2009, 18:19
We are discussing the two season rule, it could go away. Just follow the rules regarding this forum and you'll notice. :)

DanGLiverpool
09-07-2009, 18:19
What's the rule on naming the CA/PA of regen players/staff.

Purefun
09-07-2009, 18:22
Its a nono for real players/staff.

arsenal_2111
09-07-2009, 18:24
We are discussing the two season rule, it could go away. Just follow the rules regarding this forum and you'll notice. :)

I'd be glad to see that, cheers for theupdate :thup:


Its a nono for real players/staff.

Including in spoiler tags with notifications in the thread title? I don't want to mention them, just asking the question to clear it up for others. :thup:

DanGLiverpool
09-07-2009, 18:26
Its a nono for real players/staff.
Ah good, so when I finally set up my thread, I can name the PA's of regens, and CA's to show how the regen youth of tomorrow are developing.

Purefun
09-07-2009, 18:31
I haven't said anything about regens yet. :) I have opened it up for discussion.

NotWordsButDeeds
09-07-2009, 18:32
Two season rule?

Personally, I wouldn't bother.

As was pointed out previously, if someone posts once or twice and doesn't return, the thread will naturally disappear off the page.

And if you do go with the rule, there might be some users put off going that far back to update their new thread - after all, it could be quite a job for some, depending on how in-depth they go.

The page could get busy enough to demote good threads to the second page, but this shouldn't be a problem. Regulars will have the those threads subscribed, and I'd imagine newcomers would search (I can only dream!!!) for a specific team they had in mind.

That's my thoughts.

Manager Milney
09-07-2009, 18:32
ill definately be doing a thread for my save, seeing as im 15 seasons in already ill have a while to remember stuff first!

Purefun
09-07-2009, 18:33
Everything is/will be taken into account. :thup:

Saxonaitor
09-07-2009, 18:39
Purefun, shall we delete post #2 of this thread. Seems a bit pointless and violent to me.

DanGLiverpool
09-07-2009, 18:53
I haven't said anything about regens yet. :) I have opened it up for discussion.
Ah ok. Let's hope you can.

Purefun
09-07-2009, 18:55
Meh, let it be.

Purefun
09-07-2009, 18:55
Ah ok. Let's hope you can.

I never said I was for it though.

DanGLiverpool
09-07-2009, 19:05
I never said I was for it though.
Good point, you got me there:o

Starting up a career game now, so once I get to the two years, I can start a thread:D

Purefun
09-07-2009, 19:13
It will be changed.

Neji
09-07-2009, 19:16
The two season minimum has now gone from the rules.

I propose a minimum amount of in-game time between updates though. Thoughts?

Purefun
09-07-2009, 19:20
And its changed. :D

dafuge
09-07-2009, 19:20
The two season minimum has now gone from the rules.

I propose a minimum amount of in-game time between updates though. Thoughts?

I think it is hard to put into writing.

I tend to keep to annual updates, but if anything particularly interesting happens I will post about it 'live', I just find it easier to keep a story going that way. This could mean a series of posts within a small space of time, but only because they are of interest and are worth posting.

Ridleys
09-07-2009, 19:27
I agree with dafuge :thup:

Although going over the top like Roolz does in the football manager thread in OTF shouldn't be allowed, e.g. posting after every goal. :D

Saxonaitor
09-07-2009, 19:27
The two season minimum has now gone from the rules.

I propose a minimum amount of in-game time between updates though. Thoughts?


I do match by match coverage as my game progresses slowly.

I would say max quarterly updates if not 2 month max

DanGLiverpool
09-07-2009, 19:33
Forget the career, something come up :D

Ridleys
09-07-2009, 19:40
Maybe instead of a set time to do updates there should just be a minimum amount of words per update (eg. at least 50/100 words) too prevent people from writing short updates from every day in the game.

arsenal_2111
09-07-2009, 19:51
Legends :D

I've just reinstalled FM09, will start a new Arsenal career now.

PaulHartman71
09-07-2009, 20:00
can I just get some advice on this. I've just started a career, will I have to wait until I'm two seasons into it (most likely some time in the next 10/11 days) or can I start posting now?

Purefun
09-07-2009, 20:02
The two season minimum has gone mate.

dafuge
09-07-2009, 20:03
can I just get some advice on this. I've just started a career, will I have to wait until I'm two seasons into it (most likely some time in the next 10/11 days) or can I start posting now?

Post it now.

We'll review the two season rule after things settle down but for now you are free to start posting straight away.

PaulHartman71
09-07-2009, 20:04
okay, cheers for the quick responses :thup:

arsenal_2111
09-07-2009, 20:08
Post it now.

We'll review the two season rule after things settle down but for now you are free to start posting straight away.


So if I were to start a thread now, not get to two seasons by the time the rule was reintroduced, would my thread be closed until the second season was over?

dafuge
09-07-2009, 20:09
So if I were to start a thread now, not get to two seasons by the time the rule was reintroduced, would my thread be closed until the second season was over?

No, certainly not.

arsenal_2111
09-07-2009, 20:23
Thanks for the quick reply mate, much appriciated. :)

Cardiovascular
09-07-2009, 20:40
What about aa rule for starting multiple threads? ie. someone comes in starts one about Arsenal, then Barca seconds later? Should there be a limit for the time between a new thread? I can see someone new (no offense to new people) coming in and starting 8 threads about 8 different saves

Purefun
09-07-2009, 20:43
I'll close seven of them. :) And if Lyon is in it that one will be open for updates.

Cardiovascular
09-07-2009, 20:44
Still clogs up the forum, maybe a week between threads rule?

dafuge
09-07-2009, 20:47
I'll think we'll play it by ear for now and see how it goes.

Abandoned threads can always be deleted so it shouldn't be too much of a problem.

arsenal_2111
09-07-2009, 21:29
Threads can be deleted? Out of interest, why are most threads closed instead of deleted then?

I'm trying to start my new game now, but the game has gone to a 'choose language' screen. But it doesn't have a confirm button?

Strange game...

Colorado
09-07-2009, 21:34
Really glad to see this forum. I had a feeling it might when I saw the amount of Career posts.

Power to the people!! :D

I may post a South American one soon from my current game.

dafuge
09-07-2009, 21:35
Threads can be deleted? Out of interest, why are most threads closed instead of deleted then?

It shows users which sort of threads are allowed and which aren't.

peter-evo
09-07-2009, 21:43
Good evening everyone. Couldn't find this place. Haven't got FM09 installed at the minute so can not contribute in that sense, but look forward to having a nose around everyone else's careers.

Well done for setting this up!

crouchaldinho
09-07-2009, 21:51
You can post an FM08 career instead Peter.

C.

ahmufcwafc
09-07-2009, 21:56
Good evening everyone. Couldn't find this place. Haven't got FM09 installed at the minute so can not contribute in that sense, but look forward to having a nose around everyone else's careers.

Well done for setting this up!
What he said. I don't have a game worth writing about at the moment but I'll be posting as soon as I get back into the game properly.

peter-evo
09-07-2009, 21:56
You can post an FM08 career instead Peter.

C.
I uninstalled it but reinstalled just from sheer temptation. Looking forward to getting myself started. Just need to decide how to set-up my game.

peter-evo
09-07-2009, 22:04
While I understand there is a two season rule, what can be done so that the full impact of being an unemployed manager can hit the updates. Starting unemployed loses all of it's impact if you can only update after two seasons. I want to involve the readers in my journey for a job aswell and my beginnings as being unknown to the club. What can I do?

dafuge
09-07-2009, 22:06
While I understand there is a two season rule, what can be done so that the full impact of being an unemployed manager can hit the updates. Starting unemployed loses all of it's impact if you can only update after two seasons. I want to involve the readers in my journey for a job aswell and my beginnings as being unknown to the club. What can I do?

There is no two season rule.

peter-evo
09-07-2009, 22:10
There is no two season rule.
Could have swore that there was when I last looked. Cheers anyway Dafuge.

dafuge
09-07-2009, 22:11
Could have swore that there was when I last looked. Cheers anyway Dafuge.

There was one put in there originally but it was removed after a bit of discussion.

fatski
09-07-2009, 22:29
Is the 'player naming' thing that you have to put in the title really necessary? Not in an angry way, was just wondering the reasons for it?

arsenal_2111
09-07-2009, 22:31
Is the 'player naming' thing that you have to put in the title really necessary? Not in an angry way, was just wondering the reasons for it?

It is neccesary imo, some people may not want to go into a thread that has player naming so they can find players themselves (although after this long I'd be shocked if people didn't know most players now!)

It was pretty unanimous in the other thread that player naming tags would be a good idea, they don't hurt anyone but warn those who don't want to see things. :)

Insert_Goal_Here
10-07-2009, 00:06
So our desire for a forum became reality, shame i seemingly missed it. however over the next couple of days i'll bring you up to speed on my Beverley town save, unless the rules were randomly changed.

CaptainPlanet
10-07-2009, 00:41
Why do some sections have the black colour scheme and others have the blue one?

I want the black one for everything :(

Cardiovascular
10-07-2009, 00:43
(Player Naming) has mysteriously disappeared from the title of my update :confused:

MeLikeFM
10-07-2009, 00:54
(Player Naming) has mysteriously disappeared from the title of my update :confused:

maybe its just assumed player names will be in all now :)

NotWordsButDeeds
10-07-2009, 00:54
And mine! Keep your eyes peeled for any suspicious characters loitering :cool:

Purefun
10-07-2009, 07:07
Is the 'player naming' thing that you have to put in the title really necessary? Not in an angry way, was just wondering the reasons for it?

No it isn't necessary. Its even removed from the rules.

dafuge
10-07-2009, 08:03
It is neccesary imo, some people may not want to go into a thread that has player naming so they can find players themselves (although after this long I'd be shocked if people didn't know most players now!)

It was pretty unanimous in the other thread that player naming tags would be a good idea, they don't hurt anyone but warn those who don't want to see things. :)

I think it is fair to assume that if you are reading a report on someone's career, you are going to see the names of the players they have. It would be a pretty weird report if it avoided any mention of the players in their team.

Elrithral
10-07-2009, 08:48
Is there going to be any distinction between FMS and Updates? Atm a lot of these threads would probably be ok in FMS, the only problem is pictures. Imo a clear distinction has to be made as otherwise we have two stories forums and two sets of fans, the only major difference is that there's more attention from others in here, perhaps that's part of the reason it was made.

AcidBurn
10-07-2009, 08:57
I think it is fair to assume that if you are reading a report on someone's career, you are going to see the names of the players they have. It would be a pretty weird report if it avoided any mention of the players in their team.

Thats exactly what I thought.

BodhiD
10-07-2009, 09:11
Thanks to the mods for taking the time and effort to make, and moderate, the forum. :thup:

I'll be starting a new game this weekend and will start a thread here for the career. Thanks again.

AcidBurn
10-07-2009, 09:17
How do I change my screenshot from www.imageshack.us/blahblah so that it can say my players name to click on.

Elrithral
10-07-2009, 09:20
How do I change my screenshot from www.imageshack.us/blahblah so that it can say my players name to click on.

{url=www.imageshack.us/blahblah}Player Name{/url}

Exchange { for [. Click reply to this post to see what I mean, if you're unsure.

Player Name (http://www.imageshack.us/blahblah)

Raware
10-07-2009, 09:20
Thanks to the mods for taking the time and effort to make, and moderate, the forum. :thup:

Indeed :thup: A big thankyou for listening and acting upon our wishes :thup:

AcidBurn
10-07-2009, 09:23
{url=www.imageshack.us/blahblah}Player Name{/url}

Exchange { for [. Click reply to this post to see what I mean, if you're unsure.

Player Name (http://www.imageshack.us/blahblah)

Cheers, I always wondered about that.



Indeed :thup: A big thankyou for listening and acting upon our wishes :thup:

Gotta agree its great to finally have this place here I didnt think it would happen, thanks for listening to us lot.

NotWordsButDeeds
10-07-2009, 10:05
How do I change my screenshot from www.imageshack.us/blahblah so that it can say my players name to click on.

Type your players namein the post as normal>highlight it by click and drag>click icon of world with chain link in tool bar>copy and past IMG link there.

Saves any typing of code :thup:

Purefun
10-07-2009, 10:17
I use photobucket. Never used imageshack tbh. Is it better?

NotWordsButDeeds
10-07-2009, 10:17
I use photobucket. Never used imageshack tbh. Is it better?


No way man - Photobucket is best for viewing.

mudsterman
10-07-2009, 11:46
Yay, my topic's been made into a sticky!

Roy Keane
10-07-2009, 12:07
What is the meaning of ahmufcwafc's username, since you won't shut-up about it?

Elrithral
10-07-2009, 12:33
What is the meaning of ahmufcwafc's username, since you won't shut-up about it?

He's got it in his location and that equates to not shutting up about it? Bizarre.

ahmufcwafc
10-07-2009, 12:39
Why do some sections have the black colour scheme and others have the blue one?

I want the black one for everything :(
Agree with this, I much prefer the FM theme. It probably will be changed at some stage taking into account that all the other FM sub forums have the black theme.

Saxonaitor
10-07-2009, 12:40
If you really want to know it's ****************************** (Ahmufcwafc's name)

Saxonaitor
10-07-2009, 12:41
Also I like this blue colour skin for this forum. It's Wicked!!

Cardiovascular
10-07-2009, 13:36
He's got it in his location and that equates to not shutting up about it? Bizarre.

Have you never seen his posts? Always ends with "I GUESSED HIS USERNAMEE, GO ME!"

Marinho
10-07-2009, 15:08
What exactly is the difference between this forum and the Stories Forum ? Been thinking about writing a thing or two as my current savegame progresses (with short summary of what happened thus far in a season-by-season overview) and now iīm kind of confused as to where i would put it ?

Neji
10-07-2009, 15:11
What exactly is the difference between this forum and the Stories Forum ? Been thinking about writing a thing or two as my current savegame progresses (with short summary of what happened thus far in a season-by-season overview) and now iīm kind of confused as to where i would put it ?

We are in the process of dealing with this. Some of the threads here are basically ones for FMS, but we will clarify soon enough.

It sounds as though you would be better posting in here. This forum is more for overview type of posts whereas FMS is more for 'writing'.

Marinho
10-07-2009, 15:20
Thatīs what i was hoping really, suits my time schedule more as of now and thatīs what allways has put me off putting sth in the stories forum where there is some serious writing going on in some topics ;) Would likely "plan" to make like 5,6 updates a season really, so that would propably fit here best i suppose.

Saxonaitor
10-07-2009, 15:27
We are in the process of dealing with this. Some of the threads here are basically ones for FMS, but we will clarify soon enough.

It sounds as though you would be better posting in here. This forum is more for overview type of posts whereas FMS is more for 'writing'.

I suppose somone will nominate my thread for this FMS style. I can't help the way I play :(

CaptainPlanet
10-07-2009, 15:30
Would like to see more screenshots in peoples updates, helps the immersion.

Saxonaitor
10-07-2009, 15:33
There's some in mine Captain. If you want any more they could be easily got.

NotWordsButDeeds
10-07-2009, 15:37
Would like to see more screenshots in peoples updates, helps the immersion.

Anything at all in yours would be good Captain ;)

We're all waiting with baited breath!

Cougar2010
10-07-2009, 15:48
What exactly is the difference between this forum and the Stories Forum ? Been thinking about writing a thing or two as my current savegame progresses (with short summary of what happened thus far in a season-by-season overview) and now iīm kind of confused as to where i would put it ?

This forum is for career updates in a factual style.

The stories forum is for a fictional story based around a FM save creating characters, giving depth and background to them with the actual save playing second fiddle.

hursty2
10-07-2009, 16:18
What forum would my thread fall under?

Saxonaitor
10-07-2009, 16:27
What forum would my thread fall under?

I'd say this one. Mine falls under scrutiny due to paying attention of detail. Damn you School!!! :D :D

Cougar2010
10-07-2009, 16:54
What forum would my thread fall under?

I agree with Saxonaitor, quite clearly this forum as you are reporting on your save as opposed to creating a story based around it.

arsenal_2111
10-07-2009, 17:27
No way man - Photobucket is best for viewing.

Agree with this, Imageshack seems to make a popup whenever I open a link for it?

CaptainPlanet
10-07-2009, 17:32
I prefer imageshack myself, but there's not much difference between the two.

Saxonaitor
10-07-2009, 17:34
Imageshack for me. Make a picture link on the forum and their is no pop up

ahmufcwafc
10-07-2009, 17:37
There's a way of preventing the stupid popups on imageshack - right-click the image then go 'view image'. If you copy and paste that link it'll just show the screenshot alone (without the site in the background) and there'll be no popups. Most people on here don't know about that though so there's no way of stopping them fully.

Personally, I prefer links to images over using the [img] coding. It takes ages to load up pages if there's a load of people posting screenshots using the image code. I don't mind if there's only a few embedded images in a thread though.

Purefun
10-07-2009, 18:10
This forum is for career updates in a factual style.

The stories forum is for a fictional story based around a FM save creating characters, giving depth and background to them with the actual save playing second fiddle.

Well put.

But as Neji said everything will be made clear later on.

NotWordsButDeeds
10-07-2009, 18:57
Personally, I prefer links to images over using the [img] coding. It takes ages to load up pages if there's a load of people posting screenshots using the image code. I don't mind if there's only a few embedded images in a thread though.

I agree with you.....partly.

A free for all thread, yes. Otherwise you get images all over the place, and all different sizes. However, threads similar to the ones on this forum, I like the image in front of me and I think it adds impact to the thread.

CaptainPlanet
10-07-2009, 19:03
Personally, I prefer links to images over using the [img] coding. It takes ages to load up pages if there's a load of people posting screenshots using the image code. I don't mind if there's only a few embedded images in a thread though.

You can force the forums to have this view for you personally, as I have it set. So anytime someone uses the img tags, it still only comes up as a link.

SCIAG
10-07-2009, 19:06
This forum is for career updates in a factual style.

The stories forum is for a fictional story based around a FM save creating characters, giving depth and background to them with the actual save playing second fiddle.
Getting there, but not all stories have the detail of tenthreeleader's work. Mark Wilson and Faramir write in very game-based ways, as does Donners (http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=36273) and Tubey. Now there are differences- Donners' use of pronouns, and Faramir relays his reports back in the style of newspaper articles with manager and assistant commenting, but the stories aren't as fleshed out as percieved.

Currently, the main difference is the inclusion of screenshots in this place, but they're even allowed in FMS as long as they're linked to and are used to aid rather than dominating the story.

tenthreeleader
10-07-2009, 20:41
SCIAG is right, gentlemen. Dafuge asked Terk and me to look through all of your threads and determine which are 'FMS-like', if you will.

First I should say there is some good writing talent in here, but the fact of the matter is that there are about half a dozen threads which could make the grade in the stories forum. SCIAG is right to say that there are different styles of writing, all of which are acceptable in FMS.

My own writing takes the form of a novel and is thus inappropriate for anyplace EXCEPT the stories forum, but some of the work I've seen here is plenty good.

For me, it all boils down to detail. Individual match writeups, unless short, are in FMS as well. The fact that so many of you use pictures separates you from FMS since you can link to photos in FMS but not post them directly.

NotWordsButDeeds
10-07-2009, 21:02
Dafuge asked Terk and me to look through all of your threads and determine which are 'FMS-like', if you will.

Is it the perception of the three of you that all the threads here should be moved to FMS? Or that it should simply be thinned out, with some remaining?

dafuge
10-07-2009, 21:14
Is it the perception of the three of you that all the threads here should be moved to FMS? Or that it should simply be thinned out, with some remaining?

I'm happy for people to make their own choice, I don't plan on moving any threads just because they are better suited for FMS.

If people are choosing to post FMS style threads here, it must be for a reason, possibly because they want to include images or they might want a bit more discussion in their thread.

tenthreeleader
10-07-2009, 21:18
Agree completely with dafuge. You're trying to sort out your own rules and I was asked for an FMS perspective. As a matter of fact, the 'FMS' threads I mentioned to him would have to be edited to appear in our backwater in the first place. My point was that despite being minimalist in your writing, you've got some talented people and I plan to lurk here from time to time.

dafuge
10-07-2009, 21:23
Can I start a discussion about discussion?

I'm not sure if this was something that was wanted or not but how do people feel about other people posting in their threads?

Do people want the discussion in their thread about their games or would they prefer people to keep out, to keep all the updates together?

Spleen!
10-07-2009, 21:30
I think that it needs to be down to the thread starter. I'm all for discussion in a thread I start, but if people don't want it in theirs, if they don't want their updates broken up, they could just state that in the OP.

NotWordsButDeeds
10-07-2009, 21:33
I think that it needs to be down to the thread starter. I'm all for discussion in a thread I start, but if people don't want it in theirs, if they don't want their updates broken up, they could just state that in the OP.

Seconded.

It's reasonably simple to filter through the updates alone.

fatski
10-07-2009, 21:38
I am quite happy for people to post their thoughts in my thread! As long as it is regarding my thread, or at least linked to it! but again I would respect people who didn't want me to get in between their updates...

CaptainPlanet
10-07-2009, 22:02
I'm updating my thread to get discussion, not for my health :p

Raware
11-07-2009, 04:06
I am quite happy for people to post their thoughts in my thread! As long as it is regarding my thread, or at least linked to it! but again I would respect people who didn't want me to get in between their updates...

My feelings too. I like the idea of people commenting on my thread and vice versa, which IMO adds to the feeling of generating some kind of community within this forum.

MeLikeFM
11-07-2009, 04:23
Discussion is always good.

A break from the updates.

AdamFitz
11-07-2009, 04:34
I use photobucket. Never used imageshack tbh. Is it better?
ImageShack Quickshot > Photobucket > Imageshack

Purefun
11-07-2009, 12:38
Whats different about imageshack quickshot? And does anyone have a link?

ahmufcwafc
11-07-2009, 12:51
http://reg.imageshack.us/content.php?page=quickshot

Lets you upload screenies through a program you download iirc.

Purefun
11-07-2009, 12:54
So if I push one of those hotkeys that program will appear, I can resize it and immediatly post it? Or am I totally wrong?

Saxonaitor
11-07-2009, 14:22
I think that it needs to be down to the thread starter. I'm all for discussion in a thread I start, but if people don't want it in theirs, if they don't want their updates broken up, they could just state that in the OP.


I want to get discussion in my thread, in fact i'm trying to encourage it !

dafuge
11-07-2009, 14:42
Sounds like most of you want the discussion going on in your threads, which I think is good really.

If there is anyone who doesn't, can I suggest that you mention it in the opening post and use the Mod Requests (http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=135645) thread to ask for any deletions that are necessary.

hursty2
11-07-2009, 14:43
Yeah discussion in my thread too and more of it:D

CaptainPlanet
11-07-2009, 14:46
<pimp>everyone read my thread and comment!</pimp>

Saxonaitor
11-07-2009, 14:51
The thing is for some people (like me) they like the encouragement. It gives me extra encouragement to write another update if people have commented and said they like it and want to see more

dafuge
11-07-2009, 15:04
<pimp>everyone read my thread and comment!</pimp>

I know this was only a joke but it does raise a serious issue.

Under no circumstances should anyone be spamming any other thread with adverts for their career thread. If it is entirely relevant the there's not a problem with linking to your thread, but please don't advertise for the sake of it (spamming). I've noticed a few people with little adverts in their locations, I've not got a problem with that at all, it is not an issue.

Saxonaitor
11-07-2009, 16:52
Just want to chime in here but this forum has become my favourite by far!! Now I hang around here a lot whilst before I hanged around GD a lot

NepentheZ
11-07-2009, 18:37
Yeah, I really like this forum. As of yet, there isn't enough feedback for the games :D - Or maybe I only feel that way. Also, even taking what daf has said into consideration, I have a spare post at the beginning of my thread, (it was going to be used for something I now no longer need it for) - so please give my thread a check, and particularly the most current post, asking you guys, the users, for what extra info you would like to see from me on a season basis. :thup:

I am also heavily in favor of discussion in threads. I've refrained from it currently, because I didn't know the ins and outs of the rules for that, but it seems its ok. So I'll be visiting you guys' threads a lot more in the near future :D

Saxonaitor
11-07-2009, 18:58
Start with mine :D

I'm always up for some discussion!

AcidBurn
11-07-2009, 18:59
Me to I would love some discussion on my career especially about trying to write a brief history of my star player.

Saxonaitor
11-07-2009, 19:20
50 more views till 1,000 for me!! :D :D :D

CaptainPlanet
11-07-2009, 19:21
50 more views till 1,000 for me!! :D :D :D

That's it Sax - keep refreshing that page!

Saxonaitor
11-07-2009, 19:27
NOOO My finger!!! it's broken!! lol

Neji
11-07-2009, 19:29
This thread is to discuss the forum, let's keep it on topic please.

AcidBurn
11-07-2009, 20:27
Why cant the PA and CA of regen players be revealed, I wont be doing it I just wondered seems a bit strange to me.

dafuge
11-07-2009, 23:11
Why cant the PA and CA of regen players be revealed, I wont be doing it I just wondered seems a bit strange to me.

For me, I don't want to see how CA/PA relates to in game performance. I want to play the game with no knowledge whatsoever of data that is not designed to be seen by the player.

The other reason is that a total ban is much easier than a partial ban.

I don't see why anyone would need to mention CA/PA anyway. If you are cheating by looking at these values then a ban on mentioning them gives you the chance to keep this quiet.

AcidBurn
11-07-2009, 23:35
Sounds good to me, like I said I wouldnt name CA and PA but was curious.

Donners
12-07-2009, 05:16
Getting there, but not all stories have the detail of tenthreeleader's work. Mark Wilson and Faramir write in very game-based ways, as does Donners (http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=36273) and Tubey. Now there are differences- Donners' use of pronouns, and Faramir relays his reports back in the style of newspaper articles with manager and assistant commenting, but the stories aren't as fleshed out as percieved.


Indeed, and I would not claim otherwise. I view it as a diary of playing rather than a story in the creative sense. Then again, a formatted layout of data can be sufficiently creative and reflective of original thought to be the basis for copyright, so I would be lothe to divide writing by levels of creativity...

Cougar2010
12-07-2009, 09:29
For me, I don't want to see how CA/PA relates to in game performance. I want to play the game with no knowledge whatsoever of data that is not designed to be seen by the player.

The other reason is that a total ban is much easier than a partial ban.

I don't see why anyone would need to mention CA/PA anyway. If you are cheating by looking at these values then a ban on mentioning them gives you the chance to keep this quiet.


As an extension to this issue how do you feel about coaching stars?

Are we allowed to refer to coaches opinions or is this too close to CA/PA?

dafuge
12-07-2009, 10:30
As an extension to this issue how do you feel about coaching stars?

Are we allowed to refer to coaches opinions or is this too close to CA/PA?

I think that is fine, since it is something that appears in the game and is meant to be seen by the player.

I know when I sign a hot prospect regen I always try to put a screenshot of a scout/coach report up, to give an idea about his potential.

SCIAG
12-07-2009, 10:49
Indeed, and I would not claim otherwise. I view it as a diary of playing rather than a story in the creative sense. Then again, a formatted layout of data can be sufficiently creative and reflective of original thought to be the basis for copyright, so I would be lothe to divide writing by levels of creativity...
Wasn't talking you down at all mate :)

Saxonaitor
12-07-2009, 16:14
Idea springing up here: Shall we put up a post in the rules thread saying if discussion is allowed in (insert name here)'s thread?

AcidBurn
12-07-2009, 17:08
Surely the user that creates the thread can put in their thread if they want discussion or advice and stuff.

AdamFitz
12-07-2009, 17:11
Sounds like most of you want the discussion going on in your threads, which I think is good really.

If there is anyone who doesn't, can I suggest that you mention it in the opening post and use the Mod Requests (http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=135645) thread to ask for any deletions that are necessary.
I'd love discussion in mine, not getting much though :D

Won my first trophy :)

Donners
13-07-2009, 10:27
Wasn't talking you down at all mate :)

Nor did I take it as such. :)

I was simply noting that it is very difficult to try and divide writing between two forums based on style or perception of creativity.

Jonfun1980
15-07-2009, 13:43
About time, I came across this today. Makes it so much easier to read career posts. From Hong Kong with love by Raware is a brilliant read.

Saxonaitor
15-07-2009, 15:12
Quick Question: What happens to this forum onc we jump ship to FM10 forum? I'm a noob in this so forgive me if i'm being stupid. Do our careers get moved over as well?

ahmufcwafc
15-07-2009, 15:56
There's never a shift in forum when a new game comes out.

Saxonaitor
15-07-2009, 15:58
What? Don't we move to the FM10 website?

Saxonaitor
15-07-2009, 16:02
Okay then. So we keep this forum along with our stories.

U seen the St Albans thing in my career yet C?

peter-evo
15-07-2009, 16:40
What? Don't we move to the FM10 website?
There isn't a website made specifically for each game. The forums don't move and nor does the football manager site.

Saxonaitor
19-07-2009, 17:33
Another 2 questions -

1. What is the rule regarding multiple careers?

2. Should their be a awards thing, much like the stories forum (I think) for best read etc

HunterKiller
19-07-2009, 17:50
I would give a thumbs-up to an awards ceremony, definitely. I think it really helps to build a spirit of community, as it certainly has in FMS.

NepentheZ
19-07-2009, 20:15
CSE has awards too. I'd be happy to pick some other members to run them with me. Perhaps 1 a year, at the end of each calendar year, or do it like CSE, and run the awards with each new FM release.

PaulHartman71
19-07-2009, 20:31
not really sure there's any point in their being an 'awards' for this forum until sometime next year, but would encourage it if it were to happen next year.

AcidBurn
19-07-2009, 23:09
I would give a thumbs-up to an awards ceremony, definitely. I think it really helps to build a spirit of community, as it certainly has in FMS.

I agree with with this, end of the year awards would be best.

arsenal_2111
20-07-2009, 00:11
For me, end of release (so September time) would be best. That way you could make it more FM specific.

tenthreeleader
20-07-2009, 03:55
For the record, the FMS awards are generally in September.

hursty2
20-07-2009, 07:09
Aren't the CSE awards monthly?

Saxonaitor
20-07-2009, 08:08
CSE has awards too. I'd be happy to pick some other members to run them with me. Perhaps 1 a year, at the end of each calendar year, or do it like CSE, and run the awards with each new FM release.

I would be happy to help with this NepentheZ

hursty2
20-07-2009, 08:23
I'd help but what do i have to do?:p

PaulHartman71
20-07-2009, 13:19
Aren't the CSE awards monthly?

no, you might be confusing it with the monthly thing that used to happen where as a community there would be a crossword/wordsearch/weeman creating everyone and doing a one month England National team sign up.

Purefun
20-07-2009, 13:20
Another 2 questions -

1. What is the rule regarding multiple careers?

2. Should their be a awards thing, much like the stories forum (I think) for best read etc

1. You can have multiple threads, just stay active i'd say.

2. Awards aren't a problem either, maybe start half of september. Nep you can contact me through PM or hotmail maybe if you want to do this.

tenthreeleader
21-07-2009, 02:49
For the record, the FMS awards are generally in September.

Clarification: the FMS awards nomination and voting begin in September. Our actual ceremony last year was on 26 October.

Peacemaker7
21-07-2009, 03:00
Clarification: the FMS awards nomination and voting begin in September. Our actual ceremony last year was on 26 October.

Yup FMS awards are now towards the end of October, used to be late December early January but we moved it to coincide more with the FM year. Awards are fine, but in a forum as new as this they are a bit pointless until next year really.

Raware
21-07-2009, 05:12
Yep, i'd probably agree. Whilst awards would be nice, in my opinion it would be a bit too soon for this forum.

hursty2
21-07-2009, 11:11
Too soon? You could always give it to me:D

Raware
21-07-2009, 11:20
Ha ha...i'm sure you'd love it Hursty! ;) Currently there are 38 'live' threads. Whilst this is encouraging especially with the forum being so new, in my opinion it's not enough to be handing out awards yet. Hopefully, in a few months the forum will catch on more so and more people will post, enabling there to be more 'contenders' for awards if awards are to be given.

Saxonaitor
21-07-2009, 11:28
In my view though, the less threads there are, the more chance I have of winning :D

So in all fairness, let the awards begin!

(P.S: Raware, you would probably win the award if it was given out now so keep quiet :D)

Peacemaker7
21-07-2009, 11:33
Seriously, you're just being silly if you think you should have awards any time before next October. There's no value in an awards ceremony that takes place weeks after a new forum starts at all. The forum isn't about winning awards, its about recording career games. Let the forum actually get a life before jumping into anything else.

PaulHartman71
21-07-2009, 11:52
would like to repeat what I said earlier


not really sure there's any point in their being an 'awards' for this forum until sometime next year, but would encourage it if it were to happen next year.

Raware
21-07-2009, 12:03
(P.S: Raware, you would probably win the award if it was given out now so keep quiet :D)

Let them begin now then! :D


Seriously, you're just being silly if you think you should have awards any time before next October. There's no value in an awards ceremony that takes place weeks after a new forum starts at all. The forum isn't about winning awards, its about recording career games. Let the forum actually get a life before jumping into anything else.

Seriously though, i have to agree with Peacemaker. It would be silly to have awards any time soon. As he said, the forum isn't about winning awards (although it would be nice), it's about recording career's and hopefully building a community with people who share the same passion in playing fm the 'career way'.

PaulHartman71
21-07-2009, 12:11
the focus for the next few months is surely going to be progress for the overall forum, on average there's about 5 people viewing the forum at anyone time (just going on when I go in this forum, or CSE), as the months go on this forum can only grow into a bigger and better place for all involved.

tenthreeleader
21-07-2009, 14:26
PM is right, in my opinion. However, if you want other information on the FMS awards I'm happy to help you.

Ridleys
21-07-2009, 17:03
I don't suppose there is any way a Mod can change the amount of images allowed in a post?

I have had to split my update in to two posts (in here (http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=135851)) because I was only allowed to post 4 images instead of the 7 that I wanted to post. I think it would look tidier if I could have done it one post.

Purefun
21-07-2009, 19:58
Not possible mate, I'll have a word with the big guy over this though.

Peacemaker7
21-07-2009, 21:18
PM is right, in my opinion. However, if you want other information on the FMS awards I'm happy to help you.

Meh he's won one award and thinks he knows :p

NotWordsButDeeds
21-07-2009, 21:40
I don't suppose there is any way a Mod can change the amount of images allowed in a post?

I have had to split my update in to two posts (in here (http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=135851)) because I was only allowed to post 4 images instead of the 7 that I wanted to post. I think it would look tidier if I could have done it one post.

Seconded. It's very annoying.

Ridleys
21-07-2009, 22:32
Not possible mate, I'll have a word with the big guy over this though.

Thanks :thup:

tenthreeleader
21-07-2009, 22:38
Meh he's won one award and thinks he knows :p

LOL ... I've won one-sixth of the awards you have, PM, but at least I have the good sense to agree with you!

...I've won four, by the way. Which ought to tell you something about PM.

NepentheZ
21-07-2009, 22:44
A question for my followers. If a team that has never [or rarely] been in the N. Irish leagues gets promoted, should I take over them, and play with 2 clubs? It would add a little excitement, perhaps, if I could fast track them to the NIP, and a team as good as mine, and do it with a few others over the next 15-20 seasons, to make the league more competitive, the quality of N. Irish players a lot better, and hopfully really start bringing up the coefficients and world rankings of N. Ireland..

arsenal_2111
21-07-2009, 23:02
I'd make two saves the same, and take the second job on one. That way, if you don't enjoy it, you can carry on like normal. Not too realistic, but better than ruining a save.

NepentheZ
21-07-2009, 23:07
Yeah, I guess thats not such a bad idea :D

Purefun
22-07-2009, 09:17
Nep you weren't on msn yesterday!! :(

SCIAG
22-07-2009, 11:10
...I've won four, by the way. Which ought to tell you something about PM.

He can't count?

NepentheZ
22-07-2009, 13:07
I was Purefun..!! I was on intermittently, admittedly [what a mouthful] - but yeah. Gotta pop to the in-laws for a bit this afternoon, but should be on around 3.

Saxonaitor
22-07-2009, 13:18
Just a quick poll here for those of you that have read my thread.

Is there anything that makes it unattatractive or bad. I seem to be getting hardly ant comments compared to Raware and AcidBurn, although I know they have their styles. Any suggestions?

P.S Didn't want this to clog my thread up so I posted here if this is bad I can post in my thread

PaulHartman71
22-07-2009, 13:21
I think your style is good, and you shouldn't make any significant changes to how you do your updates just to attract more comments. I read a lot of the Careers in here, but don't always comment, that's not because they're bad, but generally depends what mood I'm in, whether I'm just reading it to past time of uploads etc.

crouchaldinho
22-07-2009, 13:36
I agree with Paul. I also read a lot of the careers on here and don't always comment.

Sometimes you are enjoying the career but you can't always think of what to say. You can't always keep writing 'keep up the good work' all of the time.

On another subject, I was thinking of creating a career thread of my own at some point in the near future. Can anyone tell me how I can embed an image in a post? I just want to be able to put a club badge up like the rest of you have.

C.

NotWordsButDeeds
22-07-2009, 13:44
On another subject, I was thinking of creating a career thread of my own at some point in the near future. Can anyone tell me how I can embed an image in a post? I just want to be able to put a club badge up like the rest of you have.

C.

[IMG>http://address of image/[IMG> and obviously substitute < with [ :thup:

EDIT: example, here's my Maracana IMGhttp://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj194/Nerazzurri07/Fluminense%20FC/maracana.jpg/IMG

put [ and ] before and after img and /img. Hope that makes more sense!!

Saxonaitor
22-07-2009, 13:53
Or you click the little picture up on the message bar when you enter. It's the mountain with a sun

Cenotaph
22-07-2009, 13:53
if someone has done something nifty, and I don't know how they did it. I press quote and reply under said post. And I can than see the code they used, and steal it for my own!

NotWordsButDeeds
22-07-2009, 13:56
Or you click the little picture up on the message bar when you enter. It's the mountain with a sun


I don't think that's embedding though is it? I'm not sure LOL I'm not very computer savvy! :o

Saxonaitor
22-07-2009, 13:59
I use that button on my thread with my pictures

NotWordsButDeeds
22-07-2009, 14:02
I use that button on my thread with my pictures

Right - I'm obviously missing out on something! LOL

arsenal_2111
22-07-2009, 14:11
[IMG>http://address of image/[IMG> and obviously substitute < with [ :thup:

EDIT: example, here's my Maracana IMGhttp://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj194/Nerazzurri07/Fluminense%20FC/maracana.jpg/IMG

put [ and ] before and after img and /img. Hope that makes more sense!!

To put it simply, just put the below each side of a link and replace { with [

{img} {/img}

Raware
22-07-2009, 14:12
Just a quick poll here for those of you that have read my thread.

Is there anything that makes it unattatractive or bad. I seem to be getting hardly ant comments compared to Raware and AcidBurn, although I know they have their styles. Any suggestions?

P.S Didn't want this to clog my thread up so I posted here if this is bad I can post in my thread

You shouldn't change your update style just to attract more comments. It's up to you how you tell your story and tell it which ever way suits you best. Whilst it's nice to receive comments from other's, it's not the be all and end all. As Paul and C. said, i've also read every thread on this forum and am enjoying each one for their own reasons but i don't comment on every one. I wouldn't want to comment on every one saying KUTGW as it would just turn into spamming.

I'm enjoying your thread the way you're doing it. In my opinion keep doing what you're doing, from the amount of views it's had it's clear that people are enjoying it.

crouchaldinho
22-07-2009, 14:13
Thanks for the help guys.

Just going to test it out:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9e/St_albans.png

C.

crouchaldinho
22-07-2009, 14:14
Wahey, it worked! :cool:

C.

Raware
22-07-2009, 14:15
Just a shame it's St. Alban's! ;) :D

crouchaldinho
22-07-2009, 14:16
Not sure whether to start a thread for my new save now or to wait and see how I get on with it.

My instinct is to hold off in case it's just a 'false start' and start it after I've played six months or perhaps a season.

I don't want to start the thread only to abandon it shortly afterwards. After all, you can't force a save to become great.

Any advice people?

C.

crouchaldinho
22-07-2009, 14:16
Just a shame it's St. Alban's! ;) :D

:thdn:

:mad:

C.

NotWordsButDeeds
22-07-2009, 14:18
Not sure whether to start a thread for my new save now or to wait and see how I get on with it.

My instinct is to hold off in case it's just a 'false start' and start it after I've played six months or perhaps a season.

I don't want to start the thread only to abandon it shortly afterwards. After all, you can't force a save to become great.

Any advice people?

C.

Although I have started my thread I'd actually agree with you mate! Better to wait a few months.

Raware
22-07-2009, 14:34
:thdn:

:mad:

C.

;) :D

I'd probably wait if i was you until i was certain it was a game i would be playing or i'd be wasting my time in creating a thread only for me to abandon it after a few games.