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Thread Countdown

Discussion in 'General Suggestions' started by Ata47, Feb 9, 2018.

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Addings Countdowns ?

  1. Yes, great idea.

  2. No, bad idea.

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  1. Ata47

    Ata47 Mars Rover Mod VIP+

    Thread Countdown
    What does it mean and what does it change?
    A countdown that shows up in threads if you type for example [countdown=09:00,07.07.18] or something like that. It will look like a normal image (GIF) moving but it doesnt start all over again if you reload the page. It works just like a normal countdown.
    [​IMG]

    If it's possible:
    1. Make a limit for countdowns in one thread ( Maybe only allow Staff and Thread-Creator to add 1)
    2. Multiple Fonts
    3. Either Hours:Minutes:confused:econds, Hours:Minutes or just Hours (Maybe add the day's too)
    4. Make the countdown change something on the forums ( Close threads, Set thread to finished etc. )

    Why do you think adding Countdowns is a good idea?
    -Makes Giveaways easier
    -Makes announcing events easier
    -No annoying timezone stuff
     
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  2. Python~

    Python~ Young Bard Elite

    I've entered several giveaways and have never had this problem

    Timezones are a good point, but if you enter the giveaway as soon as you see it, when it ends shouldn't matter?

    I'm sure it's possible, it's just a lot of coding I think is unnecessary for something that is already a thing, and may not even be used
     
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  3. Ata47

    Ata47 Mars Rover Mod VIP+

    Coding is never unnecessary if the outcome is epic :)
     
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  4. Carned

    Carned ✘o ✘o Gold VIP Emerald

    This seems unneeded for 2 main reasons

    1. Anyone who see's a giveaway they want to enter will enter right away so you don't need a countdown encase you forget to enter?
    2. If you win, you will be tagged and get the notification, if you don't win you still get the notification that the OP has commented?

    Seems like a waste.
     
  5. Ata47

    Ata47 Mars Rover Mod VIP+

    It's not only for giveaways :(
     
  6. Dani

    Dani Impersonating Staff VIP

    This seems unneeded, but so do a lot of things.

    I just think it would be kinda neat to look at, so that's good enough for me. (y)
     
  7. Carned

    Carned ✘o ✘o Gold VIP Emerald

    Events never start a specific time either, and even if they do its usually delayed due to some kind of unforeseen issue.
     
  8. Xproplayer

    Xproplayer Elite

    if its easy ya otherwise na
     
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  9. Verified

    Verified Creating Order VIP Silver

    You mean something like this? This counter is counting down until 2/15/2018, in PST.
    [​IMG]

    The only drawback is that since it's a GIF, it can't actually count down the entire time unless you want to download a few hundred megabytes for one timer. It does count down 2 minutes before it lapses, but refreshing the page will get you a fresh timer. Most people don't look at it for that long anyways.

    https://www.verified.tech/img/countdown.php?time=2/15/2018

    I could make a counter creation page if you guys actually want this.
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2018
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