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How to create an official thread for a game

05-14-2013, 02:41 AM
#1
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Posts: 12
How to create an official thread for a game

Hello,

I would like to create an "official" thread for my upcoming iOS game but I'm a bit confused. I have seen posts like this one where the game is presented with a nice profile section at the top with the ability to be rated by the community, among other great features.

However, there are also other games that do not feature this special header. So my question is: can I create a thread like the one I referenced above? Or maybe only staff members or members with a high number of posts can do that?

Thank you very much,
Toni Sala
05-14-2013, 03:03 AM
#2
Sure, you can make a thread like that. Check out this link:

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=109095

If you want to see how someone did something in post, you can always hit the QUOTE button, as if replying, to see how they did it.

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05-14-2013, 05:03 AM
#3
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Posts: 12
05-14-2013, 02:49 PM
#4
Joined: May 2012
Location: In the Chatroom
Posts: 15,759
Appinfo 101 Training Post

This is how to post an app description on Touch Arcade.

First get a link from the appstore. If you have ios 6, then it is easy, go to the store and hit the right arrow icon, then copy the link.

If you have ios 5, then email the link to yourself.

Include the link in the following format:

[ appinfo=all ] ituneslink [/ appinfo]

without the spaces

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I would also recommend using the regular youtube tag not hdyoutube tag to save bandwidth for iphone users. The picture is far smaller which saves bandwidth, and also, it is much clearer. I don't believe the hd tag even outputs the hd version of youtube anyway.

[ youtube ] code [ / youtube ]

No spaces, the code is what you get from a browser when you go to youtube on the web and it's the funny looking code after the = sign.
05-14-2013, 04:27 PM
#5
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: 'Murrica
Posts: 715
Quote:
Originally Posted by Connector View Post
I would also recommend using the regular youtube tag not hdyoutube tag to save bandwidth for iphone users. The picture is far smaller which saves bandwidth, and also, it is much clearer. I don't believe the hd tag even outputs the hd version of youtube anyway.

[ youtube ] code [ / youtube ]

No spaces, the code is what you get from a browser when you go to youtube on the web and it's the funny looking code after the = sign.
To clarify on the Youtube videos (because it took me quite a while to understand...)

Here is a common youtube link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1YewhQ1OOQ

You want the part after the "v="...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1YewhQ1OOQ

Take that part and put it between youtube tags.

[youtube]l1YewhQ1OOQ[/youtube]

And you get this:


Youtube link | Pop Up

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05-14-2013, 05:12 PM
#6
Joined: May 2012
Location: In the Chatroom
Posts: 15,759
Slamman, you are even more semi-famous

You are now quoted in the chatroom's IMGUR, Youtube, and appinfo instruction posts.

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showth...=1#post2801563
05-14-2013, 07:56 PM
#7
Here's the difference...

Using youtube:

Youtube link | Pop Up


Using hdyoutube:

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Last edited by Red1; 05-15-2013 at 07:17 AM.
05-14-2013, 08:26 PM
#8
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,768
There's also [hqyoutube], which I never use but always kinda assumed was somewhere in the middle.

For what it's worth, I much prefer devs posting HD videos because I actually like to see the game they're promoting. Connector's always moaning about data, let him sort his own problems out.

Besides, right underneath the HQ video is a little link entitled "Low bandwidth version".

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05-15-2013, 05:58 AM
#9
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,967
I apologise in the beginning if I am in wrong section but I am new to the forum and I am looking for some introduction like how to delete PM etc.
Can you please direct me?
And also what are senior and junior members?Is it related to your no. of posts.
I am using the TA App on an iphone.
Thanks!And apologies!!!

Last edited by Infinity89; 05-15-2013 at 06:01 AM.
05-15-2013, 07:15 AM
#10
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: ID
Posts: 1,549
Quote:
Originally Posted by Infinity89 View Post
And also what are senior and junior members?Is it related to your no. of posts.
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Yes, it's based how many post u have.. If i'm not wrong, Junior members will upgrade to members after they reach 30 posts, and will become senior members after 100 posts reached... cmiiw..

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