Welcome to Gamers With Jobs 2.0!

After months (and months) of toil Gamers With Jobs 2.0 is complete. We'll still be tweaking it as time marches on but the brunt of the work is done. Wait, let me rephrase that because I don't want anyone getting the crazy idea that "we" had much to do with it. The brunt of the work has been done... by Pyro. He has taken the basic Drupal system and spent months programming and tweaking it so that it would resemble the original site as closely as possible while taking advantage of all the new features and performance gains Drupal brings to the table. The amount of hours he has poured into this project with little to no help from outside sources is nothing short of astounding. We are incredibly lucky to have him on our side and he deserves every ounce of praise and credit we can pile on his lap. Thank you Pyro, without you the GWJ community wouldn't be anywhere near as awesome as it is today.

I'd also like to give a quick shout out to Azure Chicken who stepped up to the plate and bailed us out on making a bunch of art assets we needed for the theme. She too is awesome beyond measure.

If you click on "Read More" at the bottom right there you'll see the meager user guide I've written about how to navigate the new design. It's mainly full of the bare basics for now but we'll be doing a proper one soon with all the new features documented and how to use them. I hope you enjoy the new site design and bear with us as we tweak it up to a level we can all be happy with.

I don't know about you, but my withdrawal shakes are starting to ease a bit. Oooh... yeah.

How to Login

If you look there along the left hand side of the page you’ll see the login window. Just enter your usual username and password and off you go. If you don’t have an account yet, click on “Create New Accountâ€?

Changing Your Account Details

If you want to add a signature to your posts, a new avatar image or change your personal info/password you need to access your account page. To do so just click on “My Account� on the left hand side of the page. From there click on the “Edit� tab at the top and change your info.

Avatar images

In the My Account section you can now upload your own avatar image! Keep in mind it needs to be 85 X 85 or under in pixel size and under 30kb in file size. As usual, animated avatars are frowned upon so don’t go nuts.

If you had an avatar on the GWJ server that I uploaded for you it will still be there. If you were linking to an off-site avatar you will have to upload it through your profile now.

Forums

If you click on the forums link at the top of the page (or any forum topic on the left) you’ll get there. It’s pretty much like the old forums, the sections are listed as usual and when you click on a thread you can add a post at the bottom. The “commentâ€? box is where you enter your post and you’ll see some standard formatting buttons along the top.

How to Make a New Post

In any of the main forum sections you’ll see a “Post a new forum topicâ€? text link near the top. You’ll default into the “forum topicâ€? tab so all you need to do is enter your Title and the body of your message.

Private Messages

You can still send a receive Private Messages, just click on "view inbox" on the left hand side of the page.

GWJ Gaming News Feed

At the top of the page you'll see a link to Gaming News that will display the RSS feeds from various sites. So far we've only added GameTab's top ten news stories but we'll probably add more as time goes by.

Those are the basics! We’ll talk more about some of the new features soon.

Comments

The brunt of the work has been done... by Pyro. He has taken the basic Drupal system and spent months programming and tweaking it so that it would resemble the original site as closely as possible while taking advantage of all the new features and performance gains Drupal brings to the table. The amount of hours he has poured into this project with little to no help from outside sources is nothing short of astounding. We are incredibly lucky to have him on our side and he deserves every ounce of praise and credit we can pile on his lap. Thank you Pyro, without you the GWJ community wouldn't be anywhere near as awesome as it is today.

This is getting a little gay, I think I'm going to have to man it up in here.
IMAGE(http://www.nndb.com/people/227/000025152/mr-t-buff.jpg)
There. That's better.

Thank God for Mr. T.

Don't panic if the main forum index is loading slow for you, Pyro will look into it when it's not 2AM

Very excited about the new site layout. Not sure about this font though. I'm in Windows right now with Cleartype on, and it looks kinda poopy. (I did notice Bitstream Vera Sans in the CSS though, I'll have to see what it looks like in Linux)

EDIT: First post, first edit, and first avatar of non-staffers.

[moved the rest to the Bugs thread]

Welcome back. Can we talk about the 360 now?

It's good to have it back!

Oh thank heavens - I was getting the DT's... Glad to have the site back.

Ya, what a time to have downtime! I had to go hang with Evil's crew, just to talk about some of this crap!

Great work, Pyro. I'm using Firefox right now, and I may just have to give up my full-featured Stallion of an Opera browser, in favor of that puny little pony, even if only when browsing this site. Opera doesn't seem to like the layout, and has wierd formating, text-bleeding and every now and then a little hand pops up and flips me off. But that's fine, it seems to function nearly perfectly in firefox. Can we get stan back in the little icon, instead of that wierd little raindrop thing?

PS: This thing had better be stable for E3, or I may actually die. Or, I might starting talking to my RL friend about this stuff, and that wouldn't be a good idea. Can you say noogies?

Congrats guys.

Site looks fantastic. I would like to say thank you very much for all the hard work you put into this pyro, you are amazing!

Outstanding! Missed you guys in the downtime.
Excellent new avatars Eezy and Spy. Apparently it is a good time for change, I may update my own.

Good job guys! I'm sure a few oddities will come up but this definitely shakes off the post nuke shackle pretty well.

Congratulations, and thanks, Pyro.

mmm, mmmmmm, MMMMM!

Lookin' good.

Nice work guys. Now lets see if I can get a NSFW post up, pronto!!

This design looks seriously great. Excellent job.

Kudos for keeping the existing colours of the site intact.

Easy on the eye and low on hate. GWJ still No 1 on my lurking list.

Is there a way to have updates to posts emailed to you as in the previous version?

Looking good thus far, nice work Pyro. The site is feeling pretty clean, perhaps I'll have a better opinion when I'm sober.

Voot!

Woo, got my avatar back, all is well. Site site site!

Oh man. Yesterday was like my most productive work day...evah! Thank God the site is back...

ouuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhh!!! It's so strange, I daren't touch it!

The new site design is so slick, I'm afraid I might just slide off it while posting.

Oh sweet Jesus, GWJ is BACK! Certis I just want you to know I was starting to get the shakes. Never ever cut me off cold turkey like that again.

Nice to have the site back up. I dig the new design.

"You stay classy, GWJ."

Aiya! I had no GWJ for two full days! We've got a pretty strict firewall at work (no gaming sites), so I was stuck browsing 3 or so sites over and over and over and ...

Excellent job on the move, guys! It's good to have GWJ back.

Ha ha, awesome!
Yeah, I was suffering withdrawal too, but I solved it by turning to good ol' crack cocaine. It's good to have you back! =)

Great Work Pyro! As other's, I was having some bad withdrawal's to say the least. Glad to have GWJ back and looking good(!).

Damn good to have GWJ back! Thanks a ton Pyro, looks great.

Great job! And thrilled to have the site back...

Nice job Pyro, Certis and all involved. Site looks good. And more importantly, it's back up!

Pyro, you have really outdone yourself here. And I mean it, too. You're just nowhere near this good; I wonder how you managed to pull it off.

Freaking awesome!

These last two days at work have my most productive of the year. Great job with the site guys!

*gasp* I was forced to go check out EA

Dont do that to me again!

GWJ, more addictive than an MMO