Patreon and Q23 switching away from vBulletin


I can see Razgon’s point. Discourse has been fine but I often miss the ability to turn off avatars that vBulletin presented. I know I can do it now with CSS modification or 3rd party scripts but it is not quite the same.

On vBulletin the site was so clean since signatures were not allowed and I could natively turn off Avatars. That let me focus on what members were actually saying rather than whom was saying it. I focused more on the content of each comment. The overall site was mostly text at that point and was discrete and elegant. The best part of QT3–intelligent minds conversing about games–shined through quite well.

Please don’t take this as a criticism of Discourse, mostly just a humble opinion; also I am a nobody here. :-)


More customization is always better, as long as you don’t overwhelm the user with options. It would be great to get the option to turn off flair, avatars, and titles.

Now, regarding the Qeyeball flair. Where should it be located?

  • Current location, overlapping the avatar in the bottom right
  • Offset a couple pixels below the avatar’s bottom right. Not overlapping.
  • I didn’t watch Dawson’s Creek and thus have no opinion.

0 voters

Another bug for you @wumpus, the rightside WYSIWYG rendered the italics inside the poll correctly, but they don’t work once posted. And since it’s a poll I can’t fix it.


The eye is good.


I think it should be after the name, before the Patron! text title and not obscuring the avatar at all. Doesn’t sound like that’s currently possible though.


Love that idea! But yeah, don’t believe it’s possible.


I voted I have no opinion, but for the record I did actually watch Dawson’s Creek. And I always thought Pacey was the better choice, dammit.


I think we both know that if you were actually a Creek aficionado, you would have taken a stand and made a choice.



Now I have I Don’t Want to Wait stuck in my head.

“Will it be yes or will it be Qt3”


I have no idea what Dawson’s Creek has to do with Patreon avatar badges and you’re all a little scarier to me now than you were before.


I guess I don’t feel like we need to point out who is a Patreon supporter and who isn’t. To me it’s a great bonus to be included in those game giveway drawings for being a supporter - even though I never won - grrrr! :-).

Some small customization perk isn’t bad, like being able to customize out titles because that is a little less in your face like the icon. None of it really bothers me though. I’m just happy the site exists as it’s the primary game site I visit and I only visit one other with any frequency.



Thanks for the 8 bits alpha dropshadown in the eye. I am stupid elistis about graphics and was pleasant surprised when I saw it. The dude that did it can know that I know he know. Good job!


hm, I changed my email at patreon to match with my QT3 email… but no eyeball?


How long ago? Apparently take a while to sync up.


ah, OK… will see





I must confess that while I didn’t block Cockeye… Jack or whatever the name of that creepy eye was, I totally blocked your avatar, DaveLong =D


Booooo this man! You need more EXCITE in your life! The game that makes you feel like my avatar looks!


There was a monthlong period where I pretty much played nothing but EXCITE TRUCK on my Wii because it was the only game on the system that could read my music off my baller-ass Class 4 1GB SD card.


I can’t even imagine the level of EXCITE if Nintendo finally brings it back for the Switch. I know it won’t happen, but a man can dream.