Herpy.nu will close down in January 2018 - will be replaced by something new and better.

Herpy has had a good 13 year run and will never be forgotten for those of us who experienced it. Sadly the site is today unappealing and is no longer fit for the audience of 2018, and years of smear campaigns have given us a reputation that has been hard to shake. We therefore made the choice to close the site and move on to a brighter future. While the forums will be archived as a memory of times of past greatness, new funds have been raised and new admins have been recruited to start working on a entire new community far away from Bad Dragon and any association with that company. The gallery will remain operational in the meantime. You can follow me on Twitter for further developments. We also have a Discord server which has become the heart of the community. If you wish to join it, send a PM to Valcyrie.

Herpy have always been my little lovechild since I joined over a decade ago. But he grew up, and as he has aged with dignity its time for his hatchling to take over. A fresh start for a new generation in a new era.

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Post by Rendrassa » August 2nd, 2016, 5:59 am

Brainstorm about some ideas you've got for Herpy. It can be for function, general improvement, or the design of the site. (Or anything else I forgot is a likely category.)

My first suggestion is: when we get started on banners and such, I think we need a new logo not tied to Varka's old vision. I was thinking gold lettering on a dark background with scale pattern. Maybe a snake's skin up close.

What are your ideas, guys?
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Post by BewingedDragon » August 2nd, 2016, 9:55 am

Here are my suggestions for the forum:
  • A theme for the site. There are tons of them on phpbb's website and they take less than a minute to install. Can be found HERE
  • A clickable header that takes you to the front page. (I know, you can click the forum image.)
  • Download translations for the forum so you can have it in your own language. (Also downloadable from the phpbb's website. Most of the "popular" languages exist.) Can be found HERE
  • A Steam option in your profile settings that links you your Steam account/URL. Maybe other sites too; tumblr, reddit, FA, DA etc.

I have ideas for the gallery too but since it isn't up yet I do not know what already is implemented :)

I'll edit this post when I come up with more things.
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Post by Rendrassa » August 2nd, 2016, 11:44 pm

I would enjoy being able to link to my FA page. I know Val is prioritizing other things over profile customization, but it would be nice after the important stuff is done.
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Post by Aracth'nil » August 3rd, 2016, 1:06 pm

I know Val said this would take a while, but any estimate from the dev team on when the gallery is going to be done? One of my favourite bits from the old forum. XD
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Post by Valcyrie » August 3rd, 2016, 3:05 pm

Probably when I get enough funds to pay my techie so he feels motivated to keep working x3
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Re: Suggestions for Herpy (Function/Improvement/Design)

Post by Aracth'nil » August 4th, 2016, 1:00 pm

Thanks Val for the reply, and loving the new theme!

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Edit: Can we put the old Herpy logo in the top while we make a new one? Instead of phpBB whatever website designing spinoff of PHP that is. It might confuse people.
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Post by Rendrassa » August 4th, 2016, 9:05 pm

I, too, would like to see the phpBB thingie gone. It is really annoying me for some reason.
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Post by Dracokon » August 4th, 2016, 9:17 pm

The phpBB logo at the top of the page is intended to be the forum's primary logo/graphic, as it acts as a link to the board index from any page. I noticed Val has a bunch of background banners set up instead -- if that's the idea then replacing the phpBB logo graphic with a transparent PNG (or just commenting out its display code) should suffice in getting rid of it.
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Re: Suggestions for Herpy (Function/Improvement/Design)

Post by Aracth'nil » August 5th, 2016, 11:46 am

Saw the new banners - they look great with the theme. Although the phpBB thing is still annoying...
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Post by Zan'theros » August 7th, 2016, 8:40 am

I noticed that there isn't a section for turtles/tortoises and other chelonians. The reptiles group is incomplete without one. <_>
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Post by Dracokon » August 7th, 2016, 10:59 pm

Zan'theros wrote:I noticed that there isn't a section for turtles/tortoises and other chelonians. The reptiles group is incomplete without one. <_>
Just added one by way of merging the lizards and snakes forum and adding tortoises to it. Historically, these three groups of reptiles did not maintain enough activity on their own to merit separate categories on the original Herpy.

I've also made some other changes to the reptile forums to better classify discussion, plus adding a section for fictional characters.
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Re: Suggestions for Herpy (Function/Improvement/Design)

Post by Dragonhunter4321 » August 10th, 2016, 5:48 am

It all works well on mobile, in my opinion. Only problem is my avatar... I tried so hard to crop it down to useable... at least you can see it... the face.
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