Banner Contest Over – Winners Announced!

Community, Website — By on July 12, 2013 2:17 pm

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I didn’t really wanna pick one winner, so in no particular order, the superior banners are…


Crymore Banner 08 Crymore Banner 07 Crymore Banner 06 Crymore Banner 05 Crymore Banner 04 Crymore Banner 03
Crymore Banner 02


They have all been added as Crymore’s new banner. Please enjoy.

Edit: Uhh, I did want this stuff to rotate, but I kinda fucked the code up while trying to do that, so I’ll ask one of the secret admins to help out later today. Until then, just stare at the banner up top and pretend it changes everytime you refresh the page.

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Humanity says:

That second one is just so clever.

mahay says:

Such modesty! Not even your banner managed to make it D_S

Tough luck.

temp_late says:

>> Banner to be accepted: One.

Changing dem rules.

sakagamitomoya Fuck xythar hes a gay jewish nazi cuntreamer says:

My banner is still superior

Justaway says:

04 and 07 are best x)

0002 says:

Ara ara~
My Rena bannner made it.

Raggers says:

Best banner didn’t make it:

Please include this (and any other funny ones) as rare banners that only pop up now and then (like 0.1% of the time). That would make my day.

Zeta says:

Do you still want the banners to rotate?
If so, I might be able to help you out. I have an old php script lying around, which works quite well as an image rotator. All you have to do for it to work, is to save the script as “index.php”, put it in the same directory as the banner images, and set the banner’s image source url to the directory path.


The script, in case you’re interested:

Zeta says:

Remove the “index.php” part of the url.

Dark_Sage says:

Site is, currently, how it looks with that url.

Zeta says:

Hmm… I’m just getting a 404 error when I hit up your url, which means that the folder either doesn’t exist, or the permissions aren’t set up correctly. Try changing the directory permissions to 755 (meaning owners can read, write, and execute, while group members and the public can read and execute).

Dark_Sage says:

That’s how it’s set up.

Wanna hash this out on IRC or something?

Zeta says:

Hey, D_S.
I just noticed that my browser kept caching the banner, which meant that it would only actually rotate, when I did a hard refresh of the page (navigating to new articles, reviews, etc. would not change the banner).

I’ve modified the script a little, so this is no longer an issue as long as you’re using my server as your banner host, but once you get it to work locally, be sure to add the line “header(“Cache-Control: no-cache, must-revalidate, no-store”);” right before “header(‘Location: ‘.$folder.$files[$rand]);”.

I’ve update the pastebin, so alternatively, you could just copy that again.

Anyway, just a heads-up.

Squigg says:

Oh cool, someone used my banner as a base.

ng says:

Best banner:

On a side note, could you align the banner height? In cases where the banner takes a bit longer to load (than the rest of this pages) it’ll move the content (in height) when I already started reading. : x
Apparently it’s just the Monokuma banner with 12px more in height.

On a second side note, whenever I see this banner ( it’s smaller in width than the others – the same way it appears in this blogpost, although its size is no different from the others (well, except the Monokuma banner).

kokujin-kun says:

>Best banner

Welp, my worst fears have come true: I’ve taken over D_S’s blog -_-

ng says:

Keep pretending it wasn’t your plan in the first place. :<

Calyrica says:

Not singlehandedly!

Zeta says:

Oh wow, that banner is so good, it’s actually good… wait… never mind.

As for your second side note, that was my fault. Banner 2 was smaller when I initially downloaded it, and I never got around to updating the banner list when the proper-sized one showed up. Anyway, I’ve fixed it… now that it doesn’t matter any more. :P

Dark_Sage says:

Well, this change is temporary and basically my way of saying I’m gonna start posting again. I’ll switch back to your banner switching-ma-jig in a day or two, but I don’t feel cool about stealing your bandwidth regardless of whether or not you’re fine with it, so that will likely only last till the end of the month.

stushi says:

I wonder what the people who come here for the first time think of this…uh…blog.

Dark_Sage says:

It’s probably a mix of “what’s going on?” and “for some strange reason I want Dark_Sage to be my lover”

Zeta says:

Fair enough. :)
Hopefully, your secret admins will find a way around the permissions issue in the course of this month, then.

I actually have a slightly weird idea on that, and while I have no particular reason to think that it’ll work, it might. Seeing as how users can access individual images (such as, but not the parent folders, you could try adding an image extension to the folder name, making it something like “Banner.png”. This might trick your system into thinking that the folder is, in fact, an image and allow users to access it as such.
As already indicated, I have no real reason to think that this will work, but it might be worth a shot.

Dark_Sage says:

I wouldn’t hold my breath for the admins to do something proactive.

I’ll try the banner thing tomorrow.

Zeta says:

I see you’ve found a way.

Dark_Sage says:

Firebird did. I take back what I said about proactivity. Dude did me right.

Thanks for filling in with the banner switching from before. I really appreciate it.

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