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I think it would be great to bring back certain features of the worldofwarcraft.com website from back in the day. Things like Screenshot of the Day, the Fanart section, Community Spotlights, Holiday Contests, Wallpapers, the newsletter and all sorts of other things that used to be a regular part of the WoW community. I see a number of these things here in the forums, but I think it would really add to the community if some or all of these things were brought back in a more official way.

Have a look at the wayback machine and see what I mean if you don't remember, or weren't around at the time.

https://web.archive.org/web/20050801005 ... craft.com/

What are your thoughts, and can you think of any other things like this from back then that added to the whole experience?

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I do truly miss how much more the website was involved in the community. I particularly loved the screenshot of the day.

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For sure, I like the look of oldschool websites. Check out the site for OSRS for example.

This wasn't in vanilla but anyone remember when you could choose a pose for your character in the armory? I think it was around WotLK. You could freeze-frame an animation and zoom in, so when people checked out your character they could see some really funny stuff.

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Ooh, I suddenly remember that there was a gallery of one page comics made by fans, I loved that! ( or am I imagining things?)

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I do truly miss how much more the website was involved in the community. I particularly loved the screenshot of the day.
Yea, the screenshots were great fun. I loved seeing players off in some unfamiliar corner of the world. It really goes to show how much more immersed in the world we were back then.
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For sure, I like the look of oldschool websites. Check out the site for OSRS for example.

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That's a really good point about the OSRS website. It's an old school design and people may say it's just nostalgia and pointless, but you can see how the OSRS community actively uses the site. It just fits. I think Blizzard should take notes from that and resurrect the old website. If not, perhaps a fan site will step up!

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Would love to see the screenshot contests back again. Always thought it was cool seeing the wacky things people could pull off just using the tools available in-game.

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pan0phobik wrote:
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I do truly miss how much more the website was involved in the community. I particularly loved the screenshot of the day.
This!
had to friends who got a lot of screen shots of the day because the made really great ones.

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They're bringing back the original forums and realm forums, which is definitely a start. There's been no mention of the old school community website though which is a real shame because like you say there was so much cool community driven content on there.

What would you guys say to have a screenshot of the day thing here on barrens chat? It might have to start with screenshot of the week though due to the number of submissions.

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teebling wrote:
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They're bringing back the original forums and realm forums, which is definitely a start. There's been no mention of the old school community website though which is a real shame because like you say there was so much cool community driven content on there.

What would you guys say to have a screenshot of the day thing here on barrens chat? It might have to start with screenshot of the week though due to the number of submissions.
I think that'd be awesome! I'd take part for sure.

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What would you guys say to have a screenshot of the day thing here on barrens chat? It might have to start with screenshot of the week though due to the number of submissions.
Yes please!

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What would you guys say to have a screenshot of the day thing here on barrens chat? It might have to start with screenshot of the week though due to the number of submissions.
Good idea

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They're bringing back the original forums and realm forums, which is definitely a start. There's been no mention of the old school community website though which is a real shame because like you say there was so much cool community driven content on there.

What would you guys say to have a screenshot of the day thing here on barrens chat? It might have to start with screenshot of the week though due to the number of submissions.
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teebling wrote:
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screenshot of the day thing here on barrens chat?
Absolutely, you could even start now with people submitting original vanilla WoW screenshots up until launch, then switch over to Classic WoW screenshots only?

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teebling wrote:
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They're bringing back the original forums and realm forums, which is definitely a start. There's been no mention of the old school community website though which is a real shame because like you say there was so much cool community driven content on there.

What would you guys say to have a screenshot of the day thing here on barrens chat? It might have to start with screenshot of the week though due to the number of submissions.
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They're bringing back the original forums and realm forums, which is definitely a start.
Oh wow, really? Do you know when this is going to happen? Or can you guide me to a link?

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teebling wrote:
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They're bringing back the original forums and realm forums, which is definitely a start.
Oh wow, really? Do you know when this is going to happen? Or can you guide me to a link?
This is the only info we have at the moment:

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