A little iOS love in the user profile October 26, 2012 2:28 PM   Subscribe

Seeing the thread on letterpress, I thought to seek out other MeFites and also let them know how to find me in GameCenter. We have a thread here about this, but I would like to request a pony in the form of adding GameCenter to the Social Apps section of the user profile. Please?
posted by drfu to Feature Requests at 2:28 PM (70 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Oblg link to wiki.
posted by carsonb at 2:31 PM on October 26, 2012


Does GameCenter have a linkable, public profile on the Web? That's one of the criteria for adding a Social App.
posted by pb (staff) at 2:32 PM on October 26, 2012


D'oh! Forgot to look through the wiki...

Oh well, not sure city zoning would let me keep the pony anyway.
posted by drfu at 2:43 PM on October 26, 2012


Yeah, we don't have a mechanism for sharing non-Web networks. Eventually there might be enough of these to solve this problem somehow, but I think right now it's kind of an odd outlier. I think networks trend toward openness as they grow, so maybe Apple will eventually hook it up to the Web. When we added Social Apps Microsoft had xbox live off of the public Web. When they eventually added public profiles we added that option here.

That last GameCenter thread was four months ago so we could always use this thread to trade usernames.
posted by pb (staff) at 2:50 PM on October 26, 2012


Speaking of profile Social Apps, it appears that Twitter has finally gotten around to taking down all of their RSS links, leaving the twitter boxes in everyone's profile empty.

For example:
http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/75913.rss

404s now.
posted by zabuni at 3:15 PM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sure, let's: I'm 'deaccession' on GameCenter.
posted by box at 3:19 PM on October 26, 2012


Speaking of profile Social Apps, it appears that Twitter has finally gotten around to taking down all of their RSS links, leaving the twitter boxes in everyone's profile empty.

I see Twitter boxes on people's profile pages. Take a look at the lower left corner of my profile. We don't use RSS for those—we're using the official JavaScript widget that Twitter provides.
posted by pb (staff) at 3:25 PM on October 26, 2012


Ah, must be lovely filters on my end.
posted by zabuni at 3:30 PM on October 26, 2012


Trade usernames? But I like mine...!

Srsly though, I'm _drfu_ on GameCenter, only playing Letterpress at the moment.
posted by drfu at 3:34 PM on October 26, 2012


in what will undoubtedly surprise, I'm heeeraldo on Game Center.
posted by heeeraldo at 3:37 PM on October 26, 2012


No surprise. I am "ColdChef."
posted by ColdChef at 3:46 PM on October 26, 2012


I'm undue influence, surprises! But let me warn you, I only ever play one game, which is Fruit Ninja.
posted by undue influence at 4:25 PM on October 26, 2012


here's your reminder that I'm randomproxy on game center. I especially like playing Carcassonne.

hi scumbly and muneer78! psst, it's your turn
posted by The demon that lives in the air at 5:47 PM on October 26, 2012


gerrycanavan. Just downloaded LetterPress because of that thread.
posted by gerryblog at 6:27 PM on October 26, 2012


I'm undue influence, surprises! But let me warn you, I only ever play one game, which is Fruit Ninja.

Well... That, and Letterpress, as of now. It's ridiculously addictive!
posted by undue influence at 6:33 PM on October 26, 2012


Letterpresser progosk reporting in.
posted by progosk at 11:30 PM on October 26, 2012


I'm Heidshot on Game Center (it's like 'headshot', but Scottish). Feel free to add me and challenge to a bit of pressing of letters.
posted by Happy Dave at 4:44 AM on October 27, 2012


CallunaBlue. Won my first three games of Letterpress and lost every one since, but hey, it's a learning curve!
posted by Catseye at 6:02 AM on October 27, 2012


I am Prov on Game Center, and I'd love a game of Letterpress or anything else really.
posted by Rock Steady at 1:37 PM on October 27, 2012


I am gauche_in_the_machine and mostly am playing the MTG game these days.

I'd welcome both multiplayer game suggestions and people to play against. I'll look at Letterpress now.
posted by gauche at 4:40 PM on October 27, 2012


All the Letterpress games I've played against MeFites so far have been way better than the ones against randoms. And none of the random stand-ups, too (they really need to do something about that — only about 50% of my first moves have actually turned into two-player games).
posted by RogerB at 5:14 PM on October 27, 2012


I'm jmfinn9 in game center and started playing letterpress today - and getting addicted.
posted by nightwood at 8:26 PM on October 27, 2012


Wow, my ass is getting kicked.
posted by bq at 9:03 PM on October 27, 2012


Wow, my ass is getting kicked.
posted by bq at 9:03 PM on October 27 [+] [!]


Focus on capturing spaces to make "locked" (surrounded on four sides) territory as a first priority.
When you are in the lead and the board is almost filled up, focus on shutting down the game (no untouched squares remaining) not on point scoring.
posted by Bwithh at 10:25 PM on October 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


Phirephoenix on Game Center. I also play TTR and Ingenious and a bunch of other board games, if people are so inclined, though I am terrible at Carcassone and it makes me sad.
posted by Phire at 12:14 AM on October 28, 2012


I'm brundlefly on GameCenter as well.
posted by brundlefly at 1:18 AM on October 28, 2012


I'm generalgaosbeaver on GameCenter. I play Hero Academy and Letterpress at the moment. I like a bit of Carcassone too. look me up!
posted by Bwithh at 2:04 AM on October 28, 2012


Many thanks to all of you nice people!

If I haven't contacted you through Game Center, don't worry, I will.

I am loving Letterpress, I gave in and kicked down the $US0.99 for the privilege of having more than two games going.
posted by drfu at 2:18 AM on October 28, 2012


catnipstrike here.
posted by timshel at 8:42 AM on October 28, 2012


I'm so original. I'm shawnstring on there
posted by ShawnString at 10:41 AM on October 28, 2012


I'm also the same username and also terrible at Letterpress but would love to get more games going. (Or Ticket to Ride!)
posted by jdherg at 5:18 PM on October 28, 2012


immlass on Game Center, like everywhere else. I'm lame at Letterpress though.
posted by immlass at 7:27 PM on October 28, 2012


Titbird on Game Center.
posted by chococat at 9:14 PM on October 28, 2012


RogerB is scarybananas good at Letterpress. "Earthernwares", indeed <=P
posted by Bwithh at 9:47 PM on October 28, 2012


That was the most fun word I've played all day! Sorry you had to be its victim.
posted by RogerB at 10:08 PM on October 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


Invalid Word. "CANADIANS" isn't in the Letterpress dictionary.

Burn!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's gonna hurt the guys upstairs.
posted by Bwithh at 12:06 AM on October 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


unliteral there too. Just started my first game of Letterpress.
posted by unliteral at 2:02 AM on October 29, 2012


I'm vallyhigh. No idea why--my husband says that maybe he gave me that user name a long time ago. And he uses it to play his own games, so it says I play a lot of games I don't. But I'm totally in for Letterpress.
posted by wallaby at 3:19 AM on October 29, 2012


Okay, taken enough to pay for the paid upgrade, but boy, it has a very limited dictionary. I'm going to have to downgrade my word play. Is there a source for their acceptable words?
posted by unliteral at 5:07 AM on October 29, 2012


mik3pop on gamecenter
posted by mikepop at 7:30 AM on October 29, 2012


loquatme

And it is so worth paying the .99 cents for the ability to play many simultaneous games!
posted by loquat at 6:05 PM on October 29, 2012


Same as my Twitter username.
posted by IndigoRain at 9:38 AM on October 30, 2012


I completely do not even understand what I'm doing on Letterpress but I'm addicted (so, uh, I guess that makes me easy prey?). I'm "ottobazzy" on GameCenter.
posted by marylynn at 2:58 PM on October 30, 2012


Slowly but surely the metafilter contingent on Game Centre is being connected. This feels awesome.

PS. My time zone is GMT+8 so anyone who wants someone to play with during their normal, hanging around at home hours should look me up, same username.
posted by undue influence at 4:08 AM on October 31, 2012


Beware, ottobazzy makes 11 character words! That's pretty much half the board.
posted by tksh at 8:49 PM on October 31, 2012


I want to press letters with the MeFi crew too. I am hari.cy on GameCenter. Also, up for Carcassone
posted by hariya at 11:49 AM on November 1, 2012


I swore I was not going to get sucked into letterpress.

So yeah. I am julenesque on gamecenter.
posted by julen at 12:34 PM on November 1, 2012


I am mostly a lurker, but definitely interested in games of Letterpress (though I, too, suck at it). I'm mango3742 on GameCenter.
posted by jferg at 2:12 PM on November 1, 2012


broth is a prefix of brother? WTH
posted by unliteral at 4:32 AM on November 2, 2012


But brothier is okay? Give me a break.
posted by unliteral at 4:35 AM on November 2, 2012


I have no idea what Letterpress is but I downloaded it anyway. If you look for ardgedee you can get bragging rights for kicking the ass of a raw newbie at his first game.
posted by ardgedee at 9:32 AM on November 2, 2012


After a few days of playing this I'd say I like Letterpress but Game Centre is breaking it for me. It's too frustrating to hit 'Submit' over and over again until your tiles turn blue and you know it's taken.
posted by unliteral at 2:29 AM on November 4, 2012


It would also be nice if both Letterpress and Game Centre showed the same player name. Letterpress only shows nicknames while Game Centre (at least the screen where you invite a friend) shows only the full name. Or even better, let me assign alaises so I can figure out which mefite is kicking my ass.

But on the bright side, Canadian spelling is accepted.
posted by tksh at 2:47 PM on November 4, 2012


Wow, Game Center sucks or what?

I tend to start a whole bunch of games, finish them, and then start a brand new batch. So, I fired up a batch with some MeFites, and now Game Center only shows me "Opponent" as the username.

So, while I am here to acknowledge that unliteral is crazy good, I am sorry that I won't be able to offer Kudos to the other "Opponents."
posted by hariya at 1:04 AM on November 5, 2012


So, while I am here to acknowledge that unliteral is crazy good
*blushes*
I have to say that while I win most games, JoshMadgwick is kicking my arse from here to Timbuktu. Because of the differential naming conventions at GC and here, I'm not sure if they are a Mefite, but if so, out yourself here and let the hordes descend.
posted by unliteral at 2:30 AM on November 5, 2012


It would also be nice if both Letterpress and Game Centre showed the same player name. Letterpress only shows nicknames while Game Centre (at least the screen where you invite a friend) shows only the full name. Or even better, let me assign alaises so I can figure out which mefite is kicking my ass.

Yes, this would be helpful. I find I am starting to think of opponents as their avatar image, since that is the only consistent thing across game center/letterpress. So in my mind I am locked in long game with "mechanical bird" and waiting for a turn from "sleeping dog".

I can confirm that unliteral ("glowing orange face") is quite good. I think he is up on me 2 games to 1, but trying to check that on Game Center I can't really see how I find that out. So that's another vote for a complete Game Center overhaul!
posted by mikepop at 6:03 AM on November 5, 2012


I agree, for now (glowing orange face) Red Hanuman, is in my profile. He's been there before, (long story) and happy to be back building bridges. BUG REPORT - CANNOT UPDATE PICTURE VIA IPHONE.
posted by unliteral at 6:55 AM on November 5, 2012


ERROR MESSAGE:
Upload Error!
Couldn't upload your image. Please make sure you have JavaScript enabled. Go back, or if you think this is an error please contact the admins and describe your problem.

Or you can always go back to editing your preferences.
posted by unliteral at 7:02 AM on November 5, 2012


Sorry about the trouble unliteral. You might try removing your profile image before adding a new one and see if that helps.
posted by pb (staff) at 7:19 AM on November 5, 2012


Sorry to trouble you pb, now I get:
The details of this error have been sent to a site administrator and we'll try to fix the problem quickly. This might be a one-time thing, but if you consistently have this problem, please contact the MeFi Admins with a description of your problem and the following information:
Date and Time: 11/5/12 7:24 AM
Your Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 6_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/536.26 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.0 Mobile/10A523 Safari/8536.25
Your Location: XXX.XXX.XXX.180[redacted]
posted by unliteral at 7:33 AM on November 5, 2012


Thanks, I'll look into it. Might be an iPhone problem.
posted by pb (staff) at 7:34 AM on November 5, 2012


Utter mensch. Not that important, but totally appreciated.
posted by unliteral at 7:40 AM on November 5, 2012


I kicked our static image server, and I was able to change profile images in a bunch of different browsers including the iPhone. You might give it another shot.
posted by pb (staff) at 8:06 AM on November 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


At my desk now and still no go:
We're Sorry — A Server Error Occurred
The details of this error have been sent to a site administrator and we'll try to fix the problem quickly. This might be a one-time thing, but if you consistently have this problem, please contact the MeFi Admins with a description of your problem and the following information:
Date and Time: 11/5/12 5:42 PM
Your Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_8) AppleWebKit/534.57.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1.7 Safari/534.57.2
Your Location: XXX.XXX.XXX.22[redacted]
Including the information above with a bug report can help us diagnose the problem, thanks.
posted by unliteral at 5:45 PM on November 5, 2012


sorry about that unliteral. This one has me stumped. I just completely removed your existing profile image. Try again and see if that makes a difference.
posted by pb (staff) at 6:44 PM on November 5, 2012


Done. Glowing Red Face I am. Thanks pb.
posted by unliteral at 6:50 PM on November 5, 2012


Till Game Center satisfies the requirements of a social app, would you all mind if I scoured the GC threads and compiled the MeFi and GC usernames in my profile? That is, if someone has not done it already?
posted by hariya at 5:46 AM on November 6, 2012


I am a little late to the party. my username is 'Zenfyre'
posted by TheOtherGuy at 2:29 PM on November 6, 2012


The thing about letterpress is that it makes me feel super smart.
posted by bq at 9:16 AM on November 14, 2012


I think I'm Rory Marinich but I'm not sure. People can invite me through my email address, though, which is in my profile.
posted by Rory Marinich at 10:58 AM on November 20, 2012


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