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Post by hellboy » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:19 am

Hi everyone,

No doubt you're here to help test the new forum. Thanks for swinging by. No bout you're thinking to yourself WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON!!

Well, here is what the fuck is going on:

Firstly the forum looks more like a traditional forum, with navigation via the various sub forums. I hope that this may improve the way people post in this forum, by encouraging the use of the correct sub forums. No longer will I be expecting posts to be lumped together in monolithic threads. If you have something to share, then share it in a new thread. Within reason of course, if the topic in insignificant, then the moderators may shift it. But if it's genuine new news, then go for it.

For now there are only two moderators (Kittaan & myself). I hope BadGothKittyGirl and Liz don't take it personally. I've felt for a while now that we needed to cut back on moderation, and as part of the reset I made the decision revert to just Kittaan and myself doing the heavy lifting.

There are a few rules I have in place for various forums, I will make sticky posts to outline them in the appropriate areas. SUggestions and feedback regarding these rules are welcome, and feel free to use the Department of Complaint subforum to let me know about it.

I welcome feedback in general as well. The forum, while running isn't yet feature complete. There are a range of settings and plugins I'm sxtill yet to turn on, and I look forward to you guys letting me know what features you most want from the forum.

To our subscribers - there will be a subscriber only forum (that works) and badges will be back in due time. ilikecheese may even get his Best Taste In Music badge!

Thanks and enjoy the ride!

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Post by Lizbet » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:34 am

You do realise that I shall be less moderate now.

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Post by ilikecheese » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:34 am

Yeah, badge!
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Post by markuspoop » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:58 am

Only thing I've noticed (and it may be because the forums are in the "testing phase") is that the forum itself doesn't seem to have any link to it from the fourtheye.net homepage. Unless I didn't see it.
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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:06 am

hellboy said


Lizbet said


How about access the forums from the home page? I went out before I book marked and had to return to your post for the link.

That will be done - just don't want to open the flood gates quite that wide until I get my head around how this all works.
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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:22 am

I don't have access to the Music subforum. I can access the review topics in that subforum. I was going to start a What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?? thread...
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Post by fortysixand2 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:16 am

An option to adjust the timezone.. fucking finally!

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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:25 am

Whatever font you're using for like the user names and other info besides posts makes the is and ls identical.
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Post by hellboy » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:29 am

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I see what you mean.  I don't see it when logged in, however my non-admin account does.  Not sure if I want to promote it to the top, but we'll see...

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Post by hellboy » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:10 pm

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Only thing I've noticed (and it may be because the forums are in the "testing phase") is that the forum itself doesn't seem to have any link to it from the fourtheye.net homepage. Unless I didn't see it.

You mean apart from the header and the bit where it says "Home" ? I'm a little confused by your statement - can you clarifiy or post a screenshot?

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Post by hellboy » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:15 pm

UndKeineEier said


I don't have access to the Music subforum. I can access the review topics in that subforum. I was going to start a What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?? thread...

Just updated permissions to that forum. Try now (I'd already created that thread btw).

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Post by hellboy » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:36 pm

Also guys, don't just make threads with vague titles just for the sake of it. I'm just going to delete them.

If you want to be vague and not post anything useful then there's a perfectly good infinity forum...

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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:43 pm

Did you turn off the signatures? I was going to remove mine, but I couldn't find the signatures option.
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Post by markuspoop » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:40 pm

hellboy said


markuspoop said


Only thing I've noticed (and it may be because the forums are in the "testing phase") is that the forum itself doesn't seem to have any link to it from the fourtheye.net homepage. Unless I didn't see it.

You mean apart from the header and the bit where it says "Home" ? I'm a little confused by your statement - can you clarifiy or post a screenshot?

What I was trying to say is that if you're on the http://www.fourtheye.net/ homepage there doesn't seem to be any way to directly access these forums, except for going through the "Fourtheye is back!" post and using the link you posted there.

But I made that post before seeing Liz and yours exchange about not opening up the floodgates yet.
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Post by Lizbet » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:25 pm

I think the forum page needs to be changed. The "Unread and recently updated topics" bit should be up the top making it easier to go to the latest posts. having to scroll through all those forum headings is a pain and I'm finding it makes for time consuming navigation.

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Post by ilikecheese » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:52 pm

i was just testing
being testy mayhaps?
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Post by hellboy » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:08 pm

Just FYI for you all: there's some server issues I'm having which so far aren't effecting the forums, but if you notice something strange going on then don't be surprised (and report it)!

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Post by hellboy » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:23 pm

Lizbet said


I think the forum page needs to be changed. The "Unread and recently updated topics" bit should be up the top making it easier to go to the latest posts. having to scroll through all those forum headings is a pain and I'm finding it makes for time consuming navigation.

Not sure what you're talking about, I don't see any unread posts at the bottom.

I do however see a bunch of tools at the top of the page to access new threads.


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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:26 pm

Clicking on a thread with more than one page will take you to the first page. That might get annoying.
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Post by Lizbet » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:39 pm

hellboy said


Lizbet said


I think the forum page needs to be changed. The "Unread and recently updated topics" bit should be up the top making it easier to go to the latest posts. having to scroll through all those forum headings is a pain and I'm finding it makes for time consuming navigation.

Not sure what you're talking about, I don't see any unread posts at the bottom.

I do however see a bunch of tools at the top of the page to access new threads.



Ok I now see that I should go straight to clicking on the unread posts icon for the drop down box. At the bottom of the page though there are "unread and recently updated topics", which is much more useful to see first than the last post in each section.

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Ok I now see that I should go straight to clicking on the unread posts icon for the drop down box. At the bottom of the page though there are "unread and recently updated topics", which is much more useful to see first than the last post in each section.
I don't see it. Not sure why...

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Post by hellboy » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:55 pm

Server issues now appear to be resolved.

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Post by ilikecheese » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:00 am

UndKeineEier said
Clicking on a thread with more than one page will take you to the first page. That might get annoying.


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Post by Kittaan » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:02 am


hellboy1975 said 
For now there are only two moderators (Kittaan & myself). 


 

I am deeply touched.  I will try to not fuck it up.

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Very clean look and feel, and so far the speed/responsiveness does not seem to be an issue in my limited testing. I am impressed.  Hope it works out and we can move on with this version of the forum.  Love the sections/descriptions.  Well done.

 

 

 
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