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Questions and Suggestions => Questions and Suggestions - The High Court => Topic started by: Marcus on August 11, 2009, 08:02:35 PM

Title: Forum Discussion
Post by: Marcus on August 11, 2009, 08:02:35 PM
This thread is for discussing the forum, mainly its underlying software (Zetaboards) and any issues/requests. It will be checked by myself and Jubal, and if there is a fixable problem, we will try to sort it. Unlike the website, which is completely made by me, the forums are predigested for the admins, so it is easier to set it up, but also means we have less control over what it can and cannot do. So keep that in mind when reporting issues, as we may not be able to sort them.
Title: Forum Discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on August 12, 2009, 12:27:44 PM
For the news box :
Just replace this :
Spoiler: click to toggle


With this :
Spoiler: click to toggle


Thanks
Title: Forum Discussion
Post by: Marcus on August 12, 2009, 01:10:50 PM
If you insist. ;)
Title: Forum Discussion
Post by: Marcus on August 27, 2009, 08:32:58 PM
Updated portal news to cover the new release of The Horde Lands.
Title: Forum Discussion
Post by: Marcus on October 13, 2009, 12:38:02 PM
Edited the settings on the games forum so people's post counts are not raised by posting there. This is a trivial issue, but some of the people here wouldn't have nearly as many posts counted if the games forum was no post count from the start. So posting in the inane threads in there just to up your post count is now a no-no. Have a good day.
Title: Forum Discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on December 28, 2009, 11:02:17 AM
Can you update the news box, please ?
Title: Forum Discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on May 15, 2010, 05:22:04 PM
Once again... Can somebody update the Mod News box (the one on portal) ?
Title: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on May 15, 2010, 07:23:16 PM
Once again, I would if I knew how.  :-/
Title: Forum Discussion
Post by: Marcus on May 25, 2010, 10:01:26 PM
Ok, added fast reply to all forums that do not already have it. A few clicks isn't going to stop someone making a moronic comment either way.

To edit the news in the portal news box, go here: http://s9.zetaboards.com/exilian/admin/?menu=genadmin&c=27&id=331 (http://s9.zetaboards.com/exilian/admin/?menu=genadmin&c=27&id=331)
Title: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on May 26, 2010, 01:16:29 AM
Is it normal that the Add Reply button sometimes goes to the Full Reply Screen?

Which it did when I clicked it this time.
Title: Forum Discussion
Post by: Marcus on May 26, 2010, 01:19:31 AM
Only if you haven't entered any content, as far as I know. If there is a bug, I can't fix it, but I might be able to report it to Zetaboards.
Title: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on May 26, 2010, 01:28:57 AM
I always type something before I click it but it goes to the edit page anyway. Most of the time, sometimes it adds the reply immediately.
Oh well.
Title: Forum Discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on May 26, 2010, 08:16:26 PM
Terms of service should be fixed... There's something wrong with html code
Title: Forum Discussion
Post by: Marcus on May 27, 2010, 07:37:47 AM
I am aware of this, haven't got around to it yet.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on May 16, 2011, 12:14:41 PM
Can something be done about the avatars being squarshed?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on May 16, 2011, 12:22:24 PM
That better?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on May 16, 2011, 06:40:09 PM
Mine's still being forced into a square. >:C

edit:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Crossbow Joe on May 23, 2011, 02:29:47 PM
Is there good reason behind the post character count being restricted? My main post of my mod can only show about 15% of what I want to put in :-\
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Marcus on May 23, 2011, 05:04:10 PM
I'll have a look at that, the post character count shouldn't be limited.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Phoenixguard09 on June 01, 2011, 11:42:08 PM
Something's messed up.  I went from a rep of 12 to 42 in one night.  I'm now the highest followed by Debux, and then all the people who actually deserve it. (*cough* Jubal *cough*) Anyone know what happened?

EDIT: Yep something is definitely weird.  I just gave Marcus a rep and he went from 10 to 52.  On the one hand, he deserves it, on the other, I'm a little miffed that I'm not top any more. :D
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Son of the King on June 02, 2011, 03:00:12 AM
Indeed something does appear to be strange. Even weirder is the fact its still set to give 1 power per rep given. I just tried it and it gave CG about 10 points instead of 1. Marcus may have a better idea of how to fix it than I do though.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: debux on June 02, 2011, 04:09:01 AM
I agree... I remember when I had 10 rep points, it seems that Goldy gave me 30 in one go.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Goldyrulz on June 02, 2011, 04:25:26 PM
I did give both Phoenix and Debux 30 in one go.

I haz the power.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: debux on June 03, 2011, 02:21:34 AM
OMGWTFBBQ!

All thanks to Bunny
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Marcus on September 18, 2011, 06:03:33 PM
Right, there is now a mod that password protects boards on SMF 2.0, which means that in my eyes we can pretty much go ahead with the update. Are there any other features that people want me to check SMF 2.0 can provide before I update?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on September 18, 2011, 06:36:13 PM
Nope; I've already found chatboxes for it, coloured names are the other one but those aren't 110% essential.

In other words, upgrade time!  ;D
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on December 28, 2011, 09:16:59 PM
Put in a theme for the time being, we might make more changes later. What do you all think?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on December 28, 2011, 10:17:55 PM
Not liking it. Contrasts are up the wall. Can't discriminate items. :P

Also, where is my banner??  >:(
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on December 28, 2011, 10:37:05 PM
I have literally just shunted this in as a placeholder, permanence is not intended. I'll add the banner soonish probably.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Marcus on December 29, 2011, 12:22:50 AM
This theme is pretty awful, I think I saw a better one a while ago, let me find it.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: debux on December 31, 2011, 06:08:21 PM
What is on with the theme? It's so whitish... and non-exilian-ish
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on December 31, 2011, 06:30:53 PM
We had a malware attack, then upgraded the software, and we're now waiting for someone to find a better new theme.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: debux on January 01, 2012, 01:55:46 PM
We should ring Xzibit up... dawg.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Doomchild on January 02, 2012, 08:12:04 PM
Um not sure whether it is just my account but i don't need a password to log into the forum.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Captain Carthage on January 02, 2012, 08:49:31 PM
What is it do you just need your username?

Give me a description of what happens.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Doomchild on January 02, 2012, 08:55:30 PM
yeah i just put in my username press enter and i'm logged in. I only noticed because i put the wrong password in and it logged me in so i tried without a password and i was logged in
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Doomchild on January 02, 2012, 08:57:26 PM
wait ignore all that just tried again and it asked me for a passwords so i dont know what was going on
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: debux on January 02, 2012, 09:07:20 PM
wait ignore all that just tried again and it asked me for a passwords so i dont know what was going on

(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l5/Maximilahn/alens.jpg)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Doomchild on January 02, 2012, 09:09:29 PM
haha it must have been
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on January 03, 2012, 02:06:29 PM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Marcus on January 03, 2012, 08:36:48 PM
Member Colour Link mod is back! :D
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: debux on January 04, 2012, 05:45:56 PM
w000tw000tw00000tw00t

Yeah, I thought I had seen something different today
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on January 05, 2012, 12:11:26 AM
Guys, we need more armadillos!

God, I love this word filter.  ;D
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Othko97 on January 05, 2012, 08:31:21 PM
I just found out that I (a non-citizen) could get on a section of the Hidden plaza via the unread posts link. ;) Just bringing that to your attention. I couldn't get on the main board, but I could go on the party section. I think this is because the child board wasn't hidden.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Marcus on January 06, 2012, 12:52:13 AM
Should be sorted now, the permissions were indeed set wrong. Thanks Othko. :)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on January 06, 2012, 01:22:11 AM
And there was much rejoicing as Othko receives high praise for pointing out this flaw.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: debux on January 07, 2012, 09:25:38 PM
CAPTAIN OBVIOUS TO THE RESCUE!

Watched Monty Python recently? I got a few of their things, but I've been to lazy to watch them.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on January 08, 2012, 10:25:37 PM
Sorry, just took the whole board down temporarily, by accident.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on January 08, 2012, 10:29:24 PM
It was sabotage.  :)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on January 14, 2012, 06:07:56 PM
I call for a more broad-ranging set of smileys.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Marcus on January 14, 2012, 08:08:55 PM
There will be when I get around to it. Unless anyone fancies looking for a set?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Phoenixguard09 on January 15, 2012, 03:27:08 AM
Don't suppose we could just get the ones from the old site?

I liked them, particularly the knight. ;)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on January 15, 2012, 03:07:15 PM
What, all the blue ones?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Phoenixguard09 on January 16, 2012, 01:27:09 PM
Yeah, the Zetaboards ones.  Is it possible?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Ladyhawk on January 16, 2012, 02:40:05 PM
Aww the Zetaboards ones are sooooooooooooo cute!! ;D
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on January 17, 2012, 03:00:22 AM
I CALL FOR THE SHOUT BOX FOR THE ONE HUNDREDTH TIME!!!! >:( Please ;D
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Marcus on January 17, 2012, 09:45:12 AM
It's installed,you just can't see it for some reason. :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on January 17, 2012, 12:07:33 PM
I can vouch for that.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on January 17, 2012, 07:46:48 PM
That's because you only installed it for the default theme. :P

EDIT: Khan, can you see it?

EDIT 2: Should be available on all themes. Actually we should probably make the Exilian theme default now.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Phoenixguard09 on January 17, 2012, 08:23:52 PM
Should I not be able to see it?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on January 17, 2012, 08:33:14 PM
Everyone should be able to see it...
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Phoenixguard09 on January 17, 2012, 09:38:50 PM
All good. I can SEE! The chatbox I mean. :D
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on January 17, 2012, 10:42:22 PM
What's with the karma thing?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Phoenixguard09 on January 17, 2012, 11:00:42 PM
The values are, of course, completely arbitrary right? :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Marcus on January 17, 2012, 11:44:41 PM
The values are left over from the previous rep attempt. I'll wipe them in the database soon, so we can start afresh.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on January 17, 2012, 11:45:59 PM
No! I must haz my epic count. 8)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on January 18, 2012, 02:03:45 AM
I saw it this morning. The Chat Box I mean.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on January 18, 2012, 02:05:16 AM
I'm sorry CG but I Smited you. ;D Right now I'm remembering a corny Medieval joke. "Smite me" :D
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Captain Carthage on January 18, 2012, 03:34:47 PM
Very well you have been simited.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on January 18, 2012, 04:48:48 PM
I think we do need to wipe them, really. Sorry CG. :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on January 18, 2012, 10:27:32 PM
If you have to...
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on January 18, 2012, 11:52:29 PM
XD HAHA. That gave me a good laugh. ;D
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Phoenixguard09 on January 19, 2012, 07:13:12 PM
As far as the Karma system goes, reckon we'd be able to give the reason why we're giving the karma please, like on the old site? Cause I used to get warm, fuzzy feeling whenever I read anyone's. It made me feel good about the world, knowing that somewhere, there were people who would give recognition publically with no fear of reprisals. Don't care that this place is on the internet, where quite honestly it surprised me more, because this place exists in a region where discrimination and verbal insults are commonplace.

Ok I've had my say.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Captain Carthage on January 19, 2012, 11:20:49 PM
And it was a very good say.

Activate over-Internet hug. *hugs screen*
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on January 20, 2012, 12:25:06 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-u1mw5hc7jf4/Tsc0Tv3ze1I/AAAAAAAAAaM/mDHefvYPXXA/s1600/love_my_computer_000.jpg)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Ladyhawk on January 20, 2012, 12:37:54 AM
HAHAHAHAHA oh god :') its so true.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Phoenixguard09 on January 20, 2012, 01:08:41 AM
Thank you all! :D
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Marcus on January 20, 2012, 07:38:25 AM
I'll find a rep mod that lets you put reasons in, hopefully it won't let us give 100 points at a time or something stupid this time. :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Phoenixguard09 on January 20, 2012, 07:51:03 AM
That would be good. :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Marcus on January 20, 2012, 10:30:14 PM
Karma values reset to 0.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on January 20, 2012, 10:37:39 PM
Have some karma for that.  :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on January 20, 2012, 11:01:22 PM
Grandpa Joe has something to say to you on my behalf: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Bl32n6-JXc&t=1m21s  ;D
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on January 25, 2012, 10:12:47 PM
The color of code boxes and their text need more contrasting. Noticed this on SotK's coding tuts.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Son of the King on January 25, 2012, 10:16:09 PM
The color of code boxes and their text need more contrasting. Noticed this on SotK's coding tuts.

I was going to post this same thing but forgot. Its pretty annoying atm.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Marcus on January 25, 2012, 11:31:43 PM
Yep, I'll sort that now.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Son of the King on January 26, 2012, 12:00:54 AM
Quotes work fine:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Code less so:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Also thanks for the colour change :D
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Son of the King on January 30, 2012, 09:46:12 PM
If you have time Marcus, could you please implement the link to the Constitution and TOS at the bottom of each page as proposed here (http://exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1907)? :)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on March 04, 2012, 08:24:40 PM
woooooooo look at the guests flood in to look at my PI. xD

We broke the most online ever record!!!!!
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on March 15, 2012, 08:54:08 AM
Could someone please make a section for General mods?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Son of the King on March 15, 2012, 10:33:54 AM
Propose it as a motion in the plaza, I doubt there will be much opposition :) .
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Ladyhawk on March 15, 2012, 11:13:09 AM
My chat box is not working!!!! I only got it today and its not working :( ITS BECAUSE IM A GIRL ISNT IT!!
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on March 15, 2012, 11:17:12 AM
LOL, or bad Internet.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Son of the King on March 15, 2012, 11:21:26 AM
What do you mean its not working? :(
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on March 15, 2012, 11:32:10 AM
Probably not showing up or something like that.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Ladyhawk on March 15, 2012, 11:39:39 AM
I can see it, its there. But it only showed up today and I cant see what is written there and I cant post anything.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on March 15, 2012, 11:44:15 AM
It's definitely Internet troubles. It looks like that for me when it's not fully loaded.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Ladyhawk on March 15, 2012, 11:49:41 AM
Everything else with my internet works fine. Its a explorer 9 thingy majig.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Son of the King on March 15, 2012, 11:57:57 AM
Use a not awful browser then :P .
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Ladyhawk on March 15, 2012, 12:07:58 PM
What?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Son of the King on March 15, 2012, 01:13:11 PM
explorer 9 thingy majig.

Bad browser is bad :) .
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Ladyhawk on March 15, 2012, 08:59:14 PM
Well I dont know how to get a better one.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on March 15, 2012, 10:06:25 PM
Google "download firefox" and keep clicking until you get it. ;)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Son of the King on March 15, 2012, 10:44:15 PM
Or chrome :D
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on March 15, 2012, 10:49:17 PM
Or... Netscape Navigator? I remember using that one. [/old] :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Ladyhawk on March 16, 2012, 07:57:47 AM
Oh I dont know. I'll just wait untill I go over PGs house again.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on March 16, 2012, 08:01:45 AM
No, Opera is the best, it's what I'm using and everything works absolutely fine for me. http://www.opera.com/ It's really easy to download, just press the download button and go through the setup, it's that simple, it's free too.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on March 24, 2012, 01:09:31 PM
I've added a slightly buggy but generally alright mod which allows us to put in multiple polls. The formatting looks a bit messed up for it, but generally it's fine.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on March 24, 2012, 04:33:50 PM
Formatting fixed.  :D
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Captain Carthage on March 25, 2012, 04:41:32 PM
Can Opera transfer my favs from firefox?

If not then firefox holds me hostage with my laziness.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on March 29, 2012, 08:29:14 AM
All you need to do is copy and paste. :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Son of the King on March 30, 2012, 12:30:46 AM
Can Opera transfer my favs from firefox?

Yes.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on March 31, 2012, 07:42:55 PM
4 guests online? Slow day... :(
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on April 01, 2012, 09:14:28 AM
If we had a thing that recorded the amount of guests we have than we would have millions. Is that a happy thought.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on April 02, 2012, 12:02:06 AM
An inactive visit is nothing! :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on April 02, 2012, 09:32:55 AM
It's better than no visit.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Othko97 on April 04, 2012, 08:11:05 PM
Permissions have gone weird again - I can see unread posts in topics in the hidden plaza again.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on April 05, 2012, 11:23:25 AM
Any part of the Plaza, or all of it? And can you actually click on & view the posts?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Othko97 on April 05, 2012, 01:07:53 PM
When I clicked on unread posts it let me see any unread posts in the plaza. It seems to have been sorted out now though.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on April 05, 2012, 01:13:49 PM
Okay, thanks.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on April 06, 2012, 04:57:37 AM
We need Exilian banners to put in our sigs in other forums as advertisement. Would someone make these for me please?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on April 06, 2012, 10:19:52 AM
http://exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=791.0
^ This thread contains a number of convenient options.  :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on April 09, 2012, 07:40:37 AM
What font is the "Exilian" title, at the top of every page, in? I'm planing on making my own.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on April 11, 2012, 03:08:31 AM
Bump

(Sorry for the double post)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on April 11, 2012, 03:25:00 AM
I... don't recall. :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on April 11, 2012, 05:57:39 AM
:( Who made it? Maybe he knows.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Son of the King on April 11, 2012, 10:40:16 AM
I'm pretty sure it was CG :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on April 11, 2012, 12:10:47 PM
That it was. :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on April 11, 2012, 01:20:20 PM
:( Please remember or find out for me.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on April 11, 2012, 11:35:25 PM
I will eventually. :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on May 01, 2012, 10:44:22 AM
So, what is everyone's opinion on the sites general direction? Good or bad? What do you think we could improve on?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on May 01, 2012, 07:32:16 PM
Isn't that my line?  :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on May 01, 2012, 10:00:58 PM
:P Well, you didn't say it and I noticed that more people were coming around lately. Maybe it's that link I have on that other forum. :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on May 01, 2012, 10:45:56 PM
So what of it Khan? You ready to stand for Seb? :)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on May 02, 2012, 10:41:09 AM
What? Not really. What do you have to do as a "Seb"?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on May 13, 2012, 03:47:04 PM
What font is the "Exilian" title, at the top of every page, in? I'm planing on making my own.

It's called Vinque. Another very similar one is called Kelmscott.

Told you I'd remember eventually. ;D
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on May 13, 2012, 09:53:46 PM
FU** YEAH!!!! Thanks so much. Is that font usually default or do I have to download it somewhere. And what program did you use to create it with (The Title on that main page)?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on May 13, 2012, 10:34:13 PM
I used Photoshop CS3. The font I used is built in, but I think I added the kelmscott later.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on May 14, 2012, 07:11:52 AM
Kelmscott?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Marcus on May 17, 2012, 05:39:09 PM
Can I suggest SotK or some other admin install this mod? (http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1690) I just re-did the multiplayer list in the 0 A.D. forum and realised just how primitive the table bb code is. So could this be installed, pwetty pwease? :-*
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Son of the King on May 17, 2012, 07:06:54 PM
Sure thing, I will do it later tonight.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Son of the King on May 18, 2012, 12:20:57 AM
So yeah...tables should work nicely now.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on May 19, 2012, 02:19:37 AM
Why is the Warhammer Discussion in The Jolly Boar Inn? It really seems out of place there when I look at it. ???
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on May 19, 2012, 02:20:18 AM
So... fix it. ;)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on May 19, 2012, 11:16:09 AM
Where else should it be? I think that's the question.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Captain Carthage on May 19, 2012, 11:37:36 AM
I like it where it is.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on July 07, 2012, 10:57:28 PM
Is there a possibility of a memory leak of some sort related to the forum? I left a page open to Exilian nearly all day and it had slowly climbed its memory usage rate to over 850,000K (starting from around 150,000).
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on July 07, 2012, 11:20:16 PM
I suppose it's possible, though I'm not sure why.

Was it open on the index, or another page?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on July 07, 2012, 11:26:57 PM
The index, but I periodically checked for new posts etc. throughout the day.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on July 07, 2012, 11:52:15 PM
Could be something to do with the automatic checking system on the shoutbox perhaps.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on July 13, 2012, 09:13:38 AM
I just came up with an idea to boost our activity, I don't know how effective it'll work though. We could go through all of the ZetaBoards forums, or some at least, and pull out some small ones that are still active and ask if they want to merge communities, as in they move over here. I'm sure there are plenty of forums out there that are just like Exilian... but if they are like us than they would probably have the same honor of their forum and not want to lose it. I guess it's worth a try though.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: debux on July 13, 2012, 08:45:23 PM
Sounds good! But who could do the scouting? We need to know some of the people inside of these forums
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on July 15, 2012, 12:35:06 PM
We could just go in as a double agent and stay around until about 100 posts maybe, depending on the type of the Forum. Than we can propose the terms and such. If they disagree than we ditch them forever and move onto the next forum... who'll do that however? I don't know, whoever wants to.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: debux on July 15, 2012, 08:37:59 PM
I'm only on TWC and here ATM... couldn't handle more than that, to be frank :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on July 15, 2012, 09:12:18 PM
Well most of the other forums I'm on aren't that very active (Other than KAG Forum) so it's really easy for me.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on August 11, 2012, 01:26:48 PM
14. Site Finance

a) Exilian's banking is currently undertaken in the United Kingdom: this means that at least two members of staff, including the financial officer, must be British in order to authorise and manage payments.
b) Where the Technikos is the only British member of the administration team, a junior staff member under them should be appointed to act as second signatory on any necessary financial documents.
c) The Technikos and second signatory are jointly responsible for presenting a brief overview of the site's accounts to its citizens twice each year, in June and November shortly before the election times detailed above.
d) The site's bank account will only be used to pay for services needed by this community, in accordance with the objectives in section 1 of this constitution.
I think we should be able to Donate to Exilian and when we have enough money we can move to a XenForo forum. I'm a member on a forum of this sort right now and I think it would be an awesome idea with the possibility to like peoples posts and stuff like that. I suggest you look at it. I don't know if other people are willing to donate but I will chip in $25 dollars. Come on Exilianites! Support your well beloved forum!
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: debux on August 12, 2012, 03:41:47 AM
Actually, now that I have a credit card, I could donate... but I don't have a load of money on there :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on August 17, 2012, 12:38:11 AM
We're still waiting for SOTK to sort out a lot of the banking stuff, which is why we haven't finished sorting a lot of this out yet. A donate button will probably appear when that actually happens.  :)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on August 17, 2012, 01:18:57 AM
How about a "donate to CG" button? :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on August 17, 2012, 06:25:38 AM
Yeah, good point.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on August 17, 2012, 01:21:51 PM
I think it would be an awesome idea so we can enhance our Exilianess. ;D
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Ashanorath on August 17, 2012, 01:34:08 PM
Sucks that I'm too lazy to get a credit card. Although I could transfer the money on someones bank acc so he pays for me. Gonna ask SW about it.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Phoenixguard09 on August 22, 2012, 02:41:09 AM
I'm certainly willing to contribute a small amount on a monthly basis to keep us going. It won't be much and I likely won't be able to during the holidays but I could.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on August 22, 2012, 07:16:25 AM
I'm looking forward to paying Exilian for it's awesomeness. :D Never before have I been excited to give away money. :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on November 10, 2012, 11:07:15 PM
Our M&B mod lists, Jubal's Southern Realms an my M&B resources hold the places in top 10 topic by the number of views, and most of them are badly outdated. They're supposed to be one of the ways to recruit new people here, but it this case they look absolutely horrendous.
Mod lists need an update badly. Anyone got Warband?
I used to update those back when I was a moderator. Sadly, I don't have that much time on my hands these days.

- - - - -

EDIT :
Actually I'll update the Warband list.

- - - - -

And who is responsible for M&B section?
He/She should take care of the rest.
For Christ's sake our most important, stickied threads which keep us connected to Taleworlds (and thus keep us alive) haven't been updated in more than a year!

Global mods could also take care of this once in a while. I did the same back in my days. *grumble, grumble, grumble* (http://tomos.11.forumer.com/images/smiles/tomos/old_man_SMILEY.gif)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on November 11, 2012, 01:10:19 AM
Officially those are now under Comrade_General's leadership, but he doesn't have Warband. PG has traditionally had that section to look after but he's away without leave.

And I very literally cannot put the time in at the moment.

You're right, we need to fix this, but currently I'm still putting in about twice the time I can afford and I don't have Warband, and all our other admins with M&B aren't active at the moment which is making life very difficult in the M&B section.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on November 11, 2012, 01:11:25 AM
Yes, this is a bit of a problem, because I have never done anything M&B related. :-\
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on November 11, 2012, 01:29:16 AM
I've messaged PG on facebook, since he hasn't been on in over a month, we kind of need to either get him back or find a new C&C admin.

I guess we could try and find a junior staffer for the M&B section?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on November 11, 2012, 01:43:22 AM
I've started working on the Warband lists.
If I manage to keep this pace, they'll be done in less then a week.

Can't do much about the 1.011 lists atm.
Starting a new thread would not be the right solution since the current one has more than 50 000 views.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on November 11, 2012, 02:21:21 AM
I've noticed that those 50,000+ views hasn't increased but by a few hundred in the last couple years.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on November 11, 2012, 10:03:20 AM
Well neither have the other treads.
And these link us with some of

And that's because we got outdated and obsolete. We don't do much these days, apart from you and your RTW mods. We need a big project to revive this site.
With M&B 2 coming up, we could get our chance and start a new community mod.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on November 11, 2012, 12:33:33 PM
I'm just not sure we can sustain long-term growth purely through modding - getting the Academy running better again, or some of our programming projects, might be a better bet in some ways as those are genuinely unique to the site.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on November 11, 2012, 12:47:26 PM
But the academy hasn't been updated for quite some time... And it only gets us a few people who came here for the modding part in the first place.

Reviving the modding part would be a much need infusion for this forum. Just to start things up again.
And bring back the old crew.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: debux on November 11, 2012, 05:29:02 PM
I'm really sorry that I'm kind of a weight here... just hanging around, not doing many productive things, but I know that if I try to get into something else I might regret it :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on November 11, 2012, 05:43:56 PM
Your not a weight.

I was talking about our old projects and our modding crew which kept us active and connected to the rest of the sites.
They're one of the most important parts of this site, but they're horribly outdated.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on November 12, 2012, 02:10:38 AM
Fair point. I can't be pushing hard at that side of it, though; I need someone else to be willing to put in the time.

I mean... Southern Realms, Narnia, and Warhammer were/are all my projects, and I can't work rapidly on three projects of that scale anymore, it's simply not going to happen. We need to get to a stage where staff are more key because of their work facilitating projects than their actual work on said projects, perhaps.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Captain Carthage on November 12, 2012, 11:07:15 AM
How about a peace of original software?

I know we're all busy but I think a professional, well marketed program could really draw some new talent to the site, what I don't know is how viable such a project would be.

How many people do we have that can effectively program, what else do we need to consider and what would we do exactly?

The question is what's our best and how do we give it?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Phoenixguard09 on November 12, 2012, 01:16:35 PM
Debux, you're not a weight.

Me on the other hand... :P

I can sort out the M&B stuff. It was my stuff to deal with two years ago when I got the job, I suppose its about time I actually sort it out. :(
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on November 12, 2012, 07:44:06 PM
I was working on a castle for Southern Realms once. Maybe I could continue a bit. Get a solid release with no floating structures. :P I'm just dreaming though. I'll probably get around to it one day.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on November 12, 2012, 08:00:24 PM
Cool, cool.

We should also start thinking about moving on to new games.
RTW2 and M&B2 would be a nice start.
Anyone thinking about getting any of those when they're released?
Or some other games?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Son of the King on November 12, 2012, 08:19:29 PM
I will be getting RTW2 for sure, and would love to get into modding it too.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on November 14, 2012, 12:11:23 AM
I'm working through writing proper staffing guides; I'll get on and do some project recruitment soon, try and find a few new teams to liven the place up.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on November 14, 2012, 07:44:39 PM
I need some help here, please...

http://exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=863.0

I need someone to separate the first post into two posts.
One with single player and the second one with multiplayer.
I've exceeded the 2000 characters per post limit.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on November 14, 2012, 11:39:23 PM
Not sure how to split the posts, so I increased the character limit. :)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on November 15, 2012, 06:04:33 AM
Thanks a lot. :D
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Phoenixguard09 on June 04, 2013, 01:59:54 AM
Wasn't sure where to put this, but is there anyway we can go back through the chatbox archives?

My computer doesn't always load the chatbox, so when I do actually get to see it, I've missed the end of whatever conversation I was part of. :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: SaidaiSloth on June 05, 2013, 06:55:12 AM
I'd like archives on chatbox as well.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Othko97 on June 05, 2013, 07:34:24 AM
There used to be a way you could go back through it like it was a thread, but I'm not sure now.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on June 05, 2013, 10:02:15 AM
Certain admins can, not sure if we can make it available to everyone.  :-\
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on January 04, 2014, 04:12:36 PM
Okay, we seem to be behind on forum updates; so here goes.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on January 04, 2014, 04:14:50 PM
Welcome to SMF 2.0.6  :)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: debux on January 05, 2014, 01:40:59 AM
Uh... what's new? :P I thought there was a changelog in the first post, but excuses-not-to-search-for-them
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on January 05, 2014, 10:23:31 AM
Um, very little, mostly security upgrades I think.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on February 13, 2014, 01:27:44 AM
New smilies added ebcause was bored.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on February 13, 2014, 01:43:57 AM
Yay! LoTR smilies!  :sauron:
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Othko97 on February 13, 2014, 09:19:38 PM
 :gandalfgrey:
Loving it.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on February 17, 2014, 06:00:54 AM
Wow! O.o You read my mind! I was actually going to ask that before! :gollum: Yeah, I think we still need more... :)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on February 25, 2014, 04:32:49 PM
The forums have been incredibly slow for me the last couple days and from more than one location.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on February 25, 2014, 06:06:29 PM
It's not been obviously bad for me... anyone else?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on February 25, 2014, 06:26:06 PM
Nope.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Tom on February 25, 2014, 06:32:18 PM
I haven't noticed anything but I haven't been here for a while.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on February 25, 2014, 06:33:41 PM
Seems better now.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on February 25, 2014, 09:54:34 PM
Well, I am but maybe that's because I have 60 Gbs of Internet every month with satellite broadband.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Mars on February 26, 2014, 06:47:03 PM
What host are you using for the website?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on February 26, 2014, 07:18:18 PM
Currently still GoDaddy. Who aren't fantastic but are cheap and moving would be waaaaaaay more hassle than it'd be worth.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Mars on February 26, 2014, 07:35:34 PM
Currently still GoDaddy. Who aren't fantastic but are cheap and moving would be waaaaaaay more hassle than it'd be worth.
It shouldn't be too much hassle, besides it makes more sense to simply have the domain under a registrar and use a more specialized web host for the website. If you want, I can PM what I use personally.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on February 27, 2014, 12:08:57 AM
The domain is with 123reg IIRC, the web hosting is with GD.

The issue is just mostly anyone having the time to take it on; I'm already doing the majority of the admin and I'm currently totally pushed to my limits, CG is Head of Staff but has a real job etc which is time consuming, and Son of the King (tech staffer) is quite inactive at the moment for similar reasons. If we had the staff time to do it, sure, but certainly it's not something I can currently commit to myself and the other relevant people seem to be in worse states for work than I am if anything.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Mars on February 27, 2014, 02:16:07 PM
123-Reg is a decent domain name registrar, especially for a .co.uk TLD. If you want, I can take a crack at it for you, I have the free time to do so however as can be expected, it would not be the best move to put your trust in someone who has just come back. I can offer guidance though, if it's desired.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on March 02, 2014, 03:40:52 PM
Yeah - probably discussing it with SOTK at some point when he surfaces would be the best thing as in theory it's his bailiwick.

What benefits d'you think we'd really gain from a change of host (as opposed to simply spending more money)?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Mars on March 03, 2014, 01:33:57 PM
Yeah - probably discussing it with SOTK at some point when he surfaces would be the best thing as in theory it's his bailiwick.

What benefits d'you think we'd really gain from a change of host (as opposed to simply spending more money)?
How much do you currently spend now per month, as it might even be cheaper. I believe with a switch, you'd have less chance of downtime, as you wouldn't be using a solely domain registrar for web hosting, but one which would be more dedicated to hosting websites.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on March 05, 2014, 12:10:32 PM
On an unrelated note, the captcha system has been changed, let's see if this helps with our spambot problems.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Tom on March 05, 2014, 12:45:21 PM
So no more kitchens???
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on March 05, 2014, 01:33:48 PM
In theory :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Tom on March 05, 2014, 02:23:36 PM
But they're my  :gollum:
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on March 05, 2014, 07:28:30 PM
I'm the one that feed of them, why do you think they always disappear?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on March 06, 2014, 09:38:09 AM
And apparently that didn't work. This is ludicrous.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Clockwork on March 06, 2014, 02:27:51 PM
I think they usually appear after the mods have gone to bed, I'm usually still up then. Would you consider giving me the ability to remove them without making me a full moderator?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on March 06, 2014, 02:45:44 PM
We can't get that level of fine-tuning on the permissions :/
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Mars on March 06, 2014, 03:40:49 PM
Might want to consider looking up lists of known spambot IP ranges and blocking them to see if that has an effect. Either that or change the checking system to something which makes them less likely to respond.

Edit: Found what I was looking for, try this package: http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3685 (http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3685)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on March 06, 2014, 10:35:38 PM
I only changed the system yesterday to install a better captcha - installed that mod as well, fingers crossed that it'll help.  :)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Mars on March 06, 2014, 11:45:56 PM
I only changed the system yesterday to install a better captcha - installed that mod as well, fingers crossed that it'll help.  :)
Should hopefully cut down the amount of spambots registering to near zero.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on March 07, 2014, 01:39:50 AM
Nope, one just got through.

What is it with the damn kitchen bots?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Mars on March 07, 2014, 01:46:29 AM
Nope, one just got through.

What is it with the damn kitchen bots?
Hmm... I'll do some more research into blocking them. By the way, you might want to consider specific IP ranges/host providers to see if that removes some of traffic.

Edit: Try this setup (http://www.3ptechies.com/design-dev/stopped-link-spamming-bots-registration-smf-forum.html).
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on March 07, 2014, 02:02:28 AM
I'm reluctant to block big IP ranges because so many IPs are pooled nowadays and we'd risk hitting regular users.

I've already replaced the basic Captcha with the Arantor captcha, I've installed the mod you posted earlier, and we have one custom question in place.

Link blocking I'm much more dubious about, simply because a lot of the people we need to cater for include for example game devs who start by dropping in and posting their stuff; I think people do need to be able to post links from the start.

Which doesn't leave us much - I could tweak the custom questions?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Mars on March 07, 2014, 02:08:50 AM
Simply block the link posting of new members until they show themselves to not be spambots after which point, they are granted the privilege?

There are certain IP ranges (such as the Ukraine) which are rarely going to be getting actual members registering, yet there is always the chance that legitimate users are affected, and I'm certain if that's the case, you could always set up an email address which they could contact to get their IP whitelisted. If it turns out they are a spambot, back on the blacklist.

Could potentially tweak the custom questions a little and see if it works.

On a side note, if the same links keep getting spammed, just blacklist the URLs so they can't be posted.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on March 07, 2014, 02:20:12 AM
We tend to get more "real" users from S and E Europe than most forums, though, so I'd still be nervous about it.

I've done a question tweak, and I'll get on and blacklist the URLs tomorrow. Bedtime now, methinks.

Thanks for all the help, Mars :)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Mars on March 07, 2014, 02:21:10 AM
We tend to get more "real" users from S and E Europe than most forums, though, so I'd still be nervous about it.

I've done a question tweak, and I'll get on and blacklist the URLs tomorrow. Bedtime now, methinks.

Thanks for all the help, Mars :)
No problem, hopefully the false member registration rate will severely shrink, but it's usually an arms race. Sleep well!
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on March 07, 2014, 02:28:04 AM
Hey, I like Kitchen bots.
Kitchen bots are cool.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Mars on March 07, 2014, 02:30:26 AM
Hey, I like Kitchen bots.
Kitchen bots are cool.

Yet the problem is that it could make Exilian look bad as it would give off the impression that not enough was being done to prevent junk posts / accounts from being made.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on March 13, 2014, 10:32:18 AM
We still seem to be having to nuke 'em pretty actively, though we're keeping on top of it for the moment.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on March 13, 2014, 12:50:01 PM
Deleted a couple this morning.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on April 19, 2014, 08:40:06 PM
I was just browsing Nexus forums and I saw something pretty cool.
They have a part of profile where you can show your computer's performances.
Since we do a lot of modding, implementing something like that would actually be pretty useful.

This is how that part looks on the Nexus:

Processor:          Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs)
Memory:             4Gb RAM
Motherboard:
Graphics Card:   NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Soundcard:        Realtek HD Audio output
Monitor Size:      21"
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on April 20, 2014, 03:45:22 AM
Sounds like an awesome idea. :) I fully support it.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Tom on April 20, 2014, 09:09:36 AM
We've got a computer specs thread somewhere I think?


http://www.exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2176.0 (http://www.exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2176.0) <------ This is it.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on April 20, 2014, 09:53:48 AM
I know.
But this would be a part of your profile.

That way our new members would get a chance to see on what kind of machine you've been testing your mod.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on April 20, 2014, 01:09:41 PM
If you can find an SMF mod that does this, I'll take a look.  :)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on May 02, 2014, 01:56:32 PM
SMF is having problems.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on May 02, 2014, 02:41:37 PM
If you can find an SMF mod that does this, I'll take a look.  :)

Perhaps this?

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/?mod=1675
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on July 03, 2014, 10:07:32 PM
Welcome to SMF 2.0.8. It's totally indistinguishable from 2.0.7  :P
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Tom on July 04, 2014, 12:05:40 AM
Huzzah
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on July 04, 2014, 12:33:37 AM
This is so awesomez!
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on July 04, 2014, 08:24:23 AM
*gasp* Wowz! The improvementz! :o
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on July 29, 2014, 05:30:00 PM
Just added a longer & improved welcome email that actually points people to the welcome hall.  :)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Glaurung on August 30, 2014, 04:38:39 PM
I hope a newbie question is OK here. In the member details in posts, there's a row of 1 to 5 coloured squares between the member's title and avatar. They're mostly yellow, sometimes orange and occasionally green. What do they mean?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Othko97 on August 30, 2014, 09:49:19 PM
I've always wondered this too actually. I would guess it's something related to their admin powers on the thread/board/site, but I'm not actually sure.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: comrade_general on August 31, 2014, 01:23:58 AM
Yes, it's supposed to represent respective power levels and functions depending on the board they are using. It's nothing important.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: SaidaiSloth on August 31, 2014, 02:55:07 AM
I don't really like them anyway. IMO we should replace them with banners of the rank.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on August 31, 2014, 09:59:39 PM
Armadillo has his portugal together!
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on August 31, 2014, 10:19:09 PM
If someone has the time to make said banners, I'd be happy to implement them :)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Othko97 on September 01, 2014, 12:46:01 AM
What banners would be required? Megadux, Technikos, Basileus, Sebastokrator, Spatharios, Tribounos, Logothetes, Board moderator (e.g. for mod boards). Is this a full list?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on September 01, 2014, 12:48:41 AM
I'd leave off board moderator.

But also include the Hekatontarchoi, Megas Domestikos, Patrikios, and Citizen :)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Tom on September 01, 2014, 10:18:16 AM
That would be a lot of work for a quite artsy person.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Othko97 on September 01, 2014, 11:33:21 AM
I'll give it a go, just to see if I can make a half decent banner template, but I can't make any promises.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: SaidaiSloth on September 01, 2014, 12:31:28 PM
Armadillo has his portugal together!
Not sure that statement makes much sense considering the word censored here.

On topic, I might try making a banner template as well.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Glaurung on September 02, 2014, 01:18:51 AM
Something else I've just spotted: the Grand Tribunal board is listed with its moderators being Pentagathus and Scarlet - but if I've understood the constitution and latest election results correctly, the moderators of that board should be Armadillo and Tom, the current Tribounoi.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: SaidaiSloth on September 02, 2014, 08:15:11 AM
Correct. Will have to wait for CG, Khan, Jubal, or SOTK though.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Son of the King on September 02, 2014, 10:57:42 AM
Fixed :) .
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Tom on September 02, 2014, 11:00:33 AM
Thanks :)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on October 31, 2014, 07:17:08 PM
Fixed the Megas Domestikos name colour  :)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Glaurung on October 31, 2014, 07:49:32 PM
Fixed the Megas Domestikos name colour  :)
Many thanks - it's a lot more legible :)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on November 07, 2014, 12:08:35 AM
We're back to a normal title  :)
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Glaurung on November 07, 2014, 08:38:29 AM
We're back to a normal title  :)
So I see - though I had to force Firefox to refresh in order to get it displayed.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on November 07, 2014, 01:40:41 PM
Caching by browsers can be a pain, for all that it speeds things up.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on July 16, 2015, 05:58:46 PM
Welcome to SMF 2.0.10.  :)
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Post by: Jubal on October 06, 2015, 11:05:09 PM
Aaaand make that 2.0.11!
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Post by: comrade_general on October 07, 2015, 12:22:00 AM
(http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view1/4678126/much-rejoicing-o.gif)
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Post by: Flamekebab on October 07, 2015, 01:38:22 PM
Is the site's domain not set in the forum software somewhere?

The notification emails only include the URL from /forum/ and leave out the root domain resulting in unclickable links.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on October 07, 2015, 04:32:17 PM
Huh. Not sure, I'll look into it sometime (though probably not until the weekend at current slow rate of progress)
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Post by: Glaurung on October 07, 2015, 09:13:53 PM
Hmm... a trawl of the admin menu has turned up Configuration -> Server Settings -> Database and Paths; this contains an entry for "Forum URL", which is currently set to /forum

There's a warning at the top of this page: Be very careful with these settings, as they may render the forum dysfunctional.

The SMF online help (http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/SMF2.0:Server_settings) repeats the warning, and then says of the "Forum URL" setting:
Forum URL - The URL to your forum's directory, without the trailing slash (/). This URL is used throughout SMF - all dynamically generated URLs (except those with their own settings) are based on this setting.

Since I've not managed to find any admin settings related to notification e-mails at all, I suspect that this setting is being used when e-mails are created. However, it's almost certainly being used in a lot of other more significant places too, and I'm very wary of changing it. So we might just be stuck with this until someone at SMF redesigns the software and setting structure to disentangle the URL used for e-mails from the one used internally.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Flamekebab on October 07, 2015, 10:16:51 PM
On that front I have good news. The URL you set is written to http://exilian.co.uk/forum/Settings.php (capitalisation intentional)

Currently that line reads:
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$boardurl = '/forum'; # URL to your forum's folder. (without the trailing /!)
I've backed up the Settings.php file and I assume you also have FTP access. If the forum suddenly breaks when the URL is changed just restore the old Settings.php file  :)

From what I can see in the file the forum software itself runs using an absolute filename  ( /home/content/o/l/d/oldmarcus/html/forum ) rather than the board's URL so it shouldn't break even if the domain isn't valid.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on November 16, 2015, 12:37:50 AM
I should probably take down the Halloween banner now...
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Glaurung on November 25, 2015, 01:09:43 PM
Has someone altered the way the forum handles people being logged in, any time in the last few days? Before the weekend, I stayed logged in on a particular browser for weeks, possibly months, at a time, even if I closed the browser and shut down the computer. Now, it seems I get logged out automatically every time I close the browser, and I have to log in again the next time I open it. The enhanced security is probbaly good, but it would be nice to know when someone is working on this sort of thing.
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on November 25, 2015, 03:39:14 PM
I've not touched anything, or added any updates, and it still works for me as normal. Sounds more like your browser is removing, losing or resetting the cache/cookies somehow?
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Post by: SaidaiSloth on November 26, 2015, 11:27:32 PM
I know Microsoft edge deletes history and cookies automatically by default, don't think any other popular browsers do, although you should check your settings just in case.
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Post by: Glaurung on November 27, 2015, 08:52:24 PM
I'm using Firefox on two different PCs, one running Windows 7, the other running Vista. They're both still requiring me to log in every time. I cleared cookies for Exilian on the Vista PC (but not the other one, as far as I remember) at the weekend, but it should have re-created one by now, surely. Safari on my iPhone seemed to get really confused about whether I was logged in around the weekend as well, but has now settled down again, leaving me logged in all the time. I'm pretty sure there wasn't a Firefox upgrade at the weekend; maybe some other component has changed without anyone knowing? Anyway, it's an irritation rather than a significant problem, and it will probably go away as mysteriously as it appeared.
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Post by: Glaurung on December 12, 2015, 12:03:49 AM
Another slightly random technical question: is it possible to switch Exilian from plain old HTTP to HTTPS? If so, is it just a set-up option for the web server, or would we have install new server software, or change our set-up with GoDaddy?
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Post by: Son of the King on December 12, 2015, 10:43:40 AM
We'd need to pay for a certificate, or else use a self-signed one and not really get much benefit. I imagine it'll be easy enough on GoDaddy's UI, but I don't know how much they charge for the privilege.
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Post by: Jubal on March 19, 2016, 06:11:46 PM
I've just made a small tweak, making the colour for the Tribounoi very slightly paler so it's easier to read against the dark background :)
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Post by: Jubal on June 03, 2016, 03:49:27 PM
Another small tweak - I noticed that the box allowing members to display their Exilian party affiliation had "Independent" misspelt and excluded the PP, so I've fixed those things.
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Post by: Jubal on September 29, 2016, 04:19:55 PM
Welcome to SMF 2.0.12, update installed!
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Post by: Jubal on December 21, 2016, 03:39:49 PM
Christmas banner is up :)
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Post by: Jubal on January 07, 2017, 10:59:21 AM
SMF 2.0.13 update done! :)
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Post by: Jubal on February 11, 2017, 11:40:43 PM
Cyril & Methodius banner now up :)
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Post by: Glaurung on February 12, 2017, 08:57:09 AM
Many thanks.

As usual, I had to hit F5 to refresh my cache in order to see - is there any way we can mark the banner file as "new" to get HTTP to refresh it automatically?
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on February 12, 2017, 10:09:35 AM
I don't know, alas - I can't think of how that would be done, except by changing our system to change the reference instead of the image filename, but that would make the whole process take several times longer :/
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Koobazaur on April 24, 2017, 02:32:46 AM
Heya folks, I just messed up upgraded the forum CSS to make images actually scale to fit page width instead of overflowing like before! This affects the default theme, RTR and Curve. Enjoy!


Make sure you refresh your cache (Ctrl+F5) and direct all the hatemail at me  :arwen:
Title: Re: Forum Discussion
Post by: Jubal on April 24, 2017, 11:48:55 PM
Thankyous! :D
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Post by: Jubal on May 25, 2017, 03:13:35 PM
Updates:
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Post by: Jubal on September 02, 2017, 10:30:05 PM
I forgot to update this to say we're on 2.0.14 now we've moved hosts. We're on 2.0.14!

Also yesterday I installed a new mod for post reassignment: this allows admins to reassign posts between members. I'm thinking it could be useful for eg posting articles, as it allows an admin-editor to edit & post the article at their leisure and then reassign it to the author's account.
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Post by: Jubal on September 03, 2017, 07:11:40 PM
Another mod installed: we now have the float tag available (though the little buttons don't seem to work, I need to fix that). This "floats" text or images left or right such that other items will wrap around them. Another useful feature for formatting, say, articles :)
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Post by: Jubal on September 13, 2017, 01:51:49 PM
Installed a soundcloud embedding tag, and added proper buttons for both the soundcloud and float tags (which I made myself so hopefully they don't look any worse than the current normal ones!).