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Shaper
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If you could improve these boards, what would you do?

I would probably make two changes. First, I would add a counter that would tell you if you had new private messages. There's a perfect space for it right under your name on the main page. This would make the PM system more efficient, and save members some time.

Secondly, I would integrate the Today's Active Topics page into the main page. Just have a small little sub-page on the right-hand side that would show the current active topics, and when they were last posted in.

EDIT: Make that three: an LOL graemlin.

[ Sunday, November 12, 2006 14:26: Message edited by: Nioca ]

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Guardian
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-X- would create the need for a vote among the Moderators and Administrators to permanently ban someone. Just to make sure they weren't banned out of irrational anger.

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Agent
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The number of things to improve are endless.

Anybody else notice the board just ate thread #3880? I saved page 1 and 3 but page two wasn't available to me.

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Agent
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I would just move the boards to a more stable provider thing. This one just sucks.

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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by -X-:

-X- would create the need for a vote among the Moderators and Administrators to permanently ban someone. Just to make sure they weren't banned out of irrational anger.
No ban, technically, is permanent. Just indefinite.

quote:
Originally written by Jewels:

Anybody else notice the board just ate thread #3880? I saved page 1 and 3 but page two wasn't available to me.
It's hard not to notice when the Active Topics page crashes because of it.

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Needless to say, I failed.
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Guardian
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Step 1: Uninstall UBB...

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Shake Before Using
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Very few people are banned out of irrational anger. Perfectly understandable anger is far more common.
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Shaper
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It sucks being banned out of irrational anger.

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Shaper
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That's not how I recall it... :)

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Needless to say, I failed.
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Councilor
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Originally by Emperor Tullegolar:

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It sucks being banned out of irrational anger.
*sigh* Please don't start that again. It doesn't help anyone or anything.

Originally by Jewels:

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Anybody else notice the board just ate thread #3880? I saved page 1 and 3 but page two wasn't available to me.
Dikiyoba has pages 1 and 3 saved as well, so we should be good for those two pages.
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Shock Trooper
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Switch the boards to phpBB.

These boards have a private messaging system? I didn't even know it existed. That's one of the innumerable reasons that UBB sucks. *sigh*

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Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Shaper
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Another warning sign is that, in a few places, you can clearly see that this forum runs on UBB classic. In other words, it's heavily out-dated.
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Agent
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But if we did move, wouldn't all our post records be lost?

Another spam fest! But at lest the boards would be able to handle it.

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Shaper
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If we did move, we wouldn't know whether the boards could handle it until we tested it's limits.

Also, has the Spiderweb Software Forums always been located here?

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Off With Their Heads
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quote:
Originally written by Nioca:

Also, has the Spiderweb Software Forums always been located here?
Ah, the days of the Ikonboard... which I don't remember, because I wasn't there... and Misc... which I also don't remember, because I wasn't there... and Aceron's forum... which, well, you know.

quote:
Originally written by Nioca:

First, I would add a counter that would tell you if you had new private messages. There's a perfect space for it right under your name on the main page. This would make the PM system more efficient, and save members some time.
Hint: turn on e-mail notification.

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Shaper
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To my knowledge, that doesn't help you when someone else initiates a PM with you. Also, I don't check my e-mail that often.

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Off With Their Heads
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quote:
Originally written by Nioca:

To my knowledge, that doesn't help you when someone else initiates a PM with you.
Yes, it does.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
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Agent
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Ooh! I remember Misc! What fun. :)

And Avatars! Those would be great to have back

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Dollop of Whipped Cream
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HTML code would be nice. I agree about the avatars and think images and graemlins should be allowed in signatures. If we ever were to move to a different board software, which is entirely doubtful, I really like InvisionProBoard.

Edit: I never even knew the [b]was[/b] an active topics page until i read this thread. I've been here a year, and I just now noticed it. How pathetic is that? :P

[ Sunday, November 12, 2006 17:36: Message edited by: Tyranicus. ]

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Shock Trooper
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quote:
Originally written by Andraste:

But if we did move, wouldn't all our post records be lost?
Not necessarily, though preserving everything might take some work. For example, Ambrosia migrated from a somewhat customized UBB to IPB, and kept lots of previous posts and postcount. That might be more work (and expense, for IPB) than Jeff is interested in, though, since these seem to serve his purpose just fine.

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Agent
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Aran has a pretty good system for archiving the boards. It wouldn't take him too long to archive what hasn't already been done and I think he would be glad for the trouble if it meant no more UBB.

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"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

quote:
Originally written by Nioca:

To my knowledge, that doesn't help you when someone else initiates a PM with you.
Yes, it does.

It does? Well, I guess you learn something every day. That still leaves the fact I don't check my e-mail that often.

quote:
Originally written by Tyranicus:

I never even knew the was an active topics page until i read this thread. I've been here a year, and I just now noticed it. How pathetic is that?
That's a part of the secret of how I maintain my high posting speed. This is also why I'm having a fit over it not working.

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Councilor
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Originally by Nioca:

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That still leaves the fact I don't check my e-mail that often.
So just check your profile once or twice a day, and you won't miss anything. Except e-mails, of course, but you can't have everything. :P

Dikiyoba.
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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Dintiradan:

Step 1: Uninstall UBB...
Yes. Oh, and avatars would be nice... and just think of how many people would get the Spam Can avatar of legend...

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Law Bringer
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We will know if Jeff waited too long to upgrade/move if the board crashes with Geneforge 4 questions. The thread eating is getting worse wothout any deliberate attempts to crash.
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