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Should we start with a blank slate and a fresh new forum? (Read full post below before voting..)
Yes! A Fresh new forum but retaining all users and post counts! 34%  34%  [ 30 ]
No! Let's keep the current forum contents and posts. 43%  43%  [ 38 ]
Meh! I don't give a shit either way. 23%  23%  [ 20 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:03 pm 
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Actually, funny I should say that ... :wink:


Yeah, in a Batchain kinda way...

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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
polydigm wrote:
Actually, funny I should say that ... :wink:

Yeah, in a Batchain kinda way...

I meant in terms of Calvin being a forum administrator and me pointing out how his grandmother should suck eggs. What do you mean?

That's me in Chat BTW.

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um..err...uh..... ahem.

That's what I meant too.

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calvin2hikers wrote:
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... As an admin I recognize the shape of the names. I see them all too often: they're spammers, and they usually post a website you don't want to log on to. When a careless mod of my site did so, his Apple crashed badly and was filled with viruses.

May I suggest you chuck out these lowlifes?

... that would take quite awhile wouldn't it?

As MTF was saying earlier, forum administrators are into their back end tools - I'm sure there are widgets they could use that would render it a relatively simple task.

Actually, funny I should say that ... :wink:


Not with XMB, no. Not sure about PHPBB.
With me I have to visit a separate Member section, enter the username of the spammer, then delete, then confirm delete. If you don't do it daily and you have 30 spammers a day, it does get over your head easily. I know. I used to have 10 a day of those.

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I have no spammers ever. But that's only because of how I register people.

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I Remember one time,Hop rest his Soul post a random pic and it had the link too Calvin's site :)

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slime.oofytv.set wrote:
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    suggestions [partial list]:
  • enable search of thread topics without searching the message text done
  • allow viewing of 20 most recent posts [with or without logging-in] done
  • allow choice of fonts
  • increase max. font size to 48 done
  • allow bbl code tables
  • enable youtube embedded videos directly into posts
  • allow html coding in posts
  • allow posting flash animations [swf files]
  • increase pm inbox capacity
  • allow uploading jpeg, gif, png, ico, bmp & pdf files directly into posts [up to 250kb, limit: 50-100 uploads per user] done
  • allow re-sizing images in a post
  • make the 20-minute lp sides thread a sticky
  • display members visited that day
  • allow flag of country/location under avatar
  • add time/date on every page done
  • selectively block pm's done
  • per diem post limit
  • additional stand-alone boards:
    • zpz
    • zappa alumni
    • zappa in print
    • collectors board
    • musicians board
    • game threads/association board
    • flamer's board [login required to view]
    • boot board
    • board for requests & queries to:
      • zft
      • webmaster/admin
      • other forum members


    r.o.t.s.o. partial list some more:
  • change the default font to black and increase size 10%
  • open links in new tab or new window
  • allow viewing of member profiles without logging in
  • enable view of quote button without logging in - linked to log-in
  • if a post is reported Image , identify the rat

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Or, we could just ban Slime.

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slime.oofytv.set wrote:
slime.oofytv.set wrote:
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    suggestions [partial list]:
  • enable search of thread topics without searching the message text done
  • allow viewing of 20 most recent posts [with or without logging-in] done
  • allow choice of fonts
  • increase max. font size to 48 done
  • allow bbl code tables
  • enable youtube embedded videos directly into posts
  • allow html coding in posts
  • allow posting flash animations [swf files]
  • increase pm inbox capacity
  • allow uploading jpeg, gif, png, ico, bmp & pdf files directly into posts [up to 250kb, limit: 50-100 uploads per user] done
  • allow re-sizing images in a post
  • make the 20-minute lp sides thread a sticky
  • display members visited that day
  • allow flag of country/location under avatar
  • add time/date on every page done
  • selectively block pm's
  • per diem post limit
  • additional stand-alone boards:
    • zpz
    • zappa alumni
    • zappa in print
    • collectors board
    • musicians board
    • game threads/association board
    • flamer's board [login required to view]
    • boot board
    • board for requests & queries to:
      • zft
      • webmaster/admin
      • other forum members


    r.o.t.s.o. partial list some more:
  • change the default font to black
  • open links in new tab or new window
  • allow viewing of member profiles without logging in
  • if a post is reported Image , identify the rat


Unless it's just a spam post with no replies

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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
um..err...uh..... ahem. That's what I meant too.

Jesus I can be dense, you were joking about "back end" tools, weren't you?

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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
um..err...uh..... ahem.

That's what I meant too.
Now, now now, MTF! Whu'd you really mean by, "in a Batchain kinda way"? Hmmmm??? :twisted: :mrgreen:

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May I suggest the deletion of something?

This forum has (on Nov 22, 17:15 UCT+1) 15,823 members who NEVER POSTED ANYTHING.

One of them is JerryN, admin.

Of the remainder, roughly 7000 joined at least one year ago.

That leaves roughly 8000 accounts created in the past year. Around 30 are created every day.

As an admin I recognize the shape of the names. I see them all too often: they're spammers, and they usually post a website you don't want to log on to. When a careless mod of my site did so, his Apple crashed badly and was filled with viruses.

May I suggest you chuck out these lowlifes?


And now I've noticed there are 2000 less members... Good work!

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BBP wrote:
And now I've noticed there are 2000 less members... Good work!


Does that include the ones that walked out when Jimmie D was banned? :wink:

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enable a quote to capture date/time & provide link to original quote:
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on nov-25-08 @ 8:50 am, trendmonger wrote:



...that segregation of POLLS would provide good housekeeping for the Zappa Album area.
good suggestion, start off with separate [poll] boards under zappa albums and randomonium; add a few more if necessary

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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
Now, now now, MTF! Whu'd you really mean by, "in a Batchain kinda way"? Hmmmm??? :twisted: :mrgreen:

--Bat :wink:

Nuffim. I was just talking shit...
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enable a quote to capture date/time & provide link to original quote:
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on nov-25-08 @ 8:50 am, trendmonger wrote:



...that segregation of POLLS would provide good housekeeping for the Zappa Album area.

How'd you do that? I found where you can turn off signatures, avatars and the word censor, but nothing about quotes.

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jabba wrote:
slime.oofytv.set wrote:
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on nov-25-08 @ 8:50 am, trendmonger wrote:



...that segregation of POLLS would provide good housekeeping for the Zappa Album area.

How'd you do that? I found where you can turn off signatures, avatars and the word censor, but nothing about quotes.

Did you do it manually?

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jabba wrote:
slime.oofytv.set wrote:
enable a quote to capture date/time & provide link to original quote

How'd you do that? I found where you can turn off signatures, avatars and the word censor, but nothing about quotes.

It's a wish list item not a reality.

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on nov-26-08 @ 8:47 am, jabba wrote:
Did you do it manually?
yes


one more for the list: un-sticky the chatroom thread on randomonium [move it off announcements]

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Does anybody know what the black dots are that appear on the top left of some of the thread icons in the left hand column of topic lists?

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polydigm wrote:
Does anybody know what the black dots are that appear on the top left of some of the thread icons in the left hand column of topic lists?

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That means you've posted in that thread.


aha! I was wondering about that too. 8)

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slime.oofytv.set wrote:
one more for the list: un-sticky the chatroom thread on randomonium [move it off announcements][/color]


This was a terrible idea. I like having easy-access to the chat thread, instead of having to rummage through the garbage to find what I want.

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this may cut down on redundant threads:

prime subject check ...when a new topic is attempted, a list of topics with similar subjects will first be displayed suggesting this new topic is not needed - ajax support included

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