• Most people probably don't realise this, but this forum has had two editors for a number of years. One is the xenForo default editor, and the other is a custom editor I made years back I called BBCEd.

    All the settings for which editor you use was lost during the upgrade. You can find the setting under Account Settings > Preferences > Editor.

  • I've had it made known to me that for about a week now people haven't been able to finish registering or receive email notifications. I can imagine how frustrating this must have been, particulary for our newest members. Unfortunately our site owner is away at the moment and he most likely won't be able to do anything about it for another week or so. Until then, anyone who wants their account manually verified can contact me via their method of preference and I'll sort it for them myself. Thanks to everyone for their patience regarding this issue. -DoubleThink

  • Emails should hopefully be fixed, please let us know if they're working properly now.

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Oct 25, 2008 at 4:21 PM
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I agree to both andwhyisit's and DT's definition.
And I don't think that any definitions have to be in the rules.

DoubleThink said:
Flaming - Attacking another user for no real reason, often involves TEXT YELLING and lots of mean words. Does not always have to be digging for attention, I mean somebody could just be an officious jerk who enjoys yelling at people <_< Think about the word, flaming = staring up flames/fanning the fires of a raging argument, makes sense yes?
Flaming is usually attacking a user FOR a reason, trolling is attacking a user for no reason. (Or just to look "better" to other people)

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And before anybody argues with me on these definitions I would please ask that you don't, because
a) These definitions are pretty much textbook,
b) I have seen probably thousands of cases of each of these, which all pretty much match my descriptions, and having one or two people tell me I'm wrong won't do much to change my 'opinion lol', and
c) I am obscenely grumpy at the moment and will probably say something mean :D
lol, so it's based on your opinion again, since you get it from your experience.
 
Oct 26, 2008 at 12:50 AM
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S. P. Gardebiter said:
lol, so it's based on your opinion again, since you get it from your experience.
As from my experience as well. I go to a lot of forums and am very active.
 
Dec 8, 2008 at 5:29 PM
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14 spam threads in the Mods forum in 12 hours? That's just ridiculous...! :shock:
 
Dec 8, 2008 at 6:46 PM
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Some spam bot must have this forum pegged. Least it's easy to avoid clicking on them, since almost every thread in the mods forum that's not spam is a "hot topic" and thus has a Curly icon rather than Sue.
 
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14 spam threads in the Mods forum in 12 hours? That's just ridiculous...! :shock:
What spambots? I don't see any. :D
 
Dec 9, 2008 at 2:52 AM
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I was gonna post about this earlier, but my post got mucked up somehow and I didn't feel like re-typing the whole thing out >_>
Would it be worth getting one of those spam-preventer thingies and installing it on the forums? I think it would prevent a lot of work in the long run. It might even be needed only in the Mods forum, the way things are going currently.
 
Dec 9, 2008 at 3:53 AM
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What we need is to add captcha verification to the registration page and delete all of the spambot accounts. Though we would need SkyeWelse for both. I just sent him an email about it.
 
Dec 10, 2008 at 7:12 PM
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Least it's easy to avoid clicking on them, since almost every thread in the mods forum that's not spam is a "hot topic" and thus has a Curly icon rather than Sue.
But not all non-hot topics will be spam topics. Suppose a new mod pops up?
 
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Well, I said easier. You're not gonna accidentally click it, but you still have to read the title to know if it's spam. I did say almost after all.
 
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Ya know, I just looked through this entire thread, and I'd hate to be a thread zombifier or something, but couldn't we solve the colored text problem by adding a switch to the user CP that changes all text colors to one default color? So if somebody gets tired of having to highlight everything he reads, he can make it so that all the text comes out black. Rather than enforcing rules about how people can talk. It's the internet, free speech rules.
 
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That would involve editing the stylesheet and the template, I believe. Which basically means that Skywelse is probably the only one who can do it.
 
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Teften said:
Ya know, I just looked through this entire thread, and I'd hate to be a thread zombifier or something, but couldn't we solve the colored text problem by adding a switch to the user CP that changes all text colors to one default color? So if somebody gets tired of having to highlight everything he reads, he can make it so that all the text comes out black. Rather than enforcing rules about how people can talk. It's the internet, free speech rules.
Sorry but that makes it annoying for people that only colour a few words out of a post for emphasis and makes coloured posts pointless since only a few people would have the filter turned off. I would also like to point out that fully colouring a post has nothing to do with free speech. I could write this in coloured text or in default colour text, it still doesn't matter because it says the same thing either way with the only difference being that the coloured text would annoy anyone with a different skin to me.

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That would involve editing the stylesheet and the template, I believe. Which basically means that Skywelse is probably the only one who can do it.
He would have to be fairly good at PHP too.
 
Dec 18, 2008 at 2:08 AM
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Oh, well it was just a thought. Thanks though.
 
Dec 20, 2008 at 11:49 PM
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Oh my – the whole first page of the Mods forum is flooded with spam...

At least I'm pretty sure it's spam.
 
Feb 1, 2009 at 2:46 AM
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New rule idea: No "reaction images". This is a forum, not an imageboard.
 
Feb 1, 2009 at 5:06 AM
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No what images?
 
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DoubleThink said:
Super-bumpa-rooney
New rule idea: No "reaction images". This is a forum, not an imageboard.


The forum's bandwidth that is.
 
Feb 1, 2009 at 5:23 AM
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Celtic Minstrel said:
No what images?
<Post>
Followed by
<Oversized image of somebody making a stupid face with little to no actual word content>

I bet somebody's already posted one just to tick me off.
 
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DoubleThink said:
Super-bumpa-rooney
New rule idea: No "reaction images". This is a forum, not an imageboard.
 
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Seriously?

No.

DoubleThink, I don't really like that idea.

It's kinda fun to do it, IMO.

 
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