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Re:Welcome back!
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2003, 03:46:26 PM »
Jeysie:
You could just have an archived posts section, with stuff just copied and pasted into threads under an "archived post" username, but with a short text note in each message of who wrote it. We obviously won't be able to continue the discussions in those threads, but at least it'll be available, and we can always make new threads based on the info.

Or, we could just leave this board up indefinitely, and we forum members could be nice to you and port over whatever info we think is important into new threads ourselves.

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Re:Welcome back!
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2003, 03:46:50 PM »
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Okay.  How about posting the more important posts on the other forum.

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« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2003, 03:47:40 PM »
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Well, all of MY post are important. I hope you all know that  
Seriously, I think the fan fiction topic is the one I missed the most when the old board went down. It's the one thing on the forum that's worth reading even after a long time.

Jeysie's idea of an archive sounds good to me... I've seen boards that have such a thing  

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« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2003, 03:47:56 PM »
The Knight:
I second, third, fourth, fifth the notion.  
It's a good idea.

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« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2003, 03:49:21 PM »
Yonkey:
Quote from: Jeysie on October  1, 2003, 09:11:48 AM    
Heh. Well, as long as you think stuff is fixed. It got annoying having checking time stamps as the only method of telling if there were new posts, and having to refresh pages constantly to see those new posts. Although I would point out that YaBB SE and phpBB are free, and both allow exporting and importing.  

I think the forum's problem with new postings has to do with cookie problems.  I notice these forums update the new trigger as soon as you hit the back button!  So I'm sure it's not a hard bug for them to fix if it's STILL there.  

It's not really the cost that I don't like.. I mean, yeah that plays a role.  But I'd rather have a forum that has all the features we need than having one just cuz it's free.  The thing about this not being hosted on our server is a major plus.  Oh, and YaBB SE's forum registration is "out of order"... lol

Anyway, I'll discuss it with Rich tonight (since he's the one who paid for this server)!  

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Re:Welcome back!
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2003, 03:49:41 PM »
The Knight:
Money is no object.  Unless you plan to spend it.  
I'll be ROFLOL if all three forums go down at the same time.  

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Re:Welcome back!
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2003, 03:50:01 PM »
Jeysie:
Quote from: Yonkey on October  1, 2003, 09:21:14 AM    It's not really the cost that I don't like.. I mean, yeah that plays a role.  But I'd rather have a forum that has all the features we need than having one just cuz it's free.  The thing about this not being hosted on our server is a major plus.  Oh, and YaBB SE's forum registration is "out of order"... lol

Anyway, I'll discuss it with Rich tonight (since he's the one who paid for this server)!  
 


Hee. Well, it's your money and server... if we will have a working bug-free forum I'm not going to complain. Just pointing out the possibilities. I didn't even know that you had to register the YaBB SE software, though... I thought you could just download it, install it on your server, and go. Hmm. I was thinking of maybe creating a message board for one of my websites someday, so this has me curious. And most of the forum software out there is pretty customizable, albeit with the addition of mods in some cases.

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« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2003, 03:50:23 PM »
Yonkey:
Yep, vBulletin has a whole website dedicated to mods/hacks.  There are a few there that sound actually pretty useful!

Now that I'm officially the webmaster (well, on this server at least) I can do all sorts of web-related updates, which includes forum modding, upgrading and maintenance.

And yeah, one of my career goals is to develop things that are bug free  but I'm more concerned with having at least same features we had with the old forum.  The only way to guarentee that is to use vBulletin and the only way to check to see if YaBB or phpBB have the same features is to install it and test it out yourself.  When I say features, I mean both the user ones and the admin ones.  Some sites have demo forums, but they don't allow you to use any of the admin ones.

So, I could install both boards and see, but I'm not sure if it's worth all the hassle, especially if their registration tool is broken.  The phpBB doesn't specifically say it can import from YaBB or vBulletin.. it just says it supports any php or SQL database.  I'm not sure if importing the SQL db itself would be enough to keep the posting formatting and emoticons intact.  I guess the only way to do it is to try and see.

Or rather, finding the time to download, install, test it and see.  

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Re:Welcome back!
« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2003, 03:50:46 PM »
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Quote from: Yonkey on October  1, 2003, 08:38:14 AM    
Anyone know if the threads back then kept going off-topic or did they mainly stick to the same one?
 


Well, since Mango and Dragon didn't join unil the new forum was already up, I'm guessing we pretty much sticked to the original topic. Although,, my memory is no longer as good as it was when I still went to school, so I might be wrong. Anyway, since they didn't post on those boards, and I only go off-topic in response to someone else, I'm gueesting there was no off-topic-ing.


Quote:Or rather, finding the time  

You see, that's my problem exactly, as far as posting on these forums is concerned and making lots of post to up my post-count. I just [b[don't have the time[/b]. :/

PS: Since Justadventure is also YaBB, I tried using that nick to log in on this board, but it seems Yabb doesn't do in Global usernames, as EZboard does, because that username wasn't known.
Now, on to the off-topic foru!  (but first, I need my avatar back!

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Re:Welcome back!
« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2003, 03:51:05 PM »
Storm:
Quote from: Yonkey on October  1, 2003, 12:00:41 PM    
One of my career goals is to develop things that are bug free  
 


Good luck!!! that's a mathematical impossibility

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Re:Welcome back!
« Reply #34 on: October 25, 2003, 03:51:25 PM »
MangoMercury:
Lol, that's right.  Blame the off-topicness on us...

...  You enjoy it really  

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Re:Welcome back!
« Reply #35 on: October 25, 2003, 03:51:46 PM »
dragonslyr:
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Tis Connor's doings... I'm a slave again! And only a few post from killing Harry Potter with my magical slaying powers.

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Re:Welcome back!
« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2003, 03:52:12 PM »
The Knight:
Quote from: dragonslyr on October  1, 2003, 05:39:08 PM    
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Tis Connor's doings... I'm a slave again! And only a few post from killing Harry Potter with my magical slaying powers.
 


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!  I need to know how the series ends!      

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Re:Welcome back!
« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2003, 03:52:28 PM »
Yonkey:
Wow, this went off topic pretty quick!  I blame Harry Potter!  

Unfortunately I can't split threads on these boards, so I'm gonna have to lock this one.  

One last time, WELCOME BACK!

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