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Author:  Exhibit A [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:25 am ]
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I have to say I like it. It will take some getting used to, however.

Author:  DS_Kid [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:26 am ]
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It's dot com wrote:
I don't get the deal with strikethrough not showing up for some people. Could it be a browser problem? (It's implemented differently now to be standards-compliant.)

I'm not entirely sure; I'm using the latest version of Firefox 2, and the older instances of the Strikethrough code do not seem to work properly (it just shows the [ s ] tags). However, the new ones work perfectly fine.

Author:  MooKoo [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:26 am ]
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gunluva wrote:
What's wrong with youtube?

Dial-Up Users. Plus, too many YouTube videos on one page can slow you down more than you think.

I second the applaud system!

Author:  Chekt [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:27 am ]
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I just saw all of the PM options, like makeing new folders and stuff. Pretty much unnecessary, but awesome. :p


And about the YouTube thing, Disk/Einoo/somebody earlier mentioned that that would not be good for people with slower connections, and with NSFW videos, it could get out of hand.

Author:  gunluva [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:29 am ]
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Yeah, alright ok. I understand.

Author:  It's dot com [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:42 am ]
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DS_Kid wrote:
The older instances of the Strikethrough code do not seem to work properly (it just shows the [s] tags).

Would someone me to an example, please. Kthx.

I'm also reading this phpBB thread.

Author:  Zoologist! [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:46 am ]
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Wot, so shiny. Like the actual definition of Web 2.0. Shiny headers that appeal to people with down syndrome.

But seriously. Awesome. Unnecessary (or at least in my opinion, there's probably a big reason) but a lot more convenient.

Author:  Chekt [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:47 am ]
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memberlist.php?mode=leaders

Why are Dormar and Raddy labled as Mods?

Author:  DS_Kid [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:48 am ]
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It's dot com wrote:
DS_Kid wrote:
The older instances of the Strikethrough code do not seem to work properly (it just shows the [s] tags).

Would someone me to an example, please. Kthx.

This one came to the top of my head first, as I thought its layout would be changed drastically with the conversion. It's the first sentence.

Author:  It's dot com [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:55 am ]
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Chekt wrote:
http://forum.hrwiki.org/memberlist.php?mode=leaders

Why are [ramrod] and [StrongRad] labeled as Mods?


Fixed.

Author:  iKipapa [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:21 am ]
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This isn't a complaint, or anything...just a comment.
Why are there always so many bots patrolling the place?

Author:  It's dot com [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:24 am ]
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The better to show up on search engines, my dear.

They were always there before, they just didn't show up in the list.

Author:  DS_Kid [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:25 am ]
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iKipapa wrote:
This isn't a complaint, or anything...just a comment.
Why are there always so many bots patrolling the place?

It basically happens to any Forum with over 20 members nowadays; they're just there to add things to their respective search engines.

EDIT: I guess the anti-moron simulpost thingy didn't work this time...

Author:  iKipapa [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:28 am ]
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It's dot com wrote:
The better to show up on search engines, my dear.

They were always there before, they just didn't show up in the list.

kthx.

To Disk:
That's happened to me a couple times tonight. I think it just means that it was truly a simulpost. As in, super exact timing.

Author:  Spyrox6 [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:28 am ]
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It's dot com wrote:
The better to show up on search engines, my dear.

They were always there before, they just didn't show up in the list.


Is there any reason they should be on the online list? I mean, I think it would look better if the Bots weren't listed. They don't have any actual purpose for us to know that they're online, right?

Other than that, the new design looks amazing.

Author:  PieMax [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:32 am ]
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I don't really like it. I prefer'd the old one.

Author:  Ju Ju Master [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:33 am ]
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iKipapa wrote:
To Disk:
That's happened to me a couple times tonight. I think it just means that it was truly a simulpost. As in, super exact timing.

I'm pretty sure it's because, when you clicked add reply, the post was already there (so it would show up in the topic review thing you see when you're actually typing your post). It only shows you the simulpsot thing if a reply was made after you'd clicked add reply and were typing your post.

Author:  iKipapa [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:35 am ]
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Ju Ju Master wrote:
iKipapa wrote:
To Disk:
That's happened to me a couple times tonight. I think it just means that it was truly a simulpost. As in, super exact timing.

I'm pretty sure it's because, when you clicked add reply, the post was already there (so it would show up in the topic review thing you see when you're actually typing your post). It only shows you the simulpsot thing if a reply was made after you'd clicked add reply and were typing your post.

Oh, I never thought of that.

Author:  iand93 [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:39 am ]
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I thought I was gonna hate the new style.
But I don't.
Strong work, juys.

Author:  It's dot com [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:42 am ]
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Spyrox6 wrote:
Is there any reason they should be on the online list? I mean, I think it would look better if the Bots weren't listed. They don't have any actual purpose for us to know that they're online, right?

I don't like it either. If I find a way to hide them from the main list, I will.

Author:  cyco [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:47 am ]
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I haven't been here in months and I stop off by the day it gets all upgraded 'n' stuff.
Cool!

It has nice curves.

Author:  DS_Kid [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:53 am ]
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Hmm...it seems as if many of the older users are coming back with the upgrade. I'd really appreciate it if all of you oldies decided to stay. :)

Also, while this has been on the Forum Wiki for quite some time, I guess I should bring it over here, as well:
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Out with the old-

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-and in with the new.

You can find tons of cool information on this day right over here. The actual information and updates on the upgrade begin in The Actual Thing is Happening section. EDIT: Also, it's PG 13 for some language. Sorry about that.

Author:  Entropy [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:07 am ]
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haha, when that anti-moron thing popped up, I was scared to hit the submit button for a while.

Old habits die hard...


To Disk: I may stay for a while this time :)

Author:  It's dot com [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:44 am ]
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DS_Kid wrote:
You can find tons of cool information on this day right over here. The actual information and updates on the upgrade begin in The Actual Thing is Happening section. EDIT: Also, it's PG 13 for some language. Sorry about that.

Aside from the fact that you blogged a progress indicator instead of, y'know, going outside or something, I've gotta say that's a fun read.

A few notes: mid-morning would have been sooner, but I decided to get a Krispy Kreme Doughnut before beginning. (I knew I'd need the sugar.) Also, even though I wrote ET (Eastern Time) on the notice, I always intended it to be mid-morning Central Time (where I am). I put ET because that's what most people in the United States are used to seeing and 'cause I knew it would be close enough to that.

The upgrade actually began behind the scenes at 11 ET/10 CT, and I officially pulled the plug at noon ET/11 CT (I could have shut it down early, but I wanted to make sure every number (and "momentarily") got its minute in the sun in the countdown thread. Converting the database took 3 hours and 33 minutes, as expected. The banner and other styles I had already made beforehand, so those didn't take any time. The killer (read: the cause of all the delays) was the permissions system (well, and I got a Dr Pepper from the store across the street and watched the last two minutes of the Redskins–Seahawks game). The old phpBB2 admin panel had one page of permissions and they were really straightforward. Conversely, the permissions on phpBB3 can be fine-tuned to the point that you start to wonder if maybe working for the IRS might be a simpler way to spend your life. I'm pleased to say I think I got the hang of it by the time I was done, but it was rough going for a bit.

I'm glad I could earn you those inches. I was determined, rain or shine, not to extend the deadline any further than I did. (That's why we went live without a link back to the wiki. I'll add it tomorrow. Probably.)

It's been a long day. I think I'm going to hang my titanium pants up and recharge for a while.

Author:  DS_Kid [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:50 am ]
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It's dot com wrote:
Aside from the fact that you blogged a progress indicator instead of, y'know, going outside or something, I've gotta say that's a fun read.

A few notes: mid-morning would have been sooner, but I decided to get a Krispy Kreme Doughnut before beginning. (I knew I'd need the sugar.) Also, even though I wrote ET (Eastern Time) on the notice, I always intended it to be mid-morning Central Time (where I am). I put ET because that's what most people in the United States are used to seeing and 'cause I knew it would be close enough to that.

The upgrade actually began behind the scenes at 11 ET/10 CT, and I officially pulled the plug at noon ET/11 CT (I could have shut it down early, but I wanted to make sure every number (and "momentarily") got its minute in the sun in the countdown thread. Converting the database took 3 hours and 33 minutes, as expected. The banner and other styles I had already made beforehand, so those didn't take any time. The killer (read: the cause of all the delays) was the permissions system (well, and I got a Dr Pepper from the store across the street and watched the last two minutes of the Redskins–Seahawks game). The old phpBB2 had one page of permissions and they were really straightforward. Conversely, the permissions on phpBB3 can be fine-tuned to the point that you start to wonder if maybe working for the IRS might be a simpler way to spend your life. I'm pleased to say I think I got the hang of it by the time I was done, but it was rough going for a bit.

I'm glad I could earn you those points. I was determined, rain or shine, not to extend the deadline any further than I did. (That's why we went live without a link back to the wiki. I'll add it tomorrow. Probably.)

It's been a long day. I think I'm going to hang my titanium pants up and recharge for a while.

Epic. Just epic. I'll be sure to record some of that stuffs on the Wiki and Disk-tionary (unless someone wants to do it for me, as I really need to join you in going to sleep).

Oh, and you'd be surprised how many people did nothing groundbreaking besides stare at that progress bar all day. :P
(Chekt, MikeMcG, iKipapa for the last part, me...a few others whom I can't remember off the top of my head)

Author:  It's dot com [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:01 am ]
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DS_Kid wrote:
Oh, and you'd be surprised how many people did nothing groundbreaking besides stare at that progress bar all day. :P
(Chekt, MikeMcG, iKipapa for the last part, me...a few others whom I can't remember off the top of my head)

The last time I checked (I could see a list of all the users who were following along, and every now and then I would see who it was), it was Exhibit A, Inverse Tiger, gunluva, Duecex2, DS_Kid, Ju Ju Master, and Bugkiss. On average there were about half a dozen users staring at the progress bar at any given time.

Author:  DS_Kid [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:06 am ]
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It's dot com wrote:
The last time I checked (I could see a list of all the users who were following along), it was Exhibit A, Inverse Tiger, gunluva, Duecex2, DS_Kid, Ju Ju Master, and Bugkiss. On average there were about half a dozen users staring at the progress bar at any given time.

You and your evil admin powers... :P

Hmm...so I guess reading a progress bar and using it as a time-waster is more productive than reading a book or finding a cure for cancer... I love this place. :D

Author:  It's dot com [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:11 am ]
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I built that meter almost from scratch, by the way, for a different application (it's used on the wiki). (For those who didn't see it in action, it's dynamically generated.) The only thing I didn't do was come up with the specific shading, which I stole from the MacOS X progress bar.

Author:  Magna Carta [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:15 am ]
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Hah! I knew it!

Is there a possibility that the source code to the meter will be released?

Author:  Ninti [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:16 am ]
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D00d, it took me forever to realize that "0 new messages, 1 unread message" meant I had a unread message I SENT, not one I received. It was ticking me off.

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