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#92
Hey, just a suggestion: There is a character limit when you search the site and you have not put enough characters into the search box. I assume this is to prevent huge stress on the server when somebody enters something like "Buk". But other times, a 2-word search is prevented when those are exact 2 words.

Thanks for all the upgrades!
Mike
 

mjp

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#93
The search will be updated to the other search engine we were using (Threadloom) as soon as they release a version that will work with this version of the forum.
 

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#96
What's the deal with these "Enable moderation" and "Select for moderation" buttons?
I think they've always been there, but they're more visible now. As you can see, they don't really do anything unless you're a moderator, so I'm not sure why they're even visible outside of the moderating group...
 

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#97
You shouldn't see those "Enable moderation" and "Select for moderation" options now.
 

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#99
I'm not a well-known member anymore...
I don't know what to do with those. There should be some kind of indicator there for active or long-time members, but I'll be damned if I know what they should say.
 

roni

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There should be some kind of indicator there for active or long-time members, but I'll be damned if I know what they should say.
I've never watched SOA and it doesn't sound like my kind of series, but I did like the idea of batches that have a hidden meaning only known to mambers of "the gang".

Maybe we can find similar things out of the Bukowski-world.
(Like "Most beautiful woman in town" - or better not. No I'm sorry. I apologize. Just imagine the former "first-9" to wear that batch!
Or have members with fewer than 100 posts labeled "Jimmy the Dwarf"! No, No, I'm sorry.)
 

mjp

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Yeah, I liked that they weren't really obvious descriptions too. I thought about Bukowski-related things, but they're all pretty long. To keep these on a single line they need to be 16 or so characters.

We could go back to using those SOA descriptors, they would just be in text form. I got the images to work in this new version, but they break pretty badly when you look at a thread on a phone or small tablet.

SOA [...] doesn't sound like my kind of series
Try the first season, you may change your mind.
 

roni

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Try the first season, you may change your mind.
I may.
Alas, I'm not much into violence and fight for power, be it the Rennaicance-Borgias, a biker-gang, the mafia or your president.

Just remember, that one of my favovite movies is 'The Last Unicorn'.
Yeah, I'm soft, maaan.
 

Andreas

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Yeah, I liked that they (SOA descriptors) weren't really obvious descriptions
They were not, indeed. I only learned today that Sons Of Anarchy is an American television series, and that those badges were obviously related to it...

The concept of "Active members" and "Well-known members" was unclear, at least for me. "100+ posts" and "1,000+ posts" is more convincing. The overall look of the forum and its functionality are great. Clearly the work of a pro.
 
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mjp

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I've done some major messing around with the user group permissions, so if you notice that something doesn't work the way it used to or the way it should, please let me know.

The post number tags under your username may be screwy for a while, I'm working on that.
 

zobraks

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The post number tags under your username may be screwy
Accurate.jpg

They're accurate though. I mean, if you have more than thousand posts you sure have more than hundred.
Or was it the other way round? Stupid math...

BTW, some old links don't work anymore:
Problem with links.jpg

Here's a case in point. Maybe a magical script by mjp can fix those links.
 
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mjp

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Update today with a couple hundred little fixes.

I forgot to mention that the fancy cloud search we had before wasn't compatible with this version. But they are releasing a compatible version at some point, so we'll get it back. At some point.
 

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I thought the same thing. But I guess you have to delete and re-create the bookmark to change the note.
 

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Upgrading the php version used on the server. The forum may disappear for a minute or two, but it will be right back.
 
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