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Postby punistation » Fri Jun 28, 2002 9:14 pm

Waaah!


Too many forums to choose from! Too many!

TOO MANY!!!


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Postby RadicalEd0 » Fri Jun 28, 2002 11:02 pm

phade, did you backup the old forums anywhere? I was hoping to retrieve some particular pictures. Anyway php is far superior although somehow, the simplicity of the old forum along with temjin's sensless babble was comforting. Owell, we'll get used to him babbling here. So about those backups...
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Postby pmfreak » Fri Jun 28, 2002 11:19 pm

Is there any rules so far? cause most peeps are bitching about my avatar.... WHAT'S WORNG WITH ASIAN CHICKS!!!???
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Postby GAlbright » Sat Jun 29, 2002 1:52 am

Oh, God, <i>no,</i> Phade, what were you thinking?

Okay. When I first started visiting the site, I didn't really like the simple style of the forums there... but the more I used 'em, the more I came to love them. Efficient, quick, smart.

"Everything here is so primitive-" "-Yet elegant in its simplicity." (Mad props to anyone who knows where that quote is from.)

And now, we have this. We have people using animated signatures and huge-ass "avatars," and we have those annoying animated "emoticons" over there to the left, distracting me as I'm trying to type this, and of all the damn bulletin board scripts you could have used, why on earth did you pick phpbb?!

Limits. Make limits. Get rid of everything that's animated, ban sigs (or at least sig pics), and make people pick images less than 5K and 60x60 pixels or so for their avatars.

Or you could just go back to the old forum script. What the hell was wrong with it?

Ugh... I can hardly stand being here anymore.
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Postby AbsoluteDestiny » Sat Jun 29, 2002 2:01 am

GAlbright wrote:Or you could just go back to the old forum script. What the hell was wrong with it?


erm.... lets see what was wrong with it?

Maybe the fact that there wasnt an option for moderators which lead to dbzfan33 posting huge amounts of spam?

Maybe also the fact that when you delete a post in Phorum it then messes up all the cookies and the post numbers for the forum.

so, yeah... from a security point of view Phorum sucked.
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Postby GAlbright » Sat Jun 29, 2002 2:06 am

Did Phade write Phorum? I thought he did, 'cuz I haven't seen it anywhere else on the web. However, if he <i>didn't</i> write it, then I guess we know why nobody else uses it now...

Still, if not from a moderation standpoint, then at least from a browsing standpoint, it was better than... <i>this.</i>

And while I'm at it, orange and blue do <i>not</i> go together. >:(
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Postby jbone » Sat Jun 29, 2002 2:11 am

pmfreak wrote:Is there any rules so far? cause most peeps are bitching about my avatar.... WHAT'S WORNG WITH ASIAN CHICKS!!!???



I have no complaints about the content of your avatar.

I have no complaints about the dimensions of your avatar.

But, for Hells' sake, IT'S A 45K ANIMATED GIF!
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Postby OrionPro001 » Sat Jun 29, 2002 6:53 am

Oh for cryin' out loud you peep's are startin' to sound like babies here.

"Whaaa I'm on a 56K so everyone should go down to only text-based."

Get real. The net is EVOLVING beyond text-based and into the graphic-based. Sure, text is still necessary, but the fact remains that more and more of the net is starting to use a hell of a lot more graphic's.

And believe me, this forum is no where NEAR what it CAN become as far as avatar's and sig pic's. Go over to www.gamecombos.com forum's, or even www.shoryuken.com forum's. THERE, you'll see that this forum is VERY low-key. (And yes, many over there are STILL on 56K modems).

The problem is that you are all trained on the simple text-based of the old forum. Well it's time for you all to grow up as well as with the site.

The ONLY thing that I can see that will help the forum's is this:
  1. Disable HTML That there alone can totally screw up a Message Board faster than any 45K animated GIF can. If you get a hardcore HTML programmer in here, and he gets totally pissed off, he can write up some HTML that can have it so that everytime someone loaded that thread, it'll shut down their browser, or send them to a porn site, or whatever they can think of. And if he's pissed off, don't think he'll just stop with only one thread. Hell no. He'll just copy / paste his code into all the major / hot threads all around, and then it'll be takin' the Moderator's job and Administrator's job to clean up the whole Message Board. And while they are cleaning, all the rest of us will have to sit on the side-line's until they are done.
  2. Get Moderator's Now If this forum was small in members and post growth, then I can see that the Admin. take his time in choosing Moderator's. But man, this place has gathered nearly all the posts in one day that my forum's have gathered since it's started!! Therefore, a "overseer" needs to be known and present. I do suggest that this here will be the people from the most respected and most known AMV Studio's that are out there, AND are completely trust-worthy.
  3. Set Limits Now don't get this confused with all of the current bitching that has been going on. I'm all for Avatar's and Signature pic's. But actually setting up php script that will detect any and ALL incoming signature IMG code size's and also avatar sizes will help. And I do think that a setting of 10K and 80 x 80 Avatar and 50K and [normal current signature bottom width] x 100 for Signature pic's.

The problem is, I don't know if phpBB's code IS really editable, like what VBulletin's is. (I'm very familiar with VBulletin, and use it as well.).

Oh and for the one who said that there are many other forum's that he could have chosen from - well yeah, there is, but all the MAJOR and most recommended for USE do come with some forum code, avatar ability, signature ability, HTML ability, and smilie (yes, those are what are at the right hand side are called) ability. I've typed this whole thing out, and not once have been distracted by the smilies. I don't know what your problem is, but you need to go and view a lot more Message Boards that are truly established before trying to condem this one.
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Postby OrionPro001 » Sat Jun 29, 2002 7:01 am

EDIT: (Well a double post, since you really can't edit your own post...)

Some other things that I have noticed that will help:

  1. Editing Posts This here should be self-prevelant and well seen. That way we don't get double-posting's like this one here. It will keep the forums with a bit of a cleaner look.
  2. Link Back To Main Page Alright now unless I'm totally tired out here from spendin' the night with my kawaii, there's not link to the actual www.animemusicvideos.org main front page (and no, not for the forum, but the site itself.). There should be one. That way, one doesn't feel "trapped" inside the forum, and will have to re-open another explorer window to get back to the main site.

Oh, and GAlbright, take another look at the forum colors again. Main color's: Grey and White. The Blue and Orange only ACCENT the borders and main links. Hence, they are not the primary colors, but only secondary. Therefore, you don't see them AS like what you do on the main forum colors (two different shades of grey for the different cels in the tables, and white for the main background.). The color's are fine. The world is built for color, not black and white text-based binaries.
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Postby AbsoluteDestiny » Sat Jun 29, 2002 7:06 am

OrionPro001 wrote:If you get a hardcore HTML programmer in here, and he gets totally pissed off, he can write up some HTML that can have it so that everytime someone loaded that thread, it'll shut down their browser, or send them to a porn site, or whatever they can think of.


Don't talk rubbish.

PhpBB allows phade to select which html tags work, so there's not going to be any '1337' hacking going on in here.

Personally I use html a lot in the video help forum to do various things that help me explain things to people better. I could probably do everything with BB tags but there's no danger in the html.

Oh and for the record I dont appreciate a huge gif image eating my bandwidth and massively increasing a page load time just because someone thinks it's cool.

Also, default sig depth is 0... unless you put something in it.
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Postby OrionPro001 » Sat Jun 29, 2002 7:14 am

I'm not talkin' rubbish. Sure, he can remove the HTML code for re-directs, color-scheming, etc, and just leave the simple Bolding Italic's, etc. coding in there, but then again, the BB Code does the exact same thing.

And, for the record, you can also put up CODE as just that. CODE. Not to have it executed, as what the HTML coding does, but just simple code so that way people can see what the code is. If you disable the HTML, that won't effect this.

And I said Current signature width, NOT Current signature height. IE - a signature picture that is big enough to fit into the bottom there, but not too big as to where it'll make the table's even longer than what they are now.
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Postby AbsoluteDestiny » Sat Jun 29, 2002 7:35 am

OrionPro001 wrote:I'm not talkin' rubbish. Sure, he can remove the HTML code for re-directs, color-scheming, etc, and just leave the simple Bolding Italic's, etc. coding in there, but then again, the BB Code does the exact same thing.


No it doesn't. BBcode can't handle things like links with characters such as '%' and things like that. There are occasions where the html is more useful for the same function - BBcode is just to dumb it down for people.

OrionPro001 wrote:And, for the record, you can also put up CODE as just that. CODE. Not to have it executed, as what the HTML coding does, but just simple code so that way people can see what the code is. If you disable the HTML, that won't effect this.


*nods*

I see your point.. but it's very very unlikely.


OrionPro001 wrote:And I said Current signature width, NOT Current signature height. IE - a signature picture that is big enough to fit into the bottom there, but not too big as to where it'll make the table's even longer than what they are now.


Ah good, I understand what you are saying now. I couldnt quite see what you were getting at before. However, this forum wraps to your window so what is a "default" width for one person isn't the "default" for another.

And yes, I am against signature banners so I'm not really going to conceed that they are a good thing.

As for editing and member main page link - they have been suggested elsewhere and Phade is aware of the suggestions.
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Postby jbone » Sat Jun 29, 2002 11:27 am

OrionPro001 wrote:Oh for cryin' out loud you peep's are startin' to sound like babies here.


It's more childish to try to force a single (and closed-minded) belief of how the Internet should be onto everyone than is is for many people to believe a text-based forum should not allow overuse of graphical signatures. :-D
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Postby Castor Troy » Sat Jun 29, 2002 11:28 am

Now I'm getting used to this new board..
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Postby RadicalEd0 » Sat Jun 29, 2002 3:38 pm

phpbb really is a lot better than the phorum, you guys have to admit. It just isnt normal seeing the organization of phpbb in such a previously chaotic place. Anyway it'll return to chaos soon enough I'm sure.
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