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Xepher.net => Announcements => Topic started by: Xepher on May 15, 2007, 04:58:26 am

Title: New Forums!
Post by: Xepher on May 15, 2007, 04:58:26 am
Gonna use this forum software on the new server I think. After I went through all the trouble converting stuff to test it. I figured it made more since to switch to them now, so there's no need to do another entire conversion in the future. It seems to have properly imported all the data/users/etc. from the last forum, so I don't think there's a downside to things.

If you have trouble with things, let me know.


Some nifty new features include the ability to attach files/images directly to posts, better search functionality, great spam protection, spell checking, and many other things which I'm sure I haven't discovered yet. :-)
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: Xepher on May 15, 2007, 05:35:13 am
So it occurs to me that "Hero Member" sounds pretty fracking stupid. Below are the postcounts/tags for the "stared" groups. Help me pick new names/requirements.

000 Newbie
050 Jr. Member
100 Full Member
250 Sr. Member
500 Hero Member
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: fesworks on May 15, 2007, 07:02:35 pm
I was never much for preassigned names... *shrug*
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: Databits on May 15, 2007, 10:08:38 pm
Well, what "theme" are you going to use for the names? It's kinda important in the whole creation of the names themselves (also would be neat to have names for higher than 500's  :P).
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: fesworks on May 15, 2007, 10:11:52 pm
Yea, themes are always kinda fun.
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: Xepher on May 16, 2007, 02:05:03 am
I don't know, that's why I'm asking for suggestion! :-)

Yeah, more than 500, I can do that too. If you'll recall, my old post count was slightly exaggerated. Converted to the new forum it triggered some easter-egg-like feature I couldn't disable. Rather than showing my post count or rank, it simply said "I'm a nerd!" for the count under my name. Anyway, I don't really care how it's setup either, so have fun. I'll probably change the titles from time to time too, just for the heck of it. Thus, any ideas/themes/etc are welcome.
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: Databits on May 16, 2007, 04:00:18 am
I suggest science as a theme... now to think of actual titles.
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: Witchiebunny on May 17, 2007, 02:04:51 am
it's so...bright! O.o;;

Eyes watering...

Color scheme is a bit hard on my eyes (darker is better, in most cases) but other than that, looks spiff!
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: Databits on May 17, 2007, 07:23:12 am
You can probably use another theme, if Xeph has them installed. Or turn down the brightness/contrast on your monitor. :P
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: Xepher on May 18, 2007, 04:28:35 am
I have themes disabled at the moment. It's probably gonna stay that way at least until the new server. Sorry.
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: griever on May 18, 2007, 05:33:34 am
I was thinking Spore based stage names would be funny, but so far, I'm stuck at Molecular Mishap and Super Swimmer.  There's Tribal, Civilization, and Galactic domination phases afterwards.
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: fesworks on May 18, 2007, 07:39:09 am
y'know, this does not keep me logged in all the time :(

I checked my cookies... Xepher.net or www.xepher.net are not cookie blocked... :/
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: Databits on May 18, 2007, 08:52:03 am
Odd I don't have any issues, are you using IE or FF?
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: fesworks on May 18, 2007, 09:17:42 am
FF
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: griever on May 18, 2007, 09:25:58 am
I have FF 2.0 and I am logged in all the time....
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: Databits on May 18, 2007, 06:25:48 pm
make sure that your settings aren't screwed up for sessions and caching

go into the top bar where you'd enter a url and type in about:config

then look for things like session and cache.
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: Xepher on May 18, 2007, 08:09:18 pm
Firefox has an option to limit cookies to the life of the browser session. When you close the browser, it destroys all cookies.
Edit:Preferences:Privacy:Cookies:Keep Until:They Expire
Also make sure you haven't check the option to "Always clear my private data when I close firefox"
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: fesworks on May 18, 2007, 08:51:04 pm
Firefox has an option to limit cookies to the life of the browser session. When you close the browser, it destroys all cookies.
Edit:Preferences:Privacy:Cookies:Keep Until:They Expire
Also make sure you haven't check the option to "Always clear my private data when I close firefox"

but.. I want it to ask my permission to set cookies each time! I permanantly deny almost all of them asside from the sites I need to log in to. Can;t it do both? I select "Yes" and "Always remember for this site" for the ones I log into... but it still cancels when I close the window

*cries*
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: griever on May 18, 2007, 11:56:58 pm
You can add Xepher.net under "Exceptions" I think.  Set it to "Allow" and I think it means Xepher.net will always be allowed, no matter what.  Or maybe until the natural life.  I've got a few sites saved under there so I don't have to log in again and again....
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: fesworks on May 27, 2007, 01:25:27 pm
I do and I have... still logs me out :( Stupid FF.
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: Desh on May 27, 2007, 05:16:25 pm
Are you sure FF isn't clearing privacy stuff when you close the window?  It's seperate from cookie settings.  Check Options: Privacy: Settings: Clear Private Data When Closing Firefox.
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: fesworks on May 27, 2007, 06:19:21 pm
There is no "Settings" part under privacy :/


also, odd thing is this: The blank "log-in" fields where there again and said I was a "guest" but when I clicked a thread and came in (without logging in), it said I was logged in... weird :/
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: Xepher on May 27, 2007, 09:21:23 pm
It's possible your ISP is doing some sort of proxying/caching maybe. Showing you old versions of a page or some such. Weird, and I don't really know... just guessing.
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: Desh on May 31, 2007, 02:09:17 am
There is no "Settings" part under privacy :/
You must be using a version of FF I'm with which I'm not familiar.  I use FF 1.5.0.11 and 2.0.0.3 for Windows, and there're Settings buttons under privacy.

The roundabout way of checking is in about:config (type about:config into the URL window and go).  Look for privacy.sanitize.sanitizeOnShutdown and privacy.item.cookies.  sanitizeOnShutdown says whether or not data will be cleared when you close FF, and item.cookies says if cookies will be cleared.

And, like Xepher, I've no idea what's up with that latest thing.

Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: Xepher on July 10, 2007, 07:25:08 am
So I guess no one's used it, because no one reported it broken, but the spell checker now works... at least for english. Seems I had the spellcheck software installed, but no dictionary. Heh. Anyway, spellcheck button at the bottom of posts should work if you want it. If it doesn't work for you, let me know. I've been using firefox all this time, and it auto-checks anything put into text boxes, so I've never tried the forum one before.
Title: Re: New Forums!
Post by: fesworks on July 11, 2007, 07:59:27 pm
.... hwat the fuck is spelcheck?