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« on: July 19, 2005, 04:14:52 am »
After the string of repeated security holes in phpBB, I've decided to move the forums over to a new system. Not only are is it now different software on the front side, it's now running SQLite on the backend as well. This should be a lot faster, as it doesn't utilize the MySQL server at all. I was going to try and migrate everything from the old forums... but it proved too difficult. I also think it might be good to start off fresh, as we had a LOT of dead users on the old boards.

Anyway, start trying this new one out. You'll have to create a new user here, but everything should be pretty easy to use. I'll be leaving the old forums up for another month or so, while I see how this works out. Also, don't post any applications here yet.

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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2005, 03:17:17 pm »
Do you know that the img tags are currently turned off for this forum?
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2005, 05:51:04 pm »
well, on signatures, the img tage seems to be turned on for posts
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2005, 06:57:19 pm »
Yes, it's turned off in signatures. Call it facist, but I just don't like seeing these huge images tagged on to every single post.

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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2005, 07:31:24 pm »
You have given us the power to make our own titles, I FEEL IMPORTANT NOW!
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2005, 08:15:43 pm »
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Yes, it's turned off in signatures. Call it facist, but I just don't like seeing these huge images tagged on to every single post.
.. good idea. But, honestly, isn't the four line limit a little too little? :D Loving the smilies :D:D:D
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2005, 08:59:27 pm »
Yay!  Forums that disable images in posts!  *kicks dial up*  I did notice that the old forums loaded very slowly, but had no idea why.  Most of the other places I visit on occasion use invision or something remotely known.
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2005, 10:36:40 pm »
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.. good idea. But, honestly, isn't the four line limit a little too little? :D Loving the smilies :D:D:D
Perfect example... No offense, but you're posting a single line of text, and complaining that four lines of signature is too little. I'm probably a bit old fashioned, but I think signatures are meant to just be that little bit at the end of a letter or post.

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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2005, 03:02:15 am »
yeah the smilies do look better here
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2005, 03:57:43 am »
hehe this new forum is pretty cool . . . and I gotta agree with Xepher, sigs have escalated into some sort of evil post-eating monsters in a lot of forums. I'm happy with just my little line of text, thankyouverymuch~ :D

ye gods the emoties here ARE awesome! :cool:
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« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2005, 09:14:44 am »
Well, I think these new forums are sexy.  I'm not one for using emoticons much myself, but I'm loving on the no images in signatures fascist-thing.  Heh heh.  (I'm looking at you, Aetre)

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« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2005, 07:10:40 pm »
That makes sense
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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2005, 08:01:17 pm »
Heh, just when I join the old forums, you go and change them~  Time to get used to another new (shiny and clean) place!

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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2005, 10:38:31 pm »
I do sorta like that PhpBB has the javascript setup for the BBCode tags, some people don't know how to use the code otherwise.
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« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2005, 02:50:26 pm »
Yeah, but that javascript was flakey at best. If you didn't do things just right, it'd drop tags in wrong places, or in one worst-case scenario I had, eat the entire post.