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New Forums!
« 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. :-)

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Re: New Forums!
« Reply #1 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

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Re: New Forums!
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2007, 07:02:35 pm »
I was never much for preassigned names... *shrug*

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Re: New Forums!
« Reply #3 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).
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Re: New Forums!
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2007, 10:11:52 pm »
Yea, themes are always kinda fun.

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Re: New Forums!
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: New Forums!
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2007, 04:00:18 am »
I suggest science as a theme... now to think of actual titles.
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Re: New Forums!
« Reply #7 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!

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Re: New Forums!
« Reply #8 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
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Re: New Forums!
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: New Forums!
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: New Forums!
« Reply #11 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... :/

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Re: New Forums!
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2007, 08:52:03 am »
Odd I don't have any issues, are you using IE or FF?
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Re: New Forums!
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2007, 09:17:42 am »
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Re: New Forums!
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2007, 09:25:58 am »
I have FF 2.0 and I am logged in all the time....
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