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Offline guspasho

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« on: September 07, 2006, 09:39:24 pm »
Just so everyone expects it, I'll be updating the forums to the latest version of phpBB shortly. Knowing phpBB, there may be some snags. Hopefully not major ones.

More importantly, I'll also be replacing phpBB with Simple Machines Forums in the near future. This will provide us with a lot more features. We will be able to do more stuff with moderation, and implementing modifications (and removing them!) will be a LOT easier. Things may look a lot different but all of your information will still be there. Your old threads, your profiles, everything will import over.

Consider this a public input session. Any questions? Concerns with SMF? I'll even entertain alternative recommendations.
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2006, 12:42:49 am »
I've never heard of that particular forum. I'd love to see the Kumoricon forums using vBulliten, myself. Thats probably just me, because I honestly think thats the best forums out there.

I look forward to the change. :D

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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2006, 07:42:38 am »
Can we consider a chat room? We can't control moderation, but think of the amount of staff and volunteer coordination that could happen. I believe our attendees will behave, and if not, we can come up with a plan of action.
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2006, 09:25:30 am »
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Can we consider a chat room? We can't control moderation, but think of the amount of staff and volunteer coordination that could happen. I believe our attendees will behave, and if not, we can come up with a plan of action.


I don't know the logistics of it, but we could probably do the java type irc chat here on the site, then anyone else that knows irc can just jump on irc.

I don't know a whole lot about forum software unfortunately, but I am pretty sure vb3 has a chat room feature that actually allows your forum moderators and the like to be able to moderate the chat (can easily do the same with irc) when they are there.
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2006, 10:47:18 am »
A chatroom is an entirely different issue.

vBullitin costs money so there's no way we will be switching to that. SMF, like phpBB, is free.
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2006, 11:47:07 am »
i can't wait to see our shiny new (yet  with all our old stuff) forums
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2006, 01:40:00 pm »
Yay! I love updated layouts and forums!*dances happily*
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2006, 02:11:21 pm »
I'm sitting on #kumoricon right now on EFnet ... hehe.

http://chat.efnet.info

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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2006, 02:47:53 pm »
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A chatroom is an entirely different issue.

vBullitin costs money so there's no way we will be switching to that. SMF, like phpBB, is free.


Ah yes, I didn't even think of that! Damn the man!
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2006, 03:29:17 pm »
I use EasyMOD to update my phpBB. Works pretty good. Haven't had any problems so far. I even have other mods in place, too. It beats the hell out of  having to do everything by hand.

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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2006, 03:50:51 pm »
EasyMOD has been nothing but trouble for us. Half the time it doesn't install a mod properly and half the time when it does, the mod doesn't work for some reason.

SMF has a really nice one-click mod install and update system already built in that is even simpler to use than EasyMOD. I expect it to work as effectively as it is easy to use.
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« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2006, 07:06:46 pm »
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I'm sitting on #kumoricon right now on EFnet ... hehe.

http://chat.efnet.info

I'd join you, but, I don't like EFnet. Switch to Rizon! :D

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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2006, 01:13:39 pm »
mooo I'm already on 9 channels and 2 IRC networks as it is! :(

I noticed that Riza-chan and "kylite" joined. Sucks I'm always away at the time people join. Oh and ryo-ohki and sasami are both my bots. >_>;

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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2006, 05:32:58 pm »
Just to make sure, when you say our profiles would be carried over, you include our post counts in that as well right? I'd hate to have passed 1000 posts just to lose them all........... again. I know I speak for the people with post rankings above my own on this point.




Also, the subject of user groups. It was said before that we aren't big enough to warrant them, does that opinion still stand?
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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2006, 05:56:42 pm »
Tom, as long as you carry over your avatar, I don't think anyone will ever doubt your greatness.

"Lol look at this nub he only has 37 posts.. omg.. that avatar.. I'm in love. Must.. devote.. entire.. life.. to.. Pocky.. Club.."

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« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2006, 06:20:30 pm »
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Tom, as long as you carry over your avatar, I don't think anyone will ever doubt your greatness.

"Lol look at this nub he only has 37 posts.. omg.. that avatar.. I'm in love. Must.. devote.. entire.. life.. to.. Pocky.. Club.."


Heh heh, thanks reppy. My only regret is that I don't have any good scans of those pictures from Kumoricon '03.
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« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2006, 08:47:38 pm »
You mean Pocky Club? It was never that they weren't big enough, it's more that we would prefer they be used for official purposes, primarily assigning forum permissions. For example, General Staff are General Staff so they can have access to the private staff forums, which as staff they should have access to.
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« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2006, 08:40:31 pm »
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mooo I'm already on 9 channels and 2 IRC networks as it is! :(

I noticed that Riza-chan and "kylite" joined. Sucks I'm always away at the time people join. Oh and ryo-ohki and sasami are both my bots. >_>;

Heh, I usually hang around irchighway and rizon networks. On either of those, I go by Kaioh. If ya see me, say hi. :D

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« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2006, 10:40:06 am »
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mooo I'm already on 9 channels and 2 IRC networks as it is! :(

I noticed that Riza-chan and "kylite" joined. Sucks I'm always away at the time people join. Oh and ryo-ohki and sasami are both my bots. >_>;

Heh, I usually hang around irchighway and rizon networks. On either of those, I go by Kaioh. If ya see me, say hi. :D


Cool. Yeah. I'm on irchighway too. "reppy", as usual!

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« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2006, 02:08:31 pm »
i think i'm gonna try to make me a new icon one of pics of me hugging gir
at k-con peeps were like "hey jaz theres a gir did you see the gir did you did you?!?!"
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« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2006, 03:36:07 pm »
Ack! Has the update gone through?

I think it killed all my PMs!
I know they went somewhere!
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« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2006, 04:02:27 pm »
And add the Offcial thread for Props
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« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2006, 06:28:35 pm »
The only thing that I am concerned about is that we comply with the child protection act finally.
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« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2006, 10:37:03 pm »
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Ack! Has the update gone through?

I think it killed all my PMs!
I know they went somewhere!


Nope. I'll make an announcement when I do an update.
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« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2006, 10:42:21 am »
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Ack! Has the update gone through?

I think it killed all my PMs!
I know they went somewhere!


Nope. I'll make an announcement when I do an update.


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« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2006, 01:18:47 pm »
I promise. I want to make sure we can properly import the existing database without any problems when we switch to the new forums.
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« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2006, 02:15:11 pm »
As a word of warning, we are doing some stuff, like right now. So if the forums go bonk, sorry.

Update: if it was going to fail, it would have now. Our database server is currently chugging away converting our database over to the new system.

2nd update: conversion is done, and no damage to our existing forum. We now have an exported copy of the forum to work with and investigate what we can do with (and if anyone's posts got lost, so far it looks like they haven't.)
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« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2006, 05:15:20 pm »
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And add the Offcial thread for Props


And not just a thread but a whole archive of refrence images and patterns like on Armour Archive

http://www.armourarchive.org/patterns/
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« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2006, 01:17:14 am »
We just updated the forums to the latest version of phpBB, 2.0.21. Hopefully you didn't notice anything :D

If you did or do notice anything wrong, please let us know! Thanks.
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« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2006, 05:28:34 pm »
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We just updated the forums to the latest version of phpBB, 2.0.21. Hopefully you didn't notice anything :D

If you did or do notice anything wrong, please let us know! Thanks.


Well, this morning I couldn't access the forums or the main page, but everything is normal now.

It was at about 11:30am today when that happened.
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« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2006, 05:32:54 pm »
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We just updated the forums to the latest version of phpBB, 2.0.21. Hopefully you didn't notice anything :D

If you did or do notice anything wrong, please let us know! Thanks.


Well, this morning I couldn't access the forums or the main page, but everything is normal now.

It was at about 11:30am today when that happened.

Yes, I got that all morning from about 8:30-10. :(

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« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2006, 01:02:02 am »
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