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Temporary forums... lots of changes planned

As you can tell by the URL, this is a temporary forum setup. I'm planning to convert everything over to MyBB, but there are some problems with the automated converter system MyBB has available. So I'll need to find workarounds for that first.

So in the meantime, we have this.

This is hosted on Hostgator, and the support tech person said he's pretty sure he can't imagine there being any load or server performance issues resulting from this forum's massive size, so if you do notice sluggishness or whatever, it's not my fault. Biggrin

When I do the MyBB conversion, I'll host it somewhere else as well, I just haven't figured out exactly where yet. Regular shared hosting has a bit too many limitations for a forum this big it seems. But VPS's annoy the crap out of me, so I'd rather avoid that if possible. And so the search continues...

Aaaanyway. Hopefully everything works...

Oh yeah, the forum styles aren't all here because not all of SS's files are here, so therefore the custom styles I made won't work.

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Re: Temporary forums... lots of changes planned

yaaay
Will you include posts made on this temporary forum in the "final" one?
And will you actually split the forum between Angsty Anarchist Adolescent Asshole Assembly and School Survival Special Support Space?

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Quote:Will you include posts made on this temporary forum in the "final" one?
Yes
Quote:And will you actually split the forum between Angsty Anarchist Adolescent Asshole Assembly and School Survival Special Support Space?
Geez, finding a decent host for one forum is bad enough... not sure I have the guts to find two. Not to mention the host for Angsty Anarchist Adolescent Asshole Assembly would have to be very very tolerant of ... well, Angsty Anarchist Adolescent Asshole Assembly behaviour. Those are rare. MyBB has such awesome moderation tools that maybe the mods will actually enjoy splitting shit and do it moar often and we won't need 2 seperate forums at all. We will see.

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And are you doing all this by yourself or with others?

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Thanks alot Soul.
This is alot better than the shoutbox.

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Hug I love youuu Soul
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Cool.

By the way, I really like the look of this forum. Anyone else?
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I can start work on the theme ASAP, I just need a few pointers.

Also, yeah, MyBB's mod tools are *amazing*. You can even set up custom ones in the admin panel Biggrin

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I just don't like how it's so... stretched, it's kind of confusing.

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We have a forum Biggrin

I'm afraid I can't call it home until dark orchid is back however.

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Quote:And are you doing all this by yourself or with others?
It's all me, myself and I.

Quote:I can start work on the theme ASAP, I just need a few pointers.
What kinda pointers? You could start a poll or something asking people what they'd like.

Quote:Also, yeah, MyBB's mod tools are *amazing*. You can even set up custom ones in the admin panel
I know, right? Biggrin That's the most major reason I'm gonna switch. You can do in 3 clicks in MyBB what would take... oh I dunno, 10+ clicks and a few pageloads in phpBB3. Splitting a thread is so fucking tedious in phpBB. I think that's probably a large part of the reason mods don't do it as much as they should. Giggle

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Watch on YouTube

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Watch on YouTube
Lol that's awesome. You did take a long time to fix this, but it's set for school starting (for me anyway) Tuesday.

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Geeksta Wrote:....But it's set for school starting (for me anyway) Tuesday.

Same.

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You should make me a mod Soul ;D
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After the deleting spree-

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Plenty of people who have done that before have become mods again, vatman, Freak, L, AWOL just to name a few.
Honestly I wouldn't do it again. It was too much work and wasn't as lulzy as I thought it would be.
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Linki Wrote:Cool.

By the way, I really like the look of this forum. Anyone else?
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Honestly I miss the layout from phpbb2
Was alot simpler, Rise Against, School Talk, General talk, Politics, Polls, Alt learning and original writing. Much less clutter and confusion.
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iirc at one point the forum's one colour scheme WAS this
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http://www.forumrunner.com/
do this so i can use this on my iphone!
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jnkbortka Wrote:iphone
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lol iPhones.

I can probably find a plugin for myBB that can do this without requiring anyone to install anything or buy anything. Would be handy actually.

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NO don't use that compatibility shit unless you can disable it. It's fucking worthless and hard to navigate.
I don't know whats wrong with your iphone jnkbortka but SS works fine on my ipod.
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Progress report: I have managed to fix the vast majority of the link encoding problems for the MyBB conversion... something to do with some UTF-8 conversion or whatever. Some signatures aren't being converted properly, but meh, people can fix those themselves. Just need to sort out the topic ID redirection thingey and find yet another new host.

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SoulRiser Wrote:lol iPhones.

I can probably find a plugin for myBB that can do this without requiring anyone to install anything or buy anything. Would be handy actually.

its free
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It's only free for reading, if you want to post you have to pay.

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BaronVonStrangle Wrote:iirc at one point the forum's one colour scheme WAS this
Yes, back in the fucking day it did, in fact, used to be this.

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Alucard483 Wrote:Yes, back in the fucking day it did, in fact, used to be this.
I miss phpbb2 sometimes.
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