The Second Apocalypse

General => News/Announcements => Topic started by: Madness on March 07, 2014, 09:35:28 pm

Title: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Madness on March 07, 2014, 09:35:28 pm
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Last Call: Move will happen on/around April 17th. Make your thoughts known.
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Hello everyone,

You've either received an e-mail from here (I hope that's what checking "announce topic" does), the mass e-mail I sent out to Second Apocalypse v1 members (forumer), or have stumbled across this topic on your own (or all three - sorry for multiple e-mails from the forumer system).

Regardless, we have some decisions to make as a community.

About a year ago, we had a terrifying experience as the forumer SA suddenly and irrevocably redistributed the boards, making our experience there inconvenient, to say the least. In my haste to continue facilitating our young network, I found a hosting service and worked to salvage the posts from SA v1 but did this without consulting community members for other options.

At the time, aengelas (Sovin Nai, the administrator of Three-Seas) reached out and offered me server space but I already purchased the second-apocalypse domain name and signed my soul for one years worth of hosting with our current service provider.

As mid-April marks the end of this contract, Wilshire admonished me to get my act in gear and I approached aengelas again who graciously repeated his offer. And so I'm very pleased to announce that SA v3 has a backer 8).

But decisions... decisions. Thankfully, due to the work I did manually transferring our posts from SA v1 here to v2, it is very simple to transfer our monument to the new server space (aengelas is already working to do so). However, we have the opportunity (possibly) to move from SMF style forum back to phpBB, or even to other options (aengelas suggested Discourse (http://www.discourse.org/) or that he write his own forum - as he is a programmer in real-life).

Otherwise, there could be very little change from a user-end perspective (no one will have to change their bookmarks, regardless ;)). If we choose to switch from SMF, appearances will change. Also, those few of us registered here may (likely) have to re-register on the new server - still working out the details on this.

Most uncomfortably for all us addicts, aengelas has warned me that there may be some downtime (anywhere from a couple hours to a couple days), while the .com rights transfer to the new server host when we do so.

So...

Please participate in our community and help decide our future, lest you leave Wilshire, aengelas, and I to decide all our fates.

P.S. We're working to make sure we have a Quorum equivalent on SA v3, regardless of which medium we use to communicate.
P.S.S. Our move will not affect the existence of Zombie Three-Seas for those of us who waste hours perusing it.

Thanks so much everyone for making this noosphere the unique experience it has become.

May our dooms be one.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: SovinNai on March 07, 2014, 10:36:43 pm
Hey, SovinNai/Aengelas here. A few additions:

1) Discourse bills itself as a new sort of forum experience. I think it could be interesting, but only if we're all interested in something different. It might not be the best fit. You should take a look for yourself and see what you think.

2) I don't think I have the time at this point to write a forum, fun though it sounds.

I'm glad you all enjoy the Zombie Three-Seas; I remember its days fondly. Thanks to Madness for keeping the community alive with Second Apocalypse.

Sovin
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Nil Sertrax on March 07, 2014, 11:19:32 pm
Not a prolific poster but definitely an avid reader here.  I'm not a huge fan of the layout here so a change to the phpBB or even Discourse would be a welcome change.  Thanks for all your efforts here.  There is a wealth of great info. 
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Somnambulist on March 07, 2014, 11:39:20 pm
This is literally the only forum I participate in, so whatever form it takes, I'm good with it.  I'll be there!
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Madness on March 08, 2014, 01:10:43 am
Thanks all. And I didn't mean to volunteer your programming prowess, Sovin. Welcome to the Second Apocalypse v2, btw :). Nil, you too, even though you've been here :).
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Crtha on March 08, 2014, 02:51:35 am
It's the content not the format.  Although I realize a group decision would save you the hassle of deciding.  I prefer the new, so Discourse or Aengelas' homebrew get my vote.

Load up the Ark!  Lets find the ultimate solution and save all our souls!
 
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Alia on March 08, 2014, 06:33:53 am
As for me, I've always like phpBB, so I would welcome a move to it.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Conditioned on March 08, 2014, 07:53:01 am
Hey guys, got the e-mail and decided to see what's up... Sorry for reverting back to lurker mode, but with the weather my job has been an absolute cluster-fuck since the beginning of winter (I work in the airport luggage delivery business, so snow-storms tend to directly correlate with higher volumes in business). Anyway, as long as the domain stays the same, I am all for a format change... I have finally figured out how to navigate this one properly but something still seems sort of, I dunno, illogical to me about it's layout or something. Anyway, I had never heard of discourse so I looked it up and it looks pretty sweet so it gets my vote :)
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Aural on March 08, 2014, 09:02:55 am
No issues with the current forum, but if you're changing I say go Discourse, only because you've already tried SMF and phpBB.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Madness on March 08, 2014, 01:29:39 pm
Domain stays the same.

Obviously, I'll be advocating for safeguarding and repopulating with the existing content, which may or may not determine our format.

Interesting opinions. I've never felt issues with learning to navigate different forum layouts; hence, why I feel I'm a bad judge of what is more comfortably intuitive for others.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: EkyannusIII on March 08, 2014, 06:14:27 pm
I am fine with the software as it is, but I am too indifferent to the various options involve to feel that I can really offer a meaningful opinion.  So: do what you want.

Hypocritical exceptions: 

Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Kellais on March 08, 2014, 07:43:27 pm
I second Somna. For me it is not the only forum i visit, but i am already very fond of all you gals and guys.
As Madness probably can guess ;) i do want to have a Quorum...that is non-negotiable  ;D So if only one of these variants can provide that, i vote for that variant ;)
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Royce on March 08, 2014, 08:26:23 pm
Wow. Leveling up are we? ;)  I will go with the flow on this one. As long as people stick around, the format is not a priority.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Triskele on March 08, 2014, 09:46:15 pm
I don't have much to add.  I've become addicted to atrocity, so the destruction of the current format is potentially memorable regardless of the new.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Srancy on March 09, 2014, 06:24:47 am
What's a forum?
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: MrGanondorf on March 09, 2014, 09:27:07 am
I like whatever.  Just glad there are good people who keep it running in whatever shape.  I don't see the need to make big changes but I am in no way qualified to know anything.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: mostly.harmless on March 09, 2014, 12:19:13 pm
I second that.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Wilshire on March 10, 2014, 12:56:56 am
Might mention that one reason we discussed moving hosting sites is because the current one doesn't seem to provide consistent service. If it is struggling with the current load, this forum won't be able to get any bigger. A change in server host is guarding agains the future, and planning for growth.

As for format, I took a gander at Discourse, can't say I liked it. It seems a bit too loud, and a bit too much pop-culture for TSA.

I like this site layout, but wouldn't mind a new format, as long as its similarly styled. I liked the SA v1 format as well, for reference.

If we have the programming capabilities I'd say a homebrew TSA would be extraordinary, and my first choice.

Any idea on when you would prefer to move the site Madness?
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Crtha on March 10, 2014, 06:01:01 am
Lot of work to build a forum from the ground up.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Madness on March 10, 2014, 12:47:25 pm
Sovin (it was aengelas on SA v1, that's why I mixed people up - too be honest, actually thought you had been registered here as aengelas, Sovin) mentioned upthread that the programming wasn't going to be able happen.

Also, Wilshire, I would have taken Sovin up on the offer a year ago if I'd actually crowdsourced an idea at forumer stage rather than jumping on the SA v2 hosting. But we got the .com out of that experience. And you are right, it's not consistent enough for me or to fill me with confidence about growth.

Honestly, I would hope that more people would speak up. I don't know how else I can reach out to people. Every member at SA v1 got a varied number of e-mails about the move and this thread (stupid broken forum spam)... and every member here was notified somehow based on my announcing the topic.

I'm also hesitant about Discourse because having this content semi-organized is a big part of what makes this place the way it is - I should look at some Discourse forums that aren't the sandbox trial. Hell, I guess at some point I will take some moments and actually do some research for this but Curethan is completely correct upthread: I want to crowdsource a membership generated answer because it satisfies appeals to democracy (which we all feel, I'd imagine) and I'm too busy to do any solid research... though now that the wheels are turning, class time needs to be used for something.

Long answer, Wilshire, I'm not rushing yet... probably around the turn of the month for the switch, assuming all is good on Sovin's end.

EDIT: Also, programming our own forum doesn't have to be off the table, Sovin just can't dedicate that time to it. Any other programmers reading this? Anyone with any type of intraweb savy, actually, as Sovin and I have talked about a fansite once or twice too. This place is whatever we, the membership, make of it.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Wilshire on March 10, 2014, 07:31:18 pm
EDIT: Also, programming our own forum doesn't have to be off the table, Sovin just can't dedicate that time to it. Any other programmers reading this? Anyone with any type of intraweb savy, actually, as Sovin and I have talked about a fansite once or twice too. This place is whatever we, the membership, make of it.

This is what I was getting at ;). I'd imagine writing the whole thing would be too much for one person regardless, so it was my longshot hope that we might find several people who could help... Though I've tried to write some basic stuff with multiple people and it can get messy quick unless everyone knows exactly what to do. Something in the far future maybe, but we'll leave this seed here.

The Discourse sandbox example is not at all what I envision future TSA to be. Might be good to find other examples though.

1 month is a pretty short timeline. Considering  Madness' availability, my vote would be to keep the site as-is (continuing to use Simple Machine Forum [SMF]), at least for now. One step at a time :P. Once we are safely at a more or less permanent server, we can worry about changing formats.


BTW that is not to say we can't change formatting things with this site currently (and continually). If anyone doesn't like something, or has suggestions for adding/removing features, please post it somewhere or PM me or Madness. There is at least one topic (http://second-apocalypse.com/index.php?topic=1111.0) that has already been started where some have asked for changes.

One of the biggest issues with making changes is low user participation in these democratic decisions, leaving a few of us to guess what the rest are thinking. That post has only 5 replies from 5 different users, but 142 views. Hard to say if people like or dislike ideas when no one answers.  We'd like to avoid making any overhauls that could potentially do more harm than good, and the only way to do that would be to have a bit more input.


I don't mean to stifle the discussion, but would anyone be irritated if we moved servers without making any major changes? I mostly just feel like that hammering out all the details and voting on which options to take will probably take more than a few weeks.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Madness on March 10, 2014, 11:29:59 pm
There is also the sticky Suggestion Box (http://second-apocalypse.com/index.php?topic=36.0) thread.

Obviously, Wilshire, we'll make a decision based on the participation here (or hopefully rather, a decision will be made by participation here). Keeping the format the same and simply making the switch may be what happens. For now though, I think we have at least a week or two to let this sit and gestate.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: MrGanondorf on March 19, 2014, 12:24:22 pm
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I don't mean to stifle the discussion, but would anyone be irritated if we moved servers without making any major changes? I mostly just feel like that hammering out all the details and voting on which options to take will probably take more than a few weeks.

I don't see any need for changes, but I have no expertise here

If you want, I can make some more accounts to like whatever happens.  :)
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Wilshire on March 19, 2014, 01:27:39 pm
You have plenty of experience :P and your opinion was noted.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Madness on March 20, 2014, 10:38:46 am
Lol - MG.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Wilshire on April 03, 2014, 02:42:58 pm
Last call:

The 17th is the deadline for the switchover and if there are any other thoughts, you should get them in before then. Not to say "forever hold your peace", but flexibility will be limited. We want to limit major changes to the site as best as we can.:P
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: MrGanondorf on April 03, 2014, 04:06:57 pm
Add Circumfixes and Tusks everywhere!
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Wilshire on April 03, 2014, 05:48:44 pm
And by Tusks you mean penises right?

Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: locke on April 04, 2014, 06:36:50 am
And by Tusks you mean penises right?


Naturally the icon for "Redemption" will be an erect penis (rather than the facebook thumbs up) whilst the icon for damnation would be a flaccid penis.

And a tusk is just an erect penis in another form.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Wilshire on April 04, 2014, 12:36:18 pm
Ah yes, a flaccid penis, because what is more damning than that?

And the Tusk simply is a penis, but we see it only through eyes blinded by adulation.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Aural on April 04, 2014, 06:00:53 pm
I don't see any need for changes, but I have no expertise here

Agreed. I don't see any need to change anything, current forum is great. Except for the blue color, you might wanna try a new skin for a change, but I'm no expert either.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Royce on April 04, 2014, 06:37:21 pm
I think it is great as it is, because that is what I am used to of course. I would not worry to much that most people here do not voice their opinion, because that only means that they dont care, and if you do not care, you can not complain when the change happens ;)

It will be great no matter what I guess.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Wilshire on April 04, 2014, 10:25:27 pm
Except for the blue color, you might wanna try a new skin for a change, but I'm no expert either.

lol what color would you suggest. Some have said they find it soothing, but others don't like it :P,. pretty standard when crowd sourcing opinions
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Madness on April 05, 2014, 01:45:44 pm
Impermanence, Royce :P.

I will return at some point. I will probably email SovinNai and see what's up. There may be downtown preceding the transfer. You will be warned.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Crtha on April 12, 2014, 01:57:04 am
DOOOOOWN-TOOOOWN, where all the lights are bright!
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Madness on April 12, 2014, 12:01:14 pm
Lmao. There will definitely not be downtown preceding the transfer - I have an exam to write tonight :P.

Downtime! And it's probably happening tonight for any lurkers reading.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: TheDeliverator on April 12, 2014, 09:39:32 pm
As someone who used to own and admin a vB forum, I can truthfully write...

Y'all do what you feel as best.  I'll be happy however it turns out.  It's gonna be work (even if a labor of love), and I'll appreciate however it all turns out.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Wilshire on April 14, 2014, 01:04:10 pm
Thanks Del.

I'm going to assume this is the general consensus, assuming that generally those who don't say anything don't feel strongly either way.

The main goal is to never repeat what happened at forumer (v1). Now that Madness owns the domain name, we'll never have to change the site address, and that's like 1/2 the battle. What remains out of his complete control now is the physical server the site is hosted from, and the forum format (to some degree). The move to SovinNai's server space will hopefully provide a permanent and uninterrupted home for TSA. It will be great to have this forum safely in the hands of a member of our own community.

What remains is the actual format of the forum that people see, and thus this topic. It doesn't look like we'll ever have our own custom site, as this would be an enormous effort and ain't nobody got time for that. SMF allows Madness to have complete access to, and backups of, all the files and post histories. We now have flexibility to change things around if needed, and there are tons of formats over at the SMF site. This topic will continue on for a while, but at some point (before we start getting an influx of members) the format will be more or less permanent.

I might wander around the SMF site and look at their forum formats. Maybe selecting a few and posting them to a vote would get more feedback than our current shotgun strategy of "anyone want anything"?
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: MrGanondorf on April 14, 2014, 09:52:21 pm
Madness, SovinNai, and Wilshire hooray!!!
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Aural on April 15, 2014, 03:43:42 am
Yeah, glad we don't have to create new accounts and so on.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Madness on April 15, 2014, 11:54:06 am
Hate to disappoint and/or stress but nothing has happened yet. SovinNai is working on setting everything up (like a new SMF) and then we'll do the final transfer/cancellation/wait for EPP code for the .com. I'm just waiting to hear back from him.

I'm not sure if we'll have to re-register...
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Aural on April 15, 2014, 03:44:24 pm
Hate to disappoint and/or stress but nothing has happened yet. SovinNai is working on setting everything up (like a new SMF) and then we'll do the final transfer/cancellation/wait for EPP code for the .com. I'm just waiting to hear back from him.

I'm not sure if we'll have to re-register...

Lol. -1  ;)
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Madness on April 16, 2014, 12:08:31 pm
This is going to be interesting...
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Wilshire on April 16, 2014, 12:24:15 pm
Hold onto your butts.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Madness on April 16, 2014, 06:45:02 pm
I have seen the future. We do not need to re-register.

Also, PMs are safe too.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Madness on April 17, 2014, 10:32:50 am
Welcome to those who have survived the third (or fifth) Graft.

Mods are going to be a bit longer in setting up. These include: Spoiler tags, All unread posts button, Tapatalk (mobile app), "Child board" renamed "Subforum," Quorum, the Registration task, and new smilies...

You've been warned ;).
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Wilshire on April 17, 2014, 01:38:30 pm
It, is, ALIVE! Glad we made it without much trauma.

Still working finding a new theme, was thinking something red  like what we had at forumer (if anyone cares to weigh in).
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Alia on April 17, 2014, 02:42:21 pm
Good that I still remembered my forum password, being logged in all the time makes you forget.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Wilshire on April 17, 2014, 03:07:29 pm
Yeah I didn't even know where the "logout" button was until a few days ago.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Madness on April 17, 2014, 04:29:24 pm
Lol - Alia.

And Wilshire.

Weird, the smiley icons aren't showing up right now...

Another notation.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Somnambulist on April 17, 2014, 04:45:05 pm
Lol - Alia.

And Wilshire.

Weird, the smiley icons aren't showing up right now...

Another notation.

Thank you for getting it up and running again, guys.  In the short time it was down, I'm ashamed to admit I tried too often to log back in.  Is addiction to a forum a thing?
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Madness on April 17, 2014, 04:58:59 pm
It can be :P.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Wilshire on April 17, 2014, 05:25:39 pm
There are all kinds of addictions.  So yes, but its healthy.


btw Sorry everyone about the sranc that are getting through the registration process. If you notice spam posts go ahead and report them.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Crtha on April 17, 2014, 10:28:50 pm
Noice work. 

re: smileys
The folder for the emoticons is probably in the wrong place.  Check the PHP for a reference to the location and the folder name and check that against the location/name in your file structure.
Failing that, check the permissions on the folder.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Srancy on April 17, 2014, 10:59:33 pm
WHERE'S MY QUORUM? WHERE IS ITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Wilshire on April 17, 2014, 11:07:35 pm
We are still missing the mods that Madness put in before. They will all be back eventually.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Crtha on April 18, 2014, 12:57:01 am
The spam-sranc are mobbing.  Mods, get ready for a real chopper.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: SovinNai on April 18, 2014, 01:08:40 am
We could disable registration until Madness gets the CAPTCHA set up?
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Wilshire on April 18, 2014, 01:23:48 am
I've banned 16 today, so its not that bad. Keep registration open unless it gets out of hand : P. A few sranc never hurt anybody, right?
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Crtha on April 18, 2014, 02:26:09 am
Sorry to say it, Architect, but the barricades may soon no longer enough to protect the world of men.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/16/5621538/google-algorithm-can-solve-recaptcha-almost-every-time (http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/16/5621538/google-algorithm-can-solve-recaptcha-almost-every-time)
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Wilshire on April 18, 2014, 02:30:36 am
No one wants to get to our site that bad :P

reCAPTCHA is an awesome program, it decodes books... though I guess it will be obsolete in that function as well if this article can do what it says.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Wilshire on April 18, 2014, 02:40:01 am
btw, direct quote from the article:

Quote
Google says that it's already found ways to further protect reCAPTCHA from being broken by others' computers. "Thanks to this research, we know that relying on distorted text alone isnt enough," Vinay Shet, reCAPTCHA's product manager writes in a blog post. Shet explains that part of this is analyzing a user's full interaction with the CAPTCHA puzzle and not solely whether they can get the answer right.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Crtha on April 18, 2014, 03:39:30 am
Yeah, but that is Google's Captcha system.  Most web apps just use a generic captcha generator for .net or whatever.
Note that Google also own the pattern recognition algorithm ;)

However, the Heartbleed issue illustrates that hackers (and by extension, the people who write spam bots) will often work out an algorithm very soon after they know it is possible.
Perhaps this is all just a part of Google's plan to make everyone rely on their plug-ins and thus rule the interwebs.

But yeah, the idea behind linking that now is that we might want to use google captcha if that isn't the default - whilst Sovin is messing with such things.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Wilshire on April 18, 2014, 03:51:18 am
Thats way to vague to be threatening. You can be as paranoid if you want ("you" generally, not you specifically), but that fact that you use the internet at all means that you're at high risk. Sure, to be "safe" a website could spend 100's, if not 1000's or even 10's of 1000's of dollars on a monthly basis, but a forum with a handful of users just isn't worth that kind of trouble.

Sure heartbleed shows that someone, or a group of someones, can hack any system  no matter how secure... But reCAPTCHA, and CAPTCHA, have been around for years. They still exist and serve a purpose because they protect low priority sites (typically). Small, uninteresting sites are at less risk because there is low reward for "hacking" the site.

Kind of off topic... Lets stay on topic by suggesting things better than recaptcha : )
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Crtha on April 18, 2014, 05:52:27 am
You're not really getting my point, it's not a security problem per s - just technology that the next generation of spam-bots will implement, more than likely.
But nevermind, tangent dropped. :-D
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Aural on April 18, 2014, 06:24:38 am
I've banned 16 today, so its not that bad. Keep registration open unless it gets out of hand : P. A few sranc never hurt anybody, right?

Looks like it's almost getting out of hand...
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Wilshire on April 18, 2014, 12:43:06 pm
7 more this morning. Its alright for now, I just won't be able to actively able to ban then today, so we might end up with several posts by the time I'm back later today.

The spam doesn't bother me, and I'd prefer not to lose a real member by disabling registration. Not worth that loss imo.
Mods, get ready for a real chopper.

Stick with us through the slog ; )
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: MrGanondorf on April 19, 2014, 12:44:26 am
Hope you are getting too many headaches from taking care of TSA!  I am raising a glass to the benefactors!!!  Actually it's peanut butter ice cream and a vodka shot, but I still really appreciate the Creators!!!  Hooray!
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Alia on April 19, 2014, 05:56:46 am
So, there seems to be something wrong with "Show new unread posts" function. I use it regularly, it used to work fine, but today when I clicked on it, I got nothing. But when I clicked on "Show all unread posts", it turned out there _were_ some new messages. Not that I'm complaining, just to let you know about this issue.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Wilshire on April 19, 2014, 01:54:36 pm
Thanks MG

Error reports are good, thanks Alia. We'll keep working to make it better.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Alia on April 19, 2014, 02:54:45 pm
At the moment, "new unread" function seems to be working just fine.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Madness on April 19, 2014, 03:13:43 pm
Thanks, Alia. Keep up any notation.

Also, now that the Google reCaptcha is in place, please report any spam posts. We've cultivated a habit of not deleting any accounts until they actually post a spam (a spam? spam? spam post?) (usually this is fairly obvious in that there is no relevance to the content of the forum and contains a link). I don't know how many Spam Skin-Spies might have infiltrated us during our moment of weakness...
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Wilshire on April 22, 2014, 12:54:56 pm
We have a lot of new members that are still here, so there might be some spam yet to come.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Aural on April 26, 2014, 04:52:36 am
The 'Mark all messages as read' keeps returning an error message for some time, but works eventually.
Title: Re: The Second Apocalypse v3
Post by: Madness on April 27, 2014, 12:20:00 am
Thanks. Keep bringing up notation. So far, I need to query Sovin on Chorae rank icon, PM/Registration lag, and this "all messages" issue.