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General => News/Announcements => Topic started by: Madness on October 28, 2014, 10:04:17 pm

Title: Quorum
Post by: Madness on October 28, 2014, 10:04:17 pm
Until further notice... possible issues.

I have the sads. That is all.

EDIT: Title.
Title: Re: Quorum-less
Post by: MrGanondorf on October 28, 2014, 11:20:17 pm
THIS IS THE NEW QUORUM BY FIAT!!!

A place to bitch about work and look forward to drinking.  BTW, the sexy nurse costume doesn't fit in the most sexy of ways.  ;D
Title: Re: Quorum-less
Post by: Garet Jax on October 28, 2014, 11:37:07 pm
It seems like GJ will be less of a content generating forum member than he never was.
Title: Re: Quorum-less
Post by: MrGanondorf on October 29, 2014, 07:04:48 am
Promotion?!?!
Title: Re: Quorum-less
Post by: Wilshire on October 29, 2014, 12:32:21 pm
I figured as much. For those that aren't aware, the Quorum is likely the cause of the server crashing in recent months. We may look for a replacement.

...

Are there still online chatrooms?
Title: Re: Quorum-less
Post by: Wilshire on October 29, 2014, 01:44:56 pm
So the Quorum was just a mod that got installed onto the server. It is possible that an equivalent, but less crashy, mod exists on the SMF site, and we could work on that.

However, someone would have to find it. For those interested in having it back up sooner rather than (much) later, here is a link to the list of available mods. If you'd like to help, please do so.

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/
Title: Re: Quorum-less
Post by: Garet Jax on October 29, 2014, 01:54:05 pm
Do we know which mod we were using in the first place?


EDIT: Was it SMF AChat?
Title: Re: Quorum-less
Post by: Garet Jax on October 29, 2014, 02:01:55 pm
The only issue I am seeing is that at the bottom of tSA it says we are on version "2.0.9" and there aren't any chat mod's that are compatible with that version that I can find through that link.


*Summons Silent Roamer*
Title: Re: Quorum-less
Post by: Kellais on October 29, 2014, 02:24:01 pm
What?! No quorum?!??! Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm sorry but this is too harsh a blow...i'm out....

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;D

More serious: I really hope we do get it back. I like that feature a lot.
Title: Re: Quorum-less
Post by: Madness on October 29, 2014, 02:30:35 pm
...

Thumbs up to the things you wrote.

I'm looking at options.

Something I found out upgrading us from 2.0.7 in my efforts though is that many of those fixes sounded kind of like ours generally. But the version of shoutbox we were using was also only 2.0 compatible (and I haven't found it again).
Title: Re: Quorum-less
Post by: Madness on May 19, 2016, 12:54:37 pm
Quorum has become a haven for TGO spoilers - or what I consider spoilers having interacted with the community while sitting on this for the majority of two years - and since there is no way to have a static announcement in Quorum itself, Quorum service will resume July 5th.

Cheers, enjoy those spoiler threads :).

Any issues, I can be reached by PM or email.
Title: Re: Quorum-less
Post by: Bolivar on May 19, 2016, 01:51:31 pm
You the best Madness!

Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Quorum-less
Post by: Garet Jax on May 20, 2016, 10:56:33 am
 :-X
Title: Re: Quorum-less
Post by: H on May 20, 2016, 11:09:42 am
:-X

Dark times for Quorumtenders...
Title: Re: Quorum-less
Post by: Madness on May 20, 2016, 12:04:30 pm
:-X

Dark times for Quorumtenders...

To be fair, his title reflected his constancy - back when that was a thing ;). He doesn't have any real powers so he couldn't have done more than admonish.
Title: Re: Quorum-less
Post by: Madness on May 20, 2016, 12:14:43 pm
Yeap, I miss Quorum.
Title: Re: Quorum-less
Post by: Madness on September 28, 2016, 12:42:56 pm
QUORUM IS BACK TOMORROW!
Title: Re: Quorum-less
Post by: H on September 28, 2016, 01:09:52 pm
QUORUM IS BACK TOMORROW!

The day of our salvation!
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Madness on October 03, 2016, 12:35:20 pm
Quorum is on auto-hide. Click the plus sign on the right end of the "Quorum [!NO TGO SPOILERS!]" blue bar, if you wish to access it.

EDIT: Nevermind. But if spoilers still keep happening despite the spoiler tag on top of Quorum then it will be auto-hide again.
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Wilshire on December 08, 2016, 04:09:30 pm
Anyone think that we should lift the TGO spoiler ban in quorum?

Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Garet Jax on December 08, 2016, 05:16:26 pm
I would say that it is time to remove the ban.  But, like before, Quorum should open up minimized then.  I know it is an unlikely scenario, but I wouldn't want someone who is just starting the series to log in and see *BAM! SPOILER!*


Just my .02
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Francis Buck on December 27, 2016, 08:00:03 am
I, too, believe the ban past due.

Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Frail on January 29, 2017, 06:12:48 pm
someone recently was turned off by a spoiler on the facebook group, so i think the spoiler warning should be there.
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Wilshire on January 30, 2017, 03:02:25 pm
someone recently was turned off by a spoiler on the facebook group, so i think the spoiler warning should be there.
Thanks for the dissenting opinion. Hard to get a good read on the situation if those that disagree don't speak up :) .
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Redeagl on June 29, 2017, 01:29:52 am
Duh, where is the Quorum?
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Madness on June 29, 2017, 12:26:23 pm
It's dead until at least the July 25th :P.
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: TaoHorror on June 29, 2017, 01:47:54 pm
Where and what is "Quorum" as it relates to this forum ( hoping someone just doesn't paste in the Webster definition of the word, looking for more here ).
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Madness on June 29, 2017, 02:02:57 pm
Where and what is "Quorum" as it relates to this forum ( hoping someone just doesn't paste in the Webster definition of the word, looking for more here ).

Lol, each category here has a +/- toggle on the right of their bars. Quorum is a chatbox I've had installed for a number of years at the very top, usually collapsed by default.

BFK has been hoping you stumble across it for weeks (!!) but sadly, because the members here can't seem to contain themselves, I planned to take it down from first release date until last so as to mediate spoilers as much as possible. It's down early because Waterstones is selling openly and are shipping it to US at least and Barnes & Noble in the US has started put books on hold for the second revised release date, July 11th, instead of the more recent third revised date, the 25th.

I do hope you join us in Quorum when it's back :).
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Wilshire on June 29, 2017, 03:07:40 pm
I vote leave it down for a few months, maybe till 2018. See if that encourages posting ;)
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Hiro on June 29, 2017, 03:17:49 pm
I vote leave it down for a few months, maybe till 2018. See if that encourages posting ;)

I bet it does... ;)
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Wilshire on June 29, 2017, 03:20:23 pm
I vote leave it down for a few months, maybe till 2018. See if that encourages posting ;)

I bet it does... ;)
Awesome. 2 votes yes. That's usually a pretty substantial amount of votes around here. :)
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Hiro on June 29, 2017, 03:34:45 pm
I vote leave it down for a few months, maybe till 2018. See if that encourages posting ;)

I bet it does... ;)
Awesome. 2 votes yes. That's usually a pretty substantial amount of votes around here. :)

You mean 2 votes pro stopping Quorum for a longer while?
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Wilshire on June 29, 2017, 03:38:13 pm
Yes. No recounts. ;)
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Redeagl on June 29, 2017, 07:56:57 pm
I vote leave it down for a few months, maybe till 2018. See if that encourages posting ;)
2018?!!!?!! Noooooooooooooooooooo... :'(
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: pail on June 30, 2017, 02:17:21 pm
I vote leave it down for a few months, maybe till 2018. See if that encourages posting ;)

I was thinking we could disable the forum for a while to see if we can encourage more Quorum participation.
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Hiro on June 30, 2017, 02:18:44 pm
I vote leave it down for a few months, maybe till 2018. See if that encourages posting ;)

I was thinking we could disable the forum for a while to see if we can encourage more Quorum participation.

LOL
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Madness on July 01, 2017, 12:24:49 pm
Lmao.

Is your scrolling finger getting sore browsing all the unexplored parts of the forum, pail ;)?
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: themerchant on July 01, 2017, 06:52:04 pm
Bring it back I found the inspriobot again as i had to scroll down. and it's telling me crazy shit.
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Madness on July 01, 2017, 11:43:49 pm
Lol, I told you it's a scary thing ;).
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Redeagl on July 02, 2017, 02:12:10 pm
I don't think inspirobot is meant to be taken seriously. Or maybe I am stupid?  it only show me some meaningless funny memes.
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: H on July 05, 2017, 10:03:12 am
This is our surrogate Quorum?
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Wilshire on July 05, 2017, 11:41:48 am
This is our surrogate Quorum?
The forum is our surrogate Quorum. Think of it as the same great place to have conversations, just better indexed than Quorum.
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: H on July 05, 2017, 12:04:00 pm
This is our surrogate Quorum?
The forum is our surrogate Quorum. Think of it as the same great place to have conversations, just better indexed than Quorum.

What a fantastic new technology!
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Hiro on July 05, 2017, 01:19:13 pm
This is our surrogate Quorum?
The forum is our surrogate Quorum. Think of it as the same great place to have conversations, just better indexed than Quorum.

True, yet in slower motion than Quorum.
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: H on July 05, 2017, 01:21:01 pm
This is our surrogate Quorum?
The forum is our surrogate Quorum. Think of it as the same great place to have conversations, just better indexed than Quorum.

True, yet in slower motion than Quorum.

I made us a new thread in General Misc.;  life in slow motion isn't always worse...
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Hiro on July 05, 2017, 01:29:31 pm
This is our surrogate Quorum?
The forum is our surrogate Quorum. Think of it as the same great place to have conversations, just better indexed than Quorum.

True, yet in slower motion than Quorum.

I made us a new thread in General Misc.;  life in slow motion isn't always worse...

It's not, certainly not. And, it depends. Good thread title over there though, what's next, a postless posting...? ;)
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Wilshire on July 05, 2017, 01:31:51 pm
Great idea H :D .
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: H on July 05, 2017, 01:55:49 pm
Good thread title over there though, what's next, a postless posting...? ;)

Don't tempt me...
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Kellais on July 30, 2017, 03:14:10 pm
What?!!? No no no no nooooo... i want the quorum back....yesterday!!!

On a more serious note...please bring it back. It's what made this forum special vis-a-vis other fantasy book forums (ok that and its...special...members :D ;) ). I love the quorum.
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Wilshire on July 30, 2017, 09:03:59 pm
Probably no quorum. Don't count on it at least. Data indicates that not having it dramatically increases forum posting.
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: MSJ on July 30, 2017, 09:42:26 pm
Quote from:  Wilshire
Probably no quorum. Don't count on it at least. Data indicates that not having it dramatically increases forum posting.

Uh hum, cough, cough. I think ive been saying that for at least 3 years! ;)
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Kellais on July 30, 2017, 09:52:50 pm
Probably no quorum. Don't count on it at least. Data indicates that not having it dramatically increases forum posting.

And?
It just has its very own charm, so to speak, to talk in real time with fellow fans instead of the usual post structure. I know i will not make up for missed quorum "talks" in other post count. So i am not even sure that this is what it is. We probably have new members and also returning, older members who want to post about TUC and/or TGO atm.

So as said, i do hope you bring it back. It is its own thing...and it was something TSA had (a tradition, if you will) that no other forum i frequent has. I don't think you should kill it.
(mind you, this is speaking from a user stand point. If it is just too much trouble to implement it and/or keep it running, then that is another story entirely)
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Wilshire on July 31, 2017, 11:59:22 am
I have suggested banning TSA discussion in Quorum, but not really considered that implication fully.

Also, as far as implementation goes, its going to be more difficult than it was previously with the new format, unfortunately. Exactly how much more difficult is unclear at this time.

I probably used quorum more than anyone, and agree it was a great place. But it detracts from the forum proper, which is why most people are here. We'll figure something out at some point, but I dont have the time right now to mess with it and to police it, so it'll likely be a while yet, sorry!
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Madness on July 31, 2017, 02:01:33 pm
I probably used quorum more than anyone, and agree it was a great place. But it detracts from the forum proper, which is why most people are here. We'll figure something out at some point, but I dont have the time right now to mess with it and to police it, so it'll likely be a while yet, sorry!

*Ahem.* Next to Quorumtender, *I* miss Quorum the most ;).

Yeah, we don't even know if we can bring it back with this new theme yet. I'm sure it will return, Kellais, in some form :).
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Wilshire on July 31, 2017, 04:18:22 pm
Quote from:  Wilshire
Probably no quorum. Don't count on it at least. Data indicates that not having it dramatically increases forum posting.

Uh hum, cough, cough. I think ive been saying that for at least 3 years! ;)
I appreciate your correctness :) . Its all about data though, and now, albeit skewed by many other factors, we have some.
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Kellais on July 31, 2017, 04:23:24 pm
Cool! Thanks, guys, for laying it out and considering it. And for tolerating my vehemence ;)
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Hiro on July 31, 2017, 04:43:04 pm
Quote from:  Wilshire
Probably no quorum. Don't count on it at least. Data indicates that not having it dramatically increases forum posting.

Uh hum, cough, cough. I think ive been saying that for at least 3 years! ;)

You know what else seems to boost forum posting... a new TSA release....  ;D
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Wilshire on July 31, 2017, 05:48:55 pm
Quote from:  Wilshire
Probably no quorum. Don't count on it at least. Data indicates that not having it dramatically increases forum posting.

Uh hum, cough, cough. I think ive been saying that for at least 3 years! ;)

You know what else seems to boost forum posting... a new TSA release....  ;D

Quote from:  Wilshire
Probably no quorum. Don't count on it at least. Data indicates that not having it dramatically increases forum posting.

Uh hum, cough, cough. I think ive been saying that for at least 3 years! ;)
I appreciate your correctness :) . Its all about data though, and now, albeit skewed by many other factors, we have some.

I am aware of how horribly flawed my data point is. That doesn't mean I'm not using it as justification anyway ;)
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Redeagl on August 03, 2017, 04:12:41 pm
WHAT??!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO QUORUM?  WILSHIRE! I COME TO YOU AS HATE! YOU SHALL SUFFER AS NO SON OF MAN BEFORE YOU.
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Wilshire on August 04, 2017, 12:50:27 am
Come. Who will take the knife to my throatheart?
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Hiro on August 04, 2017, 11:16:18 am
Come. Who will take the knife to my throat?

It's already hard, nearly impossible, to keep up with all the TUC discussion. Plus Quorum would be 4-D Chess. Nice nevertheless.

;)
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Madness on August 04, 2017, 01:12:38 pm
Come. Who will take the knife to my throat?

To your heart, no?

It's already hard, nearly impossible, to keep up with all the TUC discussion.

How do you think Wilshire and I feel as the apparent shepherds of civil conversation ;)?
Title: Re: Quorum
Post by: Redeagl on August 22, 2017, 03:09:10 pm
WHAT??!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO QUORUM?  WILSHIRE! I COME TO YOU AS HATE! YOU SHALL SUFFER AS NO SON OF MAN BEFORE YOU.

Ok Wilshire, I will spare you for now.