The Second Apocalypse

General => News/Announcements => Topic started by: What Came Before on April 18, 2013, 01:58:09 pm

Title: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: What Came Before on April 18, 2013, 01:58:09 pm
Hi everyone,

Make yourselves at home, restart old topics anew - and I will be working to transcribe the old Forumer posts to the threads that do and don't pop up spontaneously here.

Kick up the feet, grab a drink, light a cigar, perhaps a bowl. Hydrate ;).

If anyone has any suggestions about the forum, content, or even a Fansite: let me know.

My capabilities in terms of administration have become unparalleled :).

Cheers.

EDIT: Apologies, if Forumer AdminCP spammed your e-mails with duplicates like it did mine.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: CFKane on April 18, 2013, 02:11:06 pm
Glad to see the Boards back in a functional, albeit mostly contentless, state. Thanks for all the hard work Madness.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Jorge on April 18, 2013, 03:00:16 pm
Hello again. It's weird that teh old board couldn'tbe fixed, but no worries. I've been part of online forums that have migrated no less than 5 times, so... meh.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Gorgorotterath on April 18, 2013, 05:17:07 pm
Hi everybody. Happy to see we recoverd the first Forumapocalypse.
Let us wait for the second one now...
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: EkyannusIII on April 18, 2013, 06:20:01 pm
Excellent choice, as Shriah I can only approve.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Meyna on April 18, 2013, 06:24:30 pm
Hellooooo.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Wilshire on April 18, 2013, 06:26:09 pm
And so comes the survivors of the Second Apocalypse (first ZombieThreeSeas and the the last TSA forum), seeking refuge and reprieve, where we shall hopefully find permanent shelter from the oblivion of the world.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: EkyannusIII on April 18, 2013, 06:28:37 pm
My capabilities in terms of administration have become unparalleled :).


Our avatars are too damn small, please adjust the size limits, thanks.  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Baztek on April 18, 2013, 06:44:04 pm
Aw sheeit, what up y'all? Forum's looking good. You the man, Madness.

Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: locke on April 18, 2013, 07:53:01 pm
And so comes the survivors of the Second Apocalypse (first ZombieThreeSeas and the the last TSA forum), seeking refuge and reprieve, where we shall hopefully find permanent shelter from the oblivion of the world.
only so long as men are deceived.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Galbrod on April 18, 2013, 08:03:11 pm
Super work Mad!
Cheers!
/ G
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Srancy on April 18, 2013, 08:21:44 pm
I approve.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Sideris on April 18, 2013, 08:51:47 pm
Oherro, all. Been a while since I was on the last forum. Nice to see a new one!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: WrathOfMe on April 18, 2013, 10:57:21 pm
YOU MUST TELL ME


WHAT DO YOU SEE?




(a new forum)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: What Came Before on April 19, 2013, 02:05:21 am
+1 all.

Our avatars are too damn small, please adjust the size limits, thanks.  ;)

Let me know if it's changed for the better? You may have to refresh or reload avatars?

Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Baztek on April 19, 2013, 02:56:44 am
Just noticed this board has karma. Now I can empirically measure the quality of my dick jokes
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Conditioned on April 19, 2013, 08:20:36 am
Hello all, again!  :D

It was definitely discouraging to attempt to navigate forumer post-meltdown so I'm actually really happy you decided to do this -- I was concerned we were scaring away potential members. Great job Madness! Here's to hoping this board develops the same sort of idea inspiring atmosphere without having to pander to haters/trollz!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: What Came Before on April 19, 2013, 10:13:48 am
Lol, baztek.

Yeah, I'm iffy on allowing that - it facilitates a passing of Judgment I'm not necessarily comfortable with.

However, I can rename them cool things like: + Redemption and - Damnation

Cheers, Conditioned.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Callan S. on April 19, 2013, 10:27:49 am
I yet live!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Crtha on April 19, 2013, 01:21:40 pm
Thankyou Madness, for your administrative efforts.
I have arranged some improvements for your afterlife. 

Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: EkyannusIII on April 19, 2013, 01:44:59 pm
+1 all.

Our avatars are too damn small, please adjust the size limits, thanks.  ;)

Let me know if it's changed for the better? You may have to refresh or reload avatars?


Seems somewhat improved, I think part of the problem was the ratio between height and length with the image I was originally using, after I cropped my image of a fanatical 40K preacher it looks somewhat larger. Thank you, will look for the karma button on your quoted post.

Also, I want to review the latest Horus Heresy novel when I finish it.  Do reviews for non-Earwa SF/F go in Misc. Chatter, the Literature subforum, or what? Thanks.

Also also, this is genius:

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shortcuts: hit alt+s to submit/post or alt+p to preview

I don't know if that was a selling point for you on this forum software but it is a definite +1.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: What Came Before on April 19, 2013, 01:52:21 pm
The hosting service comes with a bunch of user reviews on different forums - it offered higher ratings over a comparable sample population to phpBB :).

Literature subforum for Non-Bakker works please.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Baztek on April 19, 2013, 02:09:04 pm
Redemption/Damnation is brilliant. I love it.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: EkyannusIII on April 20, 2013, 02:31:40 am
Suggestion for Madness: get an IRC chatroom for the board.  I don't know offhand if it could be integrated into the forum directly, but if you stickied a post and put the link in it the effect would be more or less the same.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: What Came Before on April 23, 2013, 04:48:28 am
Pretty sure this is possible, Ekyannus.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Cursed Armada on April 23, 2013, 04:38:29 pm
Thank you Madness! As a longtime gazer it's been nice to follow you guys around so I can try and wrap my head around my favorite series of all time! Glad to be back, hopefully I can contribute this time around;)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Borric on April 23, 2013, 05:28:28 pm
Id gotten the impression from the mass E-mail you sent out that the forum was over.
Im glad to see that I had misunderstood, as that would have been very sad.
Thanks for the hard work Madness!

Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: What Came Before on April 23, 2013, 06:46:15 pm
Lol, yes, hope I've clarified - sorry for the spam, if it happened - but damn my ambiguity ;).

Cheers!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Wilshire on April 24, 2013, 03:36:04 pm
Ha ha  I thought the original email was good, though good thing you sent the new one.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: What Came Before on April 24, 2013, 06:58:34 pm
It would be a shame to think a number of members might miss out.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: WrathOfMe on April 25, 2013, 03:32:17 am
Does this hosting service have an app?  I do most of my forum browsing on my mobile and the old forum was very difficult to read on the small screen.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: What Came Before on April 25, 2013, 08:43:52 am
Ekyannus - assuming all has gone right, there should be an auto-collapsed category marked Quorum at the top of the forum (this only appears for logged-in users). This is the Second Apocalypse chat box. Conduct will be judged by the community: redemption or damnation ;).

Wrath - also assuming all has gone right, the Second Apocalypse has just gone Tapatalk. As well, if you simply add ?wap2 after the .php of any page, it'll take you to a very rudimentary mobile alternative.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: EkyannusIII on April 25, 2013, 04:13:11 pm
Ekyannus - assuming all has gone right, there should be an auto-collapsed category marked Quorum at the top of the forum (this only appears for logged-in users). This is the Second Apocalypse chat box.

I am sorry to say that I can't see it.  edit: Perhaps "The Slog" would be more apt?

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Conduct will be judged by the community: redemption or damnation ;).

I'll keep my fascist Dominionism pithy.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Wilshire on April 25, 2013, 04:20:18 pm
I can't see it either.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: What Came Before on April 25, 2013, 05:39:49 pm
Chat should be visible but again you will probably have to look for a bar above General that says Quorum and click the plus on the right hand side. Let me know. Also, I will be trying to move it to the bottom of the page.

The Slog counts as a spoiler as there were objections raised when we were going to name the Almanac, the Slog of Slogs. I'm open to other monikers.

Quorum is only TDTCB, Ch. 3.

WLW:
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: EkyannusIII on April 25, 2013, 06:22:13 pm
Found it.

Clarification everyone - when Madness says that the Quorum is at the "top of the forum" he means the top page, i.e. the overall forum index; it cannot be seen from any particular thread or even a subforum.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: What Came Before on April 25, 2013, 06:36:34 pm
Lol, thank you :).
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Davias on May 23, 2013, 07:16:54 pm
I was wondering, why nobody was posting something back at the old board.
It took me almost a week, before I read "We've moved!" ::)
Finally, I have one of my two forums back, where I write more than two posts a year, I'm so glad ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Wilshire on May 23, 2013, 10:26:23 pm
Haha you must not have gotten the memo. Nice to see another one make the journey
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: What Came Before on May 23, 2013, 11:23:36 pm
Welcome back, Davias.

Two things that make me want to facepalm, Wilshire:

- There are still new members signing up for the old forumer, despite it being read-only, as much as I can affect change.
- On the top of every forum and subforum, there is a segregated topic, www.second-apocalypse.com, which explains the move. So even if someone manages to miss the two mass e-mails, the subreddit announcement, the change of link on Bakker's page, the We've Moved! link, they still see www.second-apocalypse.com on every page they browse :(.

Thankfully, I'm almost done moving the forum and I can back all those incredible words up. Perhaps, that will be the cue - though, I suppose it will take some extra-notice, reveal, excerpt, etc. from Bakker before posting-traffic increases. Who knows...

I'm proud of how far we've come and the engagements our community has fostered.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Callan S. on May 25, 2013, 12:08:29 am
Hope the story a day thread is being brought across (unless it already did and I missed that)?
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: What Came Before on May 25, 2013, 11:04:45 pm
It will, indeed, Callan.

I believe I have two pages of Misc, a page and a half of Unholy Consult, Writing, and... the Forum of Interesting Things left to port.

I've cleared my schedule so you can expect the completion sooner than later.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Callan S. on May 26, 2013, 12:15:01 am
Huzzah! Thanks, Mike! :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: locke on May 29, 2013, 10:25:07 pm
how many posts are left to move?

Will the labor ever cease?
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Wilshire on May 29, 2013, 10:44:36 pm
how many posts are left to move?

Will the labor ever cease?

For Madness, the labor is forever.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: locke on May 31, 2013, 05:47:56 pm
unceasing labor is a form of Madness
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Callan S. on June 01, 2013, 05:59:36 am
And to live, is to labour...
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: What Came Before on June 01, 2013, 05:22:08 pm
I've been alleged insane a number of times in the past weeks.

It's less than 2246 posts left, lockesnow, but probably not by much.

In time... woe comes. I feel a whole-nother level of the Second Apocalypse fermenting...

Also, measure is unceasing.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: What Came Before on June 02, 2013, 02:11:17 am
All that remains is half the Story a Day thread, a number of threads from News/Announcements (that are pertinent), and the last three pages of Misc. Chatter (which naturally hold those threads with the fewest posts). I'm going to omit dragging the Introduce Yourself threads from the old rendition of Second Apocalypse.

The labour is nearer its end.

I can remember... the words, if not the meanings.

Apologies that my avatar is thus plastered over most of this forum...
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: What Came Before on June 02, 2013, 05:34:56 pm
Only two and a half pages of Misc. left. All other forums are completely transcribed :).
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Wilshire on June 03, 2013, 03:41:01 pm
Madness, our pilot through the void.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Madness on June 04, 2013, 07:43:13 pm
A moving soul chained to the brink, to the exquisite moment before quoting, posting. The forum, the thread, the post, the quote transformed into nothing by repetition, by the endless accumulation of the same refusal to focus.

A corona of gold across the clear screen of the Macbook.

... and then nothing.

No thought.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Second Apocalypse
Post by: Madness on July 04, 2013, 02:22:33 pm
Does this hosting service have an app?  I do most of my forum browsing on my mobile and the old forum was very difficult to read on the small screen.

Tapatalk is apparently now free.