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Thoughts/ Suggestions/ Questions with the new boards? Post here!
« on: November 04, 2011, 12:47:23 PM »
First, the old boards are not gone. They were just too full of junk and as we have shared servers, our host got mad at us. So the solution is to start fresh!

You CAN access the old boards. So don't ask. They are just set to read only so no new posting.
The link is still:
http://brilliantgameologists.com/boards/index.php

The Moderating structure is:
Admins: Me and BG_Josh: . We own it and pay for it.
Global Moderators: Prime32 and Dan2. Something about those 2's... They oversee things like we do.
Mods: Agita, veekie, Sinfire Titan, and RobbyPants-- they each have specific areas they oversee, so if you have questions, go to them first.

So... thoughtful/ useful suggestions or questions?

Specific notes:
- correct the spelling - if you see a misspelling let us know

- request new game board - request a board here and we will gauge the interest
(for example savage worlds or Mutants and Masterminds)
« Last Edit: November 05, 2011, 02:07:34 PM by BG_Josh »
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Re: Thoughts/ Suggestions/ Questions with the new boards? Post here!
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011, 11:52:48 PM »
A pair of thoughts:
First, can the old boards be opened for other old users to scavenge for the transfer of threads? Currently it requires a username/password login (separate from account login).
Second, a minor grammatical thing, can the "Hello [Forum ID]" notice at the top please be changed to "Hello, [Forum ID]"?
"You had a tough day at the office. So you come home, make
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011, 12:49:42 AM »
First, can the old boards be opened for other old users to scavenge for the transfer of threads? Currently it requires a username/password login (separate from account login).

This much, I believe, is intentional. We are working to port everything from those forums over here, but it is currently a moderator-only project.


If there is specific information you want access to, please let us know. We'll do whatever we can to port it on your behalf, or at the very least provide you with the information so you can post it at your leisure.
Concerned about how moderation works here? Please PM this account.

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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2011, 12:57:07 AM »
A pair of thoughts:
First, can the old boards be opened for other old users to scavenge for the transfer of threads? Currently it requires a username/password login (separate from account login).
Second, a minor grammatical thing, can the "Hello [Forum ID]" notice at the top please be changed to "Hello, [Forum ID]"?

When these boards are fully functional i can set that up.
and I don't know if it's possible to change that.  I will have to look into it (I assume it can).

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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2011, 10:00:44 AM »
I don't know if it's possible to change that.  I will have to look into it (I assume it can).
Found it, changed it. ;)

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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2011, 08:18:41 PM »
Can we change the forum settings so you aren't dumped outside of a thread whenever you reply but rather returned to the thread view?
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2011, 08:20:06 PM »
Can we change the forum settings so you aren't dumped outside of a thread whenever you reply but rather returned to the thread view?
You can set that in your profile. Regardless! *changes default setting*
« Last Edit: November 06, 2011, 08:24:13 PM by Prime32 »

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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2011, 08:24:06 PM »
[quote author=Childe link=topic=21.msg407#msg407 date=1320628721]

I noticed that quote tags can create forum-only links.  Is is possible to set up signatures to be able to make links to other posts on the forum, but nothing else? 

I like being able to link handbooks in my sig.

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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2011, 08:27:13 PM »
At least with the new boards it becomes easier to make everything clean and neat. Me? I'm just happy the boards are back =D
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2011, 08:29:19 PM »
[quote author=Childe link=topic=21.msg407#msg407 date=1320628721]

I noticed that quote tags can create forum-only links.  Is is possible to set up signatures to be able to make links to other posts on the forum, but nothing else? 

I like being able to link handbooks in my sig.

Yes, we'll put that in.
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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2011, 08:30:42 PM »
[quote author=Childe link=topic=21.msg407#msg407 date=1320628721]

I noticed that quote tags can create forum-only links.  Is is possible to set up signatures to be able to make links to other posts on the forum, but nothing else? 

I like being able to link handbooks in my sig.

Yes, we'll put that in.
Thanks!  :)

I like the new layout.

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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2011, 08:34:41 PM »
First, can the old boards be opened for other old users to scavenge for the transfer of threads? Currently it requires a username/password login (separate from account login).

This much, I believe, is intentional. We are working to port everything from those forums over here, but it is currently a moderator-only project.


If there is specific information you want access to, please let us know. We'll do whatever we can to port it on your behalf, or at the very least provide you with the information so you can post it at your leisure.

Is there a way we can help?  At least with our own stuff?

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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2011, 08:36:42 PM »
Can we change the forum settings so you aren't dumped outside of a thread whenever you reply but rather returned to the thread view?
You can set that in your profile. Regardless! *changes default setting*

I see "Profile" has changed extensively since this afternoon.

Along with that, what is "Quick Moderation," and is that actually supposed to be a visible option to toggle for normal users? It's in our Forum Layout subsection of Profile. I tried changing it and looking at threads, but I couldn't spot the differences.
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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2011, 08:38:56 PM »
Along with that, what is "Quick Moderation," and is that actually supposed to be a visible option to toggle for normal users? It's in our Forum Layout subsection of Profile. I tried changing it and looking at threads, but I couldn't spot the differences.
You'll notice it if you GM any PbP games (since then you'll be a moderator). It gives you some checkboxes in board view.

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« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2011, 08:42:58 PM »
Thanks, Prime.
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« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2011, 08:50:44 PM »
What do you have to do to be able to see the rest of the boards? When logged out I can see them but if I log in I can only see the 2 Meta boards. Do we have to get approval or something?

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« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2011, 08:53:14 PM »
You need another post. Post Agreed in this thread: http://www.minmaxboards.com/index.php?topic=17.0
And make an intro post/thread.
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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2011, 08:55:20 PM »
How exactly do we recognize someone?

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« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2011, 08:55:35 PM »
(asked in the most polite, completely appreciative manner possible) Is whatever caused the old boards to crash, been addressed for these new boards, so it doesn't happen again?

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« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2011, 08:56:23 PM »
Ahh, I made the intro post but not the Agreed post in that thread. Now it's visible, thanks.