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Discussion in 'Site News & Announcements' started by TerribleTowelFlying, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. HawkeyeJames

    HawkeyeJames Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to it. I guess I will have to schedule a tee time or something to cover those few hours the site is down... LOL. Keep up the great work it is much appreciated!
     
  2. blackandgoldpatrol

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    NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
    lol.... in all honesty, it couldn't have been timed better.. Tuesday, the team gets the day off, and the pads come on for the first time when they return Wednesday..
    great job, and keep up the good work
     
  3. SteelinOhio

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    So does that mean you don't need your proton pack anymore? I mean if you aren't going to be doing any ghost fighting, I can take it off your hands.
     
  4. darcrav

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    the new ghostbusters.
     
  5. blountforcetrauma

    blountforcetrauma Well-Known Member

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    I will ALWAYS need my proton pack. BOTH of them actually. LOL.
     
  6. blountforcetrauma

    blountforcetrauma Well-Known Member

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    Shall NEVER be spoken of again!!! DISGRACEFUL!
     
  7. turtle

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    thanks for all the hard work, TTF and mods!
     
  8. darcrav

    darcrav Well-Known Member

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    new ghostbusters!!

    yeah I said it. :smiley1:
     
  9. darcrav

    darcrav Well-Known Member

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    BTW
    did the shutdown go down?
    I missed it?

    if soo it was pretty painless

    TTF I hope your dentist appointment was the same.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    You missed it. I hope everyone can get used to these dramatic changes.

    Dentist appt. was painless. Scheduled a couple fillings and referred me out to an oral surgeon for a wisdom tooth extraction.
     
  11. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    Some things came up yesterday that kept me away from my computer. I'll be going ahead with the upgrades today. We'll probably go dark in an hour or so, and come back online later this afternoon. Sorry for the delay.
     
  12. gpguy

    gpguy Well-Known Member

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    you suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

    HA!
     
  13. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    :sorry:
     
  14. niterider

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    **** off! Green font, green font!
     
  15. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    There was a vote last week to change green font to mean "super serious", and bold, italic, black font to mean "sarcasm". I'm super offended right now.
     
  16. darcrav

    darcrav Well-Known Member

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    Just say

    Hi5

    we'll get the point. :smiley1:


    going dark in an hour??!!?!?!?!?

    better get the blender out quick


    wisdom teeth??

    surprising!

    am I covered ?
     
  17. gpguy

    gpguy Well-Known Member

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    Yesss....Chuck Noll (in your avatar picture thing) is NOT impressed...just look at him!
     
  18. BobbyBiz

    BobbyBiz Well-Known Member

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    First in the new forums
    :p
     
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  19. thorn058

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    Looks nice TTF, I'm familiar with this type of forum software. Theforce.net switched their forums to something similar a few years ago.
     
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  20. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    You guys slipped in somehow when all hell was breaking loose. Sorry about the mess.
     
  21. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    Here's a quick, non-inclusive list of what's different in this new forum platform. I'm sure I'm leaving some stuff out as I've been awake too long.

    User Tagging
    By placing an @ symbol in front of a user's name, that user will receive an alert notifying them they were mentioned in that thread. Ex.- @thorn058

    Alert system
    If you receive a new private message (called conversations by this software), you will get a pop up notification. There are other events that trigger alerts as well, such as being quoted, having a watched thread updated, etc. These can be set in your user preferences.

    Responsive- ie. the site will adjust to the size of your screen. This wasn't possible with the other forum platform.

    Post Rating
    Likes are back. We had a like system a while back, but it was so resource intensive that I had to kill it.

    Mini-avatar Post Indicator
    If you've posted in a thread, a small avatar will appear next to the thread starter's avatar. Hovering over this will tell you how many posts you have within the thread, clicking on it will show you those posts.

    Media Embedding
    The system can now easily embed media from several sites that it couldn't before. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Vine, Tumblr, BleacherReport, scribd, soundcloud, and ton of others that we don't really use here, but...

    Featured Threads
    In the past, I had requests for a thread of the month feature, but there wasn't a way to implement it. Now we can. I haven't fully decided how to use this yet, but we do have the capability now.

    Quoting
    If you click 'reply' under a post, it will automatically quote them and a reply box will appear. If you want to multi-quote, simply click +Quote for the posts you wish to quote.

    There is also a minor addition, where you can select some or all of a post, and you'll see a 'Quote Me' button. Clicking on this will automatically add that quoted text in the reply box. This can be used like multi-quote, and can be used across different threads or forums.

    Integrated Weekly Pickem
    The Picke'Em game is now built into the forum. Before, the pickem software was separate from the the forum system, and it was buggy. Now, Pick'em is fully integrated, and you'll even receive alerts reminding you to get your picks in. I haven't finished loading the season yet, but it'll be ready soon.

    I'll give an illustrated how-to tomorrow.

    Please use this thread for troubleshooting or if you think you've encountered a bug, please post it there, too.
     
  22. Lizard72

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  23. Lizard72

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    Quote system works
     
  24. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    And so does the multi quote.
     
  25. pjgruden

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    Avatars are HUGE. It's a much different layout than I'm used to, but I'm sure it'll become second nature shortly.
     

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