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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by Arch Lich Burns » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:33 am

:paranoia: I have nooooo idea what you are talking about. The mortals don't know anything, nor should they. :p

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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by CelineSSauve » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:57 am

Slightly off topic, but what exactly is the role of the "Game Moderators"? Just ensuring no one is posting abusive language and such in that section of the forums?

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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by Arch Lich Burns » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:15 am

Well we can move posts to where they belong, like if someone posts OOC in the IC discussion we can move it. Or if someone double posts we can fix it. Or if there is a new section to move stuff too we can move it to that section.

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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by Dusk9 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:20 am

Plus spammers. We can delete those posts, if they somehow get through the sign-up requirements.
Although, all Mods can delete posts anywhere in the forum. So that's not really a Games Moderator specific thing.

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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by CelineSSauve » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:20 am

Oh, okay.

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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by SeeAMoose » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:43 am

The main reason we have so many games mods is that we need people to move threads around the various subforums. Controversy mods are more traditional in that we need them to keep order and keep things civil.

I also like to dilute power by distributing it widely, so that explains the number of mods in general.
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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by CelineSSauve » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:49 am

SeeAMoose wrote: I also like to dilute power by distributing it widely, so that explains the number of mods in general.
That's nice.

I'm just hoping, in that case, that you select more mods if the sections get overly busy. Though, really, if the recruitment and OOC is one section, then you don't need movement in there. :shrug:

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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by Master TMO » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:33 am

Search Function? I've read the FAQ, and it says you can search using the box at the top of any of the screens, or access Advanced Search yaddayaddayadda. Except that I can not see a search box anywhere. Is it because I'm new? I'd search to see if anyone has posted anything about it before but, y'know, I can't search. ;)

I have a nifty question I want to post, but want to search and see if it's been covered before.

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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by CelineSSauve » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:37 am

Master TMO wrote:Search Function? I've read the FAQ, and it says you can search using the box at the top of any of the screens, or access Advanced Search yaddayaddayadda. Except that I can not see a search box anywhere. Is it because I'm new? I'd search to see if anyone has posted anything about it before but, y'know, I can't search. ;)

I have a nifty question I want to post, but want to search and see if it's been covered before.
I see Search in the top right, above the brown bar, but below the logo.

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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by Wolfie » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:50 am

Master TMO wrote:Search Function? I've read the FAQ, and it says you can search using the box at the top of any of the screens, or access Advanced Search yaddayaddayadda. Except that I can not see a search box anywhere. Is it because I'm new? I'd search to see if anyone has posted anything about it before but, y'know, I can't search. ;)

I have a nifty question I want to post, but want to search and see if it's been covered before.
It should be there, but Moose may have it hidden to brand new users to keep the bots away from it. Post a few more times and see what happens. It should appear just above and to the right of the FAQ link.
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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by M0rtimer » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:52 am

Yes a few features are locked up until I believe three posts have been made, at which point all features are unlocked. They're mainly in place to prevent spambots.

Anyways- If you'd post once in the introduction thread and the latest comic discussion, that should allow you to use the search function and the create topic button without problem. :)

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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by LooksAndSmiles » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:40 pm

Will some of our beloved Goblin pro(or an)tagonists ever infiltrate the forums? For example Complains muttering random complaints when someone creates a new account? :D

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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by WearsHats » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:31 pm

As I recall from the old boards FAQ (must remember to try to recover that...) phbb's native search was never much good anyway. The suggestion was to use Google with the modifier site:goblinsforum com added to the end of your search term to restrict results to the boards.
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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by stevedj » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:13 pm

Question about SPOIL tags -- I could've sworn there was a feature where you could add some text and it would use that instead of, or in addition do, the simple "SHOW SPOILER" link. But I was trying it just now, and couldn't figure it out (tried with/without quotes). Either I'm still getting it wrong, or that 'feature' was only on the Temporary/Interim forum.

Please advise. :)

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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by Wolfie » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:15 pm

I think that may have been an interim forum thing.
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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by stevedj » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:23 am

stevedj wrote:Question about SPOIL tags -- I could've sworn there was a feature where you could add some text and it would use that instead of, or in addition do, the simple "SHOW SPOILER" link. But I was trying it just now, and couldn't figure it out (tried with/without quotes). Either I'm still getting it wrong, or that 'feature' was only on the Temporary/Interim forum.

Please advise. :)
Wolfie wrote:I think that may have been an interim forum thing.
Well, then as this particular thread was designed for ... let me officially Request This Feature. :D

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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by SeeAMoose » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:52 pm

I thought I had added it but apparently I was wrong. It exists now, but you'll have to enter it manually because I really don't want yet another line of bbcode options in the text editor, there are more than enough as is.
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okay so it's [ spoiler = (text without quotes or parentheses)] text here [ /spoiler] without spaces of course
Or not...
hrmmm
hold on

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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by gamecreator » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:18 pm

Good job, though I don't understand why you limited clicking zone to button.

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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by SamWiser » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:28 pm

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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by gamecreator » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:51 am

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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by LAYF » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:33 am

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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by SeeAMoose » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:45 am

There are multiple spoiler bbcodes, there's also:
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and
this is another[/spoiler]

I haven't had time to write them myself, so all of the new codes are off the shelf ones I've found elsewhere.
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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by askstoomuch » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:01 pm

second one doesn't work, moose

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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by SeeAMoose » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:41 pm

Bah, I was on a phone and didn't have the time to check, point is that I just used ones that were out there.
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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by LAYF » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:45 pm

I was wondering... is it possible that the members list could get a ÔÇ£Last onlineÔÇØ part, just like when you go into peopleÔÇÖs profile.
Small thing I know... but...
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