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Post by CelineSSauve » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:44 am

Not sure if this should be placed elsewhere, but I didn't see a spot so...

Would it be possible to have a recruitment area for the forums games? That way, attempts to start a new game won't get lost in the sea of active current games. :)

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Post by SeeAMoose » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:01 am

We could set that up. I've actually been trying to find a way to give game masters the ability to move their own threads but it doesn't seem to be possible.
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Post by gamecreator » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:03 am

I have request too. How about adding optional profile field for gender?

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Post by CelineSSauve » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:10 am

SeeAMoose wrote:We could set that up. I've actually been trying to find a way to give game masters the ability to move their own threads but it doesn't seem to be possible.
Cool :)

Once I get past the current point of Assignments trying to crush me to death, I might put up one or two ideas for games and see if anyone's interested. :D

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Post by gamecreator » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:23 am

SeeAMoose wrote:I've actually been trying to find a way to give game masters the ability to move their own threads but it doesn't seem to be possible.
I just searched for such mod. People say that moving threads requires access to moderator panel and can not be done easily. That's the main proplem of phpBB: being the most unflexible forum ever possible.

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Post by SeeAMoose » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:26 am

gamecreator wrote:I have request too. How about adding optional profile field for gender?
Done! ;)
gamecreator wrote: SeeAMoose wrote:I've actually been trying to find a way to give game masters the ability to move their own threads but it doesn't seem to be possible.

I just searched for such mod. People say that moving threads requires access to moderator panel and can not be done easily. That's the main proplem of phpBB: being the most unflexible forum ever possible.
Yep, that's about what I found too, but there are mods for more limited self moderation. They just aren't quite up to date.
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Post by TinSoldier » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:27 am

I've been on other phpBB-based systems which have a button for "multi-quote", that is, for quoting multiple posts in one reply.

Is that possible here?

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Post by Wolfie » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:36 am

TinSoldier wrote:I've been on other phpBB-based systems which have a button for "multi-quote", that is, for quoting multiple posts in one reply.

Is that possible here?
You can individually quote by scrolling down past the reply area and hitting the quote button on the upper right corner. Unfortunately it doesn't scroll past like 20 posts.
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Post by gamecreator » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:38 am

It appears that phpBB can do multiquote by default. And, of course, in the most unpractical way: you have to go to full reply and there select all posts you wanted to quote (if you can remember them all without re-reading).

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Post by TinSoldier » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:44 am

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Ah. I think.
Okay, that seems to work. The mechanism that I'm remembering specifically is more of a selection mechanism. I think that the GitP forums has something like it too, where you click a " on each post and then "quote" finally at the end.

This works, it's just not intuitive.

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Post by Jibjib » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:47 am

Just checking that it's not just me, is there a probation period after signing up where you can't create new topics? I'm not seeing the New Topic button on any of the subforums and I wanted to get Clan Altogetha up and running again :)

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Post by SeeAMoose » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:48 am

Yes, it's an unfortunate but necessary setting, but it should only be 2-3 posts.
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Post by gamecreator » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:52 am

While this forum is still new, I propose this.

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Post by SeeAMoose » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:03 pm

No
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Post by TinSoldier » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:05 pm

In the Community subforum, we have several art-related threads. Should we have an art and artist subforum for emoticons, avatars and avatar requests, just plain showing off our awesome artwork, and discussion of such works of art? 8)

Suggested name "Ars Graphica".

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Post by gamecreator » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:03 pm

SeeAMoose wrote:No
Want to explain why?

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Post by SeeAMoose » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:31 pm

gamecreator wrote:
SeeAMoose wrote:No
Want to explain why?
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Not particularly... but I will anyways. Your "suggestion" to pick up and move everything simply because you clearly dislike phpbb was far from helpful, and to be honest did not merit a more detailed response.

However, because you asked I will elaborate. We are sticking with phpBB. First, most of the major work is already done. Second, we already have a forum configured the way we want it. Third, everyone here is already familiar with this software. Finally, I have no interest at all in creating even more work for myself simply because you don't like phpbb.

I hope that didn't come across as too harsh... but the answer will not be changing any time soon.
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Post by gamecreator » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:39 pm

But I dislike phpBB for it's crippled functionality, not for no reason. However, as long as you are satisfied with what you got, there is nothing I can do (except, probably, learn about phpBB modding).

Also I did not found profile field for gender anywhere in user CP.

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Post by Dusk9 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:53 pm

gamecreator wrote: Also I did not found profile field for gender anywhere in user CP.
Use Control Panel -> Profile -> Scroll down to the bottom.

Easy.

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Post by gamecreator » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:10 pm

Still don't see it there.

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Post by SeeAMoose » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:12 pm

Hold on, let me test your permissions and make sure it's not a screw up on my end.
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Post by CelineSSauve » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:15 pm

Dusk9 wrote:
gamecreator wrote: Also I did not found profile field for gender anywhere in user CP.
Use Control Panel -> Profile -> Scroll down to the bottom.

Easy.
I am also not seeing that field. :shrug:

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Post by TinSoldier » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:16 pm

I don't see it in my CP either, if that helps.

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Post by SeeAMoose » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:21 pm

It does, it was a screw up on my end, you should be able to see it now.
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Re: Requests for Forums/Features?

Post by CelineSSauve » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:30 pm

SeeAMoose wrote:It does, it was a screw up on my end, you should be able to see it now.
Yup, see it now.

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