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Title: Message Board updates
Post by: Alex930 on July 30, 2006, 05:48:12 AM
Continue discussion from there:

http://famicomworld.proboards58.com/index.cgi?board=site&action=display&thread=1146428285&page=1

to here.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Doc on August 23, 2006, 07:51:01 PM
From el site updates thread...


"What you see now is a change to the new post/no new post icons. Glass Joe before getting punched is no new post, while Glass Joe after getting punched is a new post!"


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on August 23, 2006, 07:52:40 PM
Good catch, JL.

8/23/06 -- you're gonna see a few changes happening at the forum. I had an epiphany the other night while surfing Wikipedia, and that is that the only way FW and the forum will be successful is if it's more fanatical. You see, Wikipedia is purely informational and will someday contain all the same information FW will offer. But if we place emotional (fanatical) perspectives on our information, FW will be better than Wikipedia, and the like, and will be a place people want to come back to.

So, expect changes...

What you see now is a change to the new post/no new post icons. Glass Joe before getting punched is no new post, while Glass Joe after getting punched is a new post!

Have any ideas? Let us know in the suggestion board.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Slushie on August 24, 2006, 03:58:28 PM
Just came on and saw the changes, pretty cool. Like the bricks background. I love the image from the SMB3 commercial that was here before, it just didn't really suit the background of this forum. Love the bricks. ;D


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on August 24, 2006, 04:07:10 PM
Thanks Slushie!

I liked that Mario Globe image as well, but like you said, it didn't quite work as a background image, because the whole image couldn't really be seen and it was awkwardly tiled.

More will be changing. And if anyone has suggestions, let me know on the suggestions board.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Doc on August 24, 2006, 07:13:43 PM
I must say JC is awesome for this background. :D


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Slushie on August 24, 2006, 10:02:38 PM
Yeah, it is a great background. I like how the bricks aren't really big, it suits it nicely at the size they are. Great pick on the background. ;)


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Doc on August 24, 2006, 10:36:31 PM
Yeah, I love it myself. :)


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on August 25, 2006, 01:23:28 AM
Done. Thanks, Jedi!


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on August 25, 2006, 01:50:27 AM
08/24/06 -- Can't miss the new background colors -- let me know what you think...I'm a little unsure of it 'cause it sometimes looks orange and sometimes looks yellow...I wanted it to match the site as much as possible.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Doc on August 25, 2006, 04:46:36 AM
I LOVE IT! KEEP IT!


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on August 26, 2006, 03:28:44 AM
LOL -- glad you both like it. :)

And, everyone, check out the new buttons. The ones on everyone's PM page are my favorite.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Doc on August 26, 2006, 03:50:40 AM
Yeah, you're pretty much awesome.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Slushie on August 27, 2006, 09:38:02 PM
LOL -- glad you both like it. :)

And, everyone, check out the new buttons. The ones on everyone's PM page are my favorite.

Cool, just came here and saw them, awesome, adds a cool feel. Makes it feel even more like a Famicom Forum. ;D Great work on all of this JC.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Doc on September 03, 2006, 11:55:14 PM
9/3/06:

Made a new "Banned" group, for people who get banned. Thankfully, we haven't had that problem yet...


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on September 08, 2006, 05:05:47 AM
08/08/06 -- ok dudes...I put up a new header image for the forum. I'm unsure of whether or not I like it. It's less distracting that the black one that was up, but still seems to be missing something...let me know what you think -- and yes, those are muddied Mr. Disks!


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on September 08, 2006, 07:20:08 PM
That's the avant-garde style of it, dude. Ask vealchop...he's the advertising buff.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on September 08, 2006, 07:45:44 PM
No, the letters were all the same size before. I thought that was boring.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on September 11, 2006, 04:03:21 AM
http://www.famicomworld.com/forum/index.php?topic=166.0


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Doc on September 24, 2006, 10:32:44 PM
Yeah, it covers only half of the top of the screen on my FireFox.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on October 19, 2006, 07:39:29 PM
Let me know what you all think: vealchop's forum logo or just stick with the old one?


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Doc on October 19, 2006, 09:18:43 PM
The new one is AWESOME! Love it!


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on October 19, 2006, 09:36:12 PM
Good. It'll stay, then. I certainly like it more than the muddied Disk-kuns, which were actually just an accident and something I couldn't figure out how to fix. Hehe.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: vealchop on October 20, 2006, 01:17:28 AM
Cool guys, glad ya like! If you have any cool ideas you'd like to see let me know!


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on October 20, 2006, 03:24:07 AM
Everything you see on the forum is .gif. That's what SMF 1.0.7 requires. The muddiness was a problem I probably could have fixed had I tried a little harder. I think it was a conversion problem. Now that I have Photoshop, conversion shouldn't be an issue.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: super56k on October 20, 2006, 04:27:45 AM
It's cool.  It has a nice retro feel to it. :)


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on November 06, 2006, 01:09:37 AM
11/05/06 -- note the boards' reorganization. Makes more sense to me this way, but if anyone's got any problems with it, let me know.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on November 12, 2006, 03:25:58 AM
11/12/06 -- forum updated from 1.0.7 to 1.0.8; we're still working on 1.0.9.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on November 12, 2006, 05:45:42 PM
Um. Didn't quite make it to 1.0.9 -- so soon enough we'll update again. All's a go for now. Let us know if you find any problems with 1.0.8.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on November 15, 2006, 06:58:41 PM
You'll have to give me more details. Or maybe I'll just acquire FireFox to see for myself.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on November 15, 2006, 07:13:23 PM
Ok. Dowloaded Firefox. Looks to be some sort of conflict between SMF forums and Firefox, not particular to the FW forum. I say that because Nintendo City, which uses the same brand, has the same problem.

I'll search for a cure. ;)


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Doc on November 15, 2006, 09:48:43 PM
Am I the only one who uses Firefox and has no trouble with the forums?


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on November 15, 2006, 10:07:35 PM
Maybe you've got an older/newer release than Jedi and myself. ???


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Doc on November 16, 2006, 12:20:36 AM
Mine automatically installs every new Firefox update that comes out.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Juggalo/Hulkamaniac on November 16, 2006, 12:37:25 PM
Awesome job!


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on November 16, 2006, 11:26:38 PM
When are you going to fix the problem with Firefox?  It's still weird.

I think it's been fixed! :) Jedi?


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on November 17, 2006, 09:00:36 PM
Yes, I had to go into the code and restore it to the original settings, which had been manipulated early on to make the border orange via a background image instead of just orange color fill. It wasn't working on the newest version (2.0?) of Firefox, which is what I had downloaded to view it.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on November 17, 2006, 11:54:11 PM
Thanks - appreciate it. :)


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on November 18, 2006, 07:00:51 PM
I finally put up a link to Famicom World in the top menu bar. I also got rid of the Help button. I don't think anybody actually used the Help button anyway.

Let me know if you all find any glitches as a result of the changes!


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Doc on November 18, 2006, 07:18:51 PM
So cool!


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on November 18, 2006, 11:49:18 PM
Wedged between Home and Search. ;)


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on December 08, 2006, 05:20:46 PM
I added a feature to the forum...it'll get its test run tomorrow. Just a little thing. :)


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: FamicomFreak on February 01, 2007, 02:34:25 PM
I added a feature to the forum...it'll get its test run tomorrow. Just a little thing. :)

is today your bday??? Happy bday if it is!


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on February 01, 2007, 10:51:38 PM
Thanks, man. I appreciate it. :D


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on March 06, 2007, 12:47:41 AM
Did something just get changed with the login procedure? I tried logging in wrong then had to wait 10 seconds to log in again. Did it always have this wait?


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on March 06, 2007, 01:31:53 AM
Nothing's changed. There's always been that feature. It's supposed to help stop spam attacks. :)


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Doc on March 16, 2007, 11:20:47 AM
Nothing's changed. There's always been that feature. It's supposed to help stop spam attacks. :)

Which we've been getting way too much lately. So, JC set up a new registration way. Activation by Admins.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on March 16, 2007, 02:55:32 PM
Tell you what, JL. The spamming has stopped for the last few days. If we get a couple more, though, I'll be sure to set up registration by admins.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: manuel on March 28, 2007, 12:57:53 PM
So you also have spam problems?  :'( What is it with those spammers.
At the other forums where I'm admin we had to implement admin authorisation for new members, because of tons of spam. Now I have Up to 30 "activate new member" mails in my mailbox every day.
It's really annoying.  :(

Good luck with the forums, anyway.
After I finished my thesis I hope to be around here more often again. ;D
I like Famicom World.



Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Doc on March 28, 2007, 06:00:55 PM
Yeah, we're doing admin activation over here, too. The spamming gets annoying, but sometimes you can catch the spammers before they register.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: manuel on March 28, 2007, 06:56:58 PM
How do you do that?
We tried to disallow certain names and email addresses, but the number of those is infinite, so you can't  ban all.
If you have any tips, those would be greatly appreciated.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on March 29, 2007, 03:37:31 AM
Actually, we're not doing admin activation yet. We're doing new member self-activation. It seems to have at least slowed down the spammers. We were getting about three a week for a while, but it has been almost none since instituting self-activation. I hope we don't have to do admin activation.

The only tip I can give, and it isn't much of one, is to have mods who spend a lot of time on the forum. Or at least have mods that'll guarantee there's almost always a mod online. We've been able to delete spam posts pretty quickly.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: manuel on March 29, 2007, 02:48:08 PM
Lately we had about 3 spammers a day who'd post between 18 and 21 random sex messages. That was annoying.
And then there were lots of others who posted 1 or 2 messages. It got overhand, so we had to do admin activation.
Unfortunately the site owner of our forums isn't interested in it any more, so we can't implement many changes. We 2 admins can only do as much as the phpbb menus let us do. :(


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Doc on March 30, 2007, 12:54:07 PM
Weird...I've been going to the admin center and have been able to activate accounts...I always thought we were doing that.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on March 30, 2007, 07:04:40 PM
Oh. Um. I know I never set it up to do admin activation, just member self-activation...but I'm sure it also allows you to activate accounts.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on April 17, 2007, 04:51:21 AM
The first attempt at updating the forum didn't go so well. So, please, if you find any errors, let us know immediately. For instance, I was forced to reset my password. Don't know why.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on April 20, 2007, 04:12:08 AM
The forum is still in the process of being updated. By tomorrow night, the forum should be fully updated.

Note that tomorrow the forum will be shut down, likely for an hour or two, while I make the final change to the new version.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Doc on June 28, 2007, 06:56:54 AM
Just a reminder everyone that it'll soon be time to upgrade again. If you're wondering why so soon, it's because our lazy butts took so long to upgrade before. :P


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on June 28, 2007, 10:16:40 PM
No, no...it's not our fault. :P SMF discovered bugs and updated their files, passing them on to us for an update.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on August 25, 2007, 10:30:43 PM
"Suggestions" board is now merged with the "Updates" board into the "Updates and Suggestions" board. We decided that the "Suggestions" board was too slow (no posts since Aug. 1) to be its own board.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: kite200 on August 26, 2007, 01:31:23 AM
Good idea


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on October 27, 2007, 06:34:13 PM
10/27/07 -- Updated the forum to the newest version...maybe it'll help get rid of the missing posts bug.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on May 13, 2008, 02:29:44 AM
5/12/08 -- Updated the forum...probably nothing noticeable, but SMF asked me to update it.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on September 21, 2008, 05:31:00 AM
Forum was just updated. If you notice any bugs, let me know...


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Doc on November 28, 2008, 11:52:01 PM
I'm back from the... erm, absence I took last March.  :o

In all seriousness, I thought that since I've come back (Personal reasons for leaving, FYI) I may as well spring a new leaf. In essence, a new username. Nice to see so many new faces, now! I want to say hello to anyone I haven't met yet. :)


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Paul-FC on November 29, 2008, 12:00:20 AM
wow the famous famicom JL is now Doc :O


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: ericj on November 29, 2008, 12:39:57 AM
Welcome back!  :)
I thought you had been banned from the site! Glad to hear that you're active again!  ;D


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: manuel on November 29, 2008, 01:30:30 AM
Where did you hear that he had been banned?  ::)
I think nothing like that has ever been posted...  :P


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Doc on November 29, 2008, 03:29:59 PM
Maybe I WAS banned... ;)


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on November 29, 2008, 07:27:45 PM
I don't think so...at least not until we update the design. I don't see the point.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on November 29, 2008, 07:49:35 PM
Well, there's Doc...


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Doc on November 29, 2008, 08:31:42 PM
Well, there's Doc...

When we relaunch, in due time. :) Until then we have some work to do, so let's get cracking, everyone! :)


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: FamicomFreak on December 02, 2008, 05:36:18 PM
Hey Doc what's up???


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Doc on December 02, 2008, 10:28:38 PM
FamicomFreak!! Not much going on right now, though.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on December 03, 2008, 07:48:28 PM
So why the name, Doc?  Did you earn yourself a Ph.D?

Not sure if this came up yet. :-\


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Doc on December 05, 2008, 05:24:10 PM
So why the name, Doc?  Did you earn yourself a Ph.D?

Not sure if this came up yet. :-\

A reference no one will get, so I won't bother explaining it. ;)


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on December 05, 2008, 07:51:56 PM
Oh , Ant-Man! :D


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on September 29, 2010, 12:40:54 AM
A quick update about two changes:

1. I am no longer a mod or admin for FW. I've gotten too busy with everything else in life to keep up with the day-to-day conversations here. I'll check in as often as I can. (No, I'm not selling any games from my collection.)

2. We've brought on a new mod to help out: Nintendodork. Thanks to our new mod for taking on the task. It'll be fun.

Thanks...


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: nintendodork on October 09, 2010, 07:09:42 PM
Whoa, can regular members see this topic?  I never noticed it as a regular member.

But MD, if you're asking if he'll be on the staff again, he won't be any time soon.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: manuel on October 10, 2010, 02:50:16 AM
This isn't the staff board, so everybody can see it.
The staff board is only visible to admins, mods and contributors.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: JC on October 17, 2010, 07:52:41 PM
I don't think I'll ever be as involved in FW as I used to be. I don't have the time and certainly won't anytime soon.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: UglyJoe on February 20, 2014, 08:42:13 AM
That sounds like a thread, not a board.


Title: Re: Message Board updates
Post by: L___E___T on February 20, 2014, 09:32:27 AM
There is a thread along those lines actually - something like 'What got you into Famicom?' In the main FC/FDS forum.  Check it out! :). I'd link to it here but I'm on iPad it's a little tricky.