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Sun, 14 Feb 2010 03:42:53
Set up a preliminary method distinguishing mods with a gold name.  I know it's not self-identifying, but it's an initial implementation to get the functionality in place while I find a better way to organize the info without crowding the sidebar.

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Sun, 14 Feb 2010 05:32:02
Cool.  Maybe right justified in the same row as the Rank?  There is room there.

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Sun, 14 Feb 2010 05:36:11

Yodariquo said:
aspro said:

Maybe like some kind of small insignia near the avatar (in forum view) for those who have site-manipulation powers.

This is one I've always been borderline on.  The idea's been there essentially from the start; the trade-off is on performance for an extra table join and comparison, but I'll give it another look.

Speaking of, the site seems to be much smoother in terms of speed and stability, so whatever back-end changes you have made over the last few months have been noticed.  It's a solid site.  

I've wondered if there was a way for you to scale it so that you could make it available (by pay or open source) to others who want to set up fitness sites, or pet animal sites, or tech sites etc...).  Kind of the next step for proboards.  My wife has her own community in a proboard ghetto, and there has to be thousands of other groups like hers that would benefit from more functionality than just forums.  Probably a pipe dream.



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Sun, 14 Feb 2010 06:21:58
aspro said:
Cool.  Maybe right justified in the same row as the Rank?  There is room there.

Good thought, somewhat makes sense there.



aspro said:

Speaking of, the site seems to be much smoother in terms of speed and stability, so whatever back-end changes you have made over the last few months have been noticed.  It's a solid site.  

I've wondered if there was a way for you to scale it so that you could make it available (by pay or open source) to others who want to set up fitness sites, or pet animal sites, or tech sites etc...).  Kind of the next step for proboards.  My wife has her own community in a proboard ghetto, and there has to be thousands of other groups like hers that would benefit from more functionality than just forums.  Probably a pipe dream.

The forum itself I've long looked at separating into its own project, but you're thinking more of a blog/forum/syndication package?  Could you expand more?  You've got me intrigued actually.  A mid-range product actually makes sense.  Whereas you have things like phpBB that do their own thing, or there are more complicated CMS' like Drupal that they plug into, but an integrated offering could prove useful.  The primary 2 reasons I designed the site as proprietary were integration and performance.

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Sun, 14 Feb 2010 09:48:34

^Yeah, I'm thinking taking the site, as you have it and making it available to whoever wants to pay (or has the interest in) using the same tools.  The forum, mail, news submittal, blogs etc...  You know that people in their own hobbies are just as maniacal about keeping up on every detail of their own interest.

To make it accessible you'd have to provide a hosting option, as most hobbyists would not be technical enough to maintain it.  It's a huge market, just look at all the user groups, but as we have seen with our site, marketing is just as, if not more, important as the actual innovation.

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Sun, 14 Feb 2010 23:29:31
That's something I'll keep in mind.  Really the main barrier right now is that the admin tools just aren't there yet (given the site here, there hasn't really been a priority on that).  As I said, though, I had already been looking at setting up the forum aspect independently, but I prefer to do things that are somewhat unique.  I'm in this for the sake of creating something and making it available; not really one for entrepreneurship.

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Sun, 14 Feb 2010 23:30:39
Updated user links to default to thevgpress.com/users/username format.  Old links still work, but this cleans it up a bit.

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Mon, 15 Feb 2010 05:55:42
I like the new login and join buttons, they look good.

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Mon, 15 Feb 2010 06:18:34
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I like the new login and join buttons, they look good.

Yay Happy Should have had them sooner, but I resist booting into Windows (where I do graphics editing with an ancient version of Photoshop).  Can't wait for GIMP 2.8 because I might be able to make the switch when they fix the UI.

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Mon, 15 Feb 2010 21:25:34


Leave it as a colour. Please dont put the word MOD by our usernames.

I would hate that.

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Tue, 16 Feb 2010 05:48:46
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Leave it as a colour. Please dont put the word MOD by our usernames.

I would hate that.

Could you clarify the distinction?

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Wed, 17 Feb 2010 17:12:14

Yodariquo said:
gamingeek said:


Leave it as a colour. Please dont put the word MOD by our usernames.

I would hate that.

Could you clarify the distinction?

 You might as well brand a mark on my forehead. At least a colour is fairly inocuous. 

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Wed, 17 Feb 2010 18:33:38
gamingeek said:

Yodariquo said:
gamingeek said:


Leave it as a colour. Please dont put the word MOD by our usernames.

I would hate that.

Could you clarify the distinction?

 You might as well brand a mark on my forehead. At least a colour is fairly inocuous. 

Maybe we need a politically correct name for mod.  Board sweeper?  Happiness patrol person?  Forum fairy?

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Wed, 17 Feb 2010 18:40:32
I vote for Forum fairy.Grinning

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Wed, 17 Feb 2010 18:45:09

Ravenprose said:
I vote for Forum fairy.Grinning

I vote either:

Asshole Eliminator

or

Jerk Destroyer

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Wed, 17 Feb 2010 18:47:57


Or Galaxy Ranger works.

Use this as a mod badge.

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Wed, 17 Feb 2010 22:47:40

If those cheesy names, or that horrible badge get approved, I'm out of here, forever. LOL Nyaa
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Wed, 17 Feb 2010 22:54:54
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Wed, 17 Feb 2010 22:58:12

Yodariquo said:
gamingeek said:

Yodariquo said:
gamingeek said:


Leave it as a colour. Please dont put the word MOD by our usernames.

I would hate that.

Could you clarify the distinction?

You might as well brand a mark on my forehead. At least a colour is fairly inocuous.

Maybe we need a politically correct name for mod.  Board sweeper?  Happiness patrol person?  Forum fairy?

The position of Forum Fairy has been filled already. Thank you very much!

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Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:01:16

Just Ranger then.

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