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November end...
« on: November 30, 2003, 03:42:22 PM »
Well, looks like tomorrow is the start of December, it seems Christmas is right around the corner.

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving, with plenty to eat, even to those who were fasting :)

For the month of November, OC.net has set a new record, in its past 1.75 years of service. For November, we have had over 3300 new posts, along with over 136,000 hits. These hits just include people browsing the message board.

The month of December will probably have less action; it is the Christmas season after all, and people are busy doing their thing.  OC.net will be undergoing a board upgrade mid-month, which should add a bunch of new and fun features, along with enhancements of existing features.

Of course, if anyone has any personal requests as to things they would like to see implemented or fixed around, feel free to let me know either in this thread or by PM.

Thanks!
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Re:November end...
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2003, 03:44:54 PM »
How about an Icon to identify people as Greek orthodox, Oriental Orthodx, Roman Catholic, Etc.
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Re:November end...
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2003, 03:46:29 PM »
That's a nifty idea. I will go and plot ahead with it.  Of course, I'm not sure if anyone would find it offensive.

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Re:November end...
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2003, 03:50:07 PM »
OK let me see.

What groups would we want to add...

Undisclosed
None
Protestant
Roman Catholic
Eastern Catholic
Eastern Orthodox:
GOA
OCA
MP
JP
ROCOR
ROAC(?) :)
Antiochian
Oriental Orthodox:
Coptic
Indian
Syrian

An ymore?

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Re:November end...
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2003, 03:50:11 PM »
Well you can't please all the people all the time, but it would give people a chance to identify with what they believe.
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Re:November end...
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2003, 03:51:44 PM »
and as the board grows and you start seeing more and more people coming in, it would help for people to be able to look at a newbie and see - hey JOE SCHMOE here is Coptic or Anglican, or whatever :) - I know it would make things easier for me!!
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Re:November end...
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2003, 03:53:06 PM »
LOL yes, that is a good point.

OK it's a go then, I'll go ahead and start implementing it this week and hopefully have it ready for next release.

Thanks, Max!

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Re:November end...
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2003, 03:53:16 PM »
how about OTHER :)

autocephalus,

Independant

conservative

etc

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Re:November end...
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2003, 03:54:01 PM »
Oh, I think I got that stupid color bug fixed at the bottom, where it is SUPPOSED to display your name in the color of your rank (member, jr.member, etc.)

So finally we'll be color coded!

wooooooooop

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Re:November end...
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2003, 03:54:03 PM »
You're quite welcome Bobby :) glad to be of help
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Re:November end...
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2003, 03:54:36 PM »
I'm going to see if I can make this thread the only thread on the recent threads page. :)

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Re:November end...
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2003, 03:55:08 PM »
OH - you better think about Jewish and mulsim icons too - you never know!
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Re:November end...
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2003, 04:15:54 PM »
Vicki,

That is a brilliant idea - the link I mean.

Not sure about the idea of a label [ be it an icons or what] saying what persuasion we are .

The possibility is there for us to put it in our Biog or personal statement if we so wish.

People who register and come on as  seekers may not wish to be visually identifiable.

And of course we then have Br Max - now what label would you give him ?

There's more than 1 person on this Board whose canonical label is not quite Rite ;)
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Re:November end...
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2003, 04:23:09 PM »
slave: call me - OTHER ;)

and how about a seeker Icon and he did allow for undeclared :)
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Re:November end...
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2003, 04:28:21 PM »
Sorry - still don't think it's a good idea even if you do admit to "Other"

We might as well have "lopsided" which would identify me for some folk.

Sorry I just don't like it
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Re:November end...
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2003, 04:47:59 PM »
So you go with undeclared - or undisclosed
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Re:November end...
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2003, 07:57:57 PM »
Vicki,

I already fixed the "hidden" bug in the next release. So that is off the list.

As far as the location thing goes, I can link it to the member map, but sometimes the person's location differs from their location on the member map thus causing slight problems. But I will see what kind of system I can put together.

I guess I'll just have a poll as to whether or not people want the "religious identity" system implemented.

Thanks!
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Re:November end...
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2003, 09:52:25 PM »
OK let me see.

What groups would we want to add...

Undisclosed
None
Protestant
Roman Catholic
Eastern Catholic
Eastern Orthodox:
GOA
OCA
MP
JP
ROCOR
ROAC(?) :)
Antiochian
Oriental Orthodox:
Coptic
Indian
Syrian

An ymore?

Bobby

Sure, Bobby,

Under EO:
ACROD (slight bias)
JP
Serbian
Romanian (there are two)
{There are more jurisdictions; are we just thinking North American here?}

Under Oriental:
Armenian (hope one joins the forum and participates)

Under RC:
There are 22 churches in the Roman communion - I defer to them)

and FINALLY:

"Don't Know"

 :) Demetri
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Re:November end...
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2003, 10:08:56 PM »
Bobby: so where's the poll?  You have to post a poll if you want us to vote on it ;)
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Re:November end...
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2003, 10:19:22 PM »
Would it be possible to fix it so that when one wishes to change avatars they get sized automatically to fit this site's requirements?

I am a computer dummy. It seems that whenever I wish to switch avatars I get the response, "the picture is too big" (or something that means the same thing).

I guess I could learn how to cut my pics down, but it would be nice if that could be done automatically somehow when switching avatars.

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Re:November end...
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2003, 10:21:05 PM »
linus: you can always email them to me.  I'd do it for you - free of charge even ;)
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Re:November end...
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2003, 10:24:16 PM »
linus: you can always email them to me.  I'd do it for you - free of charge even ;)

Thanks, bro.

I may take you up on it; or I may just have to break down and learn how to do it myself.  :P
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Re:November end...
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2003, 10:34:43 PM »
linus: it's not hard really - you just need the right software :)  I use paint shop pro 7.  It has a resize function that allowes me to set exactly what size I want the pic to be in inches or in pixels.
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Re:November end...
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2003, 10:48:55 PM »
How's about fixing the shoutbox!?

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Re:November end...
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2003, 11:21:27 PM »
Linus: Fixed.
Frobisher: Fixed.

Poll...about to come.

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Re:November end...
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2003, 11:22:28 PM »
go bobby go bobby GO BOBBY!

um . . . whats a shoutbox?
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Re:November end...
« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2003, 11:23:31 PM »
The thing on the bottom, you can type in text for others to see. Pure novelty. You can enable it in your profile. There should be a checkbox for "Enable Shoutbox"

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Re:November end...
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2003, 11:30:54 PM »
like a chat function?
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Re:November end...
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2003, 11:53:29 PM »
Linus: Fixed.
Frobisher: Fixed.

Poll...about to come.

-ü-+-¦-ü-+-î-+!
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Re:November end...
« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2003, 12:03:43 AM »
I'm in if there is a spot for a Traditional Roman Catholic in FLUX box.

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Re:November end...
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2003, 12:13:37 AM »
Linus: Fixed.
Frobisher: Fixed.

Poll...about to come.

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uh oh.  Looks like the language filter is broke!
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Re:November end...
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2003, 12:37:44 AM »
I'd rather have translator microbs :(
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Re:November end...
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2003, 10:39:58 AM »
How's about fixing the member map so that half the people aren't listed as being in Africa? :)

Also, perhaps it might be good if a member could select their own flag.  This does two things: 1. People who don't list their location on their profile can at least put what country they're in. and 2. Those of us who live in one country yet identify themselves with another can use that flag instead.



I liked the feature that listed who was in the chat room...was there a problem with that?
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