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« on: September 29, 2004, 05:45:59 PM »
I tried to post and got a page not found then a 404. and in backing up kept getting 404's until I was told I was not authorized to see the main page.  I got in  via the front page with our noble admins mug shots on it.

Just wanted the tech side to know.

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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2004, 05:46:56 PM »
P.S. now my avatars gone and the bottom bar with buttons is black with no button graphics

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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2004, 05:48:56 PM »
Yea I'm upgrading :)_

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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2004, 05:52:29 PM »
Oh noooooooooooo!  ;D  Stealth upgrading.

Well at least there's a good explanation.  Though part of me is wondering what it will be like with some trepidation.

But at least my avatar is back.... for now.

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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2004, 06:09:40 PM »
Looks like we survived the board upgrade...let me know if you find any errors!

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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2004, 06:14:44 PM »
what's new aside from the fact that we can now see what gender you are? :P
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2004, 06:20:35 PM »
Explore around, you will see a few new features.

Plus a large dose of bug fixes.  And yet even mjore to come...

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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2004, 07:13:47 PM »
Is'nt Gender part of the Gor trilogy ?

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Re:Strange things are happening...
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2004, 07:58:10 PM »
"Strange Days Indeed. Most peculiar, Mama"

Hey - where is my avatar? The ladies are complaining!  ;D I can select it - but it never displays.

And when I go to "Who's online" almost everyone is shown as "hidden"
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Re:Strange things are happening...
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2004, 08:07:45 PM »
what's new aside from the fact that we can now see what gender you are? :P
Gender? Oh my! Who knows where this 'innovation' will end? ::)

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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2004, 08:12:52 PM »
what's new aside from the fact that we can now see what gender you are? :P
Gender? Oh my! Who knows where this 'innovation' will end? ::)

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Well. Then I must protest! My Gender symbol is way too small!!!  ;D

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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2004, 08:41:09 PM »
"Strange Days Indeed. Most peculiar, Mama"

Great John Lennon song!
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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2004, 09:34:46 PM »
Is'nt Gender part of the Gor trilogy ?

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Trilogy?  If you're referring to the John Norman books "Outlaws of Gor" "Priest-Kings of Gor" "Buckets of Gor" (oops, that's not one of the books. ;D ) There are over 20 of the things in the series.  Good Golly!

Or do you mean "Gormenghast" which is in three books?  

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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2004, 09:36:43 PM »
what's new aside from the fact that we can now see what gender you are? :P
Gender? Oh my! Who knows where this 'innovation' will end? ::)

Demetri

But *is* it an innovation?  What if it was  part of the original software used to make OC.net and then was lost for a long time.  Is it not then a restoration rather then an innovation?

I should stop now before I get in trouble.  ;D  

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Re:Strange things are happening...
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2004, 10:20:45 PM »
Hey, aren't those gender thingies some sort of pagan zodiac symbol?
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« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2004, 10:25:49 PM »
And hey, the calendar in the upper right hand corner was set back 13 days.  Is that supposed to happen???
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« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2004, 10:48:38 PM »
Ebor,

You're 1st guess was correct, hate to date myself but I had the 3 original books, about the same time I started reading Mr. Tolken, maybe late 60's early 70's, course my memory could be affected by organic nutrients of that time period, along with Boones Farm, various Sangrias and Ten High Whiskey.

Oh show me the way to the next whiskey bar.......

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Re:Strange things are happening...
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2004, 02:02:22 AM »
I've gotten rid of the llama ;)

Now the default icon is Christ :)

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Re:Strange things are happening...
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2004, 04:08:10 AM »
Or do you mean "Gormenghast" which is in three books?  

Oh what an awfully depressing series of books they were.

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« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2004, 07:46:33 AM »
I've gotten rid of the llama ;)

Now the default icon is Christ :)

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« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2004, 08:15:02 AM »
lol get enough OC.net points and u might get something special ;)

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« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2004, 08:24:29 AM »
Well, it's a small thing, but if you want to know, when you click on a thread on the top, perhaps the bottom also, there are the navigational links saying "<previous   next> except "previous" is spelled "previos"

Hey maybe it's been that way and no one has noticed, I dunno

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« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2004, 02:45:50 PM »
lol get enough OC.net points and u might get something special ;)

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« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2004, 03:21:32 PM »
LOL...now THIS is a good trick!!

I just went in to edit my profile (my avatar was gone, too!), and it said that my last time online was "Wed, December 31, 1969, 06:00:01 PM"!  How about that!  Just days shy of ten years before I was born, I logged on to OC.net on a system of sharing information using a piece of machinery, neither of which would be invented for several years!  How 'bout that?!  8)
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« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2004, 04:02:43 PM »
What are points anyway ??? Do we earn them for OC Net prizes ???

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« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2004, 08:23:36 PM »
Floating JESUS Icon seen on OC Net !

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« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2004, 10:29:35 PM »
Ebor,

You're 1st guess was correct, hate to date myself but I had the 3 original books, about the same time I started reading Mr. Tolken, maybe late 60's early 70's, course my memory could be affected by organic nutrients of that time period, along with Boones Farm, various Sangrias and Ten High Whiskey.

Oh show me the way to the next whiskey bar.......

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Well, I suppose I'm dating myself then, since I read the first few "Gor" books when they first came out. :D  Good thing you stopped with the third one. Somewhere after that Norman figured out why some people were reading his books and it wasn't for the battles or dealing with aliens.  It got so at the appearance of a new one, there would be a ritual of opening the book at random (in the book store) finding the... ahem.... lurid bits (it was almost sure to show every few pages it seemed) and put the book gently back on the shelf and walk away.  

Better you stuck with Tolkein. ;)

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« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2004, 10:31:31 PM »
Or do you mean "Gormenghast" which is in three books?  

Oh what an awfully depressing series of books they were.

Did you actually finish them?  I've never been able to.  Peake had a talent for writing and images, but erg what a slog.  As you say, depressing.

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Re:Strange things are happening...
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2004, 11:08:46 PM »
I pressed the icon of Christ about three times. It told me sorry, you get zero points!!!.

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« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2004, 04:56:58 AM »
Did you actually finish them?  I've never been able to.

No. If I don't enjoy what I'm reading, I stop reading :P

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« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2004, 04:58:42 AM »
I pressed the icon of Christ about three times. It told me sorry, you get zero points!!!.

That's because you are Catholic ;). You only get points when you click on the floating statue of Christ ;D

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Re:Strange things are happening...
« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2004, 03:43:51 PM »
lol  :smiley1:

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« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2004, 03:53:17 PM »
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« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2004, 07:35:33 PM »
Ah. But then what are we Episcopalians supposed to get for points?  Perhaps a nice Celtic Cross?  

I notice by the way that our own Cap't. has done an upgrade and then left town (for New York).... who knows what may go  W
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« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2004, 07:48:04 PM »
I just checked my profile.  It says I have "774144 Caught secret OC.net points"

and I was last on at the end of the year 1969.  I think we've confirmed a bug erm  an "undocumented feature".


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« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2004, 07:51:42 PM »
Suddenly!  After my last post a vision appeared on my screen of the icon of Our Lord.  Quickly clicking I was informed that I have 2 points.  

So either it works for G.H. Anglicans... or someone's gone and 'doxed me behind my back   ;D ;D ;D

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Re:Strange things are happening...
« Reply #36 on: October 01, 2004, 10:00:56 PM »
Thanks, Cap'n for the upgrade!

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« Reply #37 on: October 02, 2004, 08:03:00 AM »
I wonder what was so dislikeable about the 'book and cross' avatar that it had to be removed?  Is it a sign that 'the book' is not much favored on this forum, at least enough to not have stood the competition of all those sexy (?) male and female actors and actresses and other worldly features?

Who makes the decision, and was there maybe a general preferences poll about it and I missed it?

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« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2004, 08:34:42 AM »
I don't remember if it was showing up under your name since after the upgrade.  If it was, then I don't know what happened.  If it was not, then it probably got lost in the upgrade.  If Rob can find it or otherwise get it once he has a chance to be home and not travelling in NY, I'm sure he can help you out with that.  No one's out to get that avatar (others have had it in the past, IIRC), or you.  

Re: the actors and actresses, there are some avatars that came with the software, I think, and I assume they were among them.  At least the llama is no longer the default and we can all get along with our lives.  :P
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« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2004, 09:30:34 AM »
I wonder what was so dislikeable about the 'book and cross' avatar that it had to be removed?  Is it a sign that 'the book' is not much favored on this forum...?

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« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2004, 11:04:00 AM »
Shiloah

I doubt that there was anything wrong with your avatar.  In the nearly 2 years I've been here, my avatar of Samwise (a couple of versions) has been accidentally lost during upgrades and other software de-rangements.  The admins have found me new ones at my request (though the film clip of Sam saying "Po-ta-toes" would have been too much use of bandwidth I thought.  But I appreciated it.)

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« Reply #41 on: October 02, 2004, 01:11:04 PM »
Shiloah,

Sorry, I did the upgrade and then left for New York for a few days.  Unfortunately, my schedule is quite busy for the next few days, so I will be unable to resolve most issues until sometime next week.,

Thanks for your patience.

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« Reply #42 on: October 02, 2004, 01:27:45 PM »
Thanks for all the response. I'm glad to hear that things are moving  :bounce:

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« Reply #43 on: October 02, 2004, 05:12:35 PM »
The icons I pressed worked. These must be Greek Catholic icons.