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« on: April 19, 2003, 04:14:57 PM »

Aww yea new features, new fun!!

ENJOY THE NEW OC.NET!!!

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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2003, 04:28:34 PM »

What is up with this Karma rating?? I don't like that feature. This is not a Buddhist site. And how does the now listening to feature work?
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2003, 04:32:39 PM »

Dude, chill.
If you don't have anything nice to say don't say it at all.

If you like what a particular poster says, you thought it was excellent, you can give him Karma points. It doesn't DO anything, but provides a system where we can start rating the people who make some really GOOD posts, and those who are more mediocre sit on the bottom.

Plus, it gives me some leverage for special features that I will implement for posters that are REAL good.

If you want me to change the name "Karma", think of a good one for me to change it to.

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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2003, 04:37:20 PM »

Dude, I am sorry. I don't think karma should be used on a Christian site in my opinion. I will try to think of a better name and let you know.
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2003, 04:53:56 PM »

Good gracious! words in red, thread boxes changing colour! Too much technology!! "Scotty I need more power!"   Grin  Grin Grin

This is only an attempt at humour. In the event of real jokes the humour light will be lit.  

I can't wait to find the other features, Robert.  

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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2003, 09:51:59 PM »

I've explored the new things a bit.  The member map feature is interesting, and things seem to be going faster.  One minor point: it may be my aged eyes, but the green and orange shades used for member status are blurring into the purple background.  The other colours are quite visible. Is there something I should do to make a stronger contrast?

Thanks for your hard work addding things.

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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2003, 10:49:51 PM »

Gotta give props for the new features. Very cool. The member map is especially cool.

The only request I could think of (you give us new stuff and already we're requesting changes! Cheesy Shocked ) is that, if possible, you keep a record of who gave someone their positive and negative "grace" points, and on what days. I think that would help to cut down on abuse. Just a suggestion (in the tradition of online fora, where a computer/console game will come out, and that day people will start threads asking for new stuff in the patch/next game). Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2003, 10:50:02 PM »

yes Bobby thank you for your hard work to upgrade this forum and add many, many features this Lazarus Saturday. The Forum, like Lazarus has been raised from the dead.
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2003, 12:04:10 AM »

I would disagre Paradosis, as I think keeping the vote anonymous will keep people truthful, rather than trying to kiss up or anything. Yet I can see the problems if someone has all negative smitings.

Plus its harder to explain mistakes that could be seen as a personal attack, as I smited someone I should have given a grace point too. Oops!
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2003, 12:06:58 AM »

I got a feeling that I will get many negative smitings.
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« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2003, 12:12:33 AM »

I got a feeling that I will get many negative smitings.

Sinjin, I'll give you an award for every one you give me.  Deal???   Grin

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« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2003, 12:29:59 AM »

Bobby, let me add my thanks to Nik's for the hard work in upgrading this site.  Great job!   Cheesy

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P.S.  Do I get at least one grace point for this post? Grin
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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2003, 12:30:38 AM »

I graced you Hypo. Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2003, 12:32:26 AM »

Friends,

If we get complaints about the smite feature we can always remove it.  A lot of features just came with the board and we have to remove them or edit them, for instance if you click on a certain feature it says "this person was too da**** lazy to fill out a..." when we had nothing to do with that. I sent an email to Bobby to change that.  So we'll see.

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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2003, 12:33:17 AM »

Thanks, Nik!  I'll repay the favor as soon as possible!  Smiley

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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2003, 12:57:39 AM »

Sinjin, I'll give you an award for every one you give me.  Deal???   Grin

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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2003, 02:23:32 AM »

Friends,

THanks for all the positive comments. It makes the work I did today all the more better! Thanks for being such a great community!!!

Some things need ironing out, mainly the colors, and as anastasios said, some of the messages. This board was originally stock code that we used to set it up, but as I have the time, I am rewriting various aspects and making it more in tune with Orthodoxy.

Anyway, keep the suggestions coming.  If you can think of something, I can code it. The 'grace' system is something we can have a little fun with. It has built in limits. IE u cant smite/applaud soomeone more than X times in X hours. I think i set it to 4 times an hour per person.

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« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2003, 04:02:10 PM »

Hey! Cool, you are allowing marquees...

Though I'm use to using the <marquee> code. Ahh well, will get use to it. Smiley Thanks!
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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2003, 04:58:37 PM »

 :disco: :psychdelic: :cheeky: :badhairday: :reading: :approve:test
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« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2003, 05:03:35 PM »

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« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2003, 05:08:16 PM »

hmmm

any chance we could have :jump:  ?

Now that is one I reallylike
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« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2003, 05:11:51 PM »

Oh and why do I keep getting a dialogue box that says
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Like it has just shown up yet again after I posted that [ which is not on the test thread]
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« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2003, 05:36:23 PM »

:disco: :psychdelic: :cheeky: :badhairday: :reading: :approve:test

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« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2003, 05:36:44 PM »

hmmm

any chance we could have :jump:  ?

Now that is one I reallylike

The Slave, if that is a smilie from another forum, you can't just post :name: and have it appear here.   The :name: is a shortcut that looks for a image file of that name on the same site.  If you want to put it here do this:

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« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2003, 06:02:37 PM »

I like the new quote boxes. They make the quotes really stand apart from the fresh text.

However, I have trouble seeing the light green used to ID a "Senior Member." Maybe it's just my eyes; I don't know, but it's hard to read.

I also liked the Russian crosses better than the new stars.

I don't want to sound negative, but I really don't like the grace/karma points: too much like a popularity contest, and too reminiscent of the the Fundies "amening" each other on other boards. Such a system could have a chilling effect on what members are willing to post.

Guys like Keble, who are not Orthodox yet have something very valuable to contribute, could pick up a lot of negative points and, as a result, chuck the idea of visiting this web site.

Maybe I'll go give him some brownie points right now myself! Grin
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I also liked the Russian crosses better than the new stars.

I don't want to sound negative, but I really don't like the grace/karma points: too much like a popularity contest, and too reminiscent of the the Fundies "amening" each other on other boards. Such a system could have a chilling effect on what members are willing to post.

Guys like Keble, who are not Orthodox yet have something very valuable to contribute, could pick up a lot of negative points and, as a result, chuck the idea of visiting this web site.


I agree with what Linus has said. I like the crosses too. They added an Orthodox feel to the board. As for the grace system, this could potentially intimidate newbies from the site.
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« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2003, 06:19:05 PM »

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Being a Machead - I can't right click ! It's actually 6 or 7 little green cheesy grins that are jumping up and down - very suitable at times for this place Cheesy

And I am still getting that annoying Dialogue box coming up every time I access this thread - doesn't seem to be anywhere else Huh

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« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2003, 06:27:00 PM »

The Slave,

Do you mean this?

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« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2003, 06:36:07 PM »

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They are fun - but no they weren't what I actually meant  - though they would do nicely Tongue. The ones I have seen and used are like the cheesy toothy grinning thing 4th from the left Grin - but in green and sort of randomly placed in an area about 2insX1ins.

They are on a board that I use http://www.chetnet.co.uk/portal/ and I think you can post as a guest. If you try it go to post and then click on more emoticons - there are some real crackers there Grin - would appeal to some of our dafter posters.

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« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2003, 06:45:28 PM »

The crosses were nice, but not all Orthodox use three bar crosses.   Tongue
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« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2003, 07:01:43 PM »

Hey! Cool, you are allowing marquees...

Though I'm use to using the <marquee> code. Ahh well, will get use to it. Smiley Thanks!

Is outrage! Next will to be having blink code from Netscape.

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Hey! Cool, you are allowing marquees...

Though I'm use to using the <marquee> code. Ahh well, will get use to it. Smiley Thanks!

Is outrage! Next will to be having blink code from Netscape.

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Do I detect a "Boris Badenov" accent there, Keble?

Are you hanging out at the ROCOR Cafe? Grin
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Do I detect a "Boris Badenov" accent there, Keble?

Are you hanging out at the ROCOR Cafe? Grin

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« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2003, 10:18:31 PM »

Some pretty fancy things have been added.  Smiley

The colour change for Sr. Member is much more readable. Thank you for changing it.  I hate to mention it, but the orange for "Full Member" is blurring into the darker purple background in particular.  

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« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2003, 02:47:47 PM »

Well, the purple will go the way of the Dodo after Pascha. Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2003, 02:55:14 PM »

Yes, and then everything turns GREEN!
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« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2003, 02:58:06 PM »

Yes, and then everything turns GREEN!

w00t!  That'll be great.  But don't forget White for Bright Week.  :disco:
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« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2003, 03:04:45 PM »

Yeah Bright Week is gonna rule. White text, white backgrounds, everything in white! Woohoo! :disco:
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« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2003, 03:11:38 PM »

So bright you'll have to wear sunglasses to post!  Cool
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« Reply #39 on: April 21, 2003, 08:57:45 PM »

I like most of the changes. :disco:

Sorry, guys, but I find the "grace points" thing distasteful. Sad

Notice any trends in it?
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« Reply #40 on: April 21, 2003, 08:59:51 PM »

I like most of the changes. :disco:

Sorry, guys, but I find the "grace points" thing distasteful. Sad

Notice any trends in it?

I think the grace points should go too. I don't like them.
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