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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited September 2009
    I am not a man who embraces change.

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  • AneurhythmiaAneurhythmia Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    So I shouldn't click on the donate link in your sig?

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  • JokermanJokerman V.Vaughn, The Vaudeville Vilnian Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I have now methodically gone through and turned off everything.

    I can has profile features?

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  • LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Is there any chance of any sections being turned back on? Because I felt that visitor comments were pretty nice.

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  • JokermanJokerman V.Vaughn, The Vaudeville Vilnian Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Leitner wrote: »
    Is there any chance of any sections being turned back on? Because I felt that visitor comments were pretty nice.

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  • KazhiimKazhiim __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2009
    I am not a man who embraces change.

    You picked the wrong state to live in, then

    I think tag abuse would have petered off in a day or two, but whatever

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited September 2009
    Leitner wrote: »
    Is there any chance of any sections being turned back on? Because I felt that visitor comments were pretty nice.

    Maybe. Some day.

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    Hobnail wrote: »
    This forum has taken everything from me
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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited September 2009
    can someone try and add me as a friend, I want to know if that's still turned on

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    Hobnail wrote: »
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  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    adding friends is turned off.


    EDIT: though adding as a contact still seems to be on, like before.

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    were these new little bits like the tags and the comments the sole additions to the forum?

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    you can mark someone as a friend when you try to add them to your contacts, though

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  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    were these new little bits like the tags and the comments the sole additions to the forum?
    Ramius answered that in SE++. There's also a lot of fixes and security updates.
    Ramius wrote:
    seriously, I don't get to easily choose the features I want in this software. If we want bug fixes and security updates, we need to take social networking crap that comes with it.

    We CAN lock most all of that stuff down, and when tube gets here I won't be surprised if he makes me do exactly that, but I for one enjoy a bit of random clutter from time to time.

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited September 2009
    adding as a contact is remaining on until I gather enough interest to find it and turn it off.

    Tube on
    Hobnail wrote: »
    This forum has taken everything from me
    This hurts but I deserve it

  • ObbiObbi Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2009
    I'd just like to throw in that the new features were kinda neat, but overall kinda unnecessary. The profile comment section would most likely lose its pizazz quickly, and I didn't even figure out what the Friends feature was for!

    Tags were...iffy, I liked the concept, but I get uneasy when I start seein' new things floatin' around the thread I'm viewin'.

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  • NocturneNocturne Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Tags would be cool if they were limited in some way.

    For example one time I was drunk and complained about the search function. Granted I'm drunk now but I won't create a thread about it like a jackass but it still kinda sucks. I think tags have potential, but people are dumb so there would have to be some sort of limitation as to who could create them, or just infract people who are retards with them.

    But the facebook features like friends and comment walls I couldn't give two shits about.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Awesome that edit history has been kept. Can anyone other than myself click the link to see the edits, or can you only see your own?

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I think the tag system could work with some modifications and rules. Most people will follow the rules, and the rest could lose the ability to tag. Or they could be infracted. :)

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  • AkimboEGAkimboEG Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    MKR wrote: »
    I think the tag system could work with some modifications and rules. Most people will follow the rules, and the rest could lose the ability to tag. Or they could be infracted. :)
    Do it the Google way. Same tag must be given by several different users (I'd say two to four) to actually show up.

    No rubbish, and the system might actually work.

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Willeth wrote: »
    Awesome that edit history has been kept. Can anyone other than myself click the link to see the edits, or can you only see your own?

    I can't see your edit history so I'm assuming the latter. Could it be possible to see anyone's edits in the future, though? I feel it would be useful.

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I would like to point out my enjoyment of the new profile features.

    =/

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  • Zetetic ElenchZetetic Elench Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    the tags ain't a bad idea but it's all about usage.

    perhaps it could be relegated to the creator of the thread that way it's just one specific jackass abusing something instead of a bunch of eager kids scrambling to put "cuntslime" as a tag or something

    i mean, it'd work on the same principle of the thread creator being able to change thread title i guess

    I like this idea. I think the usefulness of tags is ambiguous at best; but it increases with an increase in tag quality, and I can see how over time it would make certain like-minded threads easier to find.
    AkimboEG wrote: »
    MKR wrote: »
    I think the tag system could work with some modifications and rules. Most people will follow the rules, and the rest could lose the ability to tag. Or they could be infracted. :)
    Do it the Google way. Same tag must be given by several different users (I'd say two to four) to actually show up.

    No rubbish, and the system might actually work.

    This, though; aside from this sounding like a nightmare to get functional, I think all it would mean is that the more insightful tags would be replaced with the least creative of trolls.

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  • agoajagoaj Top Tier One FearRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I'm not seeing these tags, where are they supposed to show up?

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited September 2009
    They're turned off.

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    Hobnail wrote: »
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  • GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    You get a new feature on a highly-trafficked forum, people are going to play with it a lot at first. It's what happens.

    I remember over at Fark, when the Ha Ha Guy became a meme, people would flood every single thread with it. Eventually a mod made a specialized thread titled something like 'Okay, dipshits, here's a Ha Ha Guy thread, get it all out of your system'. Everyone did. They calmed down soon afterward.

    I'd just do that. Give it about a week, go 'here, play with it for a week and then we lay down the law'. The week should be enough time for everyone to get the silliness done and over with and for the mods to get a good idea of what exactly they're going to be dealing with.

    The friends list, though, I'd keep that off. Just makes for cliquishness.

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  • RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited September 2009
    Hi Gosling.

    Between Tube and I, we have over a decade of experience administering high-traffic internet forums. I'm not saying we know everything, but the really basic stuff like what you describe is not something we are really in need of being informed about.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    It seems odd that the xFire username is on one page of the profile when the info for PSN, XBL, Twitter etc is on another. Is this something that's easily altered or should I shut up about massively low-priority stuff?

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  • RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited September 2009
    The xFire thing is a carry-over from the old profile fields implementation and I'm not positive it is even working properly. It might need to be pulled, but I need to see how many people are using it, first. Do you use it? I'm not sure what to do with it actually because I don't get the sense that xfire is the leading service for that sort of thing. Steam and mygamercard seem to be more popular around here.

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I think xfire was a big deal for a little while.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I'm not really a PC man, but xFire seems to have been superseded by Steam and GFW - if a game isn't on one, it's on the other.

    It's probably worth polling somewhere more visible, though.

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Ramius wrote: »
    The xFire thing is a carry-over from the old profile fields implementation and I'm not positive it is even working properly. It might need to be pulled, but I need to see how many people are using it, first. Do you use it? I'm not sure what to do with it actually because I don't get the sense that xfire is the leading service for that sort of thing. Steam and mygamercard seem to be more popular around here.

    It worked before, but I don't think people really do Xfire anymore... I think Steam has pretty much usurped 70%+ of what XFire did.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2009
    Gosling wrote: »
    The friends list, though, I'd keep that off. Just makes for cliquishness.

    See, this is hilarious, because the friends list was there for years. People only noticed it when vBB redid the profile pages.

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  • Edith UpwardsEdith Upwards Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Maybe tagging should require the same requirements as Report For Awesome?

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Erich Zahn wrote: »
    Maybe tagging should require the same requirements as Report For Awesome?

    I'm pretty sure most of the abusers had 5-50k posts.

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  • ObbiObbi Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2009
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    Gosling wrote: »
    The friends list, though, I'd keep that off. Just makes for cliquishness.

    See, this is hilarious, because the friends list was there for years. People only noticed it when vBB redid the profile pages.

    Tt created confusion! It was dubbed as Friends in the older version for a while, which was just addin' a guy to the list. When this new version came around, Friends became "Contacts", and the new Friends was some sort of mutual acceptance thing I didn't really understand.

    But naw, I don't think the friends list thing would've made for cliquishness. And that's a silly thing to worry about, anyway!

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  • Edith UpwardsEdith Upwards Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    MKR wrote: »
    Erich Zahn wrote: »
    Maybe tagging should require the same requirements as Report For Awesome?

    I'm pretty sure most of the abusers had 5-50k posts.

    1.Make it so that tags show their taggers names once moused over in a little drop down.
    2.Put a warning down next to that glorious, magic window that says offensive/frivolous tags are infraction worthy.

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  • Zetetic ElenchZetetic Elench Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Tagging in general seems like a nightmare to moderate, though. A tedious nightmare.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    One thing I've noticed and like (if it hasn't been mentioned) is that the search feature now works on Chrome. Before, one click changed the page to the search page, instead of the drop down thing.

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  • CyvrosCyvros Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Yeah, the Tools, thread tools, username and voting menus work now, too. :D

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Unfortunately it means that you can't open someone's profile page in a new tab any more, which is a bit annoying.

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  • CyvrosCyvros Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Chrome seems to ignore middle-or ctrl-clicking links in those menus and just opens it in the current tab. Right-click, open in new tab still works, though.

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