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[FORUM UPGRADE] Discuss

RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000Administrator, ClubPA admin
Discussion of the forum upgrade goes here.

If you think the new profile screen is ugly, I agree. No point complaining, though. It seemed better to release now with ugly, and fix the ugly over time, rather than delaying the upgrade.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited September 2009
    tags, huh?

    this should be interesting

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I am going to tag every fucking thing you have no idea.

    Also we are clearly not responsible enough to use this tool.

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    We need some kind of metric for determining whether or not someone can tag stuff. Maybe a post count:infraction ratio?

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2009
    Hooray tags.

    edit: once it's prettied up, that Profile Page will definitely be better than the old one

    edit2: is there a tag cloud visible anywhere?

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Visitor messages? Can I leave someone a message on their profile?

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  • CyvrosCyvros Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    "hail alpharamius". Tags are so awesome.

    Also, ho-leeey shit at the profile pages. D:

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Oh my god the profile system is like facebook now.

    You have a wall! and friends!

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    What is the point of the tags?

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  • CyvrosCyvros Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I like how infractions are displayed now, though.
    Couscous wrote: »
    What is the point of the tags?
    In three months' time, I'm going to go into every thread in SE++ and compile stats on the tags used.

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Couscous wrote: »
    What is the point of the tags?

    Tagging stuff!

    I just tagged the Linux thread with linux and open source. Click a tag and it shows stuff with that tag.

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  • SlicerSlicer Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Rolo wrote: »
    Oh my god the profile system is like facebook now.

    You have a wall! and friends!

    And you can see who is [strike]e-stalking you[/strike] visiting your profile page!

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  • RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited September 2009
    In a little while, a tag-cloud of the top 70 tags over the last 30-days is going to show up here: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/tags.php

    It's in a cache, so it only updates every 30 minutes.

    We can adjust how many tags go to the cloud, and how many days back it shows.

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Cyvros wrote: »
    "hail alpharamius". Tags are so awesome.

    Also, ho-leeey shit at the profile pages. D:

    Ramius deserves all the credit for the successful upgrade. I just flipped a couple of bits. :wink:

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Cyvros wrote: »
    "hail alpharamius". Tags are so awesome.

    Also, ho-leeey shit at the profile pages. D:

    Ramius deserves all the credit for the successful upgrade. I just flipped a couple of bits. :wink:

    I didn't want to risk sleighting any of our local demigods, so I did a merger.

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  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Tags will be abused.

    So much

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Pata wrote: »
    Tags will be awesome.

    So much

    Fixed that for you.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2009
    They're actually kinda neat because when you click on them, you basically get what amounts to a new 'virtual' subforum.

    Example: here's your football forum.

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  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    MKR wrote: »
    Pata wrote: »
    Tags will be awesome.

    So much

    Fixed that for you.

    This post is correct as well.

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  • Salvation122Salvation122 Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    So a fan of tags

    Just went through the first page of D&D and CF taggin' everything

    I may spend big chunks of tomorrow doing this for old threads because I have no life

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    SE++ is stress testing the tag system for you. Good luck!

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  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2009
    The point of tags is...

    Edit: allowing non-mods to create tags seems like a trap.

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    _J_ wrote: »
    The point of tags is...

    Edit: allowing non-mods to create tags seems like a trap.

    Nah, it's not anywhere near as useful if mods have to tag everything. There's spam, but half the useful or informative threads are already tagged.

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  • RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited September 2009
    _J_ wrote: »
    The point of tags is...

    Edit: allowing non-mods to create tags seems like a trap.

    They can serve several purposes. One example is posted above. Another is that they provide targetted search with options the current search engine just doesn't allow (like 3-letter words, such as Wii or PSP)

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2009
    _J_ wrote: »
    The point of tags is...

    Edit: allowing non-mods to create tags seems like a trap.

    Or you just let everyone work through playing with them a bit at first and then it will normalize

    it's not like you have to click the bogus tags

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  • RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited September 2009
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    just let everyone work through playing with them a bit at first and then it will normalize

    Agreed.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Can mods see who adds tags? Because people are already trolling with them.

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    oh man tags are awesome.

    does this upgrade solve the DB issues?

    please say yes

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  • CorvusCorvus . VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Is there any way to hide this PM preview thingy on the userpanel?

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Tags is interesting

    Are they going to be used for searching as well?

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  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2009
    So are tags going to add to or detract from the server lag issues?

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    _J_ wrote: »
    So are tags going to add to or detract from the server lag issues?

    I'm assuming all the thread IDs are stored along with the tag.

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  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2009
    MKR wrote: »
    _J_ wrote: »
    So are tags going to add to or detract from the server lag issues?

    I'm assuming all the thread IDs are stored along with the tag.

    That makes sense.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Tags is interesting

    Are they going to be used for searching as well?

    Once enough threads get tagged, they should!

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  • CyvrosCyvros Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Oh, hey, I just noticed something about thread ratings and all the other DHTML menus - they work in Chrome! Yes!

    Yesss!

    alpha, Ramius, what're your postal addresses? I want to send you two a big box of man-hugs each.

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2009
    Hey is youtube embeding purposely disabled in the comments section because it would be super neat if that was added (if its not hard?)

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  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2009
    Tags were a bad idea.

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  • ph blakeph blake Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Nah, once the newness dies down it should get a little saner, and if done right it could be a great way to search for similar/related threads.

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  • CorvusCorvus . VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    So, what is yahooapis.com, and why is No Script asking me if I want to allow it when I view the forums?

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  • RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited September 2009
    Corvus wrote: »
    So, what is yahooapis.com, and why is No Script asking me if I want to allow it when I view the forums?

    Yahoo makes a javascript library called YUI, and it is used in this forum software. In the past, it was hosted here on the forums webserver. Yahoo also hosts it on their own servers, and webpages can just link to it. This is a win for the end-user, because it is more likely to come from their cache, and a win for the webhost, because less bandwidth required. So I opted to turn that remote-hosting feature on. I knew it would throw NoScript warnings, but I figured anyone savvy enough to run NoScript would understand what was going on.

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  • CyvrosCyvros Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    These profile comment conversations: do we get alerted if there are replies, or do they pop up in the UCP like subscribed threads are?

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