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Nifelhein
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« on: March 22, 2007, 10:54:27 PM »

Maintenance

After a good number of hours of work I am finally done with the site updates, the first and most important changes were the software versions of SMF (the forums) and TinyPortal (the front page mod), which are now the latest available, this has given us some new options, like commenting articles and rating them, unfortunately it seems all old articles require a one by one activation of those options so I will take a while to have all of them show this to you.

Then came the theme changes, the new versions actually require a new theme, one written for the version, fortunately I have been to use the old theme to update the new one, meaning it has a new look here and there but overall it is the same. Eventually I will have to get a custom made theme, but paying someone to do that is probably the wisest and easiest way, we can then have the site look like whatever we want it to. But leave the future for when it is due.

New Links

There are two new links and a new look on the links box, I have divided non english links for easy of use, the new links are for the French Midnight SRD by our member "Dain": l'Ombre Du Nord, it also features forums of its own (at a different address - link).

Language Colors Addition

I have at last added the Erunsil patrol sign language to the drop down menu, so anyone who will or is using an Erunsil with that language is not going to have to type the color code anymore.

New Mods: Gender on Registration and Spoiler Tags!

The last changes I made are new mods, the first is rather minor, asking users to select their gender when registering, so we will know when the newcomers are male or female (all other users should select that on their profile as well, but it is not mandatory). The second mod is one you will probably like to have, after all this time it has probably been one of the most wanted features: a spoiler code with buttons. To use this great new feature you need to do very very little, I have added the code to help you guys below, inside spoiler tags. Wink

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And that is all for today guys and girls!
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2007, 12:45:11 AM »

Thanks for all the time you could have spent, this is sometimes fastidious and a little congratulation is always welcome ... So, good job man, you're da man  angel
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007, 04:17:18 AM »

Thanks a lot, it really was a much larger job than I wanted it to be, hopefully it will be easier from next time and on, given that I have now set everything to the best possible situation for future upgrades they should not take any longer than 1 or 2 hours at most.

On the negative side, I can't seem to find a way to show everyone's quick reply box myself, so each user will just have to set it tio show or not by their own, it is on your profile, under look and preferences. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2007, 10:57:01 AM »

Nif, look what i got when i tried to test the spoiler thing:

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Sorry - you don't have the proper permissions to post spoilers.

And yhea... thanks for all your doing. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2007, 03:37:24 PM »

shock

Would you mind? I had no idea this mod was so well done, I have given every logged user permission to both post and show spoiler tags, guests will not be able to do either though. I thought it was just a simple mod adding the BBCode, the button and that is it, it is actually very good, much better than i thought. Grin
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2007, 05:40:05 AM »

Okay, additional mod installed, it seems the spammers were tired of trying to register and started posting replies to threads on the meta forum, so I have installed a mod that allows me to require visual verification for guest posting and guest search as well. I hope this will get us rid of it for good. And because I increased the visual verification noise to make spammers less likely to go through I have then turned off account activation, meaning new registered users can login and start posting right away. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2007, 01:16:34 PM »

Rereading your first post on the "spoiler" tag matter, i notice that i do not see the spoiler button in your post...
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2007, 01:27:05 PM »

Nif, you get a cookie for all your hard work.

Yummy.
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2007, 01:39:31 PM »

You still don't see it arnon?

Thanks Pheros, I am happy to do this and keep the community going, and growing. but it is indeed a hard work. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2007, 02:19:23 PM »

It should work now, for some reason it does not display on the frontpage, will see if I can get that working too though it may require modding files manually.
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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2007, 02:23:19 PM »

(click to show/hide)

Cool, it works Smiley
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