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HOLY SHIT PEOPLE, IT'S NOT BAD ENOUGH WE'RE GETTING AN UTENA EXHIBITION RIGHT NOW

THEY. ARE. MAKING. A. NEW. MUSICAL. NEXT. YEAR. START LOSING YOUR SHIT RIGHT NOW

#1 | Back to Top10-16-2006 10:51:36 AM

Giovanna
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From: Edmonton, AB
Registered: 10-12-2006
Posts: 8728
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Wow! We're open at last! About the forum, and a little whining.

Two months ago (almost to the day!), I announced on the blog the possibility of a forum for Empty Movement. The reception was impressive enough that...well here we are! I've gone through quite a bit of drama for this project, which culminated in moving the entire site to a new server. The lesson? PHPBB CAN EAT ANTHY'S COOKING AND DIE.

phpBB was the software I initially built the forum on, since it had the ideal feature set and was the most popular one out there. It took me a month and a half of working every. single. day. to set up the forum, including a full blown custom template. About three days before I launched it, a couple people informed me that upon attempting to visit the site, their Norton anti-virus went off. WHAT?  HAX0RD. Yep. I moved the whole site to a clean server. And I canned phpBB for punBB. punBB is a very lightweight, kinda unknown forum, and it has a fantastic reputation for being nearly bullet-proof. I had to manually mod the ever-loving crap out of it to get things like Easy BBC code (those buttons on the post page for inserting bold/img/etc, as well as the smilies) and private messaging. For now, there are no polls, as the poll mod wouldn't work.

Anyway, the point of this thread. Some of you are new to forums and are used to Livejournal and whatever else. Here are the features:

- Smilies. Duh. Yes, there are masturbation smilies. With characters like Akio (rawr), I figure this is necessary in any full-featured SKU-oriented forum. There's also a Freud smilie. Almost at necessary.
- BBC Code. You can use a quick button to insert brackets for bold, italics, etc.
- Image posting. At the moment there is no feature for hosting images, you have to keep them on your own server. KEEP THEM TO A REASONABLE SIZE IF YOU'RE INSERTING THEM INTO THE POST. To do so, you use BBC Code:

Code:

[img]URL OF YOUR IMAGE[/img]

See? Easy. If you don't have a place to host your images, try http://photobucket.com or http://www.imageshack.us/.
- Private messaging. Everyone can send and receive private messages. Use it how you will! (Also this is the preferred method of contacting the admins.)
- Search. You can search threads by keyword. Nice function, eh?
- Profiles. You all like having profiles, right? The Deeper... section can be expanded if there's anything else people would like to say about themselves.
- Avatars. You all get your own avatars. Making them is your responsibility, except in exceptional cases of image-editing ignorance. PM Giovanna with a request image and if I like you, I'll probably make it for you.

If you have any questions about how the forum works, feel free to ask. Most importantly, enjoy!

Now a little happy dance because I'm done coding this miserable thing!

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#2 | Back to Top10-16-2006 12:49:39 PM

Professor Plum
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From: Whitmore Lake, Michigan
Registered: 10-15-2006
Posts: 56
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Re: Wow! We're open at last! About the forum, and a little whining.

I just posted a notice that the forum is open in the Roselinedcoffin community on Livejournal.  the post is http://community.livejournal.com/roseli … 80863.html.

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#3 | Back to Top10-16-2006 01:12:29 PM

Giovanna
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From: Edmonton, AB
Registered: 10-12-2006
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Re: Wow! We're open at last! About the forum, and a little whining.

Professor Plum wrote:

I just posted a notice that the forum is open in the Roselinedcoffin community on Livejournal.  the post is http://community.livejournal.com/roseli … 80863.html.

Why thank you, good sir. emot-smile

I'm not going to officially post about this to the blog and the front page until this evening, though. Bad enough I'm fooling around at work as it is. emot-frown


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#4 | Back to Top10-16-2006 09:36:15 PM

Shirono
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From: Portland, Maine, USA
Registered: 10-16-2006
Posts: 6
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Re: Wow! We're open at last! About the forum, and a little whining.

Hmm, I hope it is not innapropriate to suggest this here, but I was wondering what possibility there was to have subforums?  Theres a forum for teh discussion of Utena, but when it gets popular here it will get messy!  What do you suppose the chacnces are of creating subforums for general utena discussion, fan-stuff posting, RPing &c...

Just a thought.  I'm so excited to be here!

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#5 | Back to Top10-16-2006 09:40:49 PM

Yasha
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From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Registered: 10-15-2006
Posts: 6018
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Re: Wow! We're open at last! About the forum, and a little whining.

We're going to wait until there's a need for it. I know a lot of people miss threads they'd enjoy because of subforums, so for now, it's gonna stay like this. We'll consider it and if it's necessary, we'll have them.


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