Ok, my first critique OF ALL THESE TYPES OF BOARDS.

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Is guiner a spoiled bastard?

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Ok, my first critique OF ALL THESE TYPES OF BOARDS.

Postby guiner on Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:14 am

Is that when you go to view a post, you can NEVER see the other replies or other posts in that thread in the same window. RJ, on your board, you can horizontally jump across the subthread, but usually with this kind you have to continually return to the root thread and pick the next reply.

Is this a possible option or am I a spoiled bastard.

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I guess I kinda described this wrong

Postby guiner on Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:32 am

It very difficult to see or have an organized subthread with this style. Everything seems to be cronologically placed under an initial post, but there is no separate subthread.

Often 2 folks will just go off on a tangent and you can ignore that, but with this, it seems as though all posts are put under one root post and you have to mentally sort it out yourself, you cannot ignore a subthread.

I'm out, time to go play BF2. Time to see what I can do with a attack helicopter while buzzed.

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Postby Admin on Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:43 am

I do know what you mean.

There is a threaded mod version of phpbb but it seems a bit sketchy. I had an older version of it up at http://www.pookalooka.com/scripts/PensBoard3/.
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Postby Eisbahren on Sat Jan 28, 2006 9:55 am

I agree with Guiner--and thus presumably am also incredibly spoilt--in that I much prefer a board which lumps together its topics as the present LGP board does.
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I Agree

Postby Mad City Mike on Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:19 am

I like the current board in that I can see all posts at a glance rather than having to go into the thread to see replies.
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Postby spoon on Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:40 am

phpBB is spiffy you jags. love it for it shall own your soul!
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Re: I Agree

Postby Admin on Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:21 pm

Mad City Mike wrote:I like the current board in that I can see all posts at a glance rather than having to go into the thread to see replies.


It's definitely a change. We'll give it a test run and see how everyone feels after a week or two. Plus, this board allows some neat "regulars" features.
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Re: I Agree

Postby freq019 on Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:24 pm

Admin wrote:
Mad City Mike wrote:I like the current board in that I can see all posts at a glance rather than having to go into the thread to see replies.


It's definitely a change. We'll give it a test run and see how everyone feels after a week or two. Plus, this board allows some neat "regulars" features.


like what are some of these "regulars" features :shock:
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Re: I Agree

Postby Admin on Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:26 pm

freq019 wrote:like what are some of these "regulars" features :shock:


Free money from Nigeria.
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Re: I Agree

Postby freq019 on Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:30 pm

Admin wrote:
freq019 wrote:like what are some of these "regulars" features :shock:


Free money from Nigeria.


sweet I'm in my credit card number is ****-****-****-****
hook me up!!! :D
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Re: I Agree

Postby Admin on Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:31 pm

freq019 wrote:sweet I'm in my credit card number is ****-****-****-****
hook me up!!! :D


Funds for the new server have been acquired. You now have access to the hidden "suckers" board. :lol:
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Re: I Agree

Postby freq019 on Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:34 pm

Admin wrote:
freq019 wrote:sweet I'm in my credit card number is ****-****-****-****
hook me up!!! :D


Funds for the new server have been acquired. You now have access to the hidden "suckers" board. :lol:


wait a second???!!! :evil:

oh well if it keeps the trolls out ;)
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Re: I Agree

Postby Admin on Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:36 pm

[Thanks again. I just bought a new vehicle. What's the limit on that card?
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Re: I Agree

Postby freq019 on Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:37 pm

Admin wrote:[Thanks again. I just bought a new vehicle. What's the limit on that card?


Kia's for everyone!!! :lol:
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Re: I Agree

Postby relantel on Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:39 pm

Admin wrote:
Mad City Mike wrote:I like the current board in that I can see all posts at a glance rather than having to go into the thread to see replies.


It's definitely a change. We'll give it a test run and see how everyone feels after a week or two. Plus, this board allows some neat "regulars" features.


Nice work RJ, remindes me of IPB in some ways, not that there are any other boards out there ;)

I suppose there are benefits and drawbacks to both styles of boards, so I'll be around on whatever LGP board wins out... (at least this style might avoid multiple threads on the same topic)

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Postby Diddy on Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:53 pm

Very nice message board. phpbb bulletin board systems are so much neater and cleaner than the old system that was in place. I am now happy!
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Postby Jerez on Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:07 pm

What if you really CAN'T teach an old dog new tricks???

I guess I can adjust to anything, but this might be rather difficult for a dummy like me... :cry:

But I'm willing to try it if it will make things "better" for LGP, if you know what I mean.



(Hmm, why can't I see the smilie icon, even in the preview?)
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Postby wallflower on Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:25 pm

I like it.

Then again, I've always been a fan of the phpBB system. :)
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Postby the wicked child on Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:24 pm

fwiw, I hate the style of the old board... I understand that it gives the opportunity for "sub threads or what have you, but I just don't like that style... although I did like the option the lgp version had to list just the topics...

As RJ has pointed out many times, there simply aren't enough moderation options with those boards... although on my message board, we've had quite a few bad experiences with phpBB and its SQL databases... we've since abandonned it in favor of a non-sql board type that still uses this format, and we haven't had nearly the problems.

anyway, this is a nice upgrade... as long as RJ makes a few good mods to ban, it will improve things greatly.
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Postby DelPen on Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:32 pm

Other things to add are the Fleury emoticon and some other Pens to the list. And if you want to get really inside add bananas under the poster column with each banana being 100 posts or something like that.
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Postby Kicksave on Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:33 pm

The question is...who are the mods going to be. Who will be evil enough to smack around the trolls? :twisted:
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Postby tifosi77 on Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:44 pm

I actually like this style of forum better. It seems more organized, particularly for the longer threads. And since it allows more quoting features, it's easier to follow 'conversations' between posters within the thread.

Thumbs up from me. :)

EDIT: And, as I just discovered, you can edit your posts as well. That's neat-o.
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Postby Ron` on Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:18 pm

Definitely going to take some tweaking on my part. Have to learn all the settings etc. I don't see it keeping track of posts I've read though. Which means I would have to drill down through each item to see if there is anything new.

I will learn and adhere, but I have to figure out why I can't tell which posts are updates.
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Postby Mango Salsa on Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:34 pm

Just the fact that I can edit my posts puts this board light years ahead of the other, IMO.
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Postby Ron` on Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:45 am

One suggestion, if possible add a page listing/next page button on the top of the thread page too. This will allow you to jump ahead without drilling to the bottom of a page you have already read.
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