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Is the manual included or does it cost extra?
Looks nice, and prob bly much mo e u ab e, but it's a li le more com lex to use t an the o d ve si n. How do yo get to a chi e from he e? Well, t ere go s the re t of my m m ry. I new t wou d run out so ner r l ter. Very Happy



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Re: About the new forum Fri, 01 November 2002 09:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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BlueTurbit wrote on Thu, 31 October 2002 23:31

Is the manual included or does it cost extra?



There is a FAQ link at the top right of the page that should answer most questions about how to use the software. The admin manual is much bigger Very Happy




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icon14.gif  Re: About the new forum Tue, 05 November 2002 01:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This is definitely easier to read now one has just got to get used to it. Cool


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Re: About the new forum Tue, 05 November 2002 07:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It certainly gets my vote over the old forum!


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Re: About the new forum Sat, 09 November 2002 00:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Much nicer Ron.

Aside: What made you change off the old forum?



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Re: About the new forum Sat, 09 November 2002 23:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Apelord wrote on Sat, 09 November 2002 00:49

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Much nicer Ron.

Aside: What made you change off the old forum?


See this link on the old forum http://library.southern.edu/cgi-bin/general.pl?read=8038 for the main reasons.



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Response to the Forum Change. Tue, 12 November 2002 13:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The layout of the forum is much more eligant. Not to mention the actual seperation of topics makes navigation and finding valid information much easier.

The primary concern that I have is that the forum's reply list can get rather long and many of us know which of the posts are valid and which are not from the subject lines. (Though maybe I'm simply missing something, which is always possible).

At any rate, this was a good choice!



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Pugster wrote on Tue, 12 November 2002 13:31

The primary concern that I have is that the forum's reply list can get rather long and many of us know which of the posts are valid and which are not from the subject lines. (Though maybe I'm simply missing something, which is always possible).

At any rate, this was a good choice!



Thanks, I like it so far. Smile

Try the 'tree' view sometime. It shows the real tree-thread structure of the replies, with proper indentation.



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Re: About the new forum Wed, 13 November 2002 19:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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New Forum looks nice , but here at my compute the marks of new pols do not work someone els have trouble ?



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Re: About the new forum Thu, 14 November 2002 14:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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They didn't seem to work on my work machine, I was going to say something, but on my home machine they worked fine! Very Happy

At the moment its not a problem as the forum isn't too busy to see where the new posts have been added, but soon Rolling Eyes



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Caracan wrote on Thu, 14 November 2002 14:42

They didn't seem to work on my work machine, I was going to say something, but on my home machine they worked fine! Very Happy

At the moment its not a problem as the forum isn't too busy to see where the new posts have been added, but soon Rolling Eyes



I don't understand what problem you are refering to. Please explain. Confused



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Re: About the new forum Fri, 15 November 2002 02:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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the problem ccmaster alluded to.

At work the Light bulbs didn't seem to work to show new posts in a forum, but they work fine on my home machine. It leads me to belive its probably my work setup rather than the forum though




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Re: About the new forum Fri, 15 November 2002 06:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have fixed my trouble by setting the Security level from Win2000 to a slower level . What I have do do for readin all message Very Happy






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Re: About the new forum Wed, 05 February 2003 13:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Just thought I'd add my 2c about the forum: I've seen a lot of forums over the last few years, but I didn't like any of them half as much as the new AH forum. Besides, the StarTrek like ranking system is kind of cool!

Well done, Ron! And thanks for providing a lounge for VML.

Serves me right I only encountered the forum 3 months after it went online, due to me leaving RGCS and not playing Stars! for quite a while. Critique? Hm, let me think...

Oh yes, I'd prefer having at least a chance to become Admiral, hm, Vice Admiral at least, too Very Happy



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Verker wrote on Wed, 05 February 2003 19:35

The StarTrek like ranking system is kind of cool! I'd prefer having at least a chance to become Admiral, hm, Vice Admiral at least, too Very Happy


Err yes, I have another suggestion for the very motivating ranking system. Quoting from the FAQ: "Rank is earned. Good posters will gain rank faster."

Would it be possible to have members sorted by rank, then ranks sorted by number of posts? I'd really like to see at a glance, who of the petty officers is the most "honoured".

Maybe one can do that already - if so, I'm yet to find out how. Somebody give me a hint?



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Re: About the new forum Wed, 05 February 2003 15:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quoting from the FAQ: "Rank is earned. Good posters will gain rank faster."


So rank it's judged by providing usefull info? IOW related to the posters knowledge of Stars!? Than how come the Zoid has a high ranking?!?! Shocked (I mean anything higher than civilian) Laughing Wink
Now that is what I would call abusing of the forum mechanics! Wink Laughing

Guess he's now going to kill me in our duel for that Grin

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Re: About the new forum Wed, 05 February 2003 21:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Verker wrote on Wed, 05 February 2003 13:42

Would it be possible to have members sorted by rank, then ranks sorted by number of posts? I'd really like to see at a glance, who of the petty officers is the most "honoured".


I want to have a ratio displayed under each user's rank. It would be # of rank points divided by # of posts.

The higher the ratio, the more helpful/knowledgeable the user is.

Currently, you can click on the Members link in the upper right, and sort by # of posts. When I have the ratio code worked out, it will go there also.



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Re: About the new forum Fri, 07 February 2003 21:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That'd be because it was originally based on the number of posts...and he talks too much Laughing

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Now no flame wars, and Gible, what about gen wars? you seem rather pinked out there.


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Re: About the new forum Sat, 08 February 2003 18:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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yeah...finally scraped the bits together for a new(old) computer...so I spent 3 days rearranging our network. Plus I built a new desk for the GF Smile

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Micha wrote on Wed, 05 February 2003 12:05

So rank it's judged by providing usefull info? IOW related to the posters knowledge of Stars!? Than how come the Zoid has a high ranking?!?! Shocked (I mean anything higher than civilian) Laughing Wink

Crying or Very Sad

Hey, the village idiot is good for a laugh here and there, ok? That's gotta be worth something. Smile

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Hmm, does the referred users statistic get deleted after some time? I remember having two referrals, now I'm left with one, but that is a different user - not that it is important, but I'm interested how the forum software works. I didn't find anything in the FAQ, btw.


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Re: About the new forum Tue, 11 February 2003 17:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sorry, I don't know. I imagine it 'fades out' after a period of time, but am not sure.


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Re: About the new forum Wed, 12 February 2003 10:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Mabye the user got deleted? Or deleted himself (unsubscribe? Can someone do that?) ...

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Re: About the new forum Wed, 12 February 2003 12:56 Go to previous message
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Probably that user just didn't confirm his registration by going to the custom URL that the forum emailed to him. If a user fails to confirm his registration, he/she is auto deleted after a few days.


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