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RE:Hot Topic for June 13: Should we get new forum software?
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2007, 08:36:27 AM »
So this is in the funhouse...what is the likelihood we actually have the chance to get new forum software?

If it is money thing, the NWR staff should ask for donations that will directly go to forum software, and hey the more money raised the better software we can get...it would be like a week long Forum software drive.  

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RE:Hot Topic for June 13: Should we get new forum software?
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2007, 11:16:36 AM »
Insolent fool! Don't you know that all power on this site comes from the Funhouse? Anything that happens on this site, happens because the Funhouse lets it happen.

Of course, it's understandable that one might not know this since the Funhouse keeps it's power hidden. But to question the power of the Funhouse? You'd better pray that you don't get banned. Or worse yet, have your title changed.

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RE: Hot Topic for June 13: Should we get new forum software?
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2007, 11:22:01 AM »
Does NWR even have a way to ask/accept for donations?  I'm here enough I buy some merchandise or make a donation.  
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RE:Hot Topic for June 13: Should we get new forum software?
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2007, 02:15:24 PM »
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(If you're a pietriot and know your way around customizing phpbb, I am interested in your cervixes.)


I'll go hunting. I know we've already spoken about certain mods but the Newsbot one is going to be challenging to implement. I've got some time after exams to kill before I go on holidays so check me on MSN in about a week.


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RE: Hot Topic for June 13: Should we get new forum software?
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2007, 02:18:23 PM »
NWR/PGC hasn't needed donations since the last one...
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RE:Hot Topic for June 13: Should we get new forum software?
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2007, 06:11:09 PM »
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So this is in the funhouse...what is the likelihood we actually have the chance to get new forum software?

If it is money thing, the NWR staff should ask for donations that will directly go to forum software, and hey the more money raised the better software we can get...it would be like a week long Forum software drive.
phpBB is a great forum software and it's free

if you have the money to spend though, vBulletin is one of the best alternatives out there...
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RE:Hot Topic for June 13: Should we get new forum software?
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2007, 09:47:08 PM »
Alright, I spent a bit of time looking over the various phpBB mods available and comparing them to the current NWR forum functionality and the suggestions in the NWR Discussion forum.

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My biggest complaint is that the search feature could be way better. Also if something could help with the load times as well it be nice.

The search mods available seem to be geared towards making things simpler rather than powerful. What would you add to the current NWR search functionality?

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I want flashy colorful forums that will take a long time to load, but the pretty of it will make up for the slowness in loading.

Get out!

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Could we actually see about NWR approval of banners, so that they either make sense or at least aren't annoying or slow loading down?

Personally I loathe these. Waste of bandwidth no matter how fast loading or non-annoying they are. But there are mods around that allow you to show/hide avatars and signatures.

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In fact, if you change it, please use forum software that lets me customize its appearance.

I don't see this as being particularly feasible. phpBB works on themes set by the administration and these have to be stored on the server. Some mods allow users to choose different themes but having one different theme per user just isn't possible.

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Actually I really like to be able to link so the page starts at a certain post instead of just the top or bottom of the page.

phpBB does this out-of-the-box. There's probably a mod available to emphasize this ability as well rather than a small icon by default.

Continue discussion.

EDIT: lololol we could turn banning into a hilarious kangaroo trial.
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RE:Hot Topic for June 13: Should we get new forum software?
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2007, 02:48:18 AM »
Search Options that would be nice to have:

1)Search for Authors of Posts
2)Be able to select Author and Keywords of Posts
3)Be able to search only in the current thread you are viewing.
4)Be able to select which exact forum ie: funhouse, General Topic, Nintendo Console Gaming for posts
5)Search Titles
6)Able to refine search results to find more specific entries.

Other options that would be nice.

1)Banning people only from certain threads.  (This would be a great tool for Mafia games.)

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RE:Hot Topic for June 13: Should we get new forum software?
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2007, 03:35:01 AM »
Alright, that sounds like a good starting point. Cheers.

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1)Banning people only from certain threads.  (This would be a great tool for Mafia games.)


Not sure that phpBB can be that fine-grain with access. I'll look into it.

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RE: Hot Topic for June 13: Should we get new forum software?
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2007, 06:55:57 AM »
There's a thread on the NWR Discussion forum about features we'd like to see...
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RE:Hot Topic for June 13: Should we get new forum software?
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2007, 08:43:34 PM »
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Actually I really like to be able to link so the page starts at a certain post instead of just the top or bottom of the page.
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