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Old 01-12-2023, 11:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
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A couple questions. One, would we be able to post Youtube videos without it overloading the server?

Also, will there be sub-forums, not overloaded like MB is, but some simple ones like one for album reviews for example.

I'm also curious how much is this costing you (hope I'm not being nosy here but we need to know what we're walking into).


PS- If I do make the jump, I do have moderating experience from my days at the writing forum.
No worries about nosy-ness I appreciate it.

I think YouTube videos should be okay. We don't know yet what the scale of the community will be, but my basic thought is that if we run into server load problems that are caused on the hosting side of things, we should either move the site or upgrade. Things need to run smoothly.

About sub-forums, sure thing! I kinda suspect we have too many forums already so my thought would be to branch out when / if it becomes a necessity. But I don't wanna be the sole decision maker and subforums for movies, books and album reviews (forums in the media section) is one of the concrete suggestions. If people write reviews, it makes sense to have them imo. A great thing is it's so easy to change on the fly when we control things.

The current price sits at about a yearly 60-70 USD I believe? It doesn't worry me, but of course we could set up a GoFundMe or something. After all, it could get more expensive if we figure we need more server power.

Moderator experience is very welcome
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Old 01-12-2023, 11:22 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Nice forum Guybrush, it does have a nice look. But I thought you wanted something more streamlined like your vision for MB was. This Something Completely Different has a bunch of forums just like MB has lol


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Old 01-12-2023, 11:33 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I think Guybrush definitely deserves credit for 99% of the work done on the new forum. I did come up with the name we agreed on, admittedly, but only after several long-scrolling lists of names which were "you got to be kidding!" I think we kind of stumbled on a good name.

The idea I believe is (despite the name) to keep it generally as familiar to MB-users as possible, with the added benefit of being able to request, and actually have implemented changes, unlike with MB which as we all know is like shouting down a mountain and hoping that instead of the echo of your own voice coming back up, the meaning of life will be communicated to you.

As we're only getting started, it's a good time to point out what we should/shouldn't have, though I would caution that if Batty joins we should probably lock away the good silver, you know what he's like. All are of course welcome, and all we ask is that you treat us as gods and pay us absolute and blind obeisance, and make the odd sacrifice when the moon is fuil. Sound fair?

Great to see some people getting interested, especially mostly people I like and would prefer to have over there, and we look forward to welcoming you all. Should note that new avvys come at a max of 150 pixels, which equates to the larger ones here, so you don't need to worry about having tiny little hard-to-see pictures. After all, size matters, or so I'm told.



Oh and I can confirm for anyone doing journals, you can just copy and paste directly to the new forum: all YT, images, text effects etc seem to work right out of the box, so there's no fiddling around.
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Old 01-12-2023, 11:33 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Nice forum Guybrush, it does have a nice look. But I thought you wanted something more streamlined like your vision for MB was. This Something Completely Different has a bunch of forums just like MB has lol


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You might say the current forum layout shows the breadth of topics we'd want to cover, so it's a sort of ambition.

But I still wouldn't want inactive tombs laying around, so you may still find me making the argument we should prune the forums a few months from now.

I'd welcome anyone to disagree with me, of course.
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I don't see no Mike Varney section.
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Old 01-12-2023, 11:41 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Nerd chimes in:

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I Should note that new avvys come at a max of 150 pixels
150 width and a bit more length, but one needn't worry so much about uploading the right size because the site's resizer will shrink it for you

Just don't get a tiny one!

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Oh and I can confirm for anyone doing journals, you can just copy and paste directly to the new forum: all YT, images, text effects etc seem to work right out of the box, so there's no fiddling around.
This should generally be true. If anyone finds it's not, shoot me a pm and I'll see what I can do to improve compatibility in the future.

For now, the list bbcode acts a little different, more like the html equivalent. But then I think I may be one of a very few people who actually use it.

All available bbcodes and smileys are not yet in the post window, but are secretly included. F.ex, I knew we needed to carry Shycouch-guy over for the sake of our dear shy Trollheart.
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Someday, probably not real soon, we'll be able to log into something like this:

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