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Board Upgrade [Now Finished!]

Discussion in 'Sorcerous Sundries' started by Taluntain, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    The questionmark image is something that I'll be fixing shortly... it's to do with how we've done avatars/portraits to date. It's worked fine for display only in basic profiles and in posts, but I'll need to redo it differently to make it look proper for all the extended profiles now.
     
  2. Loreseeker

    Loreseeker A believer in knowledge Veteran

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    Taluntain: I just noticed that I have two identical photo albums on the profile page. I only made one. I visited profiles of Kitrax and DotW, same thing, doubled albums.
    Is this a temporary glitch that will be fixed, or do I just delete one of the albums and it's business as usual? :)
    Thank you.
     
  3. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Sorry about that, looks like we've hit a bug there. I'm looking into it. Please leave everything as it is for the time being.
     
  4. Splunge

    Splunge Bhaal’s financial advisor Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Question about "Friends" (the Board version, not the TV show). What are the implications of being a designated friend? Can I have different communications with them? Am I able drive their car? Access their bank account? Force them to buy me dinner?

    Or is it just a way to let someone know that you think you have a kind of relationship with them that you don't neccessarily have with everyone else?

    The reason I ask is that I've had a few requests already, but I don't actually like any of them. However, I accepted their requests so as to lull them into a false sense of security, and I now want to know ASAP how I can exploit those friendships. :p
     
  5. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    [​IMG] Check this FAQ entry for more info.

    Basically, friends are just an extension of contacts. Whereas contacts are just one-way, friends are reciprocal. Certain permissions can be enabled or disabled on a contact or higher status only. For example, in your profile options, you may limit the usage of visitor messages on your profile to just moderators and your contacts. The same goes for viewing of any given picture album you have.
     
  6. Aldeth the Foppish Idiot

    Aldeth the Foppish Idiot Armed with My Mallet O' Thinking Veteran

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    I my photo album isn't displaying any pictures - although it does appear that I only have one, and not two.
     
  7. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Fixed, sorry for the inconvenience.
     
  8. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    [​IMG] All of the avatars/portraits should now be showing properly for everyone in their profiles. If anyone notices anything not working properly, please let me know.
     
  9. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    [​IMG] And to partly correct an obvious deficiency as far as album promotion goes, check the bottom of http://www.sorcerers.net/forums/index.php ;)

    I haven't decided yet if I should make it show random or latest pics, but it's showing random ones for now.
     
  10. Loreseeker

    Loreseeker A believer in knowledge Veteran

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    Tal, that's too much mixing real life and SP for me... :confused:

    I liked it better when the pics were in profiles. That way you could only see how someone looked like if you wanted too. This is ruining the illusion, sort of.

    But I've been awake for way too long. Don't mind me.
     
  11. Decados

    Decados The Chosen One

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    In a way Loreseeker is right- sometimes finding out what a forum member looks like can be disappointing as they don't match up to how you imagined them. Still, we can just remember not to scroll too far down if not in the mood.

    And this way there is the amusement of two of Aldeth's pictures appearing, yet both are of his son rather than him (Note: not that there is anything wrong with Jack, Aldeth, it merely suggests that he is the one doing all the posting!).
     
  12. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    [​IMG] Actually, there's a very easy way around that. Simply make any album that you don't want to share with the general public into a private one. On your album listing, click on "Edit Album" and make the album type "Private - Only visible to contacts and moderators". That way no one except people on your contact and/or friend list will be able to see them.

    All it takes is slightly more thought put into how you organize your albums... for example, you can make several albums public where you put in the kind of pics you don't mind everyone seeing, and one private that you only want to allow your friends and contacts to see.

    The option to safeguard your privacy is there - I wouldn't enable the picture display otherwise. And if anyone has any other concerns, please let me know - I don't want anyone to be unhappy or to think that they have no choice when it comes to new features such as this one.

    Oh, and if you don't want to look at the pic display for any reason... click on the arrows icon in the top right corner of the display. This will collapse the display and even remember your setting, so until you click it again, it will remain collapsed.
     
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  13. Chandos the Red

    Chandos the Red This Wheel's on Fire

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    I think it's a good idea - It gives me a good reason to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page now (which I never used to).
     
  14. Loreseeker

    Loreseeker A believer in knowledge Veteran

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    I've had a good night sleep, logged on, and... the picture slide is actually fun.
    As a result, my complaint hits the basket bin.

    Have fun, everyone. :p
     
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    [​IMG] Well, first I noticed of all this was someone making a friend request to me - I've been playing Oblivion too much to stop and talk about it. :heh:

    It looks interesting; I've got no interest in 'social-networking' sites like MySpace or FaceBook, but I know they can be quite useful and desirable.

    After skimming over the changes to the CP and profile, I'm heartily impressed...although the level of detail to which that one can configure things makes me think of it a 'work'. ;)

    Nice work, Tal! :thumb:
    (Oh, and disregard my 'friend invitation' - I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing :hahaerr: )
     
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