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Discussion in 'Sorcerous Sundries' started by Master of Nuhn, May 21, 2012.

  1. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    It was the "edited by" trick, as the boards used to show edits in a different way. Also, I needed to check threads you started because the find posts mechanism only goes up to 500 posts (and they are the most recent 500 not the oldest).
     
  2. Marceror

    Marceror Chaos Shall Be Sown In Their Footsteps 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!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Cool. By the way you can switch the order that search results are presented to show the oldest entries first.
     
  3. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Yeah, but that involves multiple forum searches. I go to the profile and the statistics tab and either show all post by (if 500 or less) or show all threads started by (if more).
     
  4. Marceror

    Marceror Chaos Shall Be Sown In Their Footsteps 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!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    The way I did it was I clicked on "Search" on the top of the page (not the forum/thread specific one that is below it), advanced search, typed in Marceror as the poster I was searching and set the results to be displayed oldest to newest, so my result was my 500 oldest posts from all forums.
     
  5. Master of Nuhn

    Master of Nuhn Wear it like a crown 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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    Okay.. New one, then. And this is probably an easy one:

    What is special about April 26th, 2011?
     
  6. 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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    When you reverse the year, drop the "2", then add the day (26), you get 136. :)
     
  7. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    According to my screen on the initial boards page at the bottom, the most people on the boards occurred the prior day. I'm wondering if that's just a time adjustment thing and you meant that.
     
  8. Master of Nuhn

    Master of Nuhn Wear it like a crown 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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    Mmmh.. I didn't think of the time adjustment, but you are correct. That was the day with most registered members online.
     
  9. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Please provide the literary reference for the first thread made on the Boards.
     
  10. Marceror

    Marceror Chaos Shall Be Sown In Their Footsteps 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!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Kinda of a challenge to even "find" the first thread made on the boards, but assuming I did my checking properly, I'm going with "The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy".
     
  11. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    You are correct.
     
  12. Marceror

    Marceror Chaos Shall Be Sown In Their Footsteps 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!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Sorcerer's Place has been around since 1999, but the first post wasn't made until Tue, 13th Jun 2000. Why was there such a long delay between launch and the first post?

    (Mind you, I don't know the answer to this question, but I'm sure we have some chaps around here that can enlighten us all).
     
  13. 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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    Initially, the website was mostly a download and companion resource to the #baldursgate IRC channel where most of my activity was at the time. I didn't really expect that it'd go anywhere beyond that... but a year or so in it was obvious by the amount of activity in our guestbook and the number of e-mails I was getting on a daily basis that it'd be more convenient to have a forum where everyone could participate. That, and a lot of the site visitors actually requested it... I think I even ran a poll asking about it back then.
     
  14. Marceror

    Marceror Chaos Shall Be Sown In Their Footsteps 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!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Tal, you are correct. :p :lol:

    Interesting tidbit about the origins of the forums. Thanks for sharing.
     
  15. Master of Nuhn

    Master of Nuhn Wear it like a crown 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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    Try this without searching for the thread or module.

    For BG2, we had our own SP members item pack. A module with items named after our members, for which Beren (a.o. ) cooked up many fancy item descriptions. But who created the module (and started the thread)?
     
  16. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Given that I just did a mod job on my reinstall of BG2 last night, I happened to have looked through the various mods, including the one you referenced. So, it's probably not fair for me to answer.
     
  17. 8people

    8people 8 is just another way of looking at infinite ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    [​IMG] I seem to recall it started as a tangent on another thread - I know of who manages it now and has started the topics on it when it went "official" but I have a nagging feeling the whole thing started on one of those off topic, quick-fire conversations we used to get told off for. :grin:
     
  18. Master of Nuhn

    Master of Nuhn Wear it like a crown 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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    Mmmh.. I'm unfamiliar with that, Octy. Care to fill me/us in later?

    Why not? ;) If you acquired this lore before I asked the question, I guess you're just lucky.
     
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