New site notes/bugs/etc.

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  1. cyclones500

    cyclones500 Well-Known Member

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    I haven’t noticed that problem. I did notice a typographic issue, though, some of my posts prior to the switchover don’t display quote marks correctly, instead has garbage characters. (it’s correctable using Edit, though). I haven't checked if other people's pre-redesign posts are doing the same thing (maybe it's only visible to me, with my posts).

    Examples:
    I can’t ignore its “brand”….
    if we’re using distance from campus — Des Moines,….
     
  2. michaelrr1

    michaelrr1 Well-Known Member

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    OK, I really was liking the new site and thought it was a good idea. But now I've noticed something and I'm not so sure anymore. Off to the right of the Recent Posts page is a Members Online Now section. At the bottom is a summary.

    Total: 514 (members: 86, guests: 409, robots: 19)

    What's the deal with these robots?? Are they self aware? Will they go all Terminator on us? Maybe it's best to shut this thing down before it's too late.
     
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  3. HoopsTournament

    HoopsTournament Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Love the site and all of your hard work.
     
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  4. Cyclonepride

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    I'm back, *******!
     
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  5. Cyclonepride

    Cyclonepride Thought Police
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    Okay, still working weird, but posting.
     
  6. cyrocksmypants

    cyrocksmypants Well-Known Member

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    Ha, I noticed your alt liked one of my posts. I was just coming here to say I was joking about getting Bawbie back but keeping you banned. I mean, we differ ideologically, but i don't dislike you!

    Also, if I really do have the power to ban people, tell me who to PM because I've got a short list.
     
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  7. Gunnerclone

    Gunnerclone Well-Known Member

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    They've always been there, now we just know when they are there and how many are there.
     
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  8. cyrocksmypants

    cyrocksmypants Well-Known Member

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    Knowing your enemy is the first step.
     
  9. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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  10. CNECloneFan

    CNECloneFan Well-Known Member

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    Even a moderator should pay a price for such a blatantly misogynistic post...jimlad
     
  11. CNECloneFan

    CNECloneFan Well-Known Member

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    That is a good thing. Feel fortunate.
     
  12. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

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    Its gonna take awhile to get used to this new layout. Looks much better, I just dont like change.
     
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  13. CNECloneFan

    CNECloneFan Well-Known Member

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    Perfect spellers are like the winners of a geography bee - who gives a flying rat's ass...
     
  14. Redman97

    Redman97 Well-Known Member

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    Depends. It matters to me when a poster is making a point to seem especially intelligent or well-informed. Like when there's a twelve paragraph rant on "Paul Rhodes." Grammar and complete sentences are pretty much fading away. Obviously.
     
  15. TedKumsher

    TedKumsher Well-Known Member

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    I expect to be in the minority -- but I would really like to hide the avatars. I didn't find a setting for that.
     
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  16. carvers4math

    carvers4math Well-Known Member

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    True. But most of the time when people point this stuff out, they are just trying to belittle someone or being arrogant.
     
  17. enisthemenace

    enisthemenace Well-Known Member

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    How does a guy embed a tweet?

    NOTE: I didn't know how to do this before the newness.
     
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  18. ImJustKCClone

    ImJustKCClone Well-Known Member

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    I've read through this, and I may have missed this question/answer, but I'm
    (dammit)
     
  19. cyclones500

    cyclones500 Well-Known Member

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    Possible bug: In Create New Thread, Preview option does not work. At least it didn't for me.
     
  20. cyrocksmypants

    cyrocksmypants Well-Known Member

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    Possible bug: it still doesn't show me as a moderator.
     
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