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Re: Any last things need doing before opening doors to all members?
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2013, 10:16:52 AM »
1) I prefer to leave that off by default.

2) Gantry intended to copy these for everyone.

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Re: Any last things need doing before opening doors to all members?
« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2013, 10:18:48 AM »
4) Yes, I suspect people want Carc-specific smilies.

5) I am interested to hear more about that. Send me a pm or email.

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Re: Any last things need doing before opening doors to all members?
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2013, 11:20:33 AM »
I like the front landing page. Nice work. A couple more suggestions for the Forums...

(1) There is a setting to turn on notifications in a thread when you post in the thread. I found that is very helpful. You may want to consider that as a default global setting. (Members can change it if they like).

Anyone can set this for themselves. Go to Profile, Modify Profile, Notifications. Check off the first checkbox. As Scott stated, we prefer to leave this off globally, but individuals can set this.

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(2) The post counts and Merit changed for a few folks and not everyone makes some of the stats and reporting a bit of a misrepresentation. I would vote for no past history on member profiles or all. A blended approach does skew the results.

I am going to do this, but it is a manual process thus incredibly slow. I will probably do a couple of hours a week to migrate the bulk of members over in the coming weeks.

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(4) Interested in building / creating a more robust Smiley Set?

I had custom smileys on the old site, they are easily enough transferred over if Scott wants? Plus I agree we should have Carc-related smileys for sure, perhaps put up a post asking if members want to contribute?


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Re: Any last things need doing before opening doors to all members?
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2013, 11:29:30 AM »
RE: NOTIFICATIONS
Anyone can set this for themselves. Go to Profile, Modify Profile, Notifications. Check off the first checkbox. As Scott stated, we prefer to leave this off globally, but individuals can set this.
Thanks. I have changed mine. I was not sure if the setting was by choice or not. Perhaps after things settle out a bit, a brief FAQ for members about some settings they can control would assist members in tailoring the site to their specific needs.

RE: POST COUNTS & MERIT
I am going to do this, but it is a manual process thus incredibly slow. I will probably do a couple of hours a week to migrate the bulk of members over in the coming weeks.
Thanks for the reply. Sounds like a lot of work. Appreciate your efforts.

RE: SMILEYS
I had custom smileys on the old site, they are easily enough transferred over if Scott wants? Plus I agree we should have Carc-related smileys for sure, perhaps put up a post asking if members want to contribute?
I can certainly make any or all of the smileys I have on my two sites available. Scott is a member of SaskGames so he can have a peak at the smileys in use there. Let me know if I can be of further assistance.
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Re: Any last things need doing before opening doors to all members?
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2013, 12:43:24 PM »
I'll take care of the smilies over the next day or two.

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Re: Any last things need doing before opening doors to all members?
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2013, 01:50:06 PM »
The people don't check that they have to come here in the new forum.

I can't write there any PM to all the members. That is closed.



as said, a pm by one of the admins to all old members might make sense...

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Re: Any last things need doing before opening doors to all members?
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2013, 09:25:04 PM »
I managed to log in to the old forums and I'm in the process of sending e-mails to all registered users. Apologies to those who are already here.

I also disabled the ability to post on the old forum, and I posted a message at the top of every page that we've moved to the new forums. Hopefully people get the hint now.

I looked at the smilies on the old forum, and at the smilies on SaskGames and BGG. I don't see the need for most of them. I added the meeple smile from BGG, and I found a bunch of hidden smilies which are now visible.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2013, 09:56:46 PM by Scott »

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Re: Any last things need doing before opening doors to all members?
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2013, 10:06:28 PM »
Thanks Scott!

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Re: Any last things need doing before opening doors to all members?
« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2013, 10:16:48 PM »
nice!
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Re: Any last things need doing before opening doors to all members?
« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2013, 11:28:56 PM »
It would also be good if you are sending a message to all at the old forum. Then get some members an e-mail that do not look maybe the forum, because it no longer worked.  ;)

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Re: Any last things need doing before opening doors to all members?
« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2013, 03:11:54 AM »
I managed to log in to the old forums and I'm in the process of sending e-mails to all registered users. Apologies to those who are already here.


Scott, I got the email but the link is not working.  :'(
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Re: Any last things need doing before opening doors to all members?
« Reply #41 on: February 13, 2013, 06:12:50 AM »
Scott, I got the email but the link is not working.  :'(

Hmm... I see. People will have to copy-paste it then. The link was just for convenience. The main thing is that people know we are back in business.

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Re: Any last things need doing before opening doors to all members?
« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2013, 09:41:12 AM »
For some reason the "show most recent posts" link doesn't show all the most recent posts, well at least for me. If I look at recently updated posts through tapatalk there are several posts and threads that aren't showing up on the forums recent posts feature. Any ideas why?

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Re: Any last things need doing before opening doors to all members?
« Reply #43 on: February 13, 2013, 09:44:44 AM »
I see only the five posts. But I don't know if they are the newest posts.

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Re: Any last things need doing before opening doors to all members?
« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2013, 09:55:04 AM »
We have two new Global Moderators here in the forum.

Congratulations to you both:

Carcking
Bixby


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