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« on: January 05, 2006, 00:22 »

Just asking, but is it possible to:

A. Allow custom avatars (not that I have any good ones [yet])
B. Get custom titles (once you've been a prodctive member of the forums for a long time of course)
C. Show in the topic icon wheter there's been anyone posting in it since I last read it.

Directed to everyone: Does anyone else want these?

Directed to Kornel: Are these possible/easy to implement?
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2006, 00:28 »

I'd definitely like C!

A and B i don't feel strongly one way or another about..

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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2006, 00:38 »

They're definatly in order of how much I want them.

EDIT: Fixed ups meh bad grammered.
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2006, 01:42 »

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A. Allow custom avatars (not that I have any good ones [yet])

I like the fact that Avatars are based on Doom. This way the forum has a clean and tidy look (note that I even took up the work of grayscaling them all to achive a pleasant color-scheme). Also I don't want people uploading avatars, cause I for once don't like when people use "rubber duckies", "pokemons" or other crap as avatars. No, I DO have a sense of humor and easy going, but this just isn't the place for such things ^_^. As for the question wether it is possible -- Yes it is.

Quoting: Thomas
B. Get custom titles (once you've been a prodctive member of the forums for a long time of course)

I don't think I understand what you mean by "custom titles". DoomRL forum gives two titles to the user -- one is the rank (by post count) that is also visible as the avatar, and the other one is special rank set by me, that describes the users support for DoomRL.

I did however wonder to make a little diversity here, and give Turgor and Malek "Wiki Sysop" or "Wiki Admin" instead of just "Team Member" -- if the mentioned users would like me to change that, go ahead and tell me ;-).

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C. Show in the topic icon wheter there's been anyone posting in it since I last read it.

Hell, I would like that too -- unfortunately minibb does not provide any ready solution for this. I wanted to code that myself, but with the very little spare time I have due to the upcomming exams I'd much prefer to spend that time working on 0.9.9.

In general I'd like to hear more users comment on that, my decisions aren't final.
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2006, 02:15 »

Yeah, Wiki Admin would be better, as i am not really on your team ;)

my title now might give people the wrong idea, like i can pull some strings and make stuff happen for DoomRL itself! (Not that i don't wish that was true ;D)

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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2006, 02:22 »

Quoting: Kornel Kisielewicz
Insert long disscussion about A here


Makes sence, I guess if this was implemented, then you'd probably want a pre-selected group of avatars, with a "click the avatar you want" screen in the preferences screen.

Quoting: Kornel Kisielewicz
Insert long disscussion about B here


I mean, once you hit a HUGE amount of posts, (e.g. 500) as long as you have done your best not to spam, (under 5% or somthing), then you get to either:

1. Continue being a hell knight/baron of hell
2. Ask a mod/admin if you can have it changed to somthing else.

Quoting: Kornel Kisielewicz
Insert long disscussion about C here


Sad to hear that. Possibly try a new forum template?

Well I was going to suggest invison (the forum template I see on most sites) but it turns out that costs 200-500 dollars...
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2006, 02:22 »

Quoting: Turgor
my title now might give people the wrong idea, like i can pull some strings and make stuff happen for DoomRL itself! (Not that i don't wish that was true ;D)

You already make me not sleep at night -- worrying that I'm doing DoomRL 0.9.9 and do stupid university work instead ^_^

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Yeah, Wiki Admin would be better, as i am not really on your team ;)

Done ;-)
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2006, 02:29 »

Quoting: Thomas
2. Ask a mod/admin if you can have it changed to somthing else.

How about getting "Forum Team" instead of "Member" then? ;-)

Quoting: Thomas
Sad to hear that. Possibly try a new forum template?

It took a lot of work to make this forum look doomish, and I realy like the "simplicity" of it's design. I don't have time to teach myself a new board template system and make a new skin for it. Moreover minibb is realy lightweight, and considering that I have a 20MB cap on each single database, then minibb is even greater.

And even if, there are many great alternatives to bloated bug-ridden giants like Invision or phpBB. If I were to migrate to another board script now, it would probably be SMF.
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2006, 02:31 »

Quoting: Kornel Kisielewicz
If I were to migrate to another board script now, it would probably be SMF.


SMF? Never heard of it.
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2006, 02:54 »

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SMF? Never heard of it.

www.simplemachines.org
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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2006, 07:31 »

A: No (or at least there should be an option to not display avatars then). The current system is fine as it is.

B: Do not really care

C: Definately welcome. Let's hope Kornel will make a hack someday (surely, not at expense of upcoming DRL version or any RL activity).
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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2006, 16:48 »

You should be able to choose your avatar between those you have access. Exemple if my favorite is the Cacodemon, and im after that, to the hell knight (he is after, right?) I could choose the cacodemon. Or the imp. Anything I want before. So more post you get more choice you have.

Otherwise im not for custom avatar, and it comes with his load of trouble and "break" the look.

I don't care about B (thats me).

I realy want C if its ever possible.
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