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Title: State of the Worst
Post by: Arc on April 06, 2008, 11:30:50 PM
The State of the Worst?

HARD. STRONG.


Meanwhile, I checked out the old boards to read up on Vampires Vs Werewolves II, and found some points I should address (http://boards.pyoko.org/index.php/topic,5902.0.html).

Quote from: Det
Half of all WFE posts are Arc or Thad, that's basically the reason it's busier there.

Totally true for February, at least.


Quote from: Niku
i don't like the forum layout, i don't like the subforums (i can never tell if shit should go in slacking off or mouthing off), i don't like the "cleanliness" of the sidebar without karma or postcounts or anything, i hate the jerking communism avatar that half the people never change off of, the emoticons are pretty much lackluster

The minimalism to the sidebar stays (due to erratic coding), but everything else from the emoticons, default avatar, and subforums titles can change, no problem. I'm still not satisfied with the emoticon set we have now yet, so that'll have some work done this month.


Quote from: Kazz
well, Arc is too busy editing a new tiny image for every single thread to address said grievances

Plus, reading the old board only once a month to randomly find said grievances.


Quote from: Kabbage
I'm a bit too pissed off by Arc's hearty fuck-you to everyone involved in The Mayor to gather up any enthusiasm for WFE. Yeah, The Mayor was his idea, and yeah, he got the crux of it going almost single-handedly, so if he's wanted to take it down as a show of spite towards terra or Arcturus, whatever.

Not my intention to give a hearty fuck-you. My access to The Mayor FTP was blocked, and when I tried to change anything through WordPress, the index page was later blocked and changed to the readout you see now. On the factoid side, my initial first (junk) post (that is inside that text) reads like a going away statement. Suh-weet.

Kabbage has every right to feel burned, as I noticed he had a new article the very same day the site was blocked. Ugh.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on April 07, 2008, 12:27:12 AM
The best part of that thread is how Vance wonders why nobody's posting and then proceeds to see how many of the biggest contributors in the community's history he can insult.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on April 07, 2008, 12:48:54 AM
I have a button in my Firefox toolbar thing for WFE but that's pretty much a bookmark so I clicked that.

Also Kazz is kind of whiny.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: MadMAxJr on April 07, 2008, 03:49:19 AM
Thanks for taking some time to reply to various inquries, Arc.  Are there any plans going forward for this board?

Everyone else: Please for the love of whatever you take holy, don't turn this into an us vs. them or 'so and so did/said...' thread.  This board is thriving, and there are handfuls of good, content-filled posts.  Can we be happy with that?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on April 07, 2008, 04:49:01 AM
Normally I access the forum from a bookmark, but when I'm anywhere else but home, I use the  :sharkey: entrance. I'm kind of confused as to why there's no thread page numbers at the top of the page, only at the bottom. A ticker at both ends would make it easier to track through unread pages.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on April 07, 2008, 05:49:01 AM
Thanks for taking some time to reply to various inquiries, Arc.  Are there any plans going forward for this board?

Kabbage (and others) really did deserve some explanation, though I'm not entirely sure they'll be satisfied.

Romo froze the corresponding thread over at pyoko, and while it bugged me a little in hindsight it was probably a good call. Outside of a few extremely antagonistic (but important) elements, the forums still seem to be one entity. Just now there are two boards (at different domains) with a ZILLION sub-boards.

Finally: I'm guessing using the browser history to always go straight to the recent unread posts counts as a bookmark, right?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Arc on April 07, 2008, 07:24:21 AM
Are there any plans going forward for this board?

Twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!


I'm kind of confused as to why there's no thread page numbers at the top of the page, only at the bottom.

That makes the two of us, as it should be appearing. No dice. Time to dive back into the code again.


Kabbage (and others) really did deserve some explanation, though I'm not entirely sure they'll be satisfied.

Doom had asked if the board split was permanent, and if the future of The Mayor was up in the air, to which I replied 'Most assuredly.' Not much else to add there, except that I had expected there to be webspace for a community site by now. Not the case, as of yet. Time to pester Sharkey some more?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on April 07, 2008, 07:38:36 AM
Also Kazz is kind of whiny.

LYRAI KEEPS LICKING HER FINGER AND TOUCHING ME

re: things that don't directly have to do with me:

I saved all the emoticons from the old boards, with plans to upload them and just use them from my own webspace, because on the whole I like them 100% better.  Also, I don't know what half of these are from, and I never feel totally comfortable using an emoticon or image joke if I don't even get it.

But enough about Vance, badoomching.

I'm personally not terribly invested in getting everybody from the old boards to come over here anymore; I've determined that pretty much everyone who remains there is just not interested in interacting the community at large anyway.  I support the idea of having two boards in that respect, but I don't think the Pyoko domain is the place to do it, seeing as how it is owned by crazy people (who happen to be quite unhelpful or outright hostile).
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on April 07, 2008, 09:27:03 AM
My rising numbers fetish hasn't been satisfied lately. Arc karma--!

But otherwise complaint free. The new forum ought to try to distinguish itself a little more, hopefully to keep lurker interest. It would be disappointing to have the quarterly new poster growth to slow down to zilch.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Sharkey on April 07, 2008, 10:07:33 AM
I'm not opposed to renaming the individual forums to something more clear.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Air on April 07, 2008, 11:16:10 AM
My rising numbers fetish hasn't been satisfied lately. Arc karma--!
I like having no karma. Now nobody can tell everyone hates me without looking in the threads I've posted in, and not by the -10 karma I would probably have by now.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on April 07, 2008, 11:28:00 AM
Everyone else: Please for the love of whatever you take holy, don't turn this into an us vs. them or 'so and so did/said...' thread.  This board is thriving, and there are handfuls of good, content-filled posts.  Can we be happy with that?

Good call; I've avoided responding to the thread over there for precisely that reason.  My point is more that a community requires a certain level of trust and unity to function, and after ousting the founder and the entire admin team, people kind of feel like their standing in the community doesn't mean a damn thing, and repeatedly insulting people who have contributed a hell of a lot over the years is perhaps not the best way to reforge those bonds.  (That may sound a tad hypocritical coming from these quarters, but there's a difference between calling someone an idiot and actually telling him the community will be better off without him.  I can only recall two occasions where I've ever done the latter, and they were both instances of egregious, months-long trolling from people who I had given many chances by that point.)

Flipside is that Vance has started all the currently-thriving threads over there, so he IS doing SOME things right.

And for the record, Romo's hitting all the right notes as an admin, trying to avoid the "us vs. them" squabbling and being very responsive to requests and criticisms.  He's been put in charge at a very awkward time, and I don't envy him for it, but he's a good choice and he's doing a good job.

I don't see it as "us" and "them"; we're all "us".  This community is bigger than which board you post on or which IRC channel you hang out in.

...Anyway.  Back to the here and now: I like the uncluttered profile displays, but of course I am a Web design minimalist.  I think karma and money are stupid and have no interest in trying to be any more Pyoko Junior than we already are.

Numbers junkie that I am, Det's "half the posts are by Arc or Thad" comment has interested me in seeing a more in-depth stat system.  I can see the per-day breakdown of posts in a month, but not how many posts an individual user (other than myself) wrote in that month.  Since I can see my OWN posts per month, I assume that's just a flag that needs to be set somewhere in public profile settings, but I can't say for sure.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on April 07, 2008, 12:03:54 PM
I like having no karma. Now nobody can tell everyone hates me without looking in the threads I've posted in, and not by the -10 karma I would probably have by now.

No, all we've ever needed to know to hate you was your handle.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: James Edward Smith on April 07, 2008, 01:01:47 PM
I'm not opposed to renaming the individual forums to something more clear.
I find a lot of the current criticism on this aspect to be misplaced. I actually think that what we currently have is pretty much perfect, to be honest. I think that what our forums need are the following sections:


Now, I look at the forums we currently have and what do I see? Pretty much this exact list of sub forums. Maybe others have other forums they want or something like wrath to be added, but personally, I feel that all the bases are covered and to the appropriate degree. If some people think that the names are not intuitive enough, I can see reason for that complaint, but really, the old boards had the same problem with almost exactly the same forums (Lust and Jerking off are obvious where as envy and putting off are less so).

So, I wouldn't be personally against some name changes but really, I think if people just keep my above rubric in mind and go with it for a bit, once people make enough major posts in each of those categories, I think it'll become pretty clear in people's heads.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: TA on April 07, 2008, 01:26:32 PM
- Random shit
- Random shit plus INTERNET
- fuckin'
- news
- "hey let's do a thing"
- talk about the boards

is what you're saying, basically?  Really I think the distinction between the first two is where most confusion is gonna show up.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: SCD on April 07, 2008, 01:28:46 PM
With regards to the left bar, I am completely satisfied.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on April 07, 2008, 01:53:41 PM
The "Ministry" motif made more sense back when everybody had jerking commie avatars and the board logo was just me, Thad, and Sharkey posing like nerdy Che Guevaras.

If I were in charge of this sort of thing, I'd run a biweekly contest of whatever I came up with off the top of my head, and whoever won could decide on the 6 board names for the following two weeks.  But then, I'm gay for contests.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on April 07, 2008, 02:13:16 PM
I'd be nice if we could just come up with a bunch of different themes, then have it randomly cycle through it every week or so.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: James Edward Smith on April 07, 2008, 02:16:12 PM
- Random shit
- Random shit plus INTERNET
- fuckin'
- news
- "hey let's do a thing"
- talk about the boards

is what you're saying, basically?  Really I think the distinction between the first two is where most confusion is gonna show up.

Well, I don't think those really capture it no. If I were to write a simplified version of what I already did then it would go.

-Hey, have you seen this cool thing?
-Hey, wanna play a game?
-Hey, wanna fuck/fap?
-Hey, did you hear about this they've done now?
-Hey, wanna see this thing I made?
-Hey, what happened to the forums?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on April 07, 2008, 02:17:52 PM
Are the forums down?  If so, register your complaint on the "Hey, what happened to the forums?" forum.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Fredward on April 07, 2008, 03:01:18 PM
Hooray! Now we're a bureaucracy!

Oh, and I think Geo's\TA's division of the boards is quite sane. Or something like it. My only suggestion would be that the first board (Random shit, as TA put it) be split into a few subforums, such that we avoid the Sloth behemoth of yesteryear.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on April 07, 2008, 03:07:52 PM
The problem is that that would probably break down to "games" and "media that aren't games".
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Fredward on April 07, 2008, 03:29:31 PM
So, split psuedo-Sloth into Games and Not-Games, then merge Games with Online Games, then?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on April 07, 2008, 03:43:00 PM
I always thought Sloth was too general.  Fredward's suggestion plz.

Also, no child boards, ever.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on April 07, 2008, 03:59:17 PM
"No child boards" is a good suggestion.  So is "let's not add 300 more boards".
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on April 07, 2008, 04:15:58 PM
- Forum for the Worst Assholes Ever
- Forum for the Worst Lazy Fucks Ever
- Forum for the Worst Sleazy Fucks Ever
- Forum for the Worst Fat Fucks Ever
- Forum for the Worst Whores Ever
- Forum for the Worst Mother Fuckers Ever

I think these have a nice rhythm to 'em.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Guild on April 07, 2008, 05:29:03 PM
I would like to second the request for a page indicator/links on the top as well as bottom of each thread.

I would also like to second the emotion that though these forums are new they're already 9000000% awesomer than any other forum, pyoko unfortunately included but not necessarily emphasized.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Catloaf on April 07, 2008, 06:09:17 PM
Well, I thought up a new naming system with a "Nerd" theme.  It also works if you replace "nerd" with "fag" ::D:
Well, "Fag World" would work better than "Pessimism" in that case, but...

-Nerd Rage
-Nerd Love
-All Alone... (Nerd life?)
-Pessimism
-Nerd Works
-Forum Nerds



Also, I'm guessing it would be to laborious in coding, but I guess it would be nice if we could choose to view or not view number of posts and maybe one or two other bits of information for those of you who like things ugly and unclean. 
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on April 07, 2008, 06:33:25 PM
I'm putting my vote for "leave the side bars as is", because I like the minimalist design.  We should know who is posting, and that's it, really.

And I agree with Thad's stat fetish.  I remember long ago on Pyoko you could check the amount of posts any person had made in a given topic.  I liked seeing how many posts people had wasted in the Bullshit thread.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Fredward on April 07, 2008, 06:35:31 PM
I have to say, I dig Pessimism as a name for Thadboard3.0.

Let's see if we can build on that.

- Hedonism
- Epicureanism
- Voyeurism
- Pessimism
- Aestheticism
- Absurdism

See if you can find better matches. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_belief_systems)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on April 07, 2008, 06:44:35 PM
I guess if it's a vanity site:

-Sharkey
-Kazz
-Doom(?)
-Thad
-Aintaer(?)
-Arc(?)

Rearrange your Mayors as you see fit.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on April 07, 2008, 06:55:00 PM
My forum suggestions:


1
2
3
4
5
6
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on April 07, 2008, 06:59:08 PM
:sadpanda: I guess you guys aren't caricature-y enough.

I also like:

F
O
R
U
M
S

And

No!
Yes!
Maybe!
YES!
NO!
Whatever.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Bongo Bill on April 07, 2008, 08:30:54 PM
Jeers
Cheers
Leers
Fears
Beers
Queers
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on April 07, 2008, 08:31:58 PM
bongo won
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Catloaf on April 07, 2008, 08:33:40 PM
See if you can find better matches. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_belief_systems)

If we were like some parts of the internet, Xenocentrism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenocentrism) would be a likely candidate. For the one where we talk of Videogames/Anime/other things that commonly come from foreigners. 
Beers

Oh, there has to be something better than that!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Bongo Bill on April 07, 2008, 08:44:46 PM
I'm open to suggestions. Maybe "Tears." They are both vital parts of the creative process.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on April 07, 2008, 09:16:49 PM
If we were like some parts of the internet, Xenocentrism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenocentrism) would be a likely candidate. For the one where we talk of Videogames/Anime/other things that commonly come from foreigners.

British TV!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: TA on April 08, 2008, 08:33:19 AM
Hey if we're talking about technical shit to do on the boards, how about a thing where you can view an entire thread in one page, instead of having to go page by page through it?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Guild on April 08, 2008, 04:33:46 PM
What's wrong with the ministry thing?

I suppose that was somehow a dumb question: Fuck you for thinking that, hypothetical reader.

I'm apathetic about the damn name so long as the mods stay awesomely, obsessively attentive.

Otherwise I like bongo's. It's not like 4chan suffers from a lack of definition in their board subgroup names. We're at LEAST as smart as 4chan. I hope.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on April 08, 2008, 05:52:46 PM
It turns out, we're not. :HUGE: Sorry for bringing down the average guys.  :endit:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Bongo Bill on April 08, 2008, 06:03:36 PM
Smears? Tiers? Seers? Peers? Rears? We just need a good name for that fifth one and let's do this already.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: McFrugal on April 08, 2008, 07:25:44 PM
Careers
Here's (my stuff)
Gears
Ears

By the way, I keep a tab open for WFE all the time.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 09, 2008, 01:18:52 AM
I thought the idea with revising the board names was making them less clever and obscure.  Changing "Ministry of Jerking Off" to "Leers" (and/or "Cheers") is kind of a step in the wrong direction.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on April 09, 2008, 09:20:26 AM
i read that as "Leeks"

if you know why that would still be appropriate, please come wallow in shame with me
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Aintaer on April 09, 2008, 03:13:07 PM
hi arc plz maek dis an emote (http://www.aintaer.com/graphic/zetsuboushita.gif)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: EmaWii on April 09, 2008, 08:20:49 PM
hi arc plz maek dis an emote ftw (http://www.aintaer.com/graphic/zetsuboushita.gif)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Bongo Bill on April 09, 2008, 09:16:30 PM
I thought the idea with revising the board names was making them less clever and obscure.  Changing "Ministry of Jerking Off" to "Leers" (and/or "Cheers") is kind of a step in the wrong direction.

IT IS BETTER BECAUSE IT RHYMES
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on April 09, 2008, 09:24:26 PM
I can't argue with that logic in these trying times.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: R^2 on April 10, 2008, 09:45:30 AM
Are you trying to start a trend here? You'll pay for such crimes.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on April 10, 2008, 10:54:23 AM
Bad taste worthy of Metal Slime.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Sharkey on April 10, 2008, 12:41:45 PM
I am jerking to sexy mimes.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Friday on April 10, 2008, 12:43:15 PM
Orange.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on April 10, 2008, 12:47:41 PM
I say, Friday, that was quite classy

Now excuse me while I get this ange--

Oops, I was cut off before I could say 'Angioplasty'.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Arc on April 10, 2008, 02:30:11 PM
Meanwhile...

And for the record, Romo's hitting all the right notes as an admin, trying to avoid the "us vs. them" squabbling and being very responsive to requests and criticisms.  He's been put in charge at a very awkward time, and I don't envy him for it, but he's a good choice and he's doing a good job.

Yes, he always struck me as someone who would have been an active admin, and I'm looking forward to seeing what he does with the place.


Quote from: Vance
I could be mistaken, but I was in communication with Terra during the split drama and Terra was rather fervently believing in Arc.

On the first day "It - All - Went - Down", yes. On the second day, we both came to the realization that an awkwardness had set in. Terra made it clear that he didn't want to be thought a fool, and likely would have been more comfortable with sole control for that time being. Then the offer from Sharkey came, and understanding that I only had time to Admin one board, I made my decision.


Quote from: Vance
Seems a bit silly to block him one way and keep him in power in another, doesn't it? Then again, like I said, I could be mistaken.

Couldn't say. Didn't bother to check my FTP access to the boards until well after my FTP access to The Mayor ended.


Quote from: Arcturus
He deleted them himself.

I don't think anything was deleted. My FTP access simply stopped, I tried to work through Word Press to ill-effect, and then the index page no longer became writable through Word Press. I wasn't angry by this occurrence, just a bit disappointed.


Quote from: Kabbage
It just grinds my gears how Arc could have easily, at any point since he left in January, explained his reasons for shutting down the project we'd all been hacking away at for the five-odd months prior. Or if he couldn't explain them publicly for some reason, just said "I can't tell you all why I can't tell you what happened"; at least then it would've almost seemed like he gave enough of a shit to let the contributors know what he was doing.

I've answered anyone who asked me privately, and was careful until I had the design and articles backed up. The closing and potential reopening of the Mayor has been out of my hands.

:despair: :despair
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: McFrugal on April 10, 2008, 03:42:57 PM
I'm in despair!  The loss of The Mayor has left me in despair!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Metal Slime on April 10, 2008, 06:01:46 PM
Bad taste worthy of Metal Slime.

 :oh:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Sharkey on April 11, 2008, 12:10:16 AM
I'll try to work out something tomorrow. Worst case, I'll just donate the domain I'm not really doing much with and we can aim something more proper at it. Solidsharkey always seemed extraordinarily vain, anyway.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: James Edward Smith on April 11, 2008, 06:39:02 AM
Oh, thank God, I thought it was just me.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on April 11, 2008, 08:40:28 AM
Solidsharkey always seemed extraordinarily vain, anyway.

 :sadpanda: Classic doesn't see anything wrong with being extraordinarily vain because Classic is extraordinarily ::D: . To be honest, I've always thought it wasn't vain enough. The only reason Classic doesn't pursue a vanity website is the low time-to-vanity payout. Look at Parish for Christ's sake.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on April 11, 2008, 11:24:07 PM
I'm kind of confused as to why there's no thread page numbers at the top of the page, only at the bottom.

That makes the two of us, as it should be appearing. No dice. Time to dive back into the code again.

First off: I had no idea this thread had more than the third page until a few days ago, due to this. It’s not really a huge deal, I suppose, as most people here know to look to the bottom for page numbers, but it’s going to throw off anyone linked here in the future.

Doom had asked if the board split was permanent, and if the future of The Mayor was up in the air, to which I replied 'Most assuredly.'
I've answered anyone who asked me privately, and was careful until I had the design and articles backed up. The closing and potential reopening of the Mayor has been out of my hands.

It’s not that you haven’t explained yourself, because you gradually have over the course of the past three months. It’s that it took two weeks of waiting (http://boards.pyoko.org/index.php/topic,5258.msg200755.html#msg200755), speculating on what happened or if it was actually dead (http://boards.pyoko.org/index.php/topic,5258.msg201552.html#msg201552), and finally Doom’s PM to finally get the whole story. It’s that you didn’t even think of letting anyone who’d helped out on The Mayor know why the kick-ass sofa fort we’d been building had burned to the ground, rather, waiting quietly over here for someone to come to you, and carry:
Rest assured, the KKK will be launching a community site for the WFE this month, once Parish creates the sub-domain. I'll see if he can do as such this weekend, so I can have some working version up next week.
…back (http://boards.pyoko.org/index.php/topic,5258.msg201627.html#msg201627) to the thread.

Why’s it been so difficult to get you to explain yourself as of recent? It took eight pages (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=43.msg610#msg610) of a thread devoted entirely to asking you about the bannings for you to say that you thought it was a bad move, and that there wasn’t any particular reason for it. Be as mysterious as you want, Arc, but if we’re not in on the joke it gets stale fast; the fact that we have to keep chasing you down for little snippets of information just makes it seem like you don’t respect us enough to make the meager effort of a single concrete statement.

Not my intention to give a hearty fuck-you. My access to The Mayor FTP was blocked, and when I tried to change anything through WordPress, the index page was later blocked and changed to the readout you see now.

I’m honestly not really sure if you were even aware of what a fuck-you the disappearing act was, cause it seems to completely defy logic that someone as consistently responsible as yourself would up and do something so broadly spiteful. I’m glad you meant no malice by all this, but this random new tendency of yours to leave the community out-of-the-loop is an actual, genuine problem if you’re gonna be running the show here. I’m hoping these were just isolated freak incidents caused by gamma radiation.

On the factoid side, my initial first (junk) post (that is inside that text) reads like a going away statement. Suh-weet.

Thad pointed out the date to me in a PM earlier this week. I had, until then, taken this as pretty solid proof that you’d been the one to take the site down. I get the feeling we’re never going to know for sure who took down the site.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on April 11, 2008, 11:35:26 PM
Well, as usual, all evidence points to the Gender Confusion Mafia.

But Kabbage: Your grievances largely mirror my own, back when the RING RING thread was first posted.  I was deeply frustrated at the time by the GCM's actions (a trend that continued up until I divorced myself from the Pyoboards entirely, to much rejoicing) and Arc's behavior at the time set off several alarm bells in my head.  So, I told him I wasn't coming back here, we had some PMs, yadda yadda, and Arc finally explained himself and everything was fixed.

I've received a lot of flak for threatening to fuck off so often, but things tend to get fixed after I do it.  Stop reinforcing the behavior if you don't want to see it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on April 11, 2008, 11:40:05 PM
Man, Japan has a mafia for everything nowadays.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on April 11, 2008, 11:46:54 PM
Well, as usual, all evidence points to the Gender Confusion Mafia.

I'd say the evidence is circumstantial.

I don't think there's any hard evidence pointing one way or the other; I simply choose to believe Arc because he has not, to my knowledge, ever taken down a website and then lied about it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on April 11, 2008, 11:53:12 PM
Well, 99.9% of the childish administrative bullshit that the community has endured came from the GCM, so, I mean, if I were a betting man...
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 12, 2008, 12:08:34 AM
Am I the only one who believes the "community" or whatever needed this kind of threshing?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Guild on April 12, 2008, 02:51:35 AM
Nobody in this free-to-use messageboard owes you people anything, most especially the admin who spend selfless hours working for the satisfying reward of not getting paid and user-bitching. If every one of them banned us all and quit tomorrow there would STILL be absolutely no call for the random bouts of "Wah wah you owe me such and such"

I'm not picking on you Kabbage. I've heard it from several sources and I think it should be curbed in the interest of community harmony common sense.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Arc on April 12, 2008, 07:21:29 AM
It’s that it took two weeks of waiting (http://boards.pyoko.org/index.php/topic,5258.msg200755.html#msg200755), speculating on what happened or if it was actually dead (http://boards.pyoko.org/index.php/topic,5258.msg201552.html#msg201552), and finally Doom’s PM to finally get the whole story.

In the first two weeks, I had my doubts The Mayor would be staying around. I still uploaded the stories as they came along (Thanks to Doom for providing further updates), but let's face it, the site was on Pyoko webspace. Terra & Arcturus hated the design from beginning to end, told me it wouldn't grace the main page of pyoko.org as such, and likely wasn't going to remain running after I left their boards. Sure enough, I'm blocked out. Understandable. Sure, I wish an alternate webspace had been available here in February, but alas.


I’m hoping these were just isolated freak incidents caused by gamma radiation.

The Bananaphone Massacre of '08 was entirely my fuckheaded mistake, out of mild paranoia, spite, and misunderstanding. The Mayor has been out of my hands, but if I had read that thread before today since leaving, I would have addressed you sooner. The Anti-Christ sounds more hospitable than me after reading all that.

Anyways, good to have you around, drop me a message anytime man.


I've received a lot of flak for threatening to fuck off so often, but things tend to get fixed after I do it.

That had no bearing in my messages to you. Nyah!


Nobody in this free-to-use messageboard owes you people anything, most especially the admin who spend selfless hours working for the satisfying reward of not getting paid and user-bitching.

The Mayor is a different beast, though. Terra wanted a new central site, I made my proposal, Terra approved, and then I asked others to come aboard. Kabbage is correct in saying I should be responsible for updates on that end. I stayed discrete and only addressed questions by private messages initially while backing files up, but now there is no reason not to go public.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on April 12, 2008, 07:25:05 AM
I'll grant that my magical whining powers aren't responsible for everything good in the world.  Doesn't stop me, though.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on April 12, 2008, 07:42:11 AM
So what is exactly is preventing the Mayor from just popping up somewhere else?  If nothing else, I can provide website on my domain just to get things moving.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on April 12, 2008, 10:17:58 AM
You know, I think that if the Mayor were just a front page that fed from several people's own independent blogs, it'd be easy to manage and easy to update.  I know a lot of people were frustrated by how long it took their updates to get edited and posted; I'm not sure the editing staff and the writers were communicating well before the whole thing went south.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Arc on April 12, 2008, 10:32:44 AM
Or just communicating at all. Less overhead is a must.

I'll wait for Sharkey's reply for now, but Super Rad on Constantine for the offer.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on April 12, 2008, 10:37:19 AM
Am I the only one who believes the "community" or whatever needed this kind of threshing?

Perhaps.  But there are about a million ways it could have been handled better, most of which boil down to people actually SAYING "I have a problem with you and would like you to leave."

Nobody in this free-to-use messageboard owes you people anything, most especially the admin who spend selfless hours working for the satisfying reward of not getting paid and user-bitching.

Owes?  Maybe not, but it's not a community without people.  Over on the other side, Vance is doing his damnedest to find out what a messageboard looks like after everyone who disagrees with the admin team leaves.  It looks kinda lonely to me.

The admins aren't the only ones spending hours of their time on the benefit of the community.  All the regulars here have done that, and deserve some basic respect and acknowledgement for it.

If every one of them banned us all and quit tomorrow there would STILL be absolutely no call for the random bouts of "Wah wah you owe me such and such"

Guild, you ARE aware of why there is a new messageboard here, yes?

Arc's a great guy and a great admin.  But he also kicked off this forum with a bunch of arbitrary bans, and it took a bunch of us raising hell to get them lifted.

This isn't a democracy, and the admins DO get final say.  But if they act like bastards and piss off the majority of contributors, it's going to get awfully quiet around here.

Anyway.  As Arc already pointed out, you are once again talking about something completely different from everybody else.  And I am once again dumb enough to respond.  Everybody loses!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: MadMAxJr on April 12, 2008, 12:07:31 PM
This is going exactly where I thought it was going to go.  Still squabbling over past events.  Yes, I know there was a lot of bullshit going on, and we don't precisely know where to point the finger.  Some really cool content was lost.  But from what I'm reading here, there are some plans to look into restarting that effort.

I usually try to stay the hell out of the community bickering, but to be perfectly honest, I don't think there is anything we can do about what did happen.  I would much prefer to look at what we can do now.  For those of you seeking a witch-hunt, I think the wolf games are a better alternative for you.

While the board is not a democracy and admins are the final rulers, I do like to think that with substantial reason occasionally backed by majority opinion has some influence on various issues.  Sometimes not.  This is just the nature of the beast boards.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Arc on April 12, 2008, 01:09:17 PM
I can see the per-day breakdown of posts in a month, but not how many posts an individual user (other than myself) wrote in that month.  Since I can see my OWN posts per month, I assume that's just a flag that needs to be set somewhere in public profile settings, but I can't say for sure.

Try any member now under their Profile Info > Show Stats (For Global Mods only, SMF is too jacktarded to give such rights to standard members).
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on April 12, 2008, 01:21:13 PM
I usually try to stay the hell out of the community bickering, but to be perfectly honest, I don't think there is anything we can do about what did happen.  I would much prefer to look at what we can do now.  For those of you seeking a witch-hunt, I think the wolf games are a better alternative for you.

Well hell, either we call shenanigans when something goes horrendously wrong, or we pretend everything's peachy, let it fester over the course of several years, and eventually watch it blow a forumwide rift during some random thread about gay men. This wasn't a witch hunt, this was me making sure the horsehockey with The Mayor and the bannings wasn't indicative of "policy" around here. If I'd let sleeping dogs lie, I'd still be all set to go down with Pyoko instead of hearing Arc's explain his reasons.

While the board is not a democracy and admins are the final rulers, I do like to think that with substantial reason occasionally backed by majority opinion has some influence on various issues.  Sometimes not.  This is just the nature of the beast boards.

This doesn't throw accountability entirely out the window; awesome as Arc usually is, I don't think there's ever been an admin who's been completely, infallibly perfect in all respects. Save, of course, for myself, during the short-lived Golden Age of Brontoforumus.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: MadMAxJr on April 12, 2008, 01:29:51 PM
This doesn't throw accountability entirely out the window; awesome as Arc usually is, I don't think there's ever been an admin who's been completely, infallibly perfect in all respects. Save, of course, for myself, during the short-lived Golden Age of Brontoforumus.

This is the part where the bronto banner falls majestically across a roaring T-Rex ala Jurassic Park.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on April 12, 2008, 01:31:26 PM
Still squabbling over past events.

SERIOUSLY WHY THE FUCK DO YOU THINK BOTS ARE A GOOD THING IN FPSES WHEN WE'RE TRYING TO PLAY WITH EACH OTHER
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Arc on April 12, 2008, 01:49:17 PM
An Adventure 65 Million Posts In The Making...
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on April 12, 2008, 01:56:12 PM
THE BOOK AND THE MOVIE AND THE GAME AND THE NEW FLAVOR OF DEW WERE ALL EQUALLY PERFECT
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: LaserBeing on April 14, 2008, 03:01:48 AM
DRAMA IS OVER

(http://anotherdimension.pyoko.org/reunification.gif)

LET THE HEALING BEGIN


(http://anotherdimension.pyoko.org/reunification1.jpg)

(http://anotherdimension.pyoko.org/reunification2.jpg)

(http://anotherdimension.pyoko.org/reunification3.jpg)






......






http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPL0vM71vrc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPL0vM71vrc)
 :fuckoff:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Friday on April 14, 2008, 02:24:56 PM
i'm pregnant
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Fredward on April 14, 2008, 02:39:11 PM
We all are, Friday.

We all are.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Friday on April 14, 2008, 02:56:31 PM
i'm kazz
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 14, 2008, 03:05:58 PM
I'm BatmanA MEMBER OF S.T.A.R.S.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Friday on April 14, 2008, 03:07:04 PM
i'm brentai, and he's actually eloH.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on April 14, 2008, 06:22:14 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/buge/muz-0627.jpg)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Arc on April 14, 2008, 06:33:17 PM
I'm BatmanA MEMBER OF S.T.A.R.S.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 14, 2008, 08:14:04 PM
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd145/Brentai/amember.jpg)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lady Duke on April 14, 2008, 08:48:10 PM
If that's supposed to be his bulge, I think I feel sorry for him.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on April 14, 2008, 10:55:48 PM
Overall, I would say this thread made me feel better about the community. :vampire:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on April 14, 2008, 10:56:59 PM
If that's supposed to be his bulge, I think I feel sorry for him.

Don't be frontin' -- we've all seen Kazz take off hi's clothes.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Arc on April 14, 2008, 10:59:08 PM
Overall, I would say this thread made me feel better about the community.

Hey. Hey! HEY! You! Yes, YOU!

...

...

Go fuck ya self.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on April 14, 2008, 11:02:27 PM
Go fuck ya self.

It's like coming home!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on April 15, 2008, 01:19:42 AM
If that's supposed to be his bulge, I think I feel sorry for him.
That's his penis when it's completely flaccid.
Have you played RE4.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: patito on April 15, 2008, 01:27:56 AM
I don't think bulges and penises work that way, pants do however.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lady Duke on April 15, 2008, 10:44:29 AM
I've seen bulges like that in pants, and they sure weren't flaccid penises.  If that guy were flaccid, he must have like a 14 inch dick.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: François on April 15, 2008, 11:41:33 AM
Have you people learned nothing from Larry David (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pants_Tent_%28Curb_Your_Enthusiasm%29)?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Koah on April 15, 2008, 11:58:57 AM
I've seen bulges like that in pants, and they sure weren't flaccid penises.  If that guy were flaccid, he must have like a 14 inch dick.
Have you played RE4.

Just to save Duke a couple hours (or a YouTube search): We're talking about a guy who does Matrix dodges through laser fields, suplexes cultists, shoots axes, dynamite and grenades out of the air, kills a mutant blade-arm-possessing commando with a knife and can roundhouse kick people so hard they :scanners:.  The game did for Leon what the Resident Evil novels did for Rebecca Chambers, only it's, y'know... good.

:themoreyouknow:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Norondor on April 27, 2008, 02:32:39 AM
Why is the avatar size limit so buttfucking small
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Arc on April 27, 2008, 07:54:06 AM
Why is the avatar size limit so buttfucking small

SMF goes all jacktarded beyond the 150 pixel width for avatars, and anything beyond 150x200 is just e-wankery anyhow.

Also, the correct answer to the poll was Google.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on April 27, 2008, 02:58:55 PM
e-wankery

SOMETHING WHICH WE HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF WHATSOEVER
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Guild on April 27, 2008, 03:06:47 PM
::D: :slow: :sadpanda: :MENDOZAAAAA: :wuv: :ohshi~: :whut: :derp: :nyoro~n: :fail: :approve: :pimp: :8D: :happy: :cake: :glee: :smile: :perfect: :victory: :wheeeee: :attn: :LISTENU: :kowhyee: :gweeee: :whoops: :suave: :vampire: :gay4: :luv: ::3: :hurr: :wakka: :8V: :lol: :richiam: :profit: :;-(: :disapprove: :serious: :humpf: :evil: :sarcasm: :fuckoff: :fukit: :HUGE: :wrong: :khaaan: :angry: :THATWAY: :loser: :objection: :>_>: :shifty: :oh: :goggles: :endit: :painful: :despair: ::(: :popcorn: :;_;: :tears: :confused: :ohmy: :?: :mikey: :gasp: :omg: :pop: :doit: :OoO: :scanners: :oic: :mystery: :shrug: :gameover: :cool: :holy: :strawman: :justasplanned: :want: :behold: :mahboi: :nuke: :toxic: :dead: :proceed: :blahblahblah: :wank: :sharkey: :thad: :kazz:

Hooray for new icons. (http://brontoforum.us/Themes/dilbermc/images/lightviolet/new_some.gif)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 27, 2008, 03:41:42 PM
SELECT YOUR CHARACTER
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on April 27, 2008, 03:44:30 PM
i choose :gameover:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on April 28, 2008, 07:57:39 PM
Aw, I just noticed that we can't have sigs. I set up a twitter account so that I could so that I could put it in my sig and let all of you know that I punched a lion and ate it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on March 29, 2009, 11:03:21 PM
So hey is it possible to have a usergroup with just split/merge privileges and can I be in it?  kthx

-Love, Brentai
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on March 30, 2009, 01:25:47 PM
Brentai, you are the only person on these boards I trust not to merge every thread, or post pictures of dongs in the dark recesses of old threads.


:nyoro~n:

I've misplaced my trust again, haven't I?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on March 30, 2009, 01:34:13 PM
:attn:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on April 04, 2009, 09:05:25 PM
I have made Brentai a global mod, in yet another example of my constant and shocking abuse of power.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 04, 2009, 10:26:56 PM
I got made into a Global Mod twice by accident.  Now I'm... TWO ABUSIVE MODERATORS!!!!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 04, 2009, 10:28:02 PM
/kick Brentai
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 30, 2009, 05:51:40 PM
...so I just noticed something.

The highest number of posts Pyoko ever had in a single month was 4825 (in July 2005).

We've been consistently breaking that number -- by a pretty huge margin -- since last August.

It's almost certain that by the time tomorrow's over, we'll have a new record (our current one is 7968, and once I click Post we'll be at 7954 for this month), and we may even crack 8000.

...obviously quality is more important than quantity, but Guild's flood thread just so happened to be the best thing I read all month terrible.  Oh how I hate Guild.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lady Duke on May 30, 2009, 06:54:54 PM
Okay, so does that mean we can have some sort of pretend currency and presents now?  Also Karma?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on May 30, 2009, 06:55:12 PM
 :perfect:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 30, 2009, 09:16:27 PM
...tell you what.  Let's save Arc the trouble and just go straight to the part where Kazz and I start screaming at each other.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on May 31, 2009, 11:27:54 PM
MY KARMA IS NEGATIVE

WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on May 31, 2009, 11:28:40 PM
AAAAAAAAH

THIS MEANINGLESS NUMBER IS MEANINGLESS

BUT I HAVE GONE TOTALLY BONKERS CRAZY
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on May 31, 2009, 11:29:02 PM
I'LL FUCK A CAT



I'M FUCKING A CAT




I FUCKED A CAT
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on May 31, 2009, 11:29:30 PM
MY CAT DIED :(
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Arc on June 01, 2009, 01:00:03 AM
It's almost certain that by the time tomorrow's over, we'll have a new record (our current one is 7968, and once I click Post we'll be at 7954 for this month), and we may even crack 8000.

8193.

Our page views are finally equaling the old boards too, without the oh so obvious flood of searchbots.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on August 08, 2009, 09:14:12 AM
HIGH CONTEXT DISCOURSE HAS 9999 POSTS EVERYONE!

Wait.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on September 25, 2009, 10:31:45 AM
News: Big announcement to be made Oct 1, prepare yourselves!

OH THE PRESSURE I CANT WAIT THAT LONG YOU MONSTER WHAT IS IT GODDAMN
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ted Belmont on September 25, 2009, 07:24:25 PM
Worst Forums Ever: The Movie
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on September 25, 2009, 07:28:47 PM
Worst Forums Ever: The Movie: The Game
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Catloaf on September 25, 2009, 07:54:31 PM
Worst Forums Ever: The Movie: The Game:  The Novel:  The Flamethrower:  The Lunchbox.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on September 25, 2009, 07:59:30 PM
II.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: McDohl on September 25, 2009, 08:05:58 PM
EX Turbo Alpha
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on September 25, 2009, 08:20:05 PM
$Reloadvolution
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on September 25, 2009, 08:26:12 PM
Worst Forums Ever: The Movie: The Game:  The Novel:  The Flamethrower:  The Lunchbox II EX Turbo Alpha $Reloadvolution-2

That's the one where Friday, Lady Duke and Lyrai fly around the world singing songs, trying on different outfits and shoot dogs.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on September 25, 2009, 08:26:36 PM
They're back - and hungry for JUSTICE!  :enraged:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on September 25, 2009, 08:35:06 PM
So WFE is a Touhou game now.

:endit:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Alex on September 25, 2009, 09:11:49 PM
Yeah, I'm sorry guys, but we can't be friends anymore.

 ::(:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on September 25, 2009, 09:14:15 PM
... Who are you?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on September 25, 2009, 09:16:03 PM
Yeah, I'm sorry guys, but we can't be friends anymore.

 ::(:

Who are you, 23 year old that lives 45 minutes from me?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: McDohl on September 25, 2009, 09:32:31 PM
Worst Forums Ever: The Movie: The Game:  The Novel:  The Flamethrower:  The Lunchbox II EX Turbo Alpha $Reloadvolution-2

That's the one where Friday, Lady Duke and Lyrai fly around the world singing songs, trying on different outfits and shoot dogs.

Man, it sucks that Friday doesn't start out with the Vagina Dentata Dressphere.  That should be, like, you know, her starting thing!  Like Rikku's was Thief and Lady Duke's was Trainer.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Alex on September 25, 2009, 09:45:05 PM
Yeah, I'm sorry guys, but we can't be friends anymore.

 ::(:

Who are you, 23 year old that lives 45 minutes from me?

I'm just kind of here.  Blame Lyrai.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on September 25, 2009, 10:12:38 PM
 :advice:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Envy on September 26, 2009, 12:49:39 AM
WFE is my homepage?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Friday on September 26, 2009, 06:38:31 AM
Quote
Vagina Dentata Dressphere.

It LOOKS perfectly normal

and then I start rapidly pressing R2
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on September 26, 2009, 07:02:43 AM
which button is that
/me fumbles around and presses R1

oh

oh god

god jesus

she was .. a true patriot
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Friday on September 26, 2009, 07:29:37 AM
*salute*
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on September 26, 2009, 08:27:47 PM
News: Big announcement to be made Oct 1, prepare yourselves!

OH THE PRESSURE I CANT WAIT THAT LONG YOU MONSTER WHAT IS IT GODDAMN

...presents?  You guys all chipped in and bought me something nice?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on September 27, 2009, 06:41:48 AM
Yeah, we got you a great big...
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y182/diowho/bighugalone.jpg)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Transportation on October 01, 2009, 05:54:37 AM
Well?

You're closing the board forever, aren't you?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on October 01, 2009, 05:56:31 AM
F5
F5
F5
F5
F5
F5
F5
F5
F5
F5
F5
F5
F5
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Catloaf on October 01, 2009, 06:18:46 AM
Um... Mongrel, aren't you the one making the announcement...?  Why the hell are you hitting F5?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on October 01, 2009, 06:32:20 AM
What?  :wat:

EDIT: Do I look like Kazz an admin?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: François on October 01, 2009, 07:48:52 AM
have

have we been acquired by google

itd be kind of scary

but also kind of cool
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on October 01, 2009, 07:57:51 AM
"acquired"
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Catloaf on October 01, 2009, 08:09:31 AM

What?  :wat:

EDIT: Do I look like Kazz an admin?
News: Big announcement to be made Oct 1, prepare yourselves!

You were the one who announced the announcement, so I assumed you'd be the one making it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on October 01, 2009, 08:29:50 AM
You were the one who announced quoted the announcement that had already been on the forum header for days, so I assumed you'd be the one making it made an assumption.

 :attn:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on October 01, 2009, 08:31:31 AM
The news bar is invisible to idiots I see!
Look just underneath the moxie lite logo but above the menu bar and to the left of the search field! See if you're an idiot or not!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on October 01, 2009, 08:33:29 AM
Actually, it's not just Catloaf: I'm learning to hate that word, 'assumed'.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on October 01, 2009, 08:35:35 AM
Well, you know who it makes an ass of...
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Catloaf on October 01, 2009, 09:35:46 AM
:derp:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on October 01, 2009, 01:18:20 PM
So where's the big announcement? Are we on Valve Time here?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Doom on October 01, 2009, 01:28:26 PM
You're all fired. We've decided to begin dealing in literal lost souls as opposed to souls in the process of being lost.

Clean out your desks. You have until the Security Team escorts you out.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known As Yoji on October 01, 2009, 01:30:39 PM
Are we banning people? Are we banning everyone with that troubling -1 thing on their profile? Does that mean I'm getting banned? I'm totally getting banned...

:sadpanda:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: James Edward Smith on October 01, 2009, 01:43:43 PM
I wouldn't worry about that, I'm a global mod and I have +1/-3.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on October 01, 2009, 01:53:43 PM
Everyone got an immediate -1 if they hadn't posted an LP when the karma system was implemented, so I think everyone but Frocto Niku and Romosome?

...

Everyone but Frocto, Niku and Romosome are banned have a good day.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on October 01, 2009, 01:56:11 PM
Announcing that you're starting an October Fool's tradition will result in fatalities and possibly babalities.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on October 01, 2009, 01:57:52 PM
Everyone but Frocto, Niku and Romosome are banned have a good day.

FINALLY, THE BEST FORUMS EVER
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on October 01, 2009, 01:59:04 PM
Why don't you three just have sex already?!?!?!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on October 01, 2009, 02:08:35 PM
 :want:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on October 01, 2009, 02:22:42 PM
Everyone got an immediate -1 if they hadn't posted an LP when the karma system was implemented, so I think everyone but Frocto Niku and Romosome?

I don't have a -1.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on October 01, 2009, 03:30:56 PM
Pffft, I've been banned twice already. I THOUGHT THIS WAS FOR SOMETHING NEW.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on October 01, 2009, 03:56:25 PM
You are all so impatient.  The announcement is made. (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=3964.0)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on October 01, 2009, 04:06:37 PM
BOOORING.
I was hoping it was something more fun.
Like every third person is banned. No exceptions.
Or from now on, Avatars have to be yaoi.
Or site is now advertising porn sites.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on October 01, 2009, 04:08:01 PM
BOOORING.
I was hoping it was something more fun.
Like every third person is banned. No exceptions.
Or from now on, Avatars have to be yaoi.
Or site is now advertising porn sites.

None of those are new either.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on October 01, 2009, 04:25:30 PM
You're all fired. We've decided to begin dealing in literal lost souls as opposed to souls in the process of being lost.

Clean out your desks. You have until the Security Team escorts you out.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/buge/party_over.gif)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on October 01, 2009, 05:04:04 PM
Is there some hard and fast rule that emoticons have to be 45 x 45 or can we make that an emoticon?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: SCD on October 01, 2009, 07:56:06 PM
Too late!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayin on October 01, 2009, 08:17:27 PM
That doesn't seem like an announcement that needed a lead-in post.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on October 01, 2009, 08:19:33 PM
What are you referring to?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on October 06, 2009, 08:02:38 PM
Anyone else notice that Pyoko is dead? (http://boards.pyoko.org/)  Guess that means we won.

On a related note, I was looking for the Simo Belmo mp3 but couldn't find it because Pyoko is dead.  Also Bullshit is gone forever.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on October 06, 2009, 08:08:19 PM
Anyone else notice that Pyoko is dead? (http://boards.pyoko.org/)
(http://pacside.com/thing%20that%20make%20heart%20break.jpg)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on October 06, 2009, 08:09:30 PM
Anyone else notice that Pyoko is dead? (http://boards.pyoko.org/)  Guess that means we won.

On a related note, I was looking for the Simo Belmo mp3 but couldn't find it because Pyoko is dead.  Also Bullshit is gone forever.

Yeah, I noticed that a week or so ago, when I clicked on it by accident in my bookmarks. I actually thought I had missed that that had happened and was way behind everyone else, so I didn't mention it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Envy on October 06, 2009, 08:22:48 PM
Here you go Constantine. Simo Belmo (http://rapidshare.com/files/289678210/simobelmo.mp3.html/)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on October 06, 2009, 09:25:47 PM
Rest in peace, Pyoko. I won't be pouring this glass of wine out for you, but I sure will be drinking it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on December 25, 2009, 02:29:17 PM
It's obviously not a pressing issue since nobody's mentioned it in 227 pages, but WoW should probably get its own board next to TF2.

Partially so the WoW faction doesn't have to cram all their shit into one ultrathread and partially so I can more conveniently ignore new posts about it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Doom on December 25, 2009, 02:35:33 PM
The WoW thread is really more of a giant conversation that veers and shifts rather than enough simultaneous interest in multiple topics to warrant more than one thread.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on December 25, 2009, 08:38:14 PM
I wouldn't mind a new forum.  Sometimes there's good discussion about coming changes to the game and the various state of the gameworld, but it often gets mingled in with 3 page discussions about the difference between a purple badge drop and a blue raid drop.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Doom on December 25, 2009, 10:11:52 PM
Eh what the hell. (http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu23/Bon_Bon_2009/scruffy-1.jpg)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on December 26, 2009, 12:34:44 PM
Partially so the WoW faction doesn't have to cram all their shit into one ultrathread and partially so I can more conveniently ignore new posts about it.

So now I have to ignore several topics in the new posts page instead of just one.  Real smooth.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: yyler on December 26, 2009, 12:40:31 PM
Brentai doesn't use the new posts page because he's a philistine
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on January 11, 2010, 04:56:15 PM
When did the thread name change go down?
Have I not been paying attention again?

Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on January 11, 2010, 04:59:04 PM
uh that was me earlier today

"Non-Videogame Media" just always sounded kind of retarded. I'll change it back if folks start getting pissed about it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on January 11, 2010, 05:26:51 PM
You've gone mad with power!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on January 11, 2010, 05:41:22 PM
no, not power.

MADNESS!

HE'S GONE MAD WITH MADNESS
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on January 11, 2010, 05:47:47 PM
i changed "gaming" back to "videogames" because "gaming" can also refer to tabletop and that is not what that board is for.  it is for videogames because videogames is a large enough topic on its own.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on January 11, 2010, 05:53:13 PM
no, not power.

MADNESS!

HE'S GONE MAD WITH MADNESS

THAT'S CRAZY TALK MISTER
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on January 11, 2010, 06:04:13 PM
Pshhhhhh we don't even have like a section for board games and tabletop! Where would we even post a topic about Condottiere?

Forum Games? That'd just be gay
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on January 11, 2010, 07:45:31 PM
in non videogame media

which is now media
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on January 11, 2010, 09:34:51 PM
Condottiere?

Classic crave play Condottiere. Will deal if you want.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Shinra on January 13, 2010, 05:43:40 AM
Is the domain name not working for anyone else the last few days?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on January 13, 2010, 06:06:48 AM
It probably expired.

Now we can register brontoforumus.com!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on January 13, 2010, 06:11:32 AM
Yeah, If Arc was the one who was keeping it paid for he might be the only one who could renew it.

Well, if we want to keep it, we'd better be ready to jump on it before some squatter does.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on January 13, 2010, 08:56:34 AM
Why would we want to keep it?  It's not even the name of the boards anymore.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: TA on January 13, 2010, 09:02:32 AM
... there's a domain name?  I've always just been going to sharkey.gamespite.net.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on January 13, 2010, 09:22:51 AM
Yeah, If Arc was the one who was keeping it paid for he might be the only one who could renew it.

Well, if we want to keep it, we'd better be ready to jump on it before some squatter does.

I'll get on this at some within the month  :itsatrap:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on January 13, 2010, 09:25:27 AM
It always took so long to redirect, at least for me, why bother?  Like someone who I'm too lazy to look up said, it's not even the name of the forum anymore.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on January 13, 2010, 09:34:32 AM
Well not renewing the old one, really, but getting the new domain name and setting up that redirect. If it's like ten dollars for the year or something similar I wouldn't really mind getting that sorted.

If it turns out to be thirty or more though uh well
(http://data.tumblr.com/ZZ8buVGKrkcp40x0HT4GsqHSo1_400.gif)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on January 13, 2010, 10:59:54 AM
I will pay ten dolla
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on January 13, 2010, 12:04:16 PM
Hey remember that discussion about what we should call ourselves? Let's do that again. I think calling ourselves Barneys would work.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on January 13, 2010, 12:07:30 PM
aspies
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Doom on January 13, 2010, 12:09:55 PM
Dinosaurs.

You guys are dumb.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Doom on January 13, 2010, 12:10:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0NuKvGcrpk
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on January 13, 2010, 12:10:29 PM
Awesome Raptors.

FAKE EDIT: Alternatively, Gangsta Raptors
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on January 13, 2010, 12:12:12 PM
But... but... but The Brontoforum Barneys! It's an alliteration! BAAARNEY!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: James Edward Smith on January 13, 2010, 12:40:48 PM
BrontosaurusesSexual Brontosauruses.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Friday on January 13, 2010, 12:44:25 PM
We ain't got time to bleed.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: James Edward Smith on January 13, 2010, 01:35:15 PM
Yeah, that's settled. I mean, Friday supports it and her and I are the coolest members of the boards anyway.

From here on out you are all.

GOD DAMNED SEXUAL BRONTOSAURUSES
(http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/5/5f/PredatorM134handheld-14.jpg/500px-PredatorM134handheld-14.jpg)

Please have your business cards changed by next Monday by which I of course only mean, Kabbage, change your business cards.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on January 13, 2010, 01:53:59 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2upxmxu.jpg)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on January 13, 2010, 02:04:54 PM
stalk me amadeus
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on January 13, 2010, 02:09:07 PM
it's not secret
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Shinra on January 13, 2010, 02:11:18 PM
Oh hey I didn't realize you were in Oklahoma, too

so

uh

why?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on January 13, 2010, 02:12:18 PM
We had this conversation before but don't worry, I have a rescue team working on getting me out within the next 6 months.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on January 13, 2010, 08:33:34 PM
I can set up the new domain name while I'm renewing hundredcoins.org, I just need to know where to point the DNSes and such.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: yyler on January 17, 2010, 10:06:28 PM
You'd better register brontoforum.us and not just brontoforumus.com
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on January 17, 2010, 10:09:57 PM
You'd better register brontoforum.us and not just brontoforumus.com

My god, you're absolutely right!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on January 17, 2010, 10:33:06 PM
You'd better register brontoforum.us and not just brontoforumus.com

 :perfect: :perfect: :perfect: :perfect: :perfect: :perfect: :perfect:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: jsnlxndrlv on January 18, 2010, 05:13:36 PM
I really wish it were possible to register new accounts with an existing email address.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on January 18, 2010, 05:28:31 PM
I can understand making it a minor inconvenience for spambots though.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: LaserBeing on January 18, 2010, 05:44:09 PM
Just change the address to something imaginary once you've registered the account.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on January 18, 2010, 05:53:27 PM
There is no setting for this, I just looked.

You'll have to make one alt account and just change the name as appropriate.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: LaserBeing on January 18, 2010, 06:07:03 PM
or you could do what I said and open up exciting vistas of unlimited alt accounts

all you need is two email addresses that work

actually you don't really even need that if you are sneaky
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on January 18, 2010, 06:32:25 PM
PROTIP: If you've got a gmail account, just place a period in your email when you register. Say your email address is ninjababy@gmail.com. Registeringf as n.injababy@gmail.com, ninjabab.y@gmail.com, or even n.i.n.j.a.b.a.b.y@gmail.com should work just as well as your plain old email address.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: yyler on January 18, 2010, 08:35:06 PM
BETTER PROTIP: Use your normal email and add "+something" to the username. I'm registered with synthesizer.tower+sharkey@gmail.com. This routes straight to gmail like normal; I can still register synthesizer.tower+brntfrms@gmail.com or whatever, and plus I can filter them in gmail! This is pretty handy for when you sign up for sites and then you get spam. You can always tell who did it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: yyler on January 18, 2010, 08:36:47 PM
That doesn't work for most websites anymore though.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on January 18, 2010, 09:41:03 PM
BETTER PROTIP:

DEBATABLE
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: McDohl on February 01, 2010, 07:06:54 PM
Okay, can Land of the Lust please not be on the recent posts list?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on February 01, 2010, 08:23:48 PM
There's got to be a way to do this... I'm certain we've done it to whole boards before... Dunno about child boards.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on February 01, 2010, 08:51:31 PM
You could just take it to CyanPrime's forum.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Sharkey on February 02, 2010, 12:00:46 AM
You could just take it to CyanPrime's forum.

Oh, god. That's like watching a puppy with a broken spine trying to drag itself out of the road. Except the puppy smelled like shit and was actually kind of annoying, so you don't feel all that bad about it.

 :advice: GO AHEAD, MAKE FUN OF THE WEIRD OBSESSIVE KID. SURELY HE WON'T COME TO YOUR DOORSTEP TO KILL YOU AND IMPREGNATE YOUR CAT.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on February 02, 2010, 12:06:41 AM
Actually I was thinking more that he would be happy to have anyone at all visiting his forum, even if it was just to post a bunch of girls with dicks coming out of their eye sockets.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Sharkey on February 02, 2010, 12:40:42 AM
That's an only slightly different kind of sad. More like he's a little girl freezing to death outside our window as we sit in front of a fireplace laughing and drinking spiked hot chocolate. And then snow covers the body and for the rest of the winter we unwittingly piss on her corpse whenever we go out the back door to relieve ourselves*.

Except she was kind of an ugly girl and not particularly nice, and honestly her voice was so irritating that you considered killing her with a rock once.


*This happened to the body of a college kid who froze to death outside the back door of a bar I used to go to a lot back home. Still bugs the hell out of me.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Cthulhu-chan on February 02, 2010, 12:58:53 AM
(*)

That is... kinda horribly creepy.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on February 02, 2010, 04:01:35 AM
Let's just go with 'horrible', period. :;_;:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on February 02, 2010, 06:20:26 PM
Dunno about child boards.

Personally, I'd rather keep the words 'child' and 'porn' as far away as possible.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on February 02, 2010, 09:11:19 PM
You'd better register brontoforum.us and not just brontoforumus.com

...I actually own thadde.us .

...get out of my head, it's uncomfortable.





(and yes, it's just a bland placeholder.  Someday I will put programming projects and other professional-y things on it and it will hopefully show up in a Google search for my name before my blog does.)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on February 03, 2010, 07:34:20 PM
OH GOD WHAT THE FUCK
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on February 03, 2010, 08:05:08 PM
That was my immediate thought... then I realized I have to scroll down on every page already, which doesn't really bother me.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on February 03, 2010, 08:10:00 PM
 :wakka:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Walker on February 03, 2010, 08:21:31 PM
Fortunately I'm using a broken version of the old WFE theme that's still lingering around and Kazz's video is about the same size as the Brontoforumus header, so it's only a minor inconvenience.  Also, the video is quite lulzy.  :lol:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on February 04, 2010, 04:34:01 AM
FUCK YES

T  U  R  T  W  I  G

we are artists making art here

this is art

Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on February 04, 2010, 04:02:09 PM
Oh man, I didn't see the Sexual Brontosaurus Enterprises until right now.  :perfect:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on February 05, 2010, 08:45:31 AM
I just want to make it clear, I swear I am not asking Kabbage to plug my stuff. He just does it randomly.

Personally, I'm horrified that I'm mentioned twice up there. Horrified.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on February 05, 2010, 09:38:19 AM
I plug whatever comes out of the BRONTOMMUNITY that I thought was pretty awesome/WORTHY OF NOTE. I still haven't gotten around to reading through all Friday's stuff and, well, that whole board in general, but SOOON PROBABLY.

Midnight Eye is still just about my favorite thing to come out of this place in ages, and I got a laugh out of Geo and Kazz's DANGERZONE, but understand also that the other admins put stuff up too it's not always me.

If I put anything up there that is DEEPLY NSFW let me know via PM and I'll replace that shit with Kazz's fucking amazing Turtwig dance tuber
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Doom on February 05, 2010, 09:49:37 AM
Can you add another row and just put up the latest/greatest LPs from the dungeon?

oh god i just want somebody to plug my spelunky LP  :;_;:

why don't you love me
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on February 13, 2010, 08:25:12 PM
Clearly, I should just go back to lurking.  Actually posting anything just never seems to work out.

OH LOOK A SHINY

I don't even get what that has to do with him being wrong about what addiction is and isn't, Rico.  Let's keep on topic.

cut it out already

Shinra is just terrified that he could ever be compared to his father

that's all this is about

The point I was making in bringing him up is that I've seen what addiction looks like first hand. You can make all the shitty comments you want - as low as they are, it does not change the facts.

WoW has only severely affected my personal life in a negative way once, and I quit playing it immediately after that. I didn't start playing again for 8 months, and after that point I scaled back the amount I played and the amount of emotional investment I put into the game. I have since quit playing, again, due to lack of interest. These are not things an addict does. I resent the assumption that because I take part in something regularly that I am an addict, or anything like my father, and I really resent your simplification of the argument.

I get that you're trolling and just being a jerk, Kazz, but there's really limits as to what you can do and say. Invoking my dead father in the way that you did was really beyond the pale. If this is what discussions on this board are going to be like, I'm not interested in taking part in them.


Congratulations, everyone. We've alienated two regular posters within 12 hours of each other.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/buge/reaction/alan_moore_clap.gif)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on February 13, 2010, 08:36:10 PM
And we didn't have to ban anyone.  Everyone is happy.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Norondor on February 13, 2010, 08:37:26 PM
Well, i wouldn't speak too soon.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on February 13, 2010, 08:39:02 PM
You mean everyone is not happy if I declare it so?  Perhaps you underestimate my power.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on February 13, 2010, 08:41:07 PM
why everyone here is so mean  :;_;:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: yyler on February 13, 2010, 08:41:43 PM
In my case it's just that I have a stick up my ass
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: yyler on February 13, 2010, 08:42:07 PM
The stick is there to prop my rectum open so I can store and cure dry meats in it
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on February 13, 2010, 08:45:41 PM
Well, i wouldn't speak too soon.
You mean everyone is not happy if I declare it so?  Perhaps you underestimate my power.

Note that I made this post before reading yours (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=4629.msg133870#msg133870).  I humbly back down from my statement.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Norondor on February 13, 2010, 08:46:26 PM
why everyone here is so mean  :;_;:

I am True Neutral and consequently am mean in direct proportion to my niceness and goodwill towards men
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on February 13, 2010, 08:50:11 PM
I really wish I had the ability to add this (http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/12/2010/02/500x_party_mode.jpg) in response to Brentai's "what does this button do?"
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on February 13, 2010, 08:53:31 PM
I really wish I had the ability to add this (http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/12/2010/02/500x_party_mode.jpg) in response to Brentai's "what does this button do?"

this is why being me is so great (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=4629.msg133883#msg133883)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on February 13, 2010, 08:56:03 PM
<4
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on February 13, 2010, 08:56:07 PM
What the fuck did you people do
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on February 13, 2010, 08:57:33 PM
What the fuck did you people do

Someone pressed the party mode button.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Norondor on February 13, 2010, 08:57:49 PM
Got a topic locked for not displaying better manners than the people openly insulting my friend.

which, you know, totally fair
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on February 13, 2010, 08:59:41 PM
Sorry to burst your bubble, but you are not 100% responsible for anything.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on February 13, 2010, 09:01:42 PM
Now all that has to happen is for Thad to move that thread to Jail in about... oh six months from now.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Norondor on February 13, 2010, 09:02:38 PM
I am 100% per cent responsible for bringing the discourse to a new low point.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on February 13, 2010, 09:04:33 PM
I am 100% per cent responsible for bringing the discourse to a new low point.

But you didn't invoke anyone's dead father.

Yes, I'm fully aware I'm not helping.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: TA on February 13, 2010, 09:05:40 PM
No, Shinra did that.  Which makes the whole "HOW DARE YOU GO THERE" kind of hypocritical.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Norondor on February 13, 2010, 09:31:19 PM
In the context of explaining his experience with and impression of addiction? Reasonable.

In the context of saying he's like his dead addict dad? I hope Kazz drowns in the tub.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on February 13, 2010, 10:54:54 PM
In the context of explaining his experience with and impression of addiction? Reasonable.

And you are completely right.
He mentioned his father in order to say "I know a thing or two about this, guys. I mentioned it bothered me and this is my experience with it."
Now, NORMAL SOCIALLY LIKED people would have said "Oh. Shit. My bad. Didn't mean to offend you, friend-of-mine. Thanks for the heads up about this situation here. We will try to stick to better defined terms as soon as we have agreement upon the term's definition." Then they would talked about the term's definition a bit and then moved on.
Of course, that is not what happened, but that is what happens when you get a bunch of jerks together on the internet. Manners and common social sense goes out the window.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on February 13, 2010, 10:57:16 PM
In the context of explaining his experience with and impression of addiction? Reasonable.

In the context of saying he's like his dead addict dad? I hope Kazz drowns in the tub.

i didn't say that.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on February 13, 2010, 10:58:37 PM
you guys are such sarcasm addicts that you can't tell when someone isn't being sarcastic
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on February 13, 2010, 11:40:38 PM
I DIDN'T COMPARE HIM TO HIS FATHER

I WOULD NEVER DO THAT

I JUST SAID HE'S GETTING SO DEFENSIVE BECAUSE HIS FATHER WAS AN AWFUL ACTUAL ADDICT AND WOW CAN'T POSSIBLY DO THE STUFF TO YOU THAT COCAINE CAN

I WOULD GET MAD TOO IF PEOPLE STARTED CALLING ME THINGS LIKE THAT

I'M TRYING TO MAKE THINGS BETTER

I NEVER MEANT TO HURT ANYONE'S FEELINGS

I'M FUCKING SORRY
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on February 13, 2010, 11:44:24 PM
I DIDN'T COMPARE HIM TO HIS FATHER

I WOULD NEVER DO THAT

Shinra is just terrified that he could ever be compared to his father

that's all this is about

How is that not inviting a comparison?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on February 13, 2010, 11:48:40 PM
det i didn't compare him to his father

he's been getting defensive because when he thinks of addicts he thinks of his dad, a real live actual destructive addict

and being called a WoW addict is like, ridiculous, because it can't be that destructive

not nearly as destructive as brentai or alex are fucking claiming

it's like if rape victim was playing HoN and five guys came out of the woods and killed her and people went OH MAN YOU GOT RAPED

she'd go like catatonic

i was trying to calm things down
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on February 14, 2010, 12:19:49 AM
didn't I tell you guys not to say wow was crap

I TOLD you not to say it!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: yyler on February 14, 2010, 12:20:39 AM
100% per cent
the atm machine asked for my pin number today
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Shinra on February 14, 2010, 05:09:06 AM
Making me an admin might be high-fucking-larious to somebody, but I've really had enough of being jerked around and trolled for one lifetime. I'm not going to be the source of someone's amusement at my own expense any longer.

Remove it or clarify the purpose, please.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on February 14, 2010, 05:29:10 AM
Shinra, I hope you don't leave. I like you.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on February 14, 2010, 09:49:17 AM
I guess it's Kazz's idea of an apology, it's fixed now.

Kazz, stop trying to get yourself kicked off the boards by being stupid.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on February 14, 2010, 11:31:40 AM
k
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on February 14, 2010, 12:58:11 PM
it's like if rape victim was playing HoN and five guys came out of the woods and killed her and people went OH MAN YOU GOT RAPED

she'd go like catatonic

Is that how PTSD works?  If so, I bet Vietnam veterans can't play HoN either because seeing their teammates get ganked in the jungle triggers some nasty flashbacks.

I need to go to the mall or something and just yell out "RAPE!" and see how many women drop to the ground crying and shaking, because they are obviously too fragile to deal with the trauma any other way.

Anyway, that's a fucking retarded analogy because no one can seriously argue that getting killed in a video game is akin to rape, while people sure as hell were arguing that WoW addiction can ruin a life like drugs can.  Maybe not on the same level, but the comparison of both being an addiction is valid.

tl;dr: kazz, stop digging your hole, just take a break and come back when everyone has forgotten about this (I'd give it two days).
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on February 15, 2010, 09:38:28 PM
i'll dig your hole
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on February 15, 2010, 09:39:31 PM
it's like if rape victim was playing HoN and five guys came out of the woods and killed her and people went OH MAN YOU GOT RAPED

she'd go like catatonic

Is that how PTSD works? 

on livejournal yes
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on February 26, 2010, 01:10:37 PM
You know what's funny about that image macro of my face that you guys all hate?

Starr made it for me.

 :glee:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on February 26, 2010, 01:11:51 PM
can we maybe add a little beard and walker to the bronto

You know what's funny about that image macro of my face that you guys all hate?

Starr made it for me.

that's not "funny" so much as "irrelevant" i think.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: yyler on February 26, 2010, 03:58:27 PM
The mix up in his vocabulary perhaps explains quite a bit, though
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on February 26, 2010, 06:34:27 PM
It seems odd that someone who singlehandedly made his own script to custom-ignore users, would choose to expend this much effort mindlessly bandwagoning other folks' posting gripes.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on February 26, 2010, 07:15:03 PM
Shut up Mongrel.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on February 26, 2010, 07:17:52 PM
Everyone in this room is a whore.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Shinra on February 26, 2010, 07:21:04 PM
 :deal:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on February 26, 2010, 10:28:46 PM
HA HA HA HA HA HA

YOU ARE SOOOO FUNNY

HEE HEE
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on February 27, 2010, 10:07:09 AM
What have

What have I done to these boards
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Doom on February 27, 2010, 10:11:04 AM
 :dudes:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on February 27, 2010, 10:19:13 AM
 :gay4: I hope so. :luv:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on February 27, 2010, 10:31:18 AM
What have

What have I done to these boards

Kabbage just woke up after his two-month long bender.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on February 27, 2010, 10:35:31 AM
i'm sorry i was so drunk
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: SCD on February 27, 2010, 11:12:47 AM
 You really shouldn't have taken this one to heart, dude

:done:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on February 27, 2010, 11:14:57 AM
Thank God it's gone. That was too much even for me.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on February 27, 2010, 11:41:16 AM
Well it was driving me right up the wall with all rolleyes and the ffffffffffffffff. You do have a tendency to post way too dang often though, and about stuff that doesn't really need a response, so I guess if there's a takeaway it's (1) don't use :tilt: ever and (2) spend less time on the interwebs on account of it starting to grate on some folks

THAT IS ALL LET US RETURN TO KILLING ENTIRE THREADS WITH EMOTE CHAINS
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on February 27, 2010, 12:02:59 PM
 :perfect:
 :whoops:
 ::(:
 :vampire: :goggles: :yoda: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :pfff: :strawman: :strawman: :strawman: :ohgod: :ohgod: :scanners: :kowhyee: :kowhyee: :LISTENU: :serious: :sarcasm: :endit: :pop: :OoO: :popcorn: :painful: :painful: :gasp: :OoO: :OoO: :barf: :barf: :planned: :planned: :planned: :khaaan: :jizz: :mystery: :yoda: :mystery: :oic: :strawman: :ohgod: :ohgod: :slow: :>_>: :>_>: :>_>:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Esperath on February 27, 2010, 12:32:16 PM
:eiffeltower:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on February 27, 2010, 01:01:55 PM
hahaha ahhhh all is as it should be
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on February 27, 2010, 06:51:25 PM
Let the Heroic Age commence.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on March 04, 2010, 01:38:10 PM
Karma fixed! GOD I rule!

Also Mongrel SERIOUSLY you gotta cut down on the posting this lull in your activity lasted a dang DAY before we were back to every other post being a Mongrelpost
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on March 04, 2010, 01:42:09 PM
It appears we can't check the "Who changed my Karma/Whose Karma have I changed" part however.

Fix it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYc05gZFly0#)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on March 04, 2010, 01:43:37 PM
NO!  This is horrible.  Now everyone will see how much I am hated.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on March 04, 2010, 01:45:59 PM
I just smoted you
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on March 04, 2010, 01:46:28 PM
Meanwhile, I have countersmoted.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on March 04, 2010, 01:47:16 PM
P.S. Please reset all Karma to 0 once comment viewing is correct so that we can use it properly to lift and shame users as necessary.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on March 04, 2010, 01:47:27 PM
Is there like a button for this sort of thing that I'm just not seeing or what
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on March 04, 2010, 01:50:08 PM
Yay karma!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on March 04, 2010, 01:58:06 PM
Boo Karma. I don't like Karma.

Because nobody likes me.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on March 04, 2010, 02:01:19 PM
Because nobody likes me.

Quote
[Karma] +5/-0

I see how it is. Going after the sympathy vote.

I'm on to you.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on March 04, 2010, 02:02:03 PM
Shouldn't that read Tyradical?  :whoops:

*expects a wave of negative karma annnnnnnny minute now...*
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on March 04, 2010, 02:02:42 PM
Because nobody likes me.

Quote
[Karma] +5/-0

I see how it is. Going after the sympathy vote.

I'm on to you.

Between the time you read that and the time you posted, it went up to +7/-0  :lol:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on March 04, 2010, 02:02:51 PM
I need comments and those comments need to point directly to the post they I was de-karmatized on so I can hunt down and kill the terrorists on these forums.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: yyler on March 04, 2010, 02:05:30 PM
Definitely just evened out Constantine and MCE's karma, but I don't remember who I had to give negative and positive to
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on March 04, 2010, 02:06:31 PM
I need comments and those comments need to point directly to the post they I was de-karmatized on so I can hunt down and kill the terrorists on these forums.

Comments can be viewed by clicking on any user's profiles, with the comments themselves having links to the karma's posts.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: yyler on March 04, 2010, 02:08:37 PM
No I didn't even out Constantine's apparently but I did even MCE's.

also kind of amazed I am in the top five for highest karma (???)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on March 04, 2010, 02:11:56 PM
Quote
Top 5 smited users
Cyan Prime      - 65535
Niku      - 8
Roger      - 7
CyanPrime1      - 7
Lady Duke      - 6

Man you guys really hated him didn't you
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on March 04, 2010, 02:15:55 PM
I only wanted to strangle him once or twice. For me it was mostly pity, which is certainly much worse. I should probably visit him in his grotto.

Big hugs to kabbage for his professorial skills.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on March 04, 2010, 02:20:27 PM
Alright, fixed the profile view thing, and on Niku's request, reset everyone back to zero.

Except like, Stush, and me.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: yyler on March 04, 2010, 02:21:21 PM
maaaaaaaaaaan
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on March 04, 2010, 02:23:09 PM
now bring back pyos :nyoro~n:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: MadMAxJr on March 04, 2010, 02:23:50 PM
Can we also have the 'ban yourself' button from wrath?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on March 04, 2010, 02:24:50 PM
WE ARE NOW MISSING:


Games

Crazy ass wrath board

Cassius

Dignity
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on March 04, 2010, 02:25:31 PM
Shit, just turn one of the subforums back into wrath.

Though I'd be happy if we could just dig up the old soundbites, I'M A WHORE WHORE I'M A WHORE WHORE and IIIIINNNTERRRRNEEEEEEETS.

Also: Pyos are only good if you have a place to spend them.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on March 04, 2010, 02:25:41 PM
Link to karma change should work now

 :done:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Friday on March 04, 2010, 02:26:00 PM
Cassius
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on March 04, 2010, 02:27:30 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO If we say Cassius three times or more he'll co



FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on March 04, 2010, 02:27:51 PM
The store was mostly good for giving people an inventory to fill with useless little knicknacks like the SHARKEY FIGURE and so on, but I kinda dug that.

there were never games.  we don't talk about the games.   ::(:

p.s. Cassius
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: MadMAxJr on March 04, 2010, 02:29:38 PM
Pyos were generally used for a certain someone to hoard all the forced avatar changes they could get for mega man related antics.  So it was like Something Awful without paying $10 a pop.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on March 04, 2010, 02:37:37 PM
A little late to the party:

Quote
2010, Sexual Brontosaurus Enterprises

Tyrannosaurus Sex: Titanosaur Mating (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcc3aX2gH08#ws)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on March 04, 2010, 02:38:59 PM
Pyos were generally used for a certain someone to hoard all the forced avatar changes they could get for mega man related antics.  So it was like Something Awful without paying $10 a pop.

Yeah.  I liked the store interface but not so much the pyos themselves.  I liked the ability essentially to use to give out little board trophies and so on for things like the Pyolympics and wolfgames.

Breaking news, Niku likes achievements.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Friday on March 04, 2010, 02:45:50 PM
Achievement in progress by Niku:

[Bet you didn't see that coming... AGAIN!] [1/2]
Win as the Weretiger twice.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on March 04, 2010, 02:51:25 PM
;______;
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on March 04, 2010, 02:51:38 PM
The only thing worth using from the Pyoko Store was Niku's DeKarma toy, which deKarma'd you. And, of course, due to the secret Konami Code built into the system, once you got -5 karma your karma would skyrocket to over 9000.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on March 04, 2010, 03:43:52 PM
Over 9000!!???!?!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on March 04, 2010, 03:51:07 PM
 :over9000:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on March 04, 2010, 03:54:36 PM
Alright, fixed the profile view thing, and on Niku's request, reset everyone back to zero.

Except like, Stush, and me.
You would destroy a man's self worth with the flick of a wrist?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Friday on March 04, 2010, 04:04:41 PM
I WOULD DESTROY A MAN'S SELF WORTH WITH ONE DALEK
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on March 04, 2010, 04:26:03 PM
Friday batted that one outta left field.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on March 04, 2010, 05:50:54 PM
I'm not sure if I miss have +42/-3 to most other people's +0/-1.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on March 04, 2010, 06:22:44 PM
Because nobody likes me.

Quote
[Karma] +5/-0

I see how it is. Going after the sympathy vote.

I'm on to you.

Between the time you read that and the time you posted, it went up to +7/-0  :lol:

By the time I saw this, it was down to zero.  ::(:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Shinra on March 21, 2010, 05:53:02 AM
It seems every time I want to post something this week it's a videogame that I'm playing, has been out too long to reasonably get it's own thread, and the thread we do that in is closed.

Every time we kill a catch-all thread I want to post here a little less. When I have to make a choice between starting an entire thread to post a one paragraph complaint about how fucking shitty darksiders level design is, or just not post at all, I'm pretty much always going to pick option B. I have spoken to a few other people on the boards about this and have seen nothing but agreement.

 :tldr:  - can we please have the videogame babble thread back? and can we please stop killing catch all threads because one mod does not fucking like them?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on March 21, 2010, 06:48:22 AM
:scruffy:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on March 21, 2010, 06:51:57 AM
I think we just need a thread for when we're playing older or more niche games that don't really necessitate a thread. I was playing Jade Empire a little while ago, and I kind of wanted to talk about it a little.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on March 21, 2010, 06:52:45 AM
Yeah. I like catch alls when used properly.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on March 21, 2010, 06:59:38 AM
Truly the only solution to not having one dump thread is to make millions of threads with several posts in it. Just make a thread.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on March 21, 2010, 07:11:12 AM
If you want to talk about a game that you know will not facilitate discussion, why bother?  This isn't your personal blog.  If you're entertaining enough to make people want to read your complaints about old video games, people will follow your blog.

Truly the only solution to not having one dump thread is to make millions of threads with several posts in it. Just make a thread.

Or you can do this.  I don't know what this phobia is about creating topics that could possibly not get replies.  I've never seen a topic be closed because the subject matter was "too old".  If your real concern is that "no one has played this and has nothing to contribute to the discussion", then read my first paragraph.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on March 21, 2010, 07:15:00 AM
If you want to talk about a game that you know will not facilitate discussion, why bother?  This isn't your personal blog.

 :pimp:

I agree with the status quo. Make a new thread. For older games, you could maybe make a topic or genre thread: "Adventures in Adventure Games" or "Kayma Kidd goes to Master System Land" etc.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on March 21, 2010, 07:45:40 AM
If you want to talk about a game that you know will not facilitate discussion, why bother?

But it might facilitate a discussion. I mean, check it out: 18 pages of discussion from a single, passive remark (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=942.0). Then again, it might not. That's the wonderful thing about dump threads: real conversation develops when interest is real.

I mean, if you don't mind hundreds of useless threads that never go anywhere, then we might as well unban SoraCross and let him talk about BlazBlue and Record of Agarest War.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on March 21, 2010, 07:55:30 AM
I mean, if you don't mind hundreds of useless threads that never go anywhere, then we might as well unban SoraCross and let him talk about BlazBlue and Record of Agarest War.

I don't mind them, and SoraCross was not banned for making them.  I don't see why people are so scared of a problem that doesn't exist.  Are people really so afraid of clutter?

I don't want to revert the changes made when people haven't even tried the alternative.

Anyway, this makes me want to post my Gamebabel idea again to see if anyone is interested.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on March 21, 2010, 07:56:28 AM
the establishment does not want you having things you want
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on March 21, 2010, 08:07:48 AM
Having more threads is not a bad thing, but sometimes you can't make a thread about the generic jrpg you are playing on the DS at the moment. In that case, you could try to make a thread for DS games. You get to talk about how shitty the game you are playing is, and so can everyone else. If a game ever comes out that may warrant more than 5 posts of conversation, then you could make a thread for it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on March 21, 2010, 08:19:18 AM
You could have a catch-all thread and if you prefer making a new topic to post a one-sentence comment you can go right ahead?

I don't think historically the catch-all thread ever stopped dozens of other threads popping up.  Basically as it is we're just cock-blocking one posting style in an attempt to make the other seem more active.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: SCD on March 21, 2010, 09:34:36 AM
Again, big thing worth pointing out here is that Catch-all threads exist (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=44.msg141111#new), and as said before - with active moderation, we've seen branches of thought and interest spawn into their own threads. 

I'm For the motion myself.  One possible reason for us not making too many threads on a zillion concepts is that we're all introverted as all heck and really don't want to be the guy whose made all those threads that barely even get the lookover.

Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: TA on March 21, 2010, 10:28:21 AM
Again, big thing worth pointing out here is that Catch-all threads exist (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=44.msg141111#new), and as said before - with active moderation, we've seen branches of thought and interest spawn into their own threads. 

I'm For the motion myself.  One possible reason for us not making too many threads on a zillion concepts is that we're all introverted as all heck and really don't want to be the guy whose made all those threads that barely even get the lookover.

And there's the problem.  I'm strongly in favor of catch-all threads for exactly the reasons you say, because with active moderation I think it produces the best discussion environment, but the whole thing relies on the mods not being lazy, and being willing to put in the effort of threadsplitting when it's appropriate.  Which might be why it's always Kazz that shuts them down.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on March 21, 2010, 11:13:18 AM
I think the compromise will be to make an "old games" topic for babbling, with the agreement that new, relevant games will always get a new topic for discussion.  My main annoyance was having to split topics out for brand new titles which obviously would deserve their own topic.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on March 21, 2010, 11:32:26 AM
Did we ever actually do that? Maybe for a couple of games that were more popular than the poster may have imagined. I for one never heard of Borderlands until it was the greatest game of 2009.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: R^2 on March 21, 2010, 12:18:03 PM
Jesus people make a "late to the party" topic it's not hard.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: SCD on March 21, 2010, 12:36:30 PM
Det:  May I suggest for the re-en statement of those quiet moderators who got that job done?  My memory may be off, but for example when Mongrel had his reigns of RW, he did a fine job of using his companies time for throwing in the axe and wedge as required..  of course that could've just as well been Thad..

Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Shinra on March 21, 2010, 01:21:37 PM
If you want to talk about a game that you know will not facilitate discussion, why bother?  This isn't your personal blog.  If you're entertaining enough to make people want to read your complaints about old video games, people will follow your blog.


Because every conversation we have on these boards could be had in IRC, over AIM, or on our personal blog. The only posts that really have any necessity to be here are posts announcing meetups (D&D, co-op online games, etc) and events like pyocon and dirty santa that necessitate a constantly accessible conversation and information thread.

Realistically speaking, if we use the logic of 'just post that shit in your blog/on irc/over aim' most of the threads and posts on these boards shouldn't exist.

I prefer the format of a BBS to a blog or IRC for conversatin'. Am I the only one?

Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: François on March 21, 2010, 01:40:43 PM
I prefer the format of a BBS to a blog or IRC for conversatin'. Am I the only one?

No, I agree. At its best, a forum is way more literate than IRC. It's like a series of miniature epistles, a back-and-forth of complete ideas instead of real-time snippets of thought. IRC has its merits but forums are another animal entirely.

And a blog doesn't have a sense of community to it; there's a performer and an audience, and on top of that you tend to attract people who either mostly have the same mindset as you or people who disagree with you so much that they follow you anyway just to have someone to bitch at. It's not strictly one-way, but it has one-way elements. In a forum, all ideas are born equal, then live and die according to their merit or interest value; no post starts higher than the ones who answer to it. It's richer soil for conversation, I think.

Plus for me it'd be pointless to have a blog because I want to write three paragraphs about an old game twice a year. I might as well put it on paper and bury it in the yard.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: yyler on March 21, 2010, 01:43:24 PM
I feel like you've taken Det's argument/reasoning to a logical but extreme end.

Anyway, I dislike dump threads--there's no organization. And if two people are like, "Dang, I love this new game!" and then someone picks it up for $20 in three months the third person's post is completely disconnected from that original conversation. Plus it is hard to have a conversation in a thread when five other guys are having another one, you know?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Shinra on March 21, 2010, 01:50:39 PM
I feel like you've taken Det's argument/reasoning to a logical but extreme end.

Anyway, I dislike dump threads--there's no organization. And if two people are like, "Dang, I love this new game!" and then someone picks it up for $20 in three months the third person's post is completely disconnected from that original conversation. Plus it is hard to have a conversation in a thread when five other guys are having another one, you know?

the point is that that other conversation, when it develops from the one or two posts that started it, can get split off into it's own thread rather than cluttering up the topic list with a single post thread and languishing and dying quickly.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on March 21, 2010, 01:52:42 PM
I think the idea was supposed to be that we'd have dump threads with admins actively splitting off conversations that grew big enough to support their own threads.

Granted, locking a thread is much easier, and I don't really have the time to monitor and split everything myself.  DO we need more board mods?

I'd say the situation is complicated by the fact that some admins/mods don't want dump threads at all, while others have been known to actually DELETE new threads that are just single-sentence comments of the sort that would otherwise go in dump threads.  I respect that the entire POINT of having an admin team is that we don't all think the same way (and also Arc has a tendency to up and disappear for years at a time), but might want to get on the same page on stuff like this.



(I'd point out the irony of the guy who likes to spend six pages bitching about me in unrelated threads turning around and complaining about disorganized threads, but he might de-karma me.)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: yyler on March 21, 2010, 01:55:45 PM
yeah, but only if people keep having both conversations. for one thing people hate necroposting, so they sure aren't ever going to go back in a thread ten pages and respond to two single posts. likewise people won't comment on something if the thread turns into something else. and finally, if a post gets a lot of replies, people may only click the last page and miss what they care about entirely. single threads are more organized and efficient and even if no one replies at least you know people can find the thread.

i'd say that if anything starting a lot of topics would encourage conversation--if ten people get a game a week apart and post once each about it in a dump thread, no one will likely notice there are ten posts about it. but if someone starts a thread and every week there is at least one post, a real conversation is more likely to arise.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: James Edward Smith on March 21, 2010, 02:18:51 PM
I'd say the situation is complicated by the fact that some admins/mods don't want dump threads at all, while others have been known to actually DELETE new threads that are just single-sentence comments of the sort that would otherwise go in dump threads.  I respect that the entire POINT of having an admin team is that we don't all think the same way (and also Arc has a tendency to up and disappear for years at a time), but might want to get on the same page on stuff like this.

I don't really understand posts like this one and the one where Shinra was asking why we can't have catch all threads just because ONE admin doesn't like them. I mean when Shinra puts it like that, it sounds like a reasonable question, why can't we have catch all threads just because ONE tyranical admin doesn't like them?

Well the problem is reality, and in reality we only actually have TWO fucking admins, three tops.

ARC doesn't live here anymore, ARC go away, ARC gone now.

Thad, rarely does anything as far as I can see but perhaps is actually somewhat administering things, so that's why I said three tops and not just definitively TWO.

Kabbage is not supposed to do anything non graphical in nature.

That leaves our two actual admins, Kazz and Detonator. Now if you include Thad as a third then Shinra's point still seems to hold water except wait, Kazz AND Det both hate catch all threads making the majority of the active admin team against them.

For the record, I hate them too but I am not an admin, I am just a lowly global moderator who rarely does any moderating anyway.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on March 21, 2010, 02:22:50 PM
I would point you towards a forum where only the administrators' opinions mattered, but it was taken down because the administrator didn't like it any more.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on March 21, 2010, 02:29:29 PM
Well, I already submitted forth a compromise, I'm just waiting for Kazz to wake up and completely overreact to everything.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on March 21, 2010, 02:38:52 PM
I would point you towards a forum where only the administrators' opinions mattered, but it was taken down because the administrator didn't like it any more.

After all the users left because they didn't like the way it was being run.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: jsnlxndrlv on March 21, 2010, 02:42:29 PM
Detonator's argument above ("This isn't your personal blog," etc.) implies that most of the problem with megathreads is that the people posting in them are either too vain or too terrible to write in a way that facilitates discussion, and suggests that if you want to write that way, you should post that shit on your blog.

Similarly:

It feels kind of silly to start a new thread just because I wanted to post two images and two sentences in the hope that somebody else is playing or wants to talk about it, but Kazz closed the "babble about a game you're [about to start] playing" thread, so this sort of exploratory poking doesn't really have anywhere else to go.

This makes me feel 1000% good about Kazz closing the thread because I know I would have to be digging through that awful thread for a messy threadsplit in a few days if you had put it there.

People should not ever feel silly about posting a new thread about a brand new game.

I appreciate that you think I should feel other than the way that I do, but that doesn't actually change how I feel. I look at topics (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=4645.0) like (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=4849.0) these (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=4851.0) and it makes me hate making new threads. I do anyway (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=4848.0), and the results are kind of pathetic, because even if you put a lot of effort into making an engaging, discussion-provoking post, it's not obvious what's going to spark a big discussion and what isn't.

I'm not opposed to this policy because it makes me feel like a terrible poster, though: I'm opposed to it because I actually like reading big (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=47.0) dumb (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=13.0) dump (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=10.0) threads (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=69.0). I like not knowing what I'm going to be reading about, I like reading opinions people are voicing without worrying whether they're inviting a response by voicing them, and I don't want to have to read a dozen different topics (much less a dozen different blogs) in order to get the same content. There are a lot of games and topics I wouldn't bother reading about if they weren't presented as part of a catch-all topic.

Yyler's point about this being "less organized" and "discouraging" is kind of like complaining that zebra-print pants are somehow tacky and cheap by comparison to a tiger-striped jacket: it's one kind of chaos or discouragement for another. This criterion strikes me as really arbitrary.

AAAAND THREE NEW REPLIES show that I'm reiterating Shinra's point above for no reason. Whatever.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on March 21, 2010, 02:48:44 PM
Detonator's argument above ("This isn't your personal blog," etc.) implies that most of the problem with megathreads is that the people posting in them are either too vain or too terrible to write in a way that facilitates discussion, and suggests that if you want to write that way, you should post that shit on your blog.

I think people just want me to update my blog more.

I've got a thing about the Kirby heirs coming, guys, but I'm waiting for some comic book guys to give me feedback.

This makes me feel 1000% good about Kazz closing the thread because I know I would have to be digging through that awful thread for a messy threadsplit in a few days if you had put it there.

This is actually a good point in the "for" column -- threadsplits are often messy, because people pretty frequently write about more than one thing in the same post.  If the conversation then goes in two different directions, you're hard-pressed to split -- if you split one topic of conversation, you're going to end up with a hole in the other.

I've taken to double-posting when I think I've come up with good fodder for a split, to avoid that problem.  Yyler actually did a great job of that a bit ago with the post that I split into the GRRR KARMA thread -- the part that was good fodder for a split got split, the part that continued the conversation in this thread stayed in this thread.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: jsnlxndrlv on March 21, 2010, 02:54:42 PM
Yeah, but the flipside of that is that not every topic deserves a threadsplit. From the amount (and the kind) of discussion that the Miles Edgeworth thread had, it really didn't need a thread split: there weren't more than 5 or 6 posts actually about the game in question; much of the rest was concerned with the merits of Phoenix Wright as a franchise—which is exactly the sort of discussion I want to read about other franchises, but am likely to overlook under the current system.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on March 21, 2010, 03:13:07 PM
I already submitted forth a compromise, I'm just waiting for Kazz to wake up and completely overreact to everything.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on March 21, 2010, 03:43:58 PM
I think far too many folks are belabouring a largely irrelevant question. Single thread? Catch-all thread? Does this really actually matter to people here? Is forum thread housekeeping that gripping a topic?

Det:  May I suggest for the re-en statement of those quiet moderators who got that job done?  My memory may be off, but for example when Mongrel had his reigns of RW, he did a fine job of using his companies time for throwing in the axe and wedge as required..  of course that could've just as well been Thad..

Well, almost nobody posts there anymore, so it's kind of moot. :/
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: James Edward Smith on March 21, 2010, 04:56:59 PM
I sort of think it would be cool if we could throw up some sort of function that allowed people to "split their own threads". That is to say, a button where when posting, you could just press this button and you would simultaneously post the post you are posting in the thread it is in, as well as create a new thread in the same subforum with a new title and have a link placed in that post that lead to the new thread.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Rico on March 21, 2010, 04:58:38 PM
On the flipside, I actively avoid catch-all threads and am sure I have missed a lot of conversation I would have liked to contribute to about games I was interested in, but fuck if I can be bothered to sort through 200 pages of blather about shit that's terrible.

This pretty much restricts my posting to a few topics even though I look for updated threads a dozen or so times a day.

PS I'm really glad Mongrel is keeping his trolling streak alive by asking if anyone cared about a topic after it got 2 pages worth of posts.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on March 21, 2010, 06:04:05 PM
I'm not opposed to this policy because it makes me feel like a terrible poster, though: I'm opposed to it because I actually like reading big (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=47.0) dumb (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=13.0) dump (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=10.0) threads (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=69.0). I like not knowing what I'm going to be reading about, I like reading opinions people are voicing without worrying whether they're inviting a response by voicing them, and I don't want to have to read a dozen different topics (much less a dozen different blogs) in order to get the same content. There are a lot of games and topics I wouldn't bother reading about if they weren't presented as part of a catch-all topic.

This this this this this this this this this.
I like browsing. I like reading about people's opinions, and voicing my own. I don't have much to contribute to videogames talk though, being a bad consumer and all. Catchall threads aren't intimidating. I can go into one and immediately latch on to a topic that suits my fancy. They tend to meander into odd places, which is something I enjoy. Focused threads do that too, but there's really no reason for me to go into them in the first place if I don't have anything to contribute that relates to the topic. I never click on a TF2 thread, for example.

 :tldr: Catchall threads are good for casual reading/posting.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on March 21, 2010, 06:12:31 PM
...perhaps more brain slug topics...




...or brianslugforum would be best..
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Esperath on March 21, 2010, 06:26:02 PM
Nice try, Brian.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: SCD on March 21, 2010, 06:26:43 PM
Curses....
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on March 21, 2010, 06:27:28 PM
...curses...
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Romosome on March 21, 2010, 06:39:00 PM
I don't think this forum is in danger of having too many posts. The "this isn't worthy thread material, how dare you" angle seems silly, and possibly suicidal.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on March 21, 2010, 09:46:58 PM
...
...so I just realized this IS a big dump thread.

I almost split it, but then I realized it's much funnier like this.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Cthulhu-chan on March 22, 2010, 02:06:34 AM
I think this one works particularly well as a dump thread, since it's become a history log of opinion on the state of the board.  Kinda cool.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on March 22, 2010, 03:32:24 AM
And that's something the admin team could never take away from us.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on March 26, 2010, 09:43:01 PM
WELL! I for one am really really looking forward to the dino roar being taken off.
Seriously what the fuck
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on March 26, 2010, 09:43:49 PM
i think it fits the theme
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on March 26, 2010, 09:49:25 PM
I approve of this.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Rico on March 26, 2010, 09:54:38 PM
I was hoping it would work on my phone to bring me a small joy at work, but it does not.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on March 26, 2010, 09:55:57 PM
not loud enough.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lobst on March 26, 2010, 10:38:19 PM
Oh, nice -- now TF2 drama affects me, too!  Does this mean I finally belong?  If so, you're all invited to my place!  I can broil up some gardenburgers and we can watch Watchmen for the 108th time while sitting on my couch and talking about GODDAMN IT WHY SUCH A LOUD ABRASIVE SOUND WHENEVER YOU LOAD A PAGE WHAT THE FUCK
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: François on March 26, 2010, 11:41:50 PM
If you have adblock plus or something similar, add "http://kazz.rooms.cwal.net/shmosound.swf" to your filters!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on March 26, 2010, 11:55:02 PM
Just don't block the entire server, apparently all the css/image files for the board are hosted up on Kazz's shit.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Rico on March 26, 2010, 11:55:49 PM
If you HATE FUN plus or something similar, add "http://kazz.rooms.cwal.net/shmosound.swf" to your filters!

Please don't ban me for editing a post.



EDIT BY THAD: I edited this post!  Because of tiny text.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on March 27, 2010, 12:00:29 AM
i may ban you for tiny text
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on March 27, 2010, 12:38:38 AM
While awesome, the fact that it loads on -every- page is very annoying, very fast. Had it simply been on the home page, that would have been :glee:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Esperath on March 27, 2010, 01:34:42 AM
While awesome, the fact that it loads on -every- page is very annoying, very fast. Had it simply been on the home page, that would have been :glee:

I miss internet (http://welcometointernet.org/)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Cthulhu-chan on March 27, 2010, 02:10:04 AM
We all miss Internet!, but those halcyon days are long behind us.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on March 27, 2010, 02:13:19 AM
Well, an admin could theoretically put that in the title bar if he wanted to.

Cough.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Cthulhu-chan on March 27, 2010, 02:24:04 AM
but those halcyon days are long behind us.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on March 27, 2010, 02:42:58 AM
anyway i took it down cause i got annoyed

usually i laugh at my own pranks but this time i was like "god that is irritating"
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on March 29, 2010, 08:56:45 PM
http://brontoforum.us/index.php?board=24.0

That answers that question.

(EDIT: That's a link to the polls board where I put my first thread icon, which is my own face for "Which Admin is Most Mad With Power".)

I'ma gonna work on a method of submitting icons that involves less spam against me, but for now, if you've got any suggestions, just PM them right in.  I make absolutely no guarantees as to when and how often I will actually get off my ass and set them.

Also, it seems that before his departure from the mortal plains, God King Arc left us with a glorious bounty of old icons that I don't remember being used, so I might recycle a fair lot of them.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Cthulhu-chan on March 30, 2010, 06:08:51 AM
A lot of them were probably thread icons, but woo!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Fortinbras on April 03, 2010, 05:15:20 PM
I'm genuinely charmed as hell with whoever (Kabbage?) put the blog in the news bar.  The way my avatar is looking at you is the exact opposite of the way I feel about you, if you get my drift!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on April 03, 2010, 05:43:07 PM
I'm trying to start plugging projects in and around the community more and MAN that blog totally needs more attention.

According to the folks in #ff the newsbar goes somewhat unnoticed a lot of time so I'm trying to think of ways to sex it up a bit without gaying up the top of the site. My temporary solution is to just bullet different items with + marx so people can tell at a glance that there's new stuff up but I DUNNO W I P
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 03, 2010, 06:02:49 PM
Dates would be helpful, to tell when something is new.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on April 03, 2010, 06:43:42 PM
I almost always notice changes up there because I am insane, but I agree with Mr. Logic that dates would be great.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on April 13, 2010, 02:50:39 AM
So I am getting a weird error in some threads. So far it has just happened in Fetish Game and Cyan's BBS thread. Anyway, what's happening is when I go to reply, it acts like I am trying to make a new thread and asks me for a subject and tells me my form expired blah blah. If I try using Quick Reply, then it tells me the board does not exist.

I am deeply concerned, as I am not sure these boards can survive without my marvelous posts.

Since I can post here, I thought it might be something to do with the child board?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on April 13, 2010, 02:56:46 AM
It is God-King Arc, stirring in his slumber.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on April 13, 2010, 03:04:43 AM
Oh, hey, it's fixed now.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on April 13, 2010, 03:48:00 PM
have you tried clearing your browser cache
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on April 13, 2010, 03:58:08 PM
Or reversing the polarity of your quantum phase inducers?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on April 13, 2010, 06:25:48 PM
have you tried clearing your browser cache

tech support told me my browser cache wasn't supported
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on April 14, 2010, 03:17:09 AM
Perhaps your browser was merely out of cash.

Back alley browser thuggery!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on April 14, 2010, 04:43:55 PM
On my profile, it lists my Position as "Tested".  Can I get that changed to "The Obedient Panda" or "The Lotus"?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on April 14, 2010, 04:44:15 PM
can I get mine changed to the pope
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: R^2 on April 16, 2010, 07:25:15 AM
I'd rather be kid-tested, if not mother-approved.

(insert obvious spin-off joke here)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on April 16, 2010, 12:22:30 PM
Wanted to let you guys know that you broke something on the porn board. Originally when not logged in you'd be able to see the activity on the tracker, but not able to view the threads. I clicked the "read this first" regarding NSFW content in the news and I was actually able to view the porn board while not logged in.

Just tested it while logged in: invisibility to those not in the perverts group still works. (I can't see it while logged in)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on April 16, 2010, 12:27:17 PM
Huh. Our porn board has a back door.
Which reminds me that I need to make a thread on there.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 16, 2010, 05:59:22 PM
Yeah I noticed that and decided not to care, but since somebody said something...

Guests for some reason were given access to the thing while regular members were not.  I fixed it, sorry perverts.  I mean, non-Perverts.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on April 16, 2010, 06:02:47 PM
Freeloadin' perverts.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on April 16, 2010, 06:31:11 PM
Backdoor shenanigans.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: JDigital on April 17, 2010, 04:14:46 AM
We have a porn board?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on April 17, 2010, 07:28:50 AM
It's that thing that keeps popping up every other post on the activity stream with all the loli pornography and XTREME ANAL strewn about
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on April 22, 2010, 08:11:09 PM
Has the '[more]' button for smileys stopped working for anyone else?

It's not working either here at home or at work.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on April 22, 2010, 08:23:23 PM
Not working for me either.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 22, 2010, 08:31:03 PM
Did one of you guys do an autoupdate or something?  Half of the theme files are reporting that they were updated yesterday morning.

I know where the problem is, I just have to figure out what to edit to fix it.  Gimme a sec.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 22, 2010, 09:07:03 PM
Okay, fixed.  It was not an easy fix!

I suspect whatever the hell updated our templates is gonna have to update our damn templates again post-haste to get rid of all this escape character, oops-I-closed-the-body-tag crap.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on April 23, 2010, 06:08:26 AM
I updated the forum software through their little thingy in the admin panel back when I was trying to get Karma working again... it didn't seem like it broke anything then, but maybe I somehow put on an auto-update?

SORRY IF THIS IS THE CASE ;__;
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: JDigital on April 23, 2010, 06:13:26 AM
Better to update than not, for security.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 23, 2010, 09:39:56 AM
Yeah I'm not blaming anyone for updating on the assumption that it was tested and not going to break shit.

It's partially phpBB's fault, but the nature of the issue indicates some sort of PHP configuration weirdness on gamespite.

tl;dr: w/e
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on April 23, 2010, 11:29:32 AM
┐('~`;)┌ w/e
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on April 25, 2010, 07:25:49 PM
It's partially phpBB's fault

phpBB: so bad that it can fuck up boards running SMF.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on April 28, 2010, 12:10:33 PM
The emoticon menu doesn't pop up in the regular posting window, but it still works in "Quick Reply" for some raisin.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on April 28, 2010, 12:15:25 PM
Tried it myself. I get the same error.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on April 28, 2010, 02:24:08 PM
The emoticon menu doesn't pop up in the regular posting window, but it still works in "Quick Reply" for some raisin.

Same for me.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on April 28, 2010, 03:12:25 PM
Why use the regular window? Quick reply is so much easier.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on April 28, 2010, 04:22:48 PM
As an aside, I would like to again state how Lust was a terrible, terrible idea
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 28, 2010, 07:12:48 PM
Okay I can fix this but I'm not going to right now.

Just hit it in Quick Reply and then carry it over.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on April 29, 2010, 05:33:46 AM
I have an odd request, for whoever's got the power: My friend Tegan (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?action=profile;u=516) made a mistake in her registration and now she can't even make a new account. Something about IP tracking (although how that doesn't keep SoraCross from coming back, I'll never know). Anyway she was hoping to get that account deleted so she can actually register. Or if you can send a re-registration email to another email address, I think that would work too.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on April 29, 2010, 09:38:10 AM
So was the forum down for anyone else all morning?

Just wondering.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on April 29, 2010, 09:54:45 AM
no not at all
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: TA on May 01, 2010, 08:22:47 AM
EVERYTHING'S BROKEN
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on May 01, 2010, 08:28:35 AM
WHAT TA SAID

IT'S ALL FUCKED UP

JUST FUCKED
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on May 01, 2010, 08:47:20 AM
it's just kazz's server going up and down like a ____________
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 01, 2010, 12:40:52 PM
It was weird for me as well this morning (GHETTO MODE), but everything seems okay now?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Sharkey on May 02, 2010, 11:49:42 PM
Our technicians are currently working on the problem. Please enjoy our vague reassurances along with some lovely hold music. Also, there will be cake at the end.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on May 04, 2010, 11:49:01 AM
god kazz you are terrible at having websites
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: MadMAxJr on May 04, 2010, 11:55:45 AM
Adding Kazz.rooms.cwal.net to your adblocker makes the site almost text-only and twenty times faster.*


* Recorded times are purely imaginary.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on May 04, 2010, 02:03:12 PM
Brontoforum.us would be $6.99 a for a year (https://order.1and1.com/xml/order/tariffselect;jsessionid=BF0E3B16E16F68FB7D10DCD84A4B9332.TCpfix142a)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on May 04, 2010, 02:33:27 PM
I'll pay it
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on May 04, 2010, 04:29:08 PM
There should be a question for people who are registering. It should ask "Are you CyanPrime?" and if the person says yes, it blocks their IP or redirects them to meatspin or something.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on May 04, 2010, 04:31:33 PM
I looked forward to getting the skeletor banned flash at Pyoko.

I feel we're denying people something great.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: the asshole you hate on May 04, 2010, 05:04:52 PM
I'll pay it

Why isn't this happening immediately?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on May 04, 2010, 05:15:48 PM
Well looky here. I had  a discount!
Got the first year of brontoforum.us for $2.99.

...

Now what?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on May 04, 2010, 06:24:29 PM
 :shrug: To the DNSmobile?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 04, 2010, 06:27:41 PM
Uh alright DIRECTIONS TO FOLLOW SOON

Also LOTTEL YOU RULE
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: James Edward Smith on May 04, 2010, 06:29:25 PM
Phew, I'm glad someone jumped in and foiled MCE's clever plan to increase her power and influence over the galactic senate Brontoforumus.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on May 04, 2010, 06:31:10 PM
I WAS JUST TRYING TO HELP
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on May 04, 2010, 06:42:22 PM
Uh alright DIRECTIONS TO FOLLOW SOON

Also LOTTEL YOU RULE
Phew, I'm glad someone jumped in and foiled MCE's clever plan to increase her power and influence over the galactic senate Brontoforumus.
:planned:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 04, 2010, 06:43:13 PM
Well looky here. I had  a discount!
Got the first year of brontoforum.us for $2.99.

...

Now what?

Yeah, uh, I was going to do this months ago until I realized nobody who gave a shit actually knew what the DNS servers for this site are.  You're basically going to have to ask Parish and hope that

A) He actually knows that stuff and
B) He actually cares to tell you.

You backstabbing Talking Time expats might have a better time of this.  Hop to it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on May 04, 2010, 08:21:22 PM
Hey now that we have a domain maybe we could hook up a hosting server somewhere so we don't have to rely on Kazz's webspace.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on May 04, 2010, 08:22:53 PM
Just let me know what to do. Brontoforum.us is just sitting there now.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 04, 2010, 08:25:46 PM
Hey now that we have a domain maybe we could hook up a hosting server somewhere so we don't have to rely on Kazz's webspace.

Hi, yes, we're working on it.  Coordination is a little bit wonky as the server access we have now is barely legitimate.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on May 04, 2010, 09:46:51 PM
Hey now that we have a domain maybe we could hook up a hosting server somewhere so we don't have to rely on Kazz's webspace.

We're trying to get the stuff onto Gamespite (you know, the site this board is hosted on), but there are a few hurdles we're currently working on.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on May 04, 2010, 09:49:19 PM
The hurdles are named Jeremy and Scott.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on May 04, 2010, 11:59:40 PM
(http://jeffpicard.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/rim-shot-johnny-utah.thumbnail.jpg)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on May 11, 2010, 12:57:45 AM
Well looky here. I had  a discount!
Got the first year of brontoforum.us for $2.99.

...

Now what?

Got my first spam today for this! Feels so... so... so something.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 16, 2010, 09:53:25 AM
Frocto what the fuck

Why are we linking a completely unironic anime pornography livestream across the top of our boards
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on May 16, 2010, 03:37:52 PM
it is only one of those four things
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on May 16, 2010, 03:52:29 PM
ADMIN'S DIFFERENT ADMIN'S WARNING: TITS

Now let's all calm down with some anime (http://www.viddler.com/explore/Frocto/videos/27/)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on May 16, 2010, 06:30:57 PM
If it's a Frocto post, it probably has tits in it somewhere
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 17, 2010, 12:52:56 PM
it is only one of those four things

what

Was it not a hyperlink to anime pornography sitting in the newsbar
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on May 17, 2010, 02:37:29 PM
It wasn't a livestream, was ironic, and wasn't what Frocto considers porn because no one got choked out.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 17, 2010, 03:19:22 PM
How is this supposed to be ironic?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 17, 2010, 03:44:06 PM
If I hear you kids say that word one more time I'm gonna wash your mouths out with soap.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: McDohl on May 17, 2010, 03:45:11 PM
Shenanigans.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on May 17, 2010, 03:50:41 PM
I'm just gonna bait Brentai.


How else am I supposed to enjoy myself?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on May 17, 2010, 04:56:24 PM
omg you guys this is SO RANDOM
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on May 17, 2010, 06:45:34 PM
lawl XD
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on May 17, 2010, 06:46:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHoZE5NC5lM
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: patito on May 18, 2010, 03:12:28 AM
Nobody reads the newsbox anyhow, if it wasn't for this thread I wouldn't have noticed, so just fill it with porn since that seems to make kabbage uncomfortable.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on May 18, 2010, 04:01:37 AM
I agree that making Kabbage uncomfortable is really fun.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: JDigital on May 18, 2010, 08:41:12 AM
yay my D&D blog
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 25, 2010, 11:20:40 PM
Hi.  I switched around the order of a bunch of the boards in order to fit the new descriptions a bit better.  Usability always comes second to terrible aesthetics around here.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on May 25, 2010, 11:23:16 PM
 :rage:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on May 25, 2010, 11:30:20 PM
I typed all this out before Brentai posted, just so you know.

Here's a slight board reorganization I want to undertake when I'm not feeling lazy:

Rename "Videogames" to "Gaming". Threads about board games and RPGs (all 2 of them) will be moved here.

Rename "Media" to "Other Media".  Besides the threads moved to Gaming, no changes.

Make "Online Hookups" a child board of Gaming.  Remember that it should only be used for organizing games, not discussing them.

Do the same for the TF2 and WoW boards.  Just to clean up the front page.

Move Scientific Institute to Activity Boards subforum.  Not a big deal.

Rename High Context Discourse to something more appropriate.  It's not really funny anymore.

Dissolve Guild Hall, move all topics to appropriate boards.  Do we really need it anymore?  Did we ever?

Lust board can stand on its own, I don't think that'll be a problem.

I realize that doing this will mess up the board descriptions Sharkey came out of hiding to fuck with.  I'll leave things be for a little while so people have time to appreciate them.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 25, 2010, 11:45:23 PM
Rename "Videogames" to "Gaming". Threads about board games and RPGs (all 2 of them) will be moved here.

I'm okay with this.

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Rename "Media" to "Other Media".  Besides the threads moved to Gaming, no changes.

I don't like this - I've always been a little uncomfortable with the "video games/everything else" dichotomy we have here, and pretending that /vg/ just happens to be a chunk that grew too large to be contained within the superset alleviates the feeling that we are all basically low instances of human beings with no appreciation for 99% of humanity's artistic creations, a little.

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Make "Online Hookups" a child board of Gaming.  Remember that it should only be used for organizing games, not discussing them.

Sure, why not.

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Do the same for the TF2 and WoW boards.  Just to clean up the front page.

Sure, why not.

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Move Scientific Institute to Activity Boards subforum.  Not a big deal.

Sure, why not.

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Rename High Context Discourse to something more appropriate.  It's not really funny anymore.

I really don't think there is anything more appropriate.

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Dissolve Guild Hall, move all topics to appropriate boards.  Do we really need it anymore?  Did we ever?

Yes, of course we do.  It's our way of removing truly horrible topics from public sight without having to deal with the endless whining bullshit that generally results from outright locking them.

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Lust board can stand on its own, I don't think that'll be a problem.

I think a lot of people are happier with it tucked away as an easy to miss child board somewhere near the bottom of the page.

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I realize that doing this will mess up the board descriptions Sharkey came out of hiding to fuck with.  I'll leave things be for a little while so people have time to appreciate them.

It's not like it particularly matters what the lines are attached to.  Hell, they're not even in order.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: jsnlxndrlv on May 26, 2010, 04:29:15 AM
Dissolve Guild Hall, move all topics to appropriate boards.  Do we really need it anymore?  Did we ever?

Yes, of course we do.  It's our way of removing truly horrible topics from public sight without having to deal with the endless whining bullshit that generally results from outright locking them.

Also, I know some people weren't comfortable posting their photos where anybody could see them, which is why all the self-portrait photo threads are in there.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on May 26, 2010, 06:17:23 AM
NO STOP IT GUYS I HATE CHAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGE!

I thought at one point we hated having too many child boards. Maybe I am remembering something else though.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 26, 2010, 07:14:02 AM
Quote
Rename "Media" to "Other Media".  Besides the threads moved to Gaming, no changes.

I don't like this - I've always been a little uncomfortable with the "video games/everything else" dichotomy we have here, and pretending that /vg/ just happens to be a chunk that grew too large to be contained within the superset alleviates the feeling that we are all basically low instances of human beings with no appreciation for 99% of humanity's artistic creations, a little.

Yes, this! This is one step back towards "Non-videogame media", which makes us all look like a gaggle of assholes.

I say we stick with Media. I think folks are going to understand on account of Gaming being directly above it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 26, 2010, 07:16:54 AM
I'm just glad SOMEBODY changed the board subtitles.

The fact that Sharkey did it and they are hilarious is just gravy.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on May 26, 2010, 07:18:44 AM
aren't we better than weird al
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 26, 2010, 07:35:09 AM
I'm pretty sure Weird Al could whip any one of us, given three minutes and the use of an accordion.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on May 26, 2010, 07:48:36 AM
aren't we better than accordians
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: François on May 26, 2010, 08:38:31 AM
i wasn't aware we were discordians

though i suppose it makes sense in retrospect
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on May 26, 2010, 08:46:01 AM
I did enjoy Discode, that's for sure.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 26, 2010, 08:51:41 AM
What about Disco?

I enjoy Disco, does that count?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on May 26, 2010, 09:01:27 AM
can we change real world and real life to names that don't make me briefly stare blankly while i try to remember which is which the one time a month i actually use the board listings instead of just clicking view all new posts
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on May 26, 2010, 09:33:23 AM
I am fully in favour of changing "Real World" back to "Thad's Jizzporium."
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on May 26, 2010, 10:47:00 AM
Dissolve Guild Hall, move all topics to appropriate boards.  Do we really need it anymore?  Did we ever?

Yes, of course we do.  It's our way of removing truly horrible topics from public sight without having to deal with the endless whining bullshit that generally results from outright locking them.

Also, I know some people weren't comfortable posting their photos where anybody could see them, which is why all the self-portrait photo threads are in there.

Yeah, I'm aware of this, but I also think it's kinda dumb.  It's not like Guild Hall is on some super secret lockdown.  I guess if you're uncomfortable with your pictures being on a regular board, you should take this as a cue to go delete your posts before they are revealed!

Brentai makes a good point that GH is a convenient place for many troll threads, but the paradoxal restrictions on the board strike me as insane, and I'd rather it just be another board tucked away somewhere.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on May 26, 2010, 10:51:03 AM
You fool! We seal away the Minotaur in Guild Hall when he starts being too annoying.  Without the labyrinth we might to endure his terrible logical fallacies.

You've doomed us all, Det.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on May 26, 2010, 10:58:07 AM
Okay, I made most of the non-Guild Hall related rearrangements.  If this rustles anyone's jimmies, they'll just have to :deal:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on May 26, 2010, 11:00:55 AM
Minor quibble: can we get gaming down at the bottom of the list of discussion boards? The Feng Shui of the boards is all fucked up with so many child boards up at the top.

I suggest the following order:

-High Context Discourse
-Real World
-Real Life
-Media
-Gaming and its three mini-boards

It'll look better, I think.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 26, 2010, 11:07:49 AM
Agreed. DN's got the right idea.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on May 26, 2010, 11:10:59 AM
You fool! We seal away the Minotaur in Guild Hall when he starts being too annoying.  Without the labyrinth we might to endure his terrible logical fallacies.

You've doomed us all, Det.

http://oglaf.com/labyrinth/1/
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Rico on May 26, 2010, 11:17:56 AM
Yeah, I'm aware of this, but I also think it's kinda dumb.  It's not like Guild Hall is on some super secret lockdown.  I guess if you're uncomfortable with your pictures being on a regular board, you should take this as a cue to go delete your posts before they are revealed!
Some other admin please namechange Detonator to Mark Zuckerberg as part of our new Truth in Moniker policy.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on May 26, 2010, 11:43:05 AM
In unrelated news, I've accepted an offer from an advertising firm that will market cosmetic products to you based on how ugly you are.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on May 26, 2010, 02:45:32 PM
Nothing like bringing those old retarded child boards back.  I do love having to click through to forums I don't care about just so it'll stop telling me there is new shit in the forum.  That's pretty much why people hated child boards in the first place.  But, I guess this way we can preserve space at the bottom because it is limited.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: TA on May 26, 2010, 02:48:31 PM
Is there a way to not have three child boards taking up space at the top of the page for the Gaming board?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on May 26, 2010, 02:50:45 PM
Nothing like bringing those old retarded child boards back.  I do love having to click through to forums I don't care about just so it'll stop telling me there is new shit in the forum.  That's pretty much why people hated child boards in the first place.  But, I guess this way we can preserve space at the bottom because it is limited.

Your points are legitimate, it's just unfortunate that you chose to communicate them like an asshole instead of a person whose opinion I give a shit about.

Seriously, I'm not out to piss you off, but when you come off like such a douche I can't help but not care.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on May 26, 2010, 02:55:45 PM
I don't feel any particular need to suck up to you after you announced intentions to de-privatize the private board after people asked you not to.

That said, it's nice for the update on how I hurt your feelings, but we've discussed child boards before.  Mostly in how we hated having Land of the Lust as a child board of Guild Hall, and having the WoW and TF2 boards as sub-boards of the Video Game forum.  You're free to do it, but don't act surprised when people at like a douche to you after you decide to fix forums that aren't broken.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on May 26, 2010, 03:11:48 PM
I don't feel any particular need to suck up to you after you announced intentions to de-privatize the private board after people asked you not to.

The subject was brought up, but I don't recall anyone asking me NOT to "deprivatize" the "private" board.  Regardless, I agreed not to touch Guild Hall for the time being until more people have spoken up.  I don't see how that makes me a tyrant.

Also, I don't see how not being a sarcastic douchebag means you're "sucking up" to me.  Are you an asshole to everyone you meet just because you have no reason to be on their good side?  I understand the frustration you have towards my actions, but is that really called for?

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That said, it's nice for the update on how I hurt your feelings, but we've discussed child boards before.  Mostly in how we hated having Land of the Lust as a child board of Guild Hall, and having the WoW and TF2 boards as sub-boards of the Video Game forum.  You're free to do it, but don't act surprised when people at like a douche to you after you decide to fix forums that aren't broken.

One of my ideas was making Lust not a child board, but no one supported it.  And no, I'm not surprised when someone like Shinra or DN starts ragging on me because I expect it from them.  However, when someone like you or Frocto act so hostile with such little provocation, it DOES bother me, as little as you seem to care about that.

The board changes took 2 minutes to do, and they'll take 2 minutes to change back if everyone hates it.  I'm not taking the privacy concerns lightly, though I do believe people are overestimating the safety of Guild Hall.  I'll look into it further.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: TA on May 26, 2010, 03:14:59 PM
I'd rather the boards I bother to visit not be child boards.  I look at icons to see what boards have had new posts, and it's annoying to not be able to tell at a glance whether it's Guild Hall or Land of the Lust that got posts.  Lust should be its own board - if you don't want people seeing it then do the same thing to it you do to Guild Hall.

Also not be tricked into thinking Gaming got a new post when it's just blather about WoW.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on May 26, 2010, 03:20:35 PM
Lust already is hidden to all those who don't wish to see it.  I think it's a child board because Kabbage didn't want to look at it and he didn't have the option to hide it from himself.  I'll detach it now and see if it works out.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on May 26, 2010, 03:24:03 PM
The dumb part (from a backend perspective) is that the child boards can have their own indicators that they have updates, but nobody seems to have found a way to make it not update the parent forum.

Lust already is hidden to all those who don't wish to see it.  I think it's a child board because Kabbage didn't want to look at it and he didn't have the option to hide it from himself.

Just move Lust allllll the way to the bottom, like where the Olympics is.  I just detest child boards.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on May 26, 2010, 03:37:46 PM
We have all that room down there, now.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 26, 2010, 03:41:08 PM
The dumb part (from a backend perspective) is that the child boards can have their own indicators that they have updates, but nobody seems to have found a way to make it not update the parent forum.

Yeah, that's kind of mildly annoying. For lack of a better option, liberal use of the "mark all posts as read" button works fine, but it would be nice if that wasn't necessary.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: TA on May 26, 2010, 03:43:00 PM
(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/9577/boards.png)

see basically my point is that an arrangement that leads to this, when Bal's post is not a new post, is a bad arrangement.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on May 26, 2010, 03:43:44 PM
- Hit bookmark for forums.

- Show unread posts since last visit.

- ???

- No problems ever seriously what the fuck how do people have trouble with checking the boards?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 26, 2010, 04:01:13 PM
Well, in my case, it's because browsers never seem to read my 'last vist' properly. So I just check the threads I'm interested in that have the 'new post' flag.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ted Belmont on May 26, 2010, 04:31:27 PM
Someone should probably switch the board subtitles around so they make sense.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 26, 2010, 06:40:09 PM
You can't see which childboards have updated from the mobile version of of whatever this forum software is, which may be a minor inconvenience if you care about viewing any of the current childboards from your phone (which I don't).

Someone should probably switch the board subtitles around so they make sense.

 :rage:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 26, 2010, 06:50:13 PM
Yess now everyone can read my sweet Land of the Lust board alt text
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on May 26, 2010, 06:56:54 PM
Alright. This layout? No. Just no. Find a different order or something.  I mean, Guild Hall and LoL should be at the bottom at the very least.

This is worse than before everything was messed with.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 26, 2010, 07:16:51 PM
Democracy sucks.  Someone appoint an admin to make the final decision and we'll be done with it.

If elected I will explode all child boards and sort them all into categories (like Activity Boards) instead.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on May 26, 2010, 08:11:35 PM
Land of the lust should be up top. Let's get our priorities straight guys.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on May 26, 2010, 08:12:12 PM
Better solution: Just one forum, everyone can use the "Show last post" function.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 26, 2010, 08:20:38 PM
Land of the lust should be up top. Let's get our priorities straight guys.

It's wine, then women, then song.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on May 26, 2010, 08:35:15 PM
If we're going with the MO around here, it's whine, women and song so we should probably have Guild Hall up top.

Oh snap it seems to be making that pun ALREADY.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on May 26, 2010, 10:16:19 PM
I will install a mod that randomizes the board order every time you refresh the main page.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on May 26, 2010, 10:20:03 PM
 :rage:
 :rage:
 ::(:


 :perfect:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on May 26, 2010, 11:20:07 PM
I did enjoy Discode, that's for sure.

discode sucked
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on May 27, 2010, 04:27:39 AM
Hey, when futanari hentai has a large enough base to make comparisons, then I'll agree with you.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on May 27, 2010, 09:32:14 AM
new board subtitles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEBR8baVhxE
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on May 27, 2010, 10:48:28 AM
guys

look how mad i am

look

look
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on May 27, 2010, 10:48:43 AM
(hint: real mad)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on May 27, 2010, 10:55:24 AM
guys

look how mad i am

look

look

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2ALsvU50wQ

That's quite mad.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on May 27, 2010, 11:27:36 AM
we can use all the space we have saved for youtube videos at the top
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Doom on May 27, 2010, 01:51:18 PM
This reminds me of Deviant Art's ability to make their site run worse with every update.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Cthulhu-chan on May 28, 2010, 06:01:06 AM
So, some sort of software update gone horribly wrong?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 28, 2010, 06:16:11 AM
That's what I thought, but apparently this was semi-deliberate!

Apparently some troll or bot left a mini-bomb behind some time ago that exploited an old hole in the forum code to fuck with us. It hung around dormant - until yesterday.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on May 29, 2010, 08:16:59 AM
...boards broke again.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 29, 2010, 08:34:35 AM
yes ryg thank you

TRANSITION IN PROGRESS
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on May 29, 2010, 08:41:58 AM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b149/Rygaron/sonoted.png)

So noted.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 29, 2010, 08:49:32 AM
Apparently DilberMC, the basis we were using for Bronto, isn't compatable with the newfangled SMF 2.0 we installed. Like they haven't released an updated version of DilberMC to accomodate the changes made in 2.0 (nor does it sound like they're going to).

We have the option of regressing back to the version we were at before, or keeping 2.0 installed and changing all the images and colors and such to match up with the new layout.

Going to try the latter right now, but failing that, I'm thinking the smattering of new stuff we got with SMF 2.0 isn't going to be a huge loss.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on May 29, 2010, 09:01:45 AM
But it's so pretty and Web 2.0~
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Makaris on May 29, 2010, 09:15:13 AM
I'm torn.  I like clean designs... but I want my dinosaurs back. 

Can't we have both?  Somehow?  Maybe... somehow.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on May 29, 2010, 09:38:21 AM
Largely because it requires no actual work from me, I appreciate the idea of staying with the new code as dinos are slowly resurrected. I got this rad x10 negative karma boost here.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 29, 2010, 09:54:09 AM
Alright folks, loading up my attempt at reskinning the 2.0 core template now...

Don't expect any... significaaanntt... problemmss....
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 29, 2010, 09:57:03 AM
AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on May 29, 2010, 10:51:48 AM
Holy shit.

This is awesome.

(http://brontoforum.us/Themes/Brontoforumus/images/smflogo.gif)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 29, 2010, 11:06:14 AM
Alright, just tried adding my sweet-as-the-dickens massive logo across the top, and it looks like a pile of asses.  >:(

It might be fixable but well, I'm thinking we'll give this 2.0 nonsense a go for a bit and see how we like it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Makaris on May 29, 2010, 11:11:01 AM
I've already forgotten what the old forum looked like.  My memory sucks.

Except for the dino border.  It is missed. ::(:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 29, 2010, 12:11:59 PM
Gah, can't seem to work an animated gif into the header without pushing it into the far upper right corner :(

(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/287/cremecake.gif)

Farewell~
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 29, 2010, 12:36:16 PM
Regressing is a huge pain, but yes it is an option if this beta nonsense starts to become too much.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: James Edward Smith on May 29, 2010, 12:44:26 PM
Just to sort of bring this up while Kabbage is messing with the look and feel of the boards; I presented an idea on google buzz a little while a go of making it a Brontoforumus thing to change the visual theme of the boards and maybe even the name on a sort of every 3-6 months basis. This would be basically done when ever Kabbage or someone comes up with a new idea that tickles them just the right way or someone actually makes enough graphics to make it feasible or something like that.

If this proves a popular idea, I vote for an aquatic, submarine and harbor based theme for the next hilariously schizofrenic board change up and for the name to be "Sons of Submariners".
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 29, 2010, 01:00:02 PM
Oh, and if we do regress, it's extremely likely that we'll lose all posts made after the switch.

So if we're going to do that, it's probably best not to drag it out.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 29, 2010, 01:22:42 PM
Themes are cool and all, but I think I'll vote to just stick with the new layout rather than have three days of posts just disappear.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on May 29, 2010, 01:26:23 PM
This is good. I like the way it looks now.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on May 29, 2010, 01:31:06 PM
I would agree. I think it looks pretty good.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Makaris on May 29, 2010, 01:39:22 PM
nonsense it needs more dinosaurs.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on May 29, 2010, 01:40:34 PM
Well yeah, but I mean, so does everything. Can you ever really have enough dinosaurs? Where do you stop?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: François on May 29, 2010, 02:00:58 PM
(http://zedpower.dreamhosters.com/images/misc/dinos.jpg)

im sorry

so sorry
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Shinra on May 29, 2010, 02:04:28 PM
Well yeah, but I mean, so does everything. Can you ever really have enough dinosaurs? Where do you stop?

Before you know it, you're crushing up dinosaurs, with a dinosaur in each hand, doing lines of dinosaur off the ass of a boy you call dinosaur.


Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on May 29, 2010, 02:25:42 PM
HOLY SHIT I LOVE THIS NEW HEADER

FUCK YEAH
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Makaris on May 29, 2010, 02:37:29 PM
Well yeah, but I mean, so does everything. Can you ever really have enough dinosaurs? Where do you stop?
With that sort of thinking, no wonder cloned dinosaurs aren't a reality.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 29, 2010, 04:50:20 PM
Just to sort of bring this up while Kabbage is messing with the look and feel of the boards; I presented an idea on google buzz a little while a go of making it a Brontoforumus thing to change the visual theme of the boards and maybe even the name on a sort of every 3-6 months basis. This would be basically done when ever Kabbage or someone comes up with a new idea that tickles them just the right way or someone actually makes enough graphics to make it feasible or something like that.

If this proves a popular idea, I vote for an aquatic, submarine and harbor based theme for the next hilariously schizofrenic board change up and for the name to be "Sons of Submariners".

Yeah I mean, it's a cool idea right up until the point where I need to reskin the entire fucking site every three to six months.

If folks wanted to redo all the colors and graphics and send them to me then that would be possible, but these things take time dogg
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 29, 2010, 05:00:12 PM
We could just start up a collection and change everyone's default theme to something new all the time, if we felt like putting in the initial time investiture.

Frankly I think I've been spending too much time here lately though.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: TA on May 29, 2010, 05:04:50 PM
Yeah I mean, it's a cool idea right up until the point where I need to reskin the entire fucking site every three to six months.

If folks wanted to redo all the colors and graphics and send them to me then that would be possible, but these things take time dogg

Does there exist a comprehensive list of what all the colors and graphics and everything involved in such a reskin would need to be?  Some sort of documentation, a "If you want to suggest a new theme, package up the following and send them to me" post, might make that viable.

Or it might be effort spent compiling the list entirely for naught because on seeing what's involved, nobody wants to bother.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayin on May 29, 2010, 05:17:25 PM
This idea sounds like a lot of effort just to annoy ourselves.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 29, 2010, 05:18:19 PM
It's what we're best at.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 29, 2010, 05:23:03 PM
I cannot for the life of me figure out why the last button on every button strip is missing its background image.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 29, 2010, 05:29:07 PM
Yeah I mean, it's a cool idea right up until the point where I need to reskin the entire fucking site every three to six months.

If folks wanted to redo all the colors and graphics and send them to me then that would be possible, but these things take time dogg

Does there exist a comprehensive list of what all the colors and graphics and everything involved in such a reskin would need to be?  Some sort of documentation, a "If you want to suggest a new theme, package up the following and send them to me" post, might make that viable.

Or it might be effort spent compiling the list entirely for naught because on seeing what's involved, nobody wants to bother.

There's 60ish main images that would need recoloring or reworking, and then about 60 more little icons and such that would be possible to leave alone. If anyone wanted to take a stab at it, PM me and I can send over the images.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on May 29, 2010, 08:10:45 PM
This idea sounds like a lot of effort just to annoy ourselves.

I would go so far as to say it's a lot of effort for a pile of horseshit

Themes are cool and all, but I think I'll vote to just stick with the new layout rather than have three days of posts just disappear.

holy FUCK guys how would we live without three days of posts
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 29, 2010, 08:15:07 PM
Really, it just seems dumb to go through all the hassle.

I mean, maybe if I was doing this myself, hey, then who cares. But I'm not gonna ask Brent to blow up the boards again just because of the theme. If we can live with avatar changes and subforum subtitle changes, I'm pretty sure we can live with theme changes.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 29, 2010, 08:21:46 PM
I mean, maybe if I was doing this myself, hey, then who cares. But I'm not gonna ask Brent to blow up the boards again just because of the theme. If we can live with avatar changes and subforum subtitle changes, I'm pretty sure we can live with theme changes.

:0
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 29, 2010, 08:34:27 PM
Hey Kabbage.

Psst.

Gonna tell you a secret.

Before the crash, I usually had the forums set to plain light blue.

SO EASY ON THE EYES.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 29, 2010, 08:38:08 PM
Hey remember when people were upset because just the [more...] link for smileys in the quick reply box wasn't working?

Good times.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Shinra on May 30, 2010, 05:23:16 AM
Hey Kabbage, I've kept my boards as the dinosaur layout since you came out with it, because it's awesome. Mongrel is a huge faggot who can't appreciate when people do something nice for them.

Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 30, 2010, 05:39:07 AM
Oh fuck off Shinra. I was being a bit of a dick, but I didn't say I thought Kabbage did a bad job.

There's a difference between saying something's bad and not personally liking it. The dino theme was cool, I just got tired of looking at it pretty quickly.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on May 30, 2010, 05:44:06 AM
well since you're admitting to having no taste, maybe we should ignore your useless opinion over which theme you prefer
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 30, 2010, 05:51:54 AM
Considering my main opinion is that I don't really care what theme we have, I just don't want Brent to have to do more work... go ahead?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Shinra on May 30, 2010, 06:19:12 AM
Considering my main opinion is that I don't really care what theme we have, I just don't want Brent to have to do more work... go ahead?

I was under the impression that you didn't want to be inconvenienced with losing a couple days of posts and not having access to the forums for a few hours.

Also:

Quote
I was being a bit of a dick

This is you, on repeat, for all fucking eternity. You condensed yourself into a single fucking sentence. You want to be a prick about your own and other people's opinions that's one thing, but considering how much work Kabbage put into this you were basically being a huge asshole for no reason. If you can't say something nice, don't open your stupid fuck mouth.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: McDohl on May 30, 2010, 06:25:22 AM
:popcorn:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on May 30, 2010, 07:07:19 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/buge/reaction/popcorn.gif)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on May 30, 2010, 07:13:29 AM
get with the times, mcdohlasaur
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 30, 2010, 07:22:22 AM
Shinra you can quit being so full of yourself.

Again, "not liking something" doesn't mean I have an issue with it or think it was poorly made. I already posted that I think Kabbage did a lot of work and that the theme was impressive. I just didn't like it. But you know what I did? I just hit the change theme button and continued posting without making a big stink. No harm, no foul, no problem.

Then Kabbage is all shocked (shocked!) that I didn't like his theme and I told him as much. Yeah, I can be pretty smartassed in my replies sometimes. Some of you don't like it and some of you don't mind. That's fine. I live with that. I meant to rub Kabbage's hairs the wrong way a bit, not take a huge shit on him. If Kabbage thinks I was flat-out insulting him, or that I'm some kind of dino-heretic then he can talk to me about it himself. That's it.

But no, you wanna turn this into some kind of stupid point about how Mongrel is a bad forum member and we should all hate him because you've got some kinda axe to grind about the way I post. Well, like I said, go fuck yourself.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on May 30, 2010, 07:24:28 AM
you should be prepared to deal with the consequences of your actions

like people agreeing with you that you are a dick

I mean what are we even arguing about here
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 30, 2010, 07:27:56 AM
I wasn't using "a bit of a dick" as a euphemism for "gigantic fucking asshole to everybody all the time".

Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Makaris on May 30, 2010, 08:15:21 AM
I don't really think Mongrel was being a dick at all, but since he apparently hates dinosaurs he's now my least favorite person.  >:I
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: jsnlxndrlv on May 30, 2010, 08:18:09 AM
Back to pointless assholery? Looks like the new layout's working just fine. Great inauguration, guys! Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on May 30, 2010, 08:24:27 AM
oh look at me I'm neeeeeeeeeeeeewbie I want everyone to skip through meadows in pretty pink dresses singing britney spears songs and sucking on bit fat lollipops and each other's penises

[spoiler]That was the best 2000th post I could have hoped for.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 30, 2010, 08:26:38 AM
I don't hate dinosaurs :sadpanda:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: McDohl on May 30, 2010, 08:33:28 AM
NOPE, TOO LATE.  WE'VE GOT YOU PEGGED AS DINOSAURIST :racist:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 30, 2010, 08:37:57 AM
It's the green skin.

I don't trust nothin' with no green scalies! After they's all liberated by Kamandi Lincoln, they done took mah pappy's fourty acres an' his ceratops. We hadda live in a carboard box in Poseidos an I ain't nivver gon' fergit!

:rage:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on May 30, 2010, 09:46:49 AM
That avatar became the most accurate on the boards very quickly.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on May 30, 2010, 10:33:54 AM
oh look at me I'm neeeeeeeeeeeeewbie I want everyone to skip through meadows in pretty pink dresses singing britney spears songs and sucking on bit fat lollipops and each other's penises
so do i
 :nyoro~n:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: teg on May 30, 2010, 11:10:33 AM
Hey, I really like the new look!
The new header in particular.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 30, 2010, 04:30:15 PM
Wow, I missed all this shit.  What's you guys' deal?  I considered the ability to bypass the dinosaur theme important enough that I specifically re-enabled the feature that lets you choose your own theme.  Mongrel being a Mongrel and acting like a Mongrel about it doesn't really affect my totally rad browsing experience.

ANYWAY.  On to the board reorganization, a topic that got kind of aborted by the whole Russian Mafia mess.

How's this look?

Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 30, 2010, 04:37:04 PM
Looks fine to me. Though you can probably just call gaming discussion 'gaming'.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 30, 2010, 04:57:37 PM
Scruffanded. Call Gaming Discussion straight-up Gaming and we're golden.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: LaserBeing on May 30, 2010, 05:29:08 PM
Except if you do that you end up with a Gaming sub-board called Gaming.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: jsnlxndrlv on May 30, 2010, 06:07:19 PM
Also, to my mind, just "Gaming" suggests that actual play is occurring in this section where it's actually all words. "Game Talk" is descriptive in the way that Gaming Discussion is, without sounding as awkward. Alternately, "About Games" calls to mind a horribly maintained about.com portal, which is about the level of cognitive dissonance I anticipate whenever I click on something around here.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on May 30, 2010, 06:08:44 PM
Except if you do that you end up with a Gaming sub-board called Gaming.

It's not a subboard, it's a regular board under the "Gaming" category.  Right now we have the "Discussion Boards" and "Activity Boards" categories, and I don't think people really pay attention to what they're called.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 30, 2010, 06:14:46 PM
When I think of "Game talk" I picture a humorless 50-something guy in a cardigan hosting a roundtable discussion about players being able to collect gigantic spinning pill discs in Grand Theft Auto 3.

And it not being the best of tiiiiiimessss~
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on May 30, 2010, 06:18:43 PM
That would be the most accurate description of the place, though.

"Newbie and Mongrel's Game Talk: with special guest Bongo Bill"
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on May 30, 2010, 06:39:26 PM
I would go ahead and make that, but Mongrel doesn't have any way near the level of sense of humour required to get into it
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 30, 2010, 06:59:57 PM
I love the idea of there being a forum wherein everyone is required to act like they are on Newbie and Mongrel's Game Talk with special guest Bongo Bill, all prefacing each joyless rant with "Thank you for having me Mongrel, Bill, 'Bie."

Quickly driving off-topic into comically transparent talking points about how morally void Talking Time is these days
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on May 30, 2010, 07:21:42 PM
I would go ahead and make that, but Mongrel doesn't have any way near the level of sense of humour required to get into it

Are you kidding?  That's exactly why it would work.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 30, 2010, 07:25:02 PM
We'll call it "Ferrous Mongrel's Panel of Dearth".
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 30, 2010, 07:38:26 PM
I like that Frocto thinks I wouldn't laugh at that.

Because I did as soon as I saw it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on May 31, 2010, 08:13:16 AM
Good news, everyone!

I have added a word filter! First person to find it wins a fabulous prize: a boot to lyrai's mongrel's face!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Doom on May 31, 2010, 08:40:47 AM
Quote
But no, you wanna turn this into some kind of stupid point about how Mongrel is a bad forum member and we should all hate him because you've got some kinda axe to grind about the way I post

the joke is that he thinks this is somehow unique to Shinra
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 31, 2010, 10:21:44 AM
I have added a word filter!

Pineapple that orange.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 31, 2010, 10:55:24 PM
A plan has been enacted.

If it looks like a lot to you, remember that you can collapse categories.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on June 01, 2010, 12:46:04 AM
At first I hated it, and then I loved it. :D
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on June 01, 2010, 03:11:07 AM
Admins banning people they have a personal beef with is gonna get shouted down, but this ain't?

K, got it. Just checking.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on June 01, 2010, 04:19:04 AM
(http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu23/Bon_Bon_2009/ceilinghemaniswatchingyoufap.png)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on June 01, 2010, 05:52:20 AM
At first I couldn't find the videogames forum, but then I found it and approved of the name.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on June 01, 2010, 07:04:47 AM
go away mongrel
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on June 01, 2010, 07:07:29 AM
by the way that's a really retarded name for the gaming forum.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on June 01, 2010, 09:00:30 AM
I totally did it.  It was me.  Stop taking credit for my bad ideas, Frocto/Sharkey.

Anyway I didn't expect Mongrel to get his panties in a bunch about it since he'd already indicated he was taking all the ribbing in stride.  Somebody else can go ahead and fix it - I'm on the phone right now.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on June 01, 2010, 09:05:46 AM
okay I think I fixed it
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on June 01, 2010, 09:16:40 AM
Turns out I can't uncollapse categories from my phone.

Oof, my petard.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on June 01, 2010, 09:39:39 AM
go away mongrel

Get out of here iron mongrel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNa8L9nS0HY#)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on June 01, 2010, 09:58:34 AM
he'd already indicated he was taking all the ribbing in stride.

Huh. That one's news to me.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on June 01, 2010, 10:39:14 AM
Alright alright

All shenanigans aside, you have been posting way way too much as of recent, Mongrel, and it's starting to grate on folks. I'm changing the board title back but I really think it's high time for you to take a breather from the interwebs for a while.

It's easy to get glued to stuff like forums and social media these days and start framing your days around the computer. This gets you trapped in that awful awful prediction-error signal cycle which we're not really built to recognize as ultimately unsatisfying. I thought this was a pretty good overview of the whole thing (http://scienceblogs.com/cortex/2009/08/information.php) and it's generally what I'm assuming is going on here, especially considering the hells of diminishing returns you're getting these past few months.

I'd say keep it to like two good posts a day for as long as possible and I guarantee you everyone's going to be happier, yourself included.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Defenestration on June 01, 2010, 12:59:28 PM
I like that Frocto thinks I wouldn't laugh at that.

Because I did as soon as I saw it.

I'm sure Mongrel is going to make a post replying to this saying "But that was in response to a much more light ribbing, and the current title is much more offensive", but I'll go ahead and say it's not that much more offensive and a completely predictable sort of thing to happen after making a post saying how good a sport you are. Man Mongrel, I may not be completely annoyed with you in general like everyone else, but claiming you can take a joke at your expense and then bawwing when someone makes one less than a page later is the type of contradiction that REALLY kind of ticks me off.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on June 01, 2010, 01:07:39 PM
Thanks for manning the quote button for me.

IOU 1 karma.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Makaris on June 01, 2010, 01:40:12 PM
I dunno, it seems to me that this band wagoning is considerably more DRAMA than anything remotely close to what Mongrel has done.  What's the beef?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on June 01, 2010, 01:44:33 PM
I like that Frocto thinks I wouldn't laugh at that.

Because I did as soon as I saw it.

I'm sure Mongrel is going to make a post replying to this saying "But that was in response to a much more light ribbing, and the current title is much more offensive", but I'll go ahead and say it's not that much more offensive and a completely predictable sort of thing to happen after making a post saying how good a sport you are. Man Mongrel, I may not be completely annoyed with you in general like everyone else, but claiming you can take a joke at your expense and then bawwing when someone makes one less than a page later is the type of contradiction that REALLY kind of ticks me off.

It's not a contradiction.

It was funny when it was just Frocto, because he does stuff like that. More importantly, Frocto has a sense of humour and he and I have some give and take. Then all the cool kids piled in the "Mongrel is a peice of shit van" and drove out to the driving range.

I'm sorry I didn't anticipate your future opinions later by explicitly adding a footnote that says "Ha ha I'm laughing at this because Frocto said it"?

@ Kabbage: Man link sure spewed a lot of verbose text just to say that people are biased, like seeks like, and people can become pseudo addicted to seeking out new information that pertains to them. I guess it won't matter if I say I spent most of the day learning about Ottoman and Balkan history and learning some more basic GO strategies, neither of which I know close to enough about. 
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Defenestration on June 01, 2010, 01:58:52 PM
My opinion of Frocto has no bearing. I personally think he's more a lot worse than you in some ways, and certainly more grating. I don't think you deserve the shit you get, with the exception of what I just pointed out.

Thanks for manning the quote button for me.

IOU 1 karma.
(http://www.xenafan.com/movies/bod/images/johnny05.jpg)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on June 01, 2010, 02:08:51 PM
Well, that's the reason I said what I said in that post.

Sometimes I say something and it's misinterpreted and that's absolutely my fault. But I'm not gonna fall on my sword for that one. 

I dunno, it seems to me that this band wagoning is considerably more DRAMA than anything remotely close to what Mongrel has done.  What's the beef?

Well, best as I can tell:

- I made some apparently contradictory posts (nothing new there)
- I had a discussion about Starcraft and RTSes with you and Kayin that half the board thinks was an argument for some reason and any number of members were annoyed by
- I told Shinra to fuck off
- I made a mistake about Buge referencing something, which Detonator then used EXTREME LOGIC to prove that means I hate Buge and was deliberately insulting a friend.

Oh and I post too much. A capital crime on a discussion forum where every post is supposed dog-and-pony show to amuse the more ADD-riddled members of the audience.

***

Anyway... never mind the sour grapes.

I know not everybody on here likes me, and that's fine. But it seems to me that there's a lot of pot-kettle nonsense here from folks all to willing to jump on shit. I don't see how flavourless repeated posts calling for me to be gone are entertaining, or 'full of content'. I suppose you guys could push to have me banned, but if we're not doing that kind of thing anymore, then maybe those little snipey bullshit posts are kind of pointless?

Speaking of content, I don't buy into the view that says every post a person makes has to entertain someone else. Bullshit. This is a discussion forum. Most of the volume of casual conversation is just pleasant filler. Sometimes I do deliberately add content I think people will enjoy and sometimes I don't. And I don't agonize over the ratio.

I mean, I like to get into discussions because I'm like those old greek or italian or turkish or whatever guys who hang around the coffee shops and patios and talk endless nonsense for hours. And sometimes I make mistakes or let things get out of hand. But by and large I only get actually pissed at folks if they make it personal.

:tldr: I know I'm a... polarizing board member. People should learn to ignore individuals they don't like who aren't going away anytime soon? You don't even have to look at their posts. We have a shiny new ignore list. I don't need one to ignore folks *I* don't want to reply to, but I can understand some folks might appreciate the technological assist.

***

Anyway that's just about all the comment on this I can stomach. Otherwise this is gonna turn into ANOTHER long drawn out diatrabe by one board member or another on my merits as a human being. And then it's pictures of Kazz's ass all the way to Malta.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on June 01, 2010, 02:12:45 PM
I was under the assumption that everybody on this board could take some ridicule. I thought that everyone had thick skin, you know - like dinosaurs - and that's why it's the Brontoforumus.

I mean, if that's not true, then what's up with all the dinosaurs?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on June 01, 2010, 02:14:22 PM
Hey, I ain't that old.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on June 01, 2010, 02:20:16 PM
Mongrel. I like you. I am usually just joking when I say your opinion is shit. It goes along with my bigger 'all of Canada's opinion is shit' joke that I like to roll out every now and then. When I compare you to catloaf and Mr. Saturn, think of it as me comparing Canada to catloaf and Mr. Saturn.

That being said, I have one BIG beef with you. I don't like that when something is funny, or a joke, you can't just let it be. You have some how turned into a cartoon announcer/laugh track/terrible at subtlety action movie director type person that just can't see a joke and allow for the fact that, yes, other people might have gotten it also. You see a funny, and you're got to go, "OMG GUYS, LOOK THIS SHIT IS SO FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" While the rest of the boards is sitting back, face resting firmly in palm, thinking to themselves, "Yes, we know its funny. That's why they (random poster) posted it."

Not every funny post needs a image macro posted directly after claiming that it is oh so funny, or oh so dumb, or oh so whatever you thought it was. If you'd cut those posts out, I think we'd cut into that fifty posts per day problem considerably.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on June 01, 2010, 02:28:16 PM
Well, I do that because I think about posting here in a different way. Like I said before, I think of any forum as pretty much one big gigantic rambling conversation. If someone else posts something that's funny enough to make me laugh then I offer feedback.

I don't always post about it, sometimes I give Karma instead. Since we've had Karma, my one-emote replies have dropped quite a bit, I think.

But regardless, it just seems kind of odd that other people are annoyed by this. I mean, I understand why people don't like it, but it seems like complaining about something that's both incidental and mostly positive. It's not some attempt to 'get that last word' (yeah, I know I do that sometimes, but not with compliments).

If there's just pages and pages of replies, yeah, that'd be stupid and clutter up the boards horribly, but I just don't see a problem with just a couple of positive replies. And I'd like to think I'm not the only person who's like that.

Also, I thought you hated me... I'm... not kidding.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Makaris on June 01, 2010, 02:31:42 PM
We need a 'drama' emote.  IMO people seem to be getting a tad too excited over things that don't really matter, like other peoples posts that you might not like.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on June 01, 2010, 02:34:25 PM
I think the worst part about that is that I never want to be about to post a friendly reply, like "Hey thanks!" or "That's really cool!" and then be stuck second-guessing myself as to whether or not a third party is going to find that post annoying or unentertaining or what-have-you.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on June 01, 2010, 02:36:31 PM
Haven't I always been nice to you in conversation? Like, on ShMo and stuff? I'm sorry if I come of as hating you here. I hate to say that mostly the only things I see here that you do are things that I react to negatively, but they are. Any where else though, and I think you're awesome. I like your art work, enjoy playing tf2 with you; don't mind your voice; like your tastes in music, comics (French westerns) and movies; and also happen to think that you shouldn't post every thought that flows out of your brain. However, that last bit is pretty much the only negativity I feel toward you.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on June 01, 2010, 02:40:27 PM
I know I'm guilty of that but I already fight that battle continuously. I once told Frocto "You guys should see the number of times I don't post."
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on June 01, 2010, 02:41:29 PM
I think the worst part about that is that I never want to be about to post a friendly reply, like "Hey thanks!" or "That's really cool!" and then be stuck second-guessing myself as to whether or not a third party is going to find that post annoying or unentertaining or what-have-you.

I think about this with everything I post.

Like this post.

oh god
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Makaris on June 01, 2010, 02:43:22 PM
Truth be told, Mongrel only posts ~8 times a day.  That's not really much at all.  Given that the majority of my posting experiences with him (the StarCraft thread), he certainly wasn't dropping low-content posts.  This whole thing seems kinda silly to me.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on June 01, 2010, 02:51:57 PM
Hrrngh.

Well, for my part, I'm honestly sorry for the board title.  I had kind of overestimated your patience with all the ridicule that's been tossed about lately, and had come to belive that you're one of those guys like Guild who are more than happy to be seen as a total clownshoe.  Sorry if that sounds more offensive than it's intended to be.  Please do not assume that my attempt at humor was meant to be a personal attack.

Now, the next time I find I can't make a stupid joke without the boards erupting into drama, I will redirect you all to so many Skeletor flashes that you'll be pulling bits of my MAGIC SWORD out of your furry fool asses for weeks.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on June 01, 2010, 03:02:44 PM
Actually, that was what kind of had me over the edge, that I was thinking I was now somewhere south of Guild in public opinion. Ha.

Quote from a PM I just sent:

I don't think it was any one member or post lately, I've just been feeling like I was getting piled on... like it was high school and it was all cool to hate this guy or that, that people who were being quiet were coming out to hop on the bandwagon.

It just makes a guy paranoid and angry.

I've always tried to defuse that kind of thing with jokes, but sometimes that backfires because a guy in that "siege" state of mind just winds up making a lot of bitter, un-funny posts.

I don't want you guys to think I can't take a joke. I'm usually the first to make a self-depreciating crack. I think the problem came when I didn't think anyone was joking anymore.

Anyway... never mind. Hugs for everyone.

P.S. But I loved Full Metal Skeletor.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: patito on June 01, 2010, 03:05:29 PM
Well, the problem was that Mongrel had stated in the past, numerous times, that he just didn't care what people thought about his posts. I remember this very well because that was really my only beef with him.  The clear truth now is that he does care, and you know what, that's perfectly fine. Caring about what other people think of you is perfectly fine.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on June 01, 2010, 03:10:03 PM
Yeah, I hate how everyone is piling on Mongrel nowadays, now I don't feel nearly as cool for doing it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Fortinbras on June 01, 2010, 03:28:33 PM
New cool thing is to be reluctant to pile on Mongrel.  Get in on this, everybody.  If we go back and forth fast enough we might be able to turn the forum over and go to the crazy walky-rock desert place and meet Jack Sparrow.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayin on June 01, 2010, 03:32:43 PM
Man, you know what annoys me about all of this?

The lot of you are a bunch of boring motherfuckers.

I post probably 20 times more on Talking Time now than on the Brontoforums because THEY ACTUALLY HAVE CONVERSATIONS. Mongrel is one of the few people who seems to get involved in REAL DISCUSSION. The Star Craft post bomb, while somewhat infuriating, was also the most fun I had posting on the boards in months. Mongrel wasn't as informed as he could be, but he came in with some opinions and some arguments and actually tried to say something. Besides Thad's jerkoff shack, there is hardly a thread worth posting in. Is Mongrel's problem is he posts the same contentless crap the rest of you do AND posts in actual discussions? Thats insane. I don't even have know most of the newer posters because their posts are of the variety of "I play X game! It's alright!". I love a lot of you, but if Mongrel is in some way a bad poster, I don't know why I even wanna be here anymore.

This message  is Endorsed by the Iron Mongrel Cheer Leading Pep Squad
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on June 01, 2010, 03:39:08 PM
That guy who posted before I did makes a damned good point and you're a jackass if you disagree.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on June 01, 2010, 03:56:51 PM
The guy who posted before me is a jackass no matter what he just said. That being said, I really don't care about Mongrel except for when he starts Warhammer discussions in the avatar thread. I just wanted to make a video SO BAD.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on June 01, 2010, 04:19:01 PM
The Star Craft post bomb, while somewhat infuriating, was also the most fun I hate posting on the boards in months.

Typo or not, I agree with this.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on June 01, 2010, 04:19:27 PM
Ornate Pacman Frog getting defensive! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC9P1EavtfU#)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on June 01, 2010, 04:21:48 PM
and i don't listen to mongrel or care what he has to say
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Rico on June 01, 2010, 04:39:07 PM
Mongrel is one of the few people who seems to get involved in REAL DISCUSSION.

I didn't know that's what we called repeatedly intentionally trolling the subforum that's supposed to be for real discussion, driving off people who are actually trying to have conversations.  I now consider myself informed.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayin on June 01, 2010, 04:44:05 PM
You're welcome. Now go back to being generic and forgettable.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Detonator on June 01, 2010, 04:46:43 PM
You're welcome. Now go back to being generic and forgettable.

loser.avi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXVLO9Dwa3o#)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on June 01, 2010, 05:24:31 PM
Kayin we can't kick your ball around if you keep taking it and going home.

So come back here and let me kick your balls.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayin on June 01, 2010, 05:29:28 PM
I'd love to get kicked in the balls, BUT NO ONE WILL DO IT!  ::(: I try and post when I see a chance to say something, but that just comes up so infrequently.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on June 01, 2010, 05:34:47 PM
See, no, you're just looking for other people's balls to kick.

If you're gonna play this game you gotta show off your own balls, too.

I mean, you can't just keep your balls to yourself and expect to get a thrill.  Especially here, people here just love your balls, but we haven't seen a hair of them ever since you decided your balls are too good for us.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Makaris on June 01, 2010, 05:39:40 PM
Guys this is get'n pretty gay.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on June 01, 2010, 05:52:11 PM
 :jizz:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Bal on June 01, 2010, 05:55:31 PM
Can we separate out video games and /tg/ again? It fucks with my browsing when I see the Gaming board has new posts, only discover yet more MTG minutia I didn't care about the first thousand posts.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayin on June 01, 2010, 05:57:33 PM
I dunno, in my experience whenever I go around showing my balls, no one really shows any interest... Nor do they take a swing at them. The only time I can ever get anyone to swing at my balls is by striking first... and even then they're usually like "Well, you hammering my balls is just like.. your opinion man...."

At that point I cry and the metaphor falls apart.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Shinra on June 01, 2010, 07:15:52 PM
Can we separate out video games and /tg/ again? It fucks with my browsing when I see the Gaming board has new posts, only discover yet more MTG minutia I didn't care about the first thousand posts.

Here's the problem: There was never, ever a board for that kind of stuff. It was spread out between online hookups, assorted creations, real life, high context discourse and videogames. There's not enough threads to warrant their own board and it makes a lot of sense that it's housed in the same location as the vidya games, and for those of us who actually read those threads, it's nice to have a location for them - moreover, it encourages us to make the threads in the first place, as I've hesitated more than once to start a thread about a new gaming development for lack of any fucking place to put it.



Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: NexAdruin on June 01, 2010, 07:23:39 PM
It's good to dump games and video games together. It's like the "other media" thing. Team Fortress 2 is special, though, because it's Team fuckin' Fortress 2. If you don't care about MTG, then don't look at that thread. I mean, surely there are other threads that you also don't care about. Do they all get their own board so you don't have to see their ugly faces anymore?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on June 01, 2010, 07:57:40 PM
Dear admins,

I love the new gaming forum subtitle. XOXOXOXO

Love, Mongrel.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on June 02, 2010, 08:08:09 PM
i'd like to express how close i am to destroying the porn board altogether

stop posting anything underage

thanks
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on June 02, 2010, 09:46:55 PM
Buge should be a Pervert again.

You all have 48 hours to plunder the riches of The Land of the Lust before it sinks into the Douarnenez forever.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on June 02, 2010, 09:50:44 PM
So now that the fetish game is gone are we going to like wolf again or what?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on June 02, 2010, 09:54:19 PM
Not without the original fetish game around.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on June 02, 2010, 09:55:22 PM
Pretty much everything of value was lost in the great Godzilla crash of '010, so there really isn't much to plunder from the Porn Board anyway. Still, it's a shame to see the Fetish Game go, seeing as how it's the most successful forum game around.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: TA on June 02, 2010, 10:03:33 PM
If the problem here is one of moderation - the global mods and admins are sick of needing to keep an eye on the porn board - why not try appointing more than one board mod?  Or just disable embedding, if you're that worried about someone in as psychotic a country as Australia stumbling across the latest thing they've banned - there are enough image hosting services that people could get along fine with links.  Shutting the entire board down seems like an overreaction.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: NexAdruin on June 02, 2010, 10:10:05 PM
Or!!! Maybe people could have just followed the rules in the first place, regardless of how crazy the rules seemed. This isn't Australia's fault, and we're all old enough that we really shouldn't have to be told more than once- maybe twice.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on June 02, 2010, 10:11:13 PM
Also, in a completely unrelated (but I'm sure taken into consideration by the admins) note, it isn't exactly high traffic the board, or anything. It really was a one trick pony.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on June 02, 2010, 10:18:23 PM
It's not that the board isn't salvageable per se, it's more that it doesn't seem to be particularly worth the trouble and bickering, especially seeing as how not everyone wants it to even be there at all.

But I agree that (one of) the solution(s) would be to have a less reluctant mod in place there.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: NexAdruin on June 02, 2010, 10:36:11 PM
Hey I volunteered a while ago but I was too new.

And also I'm not the most liked person around.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: TA on June 02, 2010, 10:44:25 PM
Well, hell, I'll volunteer.  The last couple days might not be the absolute best reference to have but shit I'm on here all the damn time.  'course, nobody says there has to be only one new forum mod, either, just as long as there is a defined rule that is strictly applied.

I'd suggest that folks with no interest in the board are welcome to never look at any threads in it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Sharkey on June 02, 2010, 11:48:49 PM
Wait, what done got broked now?

What are you doing? Stop doing things!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on June 02, 2010, 11:49:55 PM
Bizarro Sharkey does things!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Sharkey on June 02, 2010, 11:52:28 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOooooOOOoooooOO!



... well, okay.




If you really wanna.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on June 03, 2010, 07:31:10 AM
Oh god it's like the end of Jet Set Radio with you guys, now.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on June 03, 2010, 07:50:23 AM
Pretty much everything of value was lost in the great Godzilla crash of '010, so there really isn't much to plunder from the Porn Board anyway. Still, it's a shame to see the Fetish Game go, seeing as how it's the only thing I fucking do
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on June 03, 2010, 05:39:39 PM
Yes, yes, you're tired of filing away my fetishes like some perverted secretary. I still have no idea what that ever meant. You were annoyed that I was good at the only actually fun game of the forums?

Also, I haven't touched the Fetish Game in a while.

Also, fuck you you dick.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on June 03, 2010, 05:46:01 PM
rowr

kitty's got claws
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on June 03, 2010, 09:03:12 PM
Incidentally kazz, I'm going to need some photos of you for a forum game I may or may not be participating in soon.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on June 04, 2010, 05:32:11 AM
Incidentally kazz, I'm going to need some photos of your bare, naked ass.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on June 04, 2010, 05:56:58 AM
Incidentally kazz, I'm going to need some photos of your bare, naked ass in front of a major European landmark.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on June 04, 2010, 08:05:32 AM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b149/Rygaron/kass.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b149/Rygaron/eiffeltower.jpg)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on June 04, 2010, 08:09:12 AM
LOOK OUT, KAZZ
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Makaris on June 04, 2010, 09:28:29 AM
Urgh, Ah!  I WAS EATING! >:I
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on June 04, 2010, 10:39:07 AM
It looks like it'd just rocket up RIGHT into it anytime now.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on June 04, 2010, 11:33:37 AM
It looks like it'd just rocket up RIGHT into it anytime now.

Team Kazz is taking it all off again?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on June 04, 2010, 09:57:13 PM
(http://hundredcoins.org/brentai/images/redirts_closed.jpg)

If you were not unlucky enough to uncover the secret in time then you will have to ask somebody about it.  Otherwise, we're just gonna have to all put this behind us and move onto less embarrassing activities like bickering about autoharvesting in Starcraft and whether or not it's okay to go on a 24-hour murder rampage and oh god how did my life get to be like this
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on June 04, 2010, 10:38:14 PM
To prove there is no justice in this world, I dekarma'd you for doing what was probably the right thing.

EDIT:
It also made your karma values nice and divisible by 5.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on June 04, 2010, 10:43:55 PM
14:1 isn't too bad.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on June 05, 2010, 05:11:34 AM
Oh. I guess I should've bookmarked the secret link then. DERP DERP. Someone send me a PM or whatever (with the pasword). Please n' thanks.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on June 05, 2010, 06:46:59 AM
You should've remembered, Mongrel. Oh well, you have a new dekarma now to forever remind you that you forgot.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Dooly on June 05, 2010, 03:03:03 PM
I completely missed this malarkey about a secret link.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on June 05, 2010, 03:04:54 PM
Such is life. We'll just have to have our own link; blackjack, hookers, no blackjack, etc.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on June 05, 2010, 03:06:27 PM
Look at my Karma for a SECRET PRIZE.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on June 05, 2010, 03:46:17 PM
Mongrel aren't you not supposed to be within 100 meters of that thing?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on June 05, 2010, 03:54:22 PM
I don't...

Huh?

I rarely went to the porn forum in the first place. Not sure where that comment comes from?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on June 05, 2010, 04:00:30 PM
Canada hate loli
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: JDigital on June 05, 2010, 06:13:13 PM
We had a porn forum?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on June 05, 2010, 06:37:52 PM
If you'd call what was posted there 'Porn'.

So, yeah, we had a porn forum.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on June 05, 2010, 07:11:05 PM
Canada hate loli

While loli is probably illegal here too, I think you may have us confused for another former British dominion.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lady Duke on June 05, 2010, 07:21:47 PM
Well I guess Kabbage got what he wanted.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Rico on June 05, 2010, 07:46:53 PM
OO
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on June 06, 2010, 08:03:51 AM
Well I guess Kabbage got what he wanted.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: teg on June 07, 2010, 12:27:02 PM
Kabbage feels normal even as we human cockroaches discuss our heroin and child pornography.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y89/CX-Neo/untitled-1_71.png)
Been looking for an opportunity to make that joke for like a week now
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on June 07, 2010, 12:36:35 PM
LD how do you feel about all of this
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on June 07, 2010, 05:11:44 PM
she doesn't care she is getting married
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Rico on June 07, 2010, 05:16:31 PM
On top of the Eiffel Tower.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on June 07, 2010, 05:25:10 PM
Under a full moon (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=301.msg154449#msg154449).
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on July 05, 2010, 04:51:10 PM
Anybody else having a hell of a time accessing the boards?

A quick ping shows I'm not actually dealing with slow load time so much as a hell of a lot of dropped packets:

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PING sharkey.gamespite.net (208.97.185.161) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from toastyfrog.dreamhost.com (208.97.185.161): icmp_seq=1 ttl=54 time=47.4 ms
64 bytes from toastyfrog.dreamhost.com (208.97.185.161): icmp_seq=2 ttl=54 time=50.2 ms
64 bytes from toastyfrog.dreamhost.com (208.97.185.161): icmp_seq=3 ttl=54 time=48.9 ms
64 bytes from toastyfrog.dreamhost.com (208.97.185.161): icmp_seq=5 ttl=54 time=46.0 ms
64 bytes from toastyfrog.dreamhost.com (208.97.185.161): icmp_seq=6 ttl=54 time=49.1 ms
64 bytes from toastyfrog.dreamhost.com (208.97.185.161): icmp_seq=7 ttl=54 time=51.7 ms
64 bytes from toastyfrog.dreamhost.com (208.97.185.161): icmp_seq=8 ttl=54 time=46.1 ms
64 bytes from toastyfrog.dreamhost.com (208.97.185.161): icmp_seq=10 ttl=54 time=48.4 ms
64 bytes from toastyfrog.dreamhost.com (208.97.185.161): icmp_seq=11 ttl=54 time=59.5 ms
64 bytes from toastyfrog.dreamhost.com (208.97.185.161): icmp_seq=12 ttl=54 time=91.8 ms
64 bytes from toastyfrog.dreamhost.com (208.97.185.161): icmp_seq=13 ttl=54 time=51.4 ms
64 bytes from toastyfrog.dreamhost.com (208.97.185.161): icmp_seq=15 ttl=54 time=47.3 ms
64 bytes from toastyfrog.dreamhost.com (208.97.185.161): icmp_seq=17 ttl=54 time=47.0 ms
64 bytes from toastyfrog.dreamhost.com (208.97.185.161): icmp_seq=18 ttl=54 time=56.3 ms
64 bytes from toastyfrog.dreamhost.com (208.97.185.161): icmp_seq=19 ttl=54 time=47.1 ms
64 bytes from toastyfrog.dreamhost.com (208.97.185.161): icmp_seq=20 ttl=54 time=51.1 ms
64 bytes from toastyfrog.dreamhost.com (208.97.185.161): icmp_seq=21 ttl=54 time=50.6 ms
64 bytes from toastyfrog.dreamhost.com (208.97.185.161): icmp_seq=22 ttl=54 time=49.1 ms
64 bytes from 208.97.185.161: icmp_seq=23 ttl=54 time=47.3 ms
64 bytes from toastyfrog.dreamhost.com (208.97.185.161): icmp_seq=25 ttl=54 time=47.1 ms
^C
--- sharkey.gamespite.net ping statistics ---
26 packets transmitted, 20 received, 23% packet loss, time 90358ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 46.006/51.725/91.897/9.791 ms

Or should I nip over to Talking Time and ask them?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on July 05, 2010, 05:01:24 PM
I had a strange error just now when I tried to edit a post. First issue I've had today, though. INTRIGUING
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on July 10, 2010, 08:45:30 PM
i wonder what happens when i delete an entire board
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on July 11, 2010, 12:26:41 AM
...you know, we should probably get on the same page about this before someone undeletes it again.

My initial plan was just to leave it with the rest of the no-longer-visible boards, but then Frocto deleted it because he thought somebody had undeleted it, and then he undeleted it.

I think we should leave it deleted at this point even though that wasn't my original plan.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Frocto on July 11, 2010, 01:13:41 AM
http://www.thebest404pageever.com/swf/How_To_Make_Sundaes.swf (http://www.thebest404pageever.com/swf/How_To_Make_Sundaes.swf)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on August 10, 2010, 05:20:39 AM
I only just now noticed the change to the "Online Hookups" board title/subtitle. Heh.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: jsnlxndrlv on September 27, 2010, 06:07:04 PM
Am I the only one for whom the forum's displaying broken formatting? It's like the style-sheet's half-missing; some of the images are missing, but a bunch of them (like the header, and icons inside topics) are fine.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on September 27, 2010, 06:23:56 PM
What did you doooooooooooooooooooo
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on September 27, 2010, 07:06:49 PM
EVERYTHING'S BROKEN
EVERYBODY PANIC
 :pop: :doit: :OoO: :ohshi~: :gasp: :ohshi~: :gasp: :ohshi~: :gasp: :ohshi~: :gasp: :gasp: :ohshi~: :gasp: :ohshi~: :gasp: :ohshi~: :gasp: :gasp:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: James Edward Smith on September 27, 2010, 08:17:50 PM
No one explained anything, panic harder!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: jsnlxndrlv on September 27, 2010, 08:18:43 PM
Brentai was saying we got hacked or something in #finalfight a bit before we played our matches today, Kabbage. I'm guessing this is the interim solution. The boards went down altogether for a while.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on September 27, 2010, 08:20:03 PM
Shit's pretty much back in order now except obviously the theme which was having issues before any of this happened.  Working on making it not suck ass here.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on September 27, 2010, 08:35:30 PM
And we're back.

For those who missed it: Sharkey's WordPress install got injection-hacked, which propogated into OUR shit and fucked it up.  I salted the Earth and reinstalled SMF, so any bizarre changes that may or may not have been made should be reversed now.

I also kind of fucked up Sharkey's WordPress too. (http://sharkey.gamespite.net/)  Um.  Whoops.

Anyway let me know if you see any oddities outside of the weird missing menu background glitch which has been there forever.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on September 27, 2010, 08:50:00 PM
Once again, Brentai swoops in and saves the day from the evil forces of the internet.


...we need to get a commissioned picture of him in a superman-esque outfit. Code-Man or something.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on September 27, 2010, 09:22:12 PM
God damn it everyone's karma descriptions got wiped again.

You cannot believe how shitty this karma description mod is.

I'm actually kind of tempted to reset everyone to 0.  But that would fuck up my karma-postcount ratio even more.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Fortinbras on September 27, 2010, 09:57:26 PM
plus you just hit 100.  there's a cash prize for that, right?  from Mothra or some shit?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on September 28, 2010, 06:44:02 AM
I ain't giving no prize to no damn fool all making public my Mongrel-mockery threads!

Your reward for this achievement is BURNING RESENTMENT
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on September 28, 2010, 06:56:51 AM
He's just looking for an excuse to not dole out the cash.  :nyah:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on September 28, 2010, 05:26:30 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/buge/reaction/bear_with_us.gif)

For next time.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on October 23, 2010, 07:06:41 PM
If you see something blow up it's because I'm testing some migration stuff.  I apologize in advance.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on October 23, 2010, 02:40:19 PM
Testing.  1.  2.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Defenestration on October 23, 2010, 02:48:07 PM
Looks fine, chief.
Also, first?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on October 23, 2010, 03:27:49 PM
I did it!

I pressed the "mark all topics as read" button.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on October 23, 2010, 04:11:35 PM
Am aware of problems with Smileys/YouTube/Other plugins and will have it fixed shortly.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on October 23, 2010, 04:19:25 PM
My problem with smileys that I posted about earlier was just ScriptBlocker working and me forgetting to allow the new URL.

Whoops.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on October 23, 2010, 04:20:52 PM
And IIIIIIIIIIII helped.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on October 23, 2010, 04:23:59 PM
There are some other minor problems with the plugins but none you'll probably notice immediately.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on October 23, 2010, 04:36:39 PM
Quoting from Old Board:

OKAY

THIS IS THE FORUM ON OUR NEW SERVER

http://brontoforum.us/ (http://brontoforum.us/)

We're short the last 18 posts, plus anything someone posts here after this.  Debating whether it's worth going through the whole process of backing up, wiping out, and reinstalling the DB on the new server just to preserve those.

If not, I can start taking this down and putting up a redirect page.

PLEASE POST YOUR COMMENTS ON THE OTHER SITE.  COMMENTS POSTED HERE WILL BE LOST.

If there are only 18 of the suckers, it would be easier just to slap them up here in quote tags than to do all that -- I've already done 5 of them over in the Funnybooks thread that way.  Plus, uh, the one I just quoted; I don't know if that counts toward the 18 or not.

Thanks for the effort, mang; I will leave you to it and go to bed.

(EDIT: Oh also the timestamp on this post is off -- assume that's something for a global fix and not something where I should just fix the offset on my account...)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on October 24, 2010, 01:31:32 AM
Thanks for the heads up on the timestamp.  We've flipped from the West to the East coast but that should logically put us FORWARD in time; server time was way off for no easily identifiable reason.  I adjusted it and slapped an NTPD on for good measure.

I'm going to bed right now, but if any of you want to help out I need want two things:

1. A nice "We've moved!" page for the old site in keeping with our goofy theme.  I envision something like the final screen of Oregon Trail with a pixelated Apple IIe brontosaurus shopped in, but that's just a suggestion.

2. A new favicon.  Shouldn't be hard.

All right, let's try not to bust our new home in the next eight hours, shall we?

ssssssss
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on October 24, 2010, 02:47:53 AM
In the news thing, all the links go to the old pages. R^2s comic and the like.

Might want to redirect those.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: patito on October 24, 2010, 03:33:17 AM
Oh god how do I post here I'm not good with computers.

Also, do we get the ability to upload avatars back, or should I not even try that out yet.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on October 24, 2010, 05:51:17 AM
So, are the forums on gamespite.net getting cut?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on October 24, 2010, 06:13:47 AM
Yeah, you guys should probably lock up the old one (if it's easy), just to prevent confusion. And as Thad pointed out, I wouldn't sweat the 18 posts. I had one post in the cute thread that some people might have liked, so I just quote-n-pasted it. 

Otherwise, Kudos to Brentai & co for what looks to be a totally seamless transition!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on October 24, 2010, 06:39:02 AM
Someone should notify Sharkey.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on October 24, 2010, 10:08:07 AM
We've had a thread about it for like a month and some change...
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on October 24, 2010, 11:21:22 AM
Also, do we get the ability to upload avatars back, or should I not even try that out yet.

I'm going to have to do a lot of hardening on this server before I feel like turning something like that back on, sorry.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on October 24, 2010, 12:25:12 PM
Brentai used HARDEN!

It's Super Effective!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on October 24, 2010, 03:15:30 PM
Body Stiffen.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on October 24, 2010, 05:24:31 PM
so have you found arc in the dbs yet
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on October 25, 2010, 03:12:22 PM
what the
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: the asshole you hate on October 25, 2010, 05:37:32 PM
Someone should notify Sharkey.

We've had a thread about it for like a month and some change...

Someone should probably notify Sharkey.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Sharkey on October 25, 2010, 11:56:02 PM
wut
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: François on October 26, 2010, 12:03:52 AM
Hey Sharkey, the forums moved.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Sharkey on October 26, 2010, 12:29:56 AM

:done:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: R^2 on October 26, 2010, 09:01:50 AM
When I logged in just now, the Activity Boards section was empty of its usual subforums. After I posted in my drawring thread they all reappeared.  :mystery:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on November 15, 2010, 10:48:25 AM
EDIT: and also how do I connect to the server I don't have the current address apparently.

bigshell.brontoforum.us, right at the top of every page on the forum

Is there a way to make the news bar's updates stand out more? I find myself having NexA's problems with lazily skipping the block of awesome things and missing when new, awesome things are added!

I did not realize how desperately I needed to Rock until just today!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on November 15, 2010, 11:53:51 AM
ITT Classic asks to make the huge obnoxious text huger and more obnoxious.

Ideally what we'd do is make it smaller and less obtrusive, and maybe force a one-time popup when it changes.  I'll look into this idea with my usual alacrity.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on November 15, 2010, 12:38:00 PM
I was thinking more a timestamp next to every new update that's set to a high contrast color for a few days, but I deduced that there were likely to be some implementation issues and discarded it.

Also the popup is probably better.

Speaking of which, the new message popup does not redirect my chrome to the personal message page. I have no problem with this, but I wonder if it is a bug from the forum or just chrome being an overprotective mother.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on November 28, 2010, 03:34:00 PM
Okay, someone needs to volunteer to do Dirty Santasaurus '10.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on November 28, 2010, 03:39:57 PM
What does that entail exactly? Must I provide a hat (for name drawing) and terrible shame to those who fail at the grand precepts of the holiday?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on November 28, 2010, 03:46:45 PM
FUCK IT
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: R^2 on November 29, 2010, 08:20:59 AM
While it's possibly the least-important thing in the history of the newspost, if a link to my comic is going to stay up there, could it go to Pen and Paint instead of the Nuzlocke thread?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on January 26, 2011, 02:01:09 AM
What the heck just happened?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: McDohl on January 26, 2011, 02:30:49 AM
Brentai happened.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on January 26, 2011, 05:47:39 AM
Oh, well, that explains everything.

Glad we had this talk, guys.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on January 26, 2011, 06:38:09 AM
Brent was working on jailing parts of the server and, near as I can tell either got to a point that the server needed a reboot or messed something up so the server needed a reboot. Either way, it needed a reboot. So he e-mailed gameservers and told them to reboot his shit, he got an auto response instantly that said, "Your shit is up and running properly" because technically the hardware was, it just needed to be restarted, but the only reason the downtime was a long time is because he didn't notice he got the auto-response because their ticket system didn't tell him anyone had responded to his ticket. So he thought the ticket was still opened. Last night he found the auto-response and shot them off another ticket that was like, "DUDE JUST RESTART MY SHIT" and they did, and now we're fine.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on January 26, 2011, 08:59:13 AM
We now return to That's my Brentai starring Corey Feldman, Alfonso Ribeiro and Marg Helgenberger.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Friday on January 26, 2011, 09:07:22 AM
You forgot the part of the story where Guild, Thad, Brentai and I teamed up to defeat Lavos and retrieve the Booster Shield to enhance the Shuttle Craft so we could fly it into the Space Colony Eurasia to retrieve the Reboot Cluster to enhance the Reboot command
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Koah on January 26, 2011, 09:09:50 AM
You forgot the part of the story where Guild, Thad, Brentai and I teamed up to defeat Lavos and retrieve the Booster Shield to enhance the Shuttle Craft so we could fly it into the Space Colony Eurasia to retrieve the Reboot Cluster to enhance the Reboot command

Then the world exploded.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on January 26, 2011, 09:09:56 AM
As long as you've fixed the sections of the forum that were destroyed when the User won the game.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Friday on January 26, 2011, 09:15:18 AM
Quote
Then the world exploded.

Somewhere, Anti-Climax was tapping his foot in irritation.

"A Katestory reference? In a legitimate thread?" he exasperated.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: McDohl on January 26, 2011, 09:18:45 AM
Gok Tinnik puffed on a pipe.

"This is the work...of God-damned vampires," he growled.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on January 26, 2011, 01:03:00 PM
It was an accident.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on February 27, 2011, 01:51:40 AM
Two things:

First, I agonized for months over putting in a donation button (which would have involved actually knowing something about the board's template) but on inspection it turned out that was a stupid idea.  So I put a link at the bottom of the news feed, there to be hopefully easy to ignore.  We don't really need donations, but if you want to buy the guys covering this thing a beer or something, that's cool.

Second, if you've been waiting on pins and needles for the chance to have a swank brontoforum.us webspace (http://brentai.brontoforum.us/), that can totally be made to happen now.  PM the Brentai.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How much does a brontoforum.us webspace cost?
A: Nada, if you're a forum member.  We've got enough juice and space on this box right now to comfortably accommodate interested people.  If that situation ever changes there will definitely be ample warning.

Q: Do I need to give you any personal information?
A: No, just the preferred name of your subdomain (???.brontoforum.us) and your login name.  The password will be randomly generated and I can't change that, sorry.

For the most part your privacy is protected from other users (thanks to all those months of dicking with security settings here) but there is one caveat.  I can't really remove my own omniscience over the filesystem, so if you're trying to hide any personal shit be aware that there's at least one creep who can still get to it.  That said, I'm not really in the habit of digging through other people's garbage, so don't worry about it.

Q: How long does it take to set up?
A: About 15 minutes.  As for how long you'll be waiting that depends, like most things around here, on how angry or drunk I happen to be at the time.  That's just how we roll in Brontoland.

Q: What is this... SFTP?
A: It's basically encrypted FTP.  Most FTP clients have an option to use SFTP (sometimes "SFTP over SSH" or "FTP w/ SSH layer" or such).  The server will kick you out if you don't select that.

Q: Aaaaugh I just got some warning about an SSH key thingy what the hell do I do?
A: Nothing.  That key is a security feature that basically makes sure you're sending stuff to the computer that you think you're sending stuff to.  Your client will pop a warning the first time you connect, then store the key and leave you alone after that.  If you ever see the warning again and you haven't changed computers or clients or something, you miiight have a problem, but honestly I doubt very much the Russian mafia will ever have an interest in our hand-drawn pictures of shitting dicknipples.  It's just something that's built into the server.

Q: Is Feferi chubby?  Why doesn't Hero Mode depict Feferi as chubby?
A:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on February 27, 2011, 03:46:12 PM
Wow, now that was fast.

Brentai :itsmagic:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on February 27, 2011, 03:48:25 PM
My turnaround time has recently improved inversely with my mood.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on February 28, 2011, 03:23:47 PM
Demand for swank domains is a tad higher than I anticipated, so I'm going to look into setting up a shell script so I don't have to type out the same x commands a billion times and go postalIT.  It might take a bit.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on February 28, 2011, 04:36:00 PM
I'd like some space to put avatars and shit. Use joxam.brontoforum.us as my subdomain.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on March 01, 2011, 12:11:33 AM
Oh! Could you make some sort of domain and space so I could put custom maps on the TF2 server?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on March 01, 2011, 12:12:05 AM
This isn't high priority though, unless THE PEOPLE demand it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on March 01, 2011, 02:11:59 AM
It's times like now when I wish I went by The People instead of Lottel
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on March 01, 2011, 02:35:01 AM
Can't you upload those directly to the maps folder?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on March 01, 2011, 02:51:30 AM
Apparently I can. The only limit is on maps over 64 megabytes, which can't be downloaded from the TF2 server itself.

I change my request to a space for myself then. No hurry.

Edit: Certain maps that used to be on the old server's rotation can't be downloaded from the server, and the other maps download really slow from the server.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on March 13, 2011, 08:59:42 AM
So either the boards' timezone changed or the clock's wrong again; I'm writing this just after 5 PM and it's timestamped 10 AM.

I guess that DST thing you guys do has started again (or ended again or what-the-hell-ever), but it is my understanding that it's only supposed to change the time by ONE hour.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Norondor on March 13, 2011, 01:27:23 PM
I guess that DST thing you guys do has started again

that's the thing i miss most about arizona.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on March 13, 2011, 02:22:32 PM
So either the boards' timezone changed

Slow on the uptake on this one.  There is, of course, no such timezone as UTC - 14.  So

the clock's wrong again
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on March 13, 2011, 10:13:03 PM
I'm guessing we lost those hours during the crash, plus ntpd didn't start during the bootstrap.  Anyway, fixed and fixed.

...you may need to visit Profile > Look and Layout to get the right time offset.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on March 13, 2011, 11:05:07 PM
Neat!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on March 14, 2011, 07:43:03 PM
Does anyone else get an "invalid year value" when they click on the calendar tab?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: TA on March 14, 2011, 08:07:31 PM
Yup, I get that too.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on March 14, 2011, 08:18:19 PM
1911?  What the hell?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on March 14, 2011, 08:31:59 PM
SO TONIGHT I'M GOING TO PARTY LIKE IT'S 1911
YEAH
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on March 14, 2011, 08:37:08 PM
What are you guys talking about?

I mean about 1911.  I don't think there's much use for that Calendar anyway.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on March 14, 2011, 09:32:43 PM
I was joking.  Sorry.  Don't know about those guys.



(Did I post about the Symantec fuckup in January 2010 that was a result of some ass in '99 "fixing" the Y2K bug by putting "20" at the beginning of any two-digit number from 00 to 09, and nobody noticing it for the next decade?  Good times.)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on March 21, 2011, 12:41:30 PM
Sorry for flaking out characteristically on the webspace stuff, guys.  I'll get back to work on it tonight.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 04, 2011, 09:00:39 PM
My turnaround time has recently improved inversely with my mood.

Or not!

Anyway, sorry that took so long.  There's a reason for it but you guys probably won't like it.

If you requested a webspace and did not get one for some reason, please let me know.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on April 04, 2011, 09:32:02 PM
Does this mean that the link was weak or that your mood stayed good?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Dooly on April 05, 2011, 07:59:14 AM
Thanks, Brentai!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 06, 2011, 08:34:22 PM
http://jukebox.brontoforum.us (http://jukebox.brontoforum.us)

What is this?  What could it be?  What are the rules governing this vast untamed soundscape?

There is but one way to find out.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: McDohl on April 07, 2011, 06:41:16 AM
:D :D :D
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: R^2 on April 07, 2011, 08:52:05 AM
It is clearly the work of those god. Damned. Vampires.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 09, 2011, 05:43:43 PM
Jukebox turned off due to disuse/probably mucking things up.  Let me know if you want it back on.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on April 09, 2011, 07:38:06 PM
I enjoyed it, little though I may have used ours while it was up.

I'm curious what was abusive enough to shut it down, though.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on April 09, 2011, 07:41:06 PM
I don't think there was abuse, just that it was messing up other aspects of the server?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 09, 2011, 07:50:46 PM
Since I turned it on I heard complaints about the performance of Minecraft and OH, so I'm seeing if this improves things.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on April 09, 2011, 08:25:37 PM
OH always has problems though. I haven't heard anything about Minecraft though.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Bongo Bill on April 09, 2011, 10:34:51 PM
They were different problems this time.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: jsnlxndrlv on April 10, 2011, 02:54:52 AM
Jukebox was cool but I tried to get on three times when I was the only person there, and didn't exactly feel like queuing up my own music when I could just as easily use my iPod while doing chores in the other room. But yeah, Minecraft was having problems. Gonna check to see if it still is.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on April 10, 2011, 03:59:53 AM
Other problems with the Jukebox: People have different musical tastes.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on April 10, 2011, 07:22:47 AM
The thing is, if no one is uploading / streaming then I don't see how it could possibly be taking up space, and if enough people are using it that Minecraft takes a hit then I say Minecraft can bite it because I will probably be one of the people using both at once.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 10, 2011, 08:10:42 AM
It's coded in a freaky-ass way that involves running an external program which in turn creates an extra web server, takes up a port, and listens on our entire IP range.  So I can see it garbling shit up.

I've got some ideas about how to code up a new version of the thing that's more managable/usable but honestly my cup runneth over with more important things to do right now.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on April 10, 2011, 02:13:36 PM
Didn't you also mention in chat something about variables not being caged or something? I remember you stringing together computer terms that sounded vaguely like "Everything would be shitfucked to hell had I not isolated this using Duck Molesting Magic"
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 10, 2011, 02:17:48 PM
String input is not sanitized making it a huge vector for various SQL okay it's not connected to the database server but you could still potentially run shit through it.

So yeah, pretty happy that we had the jail set up.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on April 24, 2011, 04:12:57 AM
Was the site down at all last night? Chrome kept giving me trouble and in the end it was the last thing to still not load.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 30, 2011, 09:17:38 PM
I'm starting to notice that the Admin list is looking a bit like an obituary.  Among the users who have logged in in the last month, Friday doesn't really admin anything, Thad mostly just polices his own area, and Sharkey must have just logged in this morning to stalk somebody.  Oh and Kazz played a game.

So, I'll let you guys democratically decide on some new members for the local Admin team, and then I'll overrule it with my own final absolute and inarguable decree.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on April 30, 2011, 09:22:29 PM
Me me me me me.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on April 30, 2011, 09:32:38 PM
Joxam? I figure the high paying members deserve Admin status?

OH NO MY DEMOCRACY HAS A PROPERTY QUALIFICATION.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: jsnlxndrlv on April 30, 2011, 10:11:55 PM
I know that several of our members have had admin-like responsibilities at Shadow Moses and #finalfight and other such places. If they've had unobjectionable runs there, wouldn't adminship here be the next logical step?

Note that in many cases I don't know whom I'm referring to, whether their runs have actually been objectionable, or whether this proposal is as logical as I think it is.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on April 30, 2011, 10:21:17 PM
Wait, Det's gone?  Hell, I hadn't even noticed.

I don't see much going on that's in urgent need of adminning, but another one or two guys couldn't hurt.  The trick, as always, is finding somebody motivated enough to actually split, move, and merge threads as needed (and I guess approve new members?  They're on an approval basis right now, right?), but not meddlesome enough to go nuts with bans, post deletion, or thread locking.

I've always felt that Joxam's support of the community has earned him some editorial control, so I'll agree with Mongrel on that.  If Joxam's interested.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on April 30, 2011, 10:30:08 PM
I wouldn't mind doing it if no one objected. I don't want to step on anyone's toes (but it doesn't sound like I would be). Also if you're looking for more than one, smiler has been my go to guy on everything from my TF2 server, to minecraft to even the new Killing Floor server I host (guys I host a killing floor server someone play with us some time :D)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: NexAdruin on May 01, 2011, 02:07:07 AM
I'm okay with Joxam and Smiler being the new admins. They did a good job on the TF2 server and they are active members.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Malikial on May 01, 2011, 04:13:18 AM
James and Smiler have my vote, Smiler has always been good at doing things on an admin level and James is my brother... and an all around nice guy.

Joxam? I figure the high paying members deserve Admin status?

OH NO MY DEMOCRACY HAS A PROPERTY QUALIFICATION.

I believe I pay as much as James does, but I could be wrong... I dunno he has my Paypal info and uses it for some things. That stated, I do not wish to have admin status, I am not liked or active enough of a poster to feel I would be an asset to the moderation team.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 01, 2011, 04:43:09 AM
I think you're just fine and that we like you just fine as well Mal, but I seemed to recall you saying something very similar about admin stuff earlier, when it was a TF2 matter.

"If drafted, I will not run; if nominated, I will not accept; if elected, I will not serve." and all that. Hence the lack of nomination for you.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on May 01, 2011, 05:30:35 AM
Me me me me me.

Agent Smith - Me too (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyNyHark4xk#ws)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on May 01, 2011, 06:38:48 AM
James and Smiler have my vote, Smiler has always been good at doing things on an admin level and James is my brother... and an all around nice guy.

Joxam? I figure the high paying members deserve Admin status?

OH NO MY DEMOCRACY HAS A PROPERTY QUALIFICATION.

I believe I pay as much as James does, but I could be wrong... I dunno he has my Paypal info and uses it for some things. That stated, I do not wish to have admin status, I am not liked or active enough of a poster to feel I would be an asset to the moderation team.

But you don't know how paypal works YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT A PAYPAL IS!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: NexAdruin on May 01, 2011, 09:29:57 AM
It's a pal that you pay so that he doesn't beat you up, right? That's what the guy at school keeps telling me right before lunch...
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Friday on May 01, 2011, 09:44:04 AM
Jox and Smiler seem to be good choices.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 01, 2011, 10:54:26 AM
Smiler
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ted Belmont on May 01, 2011, 11:43:11 AM
Guild
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Friday on May 01, 2011, 11:56:23 AM
Envy
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on May 01, 2011, 11:58:47 AM
Brentai Smiler.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 01, 2011, 05:44:36 PM
SMILER GETS OFF TO CHEESY SPECIAL EFFECTS!

Highlander (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odosIwSCfJ0#)

JOXAM GETS OFF TO CHEESIER SPECIAL EFFECTS!

Adobe After Effects: Highlander Quickening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5CG2Bejmxs#)

THE NEW ADMIN TEAM VOWS TO KEEP THE PEACE!  IN SPACE!

Space Sheriff Triple Transformation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBgVTPbx2H8#)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on May 01, 2011, 06:18:24 PM
He Man - What's Going On - High Quality (Four Non Blondes) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32FB-gYr49Y#)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 02, 2011, 06:02:48 AM
I am genuinely concerned that Joxam's presidency will mark the end of fun as we know it
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on May 02, 2011, 06:08:32 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v174/Jet129/nofunallowed.jpg)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on May 02, 2011, 06:28:08 AM
Well, one of you will have to take that as an avatar.

The other one can have this:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/buge/reaction/no_fun_robot.png)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 02, 2011, 07:17:19 AM
I am serious if we do this thang we should shut Good Tiiiiiiiimessssss right the fuck down right the fuck now
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on May 02, 2011, 07:22:04 AM
Says the guy who single-handedly killed the porn board.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 02, 2011, 07:34:29 AM
Futanari is not and has never been, in the opinion of the Mothra Administration, good tiiiiiiiimessssssssssss
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 02, 2011, 07:38:25 AM
Dammit each glimmering possibility of new blood on these veins were furiously fwapped away by just hundreds of pulsing dicks
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 02, 2011, 07:39:39 AM
You people just HAD to have your dicks didn't you?!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on May 02, 2011, 07:40:01 AM
you killed us forever.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on May 02, 2011, 07:40:18 AM
Dammit each glimmering possibility of new blood on these veins were furiously fwapped away by just hundreds of pulsing dicks
Yet when lust was around we got all the cool people, and now that there's nothing we get... the dude with a lightsaber.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on May 02, 2011, 07:42:39 AM
I regret nothinggggg
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on May 02, 2011, 07:44:31 AM
Frocto and Doom don't show up anymore, and Roger posts maybe once a month.

Am... am I the last surviving member of the Dark Alliance of Tits?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on May 02, 2011, 08:03:12 AM
I am genuinely concerned that Joxam's presidency will mark the end of fun as we know it

As a matter of fact, and as stupid as this sounds, I was, just last night, laying in bed thinking of ways to make the boards less fuck boring. I mean, when Doom, one of my all time bros, comes into #finalfight and says he doesn't come around here any more because its "criminally boring"... Well then we have a problem.

Seriously. I haven't really came up with much, I was tired as all get out, but it is a concern of mine like you wouldn't believe. It quite honestly keeps me up at night.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on May 02, 2011, 08:32:42 AM
I am working on putting up a rollercoaster AS WE SPEAK.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ted Belmont on May 02, 2011, 09:32:28 AM
(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo297/BBLegs/gauntlet.gif)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 02, 2011, 09:54:24 AM
(http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo297/BBLegs/gauntlet.gif)

Image link no workie.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 02, 2011, 10:43:51 AM
I think what we need here is Pyos and a crappy Donkey Kong game.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 02, 2011, 10:56:48 AM
I'd say "The empty TF2 server beckons", but that would mostly be self-serving. Really, more collective activities of any kind would be fine. Right now there's uh... wolf games.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on May 02, 2011, 11:12:09 AM
Remember the last time we tried a Worstlympics?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on May 02, 2011, 11:27:16 AM
I think what we need here is Pyos and a crappy Donkey Kong game.

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/123768/forum%20post%20pictures/crap/Donkey_Kong_64_Box_Art.jpg)

It's Raining Money (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYQ3ocl5JwQ#)
IT'S RAINING MONEY! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVXdNIj0IGI#ws)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on May 02, 2011, 11:50:46 AM
I have a feeling that the problem is jobs. Collectively don't have the bullshitting man-hours we used to.

Also a downside: I'm probably the biggest asshole on the boards now.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Norondor on May 02, 2011, 01:07:19 PM
I think what we need here is Pyos and a crappy Donkey Kong game.

harry enfield: loadsamoney (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON-7v4qnHP8#)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on May 02, 2011, 05:13:47 PM
I think what we need here is Pyos and a crappy Donkey Kong game.

Yeah, I haven't been banned for allegedly cheating on Flash games for a while.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Rosencrantz on May 02, 2011, 05:34:24 PM
Frocto and Doom don't show up anymore, and Roger posts maybe once a month.

Am... am I the last surviving member of the Dark Alliance of Tits?

Nope, I just don't really post here much anymore because nothing ever happens.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on May 02, 2011, 06:07:11 PM
Rosen, you have a kid. You shouldn't be looking at tits.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 02, 2011, 06:16:46 PM
I keep forgetting that board exists.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on May 02, 2011, 06:45:26 PM
protip to everyone in the world: nothing ever happens on a message board
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on May 02, 2011, 06:57:06 PM
Well, Niku wins as a weretiger, but that's not really novel anymore. Fucker.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: the asshole you hate on May 02, 2011, 08:29:04 PM
In order to be the good kind of asshole you have to say mean things that are clever and others agree with because they are obviously true after minimal reflection. You're just awkward, Classic.

What follows might be my second or possibly third serious post on 'the boards' in all of my twelve plus years as a member of this weird, bifurcated community.

The boards are not going to get 'unboring' if it's just going to be just us forever. It's your lives and you all know each other as well as you wish to, have jobs and yes, aren't nearly as clever as you'd like to think anyway. That's why when people like Frocto or Kazz come along you all go HEY LOOK AT THIS GUY LET'S ALL MAKE HIM THE NEW SHARKEY! and they of course leave immediately after they realize what losers you are.

What you are SAYING that you need is more members. About twenty to fifty more. Stop swallowing audibly and listen to me for the first time in twelve years, please, or die a slow, 100-year death like I want us to.*

The best thing to get FRESH MEAT would be to unfuck the board labeling system. That's just website 101, there.

Silversong was commenting today on how unfriendly it is even to oldbies, and I have to agree. The options are NEW PEOPLE or OLD PEOPLE, and the MAJOR thing standing in the way of either is how badly arranged, organized and labeled the boards are. Fix the labels and reach out to all the oldbies. Or just fix it and take the WAIT TO AUTHORIZE option off. Yes I realize that means more spambot juggling. That's why being admin sucks. Sorry.

Unfortunately most people who are our age with a propensity to marry a message board already have, so we'd need to do this now and take a firm hand in boards content immediately in order to offer some tempting bait.

The insularity has to be redirected into hazing of said newbies. People who don't take care to be at least occasionally interesting or entertaining have to be temp-banned, but no longer than 1 day. Longer than that and people lose too much interest in the boards. The only board where this shouldn't happen is Guild Hall. Almost as important as discipline is having a freedom-to-be-stupid recreation yard. And finally you need an admin team who does things like Arc used to do, adding little gifs, or things like Thad does, arranging threads obsessively. To restate that since it's vital.

Just the opinion of one very good marketer. I've been ignored to the detriment of many businesses. There are enough similarities between this venture and business to lend me some confidence in this area. Good luck, Mr. President! It's probably already too late and you should have listened to me in 1998 2001 2005 2007! Oh well!

Don't fucking try to make me admin of shit. I will ban Sharkey again. And everyone else I can.

I love you all. In the butt.

*I like the stodgy, quiet, where-everybody-knows-your-name style that is this community. We've basically had the same 114 members since 1999-2003ish and I like it just fine. Granted about 75 of said members never come here anymore, but whatever. Their loss.

now back to your regularly scheduled trolling fuckwad Guildenstern
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on May 02, 2011, 08:57:43 PM
It sounds like someone needs a paddlin'.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 02, 2011, 09:29:11 PM
Guild's right that the board titles aren't exactly self-explanatory.  And we could probably replace the admin-approval process with Captcha until the next time eloH gets the munchies and starts bandodging.

But neither of those things is going to get new guys to show up en masse.  People don't just stumble across forums on Google and decide to join them.  Over the years people have joined mostly because they read Sharkey's blog or were looking for furry porn.  Absent those incentives, well, every few years we try a GameSpite-style thing where people post articles on a sister site, but it never lasts very long.

Anyway.  Nickasummers seems cool.  But I still haven't ruled out the possibility that he's eloH bandodging again.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: the asshole you hate on May 02, 2011, 09:52:00 PM
But neither of those things is going to get new guys to show up en masse.  People don't just stumble across forums on Google and decide to join them.  Over the years people have joined mostly because they read Sharkey's blog or were looking for furry porn.  Absent those incentives, well, every few years we try a GameSpite-style thing where people post articles on a sister site, but it never lasts very long.

Quote from: Me, one post ago
The insularity has to be redirected into hazing of said newbies. People who don't take care to be at least occasionally interesting or entertaining have to be temp-banned, but no longer than 1 day. Longer than that and people lose too much interest in the boards. The only board where this shouldn't happen is Guild Hall. Almost as important as discipline is having a freedom-to-be-stupid recreation yard. And finally you need an admin team who does things like Arc used to do, adding little gifs, or things like Thad does, arranging threads obsessively. To restate that since it's vital.

Is this how you do this? It looks jerky, but apparently the unwashed love it. Maybe I can throw in some red letters and make a real show out of things.

Guild's right blah blah blah

FINALLY :D
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 02, 2011, 09:56:38 PM
Is this how you do this? It looks jerky, but apparently the unwashed love it. Maybe I can throw in some red letters and make a real show out of things.

What the fuck are you talking about?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 02, 2011, 10:00:33 PM
...shit.  I'm going to be sorry I asked, aren't I.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: the asshole you hate on May 02, 2011, 10:01:14 PM
...the past. Sigh. /me wishes on a fallen star.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on May 02, 2011, 10:08:06 PM
Anyway.  Nickasummers seems cool.  But I still haven't ruled out the possibility that he's eloH bandodging again.
Let a man post on your message boards, he says some stuff for a little while.
Ban a man from your message board for not playing Planescape and he comes back with five friends all determined to impress us.

That's where we've gone wrong.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 02, 2011, 10:13:42 PM
Whenever somebody mentions the dearth of new users/content I take it very seriously for the 30 seconds it takes to remember that these boards are a leisure activity, not a goddam church.  There's just enough activity here to keep me relatively entertained enough to keep coming, but if you've got that much more free time to fill up, well, sorry.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: the asshole you hate on May 02, 2011, 10:27:12 PM
Whenever somebody mentions the dearth of new users/content I take it very seriously for the 30 seconds it takes to remember that these boards are a leisure activity, not a goddam church.  There's just enough activity here to keep me relatively entertained enough to keep coming, but if you've got that much more free time to fill up, well, sorry.

Yeah I really don't want more users at all, myself. I was just doing what I do best... that is give my opinion regardless of how popular it may be. Also since when do you give a fuck? I mean on the outside?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on May 02, 2011, 10:40:18 PM
Brentai has been top fuck-giver for a while, Guild.

Where have you been?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: McDohl on May 02, 2011, 10:57:54 PM
Yeah!  I mean, Brentai gives 95% more fuck than any person here...at the least!
:suave:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: jsnlxndrlv on May 03, 2011, 12:16:09 AM
A guild post I agree with? No way.

The insularity has to be redirected into hazing of said newbies. People who don't take care to be at least occasionally interesting or entertaining have to be temp-banned, but no longer than 1 day. Longer than that and people lose too much interest in the boards.

...interesting. I'm not entirely convinced, but the thing that finally made me register was Thad's animosity toward 90% of our new users, so a part of me thinks this could work. The rest of me thinks this is just going to turn 90% of our users from "boring and mediocre" to "infuriating and mediocre". Remember when SoraCross tried to impress us? It wasn't pretty.

Quote
The only board where this shouldn't happen is Guild Hall. Almost as important as discipline is having a freedom-to-be-stupid recreation yard.

Select Button and some of its affiliates have been doing this for years, and it does encourage new users to post when the bulk of the forum has more posting guidelines. One thing a lot of these places do (that maybe Guild Hall should do as well) is automatically prune topics that get no activity for more than a couple weeks—long enough for admins to move worthwhile threads to other sections. Continual culling in a low-expectations environment is useful in that our stupider arguments are better off forgotten, rather than dredged up every time somebody has an axe to grind. The downside of constantly purging our least-flattering content is that it's no longer available as an example of what not to do; if we adopted this, we'd actually need a single, all-encompassing list of Thad's Rules of Order stickied at the top of the State of the Bronto subforum for easy referral, rather than referring users back to the example post (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=31.msg189114#msg189114) every time they transgress. (This isn't meant to be a stab at Thad; at least he's maintaining a policy. It's more a consequence of our policies having emerged and drifted and transformed over the ten years that I've been following the forum's various manifestations.)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: NexAdruin on May 03, 2011, 08:42:48 AM
As a relatively new member I can say that there are aspects of the boards that are a little inaccessible. The board titles aren't as important as Guild makes them sound (it took like 5 minutes to figure out what was going on in each), but they do signify that this community is made up of in-jokes and if you aren't in the know it's gonna be a while before anyone pays attention to you.

I invited someone in to play Bongo Bill's werewolf game and the first thing he noticed was that there is no place for people to introduce themselves, and that says a lot about Brontoforumus compared to other forums out there.

I haven't noticed Thad being a dick to me or anyone else that is new, but then again I don't see a lot of his posts because I only pay attention to certain boards. I certainly never felt like I was being hazed for being new, but some of the old members here can be dicks. Huge dicks. And not even funny dicks at that. Around the time I first joined the forums I had a conversation with someone who had been coming here before, and he told me that he sometimes felt like leaving just because of the assholes. I didn't really know what he meant until I was called retarded for teaching myself Spanish and not knowing shit about guns, even though I play first person shooters.

I don't really know how to fix the stagnation that you guys are talking about, except to host events and actually do shit. Team Fortress 2 was apparently pretty big here at some point, but with minecraft that fell away. Of course, you don't actually have to interact with people in minecraft, and from what I've seen there hasn't actually been a lot of interaction. Everyone builds giant things on their own to show off, and then roads get placed between the giant things, and we can all walk around and look at how awesome everything is. The interaction is all "look at my shit," "give me some of your shit," and "hey guys don't blow up my shit."

This isn't about games though; it's just a symbol of the greater problem - lack of activity between members. If you guys want to bring back old members or bring in new members or make the boards more fun or whatever, you'll have to organize events and give people a reason to come here besides argue about politics in the panel of death. And I use the term "argue" loosely.

Edit: RE: 24 hour bans
Isn't the point of negative karma to demonstrate that a post is bad? I don't know why 24 hour bans would be any more effective, but I don't know much about running a message board.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 03, 2011, 09:01:16 AM
Of course, you don't actually have to interact with people in minecraft, and from what I've seen there hasn't actually been a lot of interaction. Everyone builds giant things on their own to show off, and then roads get placed between the giant things, and we can all walk around and look at how awesome everything is. The interaction is all "look at my shit," "give me some of your shit," and "hey guys don't blow up my shit."

Yeah, that's basically what Minecraft IS. S'why I got tired of it pretty quickly, even though I got RIGHT into it for the first two months of this year. Now I just putter around in it a bit once in a while.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: the asshole you hate on May 03, 2011, 09:15:12 AM
Quote
it took like 5 minutes to figure out what was going on in each [board]

In terms of NEW users, the first ten seconds determine if a person will be returning to a website or not. Five minutes is right out. I'm speaking as a graphic designer and about generalities, of course.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on May 03, 2011, 09:25:17 AM
The problem with making things more newbie accessible is that we don't get newbies.

And we already have someone named newbie here.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 03, 2011, 11:51:45 AM
The downside of constantly purging our least-flattering content is that it's no longer available as an example of what not to do; if we adopted this, we'd actually need a single, all-encompassing list of Thad's Rules of Order stickied at the top of the State of the Bronto subforum for easy referral, rather than referring users back to the example post (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=31.msg189114#msg189114) every time they transgress. (This isn't meant to be a stab at Thad; at least he's maintaining a policy. It's more a consequence of our policies having emerged and drifted and transformed over the ten years that I've been following the forum's various manifestations.)

That and we can never really AGREE on a set of rules.  Admins generally don't step on each other's toes, but I still maintain that pretty much any time any admin does anything there's going to be a vocal group of users bitching about it.

I invited someone in to play Bongo Bill's werewolf game and the first thing he noticed was that there is no place for people to introduce themselves, and that says a lot about Brontoforumus compared to other forums out there.

I've never thought "Hi!  I'm new!" posts were a good idea.  Merging smoothly into traffic is much more impressive.

To wit:

I haven't noticed Thad being a dick to me or anyone else that is new

I don't even remember registering that you were new.  I mean, I probably saw a new name and a low postcount, but people change their damn names and accounts so often around here I have trouble keeping track.

Point being, you fit right in and didn't need negative feedback.

SoraCross, on the other hand, was a guy who constantly needed to be told what not to say and do, who kept trying way too hard to impress us, was repeatedly banned, and eventually was told point-blank by an admin that it wasn't working out and he needed to find some new place to try and fit in.

Edit: RE: 24 hour bans
Isn't the point of negative karma to demonstrate that a post is bad? I don't know why 24 hour bans would be any more effective, but I don't know much about running a message board.

I haven't actually had to ban anybody (except the same 2 guys over and over again) in the past 2 years.  It's rare that we have a guy who ignores negative feedback to the point that someone decides he needs a full-on time out.

In terms of NEW users, the first ten seconds determine if a person will be returning to a website or not. Five minutes is right out. I'm speaking as a graphic designer and about generalities, of course.

You're still operating on the assumption that people stumble across this (or any) forum completely at random and then decide whether or not they're going to join.

Has anyone here actually done that?  Anybody at all?  Not followed a link on Sharkey's site or been referred here by a member but just found this thing on Google or wherever?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on May 03, 2011, 12:00:38 PM
Even my problem with Thad's link policy isn't any really problem with him or, hell, the policy itself. Its just a personal preference in that, I don't think having to click a link to see what it's about or why it's relevant as a bad thing.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 03, 2011, 12:19:39 PM
Because often it's not relevant and/or I don't give a fuck.

The entire purpose of being able to put links on text instead of just posting straight URLs is that you can give people some idea of what they're clicking on so they don't waste their time clicking on something they're not interested in.  It's not just basic design, common courtesy, and trivially easy to do, it's also the most effective way to get people to actually follow your links.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on May 03, 2011, 01:37:27 PM
It's also useful for me to know if I can expect a mobile version of a site or if I should wait until I get home to check something out.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: the asshole you hate on May 03, 2011, 04:13:40 PM
Quote from: Thad
I haven't actually had to ban anybody (except the same 2 guys over and over again) in the past 2 years.  It's rare that we have a guy who ignores negative feedback to the point that someone decides he needs a full-on time out.

I regularly see shit going on here that would NOT have been tolerated in the old days of #finalfight, and don't even get me STARTED on how #finalfight is NOW. I haven't put punctuation in a sentence in there in YEARS. What I'm saying is that the reasons that you, Thad, ban people are not what I am talking about. You don't have a cool sensor, you just ARE cool by being into politics. Subtle difference, that.

Quote
In terms of NEW users, the first ten seconds determine if a person will be returning to a website or not. Five minutes is right out. I'm speaking as a graphic designer and about generalities, of course.

You're still operating on the assumption that people stumble across this (or any) forum completely at random and then decide whether or not they're going to join.

Again, this is an issue of removing the roadblocks, not necessarily redirecting traffic here. It does no good to find a way to attract newbies if we don't actually have the door wide open.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: the asshole you hate on May 03, 2011, 04:53:23 PM
Because often it's not relevant and/or I don't give a fuck.

The entire purpose of being able to put links on text instead of just posting straight URLs is that you can give people some idea of what they're clicking on so they don't waste their time clicking on something they're not interested in.  It's not just basic design, common courtesy, and trivially easy to do, it's also the most effective way to get me to actually follow your links.

That's maybe more accurate. I click mystery links and ignore obviously explained ones, to be honest. Maybe the 1 day bans could be bestowed if the link turns out to suck. Maybe along with some kind of cool image like

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/4673/calmz.jpg)

only you know done by someone who gives enough of a fuck to trim the little white bits off.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: yyler on May 03, 2011, 04:57:52 PM
Here's why I stopped reading/posting (I'm only here because I look at the new posts page to see if the Knytt thread was posted in)

- too many ridiculous rules based on personal preference rather than anything useful or sensible
- nothing is interesting
- old members argue about stupid shit all the time, get pissed at each other, and then mock new people for not getting it
- the forums are over-organized leading to people not knowing threads have new content or not always knowing immediately where certain content has gone
- i hate dump threads. 100% of the threads on this forum are dump threads and they arent fun to read through or look at or post in
- probably other crap

I've been skimming this discussion so w/e

Obviously I'm ignoring the bits where I was just trolling and got banned repeatedly etc.

That's just like my opinion man
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on May 03, 2011, 05:07:50 PM
See. The problem with the dump thread argument is a lot of us (I know I do at least) HATE a million one post topics that go no where. That's a lot more confusing and cluttering to anyone new, no matter how you cut it. I've been trying to break into TT for the last year and aside from just ignoring the large mountain of shit they have on their forums that happened before I came along, I don't know any other way to do it. And that stops me. Because despite them being the 'more approachable' forum, I personally don't think that is approachable at all. You come here and we've got maybe ten to fifteen topics per forum that have been updated in the last month or so, and not the two pages per forum other places have.

But then, I can see the argument from the other side also. Two pages of 1-2 page long topics might seem a lot more approachable to someone that isn't me.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 03, 2011, 06:41:19 PM
I just want to say that if you think we have stupid pointless arguments here, man that's nothing compared to pretty much every other forum I've ever seen.

We've had some blowups in the past, but this place is a goddamned happy valley peacenik retreat compared to damn near everywhere else.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on May 03, 2011, 07:00:09 PM
- old members argue about stupid shit all the time, get pissed at each other, and then mock new people for not getting it

I've been doing it wrong this whole time? Shit.

Also, you should kick more people until they get their knytt together.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on May 03, 2011, 07:16:09 PM
Ok, I'm not THAT new. I mean I was around a while in Pyoko and then a few years here, but yeah. I've been here 3 years now and I'm just BARELY feeling like I'm not a new guy.

I'm not sure that's something that can be easily fixed though. One of the best parts of this community is the fact it's so close knit, I'd say. I mean, I've been to a lot of forums over the years and still go to a few but some of them just seem like a place to post links to funny things or something. Hell, I've seen a few people go "I'm basically homeless and need money for food." And the replies have pretty much been "Oh no! :( Get better soon! *hugs*" Here? That's happened I don't know how many times and each time people pull through and help.

But I do think a couple new people here and there would not hurt. And maybe outright saying "Hey visit #finalfight for the other half of the boards." This new guy now, I never said hello and stuff. Thad had a point about new people just fitting in right away and not drawing attention to them and how that is good, but I remember my first couple posts and that felt pretty daunting. I think making a newbie thread or subsection or something and tucking it away (with something in the news pointing to it) would be pretty nice. Gives the new people a place to say a few words and make that initial ice breaking not feel so difficult. Adding a basic "This is the LAW" post there where they can see it but not bother everyone else wouldn't be bad. It'd give Thad one place to point to, at least.

Of course, with one new person every few months, it's not a big deal. It's not too great that I can say "The new guy" and everyone knows who that is.
Of course, it's ALSO pretty bad that every time a new guy comes, we have a big discussion. I wonder what THAT says about us...
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on May 03, 2011, 07:27:09 PM
that we're a bunch of gossipy queens, mostly
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 03, 2011, 07:30:35 PM
I think we just tend to over-discuss new memebers because they're such a novelty.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on May 03, 2011, 07:37:38 PM
No Lottel you are the new guys.

And then Lottel had 5 posts.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Bongo Bill on May 03, 2011, 08:28:43 PM
I always felt like this place is peripheral and #finalfight is where the real action takes place, anyway.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 03, 2011, 08:36:37 PM
I'm really only concerned about the people we've been losing.  Most of them.

But that sort of thing is inevitable in life so I'm not going to go apeshit over it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 03, 2011, 09:00:47 PM
I regularly see shit going on here that would NOT have been tolerated in the old days of #finalfight, and don't even get me STARTED on how #finalfight is NOW.

In other words you're now in favor of admins exercising quality control.  In contrast to every single other conversation we've ever had.

- the forums are over-organized leading to people not knowing threads have new content or not always knowing immediately where certain content has gone
- i hate dump threads. 100% of the threads on this forum are dump threads and they arent fun to read through or look at or post in

In other words, admins shouldn't split giant dump threads into smaller topical threads because then people can't find the posts that have been moved, and we should have smaller topical threads because giant dump threads are stupid.

See. The problem with the dump thread argument is a lot of us (I know I do at least) HATE a million one post topics that go no where. That's a lot more confusing and cluttering to anyone new, no matter how you cut it.

I don't like giant dump threads but I don't like one- or two-post threads either.  Sometimes it's easier just to post two sentences, see if the discussion catches on, and then split -- in theory, at least, that's what we're supposed to be doing.  And you're welcome to do it; I'd be happy to see more threadsplits too.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 03, 2011, 09:21:21 PM
I think the existing system of "post one-offs in a dump thread, then split things off if they go for more than a page" works just fine.

You guys are overthinking this. What other system would we even use that's as simple and makes as much sense?

It seems silly to blow up something that perfectly functional in order to attract some mythical new members. Trust me when I say that forum organization is NOT the main thing keeping new members away. We're a small, isolated community. One that used to have some kind of nominal tie to a professional site, but even that tenuous link has been severed.

We don't have new members because nobody even knows we exist. Now, is that a bad thing? Well, I'd say it's debatable actually.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: patito on May 03, 2011, 09:44:21 PM
I don't like dump threads because this assumption that it'll generate discussion and be split off doesn't happen very often, and it usually ends within a post or two. If you have a specific thread for given topic at least you now it'll be there if you later decide to comment on it.

For example I know the portal 2 thread will be right there for me to read for when I finally get around to playing it.

The videodrome, image dump and the horrible video threads are somewhat okay for the purpose they serve, but if I just want to view or link random video or images then #finalfight serves that purpose just fine.

But again, we don't even have that many huge dump threads in the first place, since there's not even that many new topics anyway.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: McDohl on May 04, 2011, 05:32:57 AM
See: "Not worth its own thread" threads on Talking Time.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: the asshole you hate on May 04, 2011, 07:41:27 AM
I regularly see shit going on here that would NOT have been tolerated in the old days of #finalfight, and don't even get me STARTED on how #finalfight is NOW.

In other words you're now in favor of admins exercising quality control.  In contrast to every single other conversation we've ever had.

You don't get me. Don't worry about it. You won't ever get me. Just continue to be mystified.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on May 04, 2011, 07:48:56 AM
See: "Not worth its own thread" threads on Talking Time.

What about it?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: R^2 on May 04, 2011, 10:38:14 AM
They're massive dump threads on a forum where countless individual-topic threads go on forever.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 04, 2011, 04:04:36 PM
I think the existing system of "post one-offs in a dump thread, then split things off if they go for more than a page" works just fine.

The biggest problem with it is that most of the time we don't actually do it.

What bugs ME is when we already have a thread for a particular subject and people use a dump thread to talk about it instead.

Splitting threads where all the recent posts are on the same subject is easy.  Splitting threads where there's like one unrelated post in the middle of 20 on the same subject is more time-consuming, and so is splitmerging.  And splitting threads where we've got a few references to something in the middle of a dump thread over a period of, like, years is stupid and not worth doing.  (This is why Walking Dead: The Comic Book does not have its own thread.  Also it would be made up almost entirely of my own posts, like the Old Doctor Who thread.)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on May 04, 2011, 04:43:06 PM
I like to think of it as a surprise blog. It's like your real blog, only it sneaks up on you and is a surprise. I'd also volunteer to do bitchwork split/merging but I'm REALLY HOPING this utter lack of shit to do passes quickly.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: MarsDragon on May 05, 2011, 05:58:27 PM
We don't have new members because nobody even knows we exist. Now, is that a bad thing? Well, I'd say it's debatable actually.

This is pretty much it. About the only way for people to find us now is through Parish's site, and those guy's mostly just go to #finalfight. Not sure if there's much we can do about that short of someone working up the effort to make a famous blog and basically take over the Sharkey spot of being the visible member of the forums.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 05, 2011, 09:13:05 PM
I have a multipost Final Fantasy 7 retrospective outlined and I'm not afraid to use it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Norondor on May 05, 2011, 09:31:08 PM
oh my goodness please do

i want you and yyler to both post yours
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 05, 2011, 09:32:16 PM
And then we can put them side by side to see whose is longer.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 05, 2011, 09:51:40 PM
I think the part of his that actually dealt with the game would probably be longer, but the first 2/3 of mine would be a rundown of how to get the PC version running, what mods are available, and why using realistically-proportioned figures in the field scenes is a really terrible idea, complete with anigif examples and excerpts from Understanding Comics.

In the end it would probably be a wash.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: MadMAxJr on May 06, 2011, 09:23:47 AM
So the summary of the last couple pages is that you want this place to be a lively fun place again?  Try encouraging the kind of content you want.  Get over the possibility of dissent and set some ground rules, like the ancient post atop the Thaditorium.  If they're proven to not work towards the desired goal, change them.


Maybe some ideas from other forums could be examined?  Privateer Press Forums (http://privateerpressforums.com/) (A discussion area for the games made by that company) uses a practice of a 'new members' area, where for your first ten posts, you are restricted to a single board.  New posters are usually greeted by a moderator and given an answer to a question or a comment on a statement along with others participating.  They used to have an open forum where people could discuss anything and mod activity was on a case by case basis.  A couple years ago however, they dumped that after numerous headaches and went to a far stricter format.  Basically, any kind of heated argument or dissent is grounds for thread closure and moderator action. (List of their rules here (http://privateerpressforums.com/showthread.php?33040-Introduction-To-The-Forums-And-Rules-Primer).)  Draconian by some standards, but works for them to keep people on topic.

As for me, I've moved on to other web communities that are a bit more in line with what I want these days.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on May 06, 2011, 09:40:30 AM
You dare claim infidelity and then refuse to name (all) your tempters!? Shame and fie on you!

I also get the impression that what some people want are heated arguments and dissent.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on May 06, 2011, 09:49:13 AM
Where we're going, we don't need rules.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: MadMAxJr on May 06, 2011, 09:59:30 AM
Where we're going, we don't need rules to moderate.

(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/4499/samneilleventhorizon.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/594/samneilleventhorizon.jpg/)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lady on May 07, 2011, 03:35:39 PM
what is a rule

or:

maybe explicitly outlining rules would be good.  when I registered initially, I wandered into all the little crevices and nooks looking for interesting things, realized nothing had been posted in them since 2008, and then stopped because, idk I'm gonna do something dumb.

(I find mega threads impossible to penetrate)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 07, 2011, 04:57:21 PM
what is a rule

(http://colinsugg.com/resource/image/whatisaman.jpg)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: jsnlxndrlv on May 07, 2011, 11:20:02 PM
Having a designated archive section where topics that don't get a post within six months or whatever get automatically moved to would be pretty amazing, and I do think we need to consolidate our forum structure a lot. When the "relevant, active discussion" is taking place in a dozen different locations around the forum but it takes two clicks or so to find any given one or two of these spots (plus two dozen fallow topics), then pretty much any thread that doesn't get enough activity to consistently appear in the "recent posts" box is only going to be used by people who are already entrenched in that thread.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: François on May 09, 2011, 02:17:52 PM
Oh, uh, yeah, so, I was never much aware of the specifics of the humor involved, but is there any way LP Hell could be made to stop looking like "i have a boards nao i dunno where the config lol"? Maybe whatever joke that was has run its course by now?

I'm not talking about anything fancy, just, you know, making it match the rest of the forums.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on May 09, 2011, 02:28:36 PM
If they do that, then they can fix the "Print" and "Log Out" buttons and those other little things people complained about and never got around to fixing.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: François on May 09, 2011, 06:56:01 PM
Much gratitude, oh omnipresent authority figure! That is... the swellest. :approve:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: the asshole you hate on May 09, 2011, 09:23:10 PM
While we're growing up our boards, can we fix the labeling system? I guess I don't even care if new people show up or not, I just want it a little less confusing. There's a reason people don't start reading the glossary/index of a book until AFTER they've read a book once.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 09, 2011, 09:37:03 PM
Guild, I already fixed your problem figuring out the difference between Real Life and Real World by not letting you post on one of them.  I'm not sure what's so damn confusing about "media".  And THIS board's name is entirely your fault.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: the asshole you hate on May 09, 2011, 09:47:01 PM
 ::(: So no, then? I'm fine with just 'no'. There's no reason to be a Thad about it.  :glee:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: TA on May 09, 2011, 10:06:30 PM
You keep blathering about the labeling being confusing, but never quite seem to manage to say why.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on May 09, 2011, 10:19:08 PM
He's Guild. As far as I know EVERYTHING confuses him.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: the asshole you hate on May 09, 2011, 10:22:25 PM
It was more a complaint I was hearing from Silversong. I know where shit is, but it would be nice to not feel like I'm reading a snarky teenager's blog when I click on a forum title. Why is everyone acting like my word has any weight? I've been quite careful to disabuse you retards of that notion. Just ignore me like always?

Here's a rundown: Life, Politics, Professional, Media, Bullshit, Videogames, MMOs, LPs, Forum Games, Jail



Are the hate-ons finally turning to love? Oh god, I don't think I'm ready for that yet.

Lottel, just tell me you have a crush on me and get it over with. TA... your suspicions are correct. I'm the only cool person on the boards and if you don't fight me SO HARD I will take them over. Thad... you know how much I secretly want to walk in magic gardens with you forever.

Fixed? uh uh uh shit... /me grabs a garden hose and hoses you all down.

Better? Um... command-based economics destroy incentive to create new technologies! Down with dems and bad planning and bloated social crutch spending! Uh...

fuck it just go ahead and crown me king of cool or whatever i give up
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Defenestration on May 09, 2011, 10:26:16 PM
I don't know about teenager's... but what gave you the impression that everyone wasn't snarky?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on May 09, 2011, 10:38:32 PM
IN THIS PLACE, ALL ARE TEENAGERS.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: jsnlxndrlv on May 09, 2011, 10:39:33 PM
Specific complaints: for each board, I would like either the name or the description to specifically say what the thing is without needing to be a joke. Real Life (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?board=10.0) is fine. Thad's Politics Extravaganza (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?board=4.0) is probably inferrable from some combination of the title and description, and I feel like Thad's rep as the politicontent moderator isn't hard to figure out. Media (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?board=2.0) works, I guess, but neither High-Context Discourse (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?board=1.0) nor its description makes sense until you already know that the board is for topics about the forum itself. Guild Hall has the same issue.

Most of the boards in Mount Brontolympus, The Land That Time Forgot, and The Land That Time Would Rather Forget feel like they would be better served being grouped as child boards under a single archival board, rather than taking up a third of the front page. I assume they're taking up half of our six board categories principally as a hierarchical measure, in order to screen the more skeletally-infested of our closets from our newest visitors.

The other three board categories are not mutually exclusive, so what goes in one vs another is arbitrary. Discussion Boards (http://brontoforum.us/index.php#c1) should contain threads where discussion is taking place, except when the things being discussed are games, as those go in the Game Boards (http://brontoforum.us/index.php#c7)—unless the games are happening on the forum themselves (or, it's a Discussion Board topic about something you yourself have made), in which case you should post it in the Activity Boards (http://brontoforum.us/index.php#c2). Heaven help you if your day job involved making a game that you'd like to discuss with people on the boards while scheduling multiplayer sessions for.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: the asshole you hate on May 09, 2011, 10:39:45 PM
I don't know about teenager's... but what gave you the impression that everyone wasn't snarky?

Nothing, but as I get older I'm learning the power of subtlety.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 10, 2011, 03:56:52 PM
neither High-Context Discourse (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?board=1.0) nor its description makes sense until you already know that the board is for topics about the forum itself. Guild Hall has the same issue.

In other words, it really IS Guild's fault.

Most of the boards in Mount Brontolympus, The Land That Time Forgot, and The Land That Time Would Rather Forget feel like they would be better served being grouped as child boards under a single archival board, rather than taking up a third of the front page.

The reason is that child boards are fucking awful.  I say this as the guy who suggested them back on the Pyoko boards.  They were a bad call, and while I don't like 20 different boards, I like child boards even less.

The one possibly-supportive qualifier I will give is that they would probably be less terrible for a purely archival section than for boards people actually post in.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: JDigital on May 10, 2011, 05:39:26 PM
We should have one board, GAMES

Anything that isn't games is boring
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 10, 2011, 05:54:00 PM
We should have one board, GLAMES

Anything that isn't Glames is boring
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on May 10, 2011, 08:42:13 PM
The reason is that child boards are fucking awful.  I say this as the guy who suggested them back on the Pyoko boards.

The forum said "No, Thad. You are the trolls"
And then Thad was Guild.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 10, 2011, 09:24:20 PM
 :ohshi~:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 10, 2011, 09:55:17 PM
BTW, I just wanted to say great work so far, Smiler; you've already helped make the boards more friendly and readable and it's much appreciated.  Everybody who recommended you for the admin position made a good call.

And Brent, good work from you too as always.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on May 10, 2011, 10:07:16 PM
:(




Nah, just kidding. Smiler has always been my go to guy for getting shit done, quite honestly. And I haven't really done anything admin-wise aside from opening the flood gates and that remains to have proven itself as a good or bad idea :D
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 11, 2011, 03:58:27 PM
Honestly, at this point the fact that you've been an admin for ten days and haven't tried to burn the place to the fucking ground is probably praiseworthy in and of itself.

Having the good sense not to fuck with shit is probably the hardest part of the job.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 11, 2011, 05:05:32 PM
Honestly, at this point the fact that you've been an admin for ten days and haven't tried to burn the place to the fucking ground is probably praiseworthy in and of itself.

I don't even know if you know why that's funny.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on May 11, 2011, 05:22:35 PM
I thought he did at first and then I read the rest and wasn't sure.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 11, 2011, 07:39:01 PM
...dammit.  You actually DID try to burn this place to the ground?

Bad admin.  Bad admin!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on May 12, 2011, 04:27:00 AM
No. Just the minecraft server... twice.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: JDigital on May 12, 2011, 10:09:49 AM
For this reason, all my wool structures are fitted with a fire suppression rig of water blocks.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on May 12, 2011, 10:18:37 AM
Whenever I build mega-structures on Minecraft, copius amounts of TNT is involved.

If it's getting destroyed, it's taking everything around it with it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 30, 2011, 11:04:45 PM
(http://brentai.brontoforum.us/images/shitshitshit.jpg)

Pretty shitty.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on May 30, 2011, 11:17:11 PM
Shit Days 108 pages
Good Times: 28

You guys need to shape up.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on June 08, 2011, 08:54:12 PM
It always says guests are printing pages.
Now. Does that mean that it can't tell what people are doing or are their robots printing off pages of prattle?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on June 08, 2011, 09:12:05 PM
We can only pray the latter is true.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: R^2 on June 09, 2011, 03:32:25 AM
Shit Days 108 pages
Good Times: 28

I guess I could take a little break from the forums and give you guys a chance to balance them out.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on June 09, 2011, 03:55:04 AM
Haha.
No one else posts there either, buddy.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Bongo Bill on July 04, 2011, 05:56:18 PM
It only just now occurred to me that putting a link to brontoforum.us in the Shadow Moses welcome message would probably bring in new users, for better or for worse.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on July 12, 2011, 01:31:10 PM
A spambot showed up...
We can't have nice things, can we?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on July 12, 2011, 01:38:07 PM
I'm going to assume that depakote does in fact cause renal problems.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on July 12, 2011, 01:38:24 PM
But does it effect sperm?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on July 19, 2011, 08:27:29 AM
GET US AN MP3 UPLOADER, YOU SON OF A BITCH!

:knifethreats:
Man webspace costs MONEY

I ain't MADE OF BUX DOGG

No more excuses?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on July 19, 2011, 08:35:40 AM
The person most likely to get tha set up has no access to his computer.

Ask me again come weekend.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on July 19, 2011, 09:12:39 AM
But but it'll be filled with nothing but trololo and brodyquest
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on July 19, 2011, 09:22:09 AM
Büge is on to me.

Trololodyquest will be postponed.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on July 19, 2011, 10:36:08 AM
Thanks Buge.  This was the first day in weeks that Brodyquest has not been the soundtrack to my life.

UNTIL NOW

*cries silently*
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on July 19, 2011, 05:58:51 PM
I don't understand your complaint. How could anyone get tired of BEING AWESOME?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on July 19, 2011, 06:57:28 PM
You'd know if you were ever awesome, Mongrel.


 :nyah:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on July 19, 2011, 07:11:11 PM
I am clearly awesome.

<<< *Points to avatar*

See?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on August 18, 2011, 04:44:06 PM
this isn't an emote

(http://emmyc.com/whooaah.gif)

someone fix that

also:
The person most likely to get tha set up has no access to his computer.

Ask me again come weekend.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on August 18, 2011, 07:48:22 PM
Kay, I'll put it on my To Do list.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on August 24, 2011, 04:14:54 PM
Deleted Spram's thread.  I always assume Spram's act is at least 75% entertainment but I do not trust the other 25% to not do something incredibly stupid.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on August 24, 2011, 04:27:26 PM
Do you want the drama about it now or later
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on August 24, 2011, 04:36:58 PM
My thoughts exactly.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Friday on August 24, 2011, 04:41:26 PM
Deleted Brontoforumus.  I always assume everyone's act is at least 75% entertainment but I do not trust Guild.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Defenestration on August 24, 2011, 04:42:20 PM
I don't think anything good could have come from keeping the thread up, so I mostly agree with Brentai but differ in that I think Spram actually is that crazy. However, I don't think the presence or absence of it will change anything about his behavior in the end. He's made it clear that he doesn't actually want sane help or advice, just an audience.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: TA on August 24, 2011, 04:45:02 PM
You could shove it in Guild Hall instead of outright deletion.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayin on August 24, 2011, 04:48:02 PM
Yeah I almost never support deleting things community members have contributed to... But oh my god that was the worst thread ever. I remember Romo talking about Talking Time having some bitchy whiney thread somewhere. I had to remind him that the spram thread was still going here and we had no right to judge.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on August 24, 2011, 05:12:19 PM
I would bet good money that just about no one here is going to miss that thread.

Once in a while, very very rarely, capital thread punishment really is the best answer.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: TA on August 24, 2011, 05:36:57 PM
It was a terrible thread, to be sure, but if we bury the past we'll only repeat it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on August 24, 2011, 05:41:47 PM
Are you seriously arguing that if Spram mentions a situation like this again, we're all going to "HERPADERP WHATS THIS?" out of blissful collective amnesia?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Defenestration on August 24, 2011, 05:47:37 PM
It was a terrible thread, to be sure, but if we bury the past we'll only repeat it.

The only mistakes that mattered in that thread were Spram's. And as I said, the message from taking the thread down will fly over his head like all the advice given, so he would repeat it no matter what happen.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on August 24, 2011, 05:58:08 PM
I maintain that these records exist, like high school fanfiction, to remind us of how much we've grown.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: patito on August 24, 2011, 06:14:11 PM
Are you seriously arguing that if Spram mentions a situation like this again, we're all going to "HERPADERP WHATS THIS?" out of blissful collective amnesia?

May I remind you that, yes, sadly, Spram has done this before.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on August 24, 2011, 06:22:38 PM
(http://brontoforum.us/Smileys/classic/rolleye.gif)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on August 24, 2011, 06:41:01 PM
If deleting this thread makes us somehow obliquely less like those class d talking time double d's, I'm all about it
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on August 24, 2011, 07:02:25 PM
do you really want to go down this road with me?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: patito on August 24, 2011, 07:05:27 PM
Oh, yes, we fell for it again and we probably will again in the future, but my opinion is that the thread is definitely way better now that it is no more.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on August 24, 2011, 07:23:23 PM
I dunno man. There are some things we just gotta do.
Sometimes it's harsh the tards.
Sometimes it's poop.
Sometimes it's let Spram get the Spram du jour out of his system.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Misha on August 24, 2011, 07:34:45 PM
i kinda miss the schadenfreude of that thread.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on August 24, 2011, 07:49:04 PM
I stopped reading after my post.  And looked on in horror as it kept accruing new posts.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: sei on August 24, 2011, 07:52:07 PM
Going to go out on a limb and say its deletion is justified not for general "badness," but for Spram's suggestion that he share the fucking thing with her.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Norondor on August 24, 2011, 07:56:17 PM
that suits me fine since i never check GH anyway
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: TA on August 24, 2011, 07:59:26 PM
Going to go out on a limb and say its deletion is justified not for general "badness," but for Spram's suggestion that he share the fucking thing with her.

Well that's exactly what Guild Hall is for.  Things that we don't want the general public to see.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Caithness on August 24, 2011, 08:06:10 PM
She could theoretically register an account to read it if she was curious and if he did send her the link.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on August 24, 2011, 08:23:43 PM
On the one hand, I don't want to see Spram actually destroy himself.
On the other hand, I feel bad that I feel remotely justified that we interceded to prevent him from doing just that.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on August 24, 2011, 08:31:08 PM
Going to go out on a limb and say its deletion is justified not for general "badness," but for Spram's suggestion that he share the fucking thing with her.

Not liking the sound of us actively protecting Spram from himself. Man will make many more mistakes before he gets it somewhat right and we'd best let them come a-rollin' now rather than later.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on August 24, 2011, 08:39:59 PM
I didn't delete it because it's a bad thread, I deleted it because it's a dangerous thread.  I don't care if Spram Has Problems, I just don't want to have any of Spram's Problems myself.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Defenestration on August 24, 2011, 11:46:40 PM
On the one hand, I don't want to see Spram actually destroy himself.
On the other hand, I feel bad that I feel remotely justified that we interceded to prevent him from doing just that.

The presence or absence will have no bearing upon the new and fabulous ways that Spram will find to be a creeper/ruin everything/stay in his own little world. I wouldn't lose too much sleep over it, Classic.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: sei on August 25, 2011, 02:05:24 PM
Going to go out on a limb and say its deletion is justified not for general "badness," but for Spram's suggestion that he share the fucking thing with her.

Not liking the sound of us actively protecting Spram from himself. Man will make many more mistakes before he gets it somewhat right and we'd best let them come a-rollin' now rather than later.
Not letting her get involved in this on here is protecting other posters, not just Spram. I'm in agreement with Brentai.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on August 25, 2011, 02:25:25 PM
Hell, keeping her from knowing that a group of internet shut-ins were talking about her and that one is even kind of stalking her probably did her a favor.

I mean, Jesus, that'd be absolutely terrifying.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on August 25, 2011, 02:39:05 PM
spram is crazy.

I do, however, believe people saying he wanted her to find it overestimate his crazy. Unless I missed an important last post.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on August 25, 2011, 04:09:03 PM
He mentioned it like three times in his last couple of posts. First as like "Here's her name. I hope nobody sends her this thread~!!"

Then as "It would be terrible if someone off these forums gave her a link to this thread!!!! ;) ;)"

Then finally as "Maybe I should just send her a link to this thread in addition to finding and contacting her on Facebook. I might just do that."

I think he thought she'd be flattered by it and Pity-Leave-Her-Boyfriend-And-Enter-A-Relationship-With-Him

This is of course what serial stalkers and dudes wearing prinny hats believe as well
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on August 25, 2011, 04:46:27 PM
THAT'S NOT HOW I THINK AT ALL

I mean... uh... That's Very Interesting Mothra.

ALSO: Looking through this thread I've discovered that Brentai has had both the 1000th post and the 666th post.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on August 25, 2011, 06:30:08 PM
"Here's her name. I hope nobody sends her this thread~!!"

Heck, I don't even remember her name. It's Mojo Rojo or something like that. Anyway, yeah, I think that thread was getting to the point where it could be used as evidence in a trial, so it was a good thing it disappeared.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on August 25, 2011, 06:32:58 PM
We've never been in a real live TRIAL before though!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on August 25, 2011, 06:33:31 PM
This could be just the visibility boost this place needs!!!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on August 25, 2011, 06:37:20 PM
I could wear my suit!!!!!!

(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/4429/flirtyb.png)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: sei on August 25, 2011, 07:10:41 PM
This is of course what serial stalkers and dudes wearing prinny hats believe as well
Uncalled for, dood.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on August 25, 2011, 08:25:24 PM
Never mind this kerfuffle, I found another prime emote:

(http://emmyc.com/mindisblown.gif)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on September 18, 2011, 12:32:33 PM
In the process of updating the MotD I cleared some of the dead blog links out.  If we need them back up, there are plenty of admins floating around who can do it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on November 18, 2011, 09:00:59 PM
Huh. Frocto hasn't posted in over a year.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on November 18, 2011, 10:09:58 PM
He's still around, I mean we did a He-Man LP thing a week or so back, but he mentioned off-hand that he doesn't really come here any more.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on November 18, 2011, 10:18:01 PM
Should have kept that leash on him. You never know with those Australians. Always running away and such.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on November 18, 2011, 10:19:54 PM
I thought he was a university boy now?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Friday on November 18, 2011, 11:16:08 PM
Whatever he's doing, I hope he's doing well.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Sharkey on November 19, 2011, 12:08:52 AM
Fuck him. Quitter.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on November 19, 2011, 06:47:31 AM
I probably drove him away, so just blame me.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on December 05, 2011, 07:57:19 AM
I would just like to say that even after several years, the little dinosaur saying "rawwwr!" is still adorable.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on December 24, 2011, 05:14:13 PM
PUT SOME LIGHTS UP

(http://brontoforum.us/Themes/Brontoforumus/images/XMasBronto.gif)

Will get around to fixing a few things like the quote box color and such when I get some more time.

Lemme know if anyone's getting broken images.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on December 24, 2011, 05:22:14 PM
neat
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on December 24, 2011, 05:32:51 PM
Bitchin'
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Esperath on December 24, 2011, 05:44:09 PM
rawr
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on December 24, 2011, 07:14:39 PM
I didn't think it was possible for that dino to be more adorable, but there goes Kabbage proving me wrong.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on December 27, 2011, 05:03:17 PM
This is the best thing ever. Thank you for letting me believe in beauty again.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Defenestration on December 28, 2011, 05:54:31 AM
As long as you remember to take the lights down by New Years like any sensible homeowner
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on December 28, 2011, 06:07:14 AM
Fuck it. Year round, mother suckers.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on December 28, 2011, 09:05:12 AM
I'm sure we'll remember~
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on December 29, 2011, 10:35:57 AM
Hrm. Fixed all those little things that've been bugging me.

You guys like the pumpkin link color, or do you want to go back to the blue?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Friday on December 29, 2011, 10:40:32 AM
oh ok thank god I thought I was going crazy
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Bongo Bill on December 29, 2011, 10:49:16 AM
Is it the same color as the banner?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on December 29, 2011, 10:55:24 AM
The new color was a bit of surprise and it works very well.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Esperath on December 29, 2011, 10:56:56 AM
 :ohgod:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on December 29, 2011, 11:04:23 AM
hahaha
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on December 29, 2011, 11:05:03 AM
please dear god not tychovomit
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Esperath on December 29, 2011, 11:09:21 AM
 :barf:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Friday on December 29, 2011, 11:09:27 AM
 :barf:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Romosome on December 29, 2011, 11:09:51 AM
:barf:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Friday on December 29, 2011, 11:11:50 AM
<@Cait> Huh. Brontoforumus went red on me.
<+Esperath> she really needs to learn surprises don't work out so well
<+Esperath> cait: yep
<@Friday> Cait: yeah kabbage changed it
<@Cait> Oh.
<+Esperath> please respond in the worst thread
<+Esperath> with barfing emoticons
<@Friday> we'll triple barf
<@Friday> all at the same time
<+Esperath> okay
<@Friday> post post post all within 2 seconds
<+Esperath> tell me when
<@Friday> wait is Cait on board
* Romosome (~Romosome@pool-108-13-136-55.lsanca.fios.verizon.net) has joined #finalfight
<@Friday> Romo
* ChanServ sets mode: +o Romosome
<@Friday> get ready to quad barf
<@Romosome> me
* @Romosome shoots Friday
<@Friday> are you ready
<+Esperath> remember to click twice
<NexAdruin> all the links look the same to me what am I missing
<+Esperath> it's going to say new post
<@Romosome> what
<@Romosome> fine
<@Friday> ROMO WE ARE OGANZIING A PROTEST
<@Cait> Friday: On board what
<@Romosome> no what is
<@Friday> http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=301.msg215339#msg215339 (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=301.msg215339#msg215339)
<@Friday> OK
<@Friday> REPLY TO THIS
<@Friday> QUEUE UP THE BARF EMOTICON
<@Friday> HOLD
<@Friday> UNTIL I SAY POST
<@Friday> IN HERE
<@Friday> SAY READY WHEN QUEUED
<+Esperath> ready
<@Romosome> no I
<@Friday> ready
<@Romosome> kinda like the
<@Romosome> ok fine
<@Friday> ROMO
<@Friday> GET ON BOARD
<@Friday> CHOO CHOOO
<@Romosome> WAIT
<@Romosome> I can't even find the barf emoticon
<@Friday> the emoticon is :barf:
<@Romosome> ok
<@Friday> ok
<@Friday> CAIT YOU READY
<+Esperath> gogogogogog
<+Esperath> glhf
<@Romosome> 4 player action
<+Esperath> john madden
<@Romosome> football
<@Friday> OK
<@Friday> ON 3
<@Friday> 1
<@Friday> 2
<@Friday> 3
<@Friday> POST
<@Romosome> lol
<@Friday> ROMO
<@Romosome> cockblocked by WHILE YOU WERE TYPING
<+Esperath> >:O
<@Friday> POST AGAIN
<@Friday> CLICK AGAIN
<@Friday> ROMO YOU
<+Esperath> ahahahaha
<+Esperath> cockblocked by page break
<@Friday> aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
<@Romosome> god dammit guys
<@Romosome> that was not a 20 sec delay
<@Romosome> I am not that slow
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on December 29, 2011, 11:12:58 AM
OKAY OKAY I'M SORRY

It is done.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: McDohl on December 29, 2011, 12:36:47 PM
The last button on the little bar below the news bar/bottom of thread are still jacked up.  Have been for years.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on December 29, 2011, 12:39:23 PM
Yeah, none of us have any idea why that is. The image behind it is the exact same one used for each button beside it (Members, Calendar, My Messages...). Can't figure that one out. It should work.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on December 29, 2011, 12:49:50 PM
i think i'd need to edit the CSS file to get that going again
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on December 29, 2011, 01:11:04 PM
Who the hell are you?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on December 29, 2011, 04:59:22 PM
I think he used to star in some game show?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on December 29, 2011, 05:25:58 PM
wh

who the hell are YOU

WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MY HOUSE
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on December 29, 2011, 08:09:56 PM
:jizz:

No, wait, I mean...

:jizz:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: NexAdruin on December 31, 2011, 03:40:53 PM
why are quotes suddenly pink
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on December 31, 2011, 04:24:14 PM
Thought it fit better than light blue.

All I really did was keep the same shade of color, but move it into the red/orange range. It has the same amount of white as the original, it's just an orange now rather than a blue.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on December 31, 2011, 04:28:44 PM
If I had my way we'd be free of the tyranny of blue across the board but you guys just HAD to pull tychovomit on me
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on December 31, 2011, 04:42:35 PM
Orange is best
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on December 31, 2011, 05:01:39 PM
YES! With neon yellow text. We wouldn't want to make quotes readable with any high contrast pairings.

EDIT:
Don't we have the ability to change the font and background colors?
I think we do.

EDIT EDIT:
No. No looks like not.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on December 31, 2011, 05:18:52 PM
I think we do.

:ohgod:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on January 01, 2012, 01:27:38 AM
I'm a little disappointed I didn't get a barf.

Oh wait... :barf:

I guess I drank too much "californian champagne." Happy new year you comely people.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Bongo Bill on January 01, 2012, 01:49:13 AM
Try something in the dull yellow, hot pink, and teal ranges.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on January 06, 2012, 07:09:26 PM
 :>_>:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on January 06, 2012, 07:12:03 PM
Server went down for unknown reasons this morning.  When it was restarted, it did not bootstrap HTTP or MySQL.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on January 06, 2012, 07:29:20 PM
Dammit.  I had to spend all day debating politics with Ethan Van Sciver (http://www.bleedingcool.com/forums/front-page-comic-news/53535-how-liberalism-may-hurting-comic-book-sales-darin-wagner-51.html#post283480).
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on January 06, 2012, 08:32:46 PM
Server went down for unknown reasons this morning.

Investigation suggests the rack provider triggered a manual shutdown from 6-10 AM EST.  No particular explanation as to why, and I'm not assed to hound them for one seeing as how we thrive in our relative invisibility.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Amuro Ray on January 07, 2012, 07:49:04 PM
I got banned on IRC for not doing anything. So not cool.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Bongo Bill on January 07, 2012, 08:00:28 PM
SFTP and screen don't work. If I find anything else broken, I'll let you know.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on January 07, 2012, 11:25:25 PM
When it was restarted, it did not bootstrap HTTP or MySQL.

Did we ever figure out why this happened?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on January 08, 2012, 04:59:06 AM
A wizard did it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: François on January 08, 2012, 07:25:00 AM
(http://francois.brontoforum.us/miscpic/gunshow.png)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Bongo Bill on January 09, 2012, 10:55:38 AM
Attn: Brentai: I have discovered what may be a useful clue. When I try to use wget, I get this error:

wget: error while loading shared libraries: libkeyutils.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on January 18, 2012, 07:10:29 AM
I just want to say that brontoforum.us will not be blacking out in protest of SOPA, mostly because that would be the very definition of preaching to the choir.

I only mention this because eventually brontoforum.us will become the only website on the internet.

At which point we'll convert it to a torrent search engine.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on January 18, 2012, 07:25:29 AM
I only mention this because eventually brontoforum.us will become the only website on the internet.

Then it truly will be a dinosaur.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Esperath on January 18, 2012, 07:27:13 AM
I only mention this because eventually brontoforum.us will become the only wwebsite as on the internet.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Caithness on January 18, 2012, 10:24:41 AM
I wonder what a post-world-wide-web internet would be like.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on January 18, 2012, 10:34:09 AM
A completely decentralized structure in which each user carries and shares whatever information he or she wishes, and links to others who carry and share their own information and links to others and so on and so forth.  Search engines are spiders that crawl this disparate "web" of social links and gathers sources for various pieces of in-demand information.  Organically there will emerge certain "central sources" (probably celebrities) but these can drop in and out of the network at will and the information that has been kept by their followers is still publically accessible.

If SOPA ends up doing anything it'll probably just force the evolution of the internet into a pure social network.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on January 18, 2012, 10:42:13 AM
But I don't want to be social.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on January 18, 2012, 10:59:06 AM
THEN GO OUTSIDE.

EDIT:
FUUUCK!

EDIT EDIT:
It's dangerous to go alone. Take this.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on January 23, 2012, 09:44:47 AM
Screen is not working on the minecraft and TF2 servers.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on January 23, 2012, 10:15:33 AM
Well, the TF2 server hasn't been up in ages and it seems like there isn't much of a desire to resurrect it, so it's kinda moot.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on January 23, 2012, 11:37:08 AM
The TF2 server hasn't been up in "ages" because the server broke a couple of weeks ago.

But yeah no one gives a shit anyways

 :done:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on January 23, 2012, 11:38:38 AM
But yeah no one gives a shit anyways

;______;
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on January 23, 2012, 02:18:46 PM
I assumed it was up because nobody was yelling at me about it.

I'll fix it tonight.  And then maybe finally start working on a ticketing system or something.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on January 24, 2012, 12:38:51 PM
TF2 server is back up, and the Bigshell minecraft server is up as well.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Friday on January 24, 2012, 07:10:42 PM
I made some noises about getting the band back together for tf2 nights, but when I asked Kayin about it and he said no I was thrown into an endless void of depression from which there is no escape
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on January 24, 2012, 08:49:46 PM
Kayin doesn't like having fun with people in games so that is expected.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: JDigital on January 24, 2012, 09:18:16 PM
Kayin has sworn off TF2 ever since they added hats. Remember when he got a hat and trashed it?

TF2 Hat Concentration Camp (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb5OcXgbmOk#)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on January 24, 2012, 10:22:39 PM
Well obviously I still want to play and I see Yeoz and Lyrai on often enough. I also have a friend I drag into my games pretty regularly. Who else is up for SHOOTY-STABBY?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: NexAdruin on January 24, 2012, 11:09:50 PM
Do yeoz and lyrai actually play or do they just idle and trade
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on January 24, 2012, 11:10:55 PM
I played with both of them tonight.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on January 24, 2012, 11:15:46 PM
Hey Mongrel how are y
* ScoRes detonation
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on January 24, 2012, 11:19:53 PM
Oh man, after you left, Jackson and I wound up dragging around a carload of morons. At one point we had three heavies and three medics on Blu on Barnblitz and even with three medics healing them, these heavies couldn't kill a damn thing. It was embarrassing.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on January 25, 2012, 03:57:35 AM
I WONDER WHY NO ONE PLAYS NOW
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on January 25, 2012, 04:40:04 AM
Morons are bad and all, yes, but I've had more good experiences than bad.

I'll also hop on quickplay servers which Jesus Christ, you get some special children there, but I'll try and teach them on how to play well.
What started with a guy asking how you sap things - "You need to uncloak first" - ended up with a spy who was doing a rather good job of making sure their engineers couldn't even dream of a teleporter. Still had problems with sentries though.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on January 25, 2012, 08:17:35 AM
Yeah, I usually play on the Quebec server precisely because most of the people on there know what they're doing, can hit the broad side of a barn, and actually communicate tactically. Sometimes there's a steamroll when one of the aces is on a hot streak or a couple of them wind up all on the same team, but even then the losers still know what they're actually supposed to be doing and it still doesn't happen much.

I WONDER WHY NO ONE PLAYS NOW

Well, if you have 5-8 players who know what they're doing, then maybe you don't have a problem if a few dopey F2P kids join, mmmmmm?

Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on January 28, 2012, 09:33:05 AM
This month... year... decade's theme is Machiavelli
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on March 02, 2012, 10:42:15 PM
I will be performing a server-wide software upgrade in approx. 1 hour and 15 mins.  Fair warning in case something explodes.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on March 03, 2012, 01:49:48 AM
(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l9s8c2a8NA1qzaxefo1_400.gif)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on March 03, 2012, 02:29:03 AM
Actually it sped things up considerably and may have smoothed out many issues with Outer Heaven.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on March 03, 2012, 03:55:46 AM
 :done:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on March 03, 2012, 03:50:36 PM
Click it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on March 03, 2012, 03:57:08 PM
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/123768/forum%20post%20pictures/1325555719181.gif)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on March 03, 2012, 04:04:09 PM
Oh fuck yes
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on March 03, 2012, 05:01:11 PM
Okay okay UNHIDE YOUR NEWS BAR and click it.  Jerks.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on March 03, 2012, 05:49:55 PM
click on wha

Okay okay UNHIDE YOUR NEWS BAR and click it.  Jerks.

Oh. Oh. Ohhhhh.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: R^2 on March 03, 2012, 07:27:33 PM
If you're going to add a new feature I wish you'd announce it somehow I can't help but feel I'm missing out on something.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: JDigital on March 04, 2012, 05:42:50 AM
Noticing the new board is on SMF 2.0.2, while this one is still on 2.0 RC3. You might want to update that
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: NexAdruin on March 04, 2012, 06:44:58 AM
did the images for the sleeping/awake dinosaurs change or am I seeing things. it looks like all the colors are just slightly off but only for this website, so I'm guessing it isn't my monitor that has changed.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on March 04, 2012, 09:34:28 AM
Noticing the new board is on SMF 2.0.2, while this one is still on 2.0 RC3. You might want to update that

Not especially, since upgrading an existing SMF has historically been like pulling teeth.  Unless I have a reason to upgrade I'd like to just keep it stable.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on March 04, 2012, 08:24:05 PM
welp, it's pretty obvious that everybody knows about Wrath, now.

So could we please minimize the giant flashing WRATH at the top of the screen? Not saying we should get rid of it, just shrink it down a bit.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on March 04, 2012, 08:37:16 PM
Did it occur to you that, when I said UNHIDE YOUR NEWSBAR, there may be a function for hiding your newsbar?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on March 05, 2012, 06:47:56 AM
Did it occur to you that some people might use part of their newsbar, say, "Show unread posts since last visit" fairly frequently?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on March 05, 2012, 07:22:30 AM
...what's a WRAT?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on March 05, 2012, 08:39:20 AM
He killled mah brudduh.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Rico on March 05, 2012, 03:53:13 PM
The Unread Posts option is above WRATH, though, so what would the size matter?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on March 05, 2012, 04:09:11 PM
Because opening/closing the news bar is as hard as scrolling past the wrath logo to read the unread posts?

I dunno. Complaining about it is roughly infinity times as hard as doing either of those for me though.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on March 05, 2012, 04:18:41 PM
The Unread Posts option is above WRATH, though, so what would the size matter?

It doesn't personally bother me, but there are reasons that people would want to keep their newsbox open.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on March 05, 2012, 05:10:44 PM
Yeah, they're DUMB!

Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Sharkey on March 05, 2012, 09:06:57 PM
I say leave it alone.

(http://i.imgur.com/RdDEu.jpg)

Also, remember this guy for no reason.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on March 05, 2012, 10:27:04 PM
Sharkey, please do one (or more) of the following:

1) Recant your wrong opinion.
or
2) LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on March 06, 2012, 12:13:20 AM
Okay fine I'll take it down tomorrow.

In return though I get to do this for a day.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on March 17, 2012, 10:31:36 AM
I was going to ask if anybody had heard from Max in a while cause it seems like forever since he's posted, but looking on his profile he was last here a couple days ago. I guess he's just lurking around a bit (or maybe playing in one of the various game threads I don't check)?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on March 23, 2012, 12:30:21 PM
I have a request to make!

The gamespite.net domain is currently down right now, which means that a great deal of emoticons are missing. If you could shift over the link-widget-whatever that controls them to the brontoforum.us server, that'd be great.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Sharkey on March 23, 2012, 12:48:41 PM
Actually, gamespite in general has been having a lot of issues and I was kind of wondering if I could make use of bronto for some of my crap. I'm a little annoyed that all I have up on my old space is a shitty mspaint thing I pooped out while drunk half a year ago and I can't seem to do anything about it now. Really, theinternetisforassholes.com deserves to be pointed at something a little more rad than that.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Bongo Bill on March 23, 2012, 12:58:00 PM
It should, if nothing else, have an RSS feed of links to all the articles you write for various sites.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on March 23, 2012, 01:24:39 PM
Heh. looks like the header Bronto lives on Gamespite. That's sad for him.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ted Belmont on March 23, 2012, 01:42:39 PM
Heh. looks like the header Bronto lives on Gamespite. That's sad for himeveryone.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on March 23, 2012, 02:18:21 PM
It should, if nothing else, have an RSS feed of links to all the articles you write for various sites.

Shh!  Don't you remember what happened the LAST time Sharkey asked somebody to set up an RSS feed for him?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on March 25, 2012, 01:12:36 AM
Cleaned up Wrath by corralling all the bots into /b/ and then nuking the entire board from orbit.  It was the only way to make sure.

I'll work on the site people actually care about later.

Also: Swank brontoforum.us webspaces continue to be available. (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=301.msg184346#msg184346)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on March 25, 2012, 02:23:52 AM
I can vouch for their swankiness.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on March 25, 2012, 10:28:35 AM
Can I see your copy of Swank, Armin?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on March 28, 2012, 05:25:47 PM
I'm this close to imposing an av/sig size limit.  I'm tired of one-line posts that take up an entire window because the avatar is massive.  Meikai's avatar and Disposable Ninja's signature are among the worst offenders but there are plenty of others.

If everybody hates the idea I won't do it, but otherwise I will probably do it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Caithness on March 28, 2012, 05:32:44 PM
Noo, you'll remove the defining feature of the boards!

[spoiler]Can't you disable avatars and signatures in your personal account settings if you don't like seeing them?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: NexAdruin on March 28, 2012, 05:42:08 PM
Man remember when Niku had the giant Godzilla stomping through his signature

I don't know I feel like that kind of freedom to be ridiculous is part of what makes these forums what they are, but I'm a tiny baby man and I've only been here for a couple of years or so, so I'm not sure how much my opinion or understanding of what brontoforumus is is really all that compelling.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on March 28, 2012, 05:49:49 PM
just get rid of meikai and disposable ninja instead
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on March 28, 2012, 06:01:26 PM
I like how this is when Kazz bothers to post in the regular forums.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on March 28, 2012, 06:02:47 PM
Mei's is pretty long. DN's not bad. One or two of Guild's accounts are getting pretty shaggy too. I don't think a limit is as much in order as a "Hey bro. Come on, bro." would be.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on March 28, 2012, 06:11:56 PM
I like having avatars and signatures, though.  I don't even mind if they're big and animated.

But Meikai's is literally a static picture that's 561 pixels high, the width doesn't even FIT in the alotted bar, a simple resize would make the whole thing visible but she just uploaded it as it was and said "fuck it"

The restriction won't be very limiting.  Maybe something like 350 pixels high for avatars.  I don't wanna have to bug everybody who's got a big avatar, that doesn't make any sense to me.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ocksi on March 28, 2012, 06:16:14 PM
Mei's is pretty long. DN's not bad. One or two of Guild's accounts are getting pretty shaggy too. I don't think a limit is as much in order as a "Hey bro. Come on, bro." would be.
Plenty of people have said things to Mongrel about his giant sig, but here we stand.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on March 28, 2012, 06:18:14 PM
I support such an idea because I always do small avatars anyway
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on March 28, 2012, 06:19:35 PM
Mei's is pretty long. DN's not bad. One or two of Guild's accounts are getting pretty shaggy too. I don't think a limit is as much in order as a "Hey bro. Come on, bro." would be.
Plenty of people have said things to Mongrel about his giant sig, but here we stand.
I forget there are sigs on this board.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on March 28, 2012, 06:20:51 PM
People don't think it's a problem because they've turned them off.

I think being ridiculous is fine, but there's a difference between being ridiculous and being unreasonable.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Caithness on March 28, 2012, 06:24:13 PM
I think being ridiculous is fine, but there's a difference between being ridiculous and being unreasonable.

Quote of the year.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: R^2 on March 28, 2012, 06:54:51 PM
Let's all change our avatars and sigs to giant pictures of the Eiffel Tower.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on March 28, 2012, 07:03:12 PM
Someday, somebody's gotta stop hatin', R^2.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on March 28, 2012, 07:03:58 PM
Yeah, I said that, but now that I think about it for more than a second, I'm still a little butthurt from Kazz'sAss Tower.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on March 28, 2012, 07:27:08 PM
I'm this close to imposing an av/sig size limit.  I'm tired of one-line posts that take up an entire window because the avatar is massive.  Meikai's avatar and Disposable Ninja's signature are among the worst offenders but there are plenty of others.

If everybody hates the idea I won't do it, but otherwise I will probably do it.

I like my sig. Also, can't you just, like, block my signature? I always did that whenever guild busts out another hideous avatar.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on March 28, 2012, 08:54:32 PM
I've had sigs off for a like a year because a few are obnoxious. So, you know
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: R^2 on March 28, 2012, 09:24:08 PM
Yeah, I said that, but now that I think about it for more than a second, I'm still a little butthurt from Kazz'sAss Tower.

 :oic:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on March 29, 2012, 01:58:10 AM
I'm this close to imposing an av/sig size limit.  I'm tired of one-line posts that take up an entire window because the avatar is massive.  Meikai's avatar and Disposable Ninja's signature are among the worst offenders but there are plenty of others.

If everybody hates the idea I won't do it, but otherwise I will probably do it.

I like my sig. Also, can't you just, like, block my signature? I always did that whenever guild busts out another hideous avatar.

My problem is that I like your sig too.  I think it's awesome.

I don't see why you can't just do this:

(http://i.imgur.com/MEglE.jpg)

Cropped out some white space, shrunk it by 60%, uploaded it.  The whole affair took me 90 seconds.

I can't possibly be the least lazy person here.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: JDigital on March 29, 2012, 03:52:14 AM
I just adblock any sig that's too annoying. So far, I've only blocked the 800x600 gif of a black raver and two of teg's sigs.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ted Belmont on March 29, 2012, 03:58:26 AM
I just adblock any sig that's too annoying. So far, I've only blocked the 800x600 gif of a black raver and two of teg's sigs.

:racist:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on March 29, 2012, 03:59:29 AM
Don't worry, I can reupload that for you

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/35466408/blackdance.gif)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on March 29, 2012, 04:00:24 AM
SPEAKING OF TERRIBLE SIGNATURES

Warning - while you were typing a new reply has been posted. You may wish to review your post.

goddam -- no, wait, still relevant
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on March 29, 2012, 06:42:43 AM
There, it's smaller.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on March 29, 2012, 07:29:19 AM
I turned off sigs pretty much on day 1 because of crap like this.

As for avatars, I must not be reading the boards Meikai posts on, but yeah yowch that is a way too big avatar.  That said, that seems like an isolated incident and I disagree with your assertion that it is easier to impose a hard limit on everybody than just tell one guy to knock it off.

THAT said, a height limit of 350px should be more than enough.  Though Classic's is 401 and I don't think it's bad.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on March 29, 2012, 07:31:41 AM
every avatar with a scroll bar is bad :(
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on March 29, 2012, 07:42:31 AM
Probably a good rule of thumb, but the presence of a scrollbar depends on things like what your text zoom is set at.

(Mine didn't have a scrollbar when I first put it up.  But that's, what, like 3 years or something now?)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on March 29, 2012, 08:02:42 AM
Your avatar isn't much of an offender since we can still see all the important bits and we know that science will fuck us.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on March 29, 2012, 08:03:51 AM
I'll be over here, with a tiny beepdog avatar.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on March 29, 2012, 08:19:56 AM
Looks like a scribble to me.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on March 29, 2012, 08:38:51 AM
Though Classic's is 401 and I don't think it's bad.

I don't remember if I kept it at that pixel count because the image has a weird H:W ratio and didn't think of any way to make (MSPaint's) resizing from being distorting or what.
It's easy to fix, though probably I should just get a new one.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on March 29, 2012, 09:21:07 AM
Yeah, if anything it's the avatar scrollbars that bug me (mostly because almost all avatars are just barely larger than the scrollbar trigger), but I think we already established that's not really changing.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Doom on March 29, 2012, 10:19:48 AM
Have you considered buying a monitor made in the Year of our Lord 2008 or later?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on March 29, 2012, 11:03:28 AM
That doesn't really help, Doom (http://i.imgur.com/wa1YT.jpg).
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on March 29, 2012, 11:07:52 AM
FUCK.
I'm missing out on some mad doujinshi.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: R^2 on March 29, 2012, 11:18:44 AM
Have you considered buying a monitor made in the Year of our Lord 2008 or later?

>:I
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on March 29, 2012, 11:33:10 AM
Yeah, my monitor isn't that old either. And is a 22" widescreen.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Cthulhu-chan on March 29, 2012, 12:16:56 PM
Running 1920x1200, here.  Half you assholes have scrollbars.  >:[
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Meikai on March 29, 2012, 01:01:37 PM
Fix'd, assholes. Just notify me by PM next time if it is that big a deal. Wouldn't have seen this thread without Nex mentioning it to me.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on March 29, 2012, 01:13:20 PM
What about the time I pointed it out to you twice in chat yesterday?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: TA on March 29, 2012, 01:20:05 PM
Though Classic's is 401 and I don't think it's bad.

I don't remember if I kept it at that pixel count because the image has a weird H:W ratio and didn't think of any way to make (MSPaint's) resizing from being distorting or what.
It's easy to fix, though probably I should just get a new one.

Y'know, your avatar is 203x401.  Clip off one pixel of vertical whitespace and three of horizontal whitespace - there's a whitespace border around the whole thing anyways - and it's 200x400.  That ought to resize readily.

Also use something better than Paint to do it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: patito on March 29, 2012, 01:26:23 PM
This complaining about avatars is dumb as hell.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ted Belmont on March 29, 2012, 01:27:51 PM
SPEAKING OF TERRIBLE SIGNATURES

Warning - while you were typing a new reply has been posted. You may wish to review your post.

goddam -- no, wait, still relevant

FINE
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Meikai on March 29, 2012, 01:30:10 PM
Like I pay attention to you, Lyrai.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on March 29, 2012, 01:55:39 PM
This complaining about avatars is dumb as hell.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on March 29, 2012, 01:57:48 PM
Fix'd, assholes. Just notify me by PM next time if it is that big a deal. Wouldn't have seen this thread without Nex mentioning it to me.

On the one hand: yes, as I said, Kazz probably should have taked to you directly.

On the other: you are capable of writing coherent English sentences and, presumably, of dressing yourself.  I reject your implication that you are too stupid to realize that 550-pixel-high avatars are annoying.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on March 29, 2012, 02:11:54 PM
What about the time I pointed it out to you twice in chat yesterday?

This is a thing that happened and you responded to, Mei.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Meikai on March 29, 2012, 02:55:20 PM
I've no recollection of it, Lottel.

And, Thad: I honestly don't find it annoying. Sorry?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: patito on March 29, 2012, 03:16:37 PM
If you take away our giant avatars and signatures we're just talking time.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on March 29, 2012, 03:17:52 PM
OCCUPY AVATAR SIZES
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on March 29, 2012, 03:19:38 PM
If you take away our giant avatars and signatures we're just talking time.

NOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKss2uYpih8#)
(be careful, it loops. Turn off annotations to stop it.)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Doom on March 29, 2012, 04:39:35 PM
Have you considered buying a mouse with a mouse-wheel?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on March 29, 2012, 06:43:13 PM
Have you considered buying a mouse with a mouse-wheel?

Yes, the problem is that all the people who aren't bugged, not the people who are
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on March 29, 2012, 07:42:09 PM
And, Thad: I honestly don't find it annoying. Sorry?

...just once I'd like to say "I refuse to believe you're that stupid" and NOT have the person respond by insisting that I'm wrong.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Meikai on March 29, 2012, 08:51:20 PM
Yes, because that is exactly what my response implies. It certainly isn't an opinion on something incredibly insignificant.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on March 29, 2012, 08:58:29 PM
Okay, fine, I get it, I was wrong.  And your pants are on backwards.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on April 07, 2012, 11:15:07 AM
Why does this discussion suddenly seem relevant?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on April 07, 2012, 05:14:09 PM
I just want to say that only today did I notice that the jumble of characters making up Newbie's screenname actually means something.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on May 03, 2012, 10:26:34 AM
So the TF2 and WoW boards have been made child boards of Gaming Discussion. Wouldn't it be more appropriate to make them child boards of Online Hookers, though?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: TA on May 03, 2012, 01:35:54 PM
Yes please.  Now Gaming Discussion always gets the "New posts!" thing on the front page whenever someone posts in a child board, which is shitty.  There a reason child boards are terrible on this forum software.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 03, 2012, 02:19:37 PM
Yeeeeah, I don't like having 20 different boards but I like child boards even less.

(BTW we can reintegrate Salvaged Topics into the main boards, right?  What about the various Olympic boards &c.?

And I still hate Guild Hall.)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on May 03, 2012, 03:17:35 PM
Yes please.  Now Gaming Discussion always gets the "New posts!" thing on the front page whenever someone posts in a child board, which is shitty.  There a reason child boards are terrible on this forum software.

No one posts in the TF2 forum, and Lyrai's post in the WoW forum is the first one in a month. I don't think it is much of a problem.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 03, 2012, 03:24:30 PM
I just miss the Machiavelli quotes on the front page, but I'm pretty sure that's a damned minor issue.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Roger on May 03, 2012, 03:28:29 PM
I think the amount on the youtube embed limit is a little low, but that's about all I have.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Defenestration on May 03, 2012, 11:58:45 PM
So the TF2 and WoW boards have been made child boards of Gaming Discussion. Wouldn't it be more appropriate to make them child boards of Online Hookers, though?
Please do this.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on May 04, 2012, 03:55:18 AM
okay, done.

I just miss the Machiavelli quotes on the front page, but I'm pretty sure that's a damned minor issue.

they're still there, aren't they?

Yeeeeah, I don't like having 20 different boards but I like child boards even less.

i used to hate child boards, but what i've come to realize is that they are good for boards that get no fucking posts in them but which we can't seem to be rid of anyway.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 04, 2012, 08:33:45 AM
Yeah, that's probably a fair point.  The main problem is child boards that get shit-tons of constant posts in them.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Doom on May 04, 2012, 11:20:01 AM
Roll Mount Brontolympus into Worst Stadium ever or Vice Versa as a universal Brontolympics Board. The first way will save you the trouble of moving The Mayor sub-forum. If you use the first should probably rename Worst Stadium into Mount Brontolympus because Mount Brontolympus is a fantastic name.

Also give Iythian Reaches a Machiavelli quote or just use this one: Super Mario Galaxy + Dungeons And Dragons 4th Edition
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Doom on May 04, 2012, 11:25:35 AM
Could also toss Game Discussion up into Discussion Boards and Online Hookers down into Activity Boards, getting a tiny bit more real estate and a possible placebo feng shui feel-good aura. You know, just removing the entire "Gaming Boards" header.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on May 04, 2012, 11:30:34 AM
Don't make light of cyber-geomancy. It's got 6000 years of Chinese history behind it.

Why did we decide that child boards made sense again? I mean, forum game child boards make sense to help segregate active and old games, but why did we decide to make online hookers a child board? Just to try it?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ocksi on May 04, 2012, 06:42:49 PM
I'd just like to see Ithyian Reaches' million threads not appear in the "unread posts since your last visit".
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on May 05, 2012, 06:27:23 AM
You know, each time I find the option to exclude posts in certain boards from that, it is when I am not looking for it. When I was dicking around trying to figure out how to redirect banned users to talking time I saw it, but now it is in hiding.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 05, 2012, 07:14:02 AM
redirect banned users to talking time

Has this actually been implemented? :glee:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: NexAdruin on May 05, 2012, 09:12:59 AM
I didn't even know that was an option.

Would have been useful back when people were complaining about Land of the Lust.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on May 05, 2012, 12:58:17 PM
Man, I dig questionably legal cartoon pornography as much as the next guy, but I'm not keen on having anybody actually have to deal with even hypothetical bad shit over integrating it into the boards.

People should feel unwelcome because of the general demeanor of posters, not because they may be engaging in hard-to-prosecute activities in their fucked up mad-puritanical homeland.

I'm so sorry Australia decided to be extra crazy lately Frocto.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on May 06, 2012, 03:03:45 AM
i'm glad you decided to get that off your chest.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on May 06, 2012, 03:08:51 AM
anyway: http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=2975 (http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=2975)
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1193 (http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1193)

if anyone who already know show to install mods wants to take a crack at it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on May 06, 2012, 03:17:40 AM
i know everything about everything and i know how to totally install mods into the internet

so feel free to give me mod powers.

you can trust me dude i'm trustworthy
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 06, 2012, 11:35:52 AM
Is there any reason our banner's been busted all day?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on May 06, 2012, 11:52:49 AM
If you mean it doesn't link to the homepage, it hasn't since after Christmas (and yeah, that could use a fix).

If you mean something else, I haven't noticed it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 06, 2012, 12:00:12 PM
It's a dead link. The banner's gone for me. You're probably still seeing it in your cache.

The banner image is hosted on Gamespite, so that's probably what the problem is.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on May 06, 2012, 01:35:26 PM
Yeah, if you can see the banner it likely means it's loading on your browser from cache. It was for me, too, up until I right-clicked on it, selected view image and then reloaded.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on May 06, 2012, 02:51:06 PM
Well, apparently the gamespite.net domain is gone.

Forever.

Because Parish is sick of Dreamhost and won't be rebuilding his site until after E3.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 06, 2012, 03:41:07 PM
Wow. That's uhhh, that's interesting. Good thing we'd moved away already. Brentai's icon re-host/move almost looks prescient now!

I actually have the banner saved, if for some reason that's an issue.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on May 06, 2012, 04:40:01 PM
Give me it. I won't stand for the banner being gone.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 06, 2012, 05:40:53 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y25/FramFramson/logolite.gif)

Just do me a favour and re-host it on the actual server, rather than using my crappy photobucket link.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 06, 2012, 06:50:36 PM
Oh I'm fairly sure it's already here, just we're not pointing at it yet.

In fact...

Tada.

Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on May 06, 2012, 07:01:20 PM
Yayus.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on May 06, 2012, 07:04:02 PM
Today Brentai reminded me that I don't use the karma function enough to reward shit that makes me happy on these boards.
I am endeavoring to fix that.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on May 08, 2012, 01:12:07 PM
Signatures are getting super obnoxious. Worse than usual. Forums were actually unreadable until I just turned sig's off.

Did P Birdy's double in size or is that just my browser fucking up?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on May 08, 2012, 01:16:10 PM
Welcome to people's reactions to the original sig size complaints.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: patito on May 08, 2012, 01:17:23 PM
When did the people here turn into such babies? I blame smartphones.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on May 08, 2012, 01:19:47 PM
A bit yeah. It's all well and dandy on 1920x1080 but when trying to read shit on a smart phone it was horrendous to deal with the lag from a billion GIFs dancing across the screen or trying to navigate around Geo's signature for example.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: patito on May 08, 2012, 01:24:57 PM
Now I'm seriously wondering if there's a way to set up a mobile version.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 08, 2012, 01:29:30 PM
It's all well and dandy on 1920x1080

No, it's not.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Caithness on May 08, 2012, 01:31:22 PM
Now I'm seriously wondering if there's a way to set up a mobile version.

See that link at the very bottom of the page that says WAP2?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: patito on May 08, 2012, 01:33:48 PM
Oh, I'd never seen that. Ok, then people should stop being babies because they can just use that on their smartphones.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on May 08, 2012, 01:46:53 PM
I love that the people who DON'T like gigantic, unnecessary, distracting signatures are the ones you've pegged as lacking in maturity.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 08, 2012, 04:29:50 PM
PROTIP: Stick ?wap2 at the end of your bookmark url to go straight to the mobile version every time.

Also, I give absolutely zero shits about signatures.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on May 08, 2012, 07:31:53 PM
Hid signatures, hid the boards that never get posted in, and hid the newsbar. I did that before I did a lot of checking in on my smartphone.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on May 08, 2012, 09:24:47 PM
I hid signatures day 1 when these boards went live.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 31, 2012, 10:16:56 PM
So it looks like I'm going to have to perform a major server upgrade to get some new things to work on this box.  Fair warning that I'm going to pick a time this weekend to hack the thing to tiny bits.  Probably after Outer Heaven.

If you were still waiting for me to install shit, well, I apologize for the inconvenience.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on June 01, 2012, 09:04:34 AM
So, I'm never in #FF so maybe this is a non-issue, but has anyone talked to or heard from Kabbage lately?

It occurs to me that it's been over a month since he's been around.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on June 01, 2012, 09:28:15 AM
I talked to him a couple of days ago.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on June 01, 2012, 09:38:00 AM
He was in final fight this morning, but he usually isn't around very often. He usually just shows up to bother me about outer heaven.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Bongo Bill on June 23, 2012, 09:06:52 AM
The server clock seems to be running approximately twenty minutes slow.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on June 23, 2012, 09:30:48 AM
Yo gimmie somma dat NTP
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on June 23, 2012, 12:05:25 PM
We have NTP.

I really have to get to that upgrade.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on June 23, 2012, 05:03:08 PM
Falsehoods programmers believe about time (http://infiniteundo.com/post/25326999628/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-time)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Bongo Bill on June 23, 2012, 05:18:42 PM
Even though time is hard, every post I've noticed today (possibly earlier) had a timestamp about twenty minutes earlier than several reliable independent sources of local time.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Caithness on June 23, 2012, 07:41:14 PM
I've been noticing it for a while too.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on June 23, 2012, 09:00:56 PM
Code: [Select]
[redacted]$ redacted/ntpd status
ntpd is stopped

So there you go.  No idea WHY ntpd is stopped, but there's a lot that falls off-kilter when the GameServers guys nudge something.

I'll be doing a lot of nudging myself shortly, so we'll see what happens.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on June 23, 2012, 09:52:18 PM
:mendoza: ntpdddddddddddddd
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Shinra on July 22, 2012, 10:05:06 AM
hey guys can we have a :football: emote please

(http://i.imgur.com/u05wV.png)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on July 22, 2012, 10:40:17 AM
request that if that emote is added, the text actually be :fuhbawl:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on July 22, 2012, 02:44:13 PM
That Icon would go great in the Penn State Scandal thread.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on July 28, 2012, 09:35:52 PM
I'm going to initiate some upgrades now.  Not the full overhaul I've wanted to do for a while, but heads up anyway.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on July 28, 2012, 10:00:18 PM
I WILL BE TAKING DOWN PHP ALL OF APACHE MOMENTARILY IN 5 MINUTES.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on July 28, 2012, 10:08:34 PM
Done.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on July 31, 2012, 07:10:02 PM
Server rebooted today at ~6 PM server time.  No information on why.  Possibly someone on the GS side flicked a switch.  All services should be back to normal, but let me know if otherwise.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on August 05, 2012, 08:30:00 PM
On reports that it has been used lately as a proxy abuse system, I've disabled karma for now.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on August 05, 2012, 08:45:29 PM
THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS.

Well, okay. I suppose if what Brent says is accurate, it hasn't been a nice thing at all. 
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Shinra on August 05, 2012, 08:46:48 PM
I'll admit I did a shitty dekarma, but I am getting tired of checking my karma history and seeing 'oh that wacky shinra' there.

Maybe we could see more of discussing why somebody's opinion is wrong instead of dismissing it out of hand because it's Shinra/Classic/TA/Mongrel/etc

edit: which, by the way, is the entire fucking reason I posted in the webcomics thread in the first place. What the fuck is with these personal attacks? Aren't we grown up enough to not fucking pick on people? Is this high school?

Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on August 05, 2012, 08:51:51 PM
Hey, nobody's yelled at me for my opinion in like a year!

Which can only mean my opinions have somehow become blandly inoffensive.   ( ._.)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Shinra on August 05, 2012, 08:53:08 PM
Hey, nobody's yelled at me for my opinion in like a year!

Which can only mean my opinions have somehow become blandly inoffensive.   ( ._.)

Your opinions were never that offensive, the attention's just shifted to TA instead.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Bongo Bill on August 05, 2012, 08:57:17 PM
Hey, nobody's yelled at me for my opinion in like a year!

Which can only mean my opinions have somehow become blandly inoffensive.   ( ._.)
I'd dekarma you for this if Brentai hadn't disabled it.

Anyway, why not a positive-only karma system?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on August 05, 2012, 08:59:16 PM
People would karma and still leave shit in the messages.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on August 05, 2012, 09:16:41 PM
I'd dekarma you for this if Brentai hadn't disabled it.

Oh for...
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on August 05, 2012, 09:38:14 PM
Don't worry, you all suck.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on August 05, 2012, 10:15:59 PM
I'm a little disappointed, because I'll occasionally feel the need to express agreement or appreciation for a post, but won't have anything substantive to add.

I guess I will just need to restrain my delight at people's stupid puns from now on.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ocksi on August 05, 2012, 10:19:27 PM
Well, the obvious solution is a return to one-emoticon-long posts.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Esperath on August 05, 2012, 10:23:30 PM
 :perfect:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on August 05, 2012, 10:29:45 PM
 :done:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on August 05, 2012, 10:48:33 PM
:facepalm:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on August 05, 2012, 11:01:51 PM
(DEKARMA FOR BOTH OF YOU)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on August 05, 2012, 11:27:22 PM
Well, the obvious solution is a return to one-emoticon-long posts.
:perfect:
I was toying with the idea of taking it in the opposite direction and composing posts out of mined quotes from other posters like some kind of bizarre ransom note.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Cthulhu-chan on August 06, 2012, 03:31:10 AM
please don't be mean to each other  :;_;:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Bal on August 06, 2012, 03:34:11 AM
I feel like if someone is actually hurt in the feelings by a de-karma (which, to my recollection, I have never given ), then maybe it is their problem. It's a fun little kudo/anti-kudo button, but taking is seriously is silly.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ted Belmont on August 06, 2012, 05:07:39 AM
It's my understand that the issue was not with the dekarma itself, but rather the content of it; ie that people were using it as a way to privately snipe at those they had disagreements with, when clearly we should be PUBLICALLY sniping at each other, as God intended.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on August 06, 2012, 05:11:02 AM
And now you know why Facebook only has a like button. Which, really, if we wanted to, we could just steal on a per post basis. If we absolutely must have a Tip-O'-The-Hat system, it could be an anonymous 'Like' counter. Not that I'm going to weep or keep myself up at night if we don't have anything like that.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on August 06, 2012, 05:36:40 AM
for the love of god no

can people seriously not fucking communicate if there's no direct feedback?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on August 06, 2012, 05:39:17 AM
Yes
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Shinra on August 06, 2012, 05:48:26 AM
It's my understand that the issue was not with the dekarma itself, but rather the content of it; ie that people were using it as a way to privately snipe at those they had disagreements with, when clearly we should be PUBLICALLY sniping at each other, as God intended.

It's ironic that me doing it to Lyrai was the catalyst for it being removed, because she's been doing it for years (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?action=otherkarma;u=37)

Maybe we really aren't grown up enough to have Karma. I wouldn't mind a +/- thread or individual post function, or even a purely content free like system. It's pretty hard to be shitty when you're giving somebody a positive on a topic, and if that really was a problem we could always remove the karma descriptions. I don't think I'd abuse that system, but I've never dekarma'd somebody simply because I don't like them five days in a row as soon as the karma timer reset.

Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: R^2 on August 06, 2012, 06:19:40 AM
Man my karma was +121/-0 when it was disabled.

The only conclusion I can draw from this is that I am unceasingly awesome.

I don't know what you guys are complaining about.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on August 06, 2012, 07:35:34 AM
It just amused me that I managed to get so high on both scores (He's 'high' on himself, get it?). Of course, like half the negatives were Frocto. So that kind of spoils the effect.

Say, where has that fella gotten himself to anyway?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Shinra on August 06, 2012, 07:38:03 AM
Was Frocto from australia or new zealand? I could never remember.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on August 06, 2012, 07:53:44 AM
Say, where has that fella gotten himself to anyway?

Was Frocto from australia or new zealand? I could never remember.

Australia. Roger told me that Frocto had him log in and change his password, so I guess he's gone for good?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: TA on August 06, 2012, 09:00:50 AM
Was Frocto from australia or new zealand? I could never remember.


To-may-to, to-mah-to.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Shinra on August 06, 2012, 09:13:01 AM
well if it had been new zealand i could have made a joke about pushing against the sheep and falling off a cliff. :(
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on August 06, 2012, 09:36:14 AM
It just amused me that I managed to get so high on both scores

I also liked that SoraCross took TWO slots on the most-down list.  (Sure, one was an artificial 65535 -- but does anyone really doubt that he could have earned a second top slot all by himself?)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on August 06, 2012, 10:00:49 AM
It's pretty hard to be shitty when you're giving somebody a positive on a topic, and if that really was a problem we could always remove the karma descriptions.
I'm more likely to give someone a + or - when I don't have a write a  description. But does anyone really care about karma other than their own?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Shinra on August 06, 2012, 10:04:19 AM
It's pretty hard to be shitty when you're giving somebody a positive on a topic, and if that really was a problem we could always remove the karma descriptions.
I'm more likely to give someone a + or - when I don't have a write a  description. But does anyone really care about karma other than their own?

This is true. It's a good feeling when somebody gives you a + but I don't really care about anyone else's karma and I doubt anyone cares about mine.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: NexAdruin on August 06, 2012, 10:32:33 AM
Let's just be reddit.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on August 06, 2012, 10:35:36 AM
But I already have reddit, I want this to be different.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on August 06, 2012, 11:03:20 AM
Clock appears to be a few (~6) minutes off.  Not any kind of urgent but may want to check whether the cron job that's supposed to sync it is working.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on August 06, 2012, 03:58:56 PM
Six minutes? More like an hour.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Esperath on August 06, 2012, 04:00:48 PM
If you're off by an hour, you need to manually adjust for daylight saving time in your settings or whatever.

The boards were off by 20 minutes or so for almost a month, so it's certainly an ongoing thing.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on August 06, 2012, 04:21:49 PM
Which reminds me: can you fix the calendar, Brentai?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: sei on August 06, 2012, 09:50:00 PM
I'll admit I did a shitty dekarma, but I am getting tired of checking my karma history and seeing 'oh that wacky shinra' there.

Maybe we could see more of discussing why somebody's opinion is wrong instead of dismissing it out of hand because it's Shinra/Classic/TA/Mongrel/etc

edit: which, by the way, is the entire fucking reason I posted in the webcomics thread in the first place. What the fuck is with these personal attacks? Aren't we grown up enough to not fucking pick on people? Is this high school?
oh that wacky shinra


Say, where has that fella gotten himself to anyway?

Was Frocto from australia or new zealand? I could never remember.

Australia. Roger told me that Frocto had him log in and change his password, so I guess he's gone for good?
We mainly need Frocto on YouTube. He'll come back and re-register when EK3 is finished, right?

...Right?

...please...
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on August 06, 2012, 10:09:14 PM
Once again I kind of feel like the catalyst for a board member's complete :leaving:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on August 06, 2012, 10:17:48 PM
Is it weird that I always think people have lots of stories that they're completely willing to share but not willing to volunteer? Who did you brent off this time scareai?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Miss Cat Ears on August 07, 2012, 05:07:08 AM
Mine's off by 4 hours but I haven't gotten around to adjusting it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on August 07, 2012, 06:14:56 AM
Is it weird that I always think people have lots of stories that they're completely willing to share but not willing to volunteer? Who did you brent off this time scareai?

Classic are you incapable of reading the last page or two of the topic?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Friday on August 07, 2012, 05:30:45 PM
Quote
when EK3 is finished, right?

he fucking better
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on August 07, 2012, 08:27:57 PM
Classic are you incapable of reading the last page or two of the topic?
I had meant to ask how rather than who, but my brain failed pretty badly there.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on September 10, 2012, 09:11:36 PM
Took a break from my whirlwind of strippers and blow to unbreak your stupid crap.  Logs reveal nothing; most likely a dog was pulling levers in the colo room again.

Will likely have device/symlink issues for a bit, will fix later tomorrow when I'm not adminning from a W7 tablet soft-tethered to an unstable 3G phone.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on September 10, 2012, 10:25:06 PM
Your jury-rigged sys admining is, as always, appreciated.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on September 10, 2012, 10:33:49 PM
Thanks Brentai. Now we can go back to talking about our feelings.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on September 10, 2012, 10:45:38 PM
Can we give Brentai the biggest bottle of vodka.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on September 10, 2012, 10:55:06 PM
When it comes to alcohol, vodka is...
SMALL POTATOES



.........

FRIDAY EDIT: USER WAS ALMOST BANNED FOR THIS POST
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Malikial on September 11, 2012, 01:07:24 AM
COME ON FRIDAY, DON'T BE LIKE THAT, YOU'LL RUIN OUR HAPPY SPIRITS, SOMEONE MIGHT BE RATHER VERBAL IN THEIR BOOZE....
....
....
....
ALCOHOL PUNS!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: JDigital on September 11, 2012, 02:40:54 AM
THIS IS MORE THAN ANYONE CAN BEER

BUT WE WILL PERSEBEER

WINE
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on September 11, 2012, 05:38:36 AM
Needed to let that one ferment a bit longer.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: R^2 on September 11, 2012, 07:02:20 AM
You guys cognac about it all you want, but I'm taking this as proof that Friday's admin style goes against the grain.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on September 11, 2012, 07:08:18 AM
ALCO

LOL
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on September 11, 2012, 07:10:24 AM
We mead to stop these punstorms.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on September 11, 2012, 07:11:21 AM
wait something was wrong with the server?

...

...BEER.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Shinra on September 11, 2012, 07:19:25 AM
These puns are going to drive me to drinking.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on September 11, 2012, 08:09:34 AM
AS LONG AS THEY ALSO DRIVE YOU BACK

SO YOU DON'T RECKLESSLY KILL SOMEONE HA HA HA HA
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on September 11, 2012, 08:09:55 AM
man i feel like that kid on the simpsons who can't even tell when he is being sarcastic anymore sometimes
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on September 11, 2012, 08:15:28 AM
I had that problem for a while.
It was ridiculous to the point of not being funny.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on September 11, 2012, 08:53:44 AM
BUT HOW COULD CLASSIC EVEN TELL WHEN HE WASN'T BEING FUNNY!?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Cthulhu-chan on September 11, 2012, 08:54:12 AM
:oic:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on September 11, 2012, 11:30:42 AM
I have a sense of humor that doesn't revolve around being a complete shit.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on September 11, 2012, 11:46:52 AM
Daaaaamn.avi


(I'm on my phone and for Some reason, I can't copy paste in the YouTube clip I wanted. So if some admin wants to edit in the Friday Daaaaamn clip,  that'd be swell.)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Shinra on September 11, 2012, 11:51:01 AM
daaaaamn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iZOmjLrFMs#)

all karma goes to lottel
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on September 11, 2012, 05:14:13 PM
WELL I KNOW WE'RE ALL IN HIGH SPIRITS BUT oh you guys finished that one already

*quietly walks backwards out the door*
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: R^2 on September 11, 2012, 06:11:36 PM
Yeah, it passed and I didn't even make "Friday is drunk with power!"

I'm so disappointed in myself.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on October 29, 2012, 07:06:00 PM
Oh uh

I just remembered that this server is hosted in New York.

So, you know, leave me alone if it blinks out for a while.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on October 29, 2012, 07:18:57 PM
Just don't want to be flooded with messages?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: R^2 on October 29, 2012, 07:21:19 PM
Don't go getting a sandy vagina over it or anything.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on October 29, 2012, 07:22:18 PM
I'm just gonna preempt that fucking storm.
Brentai, the server is down!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on October 29, 2012, 10:08:51 PM
Come to think of it, considering there was a large transformer explosion in NYC and a wide swath of the city is in fact without power right now, I'm actually mildly impressed the server's still up.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: R^2 on October 30, 2012, 07:51:56 AM
MEEEEEE GAAAAAA TROOOOOOOOOON!!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on November 29, 2012, 02:09:15 PM
Doing a bit of work on permissions; let me know if anything gets messed up.

I'll get to details in a minute, but: if you find you can't access a board or something, tell me in this thread.  If you can't post in this thread, send me a PM/IM/E-Mail/whatever.  If you can't read this thread, then you can't read this; disregard.

So okay.  The board permissions are spaghetti because each board has its own set of permissions -- Real Life, Death Panel, Media, all the way down; 29 boards with 29 permission sets.

This is silly because we only need maybe six permission sets (Real World, Guild Hall, Spam, Admin, Trash, Everything Else), and it's a real bear for troubleshooting (like, say, a spambot gets out of the dome).

So I'm trying to clean it up.  Here's what I'm gonna do did (wow, much quicker than I expected):

[X] Remove Salvaged Topics; merge threads into High-Context Guild Hall
[X] Remove Lust
[X] Set to Default perms:
  [X] Real Life
  [X] Media
  [X] High-Context
  [X] Gaming
  [X] Hookers
  [X] TF2
  [X] WoW
  [X] Forum Games
  [X] VvW7
  [X] VvW8
  [X] VvW9
  [X] Rynwold
  [X] Iythian
  [X] Creations
  [X] Polls
  [X] LP
  [X] Olympics Pre
  [X] Olympics Main
  [X] Mayor
  [X] Mayor Game
  [X] Worst Olympics
  [X] Oldlympics

ADDING: This shouldn't affect ANYTHING.  I'm not changing or removing board mods or anything like that.  I'm just replacing a couple of dozen individual board perms -- which are IDENTICAL -- with a Default set -- which is identical to all of them.  Again, you shouldn't see any change whatsoever from your end -- but let me know if you do.

To that end, I'll wait a few days to do the following, just in case I DID mess something up:

[ ] Delete unused board permission sets:
  [X] High-Context Discourse
  [X] Real Life
  [X] Media
  [X] Gaming
  [X] TF2
  [X] WoW
  [X] Hookers
  [X] Polls
  [X] Lust
  [X] Creations
  [X] LP
  [X] Forum Games
  [X] Legitimate Business
  [X] Mayor Game
  [X] Olympics
  [X] Oldlympics
[X] Delete unused membergroup permission sets:
  [X] Pervert
  [X] Ringmaster
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on November 29, 2012, 05:20:51 PM
We still had Lust?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Caithness on November 29, 2012, 05:51:44 PM
What was Legitimate Business?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Rico on November 29, 2012, 06:49:40 PM
A sub-forum created entirely for one in-joke that, expectedly, got slightly worse and then abandoned.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on November 29, 2012, 09:41:24 PM
Literally, a miserable little pile of secrets.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on December 01, 2012, 11:44:07 PM
We still had Lust?

Technically, though nobody but the admins have had access to it in years.

Which reminds me: there's still a Pervert membergroup with 54 people in it that doesn't actually do anything.  Do any of the 54 people in the group object to me deleting that along with all the unused board permissions?

Hm -- Ringmaster's empty; I could keep it around in case we ever decide to do another Olympics, but then I'd need to keep the Olympics perm set to RECOGNIZE the Ringmaster group anyway.  Guess I'll plan on nuking both and recreating them if we ever need them again; that's probably easier than maintaining a separate Olympics group for four boards that are just archival anyway.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on December 04, 2012, 09:23:58 AM
Okay, nobody's reported any trouble so I'm going to go ahead and do this.

...done.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Dooly on December 11, 2012, 10:21:18 PM
Why did the Outer Heaven thread get moved to Guild Hall?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on December 11, 2012, 11:23:44 PM
To protect the innocent.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on December 12, 2012, 07:41:11 AM
shades.app (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34XkeV8mofs#)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on February 05, 2013, 12:11:58 PM
SMF just announced a critical issue patch, so I'll probably be updating the forums tonight, and tweaking all sorts of miscellaneous crap while I'm in its guts.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on February 14, 2013, 05:16:37 AM
Maybe this was gone over before and I've forgotten, but do we have any control over the fact that regular 'http' youtube will embed but 'https' wont?

Not that you can't make it nonsecure by deleting the one letter.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on February 14, 2013, 10:01:28 AM
Yeah, it's not a big deal but it'd be a good thing to fix.  Allowing youtu.be too would be a good idea, if it's doable.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on February 14, 2013, 01:07:45 PM
I dunno, I like that there are a couple ways to link to YouTube without embedding.

...I never did upgrade this thing.  Whoops.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on April 03, 2013, 10:23:45 PM
This time-chunk's theme is Mahatma Gandhi.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on April 04, 2013, 08:24:38 PM
Okay I don't know how it happened, but whoever got rid of karma, for whatever reason, I think the guilty parties have learned their lesson, and it should be brought back posthaste.

I'm sure Niku will back me up on this.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 04, 2013, 08:42:08 PM
"Fraggle Rock" - "All Work and All Play" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1abGUL626yo#)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 04, 2013, 09:34:59 PM
Somehow that upgrade broke every single mod we have.  I'll be working on that over time.

EDIT: Done already.  I left off a bunch of shit, so the other admins are welcome to toss in anything they feel is necessary.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on April 05, 2013, 03:44:41 AM
Darth Vader NO! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWaLxFIVX1s#)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on April 05, 2013, 04:45:11 AM
Wait so... you can't negikarm-karm someone any more, and the karmment system is gone? I can live with the first, but no karma comments is the very heart of madness
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on April 05, 2013, 05:33:29 AM
If I'm looking at this right, Tyrannical gives 4 Karma. As does double.

Also I just gave Thad a shit ton of Karma to test because why not

:whoops:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on April 05, 2013, 05:39:31 AM
Whelp, I think I broke Kabbage.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on April 05, 2013, 08:52:19 AM
But how will we have whiny passive-aggressive shitfits now?!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on April 05, 2013, 09:01:49 AM
Also, while you apparently can't REPEAT a karma action, you can alternate between the two Karma actions pretty happily. Happy birthday Lyrai. I'm sorry my love of rising numbers has left you with a great negative load.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Niku on April 05, 2013, 09:05:33 AM
I'm sorry my love of rising numbers has left you with a great negative load.

Things mathematicians say after bad sex.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 05, 2013, 09:27:40 AM
The karma reasons mod is apparently not up to date with the current SMF version.  I figure THAT problem should fix itself after a while.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on April 05, 2013, 09:32:23 AM
Just reproduced that bug on Brentai.
Goopy Karma. etc. etc.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on April 05, 2013, 11:26:45 AM
Do you want that alphabetically, or sorted by probability?

whoops, page break. will fix when not on phone.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on April 05, 2013, 11:53:23 AM
I am now among an elite few of negikarm-karm vigilantes. Codename: The Neginites
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on April 07, 2013, 11:45:59 AM
Anyone else getting crazy-wide textareas on the reply page in Firefox?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on April 07, 2013, 12:49:40 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Sharkey on April 07, 2013, 02:03:43 PM
Same thing in Chrome, so probably just anything Mozilla-derived. Guessing there's a field in there that defines that which is assumed to be the width of the page in everything else?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on April 07, 2013, 02:47:17 PM
Huh -- I'm actually not getting it in Chrome.  (Chrome's not actually the same rendering engine as Firefox.)  Still, nice to hear I'm not the only one.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Sharkey on April 07, 2013, 03:02:26 PM
Urk. Then I guess I should update for the first time in... since Chrome came out.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: R^2 on April 07, 2013, 08:09:21 PM
Anyone else getting crazy-wide textareas on the reply page in Firefox?

Yes, it makes updating an LP difficult, but I figured there's no way it could go undetected and was on a mod to-do (or get-someone-else-to-do) list somewhere already so I didn't report it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on April 07, 2013, 08:25:30 PM
it makes updating an LP difficult
I'm going to chicken-little for a rollback until this gets fixed guys.

THE BOARDS ARE MOTHER-FUCKING FALLING!

But seriously reading R^2's LPs is like the only aperture I have for joy right now.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on April 07, 2013, 08:37:35 PM
I can no longer pull down the bar on the center of the text input box to make it larger. Yet the bottom right thing still works. Bug exists in chrome and not in firefox. Odd.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 07, 2013, 08:52:03 PM
There will be no rollbacks.  Hopefully SMF gets it fixed or something.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on April 07, 2013, 09:09:39 PM
How did Joxam get positive karma?

boo, hiss
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kazz on April 07, 2013, 09:09:50 PM
D: OH NO NOT ME TOO
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on April 07, 2013, 09:14:21 PM
Ha ha, look at that asshole with positive karma
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on April 07, 2013, 09:15:22 PM
Don't say I never did nothin' for you Kazz.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 08, 2013, 01:39:03 PM
Server is back up. Somehow it managed to get a local IP address and was serving our sought-out brand of humor and porn only to the guys in NY. Auxiliary services are likely to be fux0red for a while until they are individually identified and fixed. I am too busy to do that tonight.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on April 08, 2013, 01:44:30 PM
Server is back up. Somehow it managed to get a local IP address and was serving our sought-out brand of humor and porn only to the guys in NY.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAnpvysqFdE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAnpvysqFdE)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 08, 2013, 01:46:30 PM
The guys on the farm network, not all of NY.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on April 11, 2013, 10:15:21 AM
Brentai: Screens on outer heaven do not work.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on April 24, 2013, 01:57:52 PM
WE ARE THE BRONTOIDS
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on April 24, 2013, 02:29:34 PM
BRONTOID is now the official name for the Brontonians.

IT IS LAW.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: R^2 on April 24, 2013, 03:56:44 PM
It's certainly shorter than "Brontoforumusers", which is what I'd been using up to this point.

(Brontoforum users, not Brontoforumus-ers.)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on April 24, 2013, 04:01:11 PM
I thought we were just "Brontos"?  :wat:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on April 24, 2013, 04:05:53 PM
I use Brontos or BrontoBros, depending on level of formality
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ted Belmont on April 24, 2013, 04:26:25 PM
Bro-ntos
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Defenestration on April 24, 2013, 05:06:37 PM
This is an incredibly trite, trivial argument. Thus, it must be put to a vote immediately to resolve it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on April 24, 2013, 05:09:09 PM
I'd like to say that I've been using (A)patos for the name of the group, but that'd be a bold faced lie.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on April 24, 2013, 06:07:28 PM
CONTEXT: Basically, TalkingTime went into a snitfit again, except this time when a newbie to the #ff chat room had a very hostile reception in #tt, Bongo dropped THE LAW down. TT then accused "The Brontoids" of espionage and corporate malevolence, not realizing they came up with the best name for us ever
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on April 24, 2013, 06:22:55 PM
On the one hand, I want to hear this "war story" but on the other hand, I probably really don't.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on April 24, 2013, 11:43:19 PM
Brontoid blows every previous moniker out of the water. Whom ever this mysterious visionary was, I approve of his bold, devil-may-care tenacity and irrational mistrust of Talking Time.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on April 25, 2013, 12:01:59 AM
On the one hand, I want to hear this "war story" but on the other hand, I probably really don't.
Talking Time is basically Pyoko if no one else stepped up to plate to moderate when Sharkey realized he didn't actually care.

Bongo finally banned their Soracross, even though they all threw shit fits when he got rid of their Killbot.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Büge on April 25, 2013, 01:03:03 AM
Who is the Talking Time Soracross, out of academic interest?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: R^2 on April 25, 2013, 01:32:15 AM
On the one hand, I want to hear this "war story" but on the other hand, I probably really don't.
Talking Time is basically Pyoko if no one else stepped up to plate to moderate when Sharkey realized he didn't actually care.

Bongo finally banned their Soracross, even though they all threw shit fits when he got rid of their Killbot.

I was actually present for the cross-forum/channel fervor last night and didn't understand what the hell was going on. This post puts it in terms I can grasp. Well done.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on April 25, 2013, 01:49:22 AM
Brontoids. Curiously Strong.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on April 25, 2013, 12:26:36 PM
Who is the Talking Time Soracross, out of academic interest?

zarathustra. Wouldn't shut upa bout weed and using shampoo to jack off.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on April 25, 2013, 12:47:28 PM
In his defense he's more like the TT Guild.

But I didn't want to cause confusion since Guild is also the TT Guild. And was also banned.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on April 25, 2013, 01:45:31 PM
Makes him sound like the TT Eloh actually.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on April 25, 2013, 01:55:38 PM
Jeese, their Zara is our Soracross. If that's the case, who is their our Zara?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: R^2 on April 25, 2013, 02:01:39 PM
Nich?

Who if I am not mistaken has largely left the community, which our Zara has yet to do.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Bongo Bill on April 25, 2013, 02:14:22 PM
Nich hasn't left the broader community, but for some reason he no longer hangs out on IRC. Dude's super shy. Lately there's been some trouble with some troglodyte from NeoGAF taking his posts on Talking Time and misrepresenting them as reflecting his employer's (Atlus USA) position on anything, which is making it hard to get involved in conversations.

So no, he hasn't left, but he keeps a low profile.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Sharkey on April 28, 2013, 04:13:10 AM
Aw, that sucks all of the everything. Nich is pretty much the sweetest guy ever.

And someone once explained that forum communities take after their founders kind of like vampire clans in Soul Reaver or something. So TT is like Jeremy if he were a complete asshole, and this here is kind of like me if I weren't.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: François on April 28, 2013, 06:25:29 AM
Your policy of making a point to disrespect that which does not deserve respect is remarkable in that it comes with the flip side of making a point to respect that which does deserve the effort. To be an asshole is easy; to be an asshole and a gentleman at the same time is not the domain of the common soul.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on April 28, 2013, 06:36:05 AM
SCOTT SHARKEY, Gentleman Asshole!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on April 28, 2013, 11:39:30 AM
Gentleman Asshole!
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_lXVrTUeY2SQ/SfqP0XIalnI/AAAAAAAABIY/oQU6yjY4Rdo/s400/GentlemanGhost.jpg)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Friday on April 29, 2013, 01:19:09 PM
SCOTT SHARKEY, Gentleman Asshole!

Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it.

Oh my god. It even has a watermark.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 06, 2013, 04:29:46 PM
So the DNS resolving issues we've been having on the server proper are apparently because GameServers' parent provider kicked us off its recursive access list because... of some reason.  :shrug:  When I asked them about it their answer was literally "go use Google's public DNS".

Well... okay... I guess...

So yeah right now we're using Google's free service to resolve things.  Which is fine for the most part but please keep in mind what Google tends to do with information that gets passed through its free services, especially if you're doing something that you don't want Google to know about not that that ever happens.  Consider doing a reverse lookup first and using the IP instead.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on May 07, 2013, 12:15:04 AM
you get a host file and you get a host file and everybody gets a host file
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Sharkey on May 17, 2013, 04:35:38 PM
SCOTT SHARKEY, Gentleman Asshole!

Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it.

Oh my god. It even has a watermark.

I'm pretty sure that's a trap. Like a box held up by a stick, with a steaming Thatswhatshesaid underneath it. The appealing reek of the bait is attracting a cartoon rabbit, a visible odor trail pulling him physically through the air by his nose while the rest of him floats dreamily behind.

Anyway, do we have a "hey, I just had a really retarded idea for a videogame/book/band name/whatever" thread? Mostly to attract wild Soracrossi.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: François on May 17, 2013, 05:31:03 PM
That would be a yes. (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=225.0) Not sure it has had that effect though, unfortunately. Or fortunately, as the case may be.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on May 19, 2013, 02:20:33 AM
Anyone else having problems with the shortcodes? I can't seem to embed YouTube videos anymore, and while trying to start a new thread it inserted some random Font and Size markup for no reason. The worst part is, I can't seem to figure out how to get back into regular markup editor, rather than the visual one.

EDIT: Found out how to get rid of the visual editor. Which helped me figure out what was going on with the Font and Size tags. When you have the WYSIWYG editor enabled, element styles will mess you up.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on May 28, 2013, 03:36:00 PM
I CANNOT DO THE SIMPLEST FUCKING THING WITHOUT HAVING TO ALTER THIS GODDAM SERVER'S OPERATING SYSTEM

I DO NOT APOLOGIZE FOR ANYTHING THAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on May 28, 2013, 03:48:28 PM
Tell my wife I'm covering her in goopy slime.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on May 28, 2013, 05:54:19 PM
TOO LATE I ALREADY COVERED THAT (IF YOU GET MY MEANING)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Joxam on May 28, 2013, 05:54:40 PM
MY MEANING IS YOUR WIFE
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on May 29, 2013, 11:52:16 AM
jesus take the wheel
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on June 01, 2013, 01:31:35 AM
So here's a fun fact about the YouTube links. I have my YouTube settings set to give me secure http instead of regular old http. Turns out, this borks up YouTube embeds! Is this something that is baked in and unchangeable, or could an update to the script fix this?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Kayma on June 01, 2013, 09:17:25 AM
Can't you just remove the s?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on June 01, 2013, 02:09:36 PM
I AM DRUNK AS SHIT AND THAT IS WHY KABBAGE IS AN ADMIN AGAIN NOW

 :done:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on June 01, 2013, 02:16:40 PM
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on June 01, 2013, 02:29:28 PM
POWER OVERWHELMING (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwe7AwfnR9o#ws)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on June 09, 2013, 02:07:12 AM
Is there a look or layout setting to make YouTube embeds default to small instead of large?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on July 16, 2013, 07:51:38 AM
The disk space on the server had filled up completely and caused the MySQL process to choke.  We've fixed the problem temporarily by jettisoning anything pony-related.

More long-term solutions forthcoming.  In the long term.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on July 16, 2013, 03:19:53 PM
I'm picturing an overloaded balloon - perhaps one in the shape of a dinosaur - with a diverse collection of cartoon characters aboard, all tossing out large MLP merch an a desperate effort to gain altitude.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on July 18, 2013, 11:56:42 AM
Reading a few old threads, it makes me wonder how hard it'd be to impliment a thing that makes it so when you click on any sharkey.gamespite link, it will autocorrect it to brontoforum.us

IE http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=12.msg126896#msg126896 (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=12.msg126896#msg126896)

Becomes

http://brontoforum.us/index.php/?topic=12.msg126896#msg126896 (http://brontoforum.us/index.php/?topic=12.msg126896#msg126896)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Caithness on July 18, 2013, 01:52:18 PM
So easy it was already implemented, it appears.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on July 18, 2013, 02:42:28 PM
Clicking the top link does not automatically direct me to the bottom, so I would ask where you're getting your info from.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: patito on July 18, 2013, 02:54:23 PM
uh, it works for me, are you perhaps running some noscript thing maybe?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on July 18, 2013, 03:11:41 PM
I have noscript on, but Brontoforum.us is marked as trusted.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on July 18, 2013, 03:14:41 PM
Brontoforum.us is marked as trusted.

YOU FOOL!

*evil laughter emanates from behind you*
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on July 18, 2013, 03:18:19 PM
Not me please don't taze
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on July 18, 2013, 03:21:14 PM
DID YOU DO THIS BRENTAI
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on July 18, 2013, 05:30:34 PM
Problem Solved: The conversion is set as the swear filter, which I had turned off.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on July 21, 2013, 08:18:47 PM
If someone wants to send me a Poor Idiot's Guide to Building a Rackmount Server then I'm all ears.  Otherwise, I think I'm just going to concentrate on addressing the shortcomings of our current hardware.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on July 22, 2013, 09:14:37 AM
This has probably been mentioned before, but seeing as how people still complain about it:  The board plugin that converts video site links to embedded videos will skip links that start with https://.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on July 22, 2013, 09:55:59 AM
the "s" is for "skip"
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on July 30, 2013, 02:19:09 PM
BAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAW :lol:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on August 02, 2013, 09:07:45 AM
Did you wait 8 days to laugh at that, Mongrel?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on August 02, 2013, 09:29:38 AM
He had to savor it like a fine wine.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on August 02, 2013, 10:47:21 AM
:wat: It was Ghandi quotes for me until like two days ago.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on August 02, 2013, 11:43:23 AM
#finalfight has already declared it the best "Mongrel Moment of '13"
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on August 02, 2013, 11:46:47 AM
I can't tell, have you figured out that he was reacting to the board subtitle change and not the previous post in this topic?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on August 02, 2013, 11:49:38 AM
This just got a lot funnier.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Sharkey on August 10, 2013, 08:11:45 PM
oh god what happened things are different and that scares me no wait thats awesome carry on
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on August 24, 2013, 12:17:05 PM
BAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAW :lol:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on August 24, 2013, 02:41:05 PM
:oic:
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on September 24, 2013, 01:08:41 PM
WARNING

INCOMING UPGRADES

WARNING

INCOMING UPGRADES
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on October 27, 2013, 12:05:09 PM
WARNING

INCOMING UPGRADES

WARNING

INCOMING UPGRADES
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Esperath on December 12, 2013, 07:29:53 PM
So who opened the bot floodgates?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Smiler on December 13, 2013, 02:49:03 AM
Why contain it?


It's cool.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Royal☭ on December 13, 2013, 03:30:39 AM
Finally, activity!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on December 13, 2013, 03:58:33 AM
We've got our own internet carolers this season!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Classic on December 13, 2013, 03:59:35 AM
Good King Wenceslas looked out on the Feast of Stephen.
Snow and frost lay on the ground, deep and crisp and e-ven.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on December 13, 2013, 04:24:52 AM
Good King Wenceslas looked out on the Feast of Stephen.
Snow and frost lay on the ground, deep and crisp and e-ven.

Time in a booooottle.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on December 16, 2013, 09:58:14 AM
UH SO

I kind of forgot to tie up the lights last year and I think I accidentally threw out the box of Christmas decorations (see: lost on my old laptop) — these ones (http://brontoforum.us/index.php?topic=301.msg214922#msg214922), from a year ago.

Complete shot in the dark here, but did anyone happen to save a copy of the Christmas header gif?

If not... might be time for ol' kab-kab to get crackin' on another one.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Thad on December 17, 2013, 05:24:00 PM
Clock's off.

It's not currently 6:24 PM in this or any timezone.  It's about 11:05 PM in Arizona.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mothra on December 18, 2013, 05:03:18 PM
Okay I spent  f u c k i n  f o r e v e r  recreating the old christmas gif, then when it was done, I went to "Save for Web and Devices" (which I only do for animated gifs) and it defaulted to this really out-of-the-way directory containing THE OLD CHRISTMAS GIF ASDFJKASLDFJA

But I'm kind of cool with this because I added a new light effect and it is decking the living christ out of these halls.

Let me know if the new header image doesn't show up for anyone.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Disposable Ninja on December 18, 2013, 10:23:38 PM
It is truly a thing of beauty, Mothra.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Lottel on December 19, 2013, 01:04:00 AM
I love Kabbabgemas.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on December 19, 2013, 03:56:39 AM
S-s-sugoiiii!
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on December 19, 2013, 05:27:28 AM
We are moved to tears by the festivity of this thing.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ziiro on December 19, 2013, 06:08:13 AM
Can we just get the dinosaur isolated in it's own gif for :christmas: or something

It's too adorable
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on December 19, 2013, 06:34:29 AM
Funny enough, I went to save the new banner and it turned out that I too had saved the old banner in an old out-of-the-way directory.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: patito on December 19, 2013, 08:51:31 AM
More proof that you guys have basically the same brain, just one more senile than the other.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on January 13, 2014, 05:17:49 AM
If you have a swank brontoforum.us webspace or manage any of our game servers, now would be an advisable time to start backing shit up.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: McDohl on January 13, 2014, 05:48:50 AM
Is it time to migrate or something?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on January 13, 2014, 06:02:08 AM
It's time to start backing stuff up at least.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: on January 13, 2014, 07:10:51 AM
Should I backup Butts/ShMo, and OH, or are OH & Butts/ShMo covered by someone else?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on January 13, 2014, 07:54:30 AM
You should back up ButtsMo. OH is going to require some... special handling.

Not my USUAL kind of special handling stop thinking that
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on January 15, 2014, 12:26:55 PM
Kee-rist, either we're really high value to GS or their policy these days is just straight up VIP service to everyone. I don't really have a lot of people to influence but if it ever comes up that somebody needs a noncommercial server, I encourage you guys to respectfully recommend our provider. I think Choopa is still the parent company if you need one that's enterprise-kosher.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Esperath on January 15, 2014, 01:37:46 PM
free fellatio with every ticket?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on January 15, 2014, 06:24:43 PM
Wii to Wii U Data Transfer w/ Pikmin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRivS8wFsa0#ws)
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Mongrel on January 16, 2014, 04:33:03 AM
Wii to Wii U Data Transfer w/ Pikmin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRivS8wFsa0#ws)

I think that's the best loading bar I've ever seen.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: McDohl on January 16, 2014, 11:42:59 AM
...Moon.  NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

It wouldn't have been as funny if I hadn't spent every Monday in November and December playing Majora's Mask on stream and being terrorized.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: R^2 on January 16, 2014, 11:57:49 AM
So, uh...

Three more days, then?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Ted Belmont on January 16, 2014, 12:23:56 PM
Poor little guy has no idea. He still thinks it's Christmas! :(
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on January 16, 2014, 02:23:33 PM
Three more days, then?

Wasn't intentional, but at the rate we're going I think that's about what it works out to, yeah.  Would be nice to get this all behind me over the holiday weekend, although I can't give you clear dates on when the game servers or Outer Heaven will be back up.  I'm gonna really try not to disrupt people's webhosting though.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: sei on January 17, 2014, 07:33:54 AM
So, are we copying content over?
Archiving and 301ing it?
Something else?
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on January 17, 2014, 07:19:15 PM
HI EVERYBODY

If you have a swank brontoforum.us webspace: I'm shuffling over webspaces now.  This is sort of a manual process, which doesn't mean a whole lot for you except if for some reason you have been previously unsatisfied with your username, domain or setup-time aspect of your account, now is actually a pretty convenient time to change it!

PLEASE PM ME IF YOU HAVE A WEBSPACE and tell me if you want to change your current username/domain OR if you're happy to keep yours.  Giving me a no-change notice helps because I can go ahead and get you set up and check that off the list.

Anybody who doesn't notify me by <arbitrary point in time that I decide that webspace migration is the last task on the list> will be automatically moved over with the same credentials, including password.  I have everyone's current password except Sharkey's for some reason.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on January 19, 2014, 07:32:56 AM
Shadow Moses is back up at 208.167.224.200.  It's a pretty generic TF2 server right now but once things settle down a bit I'll hook in all the candy and hand the keys over to the regular gameserver admins.

Next up: Starbound.  I'm not going to set up Minecraft until somebody requests it, because I don't think anybody has touched Big Shell in over a year.  I do have the world files safely backed up though.

If you have any other weird gameserver requests, let me know.  I'll be setting up a JC-MP server up too even though nobody requested it and nobody wants to play it with me because fuck you allllll.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on January 19, 2014, 01:42:49 PM
Starbound may or may not work.  I don't know.  It runs but I can't seem to actually make a connection to it, and the error messages are unhelpful and not everyone has encountered all the issues yet because this game technically isn't even close to finished.  I've got some ideas but it involves rethinking how I'm deploying the whole thing.

Whatever, Starbound wasn't a thing we were supporting before anyway, I can deal with it later.  We've got TF2 and webservices; I'm gonna finish up moving over sites (this is your last chance if you want something changed cleanly) and then crash the moon into this place tomorrow morning.  If you've got any last respects to pay, go for it.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on January 19, 2014, 05:20:20 PM
One thing I noticed as I'm shuffling all these over is that everyone's file directories are currently indexed by default (i.e. a list of files will show up if you put in a directory URL, instead of spewing an access denied error).  Not sure if everyone was okay with that, didn't notice, or didn't realize that that's actually something we can separately reconfigure.  I'm keeping it on by default moving forward, but PM me if you don't want that.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: jsnlxndrlv on January 19, 2014, 05:49:58 PM
This is my favorite website, not that you'd know it from my posting history, and yet this particular incarnation of the forums saw me demonstrate an Olympian aptitude for flakery and failure. Don't get me wrong: I've had some great times on here, too! Still, I can't wait to hear that ocarina melody.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Brentai on January 19, 2014, 06:02:13 PM
One thing I noticed as I'm shuffling all these over is that everyone's file directories are currently indexed by default

Scratch that, reverse it.  Indexing is OFF by default, enabled for a few special people (i.e., me, because I had previously kept my own stuff in the main html folder).  So, PM me if you want it ENABLED, or else it won't be.
Title: Re: State of the Worst
Post by: Beat Bandit on January 20, 2014, 12:54:37 AM
Starbound may or may not work.  I don't know.  It runs but I can't seem to actually make a connection to it, and the error messages are unhelpful and not everyone has encountered all the issues yet because this game technically isn't even close to finished.  I've got some ideas but it involves rethinking how I'm deploying the whole thing.

There have been a whole bunch of issues with the server that's been going (also gameservers) and probably will be for a while.

That said, the server is still running, and should be for two more months. So there's at least that much time to worry about it.