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Author Topic: Simple Machines Forum  (Read 5922 times)

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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #80 on: January 14, 2014, 08:36:59 PM »

Well, PA is a bit misrepresentative because it's a hosted solution as well, which means it works and is supported differently than the off-the-shelf, roll your own variety.  Wikipedia gives two examples of non-hosted sites, one of which is down, and the other is http://www.babyforum.at/, which is in German, but right off the bat you can tell that its presentation and layout is quite fundamentally different than PA or the SMF norm despite using the same base engine.  Speaks a lot about the potential customizability of the thing.

Also, it is a forum about raising children that has a trenchcoat-flasher smiley.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #81 on: January 14, 2014, 09:43:54 PM »

Also I want to suggest that the Positive/Negative karma buttons be labeled Mongrel/Drama
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #82 on: January 14, 2014, 09:50:57 PM »

FOR THE LAST TIME THERE WILL BE NO DRAMA BUTTON
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #83 on: January 14, 2014, 10:20:02 PM »

sounds like someone pushed your drama button...
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #84 on: January 14, 2014, 10:43:11 PM »

:suave:
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #85 on: January 15, 2014, 02:57:51 AM »

the drama button was within us all along
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #86 on: January 15, 2014, 04:28:03 AM »

I can live with being associated with good karma.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #87 on: January 15, 2014, 05:09:22 AM »

But why would we label the karma button Mongrel if it DOESN'T include the pointless commentary?
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #88 on: January 15, 2014, 05:22:32 AM »

But why would we label the karma button Mongrel if it DOESN'T include the pointless commentary?
Drama++;
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #89 on: January 15, 2014, 05:24:58 AM »

While we're making pretty requests, can we make it so that there's a scheme that makes Caithness's avatar/signature theming look contiguous before he dumps them in the avatarchive?
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #90 on: January 15, 2014, 05:43:34 AM »

How would that even work
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #91 on: January 15, 2014, 06:06:25 AM »

I don't know, but I want your creepy smiling kid to be creepy as intended instead of because he's doing some fucked up kilroy was here thing at the bottom of your posts.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #92 on: January 15, 2014, 07:01:57 AM »

But why would we label the karma button Mongrel if it DOESN'T include the pointless commentary?

It's okay Niku, my posts will always contain a surfeit of pointless commentary.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #93 on: January 15, 2014, 07:46:25 AM »

oh man i fucking love souffles
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #94 on: January 15, 2014, 08:30:20 AM »

I'm only familiar with Vanilla through the Penny Arcade forums, and while that looks pretty good, keep in mind they probably have an army of volunteers there working on the code, so of course it'll look good. At the very least I'd like to see some middle-tier Vanilla boards as well, to see what can be done when you have fewer resources on tap.

One thing about the Penny Arcade forums is that it is impossible to change your name.  The guy who runs them claims this is because of technical reasons in the software, that he has to manually edit the entire database to change a name.  This is probably total bullshit because he's a worthless jackass, but is worth verifying.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #95 on: January 15, 2014, 08:39:04 AM »

The only reason that would be impossible (not really impossible) is if the displayed name was the same as your username. Which nobody does anymore. Sounds like he's just making excuses, and providing a sort of technically sounding excuse hoping nobody will be smart enough to call him on it.

I mean, I say that without actually *reading* what his excuse is. But if you're on target about it, then yeah, he's probably spewing bullshit.

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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #96 on: January 15, 2014, 08:45:23 AM »

Yeah, as described, the situation is one of three things:

1) this forum software is extremely terrible and written by blithering idiots
2) his implementation of this forum software is extremely terrible because he is a blithering idiot
3) he is a bald-faced liar

and I want to preclude #1.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #97 on: January 15, 2014, 09:07:29 AM »

But why would we label the karma button Mongrel if it DOESN'T include the pointless commentary?

It's okay Niku, my posts will always contain a surfeit of pointless commentary. Like the time I caught the ferry to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe. So I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt. Which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. Gimme five bees for a quarter, you'd say. Now where was I... oh yeah. The important thing was that I had an onion tied to my belt, which was the style at the time. You couldn't get white onions, because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones...
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #98 on: January 15, 2014, 09:19:59 AM »

I am absolutely certain that a display name plugin for Vanilla would be trivial to write if it hasn't been already written already. That admin just doesn't want to say that it's a (reasonable) policy. My natural instinct is to be mean about it but then I remember that he's dealing with thousands of feces-filled explosives shaped like humans that are just looking for a reason to explode all over someone.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #99 on: January 15, 2014, 10:14:34 AM »

You know how around here, people sometimes complain about how they couldn't tell Poster X was Person Y, because we keep changing our names? Imagine a community of ten thousand people with the ability to do that.

"I can't do it" is a better way to get them to shut up than "It would create a nightmare."
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