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Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006


Tiggum posted:

Quick question/suggestion related to this: Could the announcements also be put on the User Control Panel and Bookmarked Threads pages? Because I never look at the actual forum pages and only notice announcements when I happen to look at the forums on my phone, because the app pops up a thing to tell me about them.

You know, that's something I've been thinking about myself. Lemme go see if I can rustle up Jeffrey and find out if this is possible.

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Jeffrey of YOSPOS
Dec 22, 2005

GET LOSE, YOU CAN'T COMPARE WITH MY POWERS


Tiggum posted:

Quick question/suggestion related to this: Could the announcements also be put on the User Control Panel and Bookmarked Threads pages? Because I never look at the actual forum pages and only notice announcements when I happen to look at the forums on my phone, because the app pops up a thing to tell me about them.
Yes!

Mr. Wiggles
Dec 1, 2003

We are all drinking from the highball glass of ideology.

You know, I've been around this joint for a long time, and I'd just like to say I'm glad that it still works.

As you were.

franco
Jan 3, 2003


Mr. Wiggles posted:

You know, I've been around this joint for a long time, and I'd just like to say I'm glad that it still works.



Is hellbanning still a thing that's possible/done? Where everything works/appears normal to them but nobody else sees their posts so they never get replies? Or is that something I imagined? I'd swear a handful of especially attention-hungry posters got it in the past to drive them to insanity and paranoia.

Yes I know this is a very dangerous question

e: haha wow I just checked my own rap sheet as I couldn't remember if I'd ever had a slap on the wrist. Just one from over 10 years ago from Abe and Finn for backseat modding. Can't even see what I did as I don't have archives!

franco fucked around with this message at 08:46 on Apr 29, 2020

Jeffrey of YOSPOS
Dec 22, 2005

GET LOSE, YOU CAN'T COMPARE WITH MY POWERS


Hellbanning has been stripped out of the code, I see where it was but it's gone.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



I think hellbanning got the axe because it took an inordinate amount of server resources to implement.

Hereís the post you got probed for:

quote:

Oh for crying out loud this is getting stupid. Banned for the first post? If the powers that be don't want anybody to start a thread in E/N then just shut E/N down. The Darfur rule was stupid to start with but now it has reached levels of idiocy that I never thought possible. The fact that imposing a rule designed to make comparisons to those less fortunate than most people on this forum has actually cheapened their existence seems to be completely lost on some people.

(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

franco
Jan 3, 2003


Thanks both! Glad I didn't imagine it. And yeah I probably deserved that one haha.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


franco posted:

Thanks both! Glad I didn't imagine it. And yeah I probably deserved that one haha.

Congratulations on making one stupid post and learning from the experience and not making another one, that's impressive!

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


Character development

Ugly In The Morning
Jul 1, 2010

So pat yourself on the back and give yourself a handshake
'Cause everything is not yet lost




Pillbug

Can admins put plat on peoples accounts? Someone said they could but Iíve PMed an admin a while back to do it (I had a little contest and wanted to give it to the winner) and they said they had to email the gift code to the email address on file from their mod SA account.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006


Yeah. Itís literally a drop down menu. There are different user classes for the various levels of poo poo. So registered, banned, permabanned, plat, no ads, plat no ads, mod, admin.

Maybe a couple others

Was this during that hosed time when we didnít have any admins with panel access?

Ugly In The Morning
Jul 1, 2010

So pat yourself on the back and give yourself a handshake
'Cause everything is not yet lost




Pillbug

Cyrano4747 posted:

Yeah. Itís literally a drop down menu. There are different user classes for the various levels of poo poo. So registered, banned, permabanned, plat, no ads, plat no ads, mod, admin.

Maybe a couple others

Was this during that hosed time when we didnít have any admins with panel access?

Quite possibly, it was a year and change ago.

Lightning Knight
Feb 24, 2012

Pray for Answer

Ugly In The Morning posted:

Quite possibly, it was a year and change ago.

That's about right, there was a long period where administration was pretty hosed for both forums politics and technical reasons and it was fixed around halfway/towards the end of 2019.

Note: I've been a mod since October of 2018.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006


Ugly In The Morning posted:

Quite possibly, it was a year and change ago.

Sounds like the right time frame.

FWIW the current admin staff is pretty adamant about never getting in that boat again. I think all admins have panel access ( I know for a fact that at least four of us do ) and at least two have server access.

Jeffreys our only coder, which is a single point of failure, but thatís more about finding someone to donate on a consistent basis, for free, skilled labor that pays well in the real world.

Jaded Burnout
Jul 10, 2004




Cyrano4747 posted:

Jeffreys our only coder, which is a single point of failure, but thatís more about finding someone to donate on a consistent basis, for free, skilled labor that pays well in the real world.

Also willing to work in a third rate language on reportedly the worst codebase since the therac 25.

Arrhythmia
Jul 22, 2011

keep on fightin'


Cyrano4747 posted:

Sounds like the right time frame.

FWIW the current admin staff is pretty adamant about never getting in that boat again. I think all admins have panel access ( I know for a fact that at least four of us do ) and at least two have server access.

Jeffreys our only coder, which is a single point of failure, but thatís more about finding someone to donate on a consistent basis, for free, skilled labor that pays well in the real world.

Who has server access other than Jeff? I'm guessing you're not counting Lowtax.

Jeffrey of YOSPOS
Dec 22, 2005

GET LOSE, YOU CAN'T COMPARE WITH MY POWERS


Chooch is around in that he is gracefully willing to answer my questions as needed - he's been great.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006


Arrhythmia posted:

Who has server access other than Jeff? I'm guessing you're not counting Lowtax.

There are a couple others who do on a limited basis. Stuff like uploading pics when we set up a new smilie or give someone a custom av.

Musharraf
Aug 26, 2004

by Reene


Cyrano4747 posted:

Jeffreys our only coder, which is a single point of failure, but thatís more about finding someone to donate on a consistent basis, for free, skilled labor that pays well in the real world.
Jeffrey, is it true that you're doing this for free? Why? I mean Lowtax is getting like 10k per month (Patreon + direct forums revenue) for doing literally nothing. Why aren't you asking for a cut?

iospace
Jan 19, 2038




Alright, might as well mention this: there is a mod discord. If you're surprised by this revelation, I don't know what to tell you. Most of the time it's shooting the poo poo and occasionally yelling at Jeff that the forums are slow or down

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012



What the gently caress.

I feel so betrayed by this revelation.

I trusted the moderators to communicate via palantir or at least pigeons.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


Did lowtax the fucker ever come to mod discord?

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


StrixNebulosa posted:

Did lowtax the fucker ever come to mod discord?

No

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA



Huh. Thanks for sating my curiosity.

fool of sound
Oct 10, 2012


StrixNebulosa posted:

Did lowtax the fucker ever come to mod discord?

Lowtax never came to the mod forums much less the mod discord

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


I'm reading the thread in QCS and learning a lot. Thanks y'all for doing a (generally) good job modding while under a terrible boss.

Knee
Jul 19, 2006

I'm telling you, it's true. People grow from spores.


StrixNebulosa posted:

Did lowtax the fucker ever come to mod discord?



fool of sound posted:

Lowtax never came to the mod forums much less the mod discord

iospace posted:

If you're surprised by this revelation, I don't know what to tell you.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006


poo poo the original impetus of the discord (as I understand it - I don't remember when or who set it up) was that Lowtax would periodically do something idiotic and the mod/admin team needed a place to talk about how to manage his chaos.

Since, you know, the dude had access to the mod forum even if he never posted in it.

Grand Fromage
Jan 30, 2006

L-l-look at you bar-bartender, a-a pa-pathetic creature of meat and bone, un-underestimating my l-l-liver's ability to metab-meTABolize t-toxins. How can you p-poison a perfect, immortal alcohOLIC?




Mod discord is, however, full of cat pics and videos.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


Grand Fromage posted:

Mod discord is, however, full of cat pics and videos.

I'm gonna need an invite, then!

Grand Fromage
Jan 30, 2006

L-l-look at you bar-bartender, a-a pa-pathetic creature of meat and bone, un-underestimating my l-l-liver's ability to metab-meTABolize t-toxins. How can you p-poison a perfect, immortal alcohOLIC?




I'm sorry Dave, but I can't do that.

I hope you are able to find cat pics somewhere else on the internet, however.

fool of sound
Oct 10, 2012


In the interests of transparency here is the lat picture of a cat posting in the mod discord:

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


Thank you very much for being transparent about your modding decisions, I appreciate it

(oh my god so cute!!)

Haifisch
Nov 12, 2010

Objection! I object! That was... objectionable!



Taco Defender

The people demand a thread for all the mods to post pictures of their cats.

iospace
Jan 19, 2038




Haifisch posted:

The people demand a thread for all the mods to post pictures of their cats.

What if we don't have a cat

(I love them, my immune system does not)

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


I have three dogs, but I adamantly refuse to post anything that could possibly identify me.

Grand Fromage
Jan 30, 2006

L-l-look at you bar-bartender, a-a pa-pathetic creature of meat and bone, un-underestimating my l-l-liver's ability to metab-meTABolize t-toxins. How can you p-poison a perfect, immortal alcohOLIC?




Haifisch posted:

The people demand a thread for all the mods to post pictures of their cats.

If it helps, a lot of the catpix are taken from the yoscattes thread or whatever cat videos I find when I browse the imgur front page while taking a work break.

Knee
Jul 19, 2006

I'm telling you, it's true. People grow from spores.


Roth posted:

I have three dogs, but I adamantly refuse to post anything that could possibly identify me.

This is acceptable.

This is a forum on the internet after all.

Perhaps you would care to MSPaint several dogs and post that instead? We won't judge your artistic abilities (too harshly).

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


Roth posted:

I have three dogs, but I adamantly refuse to post anything that could possibly identify me.

I never thought of that. Honestly, before I read that thread in QCS I never realized how in danger mods are of being doxxed, which... it sucks! Unpaid work and you're at risk for it, I hate that.

Knee posted:

This is acceptable.

This is a forum on the internet after all.

Perhaps you would care to MSPaint several dogs and post that instead? We won't judge your artistic abilities (too harshly).

I'm not a mod and have no aspirations to be one so in Roth's place here's a picture of my dog instead. His name is Apollo and he is a very good boy.

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Lightning Knight
Feb 24, 2012

Pray for Answer



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