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laiq
 laiq
(@laiq)
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This is more of a site suggestion, rather than a suggestion for the script - if it's out of place here, then please lock / delete as necessary.

I wondered if it would be possible to have a section on the forum for "general discussion / running an archive" - I know no other people who run archives, and i would be good to talk to someone about how to run an archive / some of the problems we may face etc.

If anyone knows of such a place, then please post a link.

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Posted : 28/02/2007 9:31 pm
Carissa
(@carissa)
Member Moderator

I actually think this is a good idea for a forum--we have some threads in the news forum we could move there too. I'll try to create it sometime this week.

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Posted : 28/02/2007 10:57 pm
jrabbit
(@jrabbit)
Trusted Member

I think it would also be a good idea to create a forum for discussion of / suggestions for the efiction.org website.

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Posted : 01/03/2007 4:12 pm
awkwardamy
(@awkwardamy)
Eminent Member

I love this idea! I'm a member of the Admin Zone, but that doesn't really cover any of the more specific problems that come with running an archive, obviously.

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Posted : 01/03/2007 6:07 pm
Carissa
(@carissa)
Member Moderator

I think it would also be a good idea to create a forum for discussion of / suggestions for the efiction.org website.

Well, I  have threads where I asked people for their opinions and those are generally low-response so an entire forum might be superfluous, but I will pin a thread in the news forum. If people start making a lot of suggestions, then I can make a forum.

Do you have suggestions? If so, please PM me or post here for now: http://efiction.org/forums/index.php?topic=3777.0

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Posted : 01/03/2007 7:03 pm
jacci
(@jacci)
Honorable Member

Hey Carissa,

can i suggest a flashy email thingy for the messages to help draw attention to the fact that you have a new IM?

i have the code for that if you are interested

jacci

why is nothing ever easy?url: http://www.pretendercentre.com/missingpieces/     php: 5.2.5  msql: 5.0.45-communityefic version: 3.4.3           latest patches: yesbridges: none              mods: challenges, displayword, beta-search

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Posted : 08/03/2007 5:30 am
Carissa
(@carissa)
Member Moderator

Please explain. Flashy email thingy is a bit vague...

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Posted : 08/03/2007 6:20 am
jacci
(@jacci)
Honorable Member

Sorry,

next to the
hey jacci, you have 3 messages, 2 are new

you can get a little gif of some description, i am using the default little yellow envelope that flashes, and it will pop up next to the 2 are new and flash there if you have received a new message

then when you have read your messages, it goes away until you get more new messages.

it is fairly simply to add to you  index.template.php in your theme

why is nothing ever easy?url: http://www.pretendercentre.com/missingpieces/     php: 5.2.5  msql: 5.0.45-communityefic version: 3.4.3           latest patches: yesbridges: none              mods: challenges, displayword, beta-search

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Posted : 08/03/2007 6:35 am
Carissa
(@carissa)
Member Moderator

Oh, I see. Well, since people can already choose whether or not to receive a pop-up when they get a new messages, this seems redundant. Plus, animated gifs are so 1998. 😉

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Posted : 08/03/2007 6:56 am
jacci
(@jacci)
Honorable Member

ohh they can? i am going to go have a look at that now then in my profile.
Wasnt aware of that.

edit:
okay, now don't i feel like an idiot  😀
have turned that on

and forgive my 1998-ness, i was latecomer to net didnt really get involved until about 1994, so got me some catching up to do...lmao

why is nothing ever easy?url: http://www.pretendercentre.com/missingpieces/     php: 5.2.5  msql: 5.0.45-communityefic version: 3.4.3           latest patches: yesbridges: none              mods: challenges, displayword, beta-search

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Posted : 08/03/2007 7:08 am
Carissa
(@carissa)
Member Moderator

and forgive my 1998-ness, i was latecomer to net didnt really get involved until about 1994, so got me some catching up to do...lmao

1994? I didn't even have a computer in 1994. Or 1998, for that matter, and I was really just (mostly) joking about animated gifs. But I really do think it's overkill. 🙂 Glad you found the option. I thought it was checked by default, but I guess not...my setting probably transfered over from the old phpBB.

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Posted : 08/03/2007 8:18 am
jacci
(@jacci)
Honorable Member

*blushes in embarrassment as i dig myself even further into my stupidity*

lets pretend i said 2004, not 1994....oopps

why is nothing ever easy?url: http://www.pretendercentre.com/missingpieces/     php: 5.2.5  msql: 5.0.45-communityefic version: 3.4.3           latest patches: yesbridges: none              mods: challenges, displayword, beta-search

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Posted : 08/03/2007 8:42 am
jacci
(@jacci)
Honorable Member

New suggestion (hopefully better than my last one)

would you be interested in enabling pspell ? it woudl add a spellcheck button next to post and preview, letting ppl give their post a once over before posting. I use it on my smf forums and it helps me clean up my crappy typing.

why is nothing ever easy?url: http://www.pretendercentre.com/missingpieces/     php: 5.2.5  msql: 5.0.45-communityefic version: 3.4.3           latest patches: yesbridges: none              mods: challenges, displayword, beta-search

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Posted : 19/03/2007 3:55 am
Lyndsie
(@lyndsie)
Member Moderator

I really like the gen discussion / running an archive idea, since in my particular case I didn't really know what I was getting into. It would be nice to bounce ideas off of people who actually would have a clue what I was talking about!

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Posted : 21/03/2007 12:39 am
Carissa
(@carissa)
Member Moderator

I was thinking about this in the car today...about how I never did it, that is.

*goes to do it now*

ETA: Done. 🙂

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Posted : 21/03/2007 4:34 am
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