Liontamer

OverClocked ReMix Design ?'s and Issues

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Quick question. If the vb switch is really, actually coming up within a week as TO suggested, could we perhaps have an actual announcement about the fact? There are some threads that need to be backed up before the forums are wiped and it would be nice to know exactly what kind of timetable we're looking at rather than just waking up one morning and finding everything deleted.
We also need some rumor control. Is unmod gonna be gone after the switch?

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One can always hope... :wink:

A minor issue, that I've mentioned before. Even though I set my account to be logged-in all the time, and always enable auto-login, I still have to log in regardless. In fact, I can come to OCR, go to UnMod or WIPs (which you need to be logged in for, and then suddenly have no access because I need to log in again. It will only be a few seconds between entering the specific board, and then BAM! I'm logged out for some reason.

I've checked cookies and security settings on my end, and nothing has changed at all. And this site is the only one I see this happening on.

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I just found an interesting thread about vBulletin:

http://4-ch.net/net/kareha.pl/1166832744/l50

Apparently, the vBulletin vendor checks your forum from time to time and pulls the license from you if you have "depraved content" which seems like an arbitrary thing. In Hongfire's case it was lolicon. You already moderate that stuff out but it could be any number of things, including copyright infringing materials, or other "murky stuff." This is the forum software you're switching to? Are you serious?

I'm assuming this is why you're getting rid of UnMod. lulz

Though it's been so long since you announced you'd do it that I wonder if you'll still do it at all D:

Interesting. Jelsoft reversed their position after the fact, but it's disturbing. However, PHPBB has been so dead in terms of feature upgrades for so long now that I really don't see any alternatives. We've stuck with them for far longer than we should have, probably, and while I like the whole OSS/free software ideology, in this case it's been years without substantive improvements.

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Is unmod gonna be gone after the switch?

The current title of "UnModerated" is a bit inaccurate, as moderation can still occur for a number of reasons (spamming, flooding, trolling, illegal stuff, etc.), and with vbulletin certain mod's powers will be expanded to include banning; the plan is to rename the forum to "Off-Topic".

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Is unmod gonna be gone after the switch?

The current title of "UnModerated" is a bit inaccurate, as moderation can still occur for a number of reasons (spamming, flooding, trolling, illegal stuff, etc.), and with vbulletin certain mod's powers will be expanded to include banning; the plan is to rename the forum to "Off-Topic".

Awesome, I'm glad to know it will still be around. Thanks for the clarification!

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This isn't exactly new, but it's been slightly bothering me for a while now.

Personally, I think we should either have a sticky, in say, TechAss, or possibly put in the FAQ, about user Ranks and their respective post counts. I know the requests only come up once every couple of months, and if I'm missing a [semi]permanent list of them, it seems to follow that newbs would also fail to find it.

Not exactly an earth shattering issue, but I think it'd be nice to have around.

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You know, after using the site for the past few months, I still have this nagging question: why paginate the remix lists? I don't think I'm the only user who would rather just have all the remixes for a game on one page. The same applies to the list of games for each letter.

I know you've brought up the Chrono Trigger scenario multiple times, but scrolling really isn't that much of an issue at a reasonable desktop resolution. In addition, most people don't mind a little extra scroll-time, as opposed to a potential 2 or 3 extra clicks to get to the mix or game they want.

At least set the number of remixes displayed to 50 per page, like with the games list. It's more consistent, and would save us all a lot of clicks in the long run.

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Is there a way to change my time over to 24 hr time?

There is a saved message box still, its in a drop down scroll bar type deal, you have to move the files over to it.

Oh yea, how do I rate threads?

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I just had an idea. Would it be possible to organize remixes by genre? I know it's a heavy request, but I think a lot of people would be more likely to download more quality mixes based on genre's they like. For example, I don't really care enough about Mega Man 2 to see if I'd like any of the site's remixes. But if I knew a few of them could be considered metal, I'd definitely give them a listen.

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I just had an idea. Would it be possible to organize remixes by genre? I know it's a heavy request, but I think a lot of people would be more likely to download more quality mixes based on genre's they like. For example, I don't really care enough about Mega Man 2 to see if I'd like any of the site's remixes. But if I knew a few of them could be considered metal, I'd definitely give them a listen.

http://www.ocremix.org/info/Frequently_Asked_Questions#Why_aren.27t_the_ReMixes_categorized_by_genre.2C_i.e._techno.2C_jazz.2C_orchestral.2C_etc..3F

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how do i quick reply, that is, if i ever reply again without an unmod to post in?

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Here:

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There you go.

about that is it possible to have the quick reply box directly accessible? because clicking on a button before posting in it, kill the "quick reply" aspect.

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This just started happening about 10 minutes ago or so: when clicking on "General Discussion" the default thread view is always set to

  • Sorted By: Thread Title
  • Sort Order: Ascending

Any ideas?

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This just started happening about 10 minutes ago or so: when clicking on "General Discussion" the default thread view is always set to

  • Sorted By: Thread Title
  • Sort Order: Ascending

Any ideas?

Either something got messed up with the forum config, or djp's trying to make some changes.

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This has got to be a messup. There is no way any rational person would browse a forum this way. Furthermore, using the browser's back button does not work any more.

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about that is it possible to have the quick reply box directly accessible? because clicking on a button before posting in it, kill the "quick reply" aspect.

I've only used one forum where the quick reply was automatically accessible. But in terms of hitting that button, it's still a lot quicker than loading a whole new page just to reply.

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I've only used one forum where the quick reply was automatically accessible. But in terms of hitting that button, it's still a lot quicker than loading a whole new page just to reply.

This is what the vbulletin admin control panel says, and why I'm keeping the click:

When Quick Reply is enabled, you may specify whether or not users must click the Quick Reply icon in order to start typing in the Quick Reply editor.

If you choose not to require a click, the system will not know to which post a user is replying, making both the threaded and hybrid display modes non-sensical.

We strongly recommend that you set the option to require a click if you use Quick Reply and have Threaded Mode available on your forums.

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i just check the threaded mode. ok that give sense to the system, even if i tend to click on the lower click reply button.

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This is what the vbulletin admin control panel says, and why I'm keeping the click:

An honest question here, but who actually uses the threaded or hybrid modes at all? The tradition for OCR is the linear mode, and I use quick reply indiscriminately - I'll just click the QR button on the last post and make a comment on something halfway up the page sometimes...

Seems like it should be gone to avoid clutter - at least that's my preference, anyway. It's not a big issue though.

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