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OverClocked ReMix Design ?'s and Issues

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It seems we could use another "how to use the forum guide". I have no buttons for editing things like bold, italics, underline, color, size etc. Were those removed for a reason or have they just not been implemented yet? Also, is it no longer possible to change a thread title? A lot of features seem to be missing from this forum when comparing with the vB forums I'm used to visiting. Is it because of safety measures taken to prevent OCR's sometimes very immature forum community from going nuts (like the 4 image limit, the 10 char limit and the 10000 char limit)?

To get the usual buttons, change Message Editor Interface (at the very bottom of Edit Options) from Basic to Standard.

Thread titles can't be changed except by moderators, and the other limits I believe are forum defaults. They do undermine stupidity, so I can't complain.

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You know, I wanted to comment on the sidebar. Now don't worry, this isn't negative. I actually like the sidebar. There are some that don't, and well, that's just too bad. But I think the sidebar actually adds usability to the site.

Think about it. You don't have to search for links to every little thing you want to access. Instead, it's just to the left. I use the sidebar every time I come to the site to jump to the forums. Makes navigation that much easier.

As a matter of fact, for those that are on older browsers, or are sadly stuck in a position that you don't have all the fancy upgrades, the sidebar is a great addition as it allows you to click actual links instead of hoping the drop menu works.

Anyway, I think the sidebar was a plus. Even if some might disagree. I just wanted to let people know where I stand on this.

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Our forums were down from around midnight EST last night to 9:00 AM EST this morning; I had intended to upgrade from vBulletin 3.6.4 to 3.6.6, and was in the process of doing so, when... my power went out. It stayed out until about 6:00AM this morning, a couple hours later I groggily rolled out of bed and completed the rest of the upgrade and corresponding template tweaks.

If anything that worked before doesn't work now, please reply and describe in detail what's up. There were relatively few mandatory template tweaks involved, and 3.6.6 is the gateway to some pretty cool stuff the folks behind vb have been cooking up lately, some of which may be applicable to OCR.

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I don't know if my settings have changed or anything ( I don't see it anywhere) but I'm not seeing people's post counts on their posts anymore.

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Actually, look at your profile, you can see the post total there.

well, that just makes things more difficult :(

I see the post counts. Maybe it has something to do with the theme you're using. I use default.

I've tried all three and still nothing.

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Rayza

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Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

New SMB2 Mix Title

The Spanish n (not sure the actual name of the letter) in the title wrecks the validation of the RSS feed and gives errors.

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This feed does not validate.

*line 8, column 42: 'utf8' codec can't decode bytes in position 236-239: invalid data (maybe a high-bit character?) [help]

<title>Super Mario Bros. 2 'Lizardi?layer Quartet'</title>

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You can check it for yourself here:

http://feedvalidator.org/check?url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.ocremix.org%2ffeeds%2ften20%2f

Not sure if either you or Dave can come up with a workaround.

Just letting you know..

Also, I just discovered yesterday that the RSS feed as used in Gmail only cycles through 4 mixes including Lizardino (which works fine there). Dunno if that's just on my end, or if it really doesn't cycle through all of the recent 10.

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Hey, I was just wondering if anyone thinks its worth splitting up the site projects forum into Completed and WIP Projects, because atm, the WIP projects sort of take up a lot of room on the general WIPs page.

Its also pretty annoying when project threads move, which they had been doing quiet often for whatever reason, and although its nice to see them stationary, I just think they could have their own sub-forum somewhere so as not to take up room elsewhere.

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Hey, I was just wondering if anyone thinks its worth splitting up the site projects forum into Completed and WIP Projects, because atm, the WIP projects sort of take up a lot of room on the general WIPs page.

Its also pretty annoying when project threads move, which they had been doing quiet often for whatever reason, and although its nice to see them stationary, I just think they could have their own sub-forum somewhere so as not to take up room elsewhere.

I think Site Projects that aren't close to done or don't have the assurance that they'll be completed shouldn't be in Site Projects. Hence WIP is a good, singular place for 'em, as they're large-scale WIPs. Nothing's for sure, but I like where they are now, and they're gonna hang their for the time being. If project coordinators can't get their shit together now that they have a long-term spot for their project and a Sticky that ensures their stuff won't get lost in the shuffle, then they deserve to fail. :-D

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Speaking of internationalization, it appears the reviews tab for remixes chokes on Unicode (East-Asian) characters. Assuming it's just an oversight, someone might want to fix that. ざんねんだね。

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Currently on the front page in the site projects section, the thumbnail for the Duckhunt remix project takes one to the Street Fighter 2 remix project.

I swear to God, if you're using Rama's style...:tomatoface:

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It's a really minor thing, and someone else has probably picked up on it...

But if you go to this link...

http://www.ocremix.org/remix/OCR01588/

and on the right hand side, under "Remix Information", click the "Next" icon, you'll find it gives you a 404 page not found.

I believe it's due to the fact that the link attached to the word "next" is

http://www.ocremix.org/remix/OCr01589/

and as you can see, I believe the lower case r is causing all the trouble.

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