Things What I Don't Like About The New BBS.

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Re: Things What I Don't Like About The New BBS.

Post by AArdvark » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:21 pm

How does one post a custom avatar? without going through that gravitar business?

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Re: Things What I Don't Like About The New BBS.

Post by RealNC » Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:18 am

AArdvark wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:21 pm
How does one post a custom avatar? without going through that gravitar business?
Not possible.

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Re: Things What I Don't Like About The New BBS.

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:09 pm

AArdvark wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:21 pm
How does one post a custom avatar? without going through that gravitar business?
If you send me the image you'd like I can get it in for you Vark. Might be next week when I have my computer up again, but we'll get it there.
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Re: Things What I Don't Like About The New BBS.

Post by Bugs » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:59 pm

I’m confused by the new format. Is the number still 392-8458?

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Post by pinback » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:05 pm

Hey look, it's Bugs.
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Re: Things What I Don't Like About The New BBS.

Post by AArdvark » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:10 pm

Eh, don't worry about it. It's no fun if I have to get permission from the sysop to change avatars or guest post and shit like that. I drew up a Crazy Doodle of the Commander Objectivist avatar in response to everyone else changing theirs and thought it'd be funny to have is show up on my posts. Maybe I'll just doodle in extra legs and cheese and stuff and just put it in the regular CD thread.

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Re: Things What I Don't Like About The New BBS.

Post by AArdvark » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:12 pm

Re: old dial up number. Holy shit! that is the old JC Peck Road phone number. Bugs, I hope you had to look that shit up.

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Re: Things What I Don't Like About The New BBS.

Post by Billy Mays » Thu May 09, 2019 11:11 am

Why even have a report post function if the users here get abused by the mod for using it within reason?

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Re: Things What I Don't Like About The New BBS.

Post by AArdvark » Thu May 09, 2019 4:17 pm

It's not a REAL report function. I mean, it works like one and all but it wont do anything. It just annoys the admins and they take it out on the person who pulled the fire alarm.

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Re: Things What I Don't Like About The New BBS.

Post by Casual Observer » Thu May 09, 2019 5:10 pm

Billy Mays wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 11:11 am
Why even have a report post function if the users here get abused by the mod for using it within reason?
Well, you're the first asshole that ever reported posts here. Fucking newby.

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Re: Things What I Don't Like About The New BBS.

Post by Billy Mays » Thu May 09, 2019 9:06 pm

AArdvark wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 4:17 pm
it works like one and all but it wont do anything.
Well, I wish you would've explained this to me sooner as it would've saved the two of us a lot of hassle.

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Re: Things What I Don't Like About The New BBS.

Post by Billy Mays » Thu May 09, 2019 9:13 pm

Casual Observer wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 5:10 pm
Well, you're the first asshole that ever reported posts here. Fucking newby.
You just earned yourself a report.

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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Tue May 14, 2019 7:43 am

All reports get read and the reporting IS appreciated. You keep on quoting regulation, Mr. Mays.
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Re: Things What I Don't Like About The New BBS.

Post by Billy Mays » Tue May 21, 2019 9:03 pm

I don't like how you have to sign up for a service, gravatar, to upload an avatar. I almost feel like you get some sort of sick pleasure out of trying to make us jump through hoops just for a basic feature available pretty much anywhere else.

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Re: Things What I Don't Like About The New BBS.

Post by Billy Mays » Wed May 22, 2019 9:54 am

Ok, so I kind of feel like I got out of line there so I'm walking that last comment back a little bit. While it's unfortunate that we have to use gravatar, I do not believe you get perverse enjoyment out of cornering us into using it. Again, my bad.

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Post by Jizaboz » Wed May 22, 2019 12:42 pm

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Re: Things What I Don't Like About The New BBS.

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Wed May 22, 2019 8:52 pm

Billy Mays wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 9:54 am
Ok, so I kind of feel like I got out of line there so I'm walking that last comment back a little bit. While it's unfortunate that we have to use gravatar, I do not believe you get perverse enjoyment out of cornering us into using it. Again, my bad.
No no no, you're good. Let me walk back the statement I made over the weekend. You're a valuable contributor here.

When it comes to avatars - this is just how phpBB3 works, isn't it? I already have to figure out the post edit window. I think the deal with avatars is that I'd be letting images onto my server which can be a security risk, so maybe phpBB3 turns that off by default.
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Re: Things What I Don't Like About The New BBS.

Post by Billy Mays » Wed May 22, 2019 10:09 pm

No hard feelings on my end either...hey....I was just thinking that a good compromise might be if you or AArdvark uploaded this picture he made of me so that I can use it instead of the temporary one I'm currently using? Just brainstorming here, let me know what you think? Thanks again.

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Re: Things What I Don't Like About The New BBS.

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Thu May 23, 2019 6:05 am

I will do that. I have about 10 minutes in the morning before I need to go to work and phpBB3 makes it so goddamn difficult to figure out where to put them. I'll address it tonight, but yeah, anything anyone wants just paste it here and I'll download it and put it up.
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Re: Things What I Don't Like About The New BBS.

Post by Flack » Thu May 23, 2019 6:37 am

I don't think it's a security risk*. Avatars should upload to /forums/images/avatars/upload and both the avatars and avatars/upload directories should be flagged non-execute.

(*In theory allowing users is a security risk. Just getting this out of the way for the Semantic Twins.)
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