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Forum News, Feedback, and Information => Suggestions and Concerns => Topic started by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on June 22, 2011, 09:19:31 PM

Title: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on June 22, 2011, 09:19:31 PM
Before asking a question, consult the help findable at the top of the forum.

You can post any questions you might have about the rules, or anything to do with the forum and its works in general.
If you have a question, ask here and (hopefully) get an answer.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Songbreeze on June 23, 2011, 05:30:19 PM
I just have a small question I was wondering about. How do you cover up your email so that not everyone can see it?


Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on June 23, 2011, 05:33:43 PM
There's a setting on your profile page that changes that. Under "Account Related Settings" click on the "Hide email address from public?" check-box, and click on the "Change Profile" button at the bottom of the screen.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwall Musician on June 23, 2011, 05:34:00 PM
I just have a small question I was wondering about. How do you cover up your email so that not everyone can see it?




I can help with that. I just checked your profile, and it was hidden. It shows when you look at it because it is your profile. Hope that makes sense.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on June 25, 2011, 02:14:12 PM
Just curious, are there any plans in the works to help prevent spammers? A captcha or two, maybe? Can't post until email address has been verified? Or, I dunno.... anything, really? ^^;
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Lady Shael on June 25, 2011, 03:08:16 PM
Trust me, we want to fix it as much as you do. As mods we don't have that privilege. There is a captcha already on the registration form, but bots can pass that on the highest setting with no problem. Email verification would be a good next step, and I've found a simple verification question keeps most of those bots stumped.

I haven't seen Redwall Abbey around lately, but we'll try to get a hold of them as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on June 26, 2011, 01:40:31 AM
Ahh, good to hear. I experienced a few minutes of pure, unbridled horror when I saw the adult link, haha. Here's to hoping our admin pops on again sometime soon. ^^;

Another question: is there a way to report specific users - or really, can you guys ban users? It probably doesn't make a huge difference for the bots, but getting rid of the spam accounts themselves might not be such a bad idea - especially if they link to inappropriate content. So if there isn't an automated way to report user accounts, would we be able to PM or email a mod or something like that?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Lady Shael on June 26, 2011, 04:27:00 AM
Again, unfortunately, we don't have privileges to do that. Next time the admin comes around, we can ask for the privileges to gag or ban users, so that we can at least prevent their username/email/IP from being used again. For now all we can do is delete the spam as we come across it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on June 26, 2011, 03:51:02 PM
And that would make our job so much easier. ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on June 28, 2011, 09:59:59 AM
Just wondering where the introduction thread went? I've looked in all the boards but I couldn't find it. Maybe I just didn't look hard enough.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on June 28, 2011, 01:25:46 PM
As it states in the rules, if you see a page that's nothing but links or check the link's address and dinnae recognise it as something with Redwall or somthing that's ok, just don't click the link.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Temperance Macayle on June 28, 2011, 10:22:12 PM
I have a question; is there a place for a body to introduce oneself?  I am sort of at a disadvantage here.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on June 28, 2011, 10:25:55 PM
There used to be two threads that I knew of -- but one appears to have been deleted, and the other looks to be locked. I haven't a clue why, though! D:
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Lady Shael on June 28, 2011, 10:31:48 PM
Yep....the previous Introduction thread accidentally got deleted. >.< I just made a new one in Off-Topic discussion. =)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Temperance Macayle on June 28, 2011, 10:36:49 PM
Excellent, thank you kindly!! :D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Gonff on July 03, 2011, 01:17:46 AM
It won't let me start a new topic under games. Can we fix this somehow?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Lady Shael on July 03, 2011, 01:57:02 AM
Should be fixed now!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Gonff on July 04, 2011, 12:12:58 PM
Its working now thanks.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Icefire on July 05, 2011, 06:11:15 PM
Question:  On other forums I've been apart of, we've been allowed to add banners to our signatures. Are we allowed to do that here? If so, is there a size limit on graphics?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Lady Shael on July 05, 2011, 06:14:59 PM
Yes, you are allowed to add banners to your signatures. I don't think there is a size limit, but if your image is obnoxiously huge (height greater than 300, width greater than 800), we'll ask you to make it smaller.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on July 05, 2011, 06:15:45 PM
If someone was to design new buttons and icons for the forum, to replace the Home/Help/New Topic/etc. buttons, and post them up somewhere, is it possible that they might be used?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Lady Shael on July 05, 2011, 06:17:12 PM
Yes! If anyone wants to design them and send them in, I'm sure the staff would be happy to choose some to use for our theme.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on July 14, 2011, 06:14:53 PM
I cannae post pictures on the forum for some reason. Any ideas why?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on July 14, 2011, 06:19:30 PM
Uploading attachments to posts has been disabled for security reasons, you'll need to upload your photos via an imaging host such as photobucket, at least that's what you'll need to do that to my understanding-I'm almost completely certain.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Lady Shael on July 14, 2011, 07:17:06 PM
www.imgur.com :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on July 14, 2011, 07:43:29 PM
Thankee! ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on July 17, 2011, 11:16:20 AM
Two questions. #1 When I looked at the members list, there are practically hundreds that have registered, and never posted. What do you do about them?
#2 What do you get gagged for?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on July 17, 2011, 11:37:08 AM
I'll give subbing for the mods a shot on question #2. ;)

The members that're gagged, I believe, are all without exception spammers. I assume that it isn't possible or convenient to easily ban them/delete their accounts, so the gagging keeps them those accounts from being used until they can be removed.

Besides that, it seems probable that a member would likely be gagged for repeated violations of the Redwall Abbey Forum's rules (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=86.0), or perhaps one particularly heinous violation. Don't worry about unintentionally getting yourself gagged... the moderators will warn you for minor violations, so you'll be given multiple opportunities to learn and do the right thing. I suspect there are a few things that would result in being automatically gagged, but to do those would definitely require intent and knowledge of what you're doing, so you don't need to concern yourself with it in this case.

After being gagged, I don't know the exact policy the Redwall Abbey staff uses, but I'd guess that there might be a cool-off time for the member, a sort of expiration date on the normal gag, so as to give them yet another chance to avoid rulebreaking, assuming that their offenses were minor enough. (Though if there isn't, that would be fine too -- considering that the moderators would have already given them multiple warnings at this point.) If gagging doesn't prohibit the member from sending messages, it might be possible they could discuss the details of their gag with the moderation, but don't quote on me on that.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on July 17, 2011, 04:03:48 PM
That was well said, James. Good job! ^_^

That's pretty much it. Gagging is primarily a way for ToR and myself to handle the spam issue, without the need for admin abilities. However, gagging can be used on any member who breaks the forum rules, despite several warnings. I won't go into the details of it all, but we (the forum staff) take gagging VERY seriously. If you see that a forum member (not a spambot) has been gagged, you'll know we had a very good reason. We do ask that you do refrain from asking about any specific gagging. If we feel the need to share the details, we will do so in a public place. If we don't, then the details will remain confidential, under most circumstances.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on July 17, 2011, 06:44:32 PM
Very well outlined and said, James Gryphon.
Important thing is, don't argue with the staff on their decisions. We make such decisions, as Matthias720 said, very seriously, and for the good of the forum.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on July 17, 2011, 06:46:26 PM
And as we have said many times before, don't hesitate to contact one of us if you have any questions or concerns. :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on July 17, 2011, 07:34:38 PM
Just wondering, why was posting pictures removed? I'm guessing that it has something to do with spam. Is that it?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on July 17, 2011, 07:45:52 PM
It mainly had to do with the possibility of future damage. Attachments aren't as safe as uploading otherwise, so it was decided that security held better without it, including for future preference.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on July 19, 2011, 08:04:07 AM
 ;DThanks for telling me. Just wondered!  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Gonff on July 19, 2011, 04:02:34 PM
Why are there so many people becoming moderators? Did you just pick them to be moderators?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on July 19, 2011, 04:06:52 PM
Well, I didn't make the decision about who to pick or when ;), so I'm probably not the best person to ask, but my best guess is the administration decided that it was better safe than sorry, and that new mods in place now would help keep track of any influx of members later.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on July 19, 2011, 04:19:05 PM
Why are there so many people becoming moderators? Did you just pick them to be moderators?
It's been rather difficult for three people (Lady S, ToR, and myself) to keep track of absolutely everything that happens on the forum. To get some extra help we chose 4 people to act as local mods to oversee certain boards.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on July 19, 2011, 10:50:30 PM
And to ruin everybody else's fun in the Count as high as possible before a moderator posts thread...  ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Gonff on July 19, 2011, 11:09:17 PM
We can still have fun, we just altered the game a little.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Nightfire on July 20, 2011, 06:54:09 PM
I have a question. How do you stop the website from sending emails to you every single time someone respons to a post? I got 70 emails at once!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on July 20, 2011, 07:15:51 PM
I have a question. How do you stop the website from sending emails to you every single time someone respons to a post? I got 70 emails at once!
Well, you have two choices; you can read my attempt at helping you, or the Simple Machines Forum Manual (http://docs.simplemachines.org/index.php?topic=36). ;)

If me, well, I can't guarantee this will work, but try this:
1. Go up to the "Profile" link at the top of the page.
2. Click on "Notifications and Email" on the left panel.
3. Set "Receive reply notification for only the first unread reply", which might help in cutting down on the blatant spam.
4. Deactivate "Turn notification on when you post or reply to a topic".
5. Open the "For topics and boards I've requested notification on" menu. Set it to either "Nothing at all" or "Moderation only" (if you want to be notified if one of the staff moderates your posts).

Unfortunately I haven't used it much, and I haven't had that problem myself, so if it is already set up properly, I can only recommend you consult the manual and experiment!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on July 21, 2011, 07:19:29 AM
How do people become moderators? ???
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on July 21, 2011, 07:50:45 AM
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How do people become moderators?

Whenever the users-to-moderators ratio has grown relatively high (that is, whenever there's way more members than there are mods), and the staff feels that it might be having trouble watching every part of the forum, the administration may choose to bring in new staff members to help out.

In the event of that happening, the administrators will look for people who they believe have the time, and other things that might come in handy for moderating these forums, and give them consideration for the position. If they decide that those people could be right for the job, then they send the prospective moderator(s) an invitation; if that person agrees to become a mod, then they're part of the team.

Nobody should feel discouraged if they didn't get an invitation to moderate; there's a lot of potential good candidates to look through and the forums are too small to promote everyone. ;) Anyway, as the forums grow, it's entirely possible that more moderators could be brought in to help keep things ship-shape.

Finally, remember that while it is definitely an honor if someone is chosen to moderate, it isn't all a bed of roses either... a perfect forum would require no moderators. :) The only things that the mods really do that members don't -- besides add negative numbers in the count game -- is resolve problems; make sure everyone's posting by the rules, keep spam from cluttering up the forum, and break up a fight if one's building up. None of these tasks should be especially enjoyable, although some of us might take some strange pleasure out of it anyway. ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on July 21, 2011, 12:37:25 PM
Correct. It's kinda like just being on duty, in case things happen.

...and making sure there's no a major lead in the Count as high as possible before a moderator posts
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on July 21, 2011, 01:22:33 PM
And, I might add, moderating is real work. None of that fake work here; just 100% all-natural work.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on July 25, 2011, 01:22:05 PM
I have another question, what makes a newbie start being a junior member, and a junior member start being a full member, etc?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on July 25, 2011, 01:27:47 PM
Your post count determines your position. You're a newbie until 50 posts, then you become a junior member. At 100 posts you become a full member and so on.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on July 25, 2011, 01:30:14 PM
But I have made 240 posts and I'm still a full member. (Not that I'm impatient or anything, I just wondered.) ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on July 25, 2011, 01:52:26 PM
That is true! Don't worry, make about 10 more meaningful posts and you'll get there. :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on July 30, 2011, 04:59:34 AM
Thanks! Just wondered!
Oh, and do you become anything after a senior member?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on July 30, 2011, 05:01:15 AM
All titles are achieve by post count.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Log-a-Log on August 01, 2011, 01:58:21 AM
It says my local time is 1:56, but it is really 8:56 here. I don't really care, but I'm curious about what is happening
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on August 01, 2011, 02:29:12 AM
You can change your time settings by clicking on the profile button at the top of the page. In the sidebar under Modify Profile there's a link called Look and Layout Preferences. Click that and you can change your time. Auto Detect should do it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on August 03, 2011, 01:18:23 PM
I can answer that! You become a "hero member" after a senior member. I know this because Osu has become one, the first one! Congrats!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Skalrag of Marshank on August 03, 2011, 06:41:14 PM
How am I supposed to upload a picture? Sorry, I am an idiot! ???
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on August 04, 2011, 12:32:39 AM
Do you mean a profile picture? First, click on the profile button at the top of the page. In the sidebar under Modify Profile, click on Forum Profile Information. The first option on that page is to change your profile picture. Click the Browse button next to the option that says I will upload my own picture, choose the picture you want to use from your hard drive, and then hit Change Profile at the bottom of the page.

Don't hesitate to ask if you have any more questions. :) That's what we're here for!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Skalrag of Marshank on August 04, 2011, 01:53:28 AM
Thank you!!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on August 04, 2011, 12:55:49 PM
No worries, I'm glad it worked!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Skalrag of Marshank on August 15, 2011, 11:50:40 PM
O.K., one more question. I know absolutely zero when it comes to computers... :-\

I was thinking about making a thread for me to post my random pictures that I drew...How exactly would I do that?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on August 16, 2011, 08:34:50 AM
Scan it first. If you don't own a scanner, your local library probably does. Then, when it's scanned you can put it on a site such as photobucket or imageshack. You then get the URL of the picture, Use the image tags and tadaa! I'll use an example for using image tags.

This is the picture I want: http://images.sodahead.com/polls/001961965/1043785050_polar_bear_face_palm_thumbnail1_xlarge.jpeg

I then use the image tags so it looks like this:
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[img]http://images.sodahead.com/polls/001961965/1043785050_polar_bear_face_palm_thumbnail1_xlarge.jpeg[/img]
Tadaa!

(http://images.sodahead.com/polls/001961965/1043785050_polar_bear_face_palm_thumbnail1_xlarge.jpeg)

Hope that helped!
Thanks to Lily, who kind of taught me to do this!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on August 17, 2011, 09:41:47 PM
Why waz the ability tae change yer zcreen name removed?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Lady Shael on August 17, 2011, 09:50:26 PM
To reduce confusion, mostly. It's hard to keep track of who's who if people are free to change their usernames at any time.

If you really want/need to change your screen name, just send me a PM.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Wot Wot! on August 18, 2011, 02:53:01 AM
So what happened with the "banned from the forum" issue.  Something about anti-spam?  Fancy keeping a hare from a bit of chat and nip and tuck, wot!  Bally well threw me for a loop!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Lady Shael on August 18, 2011, 03:56:58 AM
Sorry again. >.< There's a lot of anti-spam measures we are trying to put in place and unfortunately some innocent members (two mods included) got caught in them too. Definitely will be more careful next time.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on August 18, 2011, 12:44:53 PM
Wait? What actually happened?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on August 18, 2011, 01:52:12 PM
While working to prevent more spam on the forum, Lady S accidentally banned a few members with the same email providers as some of the spambots. She quickly realized what happened and fixed it.

Or at least, that's how I understand it happened.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on August 18, 2011, 08:45:05 PM
Some of the spambots' hostnames were the same as some members, effectively banning them along with the offending accounts.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on August 19, 2011, 09:44:55 AM
Ooh, bad. Anyway...! ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Coobreedan on August 21, 2011, 11:39:20 AM
Let's make a feast for DanielOfRedwall! He didn't eat for 40 hours the other day so he must be pretty hungry!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on August 21, 2011, 06:21:24 PM
If you want to honor the guy, feel free to go and make something informal in Cavern Hole/The Cellars.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Coobreedan on August 21, 2011, 07:09:24 PM
Okay. *Heads over to The Cellars*
Title: Registration question
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on August 22, 2011, 11:36:32 AM
I was just thinking, why don't we have a registration question for when people sign up? I mean, like a Redwall-related question, to stop spambot. I don't really know much about spambots, but that's just my little idea. ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on August 22, 2011, 02:20:45 PM
That's possible with SMF 2.0, which we don't run off of. A mod can work that with our current version, but both can not be implemented by forum administrators, only server administrators.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Dotti on August 23, 2011, 12:03:40 AM
Hi, this is a really minor issue, but do you think someone could add a comma or a colon or something on the bar that says "Redwall Discussion (Beware Spoilers)"  so it doesn't look like we're telling a group of people who tend to mess things up they'd better watch themselves on our forum? Thanks!   
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on August 23, 2011, 12:12:51 AM
I don't see your point. Why would different punctuation make it different? At present, the implied meaning is "be on your guard for spoilers". How is that telling people they mess things up?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Dotti on August 25, 2011, 12:56:03 AM
So sorry, I didn't explain myself well.   :-\   I guess I was actually thinking that it would help people who didn't know what spoilers were.  When I first saw it, I didn't know what a spoiler was and I thought "Beware Spoilers" was telling "Spoilers"  to beware, not people to beware of spoilers.   I thought that spoilers might be a group of people or some such that were being warned to watch out. I just thought that perhaps putting "Beware: spoilers"  wouldn't change the meaning at all, and would make it a bit less confusing to people unfamiliar with the term. So sorry for the confusion; I didn't explain what I was thinking well at all.  And like I said, this is incredibly minor.  It probably wasn't worth mentioning.  Sorry!  :-[
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Gonff on August 25, 2011, 01:30:04 AM
I didn't know what "Spoilers" were at first either. I wondered what it meant too. Changing it to "Beware: Spoilers" would probably be better if it was easy to do. But, it is not anything major, I figured it out after a while.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Log-a-Log on September 01, 2011, 01:17:14 AM
When are the Namedays going to be held? Is there a specific day or something
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on September 01, 2011, 11:25:15 AM
I was just wondering, how does one become a guest who can post on this forum. (Don't worry, I'm not going to get another account, I just wondered. ;))
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on September 01, 2011, 01:40:27 PM
@Lag-a-Log: Namedays are going to be held before the change of the normal season. The next one will probably be held sometime in December.

@Tiria: If someone joined the forum, made a post, and then deleted their account, the title "Guest" would appear under their username. Hope that clears things up. ^_^
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on September 02, 2011, 07:48:36 AM
Ohhh I get it. Thanks! :)
How do you make a word a link? ???
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on September 02, 2011, 01:41:54 PM
Well, it goes something like this:

If you were just posting a link, it would be written like this:
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[url]http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php[/url]which looks like this: http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php).

But to make it look like this (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php),
you have to write it like this:
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[url=http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php]Your text here[/url]
Hope this helps. ^_^
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on September 02, 2011, 01:45:42 PM
Thanks for the information! :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on September 28, 2011, 11:27:35 AM
First of all, congratulations, I haven't seen a spam topic in this forum for ages.

Now, I'm not sure if I'm the only one, but whenever I click on this site, our computer's virus detector/protector thing says it detected a virus on this site. Has this happened to anybody else, and if so, does anyone know what has caused it?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwall Musician on September 28, 2011, 01:41:07 PM
It happened to me. I just ignored the virus protector, and signed in anyways. It kept saying this was a virus giving site. Then later on I signed in again, and nothing. It went back to normal. I don't know what was up, but whatever it was, it didn't last very long (for me).
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on September 29, 2011, 12:15:46 AM
I'm getting warnings every time a page loads on this forum. I don't know why its happening.  Is there an ad or something trying to load from this site:

Code: [Select]
http://abrosiki.tk/i/st1  (don't click on it)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on September 29, 2011, 08:53:29 AM
That's what comes up with me!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Coobreedan on September 29, 2011, 03:49:00 PM
My computer once said this site was malicious...
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Nightfire on September 29, 2011, 04:16:02 PM
Funny, I've never gotten it. Weird. I wonder if it's because of some of the recent Spambot attacks?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Coobreedan on September 29, 2011, 06:18:11 PM
I didn't know what "Spoilers" were at first either. I wondered what it meant too. Changing it to "Beware: Spoilers" would probably be better if it was easy to do. But, it is not anything major, I figured it out after a while.


I thought they were those things on the back on cool cars a couple of years back. That's how many things were ruined.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on September 29, 2011, 08:18:12 PM
Just so there's a running record, I'm getting a new warning now about this site trying to load something every time a page is loaded on the forums:

Code: [Select]
http://kontsentratsiia.tk/i/st1
Again, don't click on this....


If you're not seeing these messages, it probably is dependent on what anti-virus or computer security suite you have installed.  I'm using Kaspersky 2011's security suite.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Coobreedan on October 02, 2011, 10:42:27 AM
I've been wondering this for a while, who actually owns this site?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on October 13, 2011, 06:33:26 AM
How do you post a picture here that comes from a file on your computer?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on October 13, 2011, 06:51:10 AM
You can't upload a file directly to the forum from your computer - you have to host it somewhere first. Tinypic (http://tinypic.com/) is a good service that you can use. Just upload your picture and then use the Tinypic URL to post it here.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Icefire on October 15, 2011, 01:49:40 AM
I have a question about the new graphic size limit. Is the limit really 40 x 350? And are we allowed to have more than one image in that size?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on November 08, 2011, 12:48:05 AM
What happened to that button that let you delete your post that we had a while ago?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on November 08, 2011, 12:58:07 AM
I don't believe I've ever seen a "delete post" option. You can edit but not remove it entirely as if it never happened.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on November 08, 2011, 01:35:49 AM
When the forum was in it's early stages there was a delete button.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on November 08, 2011, 03:56:28 AM
Yeah, I seem to remember there was. ???
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwall Musician on November 08, 2011, 01:41:45 PM
When the forum was in it's early stages there was a delete button.
That ability is now only available to moderators and administrators.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: winifred on November 30, 2011, 12:54:11 AM
um, how do you get your b-day on the calender? ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on November 30, 2011, 02:09:47 AM
You have to put in your birthday in your profile for your birthday to show up on the calendar.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: winifred on November 30, 2011, 02:25:18 AM
I thought I did I guess not
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on December 05, 2011, 05:46:55 AM
Shouldn't you be thinking about changing the announcement at the top of the page to 'DanielofRedwall has declared this season as the Winter of the Frozen Winds'? Just wondering when you'd get around to it. ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on December 05, 2011, 01:09:07 PM
Lady S has to do that. Unfortunately, she hasn't been around a lot.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung The Otter on December 05, 2011, 01:52:01 PM
Lady S has to do that. Unfortunately, she hasn't been around a lot.

ah see 'er on RWL http://www.redwallwarlords.com/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=ebif2ls18kq3v62ou57eopid06;
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Coobreedan on December 06, 2011, 04:13:21 PM
The roleplaying directory needs updating, but James has left the forum!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung The Otter on December 06, 2011, 05:38:20 PM
yeah
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on December 06, 2011, 08:51:21 PM
We'll be working on it and hope to update soon, but life is really keeping the staff pretty busy right now.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Coobreedan on December 07, 2011, 04:07:16 PM
Okay. ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on December 16, 2011, 08:59:21 AM
I was just wondering about the 'Welcome to the Redwall Abbey Forum' topic in Announcements. How come it doesn't say it's locked, but there isn't a way to post a reply?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on December 16, 2011, 03:20:15 PM
The board Announcements is read-only.
When the forum only had a single board on it, the topic was there and could be posted in. That's how it has 30 or so posts.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on December 17, 2011, 03:22:24 AM
Ah, thanks, I was just wondering. ;)
What does it mean when you look at Who's Online and you look at what someone's doing, and it says 'Nothing, or nothing you can see?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on December 21, 2011, 11:06:05 PM
My guess is they have multiple tabs in their web browser open and are on a different tab, not actually looking at the board.  :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: mattimouse20 on January 14, 2012, 03:47:11 PM
what does "sticky topic" mean?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on January 15, 2012, 04:41:50 PM
A sticky topic is one that has been "stuck" to the top of the board topics list, so that it is easy to find and stands out.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: mattimouse20 on January 16, 2012, 03:23:49 PM
thanks, and how do you delete a topic you don't want?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on January 16, 2012, 05:39:57 PM
If you want a topic of yours deleted, contact a moderator about it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on January 16, 2012, 05:40:05 PM
Only mods can delete topics, so think carefully before posting something you don't want out there. ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Melody on January 16, 2012, 07:45:51 PM
I don't know if someone already asked this but, how do you become a season namer? And how do you move up in rank? I don't know how that works.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on January 16, 2012, 09:24:05 PM
The ranks are based on post count.
A Season Namer is someone the staff chooses at the beginning of a season (winter, summer ect.) to, well, name the season. The person chosen is an example of a good role-model of a member.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Melody on January 17, 2012, 12:16:10 AM
how does the forum count posts per say? I could post one thing and it won't show on my profile. why is that?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on January 17, 2012, 01:46:28 AM
^ Some sections (namely the game sections) have post count disabled.  Spots where thoughtful conversations take place (or are more likely to take place) are sections where you can increase post count.

Also, moving up in rank only occurs when you reach a certain number of posts.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Melody on January 17, 2012, 01:50:20 AM
like how many posts until you move in rank?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on January 17, 2012, 01:52:16 AM
Well, you're at 118 posts now...

250 - Senior Member
500 - Hero Member


Those are the next two you will reach.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Melody on January 17, 2012, 01:52:36 AM
ok, that really doesn't make sense, what is the forums idea behind that?
Just asking.

Also how do you know you are a season namer?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Bragoon on January 21, 2012, 01:02:10 AM
The idea is that if you stick around and are an active member of the community, you can be recognized for that, even in this small way.

I can't answer the Season Namer bit for sure, but my guess would be that a staff member will message you to tell you.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Melody on January 21, 2012, 01:29:42 AM
okey dokey. ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on January 21, 2012, 07:24:55 AM
ok, that really doesn't make sense, what is the forums idea behind that?
Just asking.
Those are the default ranks for the type of forum we use.

Also how do you know you are a season namer?
One Season Namer is chosen by the forum staff every season. They are contacted before the next season starts and asked to give the season a name, and then the official announcement is made at the beginning of the season.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on January 21, 2012, 01:25:59 PM
For the record, the next season begins on March 1st. Each season is allotted 3 months of the year.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on January 22, 2012, 02:43:56 AM
When you do a quote, how do you make it say 'quote from: where the quote comes from' (for example)?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Bragoon on January 22, 2012, 03:08:53 AM
When you do a quote, how do you make it say 'quote from: where the quote comes from' (for example)?
You click on the "Quote" tab above the top-right-hand corner of the post you want to quote from.  It should automatically add in the author and date. 
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on January 22, 2012, 03:17:33 AM
No, I mean like when you want to quote something, you write this:
Code: [Select]
[quote][/quote]Usually, it will just look like this:
Quote
Your text.
But how do you make it so that it says where the quote comes from? As in
"Quote from: Mossflower'.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Bragoon on January 22, 2012, 03:21:01 AM
Type
Code: [Select]
[quote author=Mossflower]
Quote from Mossflower here.
[/quote]

You need to add "author=quoted person" after the quote tab.
Quote from: Mossflower
Quote from Mossflower here.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on January 22, 2012, 03:21:22 AM
Thanks! :D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Muse on January 23, 2012, 09:33:56 PM
After seeing Nightfur's official fanfic, I think do one seasonly, with the writer being voted on. This way, it really becomes official, and it gives any new people a chance to participate.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on January 23, 2012, 10:10:52 PM
Presently, it isn't official. It's her personal fanfic- she can do with it what she wants.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Muse on January 23, 2012, 10:15:58 PM
I know, but just saying, from the next onward, could we do this?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on January 24, 2012, 08:10:30 AM
Sounds like a good idea, but we'd have to ask Nightfire. She might want to keep doing it herself.
Also, the best websites and best fanart have been linked, but not the fanfiction. I want to read the winning story. Can that be taken care of?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: mattimouse20 on February 02, 2012, 07:26:41 PM
how do you name a season?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Skipper on February 02, 2012, 07:28:25 PM
it has already been mentiond but ill explain it anyway.
you get chosen by a mod to name the season and then thats it, i think
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Bragoon on February 02, 2012, 11:35:38 PM
A Season Namer is someone the staff chooses at the beginning of a season (winter, summer ect.) to, well, name the season. The person chosen is an example of a good role-model of a member.

First post on Page 9.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on February 09, 2012, 01:36:57 PM
How do you upload a profile picture that moves? I have some, but I tried it and it didn't work. :(
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Nightfire on February 09, 2012, 03:08:11 PM
Sounds like a good idea, but we'd have to ask Nightfire. She might want to keep doing it herself.
Also, the best websites and best fanart have been linked, but not the fanfiction. I want to read the winning story. Can that be taken care of?

Keep doing what myself, Tiria? I'm a little confused.....
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: redwallgurl on February 09, 2012, 04:50:43 PM
How can you erase a post after posting it?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on February 09, 2012, 09:43:43 PM
You can't delete posts, actually. Just make sure you merit making one before hitting 'Post'. The most wonderful thing about a forum or chatroom is that button.
If you post a topic and want it removed or locked, contact a member of the staff of that board, or just myself or Matthias.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: redwallgurl on February 09, 2012, 09:54:41 PM
alright thanx i was just wondering because i had that happen unfortauntly all you can do is edit at least in our power
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on February 10, 2012, 01:16:48 AM
How do you upload a profile picture that moves? I have some, but I tried it and it didn't work. :(
Are you uploading them straight from your computer? You might have to try uploading it to a separate site like tinypic (http://tinypic.com/). Then you can use the "I have my own pic" option to set your profile picture.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on February 10, 2012, 02:00:26 AM
How do you upload a profile picture that moves? I have some, but I tried it and it didn't work. :(

Lily gave one answer.  Also, very large pictures can be denied because they slow a forum down when your connection is trying to load a very large image.  Some animated gifs can be large.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on March 22, 2012, 05:08:02 PM
What's the difference between a moderator, and a global moderator? Or between a Moderator and an Administrator?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Bragoon on March 22, 2012, 05:24:58 PM
A Moderator is the moderator of the forums that they are assigned to, whereas a Global Moderator can perform a moderator's duties in any forum. 

For instance, Osu and Lutra can perform moderator's duties in all the sub-forums under "Redwall Discussion", but not in the sub-forums under "General Boards", where Redwall Musician and Lily are the moderators.  But Matthias720 and Taggerung_of_Redwall can perform moderator's duties in any of the forums,and maybe more besides. 


I can speak for the duties of an Administrator, but they do have some other abilities besides moderator's duties.  I think they're the only ones who can make someone a moderator by adding them to the "Moderators" group, but beyond that I don't know.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on March 23, 2012, 12:16:25 AM
Quote
For instance, Osu and Lutra can perform moderator's duties in all the sub-forums under "Redwall Discussion", but not in the sub-forums under "General Boards", where Redwall Musician and Lily are the moderators.  But Matthias720 and Taggerung_of_Redwall can perform moderator's duties in any of the forums,and maybe more besides. 

Close....Osu and I can actually perform minimal mod duties on other sections (e.g. Cavern Hole) even though we are not full moderators of that section of the forum.  This is in case by chance something wrong goes on and the wrong mod is online to deal with the issue...now all mods have at least some sort of basic authority on the entire board.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Bragoon on March 23, 2012, 12:40:19 AM
Ah, good to know, thank you.  ^^
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on March 23, 2012, 07:07:44 AM
An administrator has abilities that a global moderator does not. Global moderators moderate every board. Board moderators are only in charge of certain boards.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on March 23, 2012, 03:50:05 PM
An administrator has abilities that a global moderator does not. Global moderators moderate every board. Board moderators are only in charge of certain boards.
Pretty close. Admins have authority over the entire forum and its setting, Global Mods moderate the entire forum, and Moderators moderate only on certain boards. There can also be Local Mods who can be assigned to one or two boards, and are very much like Moderators, but on a smaller scale.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Wot Wot on March 28, 2012, 02:17:40 PM
how many people are there who have registered
also i registered today so could you give me a breakdown of the system
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Bragoon on March 28, 2012, 05:12:04 PM
1135 people have registered.  There's a counter at the bottom of the index page of the forum that tells you how many have registered.  =)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on March 28, 2012, 10:34:59 PM
Wow, all this over 1 simple question? :D Thanks guys! :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Nightfire on March 29, 2012, 01:17:56 AM
How come when you're modifying your signature, then there aren't little gray buttons for emoticons, boldface, italics, underlining, colors, or stuff like that?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on March 29, 2012, 03:33:15 AM
*your signature is colored*
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on March 29, 2012, 06:25:06 AM
I was wondering why duplicate topics don't get deleted.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Wot Wot on March 29, 2012, 12:59:01 PM
how do i reply to an individual person
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwall Musician on March 29, 2012, 02:02:59 PM
how do i reply to an individual person

You can send that person a PM. Go under his/her profile and go to the bottom where it says "Send this member a personal message."
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on March 29, 2012, 03:59:44 PM
I was wondering why duplicate topics don't get deleted.
Yeah... How come Moderators or ANYBODY delete a topic?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rakkety tam on March 29, 2012, 07:00:03 PM
how do i upload stuff from my computer like pics songs and stuff
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on March 29, 2012, 08:02:27 PM
You have to upload it to somewhere else first. I don't know how to do that. :( ??? :'(
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Bragoon on March 29, 2012, 08:43:02 PM
All media has to be hosted somewhere online first, like Tinypic or Photobucket, and then you can use a forum video or image tag to display it in a post.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on March 30, 2012, 01:07:09 AM
I was wondering why duplicate topics don't get deleted.
Yeah... How come Moderators or ANYBODY delete a topic?

Depending on which section it has been posted in, I can delete posts; some places I can only delete replies, but not actual topics.  When PM'ing a mod about duplicate topics, it might help to let a global mod or admin know about it as well if you think the topic needs to be deleted.

Quote
how do i upload stuff from my computer like pics songs and stuff

Register at http://www.photobucket.com and use the URL links they give you once you have uploaded stuff.  If you're at least 13 you won't have any trouble registering there.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on March 30, 2012, 06:38:44 AM
Or you can use Tinypic, where you DON'T have to register, and you don't need to be 13 or over.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Icefire on March 30, 2012, 03:55:24 PM
Or you can use Tinypic, where you DON'T have to register, and you don't need to be 13 or over.
You don't have to register? I must look into this...
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on March 30, 2012, 04:05:22 PM
I'm pretty sure you have to register on tinypic
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on March 30, 2012, 05:07:47 PM
No, you don't have to register to upload a picture to Tinypic. But if you do register it gets rid of advertisement.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on March 30, 2012, 06:12:13 PM
Oh, Thanks!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Mad Maudie on April 01, 2012, 10:54:34 PM
I have question what the heck happened to the forum and what is with everyone changing there names? no offense to who decided but i Hate it!!!!!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: redwallgurl on April 01, 2012, 11:48:10 PM
its april fools and i think its a pretty good prank
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Mad Maudie on April 02, 2012, 02:28:56 AM
i know three of them!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on April 02, 2012, 03:53:54 PM
Three what? And I wish they'd put it back to normal now that April fools is over.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Mad Maudie on April 02, 2012, 04:03:28 PM
 4 at least of the people with new names it's easy to find out
Lunar Stellaris, is RM
Captain Rasconza is Brookeskimmer
Sela the fox is Lilly
Veil sixclaw is lutra thats all i know write know
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Nightfire on April 02, 2012, 04:15:03 PM
I'm so confused.........why is the forum not normal now that April 1st is over?!?!?!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Mad Maudie on April 02, 2012, 04:16:38 PM
i don;t know i wish it was but i do know that Zwilt_the_shade is Taggerung_of_redwall
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on April 02, 2012, 04:17:26 PM
I'm so confused.........why is the forum not normal now that April 1st is over?!?!?!
Yea, that's what's really making me mad!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Icefire on April 02, 2012, 04:27:09 PM
I'm so confused.........why is the forum not normal now that April 1st is over?!?!?!
Yea, that's what's really making me mad!
People relax! The dark side has taken over! Oh, well!

How did you people survive the DDBs? Just relax and have fun!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on April 02, 2012, 04:31:25 PM
It's not so fun anymore! And what is DDB's?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on April 02, 2012, 06:31:15 PM
One queztion. What haz juzt happened?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on April 02, 2012, 06:56:03 PM
April fools just happened
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Bragoon on April 02, 2012, 07:04:41 PM
DDBs stands for Death-Defying Beavers. 
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on April 02, 2012, 07:13:01 PM
Sheesh! What's with this whole beaver thing?! ???
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Bragoon on April 02, 2012, 07:15:38 PM
It's a forum-exclusive meme.  I think it was started in this topic - http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=16.15

It's been a regular ever since. 
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on April 02, 2012, 07:18:07 PM
k
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Mad Maudie on April 02, 2012, 07:59:31 PM
April fools is over will they change it yet!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on April 02, 2012, 08:01:36 PM
We're leaving the changes up just a little while longer, to make sure that anyone who wasn't on yesterday can see it today.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on April 02, 2012, 08:02:11 PM
K. It's nice to know they aren't permanent!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: redwallgurl on April 02, 2012, 08:21:18 PM
It's pretty funny!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on April 02, 2012, 08:23:19 PM
I think it's annoying
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: MatthiasMan on April 02, 2012, 11:29:30 PM
How do you put a picture with your account?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on April 02, 2012, 11:36:41 PM
How do you put a picture with your account?


Click on 'Profile' at the top of the forum. Then hit 'Forum Profile Information' on the left side. You can then link a picture from your computer (this works) or to one online.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwallfan7 on April 04, 2012, 03:25:06 AM
Can we decorate our profile with pictures or colors
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on April 04, 2012, 02:18:14 PM
I seriously doubt it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Bragoon on April 04, 2012, 08:02:49 PM
No, we can't, we can only update information.

Now, you can of course change your avatar, and you can put an image in your signature if you like too, but there are size limits for signature images. 
The limit is 40x350 pixels, according to the rules. 
http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=86.0
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Troy Troodon on April 10, 2012, 09:16:04 PM
I don't know if this is the right place to ask but do any of the artists on this site take requests?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Bragoon on April 10, 2012, 09:27:07 PM
It would be best to post a topic in The Cellars or Cavern Hole, since this topic is geared toward questions regarding the forum.  I may have been unclear with that in my other post.  =)

Also, you could ask in the Fan Works forum, since that would be where artists might be more inclined to look regarding that sort of work.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on April 11, 2012, 05:40:21 AM
HeadInAnotherGalaxy was taking requests on his Redwall card game, if you're interested. Not sure if he still makes them.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Coobreedan on April 12, 2012, 08:35:50 PM
Is HIAG even still on the forum?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Bragoon on April 12, 2012, 09:34:14 PM
He was last active two days ago.  He appears to be around, but not terribly active.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: MatthiasMan on April 14, 2012, 10:37:46 PM
I don't know if this is the right place to ask but do any of the artists on this site take requests?

I take art request in Art Requests in Cavern Hole.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Wot Wot on April 16, 2012, 01:33:11 PM
hiya all
sorry about not being on much
lots of exciting things have been happening, gone on holiday, revising, hw, member of my family struck down by an illness (the doctors could not work out what it was) so phew, s'all back to normal
quick question, how many members are there and could you show a heirachy of the members
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Varleyfray on April 16, 2012, 07:22:10 PM
I don't know if this is the right place to ask but do any of the artists on this site take requests?

I take commissions. But since you are quite young, I'm guessing you don't have the money to throw at art. ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: MatthiasMan on April 17, 2012, 02:26:18 AM
What? I just do art for people for there pleasure.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on April 17, 2012, 02:26:57 AM
Maybe he is better than you, do yoou have any examples?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on April 17, 2012, 06:51:41 AM
hiya all
sorry about not being on much
lots of exciting things have been happening, gone on holiday, revising, hw, member of my family struck down by an illness (the doctors could not work out what it was) so phew, s'all back to normal
quick question, how many members are there and could you show a heirachy of the members
There's a link to the members list (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?action=mlist) at the bottom of the main page. You can sort the list by clicking on the headings of each column.

Let's keep this thread for questions and answers only please, guys.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: psybox on April 20, 2012, 07:56:14 PM
are you allowed to have a spoiler in your signature?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on April 20, 2012, 09:54:28 PM
Give it a try and see if it works. ;)  I honestly don't know if you can, but it won't hurt to try it and see.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on April 21, 2012, 06:34:02 AM
Apparently you can. I don't know why you would want one, though.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on April 21, 2012, 11:51:03 AM
I don't see why I'd want one in my signature either, but it looks like it works if you ever wanted to do it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Bragoon on April 24, 2012, 02:52:40 AM
In another forum I was on, people used spoilers in their signatures to put images that are larger than the allowed size.  That way it wasn't disruptive, but they could still display the image they wanted. 
I don't know if it would work here anyways though, and I'd want a moderator's go-ahead before I did it. 
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: psybox on April 24, 2012, 03:30:01 AM
exactly why i was wondering
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on April 24, 2012, 11:54:43 AM
In another forum I was on, people used spoilers in their signatures to put images that are larger than the allowed size.  That way it wasn't disruptive, but they could still display the image they wanted. 
I don't know if it would work here anyways though, and I'd want a moderator's go-ahead before I did it. 

Crafty--didn't want to follow the rules and found a way around them to get what they wanted.  Not exactly what I'd advocate doing. ;)  Also, after a while of seeing "Spoiler Tag" "Spoiler Tag" "Spoiler Tag" in forums if everyone did this for their signatures, I'd simply ignore all spoiler tags, and possibly an honest post with it.....
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on April 24, 2012, 01:52:50 PM
I already nearly missed a REAL spoiler from Psybox!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwallfan7 on May 12, 2012, 04:41:04 PM
Not to be rude or anything but when will this site get a new look? Like a different color of background
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on May 13, 2012, 12:21:59 AM
That's up to the "big boss" or webmaster of the site--not the staff of the forum.  We can get ahold of him, but it would be helpful to know why it needs to be changed when the site isn't that old or dated.  Can't make changes if its not known what to change.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Skipper on May 13, 2012, 07:11:59 AM
I think the site looks great how it is
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on May 22, 2012, 01:39:49 AM
How do you become an administrator?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on May 22, 2012, 11:43:58 AM
You have to be appointed as such.  In most cases, moderators who have been on staff become administrators, and if necessary, new moderators take their old jobs.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: MatthiasMan on May 23, 2012, 10:01:46 PM
Not to be rude or anything but when will this site get a new look? Like a different color of background
Is the forum ever going to get a new format?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Galedeep on May 23, 2012, 10:07:20 PM
I fail to see what is wrong with this format. After all, the forum has only been around for a year
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on May 24, 2012, 12:07:00 AM
There is nothing wrong with the current format to warrant a change.  There was an issue with scrolling when the forum was first created, but recent web browser updates from all companies (Firefox, Opera, etc.) have eliminated that problem.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: MatthiasMan on May 24, 2012, 02:21:39 AM
I fail to see what is wrong with this format. After all, the forum has only been around for a year
No, no. Not that I WANT it to change. I was just wondering.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on May 24, 2012, 05:26:27 AM
Why is Spring with the Squirrels locked? :(
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Icefire on May 24, 2012, 03:10:23 PM
There is nothing wrong with the current format to warrant a change.  There was an issue with scrolling when the forum was first created, but recent web browser updates from all companies (Firefox, Opera, etc.) have eliminated that problem.
They have? I still have problems with it actually. I've just gotten used to it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: BrookSkimmer on May 25, 2012, 12:39:53 AM
I locked all RPs that have been pushed to the third page as most are not being used. This is to keep things cleaner in the RP forum. However, I will unlock "squirrels" for you.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Gonff on May 25, 2012, 04:58:48 PM
There is nothing wrong with the current format to warrant a change.  There was an issue with scrolling when the forum was first created, but recent web browser updates from all companies (Firefox, Opera, etc.) have eliminated that problem.
They have? I still have problems with it actually. I've just gotten used to it.
I too still have problems scrolling.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on May 25, 2012, 08:22:19 PM
Me too.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on May 25, 2012, 09:21:16 PM
Again, if you're having a problem scrolling, please state what browser you are using, and what computer operating system you have.  I've tried different computers without problems.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Bragoon on May 26, 2012, 12:04:55 AM
I use the latest version of Google Chrome and Windows 7 Home Edition, and my scrolling moves in skips, rather than smooth rolling.  It's no big deal to me, but it's an example.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on May 26, 2012, 02:11:39 AM
I use the latest version of Google Chrome and Windows 7 Home Edition, and my scrolling moves in skips, rather than smooth rolling.  It's no big deal to me, but it's an example.

Alright, here's what I've gone and tried:

Google Chrome portable on my laptop - Windows 7 64bit Ultimate - jerky scrolling

Google Chrome standard install on the desktop in the room - Windows 7 64bit Ultimate - no issue (but not smooth scrolling)


Are you using Google Chrome portable by chance?  Portable apps cache and work with data a bit differently than standard installs do.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Bragoon on May 26, 2012, 07:24:55 PM
The NetNanny browser I have installed on my Kindle Fire works fine here, but no portable Chrome.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on May 27, 2012, 12:57:49 PM
When is the next Nameday?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on May 27, 2012, 01:49:14 PM
this week, first of June
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on May 27, 2012, 11:59:46 PM
I can't put a link in my siggie. I can't get the adress.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Bragoon on May 28, 2012, 01:05:59 AM
I've noticed lately that when I send a PM to someone, it doesn't show it in my Outbox folder.  I've had no problems with my inbox, but it's troublesome to not be able to see if I actually sent my message or not.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Icefire on May 29, 2012, 04:18:25 AM
If you're replying to a message, there's a little note at the top that says something about forwarding or replying to that message. I don't know about messages that originate with you....
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on May 29, 2012, 05:18:52 AM
I've noticed lately that when I send a PM to someone, it doesn't show it in my Outbox folder.  I've had no problems with my inbox, but it's troublesome to not be able to see if I actually sent my message or not.
I believe there's a box you can tick if you want to keep the message in your outbox.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on May 29, 2012, 03:40:15 PM
Yes that's true, I've made it habbit to always click the little box.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Bragoon on May 29, 2012, 05:46:39 PM
You're right, I see the box.  Thank you!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Gonff on May 30, 2012, 11:30:49 AM
Again, if you're having a problem scrolling, please state what browser you are using, and what computer operating system you have.  I've tried different computers without problems.

I also use Google Chrome and Windows 7 (not portable) and have jerky and slow scrolling when I come directly to the Forum. However, when I get on redwallabbey.com and then go to the forum (the forum is in the little window in the middle of the page) then the scrolling is fine.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on May 30, 2012, 12:18:15 PM
Sounds like we have an issue with Google Chrome.  Anyone else having these scrolling problems and use Google Chrome as their primary browser?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on May 30, 2012, 12:56:09 PM
I use Firefox and my scrolling isn't that good.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Gonff on May 30, 2012, 09:34:26 PM
I do believe the problem is with Google Chrome (perhaps Firefox too) because when I get on using Internet Explorer the scrolling works well.

Edit: I was able to get on using Firefox and the scrolling is a bit jerky but not as bad as it is with Google Chrome.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on May 31, 2012, 02:41:04 AM
I use IE and have no probs what so ever... Have had it a couple of times with Fire fox though.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on May 31, 2012, 05:16:41 PM
When I go to Who's Online, sometimes it says that the person is doing an unknown action. What does it mean?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on May 31, 2012, 10:41:53 PM
When I go to Who's Online, sometimes it says that the person is doing an unknown action. What does it mean?

Is it only staff members?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on May 31, 2012, 10:44:07 PM
No. Guests do it too!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on May 31, 2012, 10:46:25 PM
Some guests are web bots, not actual people behind a computer.  They're gathering info for search engines like Google.  They probably do all sorts of weird things or try to follow every link possible.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Something Horrifying on June 01, 2012, 09:53:11 AM
Sounds like we have an issue with Google Chrome.  Anyone else having these scrolling problems and use Google Chrome as their primary browser?
Yup, Chrome exclusively here, and my scrolling is terribly jerky and laggy. D:

*returns from semi-hiatus*
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on June 01, 2012, 01:06:42 PM
ho!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on June 02, 2012, 07:34:18 PM
How do you post a picture?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on June 02, 2012, 10:32:03 PM
To post an image:

Code: [Select]
[img]http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e294/mr300/cheek-softedge.png[/img]
Makes this:

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e294/mr300/cheek-softedge.png)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on June 03, 2012, 12:24:54 PM
K thanks
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on June 13, 2012, 10:28:00 PM
How do you put your birthday date on the birthday calender?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on June 13, 2012, 10:54:10 PM
You don't, you put in your birth date on your profile and all age offiliated paraphanalia are filled in for you.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwallfan7 on July 03, 2012, 05:24:00 PM
I have a question. What exactly does it mean when it says "post count is off" at the bottom of a forum link?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: psybox on July 03, 2012, 05:27:15 PM
it means if you post in that board, then it won't add on to your total post count. 
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwallfan7 on July 03, 2012, 05:30:27 PM
it means if you post in that board, then it won't add on to your total post count. 
ok, thanks for explaining
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on July 03, 2012, 05:38:24 PM
How do you know if you are the one picked for nameing the season?  :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwallfan7 on July 03, 2012, 05:41:39 PM
Did the moderators design some of this website?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Skipper on July 03, 2012, 05:46:47 PM
How do you know if you are the one picked for nameing the season?  :)
They would pm you.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on July 03, 2012, 06:19:55 PM
Ok thanks Skipper
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Felldoh154 on July 03, 2012, 06:55:20 PM
How can you make a screenshot your avatar if possible?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 04, 2012, 12:07:47 AM
How can you make a screenshot your avatar if possible?


I'm not sure I understand the question.  ???  Like are you saying, "how do I get a screenshot of Felldoh from the tv series?"
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on July 04, 2012, 01:50:08 AM
Did the moderators design some of this website?
Nope, that was all done by the Redwall Abbey team.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Felldoh154 on July 04, 2012, 01:20:48 PM
How can you make a screenshot your avatar if possible?


I'm not sure I understand the question.  ???  Like are you saying, "how do I get a screenshot of Felldoh from the tv series?"

I already have one of him on my iPod. But can't figure out how to make it my profile picture or whatever.

Happy 4th by the way :D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 04, 2012, 02:13:40 PM
You'll have to pick an image host for the picture and link to it.

http://www.photobucket.com

http://www.imageshack.us

Once you have the URL of the picture, you can make it your picture in your profile.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on July 04, 2012, 05:13:18 PM
I didn't need a url  for my Profile picture, I just took it from my computer files....I could do the URL but that is harder to do.

   
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Flandor on July 04, 2012, 05:25:49 PM
Leatho is correct.  Avatars can be taken from a URL or from your computer files.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Felldoh154 on July 04, 2012, 06:43:11 PM
still working on figuring out photo bucket or whatever, but i uploaded the photo from computer and as you can see it shows up as a white box with a red X. Any idea what's wrong?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Felldoh154 on July 04, 2012, 06:56:33 PM
there fixed it by playing around with size, thanks a bunch :D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 04, 2012, 10:08:39 PM
You guys are right, I forgot you don't need an image host for this site, you can just upload from your computer. However, you are less restricted by going through an image host URL--any size, any type, and the forum will automatically resize it.  So it depends on what works best for you; I've used photobucket for seven years, so I'll always do that and not have to worry about picky limitations.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Something Horrifying on July 05, 2012, 04:00:00 AM
I have a question about posting fanfiction~

If one were to have a fanfic that they believe is within the rules as far as specific content goes, but still might be better suited for more mature readers due to slightly scary/disturbing themes or content, would it be alright to post it here with a disclaimer? Or maybe a thread that just has a disclaimer and a link to the story on fanfiction.net or something? Or if something might require a disclaimer, does that automatically mean it's probably too mature to post? If you need more details about the fanfic in question in order to answer, feel free to PM me. Thanks!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 05, 2012, 12:31:01 PM
I think a fanfic like that would be best suited for other sites with a link to it.  Naturally warnings should be posted so people are not surprised when they read it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Felldoh154 on July 05, 2012, 01:05:18 PM
Hey ultra I was just wondering- how did you become a mod?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwallfan7 on July 05, 2012, 05:54:08 PM
Hey ultra I was just wondering- how did you become a mod?
I think you meant Lutra.. lol
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Felldoh154 on July 05, 2012, 05:58:07 PM
Yes I did thanks lol
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwallfan7 on July 05, 2012, 06:00:30 PM
Yes I did thanks lol
You're welcome, Lol
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on July 05, 2012, 06:54:38 PM
Hey ultra I was just wondering- how did you become a mod?

If you take time to notice, you'll see (if you click on their profile button that is) that they are all ( I think) above 20 years old. i.e. they are "More mature" than the rest of us (Quotation put it on purpose  ;D).
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 05, 2012, 07:09:02 PM
Hey ultra I was just wondering- how did you become a mod?

dannflorr is partially correct--age does play a factor in staff members (scary that I'm one of the eldest here  :-X).  Experience in running forums is what gets you on the team.  Acting maturely on the forum is another.  Showcasing that you're willing to get along with others, even if you disagree with them.  These are all qualities of a good moderator. :)  The staff privately contacts individuals when they think they would be a worthwhile addition to the team.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on July 05, 2012, 07:13:29 PM
When did you guys last add a moderator? How often are they added, and who was he last one added...  :D Sorry for the big list of questions, but I really like to know what's going on around me.  :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 05, 2012, 07:33:47 PM
When did you guys last add a moderator?

Beginning of the year I believe.


How often are they added, and who was he last one added....

Not very often, and the last one added was BrookSkimmer.  We needed extra paws in the RP section.  Osu and myself couldn't handle it alone.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on July 05, 2012, 07:34:41 PM
Thanks for answering my questions.  :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Felldoh154 on July 05, 2012, 07:53:37 PM
So they ask you to be a moderator? When u say contact you privately do you mean they will send u an email? Because I hardly ever check mine :O

Also how do they choose which part of the forum you are responsible for?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Bragoon on July 05, 2012, 09:20:08 PM
I can offer some speculation on that, but no facts. 
They probably PM you instead of emailing you, for two reasons.  One is that, like you, not everyone checks their email accounts.  Some people just make email accounts so that they can join a forum, and then forget about them.  The other reason is that site-related stuff is best dealt with on the site, so that there can be a record kept of those sorts of things.

As for choosing the forums that you are responsible for, I don't know how they chose them when they first chose moderators, but like Lutra said, they had a gap and needed to fill it, so if they need more help somewhere, that's where you would be assigned.  Likewise, if a moderator needs or wants to retire, they would probably employ the new moderator in the previous moderator's forum. 
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Felldoh154 on July 05, 2012, 10:16:13 PM
Makes sense, thanks :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwallfan7 on July 05, 2012, 10:20:29 PM
Does a mod have the right to delete all of your posts as a punishment if you break one or all of the forum rules?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on July 05, 2012, 11:23:48 PM
Ha ha ha! I don't know about you, but I'd wish the mods good luck to erase all MY posts!  :D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Something Horrifying on July 06, 2012, 01:08:05 AM
I think a fanfic like that would be best suited for other sites with a link to it.  Naturally warnings should be posted so people are not surprised when they read it.
Okay, so it would be alright to, say, post a thread in the fanworks section, with a brief description, warning, and link to the story on FF.net? Or even, if the first chapter is completely tame, maybe post the first chapter and a link, and then just add chapters on FF.net? And would it be okay to post in the thread with an update to say the new chapter is up, each time I put one on FF.net? That way I'd have a thread here for feedback, if anyone read it. lol
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Icefire on July 06, 2012, 02:24:43 AM
Question: Should the "Prayer Request" thread be moved to the Lawns? Just curious.
BTW, thank you for using "ghost topics" to show you moved a thread! :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 06, 2012, 03:59:42 AM
Yes to both the topics posted above me.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 06, 2012, 04:06:26 AM
Does a mod have the right to delete all of your posts as a punishment if you break one or all of the forum rules?

No...and I'm not going to be the schmuck that has to go find all 1,000 posts.  ;D

Quote
So they ask you to be a moderator? When u say contact you privately do you mean they will send u an email? Because I hardly ever check mine :O

If the staff feels the person is worthy of a staff position, they get a PM about it.  I didn't get an email though I have it set to email me copies of PMs sent to me.  Bear in mind, all the moderator talk, we are not looking to fill any positions, nor is anyone retiring at the moment. :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Felldoh154 on July 06, 2012, 04:15:50 AM
I know I was just curious.

You guys can ban people from forum right?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on July 06, 2012, 06:01:51 AM
Yeah, they can.

I've been having trouble trying to change my signature. When I click 'Edit Profile' it sends me to a page that says my session timed out, even though my session did not time out.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 06, 2012, 12:02:55 PM
Yeah, they can.

I've been having trouble trying to change my signature. When I click 'Edit Profile' it sends me to a page that says my session timed out, even though my session did not time out.

I just tried that and I was able to edit mine without any issues.  ???
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on July 06, 2012, 12:53:31 PM
If you're still having trouble, Tiria, PM me and I'll see what I can do to help you.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Skyblade on July 06, 2012, 02:04:37 PM
Can we make an RP based on other book series'? I kind of want to make a hunger games RP in the redwall world
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 06, 2012, 03:05:31 PM
Can we make an RP based on other book series'? I kind of want to make a hunger games RP in the redwall world

Yes, please make note of what it is in the OOC discussion section.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Icefire on July 06, 2012, 03:36:24 PM
Thanks for moving the Prayer request thread!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Felldoh154 on July 06, 2012, 09:36:50 PM
What's the difference between an administrator and a moderator?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 06, 2012, 09:47:18 PM
What's the difference between an administrator and a moderator?

Matthias can add/remove forums from the board (e.g. he set up the new Front Lawns section).  He can ban members.  I can't do either of those things.  That's about the jist of it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Felldoh154 on July 06, 2012, 09:56:00 PM
Ah, if he deletes a forum where posts count would all the people's post numbers drop or stay the same?

Also is he the one that PMs people about becoming a moderator?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Skyblade on July 06, 2012, 11:58:31 PM
Can we make an RP based on other book series'? I kind of want to make a hunger games RP in the redwall world

Yes, please make note of what it is in the OOC discussion section.

Thank you ^


@Felldoh154: they would probably just stay the same, I think
probably not. I think all mods can do that
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 07, 2012, 02:30:25 AM
Ah, if he deletes a forum where posts count would all the people's post numbers drop or stay the same?

Also is he the one that PMs people about becoming a moderator?


Don't think anything would happen to postcount, and yes, he'd be the one who contacts people.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Felldoh154 on July 07, 2012, 04:02:05 AM
So he's like the forum leader? Who made this forum anyway?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on July 07, 2012, 04:09:55 AM
The Redwall Abbey team created Redwallabbey.com and the forum on this website. Me and Matthias were originally appointed and created the boards.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Felldoh154 on July 07, 2012, 04:16:20 AM
Wait ur position is "global moderator"? What's that?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on July 07, 2012, 10:57:33 AM
A global moderator is a moderator who mods all the boards.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 07, 2012, 12:52:32 PM
Global mod - has total control over all the boards and sections

Moderator - has total control over select forums, limited control over the rest  (I can lock, move topics in this section even though I'm not a global mod, but I can't do everything)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Felldoh154 on July 07, 2012, 01:21:16 PM
Ok, thanks for answering all my questions ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on July 08, 2012, 11:11:24 PM
I want to post pictures from my computer that I uploaded from my camera. And obviously, I don't know how.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on July 08, 2012, 11:31:48 PM
You'll have to first upload the pictures from your computer to an image hosting service, like Imgur (http://imgur.com/), and then follow the guide provided here (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=2188.0).
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on July 08, 2012, 11:42:32 PM
I'm sorry, but that wasn't helpful, I'm using a mac, does that have anything to do with it?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 09, 2012, 12:04:28 AM
I'm sorry, but that wasn't helpful, I'm using a mac, does that have anything to do with it?

Nope.  You need an image host for your pictures online.  TOR provided one possibility.  There's others like http://www.imageshack.us or http://www.photobucket.com
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on July 09, 2012, 12:07:27 AM
Thank you both.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on July 17, 2012, 04:55:39 PM
Why when you look at my "Show the last posts of this person." is says that I have posted over 1000 posts but under my profile picture it says that I only have over 500 posts?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on July 17, 2012, 04:59:36 PM
Not trying to be a mod or anyting, because it only counts posts in certain boards, from what I know it counts on all except happy birthdays, forum games, and cellers.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 17, 2012, 05:32:44 PM
Not trying to be a mod or anyting, because it only counts posts in certain boards, from what I know it counts on all except happy birthdays, forum games, and cellers.

100% correct.  It doesn't count on the Lawns either.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on July 17, 2012, 05:35:57 PM
Ok thanks
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: mattimouse20 on July 18, 2012, 04:09:30 AM
why no double posting?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on July 18, 2012, 06:07:17 AM
I think because it looks better if you use the modify button, and anyway, it looks like you're spamming if you double and triple post. Anyway, why would you want to?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: mattimouse20 on July 19, 2012, 05:47:30 AM
Is there anything that we are restricted from posting on this site?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on July 19, 2012, 05:49:16 AM
Swears, inappropriate things, that sort of stuff
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwallfan7 on July 19, 2012, 05:53:06 AM
right, swearing, sexual content, and insults (unless it's for fun or role playing)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: mattimouse20 on July 19, 2012, 06:05:23 AM
There was a user named melody who was a member of this site. I have tried to look for her(not sure if she's male or female btw) but can't it always says guest next to but u don't know if she's logged out or if she deactivated her account. Please help!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Something Horrifying on July 19, 2012, 06:25:10 AM
There was a user named melody who was a member of this site. I have tried to look for her(not sure if she's male or female btw) but can't it always says guest next to but u don't know if she's logged out or if she deactivated her account. Please help!
If someone's name isn't a link and it says guest, it means they aren't a registered member, I believe. I can't say for sure, but it appears as though this forum used to allow guests to post using an alias without actually registering, but has since changed this (and probably for the best, since allowing that can be problematic). Someone else would have to confirm this, though.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on July 19, 2012, 06:44:08 AM
I'm pretty sure that if it says guest it means they deleted their account.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Something Horrifying on July 19, 2012, 06:51:01 AM
I'm pretty sure that if it says guest it means they deleted their account.
Also possible. I know you can't post as a guest now, so a mod or member that's been around longer than I have would have to say whether it used to be possible? On other forums I've been on, that's usually how it looks when guests can post. Otherwise they've probably had their accounts deactivated somehow (deletion or banning).

(Hope no one minds speculation until a definitive answer's given. lol)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 19, 2012, 11:18:49 AM
To my knowledge (Matthias can confirm it) no guests can post anymore.  You must register an account.  This is just an additional step to keep the forum safe from random spammers.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on July 19, 2012, 03:41:32 PM
I can confirm. Former members (like Melody) have deleted their accounts, and thus made it appear as if they were a guest posting. Guests do not, nor have ever, had the ability to post.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on July 19, 2012, 05:25:10 PM
On the member list some members are listed as Gagged where there would be Newbie, Jr. Member, Full Member, Sr. Member, Hero Member, Moderator, or Administrator?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on July 19, 2012, 06:10:31 PM
Those are either spambots or trolls. Gagged is their member group, and as such they cannot post, but still view the board and log in. Most are actually hidden from the memberlist since they are not legitimate members, but newer ones are still viewable.
If a legitimate member is unruly and breaks the rules though, they may be gagged for a period of time-which will be decided upon via a case-by-case basis.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on July 19, 2012, 08:24:13 PM
Ok thanks
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: mattimouse20 on July 19, 2012, 09:14:43 PM
did melody explain her reason for leaving?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 19, 2012, 11:20:35 PM
did melody explain her reason for leaving?

If she did, it would be awfully rude to explain why.  She had her reasons and it was before I even became a mod.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on July 20, 2012, 12:55:23 PM
To my knowledge, Melody never explained why she decided to leave.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on July 22, 2012, 06:35:18 AM
Yeah. My guess would be that she just got mad at some of us, but it's not for me to say. ;)
Quick question: If a topic hasn't been posted in for more than 120 days, is it okay to bump it up? I was just feeling worried about this.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on July 23, 2012, 07:42:13 PM
How do you make a poll where you can pick more than one?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on July 23, 2012, 07:58:47 PM
And how do you delete a poll?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on July 23, 2012, 09:33:55 PM
@Tiria: If you have something meaningful to add and the topic is still relevant: Yes

@Leatho: There's a box for that on the poll creation page

@W0NWILL:
I believe only mods can. If you want a poll removed from one of your topics, message us.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwallfan7 on July 23, 2012, 09:55:03 PM
not to be rude but how come mods are the only ones that get to delete topics and polls?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: psybox on July 23, 2012, 09:59:06 PM
to prevent people from deleting topics for no purpose other than to make others angry.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 24, 2012, 02:05:41 AM
to prevent people from deleting topics for no purpose other than to make others angry.

That's.....part of it.  There's more to it I won't go into detail over.  The "Dark Side" of running a forum. ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on July 24, 2012, 03:13:43 AM
@Tiria: If you have something meaningful to add and the topic is still relevant: Yes

@Leatho: There's a box for that on the poll creation page

@W0NWILL:
I believe only mods can. If you want a poll removed from one of your topics, message us.

There was no box......I looked for it for about 5 minuts.....I think it has to do with the computer I am useing.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on July 24, 2012, 03:30:40 AM
Okay, here's what I see:
(http://i50.tinypic.com/zk4hut.png)

What do you see?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on July 24, 2012, 01:16:13 PM
To do that you have to create a poll topic, not just a plain topic.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on July 24, 2012, 01:51:56 PM
For me, the creation pages are identical, minus the obvious presence of 'Subject' for a new poll topic. I checked though and that is true. Oddly.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on July 24, 2012, 03:11:29 PM
Okay, here's what I see:
(http://i50.tinypic.com/zk4hut.png)

What do you see?

Oh! On my computer (This is really my Mom's computer) I see every thing but  what I wrote below.

 poll Options: Maximum votes  per user

Run the poll for       days.(leave blank for no limit)

      Allow user to change vote.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 24, 2012, 07:16:51 PM
That's unusual that you wouldn't see those options.  ???
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on July 24, 2012, 07:18:58 PM
I know....oh well nothing can be done about it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on July 24, 2012, 09:57:02 PM
After testing, I've found that for all membergroups, creating a poll gives the same page, namely the one I posted here already with the addition of a 'Subject' bar.
However, adding an additional poll to a topic is different across membergroups. For instance, I get all the same options I would have had before under the G-Mod group, while the Member group has several less, as Leatho has outlined.
That should be amendable.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Rainshadow on July 25, 2012, 04:49:10 PM
  I just have a few quick questions.  Well, two.  First of all, how do you put one of those spoiler hiding things where you have to click a button to use it?  And second, can you change the name of a topic?  If so, how?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on July 25, 2012, 04:58:40 PM
I don't know about spoilers but you can change the name of a topic by going back to your first post and editing the topic where you would normally put the topic name.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Rainshadow on July 25, 2012, 05:18:49 PM
  Okay thanks!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on July 25, 2012, 06:49:38 PM
  I just have a few quick questions.  Well, two.  First of all, how do you put one of those spoiler hiding things where you have to click a button to use it?  And second, can you change the name of a topic?  If so, how?

You can see how to do the spoiler box here http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=2417.0 (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=2417.0)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on August 03, 2012, 09:33:19 AM
Where did the Role-play Directory go?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on August 03, 2012, 12:42:35 PM
It was deleted.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on August 03, 2012, 12:44:19 PM
It was deleted.

Correct, it was very outdated, and we couldn't keep up with all the changes and new games started daily.  The avid role players here know what the games are about and where they are.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Rainshadow on August 17, 2012, 05:48:42 PM
  Can you change your username?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on August 17, 2012, 05:51:47 PM
You can ask The Lady Shale or Matthias, I think they can do it for you.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Rainshadow on August 17, 2012, 06:06:12 PM
  Ah, thanks.  I didn't want mine changed, I was just wondering.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on August 17, 2012, 11:18:49 PM
We discourage username changing anyway. ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Skyblade on August 24, 2012, 02:19:21 AM
This may sound kinda stupid, but how I can I change my screenname so instead of Skyblade it's Skyeblade? It just seems cooler that way.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on August 24, 2012, 02:25:14 AM
See above. ^

Members can't change their own usernames, only admins have that ability.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Skyblade on August 24, 2012, 02:27:00 AM
Oh. Sorry for being stupid. :(
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on August 24, 2012, 02:50:09 AM
You're not stupid! No one on this forum is stupid. :) Just remember to read the previous posts to see if your question has already been answered.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Skyblade on August 24, 2012, 02:51:51 AM
Ok. Thank you. :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwallfan7 on October 01, 2012, 03:34:37 AM
Have you ever had to ban anyone from this site?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on October 01, 2012, 07:51:09 AM
Not permanently, as far as I can remember. We have had to temporarily gag members in the past.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on October 01, 2012, 12:45:03 PM
Although, we have no problem permanently taking out spambots.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria Wildlough on October 12, 2012, 12:31:20 AM
When are we having another Awards contest?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on October 12, 2012, 11:36:14 AM
What do you mean awards contest?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Rainshadow on October 23, 2012, 02:07:25 AM
  I have a question:  I keep seeing all of these topics that were moved to "The Dark Forest."  What is The Dark Forest?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on October 23, 2012, 02:30:50 AM
I'm not sure, but if I were to hazzard a guess, it's where the mods dump threads that they may not want to have around right at the moment, as well as where they might discuss forum stuff. Like the april fools prank.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Rainshadow on October 23, 2012, 02:43:22 AM
  Thanks for your answer!  That does sound like a possibility for what it may be.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwallfan7 on October 23, 2012, 03:18:53 AM
I think it's the mod's secret hideout Lol
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on October 23, 2012, 09:03:33 AM
What do you mean awards contest?
I think Tiria means this (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=532.0). I've been wondering the same for a while.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on October 23, 2012, 11:37:43 AM
  I have a question:  I keep seeing all of these topics that were moved to "The Dark Forest."  What is The Dark Forest?

Its not quite our secret hideout (who'd want to be there :P) but that's where we move topics we don't want on the board.  So if you ever come across that, know that we moved it and there's no more discussion on it unless we bring the topic back out.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on October 23, 2012, 11:39:01 AM
What do you mean awards contest?
I think Tiria means this (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=532.0). I've been wondering the same for a while.

This was done very early when this forum was first created.  I have no idea of its current status.  Matthias?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on October 23, 2012, 12:51:47 PM
What do you mean awards contest?
I think Tiria means this (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=532.0). I've been wondering the same for a while.

This was done very early when this forum was first created.  I have no idea of its current status.  Matthias?
To the best of my knowledge, that contest is currently indefinite hiatus. I would very much like to see it completed, but we cannot finish it without Lady Shael. :(

  I have a question:  I keep seeing all of these topics that were moved to "The Dark Forest."  What is The Dark Forest?
As Lutra said, it's the place where we put topics when we don't want them out for general use, but don't want to out and out delete. We don't place topics there lightly, but if we do, it's because we have a good reason.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on October 23, 2012, 02:01:11 PM
What happened to Lady Shael, she hasen't been on for almost a year.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on October 23, 2012, 02:07:55 PM
I believe she has had other commitments and has been unable to come back. That's why I was made an admin.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Rainshadow on October 23, 2012, 03:32:10 PM
  I have a question:  I keep seeing all of these topics that were moved to "The Dark Forest."  What is The Dark Forest?

Its not quite our secret hideout (who'd want to be there :P) but that's where we move topics we don't want on the board.  So if you ever come across that, know that we moved it and there's no more discussion on it unless we bring the topic back out.

  Okay, thanks. :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: BrookSkimmer on October 23, 2012, 05:33:48 PM
I think we could run another awards contest. It just wouldn't be run by Lady Shael probably. That's a good thing to consider...
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on October 23, 2012, 06:17:22 PM
I think we could run another awards contest. It just wouldn't be run by Lady Shael probably. That's a good thing to consider...

Yes please do.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Skyblade on October 23, 2012, 07:29:09 PM
I think we could run another awards contest. It just wouldn't be run by Lady Shael probably. That's a good thing to consider...

Yes please do.

I agree, especially since not everyone got a chance to be in the Roleplay tournament. Of course, there needs to be time to plan and prepare before we jump into anything.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on October 23, 2012, 07:36:36 PM
That would be wise. Though this isn't really the place to plan one.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Skyblade on October 23, 2012, 07:58:35 PM
Yeah, I meant if we plan it'd be best for the mods to talk amongst themselves and we could PM them suggestions. At least that's what I think.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Something Horrifying on October 23, 2012, 09:39:49 PM
I've been considering running a contest, and ran it past a mod already (I don't know that they've run it past the others yet, though), and it sounds like it'll probably get a green light? But it wouldn't start for a couple months, probably. And I'm sure I won't know for sure until I write up the details for mod approval. Just a heads up that something might be in the works, though. ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Icefire on October 31, 2012, 04:05:48 AM
So...was the religious thread deleted completely? I haven't seen any updates on it for a while. Same with the not-religious thread.

....Also, what is the Dark Forest? Can only mods/admins see that?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on October 31, 2012, 04:29:01 AM
The Dark Forest is the doom of rule-breaking and controversial threads.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on November 17, 2012, 11:54:43 PM
Maybe my Contest Board idea would fit in with the request?  ::)

We could have judges for the competitions.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on November 18, 2012, 03:14:05 AM
What contest board idea?  I don't think we really need a separate place to hold contests.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lord Gorath on November 18, 2012, 11:54:51 PM
 ;D I think the idea is Utterly Otterly awesome.  ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on November 19, 2012, 12:40:55 AM
Not if I don't know what exactly we're talking about. ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: winifred on November 20, 2012, 10:53:16 PM
I have a Q.
How do you post a pic from your own pictures???? That would be really helpful, thanks! ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on November 20, 2012, 10:58:47 PM
If you mean directly from your computer: You can't, because that feature is disabled.

You can instead upload a file from your computer to a site like Imgur (http://imgur.com) and click upload from 'Computer'. Once done, you can follow the steps in the FAQ here (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=2188.0), if needed.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on November 21, 2012, 01:21:38 AM
If you mean directly from your computer: You can't, because that feature is disabled.

You can instead upload a file from your computer to a site like Imgur (http://imgur.com) and click upload from 'Computer'. Once done, you can follow the steps in the FAQ here (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=2188.0), if needed.


Why was it disabled?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on November 21, 2012, 01:26:29 AM
Security reasons.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on November 21, 2012, 03:10:01 AM
People take advantage of it too.  Seen it happen.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: winifred on November 21, 2012, 05:22:25 PM
ok. I don't know much about this stuff  :P so if I have an art thread, how do I post my pics of art for people ???
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on November 21, 2012, 10:33:57 PM
I use photobucket, it's idiot proof. You create an account, free, go to upload photos, and drag and drop from your desktop. First, you have to upload the photos from your camera to the computer.

Here's a list:

1) Take a picture.
2) Use a cord and plug the camera into the computer.
3) Go to IPhoto, or whatever you use and click on the photos you want.
4) Transfer them to your computer, there will be a button that says something like 'transfer' or 'sync'.
5) Put them in a folder or the desktop, whichever's easier.

Next,

6) Go to photobucket (http://beta.photobucket.com), tinypic (http://tinypic.com), or imgur (http://imgur.com).
7) Sign up.(photobucket, maybe Imgur?)
8) Go to 'upload photos'.
9) Drag and drop(photobucket), browse files(tinypic), or however you get to the photos.(imgur)
10) Find the URL/IMG code(should be somewhere on the page), copy/paste it into your post, and you're done.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwallfan7 on November 22, 2012, 03:07:08 AM
How can I change the color of my username? Like the text??
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on November 22, 2012, 03:48:16 AM
Green, blue and red usernames that you see correspond to membergroups.

Green=Moderator
Blue=Global Moderator
Red=Administrator
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on November 22, 2012, 04:01:21 AM
ok. I don't know much about this stuff  :P so if I have an art thread, how do I post my pics of art for people ???

I use a blog. http://leathoshellhound.wordpress.com/ (http://leathoshellhound.wordpress.com/)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwallfan7 on November 22, 2012, 02:57:27 PM
Green, blue and red usernames that you see correspond to membergroups.

Green=Moderator
Blue=Global Moderator
Red=Administrator
Ah. Ok, thanks for explaining!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on November 24, 2012, 09:12:00 PM
Why when every mod moved up Taggerung_of_Redwall didn't?

Oh and why does it say here http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=1090.0 (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=1090.0)
Quote
Dear Redwallabbey.com forum members,

The staff has selected Lutra and Folgrimeo to serve as new moderators of the Redwall-related boards, and Brian Jacques' Other Works. James Gryphon has had to leave the forum due to a personal reason.
As with all local moderators, we ask that you treat them with the same respect as you treat the rest of the staff.

Congrats to you both!

~ToR

But Folgrimeo is still not a mod?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on November 24, 2012, 10:13:36 PM
Why when every mod moved up Taggerung_of_Redwall didn't?

I am one of the original mods-I have always had this position.

But Folgrimeo is still not a mod?
Folgrimeo was a mod, but then resigned.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on November 24, 2012, 10:14:44 PM
ok thanks.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lord Gorath on November 27, 2012, 10:07:20 PM
If I were to put up a poll about what's the best language according to species, where would it go?

Example:

Molespeak: 1
Hare wot wotty stuff: 2
Badger: 0
Mice: 3

Which one would it be?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: phoenixfoden on November 27, 2012, 10:10:10 PM
General redwall discussion
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Myrkin on January 16, 2013, 09:35:45 PM
Hi. I noticed that topics for RPs called "Descent" and "Recruiting Sergants" has dissapeared. Can you tell me what has happened to them?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Romsca on January 16, 2013, 09:39:45 PM
What's the difference between "moderator" and "global moderator"?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on January 16, 2013, 09:40:12 PM
The member who was the creator leader is no longer active on the forum. The topics however have not been deleted and if anyone wishes to receive their character sheet, they may send a PM to the staff about it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Myrkin on January 16, 2013, 09:48:40 PM
I see... But there are many RP threads which had no activity for a long time and they weren't moved, so why move this one?

As for "Descent", its creator is still active.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on January 16, 2013, 10:26:28 PM
Its moved for a reason, but not deleted, so if you need anything from it--character descriptions or settings, we can get those for you. :)

Moderator - has power to moderate a specific forum
Global Moderator - has power to moderate the entire board
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Myrkin on January 16, 2013, 10:38:54 PM
Deleted by user.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on January 17, 2013, 09:47:26 PM
How do I post a picture in a Personal Message?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on January 17, 2013, 11:30:26 PM
Same as normal. This link (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=2188.0) will tell you how to do it normally, if you don't already know.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Romsca on January 18, 2013, 12:42:33 AM
How do you have a link as a word like your "this link"? I just know how to have a link as a url.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on January 18, 2013, 12:54:29 AM
Forum index. (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php)

Code: [Select]
[url=http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php]Forum index.[/url]
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Romsca on January 18, 2013, 12:57:44 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on January 18, 2013, 11:44:08 PM
Thanks Wonwill! I thought that was only for posting a profile pic. but thanks for telling me!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on February 11, 2013, 06:52:22 PM
Sorry for double posting but what does OOC: mean?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: psybox on February 11, 2013, 06:54:22 PM
Out of Character, and BIC is back in character.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on February 11, 2013, 07:06:21 PM
KK Thanks!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on February 16, 2013, 12:54:39 PM
I was wondering how do you lock a topic and how do you move a topic because I had I topic moved and I've founed lots of topics locked  ???
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Mattio on February 16, 2013, 01:19:56 PM
You can't do that only Mods and Admins can
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on February 16, 2013, 01:23:35 PM
Yup. Only us mods as admins can. Funnily enough, this topic needs to be moved, to Suggesions and Concerns. ;) I'll also combine this with the Q&A thread, it doesn't really need its own topic.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: cregga rose eyes on February 18, 2013, 12:58:25 AM
Is there a way to make a topic that can only be accessed from another topic. I have an idea for something, but I don't think its worth taking up click a topic space I just plan to connect to in my Requests and Random drawing
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on February 18, 2013, 02:25:29 AM
No. The closest thing you could get is google docs.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on February 20, 2013, 12:36:10 AM
I noticed that with some of the mebers that some of the stars are gold, some red, green, and blue. What do the different colours mean?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Romsca on February 20, 2013, 01:49:53 AM
Admins, moderators, season namers, etc. Important people, you get the picture
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on February 20, 2013, 03:00:25 AM
Normal ranks
Newbie: (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/star.gif)
Jr. Member: (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/star.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/star.gif)
Full Member: (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/star.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/star.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/star.gif)
Sr. Member: (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/star.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/star.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/star.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/star.gif)
Hero Member: (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/star.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/star.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/star.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/star.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/star.gif)

Special Ranks
Season Namer: (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/star.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/star.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/star.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/star.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/star.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/star.gif)

Admin/Mods
Administrator: (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/staradmin.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/staradmin.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/staradmin.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/staradmin.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/staradmin.gif)
Global Moderator: (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/stargmod.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/stargmod.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/stargmod.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/stargmod.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/stargmod.gif)
Moderator: (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/starmod.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/starmod.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/starmod.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/starmod.gif)(http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/starmod.gif)

Hope that helps. I should stick this in the FAQ...
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: 321tumbler on February 21, 2013, 08:49:30 PM
There is a short story I am writing for my homeschool writing club and I wanted to share it with you guys, but it isn't Redwall. Where should I post it?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on February 21, 2013, 10:04:03 PM
Maybe you could ask if it could be put in  The Orchard.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on February 22, 2013, 12:22:18 AM
I have a few Questions

1. When was this Forum made?

2. Who made it?

3. Who else have been season namers?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on February 22, 2013, 12:41:29 AM
The Forum was made in the Summer of 2011.

Dunno.

Trigoma, Tiria Wildlough and someone else that I don't remember.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on February 22, 2013, 12:45:12 AM
You don't remember Bragoon?  :'( That's sad in and of itself!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on February 22, 2013, 12:46:12 AM
Lol, I just couldn't remember the name of the namer!  :D

I could never forget our dear friend Bragoon.  :'(
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on February 22, 2013, 02:53:18 AM
1. When was this Forum made?
June 2011

2. Who made it?
The people in charge of redwallabbey.com.

3. Who else have been season namers?
Autumn 2011: Tiria Wildlough
Winter 2011: DanielofRedwall
Spring 2012: Bragoon
Summer 2012: Trigoma
Autumn 2012: Icefire
Winter 2012: Skipper
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on February 22, 2013, 05:28:30 PM
THanks!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on March 14, 2013, 09:34:55 PM
Is it possable to search for an individual topic?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on March 15, 2013, 07:46:37 AM
Yes. Use the search button at the top and type in what you think is the title of the topic. Then, under the space for typing, there should be a tick box which says "Search in topic subjects only". Click that button so there is a tick on it and then click search and it'll pop up with any topics that match what you're looking for.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on March 17, 2013, 03:48:55 PM
T=What does N/A stand for?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Mattio on March 17, 2013, 03:58:12 PM
Not available I believe.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: cregga rose eyes on March 17, 2013, 06:57:23 PM
I think N/A also stand for Non Applicable (meaning not relevant).
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on March 17, 2013, 08:34:59 PM
T=thanks!!!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on March 17, 2013, 10:22:06 PM
Not Available.  :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: leon on March 19, 2013, 08:11:57 PM
hello ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on March 19, 2013, 08:13:06 PM
Hi
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on March 20, 2013, 01:54:20 AM
Why don't we hear from the member Redwall Abbey (founder of this forum) very often?  On his profile it said that he's made only four posts since this forum was started. Since He's the founding member, shouldn't he have the most posts out of all of us?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on March 20, 2013, 11:48:10 AM
He pretty much got the forum going, and turned over control to myself and the other staff members. We (the staff) can still contact him in case of an emergency, but I doubt that we will ever need to, as we have such great forum members here. :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on March 20, 2013, 06:50:26 PM
He pretty much got the forum going, and turned over control to myself and the other staff members. We (the staff) can still contact him in case of an emergency, but I doubt that we will ever need to, as we have such great forum members here. :)
But why dosn't he ever make any posts? Even if he is the founder, he can still make posts.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on March 20, 2013, 06:52:15 PM
He can, but he's not like other members. He works for the Redwall Abbey company, and I suspect he spends his time on other pursuits.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on March 20, 2013, 06:54:29 PM
He can, but he's not like other members. He works for the Redwall Abbey company, and I suspect he spends his time on other pursuits.
Hm, that makes sence. But I have one more question: has there been anything seriouse enugh to be taken to him to deal with?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on March 20, 2013, 07:01:58 PM
You probably have heard if he came back. ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on March 20, 2013, 07:03:55 PM
You probably have heard if he came back. ;)
But I have never heard from him the hole time that I've been a member on this Forum, so I've never heard or seen anything really seriouse that had been taken to him. So, has there been anytime were that happened?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on March 20, 2013, 07:11:59 PM
no, not to my knowledge.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on March 20, 2013, 07:20:28 PM
Do's anybody else know? Anywon?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Romsca on March 20, 2013, 10:58:12 PM
No


hello ;)

Welcome to the forum leon!! ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on March 21, 2013, 12:56:17 AM
Do's anybody else know? Anywon?

Ungatt, I been on this forum since one month after this forum was made. The answer is nothing has been  seriouse enough to be taken to him!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on March 21, 2013, 06:01:38 PM
Do's anybody else know? Anywon?

Ungatt, I been on this forum since one month after this forum was made. The answer is nothing has been  seriouse enough to be taken to him!
Then it looks like he has this job cut out for him :-\.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on March 21, 2013, 08:01:26 PM
He dosen't have to doing any thing on the forum now.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on March 22, 2013, 07:55:38 PM
Sorry if I sound like I'm asking alot of questions, but I have another one: how bad would something have to be to be taken to him?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on March 22, 2013, 08:29:56 PM
If the site were hacked, I suppose that would constitute something serious. Although I daresay he'd notice that himself before one of the forum staff had to contact him, or anybody else who runs the redwallabbey website. As far as dealing with problem members goes -- trolls, spammers, and so on -- the forum staff has the control necessary to take care of any problems.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on March 22, 2013, 08:33:06 PM
How bad would something that a member posted have to be taken to him?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on March 22, 2013, 08:50:36 PM
There would be no need to take a problem with a member to him, because Matthias has the same forum position as he does -- the same ability to ban members and such.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on March 23, 2013, 05:47:37 PM
If a member is gagged, is there ever a chance that they will ever be allowed on the Forum again?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on March 23, 2013, 08:34:15 PM
Yes. Most gags are likely to be temporary, and can be lifted after a period of time has elapsed (say, 24 hours or 48 hours or a week). We don't want to kick members off the forums if we don't have to. If they can cool down and we feel that they're capable of reforming their behavior, we'll ungag and work from there.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Romsca on March 24, 2013, 01:02:54 AM
Well Taggerung the Otter has been gagged since before I got on
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on March 24, 2013, 02:31:14 PM
He's had issues with people on the forum more than once, and a gagged person can still PM (He sent me one after he was gagged... I'll leave it at that), so if he wants to come back then he can contact a mod.

Going through the roster, you'll notice a LOT of gagged usernames that never really do anything.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on March 24, 2013, 02:42:32 PM
A lot of gagged accounts are spambots that are only kept around to act as references for ban triggers that hold the majority of spam accounts at bay. As for actually members getting gagged or banned, the staff takes such action as a last ditch effort if a member is uncooperative. Several warnings are given before a gag or ban even comes near. If anyone is concerned about the prospect of being gagged, don't worry, you'll usually be told long before that happens if you are at risk of punishment. I know I would want to know if I was at risk of being gagged, so I try to treat everyone in a similar manner. That's simply fair treatment; nothing more, nothing less.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: cregga rose eyes on March 24, 2013, 07:39:34 PM
No. The closest thing you could get is google docs.

What is  goole docs?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on March 24, 2013, 07:48:15 PM
It's a special document manager by google. It's called google drive now, but I always called it google docs. You create a document on it underneath your GMail account(if you have one) and you can access that document on anything with internet. Tablets, computers, etc. You can choose to share documents, meaning other people can view them and edit them. Google docs is a huge help when I'm co-writing Redwall fanfiction with a friend of mine, because we can both access and edit the docs from our computers.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: cregga rose eyes on March 25, 2013, 03:13:13 PM
It's a special document manager by google. It's called google drive now, but I always called it google docs. You create a document on it underneath your GMail account(if you have one) and you can access that document on anything with internet. Tablets, computers, etc. You can choose to share documents, meaning other people can view them and edit them. Google docs is a huge help when I'm co-writing Redwall fanfiction with a friend of mine, because we can both access and edit the docs from our computers.

Thankyou.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on March 25, 2013, 06:52:12 PM
A lot of gagged accounts are spambots that are only kept around to act as references for ban triggers that hold the majority of spam accounts at bay. As for actually members getting gagged or banned, the staff takes such action as a last ditch effort if a member is uncooperative. Several warnings are given before a gag or ban even comes near. If anyone is concerned about the prospect of being gagged, don't worry, you'll usually be told long before that happens if you are at risk of punishment. I know I would want to know if I was at risk of being gagged, so I try to treat everyone in a similar manner. That's simply fair treatment; nothing more, nothing less.
So your saying that Taggerung the Otter is a spambot? If he isn't, then why has he been gagged for such a long time?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on March 25, 2013, 07:03:59 PM
A lot of gagged accounts are spambots that are only kept around to act as references for ban triggers that hold the majority of spam accounts at bay. As for actually members getting gagged or banned, the staff takes such action as a last ditch effort if a member is uncooperative. Several warnings are given before a gag or ban even comes near. If anyone is concerned about the prospect of being gagged, don't worry, you'll usually be told long before that happens if you are at risk of punishment. I know I would want to know if I was at risk of being gagged, so I try to treat everyone in a similar manner. That's simply fair treatment; nothing more, nothing less.
So your saying that Taggerung the Otter is a spambot? If he isn't, then why has he been gagged for such a long time?

No, he was exceedingly rude and disrespectful.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on March 25, 2013, 07:05:27 PM
A lot of gagged accounts are spambots that are only kept around to act as references for ban triggers that hold the majority of spam accounts at bay. As for actually members getting gagged or banned, the staff takes such action as a last ditch effort if a member is uncooperative. Several warnings are given before a gag or ban even comes near. If anyone is concerned about the prospect of being gagged, don't worry, you'll usually be told long before that happens if you are at risk of punishment. I know I would want to know if I was at risk of being gagged, so I try to treat everyone in a similar manner. That's simply fair treatment; nothing more, nothing less.
So your saying that Taggerung the Otter is a spambot? If he isn't, then why has he been gagged for such a long time?

No, he was exceedingly rude and disrespectful.
But isn't that what most members get gagged for? Havn't other members ever been gagged for being rude and disrespectful ever been let back onto the forum?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on March 25, 2013, 08:59:37 PM
A lot of gagged accounts are spambots that are only kept around to act as references for ban triggers that hold the majority of spam accounts at bay. As for actually members getting gagged or banned, the staff takes such action as a last ditch effort if a member is uncooperative. Several warnings are given before a gag or ban even comes near. If anyone is concerned about the prospect of being gagged, don't worry, you'll usually be told long before that happens if you are at risk of punishment. I know I would want to know if I was at risk of being gagged, so I try to treat everyone in a similar manner. That's simply fair treatment; nothing more, nothing less.
So your saying that Taggerung the Otter is a spambot? If he isn't, then why has he been gagged for such a long time?

No, he was exceedingly rude and disrespectful.
But isn't that what most members get gagged for? Havn't other members ever been gagged for being rude and disrespectful ever been let back onto the forum?

If I remember correctly, he had been gagged before, and like I've said before, if he wants to come back, he can PM the staff about it. This situation is up to their discretion.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on March 26, 2013, 07:39:18 PM
A lot of gagged accounts are spambots that are only kept around to act as references for ban triggers that hold the majority of spam accounts at bay. As for actually members getting gagged or banned, the staff takes such action as a last ditch effort if a member is uncooperative. Several warnings are given before a gag or ban even comes near. If anyone is concerned about the prospect of being gagged, don't worry, you'll usually be told long before that happens if you are at risk of punishment. I know I would want to know if I was at risk of being gagged, so I try to treat everyone in a similar manner. That's simply fair treatment; nothing more, nothing less.
So your saying that Taggerung the Otter is a spambot? If he isn't, then why has he been gagged for such a long time?

No, he was exceedingly rude and disrespectful.
But isn't that what most members get gagged for? Havn't other members ever been gagged for being rude and disrespectful ever been let back onto the forum?

If I remember correctly, he had been gagged before, and like I've said before, if he wants to come back, he can PM the staff about it. This situation is up to their discretion.
He was gagged twice?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Romsca on March 27, 2013, 12:57:01 AM
Apparently so
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on March 29, 2013, 06:35:14 PM
A few months ago, there was a report that said that this site was infected with a Trojan Virus. How did the Trojen Virus start infecting this Forum in the first place?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on April 11, 2013, 02:38:00 PM
Can someone plase give me a brief post about who some of the first members were?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on April 11, 2013, 02:44:35 PM
Go to the member list (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?action=mlist) and click on "dye registered", which will order the members from oldest to newest. I was somewhere between the 40-50th member. :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on April 11, 2013, 05:50:23 PM
And I was member #13. The forum will be two years old this summer, in case anyone is wondering.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on April 11, 2013, 08:11:07 PM
Thanks!!!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Romsca on April 11, 2013, 08:28:57 PM
How do guests post?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on April 11, 2013, 08:32:15 PM
They can't. You have to register. Some people appear as guests after they've deleted their accounts.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on April 11, 2013, 08:34:12 PM
They can't. You have to register. Some people appear as guests after they've deleted their accounts.
Who would want to leave the Redwall Abbey Forum?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on April 11, 2013, 08:36:03 PM
Lol! And now I understand why!

(click to show/hide)

They can't. You have to register. Some people appear as guests after they've deleted their accounts.
Who would want to leave the Redwall Abbey Forum?
Because it was not to there liking.

Because they did not have enough time

Because they did not feel comfortable.

Because they felt cast out.

For countless reasons.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Vilu Daskar on April 11, 2013, 10:12:30 PM
What happens when you get banned.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on April 11, 2013, 11:08:44 PM
What happens when you get banned.
You wont be allwoed to post on this Forum for a while.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on April 12, 2013, 01:30:13 AM
That's gagging, if things kept going on, I think they might just delete the account.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Rusvul on April 12, 2013, 03:45:29 PM
Hey, when I started my account, I didn't have an email adress, so I used my mom's. Now, I do have one, and I would like to use it for my account, but I have not seen an option that allows me to change it. Is it possible for me to?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on April 12, 2013, 03:47:35 PM
Sure is. Go to your profile and click "Account related settings". Scroll down to "Email". Clear the email and type in the new one. Make sure you answer your security question (if you have one) and type in your password, and then "Change profile". An email will be sent to your new account for confirmation.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on April 19, 2013, 07:47:34 PM
Can someone post the list of who became moderators in order?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on April 19, 2013, 10:13:51 PM
Can someone post the list of who became moderators in order?
The creater of this Forum was the first Adminastrator, and the first member, for that matter!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on April 20, 2013, 06:18:02 AM
Dunno why you'd want one, but here you go:

1. Redwall Abbey (admin, creator of forum).
2. The Lady Shael (Admin), Matthias720, ToR and Log-a-Log Grenn (global mods, Grenn dropped soon after for not coming online).
3. James Gryphon, Lily, Redwall Musician and Osu (local mods).
4. James Gryphon left forum, replaced by Lutra and Folgrimeo (local mods).
5. Folgrimeo left forum.
6. BrookSkimmer added (local mod).
7. All moderators upgraded to Global Mods, DanielofRedwall added as local mod.
8. DanielofRedwall upgraded to Global Mod.

And somewhere in there, Matthias720 became an admin, I think pretty early in it all.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on April 20, 2013, 08:59:24 PM
Okay Thanks!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on April 20, 2013, 09:28:14 PM
Has this Forum ever undergone any majore changes, like changes in backround and stuff like that?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on April 20, 2013, 10:29:41 PM
Yeah. I wasn't here when it was like that, but there used to not be the cellars, roleplaying, cavern hole...
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on April 20, 2013, 11:11:02 PM
Yep, and the Front Lawns were added last year.

As was the OOC Section, Completed Roleplays Section, and the Tournament Section(Sub-boards).

Oh, and also the Fanfiction and Fan Artworks Sub-boards.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on April 21, 2013, 01:55:02 AM
Dan has quite a memory to remember when we all joined.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on April 21, 2013, 05:42:27 AM
The forum was once just a single board, back in the day. So when other boards were added, that was quite a major change. Also, the default font was changed from Papryus to what it is now, thank goodness. And the Brian Jacques' Other Works board.

Dan has quite a memory to remember when we all joined.
I had help from the Announcements board, though I do remember roughly who became mods then. I couldn't remember when Matthias was made an admin though.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on April 21, 2013, 03:35:06 PM
While I can't give an exact date either, I know it was sometime around mid-December 2011 when I was made an admin.

And thanks, Daniel for making that list.I'll pop over to the FAQ and drop it in there, as it's rather useful. :)

EDIT: I remember back when the forum was only one board, and less than six topics posted. Wow that brings back memories!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on April 21, 2013, 09:16:57 PM
I know, such memories.  :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on April 21, 2013, 11:13:48 PM
Does TaggerungofRedwall Moderate any boards? I saw the names Osu, Lutra, Lily, Redwall Musician, and DanielofRedwall moderate the boards (because their names are on it) and the Admins moderate and look over everything but I didn't see his name up.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on April 22, 2013, 01:22:21 AM
Local mods moderate the boards their names are on. Global mods moderate all the boards. Lutra and Osu and co. used to be local mods, moderating those boards. Now all our mods are global ones, and the names have been taken down.
Also, the difference between global mods and admins are that admins can add and remove boards. Just in case.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on April 23, 2013, 12:26:18 AM
Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwallfan7 on April 23, 2013, 11:43:07 PM
I acidentally posted a topic about music in the games section. Can someone please move it? Thanks.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Maudie on April 24, 2013, 03:36:39 AM
I was wondering if my email is visible to you users, cause it always shows up when i look at my profile and when i look at it as a guest I cant see it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on April 24, 2013, 03:56:04 AM
Your email is safe. You can change it, make it so that we can see it, if you want.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Maudie on April 24, 2013, 01:49:32 PM
OK, thanks!  ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on April 24, 2013, 11:58:10 PM
Your email is safe. You can change it, make it so that we can see it, if you want.

Not if he didn't check the hide email box.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Maudie on April 25, 2013, 03:41:13 AM
Actually, I'm a she.  ;) and I did check the hide the email box so it better be safe!
Um, so I wanted to make a thread for my art in Fan Works, and I don't really have a website to put pictures on. When I tried copying one of them it didn't work. Is that a forum problem or just my computer? (The picrure was from Windows Live Photo Gallery)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on April 25, 2013, 04:22:51 AM
You have to use a photo sharing site such as Photobucket (http://photobucket.com), Tinypic (http://tinypic.com) or Flickr (http://flickr.com). You can't copy/paste from your desktop, and there is no way to post a picture straight from your desktop (unless you're making a profile picture).
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Maudie on April 25, 2013, 04:27:59 AM
Aw, cause I don't have a membership to any sites like that.  :(
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on April 25, 2013, 04:39:21 AM
With Imgur you don't have to have a membership. I think I'll drag up my guide thing again, if you want.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on April 25, 2013, 05:18:43 AM
Yep. You don't need an account for Tinypic and Imgur.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Maudie on April 25, 2013, 01:48:00 PM
I tried tinypic but it said there was an error  ::) could someone give me a link to Imgur?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on April 30, 2013, 11:23:41 PM
When I first joined this Forum, I was asked the question about what species Martin the Warrior was (A mouse, as I have always known). I awnsered the question right, but what happened when you awnser the question wrong?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on May 01, 2013, 05:28:25 AM
When I first joined this Forum, I was asked the question about what species Martin the Warrior was (A mouse, as I have always known). I awnsered the question right, but what happened when you awnser the question wrong?

You will be told you answered the question wrong and prompted to retry. It must be answered correctly to create an account. It's a security feature to prevent both bots and trolls from registering.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Maudie on May 01, 2013, 02:57:48 PM
Yes, I had to retry, even though I'm sure the answer I typed the first time was right. Maybe I misspelled it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on May 01, 2013, 11:08:26 PM
When I first joined this Forum, I was asked the question about what species Martin the Warrior was (A mouse, as I have always known). I awnsered the question right, but what happened when you awnser the question wrong?

You will be told you answered the question wrong and prompted to retry. It must be answered correctly to create an account. It's a security feature to prevent both bots and trolls from registering.
But I've heard of a few times were a spambot was able to get an account on this Forum (take Galvin81, for example). How did they get past that question?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on May 01, 2013, 11:35:14 PM
I don't know when 'Galvin81' registered. The question was implemented only in late August of 2011. We were getting about 15-20 spambots registered per day before then.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Maudie on May 02, 2013, 01:00:37 AM
Galvan81 registered like a week ago. I didn't know it was a spambot, I was really confused as to why it got gagged before it even posted
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on May 02, 2013, 11:52:44 AM
I was the one who gagged Galvan81. He had made on post, which was advertisement, so I deleted it and gagged him. That is why it shows as him not making a post.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on May 02, 2013, 02:41:11 PM
To clarify; having a security question during the registration process does not completely remove the capability of spambots making an account successfully, but it does eliminate a lot of them. And while I could put a more difficult question in place to cut down the chances of spambots slipping through, I do not want any real people confounded by a difficult question and lose interest in joining the forum.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Rusvul on May 02, 2013, 09:24:42 PM
Perhaps ask in addition to Martin, like,  what, aside from badgers, has an army at Salamandastron. It's mentioned in nearly every book. Just a thought.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on May 02, 2013, 10:35:57 PM
hmmm I don't remember having to answer any thing, The forum was most likely to new.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on May 06, 2013, 10:53:49 PM
I havn't been able to figure out how to see the order that all Members joined this Forum. How exacly do you do that?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on May 07, 2013, 02:07:04 AM
I havn't been able to figure out how to see the order that all Members joined this Forum. How exacly do you do that?

just go to this link...http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?action=mlist;sort=registered;start=0 (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?action=mlist;sort=registered;start=0)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on May 07, 2013, 02:49:21 AM
I havn't been able to figure out how to see the order that all Members joined this Forum. How exacly do you do that?

just go to this link...http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?action=mlist;sort=registered;start=0 (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?action=mlist;sort=registered;start=0)
But how am I supposed to count my way all the way to my position?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on May 07, 2013, 01:10:46 PM
You are member #1666, as indicated by the url of your profile, u=1666.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on May 07, 2013, 01:34:10 PM
Yes, I'm user 464.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on May 07, 2013, 09:45:08 PM
You are member #1666, as indicated by the url of your profile, u=1666.
That cant be right, because right now it says that we have 1638 Members. So how can I be Member 1666?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Rainshadow on May 07, 2013, 11:25:43 PM
You are member #1666, as indicated by the url of your profile, u=1666.
That cant be right, because right now it says that we have 1638 Members. So how can I be Member 1666?

  Well, I don't know if this is correct or not, but my guess would be that you're the 1,666 member to join, but some of the members either deleted their accounts, were banned, or in some way their account was shut down.

  EDIT:  I have a question.  What's everyone talking about with the "Changing news"?  I saw that the news looked different, but it doesn't change for me.  All it says is "Welcome to the Redwall Abbey forum!".
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on May 08, 2013, 02:47:06 AM
@Rainshadow: If you look at it long enough, it will change.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on May 08, 2013, 08:55:55 PM
You are member #1666, as indicated by the url of your profile, u=1666.
That cant be right, because right now it says that we have 1638 Members. So how can I be Member 1666?

  Well, I don't know if this is correct or not, but my guess would be that you're the 1,666 member to join, but some of the members either deleted their accounts, were banned, or in some way their account was shut down.

An account would be deleted that many times?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on May 12, 2013, 09:21:20 PM
I was looking at the what the members are doing (hen you click who's online) and it says that Osu is looking at: "Nothing, or Nothing you can't see!" What is that?

P.S It didn't have a link lie the others either
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on May 12, 2013, 10:03:46 PM
"Nothing, or Nothing you can't see!" What is that?
Mods and Admins can see areas of the forum users can't, such as the pages where we make new boards or edit existing ones, as well as our secret lair where we deviously plan our next April 1st prank, and so on. This is probably what's happening when you see that message. :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on May 13, 2013, 10:18:12 PM
Thank you!

Secret Lair? I wish I could see that!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: BrookSkimmer on May 13, 2013, 10:19:52 PM
Then it wouldn't be a secret now would it? ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on May 13, 2013, 10:29:23 PM
I PM'ed DanielofRedwall when I first saw the "Nothing, or Nothing you can see..." thing on what Taggerung_of_Redwall was doing. He said pretty much what Osu said. I called it, " The Forbidden Board" ;D. Just ceriouse, but what is the interface like of "The Forbidden Board"?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Shandi on May 14, 2013, 06:24:23 AM
I didn't see this specifically in the FAQ or through the search engine and I can't be bothered to scroll through 37 pages of questions, but have you ever considered changing the user ranks (Newbie, Jr. Member, etc.) to something much more Redwally, like Dibbun, Abbeybeast, Warrior, etc.? The default ones, while effective, lack a distinct personal touch. Anyway, it's only a small cosmetic change, but those kinds of minor details can really spice up a website. :)

EDIT: Also, have you considered upgrading to SMF 2.0? I just did for my forums, and it's über shiny. I would recommend it, if you are considering it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on May 14, 2013, 03:25:31 PM
While Redwall themed ranks have been suggested in the past, the staff feels that the current ones are sufficient. As for upgrading to SMF 2.0, I do not have the ability to do that, as I am not the one hosting the forum.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on May 14, 2013, 09:28:16 PM
I PM'ed DanielofRedwall when I first saw the "Nothing, or Nothing you can see..." thing on what Taggerung_of_Redwall was doing. He said pretty much what Osu said. I called it, " The Forbidden Board" ;D. Just ceriouse, but what is the interface like of "The Forbidden Board"?
It's the Admin Board where they add boards, ranks, etc.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on May 15, 2013, 12:22:00 AM
I PM'ed DanielofRedwall when I first saw the "Nothing, or Nothing you can see..." thing on what Taggerung_of_Redwall was doing. He said pretty much what Osu said. I called it, " The Forbidden Board" ;D. Just ceriouse, but what is the interface like of "The Forbidden Board"?
It's the Admin Board where they add boards, ranks, etc.
I know that. I'm just ceriouse about the interface of that board.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on May 15, 2013, 12:33:51 AM
The hidden staff board has the same interface, it is just not viewable by members.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Maudie on May 16, 2013, 02:53:40 AM
is it possible to send a PM to myself?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on May 16, 2013, 03:00:10 AM
Try it and see! ;D

(Yes, you should be able to send private messages to yourself.)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on May 16, 2013, 03:44:32 AM
Yeah, I use it as a simple form of notes when I don't have anything else available.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Maudie on May 16, 2013, 03:47:23 AM
Thanks!

EDIT:Whoa, Whoa, Whoa! When I joined this forum there were 1623 members, now its in the 1400s, what happened? did some mod go on a deleting rampage?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on May 16, 2013, 01:06:41 PM
We had a huge quantity of unactivated accounts going back to 2011, so most of them were expunged.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Maudie on May 17, 2013, 04:00:52 AM
Well, I'm glad, cause I hate disorganization. though my idea of organizing might be a wee bit different than others. Namely, getting rid of all the unnecessary things. ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on May 17, 2013, 09:53:32 PM
Why did you Mods just noticed the Spambots? Wouldn't it have been easy to figure them out a while back?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on May 17, 2013, 09:58:29 PM
New spambots pop up regularly. We can only do so much to combat them, short of deleting them individually.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on May 17, 2013, 09:59:21 PM
How, exactly, do they get around the security question?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Maudie on May 18, 2013, 01:09:00 AM
Maybe they google it. ;D :D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on May 18, 2013, 03:24:25 AM
I don't think they do...its why the spambot account shows as registered, but its sitting dormant.  Until the account is confirmed it cannot be used.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Maudie on May 19, 2013, 02:03:16 AM
Um, just wonderin', if you press the always stay logged on button, will it show you as online even when you are not on the site?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on May 19, 2013, 02:25:47 AM
Um, just wonderin', if you press the always stay logged on button, will it show you as online even when you are not on the site?

No, I'm on always stay logged.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Film Reel on May 19, 2013, 04:14:43 AM
Uh, I want to join a roleplay, but I'm a Scootaloo. Is there anything I can join now?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on May 19, 2013, 04:31:27 AM
Um, just wonderin', if you press the always stay logged on button, will it show you as online even when you are not on the site?
No. It's more of a "log in automatically each time you visit" button. :)

Uh, I want to join a roleplay, but I'm a Scootaloo. Is there anything I can join now?
Not in the Roleplay boards, but you can always start a non-Redwall based RP in the Cellars.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on May 20, 2013, 11:57:04 PM
I'm just Curious, but about how many times do you pick a Season Namer thorought the year? I want to know as much as I can about this Forum...but this was something that I wasn't able to figure out on my own :-\
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on May 21, 2013, 12:15:51 AM
Four times.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on May 21, 2013, 12:24:53 AM
Four times.
But I've been part of this Forum for nearly a year, and I've only seen it happen twice.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on May 21, 2013, 12:26:14 AM
We pick a new Season Namer at the start of each season, so about every 3 months.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on May 22, 2013, 08:28:38 PM
We pick a new Season Namer at the start of each season, so about every 3 months.
Ok, thanks :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on May 23, 2013, 02:47:09 PM
Can Guests see the secret lair? because it said one of the guests is on "Nothing or nothing you can't see"
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on May 23, 2013, 02:53:23 PM
No, they cannot, otherwise they'd know all our secrets. :P I'm not sure what it means when that happens, my guess is they have multiple tabs open at once and all are viewing a separate part of the forum.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on May 23, 2013, 08:03:00 PM
I'm just curious, but are Member that are Gagged still send PM's?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Rainshadow on May 23, 2013, 08:30:47 PM
I'm just curious, but are Member that are Gagged still send PM's?

  As far as I know, yes, they can.  I've been sent PMs by gagged members.  I think PMing is still allowed so they can talk to the mods and admins, asking if they can be un-gagged.  ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on May 23, 2013, 08:31:29 PM
I'm just curious, but are Member that are Gagged still send PM's?

  As far as I know, yes, they can.  I've been sent PMs by gagged members.  I think PMing is still allowed so they can talk to the mods and admins, asking if they can be un-gagged.  ;)
You were PM'd by Gagged Members?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Rainshadow on May 23, 2013, 08:33:30 PM
I'm just curious, but are Member that are Gagged still send PM's?

  As far as I know, yes, they can.  I've been sent PMs by gagged members.  I think PMing is still allowed so they can talk to the mods and admins, asking if they can be un-gagged.  ;)
You were PM'd by Gagged Members?

  One, and it was for a valid reason, but I'd rather not talk about it.  As the whole matter was finished months ago, I see no reason to think about the whole problem we were having.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on May 23, 2013, 08:34:04 PM
I'm just curious, but are Member that are Gagged still send PM's?

  As far as I know, yes, they can.  I've been sent PMs by gagged members.  I think PMing is still allowed so they can talk to the mods and admins, asking if they can be un-gagged.  ;)
You were PM'd by Gagged Members?

  One, and it was for a valid reason, but I'd rather not talk about it.  As the whole matter was finished months ago, I see no reason to think about the whole problem we were having.
I know, I was just remarking :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on May 24, 2013, 02:41:09 AM
We can, if we fell we need to, prohibit gagged members from PMing. We have felt no reason to do but once before when we were worried they would abuse via PMs since they no longer could with regular posting. Gagged members that can PM are welcome to contact us anytime they would like to make the case they've improved their behavior.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on May 24, 2013, 11:24:50 PM
We can, if we fell we need to, prohibit gagged members from PMing. We have felt no reason to do but once before when we were worried they would abuse via PMs since they no longer could with regular posting. Gagged members that can PM are welcome to contact us anytime they would like to make the case they've improved their behavior.
Well, thanks for the answer :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Maudie on May 31, 2013, 09:52:19 PM
I was just wondering if there are any other smileys that aren't on the smiley board other than the devil smiley (>:D)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on June 01, 2013, 02:41:36 AM
I don't think there are.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on June 01, 2013, 07:56:16 PM
Can moderators or Administrators look at you personal messages?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on June 02, 2013, 01:38:06 AM
They cannot. :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on June 02, 2013, 08:31:07 AM
However, if someone violates one of the forum rules over PM please alert the moderators and we'll look in to it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on June 02, 2013, 09:10:09 PM
Thank You!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on June 04, 2013, 03:35:41 PM
I can't see or get to the announcements page under News and Feedback.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on June 04, 2013, 04:06:28 PM
I can't see or get to the announcements page under News and Feedback.
What happens when you try to?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Romsca on June 04, 2013, 04:11:43 PM
It works for me!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on June 04, 2013, 05:02:01 PM
It just isn't there.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on June 04, 2013, 05:05:45 PM
It should be visible now. Turns out Season Namers weren't set to be able to see the board, so I gave the group permissions. That's strange, because surely one of the past Season Namers would have noticed? Maybe it was bumped recently.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on June 04, 2013, 06:24:48 PM
It should be visible now. Turns out Season Namers weren't set to be able to see the board, so I gave the group permissions. That's strange, because surely one of the past Season Namers would have noticed? Maybe it was bumped recently.

Ok thanks, it works now.  :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on June 12, 2013, 08:03:50 PM
On the Announcements  board of this Forum, I've seen some posts from the early days from non-Mods, which shouldn't be possible, since it doesn't let Members post there. Was there ever a time were Members were aloud to post there? Just curious :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Kitsune on June 12, 2013, 08:08:04 PM
I think those used to be Moderators, but I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on June 12, 2013, 08:11:04 PM
I think those used to be Moderators, but I could be wrong.
All of those people were Moderators? That sounds pretty unlikely :-\.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Romsca on June 12, 2013, 08:12:08 PM
You mean on the introduction topic? That was probably unlocked before they made the front lawns
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on June 12, 2013, 08:13:55 PM
You mean on the introduction topic? That was probably unlocked before they made the front lawns
No, I mean the Announcements Board.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Romsca on June 12, 2013, 08:15:59 PM
There's an introduction topic on the announcements board that members who aren't mods posted in. It's called "Welcome to the Redwall Abbey Forum"
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on June 12, 2013, 08:19:42 PM
There's an introduction topic on the announcements board that members who aren't mods posted in. It's called "Welcome to the Redwall Abbey Forum"
But why can't Members post there now?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Romsca on June 12, 2013, 08:20:34 PM
Probably since the front lawns have been made available
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on June 12, 2013, 08:23:13 PM
Probably since the front lawns have been made available
Probably...
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on June 12, 2013, 11:43:25 PM
The topic 'Welcome to the Redwall Abbey Forum' was the very first topic on the first board when the forum went live. This was back before there was any staff besides Redwall Abbey, and before the Announcements board existed. When I was originally appointed as a Global Moderator, I created several boards to start the forum with, including Announcements. Then some time afterwards, 'Welcome to the Redwall Abbey Forum' was moved and the current Introduction topic was created. After the Front Lawns became a thing, the Introduction topic was moved there, where it now rests. I hope that clears things up. :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on June 13, 2013, 09:18:20 PM
The topic 'Welcome to the Redwall Abbey Forum' was the very first topic on the first board when the forum went live. This was back before there was any staff besides Redwall Abbey, and before the Announcements board existed. When I was originally appointed as a Global Moderator, I created several boards to start the forum with, including Announcements. Then some time afterwards, 'Welcome to the Redwall Abbey Forum' was moved and the current Introduction topic was created. After the Front Lawns became a thing, the Introduction topic was moved there, where it now rests. I hope that clears things up. :)
Sure does! Thanks, Matthias :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Skyblade on June 25, 2013, 03:34:19 AM
Excuse me, are there any threads in existence for the following topics? I am thinking of starting threads about these topics if none exist.

A thread about using what you have (gifts, talents, possessions) to serve/give to others.

A thread about what it would be like if musical instruments were personified as humans (I know, strange idea  ;))
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on June 25, 2013, 05:54:36 AM
I can't recall either topic being discussed recently, so you can go ahead and make those threads if you like. You might find the search (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?action=search) function useful in the future; just search for "talent" or "musical instrument" or something similar.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Skyblade on June 25, 2013, 04:40:52 PM
That is a good idea; thank you very much! Thank you for answering my question, also.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on June 26, 2013, 05:36:36 AM
No worries, glad to help. :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on June 26, 2013, 10:11:48 PM
Just wanting to be sure, this Forum was started in 2011, right?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on June 27, 2013, 12:19:53 AM
Yes, June 2011.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on June 28, 2013, 01:24:19 AM
Yes, June 2011.
Thanks :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Mariel on July 16, 2013, 12:02:49 AM
I want to change my profile but i have no idea how, because I try and it won't let me,  and somehow I just landed with a pic I don't want.Help!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 16, 2013, 02:12:02 AM
What exactly are you trying to change?  The picture?  You have a few options....web URL (http:///.....), or you can upload it to the forum from your computer in which case, you have to go find the file.  You have to hit "save changes" at the bottom for anything to happen.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Daniel the crusader on July 16, 2013, 08:52:41 PM
I just have a small question I was wondering about. How do you cover up your email so that not everyone can see it?



Hi!!I'm new to this.  I'm wondering how you play on the minecraft   redwall server.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Shadowed One on July 16, 2013, 09:02:17 PM
Go to cavern hole and ask Gears in the Minecraft Redwall Server topic.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on July 16, 2013, 09:29:43 PM
Gear's topic is in Cavern Hole.  ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Daniel the crusader on July 17, 2013, 12:22:10 PM
what do people mean when they say join my clan ???
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: psybox on July 17, 2013, 12:36:24 PM
It's a thingy in the cellars, just ignore it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Daniel the crusader on July 17, 2013, 12:53:16 PM
thanks
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Orinoco on July 17, 2013, 03:24:41 PM
What are the size limits for a .gif if one wants to use it as a profile pic?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 17, 2013, 08:03:45 PM
Not sure there is a size limit, but be nice...I don't want to be loading a 500kb gif file. ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Daniel the crusader on July 17, 2013, 08:21:36 PM
how do you get a pic for your profile
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 17, 2013, 08:24:54 PM
Pick one from your computer and select "upload from my computer".  You can also go to google images or something, save the image you like, and then upload it.

The other option is to sign up for an image host and link to the picture there (http:///somethinghere.com)

Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Daniel the crusader on July 17, 2013, 08:27:49 PM
thanks
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Faiyloe on July 19, 2013, 09:56:45 PM
Hi I'm new and I cant figure out how to post a picture I fallowed the directions in the help board but it isn't working.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 21, 2013, 02:37:25 AM
Are you trying to post a picture from your computer or an online url?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on July 27, 2013, 01:56:27 AM
I asked a question like this before about when you go on the "What members are on" list and you click on it and it says what everyone is viewing, it said that a member was doing an "Unknown action". What things might they include?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on July 27, 2013, 10:23:08 PM
Plannin' zere next April Foolz Day prank nay doubt...
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on July 27, 2013, 10:31:26 PM
Plannin' zere next April Foolz Day prank nay doubt...
Yep. ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on July 28, 2013, 12:20:56 AM
Plannin' zere next April Foolz Day prank nay doubt...
Well maybe a mod would but what about an regular member?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on July 28, 2013, 02:16:52 AM
When it comes up for a member my guess is that they have multiple tabs open on different pages of the forum. When it shows up for mods and admins it is because we're in our secret lare of evil thoughts and planning. ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on July 28, 2013, 03:37:50 PM
What's the April fools day prank I must have missed it this year so what is it  ???
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Romsca on July 28, 2013, 04:38:01 PM
It was the one where Russano took over the forum and changed everything to Salamandastron names
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: BadgerLordFiredrake on July 28, 2013, 04:39:51 PM
It was the one where Russano took over the forum and changed everything to Salamandastron names
When?  I always thought he was a normal user.  xD
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Romsca on July 28, 2013, 05:16:51 PM
Not that one! This was like the first week of April
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on July 28, 2013, 07:52:30 PM
Not that one! This was like the first week of April
Yes and the member Russano the wise wasn't around then.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Russano the Wise on July 28, 2013, 07:58:39 PM
It was the one where Russano took over the forum and changed everything to Salamandastron names
When?  I always thought he was a normal user.  xD

Hehe, yes I'm not the same as that Russano. I didn't even know about the April Fools Day prank when I chose my username.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: BadgerLordFiredrake on July 28, 2013, 08:42:12 PM
It was the one where Russano took over the forum and changed everything to Salamandastron names
When?  I always thought he was a normal user.  xD

Hehe, yes I'm not the same as that Russano. I didn't even know about the April Fools Day prank when I chose my username.
Oh, sorry  :P
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 29, 2013, 12:40:45 PM
I thought of member confusion when I saw "Russano the Wise" register not long after the prank was over.  I even used the same picture.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on July 29, 2013, 02:47:54 PM
It was the one where Russano took over the forum and changed everything to Salamandastron names
I remember that I hadn't been on for a while and then I did and everything was different I almost had a heart attack but now I get what that was about thanks Romsca you've solved two problems in one
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Russano the Wise on July 29, 2013, 05:01:08 PM
I thought of member confusion when I saw "Russano the Wise" register not long after the prank was over.  I even used the same picture.

Haha, I had no idea when I registered. This is the second time I've been confused with that Russano. It's rather funny.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on July 29, 2013, 08:49:24 PM
You registered June 5th 2013  :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on July 31, 2013, 03:38:34 PM
I thought of member confusion when I saw "Russano the Wise" register not long after the prank was over.  I even used the same picture.

Haha, I had no idea when I registered. This is the second time I've been confused with that Russano. It's rather funny.
yeah I thought you were the same Russano as the April fools day prank one I wonder what happened to the other Russano  8)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on July 31, 2013, 06:04:11 PM
Well Lutra was acting him out so I'm not sure if he deleted that account or saved it. I'm not sure.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 31, 2013, 06:28:20 PM
The other Russano account is still registered to me. :)  I still have the account because we've used it as a prank and it'll be kinda weird if someone were to re-register under it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on July 31, 2013, 06:42:51 PM
Here's a question: Is it possible to change your username? I know it used to be aloud but I think someone kept changing their name or something but is it still possible?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on July 31, 2013, 07:02:08 PM
Here's a question: Is it possible to change your username? I know it used to be aloud but I think someone kept changing their name or something but is it still possible?

Possible, yes.  Encouraged, no. ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on July 31, 2013, 07:03:57 PM
Here's a question: Is it possible to change your username? I know it used to be aloud but I think someone kept changing their name or something but is it still possible?

Possible, yes.  Encouraged, no. ;)
'K thanks!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on August 01, 2013, 08:27:25 PM
Here's a question: Is it possible to change your username? I know it used to be aloud but I think someone kept changing their name or something but is it still possible?

Possible, yes.  Encouraged, no. ;)
I tried to change my user name when I first joined my dad chose my user name I mean I wanted something Redwally and look what I get Rachel25 but I don't mind anymore everyone knows me as Rachel25 now so there's no point changing it  :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on August 02, 2013, 06:19:13 PM
Here's a question: Is it possible to change your username? I know it used to be aloud but I think someone kept changing their name or something but is it still possible?

Possible, yes.  Encouraged, no. ;)
I tried to change my user name when I first joined my dad chose my user name I mean I wanted something Redwally and look what I get Rachel25 but I don't mind anymore everyone knows me as Rachel25 now so there's no point changing it  :)

Aye, but it vid be fun zometimez tae confuze people by changin' yer uzername. Keep zem guezzin' at vho ye really are! Of courze zat vaz probably vone o' ze rezonz for vhy zey cancelled it...
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on August 03, 2013, 04:55:49 PM
Here's a question: Is it possible to change your username? I know it used to be aloud but I think someone kept changing their name or something but is it still possible?

Possible, yes.  Encouraged, no. ;)
I tried to change my user name when I first joined my dad chose my user name I mean I wanted something Redwally and look what I get Rachel25 but I don't mind anymore everyone knows me as Rachel25 now so there's no point changing it  :)

Aye, but it vid be fun zometimez tae confuze people by changin' yer uzername. Keep zem guezzin' at vho ye really are! Of courze zat vaz probably vone o' ze rezonz for vhy zey cancelled it...
Yep  :(  :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on August 15, 2013, 03:25:21 PM
Um is anyone else have the problem that if they try to go back and rewrite something the words start to disappear I can't put my words into anything I can't make the different colours or anything  :(
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on August 15, 2013, 03:35:05 PM
I don't have it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on August 15, 2013, 03:52:33 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on August 15, 2013, 05:19:58 PM
Sounds like you hit the Insert key on your keyboard. Hitting that key again should fix your problem (I think).
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Thrushfeather on August 15, 2013, 05:56:16 PM
um how can you change the picture when you post i just started to day so i am confused ????????????
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Thrushfeather on August 15, 2013, 05:57:52 PM
i found out  ;D so never mind
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on August 15, 2013, 06:00:17 PM
 thanks Matthias it worked
I free, I free
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Thrushfeather on August 15, 2013, 06:18:38 PM
this is out of the topic but is it just me or there is a lot of evil snakes in books  ??? :-\ ???
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on August 15, 2013, 06:27:14 PM
this is out of the topic but is it just me or there is a lot of evil snakes in books  ??? :-\ ???
Maybe.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on August 16, 2013, 05:16:26 PM
this is out of the topic but is it just me or there is a lot of evil snakes in books  ??? :-\ ???
Good point and welcome Thrushfeather  :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Romsca on August 18, 2013, 03:51:43 PM
Should there be more topics for each page?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on August 18, 2013, 05:52:49 PM
Should there be more topics for each page?
What?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Romsca on August 19, 2013, 02:56:53 AM
Sorry, that should be in suggestions
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Faiyloe on August 19, 2013, 12:05:43 PM
Am I allow to make a serous poll in the character discussion board which I would change periodically? I have seen this in the cellars. 
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on August 19, 2013, 01:04:54 PM
Am I allow to make a serous poll in the character discussion board which I would change periodically? I have seen this in the cellars. 
I think you can but sometimes it can get confusing if you see everyone writing down one character and others writing others and soon you have pages of character names.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Faiyloe on August 19, 2013, 06:33:15 PM
Would I be able to hold a Partner or Group Read. I'v seen them on other forums before. Two or more people get together and read the same book simultaneously and then discuss it as they go along. If I were to do this where would I post it? 
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Vilu Daskar on August 19, 2013, 07:30:31 PM
I don't know ???
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on August 19, 2013, 08:10:08 PM
Ve could make anozer place for topicz like zat, or at leazt a zub-group.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on August 21, 2013, 05:51:53 AM
Would I be able to hold a Partner or Group Read. I'v seen them on other forums before. Two or more people get together and read the same book simultaneously and then discuss it as they go along. If I were to do this where would I post it? 

I think Cavern Hole would be the best place for something like this. Sounds like fun!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on August 21, 2013, 11:38:01 PM
Would I be able to hold a Partner or Group Read. I'v seen them on other forums before. Two or more people get together and read the same book simultaneously and then discuss it as they go along. If I were to do this where would I post it? 

I think Cavern Hole would be the best place for something like this. Sounds like fun!

But nay "'ov dae ye zink ze author felt vhile writin' ziz chapter?" queztionz, eh?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Faiyloe on August 22, 2013, 12:42:50 AM
Yes its more about the story line and the characters or whatever stood out to you while you were reading the chapter.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on August 22, 2013, 02:21:55 PM
Coo, sounds like something to do when I've finished the book I'm reading  :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on August 23, 2013, 01:10:36 AM
If you make a topic in one of the boards where the post count is off, does it count in the "How many topics you've made" Thing?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on August 24, 2013, 12:17:01 PM
Yeah it does  :)
I tried to get a gif as my profile pic but it didn't work but I've seen people with gifs as their profile pic's before so why didn't it work
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on August 24, 2013, 10:50:09 PM
GIF is a pretty old format. If the picture is formatted wrong or too large it won't work.  Most of the time its too large, especially if you're trying to post an animated gif.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on August 26, 2013, 04:59:54 AM
I've got a question!!!!! What's a GIF?? ?? ??  ;D No seriously though, I don't know.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on August 26, 2013, 02:52:08 PM
it's a moving picture like this (http://media.giphy.com/media/qq8N4AjY6Ykgg/original.gif)  ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: MeadowRabbit on October 01, 2013, 06:23:05 PM
^ I like that gif! :D

I didn't think you could post on the announcement threads, so just coming here to say I think the happy birthdays section looks a lot neater where it is now. :D
However, so bad my memory is, I already can't remember where it was before? Was it its own section? If so, definitely better it's in with the other forum sections now. :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on October 01, 2013, 07:33:34 PM
It used to be under General Boards (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?action=collapse;c=1;sa=collapse;sesc=572f57d959c276c44aafe5e58e8fca17#1)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on October 01, 2013, 10:21:11 PM
Were do you get moving pictures?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on October 01, 2013, 10:36:10 PM
You can get Gifs on the internet. Like if you're looking for a Gif of Matthias:

You go on Google(I.e.), and type "Matthias Gif".

Then you go in images, and you should be able to find one.


And I like the change of the "Happy Birthdays" board!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Faiyloe on October 04, 2013, 06:17:27 PM
Would we be able to do a pass along fan fiction and if so where would it be posted? 
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on October 04, 2013, 07:01:20 PM
If you mean where one member writes a chapter, then another member writes the next ect. then the Fan Fiction section will work. If it's less than a chapter, Cavern Hole would be better.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Faiyloe on October 04, 2013, 07:05:08 PM
I mean one chapter per person and thanks.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on October 05, 2013, 04:16:52 PM
Sounds fun  ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Faiyloe on October 05, 2013, 05:02:34 PM
I am working on the first chapter right now and will post it soon.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on October 07, 2013, 08:54:48 PM
Brilliant  ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Emperor Ublaz on October 11, 2013, 01:43:09 PM
How do you make the words in your post larger? I can't seem to do it!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on October 11, 2013, 04:04:41 PM
you press (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/bbc/size.gif) and then you change the size from 10 to any bigger or lower number  :) hope that helped  ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on October 11, 2013, 07:54:57 PM
Zpeakin' o' vhich, can ye change ze zize o' videoz like zat, or iz it eizer zummat elze or iz it unchangeable?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on October 12, 2013, 06:46:06 PM
oh, Cool  ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Emperor Ublaz on October 12, 2013, 08:18:42 PM
you press (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/bbc/size.gif) and then you change the size from 10 to any bigger or lower number  :) hope that helped  ;D
I see now! Thanks.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on October 14, 2013, 02:52:43 PM
Your welcome  ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: phoenixfoden on October 16, 2013, 12:41:54 AM
Dont you mean your welcome  :D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Rusvul on October 16, 2013, 04:14:34 PM
Dont you mean your welcome  :D
Um, isn't that exactly what she said?
However, I think you might mean 'You're welcome' XD
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on October 16, 2013, 04:54:46 PM
I think he means the different smiley  :D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on October 16, 2013, 06:22:01 PM
I am very confused  ??? Is it because I told him how to make his words bigger is that it Phoenix  ???
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: phoenixfoden on October 19, 2013, 01:15:16 AM
I am very confused  ??? Is it because I told him how to make his words bigger is that it Phoenix  ???
yes sorry for confusing you guys  ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on October 19, 2013, 01:02:46 PM
I was sure that was what you meant,  :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on October 21, 2013, 12:41:31 AM
Zae, iz it pozzible tae change ze zize o' ze videoz?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on October 21, 2013, 04:59:55 AM
Zae, iz it pozzible tae change ze zize o' ze videoz?

No, that stuff is embedded in the actual video.  :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on October 22, 2013, 02:52:03 PM
How can you tell if a user account is a Spam account?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on October 23, 2013, 01:22:54 AM
May'apz if tiz made from different typez o' meat...
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on October 24, 2013, 06:30:28 AM
Very funny, Head!!!! Alright, 2 questions-1- how can you make your letters turn color??? Two- how do you become a season namer??? Tats what I wanna be!!!!!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on October 24, 2013, 06:53:18 AM
How can you tell if a user account is a Spam account?
I usually tell by looking at their name or seeing if they have a dodgy link in their signature. Their posts also often don't make much sense.

Very funny, Head!!!! Alright, 2 questions-1- how can you make your letters turn color??? Two- how do you become a season namer??? Tats what I wanna be!!!!!
1. See the drop-down box labelled "Change Colour" above the box where you enter text? Just highlight the text which you want to change and pick a colour from the options provided. Blue text!

2. You can find the answer to your second question in the FAQ (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=2188.msg160468#msg160468) under the heading, "What is a Season Namer?"
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on October 24, 2013, 02:56:17 PM
Thanks,  Lily!!!!  did it do it???
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on October 24, 2013, 03:21:29 PM
No, it didn't work. You'll need the put the text you want colored between the two tags.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on October 24, 2013, 03:39:43 PM
Zoze tagz bein': [color=blue ] [/color ] (Vizoot ze zpacez at ze end)

Zae ye vid end up viz ziz!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on October 24, 2013, 04:40:37 PM
?????? Sort of like blue this??? Did it wrk this time??? Oh and Head??? you're signature picture is creepy!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on October 24, 2013, 05:21:20 PM
 Yes it worked.  :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on October 24, 2013, 05:37:36 PM
Thank you Lily.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on October 24, 2013, 07:11:43 PM
thank you people!!!!!!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on October 25, 2013, 12:38:10 AM
Oh and Head??? you're signature picture is creepy!

Ah like creepy...
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on October 25, 2013, 12:10:45 PM
Just FYI, light text on a light background is not a good idea if you actually want people to read what you wrote. ;)    Use in moderation please.

Dark colors = good

Others = not so good  :P
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on October 25, 2013, 11:36:59 PM
Who (beside the creator of this Forum, Redwall Abbey) was the very first member to join?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on October 25, 2013, 11:41:55 PM
Who (beside the creator of this Forum, Redwall Abbey) was the very first member to join?

If you go to the memberlist (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?action=mlist;sort=registered;start=0), you can sort by date registered to check.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on October 25, 2013, 11:51:18 PM
Who (beside the creator of this Forum, Redwall Abbey) was the very first member to join?

If you go to the memberlist (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?action=mlist;sort=registered;start=0), you can sort by date registered to check.
Thanks, Tagg :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on October 27, 2013, 12:39:29 AM
Who (beside the creator of this Forum, Redwall Abbey) was the very first member to join?

If you go to the memberlist (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?action=mlist;sort=registered;start=0), you can sort by date registered to check.

Vov, ah'm ze 27th member! Amazin'!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Blaggut on October 27, 2013, 04:21:35 AM
I don't think the mods are looking through duels to see if they r ready to be moved to completed role plays. One I was in finished a day or so ago.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on October 27, 2013, 12:40:04 PM
You need to PM the mods, because it would be too much trouble going through all the threads to see if they're finished.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on October 27, 2013, 02:21:11 PM
Not to mention RP's sometimes LOOK like they're over when they still have some left and the mods don't want to risk moving an unfinished RP to somewhere it doesn't belong.  ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Blaggut on October 27, 2013, 06:05:52 PM
You need to PM the mods, because it would be too much trouble going through all the threads to see if they're finished.

K, thanks!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on October 28, 2013, 02:47:46 AM
Hey Brook, what happened to the RP of the Month?  ???
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: BrookSkimmer on October 28, 2013, 06:18:55 PM
I'm still working to bugs out of that idea so for now it's shelved.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on October 28, 2013, 11:35:10 PM
Zae for na', in ozer vordz, check oot anozer book inztead!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on October 29, 2013, 07:00:27 PM
QUESTION- did W0NWILL ever accept me for the RP the knights of redwallelot??
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on October 29, 2013, 07:09:20 PM
QUESTION- did W0NWILL ever accept me for the RP the knights of redwallelot??
I think you should ask WONWILL herself.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on October 29, 2013, 07:12:08 PM
Um something weird has happened, loads of topics have the locked icon next to them but I can still post in them. Is anyone else having this problem?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on October 29, 2013, 10:11:11 PM
Um something weird has happened, loads of topics have the locked icon next to them but I can still post in them. Is anyone else having this problem?

Could you provide a link to a topic or two that you're having trouble with?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on October 30, 2013, 10:26:22 AM
That's so weird this morning everything's fine again  ??? But thanks anyway Tagg
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on October 31, 2013, 01:11:34 AM
QUESTION- did W0NWILL ever accept me for the RP the knights of redwallelot??
I think you should ask WONWILL herself.

W0NWILL  went missing.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on October 31, 2013, 05:25:49 PM
It's still going on but it is slowing down.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on November 01, 2013, 11:59:13 AM
It's still going on but it is slowing down.
Well, I'll get this back on in no time.  ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on November 02, 2013, 07:18:50 PM
how do you post pictures? And i found a god picture for my profile - how do I get it up??
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on November 02, 2013, 07:21:05 PM
how do you post pictures? And i found a god picture for my profile - how do I get it up??
First, download the picture onto the computer. Then, go to your profile and go to the editing section. Then click the "Upload Profile Picture" button. Then select the picture you want, and hit "Save". Then, you'll have it. :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on November 02, 2013, 10:11:49 PM
Ta da! It's just so small :(l....Maybe there's a way to make it bigger??


Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on November 02, 2013, 10:37:05 PM
Ta da! It's just so small :(l....Maybe there's a way to make it bigger??

Ah zink ye vid 'ave tae dae zummat viz ze original picture tae make it bigger.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on November 05, 2013, 07:33:22 PM
^He said you'd have to do something to the original picture to make it bigger. :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on November 06, 2013, 12:04:33 AM
^He said you'd have to do something to the original picture to make it bigger. :)
Yep. I'm pretty sure we all know how to do that...
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: BrookSkimmer on November 06, 2013, 04:22:24 PM
Hey guys, just a quick reminder for this board:

Please only post questions that are in the context of the site in general here. Examples; how to post pictures, how to link topics. That kind of thing.

Questions about who has been the site lately, what's going on in certain RP's and the like should be directed to other boards. RP questions in the OOC RP board for example.

Please don't use this board for chatting and such. No need to thank people for their answers or that sort of dialogue. Feel free to do so in PM's or on other OOC boards of the site. A good exercise to this effect would be not responding to this message on this board but rather by PM to me if needed.  ;)

Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on November 06, 2013, 04:29:36 PM
Then I guess I have a question of my own: Why does the member count seem to be changing (as in, the count going down) allot? Do you really get that many spammers?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on November 06, 2013, 04:36:15 PM
That could be partially due to some people deleting their accounts?  ??? I can't give a solid answer on that, but that would make the most sense. Or like you said, maybe the mods are just cleaning house.  ;)

EDIT: If you go through the listings of the people on the forum, you'll notice that  a decent number of them are gagged. This generally means that they're a spammer, so those accounts might be getting deleted. (we have a very low tolerance for spammers)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on November 06, 2013, 05:40:03 PM
Periodically I go through and delete a portion of the spam accounts here. It's a lot of work, so I can't do it as regularly as I'd like, but yes, the member count going down is due to accounts being deleted.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on November 06, 2013, 06:54:13 PM
Periodically I go through and delete a portion of the spam accounts here. It's a lot of work, so I can't do it as regularly as I'd like, but yes, the member count going down is due to accounts being deleted.
That could be partially due to some people deleting their accounts?  ??? I can't give a solid answer on that, but that would make the most sense. Or like you said, maybe the mods are just cleaning house.  ;)

EDIT: If you go through the listings of the people on the forum, you'll notice that  a decent number of them are gagged. This generally means that they're a spammer, so those accounts might be getting deleted. (we have a very low tolerance for spammers)
Makes sence...that's for the awnsers. :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Shade on November 07, 2013, 03:49:59 PM
Is there going to be an Overlords Orders IX? The current one doesn't look like its going to finish.  :-\
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on November 07, 2013, 04:00:16 PM
Is there going to be an Overlords Orders IX? The current one doesn't look like its going to finish.  :-\
First, why don't you think Overlord's 9 isn't going to be finished?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on November 07, 2013, 04:22:45 PM
She isn't inactive. The last time Romsca was on was less than a week ago. If you have questions about the game, please PM her directly.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: BrookSkimmer on November 07, 2013, 05:16:49 PM
Please direct questions regarding RP's to the OOC RP board, and questions about Forum Games to the Forum Games board. Please do not respond to this post on this board. PM me if you need to respond.  ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Romsca on November 08, 2013, 09:18:08 PM
I'll get on Overlord's Orders now that I actually have a weekend that I don't think I'm going to be that busy with homework! ...hopefully...
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on November 09, 2013, 07:13:30 PM
What exactly is Forum lag?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on November 09, 2013, 08:20:18 PM
What exactly is Forum lag?

The forum gets slow.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on November 11, 2013, 12:04:21 AM
Why does the member Dawnwing have a green mark over her name? What I mean is, when, for example, you sometimes see Rainshadow's name it is purple because she is season namer. When you see Dawnwing name, it is Green. Why is that?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on November 11, 2013, 12:07:51 AM
A few members of the staff have been/will be largely inactive, so we've decided to add Dawnwing to the staff as Moderator (green being the membergroup's color).
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on November 11, 2013, 12:15:24 AM
Sorry for the Double post but is she going to just be a moderator till the others can come back on or is she always gonna be one?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on November 11, 2013, 01:23:32 AM
She is as much a permanent member of the staff as any of us.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on November 12, 2013, 04:04:58 PM
She is as much a permanent member of the staff as any of us.
OK Thanks!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on November 13, 2013, 01:47:03 AM
Iz it pozzible tae change ze zize o' a picture on ze Forum vhen poztin' an image, or iz it like vhen poztin' videoz an' ye cannae dae it an' zae muzt change ze image zize before poztin' it?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on November 13, 2013, 02:46:06 AM
The forum will automatically resize pictures that are too big, but if you want to do it yourself you can change the width.

If I post my image as is it'll look like this:
Code: [Select]
[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3c/Sea_otter_nursing02.jpg[/img](http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3c/Sea_otter_nursing02.jpg)

...but if I add the width attribute to the img tag it will look like this:
Code: [Select]
[img width=200]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3c/Sea_otter_nursing02.jpg[/img](http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3c/Sea_otter_nursing02.jpg)

The width is in pixels. If you try to make a picture huge, say 2000 pixels wide, it will automatically be resized to the forum default.

I hope that helps!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on November 13, 2013, 02:46:34 PM
It doez! Zankee!

(http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070407100130/s__/starwars/images/b/b7/Kotor19.jpg)

(http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070407100130/s__/starwars/images/b/b7/Kotor19.jpg)

(http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070407100130/s__/starwars/images/b/b7/Kotor19.jpg)

Hmmm...Ca ye change ze length taae, or iz it juzt ze vidth?

EDIT: Ze 'eight vorkz! Zankee!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on November 14, 2013, 04:38:39 AM
I think what you're looking for here is height, and it should change automatically.  :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on November 14, 2013, 04:55:28 PM
So, I was wondering...is there any news on the Redwall emoticons (smileys) for this Forum? I heard something about it a few months back, so, will they ever be released?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on November 16, 2013, 12:13:11 AM
What emos?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on November 16, 2013, 12:15:07 AM
What emos?
In either this topic or the General Suggestions topic, somebody asked something about Redwall emoticons for this Forum, and DanielofRedwall confirmed it. So, I'm just waiting for an answer now... ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: BrookSkimmer on November 17, 2013, 01:31:14 AM
They are still in the works so no official release time yet.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on November 17, 2013, 02:36:54 AM
They are still in the works so no official release time yet.
Do they really take that long to make? Or our you guys still working out how they will look?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Redwaller on November 17, 2013, 01:09:42 PM
If they are making them themselves it can take a while. Spriting isn't that easy.  ;)

What emos?
In either this topic or the General Suggestions topic, somebody asked something about Redwall emoticons for this Forum, and DanielofRedwall confirmed it. So, I'm just waiting for an answer now... ;)
Cool!  ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: BrookSkimmer on November 18, 2013, 04:53:20 PM
They don't take that long to make. The catch is me finding time to actually make them.  ;) I do have plans to get going on them somewhat soon.

Just a reminder to all: Please do not post anything outside of questions and answers in this thread. If you want to communicate outside of that with some use the appropriate board or PM to do so. Thanks!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on November 18, 2013, 06:02:49 PM
BrookSkimmer
Are there any other Mods who can make them?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: BrookSkimmer on November 18, 2013, 06:06:31 PM
At the moment it's me that expressed interest in wanting to create them. If you are all good little kits you never know what you might get for Christmas.  ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on November 18, 2013, 06:09:00 PM
At the moment it's me that expressed interest in wanting to create them. If you are all good little kits you never know what you might get for Christmas.  ;)
Hehe, Redwall emos would be good Christmas presents for the Forum. ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on November 18, 2013, 08:38:26 PM
Is there gonna be another Roleplay Tournament soon?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: BrookSkimmer on November 19, 2013, 04:33:57 PM
I'm thinking the next tournament will take place soon after the new year begins.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on November 19, 2013, 05:59:57 PM
Whats the difference between a normal RP and a RP Tournament? Is the latter one like a contest?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: BrookSkimmer on November 19, 2013, 06:37:53 PM
Exactly.  ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on November 19, 2013, 11:37:10 PM
Whats the difference between a normal RP and a RP Tournament? Is the latter one like a contest?
The second one is a contest which you are judged on.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on November 20, 2013, 12:51:39 AM
I'm thinking the next tournament will take place soon after the new year begins.

Ah zuppoze zat meanz zat ah'm goin' tae mizz it viz me zpendin' ze Vinter off ze computer an av. *Zighz*
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on November 20, 2013, 01:19:02 AM
I can't figure out how to change my current time zone. How do you do that?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on November 20, 2013, 01:50:06 AM
You go to, "Look and Layout preferences," and find the box that says, "Time offset." In their you can set an offset to the current forum time that will make it your time. (mine is -5) I just recently did that myself, it's not too hard, just takes a little thinking.  ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on November 20, 2013, 06:53:46 PM
You go to, "Look and Layout preferences," and find the box that says, "Time offset." In their you can set an offset to the current forum time that will make it your time. (mine is -5) I just recently did that myself, it's not too hard, just takes a little thinking.  ;)
Thanks, dan :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on November 26, 2013, 07:49:34 PM
Why is my post counter stuck at 4860?  :-\ I've made posts but its' been stuck like that for awhile.

EDIT: Umm... Never mind, it just went up.  ::)

Can you guys put the (post counter off) sign on the Front Lawns please? Because that not being there is kinda misleading.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: BrookSkimmer on November 28, 2013, 04:07:50 PM
It does say the post count is off on the title for the Front Lawns. I will change it so that it looks the same as the other post count off boards.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on November 28, 2013, 04:32:47 PM
Where was it before? I thought it was post countless but I looked recently and didn't see it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: BrookSkimmer on November 28, 2013, 04:37:16 PM
Not sure... perhaps another Mod saw your request and got to it before I did. I modified all the post countless boards to uniformly say (post count is off)  ;)

Either way, tis done!  :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on November 30, 2013, 11:35:10 AM
It was already marked as not counting posts, just not in parantheses. It's uniform now.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: doogy plum on December 01, 2013, 07:14:05 PM
can someone make step by step "draw rose" instructions :-\
 
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on December 01, 2013, 07:30:00 PM
Welcome to the Forum Doogy.  :) Questions like that belong in the fanworks section, from there, click on fan artwork and you can look for a requests topic there.  ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on December 03, 2013, 05:42:19 AM
can someone make step by step "draw rose" instructions :-\
Welcome to the Forum Doogy.  :) Questions like that belong in the fanworks section, from there, click on fan artwork and you can look for a requests topic there.  ;)
^^^ This. :)
But since you ask, I know there are also some Rose tutorials here (http://theprimrosewarrior.tumblr.com/post/48829186123/tutorials-on-how-to-draw-laterose-from) and BrookSkimmer here on the forum did a couple of general Redwall character drawing tutorials a while back, too, starting here (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=2144.msg148924#msg148924).
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on December 04, 2013, 12:10:07 AM
How do you set a GIF image as your profile picture? Because I tried setting on my account, but it wouldn't "move" if you know what a GIF picture is. Can anybody help?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on December 04, 2013, 05:32:03 AM
A stated in this topic (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=5109.0), the image is probably too big. If the forum has to resize a gif it'll only resize one frame, so the animation will be lost. You can resize the image using sites like picasion (http://picasion.com/resize-gif/).

Hope that helps. :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on December 04, 2013, 05:32:46 AM
A stated in this topic (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=5109.0), the image is probably too big. If the forum has to resize a gif it'll only resize one frame, so the animation will be lost. You can resize the image using sites like picasion (http://picasion.com/resize-gif/).

Hope that helps. :)
It sure does! Thanks, Lily!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on December 04, 2013, 05:21:14 PM
A stated in this topic (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=5109.0), the image is probably too big. If the forum has to resize a gif it'll only resize one frame, so the animation will be lost. You can resize the image using sites like picasion (http://picasion.com/resize-gif/).

Hope that helps. :)

Could you add that to the FAQ thread please?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Shade on December 08, 2013, 08:58:27 PM
If I was to make a link to my PMs, would another member be able to access them?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on December 08, 2013, 09:03:45 PM
I don't think so.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on December 08, 2013, 11:59:55 PM
If I was to make a link to my PMs, would another member be able to access them?
As far as I know, they'd just be redirected to their own PM inbox.

Could you add that to the FAQ thread please?
Done (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=2188.msg85647#msg85647). :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on December 12, 2013, 05:18:58 PM
I tried to hide my email address, but when I pressed the change profile button a message came up saying "For security reasons your current password is required to make changes to your account."
I don't know what that means, and I want to hide my email, but I don't want to select ok on this message thing.
HELP!!!!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on December 12, 2013, 05:36:26 PM
Don't worry, I looked at your profile, and your email address already is hidden. So ya don't need to hide it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on December 12, 2013, 11:04:05 PM
Hey, why is it that the page "Who's Online" says that a Guest is posting in a topic? That's not possible if your a guest!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on December 12, 2013, 11:06:23 PM
Oh yeah, last week I noticed that happen too! Freaky, right?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on December 12, 2013, 11:07:09 PM
Oh yeah, last week I noticed that happen too! Freaky, right?
Yea! I guess the guests are REALLY taking over! Do any of you Mods have an answer?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on December 13, 2013, 02:32:11 PM
I don't know for sure, but the most likely answer is that someone was trying to post after being automatically logged off. Unless the "Always stay logged in" checkbox has been checked, you are automatically logged off after a certain period of time.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on December 13, 2013, 02:46:34 PM
It might have been me, although I have the "Always stay logged in" checkbox checked, I some times have multiple tabs of the forum open. It doesn't know where to locate me so it just says it's a "Guest" posting.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on December 14, 2013, 02:42:19 PM
I've done that sometimes too. I am in the middle of a long post and then it says that you can not post because you have been logged out.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: doogy plum on December 14, 2013, 06:18:43 PM
I have 2 Questions 1= Why is it bad to "double post?" 2=what is spam
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on December 14, 2013, 10:30:06 PM
There is no reason to double post when it is possible to edit your post and add information to it. Double posting in the sense of spamming is something largely only spammers do, or members who just want to up their post count. It is, of course, allowed in some cases, such as reviving an old topic with relevant information.

SPAM stands for Stupid Pointless Annoying Messages.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: BrookSkimmer on December 17, 2013, 04:03:01 PM
Just a reminder that this board is for questions and answers. There should not be posts on this board with simple replies like "thanks" or "I get it now.". Posts like that will be deleted. If you want to respond to an answer with a simple statement, do so by PM.   ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on December 23, 2013, 08:57:30 PM
There is no reason to double post when it is possible to edit your post and add information to it. Double posting in the sense of spamming is something largely only spammers do, or members who just want to up their post count. It is, of course, allowed in some cases, such as reviving an old topic with relevant information.

SPAM stands for Stupid Pointless Annoying Messages.

On double posting, last I heard it was also more common in the fan works section as a way for the artists and writers to notify everyone of updates or new work.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on December 24, 2013, 01:13:07 PM
^ Yes that is true.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on December 27, 2013, 10:43:57 PM
There has been an invasion of SPAM accounts! See the Upcoming Birthdays list to see for yourself!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on December 28, 2013, 06:16:02 AM
And the majority seem to all be 30 years old.... hmmmmmmm.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on December 28, 2013, 03:18:26 PM
Why? Is what I want to know.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Gonff the Mousethief on December 30, 2013, 03:15:09 AM
does someone know were I can post pics
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on December 30, 2013, 06:06:11 PM
As in, online? I here Photobucket is a good site, and Tiny Pic.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on December 30, 2013, 10:32:41 PM
I have always used tiny pic, it's really quick, and they give you the entire code string (including the [img] parts).
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on January 04, 2014, 08:56:28 PM
How come some Guests can post, but most of them can't?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on January 04, 2014, 09:05:14 PM
No guests can post. When it says that a post was made by a guest, that means that that post was made by a member who had previously deleted their account.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on January 07, 2014, 07:07:32 PM
Oh, thanks! Anyway, how do I post a picture?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on January 07, 2014, 09:20:48 PM
It says in the FAQ.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on January 08, 2014, 04:04:00 PM
You have to either get the URL for the image and post the link for it between these,

Code: [Select]
[img][/img]
or you can copy the image to the drives on your computer and upload the picture to tinypic and use the code that they give you.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on January 08, 2014, 06:09:34 PM
Sounds a little confusing, but I'll try it!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on January 09, 2014, 05:18:43 PM
It's a bit complicated at first, but once you get used to it it's pretty easy.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on January 15, 2014, 05:14:56 PM
Dan, how did you get a gif to work for your profile pic. Whenever I try to use a gif, it just comes up with a little x where the gif should be.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: psybox on January 15, 2014, 06:20:41 PM
Some GIFs work and some don't, the GIF you're trying to use might be too big, or have too many frames in the animation.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on January 16, 2014, 02:55:45 PM
Ok, but it does seem that all the gifs I try to use, don't work.  :-\
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on January 16, 2014, 03:00:02 PM
YOur GIF looks like the actor who played Loki in the Avengers.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on January 16, 2014, 04:28:06 PM
Yep, it's Tom Hiddlestone. (My sister is a big fan of his, but not a stupid fan, she respects who good an actor he is.) So I know a lot about him.  ::)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on January 16, 2014, 09:26:56 PM
Check the FAQ, it was added recently?  ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Amarith Waterspring on January 25, 2014, 03:44:34 PM
how do you put pictures in signitures? ???
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on January 25, 2014, 03:54:07 PM
Same as posts, with the
Code: [Select]
[img][/img] But people don't like it if they're too big. Stretches the page and is distracting.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Amarith Waterspring on January 26, 2014, 01:15:47 AM
Thank's!!!  :D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on February 08, 2014, 08:55:38 PM
When will the rest of the members awards be given out?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: BrookSkimmer on February 11, 2014, 03:58:00 AM
When we as staff see fit that someone has earned them. ;)

For now a small set of awards will be given out at the beginning of each month.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on February 11, 2014, 08:55:54 PM
YAY!!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Vilu Daskar on February 12, 2014, 01:57:18 PM
What happens when you get a award?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on February 12, 2014, 05:10:09 PM
You get satisfaction.  ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Vilu Daskar on February 12, 2014, 05:19:37 PM
Are you just saying that or do actually no
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on February 12, 2014, 05:42:16 PM
Bragging rights! And you get to display the award(s) you earned in your signature for all to see and admire.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Gonff the Mousethief on February 13, 2014, 01:19:50 AM
I had a small one
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: psybox on February 13, 2014, 01:42:26 AM
Is the signature image size rule gone, or just not being enforced?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DanielofRedwall on February 13, 2014, 08:38:23 AM
If we see people with signatures too big we do our best to contact them and ask them to change it though I suppose some people might have slipped past but we do our best.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Vilu Daskar on February 13, 2014, 07:36:32 PM
Bragging rights! And you get to display the award(s) you earned in your signature for all to see and admire.

OK
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on February 19, 2014, 06:36:22 PM
How do you take a screenshot?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on February 19, 2014, 11:01:52 PM
Depends on the computer. The computer's personal help center is where you should look.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on February 20, 2014, 12:18:59 AM
Uzually juzt Ctrl + PrtScn, alzough zome computerz moight nae 'ave zat.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Rusvul on February 20, 2014, 02:56:04 PM
Is there a way for me to change my time zone to Eastern? I'd like to be able to tell what time things have happened at without having to do math :P
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on February 20, 2014, 03:45:59 PM
It's in your personal settings somewhere, I did that quite awhile ago. You need to know how far off the set time you are though.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on February 20, 2014, 05:52:23 PM
How do you take a screenshot?
If you're running Windows, hold down alt + printscreen (PrtScr), as HiAG said.
If you're running a Macintosh operating system, hold down Command + Shift + 3.

Is there a way for me to change my time zone to Eastern? I'd like to be able to tell what time things have happened at without having to do math :P
Go to profile > Look and Layout Preferences > Time Offset. If you don't know what your zone's offset is you can pick 'autodetect' and that should select the correct offset for you.


:)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on February 20, 2014, 06:16:01 PM
Thanks!

Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on March 07, 2014, 03:48:39 AM
This may have been asked before, but is there somehow or somewhere that we do not have to create an account to upload pictures, and from there get them onto this here forum?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on March 07, 2014, 10:33:12 PM
Ye uzed tae be able tae pozt picturez from yer picturez afore, but for zome reazon (Ah forget vhy) zey took it dovn. Ah zink it 'ad zomefink tae dae viz 'ov much room on ze zite it took up. Eizer vay, na' ye need an account for an image-'oztin' zite tae put up yer picturez on ze forum. Vhoever kenz can fill in ze mizzin' piecez o' zat explanation.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on March 07, 2014, 10:46:51 PM
Grr. Thanks for the input, but that does not please me in the bit.
I'd really like to upload drawings, but my mom really doesn't like making accounts on anything on the internet, so talking her into this is going to almost kill me. :(
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on March 07, 2014, 11:57:44 PM
You can use cubeupload.com. It doesn't require an account at all. :) There's also tinypic and imgur.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on March 08, 2014, 12:23:57 AM
I'll try to take a look at those; thanks! :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on March 09, 2014, 09:46:43 PM
When someone makes a new post, there is a little blue blurb on the side of the topic that says 'new' if there is a new post. Well, if you were to make a post and someone viewed so the blurb wasn't there, then the person who posted modifies his post, would the blue blurb reappear?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on March 09, 2014, 10:13:56 PM
It's worded a little oddly, but if you're saying what I think you're saying, yes. I've seen it happen. The new tag reappears after a post is edited.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on March 10, 2014, 03:53:50 PM
I've seen it happen as well, I think it only occurs when the OP is significantly edited... but I couldn't say for sure. Matthias would probably know.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on March 10, 2014, 09:14:12 PM
It's worded a little oddly, but if you're saying what I think you're saying, yes. I've seen it happen. The new tag reappears after a post is edited.
I couldn't find a really good way to word it.....Sorry......
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jetthebinturong on March 16, 2014, 12:10:35 AM
A couple of pages back someone was asking about awards (I'm assuming those are those little white squares with symbols in them that some people have put in their signatures) my question is what are the awards for? How does one get them? (I'm not trying to get one as I honestly don't do that kind of thing but I am curious)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Gonff the Mousethief on March 16, 2014, 01:14:03 AM
http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=5643.0
Here is the link to the page that will tell you all about it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on March 16, 2014, 02:19:22 PM
A couple of pages back someone was asking about awards (I'm assuming those are those little white squares with symbols in them that some people have put in their signatures) my question is what are the awards for? How does one get them? (I'm not trying to get one as I honestly don't do that kind of thing but I am curious)

One more thing to add here, it's not (at least as I've seen) something that is so much sought after as something that is noticed in certain members of the forum.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on March 29, 2014, 01:34:10 PM
I don't believe editing posts will make the blurb blue to indicate anything has changed.  Only new replies do.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on March 29, 2014, 02:57:46 PM
I don't believe editing posts will make the blurb blue to indicate anything has changed.  Only new replies do.
That's what I thought too. The reason I asked this question was because of my Fan fic I'm writing. It is rather lengthy and I don't want it to count for my post count but I still want people to see something new was added.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: HeadInAnotherGalaxy on April 01, 2014, 10:38:27 PM
Vell ye could alvayz double-pozt if tiz yer ovn topic tae let ozerz ken tiz been updated. Azzumin' zat zat'z major viz ze moderatorz.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on April 03, 2014, 02:03:32 AM
From the rules (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=86.0):

Quote
1.  Double posting (posting two times in a row in the same topic) is strongly discouraged in most cases.  If you wish to add information, edit your original post.  The exceptions to this rule are: if the topic starter wishes to add information which would go unnoticed with an edit, or if a topic had been unused for a long time, and you wish to revive it, then you may double post.

I think in this case that it's OK to double-post. Enjoy writing!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on April 03, 2014, 04:09:48 AM
I'd like to add that double posting in a fanfic thread, or even the art threads in general, is quite common since you are showing people something visually and not necessarily trying to spawn a discussion (I know most prefer some feedback, but even that doesn't always happen between projects).
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on April 03, 2014, 04:00:30 PM
This is another instance where a double post is okay (I think).

My username is showing up in the users online section twice. Does anyone know why this is? It's got me confused and slightly worried.

MODS: You can combine my posts, just wanted to make sure that the board got a new sign on it.

EDIT: Never mind, it went away.  :-[
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on April 03, 2014, 06:43:09 PM
From the rules (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=86.0):

Quote
1.  Double posting (posting two times in a row in the same topic) is strongly discouraged in most cases.  If you wish to add information, edit your original post.  The exceptions to this rule are: if the topic starter wishes to add information which would go unnoticed with an edit, or if a topic had been unused for a long time, and you wish to revive it, then you may double post.

I think in this case that it's OK to double-post. Enjoy writing!
Alright thanks!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on April 03, 2014, 08:36:24 PM
Sorry for the double post but is Dawnwing a Global mod now? When her name pops up it's blue.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on April 04, 2014, 09:05:40 PM
I have a question too. What would happen if I went to the Internet Archive and signed in to an old version of this forum, from before I joined? Supposing I actually managed to sign in, what would happen then? :P Would it wreck anything? I'm just curious.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on April 06, 2014, 03:51:28 AM
When is a topic in Fan Fiction supposed to be put into completed fan fictions?
If at all, that is.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on April 11, 2014, 07:41:37 PM
@Jukka - You know, I'm not entirely sure... but I don't think it would hurt to try it and see! ;D

@Skarzs - Normally I update the Directory entries as I see they're completed, but I'm also usually a few weeks behind on getting to those threads. For example, right now I'm at March 1st, so anything posted or updated after then hasn't made it to my plate just yet. That said, everybody is welcome (and encouraged) to PM me or another mod if you'd like your entries updated or added right away! :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on April 11, 2014, 07:43:12 PM
Thanks!
(Like The Overwatch, for example :P)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on April 12, 2014, 04:02:29 PM
Sorry for the double post but is Dawnwing a Global mod now? When her name pops up it's blue.

Yes, Dawnwing is a global mod.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on April 27, 2014, 03:54:47 PM
I'm not sure if this has been covered before but, could we do a Non-Redwall Roleplay in the Roleplay section of the forum? For example, a Lord of the rings Roleplay?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on April 27, 2014, 04:15:42 PM
Non-Redwall roleplays would belong in Cavern Hole or The Cellars, whichever would be more suitable for the nature of your RP.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on April 27, 2014, 04:34:32 PM
Okay......Thanks I think I get it now!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on May 08, 2014, 04:25:05 PM
Sorry for the double post but I have another question and I wanted to make sure someone saw it.

Why is there a limit to the number of PM's you can send? Yesterday I was PMing with several different members and after I reached 20 it wouldn't let me send anymore so I had to wait till today to get back to them.

Is it because you don't want some members spamming any other members?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on May 08, 2014, 05:20:36 PM
That sounds likely.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on May 09, 2014, 01:10:34 PM
The staff wants to avoid having a large influx of messages being sent out all at the same time. If there is something that needs to be told to 30+ people, it might be better to simply make a topic about it instead.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on May 09, 2014, 04:43:21 PM
     This is a problem that I used to have when I was trying to talk to some buddies of mine way back in the day. What happens is I'm conversing with multiple people about separate topics and I'd reach the cap and the conversations would be stalled. Could the cap possibly be raised a little bit? Like 25 or something? 25 Would've been fine for the scenario that I'd been in multiple times.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Shade on May 09, 2014, 10:35:46 PM
This has happened to me plenty of times. I believe once you've reached the limit, you'll have to wait for an hour before you can send any again. I'm not sure people have time to wait for an hour though.  :P
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on May 10, 2014, 04:51:20 PM
This has happened to me plenty of times. I believe once you've reached the limit, you'll have to wait for an hour before you can send any again. I'm not sure people have time to wait for an hour though.  :P
Actually, you have to wait a whole day to send anymore. This happened to me several times. I had to wait a whole 24 hours to send more messages.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Shade on May 10, 2014, 08:35:43 PM
Well, I only have to wait an hour.  :P I don't know why it's different to you.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on May 11, 2014, 02:41:39 PM
Oh......Strange.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on May 12, 2014, 06:18:56 PM
     Did the site discontinue it's hosting of YouTube videos? Because any time I try to code a video into my posts and preview it, the preview has a "Invalid YouTube link" error message inside hash-tags.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on May 12, 2014, 06:19:53 PM
I haven't noticed because of the security program on this computer blocking most of the stuff. :P
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Rusvul on May 13, 2014, 01:01:06 PM
You people send too many PMs. I've never sent more than ten in an hour- And I'm not even sure about that.  :P
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on May 14, 2014, 01:14:03 AM
What can I say, I like to talk  ;D :P
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on May 14, 2014, 02:09:54 AM
How do you change the link name without destroying the link?
I mean like turning a huge link of letters and symbols, make it look like the word "Me" and still have it operate as a link?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on May 14, 2014, 02:43:35 AM
Code: [Select]
[url=RAW LINK GOES HERE]Text you want to display[/url]
Hope this helps!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on May 14, 2014, 02:54:25 AM
I must test.

EDIT: It worked! Thank you.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on May 15, 2014, 08:22:05 AM
     Did the site discontinue it's hosting of YouTube videos? Because any time I try to code a video into my posts and preview it, the preview has a "Invalid YouTube link" error message inside hash-tags.
I guess you're talking about this post (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=4992.msg307760#msg307760)?
The tags won't recognise a link like the one you used, you have to use a properly formed youtube link. It should look like this:
Code: [Select]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFUHrXfuNU4[/youtube]


Nice song, by the way. :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on May 15, 2014, 04:18:28 PM
     Did the site discontinue it's hosting of YouTube videos? Because any time I try to code a video into my posts and preview it, the preview has a "Invalid YouTube link" error message inside hash-tags.
I guess you're talking about this post (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=4992.msg307760#msg307760)?
The tags won't recognise a link like the one you used, you have to use a properly formed youtube link. It should look like this:
Code: [Select]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFUHrXfuNU4[/youtube]


Nice song, by the way. :)

Thanks.

That's exactly how I did it (straight from the URL) the first time. It still says invalid youtube link when I try it that way. The reason I've got the funky link version is because I tried using the link in the share section of the video and never re-copied the URL.

......

Disregard previous statement, I figured it out. The problem was that the link won't work with https, the "s" had to be taken out. Not sure why the "s" would stop the link from working, it just means "secure" right?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on May 17, 2014, 02:34:08 PM
For some reason guests seem to view this topic (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=3782.0) a lot. I've noticed it many times. In fact, there's 6 guests viewing it right now. Does anyone have any idea why?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on May 17, 2014, 05:11:14 PM
*Logs off and goes to that topic*

I don't know. I suppose just 'cause. There probably isn't an underlying reason.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on May 17, 2014, 07:11:18 PM
It seems like a magnet for guests. Weird, 'cause it's just an old OOC discussion that was last posted in in November. Nothing particularly special about it. And yet I frequently see several guests viewing it. There's four of them right now. Odd.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on May 18, 2014, 06:36:15 PM
I know, Jukka! There's always at least one Guest viewing when I see How's Online.  :-\
Now, for my question:
Edraithel made a character our of her Character Maker. I want to put in my profile Picture, but I figure out how. Any ideas, anyone?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on May 18, 2014, 06:44:52 PM
How are you trying to get it in your profile pic?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on May 19, 2014, 05:26:05 PM
For some reason guests seem to view this topic (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=3782.0) a lot. I've noticed it many times. In fact, there's 6 guests viewing it right now. Does anyone have any idea why?
(For the record, there is no guest viewing it at the moment)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on May 19, 2014, 06:38:06 PM
Dan, I hit "Copy Image Location" and I put that in the "I have my own picture" thing.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jetthebinturong on May 19, 2014, 08:40:59 PM
Did you make sure the blue dot was in that section? If you did, did you click the save button?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Rusvul on May 20, 2014, 06:55:13 PM
Dan, I hit "Copy Image Location" and I put that in the "I have my own picture" thing.
I'd suggest downloading the image, cropping it as nescessary, and uploading it directly. That would be much easier.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on May 20, 2014, 07:45:29 PM
Did you make sure the blue dot was in that section? If you did, did you click the save button?
Blue dot....??

Dan, I hit "Copy Image Location" and I put that in the "I have my own picture" thing.
I'd suggest downloading the image, cropping it as nescessary, and uploading it directly. That would be much easier.
Huh? Can you explain in plain English, not You-have-to-be-a-rocket-scientest-to-understand-English?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on May 20, 2014, 07:58:32 PM
Cornflower:
Another method you could use would be to 'copy image location' as you did earlier and: go to imgur.com. In the top right hand corner there is a heading that says 'upload images.' Click the button that says 'web' directly below the heading and paste the image URL into the dialogue box that pops up. Then hit 'start upload,' and the website will give you a new set of links down the right side of your screen: ignore those and just click the image. When your image is the only thing on your screen, copy what's in the URL bar and use that link for this forum's 'I have my own pic' box.

If that doesn't work for any reason: are you running Windows or are you on a Mac?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on May 20, 2014, 09:11:26 PM
Okay, I did that Osu. Only, I had to resort to good ole "Copy Image Location" Well, it still did not work. It's running Windows XP.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on May 20, 2014, 09:48:12 PM
Have you tried saving the image and then uploading it? (That is, right click + 'save image as' and then upload it to your profile.)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on May 21, 2014, 04:30:55 AM
Cornflower, this (http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q545/wistra101/CornflowerMMssquirrel_zpsb6091b69.jpg) is the picture you want to use, right? Is this: http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q545/wistra101/CornflowerMMssquirrel_zpsb6091b69.jpg the exact URL you're copying into the "I have my own pic" field?

Just a note, that image doesn't scale very well. You might want to try this cropped version: http://i59.tinypic.com/5nrfp4.jpg
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on May 21, 2014, 10:34:46 PM
Cornflower, this (http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q545/wistra101/CornflowerMMssquirrel_zpsb6091b69.jpg) is the picture you want to use, right? Is this: http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q545/wistra101/CornflowerMMssquirrel_zpsb6091b69.jpg the exact URL you're copying into the "I have my own pic" field?

Just a note, that image doesn't scale very well. You might want to try this cropped version: http://i59.tinypic.com/5nrfp4.jpg

Quote
Cornflower, this (http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q545/wistra101/CornflowerMMssquirrel_zpsb6091b69.jpg) is the picture you want to use, right?
Yes, that is the one that I want to use.

Quote
Is this: http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q545/wistra101/CornflowerMMssquirrel_zpsb6091b69.jpg the exact URL you're copying into the "I have my own pic" field?
Yes again, that's the one, Lily!

Have you tried saving the image and then uploading it? (That is, right click + 'save image as' and then upload it to your profile.)
Er, no, Osu.
I'll try the cropped version, and uploading it! Thanks, guys!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on May 22, 2014, 02:54:04 AM
         I was wondering, where are all the mods? I know Osu's been around a bit, and Lily just helped out Cornflower. But I haven't been seeing you guys around much for quite awhile now. Especially Brook, she's usually quite active.

 ???
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on May 22, 2014, 02:58:35 AM
I think some are still in college, maybe. :P
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on May 22, 2014, 07:26:12 AM
I'm sure there are some coming up on final exams about this time, like Skarzs said, and don't have much time to do anything beyond popping on and off for mod duties. c: They're here, just not participating in forum conversations as much.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on May 22, 2014, 04:56:41 PM
I cannot speak for any of the other staff members, but I have had a hectic Spring semester. It has kept me from being able to be on as much as I would like to be, but I have been around, lurking in a dusty corner broom closet. :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on May 22, 2014, 11:31:45 PM
(Yay, I can be correct sometimes!)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on May 24, 2014, 05:23:45 PM
I think some are still in college, maybe. :P

Brook's 32..It says on her profile.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on May 28, 2014, 07:28:41 PM
For some reason guests seem to view this topic (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=3782.0) a lot. I've noticed it many times. In fact, there's 6 guests viewing it right now. Does anyone have any idea why?
Er, so, does anyone know why this topic is viewed so much?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on June 08, 2014, 06:02:31 PM
I think it's because it sounds so interesting.

I have a question! Sometimes when I view Who's Online, some members/ Guests have Unknown Action or, Nothing, or nothing you can see.... What exactly does that mean? What are they doing?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: W0NWILL on June 09, 2014, 12:35:06 AM
They're in the Twilight Zone. Or looking through your window.

Seriously though, with mods, they're in their super-secret hideout, with members, they may be editing a post, and I'm not too sure for guests. Basically it's all the stuff there isn't a heading in Who's Online for.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on June 10, 2014, 04:12:39 AM
I have a question: on June 10, there is a birthday supposedly for eleven people, six of which are turning 33, supposedly. Is it safe to assume these are most likely spambots?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on June 10, 2014, 02:41:51 PM
I have a question: on June 10, there is a birthday supposedly for eleven people, six of which are turning 33, supposedly. Is it safe to assume these are most likely spambots?

Yes, it is very safe to say this.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rachel25 on June 11, 2014, 06:48:57 PM
Question! Whens the next Role Play tournament?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on June 11, 2014, 07:31:14 PM
It is in the works as we speak! :D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on June 11, 2014, 09:28:34 PM
Do you have a general idea? Because I'd like to particapte in this one (Since I'll actually BE here)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on June 11, 2014, 10:15:58 PM
I hope I don't miss it. :(
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on June 11, 2014, 11:17:29 PM
I'm afraid I'm not familiar with the exact particulars and don't want to hazard an incorrect guess, unfortunately. But BrookSkimmer may have a ballpark date in mind, and the initial tournament parameters have been laid out. Definitely stick around for news of it, if you can! :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on June 14, 2014, 12:56:58 AM
Whoa, RECIPE BOARD? Sweet. 8)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on June 14, 2014, 01:01:14 AM
I was wondering, when somebody reports a post, what happens for the mods? Does an alert box pop up? Or can they only see reported posts from the admin region of the forum? Also, what does the alert say? Does it say the person-who-reported-it's username and email address, or only the latter? Just curious.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Osu on June 14, 2014, 01:20:33 AM
We get an automated email with a link to the reported post and any comment the reporter added; we can see both the reporter's username and email on the report as well.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on June 14, 2014, 04:33:33 AM
Oh, okay. Thanks!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on June 27, 2014, 05:45:58 PM
Why can you only send 20 PMs per hour?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on June 27, 2014, 09:03:56 PM
Well, if there were no restrictions, then trolls or spammers could flood people's PM boxes. Besides, it's really intended to be more like e-mail, rather than a chat service or instant messenger.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Rusvul on June 30, 2014, 04:10:11 AM
If you're running into that limit a lot, I would suggest something like Skype, even if you never voice/video chat. It's more like textif someone and less like sending an email.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on June 30, 2014, 08:45:04 PM
I don't have a Skype. I'm not allowed to really chat with anything other than the PMs here, and my email.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on July 03, 2014, 10:16:07 PM
Well, if there were no restrictions, then trolls or spammers could flood people's PM boxes. Besides, it's really intended to be more like e-mail, rather than a chat service or instant messenger.
What about cave trolls of my species?
(Sorry, I'm feeling a bit silly right now)

Is there a way the mods block or remove spammers?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on July 06, 2014, 03:21:35 PM
Yes, but by putting simple restrictions in place, we can weed out many more, keeping the forum a bit cleaner and tidier.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on July 07, 2014, 06:00:05 PM
There are several inactive people with a birthday today, and their all turning 38.....Are they spammers, or something? Because that hap[pens a lot.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on July 09, 2014, 10:39:00 PM
Yeah, I'd say they're probably spammers.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jetthebinturong on July 09, 2014, 11:22:39 PM
There are several inactive people with a birthday today, and their all turning 38.....Are they spammers, or something? Because that hap[pens a lot.

Yes, they're spammers
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on July 10, 2014, 01:26:00 AM
I asked a similar question about that. :P

Question: Why are 'whatshisname' and 'whatshername' words on here, and 'Redwall' not? Or am I just really, really dense?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on July 10, 2014, 02:11:35 AM
Whatshisname and Whatshername are more commonly used. That's my theory, as my Spell Check (If I didn't have one, then you'd notice the difference. It's big) says Redwall isn't, but the other two are. :-\ ???
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on July 10, 2014, 02:34:58 AM
There is a way of adding words to a site's dictionary, I just wasn't sure if this had it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on July 10, 2014, 03:07:35 PM
My Spell Check does......I don't know bout here, as I rarely use its Spell Check.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on July 25, 2014, 09:46:29 PM
How do I post a screenshot onto the forum?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on July 25, 2014, 09:53:56 PM
First, you need to have the image uploaded online somewhere. I'd recommend a hosting service like Imageshack (http://imageshack.us) or Photobucket (http://photobucket.com).

Once that's done, and you're trying to post your picture on the forum, you want to use the [img] command. In the graphical part of the posting interface, it's right below the italics button. Put your link inside the [img] brackets. Use the "Preview" button (it's next to Post and Spell Check) to make sure that your image is showing up correctly before posting.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on July 25, 2014, 10:27:12 PM
Thanks James! Does it cost any money to upload it to either of those two sights?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on July 25, 2014, 10:38:13 PM
Imageshack used to be free. There are subscription options now, but I think you can still use it for no cost; just, there are limits on how many pictures you can post.

I haven't used Photobucket, but it's apparently like Imageshack; you get basic services for free, but suffer advertising and limits on how many pictures you can post, unless you shell out some cash for a subscription. Photobucket apparently also has limitations on bandwidth (http://support.photobucket.com/hc/en-us/articles/200724504-What-does-Bandwidth-Exceeded-mean-). That shouldn't be an issue around here, though.

The difference between the two services is probably minimal.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on July 25, 2014, 10:41:28 PM
I got it! Thanks James!

I used Photobucket BTW.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on July 27, 2014, 11:27:58 PM
Sorry for the double post but is there a certain reason my profile pic keeps ending up like this? I haven't seen any of the other members' do this excepts Skarz's.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on July 28, 2014, 04:24:59 AM
I'm afraid you'll have to be more specific about what's going wrong with it; your picture looks fine to me.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on July 28, 2014, 06:25:45 PM
His profile disappears when you're viewing this forum from a mobile device.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on July 28, 2014, 10:32:40 PM
I did look at it with my iPhone, and then a LG Motion, but everything still seemed to display okay. :-\ What devices and browsers are you using to access the forum?

Edit: I'm not sure how this would cause a problem, but I did notice that you and Skarz both have profile pics that're hosted by Bing. Maybe if you uploaded your profile picture on the forum it would work better?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on July 30, 2014, 12:52:34 AM
It just kind of dumps the picture. Maybe it is a problem with bing. I will check it out. Thanks though!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on July 31, 2014, 03:14:56 PM
I was wondering: when a mod moves a topic from the Cellars to a post-counting board, do the posts people already made on that topic while it was in the Cellars automatically count once it's moved? Thought they did, but I'm not sure...
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on July 31, 2014, 11:42:22 PM
I don't think they do, because you already posted them.

I have a question: will we ever be able to use pictures on here directly from our computer again?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Faiyloe on August 03, 2014, 10:46:34 PM
I have been having trouble logging on. It wont take my password. I always had this problem but It didn't really matter because I would always keep my account logged on on my computer but whenever some one logs me off or I want to get on on another computer it wont take my password... Now I know it is the correct password and everything but for some reason sometimes it wont take. (Some times it will and I have no idea why) I almost always end up resetting the password and being let back in that way... This has been happening ever since I made the account and it is beginning to get on my nerves.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on August 04, 2014, 02:14:43 AM
I have been having trouble logging on. It wont take my password. I always had this problem but It didn't really matter because I would always keep my account logged on on my computer but whenever some one logs me off or I want to get on on another computer it wont take my password... Now I know it is the correct password and everything but for some reason sometimes it wont take. (Some times it will and I have no idea why) I almost always end up resetting the password and being let back in that way... This has been happening ever since I made the account and it is beginning to get on my nerves.

That's unusual; I don't believe I've ever had such a problem on a forum in the 15 years I've been on forums.  Usually mistakes were always my fault, not the boards. ;)  The only thing I can think of could be how you are coming to the forum.  Are you doing it with a computer, or a mobile phone or tablet?  My mobile phone cannot under any circumstances load this forum.  I think it has to do with the outdated forum software which we have no control over.  Perhaps you're experiencing a similar problem.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on August 04, 2014, 02:16:19 AM

I have a question: will we ever be able to use pictures on here directly from our computer again?

I don't think that was ever an option.  The answer is likely no, we're a much larger forum now and would quickly run out of server space if we simply allowed every member to upload stuff on a whim.

Now, if you're talking of personal avatars, you can upload them, but they have to fit certain requirements for it to work.  I don't know the limitations offhand, but don't be silly and upload 1mb gif images that take forever to load. ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on August 04, 2014, 06:22:55 AM
Thank you.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Faiyloe on August 05, 2014, 01:11:41 AM
I am on a computer using Goggle chrome and windows 7.    It is weird because sometimes it works and I am a hundred percent positive that I am getting it right... Would symbols like ~=-+(&# etc...  make it have a problem?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: BadgerLordFiredrake on August 10, 2014, 08:03:26 PM
What does the flash tag thingy do?  (quote this post to see the tags)

Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Faiyloe on August 12, 2014, 02:52:22 AM
What does the flash tag thingy do?  (quote this post to see the tags)



... Um do to what? right now it says 200,200.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Rusvul on August 13, 2014, 05:33:49 PM
I think it might be for embedding a flash thing... But I'm not sure, that just seems logical.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on August 14, 2014, 07:58:11 AM
The flash tags are indeed for embedding a flash object, but since embedding has been disabled on this forum all the tags will do is show a link to a flash object like this:

Code: [Select]
[flash=200,200]http://www.marioflash.org/mario-flash.swf[/flash]http://www.marioflash.org/mario-flash.swf
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Vilu Daskar on August 18, 2014, 11:17:01 PM
How do you put a picture in your post?
Do you do it like this? (http://)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on August 18, 2014, 11:37:28 PM
First, You first find a picture you like. Then you right click on it and look for something that says "Properties". You click on that. Then once you click on it, there will be another thing that pops up that gives you the properties of the picture. You will copy the URL of the picture you want and keep it.

Then you will come to the forum, start your post and click this button ((http://redwallabbey.com/forum/Themes/classic/images/bbc/img.gif)) which is your image tags, and it should appear like this (except with no spaces):

[ i m g ][ / i m g]

Then you will paste the URL of the picture in between the image tags. After that, you have to click preview button (which is right next to the post button) before you post it and once you post it, the picture should appear.


Hope that helped.


Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Vilu Daskar on August 19, 2014, 09:33:24 PM
Ok thanks
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on August 19, 2014, 09:38:09 PM
Your welcome!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jasper on August 22, 2014, 07:12:19 PM
Hello! My question is relating to my Avatar / Profile picture. It seems to be rather small at the moment, and being somewhat slow with computers, I don't know how to make it bigger. If anyone could let me know how I can edit it to the max size that would be great.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on August 22, 2014, 07:36:01 PM
I'm pretty sure there's a way to change the size if you're using a link for your pic. In the long line of numbers and letters, there should be some numbers specifying the amount of pixels it has. Just edit that to the size you want, and you'll be good. However, if you have it too large, it won't show; there's a limit to pic size.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jasper on August 22, 2014, 07:42:41 PM
Unfortunately, I'm not using a link in this case. I've uploaded this image from my computer.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on August 22, 2014, 08:14:57 PM
I see; you should be able to edit it, then. That's what I had to do with mine.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jasper on August 22, 2014, 08:41:50 PM
odd, it looks as though while I was logged off the avatar automatically adjusted to the correct size  ;D

Thanks for the help anyways Skarz
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on August 22, 2014, 09:09:02 PM
Lol, okay. No problem.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on September 02, 2014, 11:39:50 PM
I just noticed that at the main forum page, at the changing news thing, that it isn't changing. Not sure why just wanted to tell you guys this.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on September 02, 2014, 11:47:52 PM
I noticed that myself. Unfortunately, I have no clue as how to fix it. Since it seems to have been broken for a while now, I suppose I should tell Matthias about it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on September 02, 2014, 11:48:21 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on September 03, 2014, 12:35:41 AM
Strange, since the news is working perfectly fine for me. Anyone else?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on September 03, 2014, 12:38:49 AM
I've noticed for a while that the news-thingy hasn't been changing.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on September 03, 2014, 02:12:08 AM
       It's stuck on, "Welcome to the Redwall Abbey Forum!" for me.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jasper on September 03, 2014, 03:00:40 AM
My news thing has been working alright, I use firefox, maybe that has an effect on it?

I have a question concerning my signature: is it too large an image? If so, how small must I crop it?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on September 03, 2014, 03:14:10 AM
Unfortunately, it's quite too large; the signature image policy (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=917.0) is intended to allow mainly userbars. The resolution max is 40x350.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jasper on September 03, 2014, 03:30:38 AM
40 pixels? Phew that's small for a picture, certainly too small for me to use, all my pictures become a thin blurred line at that size.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Wylder Treejumper on September 03, 2014, 07:38:37 PM
Is there a way to make a topic member-read only?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on September 03, 2014, 07:57:40 PM
A staff member can disable posting in a topic by locking it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on September 03, 2014, 08:10:54 PM
The news thing works for me now  ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Faiyloe on September 03, 2014, 09:08:43 PM
I think Wylder meant a topic that can't be read by guest. I think that the birthday boards are only able to be seen by members i might be wrong though. 
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on September 04, 2014, 03:18:33 PM
In that case, a particular board can be set as not viewable by guests to keep them from reading the topics within, but there isn't anything like that for single topics, to my knowledge.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on September 06, 2014, 06:13:12 PM
AM I allowed to now put the autumn season namer symbol in my signature now?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on September 06, 2014, 06:20:16 PM
Yes, that's fine. I didn't notice the member awards topic until just now, so I didn't know to update it until you mentioned it. :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on September 06, 2014, 06:21:47 PM
THank you!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on September 06, 2014, 06:41:30 PM
Just for clarification, I'm just curious what would make a person eligible for an award thing (besides those awards which are self-explanatory), i.e. artist and writer awards.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on September 06, 2014, 07:06:21 PM
One more thing, that changing news thing isn't working again. Just wanted to let you guys know.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on September 10, 2014, 06:54:46 PM
Double post but, is there a way the mods could find out and tell me who made the 6000th topic of the forum? I really don't know how to do it and I think it might have been me.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on September 10, 2014, 07:13:10 PM
Well, the way that I know is to look at the number in the URL address (the "83" in this topic, for instance). This seems to indicate the order topics are made; the very first topic (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=2) that showed up on the forum is 2. I assume that there was an earlier topic, either posted up as a test when the admin was setting up the board, or that was automatically put up by the forum software, which was deleted.

That leads in to the problem with using this system to determine order: this number ranking includes deleted topics. So, the topic that brought the forum's topic count in "Statistics Center" to 6000 was almost certainly not the 6000th topic that was posted.

There *is* a way to figure out who made the topic that brought the forum's topic count to that point: find the most recently posted topic, then count back fifty-something topics, skipping every topic that's been deleted. However, that would take a lot of time, and I think you would need staff powers to get an accurate count. I'm willing to try to figure this out sometime, but I don't feel like doing so right now.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jasper on September 11, 2014, 03:05:24 AM
Can anyone sneak me some more information on that RP tournament that is to be going on? I wasn't in on any of the previous tournaments so I have no idea how it is going to work.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on September 11, 2014, 03:12:01 AM
       No need for sneaking, it's completely open  ;). Go down to the roleplay board, click on the tournament sub-board and you'll find all the information there.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on September 11, 2014, 02:10:29 PM
Well, the way that I know is to look at the number in the URL address (the "83" in this topic, for instance). This seems to indicate the order topics are made; the very first topic (http://redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?topic=2) that showed up on the forum is 2. I assume that there was an earlier topic, either posted up as a test when the admin was setting up the board, or that was automatically put up by the forum software, which was deleted.

That leads in to the problem with using this system to determine order: this number ranking includes deleted topics. So, the topic that brought the forum's topic count in "Statistics Center" to 6000 was almost certainly not the 6000th topic that was posted.

There *is* a way to figure out who made the topic that brought the forum's topic count to that point: find the most recently posted topic, then count back fifty-something topics, skipping every topic that's been deleted. However, that would take a lot of time, and I think you would need staff powers to get an accurate count. I'm willing to try to figure this out sometime, but I don't feel like doing so right now.
Thank you!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on September 13, 2014, 12:43:57 AM
Just for clarification, I'm just curious what would make a person eligible for an award thing (besides those awards which are self-explanatory), i.e. artist and writer awards.

Yes, I've been interested in that, too. Even though I've only used Cornflower's account. . . . Not-so-great things have happened to her, that doesn't mean I haven't nosed around.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on September 14, 2014, 09:05:03 PM

Yes, I've been interested in that, too. Even though I've only used Cornflower's account. . . . Not-so-great things have happened to her, that doesn't mean I haven't nosed around.

You could create your own account and hang around if you like the place.  It would be a lot easier to tell you two apart.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Morgazath on September 15, 2014, 01:24:40 AM
 Hi. I was wondering. Is there a way to put pictures in my signature? I found two pictures that I want to use, (One for my profile picture, and one for my signature.) but I don't know if I can. So a little help would be gladly appreciated.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on September 15, 2014, 04:40:55 AM
Just for clarification, I'm just curious what would make a person eligible for an award thing (besides those awards which are self-explanatory), i.e. artist and writer awards.
Hello?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on September 15, 2014, 04:47:07 AM
To be honest, most of them looked fairly self-explanatory to me; which awards in particular were you wondering about?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on September 15, 2014, 04:51:12 AM
More particularly the artist and writer. How many does a person put out before they get an award?

No, I'm not trying to hint anything; I'm just curious.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on September 15, 2014, 07:28:13 PM

Hi. I was wondering. Is there a way to put pictures in my signature? I found two pictures that I want to use, (One for my profile picture, and one for my signature.) but I don't know if I can. So a little help would be gladly appreciated.
Yes you can. Just put the image tags ( These: [img][/img] ) in the post and then copy the image URL of your picture you want then paste it inbetween the image tags.

Any more questions you can just PM me.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: psybox on September 15, 2014, 07:57:11 PM
Hi. I was wondering. Is there a way to put pictures in my signature? I found two pictures that I want to use, (One for my profile picture, and one for my signature.) but I don't know if I can. So a little help would be gladly appreciated.
Yes you can. Just put the image tags ( These: [img][/img] ) in the post and then copy the image URL of your picture you want then paste it inbetween the image tags.

Any more questions you can just PM me.
Fixed something for you, Tam.
Also, if the image is more than 40x350 pixels, you're not allowed to use it.  Sorry.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on September 15, 2014, 08:04:07 PM
Whoops! Sorry about that! I'll fix it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: BrookSkimmer on September 17, 2014, 04:26:48 PM
The awards are not based on amounts, they are based on quality. When myself or other mods see someone who has real talent or greatly improved talent for an area such as writing or drawing then that person may receive an award for it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on September 17, 2014, 04:45:03 PM
Thank you for the answer.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on September 21, 2014, 08:23:39 PM
I'm trying to get a picture, of a chicken, as my profile picture. It was on my desktop, so I uploaded it to Imgur, and it still won't show up. I'm confused.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on September 22, 2014, 05:21:14 PM
Are you using the right image tags?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on September 22, 2014, 09:04:10 PM
You don't need image tags to set a pic as your avatar.

Corny, you don't have to upload the pic to the internet; you can use it right off your desktop. When you're changing your pic, choose the "I will upload my own picture" option and browse to the pic you've saved on your computer.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on September 22, 2014, 09:15:41 PM
. . . Just make sure the dimensions are the allotted size.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on September 23, 2014, 12:27:10 AM
You don't need image tags to set a pic as your avatar.

Corny, you don't have to upload the pic to the internet; you can use it right off your desktop. When you're changing your pic, choose the "I will upload my own picture" option and browse to the pic you've saved on your computer.
Whoops! Read it wrong.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: MeadowRabbit on September 26, 2014, 04:50:20 PM
Probably had this before, but I think going though 68 pages is a bit much. :p

Who's the best person to go to for username changes? Are name changes okay to have? (Supposing it is unless someone wanted their name changed every other week!) Thank you. :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on September 27, 2014, 09:44:56 AM
Name changes are fine, so long as they aren't very frequent and they don't violate any of the regular rules. As far as who you need to ask, I think name changes have to go through Matthias. He has a lot to deal with in real life, so it might be a short wait before you get it through.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: MeadowRabbit on September 28, 2014, 04:45:00 PM
Righto, thanks for letting me know. :) It's just a consideration at the moment so I can wait.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on October 03, 2014, 09:43:03 PM
Is there a way to see the full list of how many posts you have per board? 'Cause I can only see my top 10 boards, and I'd like it a little more in-depth.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on October 09, 2014, 02:46:54 AM
Okay, strange request, but for the sake of science, would it be possible to see what would happen if the topic The Master of the Pitiless Mists, OOC and Sign-up was deleted?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Izeroth on October 09, 2014, 03:04:21 AM
 I second this request. It means that we shall finally know what happens to the bots when their threads are deleted. Will they stop being logged in? Will they move on to another thread? We have an oppertunity for research here!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on October 09, 2014, 03:11:03 AM
Quote
Is there a way to see the full list of how many posts you have per board? 'Cause I can only see my top 10 boards, and I'd like it a little more in-depth.
Unfortunately, I'm not sure of a good or easy way to do this myself.

Quote
Okay, strange request, but for the sake of science, would it be possible to see what would happen if the topic The Master of the Pitiless Mists, OOC and Sign-up was deleted?
Well, I can guarantee you that we're not going to delete it, but I might consider hiding it for a couple of days, since it is a dead topic. If we were to agree to do this, though, you would need to be ready to take notes as soon as it's gone. As it hasn't violated any rules, and I think it is a public resource (as a good example of an OOC/sign-up thread), it should not and will not be gone for any longer than the two days or so I mentioned.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on October 09, 2014, 03:37:46 AM
It was more of an "if can, ask if do" sort of thing.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jetthebinturong on November 03, 2014, 11:07:15 PM
So I've successfully put a spoiler box inside a spoiler box but the text I want to go in the SECOND spoiler box keeps appearing outside both

Code: [Select]
[spoiler]
text
[spoiler]
text
[/spoiler]
[/spoiler]

This is the method I have been using, is this right, if not, does anyone know how to correct it? If so, does anyone know why it isn't working?

EDIT: Nevermind, it turns out spoilers don't like alignment tags, my problem is solved
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Blaggut on November 07, 2014, 05:19:14 AM
Are non-Redwall RP threads too be posted in the RP board areas?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on November 07, 2014, 05:31:16 AM
The staff had a discussion about that at one point, and decided that non-Redwall RPs should go in The Cellars.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Blaggut on November 07, 2014, 07:44:41 PM
Thanks.  :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on November 07, 2014, 09:00:30 PM
Do all recipes one wants to post in the Recipe board need to be Redwall related? Because I have a recipe I made up that I would like to share.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lily on November 07, 2014, 10:56:25 PM
From the recipe board rules:
#1. Only recipes that can conceivably be created within the Redwall universe should be shared here. These can be recipes created to reflect a dish from the books, or any recipe you think would fit well within the series.

      - Keep in mind most Redwall recipes are inherently vegan, with exception to fish and shrimp.

Feel free to share it in one of the non-Redwall boards, though!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on November 08, 2014, 01:10:42 AM
Alright, thanks!
I might make a topic specifically for non-Redwall recipes. ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lady Amber on November 14, 2014, 03:06:21 AM
When is the next Monthly Competition coming?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: SilentSam on November 19, 2014, 09:12:19 PM
How to post pictures??
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Rainshadow on November 19, 2014, 09:45:30 PM
Code: [Select]
[img]Image URL here[/img]
  The URL can be found by right clicking on an image, then copying the image URL.  It should look something like this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0a/Eastern_Grey_Squirrel.jpg

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0a/Eastern_Grey_Squirrel.jpg)

  Tada!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: SilentSam on November 20, 2014, 01:44:14 AM
(https://handmaidcraft.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/thank-you.jpg)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on December 08, 2014, 04:28:33 AM
Should we try to revive old topics for stuff like Christmas, birthdays, or other well-known things instead of making new topics? Otherwise the boards will undoubtedly become crowded with duplicate topics.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on December 08, 2014, 04:40:20 AM
As far as Christmas topics and the like go, I don't think that duplicates should be a big problem in the near future. That said, if you know of an existing topic that covers the same subject as one that you're thinking about starting, reviving the old one is certainly preferable. If you know of topics that you feel are duplicates, feel free to report them and the staff can merge them or do nothing as we feel is appropriate.

As far as birthday topics, if there's already a birthday topic for someone, it is recommended to reuse that one than to make a new one. Merging birthday topics sounds like a good idea, and I'll probably do that; it isn't a top priority, though, so it might take a while before you see results.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on December 08, 2014, 04:48:21 AM
Thanks. :)

Oh, and I was just curious why the code for spoilers isn't in the clickable buttons; is it for lack of clutter?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on December 08, 2014, 05:01:34 AM
That's a good question; I wish I had a good answer for you.

The simple answer is that I think that's how it was set up when we got this forum. Now, if it were up to me, I'd personally get rid of the moving text button and add the spoilers in next to the code. Moving text is classic early-90s web design, and nobody except for newbies posting in the Cellars has any good reason to use it. But, that's not how the SMF team did it.

Global mods don't have access to that kind of under the hood stuff, so I can't really tell you whether it can be changed. Matthias has at least some ability to change the forum; he can install updates and add modules, so he might have the ability to see what goes into showing the BBC buttons and make changes to them. There's a good chance it might be one of those hardcoded things, though, in which case Redwall Abbey would have to make the change.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on December 08, 2014, 05:14:50 AM
Mm, I see. Thanks for the answer.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on December 08, 2014, 01:18:00 PM
The reason the spoiler tags don't have a dedicated button is that spoiler tags do not come automatically with the current version of the forum's software. I added in a plugin to allow us to use it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jetthebinturong on December 20, 2014, 10:41:40 AM
What is the highest amount of pixels allowed for a profile picture and does a GIF have to be that size or smaller to work as one? Can you upload GIF profile pictures straight from your computer or do they have to be uploaded somewhere?

EDIT: Nevermind, I've done it
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Delthion on December 22, 2014, 05:39:48 PM
Why has it said that Skarzs has named this AUTUMN season The Winter of Blanketing Snow?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jetthebinturong on December 22, 2014, 06:11:12 PM
Um, it's Winter, definitely Winter, 22nd of December for me
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Taggerung_of_Redwall on December 22, 2014, 06:14:24 PM
Why has it said that Skarzs has named this AUTUMN season The Winter of Blanketing Snow?

Thanks for pointing that out. Fixed.

It was in the newsletter, for anyone wondering.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Delthion on December 22, 2014, 06:52:07 PM
No problem, thanks!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jetthebinturong on December 23, 2014, 01:07:02 AM
IT'S BEEN WINTER FOR TWO DAYS WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
 ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on December 23, 2014, 01:09:41 AM
The Season Naming always occurs on or near the first day of the month of the season change, not on the exact day the season switches over.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Maudie on December 23, 2014, 06:08:04 AM
So, I was wondering, if you make a post, and a mod edits it, are you still able to edit it? Just curious.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on December 23, 2014, 06:39:04 AM
I'm pretty sure you can, but editing what the mod edited in is frowned upon.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on December 23, 2014, 05:34:24 PM
       I'd say that as long as you aren't breaking a forum rule you should be fine. That's just about the only thing they'd edit in the first place, at least that's what it seems like best I can tell.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Rusvul on December 23, 2014, 11:32:28 PM
Yes. So if I said

Quote
Hi space is big

and a mod edited me

Quote
Hi space is big

Mod edit: Yes, it is.

Then it would be fine for me to, say, add a comma and a period, that's fine.

Quote
Hi, space is big.

Mod edit: Yes, it is.

But if I changed what the mod said, that's not okay.

Quote
Hi space is big

Mod edit: Yes, it is. You are a genius.

Changing your post after a mod edits it: A-ok.
Changing a mod's edit: Not cool.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on January 15, 2015, 08:01:42 PM
I haven't been able to get the Youtube tag to work properly lately: I use the [ Invalid YouTube link ] tags and put the address of the video I want to post in between those tags, but all it ever says is Invalid Youtube Link. Am I doing something wrong, or is it some bug?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Maudie on January 15, 2015, 08:06:01 PM
Take the s out off https. And if you're on a mobile device, replace the m with www
Not this,
Code: [Select]
[youtube]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Re72di5phM0[/youtube]This.
Code: [Select]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re72di5phM0[/youtube]
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on January 15, 2015, 08:06:53 PM
Take the s out off https. And if you're on a mobile device, replace the m with www
Not this,
Code: [Select]
[youtube]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Re72di5phM0[/youtube]This.
Code: [Select]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re72di5phM0[/youtube]
Alright, I'll give it a try...


EDIT: Yup, it works now! Thanks, Mask!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria_Wildlough on January 16, 2015, 12:14:29 AM
How do I create an art thread and where?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on January 16, 2015, 12:26:58 AM
Go into the Fan Works board, there is a sub-board called Fan Artwork. Go to that and start a topic like you would anywhere else.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tiria_Wildlough on January 16, 2015, 12:28:19 AM
Got it thank ya!!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Felldoh154 on January 30, 2015, 08:53:46 PM
My question is: where on earth is my old pal Lutra? Any chance he will be around? I logged on in hopes of seeing his familiar name around, but haven't seen it.  :'(
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on January 30, 2015, 09:28:24 PM
He was on the second of January.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lady Cregga on February 24, 2015, 04:49:38 AM
I have a question
What are the tournaments and how do they work? I don't really understand it
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: LT Sandpaw on February 24, 2015, 03:12:19 PM

Good Question I was wondering that too ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on February 24, 2015, 06:13:44 PM
It's a roleplaying tournament that's conducted in rounds. For each round, BrookSkimmer (the mod running the tourney) gives general outlines via PM for where we want to go with the plot, but besides that, we have free reign with our characters in getting there. After each round, Brook scores everyone on the quality of their posts.

The tourney is currently on hiatus while Brook works things out.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: LT Sandpaw on February 24, 2015, 07:40:54 PM

How does one join this tournament?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on February 24, 2015, 08:27:47 PM
Sign-ups are closed. :P
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on February 27, 2015, 02:52:23 AM
My question is: where on earth is my old pal Lutra? Any chance he will be around? I logged on in hopes of seeing his familiar name around, but haven't seen it.  :'(

Got to shake me harder if you want me to wake up! :P  See your PM box.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: CristalDragoon on February 28, 2015, 06:11:02 AM
My question is why are there no adult sizes in the sweatshirts and t-shirts?

I am a adult and would like to have one of each.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on February 28, 2015, 12:37:19 PM
My question is why are there no adult sizes in the sweatshirts and t-shirts?

I am a adult and would like to have one of each.

Please contact the webmaster about this.  His email is  Mail@redwallabbey.com


The forum staff do not have these answers and are only responsible for the forum, not the site itself.

Best regards,
Lutra
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lord_Ashenwyte on April 07, 2015, 10:00:05 AM
Does Gagged mean that you're banned? And what earns you the "Gagged" title?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on April 07, 2015, 11:26:29 AM
They're two separate things. Gagging a member just gets rid of their ability to post. They can still PM people, though (this is useful for facilitating correspondence with the staff, etc).

Only administrators have the ability to issue a ban (unless I haven't been looking at my control panels carefully enough ;)) As such, I haven't used one myself. This is what the SMF manual says about the different levels of bans:

Quote from: SMF Manual
Full Ban - When you put a full ban or restriction on a user, they will not have the right to visit your site. This means they cannot read, register, or post on your site. If you really want to get rid of a user, this is the best option.
Partial Ban - Will ban the member from specific areas as defined below:
  • Cannot post - If you put a post restriction/ban on an IP, hostname, e-mail, or username, you take away the right to post. This allows them to visit your site, but that is about it. This is useful if you just want to stop them from posting, but allow them to visit your forum.
  • Cannot register -When you put a registration restriction/ban on an IP, hostname, e-mail, or username you take away the right to register on your forum. If they currently have an account on your forum they will be able to use it, however, they will not be able to register a new one. This type of restriction or ban is helpful if you have someone who registers multiple times.
  • Cannot login - Prevents the user from logging in.

As such, I surmise the weakest bans are similar to gagging; the strongest one can completely cut off access to the forum.

You get the "Gagged" title when a mod switches your primary usergroup to "Gagged" (which is how we gag you). If you mean what kind of behavior earns you the title (not the technical details of how the title is applied to your account, which, me being a literal-minded person, was what first came to my mind ;)), there's three types of situations I can think of off the top of my head where we've done this.


Hope this answers any questions you have; if not, feel free to ask again.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lord_Ashenwyte on April 07, 2015, 12:04:41 PM
Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Dibbun Against Bedtime on April 19, 2015, 08:25:03 PM
Have you guys considered shutting down the Recipes board? It hasn't had any activity in 10 months.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Skyblade on April 19, 2015, 08:32:32 PM
Maybe somebody should post there ;) I would, but I can't cook anything except sandwiches, microwavable food, and Ramen in a bowl.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tsukuyomi on April 19, 2015, 09:16:00 PM
Have you guys considered shutting down the Recipes board? It hasn't had any activity in 10 months.

No, I don't think that that would be necessary, but thanks for reminding me of said board, though. I have been trying to come up with something original to cook and that could be it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on April 19, 2015, 09:16:50 PM
Have you guys considered shutting down the Recipes board? It hasn't had any activity in 10 months.

Many of our members are younger and don't cook a whole lot, yet it is still nice to have a place for those who do. And food is such a big part of the books, so I think it will stay apart of the forum.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on April 19, 2015, 10:49:24 PM
Another part of why that board might be so inactive is that there is a Redwall cook book, so a lot of recipes one might want from the series could be found via that. :P
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on May 26, 2015, 11:34:14 PM
Just out of curiosity, am I right in my suspicion that if you modify a post in the same minute that you posted it, it doesn't say at the bottom as it is modified?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on May 27, 2015, 01:17:52 AM
I don't know if the reprieve is exactly one minute long, but it is true that edits made immediately afterwards don't put up the Edit notice. I ought to know; I do it all the time.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jetthebinturong on May 27, 2015, 08:15:13 PM
Is there a way to get a list of topics that you've created?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on June 02, 2015, 01:20:02 AM
How exactly do I post pictures without uploading them to, say, Imgur first? Or can I not do that?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on June 02, 2015, 01:59:29 AM
How exactly do I post pictures without uploading them to, say, Imgur first? Or can I not do that?

We used to be able to do , but you can't any more. Sorry about that.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tsukuyomi on June 02, 2015, 03:18:18 AM
How exactly do I post pictures without uploading them to, say, Imgur first? Or can I not do that?

If your problem is that Imgur is full of code and flash things (which I know for a fact your computer is not very good at handling): you can try PostImage (http://postimage.org). It will save you a lot of pain ;)!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Hickory on June 02, 2015, 01:06:11 PM
*clicks link* Cool.... do you know if it works with iOS devices?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on June 02, 2015, 03:41:09 PM
Thanks Leatho and Sierra!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tsukuyomi on June 02, 2015, 06:49:16 PM
*clicks link* Cool.... do you know if it works with iOS devices?

I don't know, sorry :/ But one thing I gotta say is that it is VERY reliable... I have 60% of my website hosted in there and the images haven't go down for a second in this whole time (since November 2014).

No prob Corn ^^!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on June 27, 2015, 02:20:57 AM
Okay, this is a kind of silly question. . . . But I was wondering: Why on Earth do we call the Modify button 'shiny'?! We've been doing that ever since. . . .  . I don't actually know when. Before I joined, certainly. (And I realize that this IS a very silly, strange question, and yes, I realize I'm older than most of y'all here forum-wise, hence you might not know. But I really want to know!)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on June 27, 2015, 04:03:37 AM
But I was wondering: Why on Earth do we call the Modify button 'shiny'?! We've been doing that ever since. . . . 
When has this happened? I don't recall seeing this.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Izeroth on June 27, 2015, 05:53:09 AM
 I've seen people call the modify button 'shiny' on other forums before. It's just something people do.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Hickory on June 27, 2015, 01:46:37 PM
@urbanlanguage
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tsukuyomi on June 27, 2015, 01:47:38 PM
So people won't miss it?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on June 28, 2015, 06:08:51 PM
But I was wondering: Why on Earth do we call the Modify button 'shiny'?! We've been doing that ever since. . . . 
When has this happened? I don't recall seeing this.

Really? That's interesting - Except for maybe one time, all the times I've seen people correct others on double- or triple-posting, they've called it shiny. Or when asked how to edit something.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Hickory on July 01, 2015, 04:57:37 PM
If you wnat to post a video people will like, but it has one or two inappropriate pieces of content, should you still post? Should you post with a warning saying "Mature content?"
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on July 01, 2015, 05:23:18 PM
If you wnat to post a video people will like, but it has one or two inappropriate pieces of content, should you still post? Should you post with a warning saying "Mature content?"
The trouble with content warnings is that people always think it doesn't apply to them.  They say "Well, it probably isn't that bad". Then, once they've seen it, they regret it.

I would err on the side of caution here.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Hickory on July 01, 2015, 05:52:50 PM
Ok, thanks.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: danflorreguba on July 16, 2015, 04:57:11 AM
       Is there a limit to the number of PM's one can receive?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on July 16, 2015, 08:04:48 AM
. . . Not that I know of. And I'm up to 6598. You can only send twenty an hour, but other than that. . . . *Shrugs*
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Vilu Daskar on August 27, 2015, 11:31:40 PM
Why does the forum stats say there's 2325 members but the members list say there's 1664?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on August 28, 2015, 01:48:58 AM
^ I think some (spambots/spammers) have been deleted, or some people deleted themselves, but I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Wylder Treejumper on August 30, 2015, 05:04:41 AM
Is the pic in my signature too large? I know there's a limit, but I have no idea what it is or how to figure out if a picture is too big... ::)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jetthebinturong on August 30, 2015, 03:38:53 PM
I recieved a pm about that once, just let me dig it up.

"Images larger than 40x350 pixels are prohibited."

So I would assume that yours is too big.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on August 30, 2015, 07:11:27 PM
This is exactly how large 40 by 350 is:
(http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah235/iamafrog/signature_zpswrgofkge.png)

It's meant mainly for userbars, that kind of thing. There are some exceptions to this (like some award badges). Some pictures are clearly too large, though, and if somebody keeps one of those up for long enough we eventually contact them to remind them about the rule.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Hickory on September 09, 2015, 01:30:33 AM
Is there a list of all the available fonts for use? I already asked this but as I'm on an iPad i'm not sure which ones will work and which ones won't.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on September 10, 2015, 06:46:06 PM
Well, most fonts work for the forum, but not necessarily with other peoples' devices. For example, most people can't see it, but my font looks like this:
(http://www.identifont.com/samples/monotype-imaging/LucidaBlackLetter.gif)
It looks like that on my computer, a Mac, but people using Windows can't see it like that.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on September 10, 2015, 06:58:17 PM
Well, it isn't just an issue of Mac vs. Windows. I can't see it either. It depends on what fonts are installed in the user's font library. If you don't have access to a font, you have to download it or purchase it to see it display properly.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: LT Sandpaw on September 10, 2015, 08:14:41 PM

Is there going to be another Role Play Tournament? And if so when will it be?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on September 10, 2015, 09:30:25 PM
There should be one sooner or later. I'll probably have to run this one, given that I have the lightest schedule of any of the staff, so it depends on when I'll have an opening and when I feel like y'all are ready for one. There are a lot of RPs right now that need attention, and I don't want to undercut any of those, so I wouldn't expect it for a while.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on September 11, 2015, 12:26:51 AM
Well, most fonts work for the forum, but not necessarily with other peoples' devices. For example, most people can't see it, but my font looks like this:
(http://www.identifont.com/samples/monotype-imaging/LucidaBlackLetter.gif)
It looks like that on my computer, a Mac, but people using Windows can't see it like that.
My life has just been turned upside down. O_O  I had no idea that that's how it's supposed to look.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on September 11, 2015, 03:08:14 AM
And that's why I was a bit frustrated when I found out that people couldn't see it, and I was posting in a generic font to them the whole time.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jetthebinturong on September 11, 2015, 03:10:33 AM
If you downloaded the font yourself, it's very likely that most of us won't be able to see it.

If I created a font and then downloaded it and used it on this forum, would someone else who'd downloaded it see it properly? Or will the forum only support certain fonts?

And is there a message limit before you can only receive replies?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on September 11, 2015, 03:12:16 AM
If you downloaded the font yourself, it's very likely that most of us won't be able to see it.
Found lucida blackletter on Microsoft Word. :P
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jetthebinturong on September 11, 2015, 03:19:58 AM
Well I just checked my word and I don't have it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on September 11, 2015, 03:49:14 PM
........

And is there a message limit before you can only receive replies?

. . . . . . What? You mean, is there a limit in how many PMs you can send? If so, then yes. It's twenty per hour. (I've hit it many times before, and also, I'm still trying to wake up so if I sound extraordinarily stupid, sorry.)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jetthebinturong on September 11, 2015, 03:55:28 PM
No, I meant "Is there a limit to your message inbox?"
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on September 11, 2015, 06:49:02 PM
No, I meant "Is there a limit to your message inbox?"
I don't believe so.  Last time I checked, Corny had, what, 6,000 messages?  And she's still able to PM.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rrrrr on September 14, 2015, 02:13:21 AM
Skarzs, is the font automatically set for your replies? Because I have to click [Font] and change it to my font, which is annoying every time.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on September 14, 2015, 02:28:08 AM
What I have done is typed [.font=lucidablackletter], copied it, and just paste it before every reply. Don't need the [./font] for it to work for me.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Banya on September 14, 2015, 07:54:10 AM
Sky also doesn't use the [./font] tag and her High Tower Text works fine as well, but I use the BBC tag for speed almost every time, so my ending tag shows up.

I have Microsoft Word and I also don't have Lucida Blackletter among my fonts, though I have about eight other Lucida something-or-others.  I have the 2010 version of Microsoft Office, if that makes any difference.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Vilu Daskar on September 15, 2015, 11:14:25 PM
How do I post a picture?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Hickory on September 15, 2015, 11:31:00 PM
You can find the answer in the FAQs topic.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Vilu Daskar on September 15, 2015, 11:36:33 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Skyblade on September 25, 2015, 02:18:43 AM
How exactly does one post audio files?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on September 25, 2015, 02:33:38 AM
How exactly does one post audio files?
I'd suggest uploading it to YouTube.  (I think that would entail using an editing program to put the audio file with a picture or video, 'cause they don't accept plain audio files.)  There's probably other ways, but that's what I know I would do.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Søren on September 25, 2015, 06:08:21 AM
That's a good idea, also, I believe YouTube offers a video editor of sorts on their website. Not sure and can't check at the moment, but I believe they do in the "Creator Studio".
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Skyblade on September 25, 2015, 12:46:49 PM
Hmm. I was hoping there would be another way besides YouTube. But if not, oh well.

Thanks!!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Søren on September 25, 2015, 07:58:24 PM
I seem to remember James using something else in the past to demonstrate his bird's squawking. I'll see if I can find that post.
EDIT:
Found it:
I've alluded in the past to our dog and how loud it is, how much it moans, etc., etc. Just reading about it doesn't give you a clue how bad it is. It's somewhat difficult to get a recording of this, as she seems to have a tendency to clam up as soon as I turn a recorder on, but I've managed it. Here, for your listening torment, it is. (https://instaud.io/5ZG) If you choose to listen to this, make sure you turn down your volume as low as it can go without being completely mute, and wear headphones if at all possible.

I know it sounds like the dog is being tortured with a branding iron, but the only thing that's happening is that the bird is squawking. If we play anything that's remotely musical or noisy, the bird will start to squawk. If there's another bird outside, the bird squawks. Sometimes the bird will squawk with no provocation at all. And if the bird squawks, and the dog is within range to hear it, the dog moans. Loudly. The only solace is that if anyone were to die in their sleep, we can be sure it wouldn't be for long since the combined noise from these two is enough to wake anything that hasn't either already gone deaf or completely decomposed.
Apparently, https://instaud.io (https://instaud.io) is a legitimate way to upload audio files and share links.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Vilu Daskar on September 28, 2015, 10:13:49 PM
Does the most online record include guests?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on September 28, 2015, 10:19:10 PM
I believe so.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Skyblade on September 28, 2015, 10:40:44 PM
I seem to remember James using something else in the past to demonstrate his bird's squawking. I'll see if I can find that post.
EDIT:
Found it:
I've alluded in the past to our dog and how loud it is, how much it moans, etc., etc. Just reading about it doesn't give you a clue how bad it is. It's somewhat difficult to get a recording of this, as she seems to have a tendency to clam up as soon as I turn a recorder on, but I've managed it. Here, for your listening torment, it is. (https://instaud.io/5ZG) If you choose to listen to this, make sure you turn down your volume as low as it can go without being completely mute, and wear headphones if at all possible.

I know it sounds like the dog is being tortured with a branding iron, but the only thing that's happening is that the bird is squawking. If we play anything that's remotely musical or noisy, the bird will start to squawk. If there's another bird outside, the bird squawks. Sometimes the bird will squawk with no provocation at all. And if the bird squawks, and the dog is within range to hear it, the dog moans. Loudly. The only solace is that if anyone were to die in their sleep, we can be sure it wouldn't be for long since the combined noise from these two is enough to wake anything that hasn't either already gone deaf or completely decomposed.
Apparently, https://instaud.io (https://instaud.io) is a legitimate way to upload audio files and share links.

Oh, I'll check that out. Thank you, Søren :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: rrrrr on September 29, 2015, 02:55:24 AM
How do you post screenshots?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Søren on September 29, 2015, 04:48:44 AM
How do you post screenshots?
You have to upload the image to a host site to get an image URL. They include Imgur and Photobucket. Then paste that URL just like a normal image.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lord_Ashenwyte on September 29, 2015, 09:47:06 AM
How many days/weeks/months does an inactive RP have in the Roleplaying section, before its moved to the Incomplete/Abandoned RPs board?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on September 29, 2015, 03:29:22 PM
I think it's just whenever a mod realizes that they need to be moved. :P
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Hickory on October 28, 2015, 10:25:57 PM
I go to change my profile picture, but when I view my summary to see if it worked where the picture should be is a blank space.  ???
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on October 29, 2015, 01:26:31 AM
Odd. Were you trying to take a picture from your computer?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Hickory on October 29, 2015, 11:04:33 AM
Well, I tried to use a URL (soren suggested it) but that didn't work, so I reverted back to uploading from my computer, and that didn't work either.

EDIT: Figured out was I was doing wrong. I had left the "I wil upload my own picture" box unchecked when I tried to use it, so.... all good now!  ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on October 31, 2015, 01:20:02 AM
Captain Tammo's name isn't turning up green in the Who's Online list; does anyone else seem to be getting this?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Skyblade on October 31, 2015, 01:22:33 AM
For me, it shows that he's a moderator only in the Fan Fiction board.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on October 31, 2015, 01:31:14 AM
It's because he's a local moderator, not a full moderator.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on October 31, 2015, 05:38:08 AM
But it showed Leatho and Rain green when they were only "local mods". :P
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on November 01, 2015, 03:24:28 PM
There's a difference between a local moderator and a Local Moderator (yes, the capitalization is important). A local mod is a member who has been given responsibility over one or more boards, but only has power one those boards specifically. A Local Mod is more like a traditional Moderator, watching over every board, but they have fewer permissions than a Global Mod.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Vilu Daskar on November 03, 2015, 06:13:21 PM
That link to the Introduction Topic takes you to page 204, shouldn't it take you to page 1?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on November 03, 2015, 06:45:03 PM
Fixed.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Kitsune on November 06, 2015, 01:42:09 AM
If I wanted to hold an art competition, where would I post it? I ask only because every contest that I remember was not in the art thread, but somewhere else (I am almost positive).
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on November 18, 2015, 12:54:47 AM
Umm, I'm getting this really weird thing at the top of my page when I'm at any board or topic other than the main hub. It says:

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home3/redwall2/public_html/forum/Sources/Load.php(225) : runtime-created function on line 3

This has never happened before and I'm a bit concerned. :P
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Søren on November 18, 2015, 01:03:14 AM
^Me too
Is actually come up as an error message as well, and it's come up in the header with three of those messages at the same time.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on November 18, 2015, 01:58:53 AM
Likewise. Looks like Firedrake is getting it too. I wonder how many people are.

Wait. . . Don't all three of us use Macs?
:[
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: BadgerLordFiredrake on November 18, 2015, 02:01:52 AM
It doesn't have anything to do with our computers.

It's because we're using SMF 1.X, and the version of PHP we're using is probably ancient (below 5.5, and latest is 6).

Honestly unless the admins have SSH access it's not something that'll be fixed easily.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Izeroth on November 18, 2015, 02:09:12 AM
 The BBC tags seem to have been rearranged:

(http://s23.postimg.org/61y3qiaij/image.jpg)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on November 18, 2015, 02:38:42 AM
That hasn't happened to me. :P

And I can't help but chuckle at this. Look at us all running amuck like a bunch of headless chickens.
XD XP
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Søren on November 18, 2015, 04:09:49 PM
@Iz
That's happened to me on and off for my entire tenure here.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Vilu Daskar on November 18, 2015, 08:58:03 PM
I've got it too.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Vilu Daskar on December 24, 2015, 10:28:52 PM
When I look at someone else's profile I see something that says "Add to Buddy list," is this just something from the backup thing?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Groddil on December 24, 2015, 10:46:56 PM
If you add someone to your buddy list, when one of then joins, down the bottom it'll say something like: "5 users connected, one buddy, and their name is bolded. Probably just a convenience.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Rusvul on January 15, 2016, 09:27:21 PM
   Some text is appearing with non-alphabetic symbols in place of letters. The most easily referenceable occurance of this is Perifaen's username, which reads Perifæn. I don't recall any instances of this before the website crashed- Is this a result of that, or an issue on my end?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on January 15, 2016, 09:32:50 PM
Happens for both me and her; she had to find a post she made and copy her name to paste it in the login box.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Skyblade on January 16, 2016, 05:09:18 AM
Pretty sure we all are seeing the same bugs (and more bugs on top of that). At least the forum is back. Hopefully the fixes will be made soon.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lord_Ashenwyte on January 16, 2016, 03:16:01 PM
Do people know if you've added them as a buddy?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Groddil on January 16, 2016, 11:46:40 PM
I added you as a buddy, so I'm assuming people don't know. It just seems to be a formality anyway, telling you when your friends (or enemies, if you want to use it that way) are online easier.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on January 17, 2016, 12:21:47 AM
Being gone for so long, I totally forgot how to post a gif. Some help please?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on January 17, 2016, 12:23:56 AM
IMG tags around the link, like so:

(http://i.imgur.com/l730TQP.jpg)

If you mean how to get it up on another site, Photobucket and Imageshack are two options.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tam and Martin on January 17, 2016, 01:42:33 AM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Maudie on January 21, 2016, 01:57:38 AM
Hey, Blaggut and I noticed that you can't presently edit polls. I was just wondering if these little glitches will be fixed soon? No pressure, but that means that SFC can't be reset right now...
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lord_Ashenwyte on January 21, 2016, 11:47:15 AM
When will we be able to quote while writing a post? That's the only reason why I'm not updating my ask threads.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on January 21, 2016, 06:19:16 PM
Hey, Blaggut and I noticed that you can't presently edit polls. I was just wondering if these little glitches will be fixed soon? No pressure, but that means that SFC can't be reset right now...

I know, that's annoying because I'd like my Ask thread poll.

And what about the other glitches, what's the status on fixing them?
Title: Questions and Answers
Post by: The Skarzs on December 10, 2015, 04:20:19 PM
We all have them, so I thought the topic should be started.
If you have a question, ask it here. If you can answer it, feel free to do so.




My first question is, why do we have to solve a captcha before sending a personal message? Can that be removed?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Kitsune on December 10, 2015, 04:33:42 PM
It disappears after you PM a certain number of times. That or it was removed by James because he knows I'm a real person. I am not sure.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Søren on December 10, 2015, 05:14:02 PM
Hey James, is it possible to get spoilers on here?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on December 10, 2015, 06:25:40 PM
I don't know much about the CAPTCHAs. I haven't seen them since I set up the forum; if they show up on PMs too, that sounds like a pain. I can look to see if there's any way to tone them down. (Update: It was set to require CAPTCHAs until 5 posts. For now I've changed it to 1. If this is a problem, I can make more changes later.)

As far as spoilers go, I think that's a SMF mod. Matthias installed it on the old forum, whereas right now I have just stock settings for this one. I can look to see about getting that up soon. If it's as easy as setting the forum up was it shouldn't be any trouble to install it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Søren on December 10, 2015, 06:48:35 PM
(http://gif.co/tDzQ.gif)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Cornflower MM on December 12, 2015, 12:53:58 AM
Hey James, why can't we upload profile pictures from our computers anymore? That's rather annoying, to be honest.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on December 12, 2015, 12:58:36 AM
Technically, we never could on this forum.

As far as why... I'm honestly not sure. When the option was available, it claimed to be uploading correctly, but the pictures never appeared on either the server or the forum. That's why I took it down, because it didn't work.

I did promise I'd look into it, so I suppose I will. That said, I'm not sure how important it is if the real old forum will be back pretty soon. Also, the fix might involve upgrading the server -- in which case, I think we'll likely have to live without it, 'cuz I'm not sure it's worth paying for something that will be irrelevant so soon.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Cornflower MM on December 12, 2015, 05:40:11 PM
Oh, okay. Sorry for bugging you, then, I think we'll live.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on December 14, 2015, 11:36:51 PM
Before anyone else asks, we know about the trouble with the box and are working on it; hopefully it will be back up no later than a hour or so.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Søren on December 15, 2015, 02:13:19 AM
I was thinking: Some people have said that the Shout Box is distracting from the general forum. Is it possible to move it to the bottom of the page rather then the top? It'd be less distracting, but we'd still have it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on December 15, 2015, 02:16:55 AM
That sounds like a good idea. I suspect it'd take a fair amount of work, but I'm willing to look at this soon and see if that change can be conveniently made.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Cornflower MM on December 16, 2015, 01:05:38 AM
Hey, James, I have my PM system set up to notify me when I get a new PM, but I haven't actually gotten any notifications.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Banya on December 16, 2015, 05:47:47 AM
What is this Shout Box that's been talked about?  I have never seen it on my screen.  What is its purpose?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: rachel25 on December 18, 2015, 11:50:48 AM
It's kind of a way to shout a message out at the top of the screen. Its like just having a topic at the top of the screen but you can see it all the time. I like it and think it's a nice idea. I hope we can get one on the old forum when we get it back.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Jetthebinturong on January 24, 2016, 08:25:10 PM
Why have all the tags broken?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Hickory on February 06, 2016, 03:45:11 PM
Is the shout box broken? It doesn't seem to be showing up.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Mhera on February 19, 2016, 01:56:38 AM
Has anyone else had trouble with the forum on mobile devices? There seems to be some actions I can never perform on one, like change profile/PM settings, preferences, or, as it happens, delete an account (poor Scalar :P).
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: The Skarzs on February 19, 2016, 02:05:50 AM
Yeh, I'm actually using an iPad right now, and I seem to have the same issues.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Søren on February 19, 2016, 04:49:02 AM
It's been acting very strange with the PM settings, but it's normal now. I've been ok so far on my iOSs.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: LT Sandpaw on February 19, 2016, 04:23:08 PM

 Can guests see the Who is One-Line board? Because wouldn't they be able to click the link from there and get into say the secret hideout or Front Lawns?

 I know this worry is probably totally unfounded but I'm curious.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Søren on February 19, 2016, 04:54:00 PM
Guests can see the users online at the bottem of the home page, but cannot click on the full Who's Online page (where we veiw what the guests are doing). Nor can they veiw what we're doing via our profiles.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: LT Sandpaw on February 19, 2016, 05:04:17 PM

 Ok, thanks Soren.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Jukka the Sling on February 19, 2016, 06:08:08 PM
Also, even if they had a link to a secret board or topic, it would bring them to a page requiring them to log in first.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Mhera on February 24, 2016, 02:19:06 AM
Regarding the mobile stuff I mentioned earlier, changing the way the profile views seems to have fixed it. Going to your profile and clicking what looks like a rewind button in the upper right corner switches it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: The Skarzs on February 24, 2016, 02:44:31 AM
Why does clicking your messages go to the first page instead of the last page now?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Mhera on February 24, 2016, 02:50:05 AM
Did you click the "Date" button on the inbox's top bar?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: The Skarzs on February 24, 2016, 04:48:10 AM
No. Not the way I was used to finding the PM box, so I guess I never looked. :P
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Jetthebinturong on March 07, 2016, 12:20:37 AM
Is there a particular reason why there is such a short character limit on posts on this forum?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on March 07, 2016, 02:29:03 AM
I think it's the default character limit. That's approximately 4000 words, or about 9 pages. I'm sure the logic there is that nobody that isn't spamming is likely to hit that in the course of normal conversation, which is usually true. (That said, if somebody copy-pastes long narratives or shoutbox logs, it can be bothersome; I had to quadruple-post once to fit an especially long conversation in one time.)

Since there's a demand for this, I don't see any reason why not to change it. I'll bump it up to 40 or 50k or so, provided that it shouldn't cause any problems with the forum software (I don't see why it would, but you never know until you do).
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Tam and Martin on March 25, 2016, 09:14:45 PM
My message inbox is acting funny as of this morning. It pops up with a notification when I get a message, like it should, but after I finish reading and responding to the message, it still says that message is new. Right now I have a number 6 right next to the 'My messages' bar on the red bar above. I have read all my messages but it sticks around. It started off with a 1 there this morning, then a 2, then 3, and so on and I can't get rid of it and now it is up to 6.

Another thing is, when i am checking my messages, the people i get messages from pop up as guests. I click the 'My messages' button first. Then there is the most recent message presented at the top. That message at the very top shows up as sent from the user. But today, i was messaging both ABareBear and Dotti. Dotti had sent me a message about 5 minutes before ABareBear did, so I clicked on the 'My messages' button, and it popped up with the most recent message from ABareBear like any normal message would. I responded to it, so then I go to read Dotti's message. I click on her message and it pops up as her as a guest. It just says her name in Black and says guest underneath it. It just isn't as convenient because I have to type in the members name I am sending it to again before I send it, and it is harder to just use my messages. It's not just those two members, it has been everybody i have messaged in the last two days (About 6 different members.)

If these could get fixed somehow that would be great! They're not super important but still. Didn't know if anyone else was having these problems either.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Søren on March 26, 2016, 09:35:33 PM
Has anyone else had trouble with the forum on mobile devices? There seems to be some actions I can never perform on one, like change profile/PM settings, preferences, or, as it happens, delete an account (poor Scalar :P).
Yeh, I'm actually using an iPad right now, and I seem to have the same issues.
Regarding the mobile stuff I mentioned earlier, changing the way the profile views seems to have fixed it. Going to your profile and clicking what looks like a rewind button in the upper right corner switches it.
*is super late to post this*
Just in case you're wondering, it's when it's set to use dropdown instead of sidebars.
(click to show/hide)


(In all honesty, I had prepared this, then realized Mhera had already answered the question. Just figured I'd add. :P
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Aimless Gallivanter on March 27, 2016, 03:06:14 AM
If I wanted to make a topic to share my art, but it's not Redwall related, where should I put it?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on March 27, 2016, 03:07:46 AM
hmm, most likely in Cavern Hole, since it is none Redwall.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Skyblade on March 27, 2016, 04:31:40 PM
hmm, most likely in Cavern Hole, since it is none Redwall.

I second this. Also, if you don't want Guests to see your art for whatever reason, you could also do Secret Hideouts :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Tam and Martin on March 27, 2016, 05:25:13 PM
My message inbox is acting funny as of this morning. It pops up with a notification when I get a message, like it should, but after I finish reading and responding to the message, it still says that message is new. Right now I have a number 6 right next to the 'My messages' bar on the red bar above. I have read all my messages but it sticks around. It started off with a 1 there this morning, then a 2, then 3, and so on and I can't get rid of it and now it is up to 6.

Another thing is, when i am checking my messages, the people i get messages from pop up as guests. I click the 'My messages' button first. Then there is the most recent message presented at the top. That message at the very top shows up as sent from the user. But today, i was messaging both ABareBear and Dotti. Dotti had sent me a message about 5 minutes before ABareBear did, so I clicked on the 'My messages' button, and it popped up with the most recent message from ABareBear like any normal message would. I responded to it, so then I go to read Dotti's message. I click on her message and it pops up as her as a guest. It just says her name in Black and says guest underneath it. It just isn't as convenient because I have to type in the members name I am sending it to again before I send it, and it is harder to just use my messages. It's not just those two members, it has been everybody i have messaged in the last two days (About 6 different members.)

If these could get fixed somehow that would be great! They're not super important but still. Didn't know if anyone else was having these problems either.
???
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on March 27, 2016, 06:58:07 PM
I'm not really sure what to say, because I've never seen anything like that happen.

If you can tell me what browser you're using and whether JavaScript is on, etc., I guess that'd be a start towards trying to figure it out.

Most likely I'll end up having to write the fellow who designed the mod that we use for the PM system. (This isn't the first time it's had trouble, which is why I was iffy about reinstalling it after I took it down a while back.)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Aimless Gallivanter on March 27, 2016, 07:54:50 PM
hmm, most likely in Cavern Hole, since it is none Redwall.

I second this. Also, if you don't want Guests to see your art for whatever reason, you could also do Secret Hideouts :)

great thanks!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Jetthebinturong on May 12, 2016, 09:35:56 PM
Do you think it's possible to implement hexadecimal colour codes instead of (or in addition to) the colour system we have already?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on May 12, 2016, 09:44:02 PM
Well, technically, you can already use hex codes, you just have to roll them yourself instead of having an automatic picker:

#A958D8

A color-picker is a good idea, though, and I'll try to find a mod that provides that kind of functionality.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Jetthebinturong on May 12, 2016, 10:13:10 PM
Oooooh!

I tried it without the hashtag before I asked the question. That's cool. I wanted them for something specific that I plan to do sometime so I do know the codes I need.

Regardless, a colour picker would be cool.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Jetthebinturong on May 14, 2016, 03:49:53 PM
Sorry for double posting, but something really weird is going on with the layout of the forum. I'll get some screenshots.
(click to show/hide)

Does anyone have any idea what's going on or how to fix it? I think my posting interface has gone wrong too, but that's not as bad, it's just moved everything from the centre to the left.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on May 14, 2016, 04:21:33 PM
It was a bug in the new CSS that I wasn't aware of (it didn't show up in Safari, even after I refreshed it).

The old CSS has been uploaded, and'll be there until I can figure out what's going on. In the meantime, I'm going to do what I should have done in the first place and create a new theme for my experiment, instead of subjecting y'all to all of my "quick changes" before they're ready for prime-time. This'll also mind me to be careful to check my work in multiple browsers before it's done, since not everything'll display to other people like it does in my copy of Safari.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Cornflower MM on May 19, 2016, 02:20:08 AM
Oh, so that's what was wrong.

And that's nice, thanks.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on June 14, 2016, 07:11:57 PM
The shoutbox is gone, at least for the time being.

That said, I intend to look into immediately bringing in some new features to help mitigate this loss. For example, I might look into bringing back a certain post-drafting feature, to save posts-in-progress that were accidentally closed out of, which seemed to be mutually exclusive with the box.

It's struck me that the current two-theme setup, with Experimental and Core, is something of a hassle if I intend to install new mods. Therefore, I mean to look into finding a way to integrate the multi-background/color functionality into Core (as an option), without having to have a completely separate theme to do this.

More news will come ASAP as I get new inspiration and talk to Matthias.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: The Skarzs on June 14, 2016, 11:46:39 PM
That draft saving thing seems like a good addition; it's always unfortunate to lose posts.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: LT Sandpaw on June 14, 2016, 11:58:51 PM

 Is there any way to turn off the 'All' option next to the list of numbers? I keep accidently clicking it when I'm trying to open the newest page on a thread, and I have to scroll through hundreds of past posts, which isn't fun. :P
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: The Skarzs on June 15, 2016, 12:18:29 AM
I like it when you're actually in the topic, but not when you're on the board, for the same reason.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Rosie Willowwater on June 15, 2016, 09:11:24 PM
Is there any way to change your username? I just joined today and i spelt my name wrong :(
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on June 15, 2016, 09:13:11 PM
Do you want it without the I?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Rosie Willowwater on June 15, 2016, 09:13:57 PM
Yes, It was supposed to be Rosie Willowwater.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on June 15, 2016, 09:23:42 PM
I'll change it for you; you will have to reset your password, though.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Rosie Willowwater on June 15, 2016, 09:37:20 PM
Ok Thanks :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: LT Sandpaw on June 15, 2016, 09:47:04 PM

 Is there any way to turn off the 'All' option next to the list of numbers? I keep accidently clicking it when I'm trying to open the newest page on a thread, and I have to scroll through hundreds of past posts, which isn't fun. :P

?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on June 15, 2016, 10:06:11 PM
Not that I know of.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Søren on June 15, 2016, 10:44:13 PM

 Is there any way to turn off the 'All' option next to the list of numbers? I keep accidently clicking it when I'm trying to open the newest page on a thread, and I have to scroll through hundreds of past posts, which isn't fun. :P

?
@LT Sandpaw There is a "Go Down" button at the top of the page that bumps you straight to the bottem.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Rosie Willowwater on June 16, 2016, 12:07:36 AM
What is the most effective way to share photos in a post?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Hickory on June 16, 2016, 12:13:14 AM
Well, you use the image tags

[.img][./img]

(without the periods)

And then you copy and paste the image address into the space between.

Don't forget that it has to be the image address. Just the image won't work.

Also, if you're uploading a saved image you'll want to use a hosting service too. Imgur, Photobucket, postimage.org. All are viable ways of uploading.

Hope that helps. If you have any further questions just ask.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Rosie Willowwater on June 16, 2016, 12:14:39 AM
What do you mean by a saved image?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Hickory on June 16, 2016, 12:18:07 AM
An image that you took yourself. For example, if I had a picture of my dog on my phone that I wanted to post, then I'd upload it to a site. (some sites, like Imgur, require for you to make an account, but others, like postimage, don't.)

The site will give you a menu that allows you to pick an image, the size (should you want it to change) and sometimes family-friendly or NSFW. It's pretty easy to learn your way around.

A word of caution: Sites like Imgur are prone to being a popular hosting sites for Reddit users, which usually means inappropriate content.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Rosie Willowwater on June 16, 2016, 12:19:57 AM
Ok Thanks Sage :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on June 16, 2016, 12:28:19 AM
Everything Sage said is correct, and adequately describes the traditional way of uploading images. Now that we're on the new forum, it's also worth mentioning that if the image is on your hard drive, I believe you could also post it up here as an attachment (provided that it's smaller than 192 kilobytes).
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: The Skarzs on June 16, 2016, 03:33:32 AM
And then you copy and paste the image address into the space between.

Don't forget that it has to be the image address. Just the image won't work.
It depends on where you get the picture. If I'm using Google images, I need to use the image address. If I'm trying to upload stuff from my Photobucket, however, I need to copy the image.
My recommendation is to test if it works by using the "preview" option.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Fatch of Southsward on June 16, 2016, 02:20:10 PM
Ok, so I started an RP game, and for the eighth player slot it's showing up like this:
...
6)
7)
8)
9)
...
Is there  way to make it not show up as the face?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Jetthebinturong on June 16, 2016, 02:29:46 PM
You could put a space between the 8 and the bracket.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Cornflower MM on June 16, 2016, 02:35:34 PM
Or a period, or really anything that breaks up the smiley code. (Is that the term?)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Fatch of Southsward on June 16, 2016, 02:43:43 PM
That worked! Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Søren on June 16, 2016, 03:47:04 PM
@Fatch of Southsward Or, you can click the drop down "Attachments and Other Options" from the reply screen, and select "Don't use smileys". They then appear as 8)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Jukka the Sling on June 16, 2016, 04:30:08 PM
@Fatch of Southsward:  I cancel out smileys by putting empty italics tags (or any tags, really) in between each part, like so:

Code: [Select]
8[I][/I])
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on June 16, 2016, 05:21:45 PM
Thanks to all those who've commented on the emoticon issue. In a perfect world, I could easily change 8) to something else (less likely to be used for non-emoticon purposes), but that would break every usage of that emoticon in the forum's past, and I'm not quite feeling up to a search-and-change romp through the database to change all instances of 8) right now. Maybe sometime, though.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Fatch of Southsward on July 04, 2016, 03:45:59 AM
Did the forum go down recently for anyone else?

Almost every time I visited for the past day or two, I got a white screen with a message from Sooper-Grape, talking about errors.

Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on July 04, 2016, 03:50:10 AM
I made a big blunder the other day when I was working on themes, and the site was down probably from 7 PM to 1 AM CST. That's probably it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Cornflower MM on July 04, 2016, 08:09:47 PM
The forum has seemed wider to me, on my both my laptop and my mom's computer. Someone else mentioned it to me as well. What's up with that, James?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on July 04, 2016, 08:30:57 PM
It used to have something like 90% margins. I switched it to 99% to try to make better use of window space in the Experimental theme, and figured I'd import it to Core when I merged the themes.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Cornflower MM on July 04, 2016, 09:04:35 PM
I see. It's not a bad change, just taking some time to get used to.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Skyblade on July 05, 2016, 03:08:34 AM
I think it's good. It actually reminds me of the old forum.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Lord_Ashenwyte on July 08, 2016, 04:18:44 AM
How does one delete a post?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Rosie Willowwater on July 08, 2016, 04:18:33 PM
I think you can delete it if someone hasn't replied to it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on July 08, 2016, 04:19:55 PM
You can edit it out, but I don't think members can delete posts or topics.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Lord Daskar on July 08, 2016, 04:23:09 PM
I sometimes have the option to remove my own posts.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Skyblade on July 10, 2016, 01:48:04 AM
I sometimes have the option to remove my own posts.

That's weird. I don't think I've ever been able to.

On another note, that does sound convenient. Why don't we have that option?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on July 10, 2016, 01:55:10 AM
As far as why this isn't an option: there's too much potential for abuse, with limited upside. Anyway, if somebody has a valid reason to want a post to be removed, they can request for the staff to do so.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Jetthebinturong on July 10, 2016, 02:13:28 AM
As far as why this isn't an option: there's too much potential for abuse, with limited upside. Anyway, if somebody has a valid reason to want a post to be removed, they can request for the staff to do so.
That really is making too much sense to my brain. How can it be abused?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Groddil on July 10, 2016, 02:17:26 AM
Okay, so strange smilie problems...

The  ;) has been replaced by an orange X, the  :D and  ;D are exactly the same, and some of the little green PM scrolls now have an  ^-^ face instead. Plus, on the "more" pop-up, the ^-^ face looks like a ;D face. WHY?!?!

(I'm using colourful on a phone, BTW)

Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on July 10, 2016, 02:32:43 AM
Okay, so strange smilie problems...

The  ;) has been replaced by an orange X, the  :D and  ;D are exactly the same, and some of the little green PM scrolls now have an  ^-^ face instead. Plus, on the "more" pop-up, the ^-^ face looks like a ;D face. WHY?!?!
That's strange. I haven't seen anything like this; as you're the first one to write about it, I'd guess that it's a problem with the phone you're using's settings. I'm not sure what I'd recommend to fix it, past the usual emptying the cache and all of that.

How can it be abused?
I'm not going to go into a lot of depth here, but one possibility is that somebody could post up topics that are controversial or violate the rules, then try to wipe out any paper trail' down the road (so they can then claim that it never happened). Right now, people can edit things out, but that topic or post would still be there as evidence that something was said at some point that they wanted to 'take back'.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Rosie Willowwater on July 11, 2016, 05:31:43 PM
Is the forum slow at loading for anyone else?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: The Skarzs on July 11, 2016, 05:32:19 PM
I occasionally have issue, but that has more to do with my own internet connection, I think.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Skyblade on July 11, 2016, 05:33:44 PM
I'm not experiencing that problem. I think its Wifi or computer speed causing the trouble, not the forum itself.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Lord Daskar on July 14, 2016, 03:50:19 PM
I have that problem sometimes. But I do use an ancient Windows XP laptop.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Rosie Willowwater on July 14, 2016, 06:48:41 PM
It might be my wifi then :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Cornflower MM on July 14, 2016, 10:29:47 PM
Is the forum slow at loading for anyone else?

Mmm, I remember mine doing that on Monday as well. And it does do it occasionally for me, but then again I have a laptop that's as old as I am and using an Internet cable, soo. . . . .
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Delthion on July 19, 2016, 06:22:06 PM
Whenever I try to go back a few pages on the "Mentions" tab, it takes me back to my profile page. Which I find rather odd! ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: The Skarzs on July 19, 2016, 07:29:16 PM
Look in your profile tab, and you'll see mentions there.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Delthion on July 19, 2016, 08:46:18 PM
Yes, but if I try to go back to the second or third page of my mentions it takes me back to the summary.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Lord Daskar on July 19, 2016, 09:51:21 PM
I does that for me too, Del.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on July 19, 2016, 10:08:01 PM
Hmm, I'll see if I can get a patch for that in later.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Jukka the Sling on July 21, 2016, 10:46:15 PM
Hey, James, the upcoming birthdays are still displayed on the homepage even when I'm logged out.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Rosie Willowwater on August 01, 2016, 02:29:23 PM
Are there any areas only a select few member are allowed to see on the forums?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on August 01, 2016, 02:30:06 PM
There's the staff boards (for staff only), and currently the shoutbox.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Groddil on August 05, 2016, 05:16:06 AM
For some reason, alexandre has appeared twice on the member list.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Hickory on August 05, 2016, 05:19:57 AM
Guest double

Had some trouble with PMs. Groddil's message was sent twice, and no matter how many times I clicked on it, one of them would always appear as unread. I had to delete them for it to work.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Aimless Gallivanter on August 05, 2016, 06:43:50 AM
wheres that thread where james gryphon asks what animal he is. owl or cat or whatever else?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Lord Daskar on August 05, 2016, 04:25:46 PM
wheres that thread where james gryphon asks what animal he is. owl or cat or whatever else?
Secret Hideouts. What Animal is X?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Aimless Gallivanter on August 05, 2016, 04:28:36 PM
thank you!!!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: alexandre on August 07, 2016, 06:08:12 PM
How do you delete a subject?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Jetthebinturong on August 07, 2016, 06:13:27 PM
You'd have to ask a mod to do it for you.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Hickory on August 08, 2016, 02:25:32 PM
Just coming back to this, Daskar asked about deleting posts and James said that it isn't possible, but on the old forum you regularly cleaned up the Members on Vacation thread. Is that a feature prevalent in older versions of SFM (or whatever the forum runs on)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on August 08, 2016, 02:49:35 PM
SMF.

The Staff regularly cleaned up that vacation thread.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Hickory on August 08, 2016, 02:56:47 PM
What I mean is, so it isn't possible here?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on August 08, 2016, 03:01:05 PM
It's certainly possible; we just haven't done it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Hickory on August 08, 2016, 03:01:32 PM
Ok.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on August 09, 2016, 04:59:52 AM
How do you delete a subject?

Do you want something changed, or are you just curious?  8)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Søren on August 11, 2016, 11:27:17 PM
@Jaaaaaaames, the forum won't let me use a URL for my profile picture. Every time I click, it switches to either no avatar at all, or upload one, depending on wether or not one is uploaded.
EDIT: Okay, it worked that time. It must be the content filter on this wifi signal, it blocks some websites.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Hickory on August 12, 2016, 12:03:03 AM
Make sure you remove the s in https, it won't work any other way.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Hickory on August 15, 2016, 04:12:42 PM
@James Gryphon

Do you have a resized version of the Rosehip Players image? The smallest I can get it is this:

(https://s3.postimg.io/9fknq0237/image.jpg)

And since I don't want it to retract from the FNN advertising I have going on...
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Jetthebinturong on August 19, 2016, 12:40:31 AM
Where might I be able to find the rules page?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Groddil on August 19, 2016, 12:46:08 AM
Where might I be able to find the rules page?

Right here:

Forum Rules (http://www.loamhedgeabbey.com/index.php/topic,330.0.html)

For future reference, it's a pinned page in the Announcements board.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Jetthebinturong on August 19, 2016, 12:56:22 AM
Ah. I expected it to have it's own page, so it didn't occur to me to look there. Thank you.

Having read through the rules, I have one more question: did Bonaparte ask to have his gay shipping thread deleted? Because it seems to have disappeared. And as it violates no forum rules there is no grounds for deletion otherwise.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Matthias720 on August 19, 2016, 03:05:10 AM
I wasn't here to see it, but I assume it fell under Rule 2. While controversial (read as 'might offend somebody') topics aren't forbidden, the Staff reserve the right to remove such topics if they deem it necessary. No judgements being made here; just trying to keep the peace.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Jetthebinturong on August 19, 2016, 03:17:22 AM
That would be reasonable. But since there were almost no replies and no comments trying to spark any debate, I don't believe that there was any cause to delete it.

"Everyone is entitled to their own belief in politics and religion, and that must be respected. But because of the volatile nature of these discussion topics, please refrain from posting topics about controversial subjects (ie: politics, religion, etc..). These subjects are not banned in general conversations, however, they will be heavily moderated to ensure that they do not get out of hand."

Is the exact wording. And since the only replies were people suggesting ships, I do not believe that it fell under the jurisdiction of this rule.

Though the exact wording does give staff complete power over anything controversial, whether it actually contains any dissent or not, considering it says this "The forum staff reserves the right to judge to determine whether a topic or discussion falls under this rule." Which basically gives staff carte blanche to delete any topic they find objectionable.

However considering what the rest of the rule says, there appears to be the requirement that the topic "get out of hand" which definitely did not happen in this case.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Wylder Treejumper on August 19, 2016, 03:48:56 AM
I have a feeling it was preemptive, designed to stop conflict before it occurred.

It should also be noted that this server actually belongs to James Gryphon- he pays for and administers it- so he can technically do whatever he wants with it.  He is simply charitably donating its use to this community.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Fatch of Southsward on August 19, 2016, 04:20:52 AM
+1 Thanks to Wylder - we're on the same page here  :)

Based on the last few replies, it seems to have been the right move. While the old topic may not have been out of hand, it has already caused this one to get a little out of hand, considering it has caused a political - style debate on the 'powers the mods should have', and the 'jurisdiction of controversial subjects.'

The real world is full of nonstop debates and issues - it just makes my head spin sometimes. I come here to unwind and escape. Seeing this stuff here as well just isn't for me.


Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on August 19, 2016, 07:29:18 AM
As far as that specific thread goes, there were a couple of people that were concerned about it (I got a PM over it) and as the thread seemed to have run its course anyway, I thought it was time for it to move on. That said, if anybody is dying to reread some of their posts there, I'm willing to send them to you.

Regarding rule 2:
Quote from: The Rules, #2
Everyone is entitled to their own belief in politics and religion, and that must be respected. But because of the volatile nature of these discussion topics, please refrain from posting topics about controversial subjects (ie: politics, religion, etc..). These subjects are not banned in general conversations, however, they will be heavily moderated to ensure that they do not get out of hand. The forum staff reserves the right to judge to determine whether a topic or discussion falls under this rule.
The underlined sections are the key segments here. This wording means that even if an actual situation hasn't publicly started over a thread yet, the staff can still take it down, if they feel there is reasonable cause to suppose that it and/or people's response to it could get out of hand in the future.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Jetthebinturong on August 19, 2016, 12:16:02 PM
Fair enough.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Rosie Willowwater on August 20, 2016, 11:43:37 PM
Can moderators and admins see peoples PMs? I'm wondering for privacy sake.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on August 21, 2016, 12:22:12 AM
No. The webmaster (which, on this site, is me) can see it, if he goes and looks at the relevant part of the database, but I don't. The most I think I've ever looked at the PM database was to see whether somebody had really sent a joke PM to Matthias, or if they were just kidding. ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Rosie Willowwater on August 21, 2016, 12:27:23 AM
Okay thanks James  ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Groddil on August 22, 2016, 01:08:12 AM
Is there a way to restore past edits of a post? Because I just lost a lot of character sheets.  :(
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on August 22, 2016, 02:07:10 AM
Not unless it's been around long enough to show up in one of my backups of the server database. Unfortunately, I make those fairly infrequently, so if you made that list any time sooner than a few weeks or a month ago or more, it's probably gone.  :-\ If you let me know what post it was in, though, I can look anyway and see if anything's there.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Groddil on August 22, 2016, 02:13:19 AM
I think it's about a month old. Here's a url.

 :'( (http://www.loamhedgeabbey.com/index.php/topic,226.150.html)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Hickory on August 22, 2016, 02:35:56 AM
Bruv, it's all in your Celio spoiler.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Groddil on August 22, 2016, 03:16:55 AM
(http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/284/709/7ae.png)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Fatch of Southsward on August 22, 2016, 06:10:39 PM
This...  ;D

So does that mean the system that recovers our posts if we lose connection or something is off, or that it doesn't recover older posts?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on August 22, 2016, 06:37:43 PM
So does that mean the system that recovers our posts if we lose connection or something is off, or that it doesn't recover older posts?
Well, what're you referring to by "the system that recovers our posts"?

Once a post's been edited, there's no recovering it before that I know of, besides the backup database that I mentioned.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Hickory on August 23, 2016, 01:19:20 AM
Fatch: James didn't explicitly say that it recovers our posts, he said that he might be able to find it from one of the server back ups. It's equivalent to backing up a device to iCloud or such. It's moe like the WayBack machine than anything else.

(hope I worded that right)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Delthion on August 23, 2016, 04:51:08 AM
Why has the anonymous posting function been done away with?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on August 23, 2016, 05:00:26 AM
It wasn't. It's still available on one board.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Delthion on August 23, 2016, 05:34:08 PM
The forum games?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Hickory on August 23, 2016, 09:05:33 PM
Someone mentioned a problem with going back more than the first page on the mentions tab. It's still happening, at least for me, no matter what I do (accessing through the profile tab, or going straight through the mentions tab, opening the link in an entirely new browser tab, etc.)

I'll keep experimenting and come back if you haven't found a solution, or diagnosed the problem.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Delthion on August 23, 2016, 09:17:34 PM
Would it be possible to restore anonymous posting to the Cellars?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on August 23, 2016, 11:42:00 PM
Someone mentioned a problem with going back more than the first page on the mentions tab. It's still happening, at least for me, no matter what I do (accessing through the profile tab, or going straight through the mentions tab, opening the link in an entirely new browser tab, etc.)

I'll keep experimenting and come back if you haven't found a solution, or diagnosed the problem.
I never actually got around to doing anything about that, hence why it's still broken. :-\ I put it on my to-do list, though, so hopefully I'll remember to get to it sooner rather than later.

Would it be possible to restore anonymous posting to the Cellars?
Well, of course it'd be possible. Personally, though, I don't see a good reason to do so. The anonymous posting thing is on Forum Games so that members can play games where they feel the purpose is better-served by members not knowing who each other are, or being able to PM each other. I don't see that it serves a constructive purpose in the Cellars, now that the masquerade (which was a sort of game anyway) is over.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Delthion on August 24, 2016, 03:44:04 AM
Okay. I just want to do something that requires the Anonymous feature.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Groddil on September 02, 2016, 03:50:26 AM
3 questions:

1. Who was fenzhou?
2. What was their topic about?
3. What happened to them?

I'm guessing SPAMbot?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on September 02, 2016, 03:52:03 AM
Yes.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Søren on September 03, 2016, 03:55:13 AM
Are the badges giant for anyone else? No matter how I put it in, they render as too big.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: The Skarzs on September 03, 2016, 03:56:28 AM
Click on it, perhaps? I just clicked on Groddil's tree picture and it showed up huge, then when I clicked it again it went back to normal size.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Søren on September 03, 2016, 03:57:10 AM
Tried and failed my stony friend.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: The Skarzs on September 03, 2016, 03:58:11 AM
Mm.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Søren on September 03, 2016, 04:06:44 AM
Is my current signature small for you, or is it big for you as well?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: The Skarzs on September 03, 2016, 04:20:34 AM
Oh. Yeah, it's real big.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Delthion on September 03, 2016, 04:33:36 AM
Resize it, 50x50. ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Søren on September 03, 2016, 04:57:18 AM
Resize it, 50x50. ;D
Never knew I could do that. Thanks.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on September 03, 2016, 05:13:00 AM
If for whatever reason the badge scaling doesn't work, or if you want to save signature character space (although the buff should allow everyone to fit their badges in), I believe you can get smaller 50x50 versions for everything by replacing the part of the link that says "full.jpg" with ".png".
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Hickory on September 06, 2016, 01:57:51 AM
Another bug: Clicking on any message in the message tab opens the top message, no matter what. I'm using the conversations option, so that PM chains are put into one link.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Groddil on September 06, 2016, 02:02:54 AM
Another bug: Clicking on any message in the message tab opens the top message, no matter what. I'm using the conversations option, so that PM chains are put into one link.

I had that too. You'll need to just change settings to "display all PMs at once"
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Hickory on September 06, 2016, 02:05:43 AM
But what if I don't want to.

(Not to sound whiny...)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Groddil on September 06, 2016, 02:19:48 AM
But what if I don't want to.

(Not to sound whiny...)

Then you can't view your PMs. I've tried.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Groddil on September 08, 2016, 04:39:35 AM
Umm...

Why is there a new member called "@Lorde Ashwytee?"

Hmm...
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on September 08, 2016, 04:57:12 AM
Ash said he had a friend that signed up so he could stalk him.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Hickory on September 21, 2016, 01:58:29 AM
Another bug: Clicking on any message in the message tab opens the top message, no matter what. I'm using the conversations option, so that PM chains are put into one link.
@James Gryphon
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on September 21, 2016, 02:40:50 AM
Another bug: Clicking on any message in the message tab opens the top message, no matter what. I'm using the conversations option, so that PM chains are put into one link.

I had that too. You'll need to just change settings to "display all PMs at once"
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Hickory on September 21, 2016, 02:47:02 AM
Is there any other was to actually solve the problem instead of circumventing it?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on September 21, 2016, 03:01:05 AM
Well, here's a post I made on the subject at the SMF forum:

Quote from: James Gryphon
Noticed something interesting, testing it again today.

There are two options in the "Personal Messaging" profile setting section, "Show most recent conversation at top of list", and "Show most recent personal messages in conversation at top".

If you have one of these options checked, but not the other, it will reliably trigger the bug as described in my previous post. You start out at the top of the page, with no jump.

If you have both or neither checked, however, you can view any conversation normally. However, after loading that conversation, it then jumps you a currently unpredictable distance down the page.

My analysis of what happens depending on what checkboxes are checked:
Unchkd./U
Loading any conversation works
1st page is oldest conversations, 14 is newest
Jumps down after opening conversation
Inside convo, bottom of page is newest PM

Chckd./C
Loading any conversation works
1st page is newest conversations, 14 is oldest
Jumps down after opening conversation
Inside convo, bottom of page is oldest PM

C/U
Conversation loaded is always the one at the top of the page of conversations
1st page is newest conversations, 14 is oldest
No jump
Inside convo, bottom of the page is oldest PM

U/C
Conversation loaded is always the one at the top of the page of conversations
1st page is oldest conversations, 14 is newest
No jump
Inside convo, bottom of the page is newest PM

So, having the first box unselected and the second one checked is no different from having both boxes unselected, and it breaks your ability to pick any conversation besides the one at the top of the list; conversely, checking the first box but not the second one is exactly the same as checking both boxes, but also breaks picking conversations.

I don't know what the cause of any of this is, but hopefully somebody who has a better knowledge of this mod than me can figure out the underlying problems.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Hickory on September 21, 2016, 03:03:24 AM
So check both?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on September 21, 2016, 03:07:15 AM
That should work.

Alternatively, you can take Groddil's advice, which also works.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Aimless Gallivanter on September 21, 2016, 03:18:27 AM
does the :o face make an emoji?
is my status an emoji?
is this o: an emoji?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on September 21, 2016, 03:19:58 AM
Yes...no...nope
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Aimless Gallivanter on September 21, 2016, 03:21:07 AM
thank you, Sir Leatho, youre a true hero of our time
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Leatho Shellhound on September 21, 2016, 03:24:46 AM
/me Bows

Glad to have been of serves good lady.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Søren on October 01, 2016, 04:25:31 PM
@James Gryphon Did you change the post rankings again?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on October 01, 2016, 05:19:12 PM
Yeah. I adjust it when I'm about to move from "Gatekeeper".
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: The Skarzs on October 06, 2016, 03:27:42 PM
Is something wrong with the forum, or is it just me? :P
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on October 06, 2016, 03:30:06 PM
I don't know. Could you be more specific?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: The Skarzs on October 06, 2016, 03:35:45 PM
Blank white background with plain lettering and little blue question marks in boxes for pretty much every image.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on October 06, 2016, 03:37:15 PM
Hmm, it displays properly for me.

Have you tried refreshing the page, or clearing cache?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: The Skarzs on October 06, 2016, 04:04:26 PM
I had to restart.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: alexandre on October 14, 2016, 08:25:56 PM
Is their a way to change where you see the time something was posted into a twelve hour clock instead of a twenty-four hour clock?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Cornflower MM on October 15, 2016, 05:47:29 PM
Is the forum broken for anyone else? I mean, I literally ran CCleaner, Malwarebytes, and Avast the day before yesterday. . . . . .

(https://s13.postimg.org/np3ingngn/untitled.jpg)

That's what it looks like right now, as I'm posting. It looked worse before. I'm about to clear my cache, though, I'll edit if that helps.

EDIT; YAY IT WORKED!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: The Skarzs on October 15, 2016, 06:17:58 PM
Same thing was happening to me.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Hickory on November 02, 2016, 01:34:16 AM
This is an interesting question... did we ever discover who DDB was?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Groddil on November 02, 2016, 01:43:15 AM
Well, I can say that it wasn't me and it wasn't Sandpaw. Anyone else, Dunno.

DDF on the other hand... ::)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Cornflower MM on November 05, 2016, 07:20:35 PM
I believe DDB was a Guest. Not a member. Two girls. I remember James saying something about that.

Now, @James Gryphon here's a question for you. The other day, I noticed that the forum clock for me, for some crazy reason, is on Central Time. ever since the latest Tweaks and Changes, actually. Any reason why? If anything, shouldn't the Default time be Greenwich Mean Time? (I think that's the England time zone. If I'm wrong, please correct me.)
Anyway, I was just wondering. I haven't changed it because DST starts tonight, wanted to see if it would go back or not.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on November 05, 2016, 08:02:51 PM
Are you sure you didn't adjust it in your profile? I checked the default forum settings and they're set to London time, as always.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Jukka the Sling on November 05, 2016, 08:05:29 PM
I had the same problem the other day.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Cornflower MM on November 05, 2016, 08:09:11 PM
Are you sure you didn't adjust it in your profile? I checked the default forum settings and they're set to London time, as always.

Nuh-uh. Didn't touch it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on November 05, 2016, 08:24:54 PM
Curious. I didn't do anything to it, except when I logged in after I read your message to see what it was set at (0), and saved the settings again for good measure.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Kitsune on November 07, 2016, 10:17:07 PM
Can I delete my account?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on November 07, 2016, 10:19:36 PM
No, but you can send a request to the Staff, who will review it and respond as they feel is appropriate.

Alternatively, you can get a suspension, either a "light" one (by joining that group), or a "heavy" one, which is granted by request.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Aimless Gallivanter on December 06, 2016, 04:14:40 AM
Hey @James Gryphon I was wondering about the gender bit of the posts profile things and why that was added? Why is it necessary? Is there a way to remove it? I don't mind having it in my profile, but above my picture in every post is just. I dunno, I dont understand what the point of it is?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on December 06, 2016, 04:31:58 AM
Well, I saw it on another forum and it didn't seem too obtrusive to me. It neatly handles cases where people are wondering whether somebody's a guy or a girl, without them having to look someplace else. I guess it isn't necessary, but I don't see that it's any different from having, say, the country field.

If more than a few people are against this, though, I'd be willing to take it off again.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Aimless Gallivanter on December 06, 2016, 04:51:11 AM
i can understand why some people would like it, you don't need to take it down completely. But even the country field has a way to disable it, i would be happy if you could just make the gender thing optional?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on December 06, 2016, 05:00:54 AM
Well, from my understanding, if you don't want to show your country, you pick "No country". You can do the same thing with gender; just select the blank space.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Kitsune on December 22, 2016, 01:43:50 AM
@James Gryphon if I switched my profile to only be able to receive administrators' PMs, would anyone who tried to send me a message get a notification that it did not go through?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on December 22, 2016, 02:17:24 AM
It looks that way.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Kitsune on December 22, 2016, 02:39:04 AM
Okay great, thanks.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: The Skarzs on December 22, 2016, 03:00:46 AM
Why would you do that? :P
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Søren on December 24, 2016, 04:16:43 PM
@Jaaaaaaaaaammmmeeeessss something's wrong with my profile, the layout changed to the tab view and the buttons to edit it don't work anymore.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Cornflower MM on December 24, 2016, 04:50:56 PM
@James Gryphon I've been looking for the past ten minutes and I can't find the signature image size limit. I know we have rules on this. (This top section of the forum is so unorganized it's starting to hurt my brain)

EDIT: So, the signature size limit is NOWHERE. Other than the completely unhelpful font and line limit. No wonder you had troubles with that, James!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Søren on December 24, 2016, 05:52:26 PM
Managed to get into the profile via my browser history, but the problem persists still.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on December 24, 2016, 09:41:02 PM
...the layout changed to the tab view and the buttons to edit it don't work anymore.
Maybe if you could give me information on what browser you're using, and a picture or two of what you're talking about, I could help...but I've checked out that part of the interface and I don't seem to be able to reproduce your problem. All I know to recommend is the usual; clear cache, that sort of thing.

I've been looking for the past ten minutes and I can't find the signature image size limit. I know we have rules on this.
Announcements, at the bottom of "Forum Rules", rule of courtesy #1:
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Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Kitsune on December 25, 2016, 05:19:13 PM
Why would you do that? :P
Reasons.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Søren on December 27, 2016, 08:35:26 PM
...the layout changed to the tab view and the buttons to edit it don't work anymore.
Maybe if you could give me information on what browser you're using, and a picture or two of what you're talking about, I could help...but I've checked out that part of the interface and I don't seem to be able to reproduce your problem. All I know to recommend is the usual; clear cache, that sort of thing.
Figured it out, it's an iOS thing. Dropdowns on this site don't work on iOS, so you're forced to use the sidebar. For some reason, the setting was reset to drop down.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Ashleg on December 30, 2016, 05:13:47 AM
Hey Jams, whenever I try to post it tells me the connection has been lost and I have to reload multiple times. This only happens with the forum, so it ain't me... *le shrug* :-\
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Hickory on January 05, 2017, 06:35:35 PM
@James Gryphon: Ever going to take down the old news bar?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on January 05, 2017, 06:44:42 PM
@Sagetip: Which one is the "old" one? ;) The one on the front page, or the one above the buttons?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Hickory on January 05, 2017, 07:12:17 PM
Above the buttons. It seems a little obsolete.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on January 05, 2017, 07:14:15 PM
Well, only on the front page. Everywhere else, there's no other news function that I can see.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Maudie on January 08, 2017, 05:53:14 AM
Is there a master post of all possible awards somewhere?

EDIT: Nevermind, found it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Cornflower MM on January 08, 2017, 03:30:40 PM
Is the new Recent Posts thing down at the bottom temporary? Not a fan.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Maudie on January 09, 2017, 08:31:43 PM
Is there any way to see whether a poll that you've created is locked or unlocked?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on January 09, 2017, 09:10:48 PM
Is the new Recent Posts thing down at the bottom temporary? Not a fan.
I thought we'd try it out and see what the reaction's like.

Is there any way to see whether a poll that you've created is locked or unlocked?
It's unfortunately pretty subtle, but if you look at the poll icon on the top left (to the left of where it says "Poll" on the topic page), there's a lock on it when the poll is locked.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Groddil on January 10, 2017, 09:13:55 PM
Is there a theme that doesn't use the original RAF buttons? I like the Loamhedge ones better. :p
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Maudie on January 10, 2017, 10:26:07 PM
It looks like on they're on Core, but some other parts of the forum don't work on Core. Like mentions.

Edit: Nevermind! They work, you just don't see them at the top of the page.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Ashleg on January 16, 2017, 05:13:04 PM
Yo Jams, how easy would it be to make customizable profiles?
If you don't know what I mean I can show you what I mean.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on January 16, 2017, 07:33:33 PM
Is there a theme that doesn't use the original RAF buttons? I like the Loamhedge ones better. :p
Can't win for losing sometimes. ;)

The fallback theme is up and probably will be for quite some time, but it's worth noting that I don't have plans at this point to actively develop it, meaning it probably won't get future theme updates (though for some people that might be a feature). I intend to try to make sure it remains compatible with new mods and things that show up, but it's not something I plan to spend a lot of time on; the trouble of maintaining two Core-based themes is exactly why I merged the themes together and started the thing with the theme styles a few months ago.

In the long run, of course, I would like to get a theme that's good for mobile devices, so when that comes up you'll have the option of choosing it over the default theme if you want to.

Yo Jams, how easy would it be to make customizable profiles?
If you don't know what I mean I can show you what I mean.
I'm afraid I'll need you to elaborate on this a bit more.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Rosie Willowwater on January 27, 2017, 06:24:50 PM
How do you make your profile picture a gif?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Ashleg on January 28, 2017, 10:47:21 PM
How do you make your profile picture a gif?

You upload the gif like any other profile picture. It's exactly the same.

((I used to always have gifs as my profile picture)).
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Kitsune on January 30, 2017, 01:12:36 AM
@James Gryphon: There used to be a thing where you could ignore PMs from specific people. I can't seem to find it, is it still a thing?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on January 30, 2017, 03:01:11 AM
I wasn't aware that something like that was ever turned on, so I can't say I know what's up with it today. I probably would have turned it off just on principle, though.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Ashleg on February 02, 2017, 04:31:47 PM
How do I have negative one anonymous posts?
So I'm indebted to making an anonymous post....?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Ungatt Trunn on February 08, 2017, 02:59:14 AM
Anyone know when the original Redwall Abbey website will have all its graphics loaded up?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on February 08, 2017, 03:15:04 AM
As soon as possible, but we don't have a specific date to give you yet. You'll know when it's ready, though, because we'll announce it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Maudie on February 17, 2017, 12:00:32 AM
So, my theme won't stay consistent. :P When I sign in it's always set to Modified and it won't stay set to Classic no matter how many times I change it. The next time I sign in it's back to modified.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Tsukuyomi on February 17, 2017, 12:03:33 AM
So, my theme won't stay consistent. :P When I sign in it's always set to Modified and it won't stay set to Classic no matter how many times I change it. The next time I sign in it's back to modified.

What browser are you using?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Maudie on February 17, 2017, 12:18:43 AM
Chrome at the moment, but this has been happening with Safari, too.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Tsukuyomi on February 17, 2017, 12:19:41 AM
Chrome at the moment, but this has been happening with Safari, too.

Mmm... does it change to "Castaways"?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Chipster of Noonvale on February 17, 2017, 12:24:05 AM
I experienced the same issue as Maudie a few days ago.  It seems resolved for me now, but it was rather frustrating...
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Maudie on February 17, 2017, 12:24:25 AM
No, Modified.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Tsukuyomi on February 17, 2017, 12:26:04 AM
We will look into it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Cornflower MM on February 17, 2017, 03:05:44 PM
Hey mine did the same thing! I'd set it to Classic, the one that looks like the old forum did, a few days ago. Then when I came back the next day it was back to whatever I've been using. The one without the colors or bricks. (And no, I can't keep up with whatever the themes are called) And I can't even change it back.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Tsukuyomi on February 17, 2017, 03:10:26 PM
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And I can't even change it back.

Wait, why can't you? What does it say?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Maudie on February 17, 2017, 03:12:10 PM
@Peony It won't change back unless you click on "Preview Theme" and then "Use This Theme".
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Cornflower MM on February 17, 2017, 07:22:10 PM
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And I can't even change it back.

Wait, why can't you? What does it say?

Doesn't say anything, it just doesn't do it.

@Peony It won't change back unless you click on "Preview Theme" and then "Use This Theme".

COOL. Thanks Maudie!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Maudie on February 17, 2017, 07:30:48 PM
But that's not a permanent solution, apparently... :P
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Cornflower MM on February 18, 2017, 09:28:21 PM
.... Apparently not.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: The Skarzs on April 02, 2017, 03:09:17 PM
Okay, so I don't want to be suspicious, but Groddil's efforts to "expose" her have caused questions in my mind, and I think it will ease everyone's minds to know.
Who is Melanda Macburl, and why did she merit admin so soon after joining?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Gonff the Mousethief on April 02, 2017, 04:57:05 PM
Okay, so I don't want to be suspicious, but Groddil's efforts to "expose" her have caused questions in my mind, and I think it will ease everyone's minds to know.
Who is Melanda Macburl, and why did she merit admin so soon after joining?

Just look at the staff appointment thingy. Groddil was right all along,
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: The Skarzs on April 02, 2017, 07:58:52 PM
That was posted promptly after my question.
And it's insinuating enough for her to say "look up Mary Sue."
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Gonff the Mousethief on April 02, 2017, 10:36:44 PM
That was posted promptly after my question.
And it's insinuating enough for her to say "look up Mary Sue."

Plus just look at her posts and profile. All too good and happy for a person.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Tsukuyomi on April 02, 2017, 10:37:51 PM
That was posted promptly after my question.
And it's insinuating enough for her to say "look up Mary Sue."

Plus just look at her posts and profile. All too good and happy for a person.

I know at least three other people on this here forum who sound exactly like her.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Rosie Willowwater on April 02, 2017, 10:51:10 PM
^

I could probably name ten.  :D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Ashleg on April 15, 2017, 03:49:03 AM
When I click on any member including myself I get a database error.
Might want to look into that, @James Gryphon .
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: James Gryphon on April 15, 2017, 04:00:19 AM
Yeah, I'm aware; that's exactly why I posted up the announcement earlier, in fact.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers
Post by: Tsukuyomi on April 15, 2017, 04:00:33 AM
When I click on any member including myself I get a database error.
Might want to look into that, @James Gryphon .

That's one of the expected errors stated on James's latest announcement (http://www.loamhedgeabbey.com/index.php?topic=1128.msg97732#new). Yes, it is annoying, but also super necessary.

We are heading home, guys. Bear with us a bit longer.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Groddil on April 19, 2017, 04:26:35 AM
'Ang on...

Why has Front Lawns' post count been turned off? Wasn't it turned on at some point during the whole Loamhedge thing?

Maybe not. I just could've sworn it was, though.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tsukuyomi on April 19, 2017, 04:27:46 AM
'Ang on...

Why has Front Lawns' post count been turned off? Wasn't it turned on at some point during the whole Loamhedge thing?

Maybe not. I just could've sworn it was, though.

It was turned off at first, during the setting up of the forum.

It has since been turned on, though.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Groddil on April 19, 2017, 04:40:51 AM
Might wanna fix the board description. And the Orchard description too. :p
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tsukuyomi on April 19, 2017, 04:46:22 AM
Might wanna fix the board description. And the Orchard description too. :p

Never!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Skyblade on April 19, 2017, 04:49:21 AM
What can I do better?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Groddil on April 19, 2017, 04:52:08 AM
Eh?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tsukuyomi on April 19, 2017, 04:56:07 AM
What can I do better?

I'm sorry, you can't do better than "perfect" ;)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Groddil on April 19, 2017, 05:47:48 AM
The tags page is looking a bit... one-sided. :p[/quote] (http://www.redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?action=tags)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tsukuyomi on April 19, 2017, 03:32:47 PM
Yeah, the tags weren't imported.

Feel free to re-add as many as you would like.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on April 19, 2017, 03:39:10 PM
Every time I log in the computer pitches a fit, saying the log-in isn't secure. (No "https://" is its problem) Just throwing that out there.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tsukuyomi on April 19, 2017, 03:43:38 PM
Every time I log in the computer pitches a fit, saying the log-in isn't secure. (No "https://" is its problem) Just throwing that out there.

What browser are you login from? Chrome? Yeah, it tends to be paranoid about the old "HTTP://" protocol. Don't worry about that.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on April 19, 2017, 03:51:03 PM
Firefox, actually.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tsukuyomi on April 19, 2017, 03:53:41 PM
Firefox, actually.

I see...

Well, it's still just paranoia in its case. My own blog started bugging me about images not following the new protocols, even though it was fine with them before.

Don't mind it too much.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jasper on April 19, 2017, 04:08:31 PM
This is not the avatar I would prefer to use. I have a few of my own, but each time I upload them, the image ends up being very, very small. What can I do to fix this?

Thanks!

-Jasper, the one who is apparently not as good with computers as he previously assumed.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tsukuyomi on April 19, 2017, 04:09:27 PM
This is not the avatar I would prefer to use. I have a few of my own, but each time I upload them, the image ends up being very, very small. What can I do to fix this?

Thanks!

-Jasper, the one who is apparently not as good with computers as he previously assumed.


PM me your desired avatar and I'll look into it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Andy on April 20, 2017, 08:21:16 AM
I was wondering about the avatar thing as well, as I keep having the same issue.  Most people seem to have tiny ones now, but a few are bigger, so it's weird that they keep getting shrunk when uploaded.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tsukuyomi on April 20, 2017, 04:41:11 PM
I was wondering about the avatar thing as well, as I keep having the same issue.  Most people seem to have tiny ones now, but a few are bigger, so it's weird that they keep getting shrunk when uploaded.

I don't know why it does it with some avatars while ignoring others, but small avatars are a tradition on this forum (that was only changed while we were at Loamhedge).
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ashleg on April 20, 2017, 04:49:01 PM
I'm sure that could be changed again, to allow larger avatars.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jasper on April 20, 2017, 07:56:32 PM
Well that's the thing - it has already been changed, larger ones are definitely allowed, and many people have them. Oddly enough, the changes, for me, only seems to apply to the default avatars, like the one I am using currently. (As you can see, it's perhaps double the size of a few of the other ones.)

I can only get my avatar to be the proper size when it is a default one. None of the ones I upload end up 100x100, even if I edit them to be 100x100 when I upload. Instead they shrink to nearly half their original size.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tsukuyomi on April 20, 2017, 08:07:12 PM
Are you uploading it directly or from an URL?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jasper on April 20, 2017, 08:44:35 PM
Are you uploading it directly or from an URL?

Nope. I downloaded the image to my computer, changed the size to 100x100 pixels and then uploaded it.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tsukuyomi on April 20, 2017, 08:50:43 PM
I think all that's left is waiting for James.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on April 20, 2017, 10:47:23 PM
It was set to 100x100 at Loamhedge, but it turns out that the settings here were still set to 65x65 for uploaded avatars (I guess I forgot to check that). I fixed that a moment ago.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Wylder Treejumper on April 21, 2017, 05:27:42 PM
What's up with the one user that is always on and always hidden when I get on here? Does that happen to be James, or is something wrong with my computer?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Chipster of Noonvale on April 21, 2017, 06:03:52 PM
What's up with the one user that is always on and always hidden when I get on here? Does that happen to be James, or is something wrong with my computer?
There's nothing wrong with your computer.  It's not James, though; it's Sierra.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Wylder Treejumper on April 21, 2017, 08:00:10 PM
...Then what happened to James? He used to ALWAYS be on- now I rarely see him.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on April 21, 2017, 09:04:17 PM
He put in a TON of work for the merger, so I think he's taking a step back to rest for a bit before jumping back in.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Chipster of Noonvale on April 24, 2017, 07:21:09 PM
What happened to the last five replies listed near the bottom of the page?  At first I didn't really like it, but now that it's gone, I kinda miss it...

EDIT: the feature that made it possible to view a whole thread as a single page is gone too :(
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tsukuyomi on April 24, 2017, 07:44:45 PM
What happened to the last five replies listed near the bottom of the page?  At first I didn't really like it, but now that it's gone, I kinda miss it...

EDIT: the feature that made it possible to view a whole thread as a single page is gone too :(

It was overloading the DB and causing the forum to slow down to a crawl. So we bid it farewell.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on April 24, 2017, 08:16:19 PM
I felt Sierra's post could stand some clarification: it was probably not in and of itself causing this, but the JustHost server has been slow lately, and this is one of the measures we felt we could take to try to help it out a bit. When the server is back to peak performance, it's likely that this and/or other features could make a comeback.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on April 29, 2017, 01:25:21 PM
This forum is much faster to respond without that 5 latest post script running at the bottom of the page.  I would've brought up the fact something was up if you didn't go ahead and fix it because this was the only place that had some server response trouble.  I literally would wait for five to ten seconds for the page to do anything, making me wonder if I had even clicked a button.

Thanks for dumping that thing. :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on April 29, 2017, 07:03:23 PM
Well, as much as I like taking credit for fixing things, I wouldn't give the recent post axe much credit for any difference in performance, honestly; it's just the only thing that we've had to talk about (since every member can see that it's gone). We made a bunch of changes under the hood, and I don't even think that they caused the majority of the difference. I believe the main issue was activity going on at some other site (since the RACF is on a shared server).

For what it's worth, we've run the recent posts thing at Loamhedge for a while and it didn't seem to have any appreciable impact on the speed.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Lutra on April 29, 2017, 07:17:23 PM
Scripts will always slow things down as they update postings, so less scripts is always better.  I don't think its a coincidence in this case.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ashleg on May 02, 2017, 12:06:43 AM
The edit button isn't appearing on any of my posts.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on May 02, 2017, 12:25:07 AM
What browser are you using, and how long has this been a problem?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ashleg on May 02, 2017, 12:41:45 AM
Safari, and today.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on May 02, 2017, 12:54:52 AM
Should be fixed. I was tinkering with forum settings the other day and left one set incorrectly.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ashleg on May 02, 2017, 02:14:20 AM
Yeah, it's fixed!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: LT Sandpaw on May 04, 2017, 05:49:48 PM

 Hey mods, Ashleg is having trouble posting, I'm not entirely sure what's going on but from what I can gather he can't spend to much time typing his posts and he can't edit them.
 He asked me to tell y'all.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tsukuyomi on May 04, 2017, 05:54:33 PM
Yeah, I'm already aware of the problem and currently looking for a way to fix it :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ashleg on May 04, 2017, 11:36:43 PM
Seems like I can post now. Odd.
I would have taken a screenshot but I wasn't on the right computer for it at the time.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jetthebinturong on June 12, 2017, 06:05:00 PM
Is it at all possible to search for posts by date?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Tsukuyomi on June 12, 2017, 06:10:03 PM
Is it at all possible to search for posts by date?

Sort of. The Advanced Search (http://www.redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?action=search;advanced) feature has a built-in option that allows you to display older/newer results first.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on June 22, 2017, 08:48:07 PM
Would it be possible to have an option for emails to be sent when one is mentioned, like with PMs? Obviously it can be turned off or on (and maybe be off as default) but it may be a way for people to be contacted in post without sending a message.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Chipster of Noonvale on June 22, 2017, 09:16:47 PM
Would it be possible to have an option for emails to be sent when one is mentioned, like with PMs? Obviously it can be turned off or on (and maybe be off as default) but it may be a way for people to be contacted in post without sending a message.
On the mentions page (http://www.redwallabbey.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;area=mentions), there is an option "E-mail mention notifications".  I never tested it, so I don't know if it works.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on June 22, 2017, 11:04:20 PM
I was looking for that before I posted. . . Couldn't find it. :P Must be because I'm on my phone.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Belladonna on August 09, 2017, 04:50:59 AM
I have a few questions.

First of all I'm new (hi!), but I used to lurk a bit, considering joining, and I did today. Still, there's some things I'm confused about. My first question is, why is my time messed up? Is the usual time set for a different time zone? My second question is that there are some members who seem to have "away" as their status. What does that mean?

Sorry for the stupid questions. :P
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ashleg on August 09, 2017, 05:17:02 AM
It might be British time. Considering Redwall is a British website.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on August 09, 2017, 06:05:32 AM
They're not stupid questions! Better to ask than to stay ignorant.
The away status just shows that they are on hiatus, taking a break, or are leaving the forum for an indefinite period of time, so that other members don't think they fell off the cliffs of Dover and died or something.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on August 09, 2017, 03:18:31 PM
Hi Belladonna! Those aren't stupid questions, I promise. No question is a stupid one. (Seriously though, don't feel bad. I once forgot how to start a new topic.)
Ashleg answered the timezone question (The forum's auto time is indeed GMT). But I'm going to poke in my nose anyway!
To get the correct time, click the profile button up at the top. (The one with Brian Jacques' face on it) In the "Modify Profile" drop down, click "Look and Layout" and it should be right at the top of that page. :) I hope that helps! And welcome to the crazy forum family!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Maudie on August 09, 2017, 07:39:58 PM
Hi Belladonna! Those aren't stupid questions, I promise. No question is a stupid one. (Seriously though, don't feel bad. I once forgot how to start a new topic.)
Ashleg answered the timezone question (The forum's auto time is indeed GMT). But I'm going to poke in my nose anyway!
To get the correct time, click the profile button up at the top. (The one with Brian Jacques' face on it) In the "Modify Profile" drop down, click "Look and Layout" and it should be right at the top of that page. :) I hope that helps! And welcome to the crazy forum family!

If your modify profile button actually works. *indistinguishable muttering*
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Belladonna on August 09, 2017, 10:45:25 PM
Thank you guys so much!!
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on August 19, 2017, 10:34:41 PM
What happened to Combine the Members game?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on August 19, 2017, 10:36:31 PM
50 pages.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on August 19, 2017, 10:40:00 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on August 21, 2017, 01:03:40 AM
Heyyy, I hate to be a bother. But my PM inbox has been driving me insane for months.

You know how you can click on a message link and it'll take you down the page to the message? When I click it, it just takes me to the first page in my inbox. Since I'm lazy and forget, it's annoying. Any way that can be fixed?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on August 21, 2017, 01:38:16 AM
If I remember right this is a bug with the PM mod we use.

It can be fixed, but it won't be a quick process. It depends on getting the theme work I'm doing over at Loamhedge done, so that I can get the forum something of a fresh slate on the backend without it ruining the way everything looks for months.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on August 21, 2017, 02:00:25 PM
@Corn:  If you go to the Personal Messaging section of your profile settings and check the box "Show most recent conversation at top of list", that could help. :)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on August 21, 2017, 03:37:32 PM
If I remember right this is a bug with the PM mod we use.

It can be fixed, but it won't be a quick process. It depends on getting the theme work I'm doing over at Loamhedge done, so that I can get the forum something of a fresh slate on the backend without it ruining the way everything looks for months.

Oh, okay. If it's going to take a while/be a bother don't worry about it, my lazy butt will just deal with it. :)

@Corn:  If you go to the Personal Messaging section of your profile settings and check the box "Show most recent conversation at top of list", that could help. :)

That's the way I've always had my Inbox set up and always will. When I click the message for it to scroll me down the page, it flips.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on August 21, 2017, 06:12:26 PM
I have the same issue. I have just had to scroll down instead of clicking.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Banya on August 27, 2017, 08:48:07 AM
So weird. My inbox always scrolls me down the page to the message when I click on the message link. I never had that box "Show most recent personal messages at top" clicked, but when I just now clicked it, I got the flipping thing. As long as you have that box unclicked, yours should scroll too. And to avoid having to jump to the last of however many pages are in your inbox to see the most messages, I sort all my messages into folders based on the sender, so all of the new messages in my inbox fall onto one page anyway.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jetthebinturong on August 31, 2017, 05:06:03 PM
Are there any plans to fix the search function of the forum so that it shows every result rather than only one result per topic?

This has been an issue for quite a while, and it's very annoying when you're trying to find a post.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Matthias720 on August 31, 2017, 05:13:34 PM
To the best of my knowledge that's just how the forum software works. There might be an addon that changes it, but I'm not confident.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on August 31, 2017, 05:19:00 PM
If you hit the "Search results as messages" box, it should display the result you're looking for in each individual post, including posts in the same thread. Otherwise it'll return only the most recent hit of the search phrase from a topic. It isn't accurate to say that it's "broken", so much as a feature with a default setting that people might not like (for understandable reasons). There might be an option to change it, if people want me to look into that.

(It's worth noting that this is only an option with advanced search; with regular I suppose it defaults to annoying mode.)
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jetthebinturong on August 31, 2017, 05:34:29 PM
Ah. Good to know.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ashleg on August 31, 2017, 09:00:55 PM
I dunno why I haven't reported this earlier : ever since the switch from Loamhedge the Paradise to here the "edit profile" button has not worked on mobile.

Take into account that it did work before we initially lost this site, and it DID work on Loamhedge.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Maudie on September 01, 2017, 01:38:26 AM
^I have the same problem.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DelenatheWanderer on September 14, 2017, 11:34:24 PM
How do you add a picture to your post? I click on upload image, but all it shows is some javascript... >8(
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jukka the Sling on September 14, 2017, 11:57:51 PM
Most people here upload an image to sites like Photobucket, then paste the image's direct url in the image tags:

Code: [Select]
[img][/img]
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Maudie on September 23, 2017, 05:51:42 PM
Why is it the guests can view the Orchard but not the Front Lawns? I keep seeing them looking at Orchard topics, so I logged out. I couldn't see the Orchard on the forum index but I could if I went through the profile of someone who had recently posted there. Then, when I tried to go to Front Lawns it wouldn't let me.

I just thought that was kind of weird. Why is it set up like that?
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Jetthebinturong on September 23, 2017, 07:39:50 PM
What?

If guests can see the Orchard, I'd like that to change, as someone who has posted personal stuff there.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ashleg on September 23, 2017, 09:36:55 PM
Yeah. We don't need guests reading This Dynasty, thanks.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: James Gryphon on September 23, 2017, 09:57:15 PM
Unintended 'bug'. Fixed.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Ashleg on September 25, 2017, 05:01:36 AM
Suggestion: do another avatar event. Last time it was heroes. Maybe do villains or somethin'.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DelenatheWanderer on September 30, 2017, 07:11:02 PM
Does anyone know of a site like photobucket for uploading images that IS NOT tumblr or deviantart? I can't upload my pictures to this site without something like that.  :-\
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Maudie on September 30, 2017, 07:15:31 PM
There is tinypic.com. It's a free image hosting service and it doesn't require an account, but sometimes it will stretch your pictures and you really don't have control over them. But it does usually work okay.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: Cornflower MM on September 30, 2017, 07:19:38 PM
Or PostIMG. Also free, you can make an account, which is also free, but you don't have to. Never seems to do anything to my pictures, either.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: a crumb on September 30, 2017, 07:22:51 PM
There's imgur, too, which is very simple and easy -that was always the underlying design choice.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DelenatheWanderer on September 30, 2017, 07:25:30 PM
Thx! ;D
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: The Skarzs on September 30, 2017, 09:58:24 PM
You can also use Google Images, if you have a Google Plus account.
Title: Re: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Post by: DelenatheWanderer on October 06, 2017, 01:31:25 AM
Know of a place for posting videos? (not YouTube or Vimeo)