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Thread: Welcome aboard!

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    Cool Welcome aboard!

    These are the new forums. They're more stable than the last forums SSG was using, and have even more features! With luck, everything will go smoothly. Here are some things I thought I'd point out:

    • You'll need to reregister once which requires a confirmation email (it's a very quick process), but if someone signs up using your old forum name, let us know and we'll fix the issue.
    • Instead of a "reset" button, there's a "preview post" button which will let you see how your completed post will look before you're ready to make it public!
    • Check out the Private Message feature! If you ask for this in your preferences, you can have a notice give you a javascript pop-up telling you when you get a new PM. This works only when you move from page to page, so if you sit on one page for 20 minutes without moving forward or back, you won't get that pop-up till you move along.
    • In the automatic VB Code panel, the "Enhanced Mode" doesn't seem to work with Netscape 4 and previous (I dunno about after), so if it's not working for you, that's not a glitch, either use direct code or use Normal mode.
    • Attach a file up to 20,000 bytes! (19k)! Remember that if you download a file, it's NOT checked for viruses by SSG.
    • When you complete a post, you get taken right to that post in the thread, not just at the top! No more scrolling down to see if your words are there.
    • Colors, sizes, [FONT=courier new]even a few new fonts[/FONT], you'll find many more new features in here like the personal avatar list, which is under the User Control Panel - Edit Options section and has over 100 avatars to choose from.

    There's even more great stuff here to play with, and we may add more stuff in the future, so enjoy!
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    archives

    Because it would take a lot of trouble to port in all the old threads to this new system, we've decided to leave the last version of the SSG forums right where they are as an archive. The cool thing about that is you can link to any thread in the archive from a post here on the new SSG forums, so keeping the conversation going from there to here is only a click away.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    Thumbs up

    Great new look and features!

    I especially like the AT-AT icon in Jedi's post. Everything is super nifty. But when I reregistered I couldn't fit my old name
    in the box so I selected a new more bold moniker LBC.

    I also guess this means we all go back to being Padawans or something akin to that.

    But oh well, this new forum is a better trade off. Me likey
    already.
    "The dark side clouds everything. Impossible to see, the future is. But this I am sure of - do their duty the Jedi will." --Yoda from Attack of the Clones.

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    Question test, test; hey where's my helmet dammit?

    aw man, i was close to crackin' a thou too

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    Sorry gang, the situation came down to having the new forums up now without porting over the user database OR waiting a month and HOPING the user database would port over properly when the programmers figured it out, and the problems on the old forums were starting to get a little TOO wonky.

    Here's something I thought you should know, right now, SirSteve has the system set so users cannot delete their own threads and can only edit their posts 5 or 10 minutes after they were created. If you'd like to see changes to that or other policies, please post in the Comments/Suggestions section.

    The personal avatars kick in after a certain rank is achieved, you can upload any image you want as your avatar so long as it's within certain boundries (they're written on the personal avatar page, which you'll see when you get to the right point). You can choose a regular avatar from the 100+ we currently have by going to the User Control Panel under Options.

    Anyway, sorry for any inconvenience and I really do hope you folks enjoy this sucker and all it's new features.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    Angry sheesh

    what gives? the registration would not let me put my full screen name in! i gusee it only allows 15 characters includin' the spaces, and my screen name good shot jansen is 16.


    gggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    so right now, i ain't a happy camper!

    np: pil - disapointed
    Last edited by good shot jansen; 08-16-2001 at 09:13 AM.

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    Angry let's see if my sig stays put

    i've only entered it 4 times now
    0 /// /// F=MA~~~~~~~~~~~~
    what's so funny 'bout peace love and understanding

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    Angry jt! why won't my signature show up?

    every time i save my profile with my signature, i post a reply, make sure that the sig is on. when my reply get's posted, there's no sig. i go back to my profile, and it dosn't show my sig at all!

    grrrrrrrrrrr.

    let's see, i can't use my full screen name that i've been using for 4 years, and i can't get my sig to stay put.

    mr. mckitrick, after careful consideration, i've come to the conclusion that your system........................

    -war games

    i'll give it some time, but i'm slightly perturbed for the moment.
    0 /// /// F=MA~~~~~~~~~~~~
    what's so funny 'bout peace love and understanding

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    Talking there we go!

    about time! after i had edited and saved my sig, it would take me back to my profile page, and i kept checkin the update modification button. each time i did that, it would whack my saved sig. so this time after i had svaed the sig and was brought back to the profile page, i just clicked on the ssg forum link without hittin' the update modification button, and now the sig has been properly put in place!



    yeah

    now if only i could git my screen name back
    0 /// /// F=MA~~~~~~~~~~~~
    what's so funny 'bout peace love and understanding

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    As for the user name length, I wasn't consulted on that, I'll see if we can get it pushed from 15 to 20 and if SirSteve will edit your usernames if he's willing to go to 20 characters.

    As for the sig line thing, I'm glad we figured it out GSJ, those were the first PMs I've gotten yet, and they were all business.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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